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Eldar names- How do you come up with it?

Now, with the Eldar, you obviously cant call them something like "Bob" or "Jim" or some simple English name. It seems they need difficult sounding made up names almost.

But this being said, I am wondering if there is a method to this madness of their language? I have one Eldar whom I've named. (2 if you count his father). The names being Alzar'ai and Egar'ion.

But I want to hear some examples of some names other Eldar players have given their Farseers/units/Autarchs/their custom Craftworlds. I want to hear how you do it, and how you come up with them so that I may get and idea for some new names and able to make more backstory/fluff for my army. Thanks a ton.
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Use Elven-ish endings.

like

-ien
-arth
-une
-eyn
-irth

Like Farien Toleyn, Kaerune Eanarth, Uriune T'ravien etcetera.

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I've named my converted Farseer, Aleera Talani. (Ah-lee-ra, Tah-lon-ee).

Pretty much anything Elvish sounding works. Could always check good ole Tolkien for some ideas.

For real world references, I'd stay away from Slavic or Germanic sounds and go with the romance language sounds, perhaps with a little asian or middle eastern feel thrown in.

Hope that helps.
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Use Elven-ish endings.

like

-ien
-arth
-une
-eyn
-irth

Like Farien Toleyn, Kaerune Eanarth, Uriune T'ravien etcetera.
that seems like a good start to me.

At first i thought etcetera was supposed to be part of the name lol. kind of flows with the rest of it.

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Let others come up with good names then nick them.
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if you like the elvish idea there are a metric shit ton of elven name generators available on the internets!


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Considering that the Eldar are Spess Elves anyway, the elven names thing is your most likely bet.

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Pick up a copy of "The Silmarillion", by JR Tolkien.
The back has lots of elven names...
I also use Welsh quite a bit.

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By taking meaningful words from my Eldar dictionary!
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File Type: doc Eldar Dictionary2.doc (97.5 KB, 18 views)

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By taking meaningful words from my Eldar dictionary!
I'm trying to access the file, but it just sends me to a blank page.
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