Two Down, One To Go
- With humble thanks to all who assisted, I now have two parts of my
Japanese name, Mori (森) and Michimori (道守). If I understand
Eff-dono's web site
these are the myôji and nanori, respectively.
In one message from Solveig-sensei, she explained that a third name, a
middle name, a zokumyô (as Eff-dono identifies it) is also appropriate
for members of the buke (military class). Using the material available
on Eff-dono's Web site, I have constructed the name 'Daitarô' as a
suitable zokumyô, since I am both 'big' and a first-born. Would a
knowledgeable participant on this list please confirm this name element
and provide me with the appropriate kanji?
With humble regards,
Mori Daitarô Michimori-shônagon
- Noble Cousin!
Greetings from Solveig! I suspect that Daitarou is rather unlikely.
How about just Tarou or pick one of the ancient uji that hung around
a long time such as the Minamoto. An interesting feature of all this
is that the onyomi (sino-Japanese) reading is taken from the uji name
as a prefix for the zokumyo. Consequently, you might use Gentarou
which identifies you as being affiliated with the Minamoto.
Your Humble Servant
- On Aug 31, 2009, at 12:12 AM, Mori Michimori wrote:
> Using the material available"大太郎" gets 150,000 hits in Google, and one of those hits has this:
> on Eff-dono's Web site, I have constructed the name 'Daitarô' as a
> suitable zokumyô, since I am both 'big' and a first-born. Would a
> knowledgeable participant on this list please confirm this name
> and provide me with the appropriate kanji?
正木 信茂（まさき のぶしげ、天文9年（1540年） - 永
Masaki Nobushige (Tenbun 9  - Eiroku 1/8/7 [2/20/1564) was a
vassal of the Satomi family. He was the son of Masaki Tokishige. He
was named Heishichi and Daitarô. It is also reported that he was
Here's a static link to that -- it's the first entry.
22大太郎%22 は 室町&cd=36&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
His Japanese wikipedia entry is here: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/正