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An Tir LoI dated 2016-10-31

Greetings unto the Sovereigns and College of Arms from Rhieinwylydd Lions Blood. It is the request of the An Tir College of Heralds that the following items be considered for registration. Items processed by Alicia Red Flame and the Tir Righ College are indicated as such.

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1: An Tir, Kingdom of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1981, via the West.

Award of Lions Grace

(Fieldless) An apple blossom quarterly Or and argent

Sound ((unspecified)) most important.
Spelling ((unspecified)) most important.

This is an award name based on a constructed saint name; "Lions Grace" is intended as a double given name. The July 2016 CL discusses full saints' names in order names and concludes

"We will not register orders named after the full names of saints when the surnames are inherited forms, unless documentation is found to show that this pattern follows period practice...." The CL does not discuss whether order names can use constructed saint names which are double given names (vs. personal name and surname).

"Lyons" can be found as a given name in the record of Lyons Streate, male, christened 1573, Stafford England, batch C13560-5: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2QB-TXK. The i/y switch is well documented in English.

While more common as a feminine given name, "Grace" can be found as a masculine name as well, e.g. in the record of Grace Hartwell, male, christened 1636, London, England, batch P00160-1: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J361-52Y

The word "saint" can be dropped in order names: In the registration of 'Order of Irons Bell,'(Barony of Carillion, Nov 2014) Siren noted after the Pelican decision meeting that separate German orders named after the same saints included the forms Jorgen ("George[rs]") and Die Wilhelmer ("The William[ers]" along with forms using the word "saint".

If this is ruled unregisterable, kingdom will accept 'Award of Grace of An Tir'.


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2: Angelica al-Madiniyah - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (an-ya-lee-kah al Medina) most important.

This was submitted as <Angelica de Medinah>; form states that submitter would prefer name as Angelika al-Medinah if possible. We've been able to update the byname but haven't found any support for the K-spelling of the personal name.

Angelica - Angelica Puche Perez, female, christened March 1598, Valladolid - "España, bautismos, 1502-1940," database, FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FR7S-2L3

In commentary, Siren stated: "The element al-Madinah (or al-Medinah, less classically), is the name of a place. The byname from it in Arabic must be a locative adjective the word meaning "dude/chick from this place." In this case, al-Madini is the masculine and al-Madiniy(y)a(h) the feminine. Both are found in hadith (teachings passed down orally from Muhammad - every person in the chain is mentioned)."

Arabic can be combined with Iberian per SENA App C.


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3: Anna Melyes - New Name & New Device

Per saltire sable and gules, a chevron between two mullets argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 12-15th Century Hungarian.
Language (Hungarian in origin) most important.
Culture (Hungarian in origin) most important.

Tir Righ Submission

Submitted as Melles Anna, the submitter requested authenticity for 12th-15th century Hungarian. As commenters pointed out, the structure of Hungarian names changed during this time period. The submitter was contacted and selected the submitted Anna Melyes as most appropriate for the time period of her persona from the supplied choices.

First name: Anna is found in Hungarian Feminine Names by Walraven van Nijmegen http://heraldry.sca.org/names/magfem2.html - under "Most Frequent Names" it says: The top four names: Anna, Katalin, Borbála, and Erzsébet (and variants) account for more than half of all recorded women's names. Names in the tables below are in standard modern spellings for the 16th century list; names in the 15th century list are given as spelled in the source material. Numbers following each name indicate the total number included in Kázmér." It lists 131 (out of 601 names) instances for Anna in the 16th C and 4 (out of 12) for the 15th C., and provides dated examples: "[Anna] 1498 Bánfi; 1516 Váradi; 1520 Pázmán; 1522 Pottornyai; 1553 Lepsényi; 1585 Révai".

Byname: Melles is found in Hungarian Names 101 by Walraven van Nijmegen http://heraldry.sca.org/names/magyarnames1012.html which states the descriptive byname Melles means big-chested however commenters provided additional information with alternate spellings.

