[Sca-cooks] OT Judith has an SCA name!

Katja katjaorlova at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 1 19:34:02 PST 2009

>Our sources for non-European names in general is limited,
especially with regard to minority populations, which a Jewish person in the
Middle East would be.  I know one person who has a Jewish Khazar persona
and, if he agrees, I can put you in touch with him.

I, also, have a passed Khazar name. 
I initally intended to amend my original (passed) Russian name to be specifically Jewish, but ran into *tremendous* difficulty getting the name documented with a herald at Pennsic who was insurmountably unhelpful and rude, unfortunately. 
I gave up eventually and switched to researching a Khazar/Russian name, and we got it documented in about 15 minutes. The herald who helped me was Paul Wickendom of Thanet, and I can't recommend him enough -- he's a truly patient, knowledgable gentleman. He can be contacted via the Slavic Interest Group.
It's been about 15 years or so since that experience, so I truly hope there are more resources available now for documenting Eastern European and Central Asian names, and I wish you luck!! :) 
Best regards,
Katja Davidova Orlova Khazarina
Baroness of Thescorre, OP, OL, happy cook & dancer


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