Re: The Name Game (yes, name editing)
- Welcome Ryska...
> >The problem is the byname <snip> (II like this one too.... but when you submit the name you can do a
> >toyed with "Skoreeva" for a bit)?
couple of things. Allow a change and request a Russian word meaning
the same as Skoreeva (it will limit options)... or give them the two
names to choose from.
> > Aaaand...I think I'm going to go get aNo... it will save you many arguments when you go to register the
> >life now. And get "DORK" tattooed on my forehead.
name if you get it all right in the first place.
> >Ryska, already treading into authenticity Nazi territoryTake Yana's advice on using the above term.... you will save yourself
many angry looks/thoughts from those who don't like it.
I use authenticity geek or nut, or period perfectionist.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Yana <yana@m...> wrote:
> For that matter, how did others here come to choose their
> persona/area of interest?
Kievian... but I keep changing my mind about the century.... either
1100's-ish or 1400's-ish. I keep flip-floping....
And I picked my persona based on my family background (Ukrainian).
My name is my Grandmothers name - the spelling (Thank you Paul for
backing me up - Yeh! it passed) is based on my grandmother's
immigration papers to Canada. If you speak the name with the same
accent as my grandmother & the rest of my family, you pick out a
distict "a" sound as opposed to the Kateryna which is Paul's spelling
of the name.
The surname is a bit of a story....
When I joined the society I got known for making little woven dragons
out of ribbon, paper, velvet, leather (anything that I can cut into
strips and it won't fray). Generally I'm a fidgeter and I keep my
hands occupied by making something mindless and giving it away
(origami and these woven animals). So others in the society named me
BUT..... the heralds would never pass that name.... So I shortened it
and submitted the gender female Ukrainian word for weaver - which got
bounced. So I agreed to the suggested change and managed to pass the
male gender word for weaver - Tkach.