This is kinda in response to Kaz's "If I were a
baron.." post but also about naming in SCA.
I think many of us quest for individuality in our
names because we still want to be fringy. This also
accounts for the number of people who chose personas
from the edges of Medieval Europe such as Ireland or
the Middle East. (And for the large number of people
with Celtic sounding names wearing Middle Eastern
Garb.) (And the correlary are the people who use a
part of their real name and have a generic medieval
I am pleased to see that there are very few Slaines
but as I get older I seek to become more ordinary in
my recreation and more connected to the main culture
of Europe. I chose the name Slaine when I was 17. I
don't believe I would choose it now but I'm used to
I will remain....
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