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East LoI dated 2014-10-06

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.

Note that this is the first of the East's letters containing Pennsic submissions, and Lillia Pelican has generously waived the requirement that we provide photocopies of commonly used articles from www.medievalscotland.org and www.ellipsis.cx.

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1: Abel atte Watere - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Abel is a given name dated to 1221 in Reaney & Wilson s.n. Abel

atte Watere is dated to 1296 in Reaney & Wilson s.n. Water.


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2: Ailionora inghean Ronain - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2003, via the East

Julienne Bonenfant

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Julienne is a female given name found in "Names from Lallaing: 1384-1600" by Domhnall na Moicheirghe (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/lallaing/lallaing_names_feminine_given.html) dated to 1585.

Bonenfant is a surname found in "Names from Artois, 1601" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/1601sur.html).

Correction to Alternate Name (2014-Oct-28 21:10:29): If the name must be changed, the submitter cares most about "Meaning: Surname"

Correction to Alternate Name (2014-Oct-28 21:10:45): If the name must be changed, the submitter cares most about "Meaning: Surname"

Correction to Alternate Name (2014-Oct-28 21:10:23): If the name must be changed, the submitter cares most about "Meaning: Surname"


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3: Aine Oliphant - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

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

I, [legal name], known in the SCA as Aine Oliphant, waive the full protection of my registered name. I grant permission to any future submitter to registered [sic] a name/armory that is not identical to my registered name/armory. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

[signed with legal name] dated dated 7/31/2014


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4: Aine Oliphant - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

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

Gules semy of roses Or, a unicorn's head couped argent, armed Or

I, [legal name], known in the SCA as Aine Oliphant, waive the full protection of my registered armory, blazoned Gules semy of roses Or, a unicorn's head couped argent, armed Or. I grant permission to any future submitter to registered [sic] a name/armory that is not identical to my registered name/armory. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

[signed with legal name] dated dated 7/31/2014


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5: Anastasia da Monte - New Household Name

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

Handsome Boys

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
No changes.

The name is intended to re-create a "gang" name of the late 16th century in England. Don Donovan Shinnock did a significant amount of research into the names given to such groups.

Most of his data is drawn from "The Damned Crew"
Author(s): S. E. Sprott
Source: PMLA, Vol. 84, No. 3 (May, 1969), pp. 492-500
Published by: Modern Language Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1261137

In that article, he found several groups referred to by group names:

Damned Crew: 492. Crew was applied to any group with a captain or leader. Not necessarily pejorative, but it could be made so with the application of an adjective. Using "damned crew" or "cursed crew" was was a general term of disdain, but around 1600, the term was appropriated by one specific group of roisterers in London. "The earliest clear reference to such a named group appears to be in a sermon preached by Stephen Gosson at St. Paul's Cross on 7 May 1598…" Additionally, "there is no reason to doubt the plain statement of fact that a group acknowledged the title "Damned Crew" in London a few years before the sermon."

Cursed Crew (or `crue'): 492. Nicholas Breton writes in 1626, "The Minstrels beginne to goe towards the Tauerns, and the Cursed Crue visit the vyle places." Sprott suggests that the group would be specifically recognized.

Gallant Crew: 493. "In 1598 Thomas Bastard perhaps alluded to the Damned Crew under the title "the gallant crew."" This may also have been referenced in the play The Death of Robert, Earle of Huntington.

Roaring Boys: 494. "The English Crew [as opposed to the Damned Crew in Amsterdam] was sometimes referred to in connection with swaggerers or the Roaring Boys… Around 1620 Samuel Rowlands was typical in considering the Roaring Boys as reprobates who were children of their father the devil and of the cursed crew of fiends…"

Ragged Regiment: 495. Thomas Dekker, in The Belman of London, differentiates this group from the Damned Crew, naming them distinctly and not connecting them. "This is a Crew that is not the Damned Crew (for they walke in Sattin) but this is the Ragged Regiment: Villaines they are by birth, Varlets by education, Knaues by profession, Beggars by the statute, & Rogues by Act of Parliament."

