I. To conform to the trianomina naming convention used between 500 BCE and 300 CE. As such all names must contain a praenomen – nomen – cognomen in this order.
II. The praenomen, nomen, and cognomen has historical evidence dating from between 500 BCE to 300 CE for its use as such part of the trianomina.
III. Female names are to use the trianomina classically utilized for males in antiquity but with feminine praenomen, nomen and cognomen. This is because the declaration states:
(The Roman Republic) rejects all forms of discrimination, including (that of) gender…
Therefore, women and men can fully adopt an identity as equals within our community through the use of a trianomina.
IV. If a citizen or prospective citizen wants a name approved that is not present on the registration form of the RomanRepublic.org, then the onus is on the citizen to present evidence to the censores that criteria I and II are satisfied. The final decision on this matter is to be made by the censores.
V. A censor can approve or reject any name change. When doing so the citizen is entitled to a reason why a name is not approved. They may appeal any decision to another censor or to a magistrate willing to present the matter to the Senate. The Senate may approve a name change by a majority vote.
This edict is effective immediately on this day of XVII Kal. Quint. M. Flavio A. Iulio Cos.
This simply clarifies what names of citizens are to be approved and how one may appeal. This matter has recently come up and requires clarification for the sake of transparency. To the best of my knowledge, the censores always followed the policy defined in the edict, it was simply a matter of tradition since the respublica was founded.