Re: [SCA Newcomers] A persona......
- Quoth "peachyfaun":
> We live in the Scottish countryside, roughly 1200 ad. In the summer<snip>
> I still do not have a clue as to what my name should be, but theYou can find a list of feminine names which were used in Scotland
during this period in
"A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records"
You'll want to look at the "pre-1400 names".
> husband would like something derivative of Charles.Black's _Surnames of Scotland_ s.n. Charles says that "It is rarely
found as a forename before the reign of Charles I." He has a
<John Charles> dated to 1569; that's the earliest citation. So,
for ~1200, <Charles> may not be the best choice for a man living
> Would a husbandOnly by coincidence; women in Scotland didn't start taking their
> and wife have the same last name at that point in time?
husband's surnames upon marriage until a few centuries later.
> would they even have a last name?Yes. Both patronymics (indicating the bearer's father's name)
and locatives (indicating their place of residence) were in use
at this time. The book I mentioned above, _The Surnames of Scotland_,
is available in most libraries, often in the reference department,
and would be a good place to look for a surname.
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