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Re: Name authenitcation

Poster: Robert J Welenc <rjwelenc@erols.com>

At 12:50 PM 2/3/98 -0500, Julien de Montfort wrote:
>> There are 8 Adrianna's registered in the SCA Armorial
>> If nothing else referencing these should be good enough, provided the
>> way the name is put together in such a fashion that it would have been
>> done in period, and yours looks like it is...
>Although just a word of caution: just because something has been
>registered before does *not* necessarily mean that it is currently
>acceptable -- SCA heraldry has come a along way over the years, and
>what may been acceptable in the past my not be anymore.  In addition,
>referring to names already registered by other SCAdians does not
>constitute 'documentation' as far as justifying a potential name
The more recent a name registration, the more likely it is to have been
properly researched and registered.  

But as Julien said, you can't count on it.  There are a number of reasons
that a person might be able to register a non-period name.  'Heather', for
instance,  can be registered under the 'mundane name allowance' even though
it is OOP, but it must be the submitter's legal name.  


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