12/14/2010 at 9:53 AM
While these names are often used interchangeably in the early middle ages, I just found another stunning reminder that we need to be careful with these seemingly interchangeable medieval names! A case I just came across--three sisters who were daughters of Hildouin de Montdidier IV:
# '''Ada''' de Montdidier-Roucy, married Geoffroy, seigneur de Guise (1070 † 1141), and Gaultier d'Ath, puis à Thierry, seigneur d'Avesnes
They've pretty much been merged together so I'm working on separating them.
Not too creative with naming in the 11th century, were they? ;^)