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noWizardme
Half-elven


May 4 2013, 2:41pm

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In a quick search of LinkedIn today I found:
3 people called Frodo
22 people called Arwen
6 people called Elrond (for 4 of them as a surname)
4 people called Eowyn (3 as a surname)
9 people called Galadriel (5 as a surname)
10 Legolas' (5 as a surname)
0 Gimilis
And the surprise one:
21 people called Sauron (all as a surname)

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimė I am in the West, and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "


Brethil
Half-elven


May 4 2013, 3:50pm

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My son had adopted a new middle name a while ago... [In reply to] Can't Post

His given middle name is John but he has 'adopted' Faramir.

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


Annael
Immortal


May 4 2013, 4:04pm

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there's a Galadriel in my choir [In reply to] Can't Post

and she's the second I've met in real life. Both were tall blondes who sing, so appropriately named.

The guy behind the desk at my gym is Thorin.

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noWizardme
Half-elven


May 4 2013, 4:16pm

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Cool- does the Thorin at your gym sit behind an oaken desk? [In reply to] Can't Post

There seem to be a lot of Thorins as family name (on linked in I gave up at 40). I wonder whether it was an unremarkable name somewhere before Tolkien?

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimė I am in the West, and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "


Angharad73
Rohan


May 4 2013, 6:29pm

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My daughter has a friend called... [In reply to] Can't Post

...Arwen at her primary school.

And a friend of mine recently met little Aragorn at toddler group.


noWizardme
Half-elven


May 4 2013, 6:32pm

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Mrs noWizardme just told me they have a Beren in the Cub Scout pack // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimė I am in the West, and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "


Brethil
Half-elven


May 4 2013, 6:34pm

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**haha** Thorin Oakendesk.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Cool Very nice NoWiz!!!!!!!!!

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


elaen32
Gondor

May 4 2013, 8:44pm

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In my neck of the woods (excuse pun) [In reply to] Can't Post

there used to be a private midwifery agency called something like "Lothlorien Midwifery Service" and the woman who owned the business was called Galadriel- that was her real name- can't remember the surname. I cannot think of any others off hand

"Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold"


Magpie
Immortal


May 4 2013, 10:05pm

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I knew someone named Eowyn // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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CuriousG
Half-elven


May 4 2013, 10:50pm

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Well, Sauron is out of work, so he has to find a new job somehow [In reply to] Can't Post

But I wouldn't even answer a job offer from someone named Sauron. Though on the bright side, you would know what you were getting into.

Other than seeing an author's first name as "Eowyn" on a book, I haven't encountered any real-life names. When I asked on the Pollantir if people would choose Tolkien names for their kids, the most popular were Luthien, Arwen, Eowyn, and Beren. I checked LinkedIn just now for Luthien since there weren't any in your list, and saw a few in China. Maybe that's an existing name there, or maybe they're Tolkien fans.

I know a woman whose first name is Neruda (her parents adored Pablo Neruda). Do you suppose anyone has a first name of Tolkien?


Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


May 4 2013, 11:44pm

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Just this morning [In reply to] Can't Post

at the g'son's ballgame, there was a Rohan on the opposing team. No horse though.

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Donry
Tol Eressea


May 5 2013, 2:21am

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My daughter's [In reply to] Can't Post

name is Maia...one of my best friend's daughter is named Avery Arwen...

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Starling
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 3:05am

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My real name is [In reply to] Can't Post

Warg. This may or may not be true.


Fredeghar Wayfarer
Lorien


May 5 2013, 8:35am

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I kind of feel sorry for these people [In reply to] Can't Post

Tolkien fans would find these names awesome upon meeting these folks. But I imagine that they'd get quite a bit of teasing in school from the "mundanes."

I would be tempted to name a pet Arwen or Eowyn or Frodo but I'm not sure I'd name my child that and ask them to go through life with it.


DanielLB
Immortal


May 5 2013, 8:40am

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I'm going for true. [In reply to] Can't Post

Because Starlings can often have vicious fights (which I'm sure I've said before ;-) ), and so do wargs.

