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Middle ILoI dated 2016-01-15

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

Enclosed are the compiled submissions received in the month of December 2015. Commentary is due by February 15, 2016.

Calybrid

Escutcheon

1: Giovanni Andreas Faustus -New Household Name & New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Middle LoI of September 28, 2008 as submitted.

Drunken Chimera

Or, a Winged Chimera serjant erect sinister purpur a chief gules rayonny, three barrels argent hooped sable.

No changes.

The submitter states that they are an official camp at pennsic, and are submitting a name.

The submitter provided several sources for both the meaning of <Drunken>, and itś use as an adjective in the past. These include:

Drunken - Adjective intoxicated, given to drunkeness. Defined by Google.

"Diamon Drink": Ancient Greek and Roaman Explanations for Drunkenness by Steven W. Thompson Avondale College. This book elaborates that drunkenness is a part of the ritual honoring Dionysius.

Http://research.avondale.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1020&context=css

The submitter also provides several sources for Chimera, as a mythological monster.

Chimera- Noun, Greek mythological monster with the head of a lion, goat and head of a serpent on its tail. Defined by google.

The submitter includes a photo of a chimera, as depicted on a red-figure Apulian place, c. 350-340 B.C. (At Musee du Louvre)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_(mythology)#/media/File:Chimera_Apulia_Louvre_K362.jpg

Also, THe submitter submits a photo and notes that "Gold Reel", Possibly an ear stud, the Chimera is depicted on the inner band, Magna Graecia or Etruria, fourth century (At Musee du Louvre)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_(mythology)#/media/File:Pegasus_reel_louvre_Bj1887.jpg

The submitter also includes several sources that discuss the origin of the Chimera. These include:

A section of the Homeric Hymns to Apollo or Hymns to Hermes, Hymn 3 Card 364-370. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0138:hymn=3:card=349&highlight=chi mera


2: Hadley of Beckenham -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Hadley - This is the submitter's legal mundane name, as shown on her Driver's license, a copy of which was provided to Escutcheon.

of Beckenham - Beckenham is a parish and associated manor just outside of London, established prior to 1080.

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-kent/vol1/pp527-550


3: Lydia Wynne -New Name & New Device

Argent, a cat rampant sinister sable, a bordure vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Lydia - The submitter has attached a list of previously registered names containing <Lydia> as a byname from the O and A.

Wynne - The submitter has attached a list of previously registered names containing <Wynne> as a byname from the O and A.


4: Ronain Mac Duibh -New Name & New Device

Purpure, a crescent pendant argent charged with a cat's eye gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound ("Ronan MacDuff") most important.

Ronain - Index of Names in Irish Annals: Rónán by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan.

Shows the genitive form for both old irish and middle irish gaelic to be Rónáin.

Mac Duibh - Irish Names and Surnames by Rev Patrick Woulfe lists Mac Duibh - IV - M'Duffe, MacDuff, Duff, and by translation, Black; 'son of Dubh' (an irish personal name meaning 'black'). Besides the Irish families bearing this surname, there is a scottish clan Mac Duibh, of which the old Earls of Fife were the heads.

Escutcheon Note: Although on some screens the color scan of this device appears to show a blue background, the original paper copy was colored in crayola-style marker, and is most definitely purple.


5: Sóma Hjálmarsdóttir -New Name & New Device

Argent, a latin cross argent fimbriated sable and overall a heart gules enflamed proper.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Sóma is found in Viking Answer Ladyś Old Norse Womenś Names. She says it occurs in a runic form.

Hjálmarr is found in Viking Answer Ladyś Old Norse Menś Names.

The by name follows the rules on page 17 of Geirr Bassi.


6: Trevor Synklar -New Name & New Device

Per chevron sable and azure, a chevron Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

Trevar: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWQB-B5J

Batch number C02243-1, Trevar Hackly was christened on November 28, 1584 in St. Giles, Cripplegate, London.

Synklar: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NGJK-D2Q

Batch number Co2927-2 John Synklar was christened on May 30, 1577 in Horkstow, Lincolnshire, England.


7: Wulfwen atte Belle -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1994, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) Issuant from a boot sable a tentacle vert, maintaining a spoon fesswise Or.

Returned October 2015 LoAR:

Wulfwen atte Belle. Badge. (Fieldless) Issuant from a boot sable a tentacle vert maintaining a spoon fesswise Or.

This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters could not identify the spoon as such.

Commenters questioned the registerability of the tentacle. Although no evidence was presented of tentacles used as a charge in medieval heraldry, there is a pattern of animal limbs, such as jambes, wings or arms, used in medieval heraldry. Additionally, the tentacle here remains perfectly identifiable as such.



OSCAR counts 5 Names, 1 Household Name, 5 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 12 items submitted on this letter.

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