Gnomish Names

From World of Charun

Contents

Description

The Half-Men are more or less extinct in Charun, with the last remains wiped out by the Dazak during the sacking of Hillyfield.

The origin and meaning behind Half-Man names is shrouded in mystery, as are many things surrounding their culture. Every Half-Man had a first name and a surname, which is a family name from the fathers side. They also divided themselves into Folks, with a Folkname identifying them.


First Names

Female names are identical to the male ones, except that they end with the vowel "-a", or with the suffix "-a" if the name ends with a consonant.

Example: Carani = Carana, Ellyni = Ellyna, Seenock = Seenocka

Carani - Corydal - Corynol - Daerjon - Dalbun - Dalkon - Ellyni - Errmip - Errni - Findo - Finpest - Fudkol - Fudnol - Fudto - Gardo - Garnol - Gernig - Hedpen - Jebrick - Klemkol - Lindzig - Lindto - Nerman - Ningel - Nino - Nobdal - Nobni - Olffle - Pilnol - Pilpest - Punjon - Ranzwyn - Roydal - Royle - Seekin - Seenock - Turmip - Turnock - Wayle - Waynol - Wimdal - Wimkol - Wimwick - Wayji - Zooko


Surnames

Gnomish surnames consists out of a prefix and a suffix. There are endless variations.

Example: Bambertle, Mibbitmut, Dwoblewocket, Olffoodle


Prefixes

Bam-
Beren-
Bibble-
Bimp-
Blee-
Boddy-
Bun-
Bunk-
Bussle-
Cara-
Cobb-
Cory-
Dal-
Dimb-
Duva-
Dwob-
Dwoble-
Elto-
Err-
Fol-
Fon-
Gert-
Glim-
Jeb-
Klem-
Lind-
Loop-
Lum-
Mard-
Mibbi-
Mibbit-
Minni-
Mipple-
Moddle-
Nack-
Nackle-
Nockle-
Olff-
Pil-
Pildo-
Punt-
Ranz-
Raul-
Rondle-
Roon-
Shaf-
Turji-
Zoo-
Zoodle-
Way-
Wibble-


Suffixes

-bell
-bert
-bertle
-biddle
-bozle
-boozle
-burdin
-darnt
-foodle
-ger
-jon
-kin
-knottin
-leger
-lenig
-madge
-malkin
-mip
-mottin
-man
-mut
-nig
-nock
-nor
-nottin
-oodle
-pest
-rick
-wick
-wicket
-winkle
-wiss
-wocket


Folknames

There are 17 known groups of folks, which is how the Half-Men used to keep track of their relations. The Half-Men only presented themselves with their Folkname when meeting other Half-Men. This was important, since all sharing a Folkname were related. Since the Folknames were derived from sites where each "clan" used to live more than a thousand years ago, the formal way of presenting one's folkname was using "from" or "of".

Example: Dalkon Klembell from Fairdowns


Half-Man Folknames

Brockenborings

Brocksdown

Buckleberry

Bywater

Danderfluff

Deephallow

Fairdowns

Foxburr

Frogmorton

Hardbottle

Knotwise

Loamsdown

Nobottle

Pincup

Proudneck

Tuckborough

Whitfurrows

Willowbottom


Back to: Main Page | Player Characters | Regional Names

Views