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Middle ILoI dated 2015-08-25

Greetings unto Edward Dragon, Konrad Rouge Scarpe, and the commenting Heralds of the Middle Kingdom.

Enclosed is the first batch of submissions received at Pennsic. Commentary is due September 25, 2015.

Calybrid

Escutcheon

1: Alessandra della Torre -New Name & New Device

Vert, a fox dormant argent and on a chief embattled per fess azure and argent a decrescent and a sun Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 16th Cent Florence.

Both Alessandra and della Torre can be found in Juliana de Luna's (Julia Smith) "Late Period Italian Women's Names" (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Florence.shtml).

The names in this article are primarily from the 16th century, but some are from the 15th century. Both names date to 1427 Florence as well: Alessandra can be found under the Feminine Given Names heading of the Florence section of the article (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Florence.shtml#FeminineGivenNames). della Torre can be found under the Family Names heading of the Florence section of the article (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Florence.shtml#FamilyNames).


2: Amalasuentha cognomento Cenusinda -New Name & New Device

Or, two boars statant respectant gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (The first two syllables of the given name) most important.

Amalasuentha was a Visigothic queen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amalasuntha, s.n. Amalasuntha), who lived from 490 to 534/535. Variant spellings of Amalasuntha are Amalasuentha, Amalaswintha, Amalasuintha, Amalswinthe and Amalasontha) The spelling <Amalasuentha> appears at p. 400 of the Gesta Veterum Francorum by Adrien de Valois published in 1646 (https://books.google.com/books?id=kiZfAAAAcAAJ).

The "byname" cognomento Cenusinda follows a pattern and uses an element from an Academy of Saint Gabriel report on 6th-10th c. Hispano-Gothic names at http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/1928.txt.


3: Anne Lynke -New Request for Name Reconsideration

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2006, via the Middle

Anno Lynke

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

This name was originally submitted as Anno Lynke, and registered in March 2006 as Anne Lynke, in response to an authenticity request. He is removing that request and asking that his name be restored to the originally submitted form.

From the March 2006 LoAR via the Middle: "Anne Lynke. Name change from holding name Erich of Tirnewydd.

Submitted as Anno Lynke, the submitter requested authenticity for German language/culture and accepted minor changes. As submitted, this name combines the Old High German Anno with the Middle High German Lynke; this is one step from period practice. As Fause Losenge explains, the name found as Anno in Old High German would be found as Anne in Middle High German due a weakening of the final -o in such names:

As OHG developed into MHG, the final <-o> of n-declension masculine nouns weakened to <-e>, <hano>, for instance, becoming <hane>; this change was nearly universal by the 11th century. [Richard von Kienle, Historische Laut- und Formenlehre des Deutschen (Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1969), §64] Masculine names in <-o> like <Otto> and <Hesso> were treated as nouns of the n-declension and followed the same historical course, so that OHG <Otto> became MHG <Otte>, <Hesso> became MHG <Hesse>, and so on. [Socin, p. 48].

We have changed the name to Anne Lynke, a fully Middle High German form, in order to fulfill the submitter's request for authenticity. We note that Anno Lynke is a reasonable Latin form of this name, but it is not consistent with a request for an authentic German name."

For further documentation of the given name as submitted: FamilySearch.org Historical Records: Anno Kieffer Female Christening 30 Nov 1582 EVANGELISCH, ESSLINGEN, NECKARKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG C94136-1 Anno Carll Marriage Male 06 Feb 1644 Sankt Paul Katholisch, Koeln Stadt, Rheinland,Prussia M96958-1


4: Aturdokht of Dark River and Elisabeta Fischer -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Aturdokht of Dark River) registered exactly as it appears in January of 2013, via the Middle
OSCAR is unable to find the name (Elisabeta Fischer) , either registered or submitted.

(Fieldless) A wyvern erect to sinister vert and a peacock sable, both enflamed proper, crossed at the necks.

The submitter has been made aware that the crossed neck postures of these critters may cause issue


5: Aturdokht of Dark River and Elisabeta Fischer -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Aturdokht of Dark River) registered exactly as it appears in January of 2013, via the Middle
OSCAR is unable to find the name (Elisabeta Fischer) , either registered or submitted.

(Fieldless) A wyvern vert enflamed proper charged on the tail with a pawprint argent.


