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Middle ILoI dated 2017-07-13

Greetings unto Konrad Dragon, Sybella Rouge Scarpe, and the commenting Heralds of the Middle Kingdom.

Enclosed are the compiled submissions for the month of June 2017. Commentary is due August 12, 2017. Please advise me of any issues.

Yours in service,

Ginevra Escutcheon

1: Alessandro Vitturi da Canal -New Name & New Device

Azure, an otter rampant argent maintaining in its mouth a herring gules, a chief paly of eight Or and gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Culture (Late 15th century Italian) most important.

Alessandro: appears in "Fifteenth Century Venetian Masculine Names: Family Names Alphabetically" by Sara L. Uckelman (Aryanhwy merch Catmael) via the Academy of St. Gabriel

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/venicefamalpha.html

Vitturi: appears in "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names: Table of Surnames" by by Arval Benicoeur (Josh Mittleman) and Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) via the Academy of St. Gabriel

https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html#table

da Canal: also appears in "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names: Table of Surnames" by by Arval Benicoeur (Josh Mittleman) and Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) via the Academy of St. Gabriel

https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html#table

Name construction (Alessandro Vitturi da Canal) follows the pattern of Given name + Patronymic byname + Locative as documented in "Italian names from Imola, 1312: Patterns of names" by Sara L. Uckelman (Aryanhwy merch Catmael), via the Academy of St. Gabriel

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/imolapattern.html

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-07-12/18-52-53_Alessandro_Name01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-07-12/18-52-54_Alessandro_Name02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-07-12/18-52-55_Alessandro_Name03.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-07-12/18-52-56_Alessandro_Name04.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-07-12/18-52-57_Alessandro_Name05.jpg


2: Alice Hart of Whyte Hall -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Alice Hart of Whyte Hall) most important.

First name sources: Alice

"English Names from Pre-1600 Brass Inscriptions" by by Julian Goodwyn (Janell K. Lovelace)

https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/brasses/womenfreq.html

"English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records" by Sara L. Uckelman (Aryanhwy merch Catmael)

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/parishes/parishes.html

"Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames: Index of Names Attested After 1450" by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott)

https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/index_late.html

Surname: Hart

"Names from 15th Century York" by Karen Larsdatter (Karen Harris)

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/york15/surnames-alphabetical.htm

Place: Whyte Hall

"Names of English Colleges" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) and Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith)

http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Colleges/

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-07-12/19-29-08_Alice_Name01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-07-12/19-29-09_Alice_Name02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-07-12/19-29-09_Alice_Name03.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-07-12/19-29-10_Alice_Name04.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-07-12/19-29-11_Alice_Name05.jpg


3: Aoife ui Corcrain -New Name & New Device

Vert, two lions combatant and in base a trefoil, and a chief indented argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Aoife - Withycombe 3rd Edition, pg. 112 -- Eva -- "In Ireland and Scotland it was used to represent the Gaelic Aoiffe...

ua Corcrain - Reany and Wilson, pg. 109 -- Corcoran: Cathasach Ua Corcrain 1045

This device submission was received on the correct form, but not on the typical escutcheon shape. It does, however, comply with the recommended dimensions.


4: Asgar Wulfstan -New Name & New Device

A gold wolf rampant on a field divided vertically, the right side black, the left side red, all encased with a gold border.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Both names found in Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum.

Asgar - pg. 74

Wulfstan - pp. 518-519


5: Emma Wulfstan -New Name & New Device

Vair, a fleam sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Emma - from Regesta Regum Anglorum, Sawyer Catalog S-1167.

Wulfstan - from Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum, pp. 518-519.


6: Illiton, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1987, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) A mermaid erect affronty proper, scaled Or, crined vert, maintaining in her right hand a trident bendwise sinister and in her left and upraised hand a gray granite tower proper.


7: Illiton, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1987, via the Middle.

Gyronny of twelve argent and azure, a lymphad Or.


8: Illiton, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1987, via the Middle.

Gyronny of twelve argent and azure, on a tower Or a fountain.


9: Malachie Rembert -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2000, via the Middle.

Per pale azure and argent, on a pile inverted throughout a Latin cross counterchanged.

This is a redraw of a submission returned at Kingdom level in April 2017.


10: Mary of Desborough -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (early Anglo-Saxon England) most important.

No name documentation was included with this submission.

[Escutcheon note: I was able to find "Mary" documented in "Feminine Given Names in

A Dictionary of English Surnames: Index of Names Attested Between 1250 and 1450: J to Mar" by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) at https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/index_mid4.html. I was not able to find the locative "Desborough" on a cursory search of St. Gabriel.]


11: Vincenzo Fabriano -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister vert and sable, a kraken within an orle of mullets of eight points Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 14th century Italy.
Language (14th century Italy) most important.
Culture (14th century Italy) most important.

Vincenzo - tax census from City of Florence 1427 - attached.

Fabriano - Ancient city in Italy, name first found written date 1040 AD - attached.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-07-13/20-48-49_Vincenzo_Name01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-07-13/20-48-50_Vincenzo_Name02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-07-13/20-48-50_Vincenzo_Name03.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-07-13/20-48-51_Vincenzo_Name04.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-07-13/20-48-52_Vincenzo_Name05.jpg


12: Zhen Jun -New Name & New Device

Gyronny arrondi vert and argent, a butterfly purpure and an orle or roundels counterchanged.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Chinese.
Language (Chinese) most important.

Zhen - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhen_(surname)

http://www.behindthename.com/name/Zhen

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

[Escutcheon note: I was able to locate both "Zheng" and "Jun" in Academy of St. Gabriel report 2346 at http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/2346.txt. I however do not have the expertise in Chinese omnastics to be able to comment on the plausibility of the name combination.]

The purple and green on this device submission are more distinct on the physical submission form. The scan muddies the colors somewhat.



OSCAR counts 8 Names, 7 Devices and 3 Badges. There are a total of 18 items submitted on this letter.

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