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Atlantia LoI dated 2016-11-29

Unto Andrewe Laurel, Alys Pellicane, Brunissende Couronne, and the rest of the College of Arms, does Seraphina Delphino, Golden Dolphin Herald, send Greetings.

It is the intent of the Atlantian College of Heralds to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

In-kingdom commentary on the following items can be found on the October LoP. https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=9&loi=4119

I would also like to thank the following individuals for your commentary on the internal letter, without your commentary, my decisions would be much harder to make. Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane (Metron Ariston), Catguistl of Tintagol (Herring), Cecily Goshawke, Coblaith Muimnech, Etienne Le Mons (Sea Dragon), ffride wlffsdotter, Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle), Ii Katsumori, Konstantia Kaloethina (Gold Falcon Emerita), Maridonna Benvenuti, Sabine Berard,Shannon inghaen Bhriain uí Dhuilleaín, and Thomas de Groet.

1: Adeliza de Merthirmawre - New Name & New Device

Azure, a fret Or between four swallows volant argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Adeliza: is found in "Feminine Given Names in DES" by Talan Gwynek, Fause Losenge Herald Extraordinary http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyAG.html Adeliza is a feminine given dated to 1086

de Merthirmawre: is found in "Glamorganshire Documents" Archaeologia Cambrensis, Fifth Series Vol. III No. XII October. pp. 292-301 http://cylchgronau-europeana.llgc.org.uk/browse/viewpage/llgc-id:2919943/llgc-id:3007008/llgc-id:300 7072/getText <Johannem Stradlyng de Merthirmawre> dated 1480

(Golden Dolphin Note: Name submitted as Adeliza De Merthyr Mawr and the name was changed by kingdom because Merthyr Mawr is the modernized spelling of Merthirmawre. The submitted wants de in her name and that requires the period spelling of the locative name. Submitted has approved the change via email.)

Device Submission History:
September 2016 Atlantian Return of "Azure, a fret Or between four swallows volant argent"

This device has to be returned because the submitter does not have a registered name or name in progress.


2: Ardys Halen - New Name & New Device

Gules, a chevron lozengy sable and argent between three covered salt cellars shedding salt Or

Sound most important.

Ardys: is found in Family Search Historical Records
Ardys Bissell, married in 1585 in Lincoln, England, Batch #M03063-3 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NFH7-HPR : 10 December 2014

Halen: is found in Family Search Historical Records
Harry Halen, male, married on 09 May 1541 in Sussex, England. Batch #M14836-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6KN-PJW : 10 December 2014


3: Arnoddr í Ǫngulseyju - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atlantia LoI of October 31, 2016 as submitted.

Per saltire vert and purpure, a bordure Or


4: Bryn Tannahill - New Name

Sound most important.

Bryn: is found in Family Search Historical Records
Bryn Owyn, male, christened on 20 May 1582 in Norfolk, England. Batch #C04741-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWFB-CYH : 30 December 2014

Tannahill: is found in Family Search Historical Records
James Tannahill married on 10 November, 1608, at Edinburgh (Batch #: M119823) https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYMY-9YW : 8 December 2014
William Tannahill christened on 8 October, 1609, at Edinburgh (Batch #: C116854) https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTP7-4HF : 2 January 2015

SENA Appendix C allows for English and Scots names to be mixed.


5: Daniel Müller - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2015, via Atlantia.

Vert, two mules combatant and a barley sheaf in base, all argent

(Golden Dolphin Note: This device may be in conflict with Medb ingen Muiredaich as registered through the East in September, 2004 ("Vert, three garbs argent." If the sheaf of wheat is considered equivalent to a garb, then there is only a DC for changing half of the primary charge group.)

Daniel Müller was registered in November 2015


6: Eadyth Woderose - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2016, via Atlantia.

Per chevron argent and sable, two pomegranates gules seeded Or slipped and leaved vert and a stag passant argent

Eadyth Woderose was registered in March 2016


7: Katherine of the Doves - New Device

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

Per pale azure and gules, a spired tower Or between in fess two doves respectant, a chief triangular argent


8: Meadhbh inghean Thaidhg uí Domhnaill - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2001, via Atlantia.

Mizuno Sakami

Mizuno: is found in "Name Construction on Medieval Japan" by Barbara Nostrand. Mizuno is a Historical Surname dated to Sengoku period, 1568

Sakami: is found in "Name Construction on Medieval Japan" by Barbara Nostrand. Sakami is a Historical Feminine Name dated 1600 with the period being unknown.

Name Pattern is Surname + Given Name


9: Robin Archer Dragun - New Device

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

Argent, a dragon displayed head to sinister azure breathing flames proper, a bordure azure

(Golden Dolphin Note: There may be a conflict with Patrice of the Misty Fjords "Argent, a wyvern erect contourny azure sustaining by the blade a sword inverted sable, a bordure azure" There is a DC for removal of the sword. Commenters were unsure if there is a DC between erect contourny and displayed because a dragon displayed carries a step from period practice.)

Use of Dragon displayed is a step from period practice

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=821/2016-11-28/00-41-13_Patrice_of_the_Misty_Fjords_device_1995.jpg


10: Steffan Glüer - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound ((To match/similar to mundane)) most important.
Language most important.
Culture (High German) most important.

Steffan: is found in "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" by Sara L. Uckelman http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/nurnberg1497.html. Steffan is a masculine given name with 30 documented instances.

Glüer: is found in "German Names from 1495: Surnames A - F" by Sara L. Uckelman http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/surnames1495a-g.html Glüer is listed as surname from the Eschenbach region with 1 documented instance.


11: Stormwall, Canton of - New Branch Name & New Device

Canton of Stormwall

Per fess embattled azure and sable, a mountain argent issuant from the line of division, and a laurel wreath argent

No major changes.

Storm: is found in "A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Reany and Wilson. Storm is found under the header name Storm. John Storm is dated to 1206

wall: is found in "Oxford Dictionary of English Placenames" by Ekwall. OE for wall, weall, "wall"is found in some place names mostly referring to ancient forts, especially Roman forts or walls. Severals places were named from the Great Wall [~meaning Hadrian's Wall]

"Compound Placenames in English" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) http://medievalscotland.org/jes/EnglishCompoundPlacenames/ has a pattern for Family names + generic topographic feature

(Golden Dolphin Note: Group petiton for support of name and device was included with the submission)

Documentation attached showing mounts issuant from the fess line.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=821/2016-11-27/23-49-20_Stormwall_Canton_Name_Doc_2.jpg

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=821/2016-11-27/23-51-22_Stormwall_Canton_Device_Doc.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=821/2016-11-29/14-01-17_Stormwall_Canton_Device_Doc_2.jpg


12: Þóra Hrafnsdóttir - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2013, via Atlantia.

Argent, a raven rising perched upon a sword fesswise sable, on a chief gules a needle argent

Old Item: Argent, five swords in annulo, points to center sable within an annulet gules, to be retained as a badge.


In Service to the Dream,

Seraphina, Golden Dolphin


OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name, 1 New Branch Name, 8 New Devices and 1 New Device Change. These 15 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $60 for them. There are a total of 15 items submitted on this letter.

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