My eighth graders had just finished studying The Hobbit. We’d followed Bilbo’s epic journey, we’d watched Peter Jackson’s awesome production vlogs, the girls had declared Kili the Dwarf “hot.”
Twenty minutes remained in this particular class.
“Let’s find our Hobbit names,” I said.
I opened my laptop to a hobbit name generator site, got out some coloured paper, and showed them mine.
I turned the activity over to the students. The bulletin board started filling up.
Then a student pointed to one of the names and announced, “That one sounds like a Hobbit hooker.”
I doubled over laughing.
You gotta love teens.
What’s your hobbit name?
Or, if you prefer, what’s your wizard/dwarf/elf name?
Will you go see the movie, which opens today?