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Do You Encounter Names...

priell3
Lorien


Sep 2 2009, 3:22pm

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Do You Encounter Names... Can't Post

...in daily life that remind you of characters or places in Tolkien's books?

I attended a community concert a few years ago. The program listed "B. Baggins" as one of the members
of the orchestra. I didn't notice anyone "Hobbit-sized" though. In my line of work I see many names. Seen one recently of a person who's last name
is "Isen". There have been others, just can't remember them at the moment.


diedye
Grey Havens


Sep 2 2009, 3:58pm

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Funny you should ask... [In reply to] Can't Post

... part of my job entails entering names and addresses of clients and I come across quite a few on a weekly basis. For instance, just now, one of the names I entered was "Rohan" (as a first name).



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And back again
Rivendell


Sep 2 2009, 5:15pm

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There's a bed company in this town called... [In reply to] Can't Post

Gondorf.

Makes me do a double-take every time I go by.

And there used to be a glazier's van that I'd see from time to time that reminded me of Legolas, but it's been such a long time now that I've forgotten the name.

I will go there ... and back again.


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Sep 2 2009, 5:33pm

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Many years ago, just about the time I first read the books, there was a Gandalf car dealership in Ohio!

A good friend of my daughter-in-law named her son Rohan -- turns out it's an Indian/South Asian name. When my son told me this, he added with a chuckle, "I bet you'll remember his name, won't you, Mom?"

Our neighbors are named Brimberry, which could be a hobbit name.

I once did a double take at a professor interviewed in a PBS special. His name was either Harbottle or Bracegirdle, I don't remember now -- but y'all will know why I associate the two names.

I pass an Overhill Street on my way to my tai chi class, and every time say to myself, "The name Baggins isn't safe. Outside the Shire, go by the name of -- Overhill."

The list goes on....

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Ettelewen
Rohan

Sep 2 2009, 9:24pm

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We had a "Strider" at school, [In reply to] Can't Post

Not a nickname, that was his real name. And a "Wyn", named for Eowyn I'm told. I don't remember any especially "hobbity" names though.


weathertop
Rohan


Sep 2 2009, 10:15pm

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got a Golem here at work! [In reply to] Can't Post

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Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Sep 2 2009, 10:35pm

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There's a rather down-at-heel pub [In reply to] Can't Post

not far away from me called 'Hornblowers'. And about half an hour away there's a garden centre called 'Rivendell'. The location isn't very Elven, but I haven't been to the centre itself to see if it has made any effort to link to LOTR! The outdoor clothing shop 'Rohan' always makes me smile.


EmynArnenLady
Rivendell


Sep 2 2009, 11:21pm

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Down the street... [In reply to] Can't Post

about a quarter of a mile from my street is "Greenleaf Rd". Always makes my smile whenever I pass it.

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tennie75
Lorien

Sep 3 2009, 3:29am

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close to home [In reply to] Can't Post

there is a subdivision near my hometown that is called "The Shire". I really must go one of these days to find out what kind of architecture they are using and what are the street names.


Fruit of Laurelin
Rivendell

Sep 3 2009, 9:19am

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there's a... [In reply to] Can't Post

outdoor equipment shop called Lothlorian (or something like that) and also a jogging group thing called the Manawatu Striders. I've seen others, but these are the only ones that ever jumped out at me.


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Sep 3 2009, 4:41pm

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Oh yes [In reply to] Can't Post

The entire neighbourhood where I live has the streetnames after Tolkien-names.
So when I drive home, a drive down Tolkien-avenue, come pass Yavanna, Arda, Frodo and Peregrin, go right on Balin, park my car close to Meriadoc, and open my frontdoor at Bofur.
And when you cross Fangorn, you walk straight onto Saruman, so it is true he lives on the border of Fangorn Wink.

And a colleague of mine has two rabbits named Gimli and Rosie, as soon as I heard that, I knew what the next topic of our conversation would be.


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Sep 3 2009, 6:52pm

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There was a hard-core Tolkien fan in my city's development [In reply to] Can't Post

There are about half a dozen Tolkien-related names in one area on the other side of town- Evenstar, Elfstone, Finrod, Barrow, and the like. It was the Silmarillion names in that area that made me just go nuts XD

My brother's old friend also lived on Rivendell Ct. I would love to live on a street with a Tolkien name, hehe.

