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Old 01-06-2006, 10:41 PM   #1
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Nicknames for Characters

While playing an intense game of Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit, I discovered my neighbor has the affection nickname for Gimli as "Gim-Gim."

Just wondering if anyone knew somebody with, or had heard of, strange nicknames for the other characters of Middle-Earth...
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Old 01-07-2006, 03:13 PM   #2
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Well, ever since I first watched RotK in theatres and misheard Gimli's line,
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Aragorn has become Arrie. (Though, sometimes he is Laddie as well, just because he simply does not have enough names... )
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Old 01-09-2006, 04:00 AM   #3
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Blasphemy. :P
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Old 01-09-2006, 09:47 PM   #4
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Of course there's always Legolas:Or Leggy!
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:10 PM   #5
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The most blatantly obvious ones: Sam, short form of Samwise. ( I know, smart aleck! ) And we can't forget Merry for Meriadoc and Pippin for Peregrin.
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:14 PM   #6
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:20 PM   #7
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:29 AM   #8
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:20 PM   #9
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I call Gollum Groggy. I don't know why.
Aw, that's cute!

My mom calls Gandalf "the Big G."
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Old 01-12-2006, 02:38 PM   #10
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My cousins and I have the inclination to call Gandalf "G-Dawg". Don't ask me why, they started it.
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Old 01-12-2006, 08:33 PM   #11
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Legolas->Leggy
Peregrin>Pips
Frodo>Fro'
Ar-Pharazon> Goldie OR The King of Bling
Arwen>Winnie
Gandalf>Greybeard
Alatar and Pallando>Leroy and Jake(Blues Brothers)
Radagast>Brownie
Aragorn>Dunadawg

There's a few. Is it Jake and Leroy? maybe im thinking of our landscapers.....
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Old 01-17-2006, 04:40 PM   #12
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A few nights ago my sister called Denethor "Spanky".

Yeah, I didn't understand that either... but Denethor seems to get all of the good names in my house. Sparky, Spanky, Cuddle Bear (inspired by that gigantor fur jacket, as you probably imagined)... it deteriorates from there.

Frodo is, of course, "Fro-fro" or "Afro"

Legolas remains as he was dubbed in the National Lampoon's spoof: Legolamb, but I have been known to call him "The Bow-twanger" without remorse. Then in the movie: Captain Obvious.

Thuringwethil (begs for a nick name) has been christened "Furry-Thurry".

Gimli: Gimster the Pim'ster.

Eomer: "LION!!"
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:59 PM   #13
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Old 01-17-2006, 06:11 PM   #14
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I always want to call Elrond "Socrates" and Aragorn "Achilles" and before anyone mentions it, yes I was raised on Homer.
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Old 01-18-2006, 05:44 PM   #15
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....yes I was raised on Homer.
You eat lots of doughnuts and work on a nuclear plant?

I remember when I saw the FoTR for the first time (just to be clear, I mean the movie) I thought Legolas was pretty much like a vallet dancer that was very popular at the time... but now I forgot his name so it sort of defeats the purpose of a nickname
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Old 01-19-2006, 12:02 AM   #16
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Of course there's always Legolas:Or Leggy!

and then theres Leggy-Boppers *points to Valier*
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Old 01-19-2006, 07:13 AM   #17
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Wow....they park your cars AND perform Swan Lake?!
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Old 02-24-2006, 01:38 PM   #20
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Old 02-24-2006, 05:01 PM   #21
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Old 02-26-2006, 01:23 AM   #22
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Most of my family members aren't really "into" LOTR, so often our nicknames for characters are less than flattering... Sadly, unless I use the nicknames, they have no idea who I'm talking about.

In our household, Boromir is The Human Pincushion, also Mr. Pessimism a.k.a. "Twenty Reasons Why This Quest Won't Work."

Galadriel is just "That Creepy Elf Chick"

Eowyn is "If He's Not From My Village, Then I Love Him." We have some long nicknames at our place.

Gandalf is Gandy, Gimli is Gim-Gim or Gims, Aragorn is Arry or Gorn, Faramir is Far, Boromir is also Bor. (You know; the average nicknames)

Denethor is The Human Torch.

Sam is "The Smart One," Frodo is "Tell Me What I Shouldn't Do, and I'll Go Do It" or just "The Moron."
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Old 02-26-2006, 03:04 PM   #23
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I think most of my favorite nicknames for characters are from the Secret Diaries.
Eowyn: Not Hefty and Pear-Shaped!
Eomer: The Aardvark
Legolas: The Prettiest
Aragorn: Still Not King/Pervy Hobbit-Fancier
Merry: Indistinguishable Backup Hobbit
Sam: Will Kill Him If He Tries Anything

Then there's the really random ones. Some BD, some from people I know.
Wormtongue: Slima Grima/Pettigrew
Saruman: Dooku
Gimli: The Comic Relief Dwarf
Frodo: Spongebob/Dodo
Boromir: Borrums/Baramir
Faramir: Foromir
Legolas: Mr. Obvious
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Old 02-26-2006, 08:37 PM   #24
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Old 02-28-2006, 12:42 AM   #25
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gollum: Precious guy

thats all i can think of right now
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Old 03-01-2006, 05:06 PM   #26
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Gollum: You know, the bald guy...
Sauron:The eyeball
Gimli:The short one with the long beard.
Legolas: That elf.

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