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Artemisia ILoI dated 2017-05-26

Unto the Golden Wing and members of the College of Heralds, greetings. Please consider the following items:

1: Anastasiia Katerina Petrova -New Name & New Device

Gules, a lozenge ploye Argent, a daisy Azure, a bordure company Azure and Argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Russian) most important.
Culture (Russian) most important.

ANASTASIIA

- Anastasiia (f) -- "arisen, resurrected." Fem of Anastasii. Anastasiia V'rkhuslava. 1225. [Mor 54]

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/a.html

KATERINA

- Katerina (f) -- var of Ekaterina.

--- Ekaterina (f) -- "clean." Ekaterina. 1533. [Nov 561]

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/ka.html

PETROVA

- Petr (m) -- "rock." Russianization of Peter.

---Pats (f): Petrova (Avdot'ia Grigor'evna doch', Petrova zhena). 1612. [RIB XIV 210]

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/pa.html


2: Aonghus ill ulfr -Resub Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in October of 2014, via Artemisia.

Old Item: Aonghus Boithwell, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

The previous iteration of this name submission Aonghus Vand-gylðir was returned on the March 2016 LoAR with the following language:

The submitter requested authenticity for "Hebridean Norse culture", and requested the connotation of "badly behaved/naughty wolf", but not "evil wolf".

The submitted byname Vand-gylðir is constructed from the elements Vand ("Difficult, troublesome, bad, involving pains and care, ill behaved") and gylðir ("howler, wolf"). The attested example vandræðaskáld ("Troublesome-poet") is derived from vandræði, "difficulty, trouble," rather than directly from vand/vandr. Therefore, this example does not support the construction of the submitted name.

We note that the byname gylðir isn't the normal word for "wolf", as it has more of the sense of "howler." In a compound word, the expected word for "wolf" would be ulfr or vargr. We also have no examples of animal bynames modified in such a manner; the typical formation is animal + body part, such as refskegg ("fox beard"). This name does not fit this pattern. Without evidence that this construction follows an attested pattern, we cannot register this name.

Upon resubmission, we note the bynames illugi ("bad-thought, evil-mind") and ill illi ("bad, evil"), documented in Geirr Bassi by Siren. Double bynames are allowed in Old Norse as long as both bynames could reasonably describe the same person, so a combination of either of these bynames with a wolf byname would be registerable, barring other problems.

Aonghus is grandfathered to the submitter.

In the time since that return, the client has legally changed his name to include the phrase ill ulfr. A copy of his updated birth certificate is in the packet.

Golden Pillar has informed the client that after claiming the legal name allowance period documentation becomes superfluous. Never the less, the client insisted on providing period documentation as well. It is as follows:

Geirr Bassi does show Ulfr as a masculine given name in the Landnamabok and lists several animal bynames.
Nordiskt Runnamnslexikon - Ulfr appears in Old Norse as a byname. (Based on Peterson's unauthorized translation. I understand this can have some issues but it is mostly a solid source.)
English to Old Norse Dictionary - York University (Compiled by Ross. G.Arthur.) Bad - Illr or Ill and Wolf - Ulfr.
Runic bynames involving mental or behavioural characteristics, animals and more than one word or chatacteristic can be found at -
http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/mental.htm#start
http://www.s-gabriel.org/bames/lindorm/runicbynames/animals.htm#start
http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/other.htm#start
Sena Appendix C allows the mixing of Gaidhlig and Scandanavian names.
The submitted byname pattern <animal>+<descriptor> is based on the following names from found in Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael:
hauknefr (hawk-nose, hawk-beak)
hesthöfði (horse-head)
hvalmagi (whale-might)
ormstunga (serpent-tongue)
refskegg (fox-beard)


3: Dirck de Jager -New Name & New Device

Per chevron Azure and Argent, two lances Or and a windmill Gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.

DIRCK

- Dirck 1422, 1478, 1478-81, 1478-81(S), 1481-88, 1518, 1531-32 http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/dutch15.html

- Dirck (34 instances) , Dierck (25 instances), Dirick (2 instances) http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/dutch1573.html

- Dirk (Dieric, Dirc, Dirric) http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/earlydutch14.html

DE JAGER

- Joannes de Jager, Christened - 09 Oct 1671 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XBRY-XK3

- Dirck de Jager, Christened 30 Jul 1628 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X18H-5XP

- Phijladelphus de Jager, Marriage to Aeltje Claes, 29 Oct 1634 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FNHW-DJB

- Josijntgen de Jager, Marriage to Jonatham Walewijn, 15 Jun 1599 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FNXD-92R


4: Giovanni Ratto -New Name & New Device

Per chevron sable and vert, a rat rampant Ermine maintaining a drum Or and in chief two rapiers Argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound ("Giovanni") most important.
Culture (Italian) most important.

GIOVANNI

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Jewish/rome_names.html

- Giovanni Varese

- Giovanni di Teledo

RATTO

Rat, translated to Italian, "Ratto" (link to show period spelling)

http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/florio/438small.html

Descriptive bynames showing the use of animals as bynames, and matching the client's proposed name pattern

- Gatto - "cat" http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0000/bsb00001416/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&id=00001416 &seite=241

- Capra - 'goat' http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0000/bsb00001423/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&id=00001423 &seite=157

- Piccioni - 'pigeons' http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0000/bsb00001421/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&id=00001421 &seite=479

- Muli - 'mules' http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0000/bsb00001422/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&id=00001422 &seite=45

- Volpe - 'fox' http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0000/bsb00001423/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&id=00001423 &seite=225

- Cavalli - 'horses' http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0000/bsb00001419/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&id=00001419 &seite=173

Other descriptive bynames showing the use of animals as bynames

- De Topi - "Mice" http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0000/bsb00001425/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&id=00001425 &seite=303

- Scarafuni - 'scarafaggio' - cockroach, black-beetle'. 1623 https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/maridonna/southernnicknames.htm

- Cavagniolo - cf. 'sorta di pesce', a kind of fish., 1624 https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/maridonna/southernnicknames.htm


5: Giovanni Ratto -New Badge

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

(fieldless) a rat rampant Ermine maintaining a drum Or

This submission is to be associated with Giovanni Ratto


6: Valr Skjaldar -New Name & New Device

Vert, a portcullis and on a chief embattled argent a key fesswise vert

Submitter desires a masculine name.

- Valr - found on page 15 of Geirr Bassi

- Skjaldar - found on page 27 of Geirr Bassi

Consulting herald: Aletheia Isidora


7: Ysabet Abella -New Name & New Device

Argent, a swallow swooping proper and chief enarched and on a point pointed vert, a skep Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.
Culture (Catalan/Catalonia) most important.

First name found in "Catalan names from the 1510 Census of Valencia" http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/spanish/valencia1510.html

Surname found in "Catalan names from the 1510 Census of Valencia: Surnames"

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/spanish/survalencia1510.html


8: Ysabet Abella -New Badge

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

(fieldless) on a skep Or, the Uncial letters "Y" and "A", Azure

This submission is to be associated with Ysabet Abella

Note: The letters are in Uncial calligraphy hand, which was a very early hand. Some information about the dotted "y" can be found here:

https://www.quora.com/In-8th-11th-century-manuscripts-why-was-the-letter-y-dotted-and-not-the-letter -i


Apollonia Künster

Black Pillar Herald - in training

Kingdom of Artemisia

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.


OSCAR counts 5 Names, 1 Name Change, 5 Devices and 2 Badges. There are a total of 13 items submitted on this letter.

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