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East LoI dated 2017-09-25

Unto Emma Laurel, Juliana Soon-to-be-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: Aesa Ormstunga - New Name & New Device

Purpure, a chevron rompu inverted and in chief a serpent in annulo vorant of its own tail argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (Norse) most important.
Meaning (byname -) most important.

AEsa is a feminine given name found in Geirr Bassi, p. 17.

Ormstunga is a descriptive byname meaning "serpent tongued" found in Geirr Bassi, p. 26.

Construction is per Geirr Bassi, p. 18-19

2: Aiden Underhill - Resub Device

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

Argent, a trimount couped within an orle of vines entwined vert

This is a resubmission of a Laurel return in January 2017. The reason for return is as follows:

Aiden Underhill. Device. Or fretty, on a chief vert three lozenges Or.

This device is returned for violating the requirement that an "emblazon must be reproducible by a competent heraldic artist, with only normal heraldic variation, from the written blazon" and for violating SENA A2C1 which states that "Elements must be drawn in their period forms" Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as "semy of frets conjoined vert", with only three full charges on the entire field, this cannot be considered semy. Therefore, this must be considered as some strange variation of fretty. Since we have no period evidence of this depiction and no way to blazon it properly, this must be returned.

This is a complete redesign.

3: Birna Ottarsdottir - New Name

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

Birna is a feminine name found in The Landnamabok, and translates to "she bear"

Ottarsdottir is a marked patronymic byname, constructed according to rules found in SENA Appendix A for Scandinavian names (genitive of father's name + -son or -dottir).

Óttar is a masculine name found in Geirr Bassi, p. 14 s.n. Óttar

4: Chana Freidl the Maker - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (the use of Chana and Freidl, relatives of the submitter) most important.

Chana is a feminine Jewish name found in Alexander Belder, A Dictionary of Ashkenaszic Given Names s.n. Khane. Instances of the name are found in the Rhineland, 1096 and in South Germany, 1298. Submitted spelling is found in a 1646-1790 German transliteration from Hebrew.

Freidl is a masculine or feminine Jewish given name derived from the Yiddish freyd meaning joy. In Beider, s.nn. Fredye and Freydman, the Yiddish form is Freydl. A feminine version, Freidel, is found in entries from German transcriptions from Hebrew between 1398 and 1411.

The name is also found in Family Search records as a German surname:

Elisabeth Freidel: female; christening; 27 Feb 1614; Bavaria: batch C98897-1

Foerg Fridl: male; christening; 12 Nov 1650; Bavaria: batch C99388-2

Barbara Fridel: female; christening; Mar 1559; Wuerttemberg: batch C92388-1

the Maker is a Lingua Anglica form of a descriptive/occupational byname. Latinized genitive example is found in Urkunden und Akten der Stadt Strassburg - p. 242 as dicti Macher. The Maker is a plausible lingua Anglica form of Dictus Macher or of the vernacular der Macher.

Appendix C of SENA, states " Jewish names documented from location X are registerable with (1) other names documented from the languages for that language group and (2) with other Jewish names documented from other parts of Europe" therefore, the combination of Hebrew Chana with Hebrew or German Freidl and the German occupational byname should be registerable.

We accept both period and modern standard transliterations of Hebrew names (Avraham Harofeh, 10/2003, A-Atlantia)

5: Eleanor Falleinthewelle - New Name & New Device

Or, in pale a nightengale perched on a rose proper within a bordure embattled purpure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (14th Century English) most important.
Culture (14th Century English) most important.

Eleanor is an English feminine given name dated to 1361 found s.n. Eleanor in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names in a Dictionary of English Surnames"

Falleinthewelle is a byname found in R&W s.n. Fallowell: Fallinthewol, 1301, ffalliwolle 1327, Falleinthewelle 1343.

The pattern given name+byname is listed in SENA Appendix A for Middle English as not needing further documentation.

There does not appear to be a defined "proper" for nightingales but the device of Beatrice Bella Cantatore [A-Middle, Oct 2012 LoAR], which can be seen at was registered without comment and used a similar coloration for the bird. We are therefore forwarding this device in the hope that Wreath will define a proper tincture for this charge.

6: Finnguala ingen Neill meic Chuircc - New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Finnguala ingen Néill meic Chuircc in July of 2004, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) On a swan naiant, three lozenges in fess vert

7: Mari Clock van Hoorne - New Release of Device

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

Per pale azure and gules, a die Or

I, [legal name], known in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Incorporated (SCA) as Mari Clock van Hoorne, release the following armory registered to me in the SCA:

The following badge associated with this name was registered in October of 2010 (via the East): Per pale azure and gules, a die Or.

