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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 -ien or -ion, but that isn’t your only choice. You can simply change the name suffix into a different one. Say you have a seamstress named Lainthel – Thread Sister (lain+thêl) married to a bard named Glaerdor – Song Brother (glaer+tôr). The daughter’s father name could be Lainiel, Laineth, Lainel, Lainil, Lainien, Laissel, or Laingwen, and their son’s father name could be Glaerion, or Glaeron. Note that in the list of possible names I didn’t include the suffixes referring to people older than childhood. Since the Father Name is given when they are still babies, suffixes like “young woman” or “husband” aren’t appropriate.

Feminine

-eth
"Female." It simply makes a word a feminine name.
-el
"Female." It simply makes a word a feminine name.
-il
"Female." It simply makes a word a feminine name.
-ien
"Daughter of../Female one of…" A feminine name suffix that indictates origin, like the word "of." It’s the preferred suffix for the patronyms of the Sindar.
iell/-iel
"Daughter, Daughter of… or Little Girl." It also can be used to explain her origin, like "of." As a patronymic, it’s most common amonst Exiles and Númenóreans.
-ril
"Female Doer" It makes a noun or verb into a feminine name. It’s built from two suffixes: -or and -il.
sell
"Maiden, Girl, or Daughter." It’s used in names given when she is still a child.
gwend
"Maiden and Virgin" used in names given when she is not yet married.
neth
"Teenage Girl," used in names given to a girl as she approaches adulthood.
dîs
"Bride/Female Doer," used in names given to a woman around the age she is likely to marry, or on verbs to indicate a female agent of the action.
dess
"Young Woman," used in the names given to a woman when she has reached adulthood.
bess
"Wife and Married Woman," used in names given to maried women or by husbands to their wives as an Epessë.
nîth
"Sister," best used in Epessi given among close friends and siblings.
thêl
"Sister," best used in Epessi given among close friends and siblings.

Masculine

-on
"Male." It simply makes a word a masculine noun.
-ron
"Male Doer" It makes a noun or verb into a masculine name. It’s built from two suffixes: -or and -on.
iôn/-ion
"Son, Son of… or Boy." It also can be used to explain his origin, like "of."
daer
"Bridegroom," used in names given when a man is likely to be wed.
dîr
"Man/Male Doer," used in names given when he is an adult, or on verbs to indicate a male agent of the action.
bend
"Man, Husband," used in names given when he is a married man, or in an Epessë given by his wife.
tôr
"Brother," best used in Epessi given amoung close friends and siblings.
hawn
"Brother," best used in Epessi given amoung close friends and siblings.
hanar
"Brother," best used in Epessi given amoung close friends and siblings.

Genderless

NOTHING
The most common suffix for a genderless name.
-or
"Doer" It can be used on anyone’s name.
pen
"Person, One" it can be used in anyone’s name, though it is rather impersonal.