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Atlantia LoI dated 2017-05-27

Unto Emma Laurel, Alys Pellicane, Cormac Wreath, and the rest of the College of Arms, does Seraphina Delphino, Golden Dolphin Herald, send Greetings. This is my last ELoI as Golden Dolphin and next month my successor Lady Beatrice Shirwod will be taking over as Golden Dolphin. It has been my pleasure to serve the college as a submissions herald and I wish Beatrice much success as she takes over the office. I would also like to thank the College of Atlantian Heralds for their support and I hope they will continue to support Beatrice.

It is the intent of the Atlantian College of Heralds to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

In-kingdom commentary on the following items can be found on the May LoP. https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=9&loi=4404

Many thanks to those commenters who helped this month: Æsa gylðir, Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane (Metron Ariston), Brunissende Dragonette (Wreath), Conall an Doire (Blue Talbot), Etienne Le Mons (Sea Stag), ffride wlffsdotter, Gabriel James West, Galefridus Peregrinus, Gawain of Miskbridge (Green Anchor), Iago ab Adam, Juetta Copin, Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha, Marryn Blackgroves (Goshawk) (Goshawk), Matilda Seton, Ragnar Leifsson (Red Shark), Sabine Berard, Sárán, Shannon inghaen Bhriain uí Dhuilleaín, Tanczos Istvan (Non Scripta), Thomas de Groet and Ursula Georges (Palimpsest).

1: Albree de Greene - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2015, via Atlantia.

Azure, on a chevron chevronelly argent and vert between three stag's head affronty erased argent three musical notes sable

Device Submissions History
March 2016 Laurel return of "Azure, three chevronels argent surmounted by three musical notes one and two sable, between three stag's heads erased affronty argent"

Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as a chevron chevronelly argent and azure, this is must be understood as three chevronels argent on an azure field. As such, the musical notes are lying directly on the field with which they lack contrast. Thus, in the absence of documentation for an Individually Attested Pattern, this device must be returned for this contrast issue.

Alternatively, replacing the blue sections between the chevronels by a color other than azure would solve this issue.


2: Ásmundr inn tryggvi - New Name & New Device

Sable, an algiz rune and on a chief wavy argent two fers-à-loup inverted sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Ásmundr: is found in "Viking Names found in Landnamabok" by Sara L. Uckelman. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html. Ásmundr is a masculine name found on page and has 13 documented instances.

inn tryggvi: is found in "Viking Bynames found in Landnamabok" by Sara L. Uckelman. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html. inn tryggvi is a descriptive surname with 1 documented instance meaning true, honest.


3: Brynhildr Kaða Fóstra - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2016, via Atlantia.

Per chevron throughout azure and argent, two algiz runes Or and a brown dunghill cock proper


4: Freydís sjóna - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2016, via Atlantia.

Per bend sinister sable and argent three crescents, one and two and a sea wolf counterchanged


5: Gabriel D'Acre - New Name & New Device

Gabriel D'Acre

Per fess nebuly argent and azure, a cloud and a domestic cat passant counterchanged

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

Gabriel: is found in Family Search Historical Records
Gabriel Bean married on 22 June, 1589, at Ryther in Yorkshire (Batch #: M017081) https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLDK-G6D
Gabriel Grimstone married on 5 December, 1575, at London (Batch #: M001661) https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKRQ-KQW
Gabriel Jesop married on 11 August, 1590, at Grantham in Lincolnshire (Batch #: M011241) https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKZL-3HW

Darce/D'Arce: is found in Family Search Historical Records
Magdalena Dacre married on 13 December, 1576, at Dalston in Cumberland (Batch #: M001961) https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVSX-ZMR
Thomas Dacre married on 11 November, 1576, at Farnham in Yorkshire (Batch #: M007411)https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2Q3-RQT
Mary Dacre christened on 28 March, 1579, at Farnham in Yorkshire (Batch #: P007411) https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J3D7-R56


6: Hjǫrdís Sigbjornsdóttir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Hjǫrdís: The element Hjor- is identical to Old Icelandic hjorr, "a sword". For the second element -dís see above. A short-form for names in -dis is Dísa. CV pp. Xxxiv s.v. "Pet Names"; CV pp. 100, 268 s.v. dís, hjorr found at http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/OnWomensNames.shtml
From the September 2009 LoAR under the name Hiordís Reginsdóttir
Academy of Saint Gabriel Report #1701 discusses the suitability of the name Hjordis Regindottir for a woman living in Denmark at the very end of the 9th century. The report says in part:

