[ANSTHRLD] Boodstone

Tim McDaniel tmcd at jump.net
Sun Mar 10 17:31:12 PST 2002

On Sun, 10 Mar 2002, doug bell <magnus77840 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Bloodstone is period.
> It is an artifact that can be worn as jewelry or given
> as a token of award.  So it can be an order name.

Apparently not.  12/01:

    Atlantia, Kingdom of. Order name Order of the Opal.
        No evidence was presented and none was found of period order
        names based on gemstones. As Atlantia has registered the Order
        of the Pearl, this construction is grandfathered to them.

> I think you could also construct it as a place-name with Ekwall so
> it could be a branch name.

And a location can be a source of a surname, and such a surname can be
a household name (e.g., House of Warwick), so I think that's a
possible avenue.

> One could argue that ... the name could be constructed as a family
> surname.

Didn't see any "blood-" surnames in Reaney and Wilson, though.

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