Alfirin: 11. Naming the Original Characters

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11. Naming the Original Characters

Naming the Original Characters

A list with the names of the original characters who have made an appearance or were mentioned in this story, along with name meanings. Names marked with an asterisk are constructed by me.

    Almiel – wife of the Steward Ecthelion II; mother of Ivreth, Elthian and Denethor II. Her name means daughter of good fortune; from the Quenya words alma=good fortune, and iel=daughter.
   
Arastor Gondorian captain slain during Sauron's attack on Osgliliath at the beginning of the Ring War; husband of Elthian; father of Arvinion, Damhir and Idrin. His name means deer brother; from the Sindarin words aras=deer, and tôr=brother.
    
Arvinion* – Ranger of Ithilien; first son of Elthian and Arastor; older brother of Damhir and Idrin; nephew of Denethor II. His name means noble first son; from the Sindarin words ar=noble, min=one, and iôn=son.
    Damhir
* – Ranger of Ithilien; second son of Elthian and Arastor; brother of Arvinion and Idrin; nephew of Denethor II. His name means hammer lord; a simplified form of the name Damhír; from the Sindarin words dam=hammer, and hîr=lord.
    Déormód
– Rider of Rohan. His name means bold heart; from the Old English words déor=bold, and mód=heart.
    Eithor
– manservant in the Steward Denethor II's employment. His name means helper; from the Sindarin verb eitha-=to assist, and the genderless suffix -or.
   
Elthian* – second daughter of the Steward Ecthelion II; wife of Arastor; mother of Arvinion, Damhir and Idrin; died of lung disease seventeen years before the Ring War. Her name means gift of the evening star; a simplified form of the name Elthinan; from the Sindarin words êl=star, thîn=evening, and ant=gift.
    Glaewen
– healer at the Houses of Healing in Minas Tirith. Her name means salve maiden; from the Sindarin words glaew=salve, and gwend=maiden.
    Húron –
former Gondorian Captain. His name means fiery spirit; from the Sindarin word hûr=fiery spirit, and the masculine suffix -on.
    Idrin
* – healer at the Houses of Healing in Minas Tirith; daughter of Elthian and Arastor; younger sister of Arvinion and Damhir; niece of Denethor II. Her name means sparkling dew; a Sindarin form of the Quenya name Itarin; from the Quenya verb ita-=to sparkle, and rin=dew.
    Inneth
– healer at the Houses of Healing in Minas Tirith. Her name means inner thought; from the Sindarin word ind=inner thought, and the feminine suffix -eth.
   
Ivreth – first daughter of the Steward Ecthelion II; died of disease during the Ring War. Her name means crystal; from the Sindarin word ivor=crystal, and the feminine suffix -eth.
    Léofred
– former Rider of Rohan; father of Éothain; first cousin of Éomund of Eastfold. His name means beloved counsel; from the Old English words léof=beloved, and raed=counsel.
    Neston –
personal healer of the Steward Denethor II's family. His name means healer; from the Sindarin verb nesta-=to heal, and the masculine suffix -on.


This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Certh

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Other

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/11/13

Original Post: 08/24/11

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