The LOTR Movie Site
August 7, 2000

Response to Name Confusion
Keith M.

There should be no changing of names. The names are quite different.

For example, in Tolkien's pronunciation of the names Sauron sounds like SOW-RON not soar-on, and Saruman is very simple Sar-oo-man.

So as you can see they are very different, so lets just leave them the way are.