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East LoI dated 2016-07-30

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 10-2016 LoAR

1: Angelina Foljambe - New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1992, via the East.

House of the White Elephant

Azure, an elephant passant within a bordure argent

No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for English.
Meaning (Don\'t want to change color or animal; changing spellilng is all right.) most important.

This name uses the pattern of color + animal for inn signs, which is found in "English Sign Names," by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/inn/#ColorAnimal). Examples include:

White Hart (1450)
Whytehorse (1312)
Grayhorse (2 Hen. VII)

House of is an accepted designator for household names based on inn signs per the February 2013 Cover Letter. The spelling house is dated to a1398 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. angle (n.(2)).

The spelling white is found in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. alabastre dated to a1398.

The spelling elephant is dated to a1398 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. nōse (n.(1))

Submitter would like the trunk up.


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

2: Arabella De Mere - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Arabella is a female given name dated 1575-1615 in Withycombe, 2nd Edition, p. 28.

De Mere is a byname dated to 1592 found in the Family Search Historical Records

Susanna De Mere; Marriage Record; Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; Event Date 30 Aug 15792; Batch Number M00705-9 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FN8H-W5R)

Per SENA Appendix C English 1100-1600 may be combined with Dutch.


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

3: Arsinoé Dragonette - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Ar-sin-oh-ay Drah-gon-et) most important.

Arsinoé is a literary name. It is found as the name of a human character in L'histoire aethiopique de Heliodorus , contenant dix livres, traitant des loyales & pudiques amours de Théagènes Thessalien, & Chariclea Aethiopienne by Héliodore d'Emèse in 1588 (http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k63595729.r=arsinoe), at pp. 47-48 and 95. In addition, Nicola degli Angeli published a tragedy play called Arsinoe in 1594 (https://books.google.com/books?id=pmaTV-qPUiAC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=o nepage&q&f=false). In this play, Arinsoe is a human character: a widow, the queen of Macedonia.

Arsinoé as a literary character (either the Egyptian Queen or as an original character) seems to have been fairly well known. There is at least one painting from the late Renaissance that depicts Arsinoé: Tintoretto's Rescue of Arsinoe (http://www.wikiart.org/en/tintoretto/rescue-of-arsinoe)

Dragonette is a female given name found in Histoire de Bresse et de Bugey. Partie 3, published in 1650 (http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6142160s/f603.item.r=dragonette.zoom). The entry refers to a woman who lived earlier in time, probably in the early 1300s:

Dragonette de Montferrand femme de Iean de Rogemont Cheualier

in English

Dragonette de Montferrand wife of Jean de Rogemont, Knight

The August 2012 Cover Letter allows for unmarked matronymic bynames in French. (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/08/12-08cl.html).


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

4: Brand-Ulfr Sæfinnsson - New Name

Client requests authenticity for 10th Century Norse.
Language most important.
Culture (10th Century Norse) most important.

Submitted as Brandulfr Saefinnson, the given name was documented as appending two given name elements together. However, both "Brand-" and "Ulfr-" are initial elements, and thus cannot be combined in this fashion.

Brand- is a prepended byame meaning "Burn-, Arson-" found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html). It can be combinde with ulfr, a mascuilne given name foundin Geirr Bassi,p. 15, s.n úlfr; FJ p. 347 s.n. Ulf-. The two elements can be combined with a "-".

We have made this change to forward the name. Alternatively, ffride wlffsdotter documented the given name Brǫndúlfr as a 10th Century name from Lind, col. 179.

The byname is a patronymic byname formed from the given name "Sæfinnr". The given name can be constructed from Geirr Bassi:

is an Old Norse word meaning "sea" found in GB p. 15 s.n. Sæbjorn; FJ pp. 346, 348 s.nn. Sæ-, bjorn; CV pp. 66, 534-535, 618-619 s.v. bjorn, sjár, sjór, sær;

Finnr is found in GB p. 9 s.nn. Finnr, Fiðr, Finni; FJ pp. 82, 348 s.nn. Finnr, -finnr; NR s.nn. Finnr/Fiðr, Finn-

son follows the patronymic name rules found in Geirr Bassi, p. 17.