6: Augustin the Dane -New Name & New Device

Argent a winged unicorn segreant contourny vert, charged on the shoulder with a mullet of four points argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (sound of Augustin) most important.

"Augustin" is found in "German Names from 1495" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/german1495.html in the list of masculine names s.n. "Augustin". Aryanhwy indicates on example of this spelling in Bernßfelden.

"the Dane" is a lingua anglica locative byname. Bahlow, "German Names" s.n. "Dehn" lists a surname meaning "the Dane". The citation says: "(Denmark's sphere of influence in the Middle Ages extended beyond the Eider River). Dene, Lüb., Ro., Greifswald, Stralsund, 1300-1400."

Submitter is most interested in the sound of the name "Augustin". Submitter will allow changes to "the Dane" if necessary for registration.


7: Cadwgan Faber -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2012, via the Middle

Argent, a chevron gules cotised between two chess rooks and a wyvern sable.


8: Dorian la Rousse -New Name & New Device

Argent, a butterfly purpure within an orle of morning glory vines azure slipped and leaved vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Dorian is a feminine French given name found in "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, and 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/paris1423.html) occurring 1 time.

la Rousse is a French byname found in Morlet Picardie p. 389, Ysabel la Rousse, 15th C. Submitter will not allow changes to the given name. Submitter will allow changes to the byname to preserve the desired meaning - "the Red", but does not want it to become "Rouge".


9: Elisabeta Fischer -New Name & New Device

Argent, a peacock close gules enflamed proper and on a chief embattled azure three polypuses argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Spelling most important.

Elisabeta was found in the FamilySearch Historical Records: Elisabeta Anstetterin died 17 Sep 1596 in Sindelfingen, Württemberg, Germany, Batch B00429-2.

Fischer is found in "16th-17th Century Hessian Given Names and Surnames" by Kunegundis filia Theoderici (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/kunegund/hessenames.html). Fischer is dated to ~1589. Fischer is also found in "German Names from 1495: Surnames A ? F" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/surnames1495a-g.html). Fischer is cited as four times as a byname with three citations occuring in Mergentheim, Sulme, Underngrießheim respectively. One citation of Fischer as a prepended byname is found in Offenheim.


10: Elisabeta Fischer -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A peacock close sable breathing fire proper.


11: Ella filia Eislinn -New Name & New Device

Sable, on a sun between three columbines slipped Or a doe's head cabossed sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Ella is dated to 1196 and 1200 in Reaney and Wilson s.n. Ella. filia is a standard Latin marker meaning daughter.

Eislinn the Patient is the registered name (11/82) of her mundane mother. A grandfather clause statement will be attached. The name is the sort of name that might well turn up in Latin contexts as an undeclinable name. If the spelling of the grandfathered element would have to be changed, she would prefer it to be returned.


12: Eoferwulf þráinsson -New Name & New Device

Argent, in pale two boars stantant gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Eofor/Eofer most important.) most important.

Eoferwulf is a given name found in PASE as a header dated to 5 different moneyers in the 10th century. (http://www.pase.ac.uk).

þráinsson - þráinn is found as masculine given name [Geirr Bassi] p. 17 s.n. þráinn Patronymic formed according [Geirr Bassi] p. 17 -nn > -ns Eample: Sveinn > Sveinsson

SENA Appendix C states that Old English and Scandinavian can be combined.

Submitter would prefer Eofor for the given name if it can be documented. Eofer is a name in Beowulf, the name of a Geatish warrior. However, we could not find evidence of it as an attested non-literary given name and we could not show evidence of the use of literary names in Old English.


13: Gaius Romilius Hadrianus -New Name & New Device

Argent, a chief embattled gules and a point pointed vert.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Gaius is a praenomen found in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html) Gaius is the cognomen of Gaius Fabius Hadrianus, a Roman administrator in 84 BCE. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaius_Fabius_Hadrianus).

Romilius can be found as the nomen of Titus Romilius Rocus Vaticanus in a list of state leaders in Europe in 451 BC in Europe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_state_leaders_in_451_BC). T. Romilius is mentioned as being a consul in Livy's history of Rome ( at p. 208 of Engl. translation: https://books.google.com/books?id=mn9JAAAAIAAJ)

Hadrianus is the praenomen of Gaius Fabius Hadrianus, a Roman administrator in 84 BCE. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaius_Fabius_Hadrianus). The elements that are most important to submitter are Gaius and Hadrianus; these are the two elements the submitter requires.