Dammee Boys: 496. Sprott seems to be referencing Edward Peynton's The Divine Catastrophe of the … House of Stuarts from 1652 with this.

From these examples, there appears to be a pattern of group names for "crews" or "gangs" based on an adjective plus a designator such as Crewe or Boys. In this household name, Boys is intended as the designator, with Handsome as the adjective.

The OED dates the spelling handsome as follows:

Handsome dated to 1551 with the meaning "easy to handle or control"
Handsome dated to 1530 and alter with the meaning "fit, suitable, convenient or handy"
Handsome dated to 1528 with the meaning "Of conduct, etc., confirming to what is expected or approved; seemly, courteous, gracious."

Further support for the notion of Boys as a designator for a group of people was provided in commentary.

Ben Johnson's Masque of the Metamorphosed Gipsies, written in 1621, uses the term "Roaring Boys" to refer to a particular group of men. See The Progresses, Processions, and Magnificent Festivities of King James the First, His Royal Consort, Family and Court: Collected from Original Manuscripts by John Nicols (http://books.google.com/books?id=NdE_AAAAcAAJ) at p. 719.

Thomas Dekker and the Culture of Pamphleteering in Early Modern London by Anna Bayman (http://books.google.com/books?id=6_CMBAAAQBAJ) at p. 112 discusses the use of the phrase "Roaring Boys" to refer to "gangs of young blades" that emerged in England in the 1620s.


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6: Anne Devyn - New Name & New Device

Per bend azure and vert, on a swan rousant wings addorsed argent a quatrefoil slipped vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Anne is a female given name found in "Names in Chesham, 1538-1600/1" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Chesham/feminine.shtml) dated to 1538.

Devin is a surname found in the same article (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Chesham/surnames-2.shtml) dated to 1597. This dated spelling supports Devyn as i and y were used interchangeably in late period English.


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7: Arielle de La Champagne - New Name & New Device

Azure, on a pale argent a lion rampant azure, a chief potenty Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Arielle is the submitter's legal given name, as evidenced by her Delaware state driver's license, witnessed by Juliana Siren and Alys Blue Tyger

de La Champagne is a French locative byname found in "DRAFT: Bynames in Medieval France (Jan. 23, 2014) by Aryanhwy mercy Catmael (www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/frenchbynames.pdf) s.n. Champaigne, dated to 16th cen. Rouen. Her SCA name differs by two syllables from her full legal name.


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8: Basingestoches, Canton of - New Branch Name & New Device

Sable, a tower argent within a laurel wreath Or, a chief invected barry invected azure and Or

Client requests authenticity for Domesday Book / Anglo-Saxon..

Basingestoches is a manor found in the Domesday Book. Mills s.n. Basingstoke dates this spelling to 1086.

Commenters are asked to address whether the real world Basingstoke is significant enough to protect. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basingstoke) If Basingstoke is significant enough to protect from presumption, the Canton permits the name to be changed to the form Basingstoke by the Sea.

Correction to Branch Name (2014-Oct-30 12:10:59): For those who can view the forms, note that the Canton originally submitted the name as Basingstoke by the Sea with a request for Anglo-Saxon authenticity. When told that the spelling Basingstoches appeared in the Domesday Book, the Canton elected that as their first choice, authorized the change, and filled out a supplemental petition so stating.


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9: Bergental, Barony of - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A bear's head erased contourny sable

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Sable Bear of Bergental


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10: Bergental, Barony of - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A mazer bendwise sinister Or streaming water azure

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Cup of Saint Brigid

Commenters were asked to discuss a possible conflict with Shereen al-Maghrebiyya (Sept. 2002, Caid): Sable chausse, a goblet bendwise sinister Or. Early precedent indicates that there is not a DC between a chalice and a mazer:

[Returning (Fieldless) A mazer argent.] This conflicts with Kathleen Erin-go-burne-the-Bragh (Vert, a chalice argent containing flames Or). as cited on the LoI. There is certainly one CD for fieldlessness, but the flames are not large enough to be count for difference. [Fearghus Slànaighear. September 1998, R-An Tir]

However, Istvan Non Scripta suggested in commentary that, given the visual difference between a chalice and a mazer, this precedent is worth revisiting. If there is a DC between a goblet (which has a handle) and a mazer (which does not), then this badge would be clear.