It is also an attested name found in Lind col. 1007, though later than the 10th Century.

The genitive form would be Sæfinns, and thus the patronymic form would be Sæfinnsson. We have made the change to forward the name.


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

5: Brick James Beech - New Device

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

Sable, on a chevron couched from dexter argent two footprints toes to dexter sable

There is a Step from Period Practice for the use of footprints.


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

6: East, Kingdom of the - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973, .

(Fieldless) Five mullets of six points conjoined in cross Or

This submission is to be associated with the East Kingdom's Southern Army

"the East Kingdom's Southern Army" is intended to be a generic designator


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

7: East, Kingdom of the - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973, .

Azure, five mullets of six points in cross Or

This submission is to be associated with the East Kingdom's Southern Army

"the East Kingdom's Southern Army" is intended as a generic identifier


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

8: Elaria Grenway - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for late 14th cen./early 15th cen. England.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Elaria is a female given name dated to 1212 s.n. Eulalia in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyAG.html).

Grenway is a surname dated to 1418 at p. 7 of "Names from 15th Cen. English Chancery Documents" by Alys Mackyntoich (http://st-walburga.aspiringluddite.com/docs/NamesFrom15thCenChanceryDocuments.pdf).

Kingdom commenters were unable to find documentation for the given name to meet the authenticity request, although Seraphina Golden Dolphin pointed out that the name was still in use in the late 16th Century, as found in Elaria Baren, female, christened on 20 Apr 1581 in Cornwall, England Batch #P00236-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWNM-1Y5).


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

9: Gregor von Medehem - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (14th Century German) most important.

Gregor is a male given name dated 1389, 1390, 1463 in Medieval German Given Names from Silesia by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/bahlow_v.htm)

von Medehem is a byname found in "Dictionary of German Names" by Hans Bahlow, Second Edition, Page 323 cited under Meden as an alternative form, Gottingen 1383.


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

10: Grímólfr Skúlason - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2013, via the East.

(Fieldless) A closed book argent sustaining in chief a wolf couchant sable


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

11: Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l' - New Order Name

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l' in April of 2013, via the East.

Award of the Argent Mountain

No major changes.
Meaning (Mountain) most important.

This award name matches the pattern «Color + Charge» from Juliana de Luna's Medieval Secular Order Names (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/)

Argent is a heraldic tincture. The April 2012 Cover Letter permits the use of heraldic color terms in order names.

A mountain is a recognized heraldic charge per the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/mount-mountain/). The spelling mountain is dated to c.1330 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. stẹ̄p(e (adj.).

Per SENA Appendix E, Award is an appropriate designator for Order Names.


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

12: Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l' - New Order Name

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l' in April of 2013, via the East.

Award of the Gold Mountain

No major changes.
Meaning (Mountain) most important.

This award name matches the pattern «Color + Charge» from Juliana de Luna's Medieval Secular Order Names (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/)

Gold is a color term used in multiple Order Names as seen in Juliana's article (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html#AllColorCharge). The spelling gold is dated to a1398 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. āǧe (n.).

A mountain is a recognized heraldic charge per the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/mount-mountain/). The spelling mountain is dated to c.1330 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. stẹ̄p(e (adj.).

Per SENA Appendix E, Award is an appropriate designator for Order Names.


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

13: Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l' - New Order Name

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l' in April of 2013, via the East.

Award of the Purple Mountain

No major changes.
Meaning (Mountain) most important.

This award name matches the pattern «Color + Charge» from Juliana de Luna's Medieval Secular Order Names (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/)

The spelling purple is dated to 1449 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. half (adv.).

A mountain is a recognized heraldic charge per the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/mount-mountain/). The spelling mountain is dated to c.1330 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. stẹ̄p(e (adj.).

Per SENA Appendix E, Award is an appropriate designator for Order Names.


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

14: Lorencio Matteo Espinosa - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of March 31, 2016 as submitted.

