||[Nov. 10th, 2004|12:32 pm]
No Name Group
Family, Middle, Given
Middle name is (for low-ranking samurai) a nickname or (for high-ranking samurai) a job title. It is optional
Types of names:
Childhood - whatever the parents want
First Adult name - given at the age of 14, one character from father or grandfather's name, one other
The other based on meaning and then later changed (only if high-ranking) to be given by the shogun (part of his name).
Religious name - most Samurai become buddhist monks at some point in their life
Ex. : Kenshin, Soteki, Shonyu, Sozen, Dokan, etc.
Job Title name - Either states his title or the lands over which he rules
Death name - name given after death, may mark his deification, used when honoring him as an ancestor
Information found here and here.
Good thing about this? We don't have to pick just one name! :)