That list is all 'canon' Kilrathi names.
Okay...that's good to know.
The lexicon in the Kilrathi Saga claims that the nar is part of every name and "precedes the name of the planet on which the kil's hrai (clan) originated." it gives the xample of Ralgha nar Hhallas whose hrai was from Hhallas. It does not reference profession, but it does determine social standing--because the clans have an implicit order of nobility, from the Emperor's Kiranka down through the eight noble clans and then on to all the others.
Although the official text says planet, I'm thinking it's not that specific. Kirha's goofy name, afterall, was "nar Aussie" rather than "nar Earth"... and the conflicts between the eight noble clans predate access to space, anyway, so it's unlikely that there's a "Kur'u'tak" or a "Sihkag" world somewhere (at least, not predating the name).
My take on the 'hrai' bit is that it's part of every name but that it's not normally spoken. Kirha is usually just "Kirha" and not Kirha hrai Ralgha nar Hhallas.
There are a few problems with the 'every name' bit, too. It's never explicitly stated, but there do seem to be some Kilrathi who explicitly do NOT have the 'nar'. For example, Fireclaw is always written as "Najji Ragitagha" instead of Najji nar Ragitagha (also, think of Dawx Jhorrad, a kil without a liege-lord in False Colors). There's no specific background on why that is, though.
... then there's False Colors, which upset the system a bit by adding a whole slew of additional modifiers (and never explaining them). (And then Ragargk's full name is "Ukar dai Ragark lak Haka" and he hopes to start the Haka dynasty... and Murragh's full name is Murragh Cakg dai Nokhtak... and his uncle was Largka Cakg dai Nokhtak. So... figure that all out.)
Another odd one--Action Stations claims that the son of Baron Jukaga nar Ki'ra is Baron Vakka nar Jukaga.
For the most part, that does follow the usage of "no", which was in every Japanese name right up to the end of the Muromachi period (about the same time as the Sengoku period). The Kil are very heavily modeled on the the Imperial Japanese, so this makes sense.
"no" was sometimes used to denote a person's province
of origin. I suppose in the case of the cats, this could either indicate their home planet (which would likely be considered "provinces" of a vast interstellar empire) or perhaps a region on Kilrah. Kirha asked Paladin what planet
Hunter was from, and Paladin told him what country
he was from (sorta), but in that case "Aussie" still would've fit (though perhaps it would've been been "nar Australia"). No reason why clan names couldn't also be part of the same naming scheme; clans are folk who claim an actual or perceived kinship.
"no" was also commonly used to denote one's occupation, or locational terms (like saying you were (somebody) of the mountain, or near the river, that sort of thing). That's why I asked.
The Japanese sometimes had nicknames associated with them (epithets I suppose is a better word). Najji Ragitagha may be a similar case (Najji being his true name and Ragitagha being an epithet). The aces listed in Claw Marks all appear to be the same way, at least at a glance.
Most surnames in the world today are either patronymic in origin, or denote an occupation once performed by all members of the family. In some parts of Scandinavia, people still derive their last name from that of their father. Hence Vakka nar Jukaga...though that does seem to be a deviation from the normal usage of the "nar" term.
......(never liked that damn novel to begin with; not nearly as exciting as the others, IMHO)..........only thing I can think of there is that some of the cats might've abandoned the "nar" system with the destruction of Kilrah (and that's a pretty big stretch; the Japanese didn't abandon their naming conventions after the end of WWII). I'll need to re-read that crappy novel, I guess. Perhaps "dai" and "lak" are terms used by non-nobles? I don't know. It may be a significant enough deviation from the rest of the WC universe to completely ignore.
Honestly I can't think of any aliens with names. One of the Dolosians on Academy was "Vidkun"... but that's all I can think of off hand.
Yeah, I was already pretty sure I was going to have to wing it. Thanks anyway.
As far as I know, only for the movie version of the Tiger's Claw, which has both some deck plans in The Confederation Handbook and this awesome cutaway poster: https://cdn.wcnews.com/newestshots/full/FINTigerClaw2.jpg
Darn. It would've been pretty cool to see what some folk thought the inside of some of the other ships looked like.
Might have to do some myself, or at least get some help with it. I already calculated the overall dimensions of the Tiger's Claw
based on their silhouettes (from Claw Marks and the WC2 documentation) and using their lengths as an indicator of the scale involved...Tiger's Claw
is (overall) 700 m long by 389.11 m in beam by 250.94 m in draught. Concordia
is (overall) 983.7 m long by 460.96 m in beam by 356.41 m in draught. That's a good starting point, anyway.