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East ILoI dated 2017-04-09

Greetings unto the heralds of the East Kingdom and the Known World!

This letter includes items received in March.

Commentary on this letter will close on May 9, 2016.

1: Ælfwyn of Dragonship Haven -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Saxon.
Language most important.
Culture most important.
Meaning most important.

Ælfwyn is a female given name found on the PASE (Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England) database. (http://pase.ac.uk/jsp/pdb?dosp=REMOVE_FACET_CONSTRAINT&value=%C3%86lfwynn&st=PERSON_NAME&level=1&pk= 8974)

of Dragonship Haven Dragonship Haven is a branch-name was registered in March of 1985 (via the East).


2: Astrid Magnusdottir -New Name & New Device

Per bend argent and azure, a bend per bend counterchanged between an escallop inverted purpure and an escarbuncle argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Consulting Heralds: Tanczos Istvan

Astrid is dated to 1350-1399 in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Swedish Feminine Given Names" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/swedish/smp/astridh.html) sn. Astridh.

Magnusdottir is a patronymic formed from the Norse given name Magnús found at p. 13 of Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name. Lind Dopnamn s.n. Magnús col. 755 has Magnús as a genitive in 1093, and Magnvs (with an acute accent on the v) as a genitive in 1036. By precedent, this evidence permits the form Magnúsdóttir. [Signý Magnúsdóttir, 11/2016 LoAR, A-Outlands]. The submitter prefers the byname without any accents, which is permitted.

Consulting Herald: Courtney Rose


3: Audrye Beneyt -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2010, via the East.

Sable, a fox courant within an orle argent

Old Item: not specified by submitter, to be retained as a badge.


4: Donnan FitzGerald -New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and ermine, an axe and on a chief Or three boars passant sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (As close to submitted form as possible) most important.

Consulting Herald: Charitye Dale

Donnan is the Gaelic name of a 7th century Irish saint, found in OCM p. 76 s.n. Donnán and at pp. 164 and 276 of the Martyrology of Donegal, a Gaelic work published in 1630 (https://archive.org/stream/martyrologydone00reevgoog#page/n4/mode/1up/search/Donnan).

FitzGerald is an Anglicized Irish surname found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Masculine.shtml) with the following relevant examples:

Edw. fitz Morish FitzGerald (1600)
Gerald FitzGerald (1538)
James FitzGerald (1557)

Appendix C permits the combination of Anglicized Irish and Gaelic.

Consulting Herald: Courtney Rose


5: Dorigen of Lewes -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1989, via the East.

Dorian of Lewes

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Dorian) most important.

Consulting Herald: Tanczos Istvan

Dorian is a male given name found in the Family Search Historical Records.

Dorian; Male; Christening; 1560; Gillingham, Kent, England

England Births and Christenings; https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3Adorian~%20%2Bany_year%3 A1500-1600~

of Lewes is a locative byname. Lewes was a city in Sussex England in period. The name is also grandfathered to the submitter.


6: Eberhard Schwarz -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Late period German) most important.

Consulting Herald: Cassandra Hobbes

Eberhard is a male given name found 7 times dated between 1250 and 1369 in "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" by Talan Gwynek.

Schwarz is a descriptive name meaning "black, dark colored" found in "Some Early Middle High German Bynames with Emphasis on Names from the Bavarian Dialect Area" by Brian M. Scott


7: Edgithe Hlammandi -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister azure and gules, a falcon proper belled and jessed maintaining a drinking horn Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Sound should roughly match "Edith") most important.

Edgithe is a female given name found in "Anglo-Saxon Women's Names from Royal Charters" by Marieke van de Dal (https://s-gabriel.org/names/marieke/anglosaxonfem/)

Hlammandi is a byname found in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael.


