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Meridies ILoI dated 2017-07-01

I, THL Ulrich Eisenhand for the Kingdom of Meridies, send greetings unto Maistreas Flannait inghean ui hEighnigh, Beacon Herald; Señor Carlos Blanco el Barbero, Pennon Herald; and the commenting heralds of the Meridies Internal Letter of Intent Commentary list.

It is the intent of the Meridian College of Heralds to submit the following names and armory as part of the next external Letter of Intent published by the Pennon Herald.

The pleasure of your response to Pennon is requested no later than July 21, 2017. A decision meeting is tentatively set for the following Tuesday after the 21st. Any changes will be announced through proper channels.

1: Eirný in grá -New Name & New Device

Gules, a Pegasus segreant contourny and a tierce rayonny Or.

Submitter has no desire as to gender.

Eirný - Feminine given name, found in Academy of St. Gabriel report 3388, The report states:

"The closest we can come on this basis is the relatively uncommon Icelandic name <Eirny/> (or <Eyrny/>), which is reported to have been used in your period. The </> here represents an accent grave over the preceding <y>, and the name was pronounced roughly AIR-nu"."

The source cited in the report is "Abrams, Lesley. 'The Conversion of the Scandinavians of Dublin', in Anglo-Norman Studies XX: Proceedings of the Battle Conference_, 1997. Harper-Bill, Christopher, ed. Woodbridge, Soffolk: Boydell

Press, 1998, p.20."

Name also found in article "Viking Names found in Landnamabok" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman), Name is included in a list of names found 2 or fewer times, with this spelling.

in grá - Byname found in "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p.22, column one.

2: Juliana de Vivonne -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A fleur-de-lys azure.

Correction to Badge (2017-Jul-01 22:07:37): Transcription error from the form. The correct spelling of the submitter's name is "Juliane de Vivonne".

3: Laurentio Vexentino -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (16th Century Venetian) most important.

Laurentio - Given name found in the article "Vicentine Names from the 14th to 16th Centuries" by Andrea Hicks. Cited 3 times between the dates 1415 and 1463.

Vexentino - Locative byname found in the article "Vicentine Names from the 14th to 16th Centuries" by Andrea Hicks, s.n. "Vexentin -o". Cited 7 times between 1362 and 1464.

4: Martin de Bernay -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of December 31, 2016 as submitted.

Argent, a fox passant guardant contourny proper, on a chief enarched gules an open book between two fleurs-de-lys argent.

5: Nannina Benedetti -New Name


Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Italian) most important.

Nannina - Given name found on p.42 in the article "Names from 15th and 16th Century Pisa" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith). It is found once with this spelling under the entry heading "Giovanna".

Benedetti - Patronymic byname found on p.71 in the article "Names from 15th and 16th Century Pisa" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith).

6: Petros Mystikos -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2008, via Meridies.

(Fieldless) A mullet of six points Or pierced of an equal-armed cross formy.

7: Phoenix Rising, College of -New Branch Name & New Device

Gules, on a bend between a phoenix issuant from flames and a laurel wreath Or, three pairs of double-bitted axes in saltire sable.

College - Branch name designator, found in the list of acceptable lingua Anglica forms in Appendix E, section A of SENA.

Phoenix - Name element. There is an established pattern of using mythical creatures both in English sign names (Dragon [1374] and Mermaid [1476]), as well as in the names of medieval secular orders (Griffin [1379], Salamander [1454], and Unicorn [1398]). "Dragon" and "Mermaid" found in article "English Sign Names" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien), "Griffin", "Salamander", and "Unicorn" are found in the article "Medieval Secular Order Names: Standard Forms of Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith),

Rising - Name element, found in "Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names, 4e" by Eilart Ekwall, p.389. Dated to 1190, "Either [Old English] Hrising or Hrisingas 'place by brushwood' and 'people at the brushwood' or [Old English] Risingas "Risa's people". In the absence of OE forms it cannot be decided if the names began in Hr- or R-."

8: Porcia Secunda -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in May of 1988, via Meridies.

Old Item: Rhiannon Cathaoir-Mor, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.

Porcia - Female nomen formed from male nomen "Porcius".

Secunda - Female cognomen formed from male cognomen "Secundus".

Both names found in the article "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges,

Source indicates feminine versiuons of nomen and cognomen formed by dropping '-us' and adding '-a'. Source also indicates that typical pattern for an Imperial Roman feminine name is: Feminine Nomen + Feminine Cognomen.

9: Sova Kobel -New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted gules and argent, an owl argent and in base an escarbuncle of six azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (14th-15th Century Russian) most important.
Meaning ("Owl") most important.

Sova - Masculine given name, "Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section SI", Cited name is "Sova Grigor'ev syn Dryskov. 1566. [RIB XIV 72]".

Kobel - Byname listed in the article "Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section KO", Listed as a variant of the byname [Kobel']. Cited names are "Ignatko Kobel', serf. 1495. [Tup 183]" and "Kobel, serf. 1495. [Tup 183]"

In Service,

THL Ulrich Eisenhand

(m.k.a. Ian Woodworth)

4302 Hazelwood Ave

Kingsport, TN 37664

(304) 881-7746

OSCAR counts 4 Names, 1 Name Change, 1 Branch Name, 4 Devices and 2 Badges. There are a total of 12 items submitted on this letter.

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