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Calontir LoI dated 2017-03-31

Buenas días to the Society Sovereigns of Arms, and the esteemed Laurel staff from Shandra Saker.

Herein is our Letter of Intent for consideration, based upon the commentary of many esteemed heralds from around the Known World. The Calontir College of Heralds requests the registration of the following items:

1: Æsa á Norðrlonda - New Name

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

Æsa - feminine given name. Geirr Bassi p. 17

á - locative preposition meaning "of" per examples in Lindorm Eriksson's "The Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions"

Norðrlonda - locative of Norðrlo˛nd found in "Place-Names in Landnámabók", by Talan Gwynek.

http://web.archive.org/web/20130816123516/http://my.stratos.net/~bmscott/Landnamabok_Place-Names.htm l#N

Any further help with proper formation of the surname would be appreciated.

https://oscar.sca.org/cImages/433/2017-02-28/20-21-09_Aesa_a_Nordrlonda_name001.jpg

https://oscar.sca.org/cImages/433/2017-02-28/20-21-11_Aesa_a_Nordrlonda_name002.jpg


2: Bjarki Vikarsson - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Viking 10th Century) most important.

Bjarki - GB pg 8

Vikarsson - Patronymic formed from Vikarr, GB pg 16


3: Calontir, Kingdom of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1983, via Calontir.

Order of the Falcon's Claw

Purpure, in pale three falcon's feet couped inverted within a bordure Or

Constructed from Medieval Secular Order Names, Juliana de Luna. Format: Order of <Charge>, or <Charge> + <Part of Charge>. For example: Order of the Ear of Wheat, or Green Shield with the White Lady. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html

The pic dic [ http://mistholme.com/?s=falcon ] dates the falcon as a charge to ca 1295. I could not find a date for the claw, which the pic dic says is just the toenail of the foot. See http://mistholme.com/?s=foot for more information.

"Order" designator listed in SENA appendix E. "of the" articles linking designator with substantive element

Falcon: The OED sv falcon, n. 1.a dates faukun to a1250, Faucons to 1362. This should be enough to get the lingua anglica allowance to use the modern spelling.

Claw: The OED sv claw, n. 1.a dates claw in that spelling to 1440. It also says "a1250 Owl & Nightingale 153 Þu havest scharpe clawe", which I interpret as claw having the desired meaning.


4: Calontir, Kingdom of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1983, via Calontir.

Order of the Purple Feather of Calontir

Or, a feather within a bordure purpure

Meaning (Matches iconography, general imagery of the attached device.) most important.

Constructed from Medieval Secular Order Names, Juliana de Luna. Format: Order of <Color> + <Charge>. For example: Black Swan, Gold(en) Spur. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html

Order: designator listed in SENA appendix E of the: articles linking the designator to the substantive element Feather: The OED sv feather,n I.1.a dates feþer to a1250. Purple: The OED sv purple, adj, A.1.a dates purpel to c1330.

The pic dic dates feather as a charge to 1350. http://mistholme.com/?s=feather


5: Calontir, Kingdom of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1983, via Calontir.

Order of the Purple Jess

Or, on a hawk's bell within a bordure purpure, a cross of Calatrava Or

Meaning (Matches iconography, general imagery of the attached device.) most important.

Constructed from Medieval Secular Order Names, Juliana de Luna. Format: Order of <Color> + <Charge>. For example: Black Swan, Gold(en) Spur. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html


6: Calontir, Kingdom of - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1983, via Calontir.

Eald-Hafoc Herald

Eald-Hafoc Herald - Heraldic Title meaning "old hawk" derived from a name pattern (adj. + hafoc: Scirhafoc) grandfathered to the submitter. "Eald" found in [Bosworth and Toller] s.n. eald, Old English word for 'of great age'; "Hafoc" found in [Bosworth and Toller] s.n. hafoc, Old English word for Hawk; Herald - standard designator for Heraldic Titles per SENA, Appendix E, C.

"Scirhafoc, Royal University of - This name was referenced in March of 1985 (via Calontir) in a registration by Calontir, Kingdom of." The registration commentary listed the single word as preferred at the time, although we would accept a two word or hyphenated form as well for this registration.

Bosworth-Toller includes the word "eald-hríþer", which means an old ox. http://bosworth.ff.cuni.cz/043284

That the only specific example of hyphenating the element <eald> with an animal word. Other examples, "eald-cwén", "eald-fæder", "eald-hláford", "eald-móder", and "eald-wíf" all refer to people. There are also examples of <eald> hyphenated with concepts ("eald-bacen" baked long ago) and inanimate objects ("eald-cýþ" the old country). We believe this demonstrates that Old English was quite likely to hyphenate <eald> with other words.


