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East LoI dated 2015-09-30

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

It is the intent of the College of Heralds of the East Kingdom to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

1: Alesone Gray of Cranlegh - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2009, via the East

Rogue Panda

No changes.

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

Rogue Garcia Rodriguez; Male, Christening; 26 Sep 1593; SANTA MARIA LA MAYOR, TORDESILLAS, VALLADOLID, SPAIN; Batch: C87369-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5W5-277)

Panda is a byname also found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Francisco Togro Panda; Male; Christening; 10 Mar 1592; San Martin de Tours, Traspinedo, Valladolid, Spain; Batch C87386-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5WY-B5P)

Additionally, Panda is grandfathered to the submitter who previously registered Ama Panda as an alternate name [Alesone Gray of Cranlegh, A-East, Jul 2014 LoAR]

The submitter has one primary name and two other alternate names registered. She is permitted a total of six names. With this registration and the other alternate name submitted on this LoI she will have a total of five if both are registered.


This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

2: Alesone Gray of Cranlegh - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2009, via the East

Wendye Layde

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

Wendye is a 16th cen. English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Margaret Wendye; Event Date: 10 Feb 1583; Babraham, Cambridge, England; Batch Number: M13405-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVCR-2BJ)
Mary Wendye; Female; Christening; 06 Jul 1595, Christening Place: Lydd, Kent, England; Batch Number: C03361-8 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JW3T-78J)

16th English surnames can be used as given names per the September 2012 Cover Letter. Supporting the use of this particular surname as a given name can also be found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Wendy Oxford; Male; Christening; 24 Sep 1615; HARSTON, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND; Batch: C13087-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NB8Y-3P2)

The submitter wants the spelling with the terminal 'e' as found in the surname documents.

Layde is a byname also found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Tomasin Layde; Male; Christening; 04 May 1636; ST BRIDE FLEET ST ,LONDON,LONDON,ENGLAND; Batch Number C02242-3 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLNJ-BQ1)

The submitter has one primary name and two other alternate names registered. She is permitted a total of six names. With this registration and the other alternate name submitted on this LoI she will have a total of five if both are registered.

Submitter was made a Lady of the Eastern Court on 2/28/2009 (http://op.eastkingdom.org/Alpha/Prec_a.htm) and is therefore entitled to use a variant of "Lady" in her name.


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3: Allaster del Blair - New Name & New Device

Or, a chevron engrailed gules between two fox's paws sable and a fox's mask gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Blair as byname family name) most important.
Spelling (as submitted) most important.

Allaster is a male given name found 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/) s.n. Alexander dated to 1607.

del Blair is a byname found in Black, Surnames of Scotland s.n. Blair dated to 1215.

Both name elements are Scots, so there can be as much as 500 years between the elements under SENA PN.2.C.2.a.

The design of the paws comes from arms dated to 1520 found at p. 90 of Bedingfeld and Gwynn-Jones, Heraldry. The image is below. They clearly are some sort of mammal paws. Kingdom commenters suggested, based on the DBA, that the charges may actually be lion's jambs or seal's claws. Since the submitter's arms also contain a fox's mask, he would like them blazoned as fox's paws if possible.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2015-09-21/10-40-44_19-50-04_Allaster_Paws.JPG


This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

4: Anne de Basillon - New Name & New Device

Argent, on a pale azure between a dog and a cat combatant sable a rapier argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Anne is a French female given name found in "Names from Artois, 1601" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/1601fem.html).

de Basillon appears in Les grandes annales et histoire générale de France, dès la venue des Francs en Gaule jusques au règne du roy très-chrestien Henry III, Tome 2, published in 1579 (http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k63862332/f1324.image). The relevant passage states:

". . . les seigneurs de Grandmot, d'Andoins, de Benac, de Caumont, de Basillon & autres Aquitaniques . . ."

which translates roughly as:

" . . . the lords of Grandmot, Andoins, Benac, Caumont and Basillon, and other places of Aquitaine . . . "

The submitter very much wanted the byname Bisaillon, but the consulting herald was unable to find that name in period. (Yes, she checked Family Search <g>). Kingdom commenters were unable to find it, either. If it can be documented, the submitter requests a change to that byname.


