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Meridies LoI dated 2017-05-31

Unto Emma, Laurel Principal, Alys Pelican, Brunissende, Wreath, and all the College of Arms does Carlos, Pennon of the Glorious Kingdom of Meridies, on behalf of Mistress Flannait inghean uí hEighnigh, Beacon, and the Illustrious Meridian College of Heralds, send most humble and respectful greetings.

Please note all arms were given a conflict check at decision meeting

1: Annabell Cruickshank - New Name & New Device

Per saltire argent and purpure, three dragons segreant contourny sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Annabell - Found in the article "A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records, Part Three: Post-1400 Names" by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott), as spelled, dated to 1589 [Forbes, 271]. https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/scottishfem/scottishfemlate.html

Cruickshank - Found in "Surnames of Scotland" by George F. Black; s.n. "Cruickshanks" lists the spelling 'Cruickshank' dated to 1586.

***** a recommended artist note to draw the dragons more center then what they currently are


2: Anneliese Wolf - New Name & New Device

Gules, on a pale fimbriated between two wolves combattant in pale a crescent, a bezant, and a crescent pendant Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (16th Century German) most important.

Anneliese - Given name found via FamilySearch.org. "Annaliese Fromm", dated 21 Apr 1582 from Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany. Batch #C91613-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NHBK-8MR

Wolf - Surname found via FamilySearch.org. "Catherina Wolf", dated 28 Mar 1580 from Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany. Batch #C91613-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NHBK-4RS

*****Submitted as lions the form actually stated wolves and was changed to match the emblozon as well as the forms

Correction to Device (2017-Jul-04 11:07:09): there was a redraw submitted before the ILoI was made public that was submitted by the submitter to correct some color issues. the images did not make it on the forms this fact was missed by me during the packet upload.


3: Asa Kolbrún - New Name

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Culture (Viking/Norse) most important.

Asa - Found in "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p.1B.

Kolbrún - Found in "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p.24.


4: Athanasius Lacedaemonius - New Name & New Device

Argent, a calamarie sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Thanos of Sparta (in Greek)) most important.

Athanasious - Name of a period saint, c.293/297 - 373, found in Britannica Online Encyclopedia (see attached scans).

Lakedaimonious - Greek spelling of the locative "of Sparta".

*****Submitted as Athanasious Lakedaimonious the "-ous" was changed to "-us" in the given and sur name to better Latinize the name

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=630/2017-05-24/18-40-31_21-18-47_Athanasious_Lakedaimonious_name_doc2.1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=630/2017-05-24/18-40-33_21-18-49_Athanasious_Lakedaimonious_name_doc2.2.jpg


5: Athanasius Lacedaemonius - New Badge

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

(Fieldless), a demi talbot sable.

*****Commenters discussed at length as to if the tail should be connected or not. during the decison meeting the following was found http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=30993 East, Kingdom of the - New Badge (Fieldless) A demi-tyger rampant azure and its LoAR http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/07/13-07lar.html on which it was accepted


6: Catja Milovskaya - New Name & New Device

Per chevron ploye argent and gules, two lyres sable and an owl close guardant within a bordure sable and argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (Catja) most important.

Catja - Cata - a variation of Kata http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/c.html

A-->IA switch seen in Katuna/Katunia and Kasiuta/Kasiutia, and Sof'ia/Sof'a (s.n. Sof'ia in Wickenden)

IA-->JA is an alternate international phonetic transliteration for the letter "Я".

Milovskaia - Feminine surname constructed from "Milovsh", based on masculine name "Andrei Khmara Milovskii", recoreded in 1589 [Tup 415]. The masculine ending "-skii" has been changed to the feminine ending "-skaia". Pattern found in "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/mi.html

Correction to Name (2017-May-02 18:05:17): Header name is actually Catja Milovskaya

*****it was recommended to to change the documentation for the given name to better fit the submitter's wishes and change the most important from sound to spelling done with submitter's approval


7: Darri Smiðr - New Name

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

Darri - Found in "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p.9A.

Smiðr - Found in "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p.28.

*****submitted as Smidor The sur name was changed with submitter approval to match the actual documentation given


8: Dikon de Stokke - New Badge

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

Sable, a lion rampant contourny and a chief enarched rayonny Or.


9: Godric Morris - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Godric - Given name found in article "Personal Names in the Domesday Book" by Constanza of Thamesreach (Genny Grim). https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/constanza/domesdaycornwall.html

Morris - Submitter's mundane last name. Submitter provided state-issued photo ID as documentation.


10: Isabelle Greiffenclau - Resub Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2011, via Meridies.

Argent, within a wreath of ivy leaves vert an owl displayed sable.

Old Item: Argent, a fleur-de-lys azure within an orle of ivy vines wavy vert., to be released.

Previous submission, Argent, an owl displayed sable within an annulet of ivy leaves vert, was returned by Kingdom in February 2017.

Must be returned for further work. Though submitted as displayed, due to the position of the owl's feet the owl is actually striking affronty. This is a posture that is not allowed due to its three-dimensional appearance.

*****This submission was marked as a resub but after the first time through kingdom it was found the submitter already had a device and on the resub form it was marked as a change releasing the old


11: Katarzyna of Saulia - Resub Name & Resub Device

Per pale Or and argent, a frog rampant contourny vert vested of cuirasse and chausses sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (Lithuanian) most important.
Meaning ('of Saulia') most important.

