8: Doshida Junshi -New Name (NP)
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (no example given) most important.
Language/Culture (Japanese language,) most important.
Spelling (keeping a D.J. initials) most important.
Submitted through the Barony of Wiesenfeuer
"Toshida" (both written 土志田 and 土信田) originates from Toshida (土支田) Village in Toshima District, Musashi Province, which once encompassed present day Tokyo, a wide area of Saitama Prefecture, and the northern part of Kanagawa. It is common practice in Japanese to swap out characters with the same sounds to affect a different meaning in a name. Some people read it as "Doshida" as 土, meaning earth, has an On reading of both "Do" and "To". While not as common, "Doshida" is an accepted variation in pronunciation with the same Japanese language spelling as "Toshida"
"National Rank Database of Surnames in Japan", Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shizuoka University. Copyright © Keiji Shirooka + Tadashige Murayama, Published: August 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20170316130948/http://www.ipc.shizuoka.ac.jp/~jjksiro/kensaku.html. (Accessed 6/26/2023)
Jisho: the Online Japanese-English Dictionary. "土". https://jisho.org/search/%E5%9C%9F.(Accessed 6/26/23).
"Junshi" (written 遵子) comes from Fujiwara no Junshi (藤原 遵子, 957 - June 27, 1017), who was an Empress Consort of Japan to Emperor En'yuu. She lived to become the Empress Dowager and Grand Empress Dowager before her death in 1017.
Groner, Paul. Ryōgen and Mount Hiei: Japanese Tendai in the Tenth Century. pg 224. Kuroda Studies in East Asian Buddhism, May 2019. ISBN-13: 9780824881542