Lynsay wrote:Gees, Wren, hon, I'm gonna start checking with you when I need info, lol. Seriously, you know more than I can remember.
You know where to find me anytime! *giggle* Seriously, Thanks Lyns...that's quite a complement.
Some of it I know because of my interest in names & meanings. It's an interest that goes back to my childhood. I don't know why I have that fascination...I've just always liked researching the names of people and places, and history was my favorite subject in school. I've always been an avid reader. My mother was an avid reader, and read to all of her daughters & her grandchildren from the time we were babies until we were reading with her, and though my father never had the opportunity for college, he is self-taught in so many subjects through all the things he reads that he amazes us with all the things he knows!
I remember a lot about the Immortal clans from when you have posted information before, and I can always do a quick search when I know it's on the forum. Those of us who play the forum games find that it helps us to learn quotes and traits of the characters and entire scenes of a story & much more, and we don't focus only on the well-known parts of the series or most popular characters. We include the evil villains and or those who may have been a side character in one book, and we try to find new questions & quotes to "stump" each other from lesser known scenes or small details that may otherwise have been missed. It's also fun, because we get to know one another better while we play. Too, sin & I are rather ancient in "forum Immortal" terms, so we've read & discussed the books many times, plus we can remember posts from the old forum & have many things saved from there. *grin* Sometimes I think your publisher should hire us for marketing purposes! Unfortunately, I donna ken the hystericals as well, since we don't have a games section for those and they aren't all part of one series. I have started on a names & meanings list for the historical books, but it's still in the works. Oh well, nobody is perfect, not even me! Currently my hysterical historicals are actually on loan...but only because it was to my nieces. Reading the Argeneaus led to them reading Seashell's copy of Devil Of The Highlands, which led to an interest in knowing more, so when Gypsy & Kewie visited last month, Kewie took all of the hystericals and the shapeshifter anthologies home with them, with promises that they would take excellent care of them. I highly recommended Always after they finish The Scottish Trilogy.
Thanks for the additional info, Lynsay. I thought Mila married an English Baron, but I wasn't sure about it and didn't have Reginald's last name to put in the list. Armand was a Baron when he was married to Susanna, and that is why he had to go to court after Nicholas' birth. That made me think to ask if Reginald was born Immortal or did Mila turn him, or is that something you can tell us yet? See, I can't remember everything. Sometimes I have to go back and have another reread!
Lynsay wrote:As for the Notte name, most clan members keep the immortal clan name in some version or other, either switching off with the married name or altering it slightly. For instance, Mila married an English baron, but he took on the name Notte, though they switch out with his English name when they have to do the move and name change thing, but the children are considered Nottes, and other immortals still know them as Nottes whether using Notte or the father's name. It identifies their source.
With Cale, because his father was an immortal, Cale and his brothers switch between Valens and Argeneau rather than Pimms, their step-father's name. They are members of both clans Valens and Argeneau.
When I mention some version of it, I mean the name may have been altered centuries ago to suit the country where that branch settled. Alexandrina from The Reluctant Vampire is Alexandrina Argenis, the Spanish version of the root word for Argeneau.
Marguerite is now Marguerite Argeneau-Notte. Well this decade anyway.