8: Edmund Beneyt -New Name & New Device

Argent, two bears combatant within an orle sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Edmund is a male given name found in "Names found in Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire Marriage Registers 1538-1600" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael dated 1542, 1581, 1594. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/kings.html)

Beneyt is a surname dated "Hy 2" in R&W s.n. Bennet. It is also found in "Names from 13th Century Northumberland: Raw Data" by Sara L. Uckelman. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/rawdatanorth.html)


9: Emidio di Arquata -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting Herald: Tanczos Istvan

Emidio St. Emidio lived circa 300 AD, venerated since the 11th century.

di Arquata is from Ristretto delle Historie Genousi, 1551, p 47 (https://books.google.com/books?id=s04brH4bk_0C&printsec=frontcover&dq=ristretto+delle+historie&hl=en &sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiB4KSXoobTAhXM34MKHf3MDisQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=ristretto%20delle%20historie&f=fals e)


10: Halldórr hinn Skarpa -Resub Appeal of Kingdom Return of Name & New Device

Azure, an oak tree blasted and eradicated argent tructed Or, and in chief a roundel between and increscent and decrescent argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound ("hall door" or "hall deer") most important.

Consulting Herald: Edgithe Hlammandi

The submitter previously submitted "Haldir of the White Oaks" which was withdrawn by submitter.

Halldórr is a male given name found in GB p. 10 s.n. Halldórr; FJ pp. 129, 344, 347, 351 s.nn. Halldórr, Hall-, Þór-, -þórr; CV pp. 235, 743 s.v. hallr, Þórr; NR s.nn. Hallr, Hall- (http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml)

hinn Skarpa is a descriptive byname meaning "the sharp" as found in "The Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions" by Lindorm Eriksson (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/other.htm#start)


11: Hlífa Hrafnsdóttir -New Name & New Device

Per chevron Or and argent, two oak leaves vert and a rave migrant sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Norse) most important.
Culture (Norse) most important.

Hlífa is a female given name found in GB pp. 11; FJ pp. 188; CV pp. 271 s.v. hlífa, hlífð (http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml)

Hrafnsdóttir is a patronymic byname formed from the male given name Hrafn found in GB p. 11 s.n. Hrafn; FJ pp. 210-212 s.n. Rafn; CV pp. 281 s.v. hrafn; NR s.n. Hrafn (http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml)

The byname is formed as "Genitive + dóttir" per the Viking Answer Lady (http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONNames.shtml#general_info)


12: Hrafn Rikaðrson, called Bonesetter -New Name & New Device

Argent, two ravens rising respectant, each holding in its claws a spear crossed sable.

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

Hrafn is a male given name found in GB p. 11 s.n. Hrafn; FJ pp. 210-212 s.n. Rafn; CV pp. 281 s.v. hrafn; NR s.n. Hrafn

Rikaðrson is a patronymic byname made from Ríkharðr GB p. 14 s.n. Ríkarðr, Ríkharðr; NR s.nn. Rík-, Harð-, Harðr

Bonesetter appears in the OED sv "bone-setter" dated to 1518: ?1518 A. Barlcay tr. D. Mancinus Myrrour Good Maners sig. Ev, A bonesetter he hyreth.


13: Katerina Falconer de Lanark -New Name

No changes.

Consulting Herald: Donovan Shinnock

Katerina is a female given name dated from 1208 to 1497 found in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Katharine)

Falcolner is found in Bardsley pg 281 as the keeper of his lord's or lady's falcon. "Exchequer of Great Britain, Inquisitions and Assessments Relating to Feudal Aids" has an example of Falconer used as a byname in a Latin document from England in 1303. (https://books.google.com/books?id=wSkMAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA165#v=onepage&q&f=false)

de Lanark "de + Placename" construction and Lanark as a place name dated to 1293 and 1296 found in "Names from 13th Century Scottish Parliamentary Records" by Alys Mackyntoich (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Namesfrom13thCenturyScottishParliamentaryRecords.html)


14: Mari Clock van Hoorne -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2013, via the East.

