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Middle ILoI dated 2017-04-04

Greetings unto Konrad Dragon, Sybella Rouge Scarpe, and the commenting Heralds of the Middle Kingdom.

Enclosed are the compiled submissions for the month of March 2017. Commentary is due May 4, 2017.

My thanks to Calybrid Escutcheon for her tutelage and continuing support.

Ginevra Boscoli

Proto-Escutcheon

1: Alonso Mano Negro -New Name & New Device

Per pale Or and argent, a clenched gauntlet and a bordure sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Spanish) most important.
Culture (Spanish) most important.

The submitter prefers Alonso de la Mano Negro if that form can be documented.

Alonso: "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century," Juliana de Luna

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella

Mano: IGI Family Search, Ysabel Mano, 5 Jan. 1570, Batch M66070-1

Negro: IGI Family Search, Maria Negro, 23 Oct. 1594, Batch C03019-7


2: Cailech Damán -New Name Change From Holding Name

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in September of 1999, via the Middle.

Old Item: Michael of Shattered Crystal, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Old Irish) most important.
Culture most important.

Cailech - masculine given name, Old Irish form of Ogham "Caliacas". Found in "Some Masculine Ogham Names" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (Heather Rose Jones)

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/ogham/ogham.html

Damán - descriptive byname meaning "little stag, little ox". Dated to 633 in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Damán" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Daman.shtml Paper copy included

The pattern <given+byname> for Oghamic and Old Irish names is documented in SENA Appendix A.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-04-03/22-48-24_cailech-daman-Index-of-names-in--irish-annals-Daman-1.jpg


3: Cynnabar, Barony of -New Order Name

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

Award of the Argent Buttress

Meaning (white buttress) most important.

Award of the Argent Buttress is an order name based on a heraldic charge.

The Oxford English Dictionary s.v. argent, n. and adj. dates the modern spelling of the word meaning "silver" to the sixteenth century.

The Oxford English Dictionary s.v. buttress, n. states the modern spelling of the word was used from the sixteenth century onward.

A letter of permission from the Baron and Baroness of Cynnabar is attached.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-04-03/22-57-58_cynnabarpermission3-2017.jpg


4: Cynnabar, Barony of -New Order Name

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

Company of the Defenders of the Tower

Meaning (defenders of the tower) most important.

The May 2013 cover letter authorized the use of Company in order names.

SENA Appendix E allows the use of Defenders in the substantive element of order names.

Examples of order names incorporating a building name from Juliana de Luna, "Medieval Secular Order Names" (medievalscotland.org/jes/OrderNames/Courtly_Orders_and_Awards.shtml) include:

Ritterbruder[schaft] des Conventes unseres lieben Frau Ingensande 'Knightly Brotherhood of the Convent of Our Lady at the Sand'

Societas capelle dominorum Templois 'society of chapel of the lords of the Grail-Templars'

Societas capelle sancti Georgii Templois 'society of the chapel of Saint George of the Grail-Templars'

Consortium seu societas milita Beate Marie Nobilis Domus apud Sanctum Odoenum prope Sanctum Dyonisium in Franci 'the company or knightly society of the Blessed Mary of the Noble House at Saint Ouen near Saint Denis in France'

Inclita Stellifera Congregatio nostra militaris apud Sanctum Audoenum in Domo Nobili 'Our Illustrious Starbearing Knightly Congregation in the Noble House at Saint Ouen'

A tower is comparable in scale to a chapel or a noble house. The OED s.v. tower, n.1 dates this spelling to the fifteenth century.

The Barony will accept the form Order of Towers Defenders if necessary for registration, but prefers a name referencing a literal tower.

Attached is a letter from Their Excellencies Cynnabar authorizing the submission.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-04-03/23-02-50_cynnabarpermission3-2017.jpg


5: Cynnabar, Barony of -New Order Name

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

Order of the Base of the Tower

Meaning (foundation of the tower) most important.

This is an order name composed of a heraldic charge + building.

The OED s.v. base, n. (1) dates the word "base" in a heraldic context, in the modern spelling, to 1610. The word is also appropriate as Lingua Anglica for the common heraldic charge.

Examples of order names incorporating a building name from Juliana de Luna, "Medieval Secular Order Names" (medievalscotland.org/jes/OrderNames/Courtly_Orders_and_Awards.shtml) include:

Ritterbruder[schaft] des Conventes unseres lieben Frau Ingensande 'Knightly Brotherhood of the Convent of Our Lady at the Sand'

Societas capelle dominorum Templois 'society of chapel of the lords of the Grail-Templars'

Societas capelle sancti Georgii Templois 'society of the chapel of Saint George of the Grail-Templars'

Consortium seu societas milita Beate Marie Nobilis Domus apud Sanctum Odoenum prope Sanctum Dyonisium in Franci 'the company or knightly society of the Blessed Mary of the Noble House at Saint Ouen near Saint Denis in France'

Inclita Stellifera Congregatio nostra militaris apud Sanctum Audoenum in Domo Nobili 'Our Illustrious Starbearing Knightly Congregation in the Noble House at Saint Ouen'

A tower is comparable in scale to a chapel or a noble house. The OED s.v. tower, n.1 dates this spelling to the fifteenth century.

