User:IlL/Tíogall/Names

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Structure

Tíogall names normally consist minimally of name + surname; the surname is inherited from the father. Zero or more middle names may be used between the name and the surname.

Notwithstanding the above, a person is usually known by his given name and surname.

All married persons retain their original surnames.

Given names

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Tíogall Nicknames Etymology Pronunciation Approx. English pronunciation Gender Notes
Gelta Talmic /ˈdʒɛʟtə/ /ˈdʒɛltə/ male
Jachéf Netagin /jaˈʃeːf/ /jəˈʃeɪf/ male
Mabés Netagin "courageous" /maˈbeːs/ /məˈbeɪs/ male
Maedh Talmic /meːð/ /meɪð/ male
Raichnís Talmic /ˈlɛʃniːs/ /ˈɹɛʃniːs/ male
Aodhán aodhán "golden" /ˈɵːðaːn/ /ˈoʊðɑːn/ male
Cláidhe Talmic /ˈkʟeːðə/ /ˈkleɪðə/ unisex
Zarbíe Zaraí Netagin zarbin "truthful" /zalˈbiə/ /zɑɹbiːə/ female
Sterras Talmic /ˈstɛləs/ /ˈstɛɹəs/ male
Sabúra Netagin sabúr "compassionate" /sabʉːlə/ /səbʊəɹə/ female
Cetha Cethaí Talmic /ˈtʃɛθə/ /ˈtʃɛθə/ female
Reocht Reochaí, Reocaí, Reotaí "(a species of songbird)" /ˈlɵːxt/ /ˈɹoʊkt/ female Songbird names are not uncommon in Tíogall culture.
Toiréir Toirí Old Tíogall toiréir "may she bloom" /ˈtœɾiːl/ /ˈtɛəɹiəɹ/ female
Lothair Talmic male
Afnín Af, Níní Netagin "from Afăn"; originally a surname male
Ħajád Netagin male
Osraí Talmic female
Iolsa, Elsa Netagin ʔèȝso "eagle" male (!) Because Ilsa Faust!

Surnames

Common elements for surnames include:

  • -án = adjectival suffix
  • códh X = "son of X"
  • geil X = "from X"
  • -inn = often found in aristocratic names; from gainn 'clan'
  • -tar = Clofabic; ~ Clofabosin -terol

Forms of address

Common Modern Tíogall forms of address include:

  • Mannar (/maːnəl/, abbrev. Mn') = Mr. (for an adult male)
  • Craem (/kɾeːm/, abbrev. Cr') = -kun (form of address for a male minor)
  • Scial (/stʃiːʟ/, abbrev. Sc') = Miss (for females of all ages, regardless of marital status; there is no equivalent of "Mrs.")
  • Rasídh (/ɾasiːð/, abbrev. Rs'; from Netagin rasidh "teacher") = Dr.
  • Turzéħóm (abbrev. Tzħ') = approximately "Honorable" or "Esteemed"; used of a person of especially high rank