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  • Kelly
    Thank you all So much! a lot of the name links I found were broken, so Lillion your links will help! I just have to find out when the cynnabar meetings and
    Message 1 of 5 , Aug 27, 2004
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      Thank you all So much! a lot of the name links I found were broken,
      so Lillion your links will help!
      I just have to find out when the cynnabar meetings and such are now
      and start getting involved!

      Thanks again!

      ??? TBD ;-)

      --- In scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com, amazonalys <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > --- In scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com, "Kelly" <naturalnut@c...> wrote:
      > > So my husband and I are getting ready to finally join a loval SCA
      > > group. I am just having the worst time finding names! I would love
      > > to just find names as close to our real names as possible, btu that
      > >is
      > > looking pretty impossible with Brad and Kelly!
      > >
      > > What did you all do, start with a name, century etc then move on to
      > > the costuming or pick the style of dress you liked and work
      > >backwards?
      > >
      > My husband and I started out with no real ideas of how this all
      > worked; going to a business meeting of the shire and getting
      > introduced around. My husband was oringinally interested in being a
      > 13th century (lowland-no kilts) Scot - (Braveheart era). I figured
      > I'd go English of the same time period, from the England/Scotland
      > border. Had this whole romantic senario figured out about we fell in
      > love though our countries were at war. Although both of our names -
      > James and Alice - are documentable to the beginning of time, we
      > wanted something different. I have always liked the name Lillian and
      > was lucky enough to find it documentable, with a different spelling,
      > in our time period. But, he couldn't find a name he liked that was
      > Scottish, so he switched sides and turned English too.
      >
      > On an amusing note...he originally wanted to be called "Copin", a
      > variation of James. However, after much research we discovered Copin
      > was apparently exclusively Hebrew. I suggested he go with "Copin the
      > Gentile", but he declined. He now is Ranulf, but has no last name.
      >
      > I wanted a last name that reminded me of where I grew up. de
      > Assartis means 'dweller at the clearing in the woodland'.
      > An "assart" is farmland that has been cleared from woodland, and as I
      > grew up on a little farm with woods all around, I thought it worked
      > and sounded nice. So, my name is now Liliona de Assartis - in latin
      > or Lilion atte Sartes - in english.
      >
      > I found my last name here:
      > <http://sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/misplacednamesbyname.htm> A
      > nice site because you can read the meanings and then check out the
      > name. But it doesn't always work out like you'd like. I found a
      > name there meaning 'dweller by the elf-hollow' - a wonderful name,
      > huh? Unfortunately, the name attached to that meaning is --- de
      > Pukehole.
      >
      >
      > If you want lots of name ideas - This is a great links page:
      > <http://www.panix.com/~mittle/names/eng1066to1300.shtml>
      >
      > Lilion
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