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East LoI dated 2015-07-28

Unto Andrewe Laurel, Lillia Pellycan and Brunissende Couronne, from Yehuda Blue Tyger, greetings!

This is my first external letter as Blue Tyger. I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks Alys Ogress for performing this office for the last three years and for her training. All mistakes are my own.

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 10-2015 LoAR

1: Brennan MacFergus - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2014, via the East

Otey Pankie

Sound (Oh-tay) most important.

Otey is a 16th century English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Margery Otey; Female; Marriage; 19 Sep 1574; Saint John The Baptist, Chester, Cheshire, England; Batch: M03657-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVMQ-8M9)
Alice Otey; Female; Christening; 03 Feb 1599; Bluntisham, Huntingdon, England; Batch: C16854-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N8GC-1M4)

Such surnames can be used as given names by precedent. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]

Pankie is a gray-period English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

William Pankie; Male; Marriage; 15 Apr 1607; Bourne, Lincoln, England; Batch: M01178-3 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVHS-GXZ)


This item was on the 10-2015 LoAR

2: Brynhildr Ansvarsdottir - New Name & New Device

Per fess Or and purpure, a lion counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Brynhildr is a female given name found on p. 9 of Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name.

Ansvarr is a variant spelling of a male given name found sn. An(d)svarr/Ansurr/Assurr/Ôssurr at p. 12 of Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (The Dictionary of Norse Runic Names), by Lena Peterson (http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/download/18.4aec91b214565240e19f20/1398493750944/lexikon.pdf).

Ansvarsdottir is formed using the patronymic creation rules set forth on p. 17 of Geirr Bassi, and omitting the accents. Accents may be omitted from Old Norse names as long as they are treated consistently throughout. [Bjorn Hildólfsson, 7/2014 LoAR, A-Lochac]


This item was on the 10-2015 LoAR

3: Fearghus mac Uilliam - New Name & New Device

Per pall argent, azure, and vert, three Latin crosses azure, argent, and argent

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

Fearghus is a male given name found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada from 1402, 1420, 1423, 1490, 1505, 1599 (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Fearghus.shtml).

mac Uilliam is a patronymic byname meaning "son of Uilliam". Uilliam is a male given name found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada from 1302, 1312, 1322, 1324, 1447, 1461, 1464, 1466, 1473, 1476, 1488, 1496, 1504, 1512, 1516, 1573, 1577 (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Uilliam.shtml).

Per Appendix A of SENA, the patronymic marker for a son in Gaelic is "mac".

We believe that this device is clear of Áengus Ó Fearghail, A-Atlantia, June 2000 LoAR: Per pall argent, sable, and gules, a cross crosslet sable and two crosses crosslet Or by substantial change (SC) of type of primary charge. As per Appendix M of SENA, latinate crosses and crosses crosslet are in different families and thus have an SC between them.


This item was on the 10-2015 LoAR

4: Gabrielle an Doire - New Name

Gabrielle is an English given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Gabrielle James; Male; Marriage; 26 Oct 1601; More, Shropshire, England; Batch: M00685-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NL9Z-YZH)
Gabrielle Poole; Male; Christening; 28 Sep 1610; ALSALL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND; Batch: C03291-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N55D-LP1)

an Doire is an Early Modern Irish Gaelic byname meaning "[of] the Oak-grove/Oak-wood" dated from 1249 and 1588, appearing in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/anDoire.shtml).

Appendix C of SENA allows for the combination of English and Gaelic names.


This item was on the 10-2015 LoAR

5: Jacob Fisher - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2006, via the East

Azure, a sea lion erect and on a chief argent a rapier vert

We believe that this device is clear of Fiora d'Artusio, A-Æthelmearc, Nov 2013 LoAR: "Azure, a sea-lion and on a chief argent two open books azure" with one DC for change of number of tertiary chargestertiary charges, a second DC for change of tincture of tertiaries, and a third DC for change of type of tertiary charges.

