So I’m working on figuring out my SCA name and have narrowed it down. I’m definitely using Anne as my first name, but I’m having a harder time pinning down a byname/surname. I’m going to be mainly playing Norman Conquest through the Anarchies England, so am thinking of using a French name.
I’ve got 3 names that I really like:
Beaumont (I like the way it sounds)
D’arcy (Yes, I’m a giant Jane Austen P&P nerd.)
LeRoux (I’m usually a redhead so I kinda want to incorporate that into my persona)
But decisions, decisions, decisions.
Beaumont: 1292 Census of Paris [Link]
D’arcy (de Arcy, Darcy): 12/13th Century England/France [Link]
LeRoux: Couldn’t locate a St. Gabriel or SCA Heralds article, but it looks like it has been registered before as a 15/16th century name.
So the good news is that all of these should be documentable. Search through OSCAR to see what documentation others (who got the name passed) used.
I like LeRoux, honestly. 😀