Q. Ingoldo m. “The Noldo”
The mother-name of Finarfin (PM/360), and also the mother name of his son Finrod (PM/346). It is an archaic combination of the definite article i¹ “the” and ✶Ñgoldō > Noldo, with the ñg- preserved because it was not at the beginning of the word (PE19/76). It would have been Sindarized as S. Angolodh, but this name was not used because Finarfin did not go to Middle-earth with his brothers (PM/360). A similar name was common in Númenor and Gondor, where it was reduced to Ingold (PM/360, LotR/749).
Conceptual Development: In earlier writing, the mother-name of Finarfin was Ingalaurë, while Ingoldo was the mother-name of Fingolfin (MR/230, PE17/118). At this stage, Tolkien said that it was a combination of the names of the peoples of Fingolfin’s mother and father, the Ingar and Noldor (MR/230). As the mother-mame of Fingolfin, Tolkien also considered having this name develop into Fingoldo (PE17/39) or Ingoldofinwe (PE17/118, MR/230) to better match his Sindarin name.
References ✧ MR/230; MRI; PE17/39, 118; PE19/76; PM/360; PMI/Finarfin, Fingolfin, Finrod, Ingoldo; SMI; VT39/16
|Noldo||“one of the wise folk, Gnome”||✧ MR/230 (Noldor)|
|Ingwi||“People of Ingwë, Chieftains”||✧ MR/230 (Ingar)|
|Ingoldo||“The Noldo”||✧ MR/230|
|✶ñgolodō||“lore-master, sage”||✧ PE19/76|
Q. Ingalaurë m. “*Top Gold”
Conceptual Development: In later writing Finarfin’s mother-name was changed to Ingoldo (PM/360).
References ✧ MR/230; MRI; PE17/118; PMI/Finarfin
|inga||“top, highest point”|
|laurë||“gold (light or colour)”|