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Calontir ILoI dated 2018-02-25

Wesaþ hal!

To Saito Takauji Gold Falcon and the esteemed members of the College of Heralds comes this missive from Dorcas Whitecap, Eyas. I seek your wise counsel on the following submissions, to prepare them for registration:

1: Áine inghean Mhic Con -Resub Name

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

Áine - Gaelic feminine name dated from 1169 to 1468 in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Áine" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) Paper copy included. https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Aine.shtml

inghean - patronymic particle meaning "daughter of", appropriate for a masculine name after roughly 1200, per "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" (3rd Edition) by Sharon L. Krossa http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/

Mhic Con - genitive form of Gaelic masculine given name Mac Con. Dated from 1196 to 1595 in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Mac Con" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) Paper copy included. https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/MacCon.shtml

Previous name "Victoria of Standing Stones" was withdrawn from the Calontir LoI dated 2017-11-30 at submitter's request.


2: Alan Burellson -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2006, via Calontir.

Azure chausse ploye erminois, a hanging balance Or


3: Alianora Jehannette des Amandiers -New Device

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

Azure semy-de-lys, an owl displayed maintaining in its talons a spoon fesswise argent


4: Anna Beckett -New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and azure, a pale wavy between in fess a bee and a tree argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Anna - feminine given name, found in Withycombe (p.25, s.n. Ann) "used in England, France, Germany and Spain … first in England beginning of 13th C (1218 first recorded) but rare until beginning of 14th century."

Beckett - surname, found in R&W, which cites "Beckett" in that spelling from c.1155. Bardsley s.n. Beckett dates it 1586.


5: Cuthbert Longschankes -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2014, via Calontir.

Or, on a mountain azure winged argent a furison erminois


6: Duncan þe Eard-stapa -Resub Name & Resub Device

Per chevron inverted azure and argent, a drinking horn fesswise argent and two Danish axes addorsed sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Anglo-saxon) most important.
Meaning (land-stepper, wanderer) most important.

The previous name, Donnchad Eardstapa, was returned in March 2011.

The byname was constructed from a word that appears in use only in a poetic context. Without evidence that bynames were created from poetic terms in Anglo-Saxon or that the term eardstapa was used more generally, we cannot register it as a byname.

Duncan - masculine name from Old Irish donn 'brown, dun' + Old Irish cath 'battle'. The name of a 7th C king of Dal Riata, an 8th C high king of Ireland, an 8th C Irish saint, a 10th C high king of Ireland, and two 11th C kings of Scotland. Found in J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Duncan". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Duncan.

See also "Names from 13th Century Northumberland" by Sara L. Uckelman (known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael), where Duncan, the vernacular form of Duncanus, is found 3 times.

þe: A Guide to Old English by Bruce Mitchell, ppg. 355, 347-348. Old English definitive article meaning the.

Eard-stapa - descriptive byname using the Anglo-Saxon masculine noun "eard-stapa" meaning "A land-stepper, wanderer; terras peragrans, peregrīnātor" found in Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary. http://bosworth.ff.cuni.cz/008595

SENA, Appendix B, section D states in part, "D. Descriptive Bynames: A descriptive byname describes an individual in terms of their mental or physical characteristics. The names are literal in nature and the sorts of descriptions another person would immediately recognize. Therefore, the suitability of a constructed byname of this sort must be shown with attested bynames that are similar in content and level of abstraction."

Attested bynames include the 13th century Wander and Wanderbug (from the Middle English Dictionary), Alice Wayfarar, 1394, and Emma Weyfare, 1327 (Jönsjö, Middle English Nicknames, pp.185-6), Petr. Wydefare, 1279; and Ad. Rideway "ride away", 1218 (Jönsjö, ibid, pp.190, 151) and the 12th-13th century (le) Pelerin ("one who travels to a holy place, traveler from foreign lands", found in the Middle English Dictionary and Robert Peregrine "traveler from foreign lands", 1243 (Reaney & Wilson 351, s.n. Pilgrim). There are also multiple examples of some form of Romfare, referring to pilgrims to Rome. All of these support the concept of a traveler or wanderer as a period byname.

The registration of Eoswyth þe Siðend in April of 2013 indicates that an Anglo-Saxon byname meaning "journeyer" is unremarkable. We take that to mean an Anglo-Saxon byname meaning "wanderer" is also unremarkable.

SENA Appendix C supports the combination of an Old English byname with a Gaelic or Old Irish given name.

Previous device submission, Azure, in pale an axe fesswise head to sinister and a drinking horn fesswise argent, was returned in March 2011.

This device is returned for blurring the distinction between a group of co-primary charges and two separate groups, one primary and the other secondary. The horn and axe are roughly equivalent in visual weight, which would make them co-primary charges. At the same time, the drinking horn is the central charge, placed exactly where a sole primary charge would be, and the axe is placed in chief, exactly where a long, narrow secondary charge would be placed in chief.

