Need help with some Wood Elf names...

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For an upcoming campaign, I'm working on a complex Wood Elf society... with lots of great houses / families for the players to navigate.

Problem is, I'm having a difficult time thinking up enough cool Wood Elf sirnames.  I'm looking for solid-sounding sirnames / family names / house names with a strong Wood Elf / Nature ( / Plant :p) theme and would greatly appreciate some help.

A favorite 3e PC of one of our group members has inspired one of the family names.  So I know Thistlefoot will be one (from his character Kalis Thistlefoot).  ...but many I come up with are sounding either cheesy or ...I dunno ...oddly too Dwarven lol (Oakheart jumped to mind, but I swear that sounds like it belongs on a Dwarf :p).

Any help GREATLY appreciated.  ...I'll have MANY houses / families represented, so I need all the help I can get!
I won't lie:  When I need names, I go shamlessly go rip off Tolkien.  He's developed so much of Quenya and Sindarin, it's easy to just come up with names in English, then translate them using online tools to Sindarin. 

Lately, I've also been ripping off his Adunaic when I want something harsher sounding then the more melodic elvish languages.
Here's a Random Elf Name Generator created By Grey Starr and Dimitria Night-Starr if it can help. It even has syllab definition based off an article published in Dragon 251.

Its a great tool !

Exemple:

Anlar Nuruilquis
An = Hand
lar (-lirr) = Shine
Nu = Hope/Hopeful
ruil (-aruil; -eruil) = Noble
quis = Chant/Chanting
everytime I play a woodsy elf, I try to get away with the name "Morningwood."  

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If your naming convention is two words from the common that sound sort of natural together, you might steal a load of names off World of Warcraft or similar.  Try going to wowhead.com or some other game database and doing a keyword search for the Darnassus or Cenarion Circle factions.  You ought to get lists with hundreds of names like "Bladeleaf" and "Feathermoon" and so forth, as their tauren and night elf races use a similar convention for surnames.
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I like @Plaguescarred's suggestion best. That name generator is excellent and the names feel more like D&D than LotR or WoW.
 
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For an upcoming campaign, I'm working on a complex Wood Elf society... with lots of great houses / families for the players to navigate.

Problem is, I'm having a difficult time thinking up enough cool Wood Elf sirnames.  I'm looking for solid-sounding sirnames / family names / house names with a strong Wood Elf / Nature ( / Plant :p) theme and would greatly appreciate some help.

A favorite 3e PC of one of our group members has inspired one of the family names.  So I know Thistlefoot will be one (from his character Kalis Thistlefoot).  ...but many I come up with are sounding either cheesy or ...I dunno ...oddly too Dwarven lol (Oakheart jumped to mind, but I swear that sounds like it belongs on a Dwarf :p).

Any help GREATLY appreciated.  ...I'll have MANY houses / families represented, so I need all the help I can get!

There's a book that kind of comes to mind. I can't remember the title. The elves were wild elves... it's a graphic novel.. ugghh. Oh well, here's some ideas off the top...

Highbranch

Stoutcutter

Tendril

En-Tangilarr

Elderin

Aspendragon

Phyll Kalorr (chlorophyll - get it?)











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A



 



Indo European



Meaning



abel



Apple



ad



To, near, at



ag



To drive



ages



Fault, guilt



agh



To be depressed, be afraid; a day (referring to a time span)



agro



Field – derivative of ag (to drive) and possibly rei (to scratch)



agwesi



Ax



agwhno



Lamb



ai



To give, allot; An utterance



aidh



To burn



aig



Goat



ais



To wish, desire



aiw



Vital force, life, long life, eternity, vigour (endowed with vital force)



ak



Sharp



aks



Axis



akwa



Water



al



Beyond; to wander; to grow, nourish; to grind, mill; all



albho



White, pale, ghost like



alek



To ward off, protect



alu



In words referring to sorcery, magic, possession and intoxication



Ambhi, mbhi



Around



ambho



Both



amer



Day



ames



Blackbird



amma



A nursery word: Mama, mother



an



On; demonstrative other; old woman, a nursery word: ancestor



andh



Bloom



andho



Blind, dark



ane



To breath



anet



Duck (the bird)



