Re: [SCA Newcomers] Help with my name please :)
- Quoth "Heather Noon":
> "If you want to use the name your friend made up, look in the Welsh arena forI've looked in all my Welsh names resources (including the articles
> a character. The name Mendwellyn existed back around the Crusades times. I
> know this because I read it once and thought it was an interesting name sinc
> e I always liked Llewellyn which is male so it would not work for me. Appare
> ntly Mendwellyn was pronounced either Mendellyn or Menwellyn, I've had two di
> fferent Welsh speakers tell me those versions of the possibility of pronounci
> ation. You'd have to look it up under the Welsh names directory to find it.
> Hope this info helps." Mandolin
> I am trying to find this information, and cannot. If anyone could help me it
> would be wonderful. I have a device all ready to submit, but I would like to
> submit my name at the same time.
in the Welsh section of the Medieval Names Archive, at
http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/pceltic.shtml, Gruffudd's _Enwau i'r Cymry/
Welsh Personal Names_, and Morgan & Morgan's _Welsh Surnames_), and have
come up absolutely dry. Even google has failed: I googled for
<Mendwellyn> and got *no* hits. Googling for <Mendellyn> gets one, a
<Janett Mendellyn McKenzie> who was born in 1947.
There were no hits for <Menwellyn>, either. Have you asked your friend
what her sourece for this name was?
If you're interested in having a Welsh name, your best bet is to
look at the names found in the Welsh articles in the Medieval Names
Archive linked above.
vita sine literis mors est