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East LoI dated 2014-09-08

Unto Andrewe 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 12-2014 LoAR

1: Adelina fýri - Resub Device

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

Purpure, on a dance argent between three flames Or a square-linked chain throughout vert

This submitter's original device submission appeared on the East's 6/9/2014 xLoI. The submitter withdrew the device during commentary because she wanted to change the tinctures.

This is the identical design, but with all tinctures changed.


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2: Adrienne d'Evreus - New Name

Adrienne d'Evreus

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

Adrienne is a female given name dated 1526-1597 in "Names from Lallaing: 1384-1600" by Domhnall na Moicheirghe (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/lallaing/lallaing_names_feminine_given.html).

d'Evreus is found at p. 71 of "DRAFT: Names in the 1292 Census of Paris" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/1292paris.pdf)


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3: Akos Zekel - New Name & New Device

Per fess vert and azure, an eagle and an orle argent

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

Originally submitted as Ákos Zékel, the accents were removed on the advice of Kolosvari Arpadne Julia and with the permission of the submitter.

Akos is the submitter's legal given name, as evidenced by a copy of his New York State driver's license.

The given name should not be obtrusively modern. Academy of Saint Gabriel Report #2372 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2372), states: "We have record of a Cumanian chief in the 11th century named <A/kos>, and by the 14th century we find evidence of a number of Hungarians with this name." However, Kolosvari Arpadne Julia noted in commentary that "The source cited in the St. Gabriel letter is Kálmán Béla, which is not inaccurate per se, but he normalized/modernized most names. The Cumanian chief is mentioned in one of Fehértói's citations: "rex [Ladislaus] ducem Kunorum nomine Akus percussit" (citing a 14th century document recording a story from 1091)."

Zekel is a byname that can be found in "Ethnic Bynames in Hungarian before 1600" by Kolosvari Arpadne Julia (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/julia/EthnicBynames.html)as well as in "Names of Property Owners in Northern Hungary, 1427" by Kolosvari Arpadne Julia (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/julia/kamarahaszna.html). The latter article is based on Latinized sources. Per Appendix A of SENA, in Latinized Hungarian, the surname is placed after the given name.

Correction to Name (2014-Sep-11 13:09:28): PLEASE NOTE that, for whatever reason, my scanner is unwilling to accept a scan of the submitter's driver's license. I will remedy this as soon as I am possible and, in the mean time, I attest and affirm that I have seen his NY State Driver's License and that <Akos> appears thereon as his legal given name.

Correction to Name (2014-Oct-29 14:10:49): NY State Driver's License now scanned and uploaded.


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4: Angelina Capasso - Resub Badge

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

Gules, a Latin cross Or and issuant from base a daisy slipped and leaved proper

Some commenters in Kingdom questioned whether the daisy was properly rendered. Blue Tyger felt that the daisy was within the acceptable range of artistic license and forwarded the device on that basis.


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5: Arnleif the Red - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (Viking) most important.
Meaning (the Red) most important.

Arnleif is a female given name found on p. 7 of Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name

the Red is the Lingua Anglica of the Old Norse descriptive byname in rauða, which is the feminine form of inn rauði, found in Geirr Bassi at p. 26.


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6: Arthur Tuck - New Name & New Device

Per fess argent and sable, a domestic cat passant sable maintaining in its upraised paw a flute bendwise proper and a bow argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Both name elements are found in "Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/london1582.html)

Arthur is a male given name found s.n. Arthure (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/engmasclondon1582.html).

Tuck is an English surname. (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/engsurlondon1582n-z.html)


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7: Aurelia Winchester - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (as submitted) most important.

All elements are found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Aurelia Kempe; Female; Christening; 04 Dec 1580; Willoughby, Lincoln, England; Batch: C03424-3 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NK37-V8J)

Thomas Winchester; Male; Christening; 25 Nov 1579; Albury, Surrey, England; Batch: P01711-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J9SW-14Y)
Alice Winchester; Female; Marriage; 12 Nov 1582; Aston Clinton, Buckingham, England; Batch: M13009-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NJ1N-X3J)


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8: East, Kingdom of the - New Heraldic Title

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

Golden Rapier Herald

This title is intended to be used by a Regional Deputy to the Brigantia Herald's office.

SENA NPN 1.B.4 states that the standard heraldic designators for heraldic titles for Kingdoms are Herald and Pursuivant.

"Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance" by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/) provides evidence of heraldic titles based on Order Names.

Golden Rapier, Order of the was registered to the Kingdom of the East in December 1992.