This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

5: Anton LaFlamme de Saint Aubin - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2000, via the East

(Fieldless) On a flame Or an ant azure


This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

6: Arnóra Bjólfsdóttir - New Name & New Device

Sable a sun and on a chief Or two bees sable

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

Arnóra is female given name found on page 7 of Geirr Bassi.

Bjólfsdóttir is the patronymic form of the given name Bjólfr. Bjólfr is found on page 8 of Geirr Bassi.

This was originally submitted as "Arnóra Bjólfrsdóttir". During Kingdom commentary ffride wlffsdotter pointed out that the nominative "Bjólfr" becomes "Bjólfs" in the genitive case. The submitter approved the change.

We believe this is clear of Arnthora Eyulfsdottir (A-Middle, Aug 1992 LoAR) with the addition of a syllable in the byname.


This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

7: Arnulf de Saint-Aubin dit le Crespe - New Name & New Device

Sable, a ram's head caboshed and on a chief Or three mullets of five points pierced azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (dit le Crespe - curly-haired) most important.

Arnulf is a personal name found in "Carolingian Masculine and Feminine Names from c. 700 - c. 900 AD" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/other/carolingian.html).

de Saint-Aubin is a locative byname found in "DRAFT: Names in the 1292 Census of Paris (May 2013)" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/1292paris.pdf) at p. 94.

le Crespe is a descriptive byname meaning "the curly[-haired]" found in is a locative byname found in "DRAFT: Names in the 1292 Census of Paris (May 2013)" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/1292paris.pdf) at p. 140.

The pattern given + byname + dit byname for French is found in SENA Appendix A.

We believe that "Carolingian" is considered French, and therefore the time gap between the given name and the other name elements is not a problem.

Just to be sure, the Latinized Arnulfus appears in "Masculine Given Names in Morlet, Étude d'anthroponymie picarde" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/picardemasc.html) s.n. Ernoul dated to 1234 and 1245. This should eliminate any potential temporal issues.


This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

8: Astrid Olafsdotter - Resub Name Change From Holding Name

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

Old Item: Astrid of Eisental, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (As-trid) most important.

The submitter's original name, Astrid Olafsdatter, was returned on the June 2001 LoAR (R-East) with the following explanation:

This is in aural conflict with Astrith Ulfsdottir. For the resubmission it would be useful to know whether she wants a Viking-era Old Norse name or a later-period Norwegian, Danish or Swedish name. The current submission is late period Danish/Swedish, but the documentation and submission forms are vague on this point.

Her device has been registered under the holding name Astrid of Eisental.

The submitter believes that, under SENA, this name no longer conflicts with Astrith Ulfsdottir because of substantial changes in the sound and appearance of the names -- specifically, Olafsdotter has one more syllable than Ulfsdottir.

Astrid is a female given name found in the SMP:

sn Astridh: Astrid j Stodænna dated to 1388 (http://130.238.4.107/SMP/pdf/Astridh.pdf)

Olafsdotter appears in the same source:

sn Benedikta: Beynktæ Olafsdotter dated to 1420 (http://130.238.4.107/SMP/pdf/Benedikta.pdf)

sn Ingridh: Ingridh Olafsdotter dated to 1381 (http://130.238.4.107/SMP/pdf/ingridh.pdf)

If necessary to clear any conflict, the submitter agrees to add the locative byname of Berg. Berg, Norway is a place name appearing in Landnámabók, per "Place-Names in Landnámabók" by Talan Gwynek (http://my.stratos.net/~bmscott/Landnamabok_Place-Names.html) and, according to the submitter, the modern name of the place as well. As there are several modern places in Norway named Berg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berg), the submitter's assertion seems plausible. The submitter prefers the Lingua Anglica of Berg.


