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Thyatian names and surnamesby Giulio Caroletti
In Thyatis a wide number of names and surnames is used - almost every name from every country of the Known World may be found among Thyatians, because they are a population that likes exotic names (many of whom are often changed and distorted version of foreign names that could sound weird to the nations that originated them). Things vary much from region to region, but in this article we are going to concentrate on Mainland Thyatis, where the population is mostly of Thyatian or Kerendan descent (except in border areas like Biazzan and Tel Akbir, or in the Suburbs of Thyatis itself).
Thyatians have generally two names: first name (praenomen, pl. praenomina), and surname (nomen, pl. nomina). Noble or ancient families tend to have a third name (cognomen, pl. cognomina) - for the noble ones, it was used to indicate the various branches of the family.
This work details shortly possible names of the Thyatian people of the Mainland, presenting useful prefixes that can be used for names and surnames alike.
Suffixes may be chosen among four different groups, relating to the dialects of the Mainland Thyatians.
1)The "classical Thyatian" form of names is mostly found among noble or ancient families of Thyatian descent, traditionalists, purists, and people in the regions of Lucinius, Retebius, Thyatis. (note: classical Thyatian is roughly equivalent to late-roman-empire Latin; it is the official language and the language used and taught at schools and universities)
2)The "northern" form is used among descendants of Thyatian colonists in the areas of Biazzan, Tel Akbir, Nicostenia and Dythestenia, as well as from the people of Halathius. Most of the Caurenzan Thyatians descend from people that migrated from these areas during the eight and ninth centuries, so most Caurenzan Thyatian names are of this type. (note: northern dialect is roughly equivalent to ancient Italian vulgar Latin)
3)"Kerendan" suffixes originated in the regions of Machetos and Kerendas. These names often have a Milenian or Doulakki feel, as the Kerendans were more influenced by the Milenians when the Tribes were in Davania, and mingled more with the descendants of Doulakki that lived in western Thyatis. (note: Kerendan dialect is roughly equivalent to Byzantine spoken Latin)
4)"Islander" suffixes are typical of the regions of Actius, Mositius, Terentias, and were also typical of the Ispans (so that sometimes they can be used by Espans or Verdans as an archaic form of their names). (note: islander dialect was developed by Kerendans that occupied the islands and thus had less contact with the Doulakki of western Thyatis; it is similar to ancient Spanish vulgar Latin)
male -(i)us, -(i)anus, -ine, -inius, -inus;
female -(i)a, -(i)ana, ina
male -(i)an, -in, -es, -ites;
female -ana, -anna, -ira
male -(i)o, -(i)ano;
female -(i)a, -(i)ana, -(i)na, -inia
male -in, -an, -iel;
female -ana, -a, -iela, -ita
a) Original Thyatian Praenomina
These are among the oldest Thyatian names. Members of extremely old and aristocratic families of the Thyatians (but not of Kerendans), and conservative ones, generally choose the praenomina (first names) of their heir (or sometimes of all their children) only from these ones.
b) Original Thyatian Nomina
These were the oldest surnames of Thyatians and Kerendans, but most have become names in full regard. See also "Surnames" for further information.
c) Original Thyatian Cognomina
These were in ancient times just surnames, but Thyatians have since long started to use them as full names, similarly to what happened to other ancient Nomina (see "b", above).
CONSTANT- (also used: Constans, without suffixes)
DIOCLETI- (also used: Diocles, without suffixes; Doulakki origin)
SCIPIO (only for males, without any suffix)
VALENT- (also used: Valens, without suffixes)
d) Other Thyatian Cognomina
"Surname" suffixes may be used for every name prefix to create a surname. It is to be noted that often a Thyatian name may be both a first name and a second name (examples: Lucianus, Luciana). Surname suffixes: -ica, -anicus, -(i)anus, -(i)anico, -(i)anica, -(i)cus
The following is a list of other surnames, to add to section C. However, it is highly uncommon to choose one of these names as a first name, it would sound as if in England someone called his son "Carpenter" or "Smith".
e) The Doulakki heritage & Milenian influence
These are prefixes of Milenian or Doulakki origin. In ancient times they were mostly used in Kerendas and the western areas, but nowadays they may be found everywhere in the Empire. You can make out names and surnames using the same suffixes indicated in the previous sections.
f) Surnames of Doulakki and Milenian origin (missing)
g) Foreign names in Thyatis (missing)