Elven Name Game

I’ve been using the name “Almeldiel” around cyberspace since 2002.  It is currently my username on Twitter and here on WordPress.

For those who have been wondering where it came from (or even if you’re not, I will force this story on you 😛 ):  One of the members of The Philippine Tolkien Society studies Quenya, or High-Elven, one of the languages of J.R.R. Tolkien’s elves.  Rashbold’s knowledge is truly impressive, and he is widely regarded as an expert in it.

Once, when we were talking about name translations in the message group, he offered to derive Elven names from our real names, and this is what he made of mine: Continue reading