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

9: East, Kingdom of the - New Heraldic Title

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

Terpsichore Herald

Submitter has no desire as to gender.

This title is intended to be used by a Regional Deputy to the Brigantia Herald's office.

SENA NPN 1.B.4 states that the standard heraldic designators for heraldic titles for Kingdoms are Herald and Pursuivant.

"Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance" by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/) provides evidence of heraldic titles based on Order Names.

Terpsichore, Order of was registered to the Kingdom of the East in April 1981.


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

10: Gwenlliana Vachan - New Device

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

Argent fretty purpure, a fess azure


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11: Hassan abdul Raschid al-Turki - New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1991, via the East

House of Three Skulls

No changes.

This household name is based on the pattern [number] + [item] found in "English Sign Names" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/inn/#NumberOther). The article gives the following dated examples of this pattern:

Sevenstar
Sevensterre (1355)
Seuesterrys (1379)
Sevesterre (1384)

A human skull is a period heraldic charge. The Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry states that a human skull "is found in the arms of Bolter, 1632 [Guillim2 161], but is more famous as the attributed arms of Death [Neubecker 222]." (http://mistholme.com/?s=skull).

The Middle English Dictionary s.v. scul(l)e dates the spelling skull to c. 1450.


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

12: Hassan abdul Raschid al-Turki - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1991, via the East

(Fieldless) A pall inverted argent between and conjoined to three death's heads vert, gules, and sable all within and conjoined to an annulet argent

This submission is to be associated with House of Three Skulls

By precedent, the tricolored charges are a Step From Period Practice. [Timur al-Badawi, 07/2003, A-Artemisia]

According to the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry, a human skull drawn without the lower jaw is called a "death's head." (http://mistholme.com/?s=skull).


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

13: Hassan abdul Raschid al-Turki - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1991, via the East

Per pale vert and gules, on a pale sable fimbriated three death's heads argent

This submission is to be associated with House of Three Skulls

According to the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry, a human skull drawn without the lower jaw is called a "death's head." (http://mistholme.com/?s=skull).


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

14: Heinricus von Rudensheim - New Name & New Device

Per fess argent and gules, a bear's head couped sable and a two-horned anvil argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (13th cen. Germany (Rhineland)) most important.
Culture (13th cen. Germany (Rhineland)) most important.

Heinricus is a Latinized German male name found in "German Given Names 1200-1250" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/germ13.html) dated 1200-1250, and in "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/bahlow_v.htm) dated to 1238 and 1296.

The byname was originally submitted as von Rüdesheim. However, Rüdesheim was not documented as a period form of the place name, only as a modern one. While documentation of the modern form would support the Lingua Anglica of Rüdesheim, it did not support the originally submitted form.

In commentary, Gawain Green Anchor found zue Rudensheimere dated to 1296 in Brechenmacher s.n. Rüdesheimer. Following German naming patterns, Rudensheimere appears to be a descriptive byname for a man from a place called Rudensheim. Thus, this dated example supports the locative von Rudensheim. As the submitter allows all changes and indicated that 13th century German language and culture were important to him, Blue Tyger changed the byname to the documentable von Rudensheim.


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

15: Iron Bog, Barony of - New Badge

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

Argent billety, a clenched gauntlet fesswise sable

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Sable Gauntlet

Sable Gauntlet, Order of the was registered to the Barony of Iron Bog in November of 2012 (via the East).


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

16: Iron Bog, Barony of - New Badge

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

Argent billety, a compass sable

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Sable Compass

Sable Compass, Order of the was registered to the Barony of Iron Bog in November of 2012 (via the East).

Commenters identified a possible conflict with the badge of Morgan ap Harry (5/1994, East): Argent, a pair of calipers inverted sable (attached below). In Morgan's badge, the hinge is at the bottom and the points of the calipers are towards to the top, whereas the points of this compass are pointed towards the bottom with the hinge at the top. That difference should be worth at least a DC for orientation, making the two pieces of armory clear of conflict.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=449/2014-09-08/09-48-03_Morgan_ap_Henry_badge_1994.jpg


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17: Iron Bog, Barony of - New Badge

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

Argent billety, a martlet sable

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Sable Martlet

Sable Martlet, Order of the was registered to the Barony of Iron Bog in November of 2012 (via the East).


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

18: Iron Bog, Barony of - New Badge

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

Sable billety, a clenched gauntlet fesswise argent

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Silver Gauntlet

Silver Gauntlet, Order of the was registered to the Barony of Iron Bog in November of 2012 (via the East).