<Hjordis> is a slight misspelling of the modern Norwegian name <Hj{o|}rdis>, which in turn comes from the feminine Old Norse name <Hio,rdís>. (Here {o|} stands for an <o> with a slash through it, and <o,> stands for an <o> with a reversed comma dangling from its lower edge.) The name is a little problematic: so far as we can discover, prior to the 19th century the only person recorded as having borne the name is the mother of the legendary <Sigurðr Fáfnis bani> 'Sigurd Fafnir's bane'. [1, 2, 3] We found no genuinely historical instance of the name until modern times. On the other hand, its second element, <-dís>, is fairly common in Old Norse feminine names, and the first element, <Hio,r->, occurs in several historical names. [4] Thus, while a name known to have been used by historical persons would be better re-creation, it seems likely that <Hio,rdís> could have been so used.

Sigbjorn: For the first element Sig- see above. A diminuitive form of Sigbjorn is Sebbi. A short form of masculine names in Bjarn- or -bjorn is Bjarni. FJ pp. 346, 348 s.nn. Sig-, -bjorn; CV p. xxxiv s.v. "Pet Names"; CV pp. 66, 527-528 s.v. bjorn, sigr; NR s.nn. -biorn, Biarni http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#s

Dóttir; Patronymic for "daughter of", found in Geirr Bassi, The Old Norse Name pg 17.

(Golden Dolphin Note: Name submitted as Hjordís Sigbjornsdottir and changed by kingdom to add the accent marks to match the documentation. The submitter approves all changes. ffride expressed concern that the name Hjǫrdís is used by a legendary figure. She cited Lind col. 548 sn. Hiǫrdís notes that it she is from a legendary saga, the Völsunga saga. She is the mother of Sigurðr (ie. German Sigfried from the Nibelungenlied.). We are forwarded this to Pelican for a decision.)


7: Lasairfhíona inghean Uí Cheallaigh - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Irish Gaelic.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Lasairfhíona: is found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Lasairfhíona" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Lasairfhiona.shtml. Lasairfhíona is a feminine given name with 11 instances dated to 1239, 1279, 1282, 1363, 1373, 1381, 1418, 1419, 1436, 1454, 1456, 1457, 1527

Ceallaigh: is found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cellach / Ceallach:by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Cellach.shtml. Ceallaigh is the Early Modern Irish genitive form of the male name Ceallach, found in Mari's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" Following "inghean Uí " the C lenites, so the spelling becomes Cheallaigh

inghean Uí: according to "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" by Sharon L. Krossa https://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/. inghean Uí is the post 1200 form of the clan affiliation byname.

(Golden Dolphin Note: Name submitted as Lasairfhiona Cheallaigh and was changed by kingdom because Gaelic does not allow for unmarked patronymics. We could not change the name to Lasairfhiona inghean Cheallaigh because the name is already registered. The submitter has approved the change via email.)


8: Machteld Cleine - New Device

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

Argent, a crampet vert


9: Magnus Ulfson - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2016, via Atlantia.

Sable, on a sun Or, a wolf's head erased ululant to sinister sable within a bordure embattled Or

Device Submission History
October 2016 Atlantian return of "Sable, on a sun Or a wolf's head erased ululant to sinister sable a bordure embattled Or"
This device is returned for redraw.

Please instruct the submitter on the proper way to draw erasing: either three or four prominent, pointed jags on the erasing, as described on the Cover Letter to the November 2001 LoAR:

Therefore, for purposes of recreating period armorial style for erasing, the erasing should (1) have between three and eight jags; (2) have jags that are approximately one-sixth to one-third the total height of the charge being erased; and (3) have jags that are not straight but rather are wavy or curved.

Alternatively, the submitter could decide to resubmit the secondary charges as X's heads couped/afronty.

Note: There is step for period practice for use of a wolf ululant.


10: Maia Bowen - New Name & New Device

Argent, on a fess dancetty azure five Bowen crosses argent

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

Maia: is found in Family Search Historical Records
Maia Newberye christened on 8 December, 1616, at Aldermaston in Berkshire (Batch #: C155151) https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N1BP-LL6
Maia Whitaker; Female; Marriage; 16 Oct 1625; Elland, York, England; Batch: M00930-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NL8G-1P8

Bowen: is found in Family Search Historical Records
John Bowen christened on 17 July, 1631, at Bromfield in Shropshire (Batch #: P016961) https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLSK-H2W
William Bowen christened on 31 January, 1607, at London (Batch #: C022732) https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLFV-WQT
Elizabeth Bowen christened on 8 February, 1617, at Holt in Worcestershire (Batch #: C023342) https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NL2H-P78


11: Mia of Dun Carraig - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2016, via Atlantia.