Marína Sviðbalki

Marína is a female given name found in Geirr Bassi, page 13.

Sviðbalki is a byname found in CV p. 612 s.v. svíða; NR s.n. Sviðbalki. It is also found in "The Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions," by Lindorm Eriksson (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/mental.htm#start), which gives the meaning as "trouble-maker" and dates the byname to c. 1000. Precedent states that the byname Sviðbalki does not change spelling when applied to a woman. [Halldóra Sviðbalki, 12/2015 LoAR, A-East].


15: Mari Clock van Hoorne -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2013, via the East.

(Fieldless) A domestic cat courant sable

Correction to Badge (2017-Apr-20 14:04:30): At the submitter's request, this badge has been withdrawn.


16: Muin maqq Minain -New Alternate Name

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Muin maqq Mínaín in October of 1997, via Atlantia.

Khalil al'urdun

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (unspecified) most important.
Meaning (of Jordan) most important.

Consulting Herald: Charitye Dale

Khalil is a male given name found in "Arabic Naming Practices and Period Names List" by Da'ud ibn Auda (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm)

al'urdun in Arabic means "of Jordan." The meaning "of Jordan" is most important to the submitter. He is willing to accept changes to the byname to get that meaning. Assistance in documenting the byname is requested.


17: Perrine de Lille -New Name & New Device

Per pale wavy argent and azure, in dexter a lion rampant regadant double queued sable, armed and langued azure, in sinister a fleur-de-lis slipped and leaved argent

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

Consulting Herald: Daithi Dubh

Perrine is a female given name found dated between 1511 and 1573 in "Given Names from Brittany, 1384-1600" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/latebreton.html)

de Lille is a locative byname. Lille is a city in the County of Flanders, Northern France found in period between 1400 and 1700. (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/shepherd/france_1035.jpg)


18: Ravensbridge, Riding of -Resub Appeal of Kingdom Return of Device

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

Per chevron azure and argent, in base a raven displayed sable within a laurel wreath azure, on a chief argent a bridge sable

Submitter did not provide reason for re-submission.


19: Ryan Mac Whyte -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2013, via the East.

(Fieldless) Four ermine conjoined in cross per pale sable and argent.


20: Ryan Mac Whyte -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2013, via the East.

Per pale argent and sable four ermines conjoined in cross counterchanged


21: Shimazu Yasukaze -New Name & New Device

Argent, on a roundel sable a sakura argent, in a chief a bar gemel sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Japanese - Late Muromachi) most important.
Meaning (Yasukaze - peace and wind) most important.

Consulting Herald: Saiman Tokushou

Shimazu is byname found through period. Documented in NCMJ in 1332 (page 328, NCMJ)

Yasukaze - is a constructed male given name. Yasu- - descriptive element meaning "peace", dated as early as 1183 and as late as 1600 (page 209 NCMJ). -kaze - substantive element meaning "wind" dated to 1600 (page 158 NCMJ)

Nanori in period are constructed from two kanji, a substantive element preceded by a descriptive element. These elements were often used interchangeably, with some repeating throughout generations of a family. As such, it is possible to construct a period-appropriate Nanori name by taking two element from any two given names, so long as one is careful to place the kanji in the same position (descriptive vs. substantive).

A Japanese male in period may have other name elements, including a given birth name (Yobina). The submitter is aware of this and has opted to not register one at this time, as the name element would not be used in a court setting.


22: Ysmay de Lynn -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2010, via the East.

Matthew Miller

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Matthew Miller) most important.

Consulting Herald: Rowen Cloteworthy

Matthew is a male given name dated from 1400 found 6 times in "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/men.html)

Miller is a byname found on p. 532 of Bardsley, dated to 1573 with this spelling.


In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe

Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 13 Names, 4 Alternate Names, 10 Devices, 1 Device Change and 3 Badges. There are a total of 31 items submitted on this letter.

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