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Name the Brat Prince of Gondor

 April, 30 2006

Several of you who have read Fourth Age have asked me what Tel's full name is. I don't know yet. And as Raksha kindly pointed out, why should I come up with a name, when I have all those willing readers out there?

So, if you're interested, here's your chance to name a character in the Hethverse. Give me the name and a brief explanation of why you think it is appropriate. It doesn't necessarily have to be a Tel name-Tel could be short for Telcontar, his last name. Which begs the question-why doesn't Tel use his first name? Is it truly that hideous? So a tasteful name isn't absolutely necessary, and an explanation of why he doesn't like to be called by his name, humorous or not will be appreciated.

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 [1] Tel's real name? Here are some possibilities:

Telumehtar - the name of a King of Gondor, also called Telumehtar Umbardacil, who conquered Corsairs.

Telperion - One of the original Two Trees of Valinor; the older, silver one.

Teleporno: 1. a possible name for the White Tree of Tol Eressea; 2. Celeborn's name in Telerin; 3. Quenya slang for TV pornography

Telmarine: His parents honeymooned in Narnia and thought the Telmarines were interesting folks.

Tellysavalas: Don't ask. Just fork over the lollipops.

Raksha The Demon
Posted:May 1, 2006 02:04 GMT  Reply to this Comment

 [2] Tellysavalas: Don't ask. Just fork over the lollipops.

Raksha, I need your address so I can bill you for coffee damage to my monitor :-D

Posted:May 1, 2006 07:20 GMT  Reply to this Comment

 [3] Raksha: Tellmemore!

Now we know why you suggested that Isabeau put it to the peeps.

Isabeau, I like the idea that Tel is a nickname taken from his last name, and used in lieu of the monstrosity of a name bestowed upon him by his mother, who perhaps was enamored of rather obscure names linked to his illustrious heritage? For example, Narmacil Argeleb, two names of two former kings of Gondor and Arthedain respectively, but which really don't sound so nice together, or by themselves -- do they? I think Narmacil sounds like the name of some kind of ointment used on minor scrapes and burns, and Argeleb sounds like something a pirate might say while clearing his throat.

Posted:May 1, 2006 09:04 GMT  Reply to this Comment

 [4] Maybe Tell was named for his Father? so he used the nickname instead, Heth always reminded me of Andra a bit in this, seems like she learned a lot from him.

Posted:May 1, 2006 10:35 GMT  Reply to this Comment

 [5] In the way she fights I mean,

Posted:May 10, 2006 04:13 GMT  Reply to this Comment

 [6] I thought maybe Estel with Tel coming from the last part of his name, or somthing really girly sounding.

Posted:May 10, 2006 04:15 GMT  Reply to this Comment

 [7] I thought that maybe Tel's name could be a combination between Estel and Eagle. He does have a blood line directly from the "House of the Eagle". "Thoron" has a meaning of eagle in Sinderin.Therefore, "Tel" could be short for Telthoron or Telthor. That way he has a pieces of names from Aragorn's house and Hethlin's house. And if you want to add Imrahil :) in there his name could be Telthornen. "Nen being either the prefix or suffix for water.


You could never tell who I want Heth to end up with! :)

Posted:May 17, 2006 08:13 GMT  Reply to this Comment

 [8] Go, Gronyats!

Denise (another avid Heth/Imri shipper...)
Posted:May 17, 2006 14:23 GMT  Reply to this Comment

 [9] How about Teliad, it could have two meanings

teli = to come, ad = again, so "to come again",


telia = to play, ad = again, "to play again" a hint at the return to peace also his his rather troublesome nature,

Could be seen as being a bit girly as well

or Arion, "kings son" keeping the Ar prefix used by the Cheeftains of the Dunedain and a bit obvious, also he is not diriectly the kings son, with Tel coming from Telcontar.

Arphen, simply means noble, he probably thinks Tell sounds as though his name could be flashier

I don't know, I'm no good with names really

Posted:May 19, 2006 14:57 GMT  Reply to this Comment

 [10] Nargil wrote: I don't know, I'm no good with names really

You came up with some good ones, for someone who's supposedly no good with names. I appreciate the trouble everyone is taking with this-there are several good candidates here! Feel free to keep them coming, if you like.

Posted:May 19, 2006 20:17 GMT  Reply to this Comment
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