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East LoI dated 2016-02-29

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 05-2016 LoAR

1: Alys Mackyntoich - New Heraldic Will

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2005, via the East.

I, [legal name redacted], known in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. ("SCA") as Alys Mackyntoich, state that, upon my death, all items registered solely to me with the SCA College of Heralds shall be released. At the present time, these items are:

Primary name: Alys Mackyntoich

Alternate name: Alays de Brantôme

Heraldic title: Ogress Herald

Device: Ermine, three chevronels braced and in chief two bears combattant gules

Badge: (Fieldless) A bear rampant gules charged with an ermine spot argent

Any items I register after the date of this Heraldic Will are to be included in this Heraldic Will, and released upon my death, unless I specifically so state otherwise in writing provided to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms.

The following items registered jointly shall, upon my death, revert wholly to [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Brunissende Dragonette:

Household name: Sisterhood of Saint Walburga

Badge: (Fieldless) A standing seraph gules, haloed and charged with a cup held to its breast Or

Signed with legal name and dated.


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2: An Dubhaigeainn, Barony of - Resub Badge

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

Per fess wavy azure and barry wavy argent and azure, a duck naiant contourny argent billed Or

This badge was returned on the Nov 2015 LoAR "for conflict with the device of Signý Ingadóttir: Per chevron ermine and purpure, in base a swan naiant contourny argent. There is one DC for the changes to the field. The position of the bird to chief here and to base in Signý's armory are forced, as neither bird can be in the other's space and thus does not bring a DC. While both swans and ducks are period charges, swans are much more common than ducks. In period emblazons it is often difficult, or impossible, to tell the difference between the two birds. Thus we do not grant a difference between the two."

A letter of permission to conflict from Signý is enclosed in the packet. It reads:

I, [redacted] known in the SCA as Signý Ingadóttir, give [redacted] known in the SCA as Violet Hughes, Herald for the Barony of An Dubhaigeainn, permission for the Barony's armory "Per fess wavy azure and barry wavy argent and azure, a duck naiant contourny argent billed Or" to look similar to, but not identical to, my armory, "Per chevron ermine and purpure, in base a swan naiant contourny argent". I understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once Barony of An Dubhaigeainn's armory is registered.

[Signed with legal name]

1/26/2016


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3: Antonii Machinevik - New Name & New Device

Or, a wolf dormant to sinister sable and a chief enarched vert

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Russian) most important.

Both elements are found in Wickenden's "Dictionary of Period Russian Names" (2nd Ed.) (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/)

Antonii is a given name found s.n. Antonii dated to "before 1147" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/a.html).

Machinevik is a patronymic byname dated to 1253 s.n. Machin (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/ma.html).

The pattern of a given name and a single patronymic in Russian is found throughout Wickenden and confirmed in Appendix A.


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4: Antonii Machinevik - New Alternate Name

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

Kenny Lockin of Logan

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (as close to submitted as possible) most important.

The submitter's primary name and device appear elsewhere on this letter.

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

Thomas Kenny; Male; Christening; 15 Mar 1584; SWANTON MORLEY, NORFOLK, ENGLAND; Batch: P01193-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NR87-X2G)
Elizabetha Kenny; Female; Christening; 20 May 1594; SWANTON MORLEY, NORFOLK, ENGLAND; Batch: P01193-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NR87-WLS)

Such surnames can be used as given names per the Sept. 2012 Cover Letter.

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

Frances Lockin; Female; Christening; 02 Apr 1589; BARKSTON, LINCOLN, ENGLAND; Batch: C02592-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NGZY-9GQ)
Robert Lockin; Male; Marriage; 31 May 1590; Roos, York, England; Batch: M00909-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NL6W-3JG)

Logan is a place in Scotland. Black s.n. Logan has de Logan dated to 1226. The "landis of Seres and Logan" are mentioned in a Scots-language document dated to 1483 in the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 (http://www.rps.ac.uk/mss/1483/3/79).

The pattern given name + surname + locative is found in both Scots and English per Appendix A. Scots and English are part of the same Language Group per Appendix C.

Kingdom commenters were concerned about presumption on the musician Kenny Loggins. We believe the added locative clears any potential presumption.


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5: Arne Ulrichsson - New Name & New Device

Per fess embattled gules and sable, three crosses fleury and an eagle Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (German and Swedish) most important.

