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Gleann Abhann GA iLOI dated 2017-07-02

Unto those who comment, good wishes on this hot Gleann Abhann day.

1: Cedric de Lothian -New Name & New Device

per fess sable and gules, a phoenix argent enflamed Or, and in chief a Maltese cross argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Namesfrom13thCenturyScottishParliamentaryRecords.html

The data shows the following name patterns:

[given name] + de + [place name]

Cedric - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N53N-G29

Cedric Holle - Christing Date - 27 May 1613

Lothian - is a region of the Scottish Lowlands, lying between the southern shore of the Firth of Forth and the Lammermuir Hills.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lothian

http://en.geneanet.org/search/?page_size=20&ressource=arbre&vplist[name]=&name=lothian&nbindi=&place=&zonegeo=&country=®ion=&subregion=&annee_debut=&annee_fin=1600&source=&sub_frm593072dcc19b3=Search&ajax_ok=1


2: Flóki Heimdallrsson -New Name & New Device

Argent, a theow rampant collared and chained Or, on a chief sable three Thor's hammers argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Flóki: 'Originally a by-name, perhaps related to Modern Norwegian floke, "outspoken and enterprising man." Found in West Scandinavia as a personal name from the 800s on, soon dropped out of use in Norway except for a few instances as a by-name from the 900s. May occur in a Danish place name. Appears in the Anglo-Scandinavian place-names Flocheton, Floketun.' Sources are Geirr-Bassi, pg 9 s.n. Fleinn; retrieved from The Viking Answer Lady. [http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml]



Heimdallrsson: The first element Heim- is from the OW.Norse noun heimr "home.", also Viking Answer Lady; [http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml]

Another source was given, however, we do not have a copy of this book. If further information could be found, that would be very helpful.

Thorp, Bejamin. 'The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson', trans. 1866, Norrcena Society.



Consulting onomastic herald(s): None listed.

Consulting armorial herald(s): Ulrich Eisenhand


3: Kitta Foxdottir -New Name & New Device

Vert, on a pile inverted throughout argent between two open books Or a fox salient proper.

Kitta: Shortened form of the name Kristín. CV pp. xxxiv s.v. "Pet Names", retreived from the Viking Answer Lady. [http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml]

Fox: Found in Old Swedish as the by-name Fux and in OW.Norse as the by-name Fox (etymology uncertain). From a word corresponding to Swedish fux and German Fuchs "fox." Occurs in the runic nominative form fuks. NR s.n. Fux, Retreived from the Viking Answer Lady. [http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml]

dottir: Typical patronymic, as per pg. 17 of Geirr-Bassi.



Consulting onomastic herald(s): None listed.

Consulting armorial herald(s): Ulrich Eisenhand


4: Maggie Wryght -New Name & New Device

Purpure, a unicorn head erased and a bordure argent semy of lozenges azure.

No changes.

Maggie:Maggie Mortin, Anstruther Wester, Fife, Scotland; Marriage Date 27 Aug 1588', Batch M11403-2; Film 1040146, [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTGY-9XF]

Maggie Rey, Christened Date 01 April 1610', Batch C11461-2; Film 1040185; [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYCQ-P4C]

Wryght: Mary Wryght; Fletching, Sussex, England' Christening Date 30 May 1574, Batch C01870-9; [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDZ3-LPF]

William Wryght; Christening date 1578; Rye, Sussex, England; Batch C00086-3; [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDZ1-522]

Consulting onomastic herald(s): Elizabeth Blackburn

Armorial Herald(s): Elizabeth Blackburn


5: Maggie Wryght -New Badge

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

[Fieldless] A magpie proper maintaining a peacock feather inverted proper.

There was a question of blazoning - should it be 'maintaining in its beak a peacock...'?

Armorial Herald(s): Elizabeth Blackburn


6: Nicholaus de Fonte -New Name & New Device

Per chevron embattled argent and or, two Thor's hammers and a lion rampant gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Nicholaus - is a masculine personal name found in 1283-86 in "Names from the 13th and 14th century Latin Records from Gascony" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/earlygasconlatin.html

de Fonte is a locative byname from the same artical, found in 1287.

this name fits the pattern: given+byname found in SENA Appendix A for Occitan Names. http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixC


7: Seraphina of Skye -New Alternate Name Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2003, via Meridies.

Þorfinna Kolsdóttir

Old Item: Seraphina of Skye, to be released.

Þorfinna: Appears in Laxdæla saga (c. 1245) as Þórfinna Vermundardóttir, grandaughter of Óláfr pái ("peacock") and wife of Þórsteinn Kuggason. A short form of women's names in þór- is Þóra or Tóra. [http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml]

Kolr: Found in Old Danish as the personal name Kol and as the by-name Kul. Occurs in Old Swedish as Kol (alsofound as a by-name). Found in OW.Norse as Kolr. From the OW.Norse noun kol "coal, black." Runic examples include the nominative form kul and the accusative form kul. [http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml]

dottir: Typical patronymic, as per pg. 17 of Geirr-Bassi.



Consulting onomastic herald(s): None listed.


8: Theodericus Swertfürge von Zürich -New Name & New Device

Per bend Or and Lozengy Argent and Azure, a bend embattled and in sinister chief a dragon passant coward Sable

No major changes.
Meaning most important.

Theodericus : Mittelhochdeutshes Namenbunch, Deutsche Taufnamen, Ch. I p.11

Swertfürge : Mittelhochdeutshes Namenbunch, namen von Beruf, CH XXII, p. 537

von Zürich : Mittelhochdeutshes Namenbunch, Familiennamen aud Taufnamen, CH. VI, p. 140 - Canoicu H. von Zürich

Mittelhochdeutshes Namenbunch, Ubermane, Ch. XIX, p. 429 - roger der Manesse von Zürich - 1301

submitter states "I do not consider a deletion or change to 'von Zürich' as a major change. I am more concerned with the Given and By-name submitted"


Gaius Moonestone


OSCAR counts 6 Names, 1 Alternate Name Change, 6 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 14 items submitted on this letter.

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