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Middle ILoI dated 2017-09-17

Greetings to the commenting Heralds of the Middle Kingdom from Konrad Dragon.

Here is the second batch of Pennsic Submissions. I helped out Escutcheon by processing the Pennsic submissions.

1: Alisia Craufte -New Name & New Device

Azure, a domestic cat passant and in chief three crescents argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Sound of Alisia) most important.

Alisia is found in "Yorkshire Given Names from 1379" by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) as a feminine given name as a variant of Alicia. This dates this spelling to 1379. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/yorkshire.html#yorkf)

Craufte is found in MED s.v. craft, (n.(1)). as a middle English spelling of the word "craft". The name was used as a byname as documented in Reaney and Wilson s.n. 'Craft'. R & W have the name in the modern spelling in 1283. If the College of Arms deems the spelling 'Alisia' to be unregisterable, client will accept 'Alicia'


2: Ays,e al-Rumi -New Name & New Device

Azure, semy of annulets, and an estoile argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Ays,e - Sixteenth-Century Turkish Names, Ursula Whitcher, Women's Names, Muslim Names: Entry: Ays,e

al-Rumi - found in "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices", by Da'ud ibn Auda http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/arabic-naming2.htm lists <al-Rumi> [of Rome (Constantinople)]. This is listed as a Masculine Cognomen, the article only has one feminine one listed.

The construction of given name + al-[adjectival form of place name] is found in App. A of SENA. The combination of Arabic and Turkish is found in App. C of SENA.

Allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small


3: Ays,e al-Rumi -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A book argent enflamed charged with a flame proper.


4: Beatrix de Lugano -New Name & New Device

Or, a squirrel sejant erect gules maintaining a sheaf of arrows sable, a chief vairy gules and Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Keep given name as close as possible) most important.

This is a Latinized Italian name from Switzerland, in the form given name + locative.

'Beatrix' is found in "14th-15th C Given Names in Latin from Switzerland" by Sara L. Uckelman known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael as the Latin form of a feminine given name, dated to between 1375 and 1468. The author lists four instances of this name in this spelling. (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/swiss/villeneuve.html)

'de' is the Latin preposition 'of, from', as found in SENA Appendix A.

Luganus is found in Latinized form as genitive Lugani in the 15th century book _Italia Illustrata_ (https://books.google.com/books?id=kttXsdZlUPQC). Lugano is the Latin ablative form, following the preposition "de". Lugano is also plausible as the vernacular form of Latinized Luganus.


5: Caryn of Cynnabar -New Name & New Device

Per pall sable, argent, and gules, a cairn of gray stones proper

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning ((legal) Caryn who lives in Cynnabar) most important.

Caryn is the submitters legal first name, as shown on her Michigan Driver's License witnessed by Rhiannon Morgaine and Brunissende.

of Cynnabar - a Barony registered via Drachenwald in June 2017. (The attribution to Drachenwald rather than the Middle Kingdom is probably a typo in the Ordinary and Armorial.) Cynnabar, Barony of This branch-name was registered in June of 2017 (via Drachenwald). This was an update from Cynnabar, Shire of, registered in May of 1983 (via the Middle).

Submitter is aware that a cairn of stones has not been registered in some time, and that grey as a tincture may be problematic, but wishes to make the attempt.


6: Deirdre Makkyneth -New Name & New Device

Per saltire vert and purpure, in pale two trees blasted and eradicated and in fess two trisklions of spirals argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (some form of Deirdre Mackenzie) most important.

Deirdre: Precedent allows for registration of Deirdre as a 12th century Gaelic name:

"Deirdre Scot. Name.

