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Alphabet Week: E-H

Elbereth: this name has not been used in the U.S. it is a Lord of the Rings name meaning “star-queen.”
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Also Elynas, Fruzsina, Ferrand, Gentiana, Guiscard, Heloise and Hugo.

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Which Is It: Prescription Drug or Tolkien Elf?

Which Is It: Prescription Drug or Tolkien Elf? | Name News | Scoop.it
Can you spot the prescription drug names among Elf names from J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium? Test your Elven race IQ with this HowStuffWorks quiz.
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Shame on me, I only got 27/30. Found via the American Name Society, thanks!

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Geek Names: Tauriel

In Peter Jackson's Hobbit movies, he added a character that did not appear in the book. Tauriel was an elf, and the captain of Thranduil's guard.
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Read more about this name here; and did you know that Tauriel was one of the highest-debuting girls' names in the US in 2014?


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Character Names Galore: Tauriel

I first saw this in the movie The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. In the movie she was a character created for the movie and not in the book. I really came to like this character.
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Aha, I know Brooke has written about this name...here:

http://babynamepondering.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/tauriel.html


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Character Names Galore: Galadriel

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If ever there was a hard name to live up to, this is it.


Looking for more elvish names?  But of course.

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Character Names Galore: Silmariën

Character Names Galore: Silmariën | Name News | Scoop.it

"This is a fictional name made for Tolkien’s middle earth. So I am pretty sure you can’t use this for a novel character but again I saw this name on someone’s list for their future child’s name."

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If you have to borrow a name from Middle-Earth, you could do worse than this.

 

And this seems like the right place to say: 16 days! :D

 

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The Many Names Of Cate Blanchett

The Many Names Of Cate Blanchett | Name News | Scoop.it
It seems like the talented Australian actress has played some interestingly named characters as well, my favorite would probably be Daisy. Jasmine -The English word for the climbing plant with frag...
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I find it interesting how well most of these names fit together (at least in my mind): I wouldn't be surprised to see most of them as a group of siblings.

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CABELA & CISCO (Nebraska)

CABELA & CISCO (Nebraska) | Name News | Scoop.it
Alba   Victoria Amry Dale August Hayes Beckam Kent Bo Justice Brenley Rae Cabela Kay Cash Feanor Cisco Emiliano Cruz Gay Eli Eisley Elizabeth BettySue Ellie Simone Gage Boyd Gentry Rae Hadli Hartle...
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And Kwayd Maddox, Willow Allory, and more.  And do I see a Feanor? Utulien aurë!

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Elven Names - YouTube

Arwen
Aurelia
Eira
Eowyn
Evelia
Freya
Lilwen
Phaedra
Keerla
Xanthe


Even more -
Ariadne
Eirlys
Eirwen
Fauna
Gaia
Orlaith
Sylvie
Twila
Rue
Zinnia
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Unique Girls Names from the 2015 Birth Notices

Unique Girls Names from the 2015 Birth Notices | Name News | Scoop.it
These are ten names given to girls which I saw only once in the birth announcements of last year. They are not all rare (and some of them are popular in other countries even if uncommon here), but they are at least names you don't see every day. Aviva Feminine form of the modern Hebrew…
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Featuring Eilidh, Clodagh, Tauriel, Liv, Ulanni, Serena, Rhea, Zaya, Nadia, and Aviva.

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Viele Grüße aus Mittelerde. Boromir Elrond Georg

Viele Grüße aus Mittelerde. Boromir Elrond Georg | Name News | Scoop.it
Viele Grüße aus Mittelerde.
Boromir Elrond Georg
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I'm still picking myself up off the floor.

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12 prénoms elfiques et fantastiques pour votre bébé = 12 elfy fantasy names for your baby

12 prénoms elfiques et fantastiques pour votre bébé = 12 elfy fantasy names for your baby | Name News | Scoop.it
Dans votre couple, vous adorez les héros imaginés par J.R.R. Tolkien, auteur de la saga Le Seigneur des Anneaux et Le Hobbit. Vous aimez également tout ce
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A rather random mixed bag from ancient and modern mythology. But, you, know, it's nice to be reminded of some of these names.


Cassandra, Danaé, Daphne, Gwendoline, Elenna, Ludmilla; Olwë, Oromé, Elwing (wasn't she female?), Elros, Cyrion and Calixte.

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Geek Names: Galadriel

The name Galadriel was invented by J.R.R. Tolkien. In the books, the name was given to her by her husband, and meant "maiden crowned with a garland of bright radiance."
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Baby Boy Reneau: Long Boy Names with Good Nicknames

Baby Boy Reneau: Long Boy Names with Good Nicknames | Name News | Scoop.it
Miriel writes: Swistle! Help! My husband John and I are expecting our first baby at the end of October and we just found out today that it's a boy! This is very exciting, except that we have absolu...
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There are some great classic boys' names up for discussion here.  I also have to say I love the name Miriel, despite the reader's problems of misspelling and mispronunciation.

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Baby Name Pondering: Tauriel

Baby Name Pondering: Tauriel | Name News | Scoop.it

" It's difficult to talk about newly created names without mentioning one of the most recent ones to grace the movie screens - Tauriel."

 

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Ein Österreicher in Dresden zum Glück gibt es...

Ein Österreicher in Dresden zum Glück gibt es... | Name News | Scoop.it

Ein Österreicher in Dresden
Paikea Emma
Feanor Elias

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Anothr Feanor to make my day!

If I didn't know the car was Austrian, I would have guessed these names were maybe Finnish.

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Nifty Names: Inspiring "I" Names: The Ignored and the Iridescent (Girls' Edition)

Nifty Names: Inspiring "I" Names: The Ignored and the Iridescent (Girls' Edition) | Name News | Scoop.it

""I." It's one of the most common words in the English language; and yet, one of the most unusual first initials. I names are incredibly rare, but often incredible."

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Well hello there, Nifty Names!  My dream of keeping up with All The Name Blogs is one step closer.  What a treasure trove of i-names - I'll give a special hurrah to Imelda, Idony, and Idril.

 

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Geek Baby Names: Arwen

Geek Baby Names: Arwen | Name News | Scoop.it
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(To stick in my Welsh oar, Arwen is feminine and Arwyn is masculine - for instance, there's a new baby boy Arwyn on the soap opera 'Pobol y Cwm', which I'm sure we all watch.)

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