Magyar oklevél-szótár by Szamota István sn. Melles, Mellyes includes Jacobus Melyes dated 1467 and Alberto Mellyes dated 1475.

Kolosvari Arpadne Julia provided examples from Régi Magyar Családnevek Szótára : XIV-XVII század by Kázmér Miklós s.n. Melles including 1347: Melyes [Benedek], 1467: Jacobus Melyes, 1475: Alberto Mellyes, 1497: Clemens Melyes ~ Melles, 1503: Sigismundus Melles, 1507: Clemens Melles, 1543: Nicolai Mellyes, 1559: Meles -0-, 1598: Mellyess -0-. and suggested that something like Anna Melyes for later in the requested time period, and this is what the submitter has chosen to go with.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2016-10-29/22-01-28_Anna_name0001.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2016-10-29/22-01-30_Anna_name0002.jpg


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4: Anneke von Frankenstein - New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted purpure and lozengy purpure and argent, four mascles in cross argent

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

Anneke - dated to 1482, 1483, 1494 in Low German Names from Hamburg, 1475-1529 by Sara L. Uckelman; http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/hamburg.html

Frankenstein - Brechenmacher gives this as a header form and dates Cantz Frankenstein to 1426. App A supports marked locatives based on placenames, using the form von X, for German.


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5: Anneke von Frankenstein - New Badge

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

Per pale argent and purpure, four lozenges in cross counterchanged

This submission is to be associated with Anneke von Frankenstein


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6: Aoife inghean Aonghusa - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Gaelic form of McGuinness) most important.

All elements are found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

Aoife is an Early Modern Irish Gaelic feminine name dated to 1227. http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Aife.shtml

Aonghusa is the genitive form of the Early Modern Irish Gaelic Masculine name Aonghus. Dates for all forms of this name range from 563 to 1468, including citations for 1268 and 1264. http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Oengus.shtml

App A gives <inghean> as the Early Modern Gaelic feminine patronymic marker.


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7: Bledyn Drwg de Caerdydd - New Name

Language (Welsh) most important.
Meaning (bad wolf of cardiff) most important.

Bledyn is found (no date, "Early Welsh") in St. Gabriel rpt 1135, http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/1135.txt as a diminutive derived from <blaidd>, meaning wolf. It's not clear to me if <blaidd> is cited here as a personal name from which Bledyn and the other names are derived, or if the article is suggesting origin/etymology; <blaidd> is not capitalized. However, the submitter would prefer the personal name <Blaidd> if it can be supported. The article cites

[2] Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, _Names and Naming Practices in the Merioneth Lay Subsidy Roll, 1292-3_ (SCA: KWHS Proceedings, 1991)

[3] Gwilym Peredur Jones, _A List of Epithets from Welsh Pedigress_ in BBCS vol.3 part I (1926)

[4] J. Gwenogvryn Evans, _The Text of the Book of Llan Dav_ (Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales, 1979) facs. of the 1893 Oxford edition

For the byname Drwg, the submitter provided no documentation other than that he wished a byname meaning 'bad.' Tangwystyl Harpy had this to say:

The best I can say is that "drwg" is the ordinary, everyday word for "bad, wicked, corrupt, evil" and that it falls within the sort of semantic range that is found for bynames. While I would be utterly unsurprised to find an example of it as a medieval byname, I don't have any actual examples to hand.

In terms of bynames I can document with meanings in the "generically bad" range, consider the following. (These are standardized spellings offered for reference; actual in-use forms may be different)

Cam - "bent, crooked" but generally interpreted in a physical sense

Chwith - "lefthanded, awkward" (extremely common)

Crwm - "crooked", again, probably physical in meaning

Diofal - "careless, odd"

Ffol - "foolish"

Hagr - "ugly"

Not an exhaustive list, but it's what I can throw together quickly. These examples are all from the 1292 Merioneth Lay Subsidy Roll....

