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East LoI dated 2016-05-27

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 08-2016 LoAR

1: Akiyama Kintsune - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Japanese (no time period given).
Language (Japanese) most important.
Culture (Japanese) most important.

Akiyama is a surname found in Name Construction in Medieval Japan by Solveig Throndardottir, at pp. 128, 145 and 315, dated to 1600, with the meaning "Autumn Mountain."

Kintsune appears as an undated pre-1600 form in "Japanese Formal Masculine Given Names" by Solveig Throndardottir and the Academy of Saint Gabriel (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/solveig/nanori/nanorik.html).

Kingdom commenters were unable to determine if this name is authentic.


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

2: Bardolph Karlson - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

The submitter originally requested that the name be authentic for 12th Century Anglo-Saxon, however no documentation in support of this request was provided. In conversation with Alys Pantheon, the submitter withdrew the authenticity request and instead asked that the name be registered as close to the submitted form as possible.

Bardolph is a gray-period English surname dated to 1634 in Bardsley s.n. Bardolph. Such surnames can be used as given names per the Sept. 2012 Cover Letter.

Carlson is found as a gray-period English surname in Family Search:

Golfridus Carlson; Male; Christening; 27 Feb 1631; BREAGE, CORNWALL, ENGLAND; Batch: P01554-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLFM-LJH)

The C/K switch is common in late period English. For example, both Katherine and Catherine, and Catherin and Katherin are found s.n. Katherine in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/parishes/parishes.html).


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

3: Bess Brechin - New Name & New Device

Gules on a saltire argent between four maple leaves Or, five gouttes gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Scots) most important.
Culture (Scots) most important.

Bess is a female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records for Scotland:

Bess Crage; Female; Christening; 10 Jun 1577; PERTH, PERTH, SCOTLAND; Batch: C11387-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQWQ-LM5)

Brechin is a Scots place name found s.n. Brechin with this spelling dated to 1568 and 1571 in "Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue" by Aryahnhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/brechin.html). Appendix A shows the use of unmarked place names as surnames in Scots.


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

4: Cristina Volpina - Resub Badge

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

Gules, on a bezant a sun-cross gules

The submitter's name was registered on the December 2015 LoAR.

The submitter's original badge, Gules, a Norse sun cross Or, was returned on the December 2015 LoAR for conflict with the device of László Rózsa: Per fess azure and gules, a wheel Or. As we do not grant difference for the number of spokes in a wheel, there was no DC between the primary charges. The only DC was for changing the field.

This redesign is intended to clear the conflict.

Kingdom commenters were concerned that if rotated 45 degrees this badge resembles the X-Men logo (see image). As we do not normally find conflict or presumption by rotation, we believe it is clear of the logo, even if the logo is deemed important enough to protect. We also feel this design is sufficiently different from the logo as to not be obtrusively modern.

Kingdom commenters were also concerned about the possibility of conflict with the important non-SCA arms of Holy Roman Empire, Arch-Steward of the: Gules, an orb Or. There is a DC for the addition of a tertiary charge group. By precedent, there is at least a DC between an orb and a roundel [Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, A-Caid, May 2010 LoAR].

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2016-05-18/18-40-19_13-07-27_X-men-logo.png


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

5: Dietrich of Timis - New Device

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

Sable, a tower conjoined to a fence extending to sinister and on a chief argent an eagle vert

This form of fence is listed as "accepted" in the on line Pic Dic (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/fence/).

Period armory has examples of towers conjoined to walls. (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/tower/)


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

6: Dragonship Haven, Barony of - New Guild Name

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

Worshipful Company of Artificers

Worshipful Company is a pattern seen in guild names in English. For example, the "worshipfull Company of Clothworkers" is mentioned at p. 93 of The Survey of London: Contayning the Orignall, Increase, Moderne Estate, and Government of that City, Methodically Set Downe (https://books.google.com/books?id=UONBAQAAMAAJ), published in 1633. The "worshipfull Company of Haberdashers" is mentioned at p. 103 of the same book.

