While there are always exceptions to every guideline, a majority of names tends to fall within certain patterns that vary by region.
Wejít cultures[edit | edit source]
A full name usually consists of a personal name followed by a family name. Children usually inherit last names patrilineally (which can cause complications in polyandric families, but those are rare outside the Nariyása continents). There are some families that prefer keeping dual family names, consisting of both a patrilineally-inherited and the matrilineally-inherited half.
Even though Maktó has a modest phonetic inventory, names are not so limited; it's quite common to borrow letters from adjacent alphabets when writing names (which does cause its share of inconveniences and demand its share of workarounds). Similar things occur in other languages, but they're most prominent with Maktó. Conversely, names originating from Maktó regions stand out by being very vowelly, easily outnumbering consonants two to one.
There is no structural pattern to male names on these continents (other than usually being 2-3 syllables long), but the female ones tend to consist of a consonant, a vowel, a consonant, and the vowel i, with the stress on the first syllable. In fact, such a naming convention has spread beyond Wejít to some extent.
Family names don't have a distinctive pattern either.
Southern Wejít[edit | edit source]
Occasionally, one encounters a region where family names are replaced by patronyms (or even rarer, matronyms).
Nariyása cultures[edit | edit source]
A full name consists of a clan/family name followed by a personal name.
Children always inherit clan names matrilineally. It's also not unheard of for husbands in a monogynic family to take the wife's clan name. Clan names are usually long, easily 4-5 syllables, and tend to have large clusters of consonants in a row, etymologically dating back to proto-Vilkrészt.
Male personal names tend to be 2-4 syllables long, very commonly ending in -ar (particularly -kar and -dar), though there are many other variations. Female names most commonly end in -ing or -eng. Both tend to have a more even mixture of consonants and vowels, leaning towards 2:1.
Infopost/Justicariate[edit | edit source]
A personal name consists of two or three words, usually without any deeper meaning; there are no family names. The words themselves tend to be one, at most two syllables, usually with a strong preference for sonorant and voiced consonants.
Khæn Culture[edit | edit source]
Naming is one example where the Khæn and the Justicarians share a coincidental similarity: names consist of two-three words which may or may not have a meaning, but are always spelled phonetically. Otherwise, the words follow usual Khæn rules - each a pair of vowels encased in consonants on both sides.
Tebríthan cultures[edit | edit source]
Tebríth used to have a very diverse cultural mosaic despite a modest population, and a corresponding variety of naming conventions that would rival Etéra's. However, given the demographics of survivors, a certain pattern became noticeably more common the others: family name (less commonly, patronym or matronym) followed by personal name. When compared to Wejít and Nariyása naming styles, Tebríthan ones tend lean closer to the Nariyása by phonetics, but their consonant clusters aren't as long nor as numerous as in Nariyása clan names.