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Avacal LoI dated 2017-12-31

Greetings from the Avacal College of Heralds. This month we have five submissions for your commentary.

1: Dorothye Bolton - New Name & New Device

Purpure, in fess three owls contourny and on a chief argent a key purpure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Dorothye-Dorothye Muringe, chistened 15 Jan 1586, Morval, Corwall, England Batch #C05293-1 (

Bolton - is an English by-name found in "Bynames found in the 1523 Subsiby Roll of York and Ansty" by Karen Larsdatter

Redraw from the kingdom discussion has been added below for discussion. We think that an AN is adequate. The submitter has approved the redraw if necessary and Avacal College will provide new forms if necessary.

We leave it up to wreath to decide.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

2: Kataryna Tkach - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2002, via An Tir.

Fieldless) A bear statant erect affronty forepaws elevated argent

Discussion on whether or not the bear can be identified or if too cartoonish. We think an AN is adequate but leave it up to Wreath to decide.

3: Kilian von Heidelberg - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (German) most important.

Kilian - German names from Nurnberg, 1497, Sara L. Uckelman

Heidelberg - from Mercator's Wirtenberg ducatus map, ca. 1585 ( from Robeke von Heidberg submission

von- locative construction allowed by SENA Appendix A.

4: Saxa Amelia Africana - New Name

Sound (Saxa Amelia Africana) most important.

Documentation provided by ffride wlffsdotter to get a closer match to what the client wanted and indicated on the forms...

Amelia Mearin Yracheta, female, christened 1580, Santa Fe, Murillo el Cuende, Navarra, Spain. Batch no. K89596-1


Magtalena Saxa, female, married 1612, San Pedro Y San Pablo Tequixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. Batch no. M61052-1


Maria Africana, female, married 1613, San Julian, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain. Batch no. M87114-3



Arwyn of Leicester

White Wyvern Herald, Avacal

OSCAR counts 3 New Names, 1 New Device and 1 New Badge. These 5 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $20 for them. There are a total of 5 items submitted on this letter.

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