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Calontir ILoI dated 2016-02-29


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: Amon Attwood -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2014, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) A lightning bolt bendwise Or, overall a round clockface argent numbered sable

2: Beatriu Samira -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of February 29, 2016 as submitted.

Per chevron argent and gules, semy-de-lys argent, two mullets of eight interlocking mascles purpure and a natural tiger rampant guardant Or marked sable.

3: Beatrix Bogenschutz -New Name & New Device

Vert, a griffin salient sustaining in it's claws an arrow reversed argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (bow shooter) most important.

Beatrix: Beatrix Rott, Christened 09 Nov 1585, Wuerttemberg, Germany, Batch: C94136-1,

Bogenschutz: Anna Bogenschutz, christened 07 Aug 1635, Wuerttemberg, Germany, Batch: C94103-1,

4: Caitilín inghean Uí Alasdrann -New Name

Caitilín - found ten times from years 1411-1592 in the "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan -

inghean Uí - The standard form of using an Irish clan affiliation byname for women according to "Quick and easy Gaelic Names" by Sharon L. Krossa -

Alasdrann - diminutive form of Alexander. It is found 17 times as a name from years 1465-1601 in the "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan -

5: Caoilte MacConnan of Clan O'hIongardail -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1990, via the Middle.

Per saltire sable and argent, a cross triparted flurry counterchanged.

"The book of St. Albans" by Dame Juliana Berners, 1496, with research from Joseph Haslewood, 1810, this edition dated 1966. Scanned images provided. digital version is of a facsimile dated 1881, which pagenates slightly differently from the scanned images provided. The two versions vary in spelling, so we leave it up to the college to determine the proper blazon.

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

6: Cecilia de Gatisbury -New Name & New Device

Per pale wavy argent and Or, two sprigs of borage flowered azure slipped and leaved vert.

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

Cecilia - feminine given name found in "Yorkshire Given Names from 1379" by Talan Gwynek.

The intro to the article states: "Thus, the entry Cecilia 57/80 means that the specific form Cecilia occurs 57 times, while its variants and diminutives occur another 23 times for a total of 80 instances of the name." The name is included in the article's list of feminine names.

de Gatisbury - surname found listed in the book "A descriptive catalogue of ancient deeds in the Public Record Office: prepared under the superintendence of the deputy keeper of the records, Volume 1 by the Great Britain Public Record Office" Paper copies included. 9i&sig=CIEw9xckBLwaAIvdxPx0pjWwg1U&hl=en&ei=eQ2aTJSgO5OjnQeLrJT6Dg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&re snum=1&ved=0CBIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Gatisbury&f=false

On p417 the book has the entry: "C. 322. Release by Richard de Gatisbury, son of Richard de Gatisbury, knight, to his lord, Sir Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke, of all his right in a moiety of a mill, land, and 4s. yearly rent in Westmeln. Hertford, Sunday after St. Cuthbert, 11 Edward II." Edward II of England reigned from 1307 to 1327. The 11th year of his reign would have been 1317.

de Gatisbury also found listed in the book "A calendar of the feet of fines for Suffolk by the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History". Paper copies included. Jg&sig=nGLT2_jg6pes3Ell0vWLgr8TMos&hl=en&ei=eQ2aTJSgO5OjnQeLrJT6Dg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&re snum=4&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Gatisbury&f=false

On p142 the book has the entry: "46 Adam son of Richard de Gatisbury v. Richard de Gatisbury of the manor of Preditone" This is dated 11 Edward II.

7: Darius van Delphin -New Name & New Device

Azure, a paul vairy en pointe Or and purpure, overall a dragon displayed maintaining in each hind foot a mullet argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (none given) most important.
Language (15C/16C German) most important.
Culture (15C/16C German) most important.

Darius: Dauzat pg 176 under Darius "Darius (Finistère, etc.) Darrius forme adaptée Daire (que a d'autres valeurs [vi cenom]) n. de bapt. (etc n de fam.) en usage tardivement d'après des pesonnages de l'Antiquité. Peut repréenter aussi (sud-ouest) un originaire d'Aarrious (Hautes - Pyréenees) - From adopted Daire (another meaning [see this/that name]) baptismal name (and family name) used/usage late/past by people in antiguity. Possibly also/as (southwest) origin d'Artious (High Pyrénees)

Darius: Morlet "Les Noms" pg. 79 Darius por cenom, voir N.PG 11, 396 mais un nom gaulois - for the name see N.P. G 11, 396 but a name of Gaul

van - client stated usage by non nobility - nobility used von

Delphin - Brechenmacher pg 288 under Delphin s. Dauphin 1360 Jon Delphin Ratsherr z u

Per SENA App. C, German/French combinations are registerable.

Note from client: The mullets are NOT intended to be two tinctures, it was clip-art the the client found and used.

8: Gustav Jamesson and Almedha of Anglesey -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Gustav Jamesson) registered exactly as it appears in December of 1991, via Calontir.
OSCAR finds the name (Almedha of Anglesey) registered exactly as it appears in July of 2001, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) An owl-headed cockatrice displayed azure

9: Hugo van Harlo -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Ansteorra LoI of July 31, 2015 as submitted.

(Fieldless) a cockerel's head couped sable, beaked, langued combed and wattled Or

10: Ivan Geirsson -New Name & New Device

Sable, three demi-lions Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Per SENA App. C - Russian name elements may be combined with Scandinavian/Norse name elements.

Ivan - found on page 125 of "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet, 3rd edition. Ivan - masculine variant of Ioann, which is the russianization of "John".

