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East LoI dated 2014-02-23

To Gabriel Laurel, Lillia Pelican, Emma Wreath, and the College of Heralds, Joscelin Blue Tyger, Alys Eastern Crown and the heralds of the East send their warmest greetings.

It is the intent of the College of Heralds of the East to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

This item was on the 05-2014 LoAR

1: Ælfric fitz Hugh - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Culture (11th-13th cen. England) most important.

Ælfric appears as a male name dated to 901 and 931 in "The Names of Testators in the Cartularium Saxonicum Malmesburiensem" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/malmesbury-oe.html). The submitted spelling is also found in an English-language list of tenants from 12th cen. Canterbury. See Cecily Clark, People and Languages in Post-Conquest Canterbury pp. 185-86 (copy provided). The Liber Vitae also has a 12th century list of names that includes the spelling Ælfricus. See C. Clark. British Library Additional MS. 40,000, ff 1v-12r. op. cit., pp. 301-06 (copy provided).

Even if the name is treated as Middle English, the submitted spelling should be acceptable. Precedent states: "Old English names spelled with Æ are usually found in Middle English using A, Ai, E, Ei, or sometimes Æ." [Gwenhwyvar filia Aelfric, 11/2004 LoAR, A-Artemisia]

fitz Hugh - the pattern [fitz] + [father's name] for marked patronymics is found in Appendix A of SENA for Middle and Early Modern English names.

Hugh is a male given name found in the MED s.n. bourer dated to 1218. The submitted spelling also appears in R&W s.n. Hugh dated to 1279.

The United Kingdom National Archives has, in the 1086 Domesday entry for Bunbury, mention of a Robert fitzHugh (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7309788) as well as a petition by John Fitz Hugh of Fairford, or John de Fayreford, c. 1275-1310 (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C9516904).

Old English and Middle English and be combined under SENA. [Mahtildis Cyppesdohter, 07/2012 LoAR, A-Atenveldt]. In addition, the Introduction to Reaney & Wilson notes that some Anglo-Saxon dithemic names survived the Conquest.


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2: Alyse de Chimay - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (sounds like 'ah-lees de shim-ay') most important.

Alyse is a female given name dated to 1589 and 1592 in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/parishes/parishes.html).

de Chimay is found in "DRAFT: Bynames in Medieval France (Nov. 2013)" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/frenchbynames.pdf) at p. 53 dated to 1323 in Picardy.

English and French can be combined under Appendix C of SENA.


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3: Caleb Patrasso - New Name & New Device

Or, a dragon passant to sinister purpure and a base azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Caleb is the submitter's legal given name, as attested to by a letter from his parents (he is under 18), witnessed by Alys Eastern Crown and Charitye Diademe. In addition, commenters documented Caleb as a given name in both English and German. Withycombe s.n. Caleb dates this given name to 1585. In the Family Search Historical Records:

Caleb Sailer; Male; Marriage; 10 Sep 1570; Ulm, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: M91503-4
Caleb Storm; Male; Marriage; 19 Sep 1585; Stadtpfarrei Evangelisch, Darmstadt, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt; Batch: M93199-1

Patrasso -- The submitter is the legal son of Antonio Patrasso, which was registered in December 2007 (via the East). The requisite letter attesting to the relationship has been provided.

SENA PN2.C.2.d states: "A name which includes name phrases documented under the legal name allowance, the grandfather clause, or the branch name allowance follows special rules. These name phrases are treated as neutral in language and time. Such name phrases may be combined with name phrases from a single regional naming group dated to within 500 years of one another." If Caleb is considered English, the Grandfather Clause permits the submitter to combine English and Italian. German and Italian can be combined under Appendix C of SENA.


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4: Chintalan Rusa - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Chintalan is a byname meaning "unruly, restless, unrestrained, naughty" dated in this spelling to 1406, 1469, 1503, 1522, 1549 and 1594 s.n. Csintalan in Kázmér Miklós: Régi Magyar családnevek szótára (Magyar Nyelvtudományi Társaság, Budepest, 1993).

Rusa is a feminine given name dated in this spelling to 1255, 1276 and 1293 s.n. Rosa in Fehértói Katalin: Árpád-kori személynévtár (Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 2004). Rusa is also found as an unmarked byname, probably of matronymic origin, in Kázmér s.n. Rózsa, dated to 1410 and later.

