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Atenveldt LoP dated 2016-06-25

ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS

LETTER OF PRESENTATION

25 June 2016, A.S. LI

Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Their Royal Majesties Cosmo Craven and Elzbieta; Baroness Genevieve de Lironcourt, Aten Principal Herald; Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,

Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!

This is the July 2016 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation; it precedes the Letter of Intent with submissions considered for the next Letter of Intent. Please have commentary to me by 15 July 2016.

1: Ælfgyfe Æthelwulfesdohtor -Resub Name Change From Holding Name

OSCAR NOTE: 'Old Item' should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Old Item: Oriande Æthelwulfesdohter/Michelle of Twin Moons, to be released.

Originally submitted as Oriande Æthelwulfesdohter, the name was returned by Laurel January 2016 and a holding name assigned for the following reasons: "The literary name Oriande is only found as the name of a non-human character, a fairy. Although we have a pattern of borrowing of literary names in French, the pattern of using the names of fairies was not documented, so we are not able to register this name as submitted.

"The literary mistress of Amadis de Gaul cited in the Letter of Intent is named Oriane or Oriana in period documents. However, this instance is an Iberian name, which cannot be combined with the late 9th century Anglo-Saxon byname. Oriane and Oriana are also English given names from 1629 and 1578, respectively (FamilySearch Historical Records), and Oriana is a nickname used to refer to Queen Elizabeth I. It is found, for example, in the title of Thomas Morley's The Triumphs of Oriana, a book of madrigals from 1601. However, the temporal gaps between these and the byname would be greater than 500 years. Therefore, we are unable to change the given name to Oriane or Oriana and must return this name."

Ælfgyfe is a female Anglo-Saxon given name dated to 1018 and found in "Anglo-Saxon Women's Names from Royal Charters," Marieke van de Dal (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/marieke/anglosaxonfem/).

The PASE data base shows many examples of Æthelwulf as a male given name, http://www.pase.ac.uk/pdb?dosp=VIEW_RECORDS&st=PERSON_NAME&value=15&level=1&lbl=%C3%86thelwulf. The suffix forms a patronymic from it. The client desires a female name and is most interested in the spelling and language and/or culture of the name (9th-11th C Anglo-Saxon).


2: Argouanagus of Scythia -New Name & New Device

Argent, on a chevron between two chess knights and a wolf's head cabossed sable, a plate.

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

Argounanagus is a Scythian male given name found in "Greek Names with Scytho-Sarmatian Roots," Ursula Georges (http://yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/iranianroots.html); it also has eight entries in Volume 4 of the LGPN (http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/).

Tymes the Scythian was registered February 2007 without comment; his documentation notes that Herodotus describes this people (Herodotus VII.64). The client is willing to accept the spelling suggested by Jennifer Smith (transliterated as -os rather than -us).


3: Brígiða Finnvarðardóttir -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Old West Norse) most important.
Culture (Norse) most important.

The name is Old Norse.

Brígiða is a female given name in "The Old Norse Name," Geirr Bassi Haralsson, p. 8.

Finnvarðr is a male given name, ibid, p. 9; I'm not quite sure whether the genitive form goes as -r > -ar or -r > -s (ibid, p. 17), but the female patronymic is -dóttir.


4: Conrad Bombast von Trittenheim -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2014, via Atenveldt.

Argent, a moth and on a chief sable four nails argent.

Old Item: Argent, a bat-winged manticore segreant gules, headed and winged sable, to be retained as a badge.

This device is listed as a resubmission, but all I have on file is the currently-registered device. In the event that this submission is registered, the client wishes his current device, Argent, a bat-winged manticore segreant gules, headed and winged sable. (registered 6/2013), kept as a badge.

Although the abdomen of the moth is marked sable and argent, I believe there's enough contrast between the field and the moth to keep it very identifiable (it may help to blazon it as "...sable, marked argent..."). The charges in chief most closely resemble tilers' nails, according to the Pictorial Dictionary.


5: Duncan the Sinister -New Name & New Device

Argent, a badger rampant contourny regardant proper, a chief embattled sable.

Language most important.
Culture most important.

Duncan can be documented as a given name: Duncan Ademe married in November 1572 in Aberdeen, Scotland, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTJK-8P5.

In registering Aron Sinister, Siren Herald said: "I found a 1457 citation of a French <Colin Senestre>. It's from the Comptes du domaine de la ville de Paris, publiés par les soins du Service des travaux historiques de la ville de Paris, edited by Alexandre Vidier (Paris, Impr. nationale, 1948-). This is from the 1457-8 Comptes. I'd say that this together with the English citation Jeanne Marie mentions should be enough to allow <Senestre>. The MED (s.n. senestre) gives this as a header form, but also dates <sinister> to 1474 (in the deceitful sense) and dates <sinistre> and <senester> to a. 1500 in the "left" sense. This should be enough to allow the spelling <sinister>."

