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Calontir ILoI dated 2017-07-30

Wesaþ hal!

To Saito Takauji Gold Falcon and the esteemed members of the College of Heralds comes this missive from Dorcas Whitecap, Eyas. I seek your wise counsel on the following submissions, to prepare them for registration:

1: Agnes von Heidelberg -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2011, via Calontir.

Chiba no Suzu

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

Chiba - surname dated to 1332 in NCMJ page 168

no - possessive particle meaning "of"

Suzu - given name dated to 1600 in NCMJ page 272


2: Aldred Ketcham -New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2014, via Calontir.

House of Ketcham

Spelling (Ketcham) most important.

<House of Ketcham> follows the pattern [Inn/House of byname]

Ketcham - 16th century English surname, found under <John Ketcham> married 06 Aug 1571, Saint John Timberhill, Norwich, Norfolk, England, Batch No. M04766-1, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N2WW-GPB


3: Bót væna -New Name

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

Bót - feminine given name, GB p. 8

væna - byname, GB p. 29


4: Bryniólfr Brandssmiðr -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of July 29, 2017 as submitted.

Gules, a human face and in base a sword fesswise Or


5: Caoimhin McKee -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1985, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) A demi-demo-boar gules


6: Charles Vaux -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of June 30, 2017 as submitted.

Per chevron Or and gules, a tree eradicated proper between two hounds combattant Or


7: Emerick Jones -New Name & New Device

Per pales gules and argent, in pale a lantern and a pair of rapiers in saltire sable

Sound (Emrick or Emerick) most important.

Emerick - late period English surname, to be used as given name. Beatrice Emerick, married on 04 Dec 1561, Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London, England, batch M04160-8

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKNL-JL7

Jones - Welsh surname, dated to 1547 in "Some 16th & 17th C Welsh Masculine Names" by Sara L. Friedemann (Aryanhwy merch Catmael).

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


8: FlíR Fróðason -New Name

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

FlíR - masculine name found in NR, s.n. FlíR

Fróðason - patronymic formed from OW Norse Fróði, found in NR, s.n. Fróði

Patronymic was formed according to the rules on page 17 of GB.


9: Gilana Peregrina -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2015, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) A gillyflower blossom argent


10: Gráinne Ó Gallchobhair -New Name

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

Gráinne - female given name found in Withycombe, 3rd ed. pg. 138

Also found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Gráinne" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien), with instances dated from 1317 to 1852.

http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Grainne.shtml

Ó Gallchobhair - found in "16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Woulfe/SortedByGaelicRoot_G1.shtml


11: Katrina Weiss -New Name

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

Katrina - German feminine name found in "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" by Sara L. Uckelman, known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/nurnberg1497.html

Weiss - German surname found in "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497: Surnames N - Z" by Sara L. Uckelman, known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/surnamesnurnn-z.html


12: Michele dei Medici -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2012, via Calontir.

Per fess gules and azure, a ladle and a rapier fesswise reversed argent


13: Mistislav gleðill -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Rus Viking) most important.
Culture (Rus Viking) most important.

Mistislav - dated to 1052, variant of Mstislav, Russian masculine given name found in "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/mi.html

gleðill - byname meaning "fun, good cheer" found in GB, page 21.

SENA Appendix C supports mixing Russian and Scandinavian both early and late. Both name elements are within 300 years of each other.


14: Mjǫll Úlfarsdóttir -New Name & New Device

Gyronny arrondi argent and gules, a wolf sejant, forepaw raised, azure armed and langued gules within a bordure azure

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

Mjǫll - Geirr Bassi p. 13

Úlfarsdóttir - patronymic based on Úlfarr - Geirr Bassi p. 15

Patronymic constructed according to the rules on p. 17 of GB.

Given name was originally submitted as Mjöll. Spelling was changed with submitter approval.

The stray horizontal lines are an artifact of scanning the device which was printed on heavy shiny paper.


15: Petrus Sagittarius -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Peter the Archer) most important.

Petrus - male given name, date between 1323 and 1591 in "14th-16th C Names from Valais" by Sara L. Uckelman

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/swiss/valaisraw.html

Sagittarius - German surname. Johannes Sagittarius, male, died 21 Mar 1636, in Baden, Germany, batch B02524-6

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWLC-V54


16: Ren Jie -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2016, via Calontir.

Per bend sinister gules and sable, on a bend sinister potenty argent three caltrops palewise gules

This is a resub of a device that was returned on the April 2017 LoAR:

Argent, in fess an Oriental dragon rampant contourny gules and a Chinese maiden statant affronty proper crined sable and vested sable and Or.

This device must be returned for violation of SENA A.2.B.4.a, which states that "The use of two [non-European] elements requires the use of the Individually Attested Pattern rules, discussed in A.4. These elements must still be describable in standard SCA heraldic terms." In this case, we have an Oriental dragon and a woman in Chinese-style vestments, neither of which are attested in European armory. Thus this can only be registered if it can be shown to follow a pattern for period armory. Barring such evidence it cannot be registered. The use of Chinese-style vestments will in the future be considered a step from period practice unless documented in period European heraldry. We apologize for not mentioning this issue in the prior return. Had this been the only reason for return, we likely would have registered the device.

However, this device is also returned for violation of SENA A.3.F.5, which requires that blazons be reproducible without heavily detailed blazons. The arm position of the maiden does not follow a standard blazonable posture, nor are the arms arranged in a way that can be easily described (e.g. "arms raised"). Barring evidence that such a posture is found in period armory, this posture cannot be registered.

There may also be an issue with Unity of Posture with the rampant dragon and statant affronty human in the same charge group; we do not choose at this time to address this issue due to the previously mentioned arm placement issue.

This is a complete redesign.


17: Wilhelm Lich and Roselyn of Aberdeen -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Wilhelm Lich) registered exactly as it appears in December of 2008, via Calontir.
OSCAR finds the name (Roselyn of Aberdeen) registered exactly as it appears in August of 1994, via Calontir.

Gules, a falcon jessed displayed argent and a chief Or golpy


18: Zachariah MacDonald -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A vulture contourny sable maintaining a mace bendwise sinister argent


Commentary is due by 27 August 2017, either in OSCAR or via email to <eyas@calontir.org>. The online commentary meeting will be 28 August 2017. Ic þe þancie (I thank you) in advance for your assistance!

Sien ge hal,

~Dorcas Eyas


OSCAR counts 8 Names, 1 Alternate Name, 1 Household Name, 5 Devices and 5 Badges. There are a total of 20 items submitted on this letter.

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