You're probably correct...in fact, I'm not even sure our household name
is that of a clan...Inazuma!
Anthony Bryant wrote:
> On Jul 3, 2009, at 9:37 AM, Elaine Koogler wrote:
> > The only regulation is if you choose to register the household name
> > with
> > 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.
> Actually, if memory serves, they've accepted as "household" names,
> 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
> *knows* that).
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