Sly

Are you Daisy? Is your full name Warg Daisy Starling? It has a nice ring to it.

Shocked


(This post was edited by DanielLB on May 5 2013, 8:47am)


Starling
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 8:48am

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I can neither confirm nor deny [In reply to] Can't Post

But I will say that my coat takes on a certain sparkle in the moonlight...


elaen32
Gondor

May 5 2013, 9:09am

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I bet some of them get teased a lot [In reply to] Can't Post

but I guess it depends on whether or not their peers know the Tolkien names. There are so many different names around now, including "made up" names, and also names from a variety of different cultures, that the "conventional" names can be in the minority sometimes. The names Arwen, and even Eowyn, could pass as Celtic /Welsh names in the UK, as could Morwen (Morwenna is an old Cornish name and was quite popular a few years ago). Arwen sounds similar to the Welsh name Eirwen. But I cannot think of others which would pass muster. I think most Hobbit names are best kept for pets- even so, I wasn't sure I wanted to call my cat Frodo or Bilbo (my original choices) because the thought of going up and down my road, calling "Frodo" when he went a-wandering was a tad embarrassing Blush

"Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold"


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 9:42am

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Not a person, but a car [In reply to] Can't Post

I saw yesterday had "Samwise" as it's number plate... Samwise Subaru Laugh

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One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Starling
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 9:59am

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That's brilliant, that is. [In reply to] Can't Post

I hereby rename my car the Mordor Mazda. Cool


noWizardme
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 10:06am

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On the other hand... [In reply to] Can't Post

Having a mundane name might mean that you don't get teased about your name, but it doesn't necessarily mean you don't get teased. And, having a mundane name myself, I went through a teen period of wishing I had a more unusual one. I remember thinking that "Athelstan" would have been fine, but I don't suppose I'd have liked it really.

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimė I am in the West, and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 10:09am

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So that would make mine [In reply to] Can't Post

the Hobbiton Honda Cool

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One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Starling
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 10:13am

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Or what about [In reply to] Can't Post

the Hurin Honda? Sounds like a real Aussie hoon car. Laugh


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 10:19am

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Oh, you've seen me drive [In reply to] Can't Post

Blush

I had a dog called Hurin once, a beautiful german shepherd SmileHeart

Actually I could call it Eowyn Euro or Arwen Accord Laugh

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One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Starling
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 10:21am

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I reckon [In reply to] Can't Post

this subject should have its very own thread.
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elaen32
Gondor

May 5 2013, 12:20pm

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Mine's the Khuzdul Kia [In reply to] Can't Post

Or if we' re looking to the dark side, Khamul's Kia- sounds a bit too much like camel really. My old car was Faramir the Fiat, but have moved onto all things dwarven now!

"Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold"


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


May 5 2013, 12:27pm

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It may be a common Scandinavian name. [In reply to] Can't Post

The "Thorin" at our school has the surname "Larson", so I think his is a family name, not a Dwarven one.


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noWizardme
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 1:21pm

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"Some B******* just cut me up in an Ungoliant" // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimė I am in the West, and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "


elaen32
Gondor

May 5 2013, 1:26pm

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An eight wheeled car??!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow!Wink

"Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold"


noWizardme
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 2:17pm

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I found out where Mr Sauron works [In reply to] Can't Post

Frodo put the Ring on to ask him, and he said "I.C.U!"

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimė I am in the West, and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "


Brethil
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 3:11pm

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I KNEW that nurse looked familiar...! [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
Frodo put the Ring on to ask him, and he said "I.C.U!"




haha! Actually the joke is that the reason the gown flaps open in the back is because you are in I-C-U.

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


elaen32
Gondor

May 5 2013, 3:23pm

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You're really on form today NWM!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold"


noWizardme
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 3:32pm

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Wish I was doing as well geocaching... [In reply to] Can't Post

Wish I was doing as well geocaching... 0 of 2 found.still a nice walk I the sunshine can't be bad

I sit beside the cache and think
How hardit is to find....

