The First Dance: 6. Naming the Original Characters

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6. 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. In the list are also featured non-canon Sindarin names for places. 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.
    Angdan*
blacksmith at Minas Tirith. His name means ironwright; from the Sindarin words ang=iron, and tân=maker.
    Arvinion* – Ranger of Ithilien; 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.
    Braignor* – apprentice of Angdan. His name means sudden fire; from the Sindarin words braig=sudden, and naur=fire.
    Cénweald – Rider of Rohan; betrothed of Sethryth. His name means bold p
ower; from the Old English words céne=bold, and weald=power.
    Damhir* – Ranger of Ithilien; 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.
    Déorwynn – wife of Léofred; mother of Éothain and Sethryth; Lady of Aldburg. Her name means
dear joy; from the Old English words déore=dear, and wynn=joy.
    Dyrstig – warhorse of Éothain. His name means daring; from the Old English word dyrstig=daring.
   Espig* – tabby cat belonging to Idrin. His name means little smoke; from the Sindarin word osp=smoke, and the genderless diminutive suffix -ig.
    Faervel
– wife of Arvinion; mother of Orien; sister-by-law of Damhir and Idrin. Her name means strong spirit; from the Sindarin words faer=spirit, and bell=strong.
    Fleothe – lover of Éothain who died of fever. Her name means water-lily; from the Old English word fleo
ðe=water-lily.
    Forvarad*
– childhood home of Idrin in Lossarnach by the Anduin. The name means shore fortress; from the Sindarin words faur=shore, and barad=fortress.
    Gladhwen
– wife of Damhir; sister-by-law of Arvinion and Idrin. Her name means laughing maiden; from the Sindarin verb gladh-=to laugh, and the word gwend=maiden.
    Idrin* – healer at the Houses of Healing in Minas Tirith; 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.
    Léofred – former Rider of Rohan; husband of
Déorwynn; father of Éothain and Sethryth; first cousin of Éomund of Eastfold; Lord of Aldburg. His name means beloved counsel; from the Old English words léof=beloved, and ræd=counsel.
    Lírien
– girl at the orphan-house in Minas Tirith. Her name means daughter of song; from the Sindarin word lîr=song, and the feminine suffix -ien=daughter of.
    Merilwen
maidservant in the Citadel of Minas Tirith. Her name means rose maiden; from the Sindarin words meril=rose, and gwend=maiden.
    Míril
– woman running the orphan-house in Minas Tirith; younger sister of Tassweg. Her name means jewel; from the Sindarin word mîr=jewel, and the feminine suffix -il.
    Nathes – housekeeper of Idrin's father's townhouse in Minas Tirith. Her name means weaver; from the Sindarin word nath=web, and the feminine suffix -eth.
    Nolwa* – pony belonging to Idrin in her childhood. His name means cinnamon; from the Quenya words ne=scent, and  olwa=branch.

    Orien – daughter of Arvinion and Faervel; niece of Damhir and Idrin. Her name means daughter of the morning; from the Sindarin word aur=morning, and the feminine suffix -ien=daughter of.

    Rindil*
– wife of Angdan. Her name means lily garland; from the Quenya words rië=garland, and indil=lily.
Sethryth
– younger sister of Éothain; daughter of Léofred and Déorwynn. Her name means sea strength; from the Old English words =sea, and þryð=strength.
    Tassweg*
– woman running the orphan-house in Minas Tirith; older sister of Míril. Her name means laborious one; from the Sindarin word tass=labour, and the genderless suffix -weg=active in doing.
    Thaldor* – son of a lord from Lossarnach; betrothed of Idrin slain in battle before the Ring War. His name means stalwart and noble; from the Sindarin words thala=stalwart, and taur=noble.



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Story Information

Author: Certh

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/10/14

Original Post: 07/28/13

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