This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

9: Ástriðr Læknir - New Name Change

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

Old Item: Caterina di Luca, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Last name to mean 'doctor, healer') most important.

Ástriðr is a female given name found in Geirr Bassi page 8.

Læknir is a byname found in Lind, Norsk-Isländska Personbinamn från Medeltiden, cols 249-250. It is from the verb lækna meaning "doctor, healer."

Caterina di Luca was registered on the May 2015 LoAR (A-East). We do not know why OSCAR is not picking it up.


This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

10: Charitye Dale - New Alternate Name

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

Agneis Dale

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Agneis is a female given name dated to 1419 from Names from "15th Century English Chancery Documents by" Alys Mackyntoich. (http://st-walburga.aspiringluddite.com/docs/NamesFrom1thCcenChanceryDocuments.pdf)

Dale is a surname from "Surnames in 15th Century York" by Karen Larsdatter (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/york15/surnames-alphabetical.htm)


This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

11: Cristina Volpina - New Name Change & New Device

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

Bendy gules and argent, on a chief Or a capital letter V sable.

Old Item: Cristina la Zingara, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.

Cristina is a female given name found in "Names from Sixteenth Century Venice" by Juliana de Luna (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/16thcvenice.html).

Volpina is Veronese surname found in a 16th Century Italian Armorial "Insignia nobilium Veronensium, Vicentinorum" (BSB Cod.icon. 276), dated 1550-1555, page 63r (http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0000/bsb00001423/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&id=00001423 &seite=129).

The submitter provided multiple examples of the letter 'V', rendered in the same hand/style, in Italian armory.

Image 1 is from "Insignia urbium Italiae septentrionalis: Nobilium Mediolanensium", BSB Cod.icon. 270, p. 414r

(http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001430/images/index.html?id=00001430&groesser=&fip=eaya xsewqxdsydxdsydeayaww&no=&seite=837).

Image 2 is from "Insignia Venetorum nobilium III (IP-Z):, BSB Cod.icon. 273, p. 149r (http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001420/images/index.html?id=00001420&groesser=&fip=eaya xsewqxdsydxdsydeayaww&no=&seite=301).

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2015-09-21/11-14-25_11-24-56_Cristina_Volpina_1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2015-09-21/11-14-26_11-24-56_Cristina_Volpina_2.jpg


This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

12: Cristina Volpina - New Household Name & New Badge

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

House of Lucky Stars

Purpure, three mullets of seven points Or, one and two.

The pattern for a household name based on a person's full name is found on the March 2013 Cover Letter (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/03/13-03cl.html):

From Pelican: Some Name Resources (An Ongoing Series)

English household names are often derived from personal names. As with other household patterns in English, the pattern is X('s) House or House of X, not House X. Household names derived from people's names in English take a couple of forms. The most common household name uses the individual's full name, like þe hous of Julyane huxster or sir Henry Percy house (both period examples from Sharon Krossa's "A Brief, Incomplete, and Rather Stopgap Article about European Household and Other Group Names Before 1600" (http://medievalscotland.org/names/eurohouseholds/).

Additionally, in the registration of "House of Hammer Fall", it was ruled:

Submitted as Hammer Fall House, the Letter of Intent documented this as a household named after a person's full name. Although we do have evidence of households named after people, and Hammer Fall was documented as a full name, we have only have a single example of the pattern full name + house, sir Henry Percy house, which has the pattern title + given name + byname + house. One example does not a pattern make. Without further evidence to show that this construction is plausible, we cannot register this household name as submitted.

We note that a more common pattern is House of given name + surname. The submitter has allowed a change to House of Hammer Fall. We have made this change in order to register this household name. [Brigit inghean ui Dhomhnaill, A-East, Nov 2014 LoAR]

Lucky - Lucki is an English given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Lucki Sander; Marriage; 1611; Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England; Batch: M05949-3 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N68H-VYX)

Lucky is also a 16th cen. English surname which can be used as a given name per the Sept. 2012 Cover Letter:

Jane Lucky; Christening; 04 Oct 1593; Cornwall, England; Batch: C02252-3 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWN7-CBJ)

Stars is an English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Edmund Stars; Christening; 18 Jan 1561; London, England; Batch: C02273-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWQ5-62Z)


This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

13: Cristina Volpina - New Badge

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

Gules, a Norse sun cross Or.

