What web-site do I speak of? It's called "the Council of Elrond." It's an incredible resource for any serious fan of Tolkien and I'm going to have to book mark it and make myself walk away so I can get other things done today. *sigh*
Now - what is in a name? One of the fun resources that this web-site has is a name finder, where you can find your name in the two main elvish languages (Sindarin and Quenya), or in Rohirric (the language of Rohan). You'll need to use the root of your name, so Mandy become Amanda, and I used my real name (Ruth) instead of the nickname most people know me by (Ruthie). So here's my names! My middle name is "Mae" which pulled up some interesting Gaelic forms. I'll show you both that and the alternate spelling of my middle name "May."
1. friend. Sindarin: Mellon; fem. Meldis
2. vision of beauty. Sindarin: Bainoth 'beautiful apparition';
Bainthiad, Thiadvain 'beautiful appearance
1. "star", "shining". Sindarin: (star) Êl, Gil; (shining) Silad
2. Gaelic: "sea keeper". Sindarin: (sea-guard) Aerdirith, Gaerdirith, Tirithaer
Irish: joy. Sindarin: Gell, Glass; (joyous person) Gelir; fem. Gelleth Glasseth, Gelireth
English: from a name of a month. Sindarin: Lothron
Quenya: f. Meldë, Nildë
1. Celtic; 'star,' Quenya: Tinwë, Eleniel
2. Celtic; 'shining,' Quenya: Callallë
3.Gaelic; 'sea keeper', Quenya: Eärendildë
"May (Maj, Mai)"
English; 'the month of May'
Quenya: Lótessë, Lótessiel
Biblical meaning 'friend, friendly.' Rohirric: Frëond, Wine, Blíae
Now to complete the geekiness....
If I was speaking Sindarin I would choose my name to be: Bainoth Aerdirith
If I was speaking Quenya I would choose my name to be: Meldë Eleniel
And lastly, if I was speaking Rohirric I would go by: Blíae
That's the site I was using for the name thing, but I'll admit to not visiting the site in *years* before that. ;) For all that I prefer Sindarin, I think your name in Quenya is prettier. :)
I love that I felt like such a ditz because I looked up Rohirric. Duh, me, I already know a lot of words in Old English and can guess what more would be because I sorta know how modern letters translate into them. That's one of the main reasons I want to learn OE, because it's Rohirric. LOL! But hey, this is giving me the kick I need to pull out my OE textbooks again!
I actually had not heard of this website. :D I have to do it oldschool with my Elvish dictionary - breaking a name down to its meaning and then cobbling it together from the dictionary. I wonder if mine are the same as the websites? :D I'll have to give it a try!
My name wasn't found so guess I'm not geeky enough!
Thant was fun :-)
Gwennarn 'royal maiden' would be my sindarin name - sarah.. love it!
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