The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55491 Message #958806
Posted By: Raedwulf
24-May-03 - 04:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
It's my name. No, really. Alright, if you want the long explanation. In the re-enactment world I am known (& occasionally infamous) as either Raedwulf or Rafe Watkyn. Watkyn is a variation on my mundane surname, Ralph is my mundane middle name (after my maternal g/father). The Germanic root of Ralph is raed + wulf "wolf counsel", which pretty much fits me to a T!
There are many who know me only, or principally, as Raedwulf. If you shout it across a crowded room, only I will look round... How real do you want a name to be?! ;)
I've got several names, depending on context. Raven & Green Knight are ones that have been given to me. Neither are inappropriate. I've also been known to answer to "Oi, you hairy bastard!" ;)