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Rohan Marley? Owns a coffee plantation in the Blue Mountains?

Kirly
Lorien


Jan 31 2013, 2:28am

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Rohan Marley? Owns a coffee plantation in the Blue Mountains? Can't Post

This is probably old news but I haven't been around much in years. But, there I was watching In The Kitchen With David on QVC (I like kitchen gadgets!) and they announced that "Rohan Marley" would be joining him and that he owned a coffee plantation in Jamaicas Blue Mountains. Did Bob Marley and Janet Hunt name their son after the land of Rohan in Tolkien's books, I wonder. And didn't the Dwarves exiled from Erebor settle in The Blue Mountains? It just struck me as unusual. And brilliant!

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Starling
Half-elven


Jan 31 2013, 7:11am

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Rohan is not an unsual name [In reply to] Can't Post

It's a male name in Sanskrit. We've had a Rohan at our school.
Rohan Marley is a very cool name. Cool


dernwyn
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Jan 31 2013, 11:15am

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We have a Thorin at my school. [In reply to] Can't Post

In the first grade. His classes' book swap is on Wednesdays. So every week I get the chance to say "Enjoy your book, Thorin!". And try to say it without a big geeky grin. Evil

(No, he doesn't have long dark locks, his hair is short and very Scandinavian blonde.)


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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Jan 31 2013, 2:16pm

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Right [In reply to] Can't Post

One of my daughters-in-law is from India, and a friend of hers has a son named Rohan. There's also a Rohan in Brittany, France, and a noble house that sprang from there.

A nurse at the local hospital is named Arwen. When I asked her, she said yes, her parents named her for LotR.




elevorn
Lorien


Jan 31 2013, 5:07pm

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just got a puppy... [In reply to] Can't Post

named her Eowyn, call her Wynnie for short. Yes indeed she is a strong spiritted pup with lots of bravery and at the same time is just as pretty as can be. (Golden retreiver lab mix)

Not sure if this fits the discussion but thought hey why not throw that one out there.



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Ataahua
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Jan 31 2013, 7:02pm

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Photos! [In reply to] Can't Post

Got any pics of Wynnie to share?

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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elevorn
Lorien


Jan 31 2013, 7:13pm

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I'll try to post some later, gotta resize for the boards// [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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Starling
Half-elven


Feb 1 2013, 7:23am

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Just think, [In reply to] Can't Post

in a few years kids called 'Azog' will start enrolling at school. Wink


dernwyn
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Feb 1 2013, 10:40pm

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

I'm a bit surprised that there aren't more Arwens, it is a lovely name!

I get the impression that Thorin's name may be in the family, as his last name is a Scandinavian one. I've yet to meet any kids named after any of the other Dwarves (fortunately!).

Unless you really want a Fili or a Kili in your class...Angelic


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Elizabeth
Valinor


Feb 2 2013, 8:00am

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Tolkien's Dwarf names came from the (Nordic) Poetic Edda [In reply to] Can't Post

You'll see a lot of familiar names here. I note that Durin was created second, while Thorin just appears in the list with no special distinction. Gandalf appears in the list with no special distinction, either.








(This post was edited by Elizabeth on Feb 2 2013, 8:04am)


dernwyn
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Feb 2 2013, 2:46pm

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I think this youngster's name is probably cultural, rather than from The Hobbit. I wonder if someone who's from a Scandinavian country could tell us if names from the Edda tend to be commonly used there?

What's curious is that I've heard his teacher pronounce it almost like "Torin", without a distinct "th" sound, but the "T" is soft, almost on the edge of being a "th".


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Asger
Bree


Feb 8 2013, 5:34pm

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Exept for 'Finn' [In reply to] Can't Post

...none of the dwarf-names from either the Edda or the Hobbit are in common use in Denmark and I don't think in Norwegian og Swedish either. Might be in Icelandic, though, that's much closer to Old Norse. In Denmark 'Thor' is always pronounced 'Tor', well: 'TŰr' with a long 'o'. I've even got a son called 'Thorfinn' as middle name.

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I think this youngster's name is probably cultural, rather than from The Hobbit. I wonder if someone who's from a Scandinavian country could tell us if names from the Edda tend to be commonly used there?

What's curious is that I've heard his teacher pronounce it almost like "Torin", without a distinct "th" sound, but the "T" is soft, almost on the edge of being a "th".


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(This post was edited by Asger on Feb 8 2013, 5:37pm)

 
 

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