Names: Suffixes

In your books, Daine and Kora and several others have names that end in sri/sra. How do those suffixes work?

Tammy: If you have “sri” after your name, it means the only parent you’re sure of is your mother–in other words, you were born out of wedlock, which some cultures consider a mark of shame (as Daine’s did). “sra” means you carry your father’s name, and your father was known; he was willing to acknowledge you as his child.*

In Nordic cultures suffixes like “sen” and “son” mean you’re someone’s son, while “datter” means you’re the daughter. I just gave it an extra twist.

NOTES FROM Words of Tamora Pierce
*Sarra Beneksri, Daine’s mother, seems to either be an exception to the rule or a misnomer.

SOURCE: [Random Buzz: Teens at Random]

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