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East ILoI dated 2017-11-09

Greetings unto the heralds of the East Kingdom and the Known World! We thank you for your commentary, and recommend the following items for your attention.

This letter contains the second batch of submissions from Pennsic 2017.

Commentary on this letter will close on 12/09/2017

1: Ann MacWard -New Badge

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

Or, on a water lily purpure a wolf's head cabossed argent and in chief two wolves' heads respectant gules


2: Antonii Machinevik -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2016, via the East.

Fieldless, on a wolf's paw print sable an anuz rune Or

This submission is to be associated with Antonii Machinevik


3: Ari haustmyrkr Þorbrandsson -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2010, via the East.

Kiyohara no Ariyasu

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Japanese name with a name element which begins with Ari-) most important.

Kiyohara 清原 Japanese imperial class courtier masculine name. uji no nanori (since pre 1200) uji name found in NCMJ Rev. Ed. p. 393

-no- insertion after uji name see http://www.demoivre.org/Heraldry/KWHS2017/Meigaku.pdf "The -no- Controversy" forward. KWHSS 2017 Proceedings Article by Solveig Throndardottir

Ariyasu有安 (1147) Nanori found in NCMJ Rev. Ed. p. 332


4: Balli Hrolfsson -New Alternate Name

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

Skáldi Skáldason

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

Name Pattern for Old Norse: <given name><patronymic>

Skáldi from Nordiskt Runnamnslexikon by Lena Person s.n. Skaldi

Skálda is the genitive for Skáldi as per Geirr Bassi

Skáldason is formed from the genitive by appending son for agreement with the masculine given name.


5: Bethia MacCahan -New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and azure, a fox rampant Or between three candlesticks argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (beth-ee-uh) most important.

Bethia is a feminine given name dated to 1599, found exactly as spelled: "A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records" by Talan Gwynek, found at heraldry.sca.org/names/scottishfem.html

MacCahan is the byname of the submitter's legal half-brother, registered as Sean MacCahan in October of 1993 via the East, and attested as such in a letter dated and signed by Sean MacCahan on 07 August 2017 and witnessed by Raher fitz Rannulf and Ursula Georges at Pennsic on 07 August.2017. A photograph of that letter is available from Raher fitz Rannulf ( dr.olivercross@gmail.com ) upon request.


6: Bjorn Hrafnsson inn Irski -New Name & New Device

Per chevron argent and vert, two ravens respectant sable and a sun Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Icelandic Hiberno-Norse, 10th-11th century.
Language (Old Norse) most important.
Culture (Old Norse) most important.

Bjorn is a masculine given name found in Geir Bassi p.8

Hrafn is a name found in Geir Bassi p.11 Genitive form as in Bergthorr Hrafnsson Lawspeaker of Iceland 1117-1122 given in Jesse L. Byock Medieval Iceland: Society, Sagas, and Power Berkeley: U California Press 02/07/1990 p.22 https://books.google.com/books?id=A4S6Bnw3HnkC&pg=PA250&lpg=PA250&dq=hrafnsson+medieval&source=bl&ot s=FyZ2faPCxP&sig=URK8YuvLA6W3lQeJU7uTuTHzhok&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiGlLLK7sXVAhWB6oMKHcYXCakQ6AEIJj AA#v=onepage&q=hrafnsson%20medieval&f=false

inn irski is a nickname found in Geir Bassi p.23 "Irish"


7: Ciar of Skye -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2016, via the East.

Or, a fox salient proper issuant from base a sun and a chief triangular sable

The submitters previous submission, Or, a fox salient proper and a gore sable. , was returned on the November 2016 LoAR for the following reason:

This device is returned for conflict with the device of James the Fox: Or, a fox rampant guardant gules. There is one DC for the addition of the gore, but no DC for the difference between rampant and salient or the direction of the head. A fox proper is considered equivalent to a fox gules.

On redesign, please let the submitter know that the point of a gore should be at the center point of the shield.

There is a step from period practice for the use of a gore with another charge.