Harpy's "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/welsh13.html) also includes Cwtta (short, stingy) and Rhwth (greedy, wide). I'm not sure whether these examples support the byname <Drwg>. If not, the submitter is interested in the byname <Athro>, from Peter Clement Bartrum's Welsh Genealogies AD.300-1500, page 523 [http://cadair.aber.ac.uk/dspace/bitstream/handle/2160/4779/hywel%20athro.png?sequence=1&isAllowed=y] - shows the genealogy of <Hywel Athro>.

de Caerdydd: regarding 'de,' Harpy's article states The typical nickname based on location simply uses the proper name of a place after the given name. In this document, Latin de is sometimes placed before the place-name.

An article titled "Cardiff and its Port facilities" by H. E. Roese (http://welshjournals.llgc.org.uk/browse/viewobject/llgc-id:1174321/article/000044107) dates the spelling Caerdydd to the 16th C (p. 62). If an earlier spelling is needed, the Welsh Prose 1350-1425 website (http://www.rhyddiaithganoloesol.caerdydd.ac.uk/) gives caerdyf and caerdyff. (Thanks to Siren for help on spelling here!)

SENA Appendix A says that double bynames are accepted for Welsh, but only lists the specific patterns "given+byname" and "given-patronymic-patronymic." If the pattern given+desc+loc is not registerable, submitter would prefer to drop the locative rather than the descriptive byname. (i.e., he would prefer <Bledyn Drwg> over <Bledyn de Caerdydd> - but will accept the latter if the former is not registerable).

The meaning desired will be immediately familiar to anyone who has watched the new series Dr. Who or Torchwood; however, the name itself will not be familiar unless the listener understands Welsh. Whether this makes it obtrusively modern I leave to others to decide!

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=708/2016-10-24/12-28-49_bledyn_name_0002.png


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8: Brynhildr Bjarnardottir - New Name

Brynhildr is a female given name found on p. 9 of Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name.

Bjarnardottir - patronymic based on masculine name <Bjorn>, GB p. 8. This was submitted as <Bjarnarsdottir>, but the genitive of Bjorn does not use the S; I have updated the grammar as appropriate.

Submitter has chosen to drop accents throughout the name.


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9: Christopher Stanley - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2010, via the East.

Gules, three scarpes couped Or

Per precedent, In general there is a difference between an ordinary throughout vs. an ordinary couped, but not between a non-ordinary throughout vs. its non-throughout version. (Seth Williamson of Exeter, 5/97 p. 3) I am assuming this also applies to diminutives of ordinaries.


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10: Christopher Stanley - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2010, via the East.

Or, three scarpes couped gules


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11: Ciar ingen Donngaile - New Name Change From Holding Name & New Device Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in March of 2003, via An Tir.

Azure semy of escarbuncles argent, an ounce couchant Or and in base three chevronels braced argent

Old Item: Karen of Aquaterra, to be released.
Old Item: Per pale azure and vert, a wolfhound salient and on a chief Or three roses proper, to be retained as a badge.
Client requests authenticity for Early Irish - up to 1200.
Language (Early Irish - up to 1200) most important.
Culture (Early Irish - up to 1200) most important.

Ciar - Found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Feminine Names" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan at http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Ciar.shtml ; the article states "the only person with this name is a saint," and gives dates 679 and 681. As of 2003, the name was ruled registerable but not sufficient to meet an authenticity request:

The submitter requested authenticity for 10th C Irish Gaelic. Ciar is the name of a 7th C Irish saint. As such, it is registerable according to the guidelines for use of saints' names (see the Cover Letter for the September 2001 LoAR for more details). Lacking evidence that it was in use by regular people in the 10th C, we were unable to make this name authentic for the submitter's requested time period. [Ciar ingen Dáire, 07/2003 LoAR, A-Caid]

Donngaile - patronymic from masculine given name <Donngal>; also from Mari's Annals Index, at http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Donngal.shtml ; this is the genitive form in both Old and Middle Irish Gaelic; appears (across all forms) 27 times between 731 and 1108.

