“Names of insight”, also called “essi apacenyë” (names of foresight). These were mother-names, bestowed by Elda mothers on their offspring either in the hour of their birth or on some other occasion, and would indicate a dominant feature of their personality or some foresight of their special fate. These names carried a lot of weight, were regarded as true names when solemnly given, and were public if placed immediately after the father-name.

**Note : This information comes from the HoMe series of books, which means that it is considered to be from J.R.R. Tolkien's earlier, unrevised writings. Therefore, this information cannot necessarily be considered canonical.**
Encyclopedia entry originally written by Nenya_Ring