I know I was looking for the biggest mouthful. Celebrimbor would have been even more of a mouthful but only a little better haha.
I know guys who go by Dick, so yeah, it's easy enough to separate names from unfortunate connotations in English (if you aren't in Middle School), but since the audience isn't familiar with Elvish languages, we are going to have to help them out by making choices that don't conflate things that shouldn't be conflated. 'Rog' does not sound like the name of an elf in Tolkien's later writing, and definitely looks like the type of name he would have changed himself (it's from the 1920 Fall of Gondolin) in bringing the story to more Lord of the Rings-era elvish names and conceptions. Had he, you know, ever done that himself. *ahem* I'm not upset about that at all. Nope, 'The Coming of Tuor to Gondolin' being a completely unfinished work that never even got to the good part of the story isn't the least bit disappointing. Not at all.Is that maybe thinking too hard about it? I've got a friend named Stan, and nobody seems to link him with Satan. Or any of the Asian countries ending in "-stan" either for that matter.
HAHA, yes, please this! That would be awesome. The 'so, we hear you're a purist....' edition!Of course we'll have an elvish dubbed version, where everything will be translated into Quenya and Sindarin, and in that version they'll not only address each other in their proper Quenya and Sindarin name forms but they'll also use their proper nicks in private dialogue.. but that additional "elf-dub" will only come out withnthe release of the special dvd edition..
And i know somebody who is already learni g neo-valarin to do the 1st season translation work...
Of those my favorite is Alagon, followed by Legrin. Bellas and Lagor are maybe tied for my third favorite. I think Thalion, Tu, Celeg, and Dorn would best be avoided.? > Alag or Alagon (rushing)
Larca/Alarca > Lagor (swift/rapid) not sure if these are really cognates
? > Legrin (rapid)
Tyelca > Celeg (hasty/agile)
Linta > Lint (swift)
? > Thalion (steadfast, daughtless) but that could get confusing
Tuo/Tuor > Tû/Tui (physically strong) but potentially confusing
M-something > Bell (physically strong)
M-something > Bellas (physical strength)
Norna > Dorn (tough) but might be confusing
Poldo > ? (strong, burly)
Nórima > ? ("strong/swift at running")