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Northshield LoI dated 2017-09-30

Greetings unto Emma Laurel, Alys Pellicane, Cormac Wreath, and the various members of the College of Arms, greetings from Merideth NiShionniach, Polaris Herald of Northshield, and her deputy Mira Fastova, Keythong Herald of Northshield.

What follows is September 2017 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of Northshield.

We would like to thank all of the heralds, from within Kingdom and without, who contributed comments on OSCAR for the Northshield August Internal Letter of Intent. I am particularly grateful for the contribution of Michael Gerard Curtememoire.

1: Ámundr Rauðr Bjǫrn - New Name & New Device

Argent, a bear rampant gules and a bordure sable

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

Pennsic Submission

Kingdom Commentary Note: It was pointed out in kingdom commentary that the nominative form of <Bjarn> is <Bjǫrn>, making the whole name <Ámundr Rauðr Bjǫrn>. Submitter has agreed to this change. (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=78662)

Ámundr is an Old Norse masculine given name found in GB, p 8

Rauðr Bjǫrn are descriptive surnames.

<Rauðr> - "red", is found on p 26 in GB.

<Bjǫrn> - "bear" after the table of Animal Names found in "The Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions" by Lindorm Eriksson (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/animal.htm#start)

(nom) Eilifr Elgr Eilifr Elk V second part of 11th c N 58 #

(nom) Arnketill Gedda Arnketill Pike V N 230

Pennsic Submission


2: Annetje van Leuven - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in March of 1995, via the Middle.

Old Item: Alexandra de Louvain, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Annetje Dutch feminine given name found in Family Search:

Annetje Arints, Marriage Date 13 Jan 1572, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Batch #M00705-9 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FN8W-18J)

Leuven - Amsterdam by Nicholas van Ravesteyn, 1649 (use with van as locative surname) See Images #1 & 2 below

Additionally, Leuven is identified as a Flemish city as early as 891 when it is spelled Loven. All other references to the city cite the spelling as <Leuven>. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leuven)

SENA Appendix C: Regional Naming Groups and Their Mixes indicates that Flemish and Dutch name mixes are acceptable.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1123/2017-09-26/15-20-52_Annetje_Name_Doc_1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1123/2017-09-26/15-20-54_Annetje_Name_Doc_2.jpg


3: Arsius de Bordeaux - New Name & New Device

Or, on a saltire sable a horse's head couped argent, a bordure azure

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

Pennsic Submission

Arsius is documented as an Occitan name in "FRENCH/OCCITAN NAMES FROM THE XIII CENTURY (A)" by Ramons lo Montalbes (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ramon/occitan/occitan_a.html)

Arsieu de Montesquiou Arsius de Montesquiou 407

de Bordeaux appears on the cover page of "Toxin bouteselle et sonne tambour, a la Noblesse at gendarmerie Francoyse : contre les Reistres, Allemans et autres nations partis expres de leur payx, avecques intention de ruyner et saccager la France", published in 1587 (http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k795406/f1.item.r=Bordeaux.zoom) See Image #1

This name follows the standard French-Occitan pattern of given name + locative.

Pennsic Submission

Blazon Change: The blazon was changed from 'Or, on a saltire sable, a horse's head couped argent, a bordure azure' to 'Or, on a saltire sable a horse's head couped argent, a bordure azure', based on kingdom commentary. (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=78659)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1123/2017-09-26/16-06-21_de_Bordeaux.JPG


4: Cecily of York - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Northshield LoI of December 27, 2016 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A rabbit courant to sinister gules

Name registered March 2017


5: Geirr Jóhansson - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (sounds like mundane name 'Keir') most important.

Geirr Old Norse masculine given name found in GB, p 10

Jóhansson patronymic created using <Jóhann> found in GB, p 12. Standard genitive pattern for patronymic formation.


6: Hieronymus van Gent - New Name & New Device

Sable, an elk passant Or maintaining on its back a coney sejant argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Hieronymus is found as a Dutch variation of Jerome in "Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources" by Dr. Sara L. Uckelman (http://dmnes.org/cite/Hieronymus/1584/AuFr)

"Hieronymus m. (n/a) Dutch. London, England . 1584. William John Charles Moens, editor. 'The Marriage, Baptismal, and Burial Registers, 1571 to 1874, and Monumental Inscriptions, of the Dutch Reformed Church', Austin Friars, London. With a short account of the strangers and their churches. Lymington: Privately Printed, 1884. Galmarts"

van Gent is dated to 1422 and found in "15th Century Dutch Names - Surnames" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/dutch15surnames.html)

Kingdom Commentary Note: Suggested blazon: Sable, an elk trippant Or maintaining on its back a coney argent. No change was made.

(https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=78883)


7: Hieronymus van Gent and Annetje van Leuven - New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name (Hieronymus van Gent) , either registered or submitted.
OSCAR is unable to find the name (Annetje van Leuven) , either registered or submitted.

(Fieldless) A crook of Basel Or

Blazon Change: The blazon has been changed to correct a capitalization error, based on kingdom commentary.

Kingdom Commentary Note: There was a significant bit of discussion in the following areas:

1. Whether this badge is in conflict with the protected arms: 'Holy Roman Empire, Arch-Chamberlain of the The following device associated with this name was registered in December of 1994 (via Laurel): Azure, a sceptre Or. Important non-SCA arms.' A Crook of Basel is considered a 'staff', as it was originally a stylized Bishop's crozier.

2. Whether a crook of Basel meets the description of http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#A2A, "Items which have not been registered in over a decade, have only been registered a few times, or have recent registrations only via the [Existing Registration] Clause may need to be documented." The only registration of "a crook of Basel" is to Alda Mauricia, Sep 1995, Purpure, a crook of Basel argent.

