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East LoI dated 2012-12-21

Greetings unto Gabriel Laurel, Juliana Pelican, Emma Wreath, and the entire College of Arms from Istvan Blue Tyger and Joscelin Blue Tyger in training! Yes, it's true, the guilty do return to the scene of their crimes. Asa has had to step down as Blue Tyger for personal reasons. (She is just fine, but Hurricane Sandy was not kind to her house. Fortunately, it is repairable and insured) Istvan will be temporarily holding the office while Joscelin le esqurel is trained as Blue Tyger.

The Eastern College herewith submits for approval and registration the following items, the second of three letters which contain Pennsic submissions.

Please note the continuing issue with the appearance of greens, which Eastern Crown's and Blue Tyger's scanners tend to render as teals. All items are colored with Crayola or Rose Art green markers unless otherwise specifically indicated.

The East wishes to thank Abdullah ibn Harun, Aritê gunê Akasa, Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Ásfríðr Úlfvíðardóttir, Brunissende Dragonette, Domhnall na Moicheirghe, Eldrich Gaiman, Etienne Le Mons, Gawain of Miskbridge, Gisela vom Kreuzbach, Gunnvor silfraharr, Gwenlliana Clutterbooke, Jeanne Marie Lacroix, Joscelin le esqurel, Juetta Copin, Katerinka Lvovicha of the Two Kingdoms, Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, Lillia de Vaux, Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada, Marie de Blois, Marietta da Firenze, Martyn de Halliwell, Magnus von Lubeck, Palotzi Marta, Solveig Throndardottir, Tanczos Istvan, Ursula Georges and Yehuda ben Moshe for their commentary in kingdom.

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1: Eibhlín an Fraoich - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2007, via the East

Per chevron azure and argent, a sewing needle azure.

This is a resubmission of a device originally returned by the East Kingdom on the October 2006 LoD. The submitter's original design, Azure, a chevron between two sewing needles and thistle argent was returned at kingdom for conflict with Angela of the Stoney Oak Forest (Jun. 1984 via the Middle), Azure, a chevron between two acorns and an oak leaf argent; Beorn Collenferth (Oct. 1982 via Meridies), Azure, a chevron between a harp, an axe reversed and a sabre-toothed tiger statant argent; and Rannveigr Haakonardottir (Dec. 1983 via the East), Azure, a chevron between two falcons close respectant and a drakkar's prow reversed argent. This is a complete redesign.


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2: Hartman Foscari da Ferrara - New Name & New Device

Azure, a lion contourny and an orle embattled on the inner edge Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Hartman is found in Talan Gwyneck's article "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/bahlow_v.htm).

Foscari is found in the surnames list of "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names" by Arval Bencoeur and Talan Gwynek (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html).

da Ferrara is a locative byname meaning "of Ferrara" also found in Arval & Talan's article. (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html#table ); Ferrara is about 50 miles southwest of Venice.

Appendix C of SENA permits names combining Italian and German, (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#AppendixC) as long as the name elements are within 300 years of each other. Talan's article dates Hartman to 1281, which is within 300 years of Italian names documented to the fourteenth century.

The device should be clear of that of Connor Buchanan (September 1995, Middle): Azure, a bicorporate lion within a bordure dovetailed Or, with one DC for the difference between a bordure dovetailed and an orle embattled on the inner edge, and at least a second DC for the difference between a bicorporate lion and a lion with a single body.


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3: Isabele de Guildeford - New Name & New Device

Quarterly Or and azure, four roses counterchanged overall a fox sejant contourny argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Norman England.
Spelling (unspecified) most important.

Isabele is found as a given name in Withycombe under the heading Isabel(la) with the submitted spelling dated to 1196.

de Guildeford is found s.n. Guildford in Reaney & Wilson with this spelling dated to 1275.


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4: Iuliana Rossini da Palermo - New Name & New Device

Per chevron sable and azure, two sea horses argent and an anchor Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Italian.
Sound (unspecified) most important.
Spelling (Iuliana for given name, Rossani for byname if possible) most important.

