Q. Írimë f. “*Lovely”
Conceptual Development: When she first appeared, her name was given as Írimë and she was either the middle or youngest daughter, varying in birth-order with a third daughter Faniel (MR/207, 238), who later disappeared from the texts. At one point her name was temporarily changed to Finvain (MR/262), but later still she reappeared as Írimë, as the second of only two daughters (PM/343). Confusingly, her name was then changed to Írien just a few lines later, without explanation.
Christopher Tolkien discusses the changing names for Finwë’s daughters on PM/359, notes #26 and #28. This entry uses Írimë as the most common of her names.
References ✧ MRI; PE17/112; PM/343; PMI
|írima||“desirable, lovely”||✧ PE17/112|