Re: [SCA Newcomers] Re: Names. What do you think?
- Ho, ho, you should have heard the head-scratching and puzzled comments when I chose a Berber persona and name - and they were part of the "Anglo-centric" history, having occupied Spain as Muslims for almost two hundred years!! My name passed, in large part, because no-one in the SCA - up to and including the corporate top - knew anything about the Berbers! I later came across more information that will eventually prompt a slight adjustment to my name - they kept trying to apply Arabian language and cultural rules to the Berber culture. Ziddina Ait (should be "ut" or "wt") Zumar
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From: "Katelin de Irlande" <katelin.de.irlande@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 7:52:42 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Re: Names. What do you think?
IN MY OPINION no matter what documentation you have, Japanese personas do not fall into the definition of recreating "aspects of the life and culture of the landed nobility in Europe prior to 1600 CE". (which is taken straight from the first page of Corpora) I know they are done, and done very well in a lot of cases...but they are outside the realm of what this particular group is trying to do.
On another note, I understand from some herald friends that Japanese Heraldry is dificult make fit in the Anglo-centric rules we use for submissions...not impossible, just harder than usual.
That being said, and admitting that I know next to nothing about Japanese anything...I think it sounds ok.
Just my 2 pence...
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