Gules, a natural leopard's head cabossed Or between in fess two arrows, on a fess wavy argent five cherry blossoms gules

Device Submission History
August 2016 Atlantia return of "Azure, a wolf's head cabossed within an orle of escarbuncles argent"

This device is for conflict with Antoinette Saint Clair "Azure, a wolf's head cabossed within an orle of lozenges argent. There is only 1 dc for changing lozenges to escarbuncles. There is no DC for arrangement of charges because the escarbuncles and lozenges are both in the same arrangement.


12: Morwenna Trevethan - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2000, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) A polypus sable maintaining in each tentacle a bottle argent

Badge Submission History:
November 2016 Laurel return of "(Fieldless) A polypus sable maintaining in each tentacle a bottle argent"

This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters had trouble identifying the bottles as such. This is possibly due to the fact that the bottles were held by the neck, obscuring an identifying portion. This issue might be solved if at least some of the bottles were held by the body portion of the bottle instead.


13: Noah bar Thamira - New Name & New Device

Azure, an eagle rising and on a point pointed argent a fleur-de-lys azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Noah: is found in Jewish Encyclopedia (http://jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/11574-noah-b-pesah) which mentions one Noah b. Pesaḥ (called also Noah Dayyan ben Pesaḥ) who served as acting rabbi at Pinsk and died there in 1638. He apparently is best known for writing a commentary on Bereshit Rabbah under the title of "Toledot Noaḥ" (Cracow, 1634).

bar: is found in Kessin's "Jewish Names in The World of Medieval Islam" at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Jewish/Cairo/index.html Of the patronymic particle Kessin (ibid.) notes "In the medieval Islamic world this could be formed with the grammatical contraction Ben in Hebrew, or Bar in Aramaic or with the Arabic ibin." 'bar' is the submitter's preference; 'ben' is a second choice if necessary.the medieval Islamic world this could be formed with the grammatical contraction Ben in Hebrew, or Bar in Aramaic or with the Arabic ibin."

Additional documentation from the name Khadir bar Yosef ha-Kuzari in July, 2007 that may justify the use of bar.
"It should be noted that the submitter provided a page from Brooks' The Jews of Khazaria (second edition, page 104) which specifically notes a group of eleven Kievan Jews associated with the Kievan Letter which has been dated to the tenth century and whose names freely mix Hebrew and non-Jewish elements in structures parallel to the submitted name: Abraham ha-Parnas, Yitzhak ha-Parnas, Yehudah bar Yitzhak Levi, Gostata bar Kiabar Kohen, Manär bar Samuel Kohen, Sinai bar Samuel, Qufin bar Joseph, Reuben bar Simson, . . . bar Manäs, Hanukkah bar Moses and Yehuda called Suwarto."

Thamira appears as a feminine name meaning "fertile" in Smith's "Jewish Women's Names in an Arab Context: Names from the Geniza of Cairo" at http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/geniza.html. Thamira is also the SCA name of the submitter's mother, Thamira ha Sophar.

Normally "bar" is a patronymic, but there is historical context for this being applied as a matronymic. In https://daily.jstor.org/licoricia-jewish-medieval-women-moneylenders/ Licoricia of Winchester, Jewish Widow and Medieval Financier by Hillary Waterman, the author states, "After 1276, Licoricia herself no longer appears in any records; however, each of her sons continued referring to himself and doing business as a "son of Licoricia" -- even Asher, son of the famous David of Oxford."


14: Nottinghill Coill, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1981, via Atlantia.

Award of Courtesy of Nottinghill Coill

Meaning most important.

This order name follows the pattern of "orders named for virtues" as shown in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

A 13th/14th c. Tree of Virtues (http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/speculum/pages-translated/3v.jpg) shows the virtue of "pleasantness" as a subset of "charity".