We also believe that this device is also clear of Colin de Wyndmere, Aug 1978 LoAR: "Azure, a sea lion erect and a chief nebuly argent" with one DC for change of type of secondary charge (nebuly vs. plain chief), and one DC for adding/removing a tertiary charge group.


This item was on the 10-2015 LoAR

6: Leon Cristo del Camino - New Name & New Device

Sable, a bend wavy Or between two Maltese crosses argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (unspecified) most important.
Language (13th Century Spanish) most important.
Culture (Spanish) most important.

Leon is a male given name found in the late 15th Century Spain, in Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/index.html).

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

Pedro Cristo De La Calle; Male; Marriage; 15 Jan 1531; San Juan Evangelista, Arrabal De Portillo, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: M87319-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFNG-M4F)

del Camino is a byname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Sebastian Del Camino; Male; Christening; 20 Jan 1544; Santa María Magdalena, Matapozuelos, Valladolid, Spain; Batch #C04207-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F535-5KS)

A related name, "de Camino", is found in "Names from the Chronicon Spilimbergense" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/spilimbergo.html).

We believe that this device is clear of Matthias of Kirkwall, A-Ansteorra, Dec 2014 LoAR: "Sable, a bend wavy between two double-bitted battle axes Or" with one DC for the change of type of the secondary charges and a second DC for change of tincture of the secondary charges.


This item was on the 10-2015 LoAR

7: Lucie Lovegood of Ramisgate - Resub Device

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

Per bend sinister azure and vert, a stag springing within a bordure argent

This is a resubmission of a device returned on the April 2013 LoAR:

Lucie Lovegood of Ramisgate. Device. Argent, a brown sea-hedgehog proper tailed vert within a bordure checky vert and argent.

This device is returned for having a partially-brown monster. Precedent says, "a monster without a heraldically defined proper coloration may not be "brown proper", even if the animals which donated the component parts for the monster may be brown when in nature." [Cynuise ó Cianáin of Bardsea, R-Trimaris, Nov 2002 LoAR] We have the same issue here, with the brown hedgehog and green tail. While a hedgehog in nature may be brown, a sea-hedgehog does not exist in nature, and does not otherwise have a heraldically defined proper color. It may therefore not be brown proper.

This is a complete redesign.

We believe that this design is clear of Liesel von Blauen Donau, A-West, June 1982 LoAR: "Azure, a winged stag springing argent, winged, attired and unguled Or, within a bordure argent" with one DC for the change of tincture of half of the field, and most likely a second DC for the removal of the wings. We believe that the question of whether the wings are sufficiently large to support a DC is best left to Wreath.


This item was on the 10-2015 LoAR

8: Magnus Grimcroft - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 14th Century English.
Sound (English) most important.

Magnus is a male given name found once in "Masculine Given Names Found in the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/LincLSR/GivenMasculineAlpha.html).

Grimcroft is a byname found once in "An Index to the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/LincLSR/BynG.html).

Correction to Name (2015-Aug-15 11:08:24): A late-breaking note to ex-Blue Tyger (now Ogress) from the submitter indicates that this is a NAME CHANGE from Ragnarr the Fierce (April 2010, AEthelmearc).

Correction to Name (2015-Aug-15 11:08:26): I (Alys) just corrected the form before uploading to indicate that it's a name change.


This item was on the 10-2015 LoAR

9: Odam an Doire - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Odam is found in the Family Search Historical Record:

Liberd Odam; Male; Christening; 13 Jan 1543; SAINT NICHOLAS, COLCHESTER, ESSEX, ENGLAND; Batch: J13795-3 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NK6X-KJZ)

Marie Odam; Female; Christening; 12 Jun 1586; SAINT STEPHAN COLEMAN STREET, LONDON, LONDON, ENGLAND; Batch: C01966-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLG7-FFD)

A 16th Century English byname may be used as a given name by precedent set in the September 2012 Cover Letter.

an Doire is an Early Modern Irish Gaelic byname meaning "[of] the Oak-grove/Oak-wood" dated from 1249 and 1588, appearing in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/anDoire.shtml).


