A note on naming conventions In Deusetats, names comprise a title, a nearname and a farname; for example Prince Rainhart Dorn. Generally only people who know each other well or are close family will call each other by their nearname (“Rainhart”). Equals or superiors will use their farname (“Dorn”), or
So, in my Primer on Politics for Writers, I said: If you make the [inheritance] systems any more complex than that, you risk (a) spending all your time explaining it, or (b) confusing readers over something that doesn’t drive the plot anyway. Trust me, I know this from personal experience.
By request, a little pronunciation guide – happy to add any others people aren’t sure of. 🙂 Broadly (but not consistently), Deusetatsan pronunciation is similar to German, Jovani to Latin, and Alysine to Greek. Alysia/Alysine “a-LEES-ia/A-liss-ine” Cervin “KER-vin” Cimbra “TSIM-bra” Deusetats “DOI-zetats” Holle “HOL-ly” Leutz “LOITZ” Mittelwalde “MI-tel-vald” Mullrose “MOOL-rose”