[Northkeep] Just a point on names

Kathryn Helstrom kiamichikate at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 11:34:12 PDT 2010

Here's some German translations:

North Star is Norden Sterne.
North Warriors is Norden Kreiger
Black Star is Schwarzer Sterne

Franzika von Locknitz

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 12:54 PM, Tamara Britton <zeurburt2003 at yahoo.com>wrote:

> I had a thought that maybe someone can run with to find variations in other
> languages.
> We are looking for a name to represent the NORTHern region, right?
> We are Ansteorra-the home of the black STAR, right?
> Why not find a name that represents the NORTH STAR- like Polaris? What
> would this be in other languages?
> Ly Dervilia O'ShannonNorthkeep ChirurgeonBaronial Scribe
> --- On Wed, 9/29/10, Jerry Herring <j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> From: Jerry Herring <j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: [Northkeep] Just a point on names
> To: "The Barony of Northkeep" <northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org>,
> northern at Ansteorra.org
> Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 11:44 AM
> 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
> Northern region.
> 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
> that...
> 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
> ranching industry.
> 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.
> Kindly
> Ian
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