Re: [SCA-JML] Choosing a Name
- Lisa McNeil wrote:
> Can someone point me in the right direction for finding examples of
> period female Japanese names?
> Specifically, I am trying to find when the name "Kameko" or "Kameyo"
> would have first been used. But I will need other options if I
> cannot locate that information.
I looked these names up in Solveig's pamplet (_Name Construction in
Medieval Japan_). Kameko ("little turtle?") is not listed under
historical female names. Kameyo ("turtle evening") is listed, Momoyama
period, 1428. Other turtle names are Kame ("turtle") and Kamematsu
("turtle pine")(both Kamakura period, 1332) and Kametsuru ("turtle
crane") in 1392.
Hope that helps.
Writing from my home overlooking the (nearly-frozen) Great River,
Ki no Torahime