Onomasiology: our Roman names!

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Just to confuse y'all further...

Postby Decima Decia Melania on Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:15 pm

Salvete, omnes!

Well, after having received an encouraging shot in the arm from our faithful Aldus Marius and after having found historical reference to two, count 'em, TWO ancient Roman ladies named Melania, I have decided to revert to my original choice of cognomen.

But if you don't know what to call me, "Hey, you" will work just fine. :wink:

Sorry for the confusion, thanks for putting up with me!

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Dum vivam, laeta ero.
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Postby Gaius Iulius Tabernarius on Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:08 pm

Agricola Cordo sal.

Well I had help with my roman name, when I joined up with NR they gave me three choices, and the name I chose was the closest to my real name.

Giuliano Taverna becomes Gaius Iulius Taberna.

I like it, I think it suits me.

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Postby L. Livia Plauta on Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:03 am

Hmm, Medusa gladiatrix, I had overlooked your post. Now I know what to bring if I ever have to fight you: a mirror!
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Re: Onomasiology: our Roman names!

Postby Publius Valerius Regulus on Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:03 am

Salvete omnes!

I haven't even formally introduced myself, and here I go resurrecting a 10-month old thread. 8)

Publius Valerius Regulus wasn't terribly difficult for me to figure out. Publius, because I love politics and touches on the meaning of my first name (Nicholas, "victory of the people"). Valerius, because it is thoroughly Roman and, in a roundabout abstract way blends my RL first name and surname in meaning and phonetics. Regulus, is closer in meaning to my surname, and the diminutive appeals to my Gen X modesty/irony.

Thus, Publius Valerius Regulus - a touch arrogant, unabashedly Roman, and like a good Roman obsessed with politics.
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Re: Onomasiology: our Roman names!

Postby Aldus Marius on Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:02 am

Salve, clare Valeri!

Welcome to the Forum! No worry here; it's never too late to join a discussion. >({|:-)
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