aneta



Door jamb derivative of anet (the wedge-shaped bill of a duck)



angelos



messenger



angh



Tight, painfully restricted, painful



angwhi



Snake, eel



Ank, ang



To bend



ano



Ring



ans



Loop, handle



ansu



Spirit, demon



anti



Against, derivatives meaning in front of, before, and end



ap



To take, reach; water, river



apero



Shore



Apo, ap



Off, away



apsa



Aspen



Ar, are



To fit together



Arek



To hold, contain, guard



are



To plow



arg



To Shine, white; the shining or white metal, silver



arkhein



To begin, rule, command



arkw



Bow and arrow (perhaps both together as one)



aryo



Lord, ruler



as



To burn, glow



asinus



Ass



at



To go



ater



Fire



athal



Race, family



atto



Nursery word: father



au



To stay the night, dwell; off, away; also a base word attached to adverbs



audaz



Property



aug



To increase; to shine



Aukwh, aukw



Cooking pot



aulo



Hole, cavity



Aw, wedh



To weave



aw



To perceive



Awes, aus



To shine



awi



Bird



awo



Adult male relative other than father



ayer



Day, morning



ayos



A metal, copper or bronze



 






























































































































































































































































































































B



 



Indo European



Meaning



baba



Nursery word: baby or assorted relatives



badyo



Yellow, brown



bak



Staff used for support



bamb



Imitative word: dull or rumbling sounds



band



A drop



bassus



Low



bat



Yawning



battuere



To beat



bel



Strong



bend



Protruding point



Beu, bheu



Used in words associated with: to swell



beu



Imitative word: muffled sounds



bha



To shine



bha



To speak



Bha-bha



Broad bean



bhad



Good



bhag



Sharp



bhaghu



Elbow, shoulder



bhago



Beech tree



bhar



Projection, bristle, point



Bhardha



Beard



Bhares, bhars



Barley



bhasko



Band, bundle



bhau



To strike



Bhe



To warm



bhedh



To dig



bheg



To break



bhegw



To run away



bhei



A bee



bheid



To split



bheidh



To persuade, compel, confide



bheigw



To shine



bhel



To shine, flash, burn; shining white and various white and various bright colours; fire; to blow, swell; derivatives referring to round objects and masculinity; to thrive, bloom; to cry out, yell



bheld



To knock, strike



bheleu



To harm



Bhelg, bhelk



A plank, beam



bhelgh



To swell; an expansion of bhel



bhen



To strike



bhendh



To bind



bhengh



Thick, fat



bher



To carry; to bear children; to cut, pierce, bore; bright, brown; to cook, bake



bherdh



To cut



bhereg



To shine; bright, white



bherek



To shine, glitter



bherg



To buzz, growl



bhergh



To hide, protect; high; derivatives associated with hills and hill forts



bhers



Quick



bhes



To breath



bheu



To be, exist, grow



bheudh



To be aware, to make aware



bheug



To flee; to enjoy; to swell; derivatives referring to bent, pliable, or curved objects



bhilo



Friendly, loving



bhlag



To strike



bhlaghmen



Priest



bhle



Imitative word: to howl



Bhle, bhla



To blow



bhlei



To blow, swell; extended form of bhel



bhleu



To swell, well up, overflow



bhlig



To strike



bhoso



Naked



Bhrag



To smell



bhrater



Brother



bhreg



To break



Bhrei, bhri



To cut, break



bhrekw



To cram together



bhrem



To growl; to project; a point, spike; an edge



bhres



To burst



bhreu



To boil, bubble, effervesce, burn; derivatives associated with cooking and brewing



bhreus



To swell; to break



bhru



Eyebrow



bhrug



Agricultural produce, also to enjoy agricultural produce



bhudh



Bottom, base



bhugho



Male animal of various types, stag, ram



brac



Trousers



bursa



Hide, wineskin



busk



A bush



 























































































































































































































































































































