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Æthelmearc LoI dated 2017-12-11

Greetings unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, Cormac Wreath, and the College of Arms of the Known World from Madoc Garnet and Saiman Cornelian. This is Æ199, external letter of intent. It is the intent of the Garnet office to register the following elements:

1: Anastasia MacBain - New Name & New Device

Purpure, a horse rampant contourny argent within an orle of roses Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (None stated) most important.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

Anastasia: Withycombe, s.n. Anastasia, dated to 1220.

MacBain: Client is the mundane legal daughter of Morien MacBain (previously registered) and is wishing to use the existing registration allowance for her surname. Letter provided by Morien is included in the packet.


2: Annika Iosafova - New Name & New Device

Per fess gules and ermine, in chief, four stalks of wheat Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Russian (Joseph as father\'s name)) most important.
Culture (Russian (Joseph as father\'s name)) most important.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

Annika: Appears in "Vanhat nimityyppimme (Finnish Names)" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/FinnishNamesArticle.htm) by Rouva Gertrud as a feminine name dating to 1571.

Vanhat nimityyppimme (Finnish Names) has: ANNEKE F Anneke, Rosses hustru, från Viborg 1492, FMU V 4428. Possible but unlikely interpretation is a Finnish name ANNIKKI. ANNIKA F Aneka enckie 1571, PHV p. 78. May also be a variant spelling of ANNEKE.

FamilySearch Historical Records. www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XBWF-RLR. Annika Clemetsson Female Christening Date 10 Sep 1650 Christening Place TEISKO,HAME,FINLAND. Indexing Project (Batch) Number C45053-1

FamilySearch Historical Records. /www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VWMG-DMK. Annika Hansson Female Christening Date 20 Mar 1626 Christening Place VASTERLOVSTA, VASTMANLAND, SWEDEN. Indexing Project (Batch) Number C40680-2

Iosaf: Appears in Wickenden, 3rd Edition, s.n. Ioasaf, dated to 1585-6. The construction for a masculine patronymic, according to p. xxii is <Iosafov> which for a feminine given name becomes <Iosafova>.

The name was previously pended at kingdom in September 2017.

While the given name was properly documented, the documentation for the by-name supported a different spelling than submitted by the client. Documentation located for the desired spelling is from Spain - a country that is not language compatible with the national origin of the given name. Several options were considered, but any of them constituted a major change. Since the client does not allow major changes, the submission is pended in order for the Garnet office to speak with her about the options, and gather additional documentation if possible.
The client has adopted one of the suggestions from internal commentary.

The device was previously returned at the kingdom level in September 2017 for violation of SENA A.2.C.2. Identifiability. Elements must be drawn to be identifiable.

Commenters felt that the line art was drawn too densely to be correctly identified as wheat heads. Lack of a significant stem contributed to this issue. In the color version, the yellow used to color the wheat bled over into the chief, eliminating any of the details that would separate wheat from brushier plants such as cattails. When resubmitting, the yellow should be limited only to the kernels, the whiskers should be exaggerated so as to be easily seen at a reasonable viewing distance, and the stems should be long enough to indicate a stalk.
This rendition has cleared that issue.

Internal commentary pointed out that awnless wheat is not unusual. There was also some concern about the thickness of the stems; however, those present at the decision meeting agreed that the stems were visible as such at 20:1.


3: Birna Ríkarðarkona ins blakka bjarnar - New Name & New Device

Or, in pale two bears statant contourny sable, a bordure azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Birna, wife of Ríkarðr inn blakki bjǫrn) most important.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

Birna: Geirr Bassi, pg. 8 as a female given name.

Ríkarðr is found in Geirr Bassi, pg. 14 as a male given name; the correct genitive in Old Norse is Ríkarðar, per commentary on Auðr Rikarðardóttir (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=30057). Appendix A lists -kona as meaning 'wife'.

inn blakki is found in Geirr Bassi, pg. 20 as a descriptive byname meaning 'black'.

bjǫrn is 'bear', Geirr Bassi has 'bjarki' as bear cub, we are asking assistance for a correct version of the byname.

