Rules about the namesEdit
- You cannot be named after a character of Middle Earth, this includes people from the Simillarion and The Hobbit.
- Your name must be LOTR related, no Bobs or Stevens.
- Your nickname must be approved by a Maia or Valar
- Make a name that makes sense for your character, profession, or personality type (Elves, Men, and Dwarves)
- See the playable races page
Good Sources for NamesEdit
Men and ElvesEdit
Since most of the names used in LOTR have Sindarin roots, a good source for names could be Hiswekloke's Sindarin Dictionary, found here:
Take one or two words that describe your character, and form it into a name.
GandalfNine's character is the Librarian of Gondor, so, his nickname is Daithiaur from the Sindarin andaith (mark) and iaur (ancient), so his name literally means ancient marks or runic script, a common dealing of scholars and historians of any world.
Black Speech, the language of Mordor, is, and never will be, a complete language. Taking that in account, it is very hard to get an Orc name. Since Black Speech has roots in Germanic languages, we would suggest using a German dictionary and corrupting the word into a name.
Hobbits usually have last names relating to their profession, feet, or place of dwelling.
Uncommon names are usually the best for hobbits.
Example Hobbit name: Barnabas Fairfeet
Many Dwarvish names are taken from a collection of poetic Viking prophecies, Voluspa. Some names were also taken from the Icelandic language
Voluspa found here:http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/poe/poe03.htm
Most Dwarves went without last names, but some, like Thorin Oakenshield, have epithets relating to deeds in war.