Post by Shinjo Takame on Apr 28, 2019 19:33:57 GMT -5
So I’ve chosen my name. Shinjo Takara. Don’t some research and it was in use in the period. And o get a little kick out of directly linking to my other hobby, Legend of the Five Rings. Particularly given Shinjo is what I will mostly be called.
That supports the use of "Shinjo" as a family name, but not "Takara" as a personal name. "Taka" is on the list, but not "ra" (unless I'm just missing it).
Sengokudaimyo is not a definitive source, so if you've seen it in other good sources it's probably ok. Just be aware that if you are going to register it with the SCA College of Heralds, you will need to provide references to those sources.
Personally speaking, I like it. I don't think I've heard either part used in the SCA recently and I can't find any conflicts with fast searches of the Ordinary and Armorial.
Ishiyama Shonagon aka Hachimitsu Kato, the honey bunny
Okay, changed it to Takame as I am told it’s more period.
Takame probably works. -me is a somewhat old fashioned name forming terminal for premodern Japanese women.
Note. The College of Arms has never (to my knowledge) accepted Sengokudaimyō or the article in the Japanese Miscellany as documentation for Japanese names. It certainly has not done so for the last two decades. Yes, you can use either to come up with an idea and even submit it, but the College of Arms will not actually use your documentation. Rather, it will attempt to document your name using other sources of which there are several. Do not try to use P.G. O'Neil either. Almost nothing in that book is dated which has been a College of Arms requirement for decades. There are a number of excellent Japanese sources out there if you can read Japanese.
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