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Ansteorra LoI dated 2016-11-25

Greetings and Salutations to the Sovereigns and College of Arms!

This letter contains submissions from Ansteorra ILoI issued 2016-10-06 and ended 2016-11-10.

Commentary can be found at Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

The Kingdom of Ansteorra humbly submits for registration the following heraldic items:

This item was on the 02-2017 LoAR

1: Livia Collari - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (16th c. Italian) most important.

documents Livia as a woman's name in Venice before 1600, relying on Working Women of Early Modern Venice (by Monica Chojnacka, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001)

<Livia> is found nine times dated to 1546 through 1556 in "Names from 15th and 16th Century Pisa" By Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith).

<Collari> is found in "Names from Sixteenth Century Venice, Some examples of complete names from this data", by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith). Juliana states, "... I came across a book with remarkable information about names of women in the 50 years before 1600." The complete name listed Cristina Collari.

This item was on the 02-2017 LoAR

2: Lucia Piazza - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2007, via Ansteorra.

Argent, two scorpions in annulo sable

This item was on the 02-2017 LoAR

3: Munokhoi Kiyad - New Name & New Device

Sable, a six-headed wingless hydra erect Or, on a base Or goutty de sang.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Mongolian) most important.
Meaning (Dog) most important.

Munokhoi meaning "bad dog" found on

Mongolian Naming Practices

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald (

Construction follow the n+n (two identifiable words) pattern of construction.

Kiyad Borojin subclan found on same source. Mongols did not use surnames. According to St. Gabriels, "Compleat Anachronist #54 states the second element of most Mongol names is an epithet relating to the first name or persional characteristics, or clan identification." (

From Commentary:

The documentation notes "Of course, one can choose a name that is not completely rendered into Mongol, but succeeds in demonstrating a clan or tribal relationship without requiring knowledge of Mongolian grammar (e.g., Jebe of the Dorben)." This implies that <Kiyad> needs declension, probably in the genitive case. No grammatical rules are cited, but Introduction to Classical (Literary) Mongolian by KaareGronbech and John Krueger is suggested in the bibliography.

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4: Seonaid inghean ui Sionnaigh - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister argent and azure a fox sejant affronty proper within a bordure embattled counterchanged.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Gaelic) most important.
Meaning (Seonnaid daughter of the Fox) most important.

Seonaid is a Scottish Gaelic feminine name, a Gaelic borrowing of the Scots name Jonet, with some form used inthe 15th c. (, paragraph six)


The LoAR ruling on registration for Seonaid Upton (name submitted: Sinead Upton) (Calontir, Oct. 2009) states: "Krossa, "Scottish Gaelic Given Names", notes that the early 16th C Book of the Dean of Lismore has examples of the name in the bynames "Mak soonayd" and "v'soynoid." The Book of the Dean of Lismore, while written in Gaelic, uses Scots-style spelling rather than the standard Gaelic spelling. The most likely standardized Gaelic spelling of the name, on the basis of these two examples is "Seonaid." We are willing to give the submitter the benefit of the doubt that Seonaid is a period Gaelic form."

inghean is the Gaelic particle for "daughter of"

Quick and Easy Gaelic Names

Formerly Published as "Quick and Easy Gaelic Bynames"

3rd Edition

by Sharon L. Krossa

iu Sionnach "We did find one example of this animal-word nickname in early Irish: <in

sindach> "the fox" [2]. There is also a surname <O/ Sionnaigh> [3], based

on <sionnach> "fox". "




9 Jul 1998

From Commentary:

<Sinnach/Sionnach> is listed as a (male) byname meaning "[the] Fox" and notes "This name began as a descriptive byname but became an inherited surname." (The same observation is in the submitter's St Gabriel Report) As far as I can tell, all of the Middle Irish and Early Modern Irish Gaelic citations there are in the surname form. <Seonaid Sinnough> fits this form. <Seonaid inghean ui Sionnaigh> fits this form in the submitter's St Gabriel Report. The last seems closest to the desired meaning, but both MacLysaght and Woulfe assert the meaning of the surname was "son of the fox" rather than "the fox".

The Client wishes the name to be feminine and include Fox. Changing the name in Kingdom from <in Sionnach> to <ui Sionnaigh> is our best attempt to honor that desire.

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5: Thomas de Bristol - New Name & New Device

Pean, on a chevron gules fimbriated three lions rampant queue-fourchy palewise Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (15th c. English) most important.

Thomas Monumental Brass Enscriptions - Male Given Names

236 instances of Thomas

de Bristol Monumental Brass Enscriptions - Surnames A - H

2(2) Bristol (sheriff of, recorder of)- 1439 gl

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6: Thomas de Bristol - New Badge

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

Argent, a lion's head erased and an ermine spot sable

Thank you for your assistance with these items!

Lady Elena Wyth


OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 4 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 9 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $36 for them. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.

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