An important step in creating a re-enactment character for the purposes of interacting with the public is to choose a name that is relevant to the characters background and status. This is most important when doing arena work in front of an audience, such as a tournament - it can get a bit boring when you stand up and announce that you are Richard of Northampton who is going to challenge Richard of Derby to get a chance to defeat the reigning champion Richard of Nottingham.

Some people choose to use their own name (if it is appropriate) or a name that translates into something meaningful to them. It does not matter what you choose to call yourself (as long as it is appropriate to your character), as long as you can remember it when asked.

Below are the names lists currently available:

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