Names tend to be based common words like Fortune, or combinations of common words like Gladday. This is also true of the names given to realms and spheres.
Very few people in the multiverse have "nonsense" names like Agronox or Vortiss, although that happens from time to time. Some may have the name of a god, goddess, or hero from mythology.
Everwayan family names are listed a ways down on this page. Everwayans will generally have a given name and a family surname (which comes after the given name, except in the Mother family, where the surname comes first). As a result, Everwayans have names like Shiverbleed Snakering, Mother Love, Sugar Host, and Slake Crow.
People from other realms on Everway's sphere of Fourcorner, and those from other spheres entirely, will have additional surnames - either Stranger or Outsider, respectively. So an Outsider known in their home realm as Red Pylon would be known as Red Pylon Outsider in Everway.
Some Strangers and Outsiders may also use the name of their realm or sphere in their name. Thus one might have a name like Bromeliad of Emerald Savannah.
Some examples of character names from Everway games that I have played in or GMed over the years include:
- Bromeliad, a member of the royal family from the realm of Emerald Savannah. Bromeliad is transgender and lives as a woman.
- Silver Grove, a satyr-spherewalker who tends the gardens near the Library of All Worlds
- Pepper, a Priest of the Pyramid Cult (originally from the realm of The Market)
- Immanuel, a scholar from Bensalem, a realm that imploded after a religious revolution
- Pandora Outsider, a Charioteer, mystic, and soothsayer with a strange ring-shaped artifact called a Jumpgate; she showed up one day in Strangerside after a long journey from a realm called Fading Suns
- Broken Wing, a beautiful golden-skinned scholar-warrior from a distant sphere, known for playing a strange competitive-collaborative-contemplative simulation game with jeweled polyhedral dice (if you have read Catherine Asaro's novels, you may know who this is)