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Old 10-11-2002, 07:53 AM   #5
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lindil has just left Hobbiton.

"newcomers will think that Legolas and Laegolas are 2 seperate people"

That is exactly mypoint, they are!

and so any justifiable adjustment of the name [ and JRRT provides several imo] will help to differentiate him from the 3rd age Elf wh is ason of thranduil and has maybe a 1 in million chance of being the same as the Laegolas of Gondolin.

I actually would go w/ quenya myself because a. we have other quenya named elves in Gondolin and b. JRRT provies one, and C. it even further disassociates him from Legolas of Mirkwood, but no one else in the group wants to countenance using Quenya names as substitues.
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