Usually given in matrynomic form, the word "delv" (formal-mode, "delvar") being analogous to the Arabic "ibn" or the Hebrew "ben." The mother's name is usually given first, unless the father is of higher status. In very formal circumstances, both parents are given, as in the following example:
Quelnarri delvar Mesticcan ak Depithari
The element "ak" is the formal-mode Avethellan for "and."