Selecting your Name in the Society
Choose your name carefully. Find a name you like before you start using it. Many people have tried changing their Society name after several years, and have discovered that they will forever be known by their original name.
The SCA's corporate web site has many in-depth articles regarding name research. Check it out here.
Develop your Heraldic Device (Coat of Arms and Badges)
Articles regarding the development of personal armory may be found here:
Registering Your Name and Device
The College of Arms for the Society has an indepth set of Standards for Evaluation of Names and Armory (SENA) covering both names and heraldic arms (devices and badges) used in the SCA. These rules may be found here.
In the Kingdom of Northshield, The Keythong Herald's Office is responsible for collecting, evaluating and forwarding submissions to the Northshield College of Arms for commentary. The Keythong Herald then submits these forms to the SCA College of Arms for further evaluation and tracks the progress externally. There are a number of resources available on the Kingdom Web Site, including an explanation of the process and the appropriate forms for submission, which may be found here.
Need Further Help?
Here is a list of people in Windhaven, in addition to the Baronial Herald, that may able to help you in your research for creating a Persona and Device.
Baron Grimmund Blackwing-Heraldry-Book, Field, Court
Baroness Mira Fastova-Heraldry-Book, Field, Court
HL Iohannes Glenfidanus-Heraldry-Book, Field, Court