Re: Name Game Question
First off I would like to thank you both for your replies.
Second, I think Yahoo ate my original reply so here goes try number 2
The periods I'm currently looking at are the Late Heian Period (898-
1185) and/or the Kamakura (1185-1333).
Ok at this point I am now lost. From the things I have read on name
structure I thought I would have gotten some part of it right, guess
I have to start doing some more reading on the subject.
So let me start with the Family Name: Is Family/Surname "myoji"?
For my family name I would prefer to have a name that could have
existed in period. I would rather stay away from using a name that
would show some sort of actual family line. From what I understand,
it is possible to have a descriptive family name. So would something
like "from the Oceanside" or "from the river" work, or something
along those lines? Is "Kawazoi", riverside, if so how could I make
that into from the riverside?
Common name: Name family and close friends would refer to me by? That
name Sanjiro, what does it mean or translate to? "San" is 3 correct?
Anyways can a common name be descriptive as well? Does "Kamoku" mean
shy or silent person? Would that work as a common name? "My family
referred to me as kamoku do to my usual silence"?
Nanori: At this point I'm lost again! What would a nanori consist of?
From what I've read it would reflect their characteristics or their
background. So could something like "Ryoushiko" work, if it means
what I believe it to? Which I'm possibly wrong =)
Well anyways thanks again for the help. Hope I'm not becoming a
Side note: Arigatu Thank You? Aisatsu Greetings? Man I
hope that just didn't make me look to much like a fool =) Sorry I
have had no Japanese lessons other that the things I've read myself
- Noble Cousin!
Greetings from Solveig! In Japan, you can see things written just
about any way except bottom to top. In period, however, you would
generally things written from top to bottom.
Your Humble Servant
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