Second: a couple of questions for anyone who has played dreidel. When making a clay dreidel, would it be possible to weight it unobtrusively so that the player spinning it (almost) always wins--similar to loading dice? And a related question: do the players all use the same dreidel, or could a player insist on using his own?
Third: the construction of Polish surnames, specifically, noble ones. I have a character who comes from the rural Polish gentry, and I'm worried about dipping into a resource like Kate Monk's Onomastikon and choosing a surname for her that screams "peasant" or "person from the shtetl." Are there any constructions that identify a Polish surname as noble vs. non-noble, or native to the region vs. colonist? (This is a family whose roots in the region stretch back to the fourteenth century, if not earlier.)
Thanks--and apologies in advance for the weirdness of the questions!