Mygdållaðr/Naming and Kinship

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Given NamesEdit

The current given names (magufygr) of Mygdållaðr are usually mundane and either number the child in the manner of first child, second child, and so on (jøtikob, liikob, ...), or after everyday items such as scythe or plow (afak, terug). The high death rate of children necessitates a sense of detachment from the child.

Adult NamesEdit

Once a child reaches the age of fourteen, the child becomes an adult. The adult name (hegufygr) is conferred by the elder administrating the coming of age ceremony, and is symbolic of the trade the child chose to apprentice in. The following table is a list of common given names and their meanings.

Name English Occupation
muttyg soil dweller farmer
geron crow farmer
šæb coast fisherman
votyn clean blood hunter
kigopnik digger forager/herbalist
vet barrel cooper
fovåg wolf tanner
þåsson iron smith
killåð shield warrior
myg mouth/mind skald
vuhundar warmth clothier
sikopter pine tree carpenter


The surname (deufygr) comes after the adult name and is usually the name of the father with the appropriate suffix attached. The suffix for son is vuŋ while the suffix for daughter is hed.

Clan NamesEdit

The clan names (garadufygr) are usually ascribed to the five major clans who claim lineage from a long forgotten empire that bestowed these names upon them. Other villagers usually name their home village as their clan name if they are not part of these clans. The five clans are: junnær, kiggor, fedar, sóŋmor, and gøddod.


An epithet (aletogr) may be ascribed by oneself or another either within one's lifetime or posthumously. The epithets are attached to the name using  conjunctions. Some obsolete conjunctions are preserved in this construction. Many legendary figures have multiple epithets. Some common epithet constructions are listed below.

Epithet English Meaning
fir (tribe name) of (tribe name) foreigner
mog (lineage progenitor) descended from (progenitor) nobility
gyr (something) bane of (something) outcast or hero
hannóreg horn chosen, position of authority
mæk (title) of (title) of that title
(adjective) (adjective) quality
(agent noun) (agent noun) achievement


Land is often named after the owner of the land, or a defining characteristic of it. Oceans and other large bodies of water are often named after mythical figures. If the land is a mountain the name always has a suffix of lit. Rivers are usually named after the land they run through or the source of the river. Names of rivers always have the suffix of rur. If needed, other features can have their category collocated before the name.

Ethnonyms and DemonymsEdit

Ethnonyms are created by attaching a defining characteristic in front of the word for people, topr. Adjectival demonyms are formed by attaching the suffix šek to the associated land. A noun demonym attaches the suffix tyg to the associated land.


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