Arne is a German given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Arne Kirssen; Male; Marriage; 15 Jul 1629; Katholisch, Stotzheim Euskirchen, Rheinland, Prussia; Batch: M94776-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JHKW-C46)

Ulrichsson is a byname found in Sweden in the Family Search Historical Records:

Matthias Ulrichsson; Male; Burial; 20 Mar 1636; Västerås, Västmanland, Sweden; Batch: B40695-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FKTH-G68)
Henricus Ulrichsson; Male; Christening; 15 Oct 1640; Tyska, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden; Batch: C01945-4 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FK2B-Q8F)

German can be combined with Scandinavian per Appendix C of SENA.


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6: Ayleth le Frye - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (14th cen. English) most important.
Culture (14th cen. English) most important.

Ayleth is found s.n. Ailith dated to 1332 in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyAG.html).

le Frye is a byname found in the Sussex Subsidy Roll of 1332, used by a woman: Matild' le Frye. 'Sussex subsidy of 1332: The rape of Arundel', in The Three Earliest Subsidies For the County of Sussex 1296, 1327, 1332, ed. William Hudson (London, 1910), pp. 253-269 (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/suss-record-soc/vol10/pp253-269)


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7: Brynjolfr Rorikssen - New Name & New Device

Quarterly argent and vert, a ram's head cabossed quarterly sable and argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.

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

Rorikssen is claimed to be a Danish patronymic for the son of Rorik. The submitter cites http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~medieval/danking.htm for the proposition that Rorik was the name of a ruler in Frisia, active until at least 873:

1. Rorik, ruler in Frisia. The annals refer to him as brother [AF 850, AX] or nepos [AB 850] of Harald ii. ... Rorik was still alive in 873 [AF], his last known appearance in the records.

Kingdom commenters were not able to document the byname in the requested form. The cited documentation almost certainly normalizes or modernizes names, and it provides no evidence for forming a patronymic using -sen.

Alys Ogress found Rorikessone as a Danish surname dated to 1411 in the Diplomatarium Danicum (http://diplomatarium.dk/dokument/14110729002). Bryniolff is found as a given name dated to 1409 in the same source (http://diplomatarium.dk/dokument/14090803002).

ffride wlffsdotter also found Rörikson dated to 1321 in a Latin document in the Diplomatarium Norvegicum (http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst.prl?b=6631&s=n&str=R_r_ks%).

Blue Tyger's office has reached out to the submitter to offer these alternatives. In the meanwhile, we are forwarding this name as submitted in the hope that Laurel commenters can document the desired spelling.


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8: Dragonship Haven, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1985, via the East.

Order of Freya's Cup

(Fieldless) A woman passant contourny holding a cup Or

This Order name is based on the pattern of naming Orders after saint + object, found in Juliana de Luna's "Medieval Secular Order Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/). Examples of this pattern include "Society of Saint George with the Pelican" (1444, Germany).

Order is one of the standard designators for Order names stated in Appendix E of SENA.

Precedent permits the use of pagan god names in Order where saint's names would be used. The June 2013 LoAR [A-East] says:

East, Kingdom of the. Order name Order of Artemis.

In August of 2005, the use of orders named after pagan deities and "saints" was allowed but ruled a step from period practice. Under SENA, there are no steps from period practice for names. Given that order names were derived from classical references (like the Golden Fleece) and from the names of saints, we will continue to allow order names to use the names of pagan gods and other figures that would have been venerated in those places that had order names.

Freya -- Freyja is the name of a Norse goddess. The Encyclopedia Britannica says:

Freyja, (Old Norse: "Lady"), most renowned of the Norse goddesses, who was the sister and female counterpart of Freyr and was in charge of love, fertility, battle, and death. Her father was Njörd, the sea god. Pigs were sacred to her, and she rode a boar with golden bristles. A chariot drawn by cats was another of her vehicles. It was Freyja's privilege to choose one-half of the heroes slain in battle for her great hall in the Fólkvangar (the god Odin took the other half to Valhalla). She possessed a famous necklace called Brísingamen, which the trickster god Loki stole and Heimdall, the gods' watchman, recovered. Greedy and lascivious, Freyja was also credited with the evil act of teaching witchcraft to the Aesir (a tribe of gods). Like the Egyptian goddess Isis and the Greek Aphrodite, Freyja traveled through the world seeking a lost husband and weeping tears of gold. She was also known by four nicknames -- Mardöll, Hörn, Gefn, and Syr.

(http://www.britannica.com/topic/Freyja)

Freya appears to be one of the modern Lingua Anglica forms of the name (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freyja).

