I am new to the list, so I will make this introduction rather quick. My name
is Angela, I live in TN with my husband and our five kids (hands out smelling
salts to all who have passed out..five kids..wow lol). I am 29 years old.
Stay at home mom, seamstress and plan on going back to school for my Cert.
Medical Ass't degree. I am also working on a Doula cert. Thinking about a
Yoga cert, but haven't decided on that.
Have always wanted to be apart of the SCA, and didn't believe there was
anyone in my area that did this. I make my own clothes and my husband tinkers
away at making his own armor and such.and I was happy to find a shire in my
town and a kingdom in my state. After I get my family moved in the next
month, I will be sending in my membership.
This site has been helpful with personas and names...etc Thank you very much.
That's about it.
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- My husband and I are interested in joining a group here in Washington,
but I have a question for any or all of you..how do you go about
picking a persona?? and a name, I found the list with the french names
but as they appear to be noble, no dice..help...
- "For the begginer" websites.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Selena" <selenadepp@...> wrote:
> My husband and I are interested in joining a group here in
> but I have a question for any or all of you..how do you go about
> picking a persona?? and a name, I found the list with the french
> but as they appear to be noble, no dice..help...
- Selena wrote:
> . . .how do you go about picking. . .a nameThe simplest way to get an authentic name is to look at lists of period
names from a single culture (the one you want to portray), and pick two
name elements you like. How name elements fit together and how names
are constructed vary from culture to culture, so you'll want to make
sure the ones you select "go together" and that you're using the
correct spelling, declensions, etc.
The best online source is the Academy of St. Gabriel's Medieval Names
Archive <http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/>. Start with their general
articles on choosing a name, and then move to the information for the
culture you've chosen.
Your local heralds can help with the process, and will have books you
can use for reference (at least for some cultures).
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra
- --- Selena <selenadepp@...> wrote:
> My husband and I are interested in joining a groupFirst: Relax, you don't need to pick one right
> here in Washington,
> but I have a question for any or all of you..how do
> you go about
> picking a persona??
away...realistically, you don't need to pick one at
all. The bottom line is that in the SCA, you are
defined by what you choose to do.
Second: You might find that your interests cluster
around a particular time period or a particular
culture, and can be modified to include both. This is
usually a good place to start. For example, I find
myself interested in 16th century Japan, and had
interests in fighting, cooking, and performing. As it
turns out, very few people cooked Japanese food or
told Japanese stories, both of which I'm very familiar
with. The net result was that I ended up with a
Japanese persona (Fujimoto, 16th century Japan).
Third: You may find your interests changing. No
problem; you can keep the persona you have or you can
make up a new one. For example, I fell in with the
wrong crowd...commedia performers...did a bunch of
performance, some directing and writing. Not really
appropriate for a Japanese persona, so I created a new
one (Alessandro, 16th century Italy). Simultaneously
I began dabbling with teaching mathematics (my mundane
profession), and needed an academic persona (William,
16th Century England).
This is why I sign my posts,
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