The spelling worshipful is dated to 1460 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. worshipful (adj.)

Artificer is defined in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. artificēr, -iēr (n.) as "(a) One who practices a craft or trade; craftsman, tradesman, workman; (b) (literary) artist; (c) a crafty person." The spelling artificer is dated to 1423 therein.

The Barony permits of Dragonship Haven to be added if needed to clear conflicts.

If this Guild name is registered, it should be associated with the Barony's previously-submitted badge (Fieldless) In saltire a pair of scissors and a smith's hammer argent.


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

7: Fearghus mac Cailin - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of November 30, 2015 as Fearghus mac Cailín.

Per fess sable and argent, a sun Or and an Irish wolfhound courant sable and in chief two mullets of seven points argent


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

8: Fearghus mac Griogair - Resub Device

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

Argent, a squirrel's mask sable, jessant-de-lys vert

This item is a resubmission. The identical device was returned on the March 2015 LoAR for redraw due to "violating SEAN A2C2 which states 'Elements must be drawn as identifiable.' Commenters had troubles identifying the head as that of a squirrel."

The use of jessant-de-lys with anything other than a lion's or leopard's head is a step from period practice.

Kingdom commenters once again raised the question of identifiability of the squirrel head. We believe that the tufted ears make it clear that this is a squirrel.


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

9: Halldis Úlfsdottir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Halldis is a female given name found in "Viking Names found in Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html)

Úlfsdottir is a marked patronymic of Úlfr, a male given name found in "Viking Names found in Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html).


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

10: Hrafn Is-augu - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Hrafn is a male given name found in "Viking Names found in Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html)

Is-augu is a descriptive byname meaning "ice-eyes" constructed from is- meaning "ice" found on page 319 of "An Icelandic-English Dictionary by Cleasby/Vigfusson (1874) (http://lexicon.ff.cuni.cz/html/oi_cleasbyvigfusson/b0319.html) and auga meaning "eye" found in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael"(http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html)

The combination of descriptive + bodypart is shown in Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael"(http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html). See Heljarskinn "swarthy-skin", "Berbeinn "bare-leg" and Holtaskalli "wood skull".

Per SENA, Appendix B, descriptive bynames were used.

Kingdom commenters questioned the construction of the byname - of the examples given, only "wood-skull" seems to follow the same pattern. As Blue Tyger lacks expertise in Norse names, we are forwarding this name for wider commentary.


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

11: Kellenin de Lanwinnauch - New Name Change

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

Old Item: Rys Waytheman, to be retained as an alternate name.

Kellennin is a female given name found in "Given names in the charters of the Abbey of Ystrad Marchell, 1176-1283" by Constanza of Thamesreach dated to 1204 (https://s-gabriel.org/names/constanza/ystradmarchell-given.html).

De Lanwinnauch is a byname found in "Bynames in the charters of the Abbey of Ystrad Marchell, 1176-1283" by Constanza of Thamesreach dated to 1195 (https://s-gabriel.org/names/constanza/ystradmarchell-bynames.html).

Although the form is unclear, the submitter confirmed in e-mail with Alys Pantheon that this submission is intended as a Name Change, with the old name to be retained as alternate.

Submitted as "Kellenin De Lanwinnauch", the documentation supported an uncapitalized "de". We have changed the name to match the documentation.

Correction to Name (2016-May-31 13:05:18): In conversation with Alys Pantheon submitter has explicitly indicated that they don't care about the gender of the name.


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

12: Morwenna O Hurlihie - New Name & New Device

Vert, three drop spindles in fess argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Morwenna - Withycombe s.n.n. gives this as the name of a saint mentioned in William of Worcester (1478), "Sancta Morwenna, virgo"

O Hurlihie is an italicized 16th/early 17th cen. form found in Woulfe p. 569 s.n. Ó hIarfhlatha.

English and Anglicized Irish are part of the same language group under Appendix C.