There has of late been a fair amount of discussion of whether the name Deirdre should be declared registerable as a historically attested name. While we have found no historical examples of the spelling Deirdre, we do have the Latin form Derder. Effrick neyn Kennyeoch, in a post to scahrlds@listserv.aol.com, noted:

I found Balfour's Scots Peerage, which, oh joy of joys, is a wonderful book which cites primary sources for its data, including, for <Derdere>: Charles Rogers, ed. Chartulary of the Cistercian Priory of Coldstream with Relative Documents. London: The Grampian Club, 1879. And, even better, this book Stanford does have (on microfilm) *and* it includes transcriptions of the original Latin texts of the medieval charters, along with English abstracts. Four of these charters name our heroine, but, very interestingly, three of them call her <Derder> (one of them twice), while only one calls her <Derdere>. Further, these three charters are the ones issued by her husband (2) and her son (1), while the one that calls her <Derdere> was issued by the Bishop of St. Andrews. Another interesting discovery is that in all four charters, her name appears to be being used in the nominative case:

Page 6, charter no. 8:

... quod sponsa mea Derder dedit ... (... that my spouse Derder has given ...)

Page 8, charter no. 11:

... quod Derder Comitissa sponsa mea dedit ... (... that Derder Countess my spouse has given...) ... Testibus Derder Comitissa . Waldef filius comitis . Lambekin dapifer . Ernulfo de Suinton . Roberto le Norreis . Adam filio Meldredis . et aliis .

Page 18, charter no. 26:

... quas Derder Comitissa mater mea eiis dedit et Cospatricius comes pater meus carta sua confirmauit ...

The same post notes that the form Deirdre is attested from literature as both a Middle and Early Modern Irish spelling for this name. Given this combination of evidence, we must conclude that Deirdre is a rare name, but one occasionally used in Gaelic speaking cultures at least in the 12th C. Therefore, we are declaring that Deirdre is no longer SCA-compatible; instead it is registerable as a normalized attested 12th C Gaelic name." [8/2006 LoAR via AEthelmearc]

Evidence for the use of this form as a literary name in the Middle Ages may be found in Josh Mittleman, "Concerning the Name Deirdre" http://medievalscotland.org/problem/names/deirdre.shtml

Makkyneth: Black, Surnames of Scotland, s.n. MacKenzie dates the submitted form to 1264.


7: Eyvinda Gerðardóttir -New Name & New Device

Vert, a unicorn head erased argent between five four leaved clovers three and two Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Old Norse) most important.
Culture (Old Norse) most important.

Eyvinda (Old Icelandic) Feminized form of Eyvindr (Old Icelandic). The masculine form is found in DMNES (http://dmnes.org/name/Eyvind) and in Geirr Bassi. The feminization pattern is based on Icelandic Grammar found in Cleasby-Vigfusson.

Gerðardóttir (Old Norse) Patronymic formed from Gerðr (Old Norse) found in Geirr Bassi. Patronymic

constructed from the genitive as per Geirr Bassi.


9: Gogan ap Gryffry -New Name & New Device

Pily bendy Or and sable, a dragon's head cabossed vomiting flames gules, orbed Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.

'Gogan' is found as a masculine name dated to 1292-3 in "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn. (heraldry.sca.org/names/welsh13.html) s.n. Gwogan 'ap'

"A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn. (heraldry.sca.org/names/welsh13.html) indicates that the patronymic is formed by appending 'ap (father's name)'.

'Gryffry' is one of the variant spellings found as a masculine name dated to 1292-3 in "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn. (heraldry.sca.org/names/welsh13.html) s.n. Griffri.

Name pattern given name + patronymic is attested in "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn. (heraldry.sca.org/names/welsh13.html)


10: Guenhwyvar MacEwen -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1991, via the Middle.

Azure, issuant from a tri-mount couped Or, a demi-ferret erect argent, and in chief two mullets of eight points Or.


11: Hrothgar Bjolfsson -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

This name combines an Old English given name and Norse byname; this lingual mix is permissible under SENA Appendix C.

Hrothgar: <Hroðgar> appears in St. Gabriel Report number 2821, footnote number 5: http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2821+0

[5] The Danish King Hrothgar appears once in the Old English poem Widsith (l. 46,

<Hroðgar>) and also over 40 times in the Old English epic poem Beowulf (<Hroðgar>, ll. 61a, 64a, 235a, 277b, 335b, 339b, 356b, 367b, 371a, 396b, 407a, 417a, 456a, 614a, 653a, 826a, 863a, 925a, 1017a, 1321a, 1399a, 1407a, 1456b, 1483a, 1580a, 1592a, 1646b, 1687a, 1816b, 1840a, 1884b, 1899a, 1990b, 2010b, 2020b, 2129a, 2155b, 2351b.

