Cognomen

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Cognomen

Postby Q Valerius on Sun Nov 14, 2004 12:21 pm

Need a cognomen. Whaddya think? Something interesting. I saw a cool name, but I forgot it. Oh, and it doesn't have to be traditional. I used to go with Maxumus, but 1 everybody thought I should have spellt it Maximux and 2 I can't have it hear. Any suggestions?

What? You actually want me to describe myself? Forget it.
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Postby Marcus Pomponius Lupus on Sun Nov 14, 2004 1:07 pm

Salve,

As far as I know Maxumus is older than classical Latin, but evolved into (and means the same thing as) Maximus, so why not go with that ?

You can find a few other examples here:

http://www.societasviaromana.org/member ... hp?lang=la

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Cognomination

Postby Aldus Marius on Sun Nov 14, 2004 10:18 pm

I have a simple method:

What one word best describes you? (You don't have to tell us.)

Find its Latin equivalent, and there's your Cognomen.

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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:11 pm

Salvete,

We usually don't accept cognomina such as "maximus", "magnus", "invictus" and the like because they were actually agnomina.

As for cognomina, I'll go with what Marius says ;).

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Postby Curio Agelastus on Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:30 pm

Salve Draco,

Presumably you do accept agnomina though? After all, "Britannicus" is an agnomen, and I ain't giving up Britannicus. :twisted:

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Postby Marcus Pomponius Lupus on Tue Nov 16, 2004 1:28 am

Draco:

We usually don't accept cognomina such as "maximus", "magnus"


Another ploy by the Dionysian Empire to keep the others "small" ?

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OTOH...

Postby Aldus Marius on Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:41 am

Hmm, Marius Minimus...Marius Paullus Minimus...Marius Minimus Paullus...? Marius Parvullus? Parvullus Minimus...?

...If I were Censor, I'd accept any of these names (with proper Praenomen) in a minute. >({|;-)

I think it's the concept of self-agrandizement-through-name-selection that our Regula are (is, mi Draco?) trying to discourage. After the Gladiator movie, everybody entering a certain Internet micronation wanted to be "Maximus". Or Magnus. Wouldn't've been surprised if I'd seen a Curius Odus, a Varius Flavus, maybe even a Splendiferus or two!

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Postby Q Valerius on Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:29 pm

What about Scerius, or maybe Scerio? Do they allow play on words in Latin?
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Postby Quintus Servilius Priscus on Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:34 am

Quintus Vaemarianus wrote:What about Scerius, or maybe Scerio? Do they allow play on words in Latin?


Here is a link to some examples of the Cognomen that might be of help:

http://www.fact-index.com/l/li/list_of_ ... omina.html

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Postby Q Valerius on Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:44 am

Odd, that site has many cognomina highlighted with references to people, but they forgot Publius Ovidius Naso.

Oh, and I think I've decided to go with Scerius, and maybe when I get powerful enough I'll add the agnomen Maxumus.
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Close, no cigar...

Postby Aldus Marius on Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:22 am

It also has various nomina--such as mine!--listed as cognomina. Buzzzzz......! (like in a contest show when someone muffs the answer)

I liked the links to biographies, though.

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