D



 



Indo European



Meaning



Da, Dai



To Divide



Dail



To divide



daiwer



Husband’s Brother



Dakru



Tear



dan



Low ground



danu



River; flowing



dap



To apportion in exchange



de



Demonstrative base; to bind



deigh



Insect



deik



To show, pronounce solemnly; derivatives referring to the directing of words or objects 



deiw



To shine; derivatives referring to sky, heaven, god



dek



To take, accept; referring to a fringe, lock of hair, ponytail



Dekm



Number: Ten



deks



Right (opposite left)



del



Long; to recount, count; to split, carve, cut; to drip



Deme, dem



House, household; to constrain, force, to break in (horses)



denk



To bite



dens



Mental force; dense, thick



dent



Tooth



deph



To stamp



der



Found in words referring to run, walk, step; to split, peel, flay; derivatives referring to skin and leather



derbh



To wind, compress



dere



To work



dergh



To grasp



derk



To see



deru



To be firm, solid, steadfast; derivatives associated with wood



deu



To lack, be wanting; to do, perform, show favour, revere; to burn, hurt; long (in duration)



deuk



To lead



dhabh



To fit together



dhal



To bloom



dhe



To set, put; to vanish



dheb



Dense, firm, compressed



dhegwh



To burn, warm



dhei



To suck



dheigh



To knead clay



dhel



A hollow



dhelbh



To dig, excavate



dhelg



To pierce; a needle



dhembh



To bury



dhen



To run, flow; palm of hand



dher



To make muddy; darkness; to hold firmly, support; to drone, murmur, buzz



dhers



To venture, be bold



dhes



found in words referring to religious concepts



dheu



Derivatives referring to rising in a cloud, smoke, vapour; colours; breath; imitative word: to scoff, defective perception; to flow; to become exhausted, die



Dheub



Deep, hollow



dheubh



Wedge, peg, plug



dheugh



To produce something of utility



dheye



To see, look



dhghem



Earth



dhigw



To stick, fix



dhragh



To draw, drag on the ground



dhreg



To draw, glide



dhregh



To run



dhreibh



To drive, push; snow



dhreu



To fall, flow, drip, droop



dhreugh



To deceive



dhughter



Daughter



dhuno



Fortified, enclosed place



dhwen



To make noise



dhwene



To disappear, die



dhwer



Door, doorway, entrance to the enclosure surrounding the house



digh



She-goat



dlku



Sweet



Dnghu; ng



Ng used in words referring to tongue, speech, talking, chasm (but not cave)



Do



To give



dorsum



The back



drem



To sleep



driug



Dry



Dub, dup



To drop, dip



dud



To shake, deceive



duellum



War



dus



Bad, evil; prefix (mis-)



dwei



To fear



dwo



Number: two



 



















































































































































E



 



Indo European



Meaning



e



Adverbial particle used to modify the meaning of a word.



ed



To eat



eg



I: Pronoun; A lack; To Speak



eghero



Lake



eghs



Out



egnis



Fire



egw



To drink



ei



To go; reddish, motley, yew



eik



To be master of, possess



eis



In words denoting passion; ice, frost



ekwo



Horse, possibly originally derived from kwon- (dog).



el



Elbow, forearm; red, brown – forming animal and tree names; to go



elaia



Olive



elkos



Wound



em



To take, distribute



en



In; year



engw



Groin, internal organ



enos



Burden



Epi, opi



Near, at, against



Er



To set in motion; large bird; earth, ground; used in words referring to various domestic horned animals.



ere



To separate



ered



High



erkw



To radiate, beam, praise



ers



To be in motion; to be wet; variant of ors



es



To be



esen



Harvest, fall



esu



Good



eti



Above, beyond; eider duck



etmen



Breath



eu



To dress; lacking, empty



eudh



Udder



euk



To become accustomed



eus



To burn



 

 
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Find ELFQUEST... the description of what you're looking for and the names of the elves in the ELFQUEST graphic novels sound like a good match.
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