The submitter allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.

Two examples of Iuliana appear in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Names from an Early 16th C Census of Rome" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/leox-census.html). In addition,"Italian names from Imola, 1312" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/imolafemalph.html) shows evidence of 'I' and 'J' being used interchangeably in Latinized contexts, in Imigla and Jmigla, and Jacobina and Iacobina. Since Juliana also appears in that article in a Latinized context, the evidence also supports Iuliana.

Rossini appears as a family name in "Family Names Appearing in the Catasto of 1427" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ferrante/catasto/family_names.html). The submitter would like the spelling Rossani if it can be documented.

Palermo appears as a place name in Sicily in "Mercator's Place Names of Italy in 1554" by Maridonna Benvenuti (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/maridonna/mercator). (Note: This article has been removed from the web at the author's request. The Internet Way Back Machine link is at http://web.archive.org/web/20090618002002/http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/maridonna/mercator/). As noted in Appendix A of SENA, da X is the usual pattern for locative bynames in Italian.

Submitted to kingdom with the given name "Juliana", the submitter requested the above spelling. Since commenters were able to find documentation, we have made that change.

Commenters were unable to find the requested spelling of the surname Rossani. We request help locating that family name.


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5: Kamejima Saburou Takauji - New Name & New Device

Vert, three laths fretted in triangle within an annulet argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Kamejima a constructed locative family name: Kame- (turtle) as in Kameyama (turtle-mountain) NCMJ 2ed p. 175 -shima (island) as in Kawashima (river-island) NCMJ 2ed p. 146 Kame (turtle) + shima (island) SH -> J is a regular phonetic transformation in Japanese involving voicing the SH sound.

Saburou is a birth-order yobina (number three son) NCMJ 2ed 212.

Taka'uji is found as a masculine nanori dating to 1332 in NCMJ 2ed page 359.

The device was originally blazoned as Vert, a three-sided Japanese well frame within an annulet argent. Japanese well frames, however, uniformly have four sides. This will not be the first registration of a lath, the defining instance being the device of Takahara Otoshi (August 1997, Calontir): Sable, five roundels in annulo within four lathes fretted as on a mascle Or. A lath is a period charge: Parker mentions the blazon of the arms of the Bricklayer's and Tiler's company, incorporated 1508 (sic): Azure, a chevron or; in chief a fleur-de-lis argent, between two brick axes paleways of the second, in base a bunch of laths of the last. The livery company's website (http://www.tylersandbricklayers.co.uk/) says they were chartered in 1568. The blazon "four lathes fretted as on a mascle" is an alternate blazon for a "Japanese well-frame".


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6: Kara Saruca bint Abdullah - New Name & New Device

Azure, on a fess or between two crescents argent an Arabic penbox sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Turkish.
Spelling (unspecified) most important.

All elements and the name structure are found in "Sixteenth-Century Turkish Names" by Ursula Georges (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/ottoman/).

The structure [descriptive byname] + [given name] + [patronymic] is described in Ursula's article (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/ottoman/)

Kara is a descriptive byname meaning "black ugly or gloomy" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/ottoman/titles.html).

Saruca is a feminine given name (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/ottoman/turkishnames.html)

bint Abdullah - daughter of Abdullah (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/ottoman/turkishnames.html)


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7: Krystina Nikolaeva Vladimirova - New Name & New Device

Purpure, two ermine passant reguardant proper.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Krystina is dated to 1595 s.n. Khristina in "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet, Third Edition, p. 143.

Nikolaeva: Nikolaev is a patronymic dated to 1634 in Wickenden. According to the Grammar section of Wickenden, masculine patronymics are made feminine by adding an -a.

Vladimirova is a patronymic formed from Vladimir, dated to 1053 in Wickenden.

Double patronymics in Russian are permitted by Appendix A of SENA.