App A gives <ingen> as the Old/Middle Gaelic feminine patronymic marker.

The old holding name, <Karen of Aquaterra>, was registered March 2003; not sure why OSCAR cannot find it. See http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_name.cgi?p=Karen%20of%20Aquaterra.

Previous device (Per pale azure and vert, a wolfhound salient and on a chief Or three roses proper) registered March 2003 via An Tir under holding name Karen of Aquaterra.

This was redrawn in kingdom. The original emblazon had the escarbuncles only on the top half of the shield; we added some to make the semy clear. Submitter has approved the redraw.


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12: Corvo Verris - New Name

<Corvo> is mentioned in the problem names article "Concerning the Names Corwin, Korwyn and the Like" by Arval Benicoeur at http://medievalscotland.org/problem/names/corwin.shtml ; the article states "In Italy, Corbus, Corvus, Corbinellus, and Corbulus appear in the 11th century, and Corvo, Corvino appear later" and cites De Felice, Cognomi.

<Verris> is a byname listed (one occurrence) in "Masculine Names from Thirteenth Century Pisa" by Juliana de Luna at https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/pisa/pisa-bynames-alpha.html.

This was submitted as <Corvo Verus>, with <Verus> documented as a Latin cognomen, which has too great a temporal gap from <Corvo>. Form asked for help documenting "something very like this."


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13: Cuilén Albriktson - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of June 30, 2016 as submitted.

Quarterly sable and Or, a crescent between three mullets counterchanged.


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14: Eberhardt Heinrichsohn - New Name & New Device

Quarterly azure and sable, in bend sinister two pairs of the heads of a double-headed eagle erased Or.

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

<Eberhardt> found at "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" by Sara L. Uckelman, known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael at, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/nurnberg1497.html. Eberhardt is sn <Eberlein>; two citations with this spelling.

Patronymic based on <Heinrich>, same source, sn <Heintz>; 7 citations with this spelling. SENA App A says that German patronymics are "rarely marked," but St. Gabriel report 3048 states

There are three types of patronymic bynames: asyndetic (the father's uninflected forename), genitival (the father's forename in the genitive case), and the <-sohn> type (the father's forename in the genitive case followed by the 'son' noun). However, the last two types are rare in the south and were probably becoming so by your period [10], so we recommend you use your father's given name as your surname, as discussed above.

The report cites Schwarz, Ernst, _Deutsche Namenforschung. I: Ruf- und Familiennamen_ (Goettingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 1949). Volume I, p. 82. This suggests that while the marked patronymic may be unlikely, it should be registerable. I don't know what form the genitive of <Heinrich> would take, however, and ask for further assistance.

This name was submitted as <Heinrichson>; I have added the H in the patronymic marker to match the available documentation.

The original emblazon had shallow erasing that did not meet previously set guidelines; we have updated the drawing to make the erasing deeper and more recognizable; submitter has approved the redraw.


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15: Ekaterina Kazimirova - New Name & New Device

Azure, a horse's head erased contourny and on a chief embattled Or two peacock feathers crossed in saltire vert.

First two name elements are from Wickenden 2nd ed at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/.

<Ekaterina> - feminine given name; Wickenden gives this name spelled as submitted, dated 1533, and citing [Nov 561].

<Kazimirova> - patronymic formed from masc. name <Kazimir>, an "ancient Polish name." Citations:

Vasilei Kazimir. 1471. [Tup 171]

Dims: Kazimirets. 1539. [Tup 171]

Vars: Kazimer (Prince Kazimer). 1506. [Mor 100]

Kazimjr. 1471. [Mor 96]

Pats: Kazimirov (Iakov Korob, Kazimirov brat, Novgorod boiar). 1476. [Tup 198]

Kazimirovich (Lest'ko Kazimirovich). 1287. [Mor 111]

Submission form asserts that while the name may be Polish in origin, at least one holder was from Novgorod and that the name should therefore be able to be treated as Russian. However, North Slavic and East Slavic can be combined and thus this name should not present a problem.