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19: Iron Bog, Barony of - New Badge

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

Sable billety, a compass argent

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Silver Compass of Iron Bog

Silver Compass of Iron Bog, Order of the was registered to the Barony of Iron Bog in November of 2012 (via the East).

This badge appears to be clear of the badge of Society for Creative Anachronism, Sciences, Minister (Jan. 1973): Per pale Or and argent, a pair of calipers sable. There is one DC for the difference in the field, and a second DC for the addition of the billets as strewn secondary charges.


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

20: Iron Bog, Barony of - New Badge

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

Sable billety, a martlet argent

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Silver Martlet of Iron Bog

Silver Martlet of Iron Bog, Order of the was registered to the Barony of Iron Bog in November of 2012 (via the East).

This badge appears clear of the badge of Branwen le Baxtere (3/2007, Ansteorra): (Fieldless) A raven argent maintaining a stalk of wheat fesswise Or. There is one DC for the difference in the field, and a second DC for the addition of the billets as strewn secondary charges.


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21: Kendrick Harper of Forrest Moor - New Device

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

Per bend gules and argent, a bend azure and on a chief argent a bar azure

Some commenters remarked that this device is strongly evocative of the logo of the hockey team the New York Rangers, which also happens to be displayed on a shield shape. This device does not precisely reproduce the Rangers' logo: the Rangers' logo has cotises around the bend and words on both the bend and the chief. Given the lack of direct conflict, whether it is presumptive of the Rangers' logo is a question best left to Wreath and Laurel.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=449/2014-09-08/09-54-48_Rangers_Logo.jpg


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

22: Lisabetta vedova di Alessandro - New Name & New Device

Argent, three acorns and on a chief triangular vert a bell Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 15th Century Italian Ren..
Language (Italian) most important.

Lisabetta is a female given name found in "Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427" by Arval Benicoeur (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/catasto/)

Per "Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 3052" by Ursula Whitcher, women could incorporate their husband's given name into their surname. vedova di [husband's name], meaning "widow of" is one example, found in 15th century Florentine records: Lorenza vedova di Bartolomeo = Lorenza, widow of Bartolomeo (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/3052.txt)

Alessandro is a male given name found in the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427 as reported in "Italian Renaissance Men's Names," by Ferrante LaVolpe (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ferrante/catasto/names.txt)


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23: Lisette Fournier - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (French) most important.
Meaning (Baker) most important.

Lisette is a female given name dated 1528 in "Late Period Feminine Names from the South of France" by Talan Gwynek http://heraldry.sca.org/names/latefrenchfem.html)

Fournier appears as a surname dated to 1421, 1423 and 1438 in "French Surnames from Paris, 1421, 1423 & 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423surnames.html)


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24: Lottieri Malocchio - New Device

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

Per chevron Or and sable, three suns and a lion dormant, a bordure counterchanged


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25: Lupold Hass - New Name & New Device

Per pale azure and sable, a hare courant argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Lupold) most important.
Language (German) most important.
Culture (German) most important.
Meaning (Hare) most important.
Spelling (unspecified) most important.

Lupold is a German male forename, the vernacular form of the Latin Lupoldus. Lupoldus de Bebenburge (1297-1363) wrote a text entitled "De lubribu Et Translatione Imperli" between 1338 and 1340. Scans of the book are given at http://www.uni-mannheim.de/mateo/camenahist/lupo2/te01.html.

Hass is a German descriptive byname meaning "rabbit" ("hase") found in "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497", by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/nurnberg1497.html)


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26: Magdalena Amarilla - New Name & New Device

Per fess vert and Or, a fox couchant Or and a domestic cat couchant sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Magdalena is a female given name found in "Catalan Names from the 1510 census of Valencia" Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/spanish/valencia1510.html)

Amarilla is a surname found in "Catalan Names from the 1510 census of Valencia" Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/spanish/valencia1510.html)


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27: Margretha la Fauvelle - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2007, via Æthelmearc

(Fieldless) A sun in splendor per saltire Or and vert


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28: Marieta Charay - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2011, via the East

Azure, a leaf Of and in base two mice respectant argent, a bordure Or


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

29: Martym da Silva - New Name

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

Both name elements appear in "Portuguese Names from the 16th Century" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/portugal16.htm)

Martym is a male given name listed s.n. Martim

da Silva is a byname found in the raw data (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/portugal16data.htm#list) dated to 1551.

In addition, da Silva, a byname meaning 'from the bramble, blackberry, or dogberry bush', appears s.n. Silva in "Portuguese Names from Lisbon, 1565," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/portuguese/sur1565.html).


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30: Martym da Silva - New Household Name

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

House of Lavia

Sound (like La-vee-ah) most important.

