Thank you Branimira!
My secondary [but favorite] persona is a circa 1510 childless widow,
related to the best families of Rab [an island in the northern
Adriatic, which I'm sure Branimira knows, but the rest of the list may
not know] -- she's one of those anonymous older ladies that every
family has, who knits mittens for the little kids and always has some
piece of wisdom to impart that no one wants to hear ;-) -- and I just
can't settle on a name.
My first attempt at a personal name was Adrijana Marijana (a meager
play on words for Adriatic Sea) but I couldn't find any evidence for
Catholics using two names in the 15th/16th century; and as for a
surname, do I use Marcic-Galzigna, Galzigna-Marcic, or Dominis-Nemir?
All appear in the travel books I'm using for background detail, but
those books were written in the late 1960s by romantic Englishmen who
may not have had a ruddy clue what they were talking about. :-)
(Okay, so I need to find a decent history book...) I recently heard
of an Italian woman's name, Lusanna, that appeals to me but it's
documented for Florence in my time period so may not work. My persona
is living in *Venetian* territory; plus, I don't know of a Croatian
equivalent for Lusanna. BTW, I don't think Susana is documentable for
Croatia in our period, even though it appears later. Hmmm... Snezana?
Still too modern!
I'd be grateful for any advice you have!
p.s. to one and all: how do I add the diacritic marks??? Branimira
will recognize some things missing from my typing.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Leonora Radovcic" <Lightpaws@...> wrote:
> > Susanna de l'Essart
> > (still working on the Croatian name... be patient!)
> And, which Croatian name are you working on? Maybe I can help.
> East Kingdom