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Atlantia LoI dated 2017-10-30

Unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, and Cormac Wreath, greetings from fair Atlantia! Herein is the first half of the submissions we have received from the Pennsic War, collected and prepared for your viewing.

Many thanks to the following heralds, without whose tireless commentary this letter would not have been possible: Æsa gylðir, Adelaide de Beaumont, Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane (Metron Ariston), Beatrice Domenici della Campana, Catguistl of Tintagol (Herring), Cecily Goshawke, Deirdre O'Bardon, Etienne Le Mons (Sea Stag), ffride wlffsdotter, Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle), Iago ab Adam, Kryss Kostarev, Magnus von Lübeck, Maridonna Benvenuti, Mark Lothian ap Lyonesse (Golden Raven), Ragnar Leifsson (Red Shark), Reginald de Beauchamp (Green Shark), Sabine Berard, and Seraphina Delfino (Ragged Staff).

1: Aine Meave d'Alton - New Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Aine Meave d'Alton in June of 2015, via Atlantia.

Per chevron counter ermine and azure, a unicorn's head erased contourney argent and in base a crescent Or


2: Angelina Falconis - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2010, via Ansteorra.

Per bend sable and azure, on a bend between two falcons rising argent three Pisan crosses gules


3: Anne Jehanne Hollydaye - New Alternate Name

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

Halldís Skogadóttir

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture most important.

<Halldís> This is a feminine given name found in Geirr-Bassi, The Old Norse Name, pg.10, as Halldís.

<Skogadóttir> Used as a patronymic byname. <Skogi> is found in Nordiskt runnamnslexikon. (Dictionary of Names from Old Norse Runic Inscriptions by Lena Peterson). Språk- och folkminnes-institutet (Institute for Dialectology, Onomastics and Folklore Research)http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#s

<dóttir> indicates female descendent. When both are combined as a by-name the "i" is replaced with an "a" according the Geir-Bassi, pg.17, The Formation of Patronymics and Matronymics.

Originally submitted as Halldis Skogadottir, submitter indicated that she would like the accents kept, as in the documentation. They have therefore been returned to their proper places.


4: Anne Whetley - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (last name should sound like What or Whet but NOT Whit) most important.

Anne: Anne Thackerawe 1566 s.v. Thackeray Reaney p.442

Whetley: DSO 1592 in Julie Kahan Surnames in Durham and Northumberland 1521-1615 in Academy of St. Gabriel https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juetta/parish/surnames_wy.html

Additionally, both name elements appear together in 16th century FamilySearch records:

Anne Whetley married on 28 July, 1549, at London (Batch #: M054852)

Anne Whetley christened on 5 November, 1559, at London (Batch #: P020641)


5: Artemisia Caterina da Corlione - New Device Change

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

Argent, a heart gules winged purpure within an orle of raspberry vine vert fructed gules and flowered argent

Old Item: Argent, a vol purpure within an orle of raspberry vine vert fructed gules and flowered argent, to be released.

Name was registered in May 2017 via Atlantia


6: Bronwyn Catt - New Name & New Device

Per pale purpure and vert, an artist's brush between three domestic cats sejeant argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Bronwyn is an English feminine given name found in FamilySearch Historical records: Bronwyn N., f, 26 Jul 1620, Northaw, Hertford, England. Batch #M01288-1.

Catt is a byname found in the FamilySearch Historical records: Robert Catt, m, 10 Jan 1626, Saint Michaels, Withyham, Sussex, England, Batch: #C15201-2.


7: Christophoros Artemios the Heretic - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for Byzantine.

Christophoros dated 980 in Masculine Given Names Table in Berret Chavez (Bardas) Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire during the Later Byzantine Era Academy of St. Gabriel http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/masc_given_names.html

Artemios: Artemius (Artemios in Greek transliteration: Anastasius II A. Emperor 713 -715 Byzantine Names for SCA Personae by Hrolf Herjolfsson


Academy of St. Gabriel https://www.s-gabriel.org/lnaiebrmes./greek.shtml "the Heretic" lingua Anglicana byname. Client would prefer the Greek, which I believe to be "ho heretikos" but I have not found documentation of the form. Bardas does discuss nicknames in the article cited above but does not give a list. Submitter prefers finding a period phrasing for "the heretic", but will accept LA if not possible, and will allow omission of the phrase if needed for registration.


8: Curley Osbourne - New Name & New Device

Per pale argent and azure, a double-bitted axe sable between two bears' heads couped respectant counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (curly osborn) most important.

Curley is found in Reaney and Wilson, s.n. Curley, with the example of Oliver Curley dated to 1642.