This name was submitted as <Ekaterina Kazimirov von Salza>, citing <Salza> as a header form in Brechenmacher. Per App C, German can be combined with Baltic or East Slavic, but not with North Slavic, and thus the personal name Ekaterina I do not think can be combined with <von Salza> as documented here; locative has been dropped in order to send the name forward. If commenters are aware of any place known as Salza in period, in a language that can be combined with Russian, I would appreciate the information, and the submitter would presumably prefer the name be restored to the submitted form (or something close to it).

The original emblazon had somewhat shallow jags on the erasing; we have updated the artwork to make them deeper. The submitter has approved the redraw.


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16: Fiona ingen Conchobair - Resub Name & New Device

Or, a wolfhound rampant contourney gules within an orle of holly sprigs, leaves to center fructed proper

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Name was originally submitted as Fiona Flamehair & returned by Laurel in 05/93 - [Fiona Flamehair, R-An Tir, LoAR 05/93].

Fiona is the submitter's legal middle name, as shown on WA DL and witnessed by Juliana Siren & Zahra Æstel; they confirm that the submitter's modern name is not otherwise similar to her submission.

Conchobair is the genitive form of the masculine name <Conchobar> from Mari's "The Index of Names in Irish Annals" at http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Conchobar.shtml ; this is the Middle Gaelic form. The name (all forms) has 41 occurrences between 706 and 1603.

Per App A, <ingen> is the Old/Middle Gaelic feminine patronymic marker.

Precedent gives a SFPP for charges in annulo or in orle not in their default orientation.


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17: Fiona ingen Conchobair - New Alternate Name

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

Fiona ni Conor

Fiona is the submitter's legal middle name as shown by her WA DL, witnessed by Juliana Siren and Zahra Æstel; they confirm that her modern name does not otherwise resemble this submission.

Conor - masculine name found sn <Connor>, 7 citations, in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "Names Found in Anglicized Documents" at http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/

For the pattern <ni Conor>: Mari's article gives the formation "[Feminine Given Name] [Patronymic Byname Using Father's Given Name]" and the examples Moire nyn Dermott (1601) and More ny Kedagh (also 1601). In the full list of women's names we have Katherine ni Higin (1583-84).


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18: Francis Darcy - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Both name elements are documented from "Faire Names for English Folk: Late Sixteenth Century English Names" by Chris Laning (SCA: Christian de Holacombe) at https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/christian/fairnames/

Kingdom commentary did not think this conflicted with OSCAR's potential conflict of <Franco d'Orsi>, with changes to two syllables. Kingdom commenters also did not think the historical Francis Darcy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Darcy) was worth protecting; Maridonna checked Encyclopedia Britannica and did not find an entry for him.


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19: Guencenedl ben Madudain - Resub Device

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

Sable, a wolfhound's head erased contourny Or, a bordure quarterly gules and argent.

Tir Righ Submission

Although OSCAR was unable to find the submitter's name Guencenedl ben Madudain was registered on the June 2016 LoAR.

The previous submission "Sable, three pallets offset to dexter argent, overall an Irish wolfhound's head erased contourny and in dexter chief a shamrock Or" was returned on the June 2016 LoAR

Per SENA A2C1:"Elements must be drawn in their period forms and in a period armorial style." Blazoned as "Per pale paly sable and argent and sable,", the fact that we have the same tincture on both sides of the argent stripes creates the overwhelming impression that it's not a per pale field, but a sable field charged with pallets on one half. A field with offset pallets overlapped by both the dog's head and the shamrock is not a period pattern of charges. Barring period evidence, this pattern of offset pallets is not registerable.

Additionally, we haven't registered Irish wolfhounds (or their heads) since 1996 -- that is twenty years ago. The documentation for the breed considered adequate at the time might not be considered so today. On resubmission, the submitter should be ready to provide documentation for the breed and its depictions.

