[Northkeep] Regional Names

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Thu Jun 30 12:51:07 PDT 2011

I do agree with some of these points (the goober test, for example), and definitely no wang in the word (just for good measure). 

BUT, as for what it means.  
how many kingdoms, or groups can you name, of those how many of those names have 

I can name a lot.  LOADS even, but I dont live in any of them.  For me, the meaning is very important.  Sure, there are names that I like becuase of the sound of them, and there are some that I like becuase of the meaning.  But meaning... I would argue that it is very important!

(who would never support a cool sounding, easy to spell name if it meant "land of the goobers".  Just wont happen

-----Original Message-----
From: Angus MacKnochard <glnn_jhn at yahoo.com>
To: The Barony of Northkeep <northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thu, Jun 30, 2011 9:45 am
Subject: Re: [Northkeep] Regional Names

For me,
he 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 
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" 
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 
round our region. now that has period ties

Just my thoughtsAngus MacKnochard Bagadur

nerta er vald 

rom: Jerry Herring <j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net>
o: Northkeep <northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org>
ent: Tue, June 28, 2011 2:09:12 PM
ubject: [Northkeep] Regional Names
Greetings All
hen it comes to the subject of a Northern Regional name and the meaning that a 
ame will hold for us I would like you to consider Hríthmarc. This name could 
ave several meanings to different people: in Old English Hríth means tempest 
nd what better term to describe northern Texas and Oklahoma.. A land plagued by 

iolent windstorms, especially ones with rain, hail, or snow would be well 
escribed if it were had tempest in some part of its name. In thinking of the 
eople some of who are prone to making a lot of noise, creating a commotion, or 
ur warriors who love a good violent disturbance, or simply a tumultuous place. 
n Old English, Norse, and Frankish (however the heralds end up spelling it) a 
arc, mearc, mark, march, marche is a division of land. Markland was the name 
iven to North America when the Norse first discovered it. Charlemagne divided 
is lands up into marks as a way to better govern it all. To offer some validity 

o the name Hríthmarc there are multiple places in countries in various times in 

eriod that have marc, mark, marche, or marck in their name...these include many 

n Scandinavian and Germanic locations but also in Spain, France, and Italy. 
eel free to look these locations up:
Marcha Hispanica
Marche Limousine
a Marche
And now for something a little different...
n Latin marca is a unit of currency a way of gaining wealth and influence 
raits that the governance of the northern region is known for, as we host some 
f the wealthiest and most populated groups in the Kingdom.
n Gaelic Scotts and Old Irish the word marc means horse. The lands of Northern 
klahoma and Texas as well known for the importance of the horse in its history 
nd even today.
n Old English the word mearc or marc is a boundry or territorial deliniation 
or a region or principality.
n modern English marc is a word for the matter left after fruit, particularly 
rapes, have been pressed. The people of the Northern Region are known for their 

ove of brewing.
 mark is also a symbol to delineate ownership as in marking your 
erritory...or...a symbol of quality as in a good mark...or...an omen of things 
o come.
So as you think on this subject of names please think about Hríthmarc and what 
t could mean to you.
Most Kindly
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