Was noodling around during lunch, and decided to translate my name into Sindarin, the language of Tolkien’s elves. Problem is, “Gareth” means different things, depending on who’s telling you (several languages are claimed as the root)…it could mean “gentle”, or “enclosure” or “long spear” or “strong spear” or “old man”, etc. So, I did a little digging around, found the one that sounded the coolest when translated (“long spear”), and, following the rules of Sindarin grammar, I translated it as “Annech.”
Then, using this great online transcriber (set output to PNG if you don’t have the fonts), I generated “Annech” in Tengwar (the runic alphabet of the Elves):
I like it. Pretty.
Yes, I’m a geek. Shut up.