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Æthelmearc LoI dated 2018-02-17

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 Æ201, external letter of intent. It is the intent of the Garnet office to register the following elements:

1: Aoibhenn MacInnes - New Name & New Device

Argent, a serpent involved gules and on a chief wavy vert, three mullets in fess Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (ay-ven) most important.

Herald of Record: None

Aoibhenn: Found in Irish mythology as Queen of the faeries of North Munster (pg. 244 of "Celtic Myths and Legends" by Charles Squire. Appears as Aibinn in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" - By Mari Elspeth nic Bryan - Found in years: 950, 1014, 1066 - Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) form: Aíbinn, Oébfinn - http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Aibinn.shtml. Submitted as Aoibheann, it was changed to Aoibhenn following kingdom commentary. Client has approved the change. By precedent, Aoibhenn is a plausible late-period given name.

[June 2015 LoAR, A-Atenveldt] Aoibhenn inghean Ui Mhaille. Name.

Submitted as Aoibhenn inghean Ui Maille, Aldyrne noted in commentary that the given name Aoibhenn is a partially updated 17th century form of a 10th-11th century name. Therefore, this name is a plausible late period form. However, we have changed the byname to Ui Mhaille in order to add the necessary lenition. The submitter may wish to know that a wholly Middle Irish Gaelic form of this name, appropriate for c.900-c.1200, is Aibinn ingen Ui Maille.

Note that the form in something called "Index" that contains no numbers (and shows none but is apparently toward the beginning of the text) in Charles Squire, Celtic Myth_ and Legend_ (Courier reprint 2013) at https://books.google.com/books?id=nyjDAgAAQBAJ, is <Aoibhinn>, and the same in snippets on pp. 426 and 448 from a search for that form. (Goodreads shows dozens of other editions in English, including several called Celtic Myths and Legends. The LoC shows the original 1905 title as The mythology of the British Islands; an introduction to Celtic myth, legend, poetry, and romance.) Client is willing to accept a spelling change to preserve the sound ay-ven.

MacInnes: Client is the mundane legal daughter of Fergus MacInnes (registered June 2001 via AEthelmearc), and wishes to use the Existing Registration Allowance for the surname. A copy of the memo from Fergus is included in the packet.

I, __________, known in the SCA as Fergus MacInnes, do attest to the fact that __________, known in the SCA as Aoibhenn MacInnes, is my legal daughter. Respectfully, <signed>


2: Esme MacInnes - New Name & New Device

Quarterly argent and sable, a cockatrice gules crested Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Herald of Record: None

Esme: Scottish female name of Greek, Latin, or French origin. An alternate spelling of Ismay (undocumented). Root name of Amy (Scotland 1402 [LEASK, 421]). In French, past participle of the verb esmer ["to love"]. Introduced to Scotland in the 16th century (https://themeaningofthename.com/esme)

Esme Barton, female, married 1554, Leconfield, York, England. Batch no. M06080-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJCY-26L)

MacInnes: One of the earliest surnames in Scotland, going back to the original Mac Aonghuis. A principle family of the Dalriadic kingdom n Scotland's 7th century (pg. 164, "Scottish Clans and Tartans" by Ian Grimble).

Jonet Mc Innes, female, christened 1642, Inveravon, Banff, Scotland. Batch no. C11157-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XBSY-GHT)

SENA Appendix A notes that Scots and English are in the same language group. The September 2013 notes that Mc is a scribal abbreviation, and is expanded to "Mac" for registration purposes (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/09/13-09cl.html#2).

The September 2013 notes that Mc is a scribal abbreviation, and is expanded to "Mac" for registration purposes (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/09/13-09cl.html#2).

Correction to Name (2018-Mar-06 15:03:13): The client has asked to have the surname considered under the existing registration allowance. His father has written a letter of attestation.

I, _______________, known in the SCA as Fergus MacInnes, do attest to the fact that _______________, known in the SCA as Esme MacInnes, is my legal spouse. Respectfully, [signed]
A copy of the letter is in the packet.

Correction to Name (2018-Mar-06 15:03:14): The previous correction should read, "Her husband has written..." rather than "His father has written..." All else remains the same.

Herald of Record: None

Although cockatrice is searchable in the online ordinary under "dragon", the two do not conflict.

Wolfger von Lausfenburg [November 1997]. Name and device. Vair en pointe, a cockatrice displayed wings inverted head to sinister Or.

Possible conflicts were called with Barony of Dragons Laire Per pale gules and sable a two headed dragon displayed Or grasping in dexter forepaw a laurel wreath vert and in sinister forepaw a moneybag gules, and Beltran of the Mount (SCA) Vair, a wivern volant to sinister Or maintaining a pomme charged with three fountains. In both cases there needs to be a CD between a wivern/dragon and a cockatrice for the two submissions to be clear.

If period monsters, were not considered different in period, this device would conflict with both of these, since we do not normally give a difference for changing the head only of a beast or monster. However, since they were considered different monsters in period, and since the head is not obscured in any way, we are willing to grant it the necessary CD to make it clear of these possible conflicts.

The device was redrawn following kingdom commentary to increase the size of the primary charge. Client has approved the new artwork.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2018-02-13/07-36-37_esme_macinnes_name_1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2018-02-13/07-36-39_esme_macinnes_name_2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2018-02-13/07-36-41_esme_macinnes_name_3.jpg


3: Fionn MacInnes - New Name & New Device

Argent, a griffin sable and on a chief embattled vert a mullet Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Herald of Record: None

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.

MacInnes:One of the earliest surnames in Scotland, going back to the original Mac Aonghuis. A principle family of the Dalriadic kingdom n Scotland's 7th century (pg. 164, "Scottish Clans and Tartans" by Ian Grimble).

Jonet Mc Innes, female, christened 1642, Inveravon, Banff, Scotland. Batch no. C11157-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XBSY-GHT). This entry places the surname within 300 years of the Irish Gaelic "Fionn" dated 1490 in Index of Names in Irish Annals.

The September 2013 notes that Mc is a scribal abbreviation, and is expanded to "Mac" for registration purposes (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/09/13-09cl.html#2).

Correction to Name (2018-Mar-06 15:03:14): The client has asked to have the surname considered under the existing registration allowance. His father has written a letter of attestation.

I, _______________, known in the SCA as Fergus MacInnes, do attest to the fact that _______________, known in the SCA as Fionn MacInnes, is my legal child. Respectfully, [signed]
A copy of the letter is in the packet.

Herald of Record: None

The device was redrawn following kingdom commentary to increase the number of crenelations in the embattled bordure. Client has approved the new artwork.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2018-02-13/07-40-04_esme_macinnes_name_1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2018-02-13/07-40-05_esme_macinnes_name_2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2018-02-13/07-40-07_esme_macinnes_name_3.jpg


January, in ermine cloak,
With crystal spangles dight,
He gave the queen an Ivy crown,
And her fair shoulders white
He happ'd with tender ferny Moss
From many a cosy nook,
Or from the rounded boulders warm
Beside the frozen brook.

~James Rigg, "The Progress of Queen Flora, Adorned by a Hundred Wild Flowers," Wild Flower Lyrics and Other Poems, 1897

Madoc Garnet

Saiman Cornelian


OSCAR counts 3 New Names and 3 New Devices. These 6 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $24 for them. There are a total of 6 items submitted on this letter.

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