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This theme, "knowing the name controls the thing/creature", is familiar from fairytales, and may also be seen as the essence of linguistic consiousness - naming, verbalizing things makes us able to deal with them. And man gave name to all the animals... Is there an article dealing with such themes - in literature, their history etc. - that one may link here?--Niels Ø 21:33, 7 November 2005 (UTC)
Mister Underhill? WHOA!!! MAJOR LotR connection!!! 126.96.36.199 (talk) 09:52, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Yes the Mr. Underhill thing should be mentioned - this is the travelling name given to Bilbo by Gandalf in Tolkin's 'The Hobbit' - the fact that both 'underhills' are pesudonyms is striking too. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 10:31, 28 March 2013 (UTC)