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East LoI dated 2017-07-29

Unto Andrewe Laurel, Alys Pellicane, and Cormac Wreath, from Yehuda Blue Tyger, greetings!

It is the intent of the College of Heralds of the East Kingdom to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

1: Albrecht Ostergaard - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of October 31, 2016 as Albrecht Østergaard.

Per pale Or and gules, a raven displayed sable between three castles all within a bordure counterchanged

There is an SFPP for a non-eagle displayed.


2: Aleydis van der Veere - New Name & New Device

Per bend embattled argent and purpure two lotus blossoms in profile vert and argent

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

Aleydis is a given name documentable to the Duchy of Brabant, 1312. It is a variant of "Alice". http://dmnes.org/name/Alice

van der Veere is a gray period dutch byname found in the Open Archives and dated to 1643 in Delft, Netherlands. Image attached. (https://www.openarch.nl/show.php?archive=ade&identifier=de81f484-402c-11e5-9ba6-ff42920a02c8)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2017-07-28/21-04-03_02-54-08_vanderveere.png


3: Christophe de Frisselle - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2004, via the East.

Aure, a pale checky sable and argent

A letter is enclosed with the packet, from the Seneschal of Caer Adamant, granting permission to conflict with their badge, "Aure, a pale vert fimbriated Or."


4: Danielle de Lorraine - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of October 31, 2016 as submitted.

Azure, a serpent coiled and on a chief argent a bow reversed between two musical notes azure

Kingdom commenters were concerned that the musical notes were modern. Blue Tyger was unable to find a specific precedent prohibiting them, therefore we are forwarding this device for wider commentary.


5: Gregori Rogue Montana - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (For Gregori, submitter desires consistency to current SCA name, Gregor.) most important.
Meaning (For Montana, submitter wants to continue to use current nickname, MT.) most important.

All name elements are found in Spain in the FamilySearch records:

Gregori: Male; Christening; 26 Jul 1563; San Feliu, Gerona, Spain; Batch: C89274-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FRZ1-K23)

Rogue: Male; Christening; 28 Aug 1553; San Miguel, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C87115-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FR73-4HL) Full name Rogue Flamenco

Montana: Male, Marriage; 15 Sep 1589; San Pedro, Olite, Navarra, Spain; Batch M89496-4 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F59J-46X) Full name Sebastian Montana


6: Joel Messerer - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Joel is a masculine personal name found on Family Search:

Joel: Male; Marriage; 16 Aug 1586; Walheim, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: M91509-1; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NZ2F-VY6

Messerer is a surname found in German Names from Nürnberg, 1497: A - M, by Aryanhwy merch Catmael,(http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/surnamesnurna-m.html)

This name is constructed in accordance with SENA Appendix A. which indicates that German patronymics are unmarked. All name elements are well within the 500 years allowed for names in the same language family, as indicated in SENA Appendix C.


7: Katharine Slough - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1991, via the East.

Or, a crocus purpure within a bordure wavy purpure


8: Mari Clock van Hoorne - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2013, via the East.

(Fieldlesss) On a skull Or, a card pique sable


9: Morwill MacShane - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2014, via the East.

(Fieldless) Two fish hooks in saltire sable


10: Piers Campbell - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1993, via the East.

(Fieldless) A saltire couped and overall a boar's head couped close argent

Kingdom commenters identified several potential problems with this badge. The relative sizes of the charges may make the boar's head barely overall.

Additionally, SENA, A.3.B.4.b Identifiability reads in part:

Similarly, when a primary charge and an overall charge that overlies it share a tincture or have poor contrast (which will generally be true), the identity of the primary charge and the overall charge must remain clear.

Some commenters found identifiability lacking. As none of these problems are clear-cut, we are forwarding this badge for wider commentary.


11: Ráðúlfr Grímólfsson - New Name & New Device

Per chevron raguly throughout gules and argent, two Thor's hammers argent and a bat-winged wolf sejant sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Ráðúlfr - GB p. 14 s.n. Ráðúlfr; FJ pp. 345, 351 s.nn. Ráð-, -ulfr; CV pp. 485 s.v. ráð; NR s.nn. Ráðulfr, Ráð-, -ulfr

Grímólfr - GB p. 10 s.n. Grímólfr; FJ PP. 349, 351 s.nn. Grím-, -ulfr; CV pp. 216, 668 s.v. gríma, ulfr; NR s.mn. Grímulfr, Grím-, -ulfr

Patronymic based on rules set out on p. 17 GB.

