[Sca-cooks] Somewhat OT: Historical Household Names using Food
Gretchen R Beck
cmupythia at cmu.edu
Thu Jun 14 13:24:08 PDT 2012
Speaking as a herald, the first question is "which heralds rejected it" (was this Kingdom or Society level)...as a pineapple is an object that can be depicted (although I believe what is referred to as a pineapple is medieval Europe is more of a pine cone [source of pine nuts] rather than a modern tropical pineapple], this return sounds, pardon the pun, fishy...
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Subject: [Sca-cooks] Somewhat OT: Historical Household Names using Food
One of my students is really wanting to register her household name officially. She wants to use basically House Pineapple as the name. Originally, she looked up middle eastern names.
The name was rejected as the heralds couldn't find any documentable proof of any households in period using food as a name.
I realize this isn't a heraldry list, but a foodie list and I thought out if all the intelligent people out there, you all might know of precedence of some estate or house... Something she can use to document House Pineapple. It doesn't need to be Middle Eastern either. Any culture is fine with leanings toward Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Etc.
I seem to remember reading about a household that was named after a pomegranate... But I can't remember where I read about it. I think it was Italian. I hate it when my mind just remembers odds and ends, and I can't link them up for real usefulness.
Any help would be fantastic.
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