14: Geirny Eiriksdottir -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

[Geirr Bassi] shows both Geirný as a feminine name on p.10 and Eiríkr as a masculine name on p.9. The byname formation is on p.17; the name Eirikr changes the final r to s, then -dóttir is added. Norse names may be registered either with or without accents; she wants it without accents.


15: Genovefa Gueinniere -New Name & New Device

Purpure, a chevron checky gules and argent between a two butterflies and a rose slipped and leaved argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (gen-o-VEF-a) most important.

Genovefa is a female given name dated to "bef. 1120" in Normandy in Academy of St. Gabriel Report 3009 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/3009).

Genovefa also appears in a Latin language charter dated to 1195 in _Archives du diocese de Chartres, Volume 7, page 30 (https://books.google.com/books?id=i4RNAAAAMAAJ).

Gueinniere is found as a feminine byname in "Occupational By-Names in the 1292 Tax Role of Paris," by Colm Dubh (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/parisbynames.html). It appears as "gueinier (50), gueinniere (2), sheath/scabbard maker."


16: Halldórr Ókristini -New Name & New Device

Quarterly vert and sable, a tankard argent issuing flames of fire from its top, a bordure argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Old Norse with a mild preference towards Icelandic.
Meaning (Nickname (surname) meaning Heather.) most important.

Halldórr The Old Norse Name by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p 10, Masculin column as "Halldórr 17". The 17 next to the name indicates that it is found in the Book of Settlement (Landnámdók)

Ókristini - The Old Norse Name by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p 26, Section Nicknames: ókristini H heathen. The H next to the name indicates it is found in Heimskringla.

The April 2012 Cover Letter permits Old Norse bynames to be registered in capitalized form.


17: Hengist Hawardessune -New Name & New Device

Azure, a saltire wavy between four cross crosslets fitchy argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Hengist: The LoAR of March 2015 says: [T]he given name Hengist or Hengest appears to be a unique name, only used to refer to the legendary 5th century ruler. He is mentioned in Bede's Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum and the subsequent sources such as the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (or its Latin translation, the Chronicon). The spellings Hengest and Hengist are found in Middle English sources such as Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae (c.1140), Layamon's Brut (c.1400), and the Chronicle of Robert of Gloucester (14th-15th centuries). Therefore, Hengist can be registered as a Middle English name using the literary name allowance.

Hawardessune is a constructed patronymic byname: Haward dated to 931 charter in PASE (Haward and Hawerd both listed. 'Haward' is in Sawyer 416. Submitter prefers 'ard' spelling) (http://www.pase.ac.uk/pdb?dosp=VIEW_RECORDS&st=PERSON_NAME&value=9353&level=1&lbl=Hawerd). Old English Constructed -sune (son of Haward) per SENA Appendix A. The genitive Hawardes is formed regularly from a nominative Haward. (The genitive is required before -sune.)

According to Appendix C, Old English and Middle English elements may be mixed as long as the elements are within 500 years; these names should be within 500 years of each other, as that takes us down to 1431.


18: Hypatia of Crete -New Name & New Device

Per chevron sable and vert, a chevron and in base a wolf courant Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Hypatia from Crete) most important.

[Hypatia] is the given name of a feminine Platonic scholar in Alexandria Egypt around 4 A.D. Cited in numerous places including http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Biographies/Hypatia.html, which references T. L. Heath's _A History of Greek Mathematics_.

[Crete] is the lingua Anglica name form for the large Mediterranean island inhabited continually since the Bronze Age ( http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780195389661/obo-9780195389661-0071.xml;jsess ionid=71D1640A3D770E04292DF34EF6C63568).


19: Kagami Okikaze -New Name & New Device

Or, on a pale gules between six pellets each charged with a delf Or, a natural tiger's head affronty couped argent marked sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Oki sound most important, then culture) most important.

Kagami - Solveig Throndardottir's _Name Construction in Mediaeval Japan_, p. 319 gives this in the Historical Surname section dated to 1332.

Okikaze - Solveig Throndardottir's _Name Construction in Mediaeval Japan_, p. 352 among others has this as a historical masculine nanori dated to 1600

There is an SFPP for the natural tiger's Head.


