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Lord of the Rings Name Translator

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I came across this over at Sken.be this morning. It’s a Lord of the Rings name translator. You enter your name, and a couple other bits of information, and it’ll tell you your various names.

Here’s what I got:

Dear Ryan Parman,
If you were a Hobbit, your name would be “Budoc Holeman”
If you were a (male) Man, your name would be “Moddyn”
If you were an Elf, your name would be “Isindil”
If you were a Dwarf, your name would be “Vonus”
If you were an Orc, your name would be “Prulo”
Your nearest Tavern might be called “The Splintered Ego Tavern”
Your sword would be called “Pelcatsil”\

Punch in other people’s names too. It’s quite entertaining!

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.