This is an almost complete redesign.


8: Ciar of Skye -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2016, via the East.

Fieldless, on a wolf paw print gules a sun Or


9: Dagbjǫrn Stefánsson -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (\'bear of the day\') most important.

Dagbjǫrn is a constructed given name from the elements:

"Dag-" used as a first element in the names 'Dagfinnr', 'Dageiðr', 'Dagr', 'Dagstyrr' and 'Dagviðr' in Geir Bassi, p. 9.

"-bjǫrn" is used as a second element in the names 'Arinbjǫrn', 'Arnbjǫrn', 'Auðbjǫrn', 'Ásbjǫrn, and many others that follow in Geirr Bassi, p 7ff.

Stefánsson is a patronymic meaning "son of Stefán" found in Geirr Bassi, p. 15, the genitive formation found p 17 of same.


10: Dorian fauconniere -New Name & New Device

Per pale embattled gules and argent, a fox and a dragon rampant addorsed counterchanged.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (byname means falconer) most important.

Dorian is a feminine given name in French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438 by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423.html fauconniere 1 falcon seller/tender Cited from Occupational By-Names in the 1292 Tax Role of Paris, By Colm Dubh, found at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/parisbynames.html

fauconniere is an occupational byname meaning falcon seller/tender

Cited from Occupational By-Names in the 1292 Tax Role of Paris, By Colm Dubh, found at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/parisbynames.html


11: Faolán an Sccreccain -New Device

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

Argent, two porcupines combatant maintaining in their forepaws each a quill pen crossed in saltire, and in base a mountain of three peaks sable .

The colored version of this device was not received from Pennsic Heralds' Point. It has been recolored by Blue Tyger and we are awaiting approval of the submitter for the new image.


12: Guillermo de Arenas -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (gee-AIR-mow) most important.

Guillermo is a masculine given name found in Family Search Guillermo Brujieka Borge, christened 17 Nov. 1580 at Valladolid, Spain - Batch Number C871151 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F57F-CSQ

de Arenas is a locative byname found in "Locative Surname List" in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" on the SCA heralds website.

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/locative.html


13: Hal Matthew -New Name & New Device

Sable, a cross throughout gules fimbriated between four open books and a bordure argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (really wants to sound like) most important.

Hal is a masculine given name from Withycombe s.n. Henry p.149 Hal was "a favorite pet name" for Henry, but gives no dated examples. Shakespeare's Henry IV Part 1 uses "Hal" as a nickname for Prince Henry, later Henry V, example Henry IV Part 1 Act 1 Scene 2 "Now, Hal, what time of day is it lad?" The play was published "from a reliable authorial draft in a 1598 quarto edition" according to David Bevington, "Henry IV Part I" in https://www.britannica.com/topic/Henry-IV-Part-1.

Matthew is a byname found in Family Search Nicholas Matthew, male, 14 Mar 1565, HECKFIELD AND MATTINGLEY,HAMPSHIRE,ENGLAND, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKPT-H2T Batch J13935-1


14: Isibél Óg -New Name & New Device

Or, a cross of chain purpure between four four-leaf clovers vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (Irish Gaelic) most important.

Isibél is a feminine given name found in Mari's Index of Names in Irish Annals (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/index.shtml), where this spelling is listed as an Early Modern Irish Gaelic form dated to 1441, 1505, 1583

Óg is a descriptive byname from Mari's Index of Names in Irish Annals, meaning "Young".

Given + descriptive is a standard pattern from Quick and Easy Gaelic Names by Sharon Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#descriptivebyname)

The colored version of this device was not received from Pennsic Heralds' Point. It has been recolored by Blue Tyger and we are awaiting approval of the submitter for the new image.


15: Jacques de Villiers Saint Oryen -New Name & New Device

Azure, in pale a rapier fesswise and a ram's head cabossed, and a chief argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for French 14th century.
Meaning (wants to come from town of Villiers-Saint Orien (modern spelling) most important.

