At 08:49 PM 10/23/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Speaking of names, in case anyone is interested, there is a new link
>names that are *documented* therefore authentic..
Sorry, but no, this is not really documentation. None of the names
are specifically dated, none of them indicate which book they came
from (out of the 5 possible choices), and none of the books
referenced has the full bibliographical data that makes it possible
to make an educated guess as to its reliability. It would make a
reasonable starting place, but I would not be surprised to see Laurel
return a name documented solely from this page.
For comparison, look at Paul's Russian name documentation at
and a random example:
Bobrovnik (m) -- "beaver-breeder, trapper."
Mitko Bobrovnik Shirko, Vinnitsa craftsman. 1552. [Tup
The meaning is nice but not entirely necessary, unless the submitter
wants a name that has a specific meaning. The second line is the one
that nails the name down -- a specific cite of the name as used, a
date, and the source. This is the kind of thing that the SCA College
of Arms wants to see.
Saying of the day:
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.