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Name That Knight, The Vote

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Which name do you prefer "Henry the Red" be renamed to?

Poll ended at Thu Jul 22, 2004 6:58 pm

Harold the Red
3
13%
Roland the Red
1
4%
William the Red
2
9%
Red Ned Lynch
2
9%
Barbarossa
2
9%
Beric of Briton
3
13%
Guy of Gules
2
9%
Ragnar the Ribald
1
4%
Leofwine the Lush
4
17%
Keep it as "Henry the Red"
3
13%
 
Total votes : 23

Name That Knight, The Vote

Postby TwoTonic Knight » Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:58 pm

To briefly sum up the proposition: The character on the left in my sigfile at the bottom of this message was named Henry the Red (after the character in Army of Darkness). But we also have the unofficial mascot of Classic Castle by the name of Henry. Heck, this here Castle ain't big enough fer two Henry's, so I'm renaming mine.

This is a non-binding poll. I just want to see what people like. The suggestions are from those that answered my previous message - though I may have made a slight variation on the suggestion for the poll - and some of my own.

The one I deem most worthy will get an exclusive shield design by me (or maybe a print out of shields/bardings/torsos if someone doesn't have a printer and would prefer that). Even if I ultimately use one of my own names, there will still be a winner for the most worthy.

Feel free to put in your own two cents worth on why you like a name (or dislike - but let's not go overboard on that, this is supposed to be fun). No new ones please.

The guy on the right's name is not up for debate: he is the Two-Tonic Tippler (a tippler is a drinker of alcoholic beverages). I'll put a one-week limit on the poll.

Harold the Red (Will Lister)
Roland the Red (The Josh)
William the Red (Sir Smittens)
- these are all similiar in form and function to Henry the Red, and are somewhat conservative but appropriate matches that I like

Red Ned Lynch (The Josh)
- Not exactly what Josh suggested, but I'm giving him credit for this one. Inspired by the pirate name from the movie "Swashbuckler" via Josh

Barbarossa (Formandecil)
- it means "red beard". Frederick Barbarossa is just too many letters (affects the total text message amount)

Beric of Briton (Duke Dave)
- Nicely alliterative period name

Guy of Gules (me)
- More alliteration. "Gules" is the heraldic name for red. I kinda liked Giles of Gules, but thats pronounced jie-els, and not guy-els, so it doesn't alliterate properly.

Ragnar the Ribald (me)
- a "ribald" is both coarse and funny. Appropriate for the purpose and period, though I'm not going to be too terribly coarse on C-C.

Leofwine the Lush (me)
- Since the name Two-Tonic implies drinking, it matches with the Two-Tonic Tippler.
Redwine the Ribald: Stare long enough into the abyss...
Two-Tonic Tippler: ...and you spit into it.

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Postby The Josh » Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:16 pm

Go Red Ned Lynch! I like that name.

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Postby Formendacil » Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:20 pm

As much as I hate to go against myself, I chose "William the Red". William Rufus is more readily associated with red in my mind than Barbarossa.
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Postby Robin Hood » Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:44 pm

The Josh wrote:Go Red Ned Lynch! I like that name.

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ho, ho going for yourself are we? :wink:
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Postby The Josh » Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:07 pm

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ho, ho going for yourself are we?


Why not?

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Postby wlister » Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:21 pm

Feel free to vote for yourself. I didn't though, I went for Leofwine the Lush, because it is good to keep the drinking theme intact. :wink:

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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Wed Jul 21, 2004 2:01 am

How boringly even. Two day left to vote.
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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:27 pm

Last call for votes. If the 7 day limit thingie is accurate, voting ends at 10:58 AM Pacific time.
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Postby Duke_Dave » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:42 pm

I had to vote for Beric the Briton.
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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Thu Jul 22, 2004 6:15 pm

Voting is closed! So, from the list of names on the poll, Henry the Red will become....



...wait for it...




None of the above!

Well, kinda. I figured out a new amalgam.

Leofwine the Lush was all set to be the winner, but then I remembered looking up the name's actual meaning many years ago (Harold Godwinsson's brother's name was Leofwine) and knew that it was something sappy and had nothing to do with actual wine. "Beloved Friend." So, I made him a member of the council on the Two-Tonic Knights and the Tippler's buddy and confidant. That would be Rede (counsel) and Wyne (friend), or condenscensed in fine anglo-saxon fashion to Redwine. And since I'm in search of alliteration, Redwine the Ribald. "Ribald" seems more period than "lush".

Since that is a name of my own creation, I still need to declare a most worthy suggestion (gotta reward the effort). And that will be: Beric of Briton, Duke Dave's suggestion. Tell me what you would like in the way of a custom shield design: charge, field, border, tinctures, fancy or Lego styled and I will execute it (and I'll even eschew clip art). I reserve the right to avoid bad taste in color combinations and design that would make for something hideous. 8)
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Postby The Josh » Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:53 pm

I like the new name. I wish I had though of it (Red Ned Lynch, what was I thinking).

Cheers to Redwine the Ribald!



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