nobodysuspectsthebutterfly said: The Heddles used to be noble. They lost their lordship and lands from being on the wrong side of a Blackfyre rebellion. As for other smallfolk, it’s usually the ones in small towns that don’t have surnames; cityfolk and servants often do.
Oh the Heddles, I didn’t remember that. That doesn’t explain GRRM’s inconsistency though. Most of the smallfolk we meet even in cities don’t have last names. Someone with a very successful career like Tobho Mott does. Allar Deem does and I doubt he has a noble background…but most don’t have names. I don’t think there is a genuine planning to it- it’s GRRM being lazy and we have to fanwank it to come up with reasons for it, basically.
I imagine his POV would be similar to Victarions, only even less developed. No thank you.
lol yes. Victarion is my least favorite POV in the entire series, I think.