why is this??

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  1. Miriel

    Miriel My Preciousss

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    why is it that gandalf and aragorn and the hobbits have different names but legolas (and all the elves) and gimli (and all the dwarves) have only one name??
     
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    I don't think it's stated in the movies (thusfar) but Legolas' last name is "Greenleaf" or something like that :)
     
  3. Miriel

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    well, sorta. his name, in Sindarin means "greanleaf"
     
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    Like Glorfindel said, in the movies it hasn't been explained, but as far as the books go this is what I know.

    Aragorn and Gandalf have many different titles and names mainly because they are known to many different cultures, and that they are important figures. I think I read somewhere that Hobbits were unique in that they were the first culture (or only) of Middle Earth to have use of last names. Other cultures used the classic 'son of' as a means of identity. Legolas and Gimli just haven't had use of other names, and I infer that it is because they most likely hadn't traveled Middle Earth to much.

    Ya, I found it interesting that his real name was Greenleaf Greenleaf...:p
     
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    Asgath Heavy-metal dwarf

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    lol>Greenleaf Greenleaf:D


    Radagasts pointed out just about everything you need to know, so I'm just spamming about Greenleaf Greenleaf:p
     
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    You notice when Aragorn introduces Gimli and Legolas he says Gimli son of Gloin but he didn't say who Legolas was son of.
     
  7. Miriel

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    well, whenever they talk about legolas, it's always Legolas of The Woodland Realm, like he has no dad.....maybe his dad died in the first Middle Earth war??
     
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    His father is Thranduil, King of the Mirkwood elves. Thranduil is nameless in The Hobbit, but is mentioned in LOTR.
     
  9. Miriel

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    thnx Radagast!! that was mucho helpful!!:p because I'm bored, I'm gonna write every known name of gandalf and aragorn. I hate typing to if you miss it, too bad

    Gandalf: Gandalf the Grey, Gandalf the White, Grey Wanderer, Grey Pilgrim, Greyhame, Stormcrow, Mithrandir, Incanus, Lathspell, Olorin, Tharkun, and the White Rider.
    Aragorn: Aragorn, Strider, Dunadan, Elessar, Elfstone, The Healer, King of Gondor,and The Renewer

    and I found this all in the back of the third book :p
     
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    There are more than that!
     
  11. Miriel

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    nuh uh. go look in the back of the third lotr book. every name mentioned in it is there. even some that weren't
     
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    Aragorn also goes by: Longshanks, Wingfoot, Thorongil, Estel, Telcontar, and Isildur's Heir
     
  13. Miriel

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    I dunno, sounds somewhat Harry Potter-ish to me.......
     
  14. Miriel

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    Honestly, does it matter if I left out a few or not?? The topic is why do they have so many names, not what are their names. I just put the names there for fun.
     
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    Well, you know how us LOTRites are such sticklers for details.....

    Hehe
     
  16. Miriel

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    Yea, I figured it would cause a whole mess of trouble, that's why I posted it :p anyways, someone should make up some kewl names for legolas, he's my fave and I don't think it's fair
     
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    elvenarcherinarms Fellow Archr of Mirkwood

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    Yup. We'll trip you up any chance we see fit to... [Which is almost always.lol] It's a curse we have come to acquire.. Just take it in your stride. ;)
     
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    I'm hoping that they mention some of the hobbits other names as the events of ROTK unfold...how about you guys?
     
  19. Miriel

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    Well, the book mentions [in the very end] that the whole of the hobbits band together and kick the poopie out of the ork-like humans that take over hobbiton while Sam, Merry, Pipin, and Frodo are in Mordor. There are several different towns filled with hobbits, I think they are like, Micheal Delving and Brandy Hall and I dunno places, but yeah.....
     
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    "You notice when Aragorn introduces Gimli and Legolas he says Gimli son of Gloin but he didn't say who Legolas was son of."

    later in the story they say who legolas is the son of