3: Orso Luca di la Licata -New Name (NP)
No major changes.
Culture (15th c Sicily) most important.
Spelling (Orso) most important.
Consulting herald: Lillia de Vaux
Orso is a masculine Italian given name found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "Italian Names from the Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532" (https://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/tratte/), and in Juliana de Luna, "A Frequency List of all Men's Given Names from the Condado Section of the Florence Catasto of 1427" (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/mensfreq.html).
Luca is a masculine Italian given name dated 1480, found in Maridonna Benvenuti, "Names of Slaves in 1480 Palermo, Sicily" (
[ heraldry.sca.org ] ).
Double given names are allowed for Italian, per App. A of SENA.
di la Licata is an Italian locative byname dated 1480 in Maridonna Benvenuti, "Names of geographic origin from the Kalso quarter of Palermo, 1480" (2017 KWHSS Proceedings,
[ heraldry.sca.org ] ). The place name is found in a number of forms in period, including la licata (a.1480) and La Licata (a.1375 and a.1480), in G. Caracausi, Dizionario Onomastico della Sicilia, s.n. Licata.
The submitter wants a 15th C Sicilian name. The spelling of the first element (Orso) is most important, and cannot be changed. Changes are allowed to the rest of the name if needed for registration. An appropriate Italian/Sicilian form meaning "Orso of Sicily" is acceptable as a last choice. <di + locative> is found in Maridonna Benvenuti, "Names of geographic origin from the Kalso quarter of Palermo, 1480" (op.cit.). The locative byname di Sicilia is found in I raguagli historici del Vespro Siciliano by iladelfo Mugnos, published in Messina, Sicily in 1645 (
[ books.google.com ] ).