If you are truly concerned about what this other person will think of your
using a similar name, you could always ask her what she thinks.
She may find it a compliment!
If you can make it to a shire meeting, you could ask the shire at large, to
see if it will bother them, as well.
If your shire has a Yahoo list, you could ask on that.
Behalf Of remforesight34
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 4:21 PM
Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Stepping out of lurking mode
I have been attending local meetings since May or so and even made it
to an event, so I figured I should introduce myself and ask a
question as well.
I live in the Kingdom of Meridies in the Shire of Glynn Rhe. (that's
Decatur, AL) I am interested in developing a 16th century English
persona. Some of my interests are calligraphy (maybe illumination),
chain maille, embroidery, games and who knows what else! Since the
event I went to was a universitas I am really green on what happens
at events. I do plan on attending Magna Faire this upcoming weekend
though (and even roped a friend to join me so I wouldn't be all
My question is that I have picked out a name tentatively (Mawdelyn
Ables) but have noticed there is someone in my group with the name
Maudeleyn already who is active and has been around for awhile I
think. So should I just ditch the Mawdelyn and scrounge around again
to find a name? Or does it really matter? Or does anyone have a
suggestion? I like the name
Madeline but I don't think that it is an English name (or at least I
could not find any references as such.) It has taken me 6 months to
find this name and I really don't want to give it up, but I also do
not want to offend or make it seem as though I am copying her name.
I would be open to any suggestions!!
Stepping back to the corner again into lurk mode
(have to get used to calling myself another name!!!)
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