Monday, May 08, 2006

If You Were an Elf or a Hobbit...

...what would your name be? (Okay okay, yeah me and my Lord of the Rings, blah blah.)

My name would be "Rosie-Posie Overhill of Rushy". He he...okay?

Get your "hobbit" name at this Hobbit name generator.

Not recommended for generating ideas for baby names.

Also, if you are a little more "elvish" you can find your proud elvish name at the Elvish name generator.

My elvish name is "Lúthien Isilrá". I only recommend this if you are weird like me and want to name your dog "Lólindir Calafalas" or "Golradir Arnatuilë".

So, if you were a hobbit or an elf?....


The Yepiz Zone said...

You ARE a geek! But I still love you. raed a newspaper girl...I'm worried.

Keith (Qoheleth) said...

trazomfreak: Although I'm not ready to come out from behind my anonymity just yet, I'm actually overjoyed to see from the Elvish Name Generator that my surname is the same as one of the founders of Gondolin! Of course, for that, you'd need to be familiar with the Silmarillion - and I'll bet you are!

Yes, I'm one of those who devoured the Trilogy, the Hobbit, and the Silmarillion. You might enjoy this quiz, to determine which Middle-Earth race is yours:

I was surprised to discover I am Numenorean. I'd enjoy knowing the results for you and your friends. You might also enjoy the Encyclopedia of Arda:

I've always wondered why all of the movie versions of Lord Of The Rings have left out Tom Bombadil. I've always had a fondness for Tom.

trazomfreak said...

A lot of people I know have stated the same thing about Tom. Too bad. And I know some that dislike Arwen in the movie because of this.

The Yepiz Zone said...

qoheleth! I too wanted Tom on the movie. I was so dissapointed.

trazomfreak said...

I finally took the quiz you turns out I'm "Entish: Wise, cautious, resilient. Ent the Earthborn, old as mountains".

How interesting.

And on the "Arda" site, I saw a section for those who saw the movie (first) and want to make a transition to reading the books. That may help those who want to do so because lots of people didn't know they existed before the movies.

Thanks for sharing! :)

Keith (Qoheleth) said...

I was just on my way over to visit my good friend Yepiz after shooting my mouth... er, fingers... off at Pableezy's site, and I decided I had to stop and check in here first. I'm glad I did! I'm honored that you've linked to the Encyclopedia of Arda. Also, you're the first Ent I've ever had the privilege of knowing.

I want to compose my thoughts before posting my reply on your "Unfavorite Words" post; this one will require some careful thought.

Did you know that in the early 1970's, an entire generation devoured the Lord of the Rings. In print, too, not the movie (Ralph Bakshi's 1978 work); you couldn't seem to go ten feet at a high school or college without seeing someone carrying a well-worn paperback volume of one of the books. Imagine how many people wore buttons announcing "Frodo Lives!" And they were read. More people read books. As Gandalf said after discovering the password to enter the Gate of Moria: "Those were happier times."

Of course, you haven't really read Tolkien until you've read it in the original Klingon.

(Insert courtesy laugh here.)

I wonder: what is it about Tolkien that so captured our hearts and minds? Why the enduring attraction? What is it that sets this epic apart? I'm curious to know your thoughts, not only explaining why it resonates with you, but why you think it resonates with so many.

I'll be back, but I do owe my good friend Yepiz an answer to his questions. Until then -

trazomfreak said...

It took me a while...catching up on my Klingon...

I think that the story takes us to a time where things are simple. To a place where your gardener was your best friend and your friends were your as close as your family.

We all wish to be there. I know I do!

And where the most simple person can be (or is) part of something much bigger. You ARE significant!

That things happen for a reason.

And the reality that we are always in a battle against the wrong in the world. Whether staring us in the face or so far away!

Or just merely opening our eyes to it.

That there are other forces at work. Things never known. Things to be seen. Things to be aware of. Things that must be done.

War. Patience. Work. Choice. Strength. Temptation. Experience. Valor. Joy. Perserverence. Grief. Peace...a few things that we experience that are real.

I wish more would experience what books in general have to offer. And this one should be "one" on the list...again and again. Because reading these books sort of changes you.

I've heard of the time where kids couldn't get enough of them. And yes, those "buttons"! Wow! The pure and simple joy in reading!

Yes, "happier times" indeed!

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