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Calontir ILoI dated 2015-12-29


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: Eric Saint Leger -New Name & New Device

Quarterly lozengly gules and Or, and azure, an eagle displayed charged on the breast with a trefoil vert.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Eric - Eric Skynn, christened Mar 1587, Cornwall England, Batch C02222-4,

Saint Leger - Luc Saint Leger, christened 17 May 1614, Norfolk England, Batch C04904-1,

2: Geraint ap Hywel Glyndyfrdwy -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (reference to Glyndfrdwy or Owain Glyndwr) most important.
Culture (reference to Glyndfrdwy or Owain Glyndwr) most important.

Geraint - masculine given name. "the relationship between Dumnonian King Geraint and Saxon Bishop Adhelm." -- Shows Geraint as a character in the Mabinogion

ap - Welsh patronymic marker, "son of"

Hywel - masculine given name found in "Given names in the charters of the Abbey of Ystrad Marchell, 1176-1283" by Constanza of Thamesreach (Genny Grim), s.n. Hywel

The submitted spelling Hywel can be dated to c1275-c1325 at Cardiff University's "Welsh Prose 1300-1425"

Glyndyfrdwy - locative byname

"Dictionary of the Place-Names of Wales" by Owen & Morgan, s.n. Glyndyfrdwy gives the following period citations: Glynndyfyrdwy 1279, Glindou(er)do 1283, Glyndowerdwe 1334, Glyndyvyrdoy 1392, and Glyndyverdwy 1414.

3: Michael Reid -New Name

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

Michael - masculine given name, dated from 1550 to 1620 in "English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records: Michael" by Sara L. Uckelman known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael

Reid - surname found in Black, p. 687

Also: William Reid, Married: 21 Apr 1550, Place: Halifax, York, England, Batch Number: M00749-1

4: Rahil Isfahani -New Name & New Device

Per chevron ployee throughout gules and Or, two suns Or and a wolf salient gules.

Language (late period persian) most important.
Culture (late period persian) most important.

Rahil - feminine ism found in "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" by Da'ud ibn Auda :

Isfanhani - gerographical nisba meaning "of Isfahan" found in "Persian Masculine Names in the Nafah.ât al-uns" by Ursula Georges includes Is.fahânî among the bynames.

Examination of pattern in "Persian Feminine Names from the Safavid Period" by Ursula Georges shows that locative bynames were not necessarily feminized in Persian.

SENA Appendix C shows that Arabic and Persian names can be combined after 1100.

5: Russell of the Bushes -New Name & New Device

Or, a brown dog's head erased proper, a bordure vert semy of acorns Or.

Language (none given) most important.
Culture (none given) most important.
Meaning (of the bushes) most important.

Russell - client's legal given name on Nebraska driver license, attested by Dorcas Whitecap, Rufus Tenstone and Mongke Gal.

of the Bushes - byname, per SENA Appendix B.B.2. Locative Bynames from Generic Topographical Features

6: Titus Iustus de Nova Terra -New Name & New Device

Gules, on a mullet of eight points argent, an escarbuncle sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Iustus, with an) most important.

Titus - given name found in FamilySearch: Titus Jackes, male, buried 26 Jan 1584, St. Martin, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, Batch No. B05876-8 (

Iustus - surname based on <Justus> found in FamilySearch: Ann Justus, female, christened 18 Apr 1585, Egham, Surrey, England, Batch No. K09892-2 (

de Nova terra - byname found in "An Index to the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (mka Kathleen M. O'Brien), paper copy provided

To support spelling the surname with 'I' instead of 'J', consider these documents.

"An answere to the fifth part of Reportes lately set forth by Syr Edward Cooke ... Concerning the ancient & moderne municipall lawes of England, which do apperteyne to spirituall power & iurisdiction ... By a Catholicke deuyne", published in 1606 in England ( at p. 115 spells <Justus>, a saint and bishop of Rochester, as <Iustus>. Paper copy provided.

John Stow, 'Spirituall, or ecclesiasticall government', in A Survey of London. Reprinted From the Text of 1603, ed. C L Kingsford (Oxford, 1908), pp. 124-138 (, likewise uses, <Iustus> for <Justus>. Paper copy provided

7: Viga-Valr viligísl -New Device

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

Quarterly argent and gules, four annulets counterchanged.

8: Viktor von Wedel -New Name & New Device

Sable, in pale three pine trees blasted and eradicated argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Viktor von Wedel) most important.

Viktor - masculine given name found in St. Gabriel report 2194, which dates <Viktor> to 1356 in Russia and 15th-16th century in Poland.

von Wedel - locative byname found in Bahlow/Gentry, s.n. Wedel, p.596, Hasso von Wedel, a Pomeranian knight, 13th C.

Client strongly prefers the preposition <von> over <van>.

SENA Appendix C shows that German can be mixed with North Slavic, which includes Polish.

Commentary is due by 29 January 2016 either in OSCAR or via email to Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Mil gracias,

~Shandra Saker

OSCAR counts 7 Names and 6 Devices. There are a total of 13 items submitted on this letter.

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