20: Leofwyn Godwinesdohtor -New Name Change & Resub Device

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

Per bend vert and gules, four Thor's hammers in cross, conjoined at the hafts, argent

Old Item: Leofrun Godwinesdohtor, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Leofwynn is documented from the PASE (Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England)

database at

http://www.pase.ac.uk/pdb?dosp=VIEW_RECORDS&st=PERSON_NAME&value=14318&level=1&lbl=Leofwynn The women who appear in this prosopographic

listing include a benefactor of the New Minster at Winchester who appears in the The Liber Vitae of the New Minster, Winchester which was composed around 1031. Another was the wife and later widow of Æthelric who appears as the primary heir in his will dated in the tenth century (Sawyer 1501 at

http://www.anglo-saxons.net/hwaet/?do=seek&query=S+1501).

For -nn to -n

Anglo-Saxon Women's Names from Royal Charters by Marieke van de Dal

http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/marieke/anglosaxonfem/

Has:

Leofwen

Leofwen S-1527, probably before 1038; English

Leofwenne S-1489, 1023x1038; English

Godwinesdohtor - Anglo Saxon byname grandfathered to submitter.

Original submission returned on the March 2015 LoAR via the Middle.

Leofrun Godwinesdohtor. Device. Per bend gules and vert, a boar rampant Or and four Thor's hammers conjoined at the haft argent.

This device is returned for violating SENA A3D2c, Unity of Posture and Orientation, which states "A charge group in which postures for different charges must be blazoned individually will not be allowed without period examples of that combination of postures." The charges here are not in a unified arrangement, as the hammers in cross must be blazoned separately from the boar in order to adequately describe their orientation. Additionally, the arrangement of the hammers and their reduced size leads to reduced identifiability.


21: Leonardo Voltera -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Leonardo is found as a masculine given name in "Names in 15th Century Florence and her Dominions" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith))(http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/) Voltera as a placenanme can be found in Mercator's Place Names of Italy in 1554 Central Italy, (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/maridonna/mercator/center.html). Unmarked locative bynames in Italian are a pattern found in Appendix A of SENA.


22: Lucretia Marcella -New Name & New Device

Azure, a peacock between flaunches, a point pointed Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for First century Roman patrician.

The naming pattern used is taken from "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges. The form for first century AD women is Nomen + Cognomen. The desired Nomen is "Lucretia". It is a feminine form of Lucretius which is found in the list of nomina in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html.

The desired Cognomen is "Marcella". It is a feminine form of "Marcellus", which is found in list of cognomina in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html.

Note: Submitter would accept "Gemmina" if Lucretia is deemed unregistrable. This could alternately be redocumented as a Spanish name. Lucretia Velasquez, chr. 1590, Valladolid, Spain, batch C03183-3, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F591-29G Lucretia Margaride Ferer, chr. 1516, Gerona, Spain, batch C89274-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VW86-8LF Margarita Marcella, chr. 1577, Gerona, Spain, batch C89269-2, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFCJ-TLB Maria Anna Marcella, chr. 1580, Gerona, Spain, batch C89269-2, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFCV-QLK


23: Marguerite de Gradis -New Name & New Device

Azure, a bifurcated oak tree argent charged with eight mullets of six points gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling most important.

Marguerite can be found in Aryanwhy verch Catmael's "Names in the 1292 Paris Census" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/1292paris.pdf). Marguerite can be found in this source 69 times in this spelling.

Antonius de Gradis is a period name, found for example in https://books.google.com/books?id=c_NbAAAAcAAJ. If someone could pull all the data we need, that'd be awesome.


24: Mýrún Hrafnsdóttir -New Name & New Device

Per pale azure and argent, a griffin's head erased and a wolf's head erased respectant counterchanged and on a point pointed sable a M shaped rune argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity.
Sound (Sound for the Name, meaning of the Patronymic.) most important.

Geirr Bassi Haraldsson p. 13 gives Mýrún

Geirr Bassi Haraldsson p. 11: Hrafn + -dóttir per Patronymics page 17.