This item was on the 10-2015 LoAR

10: Sarra an Doire - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of September 08, 2014 as submitted.

Per fess sable and gules, an owl displayed and in chief three crescents within a bordure argent


This item was on the 10-2015 LoAR

11: Sitt al-Gharb ha-niqret Khazariyya - New Alternate Name

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

Hrefna Spákona

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Hrefna is a female given name found in Geirr Bassi's "The Old Norse Name" at p. 11.

Spákona - spákona, a byname meaning "prophetess," is found in "Viking Bynames found in Geirr Bassi" at p. 28. The April 2012 Cover Letter permits Old Norse bynames to be capitalized.


This item was on the 10-2015 LoAR

12: Sorcha an Doire - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 12-16 century Irish.
Language (unspecified) most important.

Sorcha is an Early Modern Irish Gaelic female given name dated from 1480 and 1639, appearing in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Sorcha.shtml).

an Doire is an Early Modern Irish Gaelic byname meaning "[of] the Oak-grove/Oak-wood" dated from 1249 and 1588, appearing in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/anDoire.shtml).

We believe that this name is clear of both Sarra an Doire, A-East, Dec 2014 and Sorcha Dhocair, A-East, Dec 2013.


This item was on the 10-2015 LoAR

13: Vasia von Königsberg - New Name Change

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

Old Item: Nicolai Wegener, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.
Language (Lithuanian Slavic) most important.
Culture (Lithuanian Slavic) most important.

Vasia is a female given name found s.n. Vasilisa in "16th and early 17th C. feminine names from Lithuanian records" by ffride wlffsdotter (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ffride/lithuanianwomenasmenv.html).

von Königsberg -- Koenigsberg appears as a place name in Chronica alter preußischer, livländischer und kurländischer Historien by Matthaus Waissel, published in 1599 (https://books.google.com/books?id=6XdTAAAAcAAJ). The relevant passage states:

. . . der durch Koenigsliche versicherung in Strasburg bleeitet under von dannen auff Koenigsberg sum hohmeister gefueret ward. Da er nu von Koenigsberg wider tam bestimmete er eine zusamenfunsst auff den I Maij im Reich Polen zu Prißten dahin sie sich benderseits alle versamken solten wie denn auch geschah . . ."

The passage appears to refer to something that happened during a religious holiday held at Königsberg, after which the person went from Königsberg to somewhere else.

The submitter asserted that the superscript 'e' is an early printer's method of rendering umlauts. This is supported by Jacob Hieble, 1957, "What about the German Umlaut?" The German Quarterly 30(4); 272-274 (http://www.jstor.org/stable/401772) "The placing of the two superscribed dots to indicate umlaut derives from the manuscript tradition of writing an e above the letters a, o, u."

Additionally, an unmarked version of the locative, "Königsberg", can be found in the Family Search Historic Record: Petrus Königsberg, Birth, 18 Sep 1606, Steyr-Stadtpfarre, Oberösterreich, Austria. No batch number is present, but an image of the record is available and is attached. Whether an umlaut is present is unclear.

SENA Appendix A permits the combination of Baltic (Lithuanian) and German names.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2015-07-19/10-59-28_Konigsberg.jpg


This item was on the 10-2015 LoAR

14: Wulfgang Gruenwald - New Alternate Name

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

Beelzebub Hotfoot

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Beelzebub is a biblical figure, with this spelling found in the New Testament, 1611 King James version:

Luke 11:15: But some of them said, Hee casteth out deuils through Beelzebub the chiefe of the deuils. (http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/1611_Luke-11-15/)

Matthew 12:24: But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doeth not cast out deuils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the deuils. ( http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/1611_Matthew-12-24/)

Other editions of the Bible also include the submitted spelling in Matthew 12:25:

