Re: [SCA-JML] Question on household
- On Jul 3, 2009, at 9:37 AM, Elaine Koogler wrote:
>Actually, if memory serves, they've accepted as "household" names,
> The only regulation is if you choose to register the household name
> the College of Heralds...they do insist that these are period
> appropriate as a household name. In this case, I suspect it would be
> something that would/could have been used as a clan name.
names that would not *be* names in the past -- that is, guilds and
fellowships and companies and so forth. To that end, there should be
no reason they wouldn't accept a "kumi" or some such group, and
certainly historical kumi in Japan had their own idea of naming. The
single most famous in all of Japanese history (albeit non-period) was
the Shinsengumi, and then there was the Ikkô-ikki and all the other
ikki, which were period.
Pulling off something like a non "family" Japanse household would
require a bit of research on the part of the person doing it to get a
decent name (and, bugger the CoA, a *reasonable* rationale for the
name and association! -- names don't exist in a vacuum, and the CoA
- Of possible interest is the film "Life of Oharu (Saikaku ichidai onna)." It unfortunately is not currently available on DVD, but you may be able to rent the VHS version.
If you aren't weeping copiously into your sleeves over this one you have no soul.
Saionji no Hanae