The badger could also be blazoned as sable, marked argent, which might be a little clearer to an individual who isn't sure of the proper coloration of the animal.


6: Duncan the Sinister -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) On a plate a badger's head erased proper within an orle of six pellets.

The badger could also be blazoned as sable, marked argent, which might be a little clearer to an individual who isn't sure of the proper coloration of the animal. By making this fieldless, the primary charge is the plate; all other charges are tertiaries. If the ruling that limits tertiary charges to a single type, this will run afoul of it (having both pellets and a badger's head); this could be remedied by reblazoning this as Argent, a badger's head erased proper within an annulet of six pellets. (Although a badge is submitted on a square, it can be rendered upon any shape of field. Having it in annulo guarantees that the pellets are arranged in a circle around the badger's head, too.)


7: Elezabeth Dayseye -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atenveldt LoI of May 21, 2016 as submitted.

Purpure, semy of daisies Of, a unicorn counchant contourny and on a chief argent an arrow fesswise to sinister azure.

The name appears in the 21 May 2016 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.


8: Elise la Galante -New Name & New Device

Or, a female archer statant drawing to sinister vert, and on a chief embattle azure a demi-sun issuant from chief Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 12th-14th C France.
Language (French) most important.
Culture (12th-14th C France) most important.
Spelling most important.

Elise is a female given name found in "Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London,"Sara L. Uckelman, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/engfemlondon1582.html.

Galant is a surname dated to 1326 in England (Reaney and Wilson, 3rd ed., p. 182 s.n. Gallant), and it also comes from the Old French Galand, Galant. It is found in "French Surnames from Paris, 1421, 1423 & 1438," Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/paris1423surnames.html. The client has made it more distinctly feminine by adding the terminal -e and the feminine article la.


9: Emeludt von Zerssen -New Name & New Device

Argent, a chevron rompu azure between two peacocks close regardant and a seeblatt azure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 14th-15th C. German language/culture.
Language (German) most important.
Culture (German) most important.

Emeludt is a female given name found in "15th-Century German Women's Names," Talan Gwynek, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/germ15f.html.

The byname can be dated as a wedding day to 20 October 1624 for Maria Zerßen (she was widowed at the time and remarrying; the name of her deceased husband was Zerßen) at Evangelische Kirche Nussdorf, Bayern, Germany, Batch M99755-1, https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3AZerssen%20%2Bbirth_place% 3AGermany~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1400-1650~. Several von Zerssen bynames that predate 1650 are found https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi/results?count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3A%22von%20Zerssen% 22~%20%2Bany_place%3AGermany~%20%2Bany_year%3A1400-1650~%20%2Bsubcollection_id%3A5&igi=2.

There are examples of both proper peacock feathers (lots of these) and that of the whole bird registered with the College of Arms: Ceallach O'Shea, Or, a peacock in its pride proper and on a base vert two double-pointed knitting needles in saltire Or., was registered December 2012; and Brianna Je Nell Aislynn of Blue Shadows: (Fieldless) Two peacocks addorsed conjoined proper., was registered December 2009.


10: Eoda Blauschild -New Name Change

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

Old Item: Angelica Blauschild, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Spelling most important.

Eoda is a male given name. It is found in PASE as the name of a priest who died before 717 (l vii-e viii); a priest known to Theodore I (l vii-e viii); and a moneyer associated with the Wallingford mint for Aethelred 32 (1 x), http://www.pase.ac.uk/index.html.

The client's currently-registered name was registered January 1998. SENA states PN.1 Person Names Content g. The Grandfather Clause: "In a new personal name submission, an individual may use name phrases already register to them, even it that name phrase would no long be allowed under the current rules." Also in SENA PN.2. With 2. Culturally Mixed Names: "d. A name which includes name phrases documented under the legal name allowance, the grandfather clause, or the branch name allowance follows special rules. These name phrases are treated as neutral in language and time. Such name phrases may be combined with name phrases from a single regional naming group dated to within 500 years of one another. They may not be combined with name phrases from two or more regional naming groups. If a name phrase can also be documented as either an attested or constructed name, it may be treated in whichever way is more favorable for registration.

"In addition, if a grandfathered name phrase was found in a registered name that combined languages from two or more regional naming groups, the new submission may combine those same regional naming groups. If this allowance is used, then no new regional naming group may be added." Hence, she should be able to retain Blauschild as an element of her name change.


