[ANSTHRLD] RE: Heralds Digest, Vol 32, Issue 21

Christie Ward val_org at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 24 13:36:38 PST 2006

>My Lord Baron, His Excellency, Kainin Tepesa, of the Barony of Bonwicke,
>has related to me that in the past he has attempted to
>register his byname "Tepesa", and it has been found offensive
>by the College. Does anyone remember the reason? And, if so
>can you point me to some suitable alternative names that I might
>Troye de Leon
>Western Cross Herald
>Barony of Bonwicke

The byname "Tsepesh", which means "Impaler" and is associated with Vlad the 
Impaler, prototype for the Dracula legend, is offensive in itself, offensive 
in its association with Vlad/Dracula and should not be registered. (LoAR 19 
Dec 87, p. 14)

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