Re: [SCA Newcomers] choosing an SCA name
>Patrick Callahan wrote:
> Since you must be able to provide proper documentation to have your
> name approved. . .
> Just make up a name they will print anything on your card that youTo clarify, having it on your membership card in no way makes a name
> care to put as an SCA name on the membership form...
official. You can, indeed, have anything printed there, including
"Elizabeth, Queen of England" or "Dazzle Lips Sparklepony", because
it means absolutely nothing. You can also just leave it blank,
which is probably the best move if you haven't yet decided for sure
what you want your S.C.A. name to be. That way, if you've got your
mind made up in a month or six you can just write it in, and don't
have to wait for the old "Dazzle Lips" card to expire before you can
have one with the name you've chosen. So far as I know, the only
reason there'sa "known in the Society as" line on the membership
cards at all is because it makes it easier to communicate the correct
spelling to gate staff when you check in at events, to marshals
filling out warrant cards, etc.
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra