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noWizardme
Half-elven


May 4 2013, 2:41pm


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Real people with Tolkien-inspired names

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


Views: 908
My son had adopted a new middle name a while ago...

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


Views: 913
there's a Galadriel in my choir

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


Views: 868
Cool- does the Thorin at your gym sit behind an oaken desk?

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


Views: 899
My daughter has a friend called...

...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


Views: 820
Mrs noWizardme just told me they have a Beren in the Cub Scout pack //

 

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


Views: 867
**haha** Thorin Oakendesk....

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


Views: 881
In my neck of the woods (excuse pun)

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


Views: 799
I knew someone named Eowyn //

 


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CuriousG
Half-elven


May 4 2013, 10:50pm


Views: 809
Well, Sauron is out of work, so he has to find a new job somehow

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


Views: 806
Just this morning

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

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


Donry
Tol Eressea


May 5 2013, 2:21am


Views: 815
My daughter's

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

Warg. This may or may not be true.


Fredeghar Wayfarer
Lorien


May 5 2013, 8:35am


Views: 787
I kind of feel sorry for these people

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


Views: 747
I'm going for true.

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


Views: 745
I can neither confirm nor deny

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


elaen32
Gondor

May 5 2013, 9:09am


Views: 733
I bet some of them get teased a lot

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


Views: 755
Not a person, but a car

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


Views: 745
That's brilliant, that is.

I hereby rename my car the Mordor Mazda. Cool


noWizardme
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 10:06am


Views: 735
On the other hand...

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


Views: 741
So that would make mine

the Hobbiton Honda Cool

LaughLaughLaugh

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


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


Views: 743
Or what about

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


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 10:19am


Views: 731
Oh, you've seen me drive

Blush

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

Actually I could call it Eowyn Euro or Arwen Accord Laugh

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


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


Views: 716
I reckon

this subject should have its very own thread.
Cars of Middle-earth. Hours of fun for the whole family.


elaen32
Gondor

May 5 2013, 12:20pm


Views: 725
Mine's the Khuzdul Kia

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


Views: 409
It may be a common Scandinavian name.

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


Views: 391
"Some B******* just cut me up in an Ungoliant" //

 

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


Views: 370
An eight wheeled car??!!

Wow!Wink

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


noWizardme
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 2:17pm


Views: 397
I found out where Mr Sauron works

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


Views: 401
I KNEW that nurse looked familiar...!


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


Views: 359
You're really on form today NWM!//

 

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


noWizardme
Half-elven


May 5 2013, 3:32pm


Views: 369
Wish I was doing as well geocaching...

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


Views: 351
That Robin Ungoliant car

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


Views: 362
ROFL!!!

Where's my screen cleaner spray??!!

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


Eruwestial37
Rohan

May 6 2013, 5:26am


Views: 328
That's cool!

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


Views: 309
Eowyn

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

"Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement."


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


May 6 2013, 2:48pm


Views: 315
I've met an Arwen

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


Views: 315
I've seen Rohan as a surname, and knew a girl in college...

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.

Before kids, exercising with LOTR meant listening to the soundtrack while I ran.

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


Views: 260
LOTR names

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


Views: 278
Well...

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


Views: 225
Many Sams, but few Samwises

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


Views: 266
'Sauron' brought forth the rings at my wedding

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


Views: 216
do you know why...

 
... 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


Views: 219
Real Aragorn at Games-Workshop

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


Views: 189
I have a family friend

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.