Submitted as Grímólfson, during kingdom commentary ffride wlfsdotter pointed out that Grímólfr in the genitive becomes Grímólfs, and therefore the byname should be Grímólfsson


12: Rhiannon Grímólfsdóttir - New Name & New Device

Per bend argent and gules, a unicorn rampant contourny argent and an increscent gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

ubmitted as Rhiannon Grímólfsdóttir, Rhiannon is an "SCA Compatible Name". SCA compatible names have not been allowed since May 2009, as per the May 2008 Cover letter.

Therefore, as of the May 2009 decisions meetings, we declare that no new name elements or name patterns will be ruled SCA-compatible, that all names previously ruled SCA-compatible are no longer SCA-compatible and that in order for them to be registered, documentation meeting the same standards as for non-SCA-compatible names will be required.

In commentary, the consulting herald indicated that the client would accept the given name Ádísa, found in Lena Peterson's "Nordiskt runnamnslexikon" s.v. Ádísa. Accordingly, we are forwarding the name in that form.

Grímólfsdóttir - Grímólfr is a male given name found 5 or fewer times in "Viking Names Found in Landnamabok" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html

According to the rules set out on p. 17 of Geirr Bassi, the patronymic should be Grímólfsdóttir.


13: Sitt al-Gharb ha niqret Khazariyya - Resub Badge

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

(Fieldless) Two winged monkeys combatant maintaining two daggers with the front daggers crossed in saltire Or

The previous submission was returned on the 10/2016 LoAR sn Sitt al-Gharb ha-niqret Khazariyya. Badge. (Fieldless) Two winged monkeys combattant each maintaining two daggers the center daggers crossed in saltire Or:

This badge is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters had trouble identifying the winged monkeys, probably because the daggers make the outline more confusing than the one used in her device.

We believe this redraw resolves the issue.


14: Symon van Moordrecht - New Name Change & New Badge

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in May of 2004, via the East.

(Fieldless) a calamarie sable

Old Item: Symon Fitz Gilbert, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Sound (Unspecified) most important.
Language (Unspecified) most important.
Culture (16th Century Netherlands (1525)) most important.
Meaning (Symon from Moordrecht) most important.

Symon is Dutch masculine given name found in "15th Centrury Dutch Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael. This spelling is dated to 1478, 1478-81, and 1518.

Moerdrecht is a town in Holland found in Jacoc van Deventer's Hollandiae Antiqvorvm Catthorvm Sedis Nova Descriptio (1505-1575) (http://mapy.mzk.cz/mzk03/001/047/605/2619269529_01/) (see image).

Submited as Van Merdrecht, the submitter indicated that he does not know which appellation is appropriate for this time period/country. "Van", "Von", "Der", and will accept the correct surname prefix (but likes the way Van sounds.)

SENA Appendix A notes that Dutch locatives use "van",and we have changed it accordingly.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2017-07-28/21-12-17_03-49-25_vanderveere.png


15: Theodoric of Malagentia - New Name & New Device

Purpure, on a natural sea tortoise Or a bear paw print sable

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

Submitter's preferred spelling is "Theodoric of Malagentia". We ask for help from commenters in documenting his preferred spelling.

Submitted as Theodoricus of Malagentia, the submitter indicated a preference for the given name Theodoric. During kingdom commentary, Seraphina Ragged Staff documented the requested name element as a gray period Belgian name:

Theodoric, male, christened on 26 Jun 1611 in SAINT MICHEL, NAMUR, NAMUR, BELGIUM Batch #C87028-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FV7V-67X

Theodoric, male, christened on 16 Jan 1602 in SAINT MICHEL, NAMUR, NAMUR, BELGIUM Batch #C87028-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FVWC-6RJ

Therefore, we have made the change to the preferred form.

The byname "of Malagentia" is attested in SENA PN.1B2f - Branch Name Allowance.

There is a Step from Period Practice for the use of a paw print.


16: Wilhelm van Hammaburc - New Name & New Device

Per pale wavy argent and gules, two horses rampant addorsed counterchanged

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Wilhelm is a German masculine given name documented to 1213 in Talan Gwynek's "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/bahlow_v.htm).

van Hammaburc is a locative German byname documented c.1100 in Academy of St. Gabriel report 3083 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/3083) as the low german form of Hammaburgensis

Given + Locative construction documented in the SENA Appendix A


In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe

Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 7 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 9 New Devices and 4 New Badges. These 21 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $84 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Badge. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 22 items submitted on this letter.

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