This submission is to be associated with Shimazu Akame

Shimazu Akame is an alternate name registered to Cristina la Zingara in June of 2013 (via the East). Cristina la Zingara's name change to Cristina Volpina appears elsewhere on this letter.


This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

14: Donovan Shinnock - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2004, via the East

Rogue Espada

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Rogue is a 16th Century Spanish male given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Rogue Garcia Rodriguez; Male, Christening; 26 Sep 1593; SANTA MARIA LA MAYOR, TORDESILLAS, VALLADOLID, SPAIN; Batch: C87369-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5W5-277)

Espada is a Gray Period Spanish byname also found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Fabian Espada Espada; Male; Christening; 25 Jul 1601; NUESTRA SENORA LA ANTIGUA, VALLADOLID, VALLADOLID, SPAIN; Batch C87386-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5QF-P4C)


This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

15: Egill Illugason - New Name & New Device

Argent, a gurges azure and a bordure gules semy of bezants

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (given name Egill) most important.

Egill is an Old Norse male given name found in Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name at p. 9.

Illugi is a male given name found in Geirr Bassi at p. 12. The patronymic becomes Illugason.


This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

16: Ellynor Redpath - New Name & New Device

Azure, on a bend enarched between two thistles argent three roses gules

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

Ellynor is a female given name found in "Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/engfemlondon1582.html).

Redpath is a surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Elizabeth Redpath; Female; Burial; 21 Oct 1641; St. Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex, England; Batch: B02857-5 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JCVG-XZN)
Robert Redpath; Male; Marriage; 27 Aug 1637; St. Bride Fleet Street, London, England; Batch: M01959-9 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJZ2-F9N)


This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

17: Halldóra Sviðbalka - New Name & New Device

Argent, a peacock in his pride proper and a bordure engrailed vert

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Hal-dor-a) most important.

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

Sviðbalka -- "The Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions," by Lindorm Eriksson (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/mental.htm#start) gives Sviðbalki as a male descriptive byname meaning "trouble-maker" dated to c. 1000. The female form appears to be Sviðbalka, based on Geirr Bassi. The submitter allows all changes necessary to put the byname in feminine form.

The April 2012 Cover Letter permits Old Norse descriptive bynames to be registered either capitalized or uncapitalized.


This item was on the 12-2015 LoAR

18: Jocelyn Wolf le Queynte - New Name & New Device

Paly azure and argent, two increscents and a sun issuant from base Or

Meaning (wolf and 'wise, clever') most important.
Spelling (Jocelyn) most important.

Jocelyn - Jocelin is an English name dated to 1199 in Withycombe (3rd Ed.) s.n. Jocelyn. The i/y switch in English is well-established.

Wolf is a surname found in "An Index to the 1296 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Rutland, England" by Karen Larsdatter (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Rutland/bynamesalphabetically.htm).

le Queynte is a byname meaning "wise, clever, prudent" dated to 1280 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. queint(e) (adj.): William le Queynte de Paris.


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19: Kay of Wynterset - New Name & New Device

Or, a wolf passant contourny sable and in chief a sun azure

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Kay is an English female given name found in "Something Rich and Strange: "Undocumentable" Names From The IGI Parish Records" by Alys Mackyntoich (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/SomethingRichandStrange.html) s.n. Kay dated to 1616, 1622, 1625 and 1638.

Wynterset, Stronghold of is an SCA branch-name, registered in June of 2002 (via Æthelmearc).

The name the submitter really wanted was Kaydia bint Kadr, but neither the consulting heralds nor Juliana de Luna were able to document either element of this name (or anything close to it acceptable to the submitter) to period. If such documentation can be found by commenters, she would like the submitted name changed to that.