Per pale azure and vert, a covered cup Or within an orle of flames proper

Kingdom commenters were concerned about identifiability of the flames. We found them to be sufficiently identifiable to forward the device.


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

15: Merlyn Kuster - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2003, via the East.

Eyjolfr dreki

Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.
Meaning (Lucky Dreamer Wolf Dragon) most important.

Submitted as Eydraumr Ulform, the name had several problems. Both elements appear to be given names, but there is no evidence in Norse for double given names. Ulform would only be registrable in that position as a descriptive byname, but there is no evidence for descriptive bynames formed from the names of two animals (Ulf- meaning wolf and Orm- meaning dragon).

Additionally, Draumr was documented as a word, but not as a name element. There is a documented prepended byname Drauma-, meaning "dream", and a separate byname draumr with the same meaning but neither justifies using it as a second element in a given name.

The submitter was presented with several options for a registerable form of the name that incorporated the meanings "lucky," "dreamer," "wolf," and "dragon." She chose Eyjolfr dreki.

Eyjólfr is a given name found in Geirr Bassi, p. 9, meaning "lucky wolf".

dreki is an attested byname found in Lind col 63 meaning "dragon" or "dragon ship".

The submitter prefers to drop the accents.


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

16: Muiredach Ua Dálaig - New Device

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

Sable, a fess azure fimbriated argent between two talbots passant respectant and a cross formy argent


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

17: Ogurr Aðalbrandsson - New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and sable, a drinking horn and a sword in saltire and on a chief argent a pair of shackles sable.

Ogurr is a male given name found on p. 17 of Geirr Bassi.

Aðalbrandsson is a patronymic byname formed from the male given name Aðalbrandr, found on p. 7 of Geirr Bassi.

The patronymic byname is constructed from the genitive of the male given name according to the rules found on p. 17 of Geirr Bassi.


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

18: Sigrida Arnsdottir - New Name & New Device

Per bend vert and sable, a bend embattled-counterembattled between an eagle's head erased and a stag's antler conjoined to itself in annulo tines outward Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Sigrida is a Norse feminine given name dated to 1408 in the SMP sn. Harald (http://30.238.4.107/SMP/pdf/Harald.pdf) "husfrw Sigrida Haralzdottor".

Arns is a Norse masculine given name dated to 1461 in the SMP sn. Arnald (http://130.238.4.107/SMP/pdf/Arnald.pdf) "Arns", genitivee.

SENA Appendix A says -dottir doesn't require further documentation for Swedish names.

Kingdom commenters were concerned about the darkness of the vert. As the color corrector identified significant portion of the field as vert, we are forwarding this device unaltered.


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

19: Siobhán inghean uí Ghadhra - New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and purpure, a unicorn rampant argent and between 3 harps Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Siobhán is a female give name found 22 times in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan dated 1310-1600. (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Siban.shtml)

inghean uí is the standard Irish clan affiliation particle for women. "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" by Sharon Krossa. (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#clanaffiliationbyname)

Ghadhra is a patronymic byname formed from the masculine given name Gadra found 3 times in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Gadra.shtml). The spelling varies with an "h" sometimes appearing after the "g" and "d". The specific desired spelling, Ghadhra, is cited in 1027.

The byname is the correct form for late period, as evidenced by Woulfe p. 535-36 Ó Gadhra, which has several italicized period Anglicized Irish forms under it.


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

20: Sitt al-Gharb ha-niqret Khazariyya - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2013, via the East.

(Fieldless) Two winged monkeys combatant maintaining two daggers with the front daggers crossed in saltire Or


This item was on the 10-2016 LoAR

21: Urraka al-Tha`labiyya - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A magpie proper perched on a rapier fesswise to sinister Or.

It is unclear how this device should be parsed. The sword and the bird could be co-primaries, it could be a primary sword and an overall bird, or it could be a primary bird maintaining a sword. No conflicts were found under any of these interpretations.


In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe

Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 8 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name, 1 New Household Name, 3 New Order Names, 6 New Devices and 6 New Badges. These 25 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $75 for them. There are a total of 25 items submitted on this letter.

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