[Northkeep] German names and their meanings

Graue, Chris Chris.Graue at benham.com
Thu Dec 9 12:00:02 PST 2004

THAT'S A REAL PERSON???? I just thought it was a silly song I sang as a


-----Original Message-----
From:  Marc Carlson

>From: Hugh & Belinda Niewoehner <BurgBorrendohl at earthlink.net> 
>Interesting site--don't know how "SCA herald proof" it is as far as a 

It does look interesting.  It doesn't mention it but I know that for
later era (at least 16th century and later) german naming practices, the
first name is the name of the saint whose day they were born on or whose
name they were baptised in, and the second name is the use name.  In
many families with long standing tradition of going by the second name
derives from ancient family practices.

eg. John Jacob Jingleheimer-Schmidt has St. John as his patron saint,
and goes by Jacob.


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