The Barony will accept the form Order of Towers Base if necessary for registration, but prefers a name referencing a literal base or foundation and a literal tower.

Included is a letter from Their Excellencies Cynnabar authorizing the submission.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-04-03/23-00-56_cynnabarpermission3-2017.jpg


6: Cynnabar, Barony of -New Order Name

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

Order of the Lamp of the Tower

Meaning (object giving off light + of the tower) most important.

This is an order name composed of a heraldic charge + building.

The OED s.v. lamp, n. (1) states that this spelling has been in use since Middle English.

Examples of order names incorporating a building name from Juliana de Luna, "Medieval Secular Order Names" (medievalscotland.org/jes/OrderNames/Courtly_Orders_and_Awards.shtml) include:

Ritterbruder[schaft] des Conventes unseres lieben Frau Ingensande 'Knightly Brotherhood of the Convent of Our Lady at the Sand'

Societas capelle dominorum Templois 'society of chapel of the lords of the Grail-Templars'

Societas capelle sancti Georgii Templois 'society of the chapel of Saint George of the Grail-Templars'

Consortium seu societas milita Beate Marie Nobilis Domus apud Sanctum Odoenum prope Sanctum Dyonisium in Franci 'the company or knightly society of the Blessed Mary of the Noble House at Saint Ouen near Saint Denis in France'

Inclita Stellifera Congregatio nostra militaris apud Sanctum Audoenum in Domo Nobili 'Our Illustrious Starbearing Knightly Congregation in the Noble House at Saint Ouen'

A tower is comparable in scale to a chapel or a noble house. The OED s.v. tower, n.1 dates this spelling to the fifteenth century.

The Barony will accept the form Order of Towers Lamp if necessary for registration, but prefers a name referencing a literal lamp and a literal tower.

Included is a letter from Their Excellencies Cynnabar authorizing the submission.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-04-03/23-04-25_cynnabarpermission3-2017.jpg


7: Dai Gerdwr -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2016, via the Middle.

Argent an arched door and on a chief gules two gear-wheels argent


8: Dai Gerdwr -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2016, via the Middle.

[Fieldless] On an arched door gules, in chief a gear-wheel argent


9: Illiton, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1987, via the Middle.

Azure on a cushion argent, a from tergiant palewise vert

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Silver Cushion


10: Illiton, Barony of -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1987, via the Middle.

Barry wavy of eight argent and azure, a salmon contourney gules

The previous submission was returned on the January 2017 LOAR:

"Illiton, Barony of. Badge. Barry wavy argent and azure, a fish contourny gules.

This badge is returned for redraw. Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as a "salmon", commenters had no trouble identifying the charge as a fish but not specifically a salmon. Salmon in period heraldic art were typically drawn with a pronounced overbite and longer head than generic fish. Since the submitter requested that the primary charge not be blazoned as a "fish", we are forced to return this badge."


11: Illiton, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1987, via the Middle.

Barry wavy of eight argent and azure, a turtle tergiant fesswise to sinister gules


12: Illiton, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1987, via the Middle.

Barry wavy of eight argent and azure, an otter passant guardant to sinister gules


13: Illiton, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1987, via the Middle.

Gyronny of twelve argent and azure, an escallop Or


14: Isibél inghean Uilliam mhic Leòid -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in December of 2009, via the Middle.

Old Item: Isibél of Dunbegane, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Isibél - Index of Names in Irish Annals: Isibél by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Isibel.shtml Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) form: Isibél Found in Years: 1441, 1505, 1583

Uilliam - Index of Names in Irish Annals: Uilliam by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Uilliam.shtml Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form & genitive form: Uilliam Found in Years: 1302, 1312, 1322, 1324, 1447, 1461, 1464, 1466, 1473, 1476, 1488, 1496, 1504, 1512, 1516, 1573, 1577

<Mac Leòid> is found in Black, s.n. MacLeod as a Gaelic byname `son of Leòd, Torquil M'Leoid 1338.

Quick and Easy Gaelic Names by Sharon L. Krossa http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#twogeneration

Women: The standard way to form a name using a two generation patronymic byname for women is:

<single given name> inghean <father's given name (in genitive case & always lenited unless starting with D, T, L, N, R, or a vowel)> mhic <grandfather's given name (in genitive case & always lenited unless starting with C or a vowel)>

Submission History: Iosobail inghean Uilliam mhic Leoid Name Returned by Laurel Apr 03, Isobal Mhic Leoid Name Resubmission Returned by Rouge Scarpe Nov 04, Isibél of Dunbegane Name Resubmission Accepted by Laurel Dec 09, Since a name has been registered this is technically not a resubmission.

Submitter has Letter of Permission to Conflict with Uilleam MacLeod.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-04-04/21-52-26_Isibel_Letter_PtC.jpg


15: Katerin ferch Gwenllian -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2004, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) A double rose argent and azure


16: Margery Carter -New Name

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

First and last name per Withycombe and Thuresson.


