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East LoI dated 2014-08-16

Unto Gabriel Laurel, Lillia Pellycan and Brunissende Wreath from Alys Blue Tyger, greetings and every good thing.

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 11-2014 LoAR

1: Allerick van den Broecke - New Name

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

Allerick is a male given name found in the Family Search Historical Records Christening records from 1605 in Nieuwekerk, Amesterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Batch # C00826-5 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XBB3-L57)

van den Broecke is a surname from the article "Names from Dutch Records Between 1584-1585" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, which lists both Anthonis van de Broecke and Hubrecht van den Broecke. (http://ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch/vandermeulen.html)


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

2: Ana Tree Blood - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

All elements are found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Ana Addames; Female; Christening; 22 Jul 1599; St Mary's, Ely, Cambridge, England; Batch: C01958-7

Richard Tree; Male; Marriage; 26 Jan 1595; Wartling, Sussex, England; Batch: M14798-1

John Blood; Male; Marriage; 1568; Etwall, Derbyshire, England; Batch: M05442-2

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


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

3: Brigit inghean ui Dhomhnaill - New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1998, via the East

Hammer Fall House

Sound (hammer and fall somewhere in name) most important.

This household name uses the patterns of inn signs based on the complete name of a specific person. Examples of this pattern are found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "English Sign Names From 17th Century Tradesman's Tokens" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Tokens/Patterns.shtml#SpecificPerson), which gives the examples of inn names based on the full names of:

Sir Thomas Gresham (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Tokens/PeopleSpecific.shtml#SirThomasGresham)

Will Somers (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Tokens/PeopleSpecific.shtml#WillSomers); and

Guy of Warwick (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Tokens/PeopleSpecific.shtml#GuyOfWarwick)

Hammer Fall would be registerable as an English personal name under SENA. Hammer is a 16th cen. English surname which can be used as a given name by precedent [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East}:

Dorety Hammer; Female 10 Jun 1579; St. Botolph Aldgate, London, England; Batch: B00047-6
Alice Hammer; Female; Marriage; 01 Dec 1571; Springthrope, Lincoln, England; Batch: M00071-0
Cutberd Hammer; Male; Christening; 27 Sep 1559; Baston, Lincoln, England; Batch: C02691-4

Fall is a 16th cen. English surname:

Jane Fall; Female; Christening; 13 Feb 1590;Bourne, Lincoln, England; Batch: C02110-9
Margerit Fall; Female; Christening; 28 Apr 1584; Bourne, Lincoln, England; C02110-9
Alice Fall; Female; Christening; 17 Oct 1571; Maxey, Northampton, England; Batch: P01199-1

[sign name] House is one of the patterns for naming inns and taverns found in Mari's article (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Tokens/Designators.shtml). Hammer Fall House thus fits a documented pattern for inn and tavern names.

Commenters noted that the examples of inn signs using a person's full name found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "English Sign Names From 17th Century Tradesman's Tokens" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Tokens/Patterns.shtml#SpecificPerson) are all undated or dated after 1650. Nevertheless, Blue Tyger has opted to send this household name up for additional commentary in the hope that more documentation can be found by a wider commenting audience.


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

4: Brigit inghean ui Dhomhnaill - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1998, via the East

Per fess azure and Or, a sea lion maintaining a spiked mace counterchanged


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

5: Carillion, Barony of - Resub Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1986, via the East

Order of Iron

This is a resubmission following the return of the award name Order of the Larom Bell, which was returned on the March 2013 LoAR with the following explanation:

This was pended to allow research and discussion of whether words that describe a particular type of object (where that object is suitable to be registered as an order name based on a heraldic charge but the particular type is not). Unfortunately, commenters could not find evidence for such a usage in period nor a good argument that such terms should be allowed. Thus, terms like cokebelle are not allowed in order names, though the unmodified bell would be.

This resubmission uses an entirely different pattern and documentation.

