Re: [SCA-JML] Naming question
- On 5/28/07, Brendan Barth <barkowsky444@...> wrote:
> I was wondering if there was any presidence to having karasu or any bird asI don't think you'll find 'Karasu' in a male given name. I'm
> a given name in period. I did find that it could be femanine but I was
> hoping that the name be masculine. Thank you all for your help.
> Ashina no Karasu
surprised to see it in a female name. My impression of 'karasu' is
usually as something that eats carrion, and thus hangs around the
dead. It just doesn't feel auspicious, but I could be wrong.
You may find it as a Family Name or Locative. Karasuma-doori is a
modern street name--I know that 'Karasuma' is a modern family name,
but I don't know how long it would have been in use.