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20: Marie D'Agincourt - New Name & New Device

Marie D'Agincourt

Per pall argent, purpure, and azure, a cinquefoil vert and two icosahedra argent

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

Marie is a female given name found in "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423.html).

Agincourt - Webster's Geographical Dictionary Page 12 lists Village, Pas-de-Calais dept. N. France, 33 mi. WNW of Arras, scene of victory of Henry V of England over a larger force of French, demonstrating effectiveness of warfare by Archers against heavily armed Feudal array Oct. 25, 1415.

Dagincourt is found as a byname without the apostrophe dated to 1469 s.n. Agincourt in "DRAFT: Bynames in Medieval France" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/frenchbynames.pdf)

The pattern given + locative using d'X when the locative starts with a vowel is found in Appendix A of SENA for French.


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21: Mikkel Bíldr - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of April 07, 2015 as submitted.

Sable, in pale a mannaz rune and a mastless drakkar within an orle argent

This is a resubmission of Sable, a drakkar masted of a mannaz rune within an annulet argent returned in the April 2015 LOD with the following explanation:

The original blazon for the device mis-identified the annulet as an orle. An orle, like a bordure, follows the edge of the shield. This device must be returned, however, for confilct with the device of Runa Ragnarsdóttir (September 1997, Caid): Sable, a drakkar argent. There is only a single DC for the addition of the annulet.

The rune is no longer connected to the drakkar.

Kingdom commenters questioned whether this should be blazoned as a "drakkar" or as a "hulk". As the blazon of it as a "drakkar" seems important to the submitter, we have blazoned it as a "mastless drakkar".

Correction to Device (2015-Oct-09 20:10:51): This device is new to Laurel. The action type is in error on the LoI.


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22: Nāşir ibn Makkī - New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted azure and sable, a triquetra inverted and in chief a reremouse argent

Nāşir is a male given name found in "Arabic Names from al-Andalus: Masculine isms" by Juliana de Luna (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/alandalus/mascism.html)

ibn Makkī is a patronymic byname from the given name Makkī found in "Arabic Names from al-Andalus: Masculine isms" by Juliana de Luna (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/alandalus/mascism.html).

The patronymic pattern [given name] ibn [given name] is supported by the above cited article and Appendix A of SENA


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23: Nicola Pavone - New Name & New Device

Per chevron vert and azure, two peacock feathers and a hand mirror Or, glassed argent.

No major changes.
Sound (given name chosen for sound) most important.
Meaning (Surname meaning 'peacock') most important.

Nicola is an Italian given name documented to 14th-17th centuries in Academy of St. Gabriel Report #2631 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2631+0).

Pavone - Francesco Pavone was a Jesuit priest, the author of various theological texts in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. A photocopy of the title page from his 1639 book "Delle meditationi delle virtu teologali, fede, speranza e carita," showing his name as Francesco Pavone di Catanzaro, was provided by the submitter. (https://books.google.com/books?id=KMAsAAAAYAAJ).

Florio's 1611 Italian/English Dictionary defines pauóne as meaning "peacock." The Dictionary uses 'u' for 'v'. (http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/florio/search/377r.html).

Surnames derived from birds are commonly found in 16th century Italy. For example, a mid-16th cen. Italian armorial roll includes the surnames Stornello (starling), Piccioni (pigeon) and Galli (roosters).

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2015-09-21/11-25-23_22-56-12_Nicola_Doc2.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2015-09-21/11-25-24_22-56-15_Nicola_Doc3.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2015-09-21/11-25-25_22-56-16_Nicola_Doc4.jpg


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24: Norðfjǫrðr, Shire of - New Branch Name & New Device

Azure, two mountains couped and a drakkar, on a chief argent three laurel wreaths vert

No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Meaning Iceland 11-13th C.
Sound most important.
Meaning (North Fjord, Northern part of NY above Hudson River) most important.

Originally submitted as "Nordenfjord". The submitters indicated that they will accept variations on the name, including "Norden Fjord" or "Norðenfjorð"[sic].

