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Drachenwald April 1 LoI dated 2018-04-01

Greetings from the Drachenwald branch of the College of Heralds Imaginary, and their tooting horn, Silly Tabard Herald Extrawonkinary! Warranted huhralds Acolyte Pursuivant Bargaret Wacko, Canker-Blossom Herald, Is a Bale and Murrain Herald, Merkillinen Airut Hurtta, Mölö Herald not-quite-ordinary, Rock-on Herald, Rouge-with-a-dab-of-lipstick-Maunch: `extraordinary!' and Thorny Hemlock Pursuivant have left no consultation undone in their quest for defame and ignobility.

1: Albrecht Einstein - New Name & New Device

Argent, a tankard proper.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Albrecht is a German (Early New High German) male given name dated to 1409 in DMNES (http://dmnes.org/name/Albert)

Einstein is a byname dated to 1594 Germany in FamilySearch records (B00076-0 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J4WT-MJR)

A salt-glazed stoneware tankard (circa) 1530-1540 with silver-gilt mounts, British Museum.


2: Caroline Herschel - New Name & New Device

Sable, a comet Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Caroline is a female given name dated to 1598 Germany in FamilySearch records (C93713-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NV6N-368)

Herschel is a byname dated to 1598 Germany in FamilySearch records (C97637-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NC5J-9HV)

The submission, then blazoned as Sable, eight comets visible only through a telescope Or was previously returned due to problems with identifiability. The resubmission has one comet visible to the eye for purposes of clarity and conflict checking.

The submitter notes:

"....BUT THERE ARE EIGHT COMETS, DAMMIT."


3: Christian Gray - New Name & New Device

Or, a fess sable and overall a roundel gules.

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
No changes.

Christian is a male given name dated to 1613 England in FamilySearch records (I02206-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JZ1W-F36)

Gray is a byname dated to 15th century England in Surnames in 15th Century York (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/york15/surnames-alphabetical.htm#G)


4: Heinrich Hertz - New Name & New Device

Argent, 20 000 hurts.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Heinrich is a German male given name

dated to 16th century in Late Period German Masculine Given Names by Talan Gwynek (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/germmasc/)

Hertz is a byname dated to 1562 Germany in FamilySearch records (M93230-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NCGF-WMB)


5: Heinrich Hertz - New Badge

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

Per fess wavy azure and gules.


6: Kirjava Persesilmä - New Name

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
No major changes.
Language (Finnish) most important.
Meaning (mottled arsehole) most important.

Stoebke (Die alten ostseefinnischen Personennamen im Rahmen eines urfinnischen Namensystems) lists Kirjava as probably Proto-Finnic, meaning that there are known examples from Finnic languages. A number of these pagan-era names survived to the end of our period (e.g. <Ikeheijmo Erichsonn> 1570, listed in Vanhat nimityyppimme (Finnish Names) by Kerttu Roisko on the Laurel web site).

Nissilä (Suomen karjalan nimistö) has <Dauidko Persesilmä> in 1631, safely within our grey period.


7: Leonardo filio Bonacii - New Name & New Device

Gules, an unnatural nautilus shell argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

The name is dated to 1202 Italy in Liber Abaci (#1)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2018-03-28/10-44-13_liber-abaci-florence.jpg


8: Maria Skłodowska - New Name & New Device

Or, three triangles points to center, overall a roundel sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Polish or French) most important.

Maria is a female given name found in Polish Given Names in Nazwiska Polaków (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/walraven/polish/#fem)

Skłody is apparently a Polish placename, but we were not able to date it in kingdom. The connection to Poland is very important to the submitter, and we ask for the College to help in documenting this place name.

Skłodowska is a feminine locative form. SENA:

"Locative bynames in Polish-language documents normally take the preposition z/ze 'from/of', followed by the place name in the genitive case. Alternately, an adjectival form can be created by adding -ski for men or -ska for women to the location's name in its grammatically required form."

If <Skłodowska> proves to be undocumentable, the submitter accepts a change to a French name.


9: Michael of Berneslai - New Name & New Device

Argent, a fern frond sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Michael is an English (Latin) male given name dated to 12th century in DMNES (http://dmnes.org/name/Michael).