The pattern Casa + de + locative is found in Spanish in the Corpus Diacrónico del Español (CORDE) (http://corpus.rae.es/cordenet.html)

Casa de Austria (1595)
Don Cristóbal de la Cueva, de la Casa de Alburquerque (1596)
Hijosdalgo de la Casa de Castilla (1585)
los de la Casa de Saboya (1581)
la Casa de Borgoña (1580)

This evidence should support the Lingua Anglica House of [Spanish locative]

Asbertus de Lavia appears in a list of men dated 1410-1412 on p. 21 Cortes de los antiguos reinos de Aragón y de Valencia y principada de Cataluña, Volume 8 (http://books.google.com/books?id=re_kAAAAMAAJ). This formation suggests that Lavia is a Spanish place name.


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31: Murdoch Macrae - Resub Device

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

Argent, a falcon striking maintaining two arrows and on a base azure a bow fesswise inverted argent

The submitter's name was registered in November 2013 via the East.

The submitter's original device, Argent, a falcon striking maintaining two arrows within an orle azure, appeared on the East's 6/9/2014 xLoI, but was withdrawn by the submitter during commentary.

This resubmission eliminates the orle in favor of a charged base.

At Kingdom, this device was not drawn on a standard shield shape from the approved forms. With the submitter's permission, it has been redone on the proper forms.


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32: Olivia Baker - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of July 14, 2014 as submitted.

Per chevron inverted fleury-counterfleury Or and gules, a rose and two ears of wheat counterchanged

Commentary was sharply divided on whether the complex fleury-counterfleury line of division rendered the chevron inverted unidentifiable. Given that some people were able to identify the blazon clearly from the emblazon, Blue Tyger opted to send the device up for additional review.


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33: Rosa Bella de Corvis - New Name & New Device

Or, a rose gules slipped and leaved vert and an orle vert

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Rosa and Bella both appear as female given names in "Italian names from Imola, 1312" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/imolafemalph.html). Double given names are found in Italian per Appendiz A of SENA. The submitter would prefer the spelling Rosabella if it can be documented.

de Corivs is a surname found in "Italian names from Imola, 1312" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/imolasur.html)

The March 2012 LoAR states: "the use of a depiction of a modern rose in profile is now a step from period practice. There is no difference granted between a modern rose in profile and a heraldic rose, and the difference will not be blazoned as we would prefer to encourage the use of heraldic roses instead." [Jahhāf ibn 'Awānah, 3/2012 LoAR, A-East].


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34: Sarra an Doire - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (as close to submitted as possible) most important.

Sarra is a female given name found in "Names and Naming Practices in the Red Book of Ormond (Ireland 14th Century)" by Heather Rose Jones. Two occurrences of the spelling Sarra appear under English context. (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/lateirish/ormond-given.html#Given)

an Doire is an Early Modern Irish Gaelic byname dated from 1249 to 1588, appearing in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/anDoire.shtml)

Anglicized Irish and Gaelic can be combined under Appendix A of SENA.


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35: Sybilla of Rona - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of November 30, 2013 as submitted.

Argent, a falcon displayed head facing to sinister purpure vorant of a cluster of grapes bendwise, a bordure engrailed gules

The submitter's name was registered on the February 2014 LoAR.

This device is a resubmission of Per pale purpure and argent, a falcon displayed head to sinister counterchanged within a bordure engrailed gules, which was returned on the February 2014 LoAR for conflict with the armory of Brennaind Mac Suibhne (Sept. 2013, Ealdormere): Per pale purpure and argent, a raven displayed counterchanged. There is a DC for the addition of the bordure, but nothing for the difference between a raven displayed and a falcon displayed, both regular-shaped birds.


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36: Þorsteinn Ívarsson - New Name & New Device

Per bend vert and argent, a fox rampant and an antler countercharged

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

Þorsteinn is a male given name found at p. 16 of Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name.

Ívarsson is the patronymic form of Ívarr, a male given name found at p. 12. The patronymic is created according to the rules set forth on p. 17 of Geirr Bassi.

As originally submitted, the patronym was improperly spelled Ívarson. The correct Old Norse formation is Ívarsson. The submitter prohibits only major changes. As this change is not major, Blue Tyger corrected the patronymic.

One commenter complained that the antler was not identifiable. Three out of three non-heralds shown the image correctly identified it as an antler of either an elk or moose. Blue Tyger therefore opted to forward this device.


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37: Titus Hostilius Nero - New Name & New Device

Argent, a polypus vert and on a chief sable an open book between two mullets argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Roman) most important.
Spelling (Nero) most important.