This is a redesign eliminating the problem areas and uses the generic 'wolfhound' in the blazon which has been registered several times including three times in 2016.

The submission included documentation for wolfhounds (attached) which provides period references to wolfhounds. An image of a wolfhound's head is also attached.

We believe this is clear of Fergus de Botha (registered June 1998 via Atenveldt): Sable, a wolf's head erased contourny argent, a bordure compony gules and argent with one DC for changing the tincture of the head and one for the number of pieces the bordure is divided into (A.5.G.3.d)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2016-10-29/20-58-23_Guencenedl_notes0001.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2016-10-29/20-58-26_Guencenedl_notes0002.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2016-10-29/20-58-28_Guencenedl_notes0003.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2016-10-29/20-58-29_greyhound.jpg


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20: Gunnbjǫrn rauðskeggr - New Name

No major changes.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Both name elements documented from Geirr Bassi. Gunnbjǫrn - is a masculine personal name, p. 10; rauðskeggr is a descriptive byname meaning "red-beard," p. 26.


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21: Heiðr in ljósa - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of March 04, 2014 as submitted.

Purpure, in pale two mullets of eight points Or

This submission is to be associated with Heiðr in ljósa


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22: James Irvein of Lions Gate - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of January 31, 2015 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A cross of Santiago within and conjoined to a masculyn gules.

Tir Righ Submission


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23: Kateline MacFarlane - New Alternate Name

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

Konishi Tsukiko

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Japanese) most important.
Culture (Japanese) most important.
Meaning (not stated) most important.

All name elements from Solveig Throndardottir, "Name Construction in Mediaeval Japan."

Konishi is a Sengoko period family name.

Tsukiko is a constructed feminine name. According to the intro of NCMJ, adding -me or -ko to an existing name element is an attested period form. The name <Tsukime> is a Heian period documented form (presumably Tsuki + me), and thus Tsuki + ko, <Tsukiko> should also be plausible.


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24: Margarete Hildebrand - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (German, 16th Century) most important.
Culture (German, 16th Century) most important.
Spelling (Margarete zum Hildebrand) most important.

Margarete is a matronymic byname dated to 1243 in Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Etymologisches Wörterbuch der Deutschen Familiennamen, K-Z, page 235 under the heading Margaretha. We believe the given name would be the same.

Hildebrand is a masculine given name dated to 1278 in "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" by Talan Gwynek http://heraldry.sca.org/names/bahlow_v.htm. SENA App A supports unmarked patronymics in German.

This should be clear of Marquet Hildebrand (January 2013) due to addition of two syllables to the first name.

Submitter would prefer Margarete zum Hildebrand if it can be documented.


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25: Michael Leland - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1993, via An Tir.

Sable, on a chevron purpure fimbriated between two hands in benediction and a shepherd's crook, three estoiles of eight points argent


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26: Quillemette de Calemoutier - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

<Quillemette> is dated to 1520 as a feminine given name in "Names from Lallaing 1384 - 1600" by Domhnall na Moicheirghe at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/lallaing/lallaing_names_feminine_given.html - sn Guillemette.

This was submitted with the byname spelled <Calmoutier>, documented as a header form in Negre Toponymie générale de la France; the period form there is <Columoster> (1248); the submitter stated she would like a period French form that was closer to the modern form.

<Calemoutier> is found on p161 of Sara Uckelman's "DRAFT: Names in the 1292 Census of Paris" at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/1292paris.pdf, in the category "Bynames not yet categorized." Given the submitter's request we have updated to this spelling. It's not entirely clear from Aryanhwy's article that this is a locative byname but it seems probable given the other citation; still, further research is probably a good idea.


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27: Renée du bois d'Ambré - New Device Change

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

Sable semy of hares salient contourny, a decrescent moon argent

Old Item: Per pale sable and argent, two spears in saltire surmounted by a wolf's head cabossed within a bordure embattled, all counterchanged, to be retained as a badge.

