Since I’m of the Gunn Clan, and since my SCA Persona is vaguely Scottish / Norse(ish), I was doing some research trolling through the libraries of the world in search of “authentic” and period names for the second part of my SCA name.
Specifically, I was researching period names of the area of Scotland under Norse/ Gunn Clann control.
The first part of my SCA name is Susannah
- Close enough to my actual name that there is a chance I’ll actually respond to it when addressed
- Spellable & Pronouncable – if you’ve seen some of the SCA names and names of the norse/gaelic variety you’ll understand this.
Now I’m working on the second part of the name
I struck it rich! Found and downloaded old (almost SCA-period themselves 🙂 ) articles* from an old ‘private’ journal called Old-Lore Miscellany of Orkney Shetland Caithness and Sunderland (circa 1911) and Proceedings of the Antiquaries of Scotland (circa 1922)
Now I just gotta get up the gumption to actually sit down and read these. They are a wee tad
brain-numbingly boring dry.
*May all the Gods and Goddesses bless those visionaries who thunk it a good idea to put even the oldest articles online in PDF format.