Naming Conventions

Capetian Names

Capetian names are based on 12th century medieval French names.

Often, peasants in Capet and Genest have no formal surname. Instead they are known by the town name where they were born. In Capetian, this is signified as d’Ambray or de Valles (“d’” before names starting with vowels, “de” before consonants), for example.

(Some) Noble Families of Capet

Cecil, Courteney, de Clare, de la Pole, de Montfort, Ferrers, Fiennes, Mowbray, Roussell, Vavassour, Vitalis, Tranchant, Vaubadon, Romenel, Musart, Ormond, Marillac

(Some) Places of Capet

Auxerre, Avallon, La Pole, Ibelin, Navarre, l’Isle, Trichatel, Ancerville, Araines, Champlitte, Chalons, Cayeux, Termes, Siverey, Sancerre, Neuville, Mont Faucon, Mont Mirail, Mont Beliard, Sennec, La Jaille, Villete, Verdun, Pont Molain, Merle, Ecot, Perche, Monchy, Reymes, Perronet, Herle, Genville, Tocni, Vivepont, Escalles, Vymont, Berville, Challon, Croismare, Bellehache, Believre, Civille, Hanivel, Argentan, Audrieu, Aumale, Angleville, Angers, Ambray, Aubernon

Genestian Names

Genestian names are based on 12th century medieval English names.

Like peasants in Capet, Genestian peasants also frequently have no formal surname. In Genestian, use “of” ti designate place of origin (e.g. Hilda of Fultondale).

(Some) Noble Families of Genest

Woodville, Stafford, Quincey, Fitton, Howard, Mortimer, Neville, Vane, Lovelle

Ambracian Names

Ambracian names are based on medieval Latin names.

Ambracians have a given name and a surname that designates their family. They may earn a nickname at some point in their lives, which becomes a third part of their name.

Thummami Names

Thummami names are based on medieval Kurdish names.

The Thummam are known by their parents’ names. If they are a son, use “bet” + the father’s name. If a daughter, use “bet” + the mother’s name. On occasion, a son may use a mother’s name or a daughter her father’s if they choose (e.g. if one parent is famous, if they have had a falling out, if a parent dies, etc.).

Zaori Names

Zaori names are inspired by a combination of Elvish names from standard D&D rules and medieval Jewish names.

The Zaori use their clan name as their second name. Some of the clans are listed under “common surnames.”


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