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From: DKEvermore@aol.com
Date: Monday, June 28, 1999 12:49 AM
>I saw no name such as these used in the British Isles, at least not until
>after the Norman invasion. I'd suggest that their origin is likely
>Norman/French, but I would expect Mr. Gauk to chime in here.
>-Dustin Evermore

I was tempted to, but saw several good replies.
Anglo-Saxon England used old-English versions of some names, and had not yet
adopted Biblical names. There are almost certainly Anglo-Saxon Richards,
since we have Einhard, Erhard, Burkhard, Reinhard, Buchard, and more **hard

As Carrie Bebris pointed out, there are many good sources of names. I often
like to identify a BR realm with a region of the real world, and use naming
conventions there.

If I identified Coeranys with Thouars, there would be a slew of Aimery's and
Theirry's and a smattering of other names.

Names carry great meaning. They identify your lineage, point to model
ancestors, and link you to the great acts of your predecessors. Old realms
should have Robert XII's and John XIV's. New realms are defined by their
founders. Royal names can become formulaic.

Bibliographies can also be viewed as a list of names.
Geneologies, though, are my favorite.

Kenneth Gauck

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