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Old 01-28-2005, 05:17 PM   #161
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Neurion, is your real name Jacob (meaning 'supplanter' or 'successor')??
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Old 01-28-2005, 05:26 PM   #162
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Well, you can just ignore the title in bold ... Anyway, If you are brushed up on your ancient egyptian culture and religion you will know what "Ka" means. If you know this, you can understand why i put "THE" in bold
I was wondering if you were doing the Egyptian thing THE Ka, and I like saying your name in posts, THE Ka. Hehe, it's like The Cheat.
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My given name is Shannon. Feel special my fellow posters I don't reveal it to just any internet soul. It's the biggest River in Ireland and it means "Old One". My parents probably didn't know this, but I like it.

Ainaserkewen (Eye-Na-Serk-a-wen) from the name generator, means Maiden of the Holy Blood. I've always like the idea of being a kind of Merovingian when it came to heritage. I'm not, but I like to think I am.
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:11 PM   #163
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Neurion, is your real name Jacob (meaning 'supplanter' or 'successor')??
Close. It's James, the anglicized version of Jaime, the spanish form of Jacob.
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:27 PM   #164
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I don't get it...

Okay, doing it the search engine way, is this The Cheat???




...Who's trogdor? I keep seeing 'Trogdor' next to the fat little peep...


I don't like it.

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Old 01-28-2005, 06:51 PM   #165
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Old 01-28-2005, 07:24 PM   #166
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Hmm...

...Okay....

The Cheats...Well, I like his bust of Van Buren.

Mix me with a Marzipan and The Cheat and you'll come across a Ka.

They are... Interesting. I guess.


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Old 01-29-2005, 05:56 AM   #167
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My user name is a name of an constellation (according to Silma) but I dunno of which constellation. :S
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Old 01-29-2005, 01:28 PM   #168
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Oh, how I love an excuse to do dorky research! It means "Eagle of the West"; according to the Encyclopedia of Arda article about it, it is possibly the constellation Aquila, the Eagle. Information on that hither.
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Old 01-29-2005, 04:22 PM   #169
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My user name is a name of an constellation (according to Silma) but I dunno of which constellation. :S
My screen name is also a constalation according to the Silm., Casseopeia (don't know if that's spelt right).

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Well, you can just ignore the title in bold ... Anyway, If you are brushed up on your ancient egyptian culture and religion you will know what "Ka" means. If you know this, you can understand why i put "THE" in bold.
Ka I always thought that your name was from the movie " A fish called Wanda" (Monty Python), where the guy kept saying "the ka, the ka" but he couldn't say anything past that. I suppose I was mistaken.

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Old 01-29-2005, 05:19 PM   #170
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My screen name is also a constalation according to the Silm., Casseopeia (don't know if that's spelt right).



Ka I always thought that your name was from the movie " A fish called Wanda" (Monty Python), where the guy kept saying "the ka, the ka" but he couldn't say anything past that. I suppose I was mistaken.

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Oh I love that movie!

Another thing that caught me off guard was when on an episode of The Simsons, Moe says, " I think I left my Ka back there". It was the episode were Homer tries to get into the Guiness book of World records, by playing a banjo with a snake... Then he moves on to having the world's tallest human pyramid, (using all of springfield of course...) and then it falls down (Homer was on top...) and the whole town rolls into a gigantic ball and lands on a giant scale... They end up being the fattest town. Moe always has been my favorite...
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Old 01-30-2005, 08:36 AM   #171
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Oh, how I love an excuse to do dorky research! It means "Eagle of the West"; according to the Encyclopedia of Arda article about it, it is possibly the constellation Aquila, the Eagle. Information on that hither.
Oh, I guess so then. Thanksie, Enca. ^^
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Old 01-30-2005, 03:28 PM   #172
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...Okay....

The Cheats...Well, I like his bust of Van Buren.

Mix me with a Marzipan and The Cheat and you'll come across a Ka.

They are... Interesting. I guess.


