Re: [SCA-JML] RE: Gleann Abhann Crown List Results
> I agree with Ii-dono, Congratulations to them!Very interesting question!
> This does bring up a question I have had on my mind recently: How can, or
> should, imperial naming practices be applied to the SCA?
> I have only done limited research on imperial names, but as is stated in
> many places, emperors would use a different name on the throne than they
> used prior to this, and when they retired they would be referred to by yet
> a third name (when referencing their time on the throne). Does anyone know
> of any good sources for research (in English) that talk about this
> Also, how do people feel this would be taken in the context of the SCA
> regarding a "registered" name that is different from what is used on the
> throne. I know in my kingdom, the Outlands, we have had several kings that
> have gone by slightly different names while on the throne, specifically
> there was Darius of Jaxartes who went by Jaxarticus on the throne. Any
> opinions on how the SCA would deal with someone sitting the throne using a
> completely different name?
> Furukusu Masahide
I don't know of anyone who has done this, but I've given some thought to the
idea not of using an alternate name when on the throne, but of choosing a
name for the period of the reign. Ii-dono and I considered this when we
stepped up as Palatine Baroness and Baron of the Far West, but I honestly
can't remember if we actually picked anything. :) It wouldn't have been
official, in any event, but it lends an appropriate flavor.
- Abe Akirakeiko
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