Commenters at Kingdom were concerned about the identifiability and blazonability of the water pouring from the mazer.


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11: Bergental, Barony of - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) An hourglass per fess Or and sable

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Hour-glass of Bergental


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12: Bergental, Barony of - New Badge

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

Sable, a bee skep between in bend two bees fesswise contourny Or


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13: Cacht Mhór inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh - New Device

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

Per bend sinister purpure and vert, a bend sinister Or,between a unicorn's head erased argent and 3 mullets Or


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14: Cacht Mhór inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh - New Household Name & New Badge

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

Maison d'Oriflamme

Gules, a joscelyn Or and a bordure compony gules and Or

Spelling (see summary for spelling notes) most important.

Juliana de Luna's unpublished Reims data include "Banniere de France" (flag of France) and "Escu de France" (shield of France) as inn-sign names.

The submitter contends that that the Oriflamme is a similar kind of object, which could have been depicted on a sign. Saint's images are also found in French sign names.

Dated spellings include oriflambe (1475), oryflame (1489), aurisflambe (1494), oryflambe(1523), oreflame or auriflames (1611). The submitter would prefer Oriflamme, but will settle for the dated Oryflame.

The submitter contends that the ruling returning Oriflamme Pursuivant is inapplicable, because heraldic titles and household names are based on different patterns. On the November 2013 LoAR, Oriflamme Pursuivant was returned for the following reason:

Caid, Kingdom of. Heraldic title Oriflamme Pursuivant.

While the Letter of Intent makes it clear that the Oriflamme is the period battle standard of the French army, it does not make the case that oriflamme follows a period pattern for creating a heraldic title. Thus, this item cannot be registered.

The only example of the creation of a knightly order from a similar object (the Dannebrog) is well after the end of the gray period. As such, the submitter has not made the case that the French Oriflamme is a suitable model for an order or a heraldic title.

Post-period, oriflamme becomes a generic name for a type of flag. This meaning could be the basis of an order name and heraldic title, but commenters could not find evidence that this meaning of the word is period.

Commenters suggested a possible conflict with La Maison des Orphelins, registered to Renée de la Pommeraie (June 1995, Atenveldt). Blue Tyger found these clear under SENA PN.3.C.1, Changes to Two Syllables. While the first syllable Or- is identical, the other two syllables are different: Or-fel-in vs. Or-i-flam.

Precedent permits the registration of bordures compony that share a tincture with the field. [Johann Lederer, November 2007, A-East].


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15: Caoilfhionn inghean Lochlainn - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) In fess a sun Or between two foxes combattant proper, all conjoined


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16: Cedric Campbell - New Name & New Device

Azure, an egg argent, overall a pall erminois

No major changes.
Sound (Given name sounds like Sed-ric) most important.

Cedric is a male give name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Cedric Holle; Male; Christening; 27 May 1613; Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devon, England; Batch: P00183-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N53N-G29)
Cedric Jorye; Male; Christening; 05 Apr 1626; Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devon, England; Batch: P00183-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J36X-79K)

Campbell is a Scots surname found in Black s.n. Campbell dated to 1390 and 1445.

Scots and English are part of the same language group under Appendix C of SENA.

Egg documented from Siebmacher, page 95, plate 75, Die Iaworsker.


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17: Christiana Crane - New Badge

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

Sable, a martlet and a bordure argent

This submission is to be associated with Fulton House

The thin bordure is consistent with the size of bordures found in period armory, particularly German armory.

This badge appears clear of the armory of Branwyn Whiteraven (Apr. 1987, Middle): Sable, a raven close and on a bordure argent, six roses, barbed and seeded, proper. There is one DC for eliminating the roses. There is likely to be a second DC between a raven and an a martlet. By precedent, there is a DC between a martlet and a falcon, [Insula Draconis, Principality of, 12/2011, A-Drachenwald], and falcons and ravens share the same basic shape.