Client is married to Ríkarðr inn blakki bjǫrn whose name submission appears elsewhere in this letter. The form states that this is a resub at kingdom, but there is no record of a previous submission in OSCAR.

Client accepts all changes, and wishes that any changes made to her husband's submitted name be reflected in the final version of her own.

Client accepts all changes, and understands that the submitted form takes the style of two separate by-names rather than the style of [color] + [animal].

http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2015/09/15-09lar.html#217, Elric inn rauði úlfr:
Submitted as Elric Rauðúlfr, the name has the intended meaning of "Elric the red wolf". Precedent states:
Lacking solid evidence of a clear pattern of descriptive bynames of the form [color] + [animal] in Old Norse, there is no support for the submitted Hvithestr as a plausible descriptive byname in Old Norse. [Kristin Hvithestr, 12/2003, R-West] [Note by Gerard: Hvithestr was meant to mean 'white horse'.]
Therefore, the byname Rauðúlfr ("red wolf") is not registerable as a single byname. However, double bynames in Old Norse are permitted if both can reasonably describe the same person. Therefore, inn rauði úlfr ("the red" and "wolf") is registerable. The submitter allowed a change to this name.
Internal commentary can be found here: http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=4672

Herald of Record: Muirenn ingen Dunadaig

The form states that this is a resub at kingdom, but there is no record of a previous submission in OSCAR.

We note that the detailing that exists in the line art is not present in the color version, likely as a result of the artist failing to reverse the colors when coloring the animals in. We feel that the critters are still evident as bears, and feel that an artist's note would suffice rather than subjecting the client to a redraw.


4: Conchobar na Féasóige - New Name & New Device

Vert, a hand argent, on a base Or a goutte de sang.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (None stated) most important.

Herald of Record: Margarita Carpintero

Conchobar: The Annals of Ulster (www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T100001A/text749.html), pg. 237, U1201.6 shows Conchobar MacLachlainn dating to 1201.

na Féasóige: Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: na Féasóige by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/naFeasoige.shtml.

This name was previously submitted as Conchobar Magennis, but was returned at kingdom level in July 2017:

The name is being returned for conflict with Conchobhar MacInnes (3/2006). The two names are identical in sound despite the variant spellings.
The new submission clears that conflict.

This device originally appeared on the June 2017 AEthelmearc internal letter. While there were no cited conflicts or style issues, the device was pended due to the name return. Kingdoms cannot create holding names.

Originally submitted as Vert, a right hand apaumee argent, on a base Or a goutte de sang, the blazon was changed to reflect the default for hands.


5: Finn Marland O'Shannon - New Release of Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1992, via Atlantia.

Azure, a chevron sable semy-de-lys fimbriated between three wolfs heads erased Or

I, ___________________, known in the society as Finn Marland O'Shannon (in the process of changing to Fionn Bewefort) requests the release of two of my badges:

Vair, two towers sable and a wolf statant Or

Azure, a chevron sable semy-de-lys fimbriated between three wolfs heads erased Or

I am aware that release of registration is permanent.


6: Finn Marland O'Shannon - New Release of Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1992, via Atlantia.

Vair, two towers sable and a wolf statant Or

I, ___________________, known in the society as Finn Marland O'Shannon (in the process of changing to Fionn Bewefort) requests the release of two of my badges:

Vair, two towers sable and a wolf statant Or

Azure, a chevron sable semy-de-lys fimbriated between three wolfs heads erased Or

I am aware that release of registration is permanent.


7: Fionn Bewefort - Resub Name Change & New Device Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in April of 1992, via Atlantia.

Ermine, a sea wolf sejant sable.

Old Item: Finn Marland O'Shannon, to be released.
Old Item: Argent, a sea wolf sejant sable within a bordure indented azure., to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Finn Beaufort) most important.

Herald of Record: Saiman Tokushou

Previously submitted as Finos Ithakesios, client withdrew the submission from consideration prior to the decision meeting. This is a complete redesign of the name.

Fionn: dated 1209 and 1490, "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien), https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Finn.shtml. Spellings vary between Finn and Fionn depending on time period. Fionn seems to be the nominative form for 1200s-1700s. Pronunciation is the same with either spelling.

