Dang, I missed pie day but showed up here in time for the Ides of March. Not fair. xd
If I have kids, as cool as an LotR name would be, I don't know if I'd saddle a kid with that or not. I mean, I've always loved the name "Peregrin", but that's just asking to be made fun of; the female names are a bit more normal-sounding, like "Luthien" or "Eowyn" or something. On the other hand, the names I do love and would be tempted to name kids are inevitably Shakespearean or Old English, so they're probably going to end up made fun of anyway (and hey, if it's OE, then it's Rohirric, so it's LotR- technically). ... But then I think "kids are going to get made fun of regardless of their name because other kids are cruel", so why not just give them a name that not many other people have, right?
Eh, I probably won't have kids anyway so it probably won't matter. I can name my cats whatever. xd
Loool Niere, are you bagging the event just because it requires you to think? XD. I don't understand it either though x)
Merly, I totally agree with that. I like names that are unique. However I do love this quote from Bilbo during the naming of Sam's first daughter Elanor: A name that does not need to be cut in half in order to be used (Paraphrased). I can't find my books D;. Cookie to anyone that find the exact quote.
'Well, Mr. Frodo,' he said. 'I'm in a bit of a fix. Rose and me had settled to call him Frodo, with your leave; but it's not him, it's her. Though as pretty a maidchild as anyone could hope for, taking after Rose more than me, luckily. So we don't know what to do.'
'Well, Sam,' said Frodo, 'what's wrong with the old customs? Choose a flower name like Rose. Half the maidchildren in the Shire are called by such names, and what could be better?'
'I suppose you're right, Mr. Frodo,' said Sam. 'I've heard some beautiful names on my travels, but I suppose they're a bit too grand for daily wear and tear, as you might say. The Gaffer, he says: "Make it short, and then you won't have to cut it short before you can use it." But if it's to be a flower-name, then I don't trouble about the length: it must be a beautiful flower, because, you see, I think she is very beautiful, and is going to be beautifuller still.'
Frodo thought for a moment. 'Well, Sam, what about elanor, the sun-star, you remember the little golden flower in the grass of Lothlórien?'
'You're right again, Mr. Frodo!' said Sam delighted. 'That's what I wanted.'