This badge also should be clear of the armory of James MacChluarain (Jan. 1973): Sable, an owl argent. There is one DC for adding the bordure. Although commenters could not find a precedent specifically addressing whether there is a DC between an owl and a martlet, the two charges seem sufficiently different in appearance that there should be a DC between them. Therefore, Blue Tyger forwarded this badge for a ruling on the issue by Wreath.


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18: Clarice della Luna - New Name & New Device

Azure, a hound statant guardant Or and in chief three decrescents argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Cla-reece) most important.

Clarice is a female given name found in "An Index to the Give Names in the 1292 Census of Paris" by Colm Dubh (heraldry.sca.org/names/paris.html)

della Luna is a family name appearing in the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ferrante/catasto/family_names.html). It appears in the data as DELLALUNA, but by precedent is it rendered as della Luna. [Serena Alessandra della Luna, 10/2003 LoAR, A-An Tir]

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


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19: Colin MacKenzie - New Name & New Device

Per bend azure and vert, a flame proper and a pair of compasses argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Colin is a male given name found s.n. Nicholas dated to 1470 and 1507 in "Index of Scots Names Found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/nicholas.html)

MacKenzie - Black, p. 525-526, s.n. MacKenzie, says that a "Johannes McKenzie, apprentice of Apilcrocem, had a charter of the lands of Kildin with the mill in 1606." This is a scribal abbreviation of MacKenzie.


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20: Conall Ó Suibhne - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in January of 2015, via the East.

Old Item: Conall mac Taichlich, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Conall is a Gaelic male name; it is grandfathered to the submitter. It is also dated to many times, including 1431, 1493, 1523, 1554, 1556, 1557, 1579, 1585, 1598, 1599 in Mari Elspeth nic Bryan "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Conall.shtml).

Ó Suibhne is a Gaelic header form in Irish Names & Surnames Woulfe at p. 648. Under this header are two 16th/17th cen. Anglicized Irish forms: O Swenie and OSwynie. The presence of 16th/17th cen. Anglicized forms is enough to give the submitter the benefit of the doubt that the Gaelic header form continued in use during the same time period.

Correction to Name (2014-Oct-27 21:10:21): The submitter wants his alternate name RETAINED.


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21: Dougall Cameron - New Name & New Device

Or, a slow match azure and in chief five gunstones

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (of given name, as submitted) most important.

Dougall is a male Scots given name found in the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland database in a Scots-language parliamentary record dated to June 1483 (http://www.rps.ac.uk/mss/1483/6/27).

Cameron is a Scots surname found in Black s.n. Cameron with the submitted spelling dated to 1470 and 1532.


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22: Eris Kerr - New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and sable, a griffin segreant erminois within a bordure Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (Kerr) most important.

Eris is a 16th century English surname, which is usable as a given name by precedent. It is found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Christyn Eris; Female; Marriage; 03 May 1591; Totnes, Devon, England; Batch: M05175-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N24Y-X83)

Kerr is a Scots surname found s.n. Ker in Black, Surnames of Scotland. The submitted spelling is dated to 1357. Kerr is also found later in period in the Family Search Historical Records for Scotland:

Bisse Kerr; Female; Marriage; 14 May 1587; Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland; Batch: M11168-2 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTJK-LY7)

English and Scots are part of the same language group under Appendix C of SENA.


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23: Etheldreda Ivelchyld - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in January of 2015, via the East.

Old Item: Anthea Maecenas, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (keep Ivel) most important.

Etheldreda is found s.n. Audrey dated to 1290, 1304, 1328, 1348 and 1381 in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyAG.html).

Ivelchyld is an interpolated form; Reaney & Wilson s.n. Evilchild, date Thomas Ivelchild to 1203 and Richard Euelchyld to 1327. This combines elements from both.


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24: Fiadhnait inghean Chiaragáin - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2001, via the East

Per pale sable and azure, a tree eradicated between two gouttes argent

Old Item: Per chevron sable and azure, a chevron engrailed between two decrescents argent and a sun Or, to be retained as a badge.