The original submission had the hares varying sizes, arranged in such a way that most commenters at kingdom felt it would be difficult to reproduce from blazon. The submitter prepared this redraw.

The submitter's name is on the An Tir LoI dated 30 September 2016: http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=68722


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28: Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

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

Argent, on a pale endorsed between in chief two lozenges sable, in pale a lozenge and a lion's face argent

Name registered Nov 2001 via the Middle. This badge was registered Feb 2007 via the Middle and changed/retained March 2015 via An Tir. The submitter includes the following letter:

I, [NAME REDACTED], known in the SCA as Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn, waive the full protection of the following registered armory items:

- Argent, three lion's heads cabossed sable

- Sable, an elephant statant maintaining on its back a tower, on a bordure argent the words 'aut age aut tace' sable

- Argent, on a pale endorsed between in chief two lozenges sable, in pale a lozenge and a lion's face argent

- Purpure semy-de-lys, a greyhound couchant Or

I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is at least one countable step different from the registered armory above. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

The letter is signed with the submitter's legal name and dated 17 September 2016.


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29: Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

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

Argent, three lion's heads cabossed sable

Name registered 2001 via the Middle. This device registered March 2015 via An Tir. The submitter includes the following letter:

I, [NAME REDACTED], known in the SCA as Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn, waive the full protection of the following registered armory items:

- Argent, three lion's heads cabossed sable

- Sable, an elephant statant maintaining on its back a tower, on a bordure argent the words 'aut age aut tace' sable

- Argent, on a pale endorsed between in chief two lozenges sable, in pale a lozenge and a lion's face argent

- Purpure semy-de-lys, a greyhound couchant Or

I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is at least one countable step different from the registered armory above. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

The letter is signed with the submitter's legal name and dated 17 September 2016.


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30: Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

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

Purpure semy-de-lys, a greyhound couchant Or

Submitter's name registered Nov 2001 via the Middle. This badge was registered March 2011 via An Tir.

The submitter includes the following letter:

I, [NAME REDACTED], known in the SCA as Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn, waive the full protection of the following registered armory items:

- Argent, three lion's heads cabossed sable

- Sable, an elephant statant maintaining on its back a tower, on a bordure argent the words 'aut age aut tace' sable

- Argent, on a pale endorsed between in chief two lozenges sable, in pale a lozenge and a lion's face argent

- Purpure semy-de-lys, a greyhound couchant Or

I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is at least one countable step different from the registered armory above. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

The letter is signed with the submitter's legal name and dated 17 September 2016.


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31: Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

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

Sable, an elephant statant maintaining on its back a tower, on a bordure argent the words 'aut age aut tace' sable

Name registered Nov 2001 via the Middle. This badge registered Aug 2010 via An Tir. The submitter includes the following letter:

I, [NAME REDACTED], known in the SCA as Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn, waive the full protection of the following registered armory items:

- Argent, three lion's heads cabossed sable

- Sable, an elephant statant maintaining on its back a tower, on a bordure argent the words 'aut age aut tace' sable

- Argent, on a pale endorsed between in chief two lozenges sable, in pale a lozenge and a lion's face argent

- Purpure semy-de-lys, a greyhound couchant Or

I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is at least one countable step different from the registered armory above. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

The letter is signed with the submitter's legal name and dated 17 September 2016.


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32: Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn - New Heraldic Will

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2001, via the Middle.

The submitter includes the following letter:

I, [NAME REDACTED], known in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Incorporated (SCA) as Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn, leave to [NAME REDACTED], known in the SCA as Galeran Chanterel, any and all names and armory registered by me in the SCA. Should [NAME REDACTED] precede me in death, any and all names and armory registered by me in the SCA may be released upon my death.

The letter is signed with the submitter's legal name and dated 17 September 2016.


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33: Richard the Handsome - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of September 30, 2016 as submitted.

