Re: [SCA Newcomers] Name and Device Registration
- Sunni of Dernehealde wrote:
> I wondered what kind of documentation is needed when registering aThe basic idea is to present, on the form itself, a convincing
argument that the name complies with the Rules for Submissions
<http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/rfs.html>, and to attach any
supporting documents that might be required to back that argument up.
Your signature included the comment "hopefully soon to be Margrete
Salzburgerin", so I assume that's the name that you want to
register. The evidence you submit will need to show (1) that
"Margrete" was used as a given name in period, (2) that
"Salzburgerin" was used as a byname in period, (3) that the two
elements were so used in the same general area at the same
approximate time in similar or at least compatible linguistic
contexts and in names of the same gender, and (4) that the complete
name "Margrete Salzburgerin" is put together the way a name of that
gender with those elements would've been put together in those
contexts. If you can't provide evidence of any one of these things,
you'll instead need argue for the plausibility of the name on the
basis of parallels and general naming patterns; that's probably
something you'd need help with.
Of course, since in this case you've got an Academy of Saint Gabriel
report on the proposed name, the evidence has already been compiled.
All you have to do is summarize it. I'd write on the form something
> According to Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 2825 (http://www.s-Academy reports are on the list of sources that do not require
> gabriel.org/2825), "Margrete" appears as a woman's given name
> recorded in German in 1299, and "der Salzburger" as a locative
> byname (presumably masculine) in a German-language record from
> 1382. The report recommends "Margrete Salzburgerin" as "an
> excellent choice" for a late-12th- or 13th-century woman.
photocopies to Laurel <http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/
admin.html#APPENDIXH>, so you don't even need to print out the
report. The summary is al that's required.
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