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Æthelmearc ILoI dated 2017-03-16

Unto Kameshima Silver Buccle and the Æthelmearc College of Heralds, greetings. This is Æ191 - my first internal LoI as the new Garnet Herald, and Saiman's first as the new Cornelian Herald. In addition to commentary on the actual submissions, feel free to add commentary with suggestions, tips, tricks, and techniques for addressing any shortfalls in the submission itself or in my handling of the process. I have not done an internal letter since the College went electronic, so I am eager to be brought up to speed.

1: Alana MacLeland -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2001, via Æthelmearc.

Gules chape argent, a cat sejant reguardant argent and a chief embattled gules.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth (elsbeth@pobox.com)


2: Benedict Sutton -New Name & New Device

Argent, a cross throughout gules, overall a rhinoceros rampant sable.

No major changes.
Language (None stated) most important.
Culture (None stated) most important.

Herald of Record: Saiman Tokushou

Benedict - "Masculine Given Names Found in the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England (sorted Alphabetically)" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien). https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/LincLSR/GivenMasculineAlpha.html lists Benedict as a given name.

Sutton - "An Index to the 1523 Subsidy Roll for York and Ainsty, England" by Karen Larsdatter (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/york16/bynamesalphabetically.htm) lists Sutton as a byname.

Submitter has been advised that the cross needs to be beefed up a tad, and that the rhino needs to be more overall. He is currently re-working the art, and I will substitute in the new forms as soon as I receive them, and before the submission goes external.


3: Cadwallon Sanctus Germanus -New Name & New Device

Vair en pointe vert and Or, on a chief Or, a bear passant sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Cornish) most important.

Herald of Record: Kathryn MacLuing

Cadwallon: From "Personal Names in the Domesday Book: Cornwall" by Constanza of Thamesreach (Genny Grim), Phillimore translation of Caduualant. https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/constanza/domesdaycornwall.html.

Sanctus Germanus: Cornwall town of St. German, found as Sanctus Germanus (c.994-1259) in the Cambridge Dictionary of English Place Names.

Herald of Record: Kathryn MacLuing

This may need to be redrawn, as the animal on chief is unrecognizable as a bear.


4: Dagr Skytja Rauðsson -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (None stated) most important.
Culture (None stated) most important.

Herald of Record: Kathryn MacLuing

Dagr: From "Viking Names found in Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman). http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html

Skytja: A by-name from "Viking Names found in Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman). http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html

Rauðsson: Patronymic formed using techniques from "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman). http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html. Rauðr appears in "Viking Names found in Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman). http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html.


5: Fede di Fiore -Resub Badge

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

(Fieldless) A rabbit's head cabossed argent breathing flames proper

Herald of Record: Aindreas MacGuille; Fhionntaigh a' Ghaoithe Argiod

The original submission, Gules, a rabbit's head cabossed argent jessant-de-lys inverted Or, was returned by Laurel in June 2015 for violating SENA A2C1 which requires that "Elements must be drawn in their period forms and in a period armorial style." Precedent already indicates that the use of any head other than a lion's or leopard's head jessant-de-lys remains a step from period practice and this design introduces another anomaly for the jessant-de-lys design: the inversion of the fleur-de-lys. Neither the submitter not the commenters provided period evidence for a jessant-de-lys where the head would be in its default upright position and the fleur-de-lys inverted. Thus, barring period documentation, this design is not registerable.

This is a minor redesign to correct the issue.


6: Gráinne Shionnach -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2014, via Æthelmearc.

Argent, a fox contourney reguardant, in chief an increscent Or pierced by an arrow fesswise argent.

Herald of Record: Saiman Tokushou


7: Hrólfr Tyrfingsson -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Language (None stated) most important.
Culture (None stated) most important.

Herald of Record: Kathryn MacLuing

Hrólfr: From "Viking Names found in Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman). http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html.

Tyrfingsson: Patronymic formed using techniques from "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman). http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html. Tyrfingr appears in "Viking Names found in Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman). http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html.


8: Keistutus Prus Andrzejewski -Resub Device

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

Gules, a serpent glissant argent maintaining in its mouth a sun Or eclipsed sable, all between an increscent and a decrescent Or.

Herald of Record: Aindreas MacGuille; Fhionntaigh a' Ghaoithe Argiod

The name on the forms is not the same as the name passed by Laurel in 2015. I have used the registered name here.

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The previous device, Gules, a serpent involved Or, devouring a sun beamed Or eclipsed sable, was returned by Laurel in June 2015 for conflict with the device of Alexander le Browere: Per pale sable and vert, a serpent involved in annulo Or. There is a difference for the field but although involved versus involved in annulo is a blazonable difference, it does not provide a second DC. There is no difference for the maintained sun.

This is a moderate redesign to correct the issue.


9: Lugaid O'Cellaich -New Name & New Device

Lugaid O'Cellaich

Paly sable and argent, on a pale vert a spear argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (None stated) most important.

Herald of Record: Kathryn MacLuing

Lugaid: From 100 Most Popular Names in Early Medieval Ireland, sca.heraldry.org.

O'Ceillaich: From 100 Most Popular Names in Early Medieval Ireland, genitive form of the name Cellach.

Herald of Record: Kathryn MacLuing


10: Ruaidri mac Faoláin Ui Chonaill -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (None stated) most important.
Culture (None stated) most important.