17: Otto von Baden -New Name & New Device

Azure, a fess lozengy argent and azure between three ships and a calamarie argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language most important.
Culture (middle 13th-century Germanic) most important.

The name Otto was in use during the 13th century by Germanic peoples. The second Grand Master, or Hochmeister, of the Teutonic Knights was Otto von Kerpen, from 1200 - 1208 AD (1).

Baden is a historical region in Germany documented as far back as the 12th century under the moniker the Margraviate of Baden. Its name has changed over time from Baden, to Baden-Baden, depending on the exact area in question, to the modern state of Baden-Württemburg (2).

(1) Hochmeisters of the Teutonic Order - German Order

http://imperialteutonicorder.com/id4.html

(2) History of Baden-Württemberg

http://www.pantel-web.de/bw_mirror/history/bw304_e.htm


18: Randolf der Grau -New Name & New Device

Randolf der Grau

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 15th-century Germany, Lubeck area.
Meaning most important.

Randolf - 1250 Werdener Urbar (Bahlow, H. {1993} Dictionary of German Names. Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies. University of Wisconsin, Madison. pg 437

- 1518 Wurzburg. (Bahlow, 1993)

der - combining term - "the"

Grau - German meaning "gray"


19: Skjaldvor Há-máni -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister argent and azure mullety argent, a bend sinister wavy gules, in canton a chatloup sejant sable armed gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Skjaldvor - Vigilant shield, Há-máni - high moon) most important.

Skjaldvor - Heimskringla, pg. 620, passage 21: pg. 735.

- http://opendomesday.org/name/472910/rolf-son-of-skjaldvor

- 2 already registered in SCA: http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_np.cgi?p=Skjaldvor&b=broad&c=case-insensitive&l=500&s=name+only&d=modern& g=disabled&a=disabled

Há - prefix - 1 appearance in Lándnamabók per http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html. Resource located through Academy of St. Gabriel. http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/scandanavian.shtml

"máni" - twice in in Lándnamabók

- 3 registered as "máni" alone in SCA: http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_np.cgi?p=m%E1ni&b=narrow&c=case-insensitive&l=500&s=name+only&d=modern&g= disabled&a=disabled

Neither black and white nor color submission form was signed by the submitter.


20: Unn Olafsdottir -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (10th C. Icelandic) most important.
Spelling (Anglicized spelling) most important.

In _The Sagas of the Icelanders_. Introduction by Robert Kellogg. Translation by Keneva Kunz. Penguibn Putnam, 2000, "The Saga of the People of Laxardal" (also called Laxdaela) lists the name "Unn," in that spelling, as a name dated to the period of the settlement of Iceland, in the late 9th century.

(Laxdaela, pp. 276-9; see also pp. 270, 274-5). [All cited page are copied and attached.]

The same work also contains a character named Olaf, Unn's grandson, who she took to Iceland with her (Laxdaela, p.279). Laxdaela saga contains stories of Unn's descendants from the time of settlement in the late 9th C. to shortly after Iceland became Christian in 1000. Kellogg places the time of action for the entire saga as 890-1030 and its writing by an anonymous Icelandic author around 1250-70. (Laxdaela, p.270).

Since Unn's own grandson was named Olaf, and they journeyed to Iceland together, we know that the two names "Unn" and "Olaf" existed close in time and in Iceland. "Olafsdottir" is my persona's patronymic.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-04-03/21-59-10_Unn_name1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-04-03/21-59-12_Unn_name2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-04-03/21-59-13_Unn_name3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-04-03/21-59-14_Unn_name4.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-04-03/21-59-16_Unn_name5.jpg


21: Vígfúss mjǫksiglandi -New Name & New Device

Gyronny arrondi argent goutty de sang and azure

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Sound (sound of first name) most important.

Vígfúss mjǫksiglandi:

Norse name meaning "Vígfúss much-sailing"

Vígfúss is in Aranhwy merch Catmael, Viking Names found in Landnámabók

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html

mjǫksiglandi is in Aranhwy merch Catmael, Viking Names found in Landnámabók

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html


22: Wodebok Adamsone -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Souns as Woody or Wudi or Wode) most important.

The surname/family name Adamsone is identified by the Consulting Herald [note: Damian Nighthawk, rbarreto@pnw.edu] as being present in both Scotland and England, (Document attached, A Dictionary of English Surnames). As a given name, I have chosen "Wodebok" from the Middle English Nicknames reference provided by the Consulting Herald (Document Attached). I am trying to maintain the nickname Woody or Wudi as a nickname context of my SCA name.

I am working on a persona that resides above or below the border between Scotland and England. Potentially in the 1400s.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-03-21/19-39-12_Wodebok_name1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-03-21/19-39-15_Wodebok_name2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-03-21/19-39-17_Wodebok_name3.jpg



OSCAR counts 8 Names, 2 Name Changes, 4 Order Names, 6 Devices and 7 Badges. There are a total of 27 items submitted on this letter.

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