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Gleann Abhann GA iLOI dated 2017-05-02

Unto the good gentles who will be commenting on this letter, I offer wishes for good health on this May day.

1: Allet Hartmann -New Name & New Device

Per fess vert and barry azure and argent, two swans naiant respectant wings addorsed and elevated issuant from the line of the division and in chief a compass star Or.

No major changes.
Sound (All-et Hartman) most important.
Language (German) most important.
Culture (Any German Period) most important.

Allet: Feminine given names, Alladt - Allet. 'German Names from Nürnberg', by Sara L. Uckleman [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/nurnberg1497.html]

Hartmann: Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Etymologisches Wörterbuch der Deutschen Familiennamen, pg 656.

Consulting onomastic herald(s): Rosemond Playfayre, Gulf Wars XXVI

Consulting armorial herald(s): Rosemond Playfayre, Gulf Wars XXVI. Client is aware that a compass star is a SFPP.


2: Andsvarr Harðraði -New Name & New Device

Azure, on a plate between three harps argent a raven close proper.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Andsvarr: Andsvarr, Ansvarr, etc. The Viking Answer Lady's Old Norse Men's Names, [http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml]

Harðraði: The Old Norse Name Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, pg 22.

Consulting onomastic herald(s): Brigida von München, Gulf Wars XXVI

Consulting armorial herald(s): Ulrich Eisenhand, Gulf Wars XXVI


3: Brynhildr Valsdóttir -New Name & New Device

Per fess azure and vert, a fess argent between three mullets of five points Or and an escallop inverted argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Norse) most important.
Culture (Viking Era) most important.

Brynhildr: Brynhildr, pg 9, The Old Norse Name, Geirr Bassi Haraldsson

Valr: Valr, pg 15, The Old Norse Name, Geirr Bassi Haraldsson

As per the rules of formation of patronymics in The Old Norse Name, page 17, the name Valr drops the -r and adds an -s to become Vals+dóttir.

Consulting onomastic herald(s): Colm Dubh, Gulf Wars XXVI

Consulting armorial herald(s): Brigida von Müchen, Gulf Wars XXVI


4: Dirk Sharpe -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Gleann Abhann LoI of September 12, 2016 as submitted.

Vert, a bend sinister Or between an ox head affronty and two rocks bendwise sinister argent.

Consulting armorial herald(s): Ulrich Eisenhand and Groza Novgorodskaia called Skaia, Gulf Wars XXVI.


5: Emma Bjarnardóttir -New Name & New Device

Vert, a gore sinister and in pale two wolf's heads cabossed argent.

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

Emma: The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, Third Ed., E. G. Withycombe. Pg. 103, relevant parts read, 'The name was introduced into England by Emma, daughter of Richard I, Duke of Normandy who married (1) 1002 King Ethelred the Unread and (2) 1017 King Cnut. It was a favorite Norman name and was common from the 11th C onwards'.

Bjarnardóttir: The Old Norse Name, Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The daughter of Bjorn.

As per the rules of formation of patronymics in The Old Norse Name, page 17, the name Bjorn becomes Bjarnar to become Bjarnar+dóttir.

French - Scandinavian mixes before 1100 CE per SENA Appx. C.

Consulting onomastic herald(s): Rosemond Playfayre, Gulf Wars XXVI

Consulting armorial herald(s): Ulrich Eisenhand, Gulf Wars XXVI


6: Friðbjorn Gunnulfsson -New Name & New Device

Vert, in pale a bear statant and a bear statant contourny within a bordure argent semy of hearts gules.

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

Friðbjorn: First element 'Frið is from OW Norse friðr, -bjorn is from Old Icelandic 'bear'. Nordiskt runnamnslexikon [NR], sinn. Friðbiorrn. Also found in The Viking Answer Lady's Old Norse Men's Names, [http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml] - .

Gunnulfsson: sn Gunnulf 1442 from Diplomatarium Norvegicum <Gunnulf þordzssum> [http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst.prl?b=3069&s=n&str=Gunnulf]

Also found in The Viking Answer Lady's Old Norse Men's Names, [http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml] in Old Danish as 'Gunnulf' and in Old Norse as 'Gunnúlfr'.

Following the rules for the formation of patronymics in Geirr Bassi pg. 17, the name Gunnúlfr loses the -r and adds an -s to become Gunnúlf+sson.

Consulting onomastic herald(s): Brigida von München, Gulf Wars XXVI

Consulting armorial herald(s): Ulrich Eisenhand, Gulf Wars XXVI


7: Iosua O'Mordha -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Yosh-uah O\'Moh-rah) most important.
Language (Irish/\'Celt\' comparable) most important.
Culture (Irish/\'Celt\') most important.

Iosua: plausible alternate spelling (I-J) Josua 'Josua Adams' christened 1607 IGI Batch Po2055-I (England)

O'Mordha: Gaelic header form of anglicized form of O Mora in 16th &17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe, [http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Woulfe/SortedByAnglicizedSpelling_O7.shtml]

Irish - English mixes compatible per SENA Appx. C.

Consulting onomastic herald(s): Sofya la Rus, Gulf Wars XXVI


8: Jörg Praetorius -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (\'Yohrg\', Prator/Prather) most important.

Jörg: German given name "Jörg Frundsberg", late Middle Ages leader of mercenaries per Bahlow s.n. Jörg

Praetorius: German byname "Michael Praetorius", c. 1600, per Bahlow s.n. Prätorius.

Consulting herald(s): Sofya la Rus, Gulf Wars XXVI


9: Kjalvor Vetsdóttir -New Name & New Device

Vert, on a chevron sable fimbriated between two musical notes and a lacy knot three spools of yarn argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Norse) most important.
Culture (Viking Era) most important.

