Bob Something
▶ Godbound
2018-03-19T19:54:41.680Z

Now I'm aware I made this originally with the intent of it functioning as a 'sandbox tool' of sort to my own potential Exalted Godbound game and I'm aware it can come off as a bit wrong to post in here something which is to be used with the intellectual property of another company but...I've put a lot of work into this.

And, really, it's just mostly names which I'm sure can be of use even to those who run regular Godbound.

Aaron Hamric
2018-03-19T19:54:41.680Z

Your mention of peasants being named “first son,” etc. reminded me about Roman names. Quintus, Sextus, Septus, and Octavius are names given to sons after the fourth (I think that’s where it started), meaning literally “five, six, seven, eight,” although they are assumedly conjugated in a way that made them clearly a name. Those would be their official names, but they probably went by nicknames, like Crassus (Fat/Beefy/Stout) or Sextus Molestus (Six, the Pest/Annoying asshole).

Bob Something
2018-03-19T19:54:41.680Z

That was deliberate reference to similar naming conventions in real-life history. There are many countries and cultures where, in ancient times, you'd see children being named 'First child' and 'Second child' because of poor survival odds. In this case I've also semi-invented this to showcase (should I ever run the damn game!) how increasingly stuffy and soul crushing Realm society has become to the Peasant class, compared to the Patrician and Dynast.

And if you're not familiar with Exalted, the Roman comparison is VERY accurate and relevant, as The Realm is the current dominant power of Creation and draws inspiration from feudal and imperial Japan, Qin China, Persia and Rome. So your comparison in naming schemes is quite relevant.

Bob Something
2018-03-19T19:54:41.680Z

More names. Not Exalted specific this time around, so possibly(?) of even more use.
theamateurdungeoneers.blogspot.ca - D100 More Faux-Asian Exotic Names