According to Appendix A, the patttern [byname] + [given name] is found in vernacular Hungarian. Both of these elements appear to be vernacular forms.


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5: Christine Violet - New Name & New Device

Argent, a brown mouse proper passant and a bordure purpure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Christine is a female given name found in "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/women.html) dated to 1390. It can also be found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Christine Miller; Female; Christening; 01 Sep 1576; Powerstock with West Milton, Dorset, England; Batch: P00299-1
Christine Balamont; Female; Christening; 21 May 1581; Crediton, Devon, England; Batch: C05074-1

Violet -- Vyolet appears as a surname in Bardsley p. 784 s.n. Violett dated to the reign of Edward IV (1461-1470). The requested spelling of the byname can be found in late period English via the Family Search Historical Records:

Richard Violet; Male; Christening; 07 Dec 1595; Linstead, Kent, England; Batch: C04299-5
Michaell Violet; Male; Marriage; 10 Oct 1563; East Meon, Hampshire, England; Batch: M14517-1


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6: Courtney Rose - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Courtney is the submitter's legal given name, as attested in a letter from her parents and witnessed by Alys Eastern Crown and Charitye Diademe. Courtney also appears as an English given name (albeit a male name) in the grey period in the Family Search Historical Records:

Courtney Pole; Male; Christening; 17 Feb 1619; Colyton, Devon, England; Batch: P00185-1

Rose is a 16th cen. English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Margret Rose; Female; Christening; 18 Oct 1587; Bluntisham, Huntingdon, England; Batch: C16854-1
Robert Rose; Male; Christening; 25 Mar 1579; Chellaston, Derby, England; Batch: C06127-4


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7: Devillin MacPherson - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in May of 2014, via the East.

Old Item: Sean MacPherson, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.

Devillin is a late 16th cen. English given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

John Devillin; Male; Christening; Oct 1565; Saint Margaret, Westminster, London, England; Batch: P00160-1

By precedent, it can be used as given name. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East].

MacPherson is grandfathered to the submitter. Regardless of whether this byname is Scots or Anglicized Irish, it can be combined with an English given name under Appendix C of SENA.


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8: Diego Miguel Munoz de Castilla - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1997, via Ansteorra

(Fieldless) On an escallop argent, a pelican in its piety sable

The submitter was inducted into the Order of the Pelican by the Crown of the East on September 7, 2013 and thus is entitled to bear a Pelican on his armory.


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9: East, Kingdom of the - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973,

Hyrondelle Herault

Language (French) most important.

This title is intended for use by the position of Francophone heraldic liaison, a Deputy of the Brigantia Herald.

Hyrondelle -- hirondelle is the French word for the swallow bird, a common heraldic charge. The spelling hyrondelle is dated to 1546 in Rabelais's Tiers Livre (http://www.cnrtl.fr/definition/hirondelle). The cited source for hyrondelle states: "Étymol. et Hist. 1546 hyrondelle (Rabelais, Tiers Livre, chapitre 49, éd. M. A. Screech, p. 330)," which translates as "Etymology and History: spelled 'hyrondelle' in 1546 in Rabelais' Tiers Livre."

The pattern of creating heraldic titles based on heraldic charges is found in French, according to "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Overview" by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/heraldic_titles_by_type.shtml#FRENCH_CHARGES).

Herault is one of the French forms of the term herald found in "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Overview," by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/).

Juliana's article shows numerous examples of the designator's being used after the title in French:

Griffon hiraut de Bruges (1370)
Le roy Aquitaigne heraud (1395)
Blanc Levrier porsuivant (1440)
Bretagne herault (1477)
Estoille Poursuivant d'armes (1446-47)
Franke Vie hiraut (1368)
Liouns Roy darmes Descoces (1384)

In addition, precedent states that, for French heraldic titles, the formation X Herault is "at least as likely" as Herault X. [Alia Marie de Blois, 5/2012 LoAR, A-East].


