S. Gelir m. “Merry”
Sindarin translation of the name of Sam’s son Merry, appearing in Tolkien’s unpublished epilogue to The Lord of the Rings and in the King’s Letter (SD/126, 129). Most likely this name is an elaboration of (N.) gell “joy”.
Conceptual Development: In drafts of the epilogue, this name was initially (rejected) Riben (SD/117).
References ✧ SD/117, 126, 129; SDI1/Gelir, Riben