Choosing Names from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings for Your Cat or Dog

Thoren Oakenshield and an Australian Shepherd

Thoren Oakenshield and an Australian Shepherd

As major Lord of the Rings Fans, our whole family is very excited about The Hobbit. When we  recently brought a new cat into our family, we decided she needed a name from LOTR or The Hobbit. Since she is round and small with short legs, naming her after a hobbit seemed far more appropriate than choosing an elf name like Galadriel or a human name like Eowyn. But before we decided on her name (Poppy) we looked at many, many choices. Some would only work for the most elegant of cats or the most kingly of dogs, but there is a wide variety. I’m very tempted to get an Australian Shepherd just so I can name him Thoren Oakenshield. Here’s a list of names for anyone else trying to choose:

Female Hobbits

Angelica (Baggins)

Amaranth (Brandybuck)

Elanor (Gamgee)

Estella (Brandybuck)

Esmerelda (Took Brandybuck)

Gilly (Baggins)

Pansy  (Baggins)

Poppy (Baggins)

Rosie (Cotton)

Bilbo Baggins and a Norfolk Terrier

Bilbo Baggins and a Norfolk Terrier

Male Hobbits

Bilbo (Baggins)

Filibert (Bolgar)

Folco (Boffin)

Fosco (Baggins)

Frodo (Baggins)

Mungo (Baggins)

Madoc  (Brandybuck)

Meriadoc (Brandybuck)

Peregrin (Took)

Pippin (Took-nickname of Peregrin)

Samwise (Gamgee)

Female Elves

Amarie

Anarie

Arwen

Celebrian

Elenwe

Findis

Galadriel

Idril

Irime

Luthien

Miriel

Nellas

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Elrond and a Siamese

Male Elves or Half Elves

Celeborn

Cirdan

Elrond

Elenwe

Figwit (fan-created name for elf in the movies)

Fingon

Finwe

Galdor

Gwindor

Haldir

Legolas

Lindir

Bombur and big orange cat

Bombur and big orange cat

Male Dwarves

Balin

Bifur

Bofur

Bombur

Dain

Dori

Durin

Dwalin

Nain

Nori

Ori

(I haven’t found any choices for female dwarves.)

Faramir and an Irish Setter

Faramir and an Irish Setter

Human Men

Aldor (Rohirrim)

Arador (Dunedain)

Aragorn (Dunedain)

Bard (of Dale)

Boromir (Gondor)

Faramir (Gondor)

Brego (Rohirrim)

Elendil (Second Age)

Eomer (Rohirrim)

Eradan (Dunedain)

Fengel (Rohirrim)

Gamling (Rohirrim)

Grima (Rohirrim)

Hama (Rohirrim)

Madril (only in LOTR movies)

Theoden (Rohirrim)

Thengel (Rohirrim)

Turin (First Age)

Human Women

Eowyn (Rohirrim)

Frea (Rohirrim)

Gilraen (Aragorn’s mother)

Other

Smaugh (the Dragon!)

Arda (Earth in LOTR)

Elanor (small star-shaped yellow flower)

Goldberry (female river spirit)

Lissuin (fragrant flower)

Nenya (Elf ring)

Tom Bombadil (Tolkien referred to him as a nature spirit)

And here’s the kitten who started this all:

Poppy

Poppy

More Hobbitness: How to Make a Bilbo’s Bag End Cake: http://deegarretson.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/lord-of-the-rings-hobbit-cake-bilbos-bag-end/

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7 Responses to Choosing Names from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings for Your Cat or Dog

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  3. lissakay says:

    No Arwen? I came close to naming my two ragdoll kittens Arwen and Aragorn

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  5. Kyra says:

    I have a blue colourpoint raggie called Gandalf, a black moggie called Nazgul and desperately searching for a name for cat number 3 arriving on friday!

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