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An Tir LoI dated 2016-11-30

Warm 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 the Tir Righ college are indicated as such.

1: Alaric Wulfgar of Amberwood - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1984, via Caid.

Per pale sable and argent, two spears in saltire surmounted by a wolf's head cabossed within a bordure embattled, all counterchanged.

The following letter was included with this submission:

I, {legal name redacted}, known in the SCA as Alaric Wulfgar of Amberwood, waive full protection of the following registered armory items:

Per pale sable and argent, two spears in saltire surmounted by a wolf's head cabossed within a bordure embattled, all counterchanged

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 I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.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 31 Oct 2016.


2: Anne Midwinter - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2012, via An Tir.

Per chevron purpure and azure, three triskelions of spirals argent

The use of triskelions of spirals is a SFPP.


3: Anne Midwinter - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2012, via An Tir.

(Fieldless) A triskelion of spirals per pale azure and purpure

The use of a triskelion of spirals is a SFPP.


4: Ciar inigena Fhiachnae - New Name

No major changes.
Language (~600 AD Ireland) most important.
Culture (~600 AD Ireland) most important.

Both names are from Mari's Annals Index.

<Ciar> is a feminine given name dated to 679 and 681; the only person listed with this name is a saint. In the raw data the name occurs both with and without an accent over the I. http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Ciar.shtml

<Fhiachnae> is a patronymic based on the masculine given name <Fiachnae> which is dated between 574 and 1086. http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Fiachna.shtml. No form is given in either nominative or genitive for pre-700 (Oghamic); the raw data includes patronymic uses in the 600s including Fiachna, Fiachnae, Fiachnai. It also includes spellings with and without the H after the F (e.g. Fhiachna, nom case, 615 and 622).

Sharon Krossa's article on lenition says that F lenites to F before 1200, and to Fh after 1200. I'm not clear how lenition would proceed in a name this early.

This was submitted as <ingen Fhiachnach>; no evidence was presented or found for the -ch ending in the genitive case; submitter has approved the change. Additionally, kingdom commentary pointed out that SENA gives <inigena> as the Oghamic (500-700) feminine patronymic marker and submitter stated she would prefer this.


5: Dax of Three Mountains - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Spelling most important.

This was submitted simply as <DAX>. Although the form indicates no changes, the submitter was contacted and approved the chance in case and addition of byname.

<Dax> is a late period English surname used as a given name: William Dax, married 1597, England, batch M01677-1 - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N21T-HXM.

The branch name "Three Mountains, Barony of" was registered in 1973.


6: Edwin Thorne - New Name & New Device

Quarterly purpure and azure, a unicorn contourny argent and in chief a moon in her plentitude between a decrescent and increscent moon Or.

Tir Righ Submission

Both elements of this name can be found in the Middle English Dictionary:

Edwin Wrench (1199) s.n. wrench (n.(1)) (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED53621)

Edwin Wante (1207) s.n. wont(e (n.) (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED53411)

Edwin Bulecoc (1221) s.n. cok (n.(1)) (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED8312)

Willelmus Thorn (1206) s.n. thorn (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED45394) - the spelling thorne is found in many of the other (non-name) entries

Edwardo Thorne (1390-1) s.n. lodes-man (n.) (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED25891).


7: Elizabeth Fitzwilliam of Carlisle - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2001, via An Tir.

(Fieldless) On a mullet azure a rabbit sejant argent


8: Elizabeth MacAndrew - New Name & New Device

Lozengy argent and azure, an apple slipped and leaved Or transfixed by an arrow fesswise reversed sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (Scottish circa 1550) most important.

Tir Righ Submission

First Name: The submitter included a copy of her birth certificate showing Elizabeth as her legal middle name, however we don't need to use the legal name allowance as Elizabeth can be found in "A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records" by Talan Gwynek http://heraldry.sca.org/names/scottishfem.html#scottishfemlate which dates this spelling to 1467 and 1571.

Byname: MacAndrew is a header form in The Surnames of Scotland by George F. Black (pp 452-3) which gives the meaning "son of Andrew" and includes examples "Donald Makandro" (1502), "Makallum MacAndro" (1550), "Thomas McAndrew" (1618).

Clear of Elspeth MacAndrew by addition of a syllable per SENA PN.C.3.2.

