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Iromakuanhe Naming Conventions

The Naming of Iroma is a difficult matter, It isn't just one of your holiday games; You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter When I tell you, an Iroma must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES. First of all, there's the name that the family use daily, Such as Malik, Zulas, Savitar or Chames, Such as Salah or Mu'Tasim, Kabir or Ibn Al Nailey? All of them sensible everyday names. -Revolver, on Iromakuanhe Naming

Iromakuanhe names follow a nomenclature system which allows a person to have up to five individual names in their complete personal name. These are comprised of a given name, surname and ancestral name, which are acquired by birth, and a name of exalted kinship and exalted action, which are acquired throughout one's life and can be changed freely as one gains new ones.

The scheme is as follows:

[Given Name] [Ancestral Name] [Exalted Action] [Surname] [Exalted Kinship]

Meaning of Names

Given and Surname Name

The given name is the name one is given by one's parents, and is chosen for its literary, spiritual or nostalgic meaning. Iromakuanhe names tend to sound exotic to other species due to their guttural and sing-song sound. The surname is the name of one's family or clan, and is a way of recognizing one's heritage.

OOC: Traditionally, Iromakuanhe names have a Middle-Eastern, Indian, South-East Asian, Oceanian Aborigine or African roots, with the occasional interspersing of heavily corrupted European and entirely fictitious names.

Ancestral Name

The ancestral name is the name one takes on or is given to acknowledge a person important to their lineage, and viewed as worth veneration. The ancestral is especially important for influential political or scientific families, who may have multiple names to choose from.

Ancestral names are somewhat uncommon, and viewed as somewhat antiquated among newer generations of Iromakuanhe.

Exalted Action

The name of exalted action is especially important for individuals who have accomplished something truly great in their lifetimes and become noteworthy in Iromakuanhe history. For example, if a frame runner rises to the position of Sengraiv, the commander-in-chief of the Astral Vanguard, their ace nickname can become their name of Exalted Action.

OOC: It's unlikely any starting PC would ever, ever have this. Period.

Exalted Kinship

The name of exalted kinship is somewhat more common among Iromakuanhe, and is given from their place of residence for being in effect, a local hero or celebrity in the hopes of increasing the fame of their community. Most celebrities, high religious figures and political bigwigs in mainstream Iromakuanhe media have the rights to Exalted Kinship.

Exalted Kinship names takes the shape of the name of the place with the prefix Al', Der', Cu' or Na'.

OOC: It's unlikely any starting PC would ever, ever have this. With the possible exception of small towns and tightly-knit communities such as Ivuori enclaves and Eyr Ranr airships.

faction/iromakuanhe/naming.txt · Last modified: 2019/11/02 06:25 by wes