Additionally, IGI records list a Jane Curley, Female, Christening Date 27 Sep 1580 Christening Place Kingsclere, Hampshire, England Father's Name Thomas Curley C13576-4 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQFC-ZZG

Osbourne is found in Family Search: Hugh Osbourne, Lincoln, England 1623, batch C03710-2 John Osbourne, Sussex, England 1578, batch C04120-1

Per the September 2012 Laurel cover letter (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/09/12-09cl.html#5), late-16th-century English bynames may be used as given names.


9: Dagný austkona - New Name & New Device

Azure, on a pale between two herons respectant argent, three New World dogwood blossoms sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Dagny) most important.

Dagný is found in the Viking Answer Lady site, saying "The name Dagný appears in the early 14th century legendary saga Þórsteins þáttr bæjarmagns as the mother of the title character." The name can also be constructed from Dagr- "day" and -ny "new." Viking Answer Lady cites Cleasby, Richard and Guðbrandr Vigfusson. An Icelandic-English Dictionary pp. 94-95 s.v. dagr and Lena Peterson. Nordiskt runnamnslexikon. s.v. -ný

austkona is our guess at "east-woman." Geirr Bassi, pg. 19 lists austmaðr meaning "east man" and we think that some form of austkona would be the feminine form. Kona "woman" and austan ("from the east") are found in Cleasby-Vigfusson as header forms, with examples such as skáld-kona ("a poetess"), vin-kona ("a female friend"), and grið-kona ("a female servant"); and austan-sjór ("the east sea, nickname of a man"), austan-ma{dr}r ("A man from the east"), and austan-vindr ("an east wind").

Per the February 2006 LoAR, sn. Solveig sauðamaðr:

"The grammar of the byname sauðamaðr is incorrect for a feminine name. The byname sauðamaðr, which Haraldsson, The Old Norse Name, glosses as "shepherd," is a compound word built from sauðr "sheep" and maðr "man". While maðr is sometimes found in compounds with the generic meaning of "humankind", in constructions such as this, it is specifically used to denote a person of the masculine gender. Descriptive names using maðr are not found in feminine names; instead the word kona "woman" is used as part of the compound."


10: Danielle Clare d'Avignon - New Name & New Device

Sable, on a bend sinister argent between two fleurs-de-lys Or, a slip of lavender purpure slipped and leaved vert

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (spelling of Danielle) most important.

'Danielle' is submitter's mundane first name shown on her Virginia driver's license, as attested by Nicolaa de Bracton and Thomas Haworth.

'Clare' is found as a feminine given name in the name of Clare Dedoigne in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Names Found in Commercial Documents from Bordeaux, 1470 - 1520" at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/French/Bordeaux.html.

'Avignon' is a city in France, found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Draft: names in the 1292 census of Paris," (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/1292paris.pdf). The construction d'Avignon is a French elision of de Avignon meaning 'from Avignon'.

Double given names and locative bynames are found in France and Italy in App. A of SENA.


11: Dieter Richterl - New Name & New Device

Purpure, an osprey striking argent and in base a pen issuant bendwise sinister from an inkwell Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Dieter: Dieter Roder Wurt. 1486 in Bahlow p.77 s.v. Dieter

Richterl: In Iglau 1376 Wenczl Richterl Bahlow p.412 s.v. Richter


12: Dunstan Stonehill - New Name & New Device

Or, a bass cornetto and on a chief sable three bezants

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Done-stun Stone-hill) most important.

Dunstan: `A Dictionary of English Surnames 3rd edition' by Reaney & Wilson, s.n. Dunstan, pg 146. "Dunstan de Berstede 1275 RH (K)".

Dunstan Tunstall England Births and Christenings Gender Male Christening Date 20 Aug 1572 Christening Place SAINT BOTOLPH BISHOPSGATE, LONDON, LONDON, ENGLAND BATCH P00161-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5LR-6Z6

Stonehill: Found on Family Search Thomas Stonehill England Births and Christenings Gender Male Christening Date 20 Aug 1620 Christening Place FARNHAM, SURREY,ENGLAND BATCH C06973-2 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JW6L-GM8 No Stonehills in O and A at all


13: Dunstan Stonehill - New Badge

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

Or, on a bend sinister sable three bezants


14: Durant de La Croix - New Name & New Device

Azure, a swan displayed and in chief three suns, one an two, within a bordure embattled argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (meaning Durant of the cross (or from La Croix)) most important.