The following items to be retained:

Device: Per pale azure and gules, a coronet within an orle of dice Or

Badge: (Fieldless) A die Or

8: Marrin ny Rowrke - New Name & New Device

Argent chaussé azure, a wolf sejant sable and in chief a compass star between an increscent and a decrescent gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Irish Gaelic) most important.
Culture (Ireland) most important.

Marrin is an Anglicized Irish Gaelic feminine given name dated to 1600-1601 found in Kathleen M. O'Brien's Anglicized Irish Documents: Women's Names at

ny is a feminine form that means "of" and is dated at 1601 at

Rowrke is a surname documented to 1602-1603 as Shilie ny Rowrke from

Blazoned when submitted as Azure, on a pile argent a wolf sejant and in chief a mullet of eight points between an increscent and a decrescent gules, this blazon would have created two problems:

First, the shape in this drawing is too wide to be a pile.

Second, were this a charged pile, then it would have to be returned for violating the SENA Appendix I.C requirement that a "single charge group may only have one tertiary charge group on it." Here, the wolf is clearly a different charge group from the astronomical objects in chief.

Fortunately, as we are allowed to blazon our way out of a style problem, we have reblazoned this device as a chaussé instead of a pile, resolving both issues.

9: Medb ingen Chinn Fáelad - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Pictish/Celtish) most important.
Culture most important.

This name was submitted as Meave Cendfhaeladh with the following documentation:

Meave is a Gaelic feminine given name found in Withycombe sn Maeve as an Anglicization of the Gaelic Meadhbha. Mari's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" article dates the name early as 1444.

Cendfhaeladh is a descriptive byname meaning "head like a wolf" found in Nicholson, Edward Williams Byron Keltic researches: studies in the history and distribution of the ancient Goedelic language and peoples published 1904

It was the consensus of Kingdom Commenters and Blue Tyger that this documentation was not sufficient.

Meave is an undated form in Withycombe, the Annals Index doesn't support this spelling, and no citation for it earlier than 1584 was found by commenters.

The sole documentation for the byname is a single work in 1904 which appears to be in error and a conflation of the descriptive byname Cendfoda 'vast headed' with the given name Cenn Fáelad 'wolf-headed'.

As permitted by the submitter, we have changed the name to a documentable form in order to forward it. Submitter requests that the submitted form be registered if possible.

Medb is a Gaelic given name found in the Irish Annals Article sn Meadhbh and dated to 1582, as well as in OCM p.135.

Chinn Fáelad is the lenited genitive form of the masculine given name Cenn Fáelad as normalized for Middle Irish Gaelic found in the Irish Annals article sn Cenn Fáelad and dated to 1091.

The elements are within 500 years of each other.

10: Orlando Sforza - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of August 31, 2015 as submitted.

(Fieldless) On a cross crosslet fitchy Or a latin cross fitchy sable

11: Pypa Ravenild - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (1260-1340 England) most important.

Pypa - feminine given name attested to 1260. Feminine Given Names in a Dictionary of English Surnames by Brian Scott.

Ravenild - English surname attested to 1276 (William Ravenild - Yorkshire). A Dictionary of English Surnames by Reaney and Wilson (revised 3rd edition, 19977, pg 372).

12: Thomas von Dresden - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Thomas is a male given name found at the Academy of St. Gabriel under German Names from 1495 by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman)

von is a locative attested in SENA Appendix A for German naming.

Dresden is a locative byname from the Academy of St. Gabriel under Middle German Names from Leipzig, 1489-1493 by Sara L. Uckelman

Kingdom commenters were concerned about possible presumption with the fictional character Thomas, the brother of Harry Dresden, from the novels by Jim Butcher. As the character was never known as Thomas Dresden, and as none of the relevant characters used the von element, we do not believe this is either presumptuous or obtrusively modern. In any case, questions of presumption and obtrusive modernity are reserved for Pelican and Laurel and we have therefore forwarded this name.

13: Ziacomo Foscari - New Name

Culture (15th Century Venice) most important.

Ziacomo - Masculine given name found as Giacomo in Aryanhwy merch Carmael "Fifteenth Century Venetian Masculine Names" (

Submitter prefers the spelling of Z in the place of Gi that is documented in names such as Zorzi (Giorgio),

Maridonna Benevuti "Venetian Ship Names of 1498 and 1499" ( states "In most dialects of the Veneto the letter Z is found rather than the Florentine G..."

If Ziacomo is not accepted, the submitter will accept the spelling "Giacomo".

Foscari is a family name found in Juliana de Luna, "Late Period Italian Women's Names: Venice" (

In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe

Blue Tyger Herald

OSCAR counts 9 New Names, 3 New Devices and 2 New Badges. These 14 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $56 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There is 1 release, which does not require payment. There are a total of 16 items submitted on this letter.

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