Tuesday, June 19, 2007

tell me what you really think

a) Meg the Unsteady
b) Meg of Landulph / Meg a Landulph
c) Megge of Landulph / Megge a Landulph
d) submit your own ;)


ETA: Landulph is where part of my mum's family is from, her Grandmother lived in the cottage by the church and mum spent lots of time there before immigrating. My grandparents are buried there and theirs before them. There's not much there, a couple of house/farms, the village is called Cargreen and is a couple of miles away. There's been something on the church site as long as we know - it is registered in the Doomsday book, and the current church is on the site of a Norman church (a few stones still left) which in turn was built of a celtic sacred/early christian site (called a Lan, hence Landulph). In a lovely coincidence it's on the Tamar river, and I grew up looking at and sailing on the Tamar in Tassie.

12 comments:

Miss Krin said...

1 vote for Megge of Landulph, easier to pronounce than Megge a Landulph.

DV said...

I second that!!!

Mousicles said...

Where's Landulph?

What you use and what you register can be different things. I like the extra Gs and Es, but it would be fun to continually vary the spelling each time you use it.

Baggy Trousers said...

I'm a purist. I like the 'a'. And Mouse is right - change the spelling every time! If it's good enough for Shakespeare...Shakspere, Shakespre, Shakespare, and McCorrmack, then why not!

Destructomeg said...

I'll add some info on landulph coz it's so pretty!

well the 'a' is the Cornish... but that part of Cornwall is borderlands and maybe not have been Cornish language only.. though I have to admit I like the 'a'. And yes well as you can imagine there's many spellings of Meg out there so that could be v fun!

Mousicles said...

It's so cool to have family history like that. For my part, 'supposedly' one side of the family is decended from Robbie Burns to the first male was always Robert (except for this current generation). On the other side, my great, great grandfather was 'supposedly' Henry Lawson's drinking buddy... but just about everyone could claim that, I'm thinking.

Of course, there's no proof of anything. Maybe one day I could actually research it, but that can wait - along with scrapbooking and folk art. I don't need another hobby.

Miss Krin said...

Especially not scrapbooking, or folk art, we'd have to disavow all knowledge of your existence if you took those hobbies up.

Baggy Trousers said...

I love the fact that Krin and Dv's icons, in the right order, make up most of a face...

Wenchilada said...

If all else fails, pick c)! Hey, look at that! Megge...I like that...Megge and Mogge...Megge's Egge's...

Oh God, I've had too much red and it's past my bedtime. I think I'll go pass out now.

Seriously though, I digge it...(please make me go away)

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

I like the Landulph. the Unsteady is something you might get sick of sometime. the Landulph you won't.

the 'of' and the 'a' are both cool. go with whatever sounds the most natural coming out of your mouth. you have to listen to it being said, not just look at it on paper!

Mouse, one of my Greats was a drinking buddy of Lawsons too. our Greats might have known each other! or been such soaks that they had no recollection of each other whatsoever ;)

DV said...

hehe..quick someone needs to have a icon of their nose!

Anything girl said...

I'm generally in favour of the "of Landulph"/"a Landulph" surnames. Though if you're attached to the unsteady part, or feel that that is what people know you by already you could always combine them (with any spelling of Meg you feel will keep the college of heralds happy or appeals to you) and make it "Meg the Unsteady of Landulph"

Have I simply confused the issue more? Remember, I'm not a herald, nor do I pretend to be :)