Merriam-Webster, under the header "Amiability", lists "pleasantness", "politeness", and "courtesy" as synonyms. "Courtesy" and and "pleasantness" are therefore also synonymous, both with a meaning of "amiability". We believe then that "courtesy" should be an appropriate word for "pleasantness" to adequately describe the virtue listed in the period Tree of Virtues. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/amiability). This definition is also supported by the definitions within the MED, s.n. courteisie (n.) - 2. (a) Refinement of manners; gentlemanly or courteous conduct; courtesy, politeness, etiquette; rules ~, ?modesty, restraint; for no ~, out of any consideration for politeness; ! rises, a question of propriety arises; (b) a courteous or considerate act; don ~, be courteous; shouen short ~, show little courtesy; seien ~, make proper suggestion; (c) conduct, behavior. (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id?id=MED10060). It is also supported by the definition in the OED, s.n. courtesy, n, which dates to a1225: a. Courteous behaviour; courtly elegance and politeness of manners; graceful politeness or considerateness in intercourse with others.

Notthinghill Coill: is a barony registered in June of 1981 via Atlantia


15: Nottinghill Coill, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1981, via Atlantia.

Award of Excellence of Nottinghill Coill

Meaning most important.

The Barony's name was registered in June of 1981.

This order name follows the pattern of "orders named for virtues" as shown in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

A 13th/14th c. Tree of Virtues (http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/speculum/pages-translated/3v.jpg) shows the virtue of "pleasantness" as a subset of "charity".

Excellence - abstract quality; found in the Middle English Distionary: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED14802


16: Nottinghill Coill, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1981, via Atlantia.

Award of the Golden Cord

Meaning most important.

The pattern "Color + Charge" is found in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/

Golden is listed several times in the same article as a color.

From the Middle English Dictionary, cord is listed as "(a) A rope, line, cord, or string, esp. one made of several twisted strands; contextually: a bow string, a hangman's rope, a nautical line, a plumb line, a length of binding twine, etc.; (b) cord [of a specified kind]; cordage."http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED9707

Cord is also listed in Medieval Secular Order Names: Courtly Orders and Awards by Juliana de Luna as regalia. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/Courtly_Orders_and_Awards.html#Cord%20or%20Cord%20Belt%20(France)


17: Nottinghill Coill, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1981, via Atlantia.

Award of the Hydra's Coill

Sound most important.

Using the pattern established by Prisoner's Iron (from Medieval Secular Order Names: Fraternal Knightly Organizations by Juliana de Luna) http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/Fraternal_Knightly_Organizations.html#Prisoner's%20Iron%20(France)

Hydra's Coill would basically be the forest of the hydra (Coill being Irish for 'forest').

The "hydra" is a multi-headed dragon; classically described with nine heads, the 16th Century heraldic form has as few as three [de Bara 85, 143]. (The number of heads should be blazoned.) http://mistholme.com/dictionary/dragon/

Coill, while obviously grandfathered to the submitter, appears in Dict. of Irish place names, pg. 76, Kilnalag - town in Galway, COILLNALAG, "Wood of the Hollows". This should be equivalent to the heraldic charge, 'hurst'. http://mistholme.com/?s=hurst

(Golden Dolphin Note: Submitter prefers the name as submitted but is willing to accept Hydra of Coill or Hydra of the Coill. Hydra of the Coill is preferred over Hydra of Coill.)


18: Nottinghill Coill, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1981, via Atlantia.

Award of the Pewter Spoon

Meaning most important.

Using the pattern "Other Adj. + Charge" found in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/

Pewter is listed as an adjective meaning "made of pewter" in the Middle English Dictionary http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED9707

The spoon is a period heraldic charge. It is found in the canting arms of Sponeley, 15th C. [Neubecker 136], as well as the arms of von Korkwitz, 1605 [Siebmacher 72].


19: Nottinghill Coill, Barony of - New Change of Designator Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1981, via Atlantia.

Award of the Golden Knot

Old Item: Order of the Golden Knot, to be released.

Unto Ibis Herald, Golden Dolphin Herald, Triton Herald, and the College of Arms,

We, the Baronage of Nottinghill Coill, Lucien and Brig, would like to take the following heraldic actions:
Please change the designation of "Order of the Golden Knot" (registered on May of 1989 (via Atlantia)) to "Award of the Golden Knot".

Thank you.
Sincerely,
Baron Lucien & Baroness Brig


20: Nottinghill Coill, Barony of - New Change of Designator Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1981, via Atlantia.

Order of the Coill's Guiding Beacon

Old Item: Award of the Coill's Guiding Beacon, to be released.

Unto Ibis Herald, Golden Dolphin Herald, Triton Herald, and the College of Arms,

We, the Baronage of Nottinghill Coill, Lucien and Brig, would like to take the following heraldic actions:
Please change the designation of "Award of the Coill's Guiding Beacon" (registered on April of 1998 (via Atlantia)) to "Order of the Coill's Guiding Beacon".

