A close friend of mine wanted to name her daughter Galadriel, after Tolkien's legendary elf-queen. Her husband, however, felt they needed to shorten it for daily usage, so they decided to name her Galadriel, but call her Riel. This name grew on them to the point that they ditched Galadriel, and changed the spelling to something more 'substantial.' Rhielle was born in February.

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