The low contrast between the black tail tip of the ermines and the purple field is not an issue. The July 2010 Cover Letter states: "As long as the charge maintains its identifiability, minor details, even minor details which are identifying characteristics, may have no contrast with the underlying tinctures."


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8: Leó Finnason - New Name & New Device

Or, a monkey rampant contourny sable capped gules maintaining a grenade azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (as close to submitted as possible) most important.

Leó is a masculine given name appearing in Geirr Bassi at p. 13.

Finni likewise appears in Geirr Bassi at p. 9. According to the rules for forming a patronymic set out in Geirr-Bassi, -i becomes -a, then add -son.

Commenters at kingdom questioned whether the fez-like hat of the monkey was obtrusively modern. Evidence was provided by Gunnvor Orle and Gisela Triton of similar-looking caps, some worn by animals, in period manuscripts.

Image #1 is from the Geese Book produced in Nuremberg, Germany between 1503 and 1510. (http://geesebook.asu.edu/)

Image #2 is from the 1470 Heures de Charles Angoutlene.

Image #3 is a circa 1590 portrait by Martin Kober of Sigismund III Vasa, King of Poland and Crown Prince of Sweden.

Image #4 has a truncated hennin that looks a lot like a fez, taken from a 15thC manuscript, Roman de la violette, with a lady bathing with her hat on.

Image #5 is from the 1450 "Book of the Tournament" by King Rene.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1/2012-12-08/10-53-07_12-59-15_geesebook.gif
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1/2012-12-08/10-53-07_09-18-50_Fez 1.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1/2012-12-08/10-53-07_09-18-51_Fez 2 Martin_Kober_001.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1/2012-12-08/10-53-07_09-25-29_Fez3 Truncated Hennin Roman de la Violette.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1/2012-12-08/10-53-07_09-25-29_Fez 4 tourney_herald.jpg


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9: Madok Arwe - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister gules and azure in bend sinister two arrows bendwise inverted Or

No major changes.
Sound (Arrow) most important.
Culture (14th century) most important.
Meaning (Arrow) most important.

Madok is found in Tangwystl's "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/welsh13.html), under Madog.

Arwe is found in this spelling dated to 1310 in Reaney & Wilson s.n. Arrow.

Welsh and Middle English are within a single regional naming group in Appendix C.

The submitter has been instructed to draw the arrows more prominently.


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10: Matthäus Kettner - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (surname - chain maker) most important.

Matthäus - "Late Period German Masculine Given Names", by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/germasc..html#plauen14) gives Matthäus from 1301 - 1350 as a name of Christian origin from Plauen.

Kettner - Bahlow p. 64 has <Kettner> as byname for "Chainmaker" with Conrad der Ketner dated to 1340 in Eger. It can also be found in the IGI Parish Records Extracts from Germany:

Balthus Kettner Male Marriage 17 Sep 1570 Evangelisch, Esslingen, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg Batch: M94136-2
Joannes Kettner Male Christening 21 May 1584 Evangelisch, Rietenau, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg Batch: C92296-1
Martin Kettner Male Christening 29 Jun 1578 Evangelisch, Rietenau, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg Batch: C92296-1

The submitter would like "Kettenmacher", if that form can be documented. We were unable to find it at kingdom.

Correction (2013-Jan-17 18:01:22): The submitter has decided he likes "Kettner" after all and withdrew his request for "Kettenmacher" in e-mail with Eastern Crown today.


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11: Melesina of Quintavia - New Name & New Device

Azure, a monster with the body of a woman, the tail of a serpent, and the wings of a dragon, erect to dexter Or.

No major changes.

Melesina is found in the IGI Extracted Parish Records:

Melesina Koenig Female 16 Jan 1591 EVANGELISCH, EHNINGEN, NECKARKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG Batch C95960-1

Melesina Schueelin Female Apr 1569 EVANGELISCH, BOPFINGEN, JAGSTKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG Batch C92388-1

Quintavia, Shire of was registered Oct 1985 via the East.

