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noWizardme
Tol Eressea


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
Half-elven


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
Tol Eressea


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
Tol Eressea


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
Valinor


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
Tol Eressea


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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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

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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

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

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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"

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