A cup is a period heraldic charge, "found in the arms of de Argentine c.1244 [Asp2 216]" according to the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/cup/).

Order of Freya's Cup therefore should be a registerable Lingua Anglica form of the Order name.

The Barony has consented to add of Dragonship Haven if necessary to clear conflicts.


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9: Dragonship Haven, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1985, via the East.

Order of Saint Martin

Azure, on a sun argent a capital letter M azure

This Order name is based on the pattern of naming an order after a saint, found in Juliana de Luna's "Medieval Secular Order Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/) Example: 'Brotherhood of Saint Martin', Germany (1496)

Commenters are asked to address whether the real world Brotherhood of Saint Martin or the island of Saint Martin (or Sint Maarten) are significant enough to be protected from presumption.

The Barony has consented to add of Dragonship Haven if necessary to clear conflicts.

We believe that the charge on the sun is a Lombardic Capital M. See, for example: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/93/a7/3a/93a73ad9f286d770c06a285a10292a38.jpg


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10: Dragonship Haven, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1985, via the East.

(Fieldless) In saltire a pair of scissors and a smith's hammer argent

The hammer is blazoned as a smith's hammer per the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry. (http://mistholme.com/?s=hammer)


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11: Dragonship Haven, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1985, via the East.

Per fess wavy azure and barry wavy argent and azure, a hulk Or and in chief two clouds argent

This submission is to be associated with Keel, Order of the

Keel, Order of the was registered to the Barony in 6/91 via the East.


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12: Esa Gray - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Scottish, 12th century) most important.
Culture (Scottish, 12th century) most important.

Esa is a feminine personal name found in "List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/scottishfem.html), dated to 1330.

Gray is a surname found in Black s.n. Gray dated to 1327 and 1357 as an unmarked byname.

The pattern given name + surname is found in Scots per Appendix A.

Kingdom commenters were concerned with a possible conflict with Aislinn Grey (July 1989, Atlantia). We believe it is clear, but would welcome wider commentary.

Kingdom commenters were also concerned about possible presumption against Asa Gray, considered by some to be the most important botanist of the 19th century (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asa_Gray) (http://www.britannica.com/biography/Asa-Gray). We believe this name is visually and aurally very close, but whether the historical figure is important enough to protect is best left as a question for Pelican.


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13: Gelleys Jaffrey - New Device

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

Per bend sinister sable and azure, a bear statant erect sinister Or, grasping a glave argent


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14: Johannes Mikkinen - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2015, via the East.

Quarterly azure and sable, four wolves rampant argent


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15: Kiena Stiward - New Request for Name Reconsideration

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2006, via the East.

Kiena Stewart

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

The client's current name was submitted as 'Kiena Stewart' and was registered in September 2006 as 'Kiena Stiward' to match an authenticity request.

This is a request for reconsideration with updated documentation and dropping the authenticity request. She would like the name as originally submitted.

Kiena is found in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" ( http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/reaneyintro.html ) s.n. Kinna dated to 1180.

Stewart can be found in that spelling dated to 1372 in the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 (http://www.rps.ac.uk/mss/1372/3/13). This document is a ratification of a charter, and mentions one Henrico Stewart. Also, the "Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/stewart.html) dates the submitted spelling to 1409.


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16: Leifr Skáldason - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2014, via the East.

Argent, a trebuchet vert and a chief embattled gules


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17: Lijsbet van Catwiic - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2014, via the East.

Paly argent and purpure, a camelopard winged Or

We believe that the wings are sufficiently large as to allow a DC, bringing this badge clear of the device of K'Alan Taurwen (May 1980, Atenveldt): Vair en pointe, a giraffe statant proper [Giraffa camelopardis]. There is a DC for the field, a DC for the wings, and possibly a DC for the tincture of the camel.


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18: Lijsbet van Catwiic - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2014, via the East.

Pally of ten argent and purpure, a camelopard winged Or

I, [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Lijsbet van Catwiic, waive the full protection of my registered armory, "Pally of ten argent and purpure, a camelopard winged Or." I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is at least one countable step different from my registered armory. I understand that this permission can be withdraw by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

Signed and dated with legal name.


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19: Lottieri Malocchio - New Badge

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

Per chevron sable and gules, a tower between three decrescents argent


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20: Lyssa ingen Fháeláin - New Device

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

Vert, an owl displayed and in base a hunting horn Or

There is an SFPP for a non-eagle displayed.


