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Re: Your hobbit's surname?
Redrogo "Reddhawk" Longbottoms, Grand Master Farmer, to be exact.
I come from a little known family of the Southfarthing. For time out of mind our family business was tailorin'. There was just one small problem... or rather, a very long problem. You see, we could never cut the trousers just right. Wasn't a hobbit around that would be caught wearing a pair of our britches. Why folks even accused us of trying to be like the big folk! And, as you can imagine, we were the laughing stock of the Southfarthing, so much so that folks actually started calling us the Longbottoms. It was all very embarrasin' to be sure.
They even named the town after us, though most folk today will tell ya that the town of Longbottom was named for its terrain. I know the truth though. While the town may have been named for its surrounding valley, that name was inspired by me own family's ineptitude with a needle. Lucky for us, our distant cousin Tobold Hornblower later discovered the properties of pipeweed in that very town. Needless to say, we figured there might be a bit of his knack for farmin' in our blood. To make a 'long' story short, we took to farmin' quite readily. Changed professions and never looked back, we did! And that's how my forebears came to be the Longbottoms.
So the next time you're enjoyin' a bit o' Longbottom Leaf, just be glad you're smokin' our products, rather than wearin' em.
I wanted a real,actually hobbit surname from the books but most of the normal ones (i.e. Proudfoot, Whitfoot, Bolger) were taken.
Yeah, I was disappointed that they reserved all the last names from the lore. I can understand them not wanting everyone to be a Brandybuck, Took, or Baggins. But I just wanted to be a humble Puddifoot from the Marish...
~ just learning how ~ to be myself ~ what a thrill ~ isn't it? ~
*Susa* of Bree
A humble Hobbit Burgler who's learning the way. Level 17
Kinswoman of The Immortals on the Brandywine server. We gonna kill something today?
You certainly can! Just see a notary in town (there's one by Mayor Whitfoot) once you are level 15 and you can pick out a surname for a nominal fee (15s or so). There are a number of actual hobbit surnames prohobbited (get it? hee) like Took, Baggins, and Brandybuck, much to the consternation of many of us, but there are a few lesser-known surnames available. Or just make up something hobbitish.
Portobella Underfoot. Took two canon names and combined them.
...the alternative was Broadgirdle ?
Both are quite excellent. As are the assortment of ----Bottoms above. Underfoot sounds like an exceptionally nosy family of hobbits. Not saying that you are, but perhaps an ancestor liked to peek at the mail as the Quick Post carrier ran by.
I was actually surprised to see a player with the "Underhill" surname the other day. I thought names from the books were reserved, or at least names of NPCs (there's a Constable Underhill in Combe). So why would that be allowed, but not "Puddifoot"?
Underfoot sounds like an exceptionally nosy family of hobbits. Not saying that you are, but perhaps an ancestor liked to peek at the mail as the Quick Post carrier ran by.
Heh, it's actually an homage to how lousy my running and such can be because I'm playing on a laptop but that totally works too. Bella's into everything anyway so nosy fits! She's not waylaying anybody now, though. The people who run the Quick Post quests have my utmost support