Opinions? It’s a Tolkien Elvish word meaning “beloved”

I think it’s very cute, especially with the nickname options! “[name_u]Ari[/name_u]” “[name_u]Mel[/name_u]” “[name_f]Melda[/name_f]” “[name_u]Ariel[/name_u]” etc! (You can get quite creative with nickname…) Interesting “place” of origin though, I must say. :wink: What are your thoughts for middle names?

Sorry if I’m not replying properly, it’s my first time on this forum!
Yes love all the abbreviations :slight_smile: I’m Tolkien obsessed, so drawn towards it haha.
Not sure if I want it as a middle name or first name. I love the first name Elowyn. But not sure if Elowyn Arimelda is too much! [name_u]Haven[/name_u]'t thought too much about middle names for it as a first name.
Suggestions welcome!

It’s nice, especially for a Tolkien fan, and I think it could make a lovely middle name with something a little shorter and less unusual but still kind of quirky upfront, like [name_f]Iris[/name_f] Arimelda, [name_f]Blythe[/name_f] Arimelda, [name_f]Juno[/name_f] Arimelda or [name_f]Indie[/name_f] Arimelda.

I think it works! It’s unusual but its sounds are familiar, so it’s not too out there. I wouldn’t immediately have known it was elvish - I would have guessed German. Although Tolkien was heavily influenced by Anglo-[name_m]Saxon[/name_m] and other Germanic languages, so I’m not too far off. This means it doesn’t sound ‘made up’; most people would probably guess it to be a rare German name.

I think it’s a fine choice. It reminds me of [name_f]Imelda[/name_f], which is a latinized [name_m]German[/name_m] name.

[name_u]Love[/name_u] it, but you should pair it with a less unusual name.

I love seeing unusual names, especially ones I haven’t heard of before. It’s cool :slight_smile:

I think it’s lovely and usable. I think it helps that it has an intuitive pronunciation so eventhough most would be unfamiliar with the origin, they wouldn’t continuously butcher it.