What would you name an anonymous Mountain peak, in a National Park in your country?
Anyway this is the story, and even though I like Tolkien's stuff. I am also not one of those really weird over-the-top fans like this guy, who thinks it should be named after Tolkien himself. I think it should be named something, Maori instead which would be much better. Tolkien devotee backs bid to name NZ peak ALEX FENSOME Last updated 15:43 02/01/2013 The bid to name an anonymous peak in Fiordland National Park Mt Tolkien in honour of The Lord of the Rings author has received backing from a prominent member of the society dedicated to his work. Manapouri man Aaron Nicholson has lodged a request to name the 1757-metre summit in the Earl Mountains, near Lake Gunn, with the New Zealand Geographic Board. The peak appeared briefly alongside other Fiordland National Park locations in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Nicholson hoped that naming the summit, close to Consolation Peak, would provide a lure for Tolkien fan tourism in the wake of the release of The Hobbit movie. The Tolkien Society, founded in London in 1969, is an international body devoted to the author's works. It is regarded as one of the most important groups dedicated to Professor Tolkien's canon. Its education officer, Dr Lynn Forest-Hill, said she liked the idea of naming the mountain, but could not speak for the society as a whole. "While the heart of Tolkien's imagination will always remain the English Midlands, New Zealand has done a creditable job of providing imagery relevant to his concepts of other parts of Middle-earth and such a move as this suggested naming will give film fans a place of pilgrimage," she said. "This is a personal opinion, since the Tolkien Society as an entity does not have opinions . . . I applaud the proposer's enthusiasm." Forest-Hill said she did not like the reference to Tolkien as a piece of "popular culture", one of the reasons why the Geographic Board has previously refused attempts - some made by Nicholson - to name landmarks after Tolkien's works. "The denigration of Tolkien's work in terms of 'popular culture', while understandable, is not entirely pleasing," she said. "However, it should be remembered that Shakespeare, Jane Austen and Dickens were all part of popular culture in their own times." - © Fairfax NZ News Lol Venus that's definitely true!
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I believe mountain peaks and hills always should be named for the discover or the one who climbed it first. If not then it should be given the name to the country and it's inhabitants.
Answered By: elgen er pa frifot - 1/3/2013
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I'd name it "Mt. Earthboob."
Answered By: Splash Frog ♥'s Wii-U - 1/2/2013
I agree with you. A country's landmarks should be named for something that's part of that country or it's history. He thinks it will up tourism but to me tourism will be up anyway
Answered By: Mrs H - 1/2/2013
Breathlessness...cos the hills and mountains here are many and climbing them will leave you breathless.
Answered By: ღVεηusღ - 1/2/2013
Answered By: King of Chaos - 1/2/2013
aaarrrrrr! 'mt. lushwell sternlever' matey! after me p*e-paw. *hic* SAVVY! :P
Answered By: ARRR! U BLOW! - 1/2/2013
''Pop Pop Peak'' after meself
Answered By: *Pops* - 1/2/2013
I saw The Hobbit in IMAX 3D yesterday with my daughter. It was an awesome movie experience. I'm also a big fan of LOTR both as books and movies. Would you folks consider renaming the country Middle Earth... More
Answered By: jethom33545 - 1/2/2013
''Kanes Mt'' beware!! dont try climb it sphinxy. lolz
Answered By: kane - 1/3/2013
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