In Kingdom commentary, some commenters were concerned that the gouttes as drawn appeared to be "distilled from" the tree; in that case, the gouttes would be maintained by the tree rather than being independent charges. If the gouttes are maintained, then this device has multiple conflicts, including the armory of Ioseph of Locksley, the Rhymer (Jan 1973): Vert, a tree eradicated argent. Blue Tyger found that the gouttes are sufficiently large and distinct from the tree to be independent secondary charges countable for conflicts purposes, and on that basis forwarded this device. However, the issue would benefit from additional commentary.


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25: Gæira Aggadóttir - New Name & New Device

Argent, a calamarie gules within a bordure gules platy

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

Gæira is a female given name appearing on the Viking Answer Lady website (http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml#g) with the following discussion:

The feminine form of the name element Geir-, which is identical to the Old Icelandic geirr, "spear." A short form of feminine names in GæiR-. Occurs in the runic nominative forms [kaira] and kera. Occurs in Old Danish as Gera and in OW.Norse as Geira. Found in Landnámabók.

The cites for this name are: Geirr Bassi pp. 9; Fellows-Jensen pp. 343; Cleasby & Vigfusson pp. xxxiv s.v. "Pet Names"; Cleasby & Vigfussion pp. 196 s.v. geirr, Geira; Nordiskt runnamnslexikon, s.v. GæiRa, GæiR-

ffride Goutte d'Eau noted in commentary that Gæira appears in Nordiskt runnamnslexikon by Lena Peterson (http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/om-oss/arkiv-och-samlingar/nordiskt-runnamnslexikon.html) sn. GæiRa p. 82.

Aggi is a male given name appearing on the Viking Answer Lady website (http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#a), with the following discussion:

Probably short forms of some name based on Ag-, possibly from Old West Scandinavian agi, "awe, terror". May instead be derived from *AgæiRR, "weapon point + spear" Found often in Old Danish. A few instances of agi appear in West Scandinavia, but seem to always refer to Danes. Found in the Anglo-Scandinavian names Agge (c. 1189-1260), Aggi (1202), Aghi (1202), Aki (1202).

The cite for the name is Fellows-Jensen pp. 1-2, 342 s.nn. Aggi, Agi, Ag-

Following the usual grammar for creating Old Norse patronymics, Aggi yields Aggadóttir.


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26: Gæira Aggadóttir - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A calamarie bendwise sinister argent

The submitter's name and device appear elsewhere on this letter.


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27: Giancarlo Soranzo da Venezia - New Name & New Device

Argent, on a chevron engrailed between three boar's heads couped sable a plate.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Giancarlo was originally documented as a constructed Italian given name. There is a pattern of forming Italian names with the prefix Gian- before an existing Italian male name. For example, the On-line Catasto of Florence of 1427 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ferrante/catasto/names.txt) contains:
Giannozzo
Giandonato
Giannino
Gianbonino

Carlo is a male name found 30 times in the Catasto; Giancarlo follows the pattern.

Maridonna Benvenuti found Giancarlo as a given name in the Il Quarto Libro De Lettere Di M. Pietro Aretino (http://books.google.com/books?id=Zf47AAAAcAAJ&pg=PT322&dq=Giancarlo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=mrEMVLjSBs-lyAS1to CADQ&ved=0CE0Q6AEwBDgK#v=onepage&q=Giancarlo&f=false), published in 1550.

Soranzo is a surname appearing in "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names" by Talan Gwynek and Arval Benicoeur (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html#table).

da Venezia is a locative byname based on the city of Venezia, which is listed in placenames index of "Florentine Renaissance Resources: Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532," edited by David Herlihy, R. Burr Litchfield, and Anthony Molho (http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/ORIGIN.html). The form "da _X_" is the standard form for a locative in Italian according to AppendixA of SENA (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#AppendixA).

The pattern [given name] + [family name] + [locative] is found in Appendix A of SENA for Italian.

Correction to Name (2014-Oct-28 21:10:12): If the name must be changed, the submitter desires "Language/Culture: Italian"


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28: Giancarlo Soranzo da Venezia - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) On a boar's head couped sable a plate.


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29: Katheryn Fontayne - New Name Change & New Badge

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in January of 2015, via the East.

