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I wish that ‘Copyright’ could protect names, as well as extracts. It is a form of invention that I take a great deal of trouble over, and pleasure in; and really it is quite as difficult (often more so) as, say, lines of verse. I must say I was piqued by the ‘christening’ of that monstrous ‘hydrofoil’ Shadowfax–without so much as ‘by your leave’–to which several correspondents drew my attention (some with indignation). I am getting used to Rivendells, LΓ³riens, Imladris, etc. as house-names–though maybe they are more frequent than the letters which say ‘by your leave’.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, In a letter to Rayner Unwin – August 2, 1964

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