Jaques is a masculine given name found in Brunissende, Academy of St. Gabriel Personal names found in the Armorial du dénombrement de la Comté de Clermont en Beauvaisis in 1373-1376: some names from Picardy in the 14th century published in Proceedings of the Known World Heralds and Scribes Collegium 2007. http://www.perche-gouet.net/histoire/index.php?dept=28...

These examples also show the normal French locative "de"

Villiers Saint Oryen is a locative byname from www.perche-gouet.nethistoire/index.php?commune=2841a-00 Villiers Saint Orien

Autrefois Villers-Saint-Orien est appelé Viller-Sancti-Orgencii en 1119, Villare Sancti-Urgencii en 1280, Villiers Saint Oryen en 1300.

This submission relies on the precedent set in the August 2017 LoAR, that animate and inanimate charges do not have comparable orientations for purposes of UoP/UoO.


16: Justin Turner -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2007, via the East.

Argent, a fret sable between three cogwheels one and two vert, and in base a grenade sable enflamed proper.

The colored version of this device was not received from Pennsic Heralds' Point. It has been recolored by Blue Tyger and we are awaiting approval of the submitter for the new image.

Correction to Device (2017-Nov-09 20:11:13): The submitter has approved the recolor.


17: Kamejima Matasaburou Takauji -New Name Change & New Device Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in March of 2013, via the East.

Vert, three laths fretted in triangle inverted argent

Old Item: Kamejima Saburou Takauji, to be released.
Old Item: Vert, three lathes fretted in triangle within an annulet argent., to be retained as a badge.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Japanese Yobina : Third son of a third son) most important.

Kamejima and Takauji are both correctly slotted Japanese names registered via the East in 2013. These names are being retained in their originally slotted positions and are covered by the "Grandfather Clause"

又三郎 Matasaburou meaning again #3 son is replacing 三郎 Saburou (#3 son) this is following a premodern Japanese birth order yobina pattern wherein the birth order of the father is given first and the birth order of the son is given second. Mata is a shorthand form for repeating the same birth order. Thus, 又三郎 Matasaburou can be viewed as equivalent to 三郎三郎 Saburousaburou. We can see this pattern in the attested names: 又太郎 Matatarou (again #1 son) 1392, 又次郎 Matajirou (again #2 son) 1600, and 又四郎 Matashirou (again #4 son) 1568 in NCMJ Rev. Ed. p. 372.


18: Leifr ogæfa Vagnsson -New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and vert, a raven and on a chief argent a sword sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (SOUND for Given and Patronymic LEAF vang-son (preferred) or va-gn-son and MEANING for descriptive) most important.

Leifr is a masculine given name from Geirr Bassi, p. 13

ógæfa is a descriptive name from Geirr Bassi, p. 26, meaning'unlucky'

Vagnsson is a patronymic byname from Geirr Bassi, p. 15, Vagn turned patronymic per p 17 by changing the father's name to the genitive case "Vagns" and adding -son.

CONSTRUCTION: SENA Appendix A, Scandinavian, Old Norse/Old Icelandic: Given + Descriptive + Patronymic


19: Leonete D'Angely -New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Léonete d'Angely in August of 2009, via the East.

(Fieldless) A quatrefoil quarterly gules and argent


20: Leylı Shirazi -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Sound of \'Leylii\') most important.

Leylii is a Turkish feminine given name [Leylii bint Hızır', 10/2008, A-Lochac]

Submitted as Layli bint Hızır, the submitter requested an authentic Middle Eastern name. The name as originally submitted combined a Persian given name with a Turkish byname; an authentic name would be wholly Persian or wholly Turkish. We were unable to determine a Persian form of the byname, but Siren provided information on Turkish forms of Layli.

It appears Turkish might have kept the Persian vocalization. In the same book [Kamran Talattof, Jerome W. Clinton, K. Allin Luther, The Poetry of Nizami Ganjavi: Knowledge, Love, and Rhetoric (New York: Macmillan, 2001)], the article "Layla and Majnun 'in the Turkish Manner'," which gives on p. 31 <Leylii> (long i) for the woman's name from a 15th c. poem. Majnun becomes <Mecnuun> (long u).

