Hvetshran have no first and last name distinction. Most of their names exist of one or two syllables, that may or may not have a meaning.


In early times, monosyllabic names were most common. Heroes, great clan leaders and Hvetshran who accomplished a lot, received a prefix for their name that served as a nickname or as a token of who they were in their life. Referring to the Hvetshran without this prefix, both while they are alive and after that, was and still is considered a disrespect towards the person. Most Hvetshran however kept their monosyllabic name their entire life, since only exceptional Hvetshran would earn themselves a second syllable.

The system of achieving a second syllable however got out of use around the eighth or ninth century. Hvetshranologists assume this is because the same prefixes and suffixes were starting to get used over and over, and the fear rose of being thought of as unheroic just because one carried a monosyllabic name. Throughout the middle ages, giving disyllabic names at birth became the common practice over about the entire Hvetshran territory. No records of monosyllabic names given after fourteenth century are known.

Urban HvetshranEdit

Urban Hvetshran, if they actually live next to humans rather than off them, have the tendency to take up a human name or are sometimes given one. Regularly, their Hvetshran name then becomes their family name.