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Middle ILoI dated 2013-03-11

Unto Dragon Herald, Rouge Scarpe and the commenting members of the College of Heralds does Hiordis Escutcheon sends greetings.

Herein are the submissions I have received in the month of February 2013.

All comments are due by April 11, 2013.

1: Antony Wolverton -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2012, via the Middle

Vert, a wolf's head erased facing to sinister and a chief argent.

2: Brynniulfr Herleifsson -New Name & New Device

Quarterly sable and vert, a bear's head erased and a bordure argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

<Brynulfr> "First el. Bryn-. Second el. -ulfr. This name occurs very frequently in Norse from the time of the settlement of Icel onwards (Lind 177-79)." Fellows-Jensen, Gillian. p.67. Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen. Akademisk Forlag. 1968.
"BryniulfR/BrunulfR. (masculine name).... bryniulfr, U252, U1106." Photos of this runestone included in packet. Petersen. Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (Dictionary of Names from Scandinavian Runic Inscriptions).

<Bryn-> "and before a vowel Brynj-, identical with OIcel brynja f. 'coselet, mail-coat', in Brynhildr f. (probably from ContGerm Brünhilde), Brynjulfr. Fellows-Jenson, Gillian. p343. same as above.
"Bryn-/Brunkæ(ti)ll. masc. O.Dan. Brunkil. first el. Bryn(in)- ... brunkil U494, brunkitil U371. Petersen. same as above. photos included in packet.

Submitter strongly prefers the spelling <brynn-> with a double n.

<-ulfr> "< *wulfar, with the side-form -olfr developed under secondary stress and in part due to a-mutation, 'wolf' (Nord.Kult. VII 111-12) ... Brynjulfr". Fellows-Jenson, Gillian. p.351. same as above.

<Herleifr-> "Hær- from OW.Norse herr m. 'army, military force' (< Germanic *harjaz)... Compounds: -læif". Petersen. same as above.
"Allerthorpe could alternatively contain Scand Hjǫrleifr q.v. and the short form Herle in Harlthorpe may alternatively derive from Herlaugr." Fellows-Jenson, Gillian. p.140. same as above.
"Herleifr. Herlethorp(e) 1199-1211 (Harlthorpe, Harthill W, E) PNYE 241." Fellows-Jenson, Gillian. p.139 same as above.
"Her-. < *harja, cf. OIcel herr m. 'army' (NordKult VII 77-78; J. Kousg_rd S_rensen Bebygg. p_ -sted 246-7), in Herleifr". Fellows-Jenson, Gillian. p.344. same as above.

<-leif> "the fem. form corresponding to -leifr q.v., in Ingileif f.". Fellows-Jenson, Gillian. p.350. same as above.

<-sson> construction per rules in Geirr Bassi, and also "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names". Friedemann. (

3: Eginolf von Basel -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2005, via the Middle

Bendy gules and azure, a wolf's head to sinister erased Or maintaining in its mouth an egg argent.

Old Item: Bendy Or and azure, a wolf's head erased ululant contourny gules maintaining in its mouth an egg argent, on a chief Or three eagles gules., to be retained as a badge.

Submitted for an attested pattern of red and blue bendy field. The descriptions of the included images is below the quoted text.

Jennifer Smith (via SCA Heraldry Chat): "If you want to stick to German, you can cite the 2-3 barry, chevronny, checky and paly that are all red+blue, and then find *any other* color combination of bendy (or something that includes bendy, like paly bendy), to prove that the Germans did in fact use that field division. Then you've got proof of the field division AND red&blue used on other fields sliced into a similar number of pieces."

Image #1: 5 examples of multiply divided fields of red and blue from Siebmacher's Wappenbuch.

Image #2: Antol Tirol's Wappenbuch, 1540. 125r in base paly gules and azure.

Image #3: An Italian example: (Stemmario?) Trivulziano: "Induno: bendy azure & gules... P180" c. 1470-1480.

Image #4: Siebmacher Wappenbuch example of a regular bendy field (or red and white).

An English example in text: From "The Visitation of Kent" by John Philipot. 1898. "From 1619: Hendley: 'Quarterly 1 and 4: Paly bendy azure and gules, eight martlets in orle, three, two and three, Or...'"

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

4: Galen O'Conaill -New Name & New Device

Azure, a wolf tri-corporate argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (GA-len oh COHN-nell) most important.
Meaning (Galen from the Connel family) most important.

<Galen> "Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus (AD 129-c. 200/c. 216), better known as Galen of Pergamon..." ( accessed by Escutcheon 12 March 2013.
"'BROWNE, Galen', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640. Pelling & White: Database (2004)." ( Date accessed by Escutcheon: 12 March 2013.

<O'Conaill> "Conall: Oconil 1; Woulfe p.474". Jones, Heather Rose. Names and Naming Practices in the Red Book of Ormond (Ireland 14th Century) (
"Connell (1) Patronym with two possible origins. It may be a reanalysis of mac Dhomhnaill, or it may derive from ó Conaill." Jones, Heather Rose. Names and Naming Practices in the Fitzwilliam Accounts from 16th Century Ireland. (
"Anglicized: O Conail. Header: Ó Conaill. pg 474. Note: it's likely that at least some of the forms that Woulfe lists as O [Root] appeared in the original text as O[root] or O'[Root].". O'Brien. 16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe. (

5: Johannes Robbertszoon -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2012, via the Middle

Vert, a feather palewise between three lozenges Or.

6: Rus Silvae, Canton of -New Branch Name & New Device

Argent, a semy of pine trees vert and on a pale sable a laurel wreath Or.

Meaning (forest land, wooded country) most important.

A petition of populace support was included with this submission

<Rus> "Third declension [latin] noun, nominative case, meaning 'countryside' or 'lands'" ( (

<Silvae> "First declension noun, genitive case, meaning 'of the forest'".(

Descriptive Latin placenames used in period:

(,_Ireland_and_Scandinavi a)

Arbor Felix (Lucky Tree) today known as Arbon in Switzerland. Latin name dates from 280. (,_Switzerland)
Forum Regine: "...the village was first mentioned in 1037 as 'FORUM REGINE'" (
"Aqua Villae - Badenweiler" (
"Silva Ducis (Duke's Forest) -'s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch)" (

More at

a petition of populace support was included with this submission.

7: Saehidlr barnakarl -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (barnakarl - "friend to children") most important.

<Saehildr> Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. "The Old Norse Name" p.15.

<barnakarl> "nickname meaning 'friend to children'." ibid. p.19.

Yours in earnest service,

Hiordis Ragnarsdottir

OSCAR counts 3 Names, 1 Branch Name, 5 Devices and 1 Device Change. There are a total of 10 items submitted on this letter.

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