Re: [SCA Newcomers] Thinking of persona
- Quoth "James":
> Now I was wondering if there is a site of already registerd names andThere is - it's at oanda.sca.org
> divice for the SCA? some thing that is easy to search?
> I would hate to<Odhran> is a Gaelic name, whereas <Seward> is English. In our period,
> do this and find out I can not register it. Would using Odhr=E1n Seward
> be completely wrong?
languages weren't combined in the same name like this - if you lived in
Ireland among Gaelic speaking people, you'd have a wholly Gaelic name,
and if you lived in Ireland or in England among English you'd have a
wholly Gaelic name.
If your main interest is to use a form of <Seward> for your surname,
I recommend you pick an English-language given name (you can find
a number of articles on English names at
http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/english.shtml). <Odhran> was the name
of a number of early period Irish saints, but I haven't found any
evidence yet that it remained in use as late as when the English
first came into Ireland.
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