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Calontir Calon ILoI dated 2015-10-31


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: Ana Elena de Castil -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of September 30, 2015 as submitted.

Sable, on a chevron throughout gules fimbriated between two eagles a cross of Santiago Or.

2: Bartholomew Thorpe -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (none given) most important.

Bartholomew - Dictionary of English Christian Names 3rd edition, Withycombe; pg 43 under Bartholomew (m), not in use in England before Conquest, very common 12th C onwards Bartholomew HR 1273

Thorp - Dictionary of English Surnames Reaney & Wilson; pg 445 under Thorpe, Thorpe, Tharp; from places named Thorp(e) or residence or outlying dairy-farm (OE Þorp) William in le Thorp 1327 SR06

3: Bridget Edan -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1988, via the Middle.

Or, a triskelion of horses' heads between three holly leavies in annulo vert

Resubmitted device returned 4/2015: Or, in pale a horse's head couped contourny and a horse's head couped inverted, conjoined at the necks, between three holly leaves in annulo vert.

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 horse's heads here are not in a unified arrangement as they are neither in the same posture/orientation nor in any standard heraldic arrangement that includes orientation.

There is a step from period practice for use of charges in annulo (the leaves) that are not in their default palewise orientation.

Original device returned 8/2009: Counter-ermine, on a bend sinister argent a sea-horse contourny between two holly leaves vert.

This device conflicts with the device of Helene Noel de Montbeliart, Gules ermined argent, on a bend sinister argent three holly sprigs palewise vert fructed argent. There is a single CD for the field. While there is significant difference between a holly leaf and a holly sprig, Section X.4.j.ii requires that there be substantial difference for us to grant a CD based only on the change of type of tertiary charge. Only one third of the tertiary group has substantially changed type, from holly sprig to sea-horse. There is not a second CD for orientation between a sprig and a single leaf.

It is also a conflict with the device of Thérèse de Merc, Counter-ermine, on a bend sinister Or three oak leaves palewise vert. Precedent states, "Prior Laurel precedent (December 1993 LoAR, p. 12) does not grant a CD between oak leaves and holly leaves." [Kynda of Hollyoak, April 1994, R-East] Therefore, there is a single CD for the change of tincture of the primary charge, but no CD for changing only the orientation of the tertiary charges. There is no CD for changing one leaf to a seahorse, since section X.4.j of the Rules for Submission requires that changes be made to the entire group.

4: Emma Ness -Resub Name

Sound (Emma Ness) most important.

Emma - feminine given name, dated to 1471 in Kent and Staffordshire, found in English Names found in Brass Inscriptions by Julian Goodwyn

Ness - unmarked surname dated to 1450, found in Black S.N. Ness (1)

Previous submission Emma Marthokys withdrawn by sumbitter from 9/30/2015 letter as it was incorrectly constructed:

5: Fuyume Rasa Inuhara -New Name Change

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

Old Item: Aífe ingen uí Chanainn, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Japanese Heian period or earlier.
Meaning (1st name- Winter woman, 2nd- sword lady, last- dog/wolf meadow) most important.

All elements from Name Construction in Medieval Japan by Solveig Throndardottir. (on form in a table format, hard to translate into Oscar, see images for a copy of the original documentation)

Name, page, reading, period, date, meaning, notes

Fuyume (female name), pg 128, Fuyu, Hei'an, 1183, [woman], under thematic winter

Fuyume, (female name), pg 375, ---, Hei'an, 1147, ---, shoumin commoner - under historical feminine names

Sa (female name), pg 195, SA, Hei'an, 1183, Beauty & [lady], ---, thematic- melifup(?) support and - re Samiko

Ra (female name), pg 289, RA, uncertain, 1600, sword, under ethics - good

Inuhara (surname), pg 173, inu, Hei'an, 1183, Meadow, under thematic - dog

Inuhara (surname), pg 319, ---, Hei'an, 1147, ---, dog plain, historic surnames

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

6: Goldcorn Moon -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2015, via Calontir.

Azure, a decrescent moon argent and bordure Or seme of sparks azure

7: Hirakawa Saburou Kagetora -New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and Or, two roundels and three wolves teeth issuant from desxter and as many from sinister counterchanged argent and sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Japanese) most important.
Culture (Japanese) most important.

Hirakawa - family name taken from geographical area around Edo Castile, used from 1336 to end of period. Documented in "hirakawa House, Kawakami-gun and Kirakawa Village" by Keilchi Shimizu. Paper copy received. (in Japanese)

Summary of documentation:

Hirakawa Village was founded by a branch of the Hisaoya family in 1336 as a base of a fortress called Murasaki-jo. After its founding, this branch of the family that ruled from this fortress took the name Hirakawa. The family temple was called Soto Kannon, and some graves can be found there. A tower built nearby in the Muromachi period is now sometimes referred to as "the tombstone of Hirakawa family history" by scholars, and still today some graves bearing the Hirakawa name can be found near it.

