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When making an Elven Father Name, you have several options. The first and easiest is replacing the name suffix in the parent’s name with -iel or -ion, but that isn’t your only choice. You can change the name suffix into a different one. Say you have a historian named Cendamë – Reader (cenda-+-më) married to a farmer named Altaro – Cultivator (alta-+-ro). The daughter’s father name could be Cendamiel, Cendë, Cendissë, Cendindë, Cendallë, Cendarë, or Cendar, and their son’s father name could be Altarion, Alto, Altindo, Altamo, or Altano.

Quenya Name Suffixes Explained

Feminine

"Feminine, Female Doer" It can be combined with adjectives, verbs, and nouns. It makes whatever is attached to it a feminine name. When it is attached to verbs, it makes it a female is the "doer" of the action.
-ië
"Feminine" It can be combined with adjectives and nouns. It makes whatever is attached to it a feminine name.
-ien
"Feminine" It can be combined with adjectives and nouns. It makes whatever is attached to it a feminine name.
-issë
"Female Doer" It can be combined with verbs and nouns. When it is attached to nouns, it means that "female doer" uses that noun in whatever activity is associated with it. When it is attached to verbs, it means a female is the "doer" of the verb.
-indë
"Female Doer" It can be combined with verbs and nouns. When it is attached to nouns, it means that "female doer" uses that noun in whatever activity is associated with it. When it is attached to verbs, it means a female is the "doer" of the verb.
-llë
"Female Doer" It can be combined with verbs. When it is attached to verbs, it means a female is the "doer" of the verb.
-më
"Female Doer" It can be combined with verbs and nouns. When it is attached to nouns, it means that "female doer" uses that noun in whatever activity is associated with it. When it is attached to verbs, it means a female is the "doer" of the verb.
-rë
"Female Doer" It can be combined with verbs. When it is attached to verbs, it means a female is the "doer" of the verb.
wendë
"Girl, Maiden" It can be attached to adjectives and nouns, making a conjunction, unlike the previous suffixes, which obey Quenya’s suffix rules.
níssë
"Female, Woman" It can be attached to adjectives and nouns, making a conjunction. Its meaning can refer to an adult or child, depending on context.
yeldë/-iel
"Daughter, Daughter of…" It can be combined with adjectives, nouns, and other suffixes. It’s the more commonly used suffix in Elven father names.

Masculine

-o
"Masculine, Male Doer" It can be combined with adjectives, verbs, and nouns. It makes whatever is attached to it a masculine name. When it is attached to verbs, it makes it a male is the "doer" of the action.
-on
"Masculine" It can be combined with adjectives and nouns. It makes whatever is attached to it a masculine name.
-no
"Masculine, Male Doer" It can be combined with adjectives, verbs, and nouns. It makes whatever is attached to it a masculine name. When it is attached to verbs, it makes it a male is the "doer" of the action.
-indo
"Male Doer" It can be combined with verbs and nouns. When it is attached to nouns, it means that "male doer" uses that noun in whatever activity is associated with it. When it is attached to verbs, it means a male is the "doer" of the verb.
-mo
"Male Doer" It can be combined with verbs and nouns. When it is attached to nouns, it means that "male doer" uses that noun in whatever activity is associated with it. When it is attached to verbs, it means a male is the "doer" of the verb.
-ro
"Male Doer" It can be combined with verbs. When it is attached to verbs, it means a male is the "doer" of the verb.
nér
"Male, Man" It can be attached to adjectives and nouns, making a conjunction. Its meaning can refer to an adult or child, depending on context.
yondo/-ion
"Son, Son of…" It can be combined with adjectives, nouns, and other suffixes. It’s the more commonly used suffix in Elven father names.

Genderless

NOTHING
The easiest way to make a genderless name.
-r
"Doer" It can be combined with verbs. It means that a person is the "doer" of the verb.
quen
"Person" It can be attached to adjectives and nouns, making a conjunction.
-wë
"Being, Person" It can be combined with root nouns only.
nil/-ndil
"Lover, Friend, Lover of…, Friend of…" This one can be attached to animate nouns, others’ names and adjectives. Suffixes like -iel and -ion can be attached to it, and it can be layered with other suffixes.
nur/-ndur
"Servant, Servant of…" This one can be attached to animate nouns, others’ names, and adjectives. Suffixes like -iel and -ion can be attached to it, and it can be layered with other suffixes.