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Old 08-09-2004, 07:14 AM   #81
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Old 08-10-2004, 01:34 PM   #82
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Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.
Grey tree ..... not grey something maiden ..... happened to be my main RPG character at the moment I joined who was a silver-haired elf and to fit her char I wanted something mysterious and unobtrusive ..... as a change and contrast to earlier more flamboyant characters.... who were actually slightly obnoxious... which is closer to me - I won't say!
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Old 08-10-2004, 03:42 PM   #83
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After somebody says don't say that your screen name doesn't mean anything, sooner or later someone gonna say, ''My screen name doesn't mean anything, huh huh huh huuuh.'' Just you wait .
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Old 08-10-2004, 11:50 PM   #84
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i know about that, but most people would think you get it from Minas Morgul, which means City of the Dead...just thinking don't have to throw it back in my face if you don't like Dead Queen
Sorry Gil-Galad, I didn't mean it like that. It's just that after a while you get so tired of explaining this to people who then accuse you of flaming...*sighs*

But, to be technical, Minas Morgul is called the City of the Dead because that's where the Nazgul rule, the actual meaning is the 'Tower of Dark Sorcery'.

I actually chose the name because, at the time, I had a nazgirlish fixation with the Morgul-Lord....not my best idea, but I have grown rather attached to the name.

Oh, and City of the Dead would be 'Ostgyrth'.

Sorry again, I'm a PPC agent, if that's any explaination. I get a bit annoyed when people misinterpret elvish.
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Old 08-11-2004, 05:38 PM   #85
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"Iris", besides being my favourite flower, is also the Greek goddess of rainbows, and I've always loved rainbows, since they are a symbol of hope and full of pretty colours besides. As for "Alantiel", I patched that together while listening to my FotR movie soundtrack, based on words I picked up from the Elvish in the Enya songs. Roughly translated, it means "fallen star". Some people think that sounds depressing, but I think it's all in how you look at it - I prefer to think of it as reflecting a star that has come down from the heavens to contribute its light to the earthly realm, rather than a star that has descended from its starting place and come to lower things. In any case, "Iris Alantiel" is from my pen name, myself being an aspiring writer.
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Old 09-10-2004, 01:25 PM   #86
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Old 09-10-2004, 05:51 PM   #87
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Pyroclastic is a geologic term approximately meaning "volcanic rock fragments". Unfourtounatley, this name has been quite prophetic regarding my geology carreer among other things. Never think that names have no bearing on who we become.

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Old 09-10-2004, 09:49 PM   #89
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Pyroclastic - my dad is a geologist, so when I saw your name I immediately had visions of various volcanoes erupting in spectacular fashion (specifically, Mt. St. Helens and Pinatubo). I love you now.
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Old 09-11-2004, 07:53 PM   #90
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Well thank you Latchwen, I'm flattered. I really wanted to find something both geologic and LOTR realted, and I'm pleased with the result.

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Old 09-17-2004, 05:17 AM   #91
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Terrifyingly nerdile as it is I chose my screen-name in homage to Apple Computer's Great High Poobah of software. Tragic I know.
Could be worse though. I very nearly went with Teleporno for sheer amusement value
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Old 09-17-2004, 10:34 AM   #92
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Welcome to the Downs, Avie! Your alternate possible name choice would have surprised a lot of people who haven't read HoME! I wonder what Tolkien would think if he realized the connotations of that name nowadays...
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Old 09-17-2004, 11:17 AM   #93
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Thank you for your kind welcome. Happy to be here!
One indeed wonders if the good professor had been over-indulging in the pipeweed when he came up with that particular linguistic gem
As you say though, words change their connotations over time. No doubt Prof T would revolve in his grave to think that his noble Elf creation now conjures up visions of....erm....certain specialist telecommunications services!
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Old 09-17-2004, 07:26 PM   #94
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Old 09-17-2004, 07:39 PM   #95
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Old 09-18-2004, 09:12 AM   #96
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Silmaril finally! 100 posts!

You have two middle names, Zebedee? That is very cool. Love your sig, by the way. Dilbert rules!




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Old 09-18-2004, 10:43 AM   #97
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Old 09-23-2004, 06:59 AM   #98
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Actually I never give gifts, I only receive em, but I like Yavanna, both the name & the meaning. II coz my fave teacher's name is Yavanna, not so sure if she' s TOlkienist.
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Old 09-23-2004, 11:41 AM   #99
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Welcome to the Downs, Avie! Your alternate possible name choice would have surprised a lot of people who haven't read HoME! I wonder what Tolkien would think if he realized the connotations of that name nowadays...

I half wonder if it even occured and maybe someone had to point it out to him ...surely if he noticed such things he wouldn't have called the Uruk/Orc in Cirith Ungol (not Gorbag) THAT.... but maybe it just meant a type of tobacco or a bird like a cormorant then........
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Old 09-23-2004, 03:33 PM   #100
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I half wonder if it even occured and maybe someone had to point it out to him ...surely if he noticed such things he wouldn't have called the Uruk/Orc in Cirith Ungol (not Gorbag) THAT.... but maybe it just meant a type of tobacco or a bird like a cormorant then........ --Mith
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I half wonder if it even occured and maybe someone had to point it out to him ...surely if he noticed such things he wouldn't have called the Uruk/Orc in Cirith Ungol (not Gorbag) THAT.... but maybe it just meant a type of tobacco or a bird like a cormorant then........
I'm sure Professor Tolkien is twisting and turning in his grave over our horrid slang...
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Old 09-24-2004, 01:14 AM   #102
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hey, it's still alive

I'm glad this thread is not dead, but lives one . I mean, thank you for all the feedback, yes
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Old 09-24-2004, 07:51 AM   #103
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Old 09-24-2004, 07:54 AM   #104
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I believe my name came from an Orcish variation of my actual name on the name generator, I'm not 100% sure that it's correct but I gave it a go anyway.
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:40 AM   #105
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I've posted this somewhere else, but what the heck ...

When I first joined, I had just read the Faraway Tree books (by Endi Blyton) to my daughter. Since they had been my favourite books as a child until I read The Hobbit, I assumed the name (and occasionally the personality) of my favourite character from them.
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:51 AM   #106
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That's all well and good (and interesting) but what is up with that. . .um. . .interesting looking fellow now serving as your avatar?
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Old 09-24-2004, 10:22 AM   #107
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but what is up with that. . .um. . .interesting looking fellow now serving as your avatar?
Abe is in the tradition of unlikely and reluctant heroes. Very Hobbitish, in a way.

Edit: (As indeed is the Saucepan Man himself, now I come to think of it.)
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:05 PM   #108
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Old 09-24-2004, 01:49 PM   #109
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Wasn't the Saucepan Man the slightly scary one? Or am I getting mixed up with Moon-Face? Dang, I'm going to have to find those books again.
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Old 09-24-2004, 05:19 PM   #110
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Old 09-25-2004, 09:53 AM   #111
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Yes, the Angry Pixie, just like my neighbour...

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Here's our dear old Saucepan man with all his sauce pans and kettles tied around him. He doesn't live up the tree, but visits his friends often. isn't he peculiar? All that clattering and banging of his kettles and pans makes him quite deaf at times and creates the funniest situations. Once when Jo said "I am glad of that", Saucepan heard Cat!!! and said "No, I haven't got a cat!" Silly old Saucepan Man! ..
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Old 09-25-2004, 10:10 AM   #112
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Old 09-25-2004, 10:16 AM   #113
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Old 09-25-2004, 10:26 AM   #114
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I do know who Pallado is/was.
He was one of the Ithryn Luin (Blue Wizards). He and Alatar traveled to the Eastern lands and were never seen again. Curunir went with them also, but he returned to the western section of Middle-Earth alone. What happened to the twain is unknown, whether they perished, caught by the Dark Lord and taken into his service, or set up cults in the East. All that is known for sure is that only Mithrandir returned to Valinor.
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CarnimŪriŽ is Quenya for "red-jewelled." It was the name of one of Quickbeam's beloved rowan trees that was cut down by Saruman's orcs. I picked it for its sound without knowing what it meant when I contemplated what screenname to use should I ever join the Barrow Downs...
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Old 10-02-2004, 01:02 AM   #116
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Really my screen name dosent mean anything ,its just my name initials "rut",and legolas,can I change it??
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Old 10-02-2004, 12:20 PM   #117
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My name and sig (most of it anyway) refers to (as I`m sure you know) Nimrodel, the Elven maiden of old.
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Old 10-04-2004, 05:05 AM   #118
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Really my screen name dosent mean anything ,its just my name initials "rut",and legolas,can I change it??
see How would I go about getting a name change?
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I am very lazy. I use the same screen name on whatever forum I'm on. It's the county of my birth and I've lived there for all my years.

Yes, it is the land of Essex Boy and Essex Girl. Oh, and to add I'm married to a Tracey....and she used to be a secretary.....and she's blonde....and she used to drink malibu and pineapple....(she's moved onto southern comfort now, but luckily she doesn't like my Jim Beam) But at least she's never owned a pair of stilletos, and I can't remember her dancing round a handbag whenever I was with her at Hollywood's nightclub.

(apologies to the 99.99% of forum members who haven't got a clue what I'm going on about, but that's normal anyway...)

PS The only tenuous link to Essex I can garner for Lord of the Rings is that one of our towns has roads named after the characters and places of lotr. ie rivendell, gandalf way etc.
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