In a message dated 5/13/2003 6:29:38 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> I have a name in mind. One that I've used for over 15 years. It's
> an original name, and I'm not sure if it's plyable as an SCA name.
> Avalonthas Draconys. The first name has no history, other then it's
> a play on Avalon. Draconys means Dragon. How this name came about,
> was from an RPG, but the name is very much a part of me. The
> Draconys, comes from my love of dragons. I collect em. Avalon is
> from my love of the Arthurian Legend, specifically the book Mists of
> Avalon, though, I've read many books about King Arthur, and also
> enjoyed Crystal Caverns, Hollow Hills, etc. I respond to Avalonthas
> just as easily as I respond to my own name, and other then the fact
> that it doesn't really have a historical reference as a name, I'm
> hoping that it would be allowed, as it very much reflects me, in so
> many ways.
Well, that depends. If you just want something for people to call you that
you are familiar with, you can go ahead and use it, technically.
On the other hand, if you want to register it to keep it for your use only,
or to register a coat of arms, or (in some kingdoms) to receive a scroll with
any awards you get, then you are likely to run into trouble.
The SCA doesn't register invented names, and they don't care about your
persona story - they care about whether or not the names you've chosen would
plausibly have been used in the same way by someone in the Middle Ages or
You might be lucky enough to have a dedicated herald help you find a name
that sounds similar. But I can pretty confidently say that you won't be able
to register Avalonthas Draconys as it stands.
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