The following account deals with personal names, or, to use the Greek expression, antroponymika. A name is not just a practical measure for the purpose of distinguishing various individuals in society. It means something for the family, for the members of society and for the person whose name it is. A person's name is definitely not a matter of indifference. This account is part of a bigger project on which I am working at present. The title of the project is: Social Life in North Greenland Settlements. Beliefs, Behaviour and Customs of the Inuit in Relation to Names. This project deals with the far reaching importance of the name system in culture, language, religion and society, in order to reach a better understanding of behaviour and customs, that is, the cultural basis for social relations.