25: Obellius Bēstia -New Name & New Device

Gules, a pale between two bear's heads couped close respectant argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

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

Bēstia is a cognomen found on pp. 11 and 28 in "Sallust's Cataline" by Jared Scudder published by Allen Bacon, Boston, 1900, found on Google Books (https://books.google.com/books?id=UTsMAAAAIAAJ) Bestia is found at pp. 11 and 28, and it is a cognomen.

Client cares most about the "Bestia" element, in any position, in that spelling (with or without the macron over the e, though the macron is preferred). Client is flexible on everything else.


26: Olivier van den Woude -New Name & New Device

Or, a lynx rampant to sinister gules between three balances azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Oliver of the Wood) most important.

Olivier - Names from Dutch Records Between 1584-1585 by Aryanhwy merch Catmael http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch/vandermeulen.html gives this as a given name with 3 occurrences of this spelling

van den Woude - Names from Leyden, 1463-1464 by Sara L. Uckelman (Aryanhwy merch Catmael) http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch/15thcleyden.html gives van den Woude as a locative byname once, 'of the wood'


27: Reinhold Glier -New Name & New Badge

Gules, a key and on a chief Or an eagle displayed sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Reinhold is a gray-period German masculine given name found in the Family Search Historical Records: Reinhold Widerhold, Marriage, 29 Nov 1648, Evangelisch, Untersteinbach, Jagstkreis, Wuerttemberg , Batch M92278-1

Client's legal last name is Glier. Kentucky drivers licence, witnessed by Melodia Beaupel and Alisoun Metron Ariston.

Glier can also be attested as a German byname in Family Search Historical Records: Salome Glier Female Christening 18 Mar 1592 EVANGELISCH, HEILBRONN, NECKARKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG Father's Name Hanss Glier Batch C94699-2


28: René Rhéaume -New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and Or, all crusily moline, two lions combattant counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

René: p. 240 Morlet, Maire-Therese. Dictionaire Étymologique de Noms de Famille dated to 1569.

Rhéaume is a French Canadian family name, derived from a place name that we haven't quite been able to date back to the grey period. We ask for help. We found the Anglicized spelling Reames found in Reany&Wilson but he wants the French spelling. Rhéaume is a place name from France. The submitter will reluctantly accept his legal surname, which is spelled Rayome. Juliana Siren and Istvan Non Scripta saw his Kentucky drivers' license; the rest of his name does not resemble this submission.


29: Robert atte Northclyf -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2006, via the Middle

Vert, a fess checky azure and argent between a balance and an open book Or.


30: Róise inghean Uí Cheallaigh -New Name & New Device

Purpure, a tree blasted argent charged in base on the trunk with a cat sejant sable, a bordure argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Most interested in the correct sound of \) most important.

"Róise" is found in Index of Names in Irish Annals, by Mari neyn Bryan s.n. "Róis". http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Rois.shtml Mari writes: "Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) form: Róis, Róise, Rós" O'Brian associates the name with annalistic dates 1472, 1525, 1530, 1566, 1585, 1607

"inghean Uí" is the the correct Early Modern Irish form for "daughter of a male descendant of eponymous clan ancestor" found under "Clan Affiliation Byname" in "Quick andEasy Gaelic Names" by Sharon Krossa http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/

The epnoymous ancestor's name must be in the genitive case and lenited. Further the author writes: "Simple patronymic bynames and clan affiliation bynames are the two most common types of Gaelic byname found in medieval and early modern Ireland." "Cheallaigh": "Ceallaigh" is the genitive form of "Ceallach", which is found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals", by Mari neyn Bryan s.n. "Cellach Ceallach [Ogham: Qenilocas]". Mari writes that: "EarlyModern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form: Ceallaigh". "Lenition in Gaelic Naming: Step By Step" by Sharon L. Krossa indicates that the lenited form of "Ceallaigh" is "Cheallaigh". O'Brian associates the name with annalistic dates 658, 693, 705, 808, 813, 865, 868, 968, 971, 1079, 1105, 1106,1107, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1111, 1113, 1116, 1120, 1121, 1125, 1126, 1129, 1145, 1174, 1251, 1278, 1281, 1371, 1376 The closest conflict is Roise inghean ui Ruaidhri registered in September of 2001 (via Calontir).


31: Rowan Canterbury -New Name & New Device

Per bend engrailed argent and sable, an orca naiant sable marked argent and a skull argent, a bordure counterchanged.