Thank you.
Sincerely,
Baron Lucien & Baroness Brig


21: Nottinghill Coill, Barony of - New Badge Association

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1981, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) Two Wake knots conjoined in pale argent

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Silver Knot

Unto Ibis Herald, Golden Dolphin Herald, Triton Herald, and the College of Arms,
We, the Baronage of Nottinghill Coill, Lucien and Brig, would like to take the following heraldic actions: Please associate the badge: "(Fieldless) Two Wake knots conjoined in pale argent." registered to Nottinghill Coill in August of 2001 (via Atlantia) with "Order of the Silver Knot" registered to Nottinghill Coill in June of 1991 (via Atlantia).

Thank you,
Sincerely,
Baron Lucien & Baroness Brig


22: Nottinghill Coill, Barony of - New Badge Association

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1981, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) Two Wake knots conjoined in pale argent

This submission is to be associated with Populace

We, the Baronage of Nottinghill Coill, Lucien and Brig, would like to take the following heraldic actions: Please associate the badge: "(Fieldless) A wake knot wreathed Or and vert." registered to Nottinghill Coill in June of 1981 (via Atlantia) with "Populace".

Thank you,
Sincerely,
Baron Lucien & Baroness Brig


23: Rúnfríðr Hofmansdóttir - New Alternate Name Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2015, via Atlantia.

Rúnviðr Hofmansson

Old Item: Gwenhwyvar verch Lewis, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture most important.
Spelling most important.

Rúnviðr: from Viking Answer Lady - http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml "Found in Old Swedish Runvidh. For the first element Rún- see above. For the second element -viðr see above. Occurs in the nominative case form runuiþr. A short form of masculine names in Rún- is Rúni." - Cleasby, Richard and Guðbrandr Vigfusson. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon. 1957. pp. 703-704 s.v. viðr; NR s.nn. Rúnviðr, Rún-, -viðr, Rúni

Hofman: from the March 2015 LoAR
"The term hofmaðr or hofman ("courtier, gentleman") is documented in Old Icelandic in the Letter of Intent, citing Cleasby-Vigfusson. In commentary, ffride wlffsdotter documented the pattern of patronyms derived from the father's occupation or title. In addition, hofman or Hofman is found as an unmarked byname in various parts of Scandinavia. Examples are the 14th century Gisli hofman, documented in the Letter of Intent (citing Diplomatarium Norvegicum), and Gabriel Hofman, found in Sweden in 1630 in the FamilySearch Historical Records. Therefore, a byname derived from hofmaðr or hofman is plausible in Old Norse."

The Patronymic is formed by adding sson to Hofman


24: Seraphina Delfino - New Heraldic Will

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2014, via Atlantia.

I,(redacted), known in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. ("SCA") as Seraphina Delfino state that, upon my death, all items registered solely to me with the SCA College of Heralds shall be released. At the present time, these items are:

Primary name: Seraphina Delfino

Alternate name: Isabella Delfino

Device: Per chevron ployé throughout purpure and vert, in base a natural dolphin haurient argent

Badge: (Fieldless) A natural dolphin haurient contourny purpure.

Badge: Ermine, two bars gemel gules.

Household Name: House of the Purple Dolphin

Any items I register after the date of this Heraldic Will are to be included in this Heraldic Will, and released upon my death, unless I specifically so state otherwise in writing provided to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms.

Signed (redacted)
Date: 05/24/2017


25: Sólveig vís - New Name & New Device

Argent, on a pile inverted throughout sable between two aspen leaves sable, a othila rune argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Sólveig: "Viking Names found in Landnamabok" by Sara L. Uckelman. Feminine Names - Two or fewer times. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html. Sólveig appears as a feminine name on page 14 of "The Old Norse Name" citing one instance from the Landnámabók.

viss: "Viking Bynames found in Landnamabok" by Sara L. Uckelman. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html Page 29 of the "The Old Norse Name" has viss as a strong adjectival byname with the meaning "knowing, wise, learned". Page 19 of "The Old Norse Name" states that vís is the feminine form of viss.

(Golden Dolphin Note: Name submitted as Sólveig viss, the name was changed by kingdom to make the name feminine. Submitter allows all changes.)


26: William of Bedford - Resub Name Change From Holding Name

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in November of 2012, via Atlantia.

