9: Jonathan of York -New Name (NP)
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (similar but distinct from legal name) most important.
Submitted through Herald at large
Jonathan of York is an English name following the pattern of given name + locative byname
Jonathan - male given name found in England; comes from Hebrew יְהוֹנָתָן or יוֹנָתָן 'God has given'.The Biblical son of King Saul and beloved friend of King David, and three other minor Biblical characters. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Jonathan, Jonathas.
Cited: S.L. Uckelman. "Jonathan". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2023/1/name/Jonathan "of York" - locative byname
The first recorded instance of the Burough being mentioned in a period text is 625. However, this is the MODERN spelling, and I do not have access to either of the recommended texts for period spellings:
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, Ewall, Eilert
Oxford Press or the Dictionary of Placenames in the British Isles, Adrian Room
Cited: Academy of St. Gabriel in A Collection of 613 English Borough Names for Use in Locative Bynames By Lord Frederic Badger, Black Stag Herald, An Tir © Brander Roullet. https://sgabriel.org/names/badger/placenames.html#Y
According to Visit York: The History of York this is one of England's oldest historic cities and through the centuries it has had many names... The Romans knew it as Eboracum, to the Saxons it was Eoforwick, while the Vikings called it Jorvik. https://www.visityork.org/history-of-york
"In 954 the Northumbrians expelled the last Viking king Eirik Bloodaxe who died in battle shortly after and the Kingdom of Jorvik recombined with Northumbria; the title 'King of Jorvik' was replaced by 'Earl of York' - a title created in 960." Found in The Vikings and Jorvik https://www.jorvik.co.uk/vikings-and-jorvik/
Reaney & Wilson, 3rd ed., p 508. s.n. York, Yorke: John <de York> 1324, of York being the lingua anglica form of <de York>.
The title Duke of York was first created in the Peerage of England in 1385 for Edmund of Langley.
Lastly, The Herald submitting believes this name to be clearly distinct from the submitters legal name, also believes it to be clear of conflict with John of York, a name found registered in November of 2000 (via Atlantia).