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22nd Feb '17 4:49:29 PM StarTropes
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** Klingon females always introduce himself as "daughter of <father's name>", never "daughter of <mother's name>", implying that male heritage is more important (same as human patronymics).

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** Klingon females always introduce himself as "daughter of <father's name>", never "daughter of <mother's name>", implying that male heritage is more important (same as human patronymics). An exception is [[Series/StarTrekVoyager B'Elanna Torres]], who sometimes refers to herself among Klingons as "B'Elanna, daughter of Miral", referring to her mother. This is probably because her father, John Torres, is human, and his name wouldn't mean anything to Klingons.
27th Jan '17 12:00:55 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Tyrion Lannister, trying to impress upon a particularly dim-witted prison guard that he's got the money to bribe him, introduces himself as "Tyrion, son of Tywin" (Tywin Lannister being the richest and most powerful lord in the Seven Kingdoms). Later on Tyrion is introducing the leaders of the hill tribes to his father in this way. When Tyrion gets to the mercenary Bronn he says "Bronn, son of...", pauses, and Bronn interjects with "[[DeadpanSnarker You wouldn't know him]]."

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Tyrion Lannister, trying to impress upon a particularly dim-witted prison guard that he's got the money to bribe him, introduces himself as "Tyrion, son of Tywin" (Tywin Lannister being the richest and most powerful lord in the Seven Kingdoms). Later on Tyrion is introducing the leaders of the hill tribes to his father in this way. way as this is a standard introduction amongst such hill tribes. "Shagga son of Dolf, Timett son of Timett, Chella daughter of Cheyk..." When Tyrion gets to the mercenary Bronn he says "Bronn, son of...", pauses, and Bronn interjects with "[[DeadpanSnarker You wouldn't know him]].""
** This is also a standard introduction among the Dothraki. Particularly noteworthy is Drogo son of Bharbo.
26th Jan '17 9:16:09 PM LadyNorbert
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* Ancient Wales had both patronymic and matronymic naming conventions. Men were ''ap'' their father's names; for instance, the last native Prince of Wales was Llywelyn ap Gruffydd - Llywelyn son of Gruffydd. Women were ''merch'' or ''ferch'' their parents' names; building on the previous example, Llywelyn's only child was Gwenllian ferch Llywelyn.
26th Jan '17 1:22:43 PM FrankLinegar
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* Inverted in ''Manga/OnePiece'' where after the BigReveal at Marineford, Luffy is occasionally referred to as "son of Dragon" though he never refers to himself as such.
23rd Jan '17 8:29:59 PM GrammarNavi
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* The first part of Roshaun's very long string of names/honorifics in ''YoungWizards'' is "Roshaun ke Nelaid". Given his father's name is Nelaid, "ke" can be assumed to mean "son of" in his language.

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* The first part of Roshaun's very long string of names/honorifics in ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' is "Roshaun ke Nelaid". Given his father's name is Nelaid, "ke" can be assumed to mean "son of" in his language.
21st Dec '16 12:33:43 AM Xtifr
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* In the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', it's very common for characters to introduce themselves by the patronymic or matronymic. Protagonist Taran is deeply bothered by the fact that he's an orphan and can't introduce himself that way; he eventually comes to be known by many as Taran Wanderer.

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* In the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', it's very common for characters to introduce themselves by the patronymic or matronymic. Protagonist Taran is deeply bothered by the fact that he's an orphan and can't introduce himself that way; he eventually comes to be known by many as Taran Wanderer.
27th Nov '16 6:23:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Dinotopia}}'' has dinosaur names like this. The wise old triceratops, Brokehorn,for example is Brokehorn, son of Grayback the Wise.

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* ''{{Dinotopia}}'' ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' has dinosaur names like this. The wise old triceratops, Brokehorn,for Brokehorn, for example is Brokehorn, son of Grayback the Wise.
1st Nov '16 10:18:48 AM Anddrix
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* ''Film/AliceInWonderland'': "My father was Charles Kingsleigh. He had a vision that stretched halfway around the world, and nothing ever stopped him! I'm his daughter -- I'm Alice Kingsleigh!"

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* ''Film/AliceInWonderland'': ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'': "My father was Charles Kingsleigh. He had a vision that stretched halfway around the world, and nothing ever stopped him! I'm his daughter -- I'm Alice Kingsleigh!"
27th Oct '16 10:31:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* The mountain clansmen in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'': Gunthor son of Gurn of the Stone Crows, Timmett son of Timmett of the Burned Men, Chella daughter of Cheyk of the Black Ears... and, when he introduces himself, Tyrion son of Tywin of the Clan Lannister (actually a noble house). The Dothraki are also fond of this; Drogo son of Bharbo et cetera.

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* The mountain clansmen in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'': ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Gunthor son of Gurn of the Stone Crows, Timmett son of Timmett of the Burned Men, Chella daughter of Cheyk of the Black Ears... and, when he introduces himself, Tyrion son of Tywin of the Clan Lannister (actually a noble house). The Dothraki are also fond of this; Drogo son of Bharbo et cetera.
20th Oct '16 4:20:27 PM Discar
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* The Shin from ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' use their father's name as part of their full name, so it would be for example X-son-X's Father. The main Shin character Szeth, though, is in disgrace and does not use his father's name (since he doesn't want to disgrace him by association)- he uses his (presumably dead) grandfather's name instead. Therefore, instead of Szeth-son-Neturo (what his name would normally be) he goes by Szeth-son-son-Vallano.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': The Shin from ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' use their father's name as part of their full name, so it would be for example X-son-X's Father. Gashash-son-Navammis. Women use their mother's instead, for example Ali-daughter-Hasweth. The main Shin character Szeth, though, is in disgrace a dishonored Truthless and does not use his father's name (since name, since he doesn't want to disgrace him by association)- he association. He uses his (presumably dead) dead grandfather's name instead. Therefore, instead of rather than Szeth-son-Neturo (what his name would normally be) be), he goes by Szeth-son-son-Vallano.
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