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Urist

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The first name "Urist" is generally accepted in the DF community as "the" generic dwarven name, and often used as a reference name if someone talks about a dwarf and doesn't have (or want to bother with) an actual name. This name is often, if not always, linked with a last name of 'Mc______', that includes some trait or his job.

For Example:

Urist McMiner can't find his pick!
It's time for Urist McUselessNoble to have an unfortunate accident.
Urist McStupid dodged into the magma.

Urist is the dwarvish word for "dagger". This is somewhat of a misnomer - dwarves really aren't that sharp...

The origin of the name's popularity seems to be the tale "One Dwarf Against the World," a well-received narrative style account of a hermit fortress played in the 2D version. That dwarf's full name was Urist Borushdumat (Raked-Roughness). Despite that dwarf having been female, the name is used for either gender of generic dwarf.

Urist is also the tongue-in-cheek term for the temperature units used by Toady One. It has since been adopted by players, and has expanded to be a unit of measurement for any dwarven measuring system.

Typing Urist into the game Scribblenauts Unlimited creates a Dwarf.

Fun Fact: Animals can be named Urist as well.

Fun Fact 2: Dwarfs can obtain the name Urist Uristurister.

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