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An Tir KLOI from Central/Summits dated 2017-07-06

Greetings to Black Lion and the College of Heralds!

Please find below our submissions for the month of July. We're grateful for your comments!

1: Ailith Gunn -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

The submitter's branch is Adiantum.

Ailith is an English feminine given name dated to 1207 in R&W s.n. Aylett.

Gunn is an English byname dated to 1297 in R&W s.n. Gun.


2: An Tir, Kingdom of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1981, via the West.

Checky Or and argent, an orb, for the finial a demi-lion maintaining an escutcheon sable.

This submission is to be associated with Standard augmentation

Summary of documentation: This submission uses an artistic variant of the Orb charge from Batonvert's PicDic (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/orb/), with a demilion maintaining an escutcheon instead of the cross seen in his example. The orb is drawn to match one of An Tir's items of regalia, the "Orb of Dominion" (see photo).

We hope to register three separate options for standard augmentations - no bordure, a bordure sable, and a bordure gules - in order to cover as many potential fields (for augmentation recipients) as we can and avoid recipients running afoul of the rule of tincture.

A field checky Or and argent is grandfathered to An Tir.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1338/2017-07-03/13-21-11_An_Tir_no_bordure_augmentation_0002.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1338/2017-07-03/13-21-13_An_Tir_no_bordure_augmentation_0003.JPG


3: An Tir, Kingdom of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1981, via the West.

Checky Or and argent, an orb, for the finial a demi-lion maintaining an escutcheon within a bordure embattled gules.

This submission is to be associated with Standard augmentation

Summary of documentation: This submission uses an artistic variant of the Orb charge from Batonvert's PicDic (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/orb/), with a demilion maintaining an escutcheon instead of the cross seen in his example. The orb is drawn to match one of An Tir's items of regalia, the "Orb of Dominion" (see photo).

We hope to register three separate options for standard augmentations - no bordure, a bordure sable, and a bordure gules - in order to cover as many potential fields (for augmentation recipients) as we can and avoid recipients running afoul of the rule of tincture.

A field checky Or and argent is grandfathered to An Tir.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1338/2017-07-03/13-23-51_An_Tir_red_bordure_augmentation_0002.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1338/2017-07-03/13-23-52_An_Tir_red_bordure_augmentation_0003.JPG


4: An Tir, Kingdom of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1981, via the West.

Checky Or and argent, an orb, for the finial a demi-lion maintaining an escutcheon within a bordure embattled sable.

This submission is to be associated with Standard augmentation

Summary of documentation: This submission uses an artistic variant of the Orb charge from Batonvert's PicDic (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/orb/), with a demilion maintaining an escutcheon instead of the cross seen in his example. The orb is drawn to match one of An Tir's items of regalia, the "Orb of Dominion" (see photo).

We hope to register three separate options for standard augmentations - no bordure, a bordure sable, and a bordure gules - in order to cover as many potential fields (for augmentation recipients) as we can and avoid recipients running afoul of the rule of tincture.

A field checky Or and argent is grandfathered to An Tir.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1338/2017-07-03/13-18-40_An_Tir_black_bordure_augmentation_0002.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1338/2017-07-03/13-18-41_An_Tir_black_bordure_augmentation_0003.JPG


5: Cedric Helmbreker -New Name

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

The submitter's branch is Mountain Edge.

Cedric: Record of Cedric Holle, christened May 27, 1613 in Devon, England. Batch P00183-1 <https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N53N-G29>.

Helmbreker: Record of Johannis Helmbreker, christened April 5, 1627 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Batch C02862-9 <https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XB1C-LJL>.


6: Glymm Mere, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1993, via An Tir.

Orden de María

Azure a breastplate argent within a bordure rayonny Or.

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
No major changes.

María is found in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna <https://s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/WomensGivenFreq.html>.


7: Glymm Mere, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1993, via An Tir.

Orden de Rodrigo

Azure two swords inverted in saltire proper within a bourdure rayonny Or.

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
No major changes.

Rodrigo is found in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna <https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/MensGivenFreq.html>.


8: Glymm Mere, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1993, via An Tir.

Order of the White Well of Glymm Mere

(fieldless)Within an Anulet Argent masoned Azure a plate Azure Goutte d'eau

Juliana de Luna's "Medieval Secular Order Names: Standard Forms of Order Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html) includes Color + Charge.

Well: "A natural source of water, forming a fountain, pool, or stream; a natural spring; the water produced or contained in such a spring or pool" <http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED52135>.


9: Gunnarr Torfason -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2015, via An Tir.

per bend sinister vert and sable, a natural sea turtle bendwise sinister argent.

The submitter's branch is Madrone.


10: LOFTR JOLGEIRSON -Resub Appeal of Laurel Return of Device

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

Quarterly gules and or two snakes in annulo heads to chief and base, sable

The submitter's branch is Aquaterra.

A former version of this device was returned on the December 2015 LOAR with the following text:

"This device is returned for conflict with the device of Conrad Breakring: Argent, an annulet fracted on the dexter side sable. There is a DC for changing the field but no difference for what is essentially adding a second break to an annulet.

There is a step from period practice for the use of charges in annulo not in their default palewise orientation."