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10: Elle Pepperell - New Name & New Device

Argent, a chevron rompu sable between two roses and a dragonfly inverted gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Both elements are from the Family Search Historical Records for England:

Elle Shingleton; Female; Marriage; 1585; Saint Mary, Prescot, Lancashire, England; Batch: M00598-1

Anne Pepperell; Female; Christening; 23 Jan 1596; Crediton, Devon, England; Batch: C05074-1

There was some question as to whether the chevron rompu was correctly drawn. However, Parker shows a chevron rompu drawn precisely as in this device.

In addition, while inverted animate charges generally are not permitted, there are certain exceptions to this rule, such as for charges that are tergiant. [See, e.g., Fracesca da Trani, 8/2013 LoAR, A-Gleann Abhann]. Use of a dragonfly inverted has been ruled a Step from Period Practice but registerable. [Vatavia, Barony of, 5/2006 LoAR, A-Calontir]. As this is the only SFPP in the device, we are forwarding it.


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11: Emma Lovell - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister argent and gules, a brunette Caucasian maiden statant affronty proper gowned azure and three roses argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Lovell) most important.

Both elements are documented from "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/).

Emma is a female given name dated to 1471 (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/women.html).

Lovell is a surname dated to 1545. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/lastnameIZ.htm#L).


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12: Eufemme de Alba Marlia - New Name & New Device

Per bend azure and gules, a unicorn's head couped contourny ermine

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (Scottish) most important.

Eufemme is a female given name found in "A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/scottishfem.html) s.n. Eufemie dated to 1296.

de Alba Marlia appears as a locative byname in 'Close Rolls, Edward I: May 1290', Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward I: volume 3: 1288-1296 (1904), pp. 127-132. (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96526&strquery=alba Marlia) and in 'Close Rolls, Edward I: November 1289', Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward I: volume 3: 1288-1296 (1904), pp. 25-28. ( http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96495&strquery=Alba Marlia). The Close Rolls of Edward I can also be found on Google Books if one does not have a British History Online subscription: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=GJkKAAAAYAAJ

The device appears to be clear of conflict with the armory of Guene filia Medrod (9/11, Outlands): Per saltire purpure and azure, a unicorn's head couped ermine, with one DC for the field and another for the orientation of the head. The device also appears clear of the badge of Rebecca Greylever (2/92, East): (Fieldless) A unicorn's head couped contourny gules, with one DC for fieldlessness and another for the tincture of the head.


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13: Eufemme de Alba Marlia - New Alternate Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Eufemme of Ordhead

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (Scottish) most important.

Eufemme is a female given name found in "A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/scottishfem.html) s.n. Eufemie dated to 1296.

Ordhead is the Lingua Anglica form of the place name Ord-head, which is found at p. 122 of Reliquiae divi Andreae, or The state of the venerable and primitial see of St Andrews, by a true sone of the Church (http://books.google.com/books?id=HPwHAAAAQAAJ) among a list of properties held by the Archbishop of St. Andrews in 1620. Evidence of Ordhead as a modern place name in Aberdeenshire can be found at http://www.britishplacenames.co.uk/nj6610-ordhead-aberdeenshire


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14: Jaquemine van Bel - New Name & New Device

Argent, an owl and a chief invected purpure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (15th cen. Flanders) most important.
Culture (15th cen. Flanders) most important.

Consulting herald: Istvan Non Scripta via "Ask a Herald"

Jaquemine is a feminine given name found between 1391-1428 in Kortrijk and between 1259-1530 in Brussels, as stated in "Vlaamse Vrouwennamen - Flemish Feminine Names 1259 - 1530" by Guntram von Wolkenstein (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/vlaamse.htm).

van Bel appears as a surname dated to 1422 in "15th Century Dutch Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/dutch15surnames.html).

The device appears clear of the armory of Sabine de Rouen (1/99, Meridies): Argent, a martlet within an orle purpure. There is one DC for changing the orle to a chief invected. Although both martlets and owls are within the category of "regular-shaped" birds under the November 2003 Cover Letter, the two charges are sufficiently visually different that we believe there would be a second DC for type. Therefore, we are forwarding this device.


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15: Kveld-Grimkell gylðir - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of December 19, 2013 as submitted.

Azure, a wolf sejant erect Or and on a chief argent the Younger Futhark runes Hagall, Úr, Lǫgr, Úr, Sól, Týr, Ár

A previous version of his device appeared on the October 2013 Eastern ILoI and was forwarded on the December 2013 LoD. Following the issuance of the LoD, the submitter opted to take the advice in commentary to change the runes on the chief to spell out an Old Norse word for loyalty, and to change the wolf from argent to Or. He withdrew his original device and has resubmitted it in this form.