<Hroþgar>, ll. 152a, 662a, 717a, 1065b, 1236a, 1296a.) See: Beowulf. Labyrinth Library Old English Texts. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University. 10 December 1994.

http://www.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/library/oe/texts/a4.1.html. Accessed 23 March 2004; Widsith. Labyrinth Library Old English Texts. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University. 19 October 1994. http://www.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/library/oe/texts/a3.11.html. Accessed

23 March 2004.

Hrothgar is an accepted transliteration of Hroðgar.

Bjolfsson - constructed patronymic from Geirr Bassi pg 8 Bjolfr 1, r-> s + son according topattern found in ONN (GB) for formation of a norse patronym


12: Illiton, Barony of -New Order Name

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

Award of the Otter

Award of the Otter is an award name based on a heraldic charge.

The Middle English Dictionary s.v. oter (n.) states that the modern name was used in Middle English. The submitted spelling is among the header forms.

Armory with otters as charges has been registered multiple times in the SCA, most recently: Ottarr Hallbjarnarson. The following device associated with this name was registered in June of 2017 (via the Outlands): Azure, an otter sejant erect contourny guardant argent maintaining an axe, blade to sinister, a chief embattled Or.

If registered, this name should be associated with the barony's submitted badge Barry wavy of eight argent and azure an otter passant guardant to sinister gules.


13: Illiton, Barony of -New Order Name

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

Award of the Salmon

Award of the Salmon is an order name based on a heraldic charge. The Middle English Dictionary s.v. sā̆mǒun (n.) states that the modern spelling is a form found in Middle English: salmon is among the header forms. Armory with salmons have been registered multiple times, most recently: Simon Fisc. The following device associated with this name was registered in June of 2017 (via An Tir): Azure, a salmon attired with an elk's antlers and on a chief wavy Or three pheons inverted gules.

If registered this name should be associated with the barony's submitted badge Barry wavy of eight argent and azure a salmon contourny gules.


14: Illiton, Barony of -New Order Name

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

Award of the Turtle

Award of the Turtle is an award name based on a heraldic charge. The Middle English Dictionary s.v. turtel (n.) states that the modern spelling was used in Middle English; this is among the header forms. Armory with turtles as charges has been registered multiple times in the SCA. For a recent example: Kara Ivarsdottir. The following device associated with this name was registered in February of 2013 (via AEthelmearc): Vert, on a lozenge argent a turtle vert.

If this name is registered it should be associated with the barony's submitted badge Barry wavy of eight argent and azure a turtle tergiant fesswise to sinister gules.


15: Illiton, Barony of -New Order Name

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

Order of the Vessel

Order of the Vessel is an order name based on a charge name. The Middle English Dictionary s.v. vessel, n. 1 states that this spelling was used in Middle English. The word can indicate either a small portable container (sense 1) or a ship (sense 4).

One may also construct Vessell as a late period English surname used as a given name. The MED s.v. vessel, n.1 (sense 6) dates Iohannes de la Uesselle to c. 1210, and Reaney and Wilson s.n. Vesselo dates le Vesseler to 1296. Later English surnames often drop the prepositions, and Vessel may be interpolated from Uesselle and Vesseler.

If the name must be changed, the submitter prefers a reference to a drinking vessel.

If registered, this name should be associated with the following badge, registered in June of 2017 (via the Middle): (Fieldless) On a goblet Or a lymphad proper, sails furled argent.


16: Katrín Grimsdóttir -New Name Change & New Device

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in December of 2003, via the Middle.

Vert, on a fess argent three triskelions of spirals sable

Old Item: Elisaveta Izmaragd Ivanova, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.

Katrín: Per Geirr Bassi p. 12

Grimsdottir: Grimr: Per Geirr Bassi, p. 10. Formation of patronymic by genitive + dottir attested on p. 6.

See also Grimsdǫttir on p. 17.

Allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small


17: Lena Lapier -New Name & New Device

Azure, on a sun Or a dragon displayed sable, and a bordure compony sable and argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Lena - "Deutschland Tote und Beerdigungen, 1582-1958," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWLQ-XQ7 : 28 November 2014), Lena Lemlin 1595 batch B00429-2 Lapier - "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NF2K-5YL : 28 November 2014), Joanna

Margretha Lapier, 04 Aug 1635; batch K94897-1

Submitter was looking for a name sounding like "Elophina" - can someone find something closer? She is fine with Lena as a given name, but if we can find it would be ecstatic.

Deb Kuehne Euphrosina, dated to 1596. URL: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWL7-DT1 Deb Kuehne Elina, dated to 1592. URL: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWB5-V5S Deb Kuehne Elphina, dated to a marriage in 1633 (gray period). URL: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JH48-L2C Deb Kuehne Elischina, dated to a marriage in 1620 (gray period). URL: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JHDQ-VJP Deb Kuehne Germans do double given names, so what about Ela Phenna? Ela, dated to 1616. URL: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJH3-6M6 Phenna, dated to 1623. URL: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NFX1-VJG


18: Logan mac Artúir -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2016, via the Middle.

Argent, a chevron lozengy Or and azure between two wolverines passant respectant azure marked Or and fleur de lys azure.


19: Margery Carter -New Device

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

Purpure, a bend sinister sable fimbriated argent, overall a goat clymant Or.


20: Marissa Atzinger -New Name & New Device

Argent, two chevronelles azure between three hawks brown proper.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (at-zing-ger) most important.

Marissa - submitter's mundane given name, please see KY DL attached [NOTE: there was no copy of the DL in the files received from Pennsic. I know the submitter and can attest that this is her given name. Konrad Dragon]

On page 111, appears the name of Eberwein Atzinger dated to 1416. On page 113, it cites Heinrich Atzinger dated to 1120 and one Heinricus de Aezingen, apparently the same man, dated to about 1150. On the same page, the source gives Luoitwin de Azingen dated to 1177 and Wolfher und Wolfgrein von Atzing dated to 1310. There is also a citation on page 114, but that is not visible in the Google books snippet view. Johan Atzinger 18 Aug 1685 Evangelisch-Reformierte, Bockenheim, Pfalz, Bavaria Batch M99198-2


21: Mateusz Kruchowski -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2013, via the Middle.

Per fess argent and gules, a bear rampant sable and in chief three lozenges gules.


22: Michelina Boucher -New Name & New Device

Azure, two keys fesswise wards to sinister between flaunches Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Sound of entire name) most important.

'Michelina' is found as a feminine given name in "Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427" by Arval Benicoeur (Josh Mittleman). The author indicates that the name occurs once. (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/catasto/)

'Boucher' is found as a surname in "Names Found in Ambleny Registers 1578-1616" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien) dated 1600 to 1613. (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Ambleny/Surnames.shtml)

The lingual mix Italian given name + French surname is allowable by SENA, Appendix C. Note that the dating of the name elements is within three hundred years.


23: Morvyth of Ravenglass -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister raguly azure and argent, a bear passant argent and a feather bendwise sinister sable.

Morvyth is a Welsh feminine given name found in Tangwystle, "A Simple Guide to Constructing 16th Century Welsh Names (in English Contexts)" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/welsh16.html). It is a form of the header form Morfudd.

of Ravenglass is a locative byname formed from the lingua Anglica form of the place name Ravenglas (1297), found in Ekwall, s.n. Ravenglass, or Ravenglas(se) (1297-1540), found in Watts, s.n. Ravenglass.


24: Orsina della Luna -New Name & New Device

Gules, a popinjay rising wings addorsed argent and in base a crescent Or Artist note: please make sure both feet are on the ground for the redrawing, and note that the crescent type has changed to "crescent".

Submitter desires a feminine name.

This is an Italian name. Orsina: Juliana de Luna, "A Listing of all Women's Given Names from the Condado Section of the Florence Catasto of 1427" ( https://s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/womensalpha.html ) dates the name to 1427 in Florence.

della Luna: Coblaith Muimnech, "Surnames from a 16th-Century Italian Armorial" ( http://www.coblaith.net/Names/ItSur/LV.html ) lists the surname DELLA LVNA. The submitted form has normalized capitalization. The U/V switch for the vowel is standard for this time and place.


