[Northkeep] Regional Names

Adalia adalia.nyx at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 08:06:08 PDT 2011

While I agree with Angus' factors, I would add a couple more.

1.  Is it yell-able?  Can it be used as war-cry (This also includes no names
with "wang" in them for the goober rule as well).

2.  Can the bards use it to write battle songs and songs that inspire the
people?  (I know this one will matter more to some than it does to others,
but I'm one of those it matters to, so I'm adding to my list...your mileage
may vary)

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 9:45 AM, Angus MacKnochard <glnn_jhn at yahoo.com>wrote:

> For me,
> the meaning of the name is way less important than many other factors.
> how many kingdoms, or groups can you name, of those how many of those names
> have
> meaning?
> 1. is it pro-nounc-able
> simple example............
> 2. it must pass a GOOBER test
>     does it just look stupid
> 3. Can you spell it, Can you type it?
>     no odd symbols, punctuation, dashes dots or non "standard amercan
> keyboard"
> characters.
> 4. nothing with the word Wang in it......see rule 2
> 5.  I Do like the idea of something based on the various Rune stones found
> around our region. now that has period ties
> Just my thoughtsAngus MacKnochard Bagadur
> snerta er vald
> ________________________________
> From: Jerry Herring <j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net>
> To: Northkeep <northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Sent: Tue, June 28, 2011 2:09:12 PM
> Subject: [Northkeep] Regional Names
> Greetings All
> When it comes to the subject of a Northern Regional name and the meaning
> that a
> name will hold for us I would like you to consider Hríthmarc. This name
> could
> have several meanings to different people: in Old English Hríth means
> tempest
> and what better term to describe northern Texas and Oklahoma.. A land
> plagued by
> violent windstorms, especially ones with rain, hail, or snow would be well
> described if it were had tempest in some part of its name. In thinking of
> the
> people some of who are prone to making a lot of noise, creating a
> commotion, or
> our warriors who love a good violent disturbance, or simply a tumultuous
> place.
> In Old English, Norse, and Frankish (however the heralds end up spelling
> it) a
> marc, mearc, mark, march, marche is a division of land. Markland was the
> name
> given to North America when the Norse first discovered it. Charlemagne
> divided
> his lands up into marks as a way to better govern it all. To offer some
> validity
> to the name Hríthmarc there are multiple places in countries in various
> times in
> period that have marc, mark, marche, or marck in their name...these include
> many
> in Scandinavian and Germanic locations but also in Spain, France, and
> Italy.
> Feel free to look these locations up:
> Denmark
> Danemarc
> Finnmark
> Hedmark
> Telemark
> Hennemarck
> Altmark
> Mittelmark
> Neumark
> Uckermark
> Ostmark
> Steiermark
> Marcha Hispanica
> Marche Limousine
> Haute-Marche
> Basse-Marche
> La Marche
> And now for something a little different...
> In Latin marca is a unit of currency a way of gaining wealth and influence
> traits that the governance of the northern region is known for, as we host
> some
> of the wealthiest and most populated groups in the Kingdom.
> In Gaelic Scotts and Old Irish the word marc means horse. The lands of
> Northern
> Oklahoma and Texas as well known for the importance of the horse in its
> history
> and even today.
> In Old English the word mearc or marc is a boundry or territorial
> deliniation
> for a region or principality.
> In modern English marc is a word for the matter left after fruit,
> particularly
> grapes, have been pressed. The people of the Northern Region are known for
> their
> love of brewing.
> A mark is also a symbol to delineate ownership as in marking your
> territory...or...a symbol of quality as in a good mark...or...an omen of
> things
> to come.
> So as you think on this subject of names please think about Hríthmarc and
> what
> it could mean to you.
> Most Kindly
> Ian
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HL Adalia VonderBerg

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create an environment where singers and dancers flourish - Warren Bennis

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