Mordor, Land of Shadows
Mordor, The Land of Shadows, a site containing as much as they can research of Sauron's Black Speech, has a mapping name generator for orcs. It gives you a name and an appellation or nickname, and your orcish race. All of the names I tried out in the generator resulted in the race Uruk of Mordor, so this site could be considered especially suitable for Uruk Blackarrow and Uruk Warleader characters, although the names certainly could be used by Orc Reavers and Orc Defilers as well.
The names are created from elements of the Black speech and what orcish speech is found in the LOTRO books, but there is no attempt by the generator to give meanings to your name. However, Scatha, a member of the site, has compiled a dictionary of all that is known of the Black Speech, as well as lessons in how to use the speech grammatically. You can use the dictionary to see if you can find meanings for the elements in the name that is mapped to yours.
The site not only generates you an orc name, but a nickname as well. All of the names it generates are Uruk names.
My first try, with Rebecca Scudder is Shelobzagh, the plump - Uruk of Mordor. My next try with Rebecca Scudder, also gives me the same name, definitely making it a mapping generator. Plump does not seem to make me extremely threatening- unless it is meant to imply that I win fights, and have first choice of food. Still. Plump! At least Shelob the spider is a frightening being, so being named after her is not all bad
With a few more tries, I get these results:
Henry Johnson - Dâgalûr, the evil seed - Uruk of Mordor. Evil seed isn't bad, but those accented letters will need to go.
Mary Smith - Badzûrz, the groveler - Uruk of Mordor. Hmmm. Groveler sounds more like a snaga, or slave, to me. Not a true Uruk. Mary Smith, you'd best pick an alias and try again.
Peter Snyder - Ghaash, the cook - Uruk of Mordor. Kill 'm and cook 'm I guess- Or does a REAL orc even bother to singe his food?
Harry Potter - Fotkûrz, the slasher - Uruk of Mordor. More like it. Harry- I knew you had a dark side in you.
Mary Potter - Nazg, the hidden power - Uruk of Mordor. Works better than Mary Smith did.
Mary Johnson - Radbug, the dog - Uruk of Mordor. Some dogs can be fierce.
And we seem to have proved that the first name Mary doesn't automatically get you a specific part of your name. Henry Johnson didn't share any elements of your mapped name. It is a fairly sophisticated mapping generator. I'll try a variety of names.
Juliet Johnson - Dalug-hai, the faceless - Uruk of Mordor / Susan Smith - Riink, the shiftless - Uruk of Mordor / Ann Peterson - Lûrûrz, the nugget - Uruk of Mordor / Jean Amprimoz - Lûrûrz, the nugget - Uruk of Mordor.
Ann Peterson and Jean Amprimoz don't seem to have anything obvious in common to give them the same name and nickname. Perhaps the nickname choice is somewhat limited.
Jean Jenkins - Shatogtar, the loner - Uruk of Mordor / Zoe Williams - Lughorn, the vicious - Uruk of Mordor / Eofn Williams - Kraibag, the wistful - Uruk of Mordor.
OK, someone with a perverse sense of humor picked these nicknames. Orcs are not wistful.
Eofn Scudder - Sharkû, the ancient one - Uruk of Mordor. Seems to me someone important ends up getting called that name eventually. I don't think it is a keeper.
Michael Scudder - Saakaf, the winged - Uruk of Mordor / Michael Peterson - Craklash, the whip - Uruk of Mordor. Nice combo there.
Robert Peterson - Thagûrz, the thirsty - Uruk of Mordor / Robert Stevens - Ugûrz, the mouthless - Uruk of Mordor. Hope he doesn't get hungry often.
Robert Jones - Lûrûrz, the nugget - Uruk of Mordor. I am not sure what Robert Jones has in common with either Ann Peterson or Jean Amprimoz. My guess is that there is a slight glitch in the mapper, since it is a single name that repeats, every once in a while. Either that, or Sauron has discovered cloning.
More names from Mordor on the next page.