A discussion regarding valid shapes for apples can be found in the April 2007 LoAR http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2007/04/07-04lar.html regarding the submission for Cadlae Locha Erne and which states in part that "if the apples depicted in this submission are compatible with period apples, they should be registerable". The attached document lists a number of hybrids together with pictures of the same that are not rounded as those typically appearing on Devices of the period.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2016-11-26/19-03-27_Elizabeth_device0001.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2016-11-26/19-03-29_Elizabeth_device0002.jpg


9: Elspeth of Amberwood - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

<Elspeth> is documented from https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTGL-4NP : Mungo Brounleiss and Elspeth Lawder, married 01 Dec 1597; batch M11718-2

Byname <of Amberwood> is grandfathered to submitter by her legal parents, Aislynn of Amberwood and Alaric Wulfgar of Amberwood. A letter confirming that Elspeth is Alaric's daughter was included; it is signed with Alaric's legal name and dated 5 Oct 2016.


10: Francis Darcy - New Device

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

Per fess rayonny gules and argent, three roses counterchanged


11: Gana of Amberwood - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

<Gana> a (presumably) feminine given name dated to 1574 in familysearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVPR-4ZR - marriage of Robt. Mott and Gana Steward, 23 Nov 1574; batch M04228-1

Byname <of Amberwood> is grandfathered to submitter by her legal parents, Aislynn of Amberwood and Alaric Wulfgar of Amberwood. A letter confirming that Gana is Alaric's daughter was included; it is signed with Alaric's legal name and dated 5 Oct 2016.


12: Kata Johansdottir - New Name

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

<Kata> is listed on VAL as "a short-form for the name Katrín" and cites CV. http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml#k

<Jóhann> is also listed on VAL, which states it is "Found in Old Swedish as Iohan and in OW.Norse as Jóhann. Christian name; Scandinavian form of Greek Johannes (modern John or Johann). Runic examples include the nominative forms ioan, [ioan], iohan, [ioh]..., iuan, iuon, iyan and the accusative form ioan." - citing GB p. 12 s.nn. Jóhann, Jóhannes; NR s.nn. Ió(h)an, Ión. http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#j

In kingdom commentary, ffride added:

<Káta> shows up in Nordiskt runnamnslexikon as a feminine name (http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/download/18.6dffb94c149794d926e379/1415279748920/Runnamnslexikon_T+ 141106.pdf)

There aren't any dated examples (because the volume hasn't been published online) but Sveriges medeltida personnamn gives the normalised Old Swedish form as <Kata>. (http://arkiv.sprakochfolkminnen.se/marshal-oais/nav/isof/namn/nau/smp/smp-sok)

SMP sn. Iohan (http://arkiv.sprakochfolkminnen.se/Display.aspx?form=smp-sok&item=/Inl%C3%A5nat/Osammansatt/Mansnamn /Iohan/iohan.pdf) has examples in the genitive case of:

<Jøhans> 1282

<Iohans> 1358

And SENA Appendix A says Swedish names can end in -dottir without requiring further documentation. So <Kata Johansdottir> could work? Otherwise, the Old Norse form might be something like <Káta Jóhansdóttir>.

The problem with relying on the name information in Cleasby and Vigfusson, is that it's a dictionary of Old Icelandic, not Old Norse, so it can refer to usage that post-dates the Viking Age.

This was submitted as <Kata Jóhansdottir>. I have not been able to reach the submitter to determine a preference on changes, but have dropped the accent over the O as this is closest to the submitted form.


13: Katla kọttr Oddsdóttir - New Name & New Device

Per pale argent and vert, two domestic cats combattant, tails nowed, counterchanged

Meaning (meaning similar to cat) most important.

All name elements documented from Geirr Bassi. The pattern given/desc/pat is listed in SENA App A for Old Norse.

<Katla> is a feminine name found on p 12.

<kǫttr> is a descriptive byname meaning "cat" found on p. 25.

<Oddsdóttir> is a feminine patronymic formed from the masculine given name <Oddr>, found on p 13.


14: Laing of Three Mountains - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.
Spelling most important.

This was submitted simply as <LAiNG>. Although the form indicates no changes, the submitter was contacted and approved the change in case and addition of byname.

<Laing> can be documented to late period England as a surname, which can be used as a given name - Isabell Laing, married 1583, England, batch M00302-1 - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2LS-C2F.

The branch name "Three Mountains, Barony of" was registered in 1973.


