Actually, both Glaurong and Smaug had a great deal of meaning to me.
Before I could read, I was listening to the Hobbit as an audiobook on tape in the backseat of my mom's car. I can't even remember a time I didn't know Tolkein. I could recite the entire "The world was young, the mountains green" poem, while I was still learning to read, I just loved it that much, and made my parents help me learn it. I was determined to understand death and listened to Thorin's death over and over, they say, and then was very upset when Gandalf returned as the White, because that wasn't right! I found Glaurong the most interesting character in the Children of Hurin, and to this day, I find Turin irritatingly overdramatic about the wrong things. So yes, they represented- I don't think nostalgia is the right, word, but I can't really find many words at all for what those names still mean to me. To me, they are the original evil dragons, and as the hero got the world destroyer...
*shrug.* It would have been appropriate, but I think, in the end, Veritas suits him better.
Also, the whole thing states that I do like symbolic names from old languages. I mean, I have Truth, Whirlwind, Earthquake, and an ancient queen of Persia.
...but if I ever make a fifth character, I'm totally going to name the dragon Féanoro.
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sincerely, your friendly neighborhood warrior thespian dark lord and counter guardian Gamma Cavy