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Old 07-26-2011, 03:35 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Galadriel55 View Post
Last but not least, why would anyone name their son Halfwit?


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Morsul was considering it!

But I think Morsul is right that maybe Hobbit culture didn't particularly consider meanings unless say flower names for a girl. Tolkien seldom gave names without significance even if it were a private joke.. like Gamgees being linked to Cottons.. After all few names used in Britain have obvious meanings - only Flower and Plant names, "Christian virtue" names - Faith, Hope, Grace, Patience, Prudence and occupational surnames like Mason and Tyler which are now popular as first names. Some parents may consider the meanings, even seek names with a particular meaning but others may choose things for family connections or because they admire someone of that name... and these things may overide meaning even if known. Not all Thomases are twins!
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