15: Maire of Amberwood - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

<Maire> is a feminine given name dated to 1599 via FamilySearch: Maire Whithart christened July 1599, Wiltshire England, batch P01439-1 - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JSTQ-8WL

Byname <of Amberwood> is grandfathered to submitter by her legal parents, Aislynn of Amberwood and Alaric Wulfgar of Amberwood. A letter confirming that Maire is Alaric's daughter was included; it is signed with Alaric's legal name and dated 5 Oct 2016.


16: Morikawa Kenji Katashige - Resub Appeal of Laurel Return of Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2016, via An Tir.

Sable, within two demi-hollyhock leaves conjoined in annulo the kanji for "water" argent.

Text of the submitter's appeal follows; see the document uploaded for images.

This device was returned in the February 2016 LOAR "for violating SENA A2C1 which states that 'Elements must be drawn in their period forms'. No dated documentation was provided by the submitter or in commentary to support the use of the charges used in this design in period."

The stylized hollyhock leaf can be found in Ō Uma Jirushi, a Japanese roll of arms completed by Kyūan in 1650. It features in the kamon of the Tokugawa clan (attached). Full image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tokugawa_Yorinobu_(1602-1671)_Banner_and_Battle_Standard.jpg

Kenji wants to use two demi-leaves, following the established pattern in Western heraldry of demi-fleurs-de-lis. This particular motif is inspired by a kamon in The Elements of Japanese Design; a Handbook of Family Crests, Heraldry & Symbolism by John W. Dower, which is unfortunately undated (attached).

We also note that the use of Japanese characters is a Step from Period Practice, and that the hollyhock plant is native to Europe as well as Asia.

Kingdom commentary was uncertain whether these charges are identifiable, or if the kanji was a period hand.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=708/2016-12-01/15-51-44_kenji_device_0002.jpg


17: Rashida bint Yusuf - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A pair of calipers conjoined in pale with two arrows in saltire gules


18: Richard the Handsome - Resub 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

This item was withdrawn from the previous An Tir LoI (see http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=70110) due to concerns about the blazonable difference in placement of the ermine spots between the line and color versions. Submitter has clarified his intent and approved a redraw.


19: Robbrecht van Brabant - New Name & New Device

Per bend argent and vert semy of flutes bendwise Or, a rapier inverted bendwise gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Dutch 16th Century) most important.
Culture (Dutch 16th Century) most important.

<Robbrecht> is dated to 1518 in "15th Century Dutch Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch/dutch15.html

<van Brabant> is found in "Dutch Names 1358-1361: Bynames" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch/bynamesE14.html

This was submitted as <Robrecht Van Brabant>, but the documentation does not support this spelling of the personal name or the capitalization of Van; we have updated to match the evidence. Submitter would prefer spelling with a single B if possible.

This was redrawn at kingdom to make the flutes larger and more identifiable; submitter has approved the redraw.

Per the Jan 2016 CL, "It does not seem fair to submitters to penalize them when considering two or more non-identical inanimate charges where one charge needs to be blazoned as inverted and the other does not solely because of our defined default orientations. In consequence, armorial designs that use such a combination will not be returned for that reason alone. "


20: Volodimir Ezhov - New Name & New Device

Sable, a hedgehog passant contourny Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 14th c Kievan Rus.
Language (14th Century Kievan Rus) most important.
Culture (14th Century Kievan Rus) most important.

Volodimir - masc given name Wickenden sn Vladimir. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/vl-y.html; Volodimir. 1302. [Gra 64]

Ezhov - patronymic formed from Ezh, which is dated to 1239 in Wickenden sn Ezh. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/e-f.html. Patronymic form cited as Ezhov (Levanid Fedorov syn Ezhov). 1572. [RIB XIV 90]

Intended meaning is "Volodimir the Hedgehog". Wickenden's discussion on animal-based surnames at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/zgrammar.html indicates this should be a valid interpretation.


21: Volodimir Ezhov - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A smoking pipe fesswise bowl to dexter argent

This submission is to be associated with Volodimir Ezhov


22: Volodimir Ezhov - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A smoking pipe fesswise bowl to dexter sable

This submission is to be associated with Volodimir Ezhov


Ever in Service,

Rhieinwylydd


OSCAR counts 12 New Names, 7 New Devices and 5 New Badges. These 24 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $96 for them. OSCAR counts 2 Resub Devices. These 2 items are not chargeable. OSCAR counts 1 Blanket Permission to Conflict. This item may or may not require payment. There are a total of 27 items submitted on this letter.

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