3. The crook of Basel can be found in the "Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry" s.n. Crook of Basel http://mistholme.com/?s=basel

"The term "crook of Basel" refers to a specific stylization of a charge found in the arms of Basel. In its original form, it was drawn as a bishop's crozier [Zurich ix], but by 1413 it had assumed its present, highly stylized form [Conz.Const. ccv], to the point where it may be considered a separate charge."

(https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=78978)


8: Hieronymus van Gent and Annetje van Leuven - New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name (Hieronymus van Gent) , either registered or submitted.
OSCAR is unable to find the name (Annetje van Leuven) , either registered or submitted.

Gules, in saltire two ragged staves argent between four furisons flats to center Or


9: Honora de Cunningham - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2015, via Northshield.

(Fieldless) On a weeping willow tree eradicated argent an increscent azure

Pennsic Submission

Submission History: Previous badge submission, 'Azure, a willow tree eradicated argent', was returned from the May 2016 Northshield kingdom letter due to multiple conflicts. (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=64586)


10: Hrothgar Ulfr Gunnarsson - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister argent and gules, a raven migrant to dexter chief sable and a wolf courant argent

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

Pennsic Submission

This name combines an Old English given name with Norse bynames. SENA Appendix C permits this combination.

Hrothgar is a header form in PASE (http://pase.ac.uk/jsp/index.jsp); the spelling <Hrodgar> is dated to the 11th c.

Ulfr Although GB shows Ulfr as a masculine given name, it could also be a descriptive byname meaning 'wolf' since "A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)" by by Geir T. Zoëga [See Image #1 below] (http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~kurisuto/germanic/oi_zoega_about.html) shows ulfr as a common noun with that meaning on p 458. This would be parallel to a number of animal bynames shown by GB:

bestinger or "captive bear" p 20

bjarki or "bear cub", p 20

brusi or "buck", p 20

dyr or "deer", p 21

galti or "boar"

isungr or "polar bear", p 23

melrakki or "polar fox", p 25

Gunnarsson is a Norse patronymic constructed from <Gunnarr> from GB, p 10. Patronymic construction converts the final 'r' to an 's' before the addition of -son.

English unmarked transliteration is preferred by the submitter.

Pennsic Submission

Kingdom Commentary Note: This device is felt to be clear of conflict with Hawk Gunnulf: The following device associated with this name was registered in April of 1998 (via Meridies): Per bend sinister gules and argent, a hawk striking to sinister and a wolf passant counterchanged

One DC for the change of tincture of the bird, and another for the posture of the bird, from migrant to dexter chief to striking to sinister.

Also, Lucius Marius Lupus: The following device associated with this name was registered in January of 2009 (via Northshield): Per chevron argent and gules, a raven displayed sable and a wolf passant argent.

With one DC for the field, and another for the orientation of the bird from palewise to bendwise

(https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=78664)


11: Lachlann del Glen - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1992, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) A sun in his splendor per pale gules and argent

Blazon Change: The blazon has been changed from '(Fieldless) A sun per pale gules and argent' to '(Fieldless) A sun in his splendor per pale gules and argent', based on kingdom commentary. (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=78973)


12: Lazaro de Aragon - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (wants it to sound like 'la-SAR-oh' rather than 'LA-sar-oh') most important.

Lazaro is a masculine given dated to 1289-1300, found in "Medieval Spanish Names from the Monastery of Sahagun The Names, Third Group" by Antonio Miguel Santos de Borja, (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/miguel/sahagun/sahagunNames3.html)

de Aragon is a late 15th c locative surname found in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna, (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/locative.html)


13: Michahel Auerr - New Name & New Device

Per chevron argent and gules, three phoenixes counterchanged

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Sound of given name: Michahel) most important.

Pennsic Submission

Michahel is found in "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" by Talan Gwynek, s.n. Michael dated to 1315. (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/bahlow/bahlowMasc.html)

Auerr is found in Family Search: Katharina Auerr, christened 1 April 1599, Baden, Germany, Batch C93413-3 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NC4T-XZG)

The name pattern given+byname is used in German by SENA, Appendix A.

Pennsic Submission


14: Sorcha Bhuidhe - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2007, via Northshield.

Gules, two elephants combatant argent

Pennsic Submission

Blazon Change: The blazon has been changed from 'Gules, two elephants rampant respectant argent' to 'Gules, two elephants combatant argent', based on kingdom commentary.

Kingdom Commentary Note: Based on kingdom commentary, the emblazon has been updated to correct a coloring error and to include the second tusk on both elephants. Submitter has approved this change. (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=78663)


15: Thorir inn Sterki - New Name & New Device

Bendy Or and sable, a Thor's hammer argent within a bordure vert.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (wants given name Thorir) most important.
Meaning (wants byname with the meaning strong) most important.

Pennsic Submission

Thorir GB shows <þórir> as a common Old Norse masculine given name on p 16

Inn sterki is found in GB, p 28, as an adjectival byname meaning 'strong, powerful'

Pattern follows given name + adjectival byname with simplified spelling and no markings.

Pennsic Submission

Kingdom Commentary Note: Commentary indicated a concern that the Thor's hammer used in this device is not a period representation. (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=78657)


In service to the Society, Northshield & the College of Arms

Honourable Lady Merideth NiShionniach

herald@northshield.org

Mistress Mira Fastova

keythong@northshield.org


OSCAR counts 8 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 6 New Devices and 6 New Badges. These 21 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $84 for them. There are a total of 21 items submitted on this letter.

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