Interesting. Does relationship conflict happen for anybody other than the Welsh? I assume (perhaps incorrectly?) that it only applies when using two or more identifiers of heritage. On a related note, can Norse -dottirs use the parent's nickname, or only first name? (I'm now picturing Ingeborg Beinlessdottir, although that might fall into presumption.) -Ingeborg -Ingeborg On Nov 7, 2014 11:52 AM, "Dorcas Whitecap" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > One of the requirements for registering a name or device in the SCA is > that it must be unique. When a submitted item is too much like something > that is already registered, that failure of uniqueness is referred to as a > conflict. Two of the items I registered below are referred to as "Blanket > Permission to Conflict". > > > > There are a couple of kinds of conflict when talking about names. > Identity conflict is when two people share a name, like Duncan. A simple > way to clear this conflict is to add some kind of descriptor, like > “Eardstapa” or “of Skeene”, or a surname, like “Mac Torquill”. But > identity conflict might happen when two names aren’t exactly alike, but > close enough to be confusing. Imagine “Duncan Mac Torquill” and “Duncan > MacTorville” both fighting in the Toys for Tots tournament! Therefore, > SCA rules say that to be clear of identity conflict, two names must be > substantially different in both sound and appearance. Now, Duncan Mac > Torquill could grant permission for somebody to register the name Duncan > MacTorville. There’s a process for the other person to ask for a Letter > of Permission to Conflict. He might not get it, but it’s worth asking. One > of my Blanket Permissions below simply removes the need for somebody to > track me down and explicitly ask me if it’s okay to register a name like > “Dorcas Lightcap” or “Fnorcas Whitecap”. My personal feeling is that I’m > fine with that. YMMV. > > > > Another kind of name conflict is by relationship. Relationship conflict > is when names make two people appear to be related, by marriage or by blood. > “Rhianwen ferch Bran ap Gruffydd” is the daughter of Bran, who is the son > of Gruffydd. This name can be registered as long as there is nobody with > the registered name of “Bran ap Gruffydd”, or if there is, he grants > permission for Rhianwen to register a name that implies she is his daughter. > My second Blanket Permission below again removes the need for somebody to > track me down to explicitly ask me if it’s okay to register a name like > “John DorcasWhitecapson”. Okay, that name has other problems, but > relationship conflict isn’t one of them, since my Blanket Permission is on > record. > > > > The third item I registered below is a Heraldic Will. If I’m not around > to decide what to do with my name and armory, Gold Falcon gets to decide. > I could register a Blanket Permission to conflict with my device, like I > have done with my name, but I don’t care to. If somebody wants to > register a device that looks like mine, after I’m dead I don’t imagine I’ll > need it, so some future Gold Falcon can grant that permission. You can > will your heraldry to anybody, not just another herald. > > > > Registering a Heraldic Will or a Blanket Permission to Conflict doesn’t > cost anything. Doing so is an act of generosity and kindness toward > future SCAdians. Somebody might come up with a really cool name or > device, and you might not think that it conflicts with yours, or might not > mind, but if they can’t find you to get your permission, they are out of > luck. See your local herald about registering a Heraldic Will or Blanket > Permission to Conflict today! > > > > Thanks for asking. > > > D^ > > On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 12:45 AM, Caitlin Smith <[log in to unmask] > > wrote: > >> Dorcas did things I haven't heard of before! >> Tell us about them, please, Mistress Heraldry Goob. >> >> -Ingeborg >> >> >> On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 6:49 PM, Jeremy Sacksteder < >> [log in to unmask]> wrote: >> >>> Greetings to All, >>> ... snip ... >>> * *Dorcas Whitecap. * Blanket permission to conflict by identity with >>> name. Dorcas grants permission to conflict for any name that is at >>> least a syllable different from her registered name. >>> * *Dorcas Whitecap. * Blanket permission to conflict by relationship >>> with name. Dorcas grants permission to use her registered name in part >>> of another name, thus creating a claim of relationship. Such a permission >>> to conflict is covered in PN3E and Appendix D of SENA. >>> * *Dorcas Whitecap. * Heraldic will. Upon her death, Dorcas's heraldic >>> will transfers control of her currently registered items to the office of >>> the Gold Falcon Principal Herald of the Kingdom of Calontir. >>> >> .. snip ... > -- Manage your subscription at http://listserv.unl.edu. listserv.unl.edu > lists do not accept incoming email from Yahoo.com, AOL.com or Dropbox.com > due to their DMARC policies. -- Manage your subscription at http://listserv.unl.edu. listserv.unl.edu lists do not accept incoming email from Yahoo.com, AOL.com or Dropbox.com due to their DMARC policies.