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

13: Regnulf of Crakehale - New Name & New Device

Vert a corncrake on a chief embattled Or three acorns vert

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Saxon) most important.
Spelling (of given name) most important.

Regnulf - REGNVLF appears in the PASE database s.n. Rægenulf 4 as a moneyer active 939-946 (http://www.pase.ac.uk/pdb?dosp=VIEW_RECORDS&st=PERSON_NAME&value=36670&level=1&lbl=R%C3%A6genulf). Regnulf also appears in a list of names of persons associated with coins issued 941-46 at p. 141 of Edward Hawkins, The Silver Coins of England: Arranged and Described; with Remarks on British Money, Previous to the Saxon Dynasties (https://books.google.com/books?id=W2LiAAAAMAAJ).

Crakehale is found in Watts s.n. Crakehall dated to 1157. "of X" is a valid form for a marked locative byname in both Old and Middle English per Appendix A.

The consulting herald provided documentation from "De Arte Venardi Cum Avibus: Being the De Arte Venandi Cum Avibus of Frederick II of Hohenstaufen", Stanford University Press, 1943, which states, in the editor's' notes, the following about the Corn Crake: "The species is mentioned by several medieval writers and was probably well known to the Emperor." A copy of the title page and relevant page of the book is included in the packet.


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

14: Settmour Swamp, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1983, via the East.

Company of Mud

Spelling (mud) most important.

The Barony intends to use this name for a service award.

This Order name follows the pattern of naming Orders after the given names of founders or inspirations. [Order of Taillefer, 5/2011 LoAR, A-Lochac]

Company is an acceptable designator for Order names per the May 2013 Cover Letter.

Mud is a 16th cen. English surname, which can be used as a given name per the Sept. 2012 Cover Letter:

Genyt Mud; Female; Marriage; 30 Nov 1591; Saint Helen Theddlethorpe, Lincoln, England; Batch: M03240-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKZG-7X4)
John Mud; Male; Christening; 29 Jun 1595; SKIDBROOKE CUM SALTFLEET HAVEN, LINCOLN, ENGLAND; Batch: C05483-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NG5P-N9Z)


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

15: Settmour Swamp, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1983, via the East.

Order of the Copper Tower

The Barony intends to use this name for a youth award.

This Order name follows the pattern of metal + tower, which is grandfathered to the Barony based on the following registrations:

Bronze Tower, Order of the (Dec. 1988, East)
Iron Tower, Order of the (Dec. 2006, East).

The spelling copper is dated to 1455 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. cō̆per (n.)

The spelling tower is dated to c. 1465 in the MED s.v. tǒur (n.(1))


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

16: Syele von Heidelberg - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) On a garb Or, a scythe palewise vert


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

17: Þorsteinn Hroðbjartsson - New Device

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

Per pale azure and argent, a fox rampant contourny and a seal haurient embowed counterchanged, on a chief Or five hop cones inverted vert


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

18: Vivien de Valois - New Device

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

Argent, a lion queue-forché passant and in base two crescents gules, a bordure sable


This item was on the 08-2016 LoAR

19: Yamada Kiku - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Japanese (no time period given).
Language (Japanese) most important.
Culture (Japanese) most important.

Yamada is a surname found in Name Construction in Medieval Japan by Solveig Throndardottir at pp. 144-45, 329. It is dated to 1147 and 1183, and the meaning given is "Rice Paddy."

Kiku is a female given name found in NCMJ at p. 378 with a date of 1572 and the meaning "Chrysanthemum"

OSCAR reported a possible conflict with Yamamoto Yukiko (8/2008). We believe it is clear of conflict based on a change in the number of syllables in both elements: Ya-ma-da (3) Ki-ku (2) vs. Ya-ma-mo-to (4) Yu-ki-ko (3)

Kingdom commenters were unable to determine if the name is authentic.


In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe

Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 8 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 2 New Order Names, 1 New Guild Name, 7 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 20 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $60 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device and 1 Resub Badge. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 22 items submitted on this letter.

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