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*pops head out of pile of hay and the 13th ghost memorabillia*

who said the cheat!, of course most of you know i'm an avid fan of homestarrunner, with my the cheat shirt and all...and my many the cheat, trogdor and strongbad pics... which has inspired me to make my own web-series(currently making a very special Silmarillion music video and own web-series)
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Old 01-30-2005, 07:56 PM   #173
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Roughly translated it means I go around everywhere bouncing a Tennis Ball.

I can provide a more accurate translation if anyone desires.



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Old 01-30-2005, 08:26 PM   #174
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Who isn't? Actually I am a huge Strongbad fan.
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Old 01-30-2005, 10:35 PM   #175
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Roughly translated it means I go around everywhere bouncing a Tennis Ball.

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Close. It's James, the anglicized version of Jaime, the spanish form of Jacob.
Thanks for info . It's enlightening. I mean, I've got as far as translate it to 'second one', but could not progress past that

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*pops head out of pile of hay and the 13th ghost memorabillia*

who said the cheat!, of course most of you know i'm an avid fan of homestarrunner, with my the cheat shirt and all...and my many the cheat, trogdor and strongbad pics... which has inspired me to make my own web-series(currently making a very special Silmarillion music video and own web-series)
Okay, okay! Geez...

...You're making a silmarillion music...video? Dare I ask what song it is...*


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So on topic - are there any meaning to name Legolas? I looked in the end of Silmarillion, but there are no entries
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I think it means Greenleaf. From the Quenya laiqui(?) green and lassë leaf.

I think . . .
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So Legolas is just Legolas Legolas or Greenleaf Greenleaf? Funny Funny, to think to think it was it was a nick a nick
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I'll bet that when Legolas was born (the character) his name had some kind of history or lineage. It wasn't just any old name out of a "What to name your baby book"

THE Ka, I must apologise for exposing you to this way of life. If you enjoyed your visit to the mythical, magical site of Homestarrunner.net, then I fear you are doomed to revisit and join the ranks of the weekly new-stuff bandits.

*someone whispers* "It's .com"

Oh, sorry...It's Dot Com! And it's Dot Amazing how many people are such loyal fans with only word-of-mouth publicity. They don't allow people to advertise publically.

Just curious, how many people would change their screen names if they got a chance to?
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Old 02-01-2005, 12:52 PM   #183
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[QUOTE=Ainaserkewen]I'll bet that when Legolas was born (the character) his name had some kind of history or lineage. It wasn't just any old name out of a "What to name your baby book"

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Legolas is a "reused" name albeit of a v. minor char in a then unpublished work sorry don't have HoME on me for refs. An alternative translation would be Sharp Ears (from laigo lhas) - which might be the nail in the coffin of the pointy ears debate !

However Green Leaf is clearly the meaning intended since it is included in Galadriel's rhyme and clearly it reinforces Legolas's identity as an elf of the woodland realm, established partly in protest at the damaging effects of the Noldor and their culture. Thranduil's choice of this very simple "nature" name for his son could thus be seen as semi political. But maybe I am reading far to much into this . Incidentally - I can't remember any other time apart from the rhyme where Legolas is referred to as "Legolas Greenleaf" in the books. I know it has been widely used in marketing bumph .......
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That's the problem, Mithalwen, how far do you read into a name? We know about the choice of names of other tribes of elves, how they would have more than one with various deep reasons for each, but with Legolas or any Moriquendi, how do we know whether or not those names really are supposed to mean anything or just sound cool like how a lot of people name their kids today, without thought to how they relate to their bearer.

Names and their meanings or intentions by the author is a whole library of ideas that were never truly covered. But I suppose seeing as we can't ask the parents of characters nor the author that once again we are left to speculate.
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Incidentally - I can't remember any other time apart from the rhyme where Legolas is referred to as "Legolas Greenleaf" in the books. I know it has been widely used in marketing bumph .......
To Legolas Greenleaf, long under tree,
In joy though hast lived, beware of the sea,
For if thou hearest the cry of the gull upon shore,
Then thy heart shall rest in the forest no more.