The submitted form of the name could not be documented. In Kingdom commentary, ffride wilfsdotter found documentation for several alternatives, including the Old Icelandic form:

Norðfjǫrðr appears in "Place-Names in Landnámabók" by Talan Gwynek (http://my.stratos.net/~bmscott/Landnamabok_Place-Names.html).

The Shire was consulted and chose the Old Icelandc form.

A dated petition signed by the officers of the incipient shire is included in the packet.

Kingdom commenters questioned if the mountains were too small compared to the ship to be treated as primary charges. Given that the chief reduces the available space, and the normal increase in size of the bottom-most charge in a 2-and-1 arrangement, we believe this emblazon is acceptable and the three charges are all primaries.

A dated petition signed by the officers of the incipient shire is included in the packet.


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25: Odo Sosnin - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Kievian Slav) most important.

Odo is a male given name dated to 1563 from "Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section O" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/o.html).

Sosnin is a descriptive byname meaning "pine" from "Botanical Bynames in Medieval Russia" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet dated to 1564 (http://goldschp.net/archive/plantnames.html).


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26: Robert Langeschwert - New Name & New Device

Gules, two bears paws addorsed sable

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

Robert is a male given name found in Germany in the Family Search Historical Records:

Robert Von Der Hegen; Male; Christening; 27 Mar 1605; SANKT LAMBERTUS KATHOLISCH, DUESSELDORF STADT, RHEINLAND, PRUSSIA; Batch: C98832-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N8GL-D8V)

Langeschwert is a German surname dated to 1307 found in Bahlow (Gentry trans.) s.n. Schwertfirm

Bears paws are a charge found in German heraldry. Examples can be found in throughout Johann Siebmacher's Wappenbuch published in 1605. The submitter is using the precise arrangement of charges found in the arms of Von Gleichen ("Argent, two bears paws addorsed sable"), Plate 145 (http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_145_Siebmacher.htm). The same plate also features the arms of Die Stangen, which use a single bear paw as a charge.

The Individually Attested Pattern of black charges on red fields in German heraldry was previously ruled acceptable in the July 2010 LoAR:

Murienne l'aloiere. Device. Gules, three furisons sable.

The use of complex sable charges on a gules field in German armory, when they are the primary charge group and the sole charges in the device, was more than adequately documented for this submission.

However, just to be complete, the following examples are also taken from Siebmacher:

Von Gaffron ("Gules, in fess two horns sable.") from Plate 52 (http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_52_Siebmacher.htm)

Von Iornitz ("Gules, a mullet of six points between two wings addorsed sable.") from Plate 52 (http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_52_Siebmacher.htm)

Die Aver von Tobel ("Gules, in pale three horns fesswise reversed sable.") from Plate 80 (http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_80_Siebmacher.htm)

Die Holtznowsker ("Gules, a wing sable terminating in a bird's foot Or.") from Plate 76 (http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_76_Siebmacher.htm)

In addition, on side 74r of a manuscript catalogued and digitized by the Bavarian State Library under the name Wappenbuch - BSB Cod.icon. 392 d, which contains the bound manuscript BSB Hss. Cod.icon. 392d, dated to the first half of the sixteenth century and believed to derive from southern Germany, one can find a coat which shows "Gules, three Moor's heads contourny sable, heads bound with scarves argent and a bordure Or." (http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0001/bsb00018706/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&id=00018706 &seite=215)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2015-09-21/11-33-06_12-34-37_Siebmacher145.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2015-09-21/11-33-06_12-34-37_Siebmacher52.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2015-09-21/11-33-07_12-34-37_Siebmacher80.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2015-09-21/11-33-07_12-34-38_Siebmacher76.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2015-09-21/11-33-07_19-21-19_Moors_Heads.JPG


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27: Sorcha inghean Uí Néill - New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2008, via the East

Silver Cat House

Azure, a cat sejant argent within an annulet Or hurty

This household name is based on the pattern color + animal found in inn and tavern signs, as set out in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "English Sign Names" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/inn/). This article gives examples such as Grayhorse (2 Hen. VII), Whytehorse (1312) and White Hart (1450).