The constructed monster is unproblematic. SENA A.2.b.2.c. Constructed Monsters states: "There is a pattern of creating monsters by combining elements from different animals and monsters used in heraldry. Thus, a new monster that follows these patterns is registerable. Items which can be constructed using this rule are registerable, even if it recreates a named heraldic monster which is demonstrated to be a wholly post-period invention in real-world heraldry." However, there are several possible conflicts that require a ruling on whether this constructed monster is sufficiently different from the heraldic pithon:

Windhaven, Barony of, (July 1994, Middle): Azure, a sea-pithon within a laurel wreath Or. (attached as #1)
Windhaven, Barony of (April 2006, Northshield): Azure, a sea-pithon between in fess two acorns and in chief another Or.
Windhaven, Barony of (April 2006, Northshield): Azure, a sea-pithon between four mullets in cross Or.
Windhaven, Barony of (April 2006, Northshield): Azure, a sea-pithon between in fess two suns in their splendor and in chief another Or. (attached as #2)
Ruslan Kievskii (January 1999, Caid): Per pale gules and azure, a pithon erect Or. (attached as #3)

This ruling is one that should be made by Wreath.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1/2012-12-08/11-17-38_20-06-16_windhaven-device.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1/2012-12-08/11-17-38_20-06-17_windhaven-badge.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1/2012-12-08/11-17-39_20-06-17_ruslan.jpg


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12: Michael Wernsdorf - New Name

No major changes.
Spelling (Wernsdorf) most important.

Michael is found in Brechenmacher (volume K-Z), page 266, under the header Michael or under the header Michel, which dates this spelling to 1340. It can be found as a given name in Talan's "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/bahlow_v.htm), dated in that spelling to 1379.

Wernsdorf is found in Brechenmacher (volume K-Z), page 792, s.n. Wernsdorf, which dates this spelling to 1354.

Given plus byname is listed as a pattern for German names in Appendix A of SENA.


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13: Mlada Monguligin - New Name & New Device

Gules, a tamga consisting of a pallet couped crossed with a sans-serif letter "M" inverted argent, issuant from a trimount vert.

No major changes.
Meaning (from or of the Mongulig) most important.

Mlada appears in Wickenden (http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/mi.html) dated to 971.

Monguligin is formed as a locative byname based on the tribal name: Mongulig, using the pattern which Wickenden discusses re: Tartar, which adds 'in'. Tatarin (m/byn) -- "of the Tatars." Ondreiko Tatarin, Pestrikov brat, landowner. 1495. While no documentation was provided for the assertion that Mongulig was a period tribal name comparable to the Tatars, the Eastern College's Mongolian resources are limited. We have opted to send this name to Laurel for more commentary. We note that the household name Mönggülïg Ordu was registered to Gülüg-jab Tangghudai on the July 2006 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2006/07/06-07lar.html#454), with the word in question accepted as a given name, not the name of a people. The discussion on OSCAR can be found at https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=667 with the caveat that OSCAR was only experimental at the time, and this is not necessarily the entire discussion.

Per Appendix C, Mongolian and Russian may be combined.

Submitted as Lada, commenters raised questions about whether that name is a given name or a byname. Wickenden's entry is slightly unclear, so the name was changed at kingdom to the submitted version, which could be documented. Lada is listed as a masculine name in Wickenden p. 180, glossed as "Beloved", but it lists Erema Lada, in 1616.

Pennsic Herald's Point found the symbol at http://www.goldschp.net/archive/rusheraldry.html.

Commenters in kingdom generally agreed that this device conflicts with the modern arms of Hungary (attached). However, Wreath and Laurel have requested that this device be sent up as a test case.

