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'''Father-name''' was the name given to an elf by his father, carried by the elf for the rest of his/her life. This was usually the primary name for the elf, until he recieved his ''[[epessë]]''.  An example is the elf [[Fingolfin]], whose Father-name was Noldofinwë.  See also ''[[Elves]]'', ''[[Mother-name]]'', and ''[[Epessë]]''.
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'''Father-name''' was the name given to an [[elf]] at near birth by his or her father. It is part of the '''[[essë]]''', or naming, of [[High Elves]], along with the '''[[amilessë]]''' (''mother-name'') and '''[[epessë]]''' (nickname or honorific). The father-name was often the the primary name of an elf, until he or she chose an epessë.
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An example is [[Finrod Felagund]], whose father-name was ''Findaráto'' and epessë was Felagund. The name Finrod is the [[Sindarin]] version of his father-name.
  
 
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Revision as of 16:34, 28 April 2006

Father-name was the name given to an elf at near birth by his or her father. It is part of the essë, or naming, of High Elves, along with the amilessë (mother-name) and epessë (nickname or honorific). The father-name was often the the primary name of an elf, until he or she chose an epessë.

An example is Finrod Felagund, whose father-name was Findaráto and epessë was Felagund. The name Finrod is the Sindarin version of his father-name.