We have changed the name to Leylii bint Hızır to meet her request for authenticity.

The notation ı represents the Turkish lower-case i-without-dot; for more information see the Cover Letter of this LoAR.

Shirazi is a locative byname for 'Nihânî-yi Shirâzî' a poetess of the late 15th-early 16th century.

The pattern of given name + locative byname are found in "Persian Feminine Names from the Safavid Period by Ursula Georges (Ursula Whitcher)"(http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/other/persian.html).

The combination of Turkish + Persian is an acceptable lingual mix under App C of SENA.


21: Lucius Erucius Germanicus -New Name & New Device

Argent, a three-headed dog rampant to sinister tailed of a serpent and on a chief sable a lightning flash argent.

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

Lucius is found as a masculine praenomen in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)

Erucius is found as a masculine nomen in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)

Multiple instances of the cognomen Germanicus appear in the Epigraphic Database Heidelberg; for example, dated to 38 AD at http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/edh/inschrift/HD000718


22: Melisande de la Mer -New Device

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

Azure, on a bend sinister Or, three mullets azure, and an increscent moon with a face and a sun in his splendor Or.


23: Mercy Loveday -New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted vert and argent, a unicorn head couped ermine and in chevron inverted two irises azure slipped and leaved vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Most interested in given name) most important.

Mercy is a feminine given name found on Family Search under Mercy Addamson 11 Nov 1610, Willingdon, Sussex. IGI Batch C15200-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2S9-VZ6

If there are earlier citations for this given name, the submitter would like to know.

Loveday is a byname from R&W, pg 285, s.n. Loveday. Walter Loveday 1256.


24: Nadezhda Voronova -Resub Augmentation of Arms

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

Per pale sable and gules, an orle of mice argent, and as an augmentation a rose argent.

This augmentation was previously returned on the January 2017 East Kingdom Letter of Decision for alteration of the shield shape. This is a resubmission using the proper shape.


25: Østgarðr, Crown Province of -New Badge Association

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1984, via the East.

(Fieldless) A natural sea-horse proper

This submission is to be associated with Seahorse, Order of the

This is an administrative action asking for the badge to be associated with the previously registered order. The badge was registered on the June 1975 LoAR, via the East. The order name was registered on the April 1981 LoAR, via the East.


26: Østgarðr, Crown Province of -New Badge Association

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1984, via the East.

(Fieldless) A seahorse erect azure, hoofed, orbed and crined Or.

This submission is to be associated with Populace

This is an administrative action asking for the badge to be designated as the branch's populace badge. The badge was registered on the April 1984 LoAR, via the East.


27: Qwyntyn Mackkynnane -New Name & New Device

Azure, on a pile inverted argent a rat rampant gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Scots Gaelic) most important.
Culture (Scots) most important.

Qwyntyn is a masculine given name found in "Index of Scots names Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue" by Sara L. Uckelman, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/, under the header "Masculine Given Names - Quentin" [Quintine, 1563 (clerely commendatour); 1604 (apologie), Quintyne 1478 (allege), Qwyntyn - 1477 (chaplanry).]

Mackkynnane is a byname found in Black, s.n. Mackinnon, gives the origin as Irish. This spelling would be desired if it can be documented to a suitable date. The article mentions William Makkynnane in 1587.


28: Reinhard Döbbeler -New Name & New Device

Vert, a vol argent surmounted by a sword inverted Or, a chief argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (German) most important.
Meaning (byname meaning 'dice thrower/diceplayer') most important.

Reinhard is a masculine given name dated 1316 in "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/bahlow_v.htm).

Döbbeler is a byname meaning "diceplayer/dice thrower" found in Bahlow/Gentry, s.n. Däbeler, dated 1455.

