Tuesday, December 22, 2015
A Fourth Name
At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)
Many of us have three names: first, middle, and last. Our last names are used in formal situations. Our first names are used among friends and peers. And our middle names...are hidden on our driver's licences. Usually.
What if was had more names? Other names? How might they be used?
This is the sort of fantasy world-building thought that'll flit through my brain from time to time. The original thought was, "What if we had four names?"