For a friend’s birthday yesterday, we all headed off to our local multiplex to see The Hobbit. You might have heard about it’s upcoming release, and I for one was interested to see the film, despite never seeing the previous Lord of the Rings films. Actually, that’s not quite true as a friend made me sit through the extended edition of the first film about a fortnight ago.
The film features a band of dwarves attempting to reclaim their mountain home from a dragon, and indeed one of the friends I went to see the film with commented after it ended that it rather reminded him of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
Each to their own, I suppose.
Anyway, when the dwarves are introduced by name, one can immediately pick up that several of the names rhyme. They all pretty much suit the fantasy-style genre, which is awash with whimsical, fantastical names. which makes sense, since we can’t expect every fantasy world to abide by the same naming trends – that doesn’t even happen from country to country in the real world.
Here are the names of the 13 dwarves starring in The Hobbit: