Naming conventions

All modern native Yuriban groups follow the same naming conventions, wherein an individual has both a use name and a true name. The first is the name a person uses in their day to day life and is often either translated into or actually in a non-native tongue; Japanese, Gaelic, and English being the most popular origins. While children are given a use name by their parents at birth, many individuals change names at least once upon reaching adulthood.

The true name is divined by the clergy of Harumeku on a child's first birthday and recorded in the temple records. The name is not generally shared with the parents, nor with the child until they have reached 'maturity' as their individual species defines it. Even after an individual receives her name she rarely shares it. In most cases, the true name is not even shared with the individual's spouse (or spouses).

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