My new sword needs a name. My sister, who gave me Herugrim for my birthday, gave me Eowyn’s sword for Christmas. I thought about bragging about it in Old English, but this post is simply too important to risk any translation errors. Tolkien never named Eowyn’s sword, but it needs a name since we shall accomplish great deeds together (or at least, attend great renfests together). Any suggestions? (Anonymous commenting is enabled.)
The sword’s name shall be Werlāf! Many thanks to Anonymous for suggesting it and Nelson for further expounding why “Werlāf” is the perfect name. I love the endless plays on words that are possible with this name, both in and out of the context of LOTR. From now on, you shall be known as Anonymous Sword-Namer and Nelson the Wise, and you shall receive seats of honor in my mead-hall.
Additional thanks go to everyone who submitted a name, both here and on Twitter. It was a really tough decision!