Bewefort: Reaney & Wilson, s.n. Beauford. Henry Bewefort 1340-1450. "It is very likely Henry Bewefort in this document is the son of Sir John Beaufort (modern spelling) the founder of the House of Beaufort."

Client appreciates the assistance in documenting "Finn" during internal commentary; but has elected to go with "Fionn".

Correction to Name (2018-Jan-12 10:01:27): Client is removing his name change from consideration. Therefore, this device change should be associated with his currently registered name, Finn Marland O'Shannon.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

Correction to Device (2018-Jan-12 10:01:58): Client is removing his name change from consideration. Therefore, this device change should be associated with his currently registered name, Finn Marland O'Shannon.


8: Fionn Bewefort - New Badge

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

Pean, a rhinoceros rampant contourny Or.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

Correction to Badge (2018-Jan-12 10:01:36): Client is removing his name change from consideration. Therefore, this badge should be associated with his currently registered name, Finn Marland O'Shannon.


9: Giulietta da Venezia - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1995, via the East.

Firebird Herald

Sound (fire bird) most important.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

The client would like the title based on the charge pattern for heraldry. Russian firebirds were determined unregisterable as of July 2015 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/11/14-11c.html#2). Given that the primary charge on the client's personal device is a Russian firebird, we are asking if the Existing Registration Allowance (NPN1.C.2.g.) is applicable in this case. If it is determined not to be so, we are asking for assistance in locating alternate documentation for this title.

Magnus von Lübeck provided surname documentation from the FamilySearch Historical Records:

FamilySearch Historical Records

www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMWQ-NY7

Name John Fire

Gender Male

Christening Date 12 Jan 1587

Christening Date (Original) 12 JAN 1587

Christening Place ST ANDREW,HOLBORN,LONDON,ENGLAND

Indexing Project (Batch) Number C01051-1

Name Thomas Bird

Gender Male

Christening Date 17 Aug 1576

Christening Place BRINKLOW,WARWICK,ENGLAND

Death Date 21 Sep 1578

Father's Name John Bird

Indexing Project (Batch) Number C03997-2

Client was granted the right to a heraldic title by Kameshima Silver Buccle on April 8, 2017 at The Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon in AEthelmearc.


10: Grainne Ruadh - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name on the Æthelmearc LoI of February 27, 2017 as submitted.

Per pale Or and sable, two wolves combatant counterchanged sable and argent within a bordure counterchanged.

Old Item: Argent, a horse rampant and a base purpure, to be released.

Herald of Record: Amalie Reinhardt

Submitted as Per pale Or and sable, two dogs combatant counterchanged sable and argent within a bordure counterchanged, the blazon was changed to wolves with the client's permission following internal commentary.


11: Lucilla Theresa de Courtenay - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 1986, via the East.

(Fieldless) On a mullet argent a lark volant purpure

Herald of Record: Madoc Arundel

The badge takes elements from the client's registered device, Purpure, a lark volant and in chief four mullets in fess argent.


12: Rainald de Rohan - New Name Change & New Badge

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in January of 2015, via Æthelmearc.

Argent, three sinister hands couped gules.

Old Item: Theodwulf fitz Renaut, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Row - han) most important.

Herald of Record: Elspeth Anne Roth

Rainald: von Feliitzen, The Pre-conquest personal names of Domesday Book, s.n. Ragnaldr, list <Rainald> and <Rainaldus> as given names found in the Domesday book. Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, "An lndex to the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England" (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/LincLSR/GivW3.html) s.n. William, includes a William Rainald.

de Rohan: Reaney and Wilson, s.n. Rohan, lists a <Alan de Roham> in 1190 (m instead of n). Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "Breton Names from the Late 13th Century" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/late13thcbreton.html), lists <de Rohan> in 1272. French and English are compatible in Appendix C if dated within 300 years.