Gunnvor Orle helpfully explained: "The word is hollusta, "faith, loyalty" (Cleasby, Richard and Guðbrandr Vigfusson. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon. 1957. p. 278 s.v. hollusta. From http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~kurisuto/germanic/oi_cleasbyvigfusson_about.html). Runic inscriptions don't usually double a letter, and the U-rune gets used for the O. This Younger Futhark is from the Norwegian-Danish runes c. 800 at http://www.arild-hauge.com/enruner.htm, with the rune names coming from the Norwegian Rune Poem (http://www.ragweedforge.com/rpnn.html).

Correction (2014-Feb-25 18:02:47): Both Blue Tyger and I managed to miss that this was a Kingdom resub, and therefore is new to Laurel and fees should be charged.


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16: Liam Saint Liam - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in May of 2014, via the East.

Old Item: William O Donovan of Monmouth, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.

Liam is a late 16th cen. English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records as follows:

Joana Liam; Female; Marriage; 1592; Elsworth, Cambridge, England; Batch: M13053-1

Liam may also be used as a given name by precedent. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East].

Saint is a 16th cen. English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records as follows:

Abigail Saint; Female; Christening; Aug 1589; Mumby, Lincoln, England; Batch: C03035-3
Millicent Saint; Female; Christening; 18 Oct 1576; Weeford, Stafford, England; Batch: P00989-1

Double surnames are found "late" in English according to Appendix A of SENA.


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17: Maggie Rue - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Rue) most important.

Maggie is a female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records as follows:

Maggie Rey; Female; Christening; 01 Apr 1610; Fossoway and Tulliebole, Kinross, Scotland; Batch: C11461-2
Maggie Mortin; Female; Marriage; 27 Aug 1588; Anstruther Wester, Fife, Scotland; Batch: M11403-2

Rue is an English surname also found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Margerye Rue; Female; Christening; 21 Dec 1589; St Botolph Without Aldgate, London, London, England; Batch: C00633-1
Cicely Rue; Female; Christening; 16 Dec 1599; St Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, England; Batch: C00629-1

Scots and English can be combined per Appendix C of SENA.


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18: Matheus Weasel - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Spelling (Weasel) most important.

Matheus is a male given name found s.n. Mathews in R&W with <Matheus Baret> dated to c. 1150-5.

Weasel is a header spelling in R&W, p. 480, with dated spellings of Wesele (1193) and Wesel' (1206), describing it as "A nickname from the weasel, OE wesle." The submitter prefers the Lingua Anglica spelling of this descriptive byname.

Some commenters questioned whether it was possible to create a Lingua Anglica descriptive byname from an Old or Middle English descriptive such as Wesele. Precedent says "lingua anglica names can be created from names documented in Middle and Early Modern English." [Isemay the Nimble, 8/2011 LoAR, A-Atlantia].


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19: Matthias Griffin Heart - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Culture (13th century English persona) most important.

According to Appendix A of SENA, double given names or bynames are found "late" in Modern English.

Matthias is a male given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Matthias Mell; Male; Marriage; 08 May 1605; Friskney, Lincoln, England; Batch: M02840-3
Matthias Tresler; Male; Christening; 25 Feb 1582; Boxgrove, Sussex, England; Batch: C03774-1

Griffin is a male given name found in "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/eng16/eng16alpha.html)

Heart appears as a surname in the Family Search Historical Records:

Joane Heart; Male; Marriage; 19 Jan 1594; St. Botolph Aldgate, London, England; Batch: M00080-5
Hugh Heart; Male; Christening; 11 Jul 1577; Ilsington, Devon, England; Batch: C05122-1


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20: Mercedes Vera de Calafia - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in May of 2014, via the East.

Old Item: Mercedes de Calafia, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.

The pattern [given name] + [surname] + [locative] is found in Spanish according to Appendix A of SENA.

