This item was on the 08-2017 LoAR
2: Eydís Vígdísardottír - New Alternate Name Change & New Device
OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Eydís Vígdísardóttir in April of 2016, via Æthelmearc.
Azure, a martlet displayed argent, a chief embowed argent estencely azure.
Old Item: Eydís Vígdísardottír, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (Milani) most important.
Herald of Record: Aindreas MacGhille
Serena: Found in Italian Renaissance Women's Names by Rhian Lyth of Blackmoor Vale (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/italian.html)
Milani: Consiliorum sive responsorum juris by Antonius Cioffi (Google's version, spelled Antonij Ciofi on the page) from 1583, has one "Matthæü quondam Aloysij cognomento <Milani>", 'Matthew formerly Aloysius nicknamed/known as Milani' and further down the same page repeatedly just "Matthȩo/Matthȩum <Milani>". The images are screen-grabs. Full page scans are in the packet.
Herald of Record: Aindreas MacGuille
Previous device (Argent, a martlet displayed, a chief enarched ermine) was returned at kingdom for conflict with:
Francesca of Bright Angel (device registered January 1973: Azure, a dove displayed, head elevated argent. 1 DC for adding a chief. There is no DC for type as a dove and martel are both regular shaped birds.
Este, House of The (device registered December 1994 (via Laurel): Azure, an eagle displayed argent crowned Or. Also the arms of Modena (Important non-SCA arms.) 1 DC for adding the chief. No DC for removing the crown. Since the use of martlet displayed is a SFPP, there isn't a DC between the type of birds.
Adding a tertiary charge group to the chief clears both conflicts.
Use of a non eagle displayed is a step from period practice.
Correction to Device (2017-May-16 20:05:51): The azure on the device has been adjusted to actually appear azure, and the chief has been raised based on commentary at Kingdom. Client has approved the new artwork.
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