A most likely slightly inaccurate, by memory rendition of Galadriel's message sent to Legolas, via Gandalf, received in Fangorn.
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There is another instance. Maybe there are some more, but I remember in Fangorn Gandalf calls Legolas greenleaf:

'No, no!' cried Gimli. 'Do as you please in your madness, but let me first get down from this horse! I wish to see no eyes!' 'Stay, Legolas Greenleaf!' said Gandalf. 'Do not go back into the wood, not yet! Now is not your time.'
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Hi. I've just joined your forum so I thought I'd tell you that my name means Silver Twilight.

Oh, and how can you say that:

Legolas is a "reused" name albeit of a v. minor char in a then unpublished work sorry don't have HoME on me for refs. An alternative translation would be Sharp Ears (from laigo lhas) - which might be the nail in the coffin of the pointy ears debate !

Legolas (that is the first one) slayed a balrog during the fall of Gondolin! I don't think that you can call him minor. Well, he was slain himself, but seeing as only three balrog's have been slain and each of their slayers have been slain I don't see the problem!

I think I should stop using the word slain...
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Um, was not it Echtelion who slew the balrog in Gondolin?

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Lucien is my take on a more modern version of Luthien. I love philology and I can help but wonder about Tolkien's meanings behind his words and names. Lucien being related to Lucifer and the Morning star (either Venus or Sirius) I put it with Tindomiel which was his word for the time just before dawn. Undomiel is his word for twilight, and I think also related to the star Sirius or Venus, as both are sometimes evening stars. TaDa!
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It all sums up neatly:

Elvish name plus the real name meaning ends up in 'immortal grey echo'. Sounds good, I mean, really good

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I like how you derived your name, Lucien! It caught my eye at first because there's a character in the Sandman graphic novels named Lucien...
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That's the problem, Mithalwen, how far do you read into a name? We know about the choice of names of other tribes of elves, how they would have more than one with various deep reasons for each, but with Legolas or any Moriquendi, how do we know whether or not those names really are supposed to mean anything or just sound cool like how a lot of people name their kids today, without thought to how they relate to their bearer.

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Well in HoME there is rather contradictory information - some names were chosen just because they sounded nice, "Father" names were usually similar to the father's own name, but "mother" names usually had significance because Eldarin mothers had great insight into their children's characters. In addition many elves were known by names the had been given or gave themselves so we would need to know what sort of name Legolas was before we could draw conclusions....
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Ecthelion was the balrog slayer in the published Silmarillion. Legolas was a character in the 'Fall of Gondolin' in its earliest forms, found in the History of Middle Earth Volume II: The Book of Lost Tales 2. The Fall of Gondolin was one of Tolkien's first stories in Middle-earth. It was written in the 1910's, and experienced a lot of changes over the almost sixty years leading up to its publication.
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My first name, Linnahiril, means either "Lady of Song," or "Lady of Music", because I love music. It has always been an essential part of my life. My second name, Tinnufinwen, means "Night-haired maiden," refering merely to the fact that I have dark hair.
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Old 02-07-2005, 04:52 PM   #197
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It all sums up neatly:

Elvish name plus the real name meaning ends up in 'immortal grey echo'. Sounds good, I mean, really good


Perhaps Thinlomien if/when you get offered a personal title you could use Immortal Grey Echo, it's very nice.
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Old 02-08-2005, 05:12 AM   #198
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Ok I did get it wrong before Legolas didn't slay the Balrog, but neither did Echelion. It was Glorfindel. Legolas led the rest of the people away because he was 'keen sighted'.
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Old 02-08-2005, 06:00 AM   #199
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it is nice to see passionate Legolas supporter, just like myself (I mean, booky Legolas, not drooling over Orlando Bloom, that is). But in your passion you haste a bit and miss things your certainly know, sure . That is, in Gondolin (the town itself), Ecthelion slew Balrog. Glorfindel slew one too, but not in Gondolin per say, but on their, that is, fugitives, way out, and they both fell into some precipice. At that, both elves where also the slain - both died in battle too.
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:28 PM   #200
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I made a rough translation of my name and got Ainuosérë which means God's peace.
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