This resubmission includes the following letter:

I, [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Conrad Breakring, give [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Loftr Jólgeirsson, permission for their armory "Quarterly gules and Or, two snakes in annulo heads to chief and base sable" to similar but not identical to my armory "Argent, an annulet fracted on the dexter side sable."

I understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once their armory is registered.

Date: 7/17/16

Submitted in paper format via Lady Tsukime of Madrone


11: Matthias von Schwarzenberg -New Name & New Device

Matthias von Schwarzenberg

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

The submitter's branch is Stromgard.

Matthias: E.G. Withycombe The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names p. 213, Hans Bahlow Dictionary of German names p. 321.

von: German for 'from'

Schwarzenberg: http://www.liquisearch.com/schwarzenberg_saxony/history/establishment_and_early_history


12: Matthias von Schwarzenberg -New Badge

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


13: Michael Sinclaire -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: 'Old Item' should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Old Item: Michael Leyland, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.

The submitter's branch is Three Mountains.

Michael is grandfathered to the submitter and also found in "Men's Given Names from Early 13th Century England" by Talan Gwynek <http://heraldry.sca.org/names/eng13/eng13m.html>.

Sinclair is dated to 1198 in R&W s.n. Sinclair.


14: Septimus Huskarlsson -Resub Device

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

Gules a Wolf head and a Raven head erased addorsed argent and in chief seven crosses crosslet fitch Or.

The submitter's branch is Glymm Mere.

This device was returned at the kingdom level in October 2016 with the following text: "The device form was not printed at 100% scaling which has long been grounds for return, and so a new copy must be provided before the device can be sent on to Laurel. This was pended from the previous month's letter to allow the submitter time to prepare new artwork; as none has been received, this is now returned. As always, the submitter is entitled to a free resubmission within a year."


15: Snorri Styrrbolli -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

The submitter's branch is Wastekeep.

SnorriR - Nordiskt Runnamnslexicon, page 86

Styrr - Nordiskt Runnamnslexicon, page 87

Styri - CV pp. 596-597 s.v. styrr; NR s.n. Styri (Norse adjective "large")

Bolli - GB p. 8 s.n. "Bolli" (Old Icelandic for "bowl" and hence a fat man)


16: Tachibana Tsukime -Resub Name Change From Holding Name

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in December of 2015, via An Tir.

Old Item: Tsukime of Madrone, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (Heian Japanese) most important.

The submitter's branch is Madrone.

<Tachiban'na>: Japanese surname dated to 1147 in NCMJ, p. 327 sn. Ta (Historical Surnames)

<Tsukime>: Japanese feminine given name dated to 1147 in NCMJ, p. 387 sn. Tu (Historical Feminine Names)

A previous name, Daigo no Tsukime Kitsume, was returned on the December 2015 LOAR with the following text:

"This name includes two feminine names, Tsukime and Kitsume. The Letter of Intent quotes Academy of Saint Gabriel report 2587 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2587): "Early medieval Japanese names were simpler than late medieval ones. The custom of using three-element names, consisting of a family name and two given names (the yobina and the nanori) probably developed late in the Heian period [late 8th - 12th c] among the class of provincial lieutenant governors and local military leaders."

Name Construction in Medieval Japan by Solveig Throndardottir (revised edition) states that masculine names can consist of the family name followed by a yobina and nanori, whereas for women, "[a]lthough women occasionally adopted Chinese style composite nanori during the classical period, their nanori generally consisted of a single element either preceded by an honourific or followed by a quasi-titular element. A feminine Japanese name can consist simply of an uji or clan name followed by a nanori."

However, those statements do not support the pattern of using two feminine names of the same subtype. In fact, NCMJ states that, "Like their brothers, Japanese women often bore several names at the same time. You should not confuse this with the multiple or compoound names born by European women. There is no Japanese equivalent to Mary-Elizabeth." Without evidence to support this pattern, we are forced to return this name.

Upon resubmission, we note that the family name Daigo (a branch of the Ichijou family) could not be clearly dated prior to 1600 except as a posthumous imperial name derived from the location of the emperor's grave. Two 17th-early 18th century bearers of this name element were noted in commentary: Daigo Shinbe'e Sada'aki (1630-1704), described as progenitor of the Daigo lineage, and Daigo Fuyumoto (1648-1697), a grandson of Emperor Go-Youzei. However, it appears as though the family name Daigo was added posthumously in these cases, after our gray period cutoff of 1650. Without additional evidence that Daigo was used to refer to an individual during their lifetime, we cannot register this element.

In correspondence after the Pelican decision meeting, Solveig explained that the author of the Academy of Saint Gabriel report extracted Daigo from an incomplete genealogical chart in which various individuals are noted as the progenitors of multiple families, and several generations are compressed into one line of nanori. The report also implied that the Daigo family was named after an estate or field name, but this assertion was not documented. Solveig also was unable to confirm some of the information in the report using the cited sources. She did note, however, that Daigo is a village name found in Book 2 of Heike Monogatari and in Gepei Josuiki, both of which chronicle the 12th century Genpei War.

Her armory was registered under the holding name Tsukime of Madrone."

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1338/2017-06-27/15-56-50_Tsukime_name_0002.jpg


Have a lovely month,

~ Emelyn Fulredy

Boar Pursuivant


OSCAR counts 4 Names, 2 Name Changes, 3 Order Names, 4 Devices and 7 Badges. There are a total of 20 items submitted on this letter.

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