Geirsson - patronymic form of Geirr, found on page 10 of "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson.

11: Ki no Kotori -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2008, via Calontir.

Maria Katerina von Adlerhof

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.
Language (16 C Austria) most important.
Culture (16 C Austria) most important.

Maria - feminine given name dated to 16th century Germany

<Maria Helffinger Träyer> born 1559, buried 14 Nov 1634, Lipperspach, Germany. Batch no. B93412-2

Katerina - feminine given name found 1 time, dated to 1350 in "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" by Talan Gwynek

von - German locative preposition

Adlerhof - constructed locative meaning "eagle court" or "eagle yard". From German "adler" eagle, "hof" courtyard. This pattern is supported by the following place names found in "German Place Names from a 16th C Czech Register: Medieval to Modern index" by Sara L. Uckelman known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael Paper copies attached.

Creutz hof, Creutzhoef - "Cross court"

Gunpershof - unknown meaning

Waldhof, Wallhoef - "Forest yard" (a forest clearing?)

Waltershoff - "Forester's yard"

Wiedenhoff - "Willows yard". Weide is grassland, pasture, willow

12: Konstantia Kaloethina -New Badge

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

Azure, a bordure gyronny argent and sable.

13: Mæva Dagsdóttir -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2004, via Calontir.

Vert, on a sinister wing displayed argent, a trefoil vert

14: Rén Jié -New Name & New Device

Argent conjoined in fess an Oriental dragon glissant palewise countorny gules and a Chinese maiden statant afronty proper crined and vested sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Chinese) most important.
Culture (Yan and Ming Dynasties) most important.
Spelling (none given) most important.

Rén 任 - family name. Rén Renfa 任仁发 (1254-1327) was a Chinese painter at the Yuan court.

"Chinese painting: Five Dynasties (907-960) and Ten Kingdoms (902-978)" by Jerome Silbergeld.

Paper copies attached.

"Rén Renfa: An Engineer Who Loved Painting" documents the painter having lived from 1254 to 1327.

Paper copies attached.

Jié 傑 - given name. Chu Chieh 楚傑 was a minor court official dated to 1545 on page 620, and Liu Chieh 劉傑 , another minor court official dated to 1441 on page 1446, both in "Dictionary of Ming Biography, 1368-1644, volume II" edited by L. Carrington Goodrich and Chaoying Fang

Paper copies attached.

Transliteration of 任傑 to Rén Jié is according to the Hanyu Pinyin Romanization system. The "Dictionary of Ming Biography, 1368-1644" was published in 1976, before Hanyu Pinyin was made standard, and uses an "incomplete" version of the Wade-Giles, omitting both the diacritical marks and the superscript numbers necessary to distinguish specific pronunciation. Thus, the name Chieh in this source is documentation for the submitted name Jié.

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

15: Sigurðr skrifari -New Name & New Device

Or, a cross azure, overall a raven displayed maintaining a bow and a quill pen gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Viking) most important.
Culture (Viking) most important.
Meaning (Writer) most important.

Siguðr - Geir Bassi "The Old Norse Name" pg 14 column 2 - 17 instances

skrifari - Geir T. Zoëga "A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic" Clarendon Press, Oxford pg 381 Occupational byname meaning "painter/writer". Found online skrifari, m. (1) painter; (2) writer, transcriber (klerkr ok s.).

16: Svala Eiriksdottir -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Svala - given name GB page 15

Eiriksdottir - patronymic based on Eiriker, GB page 11

Patronymic formed according to rules on GB page 17

17: Vitoria d'Aires -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (none given) most important.
Culture (none given) most important.

Both name elements found in "Portuguese Names from Lisbon, 1565: by Aryanhwy merch Catmael.

Vitoria - feminine given name -

d'Aires - surname -

18: Vǫlu-Ingibiorg -New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Volu-Ingibiorg in June of 2015, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) in pale, a roundel conjoined to a chalice Or

(Fieldless) a chalice sustaining a roundel Or. (Blazon given by the client.)

19: William Schlagendonner -New Name & New Device

Per fess gules and azure, in pale, two arrows fesswise Or and two hammers fesswise argent

Language (German) most important.
Culture (German) most important.
Meaning (combining "smite" and "thunder") most important.

William - legal given name, driver license viewed and attested by Dorcas Whitecap, Harrier Herald; Modar Neznanich, Volk Herald; and Jadwiga Marina Majewska, Purple Cat Herald.

Schlagendonner - constructed byname meaning "smite the noisy person", based on the following:

[Bahlow/Gentry], 2nd ed. p445 - sn Schlagenhauf shows "Schlagenhauf [smite the army]: Bav.-Aust.Sentence n. for reckless persons, (Haufe = army, crowd), cf. Schlagenteufel, Schlagintweit (Bav.,Aust.). In Brünn 1365 Slahinhaufen. This was also the name of a dinner companion of Luther. With Umlaut Shehinhauf : Schleehauf in Würt." Schlagenteufel could mean "smite the devil".

ibid, p83 - sn Donner(er) see Donderer. sn Donder(er), Dundrer, Daunderer (UGer.): a "thunderer", a noisy person. Hans der Dunre 1384 Villingen (with firebrand in his coat of arms)

See attached page for 5 names from that support the pattern <Schlagen-X>.

Commentary is due by 27 March 2016 either in OSCAR or via email to Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Mil gracias,

~Shandra Saker

OSCAR counts 10 Names, 1 Alternate Name, 10 Devices and 5 Badges. There are a total of 26 items submitted on this letter.

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