Beyond the Deep Ridge
The Common Naming practices are Similar to Medieval Spanish and Italian. Many of the races still keep a practice similar to their ancient ancestors, but often translate them into The Poly.
- Dwarves: The naming practice of naming follows clan lines. Males are son of father, or name-son, females are daughter of mother or name-dotter styles. These include Name-boy, or name-girl. However, Dwarves have, however, quite adapted to the more human style of naming in many cases.
- Elves: The Gray Elves are the most stubborn of the old name keepers. When a child is born, they are given a child’s name, usually a one word almost pet name; bird pajaro, sparks kispa, whisper sussar. When they come of age, they are given an Event name. Usually these are names that would be american Indian; Horse Rider Inete Cabalo Pajaro, Strongbow Argo Fuert Kispa, Quick Smoke Humo Rapide Sussar; This is then appended with their child name. Also, all Elves learn their lineage for at least three generations, particularly along the Matriarchal line (Fathers give the names, but the mothers lineage is kept).
- Halflings: The few communities of Halfling tend to keep a simple given name family name style. Usually the family name is carried through the male, but marriage will sometimes take the females family name, usually because they have no other family to carry that name on.
- Humans, High Man: The naming practice tends to be Child Mother of Grandmother. Among the few High men, this is still strongly followed. But as humans are a contrary lot, some follow naming practices of the other races, or completely different patterns
- Orcs: Orcs, and those half-orcs who follow the Orcish ways Usually have a simple Descriptive name. Strong Fuerte, BigArm BrazoGrand, One-eye Unojo. If they have Greater Orc blood, then they add a Tribe name (sometimes creating thier own tribe name when they come of age.); Of Wild Hunt Fuerte Caza Salvage, of Long Spear _ BrazoGrand de Larg Lanza_, of Yellow eyes Unojo d’Ojo Amerril