CONSTRUCTION: SENA Appendix A: German, Given + Byname (Byname possibly descriptive, Yes; usually without articles)


29: Sajah bint Dabbah -New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted purpure and azure, a chevron inverted embattled counter-embattled argent between in chief two wolf pawprints Or and in base an increscent and a decrescent argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Arabic) most important.
Culture (Middle Eastern Arabic) most important.

Sajah is a feminine given name in "feminine isms (given names)" in Da'ud ibn Auda (David B. Appleton Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" 2003 Academy of St. Gabriel http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm

bint meaning "daughter of" is from the same article (under "nasab")

Dabbah is a patronymic byname from the same article, in "masculine isms (given names)"

There is a step from period practice for the use of pawprints.

The B&W version of this device was not received from Pennsic Heralds' Point. It has been recreated from the color and the new image has been approved by the submitter.


30: Sakurayama Tomoe -New Badge

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

Sable, on a plate a drakkar gules

This submission is to be associated with Company Of The Iron Tide


31: Sisuile Butler -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2004, via Northshield.

Vert, a lioness sejant contourny Or, dexter forepaw raised, within a bordure Argent


32: Tessa Maria da Siena -New Name & New Device

Azure, three cog-wheels and a bordure argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Italian) most important.
Culture (Italian) most important.
Meaning (byname meaning 'from Siena') most important.

Tessa and Maria are feminine Italian given names dated from the 14th and 15th centuries, found in Italian Renaissance Women's Names by Rhian Lyrh of Blackmoor Vale, found at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/italian.html

Double given names are permitted in Italian under Appendix A.

da Siena Appendix A states that locatives in Northern and Central Italy (which includes Siena) generally take the form da X. da Siena is found in "Italian Men's Names in Rome 1473-1484" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Studium/BynAlphaExamples.shtml#daSiena) dated to 1482 to 1484.


33: Thorvald Olafsson Kveld-hrutr -New Name & New Device

Gules, a ram's skull argent and in chief a plate.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for Old Norse.
Meaning (Really wants meaning) most important.

Thorvald is a masculine given name found as Thorualdus, dated 1470 in the Diplomatarium Norvegicum (http://www.dokpro.uio.no/.../diplo_vise_tekst_2016.prl Thorvald is a plausible vernacular form. http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst_2016.prl?b=14757&s=n&str=Thorualdus

Olafsson is a patronynmic byname from Geir-bassi p.13 patronym formed according p.17

Kveld is a nickname from Geir-bassi p.25 "evening" as in Kveld-Ulfr "evening wolf" "were-wolf"

Hrutr is a nickname from Geir-bassi p.23 "ram, male sheep" The intended meaning is were-sheep" (submitter is member of House Were-Sheep)


34: Úlfr logmaþor -New Name & New Device

Quarterly sable and azure, a water wheel and a bordure argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Ulfr the lawyer) most important.

Úlfr is a masculine given name found in GB p. 15 s.n. Úlfr; also found on The Viking Answer Lady's website under the list of Old Norse men's names: http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml

logmaþor is a descriptive byname found in GB p. 25 and means "lawyer".


35: Ysabella de Conventre -New Alternate Name & New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2012, via the East.

Cenn Fáelad na Cairrce

Per pale sable and vert, a fox courant and on a chief argent three increscents sable

Old Item: Per fess sable and vert, an increscent and a pawprint argent., to be retained as a badge.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 1050 CE Ireland.
Meaning (Wolf's Head of the Rock) most important.

Cenn Fáelad is a male given name from OC&M pg 49, header form, St Cenn Faelad, abbot of Bangor & Cenn Faelad ua Cuill, principal poet of Munster, d 1048

na Cairrce is a descriptive byname from Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Descriptive Bynames, Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, topologicial byname "of the rock" https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/naCairrce.shtml

pattern Given name + genitive descriptive byname, also in Mari's Index of Names in the Irish Annals


In Service,


Yehuda ben Moshe


Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 18 Names, 1 Name Change, 3 Alternate Names, 20 Devices, 2 Device Changes, 5 Badges, 1 Augmentation of Arms and 2 Badge Associations. There are a total of 52 items submitted on this letter.

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