The May 2011 LoAR states that "[a] given name can be used to create an order name (one named after a founder or inspiration)." [Order of Taillefer, 5/2011 LoAR, A-Lochac]. Iron is found as a given name in England in the Family Search Historical Records:

Iron Collis; Female; Marriage; 17 Oct 1650; Chipping Campden, Gloucester, England; Batch: M02621-2 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NVPZ-FM9)
See also Irone Madox; Male; Marriage; 29 Jun 1639; Harrow On The Hill, London, England; Batch: M01329-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NKDL-NZW)

Order of Iron thus fits an established pattern.

Blue Tyger opted to forward this name as the definitely registerable Order of Iron, which was one of two options presented by the Barony. However, the Barony would prefer the name Order of Irons Bell. This name is based on the pattern Saint + Other found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/). Examples of this pattern include Saint Georges Shield (Germany) and Saint Williams Shield (Austria).

Although there does not appear to have been an actual Saint Iron, the use of fictional saints in Order names is recognized by precedent:

Several commenters noted that the College cannot canonize new saints. However, we feel that registering a name that uses the descriptive Saint does not do this, but rather follows a well documented medieval tradition of local shrines and saints who may or may not be recognized by the hierarchy in Rome. In addition, this would not be the first such registration; the College of St. Bunstable, a group name formed from a fictional saint's name, was registered in August 1981, and in August 1990, the College of Saint Joan was registered although Joan of Arc was not canonized until 1920. While philosophically, it is certainly better recreation to use a real-life saint's name when using this model to create an order name, there is no reason why these sorts of construction should not be allowed the same latitude allowed by our rules for other constructed names. The name William the Cooper is a well-formed English name whose elements can all be documented to period, therefore Saint William the Cooper is an expected construction. [Caer Galen, Barony of. Order name Order of Saint William the Cooper, 7/2006 LoAR, A-Outlands]

A bell is a standard heraldic charge. According to the updated Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry "[t]he bell is an ancient charge, dating from c.1295 in the allusive arms of Porter [ANA2 127]." (http://mistholme.com/?s=Bell).

The spelling bell is period. The Middle English Dictionary s.v. belle (n.1) gives an example of this spelling dated to 1500: a1500 RHood & M.(Cmb Ff.5.48) st.73: The scheref fond þe jaylier ded, The comyn bell made he ryng.

The Barony prefers the name as the Order of Irons Bell rather than Order of Saint Irons Bell. The Barony prefers Order of Iron over Order of Saint Irons Bell.


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

6: Carillion, Barony of - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1986, via the East

(Fieldless) A bell per pale sable and Or

This submission is to be associated with Order of Irons Bell

This is a resubmission of the badge (Fieldless) A bell per pale Or and sable, which was returned on the October 2012 LoAR for conflict with the badge of the badge of Yrjö Kirjawiisas, Per pale sable and Or, a vair bell throughout counterchanged. While there was a CD/DC for fieldlessness, there was nothing for the difference between a vair bell and a bell.

Swapping the tinctures in this resubmission provides the necessary second DC pursuant to SENA A.5.G.3.a, which states "[t]here is a distinct change (DC) for swapping or rotating the tinctures of a charge group evenly divided into two, three, or four parts."


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

7: Carillion, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1986, via the East

(Fieldless) On a chalice bendwise sable, a bell palewise Or

This submission is to be associated with Order of Sante Ruprecht

The Order Name Order of Sante Ruprecht was registered to the Barony in November 2012.


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

8: Diana Spencer of Barmore - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of June 09, 2014 as submitted.

Purpure, a bend sinister wavy between a key fesswise and an escallop argent


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

9: Ingveldr Hornabrjótr - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (given name ing + vel) most important.
Language (Norse Danelaw c. 970-1030) most important.
Culture (Norse Danelaw c. 970-1030) most important.
Meaning (byname horn-breaker) most important.

Ingveldr is a female given name found in Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name at p. 12

Hornabjótr is a byname found in Geirr Bassi at p. 23, glossed as meaning "horn-breaker." Geirr Bassi indicates that the source for the byname is the Landnámabók.


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

10: Lijsbet van Catwiic - New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted urdy purpure and argent semy of escallops purpure, a seadragon naiant Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Mid to Late 14th Century Netherlands) most important.