Gules semy of roses argent, a panther rampant argent spotted of various tinctures and insenced proper

Old Item: Kathryn Fontayne, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Katheryn can be dated to 1570 in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names from A Dictionary of English Surnames" s.n. Katherine (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/reaneyHZ.html).

Fontayne is grandfathered to the submitter.


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30: Krishtof Vasilii syn Daroslav - New Name & New Device

Or, a manticore passant guardant contourny, on a chief sable the sun in his splendor Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Krishtof son of Vasilii Daroslav) most important.

All elements are from Paul Wickenden's "Dictionary of Period Russian Names" (2nd ed.) (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/ )

Krishtof - header form dated as a masculine given name to 1632.

Vasilii - header form dated as a masculine given name to 12C. In addition, Wickenden sn. Bokii has "Vasilii Ivanovich Bokei" dated to 1568; Wickenden s.n. Kolosov has "Vasilii Ivanov syn Kolosov" dated to 1539.

Daroslav - header form dated as a masculine given name to 1455.

As per Wickenden, "It was also common to add the word syn (son) to the patronymic or to the "unaltered" form of the father's given name."

If needed for registration, he will accept the byname as Vasilitsov syn Daroslavov.


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31: Mærwynn in danska - New Name & New Device

Sable, a lion passant and on a bordure argent an ivy vine vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (see notes for given name in documentation) most important.

Mærwynn is an Anglo-Saxon feminine name dated to the 10th century in PASE, as the name of the abbess of Romsey. The submitted spelling appears in the original document. (http://www.pase.ac.uk/pdb?dosp=VIEW_RECORDS&st=PERSON_NAME&value=14330&level=1&lbl=M%C3%A6rwynn)

She would prefer Mærwen or Maerwen if it could be justified. Kingdom commenters were unable to find any form that combined -wen and Maer- or Mær-.

in danska is the feminine form of the Old Norse descriptive byname inn danski, meaning "the Dane," found on p. 20 of Geirr Bassi.

This name mixes Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse, which is allowable under Appendix C of SENA.


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32: Malys MacGregor - New Name & New Device

Sable, a tree blasted argent and a bordure argent gouty de sang

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (MacGregor) most important.

Malys is a male given name found in "15th Century Scots Names from Dunfermline" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dunfermline/). This spelling is found s.n. Malice dated to 1440.

MacGregor is a Scots surname found in Black s.n. Denson with the submitted spelling dated to 1589.

This device appears clear of the armory of Sarra atte Elmes (Sept. 1994, West): Sable, a tree argent within a bordure argent, semy of Catherine wheels sable. There is one DC for change of type of tertiary, and a second DC for the change of tincture of tertiary.


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33: Marjorie de Catesby - New Name & New Device

Vert, a peacock close to sinister, on a chief argent an estoile vert

Marjorie is found s.n. Margery dated to 1361 and 1515 in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyHZ.html)

de Catesby is found in Reaney & Wilson s.n. Catesby dated to 1316.

Commentary in Kingdom was divided on the identifiability of the peacock. Blue Tyger found it as identifiable as a peacock close reasonable could be and forwarded it on that basis.


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34: Matheus Carnifex - New Name & New Device

Or, a tortoise tergiant bendwise sinister vert, the shaft of an arrow issuant from its back sable, and on a chief vert three axes bendwise sinister Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Matt the butcher) most important.

Both name elements are found in "Index of Names in the 1292 Subsidy Roll of London" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/london1292.html).

Matheus is found as a male given name s.n. Matheu

Carnifex is found as a surname. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/surlondon1292.html).


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35: Staeina Knittur - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) Four double-pointed knitting needles fretted purpure

The majority of commenters in Kingdom concluded that this badge does not conflict with the badge of the Midrealm's Order of the Purple Fret: Or, a fret purpure.

Correction to Badge (2014-Oct-06 21:10:04): The name was registered as Stæina knýtir.

Correction to Badge (2014-Oct-06 21:10:58): I have corrected the badge form to indicate the correct SCA name.

Correction to Badge (2014-Oct-06 22:10:55): I have corrected the badge form to indicate the correct SCA name.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=449/2014-10-06/21-15-54_Purple_Fret.jpg


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36: Sunnifa fra Bergstopt - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Sunnifa - Geirr Bassi pg.15 shows Sunnifa as a feminine given name.

