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Nerdy Namesakes: choices for the LOTR lover

on December 22, 2013

While I’m no Lord of the Rings aficionado, I have always been intrigued by the beautiful, often Welsh-inspired names in Tolkein’s novels. Considering the strong passion of many LOTR fans, I thought it might be interesting to explore wearable names from the trilogy. Here are a few I find attractive and potentially usable, at least for the adventurous baby namer. You’ll find names of characters ranging from obscure to essential, but I think all could be used to pay homage to a favorite novel.

Boys:

Alatar
Aldor
Arador
Cirion
Ciryon
Elatan
Fëanor
Lorgan
Léod
Targon
Théoden

Girls:

Arien
Arwen
Eowyn
Galadriel
Indis
Lindórië
Lúthien
Mairen
Míriel
Nessa
Nienna
Zamin

My personal favorites are Théoden and Nienna, as I think they’re highly unusual names that would fit in wonderfully with modern name trends. I also love Arwen, Mairen, and Miriel!

Are there any Tolkein-inspired names you’d consider?

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4 responses to “Nerdy Namesakes: choices for the LOTR lover

  1. Clare says:

    It’s so nice to see a list of names beyond the usual! Another one I’d add is Melian – I’ve always thought it has a lovely sound.

  2. Thanks Clare! Melian is delightful!

  3. Cat says:

    My daughter’s name is Arwen Elizabeth. We also considered Eowyn, but went with Arwen for the ease of spelling and pronunciation for the non-nerds of the world. 🙂

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