"Honorific" Names from ibn Munqidh
by Basil Dragonstrike
This list collects all "honorific names"; that is, names of the form
"____al-Dīn," "____ al-Dawla," and similar formations. Some of these
come from nasabs, where an ancestor is referred to by his "honorific
name" rather than his ‘ism.
For those readers who are from the SCA and looking for help forming
an SCA name, please note that it has been ruled that this sort of
name is not registrable, as being (supposedly) presumptuous. This is
due, apparently, to their meaning "(something or other) of the
Faith," "(something or other) of the State," etc.
As a side-note, notice that honorific names were sometime stacked,
as in Tāj al-Dawlah Nāṣir al-Dīn Muḥammad.
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