Coverdale (1536): Yf they haue called the good ma of the house Beelzebub, how moch more shal they call them of his housholde so? (http://www.studylight.org/desk/index.cgi?sr=1&search_form_type=general&q1=beelzebub&s=0&t1=en_mcb)
Tyndale (1526): yf they have called the lorde of the housse beelzebub: how moche more shall they call them of his housholde so? (http://www.studylight.org/desk/index.cgi?sr=1&search_form_type=general&q1=beelzebub&s=0&t1=en_tyn)

There is a known pattern of using Biblical names in 16th cen. English. Not all of the Biblical names given to children were those of positive figures. Bardsley, Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature at pp. 72-73 mentioned a number of "objectionable" New Testament names used in the early 17th cen. (https://archive.org/stream/curiositiesofpur00bardrich#page/72/mode/2up), including Antipas (the name of a murderer and adulterer) and Ananias (a man who tried to cheat the Apostles).

There is evidence of real people using the Biblical name Judas, after the betrayer of Jesus:

Judas Kingswell; Male; Marriage; 03 Feb 1594; West Wittering, Sussex, England; Batch: M07132-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N22W-SHH)
Judas Dewrden; Male; Christening; 22 Jan 1584; BURNLEY, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND; Batch: P00520-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5LM-W31)

Cain, after the first murderer in the Bible:

Caine Crowe; Male; Christening; 28 Jan 1564; SAINT MATTHEW, IPSWICH, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND; Batch: P01277-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRS2-1FH)
Kain Whitehouse; Male; Christening; 26 Sep 1600; St Martins, Tipton, Stafford, England; Batch: C16744-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2JY-GJ6)

Jezebel, Biblical princess who incited her husband King Ahab to abandon the worship of Yahweh and encourage worship of pagan dieties:

Jizabell Johnson; Female; Marriage; 06 Oct 1612; Great Steeping, Lincoln, England; Batch: M02872-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NV5X-69K)
Jesabell Wadsley; Female; Burial; 18 Jan 1589; Batch: B02862-0 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JCVP-HYF)
Jezabele Trewalle; Female; Christening; 25 Feb 1580; BLETCHINGLEY, SURREY, ENGLAND; Batch: P01710-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRMG-P31)

Haman, the character who plotted to kill all the Jews in the Book of Esther

Haman Wild; Male; Burial; 10 Feb 1580; St. Botolph Aldgate, London, England; Batch: B00047-6 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JC9D-B84)
Haman Woodall; Male; Marriage; 24 Oct 1559; Saint Mary Le Bow, London, London, England; Batch: M02060-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NL4Y-RJG)

Delilah, the woman who betrayed the hero Samson:

Delilah [no surname]; Female; Burial; 21 Jun 1635; Lincoln, England; Batch: B39304-7 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J8YH-KWG)
Dalilah Daniell; Female; Christening; 25 Mar 1637; Alconbury-Cum-Weston, Alconbury-Weston, Huntingdon, England; Batch: C16851-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N8G7-H97)

There is also a pattern of 16th and 17th cen. English names based on pagan gods. "16th Cen. Names from Classical History and Mythology" by Alys Mackyntoich (http://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2014/Alys_Mackyntoich/Names_from_Classical_History_and_Mythology.pdf) has English examples of:

Atlas
Hermes
Juno
Mercury
Minerva
Pallas

and others.

The submitter believes that these two patterns make it plausible (although admittedly unlikely) for a 16th/early 17th cen. Englishman to be named Beelzebub.

Hotfoot is an English surname dated to 1327 in Reaney & Wilson s.n. Hotfoot.

Commenters expressed great concern that this name is either offensive, due to its religious associations, or presumptuous, due to a claim to powers/identity with a supernatural entity. Questions of offense are reserved for Pelican and Laurel, and we feel that this question of presumption is likewise best addressed by Pelican after Society-wide commentary.


In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe,

Blue Tyger Herald.


OSCAR counts 7 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 3 New Alternate Names and 5 New Devices. These 16 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $48 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 17 items submitted on this letter.

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