Re: Picking out names and personas
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Madeleine Delacroix"
> Is it more important thathttp://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/rfs.html#2 contains the
> your name and persona are from the same time and country??
specific rules for name submissions.
Some folks never develop a persona beyond picking a name.
Some folks like to do and wear only what "matches" the name they pick.
Some folks start with a name and persona and then get interested in
doing other things, or decide they like the clothing from a different
period and culture too.
As Jehanne de Wodeford, I've shown up in anything from an 11th century
gown to a 16th century Irish or Italian dress. I got sucked into
Japanese culture by some friends and decided the differences were too
much fun to explore without developing a persona to go with them,
which is how Saionji no Hanae happened. SHE is from the Imperial court
of the 13th century, but her clothes are so elaborate I tend to put
her in 16th century Japanese dress for most events.
In other words, there's no right or wrong answer: it's what works for
you, or your friend.
Jehanne de Wodeford/Saionji no Hanae
- You are absolutely correct. As a former herald of teh East Kingdom
all names just need to match is the time and place that you say on
your submission forms. you can be anything with any name you want and
no one will yell at you. The heraldry police will not attack you and
revoke your membership.
Mary of he Stuwes (registered 15th century name)
Lady Magdalena auf KDT (my 16trh century name that I curently play
under the most)
If she starts to play this game authentically I think she will find a
name that suits her personna more. And even if you register one name
it doesn't mean you are stuck with it. Changed my name and personna
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Britt" <nerdgirl@...> wrote:
>In fact, the new Admin Handbook specifies that an individual can
> You are absolutely correct. As a former herald of teh East Kingdom
> all names just need to match is the time and place that you say on
> your submission forms. you can be anything with any name you want and
> no one will yell at you. The heraldry police will not attack you and
> revoke your membership.
> Mary of he Stuwes (registered 15th century name)
> Lady Magdalena auf KDT (my 16trh century name that I curently play
> under the most)
> If she starts to play this game authentically I think she will find a
> name that suits her personna more. And even if you register one name
> it doesn't mean you are stuck with it. Changed my name and personna
register up to 6 names and pieces of armory. You must pick one
primary name and one primary device, but you can have a name and
device for almost every occasion.
- In a message dated 2/6/2009 4:53:48 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<<This is strictly an opinion question. Is it more important that
your name and persona are from the same time and country?? Someone I
am trying to get into the SCA had gone to a few meetings, liked the
atmosphere and wanted to round out a persona but wanted to go earlier
with the garb and picked a name they liked from a list almost 100
years after what they will be wearing. >>
This is such a YMMV question...
IF the person in question is interested in a) keeping the same name and or
same persona forever and b) cares if the persona is a plausible one (the name,
after all, is part of the persona, not a separate entity), then it is important
that the two match.
IF the persona is just coming int to try things out, they won't be the first
persona to mix and match names, personas, and garb - but in that case I would
recommending NOT registering a name until their interests have settled down a
bit. There is no requirement to register a name, ever, so waiting a while
isn't a problem.
Was the person actually exposed to lists of names from the same period as the
persona/garb period and didn't find one they liked, or did they just look
through a bunch of different lists and say "Oh, I like that name, and those
clothes are cool!"?
Shire of Silver Rylle, East Kingdom
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I would suggest to them to take their time on choosing a name- the last
thing they want to do is be known by a name they no longer like.
There's nothing wrong with wearing the 'wrong' clothing for one's name,
as long as one has no problem with it themselves. In the summer, and
especially at camping events, I often wear various outfits that don't
really work with my personna, and I see many others doing the same. I
also have kept my 11th century name even though I have pretty much
moved entirely into the 16th century for most events. I would say that
there are a couple of reasons I've never changed it, but I think it
primarily comes down to the fact that I still like my name, and I
really don't want to go through the process of changing it (or updating
it to the 16th century) since I'm known by a specific name and spelling
and I'd rather keep things simple as there are a couple of other people
with variations on my name in my kingdom as well. :)
Medb ingen Dungaile