4: Sara al-Garnatiyya -New Household Name
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2016, via Meridies.
Crescent Lake Castle
Submitter desires a gender-neutral name.
The following changes are allowed: Minor Spelling Changes
Meaning (Meaning Castle of Crescent Lake) most important.
In Alys's Simple Guide to Household Names (https://heraldry.sca.org/names/households.html), "Castle" is indicated as a household designator. A Household name based on the pattern "Placename + Hall/Manor/Castle" are very common:
"In English, households, inns, taverns or halls named after places are incredibly common. The pattern placename + house/hall is well established. For example, the Middle English Dictionary gives examples of the Howse of Oseney (c.1460), Nottingeham castell (1152), and Fysshewykeshostell (1476), all of which are based on place names."
Juliana de Luna's article on Compound Place names (https://web.archive.org/web/20210226235149/http://medievalscotland.org/jes/EnglishCompoundPlacenames/) gives significant evidence for the name pattern "Family Name + Generic Toponym":
"Pattern Three: Placename or family name followed by generic toponymic
The pattern of creating a placename by combining a family name or existing placename with a generic toponym (a type of place, like a meadow or forest) has been well documented. There are two precedents regarding this; one from 7/03 gives evidence for family names in unmodified form:
No evidence was provided to support adding Sands to the end of an existing placename. However, there is a pattern in English, during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, of placenames formed by appending a toponymic to a surname. Siren found some examples of this type of placename in A. D. Mills, Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names, including: Aldborough Hacche c. 1490 (s.n. Aldborough Hatch), Culling Deepe 1584 (s.n. Colindale), Coanie hatch 1593 (s.n. Colney Hatch), Fygmershe c. 1530 (s.n. Figge's Marsh), Gallion Reache 1588 (s.n. Gallions Reach), and Gallion Nesse 1588 (s.n. Gallions Reach).
And one from 5/04 gives evidence of the same pattern with the family name in the possessive form:
However, Mills does have some examples of "family name+topographic", including s.n. Towersey, Turrisey, "of the Tower family, Towers' eg" 1240; s.n. Tey, Great, Merkys Tey, "Tege of the de Merck family" 1475; s.n. Leigh Bessilles Lee, "Leigh of the Bessil family" 1539."
Crescent is a family name found in a collection of London marriage licenses from 1562-63 (see attached images). Lake is a generic topographic feature that is first seen in the 13th century (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lake#word-history).
Thus, Crescent Lake is a constructed placename following documented patterns and Crescent Lake Castle follows documented household name patterns.
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