Tolkien himself found one possible reason, in Letter 324, for this common mistake: association with yiddish. The name "Tolkien" is German of origin ("tollkühn" = "foolhardy"). At the time, Jewish names were often associated with German; as such, some people might have molded it after the German "-stein".
- The poem "Goblin Feet" is written by a mister Tolkein..
- On one specific Lord of the Rings promo, "Tolkein" had a click-through rate that was 50% higher than impressions that spelled "Tolkien".
- One of the songs of the Brobdingnagian Bards was titled "Tolkein (The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings)", but it has been renamed since.
- Early copies of a reissue of Lin Carter's Tolkien: A Look Behind The Lord of the Rings in 2003 featured the word "Tolkein" on the cover. It has been corrected since.
- There is a parody of the Tolkien Society, the "Tolkein Society".