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Ealdormere LoI dated 2017-12-29

Unto the Sovereigns and other members of the College of Arms of the Society, come greetings from Dietrich von Sachsen, Green Mantle Herald.

It is the intent of the Ealdormere College of Heralds to submit the following for your consideration.

1: Caitríona inghean Raghnaill - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2005, via Ealdormere.

Vert, an axe within five trilliums in annulo argent

There is a SFPP for the use of Trilliums, as a New World plant.


2: Mægwyn skrautibróka - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (like MAY-wen or MY-wen) most important.

This name combines an Old English given name with an Old Norse byname. This combination is allowed on SENA Appendix C.

Mægwyn: Old English feminine name (pronounced MAY-win), used between the 8th and 13th centuries CE. From Bo Seltén, The Anglo-Saxon Heritage in Middle English Personal Names (Lund, Sweden: Royal Society of Letters at Lund, 1979). See https://medievalscotland.org/problem/names/megan.shtml

skrautibróka: Old Norse constructed byname, meaning "Splendid Pants". skrauti is found as a byname from Landnámabók, meaning "Fancy/Splendid"; bróka is the feminized of brók, "pants", found in the byname loðbrók "shaggy-pants". As the element loð is also used in other bynames (loðinhǫði, "shaggy-head" and loðinkinnim "shaggy-cheeked"), it seems probable that the element brók can be used with other elements.


3: Sarah Makmyllane - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (16th Century Culture) most important.

Sarah: Feminine Personal name found in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames, Part 3: The Name H-Z" by Talan Gwynek. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyHZ.html.

Further, the name Sara (without the h) can be found in "Names From Old Edinburgh, 1597-1598", by Kathleen O'Brien. http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Edinburgh/#Feminine

Makmyllane Scottish surname, found in Robert Makmyllane, burgess of Ayr in 1559 CE. Also spelled "Makmyllen" in 1555 CE. From Black, op. cit., s.n. MacMillan.


Many and warmest thanks to those who have taken the time to comment and thus advance the art and science of heraldry in the Society.

Dietrich von Sachsen

Green Mantle Herald


OSCAR counts 2 New Names and 1 New Badge. These 3 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $12 for them. There are a total of 3 items submitted on this letter.

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