Re: Names from the Past?
- Interesting question...the first source that comes to mind, for me, is
Julius Caesar's chronicles of the Gallic Wars. Many of the Gallic and
Celtic names (definitely pre-Christian, and definitely Northern
European) appear in Latinized form/spelling in his account, but if you
find a good English translation with extensive commentary and
historical notes, it may give the more "correct" original Gallic form
of the name.
I can't think of any other historical works that deal with your
period/region of interest, but if they exist, that would be the place
to go. :-) If the cultures you're interested in kept written records
of any kind, then there should be documentation of names somewhere.
If not, then I'm afraid I don't know...
Wish I could be more helpful,
--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Darter" <Darter_002@...> wrote:
> Hello all, Darter here, (that guy who take photos of Pennsic) looking
> for some help. I'm trying to find a list of names from the past. I
> don't mean Greco-Roman names; I have found a TON of them. What I am
> looking for is meaningful, pre-Christian, names from Northern Europe
> and possibly the British Isles. I can't seem to find many lists, other
> than those related to Mythology.
> Does anyone here know of links to such information?
> Thank you,
- Try the Corpus of Electronic Texts website (http://www.ucc.ie/celt/)
(run by the Univ. of Cork). They have transliterated electronic
versions of many of the early medieval Irish manuscripts, some of those
do contain material pertaining to pre-christian times or just after,
and the early Irish names did not change when they were converted. Most
of these names would be appropriate for the portions of western
scotland settled by the Irish in the 5th century also.
-Cainnech ruad mcGuairi
- Darter wrote:
>I'm trying to find a list of names from the past. IAnother potential source is the Academy of St. Gabriel, which is
>don't mean Greco-Roman names; I have found a TON of them. What I am
>looking for is meaningful, pre-Christian, names from Northern Europe
>and possibly the British Isles. I can't seem to find many lists, other
>than those related to Mythology.
composed of heralds and language scholars in the SCA and has more
stringent standards than the SCA College of Heralds. They have many
articles on or linked to their website:
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the persona formerly known as Anahita