Long before Kyra became the Brighter Scribe and started The Scribe’s Desk, over at Brighter Naming we were doing a naming project for a writing site. We don’t have track of who first thought it up, but one of the finalist names was Scriborium. Unlike most naming projects where I can barely remember the finalist names a month later, I always remembered this name – probably because its style interested me enough.
Plus, being fascinated, I had researched it and found out that Scriborium really was a rare English word describing a place in a building (usually a castle or sanctuary of some sort) where people retired to write in peace. Here is a link to the town of Montchauvet in France showing the scriborium where monks would sit and copy illuminated scripts.
So when Kyra suggested we start a writer’s guild she of course had a name in mind. But it seemed that we could improve on that slightly… so I suggested Scriborium instead. This must have been my shortest naming project of the decade but I am happy to have found such an appropriate name a fine home forever. Hopefully it will illuminate your quill too.