25: Salomon von Lübeck -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Salomon is a male given name dated to 1551-1600 in "Late Period German Masculine Given Names" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/germmasc.html)

Per Appendix A, locatives based on place names in German use the forms von "X" http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html

von Lubeck is found in the Family Search Historical Records for Germany: Johannes Von Lubeck; Male; Christening; 19 Nov 1630; EVANGELISCH, MOERS, RHEINLAND, PRUSSIA; Batch: C95534-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NZ9C-SX1) Lucke_ Von Lubeck; Male; Christening; 04 Oct 1619; EVANGELISCH, MOERS, RHEINLAND, PRUSSIA; Batch: C95534-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDK4-CQN) The submitter prefers the form with the umlaut on the U if it can be documented.


26: Þóra Grímudóttir -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2014, via the Middle.

Þóra Cookie Baker

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Þóra is already registered to the submitter, and is being treated as language neutral under the existing registration clause.

Cookie is a late period English byname, found in Family Search, record of Marie Cookie, christened 10 Dec 1598, batch

C13150-1, at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J9W9-H8M

Baker is a late period English byname, found in Family Search, record of Margery Baker, christened 1567, Sussex, England,

batch C13554-2, at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDZ5-NJ7

Double bynames are permitted in late period English per Appendix A.

If Thora (without the Þ) can be documented in a language/time compatible with these bynames, the submitter would prefer that

option.


27: Þóra Grímudóttir -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2014, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) A distaff azure.


28: Thorfin Norwood -New Name & New Device

Per bend sable and gules, a bend Or between a increscent and a double-bitted axe bendwise argent hafted proper.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (THOR-finn) most important.

Þorfinnr: Geirr-Bassi (16), with 12 occurences.

Fellowes-Jensen, 302, s.n. Þorfinnr has Thorphinus dated to 1162-1210.

Norwood: submitted through Existing Registration Clause (SENA PN.1.B.2.g). Father is Dervin Norwood of Hedgely Moor, registered 4/94. Attestation of relationship signed 8/9/2017 was submitted with name. [NOTE: not received with Pennsic scans - Konrad Dragon]

Norwood is also an attested place name found in Watts, s.nn. West Norwood and Norwood Hill), dated between 1509 and 1547.


29: Tirumaladevi of Tirupati -New Name Change & New Device Change

OSCAR NOTE: 'Old Item' should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Vert, a lotus affronty within an annulet argent, a bordure Or

Old Item: , to be released.
Old Item: Argent, three cinquefoils vert, on a chief azure a rabbit couchant argent., to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 16th century southern India.
Sound (Wants to keep first name; open to changing byname) most important.

Tirumaladevi: Academy of Saint Gabriel Heather Rose Jones (Tangwystyl) Women's Names from (Mostly) 16th Century Inscriptions at Tirupati, India)copyright 1999

https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/india/tirupati_f.html Tirumaladevi

(in "devi" the e and i are marked long) ca.1509

"of" is the standard lingua Anglicana locative form

Tirupati: The same source says: "Tirupati is a city of southeast Andhra Pradesh state southern India about 67 miles NW of Madras. It is the site of a major Hindu shrine." It clearly existed in the 16th century when these inscriptions were made there. I do not find clear examples of bynames whose meanings are known in this source. I suggested using a placename from this source, with the English locative. The client really wants the first name (which she had found in the source herself; she is open to any needed changes in the byname. She would be happy to have the locative form in the appropriate Indian language if available.

Old device registered under current primary name: Gwenllian verch Rhydderch Annwyl


30: Tyrfingr Roðgeirsson -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in February of 2015, via the Middle.

Old Item: Takeda Fuyuuji, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Tyrfingr: Old Norse male given name Geir Bassi p.15

Roðgeirsson: Roðgeir Geir Bassi p.14 patronymic formed as in p.17

Allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small


In Service to the Client, Kingdom, and College,

Meister Konrad Mailander, OP

Dragon Herald


OSCAR counts 15 Names, 3 Name Changes, 1 Alternate Name, 4 Order Names, 17 Devices, 1 Device Change and 3 Badges. There are a total of 44 items submitted on this letter.

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