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February 6th, 2014 03:48 PM #1Senior Member
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Beyond Bilbo Baggins...
As a huge Middle Earth fan, I have long considered using Hobbit names Peregrin (nn Pippin) or Meriadoc (nn Merry) for a future son.
I decided to do some research into other Hobbit names (just for fun!). What do you think? Any of these you would use? (Tolkien fan, or not)
The female names are obviously much more wearable...
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Edmund | Laszlo | Ozias | Patrick | Rupert | Victor
Augustina | Beatrix | Eliza | Esmeralda | Tallulah | Trudy
February 6th, 2014 04:20 PM #3
Adaldrida - pretty, but prefer Adaldrina
Adamanta - elaborate way to honor an Amanda
Amaranth - beautiful
Amethyst - beautiful
Asphodel - love the ending, but the beginning makes it unusable
Belladonna - very pretty
Camelia - LOVE
Celandine - celery...
Diamond - too flashy
Donnamira - not big on Donna, but like Mira as a smoosh name
Dora - cute!
Eglantine - elegant
Esmeralda - love, but too Disney?
Estella - LOVE
Gerda - um, no
Gilly - kinda cute, but maybe as a nn
Goldilocks - mn cute
Hilda - prefer Hildi
Hildigard - clunky cool
Ivy - trendy
Lalia - like this one!
Lavender - sweet
Lobelia - sounds like part of the brain...
Marigold - LOVE
Mimosa - great at brunch!
Mirabella - pretty
Myrtle - pretty, nature-y
Nora - I wouldn't think of a hobbit, but cute
Pansy - cute. too Harry Potter though?
Peony - cutesy
Primrose - Hunger Games
Primula - cute and hobbit-y
Rosamunda - very hobbit-y
Adalbert - kinda cool
Andwise - awesome
Anson - cool, surname-y name
Doderic - prefer Roderic or Cedric
Everard - very cool
Ferdinand - LOVE
Flambard - int-er-est-ing...
Fortinbras - not usable
Fredegar - cooler than Frederick
Halfred - where is the syllable split? hal-fred = cool; half-red sounds derogatory
Hildibrand - like the ending, but Hildi- for a boy?
Hugo - great name, wouldn't assume Tolkien though
Isembard - awesome
Isembold - awesome
Marmadoc - although slightly different, it reminds me of the cartoon great dane
Otho - sounds like "other"
Otto - cool
Paladin - popular among gamers, but ultimately an awesome name!
Peregrin - freaking awesome
Rorimac - cool
Rudigar - prefer Rudyard, but this is interesting
Rufus - too doggy?
Samwise - best name that ever existed
Sancho - trendy O ending, but doesn't make me think of the Shire
Saradoc - feminine smoosh?
Tolman - cool
Wilimar - interesting William alternative若兰
I'm just a third-culture girl with an affinity for names.
February 6th, 2014 04:24 PM #5
Usable for First Names
Amaranth - this name usually has an "a" at the end
Mirabella - I do prefer Mirabel
Rosamunda - I love just Rosamund without the "a" at the end
Usable For First Names
Peregrin - although I much prefer the Peregrine spelling
TolmanAll the best,
February 6th, 2014 06:30 PM #7
February 6th, 2014 07:19 PM #9Member
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Arwen, Elrond and Galadriel are Elves; and Eowyn and Aragorn are Human.
Now, to the names!
Adaldrida - A bit of a tongue-twister for me.
Adamanta - Nice
Amaranth - Really like this one, though I prefer it with an "a" at the end
Amethyst - Pretty and usable
Asphodel - Sounds weird to me, but I can't put my finger on why
Belladonna - Love love love. Also, Bilbo's mother, who, from what I could gather, was an awesome lady
Camellia - Really pretty name and flower
Celandine - I don't know about this one
Diamond - Doesn't sound very name-like to me
Donnamira - Not really a fan of this one
Dora - The Explorer (though I really think it's pretty)
Eglantine - I like this one, but I don't think it's really usable
Esmeralda - I like this one, but I find it too attached to the gypsy and Mexican soap-operas
Estella - Like it. And you could link it to Aragorn's elf name (Estel - meaning hope if I'm not mistaken)
Gerda - I find this one a bit awkward
Gilly - Makes me think of that disgusting plant Harry had to eat to get through the Second Task
Goldilocks - Should remain in the fairy-tales
Hilda - Okay
Hildigard - Prefer Hilda
Ivy - Usable, pretty popular
Lalia - I like it okay
Lavender - Like it, very nice
Lobelia - has a nice sound, though the Sackville-Bagginses don't deserve a child named after them
Marigold - Love it
Mimosa - Every cow (the animal) I've ever known has been called either Mimosa or Estrella, so I'd have to say no
Mirabella - Very pretty
Myrtle - Moaning Myrtle
Nora - Nice, very common
Pansy - Parkinson (Oh God, I'm a Harry Potter freak haha)
Peony - Not sure how to pronounce this one
Primrose - I like it, though I think everyone will think Hunger Games
Primula - Frodo's mother! Like it a lot
Rosamunda - Prefer Rosamund
Adalbert - I know someone named Adalberto, so I'd say its usable
Andwise - Prefer Samwise
Anson - Okay, prefer Anton
Doderic - Don't really like it
Everard - Usable, but I don't really like how it sounds
Ferdinand - Like it, reminds me of the bull
Flambard - Makes me think of that awesome dessert with the vanilla icecream, banana and the fire (especially the fire)
Fortinbras - Don't really think it's usable
Fredegar - Same as above
Halfred - Alfred?
Hildibrand - No
Hugo - Like it, common enough
Isembard - These Tooks had some weird names
Isembold - Same as above
Marmadoc - Okay, Brandybucks had weird names also
Meriadoc - I like Merry
Otho - Usable, but I think it would be confused with Otto
Otto - Perfectly usable
Paladin - Gamers will surely recognise this one
Peregrin - Love love love, though I prefer it with an "e" at the end
Rorimac - Could use nn Rory
Rudigar - Rude?
Rufus - Okay, not really a fan but it's usable enough
Samwise - Really like, a nice alternative to nn Sam
Sancho - Panza? Don't know if people will remember him from Don Quixote, but it's all that comes to my mind
Saradoc - Sounds a bit feminine to me. Must be the Sara beggining
Tolman - Usable
Wilimar - A nice way to get to Will if you don't want to use William (or Willard)
I think maybe the girl names are more usable because they are basically flowers and gems. Had a lot of fun in this one
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