Vairy azure and Or, a tricorporate lion argent charged on each shoulder with an ermine spot sable

The original artwork left the ermine spots uncolored (argent) on the color form. We verified with the submitter that he intended them to be sable and updated the artwork, the submitter has reviewed the colored version.

Correction to Device (2016-Dec-01 16:12:38): This device has been withdrawn by the submitter.


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34: Septimus Huscarlessone - New Name

This was submitted as <Septimus Húskarlsson>, with Septimus described as an "English name taken from saint's name;" two different saints Septimus lived in the 4th and 5th centuries, but no documentation was provided or found proving either was venerated in England pre-1100 (as would be necessary to combine with an Old Norse patronymic).

In kingdom, Liber provided the following:

There's a "Huscarle" listed for Amberley in the Domesday Book, dated 1086 via opendomesday: http://opendomesday.org/place/TQ0213/amberley/

There are two examples of the -sone ending in R&W p. xix from the Domesday Book (1066): Godricsone and Siwardus Leuerunessone (metronym).

The Shropshire Archives has a feoffment dated 1313 which lists <Septimus>, son of William de Eweledone, but there's no digital copy [NB from Lions Blood - so no way to verify if spelling has been normalized]. http://search.shropshirehistory.org.uk/collections/getrecord/CCA_X2922_2_1_2/

Failing the Shropshire feoffment not being available, there's also this option, but it's barely flying under PN2.C.2.a (477 years difference, or 497 depending on whether we go by 1086 or 1066): <Septimus> Knight, m, 18 Jan 1563, Lincoln, England. Batch #B01191-4. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J8RZ-B6Y

<Huscarl> and <Huscarle> are also listed in PASE, http://www.pase.ac.uk/jsp/DisplayPersonBySource.jsp?personKey=27379&startOpen=yes. The standard Anglo Saxon Patronymic ending (per App A) is -sunu or -sune, but Liber's examples hopefully support -sone, which is closest to the submitted form.


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35: Sigmund Faust - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of September 30, 2016 as submitted.

Gules, on a chevron Or between two ounces combattant and a sword argent three crosses crosslet fitchy azure

This item was redrawn in kingdom for several reasons; the original used a shade of blue that tended towards green and most commenters found it confusing; to make the chevron (and more importantly, the crosses) larger; and to make the sword wider and more recognizable. Submitter has approved the redraw.

It was pointed out to me after I finished the updated drawing the crosses fitchy should have a smooth taper to a point, not like a pencil as drawn here. As this depiction has been registered with an artist's note as recently as Feb 2016, it is my hope no more than an AN is necessary in this case as well.


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36: Sigriðr Eirikskona - New Name & New Device

Vert chaussé, an owl affronty ermine

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

Sigríðr is found as a feminine given name on p. 14 of Geirr Bassi.

Eiríkr is found as a male name in Geirr Bassi, p. 9. SENA App A supports the pattern <Bkona> to indicate 'wife of' bynames in Old Norse.

Submitter has dropped accents throughout the name.


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37: Spike Dirk Zoetaert - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of June 30, 2012 as submitted.

Vert, three wedges of cheese Or


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38: Zahra bint al-Rammah - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of October 31, 2013 as submitted.

Signý Refsdóttir

Both names are documented from Geirr Bassi. <Signý> is a feminine given name found on p 14. <Refsdóttir> is a patronymic based on <Refr>, a masculine given name, also on p 14.

Submitter has permission to conflict from Auðný Refsdóttir; however, given the substantial change in the first syllable of the given name, this was courteous but unnecessary.


Ever in Service,

Rhieinwylydd


OSCAR counts 15 New Names, 3 New Alternate Names, 1 New Order Name, 10 New Devices, 2 New Device Changes and 7 New Badges. These 38 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $152 for them. OSCAR counts 1 New Holding Name Change. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Name and 1 Resub Device. These 3 items are not chargeable. OSCAR counts 4 Blanket Permissions to Conflict and 1 Heraldic Will. These 5 items may or may not require payment. There are a total of 46 items submitted on this letter.

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