[ANSTHRLD] Follow up on Baron Tepesa, part 2

Star - Ansteorra star at ansteorra.org
Wed Jan 25 07:50:13 PST 2006


You know that Kai, could also be Cai, as in Caius.  And of course, it has
been said that "going Roman" is the "new black" in the SCA.

Or, you could suggest to him that he get all Arthurian. Kai or Kay,
depending on how your spelling was that day, was Arthur's foster brother.
With that Roman root, we could dig up something.

Does anyone else see this turning into a CoH version of "What Not to Wear" ?

Druinne

On 1/24/06, tmcd at panix.com <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 24 Jan 2006 francis.schalles at ttuhsc.edu wrote:
> > With that, he also would be fine with a Finnish background if
> > possible.  I am researching any leads in reference to "Tepes-".
>
> NOTE: any notion of Finnishness was a wild-assed uninformed notion on
> my part.
>
> This is actually a case when Yonge, or Hanks and Hodges, might help.
> Yes, they're useless as SCA documentation.  But they list names from
> various cultures, so someone may be able to find sound-alike names and
> see where H&H or Yonge says they're from -- that is, these books might
> be a useful starting place to locate other sources to investigate.
>
> > Kainin was a construct of Kai + in, to distinguish himself from
> > other Kai's in our Barony at the time.
>
> It's starting to look to me like classic "stunt documentation":
> "can anyone justify this name in any language or time period?".
> In stunt doc requests, the original name elements might be invented,
> or selected based on dictionary meanings, or from various cultures,
> without reference to period naming practices.  Unfortunately, you
> should realize that in general the stunt doc success rate is so-so:
> sometimes the closest period-style name that someone can come up with
> is not all that close, and it's often from a time period and culture
> that the submitter has no interest in.
>
> It really is much more effective to choose a language, culture, and
> time period, look at its name elements and name construction patterns,
> and put together a name based on them.  -- Which doesn't help this
> baron, of course, but instead feels more like salt in the wound.
> I just wanted to step up on a soapbox in hopes that others will know
> the importance of consulting.
>
> Daniel the Pint-Sized Polonius
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> Tim McDaniel; Reply-To: tmcd at panix.com
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