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Eladrin Names is not just your average name generator.
It can generate over 12,00 Elvish names in 24 different languages based on a variety of inputs including phonetics and sentence construction.
Eladrin Names also generates the backstory for each individual who has been generated with their own unique culture, occupation, favorite color and more! Allowing you to create as many diverse characters as possible all from just one site!
Popular elven surnames
Not only does it take care of naming needs but this website will also allow you to find out how popular elven surnames are on Earth by using Google Analytics data something that nobody else offers today.
If you’re looking for an Elvish name that’s not on our list, we can generate one for you. Just input the phonetics of your new Eladrin Names and choose to add a backstory or not!
Eladrin Names is also packed with interactive games to help users learn more about elves in general as well as their own elven avatars including an avatar creator based off how real people would dress up if they were an elf from Middle Earth. You will never want to go back after this website has finished generating everything you need when it comes to naming your characters!
The Lord of the Rings
A majority of the names on Eladrin Names are also found in Tolkien’s novel The Lord of the Rings as well as other fantasy novels. So, if you want a name that sounds like it would belong to an elf fighting alongside Thorin Oakenshield and Gandalf against Sauron when he was trying to take over Middle Earth during world war II we got your back!
If you’ve ever had to name a new character and found it difficult, or if you’re just feeling stuck for ideas when trying to come up with the perfect name, Eladrin Names is your one-stop shop! We offer a variety of lists on our website that can be sorted by region or culture. You might find this article helpful in deciding what kind of naming conventions are most appropriate for your fantasy novel: eladrinnames.com/blog/.
This is a really great example of an article about how Eladrin names, while not being the end of the world as we know it, are still quite problematic and could lead to some serious issues in your campaign if you’re not careful. So here’s my take on why that happens, and what you can do to mitigate the risk:
In elven society there’s already a lot riding on having an Elven name they represent who you are because “elves learn their true identity from themselves”
The problem with Eladrin is that there seems to be no clear distinction between Elf (Eladrin) or Drow (Eladrins), which leads people into thinking this has something to do with Elven heritage, which it doesn’t.
In conclusion, if your campaign is set on the Eastern side of Toril (where most non-humans are), then you might not need to worry about this issue as much – but if there’s any mention at all about elves from other countries, I would strongly recommend caution when giving these types of names.
Elvin: Elf + Vine = Elvin
Lassie: Lad + Girl = Lassie (a diminutive of “lass”)
Nori: Man or Mortal + Wit(s) = Nori=Mortal+Wits;
in other words, a mortal with intelligence and wit. A clever mortal man. This could also be translated to ‘man’+’wise’.
There are many reasons why these types of names are still being given today – some parents believe it has something to do with Elven heritage, which it doesn’t. If you’re going for this type of theme where there’s a mix of Tolkien-inspired Elvish and more human names, we recommend caution when giving these types of names.
We’ve seen people who have a different take on this type of name – for example, instead of an elven prefix combined with a much more common suffix that you might find in other cultures such as Germanic or Nordic naming traditions. they’ll use the same root word but change up the ending to something like “el” so it sounds Elf-like.
In languages such as Quenya from Lord Of The Rings there are three endings: “-iel,” “-eth,” and “-inn.” If your child is going to be named after one of those Elven characters then feel free to base their name off that, but if not, then consider how it might be interpreted by others in the human world.
If your child is going to be named after one of those Elven characters, feel free to base their name off that review this list for inspiration!, but if not, then consider how it might be interpreted by others in the human world.