Durant: Durant le Mercier in Scott Catledge Lord Colm Dubh, Index to Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paris.html

de La Croix: Henriet de La Croix 1476, 1477 in Sara L. Uckelman (Aryanhwy) Names from Choisy, France 1475 - 78 updated 2005 http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/choisy.html

There is a step from period practice for use of a swan displayed.


15: Eiríkr úlfr Þorisson - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2011, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) In pale, an oak leaf argent conjoined to a Thor's hammer sable.

This submission is to be associated with Eiríkr úlfr Þorisson


16: Eleanor Bywater - New Name

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

Eleanor: appears as a feminine given name in Withycombe under s.n. Eleanor(a), Elinor. While a number of dated alternate spellings are given, the spelling submitted here appears in the text, rather than in the listed alternate forms: "From the 12th to the 15th C the name usually appears as Alienor, Eleanor, Elianor."

Bywater: 13 MAR 1576 St Mary, Lichfield, Stafford, England. IGI Batch C13560-5. Bardsley s.n. Bywater dates Johanna Bythewater and Johannes Bethewater to 1379. Bywater as part of a place can be dated to before that - at 1257 as Allerton Bywater (Ekwall s.n. Allerton) and to 1493 as the same (Watts s.n. Allerton). Bithewater: 1219, Reaney, s.n. Bywater (78).

Submitter would prefer a 14th-century form as close to Bywater as possible.


17: Elenor de la Rochelle alias Ele - New Name & New Device

Vert, a horse passant contourny Or between three lozenges argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (nickname sounds like Ela or Ella, starts with E) most important.

Elenor: Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, s.n Eleanor ( http://dmnes.org/name/Eleanor ) dates Elenor to 1381 in an English document written in Latin.

de la Rochelle: Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "Names from Paris, 1408-1449" dates this byname to 1431.

SENA Appendix A states that marked "dictus" bynames are registrable in English.

alias: Reaney and Wilson, Dictionary of English Surnames, p. xiii dates Robert Curson alias Betele to 1410.

Ele appears as an English byname dated to 1332(with the example of John Ele) in Reaney and Wilson, under s.n. Eele, Eeles, Eels, Eale, Eales, Eals.

Originally submitted as "Elenor de la Rochelle alias Ela," the spelling of the dictus byname has been changed at Kingdom to that of a documentable byname rather than given name, to render the name as close to the original submission as possible and be registerable. We ask for the assistance of the wider College in getting our submitter as close as possible to what she requested.


18: Elyse Meadows - New Name & New Device

Gules, on a cartouche Or a garden rose slipped sable leaved gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (Spelling of first name) most important.

Elyse is found as a feminine given name in FamilySearch records:

Elyse Far, female, christened 07 June, 1578 in Crediton, Devon, England; batch number C05074-1 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMPV-YZK)

Meadows appears as a byname in FamilySearch records:

Anne Meadows, female christened 28 October, 1560 in Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk, England; batch number C06314-2 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NB4D-C6B)

There is a step from period practice for the use of a modern rose in profile, per the March 2012 LoAR Cover Letter.


19: Ester Pickering - New Name Change & New Device Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in October of 1991, via Atlantia.

Gules, a bear rampant and a bordure wavy Or.

Old Item: Moire Nic Pharthaláin, to be retained as an alternate name.
Old Item: Or, in chief a bottlenosed dolphin naiant to sinister sable, on two gores gules two pairs of arrows inverted in saltire Or., to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 16th century England.

Ester Jewish Naming Convention in Angevin England, by Eleazar ha-Levi (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/jewish.html)

Category: Name

Name: Esther

Variant(s): Ester

Sex: Female

Origin: English equivalent

Sources(s): B, D

Pickering PickeringYN [Picheringa DB, Pikeringes c 1110 PNNR, Pinchering 1130 P,Pikering1208 CI] Apparently an old tribal name Piceringas, for which a final solution has not been found., The Concise Oxford English Place-Names, by Eilert Ekwall, 4th edition 365

Additionally, commenters were able to find the following documentation via FamilySearch Historical Records, locating both name elements in 16th-century England, per the submitter's authenticity request:

Ester Hardie, Female, Christening Date 20 Apr, 1590, Ulceby by Barton, Lincoln, England; Batch Number C03265-2 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J37W-NVZ)

John Pickering, Male, Christening Date 05 JAN, 1574, Rolleston, Stafford, England; Batch Number C05386-4 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXF7-SZF)


20: Ethel Lea Mouse - New Name & New Device

Per pale purpure and vert, on a chalice between three mice statant argent, a music note per pale vert and purpure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Ethel is an English given name found in FamilySearch Historical Records, dated to 1630: Ethel Seviar, Female, christening: 14 Feb 1630, Wedmore, Somerset, England, batch: P00258-1.

