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East LoI dated 2011-06-16

Unto SCA College of Arms, Laurel, Pelican, Wreath, and their staff, and all others who do receive this letter, greetings from Asa in Svarta, Blue Tyger Herald.



The Eastern College herewith submits for approval and registration the following items, with our thanks

This item was on the 09-2011 LoAR

1: Aleksei Dmitriev - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2006, via the East

Argent, within a triquetra a pheon gules

The submitter's name and device, Gules, on a bend sinister between two griffins salient argent an arrow purpure, were registered in 12/2006 (East). A badge, (Fieldless) A griffin salient argent, was returned at the same time:

Unfortunately, this must be returned for conflict with the device of Griffin Val Drummond, Per pale purpure and azure, a griffin segreant argent, maintaining in its dexter talon a morgenstern, and in its sinister talon a targe charged with a tower azure, which has been reblazoned elsewhere on this letter. As the targe and morgenstern are maintained charges, there is only a single CD for removing the field.

This is a complete redesign. Note that this device was originally submitted as a fieldless badge. As non-conjoined charges are not allowed in such badges, it was reblazoned as having an argent field, with the submitter's permission.


This item was on the 09-2011 LoAR

2: Alesone Gray of Cranlegh - New Badge Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2009, via the East

(Fieldless) A turkey-cock displayed paly bendy sinister Or and vert

Old Item: Gules, three equal-armed Celtic crosses and on a chief argent three ravens sable, to be released.

Her name was registered 11/2009 (East). The badge being released was originally registered as a device in 12/2008, and was changed to a badge in 06/2010 when her current device, Quarterly gules and sable, on a bend sinister argent three fleurs-de-lys gules, was registered. If this is registered, she will have five pieces of armory, still below the maximum of six. There is a SFPP for the use of a bird displayed that isn't an eagle. The turkey, although a New World animal, is a period heraldic charge, first granted to William Strickland in 1550 (see Brooke-Little, s.n. turkey). As such, there is not a second SFPP for the use of New World fauna.


This item was on the 09-2011 LoAR

3: Anastasia da Monte - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Unspecified) most important.
Culture (Unspecified) most important.

Anastasia is a 14th or 15th century feminine given name from Florence found in Rhian Lyth of Blackmoor Vale, "Italian Renaissance Women's Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/italian.html).

da Monte 'from the hill, mountain' is a locative surname found in Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek, "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html).

Commenters thought it was different from Alessandra da Monte (August 2002, Outlands) due to the changes in sound and appearance.


This item was on the 09-2011 LoAR

4: Drífa Bjarnordóttir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Viking.
Language (Unspecified) most important.
Culture (Unspecified) most important.
Meaning (Unspecified) most important.

The name was submitted as Drifa Björnsdóttir, but was changed to match the available documentation, as described below. [The original spellings were taken from Haukur Þorgeirsson, "Irmísul Ættír Nafnasafnið: Icelandic and Heathen Names" (http://www.irminsul.org/arc/012ht.html). A copy of this article is not included, as the name was redocumented using a no-photocopy source.]

Drífa is a feminine given name found in Geirr Bassi, p. 9. As accents must be used or removed consistently, the accent has been added to the given name.

Bj{o,}rn is a masculine given name (ibid., p. 8).

The formation of the patronym is found on pp. 17-18 (ibid.); however, the genitive was not correctly formed. According to the information on p. 18,

names ending in -bj{o,}rn take the genitive form -bjarnor (p. 18). The spelling has been corrected to match in order to meet her authenticity request.

Correction (2011-Jul-05 10:07:24): As noted in the comments, the xLoI contained a typo. The correct spelling of the byname should be Bjarnardóttir.


This item was on the 09-2011 LoAR

5: Edward Talbot - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2011, via the East

Azure, a wolf rampant between two hand axes palewise heads facing center, all within a bordure argent

The submitter's name was registered 01/2001 (East). A nearly identical device was returned at the same time:

The Letter of Intent asked if the central charges in this device were co-primary or a primary charge between two secondary charges. Under current standards, the axes are co-primary charges with the wolf, since the longest dimension of the axes are comparable in length with the wolf. Therefore, this device conflicts with the device of Christian Blood, Azure, a double-bitted axe and a bordure argent. There is a CD for the change of number of the primary charges, but that is the only CD.

This is a redraw to make the axes secondary charges in order to clear the conflict.


