Attested: RC Sobrica
Where: An island off western Scotland, which RC’s list of names seems to put in the vicinity of Islay and Jura. Maybe Scarba.
Name origin: Greek σοβαρος ‘rushing, violent’ would fit the vicious tide races off Scarba: Grey Dog to the north and the notorious whirlpool of Corryvreckan to the south. Latin sobrius ‘sober’, to fit the rocky barrenness of the island, seems less relevant.
Last Edited: 18 July 2016