Kjalvor: Kjalvor, pg 12, The Old Norse Name, Geirr Bassi Haraldsson

Vetr: Vetr, pg.256 Nordiskt Runnamnslexikon. By Lena Peterson. Femte reviderade utgåvan. Uppsala: Institutet för språk och folkminnen, 2007

As per the rules of formation of patronymics in The Old Norse Name, page 17, the name Vetr drops the -r and adds an -s to become Vets+dóttir.

The submitter is willing to accept Vintr as an alternative if Vetr is not acceptable. Image attached from [NR].

Gulf Wars XXVI submission.

Consulting armorial herald(s): Ulrich Eisenhand, Gulf Wars XXVI

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=914/2017-04-24/14-29-18_vintr_docs.jpg


10: Linnet MacLeod -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1991, via Meridies.

Gules, a cross of four lozenges Or within and conjoined to an annulet Or.


11: Marguerite Isabele d'Aleçon -Resub Name & New Device

Argent, a saltire azure seme of daisies proper.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 14th-16th C French.
Language (French) most important.
Culture (French) most important.

Marguerite: "Names from Artois, 1601", Aryanhwy merch Catmael. States that there are 7 instances of "Marguerite" as a feminine given name in a tax roll from Roubaix and Néchin from that year [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/1601fem.html]. This is a no-photocopy source.

Isabele: "Given Names from Brittany, 1384-1600", by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Galsvryn. This gives us the name 'Isabele' as a name during this time. [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/latebreton.html]

d'Aleçon: Mattheo Ogerio's 1594 map of Brittany and Normandy (which can be found in the 1603 edition of Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum) includes "Alençon" [https://archive.org/stream/gri_33125008677599#page/n133]. SENA Appendix A states that locatives of the form "d'[placename]" (where the placename begins with a vowel) require no further documentation for French.

This is a resub - the name previously having been returned for presumption of Marguerite de Navarre. The addition of a name should clear the presumption as per SENA.III.A.10.

Consulting onomastic herald(s): The Honorables Groza Novgorodskaia called Skaia and Taran the Wayward


12: Nicholas Sutton -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister embattled gules and sable, a gittern and tankard argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling most important.

This was a common name for early-mid period

John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley - 25 December 1400 - 30 September 1487) was an English nobleman. "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sutton,_1st_Baron_Dudley"

MONTGOMERY, Sir Nicholas I (d.c.1424), of Cubley and Marston Montgomery, Derbys. "http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/montgomery-sir-nicholas-i-1424"

Nicholas Sutton England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch "familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPL3-L9L"

Sir Nicholas Carew, KG, Master of the Horse -"https://www.geni.com/people/Sir-Nicholas-Carew-KG-Master-of-the-Horse/6000000002786163089"

Maud De Sutton - https://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/maud-de-sutton_20443062

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2179/2017-04-12/18-59-36_Nicholas_Sutton_DCT.jpg


13: Pippin Needle Fang -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2016, via Gleann Abhann.

Azure, a crane wings addorsed inverted and an orle argent.

Consulting armorial herald(s): Brigida von Müchen, Gulf Wars XXVI


14: Sæfari Ormkappi -New Name & New Device

Azure, in chevron two tankards handles apart between broken tridents Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (norse/viking meaning sailor) most important.

Sæfari: Scandinavian Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, pg 340.

Orm: Ormgeirr, Ormulfr

Kappi: Kefillkappi, Loudrambsok, Sygmokappi, same book.

Consulting onomastic herald(s): Colm Dubh, Gulf Wars XXVI

Consulting armorial herald(s): Māel Murie ingen Dubhgaill, Gulf Wars XXVI


15: Settimio d'Olivio -New Alternate Name

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Settimio d'Olivio in May of 1999, via Meridies.

Septimus Octavius

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling most important.

Septimus: derived from Settimio and is listed as a praenomen on A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names by Ursula Georges. [http://yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/roman.html]

Octavius: Listed as a nomen on the same site.

Consulting onomastic herald(s): Colm Dubh and Brigida von Müchen, Gulf Wars XXVI


16: Sigveig Snæbjorndóttir -Resub Device

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

Per pale azure and glues, on a compass star per pale Or and Argent, a triskele per pale gules.

this is a total redraw from the submission on Gleann Abhann GA iLOI dated 2016-12-09 (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=20&loi=4246)


17: Siobhán O'Mórdha -New Name & New Device

Azure, a polypus and on a chief argent three triquetra gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Siobhan (with or without accent)) most important.

Siobhán: feminine name from Index of Names in Irish Annals, found in the years between 1310 and 1600. [http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Siban.shtml]

O'Mórdha: Gaelic header form of byname from 16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada. [http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Woulfe/SortedByAnglicizedSpelling_O7.shtml]

Consulting onomastic herald(s): Sofya la Rus, Gulf Wars XXVI

Consulting armorial herald(s): Brigida von München, Gulf Wars XXVI


18: Steinn Brandsson -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (as written) most important.

Steinn: pg 15, The Old Norse Name, Geirr Bassi Haraldsson

Brandr: pg 8, Geirr Bassi.

Following the rules for the formation of patronymics in Geirr Bassi pg. 17, the name Brandr loses the -r and adds an -s to become Brand+sson.

Consulting onomastic herald(s): Colm Dubh, Gulf Wars XXVI


In humble service,

Gaius Curtius Primus

Moonestone Herald, Kingdom of Gleann Abhann


OSCAR counts 13 Names, 1 Alternate Name, 12 Devices and 2 Badges. There are a total of 28 items submitted on this letter.

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