Herald of Record: Kathryn MacLuing

Ruaidri: "100 Most Popular Men's Names in Early Medieval Ireland" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (Heather Rose Jones), http://heraldry.sca.org/names/irish100.html

mac Faoláin: Patronymic. Faolán appears in ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 2669 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2669+0). Also ÓCM, _Irish Names_, s.n. Fáelán. Also ÓCorráin & Cournane, "Annals of the Four Masters, vol. 2", six volumes (WWW: CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts: a project of University College, Cork, Ireland, 1997-98), entries M1041.6, M1051.14. (http://www.ucc.ie/celt/online/G100005B.)

mac Faoláin is formed according to "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names", 3rd Edition by Sharon L. Krossa (https://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/). Per the section on Simple Patronymic Bynames, a byname can be formed by adding "mac" (son of) to the genitive form of the father's name. In this case, the genitive form of Faolán is Faoláin.

Ui Chonaill: Patronymic with clan affiliation. Chonaill is found in Donnchadh Ó Corráin and Fidelma Maguire, "Irish Names", pg. 56 header spelling. Formed according to "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names", 3rd Edition by Sharon L. Krossa (https://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/). Per the section on Irish Simple Patronymic with Clan Affiliation Bynames, a clan affiliation following a simple patronymic can be formed thus - <single given name> mac <father's given name (in genitive case & sometimes lenited)> Uí <eponymous clan ancestor's name (in genitive case & always lenited unless starting with a vowel)>.


11: Sigrid Schreiber -New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and azure, a dance Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (as in Germanic (short i in Sigrid, long i in Schreiber)) most important.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth (elsbeth@pobox.com)

Sigrid: From "Swedish Feminine Given Names from SMP" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Friedemann), http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/swedish/smp/. Sigrid in this spelling dates to 1435 (Aghmund), 1515, 1521 (Botolf)

Schreiber: Occupational surname meaning "scribe" or "writer", from "German Names from 1495: Surnames" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman), http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/surnames1495n-s.html.

Per SENA Appendix C, Germanic and Scandinavian name elements can be combined.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth (elsbeth@pobox.com)


12: Steven Phelps -New Name Change & New Device Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in September of 2011, via Æthelmearc.

Gules, a lion rampant Or charged on the shoulder with a maunche azure and maintaining in its dexter forepaw a rose argent, barbed vert, seeded Or, all within a bordure compony counter-compony argent and azure.

Old Item: Rodrigo el Rojo, to be retained as an alternate name.
Old Item: Gules, on a pall argent between three castles triple-towered Or, a cross of Santiago gules, to be retained as a badge.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No holding name.
No changes.

Steven is dated to 1593 according to "Names found in Quedgeley, Glouchestershire Marriage Registers 1559-1600" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Friedemann) located at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/quedgeley.html.

Phelps is dated to 1596 according to "Names found in Cam, Gloucestershire, Marriage Registers 1569-1600" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Friedemann) located at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/cam.html.

The complexity count is 9 (5 tinctures, 4 charges) - one more than the "rule of thumb". One questions whether the tinctures in the barbing and seeding count towards complexity, since they otherwise grant no difference. I have not done a precedent dive to determine one way or the other.


13: Zsolt Geibel -New Name & New Device

Argent, a pen bendwise azure, a bordure vert.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Austria-Hungary circa 1600.
Meaning (None stated) most important.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth (elsbeth@pobox.com)

Zsolt: Zsolt is a popular modern Hungarian given name. The closest dated reference does not have this spelling. Zolta is mentioned in the Gesta Hungarorum (c. 12th century) as the third Grand Prince of the Hungarians who succeeded his father Árpád around 907 CE.

Bowlus, Charles R. (1994). Franks, Moravians and Magyars: The Struggle for the Middle Danube, 788-907. University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 0-8122-3276-3. (Image 1)

Madgearu, Alexandru (2005). The Romanians in the Anonymous Gesta Hungarorum: Truth and Fiction. Romanian Cultural Institute, Center for Transylvanian Studies. ISBN 973-7784-01-4. (Image 2)

Tóth, Sándor László (1994). "Zaltas". In Kristó, Gyula; Engel, Pál; Makk, Ferenc. Korai magyar történeti lexikon (9-14. század) [=Encyclopedia of the Early Hungarian History (9th-14th centuries)] (in Hungarian). Akadémiai Kiadó. p. 741. ISBN 963-05-6722-9. (Image not included)

We would appreciate any help in dating the desired spelling, or in determining the correct spelling for the desired period and location.

Geibel: Found undated in Bahlow, s.n. Geibel. Geibel is also the submitter's mundane surname (drivers license witnessed by Elsbeth Anne Roth and Kathryn MacLuing.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth (elsbeth@pobox.com)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2017-03-15/20-00-51_Zsolt_1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2017-03-15/20-00-51_Zsolt_2.jpg


"You see, this is my life. It always will be! There's nothing else - just us and the cameras - and those wonderful people out there in the dark. All right, Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my close-up." - Gloria Swanson

Regards,

Madoc Garnet

Saiman Cornelian


OSCAR counts 8 Names, 1 Name Change, 8 Devices, 1 Device Change and 1 Badge. There are a total of 19 items submitted on this letter.

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