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Specifically, I was wondering what percentage of the proper nouns in your setting is made up wholecloth. Further, do you have a pattern or scheme to what those names are, or do you just make them up on the spot? do people from different races/species or cultures have different sounding names? Do you max in normal names?

I personally like having internally consistent systems per culture. Ere halflings have a number of different male and female suffixes an take the last name of their opposite gender parent. Hailene have Classical names like Alexander or Magdalene. Miare (catfolk) have lots of r's and few guttural stops. humans/Half elves from Novrom have Greek/Roman-esque suffixes in thier last names (Arunsteadeles, Truedeles, Haraticus).

Names tend to be an issue for all writers, so let's talk about our processes and ideas.
 
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