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An Tir KLOI from Tir Righ dated 2017-06-28

Greetings unto Black Lion, Lions Blood and the College of Heralds.

Tir Righ is transitioning to a new Red Flame. James Irvein of Lions Gate will be taking on the Red Flame mantle.

Please find herein this month's submissions for Tir Righ which were primarily prepared by James, incoming Red Flame.

Commentary on this letter closes on July 25, 2017.

1: Aspasia Bevilacqua -New Name & New Device

No blazon given

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Italian/Greek 1300 - 1500.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Given Name: Aspasia. Concubine of Pericles - Plut. Peril. 24 (1620)

Name: Bevilacqua (also spelled Bevilaqua). Submitter will accept spelling without the C if necessary.

Surnames from a 16th Century Armorial ( under BEV gives: inscription BEVILAQVA section header (modern English equivalent) VERONA (Verona) primary source(s) BSB Cod.icon. 276, folio 8r

Wikipedia: Giovanni Ambrogio Bevilacqua ( says the artist was "active by 1481 to at least 1512"

Wikipedia: Bonifazio Bevilacqua Aldobrandini ( cardinal from 1571 - April 7, 1627)

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2: Athelina Grey -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2016, via An Tir.

Azure, a decrescent argent, within a bordure ermine

3: BEORN BJÓLFRSSON -New Name & New Device


Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.
Meaning (Bear Bearson) most important.

Both Beorn and Bjólfr are found in The Viking Answer Lady's article Old Norse Men's Names

Beorn - Anglo-scandinavian form of Bjorn - GB p. 8 s.n. Bjorn; FJ pp. 54-55, 342 s.nn. Bjorn, Bjorn-; CV p. xxxiv s.v. "Pet Names"; NR s.nn. Biorn

Bjólfr - "Honey Thief" kenning for bear - GB p. 8 s.n. Bjólfr; FJ pp. 351 s.n. -ulfr; CV pp. 668 s.v. úlfr; NR s.n. -ulfR

Patronimic _sson added.

4: Jerrick Elle -New Name & New Device

Checky Argent and Sable on a torteau a comet argent

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
No major changes.
Spelling (Jerrick Elle) most important.

Jerrick: Jerrick Jansz, 1625, Netherlands, Batch# C00841-7 (

Elle: Joanne Elle, 1589, England, Batch #C03542-1 (

SENA Appendix C shows English and Dutch to be compatible

5: ULFA ANNARSDOTTIR -New Name & New Device

No blazon given

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Note: Submitter will accept either Annarsdottir or Annarrsdotir


Nordiskt Runnamlexicon: Ulf- ul(f)... U1159 / (see UIfR) UIfR (masculine name). O.Dan. Ulf (found as a by-name), O.Swed. Olf, Ulf (found as a by-name Ulv), OW.Norse Úlfr (found as a by-name) From OW.Norse ulfr m. "wolf".

-a name variations from masculine vs. feminine names (all from NR) Asgautr (mas.) vs. Asgauta (fem.) Hælgi (mas.) vs.Hælga (fem.) ÓtamR (mas.) vs. Ótama (fem.) Þarr (mas.) vs. Þara (fem.)

Reasonable to assume you can create Ulfa by dropping the -R from UlfR and adding -a.


Ónn, Ánn, Onn - This name occurs in OW.Norse in the forms Ónn, Ánn, Onn. Contracted form of the Germanic *Aþa- (derived from *aþal- "noble; foremost") + *-winiz "friend." Runic examples include the nominative case forms on, [u(n)]. (from - her reference is the Nordiskt Runnamnlexicon)

From the Nordiskt Runnamlexicon- page 74,

"Onn (?) (masculine name). OW.Norse Onn (Ann, Onn). Contracted form of the Germanic *Aþa-..."

"-arr" second half as in names like "Alfarr" (page 9: -arr m. From several possible origins: 1) *-harjaR " army leader, general, warrior", 2) *-warjaR "one who wards, defender", 3) *-zaiRaR "spear" (compare with GæiRR). Refs: Janzén 1947b p. 99 ff. Compounds: Alf-, Augn-(?), Böðv-(?), Fast-, Fuld-, Gaut-(?), Gerð- / Giarð-, Grim-, Gunn-, Hrö-, Hröð-, Ingv-, Iö-, Ív-, Læikn-(?), Orm-, Ótt-, Ragn-, Sand-, Sin-(?), Stæin-, Sæv-, Þialf-, Unn-(?), Vik-, Æin-, Øy-.)

Combining these two gives you "Ánnarr" - removing accents for ease of submission changes it to "Annarr"

Standard Norse patronymic construction, drop the second -r and add -dottir

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In service for the love of heraldry, Alicia Red Flame and James in-coming Red Flame.

OSCAR counts 4 Names and 5 Devices. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.

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