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Earl
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Sep 4 2009, 6:06am

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Rohan is a very very common Indian name :) [In reply to] Can't Post

It's pronounced "row - hun" Smile

EDIT: I just realized that is exactly how Saruman pronounces it when he says "Rohan, my Lord, is ready to fall" Cool I would think the traditional pronounciation would be "row - han" (where "han" rhymes with "barn", albeit without the trilled "r") because it's derived form Rochand, but anyway... Crazy

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(This post was edited by Earl on Sep 4 2009, 6:12am)


Elvanui
Rivendell


Sep 4 2009, 10:29am

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There's a girl I know of [In reply to] Can't Post

through my work who is called Lorien, apparently her parents were fans :) I have a friend whose surname is Broadfoot, very Hobbity, and there's a pub quite near to where I live called 'The Fellowship'. And there's quite a big outdoors-y shop here called Rohan, which makes me double-take whenever I see the sign. It all makes me smile!

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AnnaEstel
The Shire


Sep 4 2009, 4:25pm

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I don't know about 'encounter' [In reply to] Can't Post

Since these are my own doing, but both of my kids and my dog all have Tolkien names. I think I'm the only ringer in a huge area around me, cause I almost never run into Tolkien names, even similar ones, where I am. Sometimes when I go to bigger cities.

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Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Sep 4 2009, 8:36pm

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There's an Underhill here at work.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Sep 4 2009, 8:39pm

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Oh, well if we're talking streets [In reply to] Can't Post

there's this neighborhood in my old hometown. Not only Hobbit Street, but Gilgalad Way and Shire Court and Chetwood Court. And if you scroll down a bit, there's Evenstar Court.

And there's also a Rivendell School in town. It's been there for decades. My nieces and nephew went to school there.


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(This post was edited by Aunt Dora Baggins on Sep 4 2009, 8:44pm)


EmynArnenLady
Rivendell


Sep 4 2009, 9:56pm

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No Way!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

In Ft. Collins?? That's awsome! I never knew! Maybe I should have just moved up there...Then 'Boo' would be going there for school! She'd love that!

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When true hearts lie withered, and fond ones are flown
Oh who would inhabit this bleak world alone?
- The last Rose of Summer, Thomas Moore

Crackle: "Those freakin' elves man....they came from the trees...they came from the trees!"
Pop: "Here's to Snap...." - (Family Guy Episode)


Luke Goss for Thranduil!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 7 2009, 11:52am

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There's a person on my campus [In reply to] Can't Post

with the last name of Greenleaf, and there's also a road called Hobbiton Lane in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
But what's really fun is this Brandywine Bridge Hiking Trail in Pennsylvania. It's about 33 miles west of Philadelphia near a small town called Downingtown Borough :)



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the_argonath
Lorien


Sep 9 2009, 4:21pm

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

... there's an outdoor clothing shop in the UK called Rohan. And at work we sell Old Shire cheese... I bought some (naturally!) & it's good!!

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TolkienJackson
Bree


Sep 9 2009, 4:29pm

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My grandfather's name is... [In reply to] Can't Post

...Rudolf.

I know I should be reminded of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer when I hear his name, but instead I am always reminded of Gandalf instead for some reason.

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dernwyn
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Sep 13 2009, 5:49pm

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One of my daughter's roommates is "Bree". [In reply to] Can't Post

She just sent a photo of herself with her three college roomies this year - seriously, that's the girl's name!


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Alicia
Lorien


Sep 15 2009, 2:31am

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Been busy... [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi all! I haven't posted much 'cuz RL has been so busy. Selling a house, buying a house, packing, the whole deal falling through... blah! Oh, well. Everything happens for a reason. I don't actually know anyone - or anything! - with any LoTR names, but on the LoTR Yahoo group that I'm on, I chose the name Lorien Greenleaf for myself. A lot of people chose names (you don't have to have an LoTR name, but it's fun) through name generators, but I wanted to make my own. I chose Lorien because it almost sounds like a "regular" name, but it's Elvish, & it's the 2nd half of Lothlorien, which is my favourite location in LoTR. Greenleaf... well, I needed a last name, & while I abhor the practice of a woman taking her husband's last name when they marry (no offence meant to anyone who did, but I can't stand it) I didn't have my own LoTR last name, & since Legolas is my favourite, I stole his. Which isn't to say I married him, of course, Laugh but I love the name. And he's... um... attractive.Blush

-Alicia

 
 

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