This item was on the 09-2011 LoAR

6: Joscelin le esqurel - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2010, via the East

Quarterly purpure and sable, three squirrels courant in annulo Or

His name and a badge, (Fieldless) On an acorn sable a squirrel Or, were registered 04/2010 (East). The original device submission, Per bend sinister purpure and sable, a squirrel within an orle of acorns Or, was returned at the same time:

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Kallista Morgunova, Purpure, a squirrel maintaining an acorn within an orle of nine acorns Or, registered last month through the kingdom of Æthelmearc. There is a single CD for the changes to the field.

This is a redesign.


This item was on the 09-2011 LoAR

7: Laurena Mouchot - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 1990, via the East

Per fess gules and argent, three bees Or and a rose proper

Her name was registered 07/1990 (East).


This item was on the 09-2011 LoAR

8: Mael Eoin mac Echuid - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2009, via the East

(Fieldless) On a Maltese cross sable four Maltese crosses in cross argent

His name and device, Gyronny argent and sable, a Maltese cross within an orle gules, were registered 09/2009 (East).


This item was on the 09-2011 LoAR

9: Martha ingen huí Chleirigh - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Early-Middle Irish) most important.
Culture (Early-Middle Irish) most important.

Martha is a feminine given name found in OC&M, s.n. Martha, where it is described as a biblical name that "was borrowed in Ireland as early as teh eighth century when it was borne by an abbess of Kildare who died in 758." In the Bible, the name is that of Martha, sister of Mary Magdalene and Lazarus. Martha is venerated as a Roman Catholic saint, and Saints Mary and Martha ("Muire & Martha" and "Maire & Martha") are mentioned in lines 4433 and 4436 of The Passions and the Homilies from Leabhar Breac (http://www.ucc.ie/celt/online/G206000/), which was compiled from older sources in the 14th century (most in Middle Irish Gaelic). Unfortunately, we are unable to translate the Middle Irish Gaelic in kingdom, and request assistance. It seems to be something about the home or castle of Mary & Martha:

Is he castial atbeir Matha súnd, castial

4433] Maire & Martha; uair is gnath isin t-shoscela in t-ainm fair, amal

4434] démniges Eoin sin, co n-apair:

`Do-rala imorro and ind inbuid-sin,

4435] ar Eoin, araile fer ingalar, Lazurus a ainm-sium; a castel

4436] Muire & Martha dó.'

ingen huí Chleirigh is grandfathered to the submitter, as it is the registered byname of her mother, Tuathflaith ingen huí Chleirigh (11/2006, East). A letter attesting the relationship has been provided:

I, <redacted>, know [sic] in the SCA as Tuathflaith ingen huí Chleirigh, do attest that <redacted>, known in the SCA as Martha ingen huí Chleirigh, is my legal daughter. I understand that this letter can not be withdrawn once <redacted>'s name or device is registered.

Signed with legal name, dated April 26, 2011

From the acceptance of her mother's name:

Submitted as Tuathflaith inghean uí Cleirigh, the submitter requested an authentic Irish name. The given name Tuathflaith is Old or Middle Irish (pre-1200), and the spelling Chleirigh is appropriate for both Middle Irish and Early Modern Irish (1200-1700). For an authentic Irish name, therefore, we would expect the entire name, including the patronymic markers to be Old or Middle Irish; however, inghean uí are Early Modern Irish forms. The appropriate Middle Irish markers are ingen huí. In addition, Irish grammar requires that the C in Cleirigh be lenited. We have changed the name to Tuathflaith ingen huí Chleirigh, a fully Middle Irish form, to correct the grammar and to fulfill her request for authenticity. [Tuathflaith ingen huí Chleirigh, Oct. 2006]


This item was on the 09-2011 LoAR

10: Tuathflaith ingen huí Chleirigh - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2006, via the East

Argent, a cross per fess azure and vert and in dexter chief a Lacy knot vert

The submitter's name was registered 11/2006 (East).


Standard bibliography:

[Brooke-Little] Brooke-Little, J.P. An Heraldic Alphabet.

[Geirr Bassi] Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name.

[Woulfe] Woulfe, Patrick. Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames.


OSCAR counts 3 New Names, 2 New Devices, 1 New Badge and 1 New Badge Change. These 7 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $21 for them. OSCAR counts 2 Resub Devices and 1 Resub Badge. These 3 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 10 items submitted on this letter.

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