[Northkeep] Regional Names

Hugh & Belinda Niewoehner BurgBorrendohl at valornet.com
Fri Jul 1 04:56:53 PDT 2011

On 6/30/2011 9:45 AM, Angus MacKnochard wrote:
> For me,
> the meaning of the name is way less important than many other factors.
For the most part I agree, but also remember a young lady who had chosen 
a name that she found out later meant "a bird's private parts" or 
something along that line.   Don't care so much what it means in the 
positive sense, just nothing too negative.
> how many kingdoms, or groups can you name, of those how many of those names have
> meaning?
Know Calontir and Ansteorra, but that's about it.
> 1. is it pro-nounc-able
Amen, which is why some of the interestingly spelled (Gaelic?) didn't 
really appeal to me.  But at the same time I still like Quivara, though 
I know some would pronounce it after those things that carry arrows--not 
that the ap Dewi clan will probably mind. :-)

I would also add Her Grace Willow's (and Adalia's) request that it is 
something that bards will not find too difficult to rhyme with or use.
> 2. it must pass a GOOBER test
>      does it just look stupid
Definitely.  The rest of your points I completely agree with.  As to the 
Rune stone idea, although there is definitely doubt as to the true 
origins and meanings behind them, as Marc pointed out, they are still a 
legend for which the are is well known, probably more well known than 
the five cities of gold of the Conquistadors.


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