Names (Rules and Policies)
Your character name is an essential part of your roleplay. As such,
you should choose a creative, original name that fits both our Tolkien
setting and the character you're going to play. Since a name which might
suit a haradrim warrior would not be as fitting for an elven wizard, some
thought should go into this lifetime decision.
Names should be just that: a name, ideally a first or personal name
like you are called in real life. Because of this, names should not be
phrases ("Gottakill"), include titles ("Sirjasper"), be unpronounceable
in English ("Rjgebwf") or take those of canon characters. Names should
also not be acronyms; if you cannot get your meaning across with one word
(or even a portmanteau), you should select something else! Lastly, because
your character is a unique creation existing in this Tolkien world, he/she
should avoid using a name of a character from other media as well, as your
character is your own unique creation and should be named appropriately.
If you want to change a name, there are three ways to go about it:
First, if you have not spent much time on your character, you can
"suicide" and begin again. Second, if you have still a lowbie character
you can speak to a Newbiehelper about obtaining a free namechange.
Newbiehelpers can assist you in choosing a more appropriate, thematic
name and may require a namechange for violations of the standards listed
in the previous paragraph. Third, if you have an older character you may
use your once-per-lifetime namechange.
Having an appropriate name not only improves your roleplay, but that
of those around you. If you need help coming up with something good,