11: Felipe Mendo de Eslava del Montoya -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister argent and Or, a boar statant gules and a lupine azure, slipped and leaved vert.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

Felipe is a male given name found in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century," Juliana de Luna (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/MensGivenAlpha.html).

Mendo is a male given name found in the same source.

Fernán González de Eslava (1542-1601) was a Spanish poet and dramatist, born in Spain (perhaps Toledo) and settled in Mexico. It appears that he seems to have written material of a religious nature.

de Montoya is a locative found in Juliana's work, above.

Per SENA Appendix A, Catalan locatives may exist as "del Y," and per SENA Appendix C, late period Spanish and Catalan name elements can be combined. The client would prefer the phrase as "del Montoya," but he will change it in order for the name to be registered.


12: Finnvarðr Snæbiarnarson -New Device

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

Per bend vert and argent, a boar's head erased and a quiver with three arrows bendwise counterchanged.


13: Gaius Clodius Pugnax -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for Roman Republican Era.

Gaius is one of the few Latin praenomena seen (http://www.forumromanum.org/life/johnston_2.html#41), hence its wide use. Clodius is a nomen (http://www.therthdimension.org/AncientRome/RomanNaming/romannaming.htm); it appears to be a variant of the more commonly seen patrician gens Claudius. During the Late Republic, the spelling Clodius is most prominently associated with Publius Clodius Pulcher (93 BC-52 BC), a popularist politician who gave up his patrician status through adoption in order to qualify for the office of tribune of the plebs. He was a champion of the urban plebs, supporting free grain for the poor and the right of association in guilds (collegia); because of this individual's ideology, Clodius has often been taken as a more "plebeian" spelling and a gesture of political solidarity. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clodius; http://www.britannica.com/biography/Publius-Clodius-Pulcher)

Pugnax, "combative, fond of fighting" isn't readily documented as a cognomen, but it seems to fit as a descriptive feature for an individual. (He would consider using the cognomen Bellator, if Pugnax weren't registerable. A funerary inscription for Flavius Bellator is found at http://romaninscriptionsofbritain.org/inscriptions/674.)


14: Hamasaki Eiwa Miyako -New Name & New Device

Sable, a moon in her plentitude argent and a ford.

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
No changes.

The name is Japanese. It is referenced in "Name Construction in Medieval Japan," Solveig Thordardottir.

Page 29: Paragraph 4: references the use of a family/house name, spoken name, and official name by both genders of the buke class.

Page 68: Paragraph 1; reference the use of topographic family/ house names by the buke class, and the correct composition for such.

Hamasaki: hama in the descriptive position, p. 149 and -sake in the substantive position, p. 146.

Eiwa is reference for the spoken name Eiwa, p. 209.

Miyako show the root element miya, p. 138; and the quasi-titular element -ko, p. 4.


15: Jaep Van Doornik -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

The name is Dutch. Jaep is a male given name found in "Dutch Given Names from 1573," Sara L. Uckelman (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/dutch1573.html).

Van Doornik is a Dutch locative, the name for the French locale Tournai (ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 1924, http://www.s-gabriel.org/1924, http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?1924+0). It appears that the preposition, which is capitalized in the submission, is usually found in lower case (i.e., van).


16: Jakob the Bald -New Name Change

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

Old Item: Garrett Fitpatrick, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.

Jakob is a male given name dated to 6 December 1590 as a christening date for Jakob Crsebe as Saint Mary, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England (Batch C06325-2, https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AJakob~%20%2Bbirth_place %3AEngland~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1000-1600~%20%2Brecord_country%3AEngland).

The byname is a physical description of the individual, in Reaney and Wilson (3rd edition, p. 24, s.n. Bald, Bauld), originally referring to rotundity or corpulence, then of baldness c. 1386). Huh!


17: James Thorn de Lyon -New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1993, via Atenveldt.

La Maison du Repaire du Lyon

Sable, in pale a lion dormant Or and a house argent.

The household name is French, House of the Den of the Lion (http://dictionary.reverso.net/french-english/). It appears that the spelling for the beast should be lion, and that the placename is Lyon, and with household names registered with the CoA with those using Maison, that the article La isn't necessary.

A house is a period charge c. 1340 according to the Pictorial Dictionary online, a structure with a sloped roof and the door facing forward.


18: Koga Takashirou Kagehiro -New Name & New Device

Argent, a pair of calipers, in chief a pair of swords cross in saltire and a point point ploye sable.

The name is Japanese, and documentation comes from Name Construction in Medieval Japan, Solveig Throndardottir.

