Re: Where to start costumes or names...
- 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!
??? TBD ;-)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, amazonalys <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.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
> > 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
> 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
> If you want lots of name ideas - This is a great links page: