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West LoI dated 2017-04-03

Unto Master Andrewe Bawldwyn, Laurel; Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, Pelican; Dame Brunissende Dragonette, Wreath; Master Cormac Mor, Wreath-elect; and the various members of the College of Arms, greetings from Lady Edith of Swanesdale, Matins trainee, and Viscountess Krysta of Starfall, Green Crown Pursuivant of the Kingdom of the West!

It is the intent of the West Kingdom that the following be registered.

This LoI was posted 3/30/2017, then retracted and reposted on 4/3/2017 to replace two name document files with redacted versions, removing personal information. No other changes were made. Many thanks to the College.

1: Absalone Wyscard - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (none noted) most important.
Culture (none noted) most important.

Submitter cares about language and/or culture (none noted), submitter desires a masculine name. No authenticity request.

Absalone - found in "Names from 13th Century Scottish Parliamentary Records" by Alys Mackyntoich (Alissa Pyrich) [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Namesfrom13thCenturyScottishParliamentaryRecords.html]

Wyscard - found in "Names from 13th Century Scottish Parliamentary Records" (same source as above).

The Scots name formation <given + family name or inherited surname> is found in "Names from 13th Century Scottish Parliamentary Records," same URL as the name citations.


2: Adrian Thorne - New Name & New Device

Sable, a triskelion of spirals within and conjoined to a serpent in annulo vorant of its tail, a bordure argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Submitter is ok with changes and the formation of a holding name, no boxes checked on the name form. No authenticity request.

Adrian - found in no copy source: Withycombe, E.G. Oxford English Dictionary of English Christian Names, page 5, dated to 1539

Thorne - found spelled as submitted, dated to 1570 in the "Brass Enscription Index" by Julian Goodwyn [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/lastnameIZ.htm#T]

The Middle/Early Modern English name formation <given + byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.

The bordure was redrawn to be a consistent thickness and a bit wider than submitted on the KLoI. Submitter approved the redrawing.

There is a SFPP for use of a triskelion of spirals.


3: Angelo Sidoti - New Exchange of Primary and Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2016, via the West.

Úlfarr veiðimaðr Eysteinsson

Currently registered names:

Primary: Angelo Sidoti (registered August 2016).

Alternate: Úlfarr veiðimaðr Eysteinsson (registered July 2011)

Submitter requests that his current registered primary name (Angelo Sidoti) become an alternate name, and his current registered alternate name (Úlfarr veiðimaðr Eysteinsson) become his primary name.


4: Anys Wynter of Oertha - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (none noted) most important.
Language (none noted) most important.
Culture (none noted) most important.
Meaning (none noted) most important.

Submitter cares about sound, language and/or culture, and meaning (none noted), submitter desires a feminine name. No authenticity request.

Anys - found in "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions - Female Given Names" by Julian Goodwyn [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/women.html] dated 1525

Wynter - found in "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions - Surnames I - Z" by Julian Goodwyn [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/lastnameIZ.htm] dated 1470

of - locative article required by "SCA placename" rule: SENA NPN.1.C.2.f

Oertha - registered name of a principality in the Kingdom of the West (March 1985)

The Middle/Early Modern English name formation <given + byname + locative> is found in SENA Appendix A. The locative [of Oertha] is correctly formed per the Branch Name Allowance, SENA B.2.f.


5: Beatrice de Moreby - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Not particular about the sound of the last name, just the first.) most important.
Language (1300-1500 Britain) most important.
Culture (1300-1500 Britain) most important.

Submitter cares about sound, language and/or culture (1300-1500 Britain. She is not particular about the sound of the last name, just the first.) and gender (female). She will accept changes and a holding name. No authenticity request.

Beatrice - found in "Yorkshire Given Names From 1397" by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/yorkshire.html]

de Moreby - found in "Names from 15th Century York" by Karen Larsdatter (Karen Harris) [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/york-15/surnames-alphabetical.htm]

The English name formation <given + byname>, when the byname is a locative in the form <de X>, is found in SENA Appendix A.


6: Deva Dragonova - New Name & New Device

Azure, a drinking horn embowed to sinister argent and in chief three bezants.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (12th - 14th century Russian) most important.
Culture (12th - 14th century Russian) most important.

Submitter notes that language and/or culture (12th - 14th century Russian) are most important, submitter desires a feminine name. She will accept changes and a holding name. No authenticity request.

Deva - found in "Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section D" by Paul Goldschmidt, dated 1239. [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/d.html]

Dragonova - formed following Feminine Patronymics section from "Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Grammar" by Paul Goldschmidt [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/zgrammar.html]; the element 'Dragon' is found in the same source as 'Deva' and is dated 1052. It is then formed into 'Dragonov' and finally 'Dragonova': Masculine Patronymics: for names not ending in '-a' or '-ia', the patronymic ended in '-ov' or '-ev'. Feminine Patronymics, Section 1: used the same patronymics as men ... they had to add an '-a' on the end.

Name formation: <given + patronymic> formed following the same "Grammar" article: Russian names started as only a given name, adding the patronymic around the 10th century, and finally the surname ... in the late 15th ...


7: Esmeralda of the Lakes - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2000, via Caid.

Per saltire sable and purpure, a reremouse Or, a chief potenty purpure and Or.

Submitter approved the adjustment to the per saltire lines so that they issue from the corners created by the chief instead of the corners obscured by the chief as submitted on the KLoI.


8: Gianetta Mare da Venezia - New Name & New Device

Per chevron vert and azure, two six-petaled flowers and an anchor argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Italian) most important.
Culture (Italian) most important.
Meaning (all mean or connect with the sea) most important.

Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes to her name. Submitter cares about meaning (all mean or connect with the sea), language and/or culture (Italian) and gender (female). She will accept minor changes and a holding name. No authenticity request.

Gianetta - found in "Italian Renaissance Women's Names" by Rhian Lyth of Blackmoor Vale (Jo Lori Drake), Italian feminine names from Florence in the 14th and 15th centuries. [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/italian.html]

Mare - found in "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names" by Arval Benicoeur (Josh Mittleman) and Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) Table of Surnames [http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html#table]

da Venezia - found in Academy of St. Gabriel report #3138, referencing a woman living in the early to mid 16th century: "If you and your wife are currently living in Florence, then <da Venezia> 'of Venice' is a fine choice." [http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?3138+0]

The Italian name formation <given + family/inherited surname + locative> is found in SENA Appendix A.

This device is clear of Serafina Alamanni, registered in April of 2011 (via Meridies): Per chevron vert and azure, three cinquefoils and a lion couchant argent. A review of the submission shows that Serafina's cinquefoils are in fess in chief, not one and two as one would expect three "blob-shaped" charges to be on the top half of a per chevron divided field, if the four charges on the field were co-primary. So, Gianetta's co-primary flowers and anchor in their default arrangement, compared to Serafina's primary lion and tertiary charge group "three cinquefoils" are clear, change of number and type of primary charges, addition of tertiary charge group. (We suggest that Serafina should be re-blazoned: Per chevron vert and azure, in fess in chief three cinquefoils and in base a lion couchant argent.)


9: Gisla Œðikollr - New Name & New Device

Argent, in pale a domestic cat sejant vert and an anvil sable.

Language (none noted) most important.
Culture (none noted) most important.
Meaning (none noted) most important.

Submitter cares about meaning and language and/or culture (none noted) and does not have a gender preference. She will accept minor changes and a holding name. No authenticity request.

Gisla - found in Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (no copy source), by Lena Peterson, pages 79, 287 & 288

Œðikollr - found in [Geirr Bassi] no copy source: Geirr Bassi Haraldsson's The Old Norse Name, p. 30. Meaning "mad-head, wild man"

The Old Norse name formation <given + descriptive byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-23/13-15-48_gisla_namedoc01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-23/13-15-48_gisla_namedoc02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-23/13-15-48_gisla_namedoc03.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-23/13-15-48_gisla_namedoc04.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-23/13-15-49_gisla_namedoc05.jpg


10: Gisla Œðikollr - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) Atop an anvil sable, a domestic cat dormant vert.


11: Halla in mjóva - New Name & New Device

Quarterly sable and vert, a Bowen cross within an orle argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Norse) most important.
Culture (Norse) most important.
Meaning (the slim) most important.

Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes to her name. Submitter cares about language and/or culture (Norse), meaning ('the slim') and gender (female). She will accept minor changes and a holding name. No authenticity request.

Halla - found in [Geirr Bassi] no copy source: Geirr Bassi Haraldsson's The Old Norse Name, page 10.

in mjóva - found in [Geirr Bassi] no copy source: Geirr Bassi Haraldsson's The Old Norse Name, page 26.

in is the correct version for a feminine name, compared to the masculine 'inn'.

The Old Norse name formation <given + article + descriptive byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.


12: Rolf orðlokarr - New Name & New Device

Argent, a sun in his splendor and in chief two crosses crosslet gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Norse) most important.
Culture (Norse) most important.
Meaning (word-plane) most important.

Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes to his name. Submitter cares about language and/or culture (Norse), meaning ('word-plane') and gender (male). He will accept minor changes and a holding name. No authenticity request.

Rolf - found in [Lind] no copy source: E.H. Lind's Norsk-Islandska Dopnamn ock Fingerade Namn fran Medetiden, column 587 under Hrólfr - has many variations including Rolfr dated to 1290 and Rolf dated to 1439 and 1476. (Within the 500 year allowance.)

Also found in: Nordiskt runnamslexikon (The Dictionary of Norse Runic Names) by Lena Peterson. Alternate spelling for Hrólfr, page 105.

orðlokarr - found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's (Sara L/ Uckelman) "Viking Bynames found in the Landnamabók", meaning 'word-plane, one who shapes his words carefully' [http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html]

The Old Norse name formation <given + descriptive byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-23/13-08-40_rolf_namedoc01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-23/13-08-41_rolf_namedoc02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-23/13-08-43_rolf_namedoc03.jpg


13: Senan Wray of Lymricke - New Name & New Device

Per saltire wavy argent and sable, two swans naiant contourny sable.

Sound (none noted) most important.

Previously submitted the names: LaShaun O'Wray and Senan O'Wray of Limerick

Submitter cares about sound (none noted) and has no gender preference. Will accept changes and a holding name. No authenticity request.

Senan - found in FamilySearch as a surname dated (marriage) to 1620: "England Marriages, 1538-1973 ," database, FamilySearch batch I03906-9 [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NF2W-F93], Willyam Bweget and Emlyn Senan, 30 Nov 1620; Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England. By prescedent, late period surnames may be used as given names (Alton of Grimfells).

Wray - found in [R&W] no copy source: Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames as <Wrey> page 504. Derived from the place name Wray Barton. Robert de Wrey 1275. Stephen le Wrey, 1313. Found in [Ekwall] no copy source, Ekwall, Eilert The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p. 538, as <Wra> 1227,- and <Wreye> 1535.

of - locative article

Lymricke - found in Calendar of the Carew Manuscripts preserved in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth, 1601-1603 on page 451 dated 1603

The English name formation <given + byname +article + locative> is found in SENA Appendix A.

We hope that the "I" record from FamilySearch will suffice, or that the College of Arms can find late period documentation for "Senan."

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-20/10-52-41_senan_namedoc01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-20/10-52-43_senan_namedoc02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-20/10-52-44_senan_namedoc03.jpg


14: Won Cheol of the Wonju Won Clan - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Korean) most important.
Culture (Korean) most important.

Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes to his name. Submitter cares about language and/or culture (Korean) and gender (male). No authenticity request.

See documentation pages. The McCune-Reischauer is the academic standard for Romanized Korean, but the Revised Romanization, adopted in 2000, is the government endorsed standard, and can make the name easier to pronounce for those not familiar with the diacritic marks used in McCune-Reischauer.

Submitter is open to dropping 'of the Wonju Won Clan' if it will help the name pass, but it is a designation that would have been written down in legal documents pertaining to rank and achievement within the Joseon Neo-Confucian system.

We are requesting assistance with documentation of the formation of this name. As far as we can tell, the documentation is accurate.

Please find further documentation pages for this name submission attached to comments below.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-04-03/18-15-56_won_namedoc01_redacted.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-23/15-37-56_won_namedoc02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-23/15-37-57_won_namedoc03.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-23/15-37-59_won_namedoc04.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-23/15-38-00_won_namedoc05.jpg


15: Yang Hyojeon - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Korean) most important.
Culture (Korean) most important.

Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes to his name. Submitter cares about language and/or culture (Korean) and gender (male). No authenticity request.

See documentation pages. The McCune-Reischauer is the academic standard for Romanized Korean, but the Revised Romanization, adopted in 2000, is the government endorsed standard, and can make the name easier to pronounce for those not familiar with the diacritic marks used in McCune-Reischauer.

We are requesting assistance with documentation of the formation of this name. As far as we can tell, the documentation is accurate.

Correction to Name (2017-Apr-25 11:04:56): Submitter marked "male" as gender in error. This name is intended to be female.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-04-03/18-16-24_yang_namedoc01_redacted.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-20/11-38-05_yang_namedoc02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-20/11-38-07_yang_namedoc03.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-03-20/11-38-09_yang_namedoc04.jpg


Standard disclaimer: So far as I know, this letter accurately reflects the contents of the various submission forms and accompanying documents, including consent to changes, expressed preferences, requests for authenticity, and formation of holding names. Any and all assistance will be gratefully accepted.

Respectfully submitted,

Krysta of Starfall, Green Crown; Edith of Swanesdale, Matins trainee.

Matins Office, West Kingdom College of Heralds


OSCAR counts 12 New Names, 8 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 21 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $84 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Exchange of Primary and Alternate Name. This item may or may not require payment. There are a total of 22 items submitted on this letter.

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