An inn named Sign of the Cat is dated 1636 in "Comparison of Inn/Shop/House names found London 1473-1600 with those found in the ten shires surrounding London in 1636" by Margaret Makafee (http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~grm/signs-1485-1636.html).

The spelling cat is found from c. 1225 onwards in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. cat (n.).

The spelling silver is found c. 1466 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. silver (adj.).


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28: Sorcha inghean Uí Néill - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2008, via the East

Azure, on a pale azure fimbriated between two seahorses combattant a garb Or between two escallops argent


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29: Thobiasz Bogdanowicz - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2008, via the East

Per pale sable and gules, a camel statant and a bordure argent semy of roundels counterchanged


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30: Þorbiǫrn Ormsson - New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and vert, a lightning bolt fesswise and a bear's head affronty erased argent

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

Þorbiǫrn is documented in "Viking Names found in Landnámabók by by Aryanhwy merch Catmael as the name of a 9th century settler colonizing Iceland. (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html) This spelling, or Anglicized spellings are equally acceptable to the submitter.

Ormsson is a patronymic surname from the given name Ormr according to "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html) Ormr is also documented as a masculine given name of a 9th century settler in "Viking Names found in Landnámabók by by Aryanhwy merch Catmael ((http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html).

As originally submitted to Kingdom, the device blurred the line between "per fess" and "a chief". The submitter provided this redrawn emblazon which fixes the problem.

There is an SFPP for the use of a lightning bolt not a part of a thunderbolt.


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31: Torfi Járnhnefi - New Name & New Device

Argent, in saltire two axes, on a point pointed purpure a clenched sinister gauntlet Or and on a chief purpure three Thor's hammers Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (iron fist, but not iron hand) most important.

Torfi - Geirr Bassi p. 15 lists Torfi as a masculine name appearing 7 times

Járnhnefi is a constructed byname intended to mean "iron fist", following a pattern of Viking Era Norse bynames "iron X" where X is a body part. Geir Bassi p. 24 lists several bynames following this pattern:

Járnauga - iron-eye
Járnhauss - iron skull
Járnbúkr - iron-torso

The Viking Answer Lady website lists Hnefi as a name, possibly a byname, meaning "fist, hand". (http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#h)

Submitter and consulting herald are not certain of the grammar of the byname and will accept any changes that allow the meaning "iron fist" (not "iron hand") so as to preserve the cant.

In Kingdom commentary, ffride wlfsdotter provided the following additional documentation for "hnefi" as a byname:

"Tilnavne i den islandske oldlitteratur by Finnur Jónsson" (http://heimskringla.no/wiki/Tilnavne:_Legemet) has:

hnefi, Ráðbarðr Fas., sagnhist. `Næve'.

[Ráðbarðr hnefi. [source abbreviation I can't figure out], legendary history. "Fist".]

Note that Ráðbarðr is a legendary 7th century king (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A1%C3%B0bar%C3%B0r)


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32: `Aziza al-Shiraziyya - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (`Aziza) most important.

`Aziza is an Arabic female given name found in "Jewish Women's Names in an Arab Context: Names from the Geniza of Cairo" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/geniza.html).

al-Shiraziyya is the feminine form of the Arabic byname al-Shiraz, which is found in "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" by Da'ud ibn Auda (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm) as a byname meaning "of Shiraz."

We believe this name is clear of the potential conflict with "Azza al-Shiraziyya" identified by OSCAR, with an additional syllable in the first element.


In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe,

Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 17 New Names, 2 New Name Changes, 4 New Alternate Names, 2 New Household Names, 1 New Branch Name, 19 New Devices and 4 New Badges. These 49 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $147 for them. OSCAR counts 1 New Holding Name Change. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Name Change and 1 Resub Device. These 3 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 52 items submitted on this letter.

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