On resubmission, the submitter should either draw a single charge group with the entire group centered on the field, or should draw the horn much more prominently and the axe with slightly less visual weight, so the horn is unmistakably the sole primary charge and the axe is unmistakably a secondary charge.

This is a complete redesign.


7: Edward Logan de Munro -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2010, via Calontir.

Per bend sinister azure and sable, in pale a jester's cap congoined with a mask of comedy within a bordure argent

Previously submitted device Per bend sinister sable and azure, a bauta mask affronty wearing a jester's cap within a bordure argent was returned in May 2010.

This device is returned for violating section VII.3 of the Rules for Submissions, which says that "Artifacts that were known in the period and domain of the Society may be registered in armory, provided they are depicted in their period forms." The bauta mask has not been shown to be a period artifact. The only documentation provided was from a website for a company selling these masks, which claims that they were introduced in the 16th century. While that may very well be the case, we are not willing to accept the unsupported word of a salesman as documentation for the first registration of a charge.

Masks are certainly period for Venice. The earliest mask-makers appear in the civilian registers of Venice in 1530, according to Mask, The Other Face of Humanity, edited by Maria Clara V. Ravina, but the existence of the bauta mask as a specific type of mask in period remains unproven.

This resubmission addresses the reasons for the previous return by replacing the bauta mask with a more standard mask of comedy.


8: Eibhilin O Beirn -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of March 31, 2017 as Eibhilin Ó Beirn.

Yrsa kettlingr

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

All documentation from Geirr Bassi.

Yrsa - feminine first name, pg. 16

kettlingr - byname meaning "kitten", pg. 24


9: Franco Suares -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of February 06, 2018 as submitted.

Argent, on a pile azure a winged sword inverted, pommelled of a pomegranate, Or

The submitter's original device, Azure chausse argent, a winged sword inverted, pommelled of a pomegranate, Or, was originally submitted on the Calontir ILoI dated 2017-12-25, and was returned at kingdom for conflict with Fearghus Cochrane, badge registered in July of 2012 (via Caid): (Fieldless) A sword inverted, winged Or. This redesign changes the primary charge from a sword to a pile.


10: Jane Fox of Foxhall -New Name Change & New Device Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in December of 2005, via Calontir.

Per bend sinister purpure and sable, a fox sejant contourny and a fleur-de-lys argent

Old Item: Constance Wilkicke, to be retained as an alternate name.
Old Item: Per pale gules and sable, on a bend argent three footprints palewise sable, to be retained as a badge.
Submitter desires a feminine name.

Jane - Feminine given name. Found in Withycombe, s.n. Jane pg. 172, "comes from the old French Jehane and is not found much before the 16th C. with a Jane Coventry being found in the Mysteries written in the 15th. C."

Fox - Found in R&W, s.n. Fox, pg. 176, 'Toue fox Hy 2DC(L); Hugo le Fox 1297 MinAcctCo. A nickname.'Also from English Names from pre-1600 Brass Inscriptions (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/brasses/) contains the following information: The data in the article shows a total of 7 instances of the surname Fox or Foxe in Oxfordshire, Especially noting John Fox and wife dated to 1522.

of Foxhall - locative found in "Dictionary of Tudor London Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, p. 152. Paper copy included. www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/tudorlondon.pdf

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2018-02-12/19-08-40_Jane_Fox_of_Foxhall_name01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2018-02-12/19-08-42_Jane_Fox_of_Foxhall_name02.jpg


11: Jótun-Kaðall -New Name

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

Both names are documented from Geirr Bassi.

Jótun- prepended byname meaning Giant, p.24

Kaðall - masculine given name, p.12

This name fulfills the requirements of SENA PN.2.B, as it has a [prepended] byname and a given name.


12: Nemesis Erycina -New Name & New Device

Argent, on a pale purpure a key wards to base argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Νέμεσις : Nemesis

LGPN - 10 instances cited http://clas-lgpn2.classics.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/lgpn_search.cgi?name=Νέμεσις Paper copy included.

Erycina is to mean "of Eryx", a town/mountain in Sicily (home to the Temple of Venus Erycina, which means Venus of Eryx). Help with documentation appreciated.

Notes associated with the attached photo: Circa 250 BC, the Roman and Carthaginian camps at Eryce, Sicily, during the 1st Punic War between Carthage and Rome, 264-241 BC (photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2018-02-15/18-40-48_Nemesis_Erycina_name01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2018-02-15/18-40-49_Nemesis_Erycina_name02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2018-02-15/18-40-51_Nemesis_Erycina_name03.jpg


13: Nemesis Erycina -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A skull sable maintaining in its jaw a key argent


14: Noemy del See -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (del Sea) most important.

