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Atlantia LoI dated 2017-07-29

Unto Emma Laurel, Alys Pellicane, Cormac Wreath, and the rest of the College of Arms does Beatrice Shirwod, Golden Dolphin Herald, send Greetings! It is our intent to register the items contained within this letter.

Many thanks go out to the following heralds, who made the time to assist with this letter: Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane (Metron Ariston), Basil Dragonstrike (Lions Heart), Catguistl of Tintagol (Herring), Conall an Doire (Blue Talbot), Daniel the Broc, Deirdre O'Bardon, ffride wlffsdotter, Gabriel James West, Iago ab Adam, Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha (Pantheon), Maridonna Benvenuti, Matilda Wynter, Odierne Lion (Condor), Rhiannon of Ravens Cove, Santiago Xavier, Seraphina Delfino (Ragged Staff), Shannon inghaen Bhriain uí Dhuilleaín, and Ursula Georges (Palimpsest). Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

1: Alexandria Magdalena de Luce - New Name

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

Both Alexandria and Magdalena appear in Family Search records in England:

Alexandria Meekes, Female, Christening Date on 09 Oct 1636 in Bedford, England. Batch C03563-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPKM-BB8

Magdalena Carter Female on 08 Jan 1584 in Holbeach, Lincoln, England Batch #C01113-4 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N21R-TLC

de Luce: Bardsley, "A Dictionary Of English And Welsh Surnames", s.n. Lucy, Lucey." I. Local `de Luci.' Luci is a parish in the arrondissement of Neufchâtel, Normandy. The Lucys of our modern directories represent two totally different derivations, and are inextricably mixed; v.2." In a list of following the above are the names Gilbert de Lucie, co. Linc. 1273, John de Luce, co. Norf., ibid.

Per SENA Appendix A, double given names were sometimes used in England late in period.


2: Amira al-Madaniyya - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in September of 2013, via Atlantia.

Old Item: Amira of Raven's Cove, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language most important.
Culture (Middle Eastern) most important.

Old Item: Amira of Raven's Cove, to be retained as an alternate name.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Language most important.

Culture (Middle Eastern) most important.

Amira: feminine given name listed within Jewish Names in Ottoman Court Records (16th C Jerusalem), Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Jerusalem

This name element is grandfathered to the submitter, due to the registration of her current name, "Amira of Raven's Cove," in September of 2013 via Atlantia.

al-Madanī appears as a locative masculine nisba in Juliana de Luna's Arabic Names from al-Andalus: Masculine Bynames Found in al- Andalus (nisba and laqab). al-Madanī is noted to indicate someone from Medina. https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/alandalus/mascnick.html

Based on the masculine and feminine locatives provided in Juliana de Luna's Andalusian Names: Arabs in Spain, we believe that there is good evidence to support the form al-Madaniyya as a feminized form of al-Madanī:

al-Andalusi becomes al-Andalusiyya

al-Qurturbi becomes al-Qurturbiyya

al-Garnati becomes al-Garnatiyya

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

Originally submitted as "Amira al-Medina," the byname was changed in-kingdom to reflect the documentable form. Submitter allows changes both minor and major, and indicated that Middle-Eastern culture and language were most important.

There was concern during commentary that the use of the name Amira with a locative could be considered presumptuous, as "Amira" is the Arabic-language title equivalent to "Princess" in the SCA. We are forwarding this to Laurel for a ruling.


3: Atlantia, Kingdom of - New Badge Association

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1981, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse argent, finned azure

This submission is to be associated with Standard Augmentation

We, [modern name redacted] and [modern name redacted], known in the SCA as Cuan Macdaige and Signy Heri, King and Queen of Atlantia, would like to designate the following badges designated as Standard Augmentations.

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse argent, finned azure

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse Or

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse contourny Or

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse erect azure, finned argent


4: Atlantia, Kingdom of - New Badge Association

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1981, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse contourny Or

This submission is to be associated with Standard Augmentation

We, [modern name redacted] and [modern name redacted], known in the SCA as Cuan Macdaige and Signy Heri, King and Queen of Atlantia, would like to designate the following badges designated as Standard Augmentations.