Saburou - yobina meaning "third son", found in Name Construction in Medieval Japan - Revised Edition by Solveig Throndardottir, pages 212 & 372, dated to 1572.

Kagetora - nanori meaning "Shadow Tiger", found in Name Construction in Medieval Japan - Revised Edition by Solveig Throndardottir, pages 171, 182 & 336, dated to 1600.

8: Lochie Cameron of Kinross -New Name & New Device

Purpure, two swords in saltire, between two annulets and two thistles argent

Language (Scottish) most important.
Culture (Scottish) most important.

Lochie - submitter's legal name and utilized per SENA B.2.3. "Legal Name Allowance" Copy of driver's license provided.

Cameron - surname found in Black's The Surnames of Scotland, s.n. Cameron, entry dates "Johannes de Caneron, presbyter and canon of St. Andrews, who petitioned for office of prior of Lochleven, 1421 (Wyntoun, Chronicle, i, p. xxiv), may be John Cameroun who was prepositus of the Collegiate Church of Linclowdane, 1425 (Soltre, p. 295). Another John Cameron appears as burgess of Aberdeen, 1434 (CRA., p.5)." It also notes a William Camerron in 1470.

Kinross - locative surname, location (Parish) in Scottland noted on various websites including:,, and

This spelling is found in period names from

Lilias Kinross, Christening, 06 Dec 1587 Dunfermline, Scotland, Batch: C10012-1,

William Kinross, Christening, 04 Aug 1585, Dunfermline, Scotland, Batch: C10012-1,

9: Marcella of Forgotten Sea -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2003, via Calontir.

Gules, a cockatrice displayed Or sustaining a needle bendwise argent threaded vert

Badge to be jointly owned with Alexandra Vazquez de Granada

10: Rianorix of Forgotten Sea -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of October 31, 2015 as submitted.

Sable, a cross doubly-cotissed Or.

Original submission (Sable, a cross cotissed Or.) returned at Kingdom for conflict with Gaius Marcellus Liberius Auklandus, registered 1980 via the West: Sable, on a cross cotised Or, a sun gules. Item 14

11: Uaithne ighean uí Ruaíre -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister wavy azure and argent, a decrescent argent and a trescel of spirals vert

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

Uaithne - OCM, p. 174, s.n. Uaithne, describes this as both a feminine and masculine given name, possibly derived from uainide "greenish", but in the later middle ages, more probably taken from the tribal name Uaithne. The entry mentions several historical persons of the name, including Uaithne (or Uainide) mac Donnubáin (died 982), and other undated royals.

Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Uaithne" [] gives Uaithne as the normalized Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form and counts two individuals of the name in the years 1466 and 1510.

uí Ruaíre - St. Gabriel Report 1661 "A member of this clan [Rairc] would have been known in Gaelic as Sibéal inghean ui Rairc".

12: Úlfr Þorgrimsson -New Name & New Device

Gyronny, argent and azure, a sword argent hilted sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (13th C Icelandic Viking) most important.

Úlfr - masculine given name found in Viking Names found in Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael

Þorgrimsson - constructed byname meaning "Þorgrimr's son" per

Þorgrimr - masculine given name found in Viking Names found in Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael

Note: Ulfr Thorgrimsson was registered in December of 1986, was changed to Padraig O Maoilriain in June of 1995. so it should be free for the submitter to register as there is no note about keeping as an alternate name.

13: Zafara Baabur -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in February of 2016, via Calontir.

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

Both elements are documented in Academy of St. Gabriel report #3324

Zafara - listed as the name of a slave girl dated to 1496

Wagner, Klaus, Regesto de documentos del Archivo de protocolos de Sevilla referentes a judíos y moros, (Sevilla: Universidad de Sevilla 1978) pg 72, entry number 313.

Baabur - byname meaning "song of the dove" or "to sing like a dove"

Labarta, Ana, La Onomástica de los Moriscos Valencianos (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, 1987) pg 126.

14: Zaneta Baseggio -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2012, via Calontir.

Clara Brown

Clara Brown: christening; 04 Nov 1593; Ryther, York, England; Batch P01708-1;

Commentary is due by 29 November 2015 either in OSCAR or via email to Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Mil gracias,

~Shandra Saker

OSCAR counts 6 Names, 2 Name Changes, 1 Alternate Name, 8 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 18 items submitted on this letter.

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