Saturday, February 14, 2009

Weekly Geeks 5

For this week's edition of Weekly Geeks, we're going to take a closer look at character names. What are some of your favorite character names? Go to or a baby name site, and look up a favorite character's name. What does their name mean? Do you think the meaning fits the character? Why or why not?If you'd like, look up your own name as well and share the meaning.

When I was young, and impressionable, I read The Lord of the Rings, and thought that Arwen was the most beautiful name I had ever heard. I still do.
In Elvish it means "noble maiden." Very fitting, for the character, both in the books and the movies.

My name is a derivative of Mary, and there is a pretty detailed description here:

Happy Weekly Geeks everyone _ live long, and prosper:)


Linda said...

I still think Arwen's a beatiful name. Good choice!

Kerrie said...

Thanks for the link to Behind a Name Maree.

gautami tripathy said...

I too think Arwen is a great name..

Names and more names

Ana S. said...

I've always loved the name Arwen. When I went to Wales I stayed with a couple who had an adorable little girl named Awen...I think I called her Arwen by mistake at least twice :P

Gavin said...

Thank you for the link, Maree.

Staci said...

I love all the names Tolkein used but especially Arwen!!

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, I haven't read LoTR! I did catch the movies though but I suppose it doesn't compare to reading the book yes?

Arwen is a great choice. I've yet to come across an elven name I don't like.

Kim said...

Arwen is a beautiful name for a beautiful character--both in the book and the movie character of Liv Tyler. She was so ethereal.

Maree said...

Thanks everyone! :)
I wanted to name a little girl that, if I ever had one, after I first read the book. I probably wouldn't now, but I still think it's beautiful. :)
Ann: the books and the movies have different strengths, the way I see it _ I love both.
Kim: she was; I thought she was perfectly cast.
Happy Weekly Geeks everyone! :)

Anonymous said...

Arwen is beautiful. I have to meet any humans with the name and I wonder why not? It would be a nice middle name, too.