Noemy - feminine given name, found in DMNES s.n. Naomi. The name of an Old Testament character. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Noemy. The name came into use among Protestants in the 16th C. http://dmnes.org/name/Naomi

del See - R&W dates Bertram del See to 1312. P. 396, s.n. Sea

Submitter prefers "del Sea", documentation assistance is requested.


15: Nut Meg Thorn -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Nutmeg) most important.

Nut - Found as a surname. Surname as given name is allowed for late period English names. IGI record: Elizabeth Nut,mentioned in the record of Edward Bonson, marriage, 28 Jan 1594, Skellingthorpe, Lincoln, England, Batch M03145-1 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NV6W-Y57

Meg - Found as a Scottish given name. Double given names are allowable in late period English names. IGI record: Meg Acheson, mentioned in the record of Adam Trumble, marriage, 10 Jul 1599, Kelso, Roxburgh, Scotland, Batch M11793-7 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYQR-M93

Thorn - Found as a surname. IGI record: Elys Thorn, christening, 30 Aug 1579, St Andrew Hubbard with St Mary at Hill, London, London, England, Batch C02362-1 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NL5D-1Z3

This is not meant to be a joke name. Submitter has been going by the name "Nutmeg" ever since she was a child in the SCA. Even if it were a joke name, it is not obtrusively modern, so it is registerable.


16: Rodrigo of Aston Tor -New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2001, via Calontir.

Erminois, a cock contourny within a bordure embattled gules

Text of letter:

I, [legal name], known in the SCA as Rodrigo of Aston Tor, waive the full protection of my registered armory " Erminois, a cock contourny within a bordure embattled gules". I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is not identical to my registered armory. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

2/23/18

[legal signature]


17: Sechen Tatar -New Name & New Device

Per bend argent and gules, a lotus flower gules and a natural tiger rampant argent marked sable and on a chief sable two human eyes argent irised sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Both names documented in "Mongolian Naming Practices" by Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongolian_names_marta.html

Sechen - under "Women's Names". Sechen N [girl?; a girl raised by a tiger in folklore].

Tatar - under "Clan/Tribal Names".


18: Skinna-Hrefna -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (fur trader) most important.

Skinna- prepended byname found in GB p. 27 meaning Skin-, fur-Trader

Hrefna - feminine given name found in GB p. 11

This name fulfills the requirements of SENA PN.2.B, as it has a [prepended] byname and a given name.


19: Thorfinn Vottrson -New Name & New Device

Gules, a seawolf maintaining an axe Or between three mullets of eight points argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (close to Torvin Vortison) most important.
Language (10th century Norse) most important.

Client has been informally using the name Torvin Vortison within the Society and looking for something as close as possible.

Thorfinn - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG9-KCGX No paper copy was included. This link is to a record on FindAGrave.com, and it has no batch number. Happily, this name is documented at dmnes.org, s.n. Thorfinn, where it is documented as the name of a 10th C earl of Orkney and an 11th C earl of Orkney. http://dmnes.org/name/Thorfinn

Vottrson - Patronymic of Vottr: GB p. 16. The patronymic is valid, but I believe the correct spelling would be <Vottsson>.


20: Urich von Beren -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Urick, Yorick) most important.

Urich - masculine first name, Bahlow s.n. U(h)rig, "Sent Urich = St. Ulrich in Aust."

von Beren - locative byname, Bahlow s.n. Behren has Theodor von Beren 1267.


21: Veyl Robertsson -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of February 06, 2018 as submitted.

Per pale argent and gules, two pallets argent and a chief sable

The submitter's original device, Per pale argent and gules, two pallets argent, was originally submitted on the Calontir ILoI dated 2017-12-25, and was returned at kingdom for conflict with Seagirt, Barony of, badge registered in October of 2005 (via An Tir): Azure, two pallets argent. This redesign adds a chief sable.


22: Wulfþryð Maynes -New Name & New Device

Or, on a chalice purpure a cross of Calatrava Or and in chief a loaf of bread proper

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Meaning most important.
Spelling (Wulfþryð) most important.

Wulfþryð - female, Saxon name found in PASE database. Saint, d. c.1000; abbess of Wilton, queen of England, the second consort of King l x. http://pase.ac.uk/jsp/pdb?dosp=VIEW_RECORDS&st=PERSON_NAME&value=6483&level=1&lbl=Wulfthryth (see result #6)

Maynes - unmarked locative, Eckwall, s.n. Mayne, c. 1100


Commentary is due by 25 March 2018 either in OSCAR or via email to <eyas@calontir.org>. The online commentary meeting will be 26 March 2018. Ic þe þancie (I thank you) in advance for your assistance!

Sien ge hal,

~Dorcas Eyas


OSCAR counts 12 Names, 1 Name Change, 1 Alternate Name, 11 Devices, 1 Device Change, 2 Badges and 1 Blanket Permission to Conflict. There are a total of 29 items submitted on this letter.

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