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Re: Remembering who we are
Padrig Bryn yscrifef:
> As a necessary adjunct to the question of names, what is/are the customs
> regarding naming children in Cambria as a whole.
> [t]he "proper" forms are essentially the Legal Latin forms of the names.
> Everybody has one and must know it, for no legal action can be taken
> without a proper name.
Putting this together with current French practice, I suspect that
the Kingdom (like the French Republic) maintains an official
onomasticon from which all children must be named. The names
included would be:
all names of saints (whether currently on the
Index of Saints or not);
all names from Greek, Roman, or Old Celtic mythology;
Exceptions are made for the Saison-speaking minority and for
those who can prove that a name has been used in their family
at least three times in the past five generations.
(Note new vocab item: *bryn* 'brown', common Western Romance,
of Gmc. origin.)
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (FW 16.5)