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Calontir Calon ILoI dated 2015-06-30


To Konstantia Gold Falcon and the esteemed members of the College of Heralds comes this missive from Shandra Saker. We seek your wise counsel on the following submissions, to prepare them for registration:

1: Áed Ó Chonchobair -Resub Name Change From Holding Name

OSCAR NOTE: 'Old Item' should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Old Item: Áed of Forgotten Sea, to be released.
Language (Old Irish Gaelic) most important.
Culture (Old Irish Gaelic) most important.

Oscar cannot find the registered holding name, even though it's directly copied from the O & A. It can be found here:

Previously submitted name Áed mac Néill returned on the February 2015 LoAR.

Áed - Old Irish Gaelic masculine given name, dated to 701, 747, 771, 778, 860, 863, 866, found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) (

Chonchobair - the genitive form of Conchobar, Old Irish Gaelic masculine given name, dated to 706, 760, 769, 772, 832 (ibid.,

The clan affiliation byname <single given name> Ó <eponymous clan ancestor's name (in genitive case)> is formed according to to "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" by Sharon L. Krossa (

2: Da'ud ibn Ibrahim al-Sisari -Resub Device

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

Per saltire azure and vert, a senmurv contourney Or.

Name registered on the May 2015 LoAR.

Device returned on the May 2015 LoAR:

Da'ud ibn Ibrahim al-Sisari. Device. Gyronny vert and azure, a senmurv contourny Or.

This device is returned for using a field gyronny of two colors. SENA A3B3d states "Elements not already mentioned must have good contrast between their parts. These include fields or charges evenly divided into four parts other than quarterly or per saltire, fields or charges evenly divided into more than four parts of two different tinctures, and fields or charges unevenly divided into multiple parts of two different tinctures; all of these must have good contrast between adjacent parts of the field." Thus gyronny of two colors, or two metals, is not allowed.

As the field for this resubmission is divided into four even parts (per saltire), it acceptable to use two colors (azure and vert).

3: Fenella Gormlaith -New Heraldic Will

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1986, via Calontir

I, {legal name redacted}, known in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Incorporated (SCA) as Fenella Gormlaith wish to make the following determination to my armory upon my death as noted below:

Release the following - Device: Per bend sinister vert and Or, a ram's head couped to sinister and a trefoil counterchanged.

Date: 5/15/15

{signature redacted}

4: Giovanna Canzoniere da Firenze -Resub Name

Language (none given) most important.
Culture (none given) most important.
Meaning (none given) most important.

Giovanna - found in St. Gabriel report #1883, found at, which noted that "the name was a very popular name throughout medieval and Renaissance Italy. It was the 9th most common feminine name in the 1427 census of Florence." It was also listed in "Italian Renaissance Women's Names" by Rhian Lyth of Blackmoor Vale. Found at

Canzoniere - Florio's 1598 Italian/English Dictionary Canzoniere - a maker or writer, or singer of songs Florio's 1611 Italian/English Dictionary

da Firenze - found in St. Gabriel report #2542, found at, which noted that this "is a fine locative surname" and dated to the 15th century.

5: Gyða glóra -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2008, via Calontir

(Fieldless), A square weaver's tablet per bend sinister argent and vert.

6: Katheryne Winterbourne -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2007, via Calontir

Ermine, three irises purpure and leaved vert.

7: Otkatla Geirradardottir -New Name & New Device

Or, a butterfly purpure between four roundels in cross vert.

Otkatla - feminine given name, found in Viking Names found in the Ladnamabok by Aryanhwy merch Catmael,

Geirradardottir - patronymic constructed according to A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, which states "Names that end in -dan, -endr, -freðr, -frøðr, -gautr, -mundr, -røðr, -undr, -un(n), -urðr, -varðr, -viðr, -vindr, -þórðr, and -þróndr form a genitive with -ar" (note: the last 2 endings begin with the letter "thorn")

Geirraðr - GB p. 10 s.n. Geirraðr; FJ pp. 343 s.n. Geir-; CV p. 196 s.v. geirr; NR s.nn. Geirraðr, GæiRR, GæiR-, GæiRi, -raðr as listed at the Viking Answer Lady's (Gunnvôr silfrahárr) website

8: Vilhjálmr hálftroll -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2008, via Calontir

Gyronny arroundi of six gules and Or, a demi-troll, arms raised azure.

From the 3rd edition of the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry by Master Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme:

The "troll" is a charge from Scandinavian heraldry, found in the canting arms of Trolle, c.1440 [Raneke 412-413]. (It is sometimes, erroneously, blazoned a "devil" outside Scandinavia.) The heraldic troll is distinguished by having no head: its face is embedded in its torso. It has clawed hands and feet, and a tail; by default, it is shown passant, with the head in full view, and one hand holding the tail.

9: Ysabel de la Oya -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of October 31, 2014 as submitted.

Per pale Or and Purpure, a cross of Santiago counterchanged and on a chief gules, three roses Or.

10: Yseult de Michel -New Name & New Device

Argent, a chevron cotissed sable, and on a chief nebuly purure a brock argent marked sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (French) most important.
Culture (French) most important.
Meaning (none given) most important.

Yseult - documented spelling of Isolde in 13th Century French - St. Gabriel Report #2207 -

Michel - French spelling of Michael. de Michel is a patronymic used to reflect the name of clients real-world father. Additionally, Michel is documented as a byname from Names from Fourteenth Century Foix by Cateline de la Mor

Commentary is due by 30 July 2015 either in OSCAR or via email to <>. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Mil gracias,

~Shandra Saker

OSCAR counts 3 Names, 1 Name Change, 4 Devices, 3 Badges and 1 Heraldic Will. There are a total of 12 items submitted on this letter.

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