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21: Magnus Thorfinnsson - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2014, via the East.

Per saltire arrondi azure and sable, in fess two ravens respectant Or


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22: Marieta Charay - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2011, via the East.

Azure, a leaf Or and in base two mice sejant erect respectant argent, a bordure Or

Marieta Charay's prior device, using a nearly identical design, was returned at Laurel, on the December 2014 LoAR, with the following explanation:

This device is returned for blurring the distinction between the primary and secondary charge groups. While this was blazoned as a primary leaf with secondary mice, the mice are big enough that it's not clear if the mice are secondary or co-primary with the leaf.

We believe the reason for return has been adequately addressed.


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23: Nadia Hart - New Name & New Device

Or, a badger rampant contourny sable marked argent holding in its forepaw a snake palewise vert, a bordure sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (like Nah-dee-a for given name) most important.
Spelling (Nadia for given name) most important.

Nadia is an English female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Nadia Korso; Female; Christening; 16 Feb 1601; St Michael's, Chester, Cheshire, England; Batch: C01399-8 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NL34-NWG)

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

Richd. Hart; Male; Christening; 13 Feb 1600; WILMSLOW, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND; Batch: P00968-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NYYC-C2N)


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24: Niall Gorm - New Name & New Device

Per bend argent and vert, a stag rampant contourny sable and a sword inverted argent

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

Niall is a Gaelic masculine given name dated to among other times 1467, 1484, 1493, and 1497, in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Niall.shtml).

Gorm is a Gaelic descriptive byname meaning "blue" dated to 1488 in the same source (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Gorm.shtml).


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25: Niall Gorm - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A stag rampant contourny argent charged with a sword inverted sable


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26: Remy le Bastard - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2014, via the East.

Sable, a pall gules fimbriated between three crescents horns outward and overall a double tressure Or


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27: Richard Holland - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of December 31, 2015 as submitted.

Azure, in pale three lions passant and on a chief Or three fleurs-de-lys azure

This device was returned at kingdom due to an altered shield shape. Submitter has provided new forms.

Correction to Device (2016-Mar-02 07:03:21): The Lions are passant guardant


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28: Rúadán mac Paidín - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2011, via the East.

Per bend sinister gules and sable, in bend a stag's head cabossed and a broad-arrow argent


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29: Sabiha al-Nahdiya - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2009, via Atenveldt.

Per pale wavy sable cruislly formy and argent semy of water bougets gules

We believe that this badge is not a conflict with the device of Carletta da Nicolosi (November 2011, Ansteorra): Per pale wavy sable crusilly fitchy argent and argent, three roses proper. There is an SC for a complete change of type of the primary charge group - there is an SC between crosses formy and crosses fitchy, and an SC between water bougets and roses.


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30: Tatiana Hopfen - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Tat-ee-anna for given name) most important.

Tatiana is the name of a saint/martyr found in an Italian publication from 1613, Catalogus sanctorum Italiae in Menses duodecim distributus: in quo vitae illorum ex particularium Ecclesiarum monumentis compendio describuntur, (https://books.google.com/books?id=j9xdu0nKhMAC) at p. 22. It can also be found in Le Vite de tutti i santi breuemente descritte per tutti i giorni dell'anno … by Chiesa cattolica, Girolamo Bardi, 1585, Tavola (Index), which shows Tatiana, mart. [martyr] 12 Gen., probably Gennaro (January) 12th. (https://books.google.com/books?id=ovfOiMI9TH8C&pg=PR52&dq=Tatiana&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjr-P-X3o7KAh VS9GMKHW6FB-MQ6AEIVzAH#v=onepage&q=Tatiana&f=false)

Hopfen is a German surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Anna Hopfen; Female; Marriage; 26 Jan 1606; Evangelisch, Landau In Pfalz Stadt, Pfalz, Bavaria; Batch: M97235-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J4BS-B7C)
Barbara Hopfen; Female; Christening; 07 Aug 1568; EVANGELISCH, HOHEBACH KUENZELSAU, JAGSTKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG; Batch: C92100-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N8W3-QVG)

Italian and German can be combined per Appendix C.


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31: Terren Tir - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Submitted as "Terren of TIR", the only documentation provided for this name was a letter from friends of the submitter attesting that he has used this name since 1972. TIR is written in all caps on the form and in the letter, which was confirmed by the submitter to be intentional. TIR is the name of the Viking long house he built.