7: Calontir, Kingdom of - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1983, via Calontir.

Merlyne Herald

Merlyne Herald - Heraldic Title derived from the name of the bird. This is also shown in "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Dictionary of Period Forms" by Julia Smith (Juliana de Luna) <http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/dictionary.shtml> under the heading of "Merlyne Pursuivant - This English title is probably derived from a byname, but may be derived from the name of the bird. Godfrey indicates this title is an English title in use in 1444." Per SENA, Appendix E, C. - Herald is a standard designation for Heraldic Titles.

Merlyne Pursuivant shows in the OandA: "This heraldic title was registered to unknown owner in August of 1987 (via Laurel) and released in November of 2006 (via An Tir)."


8: Calontir, Kingdom of - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1983, via Calontir.

Sable Hawk Herald

Sable Hawk Herald - Heraldic Title composed of a Color (in French) and a Heraldic Charge. This construction is specified in the "Heraldic Titles derived from Heraldic Charges" section of "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Standard Forms by Origin and Country" by Julia Smith (Juliana de Luna) <http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/heraldic_titles_by_type.shtml>. Per SENA, Appendix E, C. - Herald is a standard designator for Heraldic Titles.

The spelling <hawk> is found in the MED s.v. hauk (n.(1)) dated to 1472.


9: Calontir, Kingdom of - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1983, via Calontir.

Scir-Hafoc Herald

Scir-Hafoc Herald - Heraldic Title derived from an item registered by the submitter. On the March 1985 letter, the Royal University of Scirhafoc was registered with comments on the construction of Scirhafoc, "Batonvert noted that AngloSaxon ScirHafoc 'bright hawk' would be better as a single word." We would prefer a two-word or hyphenated phrase, but would accept a single-word. Per SENA, Appendix E, C. - Herald is a standard designation for Heraldic Titles.

"Hafoc" and "scir" are found in Bosworth-Toller, thus if needed, the alternative <Scir Hafoc Herald> would be acceptable.


10: Deiniol of Llananno - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Deiniol - After St. Deiniol, Bishop of Bangor - Peniarth MS 222 (1620) Mentioned in Llanbeblig Book of Hours - National Library of Wales MS17520A Dated 1390-1400 - St. Deiniol is noted in the calendar

Llananno - Parish of Llananno in Radnorshire, Wales, 2 documents dated 1565 indexed in Archives.library.wales

https://archives.library.wales/index.php/grant-in-fee-farm-of-reversion-after-death-of-cicilie-wife- of-george-fetiplace-of-middle

https://archives.library.wales/index.php/agreement-to-make-partition-of-site-ms-lands-and-tmts-of-di ssolved-monastery-of-cumhire-co-rad


11: Demetör Zsigmond - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Hungarian 1560) most important.

Zsigmond - masculine name dated 1560 found in Hungarian Personal Names of the 16th Century by Walraven van Nijmegen http://heraldry.sca.org/names/hungarian/index.html

Demetör - masculine name used as an unmarked patronymic dated 1560, found in Hungarian Personal Names of the 16th Century by Walraven van Nijmegen http://heraldry.sca.org/names/hungarian/index.html

Note from the article:

Names in both sources have the basic form of: [surname] + [given name] Both elements are usually a single word,[...]. In many cases, a surname is identical or very similar to a given name elsewhere in the list and presumably is being used as a patronymic.


12: Diana Tantini - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2006, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) An apple purpure slipped and leaved proper, pierced by a needle threaded argent.

The use of a non-round apple is an SFPP, but it is the only one.


13: Dorcas Whitecap - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1992, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) A barnacle goose tree Or, leaved and fructed within and conjoined to an annulet gules

We believe the addition of the annulet gules clears the conflict listed on the return below from 11-2016:

Badge. (Fieldless) A barnacle goose tree Or, leaved and fructed gules.

As fructing of trees does not count for difference, this badge is returned for multiple conflicts.

It conflicts with the badge of the Middle, Kingdom, Purpure, a weeping willow tree eradicated Or; the device of Brianne Hyla, Per chevron Or and vert, in base a maple tree couped Or; the badge of Huette Aliza von und zu Ährens und Mechthildberg, Vert, a tree blasted throughout Or; and presumes upon the arms of the Dukes of Urbino Della Rovere, Azure, an oak tree eradicated its four branches knotted in saltire Or. In each case there is only one DC for the difference between fielded and fieldless design.


14: Eibhilin Ó Beirn - New Name & New Device

Argent, a natural sea-turtle tergiant purpure and on a chief azure, three suns radiant argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (none given) most important.
Culture (none given) most important.

