Re: [SCA Newcomers] Re: Where to start costumes or names...
- Hi Kelly -
I'm Cynnabar's chatelaine. Our website is www.cynnabar.org and you can
contact me if you have any questions or need directions or a ride or
anything like that. Right now is a great time to get started because it's
our college recruiting season and most of our weekly workshops are geared
toward new people and everyone is in "new person mode".
Let me know if I can be of service -
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kelly" <naturalnut@...>
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 1:59 PM
Subject: [SCA Newcomers] 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!
> Thanks again!
> ??? 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
> > >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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