17310Re: [mythsoc] Re: About dwarves and their connection with nordic myth ...
- Dec 1, 2006Jason wrote:
>Just enquiring about the last statement....The hobbit names came from the Continent? Bracegirdles, Proudfoot, Baggins are Continental names? I've done any sort of name-study, esp of the hobbits, so I'm curious.
> Yes, I agree with Larry. It's not beyond the realm of possibility,
> but I think it far more likely that Tolkien got the names directly
> from the Old Norse than through a French intermediary. Many of the
> hobbit names seem to have come from the Continent,
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