...there was an upstart little SCAdian who thought he
could buck several hundred years worth of history and
name himself whatever he wanted, from whatever period
time he wanted in Scotland. He was willful and ignorant.
Then he read some books. Did a little research. Talked
with many people. And soon realized that certain people
on a certain yahoo board were right all along. That the
time period he wanted to play in (late 13th into early
14th century), in the place he wanted play (Scottish
Lowlands), was in fact, predominantly Scoto-Norman. That
out the window were pre-conceived notions of kilts, and
leather armor, and bad scottish brogues. He realized his
was a time of chausses and braies, chainmail and surcoats,
and Middle English or French.
Yet, all was not lost to heraldic capitulation. His desired
connection to the Hay name was realized, and he got to keep
his given name too!
I just wanted to come back and thank the wonderful Ladies
and Lords who helped me come to my senses, and started me
on a path to an SCA persona worth developing. If ever I can
help someone else in the same capacity, please let me know.
Lord Louchelan de Hay
formerly "Lochlan de la Hay"
formerly "Lochlan mac Garaidh"
formerly "Lochloinn mac Garaidh"
--- In email@example.com, "Sean" <t_a7808@...> wrote:
> Cutter, I'm so sorry I brought up this whole mac Garaidh thing. I
> seriously thought I had found a solution to tie myself (and
> subsequently you) in some way to the Hay family, and still retain a
> "Gaelic" name. When I saw your original post, it asked the very same
> question I had on my mind even as I ventured into the SCA, and I had
> done "some" research, so I thought I had it all figured out.
> As you've no doubt read, we can't have it both ways when it comes to
> SCA registration. Be Gaelic, you just can't be family Hay, because it
> doesn't fit the time and location, and you'll be called out for it.
> From what I've read, you've already figured that out. Good Luck.
> I've had to rethink things myself at this end too, and frankly I'm not
> sure what I'm going to do, but I do know this; this is the right place
> with the right people to figure it out, if my persona is to remain
> Scottish and/or Hay, and be registered.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Richard Haynes \(Cutter\)"
> <tinniancutterlahay@> wrote:
> > Margaret & Muirghein,
> > Ladies, thank you very much for the help you are offering. I
> really appreciate it. I will take whatever research that I can get my
> paws on. I love wearing the Feileadh Mhor myself, but alas, it's not
> my period. Although I think I will still wear it just to say nyaaaaa
> to those who want to argue. I'm also the token Scotsman on board a
> Viking longboat so I can also wear their garb as well.
> > I found this website that looks promising. They have info on the
> > http://www.regia.org/main.htm
> > Well, cheers, and have a pint for me.
> > Richard Haynes
> > "Cutter" de la Hay
> > "Ho, Haha, Guard, Turn, Perry, Dodge, Spin, Ha, Thrust!"
> > ---------------------------------
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