[Northkeep] Just a point on names
j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net
Wed Sep 29 09:44:49 PDT 2010
All the kidding aside many of us appear to be all for naming this region
something that signifies its people which is a good idea or for being in the
heart land but that idea is unfortunately not a new one and there are some
concerns regarding names that have already been claimed:
AEthelmearc means home land in Old English
Calontir is literally Welsh for heart land
The Middle Kingdom sort of signifies it is in the center or things like a heart
Meridies is latin for middle of the day
So as you can see the whole heart land idea has sort of been done. A good idea
but lets not jump on that bandwagon, we are a diverse people who are different
from almost anywhere else I have been in the SCA so please lets try to step out
side of the middle and heart of things and step outside ourselves and come up
with some names that define the strength, pride, unity, and heart of the people
of Northern Ansteorra.
Here are some words old English that I have been playing with for name ideas.
One of them is Hird which is Old English for the people of a family, household,
region, or race. You could combine that with any number of words like:
Hirdmarc =land of the people
Hildhird = warlike people...and this could be a pretty accurate depiction of the
Ellenhird = strong people...an even better description maybe.
Swithanhird = people giving strength
Efenhird = equal people
rice is a word for realm or land so what about trying some combinations of
Sibrice = land of Unity.
Hirdrice= land of the people
Ellenrice = land of strength
Swithanrice = giving strength to the realm
Efenrice = land of equals
How about getting outside the box a little and going with something like...
Bunewald = the mighty cup, referring to our love of strong drinks and the skill
of our brewers could also be Bunellen.
Orfworth = Cattle court referring to the regions history and modern ties to the
Àrengan= Which means to make proud, raise up, or exalt. Personally I think this
one is my favorite so far.
There are a lot of name concepts out there and each of us has to find the one
that best represents the people of this Northern Region and then take it to
heart. We must rely upon the heralds to find the best format for that name and
then Kingdom and Society to allow us to use it. This naming movement has caught
a fire in many of us and for my part I am simply trying to fuel those fires of
thought in each of us and help head these ideas in a constructive direction. I
believe that there are more meetings planned I know there is talk of Namron, and
Eldern Hills these opportunities will be there for people attend and openly
share their thoughts and ideas before more steps are taken to bring this project
from concept to completion.
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