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimė I am in the West, and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "


noWizardme
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 4:34pm

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That Robin Ungoliant car [In reply to] Can't Post

That Robin Ungoliant car- great big black thing. Eight wheels like you said. Terrible driver; looked like she'd taken out a couple of trees earlier....

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimė I am in the West, and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "


elaen32
Gondor

May 5 2013, 4:44pm

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ROFL!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Where's my screen cleaner spray??!!

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Eruwestial37
Rohan

May 6 2013, 5:26am

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That's cool! [In reply to] Can't Post

My previous car was white, so he was named "Arod". I did name my Old English Sheepdog "Arwen" but I must admit it backfired. Now she acts like a queen!

So be careful with certain names. (Morgoth, Feanor, Sauron...to name a few).
It is also a bit weird to say "Arwen, SIT DOWN!" Sometimes I feel like Lord Elrond with his Elfling! Or is that Peredhiling??


Frostbitten
The Shire

May 6 2013, 2:39pm

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Eowyn [In reply to] Can't Post

Eowyn is actually quite a popular name. I've heard of several people named that...

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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


May 6 2013, 2:48pm

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I've met an Arwen [In reply to] Can't Post

She's a nurse at our local hospital. When I asked, she said yes, her parents were LotR fans---well before the movies were released.

I also know a little boy named Rohan, but then his family's ancestry is South Asian Indian, where that's not an unusual boy's name.




Elwen
Lorien


May 6 2013, 6:25pm

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I've seen Rohan as a surname, and knew a girl in college... [In reply to] Can't Post

whose middle name was Arwen. She was pretty self-conscious about it. I think she felt it was geeky of her parents to have done that to her. I remember wishing my LOTR fan mom had geeked out that way.

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After kids, exercising with LOTR means having an all out dance party with the little ones to the "Break the Dam Release the River" disco mix form the Lego game.


Sam20
Lorien

May 7 2013, 4:13pm

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If I remember I think I heard of a little girl called Galadriel but I am not sure if that's true. Anyway LOTR names are not popular where I live for people are mostly French-speaker and though it would be very easy to find a Sam, it would be difficult to find a Galadriel, Arwen, Eowyn or Legolas here! But they're all beautiful names.


(This post was edited by sam90 on May 7 2013, 4:15pm)


Ereinion Nénharma
Lorien

May 7 2013, 6:44pm

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Well... [In reply to] Can't Post

as mentioned 'Sam' is a pretty common name in some places and I've seen someone named 'Beorn', too. And that greatly resembles the Scandinavian name 'Björn' (meaning 'bear' I think, so this was clearly intended by Tolkien), that is a pretty common and normal too. Also I think Eowyn sounds somewhat like Evelynn and is therefore pretty nice, too.

:)

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Otaku-sempai
Immortal


May 7 2013, 11:42pm

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Many Sams, but few Samwises [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe we should only count a 'Sam' if his full surname is not Samuel. I haven't run across anyone name Samwise, but maybe there has been a plain Sam, by itself.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


Starling
Half-elven


May 8 2013, 6:51am

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'Sauron' brought forth the rings at my wedding [In reply to] Can't Post

I've told this one recently:
The best man at my wedding was named Sauron. His parents used a 'creative' spelling, but that's his name.
It was kind of interesting having him in charge of the rings...


Maciliel
Valinor


May 8 2013, 12:09pm

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do you know why... [In reply to] Can't Post

 
... his parents named him sauron? did they not know who the character was? why would parents knowingly name a child after an evil oppressor?

(yes, i remember that story, starling... +hilarious+! : ) )

cheers --

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the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel


TheSexyBeard
Lorien


May 8 2013, 10:39pm

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Real Aragorn at Games-Workshop [In reply to] Can't Post

One of the sculptors who has been working on some of Games-Workshop's Hobbit range has the first name of Aragorn, which is pretty suitable. Think he is yet to sculpt himself though. Tongue

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alienorchid
Lorien


May 16 2013, 11:12am

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I have a family friend [In reply to] Can't Post

whose name is Samwise :) his parents were the hippy LotR fan types from the 70s. I think he just goes by Sam, though, even before the movies.

 
 

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