Bergstopt is a constructed place name based on elements and grammar from Talan Gwynek's "Place-Names in Landnamabok" (http://my.stratos.net/~bmscott/Landnamabok_Place-Names.html), which shows multiple examples of place names formed from the genitive form of a personal name plus the element topt, meaning a toft or homestead. For example:

Auðartoptir, Dal. (temporary farm): From the feminine name Auðr, genitive Auðar, and OIc. topt 'a toft, a homestead; a place marked out for a house or building; a square plotof ground with walls but no roof', here in the plural toptir: 'Auð's tofts'.

Bǫðvarstoptir, Árn. (farm): From the masculine name Bǫðvarr, genitive Bǫðvars, and OIc. topt 'a toft, a homestead; a place marked out for a house or building; a square plot of ground with walls but no roof', here in the plural as toptir: 'Bǫðvar's tofts'.

Bergs is the genitive form of the male given name Bergr found in Geirr-Bassi at p. 8. Bergr is one of the male names noted as appearing in the Landnámabók.

Talan's article also notes that the preposition frá can be used to form a locative byname in Old Norse:

The prepositions frá and ór (or ór) are also moderately common in locative bynames, but to indicate place of origin rather than place of residence: both can generally be translated 'from' in this context. Indeed, frá is cognate with English from.

Accents may be omitted from Old Norse names as long as they are treated consistently throughout the name.

Correction to Name (2014-Oct-28 22:10:30): If the name must be changed, the submitter wants her name to match "Svana fra Bergstopt" submitted below.


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37: Svana fra Bergstopt - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for early norse.

Svana - Geirr Bassi pg.15 shows Svana as a feminine given name. It is marked as one of the names appearing in the Landnámabók.

Bergstopt is a constructed place name based on elements and grammar from Talan Gwynek's "Place-Names in Landnamabok" (http://my.stratos.net/~bmscott/Landnamabok_Place-Names.html), which shows multiple examples of place names formed from the genitive form of a personal name plus the element topt, meaning a toft or homestead. For example:

Auðartoptir, Dal. (temporary farm): From the feminine name Auðr, genitive Auðar, and OIc. topt 'a toft, a homestead; a place marked out for a house or building; a square plotof ground with walls but no roof', here in the plural toptir: 'Auð's tofts'.

Bǫðvarstoptir, Árn. (farm): From the masculine name Bǫðvarr, genitive Bǫðvars, and OIc. topt 'a toft, a homestead; a place marked out for a house or building; a square plot of ground with walls but no roof', here in the plural as toptir: 'Bǫðvar's tofts'.

Bergs is the genitive form of the male given name Bergr found in Geirr-Bassi at p. 8. Bergr is one of the male names noted as appearing in the Landnámabók.

Talan's article also notes that the preposition frá can be used to form a locative byname in Old Norse:

The prepositions frá and ór (or ór) are also moderately common in locative bynames, but to indicate place of origin rather than place of residence: both can generally be translated 'from' in this context. Indeed, frá is cognate with English from.

Accents may be omitted from Old Norse names as long as they are treated consistently throughout the name.

When Blue Tyger contacted the submitter to ask what her request for authenticity for "early norse" meant, the submitter clarified that she wants *this* name, and that elements from the the Landnámabók satisfy her desire for "early norse."


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38: Timothy Nicholls - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in January of 2015, via the East.

Old Item: Timothy Nicholls of Clan McQueen, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling most important.

Both remaining elements are grandfathered to the submitter and do not need to be redocumented.

Correction to Name (2014-Oct-28 22:10:45): The submitter cares most about "Spelling: Unspecified". In addition, he has requested authenticity for 16th century England.



OSCAR counts 17 New Names, 4 New Name Changes, 1 New Alternate Name, 2 New Household Names, 1 New Branch Name, 16 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 11 New Badges. These 53 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $159 for them. OSCAR counts 2 Blanket Permissions to Conflict. These 2 items may or may not require payment. There are a total of 55 items submitted on this letter.

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