Lijsbet is a female given name found in the article "Dutch Names 1358-1361" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/earlydutch14.html)

van Catwiic is a locative byname found in "Dutch Names 1358-1361" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch/bynamesE14.html)


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

11: Magnús Surtsson - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Magnús is an Old Norse male given name found on p. 13 of Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name

Surtsson is an Old Norse patronymic formed from the given name Surtr found on p. 15 of Geirr-Bassi.


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

12: Meave Squirel le Taverner - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of May 07, 2014 as submitted.

Vair, a two-headed squirrel rampant maintaining an acorn vert

The submitter has obtained permission to conflict with the device of Peregrine Fairchylde (May 2001, Meridies): Vair, a squirrel rampant gules.


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

13: Muirenn ingen Dúnadaig - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2012, via the East

(Fieldless) A fox's mask within and conjoined to an annulet of ivy vert.


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

14: Rys Waytheman - New Name

No major changes.

Rys is a male given name found in "Names from Merioneth, 1453-1459" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/welsh/merioneth-henryvi.html)

The surname Waytheman is found in the article "Surnames in 15th Century York" at (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/york15/surnames-alphabetical.htm)


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

15: Simon Peter Squirrel - New Name & New Device

Or, three cats sejant guardant sable and on a chief azure an arrow Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (surname meaning squirrel) most important.
Spelling (Squirrel) most important.

Double given names are found in "late" in English per Appendix A of SENA

Simon and Peter are male given names found in "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/eng16/eng16alpha.html)

Squirrel is a surname found in England in the Family Search Historical Records:

Thomas Squirrel; Male; Christening; 13 Mar 1595; Barwell, Leicester; England; Batch: C03436-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NPQY-G5D)


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

16: Storanē Sauromatis - New Name & New Device

Argent, a polypus purpure and on a base azure an escallop argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (the Sarmatian / from Sarmatia) most important.

Both name elements are found in Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 3315 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/3315.txt) written by Ursula Georges.

Storanē appears as a female given name recorded in classical Greek inscriptions from towns near the Black Sea, which may show Sarmatian influence. The St. Gabriel Report records the final letter as an 'e' followed by a colon, which it states is intended to represent a bar above the letter.

Sauromatis is a descriptive byname based on the Greek adjective for someone of Sarmatian background. The St. Gabriel report explains:

In classical Greek sources, people are usually identified using their father's name or an ethnic adjective that describes where they are from. . . The Greek adjective for Sarmatian is <Sauromate:s>; the feminine form of the word is <Sauromatis>. The adjective usually follows the woman's name: for instance, a Sarmatian woman named <Mada> might have been described as <Mada Sauromatis>.


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

17: Thomas de Marr - New Name & New Device

Quarterly sable and vert, a dragon displayed head facing sinister Or between in chief two crosses clechy fitchy at the foot argent, all within an orle Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 13-15th Century Scottish.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Both name elements are found in a Latin-language parliamentary record dated 1366 in Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 (http://www.rps.ac.uk/mss/1366/7/20): "Thomas comes de Marr," which translates as Thomas, Count/Earl of Marr.

The name pattern [given name] + de + [place name] is found in "Names from 13th Century Scottish Parliamentary Records" by Alys Mackyntoich (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Namesfrom13thCenturyScottishParliamentaryRecords.html), which also shows Latinized forms of the given name Thomas and the place name Mar in use during the 13th century.

Commenters in Kingdom did not find the historic Thomas, Earl/Count of Mar to be important enough to protect. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas,_Earl_of_Mar).

Commenters raised issues as to the somewhat train drawing of the dragon. However, Blue Tyger believes that the rendering of the dragon falls within the range of acceptable artistic license. Commenters were also concerned about the shape of the crosses. While it appears that clechy fitchy at the foot adequately describes the crosses, we are requesting additional guidance from Wreath.



OSCAR counts 9 New Names, 1 New Household Name, 7 New Devices and 2 New Badges. These 19 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $57 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Order Name and 1 Resub Badge. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 21 items submitted on this letter.

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