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I think Norse patronymics only use the given name. I may be wrong though,
but I cannot think of any examples where a nickname was used.

Wulfhere

On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 1:22 PM, Caitlin Smith <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> 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 ...
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