Koga is a surname, a family clan descended from the Minamoto clan (p. 33, prefix and suffix).

Takashirou is the yobina, the prefix Taka found on p. 107 and the suffixes Shi and Rou on pages 60 and 211 respectively.

Kagehiro is a nanori, found on p. 182.

The client may be interested to know that the Laurel King of Arms says of the tomoe in the January 2016 LoAR:

"Samukawa Mantarou Yukimura. Name and device. Argent, three tomoe in annulo azure.

"This design was well documented as an Individually Attested Pattern in Japan. The submitter provided more than sufficient evidence of the use of three tomoe in annulo with no other charge on the field.

"This is the defining instance of the tomoe in Society heraldry. The tomoe is a comma-shaped period Japanese charge, generally used in threes rotating around a central axis. It cannot be used outside of the context of an Individually Attested Pattern."


19: Lilie Simmons -New Name & New Device

Per bend argent and purpure, a dragonfly vert and a lotus blossom in profile argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Lylie may have come from the 1296 form Lilely, a variation of the female given name Elizabeth ("Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames: Elizabeth," Talan Gwynek, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Elizabeth). This varient of Lylie was registered to Lilie Rose Sinclair, July 2007.

Simmons is found as written in "Faire Names for English Folk: Late Sixteenth Century English Names," Chris Laning, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/christian/fairnames/. Earlier forms tend to have a single -m-, derived from the given name Simon and it variants. This is a nice English name.

This is reminiscent of the registered armory for Valdisa Álarsdóttir: Per bend sinister vert and sable, a dragonfly and a lotus flower in profile argent., but there are differences for the field division, field tincture, and dragonfly tincture. Both dragonflies are in the default orientation, palewise.

(Once again, a very true purple marker is scanning as a purple-blue hybrid.)


20: Lucia Van Doornik -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Lucia is a female given name, dated to 25 December 1530 as a christening date for Lucia Satzmann in Basel, Basel, Switzerland (Batch C73987-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FVNW-FP1). I can also find it dated to 23 November 1576 as a christening name for Lucia Douwens in Oude Kerk Nederlands Hervormde Kerk, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands (Batch C90035-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X1XL-TJY).

Van Doornik is a Dutch locative, the name for the French locale Tournai (ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 1924, http://www.s-gabriel.org/1924, http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?1924+0). It appears that the preposition, which is capitalized in the submission, is usually found in lower case (i.e., van).


21: Natasiia of Nyenskans -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in February of 2010, via Atenveldt.

Old Item: Mariyah al-Madiniyah, to be retained as an alternate name.

The name is Russian. Natasiia is a female diminutive (13th-14th C.) of the given name Anastasia (A Dictionary of Period Russian Names, Paul Wickenden of Thanet).

Nyenskans is the original name of the Swedish settlement that eventually was renamed St. Petersburg. The Swedish fortress there was built in 1611 (http://wikimapia.org/123288/Swedish-fortress-Nyenskans).


22: Runa Gígja -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (so it sounds like Runa Gígja) most important.

The name is Old Norse.

Runa is a female given name found in Nordiskt runnamnslexikon p. 185 sn. Rúna (http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/om-oss/arkiv-och-samlingar/nordiskt-runnamnslexikon.html). Rúna is the short form of feminine names in Rún- or -rún.

Gígja, "fiddle, eloquent lawyer," is a byname in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók," Aryanhwy merch Catmael, www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html. It probably more accurate if diacriticals are omitted entirely (Runa Gigja) or are included throughout the name (Rúna Gígja).


23: Tóka Kolbiarnardóttir -New Name Change & New Device Change

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

Per chevron inverted argent and gules, a bear dormant sable and a mushroom argent, the cap spotted gules.

Old Item: Astríðr Kolbiarnardóttir, to be retained as an alternate name.
Old Item: Per saltire purpure and Or, in pale a padlock and a strawberry Or., to be retained as a badge.
Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Client requests authenticity for Old Norse/Danish.
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Tóka is found as the female equivalent of the Old Danish male given name Tóki, in Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (The Dictionary of Norse Runic Names), Lena Peterson, p. 196, http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/om-oss/arkiv-och-samlingar/nordiskt-runnamnslexikon.html.


Thank you for your time and wisdom! Have a happy, not-too-scorching Summer!

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street

Tucson AZ 85716

brickbat@nexiliscom.com

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OSCAR counts 13 Names, 5 Name Changes, 1 Household Name, 10 Devices, 2 Device Changes and 2 Badges. There are a total of 33 items submitted on this letter.

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