The device was originally blazoned as Gules, a tamga consisting of a pallet couped crossed with an Uncial sans-serif letter "M" inverted argent, issuant from a trimount vert. We have removed the reference to Uncial since that part of the image in no way matches an Uncial letter M. There was some debate in kingdom as to whether the white object is properly blazoned as a tamga and invite commentary on that question.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1/2012-12-08/10-21-02_20-33-58_Hungary arms.jpg


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14: Orso Tano da Firenze - New Name

No major changes.
Culture (Italian Rennaissance) most important.

Orso is a given name found in "Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532" (http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/name1.html).

Tano is a given name found in "Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532" (http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/name1.html).

Double given names are permitted in Italian under Appendix A of SENA (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#AppendixA).

da Firenze appears as a surname in "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names," by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html#table).


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15: Peternella von Mümpf - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (from Mumpf) most important.

Peternella is a German feminine given name dated to 1497 in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/nurnberg1497.html)

von Mümpf - <Mümpf> shown on a map (southwest of Basel) dated to 1550 which can be seen at: http://www.zumbo.ch/maps/navigate/navigate.php?map_nr=68 The same town can be found in Bahlow and Brechenmacher: Bahlow (Gentry translation ed.), p. 338 s.n. Mumph, dates <Peter Mumphe> to 1290. Brechenmacher (p. 294 s.n. Mumpf) daats <Peter gen. Munphe> to 1290. The submitter will accept the documented spelling Mumphe if the submitted spelling is not registerable.


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16: Raziya bint Rusa - New Name & New Device

Purpure, a serpent involved Or and on a chief argent three ravens sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Rah-zee-yyah bint Rusa) most important.

All elemenets are found in "Arabic Naming Practices and Period Names List" by Da'ud ibn Auda (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/arabic-naming2.htm).

Raziya is a feminine ism or given name.

bint - daughter of - used to form a patronyic byname when combined with a masculine (or feminine - see below) ism.

Rusa is a female ism.

Precedent permits the registration of matronymics in Arabic. [Umm al-Ghazala Jami'a bint Shirin al-Armaniyya, March 2006 LoAR, A-Atenveldt]

The submitter allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small


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17: Richard of Smoking Rocks - New Name & New Device

Or, an anvil within a serpent in annulo and on a chief sable two mullets of four points elongated to base argent.

No major changes.

Richard found in "Late 16th Century English Names" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/eng16/eng16mfreq.html), where it is the fourth most popular masculine given name.

Smoking Rocks, Barony of was registered in February of 2005 via the East.


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18: Roseia Bendyn Weyr - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in November of 2010, via the East.

Old Item: Roseia Posey, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Roseia is grandfathered to the submitter.

Bendyn appears in the IGI Parish Records (extracts):

Alyce Bendyn Female Christening 03 Jan 1579 Cranbook, Kent England Batch: C02159-6

Weyr is also found in the IGI Parish Records (extracts):

Wm. Weyr Male Christening 14 Aug 1585 Saint Nicholas Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland Batch: C11168-2

The pattern given+byname+byname in English is found in Appdendix A of SENA.

Commenters were divided on whether the name was an obtrusively modern or presumptive reference to Benden Weyr, a significant place in Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern book series. SENA: III.A.6. states:

6. Names of Significant Geographical Locations from Literary Sources - Locations in period or modern literary works of all genres and media (including visual, aural, and written works) may be protected on a case by case basis. Such protection will be afforded if the College of Arms deems them worthy of protection. In general terms, major locations from important literary works are likely to be deemed worthy of protection. These names will not be listed in the Society Armorial, but are still protected.

The determination of obtrusive modernity or presumption is one best made by Pelican, so we are sending this name up for review.

Correction (2013-Feb-19 17:02:24): The submitter has asked that this name be registered as an alternate name, not a name change.


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19: Sephare Dryden - New Device

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

Argent, in pale a raven volant wings addorsed sable sustaining an apple gules.


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20: Sergei Rozvad syn - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for unspecified time period.
Culture (Russian) most important.

Sergei is found in Wickenden 3rd ed. p. 313 as a masculine given name dated to 1456.

