When Herunúmen became King, he refused to accept his Quenya name and always ruled under the Adûnaic Ar-Adûnakhôr. While his immediate forefathers had changed their names from Quenya to Adûnaic, they had always taken up the Sceptre under a Quenya name. Ar-Adûnakhôr, however, did away with that tradition, spurning the Elves and the Valar. He banned the speaking and teaching of Quenya throughout his Kingdom. Though ships still arrived from Tol Eressëa in the West, they only did so in secret.
Had Ar-Adûnakhôr taken a Quenya name, he would have ruled as Tar-Herunúmen.
|20th King of Númenor