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Now, I have been getting quite annoyed at the amount of misspellings of characters' names, and of place names, in this forum. I know, I know, people say that they have just seen the movies, so they've never learned how to spell the names. Even people who have read the book, you can't be expected to remember everything. Okay, I see where you're coming from.

Therefore, I decided to make this post, containing the proper spellings of some of the more common characters names, as well as place names and other spellings. If there are any I have missed, that you commonly see misspelled, please feel free to post them on this thread, and I will add them to the list.

Oh, and another thread you should check before posting in here is Vendie's Guide to Posting in the LOTR Forum, it's a very helpful thread as well.

For characters with multiple names (example, Aragorn) I have put up just their more common names, as the list was getting way too long. The other names are listed beside the first.

If the accents don't show up, try refreshing the page a few times and it should eventually work.

On with the spellings!


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~Aragorn, Elessar, Estel, Hope, Strider, The Dúnadan
~Frodo Baggins
~Gandalf, Incánus, Mithrandir, Olórin, Tharkún
~Legolas Greenleaf
~Meriadoc Brandybuck, Merry
~Peregrin Took, Pippin
~Samwise Gamgee

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~Arwen, Evenstar, Undómiel
~Celeborn, Teleporno
~Elrond, Half-elven, Peredhel
~Fëanor, Curufinwë
~Galadriel, Nerwen, Artanis

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~Elendil, Voronda
~Éomer Éadig
~Éowyn, Dernhelm
~Gríma Wormtongue

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~Bilbo Baggins
~Fredegar Bolger, Fatty
~Gaffer Gamgee, Hamfast
~Lobelia Sackville-Baggins
~Lotho Sackville-Baggins
~Otho Sackville-Baggins
~Rosie Cotton

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~Balin, Lord of Moria
~Thorin II Oakenshield

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~Radagast, Aiwendil
~Saruman, Curumo, Curunír, Sharkey

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~Ilúvatarr, Eru

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~Aulë, Mahal
~Lórien, Irmo
~Mandos, Námo
~Manwë Súlimo
~Melkor, Morgoth Bauglir
~Oromë, Aldaron

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~Varda, Elbereth
~Yavanna Kementári

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~Cirith Ungol, Cirith Dúath
~Dol Guldur
~Fangorn, Entwood
~Helm's Deep
~Isengard, Angrenost
~Lothlórien, Dwimordene, The Golden Wood, Lórien
~Meduseld, Golden Hall, Hall of Kings
~Minas Morgul
~Minas Tirith, The White Tower
~Mordor, The Black Land
~Moria, Khazad-dûm, The Black Chasm
~Mount Doom, The Fiery Mountain, Mountain of Fire, Orodruin
~Rivendell, The House of Elrond, Imladris, The Last Homely House
~Rohan, The Mark, The Riddermark
~Shire, Land of the Halflings

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~Aiglos, Aeglos, Spear of Gil-Galad
~Andúril, Flame of the West
~Glamdring, Beater, Foe-hammer
~Grond, Hammer of the Underworld
~Narsil, Sword of Elendil
~Orcrist, Biter, Goblin-cleaver

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~Athelas, Kingsfoil, Asëa Aranion
~Gollum, Slinker, Stinker, Sméagol
~Nazgûl, Ringwraiths
~Oliphaunt, Mûmakil
~Palantir, Palantiri
~Sauron, Annatar, Necromancer
~Tom Bombadil
~Treebeard, Fangorn
~Witch-king of Angmar

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~John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

*sigh* Thank you! Maybe this thread will help a bit. If I see one more post of "Gimlie" or "Borimer", or "Lagolas", I'm going to flip out.

On a side note, you may want to add a few names from the Silmarillion. Just the more common ones. Feanor, for example. (I don't know how to make accents).

Also, I don't think I saw Saruman on there.
Awesome. This will be the greatest Lord of the Rings thread for those who want to write fics and need a reference of correct spelling. *sighs*

If you need any help I'd love to add more names if needed. Just give the word.
I'm posting too much of the same thing! sweatdrop
This is a great idea! biggrin Awesome!
Yay! I'm going to add this to "A Guide to Posting in the LOTR Forum" biggrin
I don't believe I saw Grima Wormtongue, or Isildur (or Elendil?)

But the list is great!! Thanks you, and good idea!
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Tolkien was always conscientious with his spellings, nice to see it rubbed off on a few of his fans.

Good job. Maybe I can copy and paste a few of those damn tricky É's from here. 3nodding

(I just went over this post 3 times checking for spelling mistakes xd .)
Message from Menegil Belmagol:

Congratulations!! Your thread has just been aded to the list of V.I.T (Very Important Topic), in the History taken Beyond thread!! A thread to the lovers of Tolkien to express their opinions, post essays and thesis, and Fanart! Again, congratulations on this nomination, for not all threads of the Lotr Subforum deserve a place in this list. Here is the link to the thread:

The History taken Beyond

Hope you have fun, and a long, long life, with the blessing of my thread's host, Galadriel! Poke our Nazgul bodyguard! He likes it.

Menegil Belmagol, Chief Advisor to Gil-galad, High King of the Noldor

PS: Wonderful topic! I will post some suggestions, once i revise the Silmarillion.
Oh Tom Bombadil! You forgot him and another name for Treebeard is Fangorn. *nods*
Okay, I updated it with everyone's suggestions, and I also added Thranduil (seeing as his name is misspelled a lot as well). Thanks for the great feedback, all ^_^
Radagast is being added as well, I've seen his name spelled wrong a few times <_<
Radagast is being added as well, I've seen his name spelled wrong a few times <_<

Don;t forget Alatar and Pallando.
Radagast is being added as well, I've seen his name spelled wrong a few times <_<

Don;t forget Alatar and Pallando.

I wasn't planning on adding them since no one really attempts to spell their names that often...but now that it's been commented that this might be used as a reference for Fanfic writing, I'll add them ^_^
thankyou, I hate the misspelling.

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