Titus is a praenomen found in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html#praenomen).

Hostilius is a nomen found in the same article (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html#nomen).

Nero is a cognomen found at pp. 80-81 of A Study of the Cognomina of Soldiers in the Roman Legions, by Lindley Richard Dean (http://books.google.com/books?id=MF0KAAAAIAAJ). Dean notes that the cognomen Nero was used not only by the Emperor but also by ordinary men in the Roman legions.


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38: Trian Ó Bruadair - New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and argent, a vol and in chief a compass rose all within a bordure counterchanged

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Trian is a male given name found in "100 Most Popular Men's Names in Early Medieval Ireland" by Tangwystl verch Morgant Glasvryn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/irish100.html).

The name was initially submitted as O'Bruadair, which improperly combined the Anglicized Irish O' with the Gaelic Bruadair. Blue Tyger contacted the submitter about his options, and he chose a fully Gaelic form.

Ó Bruadair is a header form in Woulfe p. 446. Under this header is the 16th/17th cen. Anglicized Irish form O Broder. The existence of a late period Anglicized form suggests that the Gaelic header form continued in use.

In addition, Bruadar is a Middle Irish male given name, with this spelling found in the raw data s.n. Bruatur in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Bruatur.shtml), with relevant Annals dates of 809, 851, 852, 860, 893, 895, 899, 935 and 981.

While Trian Ua Bruadair would be a wholly Middle Gaelic form, the submitted Trian Ó Bruadair should be registerable.

Please note the following precedent on compass roses:

A compass rose has been ruled to be a registerable charge, as it was known in period on maps even though it was not used in period heraldry. Compass roses on maps were a variety of colors, frequently with eight or sixteen rays of alternating colors, combined with a thin outer ring. The center was commonly pierced or had a separate decorative motif. Given the variety in period compass roses, we see no restriction in a compass roses with rays differently tinctured than the outer ring; however, given the usual prominence the directional rays have over the outer ring, a compass rose's tincture will be defined by the tincture of the rays, with the tincture of the outer ring considered a blazonable artistic detail. Piercing, as usual, will be considered the equivalent of a tertiary charge.

[Pietro Francesco dei Scalzi, 10/2012 LoAR, A-Atenveldt]


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39: Wilhelm der Wahnsinnig - New Name & New Device

Or, an axe sable, on a chief gules three loaves of bread bendwise Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Wilhelm is German given name found in Bahlow/Gentry p. 554 sn. Wilhelm dated to 1171

der Wahnsinnig is a constructed descriptive byname intended to mean "the mad" or "the madcap". The word Wahnsinnig is documented to 15-16C in the Brother's Grimm (http://woerterbuchnetz.de/DWB/?sigle=DWB&mode=Vernetzung&lemid=GW02568). SENA Appendix A states that descriptive bynames are found in German, usually without an article. The submitter will permit "der" to be dropped if necessary, or other change made to preserve the meaning.

Commentary on the proper construction and plausibility of the byname would be appreciated.

If the byname is found to be completely unregisterable, the submitter will accept the byname Wandelbære, a header form in "Some Early Middle High German Bynames" by Talan Gwynek (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/Early_German_Bynames.html), with the meaning `not as it should be, defective; fickle' and dated to 1238. "Header forms from this article are either normalized Middle High German or dated forms; as such, all are period and registerable." [Eberhart Stürmære, 12/2013 LoAR, A-Ansteorra].


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40: Wilhelm Sturmer vom Berg - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (German) most important.
Meaning (warrior from/of the mountain) most important.

Wilhelm appears as a given name in "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/nurnberg1497.html)

Sturmer appears as a surname meaning "fighter" in the same article (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/surnamesnurndesc.html)

vom Berg is found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Michael Vom Berg; Male; Marriage; 22 Feb 1597; Blaufelden, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: M93372-3
Elias Vom Berg; Male; Christening; 12 Nov 1596; SANKT MICHAEL EVANGELISCH, SCHWAEBISCH HALL, JAGSTKREIS; Batch: C92336-2

The Family Search Historical Records always capitalize prepositions. Appendix A of SENA indicates that in German, the usual form for generic toponyms is vom Y.

The pattern given + byname + locative is found in German per Appendix A of SENA.



OSCAR counts 18 New Names, 2 New Household Names, 2 New Heraldic Titles, 16 New Devices and 9 New Badges. These 47 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $141 for them. OSCAR counts 3 Resub Devices and 1 Resub Badge. These 4 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 51 items submitted on this letter.

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