In an e-mail with Alys Ogress/Pantheon, the submitter consented to Terren Tir if we are unable to document his requested byname as submitted.

Ogress managed to document Terren as a 16th cen. English surname, which can be used as a given name per the Sept. 2012 Cover Letter.

William Terren; Male; Marriage; 11 Feb 1594; Saint Margaret, Westminster, London, England; Batch: M00160-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V526-44B)

Tir is a variant spelling of Tyr, which is found in the Family Search Historical Records as a 16th cen. English surname:

Margaretam Tyr; Female; Marriage; 21 Nov 1558; Gimingham, Norfolk, England; Batch: M04497-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2PK-3L8)

The i/y swap in late period English is well-established.

Kingdom commenters were unable to document the name in the desired form. We are therefore forwarding this as the documented late-period English "Terren Tir" with the client's permission.


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32: Þorsteinn Hroðbjartsson - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (as submitted) most important.

Þórsteinn is a male given name found at p. 16 of Geirr Bassi, The Old Norse Name

Hróðbiartr is a header in Lind col. 582, the entry notes a 13th century Icelander Þorgeirr Hroðbiartz son (col. 583). A normalised Old Norse form, using a j as per Geirr Bassi's orthography, would be Hróðbjarts, and the patronymic form would be Hróðbjartsson. Appendix D permits the use of Geirr Bassi's standardized orthography.

The submitter prefers Þorsteinn Hroðbjartsson, without the acute accents on the o. "We can register Scandinavian names with or without accents, as long as this is done consistently throughout the entire name." [Valdis bjarki, 11/2014 LoAR, A-Artemisia].


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33: Tighearnán Blackwater - New Name Change & New Badge

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

Azure, a talbot's head erased ermine and a bordure checky gules and argent

Old Item: Tighearain Blackwater, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

The originally requested change was to Tighearnain Blackwater.

Tighearnain is the genitive form of the male Gaelic name Tighearnán, which is found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Tigernan.shtml) dated to 1201 and 1313.

Only nominative forms can be used for given names. The genitive form is the possessive form: "John's" instead of "John." Alys Ogress/Pantheon contacted the submitter, who consented to the correct nominative form of Tighearnán.

Blackwater is grandfathered to the submitter.

As submitted, the B&W version lacked ermine spots. While this is likely acceptable, a redraw, approved by the submitter, has been placed on the external Letter of Intent.


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34: Vivien de Valois - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 15th Century French.
Spelling (unspecified) most important.

Vivien is a given name dated to 1421, 1423, and 1438 found in found in "French Surnames from Paris, 1421, 1423 and 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423.html)

de Valois is a surname dated to 1421 in the same source.

As submitted, the form requested that the name be feminine and authentic for 12-14th Century French. Kingdom Commenters have noted that the given name is masculine, and have only been able to make the name authentic for the 15th Century, not 14th. Submitter has been contacted and has approved the name being masculine and authentic for the 15th Century.


This item was on the 05-2016 LoAR

35: Wynflæd aet Hamtunscir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (10th Century Saxon) most important.

Submitted as Wynflaed, that spelling could not be documented by Kingdom Commenters. Wynflæd is found in "Anglo-Saxon Wills" by Dorothy Whitelock, p. 11 (https://books.google.com/books?id=3U17qBxhkzcC&pg=PA10&lpg=PA10&dq=wynflaed&source=bl&ots=9lnWNzLv5i &sig=D2Ok8px5KPfG12PZS6EmMpRHGdk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwje4e6Al_vKAhVCOz4KHZQgAtUQ6AEIUTAM#v=onepage &q=) and is a header form in PASE.

Submitted as ae, this is a locative marker per SENA Appendix A. We believe this to be a typo, with "aet" being the correct spelling. The submitter has approved the change.

Hamtunscir is a byname dated to 755 in "The Real Countries of Britain" Oxford: Lennard Publishing. p. 61. ISBN: 1-85291071-2

Correction to Name (2016-Mar-03 17:03:13): The submitter has approved the change from "Wynflaed" to "Wynflæd".


In Service,


Yehuda ben Moshe


Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 12 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Alternate Name, 2 New Order Names, 12 New Devices and 10 New Badges. These 38 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $114 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device and 1 Resub Badge. These 2 items are not chargeable. OSCAR counts 1 Request for Name Reconsideration, 1 Blanket Permission to Conflict and 1 Heraldic Will. These 3 items may or may not require payment. There are a total of 43 items submitted on this letter.

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