In 4 book of the inheritance cycle, Inheritance, tells us what the name of names is, but I can't find the name of it anywhere.

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    From the wiki:" What the Name of Names actually is unknown, as it is never explicitly stated in the books."
    – Boelabaal
    Commented Oct 6, 2020 at 22:32
  • Paolini has never said it
    – ibid
    Commented Oct 7, 2020 at 2:03

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This is intentionally never revealed and likely doesn't even exist.

What is Eragon’s true name? What is the true name for the Ancient Language?

In regard to Eragon’s true name, I chose not to reveal it because those words are words of magic. I felt that giving them to readers would spoil some of the mystery and power they hold. You could say the whole Inheritance Cycle encompasses Eragon’s true name. But its short form is a secret between Eragon, Saphira, Glaedr, and Arya.

As for the name of the Ancient Language . . . that, too, is a secret.


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