Katarzyna - Found in "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names, 3rd. ed." by Wickenden, dated to 1594 and listed as a diminutive of Ekaterina, which is a feminine Christain name. Also found in the article "Feminine Names from the Gediminid Line of Lithuania" by Walraven van Nijmegen (Brian R. Speer). https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/walraven/gediminidfem.html

of Saulia - Locative surname. 'Saulia' is the name of the modern city of Siaulia, listed in the Chronicum Livoniae of Hermanni de Wartberge on p.70. https://books.google.com/books?id=eEItAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Chronicon+Livoniae&hl=en&sa=X& ved=0ahUKEwjanbfAxMjTAhVmxoMKHRtXAN0Q6AEIKDAB#v=onepage&q=Chronicon%20Livoniae&f=false

http://edem.siauliai.lt/History671

Lithuanian locative form presumed to exist, but on unknown construction. Submitter open to change to authentic Lithuanian locative byname.

Previous submission, Vasilissa Siauliaevna was returned by Kingdom in May 2016.

Must be returned for further work. There is an issue of presumption with the name, as the source cited states that the name Vasilissa means 'princess'. What causes the presumption is that the name is connected with a locative name, meaning she is claiming to be princess of a place...The device was returned because we cannot create a holding name at the Kingdom level. No issues were found with the device.

*****Additional information was found from the modern city's website verifying the spelling and giving date

Device previously submitted with returned name "Vasilissa Siauliaevna". Submitter has submitted a new name, and has resubmitted the same device, unchanged.

*****Originally submitted as Per pale Or and argent, a frog rampant contourny vert vested of breastplate and chausses sable the device was reblazon to more accurately describe the vestments the frog is wearing.


12: Lillias Dubh - New Device

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

Argent, a serpent involved sable

***** a redraw was requested to address issues of beast construction and detail the submitter approved


13: Michael Robertson of Tir Briste - New Name & New Device

Per chevron vert and sable, a chevron and in base a bear dormant contourny argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Michael Robertson) most important.

Michael - Given name, found in "A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Reaney & Wilson (3rd ed.), p.308. Found as both a Hebrew name and a saint's name.

Robertson - Patronymic surname, found in "A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Reaney & Wilson (3rd ed.), p.380.

of Tir Briste - Locative using SCA branch name. "Tir Briste" was registered in April 1997 via Meridies.


14: Nant y Derwyddon, Shire of - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1982, via Meridies.

Argent, on a pile inverted throughout vert a martlet descending argent.

Original submission, Argent, on a pile inverted throughout vert a martlet migrant to chief argent, was returned by Kingdom in February 2017.

Must be returned for further work. Client wished to use the Grandfather clause, but due to the change in orientation of the charge this clause is unusable. The clause states that it must be the exact same charge in order for it to take effect.

The martlet used in this badge submission is taken from the original artwork for the Shire's approved device. A copy of the artwork was acquired from Laurel Archivist, and has been attached to the submission. This has brought it into compliance with the Legacy (Grandfather) Clause.


15: Rayne Evynwod - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2015, via Meridies.

Azure, a wolf rampant and a lion addorsed within a bordure argent.

Old Item: Argent, a wolf rampant and a lion addorsed sable, on a chief azure a tree blasted between a pair of wings argent., to be retained as a badge.


16: Shîrîn al-Nisâ - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of April 30, 2017 as submitted.

Azure, an Indian elephant statant proper vested in a blanket gules, a chief engrailed Or.

*****a redraw was requested to have the proper grey more argent like and to fix the complex line on the base. the submitter approved the redraw


17: Þorfinna Masdottir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 10th Century Norse.
Culture (Norse) most important.

Þorfinna - Feminine given name, found in "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p.16.

Masdottir - Patronymic surname, constructed off of the masculine given name "Már", found in "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p.13.

*****submitted as Mársdottir submitter gave permission for the accent removal and the r to be removed to fit construction rules


18: Warick Black Rock - New Name & New Device

Quarterly gules and sable, three chevronels Or and in dexter chief an equal-armed Celtic cross potent argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Warick Blackrock) most important.

Warick - Found via FamilySearch.org. "Willyam Warick, married 1629, in Bluntisham, Cum Earith, Huntington, England." Batch #M16854-1. SENA allows for surnames to be used as given names in late period England. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N67H-MT5

Jane Black, christened 15 Feb 1589 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NGJY-K38, batch # C04124-1)

Elizabeth Rock, buried 6 Jan 1592 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JCSX-4JQ, batch # B13961-1)

*****Submitted as Blackrock the documentation was found to be out of gray period and was not found as a whole name submitter gave permission to use a double surname to form the name

*****Originally submitted as Quarterly gules and sable, three chevronels Or and in dexter chief an equal-armed Celtic cross argent. the celtic cross look more like gunsights a submitter approved redraw was submitted fixing the look of the cross and reblazon to denote the changes to the cross


19: Ysabel D'Ange - New Name & New Device

Ermine, on a fess azure two winged hounds sejant addorsed argent.

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

Ysabel - Feminine given name, found in DMNES, s.n. "Isabel", as an Old French given name, dated to Paris 1296. http://dmnes.org/name/Isabel

D'Ange - French byname, found in article "DRAFT: Bynames in Medieval France" by Sara L. Uckelman (September 9, 2014). s.n. "Ange", found in this form dated to Paris 1292.


In Service,

Senior Carlos Blanco el Barbero

Pennon Herald, Meridies

pennon@kingdom.meridies.org


OSCAR counts 11 New Names, 9 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 2 New Badges. These 23 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $92 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Name, 1 Resub Device, 1 Resub Device Change and 1 Resub Badge. These 4 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 27 items submitted on this letter.

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