Re: Playing the Name Game
- Noble Cousin!
We had the second edition of NCMJ.
No, I didn't check the "Don't even think about changing ANYTHING" box.
My time period of interest is mid to late 16th century, which is when "Tora" is listed as a woman's given name. What kind of a suffix do you think it might need?
In case I haven't ever said it, THANK YOU very much for all your work in creating and updating your "modest pamphlet."
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Solveig Throndardottir <nostrand@...> wrote:
> Noble Cousin!
> Greetings from Solveig!
> I do hope that you folks didn't check the boxes which prevent the
> College of Arms from fixing errors. Basically, your personal name
> doesn't have a name ending suffix and is written using one kanji.
> This is somewhat risky and may not make it through the College of
> Arms. If you are allowing changes, then they can stick a suffix on
> the end. Basically, you are likely to have a suffix stuck on the end
> of the given name which does not significantly affect the meaning. I
> hope that you made a note on the form concerning your period of
> interest as Japanese feminine names evolved over time. Back when the
> pamphlet was originally written, the College of Arms was ignoring
> temporal compatibility. These days, it is attempting to enforce
> temporal compatibility. <Prefix>+<theme> names appear to be an
> artifact of the Edo period or possibly the very late Muromachi period.
> On a note about my pamphlet. Everyone should understand that my own
> understanding of things continues to evolve. Every once in a while I
> manage to come out with revisions and fixes and stuff. Sometime in
> the indefinite future, I hope to get out an edition which does a
> better job of treating female names and religious names.
> Your Humble Servant
> Solveig Throndardottir
> Amateur Scholar