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Post by Purplefixer » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:42 pm

Do we just NOT have guides to nomenclature for most of the races of Barsaive?

Merrox (Dwarf)
Garlthik One-Eye (Ork)
Nioku (Troll)
Kelryn Stormspear (Human)
Monus Byre (Elf)
Amelanna of House Chaozun (Dwarf)
Yantar of the Cliffside Brotherhood (Obsidiman)
Rogan Crossbite (Ork)
Shara Spearcraft (Troll)
K'dan Whitecrest (T'skrang)
Bonal (Windling)
Landal (T'skrang)
Rensil (Elf)
Rioran (Elf)
Morga Longblade (Dwarf)
Corby Dellock (Dwarf)
Juliak Merris (Obsidiman?!)
Jarikos (Obsidiman)
Yanno Mammo (Human)
Lessar Murragh (Human)
Triann (Human)
Skarth (Ork)
Ryuth (Obsidiman)
Omeyras (Obsidiman)
Vald'har (Troll)
Hrauth (Obsidiman)
Karon Foll (Elf)
Ovalos (Obsidiman)
Avaleh (Obsidiman)
Coiras Broadback (Dwarf)
Ahivras (Obsidiman)
Kon (Dwarf)
Gendellius (Obsidiman)
Tadhg Manystones (Ork)
Hammerfist (Dwarf)
Araulos (Obsidiman)
Domasae (Obsidiman)
Kolarat (Obsidiman)
Crackskull Ironfang (Ork)
Sudlow (Human)
Zarass Icethought (Ork)
Charok Redhand (Ork)
Hrak Gron (Ork)
Dakarga Bral (Ork)
Kergbag (Ork)
Jarth'd (Troll)
Yggerg (Troll)
Kragg Bonesnapper (Troll)
Selsior (Elf)
Hammerbone (Troll)
Vramya (Troll)

Jerriv Forrim
Thom Edrull
Kern Redhand (Ork?)
Ardinn Tero
Klaric Nemiz

Interestingly, it seems like low-powered individuals would receive only one given name at birth...

Except then the fiction contradicts that constantly.

Except that in Denizens 2 we know that Dwarves are given 2 given names and 1 family name.
T'skrang go by a given name, a niall name, and an arapagoi name. (All of at least we have seen sound like someone flapping their tongue in their head, because whoever came up with T'skrang language is a bloody genius.)
Whatever Ork Mommy dreams is what Ork Baby gets.
Trolls have three names: A given name, a descriptive name, and the least-used clan-name.
Obsidimen names are... really long? But they have a short version they let other races call them by?

I'm sure that Denizens I has more rules, but there don't seem to be any guides as to how names themselves are created. They can be harsh or soft, descriptive (Red Hand) or verbalized (Nemiz), in whatever number of combination of syllables or styles through all the races. Other than the flapping of the T'skrang language, has anyone else spotted any naming rules we can go by when judging whether the names of our Dwarves are appropriate, or accidentally Orkish?

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