No major changes.
Sound most important.

SENA Appendix A allows 16th c English Given names with unmarked patronymic bynames.

Rowan is a feminine given name found in Family Search: Rowan, Spouse's Name: Phillip, Date: 05 Nov 1581, Place: Madron, Cornwall, England, Batch M00169-1 (Copied from OSCAR) https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N22T-V5Q

Canterbury is an unmarked locative byname; this spelling is a header form in Watts _The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names_ and is dated to 1557 and is also found as an unmarked locative surname in Family Search: Johnn Canterbury; Male; Marriage; 06 Aug 1576; Mitcham, Surrey, England; Batch: M07152-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2B2-7JH)


32: Sighni Alvadottir -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2013, via the Middle

Per bend sinister azure and vert, a dragonfly bendwise argent and a garb Or.


33: Sofonisba Voltera -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Sofonisba: Female Renaissance painter <Sofonisba Anguissola>, born 1532 in Cremona, Italy. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1525226/Sofonisba-Anguissola) On p. 114 of "Women in Italian Renaissance Art: Gender, Representation, Identity" by Paola Tinagli (http://books.google.com/books?id=hMB_ysyXfhsC), the author quotes a Latin inscription in a 1554 portrait that spells the artist's name as Sophonisba Angussola. "Le vite de' piu eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori" by Giorgio Vasari, published in Italian in 1568 (http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5824760d/f285.image) refers to the artist as Sofonisba

Voltera - can be found in Mercator's Place Names of Italy in 1554 Central Italy, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/drafts/mercator.html

Note: The surname is grandfathered to the submitter's mother Artemisia Voltera registered in December of 2008 (via the Middle). [Relationship attested by Rouge Scarpe]


34: Sorcha Brecc ingen Donnchada -New Alternate Name

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Sorcha Brecc ingen Donnchada in April of 2000, via the Middle.

Sorcha ingen Donnchada

Submitter desires a feminine name.

"Sorcha" is grandfathered to the submitter by registration through the Middle Kingdom in April of 2000 (SENA, PN.1.B.g). "ingen Donnchada" (daughter of Donnchada) is a name phrase also grandfathered by registration through the Middle Kingdom in April of 2000 (SENA, PN.1.B.g). Submitter is dropping the name element "Brecc".

The closest conflict is submitter's registered name.

This should not be a conflict with Sorcha inghen uí Dhonnchaidh, A-Middle, Jul 2005 LoAR. Precedent says: Prior precedents concerning the difference between inghean and inghean Uí reflect the now-obsolete Rules for Submission, which stated that, "Two bynames of relationship are significantly different if the natures of the relationships or the objects of the relationships are significantly different." (in this case, a daughter rather than a relative of some ancestor). Under SENA, we no longer consider the nature of the relationship when determining conflict. Instead, the addition of a syllable (Uí) is enough to clear this conflict under PN.3.C.2, Substantial Change to One Syllable. [Caoilfhionn inghean Uí Fhaoláin, 4/2014, A-East]


35: Sorcha Brecc ingen Donnchada -New Device Change

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Sorcha Brecc ingen Donnchada in April of 2000, via the Middle.

Gules, three escallops inverted between two bendlets Or.

Old Item: Azure, three escallops inverted between two bendlets argent., to be retained as a badge.


36: Sorcha Brecc ingen Donnchada -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2000, via the Middle

Azure, a heron contourny and in chief three mullets argent.


37: Taisiia Volodimerna -New Name & New Device

Quarterly sable and gules, an elephant's head cabossed proper and in chief three Russian Orthodox crosses argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (Taisiia most important element) most important.

Tasisiia can be documented from A Dictionary of Period Russian Names by Paul Wickenden of Thanet, s.n. Taisiia (f) -- Taisiia, saint. 4th Century. [Buk 571] http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/t-u.html.

