Ancient Roman FAQs
Roman names were sort of different from modern day names. The Roman men usually had three names. If a woman was to marry, they had an option not to change their names to the man's. If you were a boy, your nomen would end in -ius, but if you were a girl it would end in -ia. Slaves were an exception to three names. They only had one. n If the slave was then freed, he/she would take the praenomen of the liberator and his/her original name.