Rozvad is found in Wickenden p. 300 as a masculine name glossed as "lead assunder" 1052.

syn is used to mark a patronymic, per pg. xxii of Wickenden 3rd. ed.


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21: Stæina knýtir - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in March of 2013, via the East.

Old Item: Susanna Lockheart, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (of the given name) most important.
Meaning (byname meaning knitter) most important.

Stæina is from Lind Supplement, col 954 s.n Steini, -a, the entry says "Stæina, g. -ae DN III 109(24), 111(17) (1317-18).

knýtir is from Geirr-Bassi, p 24, meaning 'knitter'.

If the name must be changed, submitter wants the sound of the given name and the meaning of the byname.

The submitter allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small

Correction (2013-Feb-12 17:02:34): The submitted does NOT want her old name to be released.


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22: Suuder Saran - New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted sable and purpure, in pale a crescent argent and a flame Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (eclipse or shadow of the moon) most important.

Suunder - translates at http://freelang.net/online/mongolian as shadow

Saran - translates at http://freelang.net/online/mongolian as moon. Sara(n) meaning 'moon, month' also is found in An Introduction to Classical (literary) Mongolian by Kaare Grønbech, John Richard Krueger (3rd ed., 1993), p. 37 (http://books.google.com/books?id=0YanEBJXGRMC)

"Mongol Naming Practices" by Maarta as tu Mika (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/mongolian_names_marta.html) cites the following names:

Myagmar - Mars

Sanchir - Saturn

Tsolmon - Venus

These examples seem to support the use of heavenly bodies in names.

Kingdom would prefer better documentation, but our Mongolian resources are limited. We hope that someone at Laurel can help.


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23: Thomas of Smoking Rocks - New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and gules, two goats rampant addorsed Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Thomas is found in Withycombe under that header spelling which states the name was found in England before the Norman Conquest and continues, "In the later Middle Ages Thomas was one of the commonest men's names...". It further cites Thomas to 1086.

Smoking Rocks, Barony of was registered in February of 2005 via the East.


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24: Tiago Raposa Santos - New Name & New Device

Or, a fox's mask and on a chief sable three hawks bells Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Culture (unspecified) most important.

The submitter allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.

Tiago - Santiago is found in "16th Century Spanish Names Masculine Given Names" by Elisabeth Anne Roth (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/spanish/male-given-alpha.html). The submitter asserted that Tiago is a diminutive of this name, but provided no support for this assertion.

Diademe found evidence supporting Tiago as a given name in CORDE:

1 a Sant Illifonso, cuyo nombre abemos, & a Sant Tiago, que es Nuestro Sennor & Nuestro Padrón, & cuyo ** a 1284
2 Castela Ferrer en la Historia de la venida de San Tiago a España lib. 1, cap. 21 diçe ser el lugar que ** c 1611
9 r cavallero de la milicia y orden del apóstol san Tiago, como por ser tan amador y estudioso de la mili ** 1536
10 imonio contra él. E por ende dize el apóstol Sant Tiago en la su canónica, Jacobi quinto cao: "Agitte n ** a 1400 - a 1500
11 ar sus Magestades; dio buelta por la calle de San-Tiago, por donde vino a recogerse a su Casa. Iba dela ** 1640

Raposa is a surname meaning "fox" found in "Portuguese Names from Lisbon, 1565" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/portuguese/lisbon1565.html).

Santos appears as a surname, possibly meaning "saint" or possibly referring to a place name, in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/isabella/surnames-other.html). The submitter is willing to drop Santos if required for registration.

Spanish and Portuguese are part of the same language group under Appendix C of SENA (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#AppendixC).


Yours in service to heraldry,

Tanczos Istvan, Blue Tyger Herald
Joscelin le esqurel, Blue Tyger in Training


OSCAR counts 20 New Names, 2 New Name Changes and 17 New Devices. These 39 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $117 for them. There are a total of 39 items submitted on this letter.

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