We are aware of the resemblance to the "Bloody Hand of Ulster", which is shown both as a right and as a left hand depending on context. SENA A.6.D. states in part, "Armory that is protected from presumption is protected with the same standards as conflict for SCA-registered armory." Under SENA A.5.E.3., this badge is clear of the Ulster augmentation by SC for substantial change in number of primary charges in a charge group. The Glossary of Terms, Table 3 ( http://heraldry.sca.org/coagloss.html#restricted ), specifies that only "a sinister hand appaumy gules on argent canton or inescutcheon" is restricted.

Originally submitted as Argent, three sinister hands apaumee couped gules, the blazon was changed based on commentary that hands are apaumee by default.


13: Ríkarðr inn blakki bjǫrn - New Name & New Device

Or, in pale two bears statant sable and a bordure gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Richard Blackbear) most important.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

Ríkarðr is found in Geirr Bassi, pg. 14 as a male given name. Based on Appendix A, this can be listed as Rikardr.

inn blakki is found in Geirr Bassi, pg. 20 as a descriptive byname meaning 'black'.

bjǫrn is 'bear', Geirr Bassi has 'bjarki' as bear cub, we are asking for a correct version of the byname.

Client accepts all changes, and understands that the submitted form takes the style of two separate by-names rather than the style of [color] + [animal].

http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2015/09/15-09lar.html#217, Elric inn rauði úlfr:
Submitted as Elric Rauðúlfr, the name has the intended meaning of "Elric the red wolf". Precedent states:
Lacking solid evidence of a clear pattern of descriptive bynames of the form [color] + [animal] in Old Norse, there is no support for the submitted Hvithestr as a plausible descriptive byname in Old Norse. [Kristin Hvithestr, 12/2003, R-West] [Note by Gerard: Hvithestr was meant to mean 'white horse'.]
Therefore, the byname Rauðúlfr ("red wolf") is not registerable as a single byname. However, double bynames in Old Norse are permitted if both can reasonably describe the same person. Therefore, inn rauði úlfr ("the red" and "wolf") is registerable. The submitter allowed a change to this name.
Internal commentary can be found here: http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=4672

Herald of Record: Muirenn ingen Dunadaig


14: Wulfflæd on Hehstaldes ee - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister sable and gules, a wolf couchant and in sinister chief a cross patonce argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (late 8th - early 9th century Anglo-Saxon) most important.
Culture (late 8th - early 9th century Anglo-Saxon) most important.

Herald of Record: None

Wulfflæd - Female Anglo-Saxon personal name. The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England. http://pase.ac.uk/ (Please see attached photocopy)

Searle, William George. Onomasticon anglo-saxonicum : a list of Anglo-Saxon proper names from the time of Beda to that of King John. "wulfflæd." Cambridge: University Press, 1897. 506.

https://archive.org/stream/onomasticonan00sear#page/506/mode/2up/search/wulfflæd

Hehstaldes ee - Old Northumbrian dialect name for the present-day town of Hexham in Northumberland, England. (client wishes to retain the "ee" ending (meaning "stream, river") on the place-name as found in the documentation from The Academy of St. Gabriel.)

Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 3243 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/3243), 19 Jun 2007, From: Femke de Roas (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/3243.txt)

ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 3243

In the local Old Northumbrian dialect, however, the word was <hehstald>, and the place-name must have been <Hehstaldes ea>, from which the modern name derives. The dative case of <ea> is <ee>, as may be seen from the prepositional phrases <in Hagustaldes ee> and <on Hagustd ee>, both 'at Hexham', in Annals 766 and 788 of the Peterborough Chronicle. If you choose a locative byname referring to Hexham, we recommend <on Hehstaldes ee>

Submitted as <Wulfflæd æt Hehstaldes ee>, the client accepted a change to <Wulfflæd on Hehstaldes ee> based on internal commentary.


15: Wulfflæd on Hehstaldes ee - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A wolf couchant purpure.

Herald of Record: None

Note that the form states the name is already registered. However, the name appears elsewhere on this letter.


"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing others' loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays." -- W. C. Jones

Madoc Garnet

Saiman Cornelian


OSCAR counts 6 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Heraldic Title, 6 New Devices, 2 New Device Changes and 4 New Badges. These 20 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $80 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Name Change. This item is not chargeable. There are 2 releases, which do not require payment. There are a total of 23 items submitted on this letter.

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