Worldbuilding Wednesday 3/7/18: The Lord of the Things, Part I

The Council of Elrond, Lego style

 

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy has been a major influence for many, many, fantasy writers, myself included. (Or course, many fantasy writers detest it also.) And also like me, probably, at some point, budding young fantasy writers made up people, places, and things that sounded very much like Tolkien’s, in his inimitable naming style. Many, many Boromirs have bitten the dust in some junior high dungeon adventure, and many, many Galadriels and Arwens wielded magic in some fantasy kingdom, not to mention barked or purred if they were female.

If you still have a liking for Tolkien’s names and don’t want to give them up because they fit your character so well, try some of these variations.

Lord of the Rings Name Variations


 

FRODO

Frodá

Frodí

Glodo

Clodü

Smerri

Glodí

Frodé

Frojalo

Szodo

Snumo

Snodo

Frovillí

GANDALF

Hanalf

Gandulus

Gandbar

Gandius

Barralf

Granbar

Grisalve

Gandthan

Gandeart

Gandbor

Gandián

Boryalf

ARAGORN

Arazhor

Perorn

Aragës

Aragairn

Aragobra

Sephorn

Shenorn

Imlürn

Zillárn

Wynnorn

Aragéton

Aragyr

 

 

GOLLUM

Woddum

Gílltaun

Goddfer

Golljer

Gollaik

Glossum

Tollum

Zhollum

Gïrrum

Gállanul

Smodae

Zaffum

GALADRIEL

Phaladriel

Zhalamelly

Gyladrieth

Gamorriel

Wihodhiel

Sobraniel

Khuzaziel

Rhábbathiel

Grévodiel

Vhurakiel

Kashyriel

Lyrabriel

BOROMIR

Borovaler

Boräbrin

Baryzim

Alfomich

Boroshen

Boroelf

Zarömir

Athümir

Boravins

Borovat

Bestomir

Auromir

 

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