Amilessë, Quenya for mother-name, is one of the three names given to Eldar in Valinor. An amilessë, given at or near birth, was quite significant because Elven mothers had insight into the characters and abilities of their children, and many also had the gift of prophetic foresight. For example Fëanáro (spirit of fire) was the amilessë of Fëanor.
Also called Essi Apacenyo (names of foresight).
A mother-name is a private name to an elf and is used only by close friends.