Although Mercedes is grandfathered to the submitter, new research has also revealed that it is documentable to the gray period in Spain. From the Family Search Historical Records:

Mercedes [no surname]; Female; Christening; 23 Apr 1626; San Lorenzo, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C87108-4

The name also appears in Spanish-speaking New World colonies in the gray period:

Mercedes De Laora; Marriage; 03 Oct 1632; Santa Ana, Ocaña, Norte De Santander, Colombia; Batch: M65635-4
Mercedes Tobar; Marriage; 10 Aug 1637; Santiago, Santiago, Chile; Batch: M00926-2

Vera appears as a surname in Spain in the Family Search Historical Records:

Luisa Vera; Female; Christening; 11 Jan 1568; San Martin, Medina Del Campo, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C87331-1
Antonia Vera De Pena; Female; Christening; 22 Jun 1561; El Salvador, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C87122-1

de Calafia is grandfathered to the submitter. The branch name Calafia, Barony of was registered "at some point" according to the O&A.


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21: Morwill MacShane - New Name & New Device

Paly argent and azure, a stag salient and on a chief sable a tree eradicated Or between two hammers argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Morwill is a 16th cen./early 17th cen. English given name, which may be used as a surname. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]. It is found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Robart Morwill; Male; Marriage; 08 Jul 1587; Nocton, Lincoln, England; Batch: M03046-1
John Morwill; Male; Marriage; 17 Aug 1625; Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devon, England; Batch: M00183-1

The submitter would prefer the given name Morthwyl if any evidence can be found to support it. The submitter was offered the option of Morth Wyll MacShane, but declined that option.

MacShane - M'Shane appears s.n. Brian dated to 1600 in "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Masculine.shtml). M' is a scribal abbreviation, which expands to MacShane for registration.

English and Anglicized Irish can be combined under Appendix C of SENA.


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22: Pádraig Ó Gealagáin - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1996, via the East

Azure, on a bend vert fimbriated Or, an arrow argent

This device appears clear of the armory of Christoph the Pathfinder (12/91, East): Azure, a bend abased vert fimbriated Or and in chief a lozenge ployé argent, with one DC for removing the lozenge and another DC for adding the arrow as a tertiary charge. It is also clear of the armory of Gwynaeth ferch Llewellyn von Westfalen (8/81, West): Azure, on a bend vert, fimbriated, three escarbuncles of five points palewise argent, with DCs for the number and type of tertiary charges. Finally, it appears clear of the armory of Vishaldyrne of Stackeryd (12/73, Atenveldt): Azure, on a bend gules fimbriated between two decrescents, an arrow inverted argent. There is one DC for the tincture of the bend, and a second DC for the removal of the secondary decrescents.


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23: Pádraig Ó Gealagáin - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1996, via the East

(Fieldless) A tankard azure charged with a sheaf of arrows argent


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24: Reinne Chevalet la Mareschale - New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and purpure, a pegasus rampant argent between three fleurs-de-lys Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (like 'rain') most important.
Language (France - Carmague region) most important.
Culture (France - Carmague region) most important.
Meaning (something pertaining to horses) most important.
Spelling (Reinne) most important.

Reinne is a female given name found in "An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris" by Colm Dubh (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paris.html#R).

Chevalet is a descriptive byname meaning "little horse" found at p. 139 of DRAFT: Names in the 1292 census of Paris (May 12, 2013) by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/1292paris.pdf).

la Mareschale is the feminine form of an occupational byname meaning "farrier, keeper of horses, horse marshal" found s.n. le mareschal at p. 121 of DRAFT: Names in the 1292 census of Paris (May 12, 2013) by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/1292paris.pdf).

While the submission form has been altered slightly from the standard estucheon shape, comparison of the submitted form with the official form shows that the change is extremely minor.


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25: Ryan Mac Whyte - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2013, via the East

Crispin Bacoun

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

Crispin is a male given name appearing in the third edition of R&W, s.n. Crispin, with this spelling dated to 1166 and 1336.

Bacoun appears as a surname in "An Index to the 1296 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Rutland, England" by Karen Larsdatter (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/Rutland/bynamesalphabetically.htm).


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26: Ryan Mac Whyte - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2013, via the East

Sable, an ermine spot within a mascle argent


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27: Simeon ben Iucef de Alcaçar - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of August 28, 2013 as submitted.

