Short Name

In Canthian society, most people only have one, fairly long, name, as opposed to the first and last names found in most cultures. These long names are usually far too long to be used in normal conversations, so most Canthians have a Short Name, which is usually part of or a contracted version of their full name. These short names are used in the situations with a first name would be used in other cultures. The practice originates in Aia'n culture, as the Canthmen only ever used single, short names.