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Mother names[edit]

The article claims taht "The amilessë was a private name used by family and close friends". I cannot find a source for this. And also it doesn't seem very logical too me, since many of the characters in the Silmarillion are known by a sindarized form of their mother name. Only a handful is known by their father name (namely Fingolfin, Finarfin and their children). --Thalion 14:11, 18 October 2011 (UTC)