Quarterly sable and vairy sable, argent, gules and Or, in bend three towers palewise Or

The submitter's device, which uses the identical vairy sable, argent, gules and Or, was registered on the November 2013 LoAR.

We believe that, under SENA A.6.F.1.c, the three overall towers prevent this badge from being prohibited marshalled armory.


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28: Steffan van Groeningen - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Flanders) most important.
Spelling (Steffan) most important.

Steffan is a male given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Steffan Machielsen; Male; Christening; 06 Oct 1611; Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; Batch: C02862-5

van Groeningen is a locative byname dated to 1432-33 found in "15th Cen. Dutch Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/dutch15surnames.html). In addition, Groeningen appears in Cronijcke ende warachtige beschryvinghe van Vrieslant at pp. 14-15 in a map dated to 1597 (http://books.google.com.au/books?id=dVhbAAAAQAAJ).


This item was on the 05-2014 LoAR

29: Viola Soldus - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Viola is a female given name found in various locations through Family Search Historical Records:

Viola Borcher; Female; Christening; 21 Jan 1644; Clowne, Derby, England, Batch: K04854-2
Viola Staeheli; Female; Marriage; 11 Jan 1624; Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Sulgen, Thurgau, Switzerland; Batch: M97919-1

Soldus is the registered byname of the submitter's husband, Attila Soldus, whose name was registered on the July 2013 LoAR via the East. A letter attesting to the relationship has been provided. SENA PN2.C.2.d states:

A name which includes name phrases documented under the legal name allowance, the grandfather clause, or the branch name allowance follows special rules. These name phrases are treated as neutral in language and time. Such name phrases may be combined with name phrases from a single regional naming group dated to within 500 years of one another.

In Kingdom commentary, it was pointed out that the entire name can be documented as a period Hungarian name without needing to resort to the Grandfather Clause.

Soldus was originally documented a Hungarian occupational byname glossed as "mercenary" dated to the 14th and 15th centuries at p. 1119 s.n. Zsoldos in István Szamota, Gyula Zolnai, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia. Magyar oklevél-szótár: régi oklevelekben és egyéb iratokban eloforduló magyar szók gyüjteménye (http://books.google.com/books?id=6FpGAAAAYAAJ), Hornyánszky, 1906. Relevant dated examples are Benedicto Soldus (1430), and Stephanus Soldus (1439).

Kolosvari Arpadne Julia was also able to document Viola as a feminine name in 14th century Hungary at p. 547 of Szamota/Zolnai, Magyar oklevél-szótár s.n. Viola (http://books.google.com/books?id=6FpGAAAAYAAJ) and (https://archive.org/details/magyaroklevlsz00szamuoft).

Thus, Viola Soldus should be registerable either under the Grandfather Clause or as an independently documented Hungarian name.


This item was on the 05-2014 LoAR

30: Ysabel da Costa - New Name & New Device

Azure, six escallops inverted two, two and two Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (late period Portugal) most important.

Ysabel appears as a female given name in Portugal through the Family Search Historical Records:

Ysabel Afonso; Female; Christening; 22 Jan 1587; Espirito Santo, Calheta-Madeira, Funchal, Portugal; Batch: C88009-1
Ysabel Alvres; Female; Christening; 10 Nov 1584; Espírito Santo, Calheta, Funchal, Portugal; Batch: C88009-1

da Costa appears as a locative byname dated to 1536 in "Portuguese Names from the 16th Century" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/portugal16.htm)

This device should be clear of the armory of Missa of Merryfield (10/03, Meridies): Azure, six escallops Or. There is one DC for inverting the escallops, and a second DC for arrangement. The standard arrangement for six charges is 3, 2, 1. Changing the arrangement to 2, 2, 2 provides the necessary second DC.


This item was on the 05-2014 LoAR

31: Zoila de la Montayana - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Zoila is the submitter's legal given name, as shown on her N.Y. State Driver's License and attested to by Alys Eastern Crown and Brunissende Hyrondelle.

de la Montayana is a byname found in "Catalan Names from the 1510 Census of Valencia," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/spanish/survalencia1510.html).



OSCAR counts 19 New Names, 3 New Name Changes, 2 New Alternate Names, 1 New Heraldic Title, 10 New Devices and 4 New Badges. These 39 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $117 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 40 items submitted on this letter.

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