Eibhilín - feminine given name from Index of Names in Irish Annals: Aibhilín, Eibhilín by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Aibhilin.shtml

Ó Beirn - patronymic surname from 16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Woulfe/SortedByAnglicizedSpelling_O1.shtml


15: Eydís Markúsardóttir - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2016, via Calontir.

Gules, four mascles in cross Or semy of torteaux


16: Fastmundr Eldjarnsson - New Name

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

Fastmundr - masculine givien name, NR pg 25

Eldjarnsson - patronymic constructed from Eldjárn, GB pg 9


17: Gisele de la Fontaine - New Name & New Device

Azure, a bend wavy argent cotised Or between a reremouse and a spider argent

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

Gisele - feminine given name Gisele was a wife of the Emperor Conrad II (c. 11th C), found in "Les grandes annales et histoire générale de France, dés la venue des Francs en Gaule jusques au règne du roy très-chrestien Henry III", published in 1597. The relevant section states: "...leur tant Gisele femme l'Empereur Conrad..." and in English, essentiallly: "...their aunt Gisele, wife of Emperor Conrad..." http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6386697c/f832.image Hard copy included. https://oscar.sca.org/cImages/433/2017-02-28/21-30-06_Gisele_de_la_Fontaine_name001.jpg https://oscar.sca.org/cImages/433/2017-02-28/21-30-08_Gisele_de_la_Fontaine_name002.jpg

de la Fontaine - French surname, dated to 1421, 1423, 1438. Found in French Surnames from Paris, 1421, 1423 & 1438 by Aryanhwy merch Catmael http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423surnames.html


18: Gráinne inghean Bhrian - New Name

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

Gráinne - feminine given name early modern Irish Gaelic (c. 1200-1700) http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Grainne.shtml

inghean: SENA APP. A, daughter of

Bhrian - Patronymic formed from Pre-1600 Scottish Gaelic - Islay Charter c. 1408 http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/gaelicgiven/men/brian.shtml


19: Ívarr fótviss - New Device

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

Vert, a two-headed serpent nowed in a Hungerford knot, heads at either end an on a chief Or three pommes.

Filing name changed at Kingdom to match the recently registered name.


20: Ívarr inn rauði - New Name & New Device

Argent, an arrow inverted gules between two flaunches sable, each charged with a drinking horn argent

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

Ívarr - masculine given name GB pg 12

inn rauði - surname GB pg 26


21: Kainen Brynjólfsson - New Name & New Device

Argent, a raven rising maintaining in its beak a bow, and in chief two smith's hammers fesswise purpure within a bordure denticulada gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Kainen) most important.

Kainen - Legal given name. Kainen is a minor, so hospital records were viewed and attested by M. Dorcas Whitecap, Gold Falcon Emerita; M. Eleanor Deyson; and Ldy Alexandra Vazquez de Granada, Saker

Brynjólfsson - Patronymic formed from Brynjólfr, GB pg 9

Kingdom recommends an artist's note to make the bow a bit bolder after registration.


22: Marget Orange - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (Marget Orange) most important.

Marget Orange - female, marriage, 20 Apr 1612, Oxford, England, Batch M02208-2, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLMM-Z5C


23: Ósvífr Asplund frá Øyrasundi - New Name Change From Holding Name

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in October of 1992, via Calontir.

Old Item: Olaf of Forgotten Sea, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Swedish) most important.
Culture (Swedish) most important.

Ósvífr - masculine given name. Geirr Bassi p. 14

Asplund - modern legal surname, driver license viewed and attested by Ms. Dorcas Whitecap (Gold Falcon Emerita), HL Konstantia Kaloethina (Greek Fire) and Sir Gawayne ap Tristam (Gold Falcon Emeritus)

frá - preposition meaning "from", per examples in Lindorm Eriksson's "The Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions"

Øyrasundi - locative of Øyrasund, found in "Nordiskt runnamnslexikon", third revised version, English translation by C.L. Ward. Any further help with spelling the correct form would be appreciated.


24: Sólveig Melrakki - New Name & New Device

Azure, a lion's head cabossed Or and a chief Or fretty vert

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning most important.

Sólveig - GB pg 16

Melrakki - GB pg 27

Surname changed at kingdom to Melrakki per commentary with submitter's permission, although they also allow all changes.


Thank you very much for your kind attention.

Mil gracias,

~Shandra Saker


OSCAR counts 12 New Names, 3 New Order Names, 4 New Heraldic Titles, 7 New Devices and 4 New Badges. These 30 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $120 for them. OSCAR counts 1 New Holding Name Change. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Badge. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 32 items submitted on this letter.

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