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Re: [conculture] Naming

From: andrew <hobbit@mail.earthlight.co.nz>

On 30 Jul 1999 nata@MyIndia.zzn.com wrote:

> Tigers think that dead people are irrecoverable. Giving names of dear
dead relatives to children would be an outrage to the deceased. Only if
you didn't known the deceased personally you may use her / his name again.
In some cultures the reverse is true.  It is more important that names do
not die out.  This seems true of Celtic cultures, including the Welsh and
the Scots, and it is a tradition observed among the Kemrese.  It effected
naming practices in my own family.

(Note to Natalia: Kemrese culture occurs in an alternative history where a
Romance language and culture exists in western Britain instead of Welsh
and English.  On this list they are represented by the Brithenig speakers,
the Chomro, who exist north of the Severn Estuary; and the Kerno, created
by Padraic, who exist south of that line.  Together they form the Kingdom
of Cambria, most of the time, whose inhabitants are known as the Kemrese,
or Cambrians.  Very confusing.)

> Naming after aunts and uncles... well, that isn't popular either. But
it's possible. If I would like  to name my child after you, he would be
Tajandreiv, "like Andrew" and he would be called  Andreiva, "little
Andrew". People who didn't know you would call him just Andreiv. But I
wouln't give him your name unless me (or my husb and) and you were very
good friends and we didn't see each other very often.
I like the names.

- andrew.
Andrew Smith, Intheologus 			hobbit@earthlight.co.nz

	Lo! thy dread empire, Chaos! is restored;
	Light dies before thy uncreating word:
	Thy hand, great Anarch! lets the curtain fall;
	And Universal Darkness buries All.
			- Alexander Pope, The Dunciad, Book IV.

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