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05 May 2007 @ 05:50 pm
Forever Ithildin  
If you've been following along, you know I'm thinking of trying to be Ithildin here on LJ. Except I don't want numbers. So it would have to be ithildin_something (though forever_ithildin sounds cool, but it's too long [pout] LJ limits you to 15 characters) See, I've been Ithildin since 1995, and when I got an LJ, I never actually thought I'd ever use it as more than a commenting account. Yes, I was wrong. LJ has sucked out my soul. Anyway, I ended up picking a username on the spot, without thinking much about it. Ithidrial was an Elvish name I'd created for something once upon a time, and it had "Ith" in it, which is what most people call me.

So, I went through an English/Elvish dictionary, and came up with some likely combos. I may end up just sticking with ithidrial since I'm not sure it wouldn't confuse people to switch, but we'll see. Comments and suggestions welcome!

Poll below!

FYI: Ithildin means 'monnstar' in Elvish and is the glowy silver stuff on the Doors of Moria

Poll #979429 Name Me!

Which LJ Name?

ithildin_miru (wine)
ithildin_nyarna (story/fiction)
ithildin_quende (elf)
ithildin_elda (elf)
ithildin_quenta (story/fiction)
ithildin_nire (teardrop)
ithildin_nasse (thorn)
ithildin_rianna (wreathed)
Ticky, ticky, ticky box!!

My name suggestion is:


I like ithidrial, and think you should keep it
If I answer, do I get cake?
I'm confused

I have yet another name suggestion!


methos_fan: Maxmethos_fan on May 6th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC)
I said all of the names outloud. Some didn't sound appealing when combined with Ithildin and some were difficult to get out of my mouth. *g* So I voted for the 2 that sounded the prettiest to my ears.
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methos_fan: Maxmethos_fan on May 6th, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)
Thanks. It really "grabs" you, doesn't it? LOL
Otterly Evilotterevil on May 6th, 2007 05:42 am (UTC)
Umm, I have a 5k file of a 1997 IRC convo where Shirl & I renamed you many times :) You were being _Ithy_ and you didn't like it, so Shirlypoo and I *helped*! ::beams::
kimurhokimuro on May 6th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
I thought that was mithrial or something like that. (the glowy stuff - made from the same metal as Bilbo's waistcoat, yes?)
holde_maidholde_maid on May 6th, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC)
You are thinking of mithril, I believe.
Ith: What's Left - Ithildinithildyn on May 6th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
That's 'mithril'.
holde_maidholde_maid on May 6th, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)
My suggestions were quenya - hope that works for you. Another expression for "light" seems to be "calim".

Anyway, I do like both Ithilidin and Ithidrial, and since they share that lovely Elven sound I can't say I find them hard to attribute to you. :-)

Of course you could always just go with Ith_Ithilidin, or some such, to try and stop people from being confused. If, that is, this doesn't confuse them more. *LOL*
dejladejla on May 7th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
What about ithildin_lindë?