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Middle ILoI dated 2013-11-19

Greetings unto Kriemhilt Dragon, Konrad Rouge Scarpe and the commenting members of the College of Heralds.

In this letter you will find the collected submissions received by me in the month of October 2013.

All commentary will be due on this letter by December 19, 2013.

1: Aengus O'Nolan -New Name & New Device

Aengus O'Nolan

Per pale argent and azure, on a chevron three celtic crosses and in base a tower counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

<Aengus> "Áengus 191 times" 100 Most Popular Men's Names in Early Medieval Ireland. Jones, Heather Rose. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/irish100.html)

<O'> Submitter indicates that this is common usage to indicate grandson or male descendent

<Nolan> "1541 Dr. O'Nolan" Erin's Royal Blood. Ellis. pg. 22.
"1394 - 1657, multiple references". Families of County Galway". O'Laughlin. pg. 145.
submitter also included the History of the Castle O'H-Uallachain

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=848/2013-11-18/13-02-54_1311_AengusONolan_Name_Docu3.png
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=848/2013-11-18/13-05-02_1311_AengusONolan_Name_Docu1.png
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=848/2013-11-18/13-02-54_1311_AengusONolan_Name_Docu2.jpg


2: Blackstone Forge, Canton of -New Branch Name & New Device

Argent, within a laurel wreath azure an anvil sable.

No major changes.
Sound (Black Stone Forge) most important.

A letter of petition was included with this submission.

This name follows the pattern of locative names with a standard locative modified by the byname of a family who owned or was otherwise associates with that place.

<Blackstone> "Blexinton 1262, Blaxinton 1288, Blaxton 1373, Blackson 1610 are all located under the heading 'Blackstone'". Cambridge Dictionary of English Placenames. Watts.
"William Blackston 1292, Bartrum Baxton 1539, Marmaduke Blackston 1579". Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames. Bardsley.

<Forge> "Agnes Forge, Cecilia Forge 1379". Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames. Bardsley.

A letter of support for this device was included with this submission.


3: Brynniulfr Herleifsson -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Middle LoI of April 29, 2013 as submitted.

(Fieldless) In satire two grozing irons sable and vert.

Correction (2013-Nov-19 10:11:24): This submission was accidentally included on this letter. It was on last month's letter, too. Please disregard it!


4: Elek Kalmar -New Name & New Device

Argent, a trident azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Hungarian) most important.
Meaning (Guardian or Protector) most important.

<Elek> "Hungarian form of Latin Alexius, meaning 'defender'". (http://www.20000-names.com/male_hungarian_names.htm)
"found in 1560, 1574". Hungarian Personal Names of the 16th Century. Speer, Brian R. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/hungarian/index.html)

<Kalmar> "Occupational surname that originated from the word 'kalmar' meaning 'merchant, trader, trafficker' in Hungarian." (http://surnames.behindthename.com/name/kalma10r)
According to the paperwork, this is also the submitter's actual last name, so a personal name allowance may be possible if this proves otherwise undocumentable.


5: Red Spears, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1997, via the Middle

Award of the Boar and the Gem

(Fieldess) A boar passant Or charged on the shoulder with a hexigonal gemstone gules.

<Boar> "The male of the swine whether wild or tame. 1460". Oxford English Dictionary.

<Gem> "A precious stone of any kind, esp. when cut and polished. 1560". Oxford English Dictionary.

"Two Charges: The Order of the Camail and Porcupine. France, 1394". Medieval Secular Order Names: Courtly Orders and Awards by Julia Smith. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/)


6: Red Spears, Barony of -New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1997, via the Middle

Award of the Rosso Bránco

Language (Italian) most important.

<Rosso> "red, ruddy, blushing, tawny red. Also, a red man, and gueles in armory. 1611" First column, about half-way down. Florio's 1611 Italian/English Dictionary:

Queen Anna's New World of Words. (http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/florio/468.html)

<Bránco> "a herd of swine. 1611". center column, 3/4 of the way down. Florio's 1611 Italian/English Dictionary:

Queen Anna's New World of Words. (http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/florio/082.html)

The submitters would prefer an all Italian construction including designator, but were unsure of the right words, so some assistance from the college would be appreciated.


Yours in Earnest Service,

Estelle Escutcheon


OSCAR counts 2 Names, 2 Order Names, 1 Branch Name, 3 Devices and 2 Badges. There are a total of 10 items submitted on this letter.

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