Re: Nicknames, then
- Konnichiwa, Solveig!
Could you offer a bit more background or explanation on the whole Fox
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Solveig <nostrand@a...> wrote:
> Noble Cousin!
> Greetings from Solveig!
> >Having done a little poking, it looks like I can pick a name pretty
> >much at random, since Heian-era ladies didn't use their real names
> >very often.
> Not true. As for Fox as a name. That is a really bad idea in Japan.
> The Japanese even had Fox Trials which were similar to and had
> results to Witch Trials.
> Your Humble Servant
> Solveig Throndardottir
> Amateur Scholar
> Allow me to assure you that I would not have tried this list had IPlease forgive some of the responses, but many people come without having
> not already exhausted every other avenue I could think of.
done any apparent research.
That said, have you tried looking for the Name Pamphelet through ILL
(Inter-Library Loan)? That is one way to get ahold of such things.
Also, check out http://www.sengokudaimyo.com
Next, search the archives (look for things like 'name' or 'nanori' or
'zokumyo'). You may have to keep searching back because of the volume of
> Perhaps it might be a good idea to actually make up a Naming FAQ orThere actually was a FAQ out there, but I don't know know what happened to
> similar--in fact, I'd be delighted to put it together, if people
> want to send me raw information.