So.. do the Wavedancers use 'tribe names' then? And would that mean they have soul names? Do elves have to have soul names? I was under the impression that the elves were born with names or namesoundthingies that somehow described them, or were connected with the essence of them somehow..
but maybe not.
Maybe the 'soul name' is just a device that the Wolfriders evolved in order to protect their 'innermost selves'... maybe the elf part felt it needed protection from the wolf part? And maybe it's unique to Wolfriders. Maybe it's a key to their minds/inner selves that is specific to them?
And maybe elf names, for other elves, are just names...