Byname under s.n. Vladimir has the female patronymic Volodimerna: Pat Vars (f): Volodimerna [from Volodimer] (Effim'ia Volodimerna, daughter of Great Prince Vladimir). 1138. [Lav 305] http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/vl-y.html

Her forename is that of a 4th century saint, her patronymic is dated 1138 with a disparity of greater than 500 years. The following precedent was found on potential problems of temporal disparity:

There was some discussion about the registerability of this name, since the dated examples for the given name and the byname have a temporal disparity of approximately 1400 years. The documentation for Turvon references a martyr who was a contemporary of the apostles. Given this information, the name Turvon falls into the category of a saint's name. As discussed in the September 2001 cover letter, a number of cultures had a tradition of giving their children the names of saints. Therefore, it is possible that this name remained in use long after Turvon's death, making this name registerable despite the temporal disparity in the name as documented. [Turvon Kuznetsov, 10/01, A-Atlantia]


38: Títos Photíos -New Name & New Device

Azure, two bendlets sinister between two phoenixes, a bordure Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Títos is found as a Greek (masculine) given name on a (probably) third century tomb

indexed in "Inscriptions of Aphrodisias". A transcription and a photograph of the tablet is

found on the page "2.312. Funerary inscription for Zotikos"

<http://insaph.kcl.ac.uk/iaph2007/iAph020312.html#edition>

The reference is in an attached file. The relevant transcription is

τὴν σ[ο]ρὸν καὶ

τὰς [εν αὐτῇ̣]

εἰσῶστας

κατε[σ]κεύασεν

Τίτος [·· ? ··] Αἴλιος

Ζωτ[ικ]ὸς̣ arabesque

εἰς ἣν σορὸν

τεθά[ vacat ]πται

Φίλητος καὶ

Ἀμμία τέκνα

τοῦ [?Αἰλίου]

Ζωτικοῦ

οὐδεὶς δὲ

[ἕτερος (κτλ.)]

Photíos is found as the second element of a masculine Greek name on a late 5th - 6th

Century tablet indexed in "Inscriptions of Aphrodisias". A transcription and a photograph of

the tablet is found on the page "5.10. i. Honours for Marcus Antonius Popillius Andronikos;

ii. Fl. Photios gives a gameboard".

<http://insaph.kcl.ac.uk/iaph2007/iAph050010.html#edition> The relevant inscription is the

second tablet.

The reference is in the attached file. The relevant Transcription is

cross ἐπὶ Φλ(αβίου)

Φωτίου

σχο(λαστικοῦ) cross

Translation: Under Flavius Photios, scholasticus.

The translation spelling is different from the transcript (and the photograph). The submitter

would prefer the spelling "Photíos" but would accept the transcript spelling "Photíou".

Accents may be changed as necessary for registration.


39: Turstanus the Huntesman -New Name & New Device

Sable, a dragon segreant argent sustaining to base a sun Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

Turstanus can be found as a masculine given name in Withycombe, s.n. Thuston, dated to 1086 in the Domesday Book.

Huntesman can be found as a byname in Reaney, _Dictionary of British Surnames_, s.n. Huntsman. John Huntesman is dated to 1348. We believe adding "the" (or "le") is reasonable for this occupational byname Submitter is willing to allow any changes provided the sound of the name is maintained.


40: Usami Yoshiro -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name on the Middle LoI of October 31, 2008 as submitted.

Per pale gules and sable, a dragon and a lion combattant, on a point pointed Or a fleur-de-lys sable

Old Item: Gules, a penguin close proper and on a chief engrailed Or three increscents gules., to be retained as a badge.

By precedent a point pointed removes the appearance of marshaling by impalement. [Decimus Modius Varro, A-Outlands, Jan 2013 LoAR]


41: Wendell of Dark River -New Name & New Device

Gyronny arrondi of twelve Or, azure, Or, and sable, on a chief argent two boars statant respectant azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Wendell most important) most important.

Wendell is a given name constructed from a family name; 16th cen. English surnames can be used as given names per the Sept. 2012 Cover Letter Wendell appears as a surname in "Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London: Surnames of English men & women" by Sara L. Uckelman 1 occurrence http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/london1582.html

of Dark River - Dark River, Shire of - This branch-name was registered in October of 1982 (via the Middle). Conflict checked.

Pattern is "Or, azure, Or, sable, Or, azure, Or, sable, Or, azure, Or, sable, Or, azure, Or, sable."


42: Wendell of Dark River -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A boar statant to sinister azure.



OSCAR counts 29 Names, 1 Name Change, 1 Alternate Name, 1 Request for Name Reconsideration, 29 Devices, 2 Device Changes and 6 Badges. There are a total of 69 items submitted on this letter.

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