Old Item: William of Windmasters Hill, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Culture most important.
Spelling most important.

Name Submission History: November 2012 Laurel Return of "William of Bedford"

This name conflicts with the registered William of Thetford. The changes affect only one syllable, and as they do not affect the vowel sound, the change to that syllable is not substantial as defined by the Standards for Evaluation.

William: in this spelling appears in the names of Rauf lefuiz William dated to 1299 and Henry Filz William dated to 1300 (Reaney & Wilson, Dictionary of English Surnames, s.n. Williams)

Bedford: This spelling in a surname appears in the name of William Bedford dated to 1465 (op.cit., s.n. Bedford)

Bedford: Bardsley p. 90 s.n. Bedford expressly identifies Bedford as a locative byname and has the example of <de Bedford> dated to the reign of Edw III (1327-1377). Under the "Lingua Anglica" rule, the period <de Bedford> supports the modern <of Bedford>.

We have this spelling attested to 1198 on the Gough Map ( http://www.goughmap.org/settlements/7965/ ) and listed on St. Gabriel's on http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/badger/placenames.html .

I, <modern name redacted>, known in the SCA as William of Thetford, give <modern name redacted>, known in the SCA as Society name of William of Windmasters Hill, permission for his name "William of Bedford" to be similar to, but not identical to, my name, "William of Thetford". I understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once William of Bedford's name is registered.


27: Wolfgang Monnich von Luppin - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2003, via Atlantia.

Sable, a cross formy argent, in chief a coronet Or pearled argent

The submitter was awarded a Court Baronage on May 27, 2017 at Ruby Joust by Cuan and Signy.


28: Zachary bar Thamira - New Name & New Device

Per pale argent and azure, two dragons combatant and in chief three roundels one and two all counterchanged

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Zachary: appears in Talan Gwynek's article "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" dated to 1581-1595 http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/eng16/eng16.html

Bar: is found in Kessin's "Jewish Names in The World of Medieval Islam" at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Jewish/Cairo/index.html. Of the patronymic particle Kessin (ibid.) notes "In the medieval Islamic world this could be formed with the grammatical contraction Ben in Hebrew, or Bar in Aramaic or with the Arabic ibin." 'bar' is the submitter's preference; 'ben' is a second choice if necessary.

Additional documentation from the name Khadir bar Yosef ha-Kuzari in July, 2007 that may justify the use of bar.
"It should be noted that the submitter provided a page from Brooks' The Jews of Khazaria (second edition, page 104) which specifically notes a group of eleven Kievan Jews associated with the Kievan Letter which has been dated to the tenth century and whose names freely mix Hebrew and non-Jewish elements in structures parallel to the submitted name: Abraham ha-Parnas, Yitzhak ha-Parnas, Yehudah bar Yitzhak Levi, Gostata bar Kiabar Kohen, Manär bar Samuel Kohen, Sinai bar Samuel, Qufin bar Joseph, Reuben bar Simson, . . . bar Manäs, Hanukkah bar Moses and Yehuda called Suwarto."

Thamira: appears as a feminine name meaning "fertile" in Smith's "Jewish Women's Names in an Arab Context: Names from the Geniza of Cairo" at http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/geniza.html. Thamira is also the SCA name of the submitter's mother, Thamira ha Sophar.

Normally "bar" is a patronymic, but there is historical context for this being applied as a matronymic. In https://daily.jstor.org/licoricia-jewish-medieval-women-moneylenders/ Licoricia of Winchester, Jewish Widow and Medieval Financier by Hillary Waterman, the author states, "After 1276, Licoricia herself no longer appears in any records; however, each of her sons continued referring to himself and doing business as a "son of Licoricia" -- even Asher, son of the famous David of Oxford."

(Golden Dolphin Note: Zachary is the submitter's legal name; Sea Stag is in the process of getting proof of legal name from the submitter. Golden Dolphin is unsure if a Jewish English name can be combined with a Middle Eastern Jewish Name. We are sending this forward to Pelican for a decision.)


In Service to the Dream,

Seraphina Delfino, Golden Dolphin


OSCAR counts 8 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name Change, 5 New Order Names, 11 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 26 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $104 for them. OSCAR counts 1 New Holding Name Change. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Name Change, 1 Resub Device and 1 Resub Badge. These 4 items are not chargeable. OSCAR counts 1 Heraldic Will, 2 Change of Designator Changes and 2 Badge Associations. These 5 items may or may not require payment. There are a total of 35 items submitted on this letter.

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