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse argent, finned azure

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse Or

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse contourny Or

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse erect azure, finned argent


5: Atlantia, Kingdom of - New Badge Association

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1981, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse erect azure, finned argent

This submission is to be associated with Standard Augmentation

We, [modern name redacted] and [modern name redacted], known in the SCA as Cuan Macdaige and Signy Heri, King and Queen of Atlantia, would like to designate the following badges designated as Standard Augmentations.

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse argent, finned azure

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse Or

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse contourny Or

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse erect azure, finned argent


6: Atlantia, Kingdom of - New Badge Association

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1981, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse Or

This submission is to be associated with Standard Augmentation

We, [modern name redacted] and [modern name redacted], known in the SCA as Cuan Macdaige and Signy Heri, King and Queen of Atlantia, would like to designate the following badges designated as Standard Augmentations.

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse argent, finned azure

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse Or

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse contourny Or

(Fieldless) A unicornate natural seahorse erect azure, finned argent


7: Clara Brauer - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) on an apple per pale vert and gules, slipped and leaved vert, a pale wavy argent

There was some question in commentary as to whether or not an ordinary on a charge was registerable. We are sending this up for Wreath to determine.


8: Domnall Locard - New Name & New Device

Sable a chevron rompu or between two acorns or and a trident head in base or

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

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Language most important.

Culture most important.

Domnall is listed in Ó Corrain & Maguire's Irish Names on p.75 under Domnall: Domhnall, Dónal as the 9th most popular name in early Ireland. Ó Corrain & Maguire notes that 5 high-kings had the name Domnall including Domnall Ilchelgach who died in 566. St. Domnall is also listed as an example of the name.

Additionally, Domnall appears in O'Brien's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" at http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Domnall.shtml as the standard Old Irish and Middle Irish nominative form of the masculine name Domnall associated with the annalistic dates of 804, 862, 974, 976, 980, 981, 1095, 1118, 1122, 1126, 1127, 1135, 1146, 1168, 1202, 1262, 1266, 1268, 1303, 1308, 1311, 1325, 1336, 1341, 1412, 1414, 1454, 1464, 1466, 1476, 1482, 1485, 1486, 1487, 1488, 1497, 1498, 1502, 1529, 1545, 1549, 1576, 1580, 1581, 1589 and 1592.

Reaney and Wilson cite a Symon Locard, 1153-1165 under the s.n. Lockhart.

SENA Appendix C lists English and Irish as being in a compatible regional naming group, allowing an Irish given name to be combined with an English byname, as long as they can be dated to within 300 years. The wide selection of dates cited in O'Brien allow us to date the two name elements to within 5-7 years of each other.


9: Ismael Baleinier - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister azure a natural whale naiant to dexter base argent and or, a bend sinister sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (IS or ISH-may-l) most important.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

No major changes.

Sound (IS or ISH-may-l) most important.

The name Ismael can be found as a 16th-century given name in England, via IGI records:

Name: Ismael Davis Gender: Male Christening Date: 26 Jul 1587 Christening Date (Original): 26 JUL 1587 Christening Place: SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN,DOVER,KENT,ENGLAND Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C03656-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLK1-782

Name: Ismael Burnam Gender: Male Christening Date: 28 Jan 1587 Christening Date (Original): 28 JAN 1587 Christening Place: HUGHENDEN,BUCKINGHAM,ENGLAND Mother's Name: Eliza Burnam Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C10966-4 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWM2-FXS

Baleinier is cited in Du Pasquier: Les Baleiniers Basque. Vol 31 of Kronos (Paris) SPM 2000, with reference to the word being used as an occupational title dated to 1412:

"Une phraise extraite par Carpentier des Lettres des remission datées de 1412, nous montre qu'au commencement du XV siécle le Baleinier était encore an nombre des navires armés pour la piraterie: 'Leaquelx ont mené le suppliant avec eulx en un Baleinier en escumerie sur la mer.'"