Lea is an English toponymic byname with an inherited form dated to 1588 in Bardsley, s.n. Lea.

Mouse is an English byname found in Bardsley, s.n. Mouse, dated to t. 1 Mary (1553).

The pattern of double bynames in English is found in App. A of SENA.


21: Helga Vilhjalmskona - New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted gules and argent, a phoenix Or and a lucy naiant sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Helga wife of Vilhjalmr) most important.

Helga appears as a feminine given name in Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name on page 11

Vilhjálmr appears as a masculine given name in Geirr Bassi on p 16

-kona means wife - SENA appendix A


22: Kade Tatter Skirt - New Name & New Device

Or, two oak leaves vert and on chief vert with a horse skull Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling most important.

Kade is a grey period English surname used as a given name, per standing precedent, found in FamilySearch: Margery Kade, female, St. Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex, England, 22 July 1626, location, B02856-8.

Tatter is a grey period English surname found in FamilySearch as the spouse of Robt. Nevell: Ayles Tatter, female, Bag Enderby, Lincoln, England, 10 Sep 1609, M05860-2

Skirt is a grey period English surname found in FamilySearch as the spouse of Francys Fullven: Dorothie Skirt, female, Kirdford,Sussex,England, 09 Jul 1613, M07070-1
If the byname Tatterskirt can be documented with Kade from any culture, the submitter would appreciate that.
This name follows the pattern of given+byname+byname listed in Appendix A of SENA.

Submitter is aware that a horse skull may not be recognizable enough for registration, and wishes to make the attempt.


23: Kade Tatter Skirt - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) a horse skull argent.

Submitter is aware that a horse skull may not be recognizable enough for registration, and wishes to make the attempt.


24: Minerva of Stierbach - New Name & New Device

Per fess sable estencelly argent and argent, a snowdrop slipped and leaved proper. (OR snowdrop argent slipped and leaved vert)

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Minerva is found in Family Search "Minerva Phitton" as a female name dated to 08 Mar 1599 as a Christening record at GAWSWORTH,CHESHIRE,ENGLAND Batch Number: P00942-1 (url: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JM1J-D4R)
Stierbach is a Barony in the Kingdom of Atlantia. The name was originally registered with the descriptor "Shire" in October 1981, via Atlantia, and changed to Barony in October 1999(also via Atlantia).


25: Oger Funk - New Name & New Device

Per pale purpure and vert, a die argent marked sable between three frogs sejant argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

From FamilySearch Historical Records:

Oger Von Han, male, married 1615, Koeln Stadt, Rheinland, Prussia. Batch no. M96885-6 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JH8C-3XG)

Johan Niclas Funk male, christened 1643, Koeln Stadt, Rheinland, Prussia. Batch no. C96974-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4GH-7MR)


26: Rat le Bastard - New Device

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

Pily argent and gules, a rat rampant counterermine.


27: Salvia Repentina - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Roman/Latin.

Nomen: Salvia the masculine form Salvius appears in A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names by Ursula Georges, under The Nomen section (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)

Cognomen: Repentina The masculine form Repentinus appears on p 66 of "A Study of the Cognomina of Soldiers in the Roman Legions" by Lindley Richard Dean, under the section: Adjectives Used as Cognomina, Adjectives Denoting Qualities Suited to Men in Military Service. (http://books.google.com/books?id=MF0KAAAAIAAJ)

Construction: Roman female nomen(family name) + cognomen(personal name)


28: Seraphina de la Scala - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

'Seraphina' is found in "Names from an Early 16th C Census of Rome: Feminine Names" by Sara L. Uckelman known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael dated to 1513-1521. (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/leofemfreq.html)

'de la Scala' is found in "Names from the Chronicon Spilimbergense" by Sara L. Uckelman known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael dated to 1411. (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/spilimbergo.html)


29: Shasta Muggleton - New Name & New Device

Purpure, on a nesselblatt Or, a narwhal haurient purpure

No major changes.
Sound (Shasta) most important.

Shasta is surname used as given name --- FamilySearch Historical Records: Samuel Shasta christened 28 January, 1615 at London, England (Batch #: C021071)

Muggleton from Bardsley, Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, s.n. Muggleton in name of Judith Muggleton married at London in 1618.


In service,

Beatrice Golden Dolphin


OSCAR counts 20 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Alternate Name, 18 New Devices, 2 New Device Changes and 3 New Badges. These 45 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $180 for them. There are a total of 45 items submitted on this letter.

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