Translation: "A phraise extracted by Carpentier from the Letters of Remission dated 1412 shows us that at the beginning of the fifteenth century the whaler was still one of the ships armed for piracy: Leaquelx led the supplicant with him into a whaler in a sea.'"

While not listed in "Occupational By-Names in the 1292 Tax Role of Paris" by Colin Dubh, that list shows the frequency of use of occupational names and would not be expected to list whaler, as it did not list coastal occupants, but those in Paris.

Per SENA Appendix C, English and French are part of the same regional naming group, and can be combined as long as the elements are dated within 300 years of each other. The elements combined in this name can be dated to within a 200-year period.

Commenters expressed concern as to whether the name alone, or the name and device combined, might be considered obtrusively modern, given the combination of the title creature and given name+occupation of the narrator in Herman Melville's famous novel. We are sending this up to Laurel for a final ruling.


10: Iurii Vasilevich - New Name

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

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Language most important.

Culture most important.

Iurii: Paul Goldschmidt's "Dictionary of Period Russian Names" lists Iurii in this spelling as a masculine given name dated to 1372, noting that it is a Russian form of the name George. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/h-j.html

Vasilevich appears in the same document as a patronymic, under S.N. Vasilii.

Vasilevich (Gavrilo Vasilevich Bokii, Luts'k judge). Recorded in 1554. [Tup 57]

Vasilievich (Onkif Vasilievich', Novgorod governor). 1471. [Gra 44]

Vasil'evich' (Gleb Vasil'evich', boiar). 1386. [RIB II 8]

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

While originally submitted at Kingdom as "Iurii Vasilovich," it was noted in commentary that the chosen patronymic is actually mentioned specifically in Goldschmidt's chapter on grammar, more particularly the segment regarding patronymic structure:

If the name ends in "-ii" or "-yi," both vowels tend to drop out. They are replaced with a soft sign (') and the "-ev" ending (e.g., Vasilii becomes Vasil'ev). Occasionally one will also see the first vowel preserved (e.g., Vasiliev), but this should be considered a variant spelling.

...

The grammatical construction is really quite simple (assuming your eyes have not glazed over by now!). Simply add an "-ich" to the basic patronymic construction (case #1) in most cases, with the exception of given names that end in "-av" (in which case, the "ov" used in construction #1 drops out to ease pronunciation):

...

Vasil'ev becomes Vasil'evich"

As we were unable to find evidence to support the submitted spelling of the byname, and the submitter allows changes both minor and major, we have changed it in Kingdom to match that of the provided documentation.


11: Krista Silverlock - New Device Change

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

Gules, a pale wavy azure fimbriated argent between two apples and a crane Or

Old Item: Gules, three annulets interlaced two and one and on a chief argent three wheels gules, to be retained as a badge.


12: Miri Nader - New Name

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

Submitter desires a feminine name.

No major changes.

Sound most important.

Both name elements are found in IGI records from Spain, both dated to the second half of the 16th century.

Name: Miri Ximenez Palacio

Gender: Female

Christening Date 25 Aug 1581

Christening Place SANTIAGO APOSTOL, FUNES, NAVARRA, SPAIN

Indexing Project (Batch) Number K89551-1

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VW6M-396

Name: Rafel Pau Nader

Gender Male

Christening Date 01 Aug 1553

Christening Place Catedral, Gerona, Gerona, Spain

Indexing Project (Batch) Number C89153-1

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFCW-3LS


13: Nyvein Dyfnawal - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2011, via An Tir.

Azure a sea-cow and on a chief wavy argent three pomegranates gules


Yours in Service, Beatrice Golden Dolphin


OSCAR counts 5 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 3 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 1 New Badge. These 11 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $44 for them. OSCAR counts 4 Badge Associations. These 4 items may or may not require payment. There are a total of 15 items submitted on this letter.

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