Berneslai is an English place name dated to c 1150 in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names (Fourth Ed.) by Eilert Ekwall, p. 27:

s.n. Barnsley YW: Berneslai, -laya c 1150


10: Polly Hedrn - New Name & New Device

Argent, an octagonal gemstone vert.

Submitter has no desire as to gender.

Polly is a female given name dated to 1572 England in FamilySearch records (I03783-6 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J8CY-V4N)

Hedrn is a byname dated to 1625 England (B01137-3 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JH1W-CY6)


11: Sexburga Hijmottu - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A finger-ring proper.

Submitter claims her name (change?) was submitted in Drachenwald LoI 1995-04-01 but she has never received a notification of the ruling.


12: Stephen Ocking of Trinitie - New Name & New Device

Sable semy of mullets argent, a hawk lure Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Stephen is an English male given name dated to 16th century in Faire Names for English Folk: Late Sixteenth Century English Names by Christian de Holacombe (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/christian/fairnames/givennames.html)

Ocking is a byname dated to 1566 England in FamilySearch records (C07376-1 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N5JM-SHP)

Trinitie is an English location dated to 1562 in Names of English Colleges by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Colleges/Colleges.shtml#Trinitie_College_Cam)

Pattern [given+byname+location] is allowed for Middle/Early Modern English/Welsh (SENA)


13: Stephen Ocking of Trinitie - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A sun sable.


14: Stephen Thorne - New Name & New Device

Argent, a sun sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Stephen is a male given name dated to 1446 in Monumental Brass Enscriptions - Male Given Names (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/men.html)

Thorne is a byname dated to 1570 in Monumental Brass Enscriptions - Surnames (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/lastnameIZ.htm)

The submitter requests and encourages conflict with Stephen Ocking of Trinitie.


15: Wenceslaus Sier Pinske - New Name & New Device

Sable, a recursive triangle inverted argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Wenceslaus is a male given name dated to 1646 England in FamilySearch records (C00225-7, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N51N-P3P). The submitter would have preferred the Slavic given name <Wacław> but was informed it could not be combined with English bynames.

Sier is a byname dated to 1572 England in FamilySearch records (M01030-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N21W-B92)

Pinske is a byname dated to 1616 England in FamilySearch records (I00539-4, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JZTV-M46)

Double bynames are allowed in English in late period (SENA).

This is the defining instance of a recursive triangle, a fixed set with the overall shape of an equilateral triangle, subdivided recursively into smaller equilateral triangles. It can be attested to 13th century in mosaics and other art as a pattern or an isolated triangle.

According to Wise Wikipaedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierpinski_triangle#History):

"In the case of the isolated triangle, it is interesting to notice that the iteration is at least of three levels."

Please note that both the consulting herald and the Submissions Herald have done their very best to contain the recursion, but let me tell you there have been considerable problems.


16: Wenceslaus Sier Pinske - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A sieve argent.

The submitter suggests that the charge should be named after him, but has been informed that a sieve is a known period charge.


17: William Rowan Hamilton - New Name & New Device

Per pale Or and azure, in pale a broom fesswise and a bridge counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

William is a male given name dated to 16th century England in DMNES (http://dmnes.org/name/William)

Rowan is a byname dated to 1569 Scotland in FamilySearch records (M10012-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTPC-GJZ)

Hamilton is a byname sated to 1582 England in FamilySearch records (M00123-3 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVG6-YZ1)

Double bynames are allowed in late period English (SENA)

Note from the consulting herald, possibly not intended to be in the final submission form but who knows?

"One of those clients who want all their hobbies on their shield. At least I managed to talk him out of having a quill and parchment on it."


18: William Rowan Hamilton - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) An escarbuncle sable detailed azure and gules.

The submission was previously returned, then blazoned Argent, a quaternion diagram proper, for weirdness. Really. It was deeply weird.


19: Wydo Wylleson - New Name & New Device

Gules, flaunches sable.

Submitter has no desire as to gender.

Wydo is a male given name dated to 13th century England in Men's Given Names from Early 13th Century England by Talan Gwynek (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/eng13/eng13m.html)

Wylleson is a byname dated to 1379 in DMNES (http://dmnes.org/name/William http://dmnes.org/bib/WRYPT1)


Yours in Disservice,
Silly Tabard Herald Extrawonkinary


OSCAR counts 14 New Names, 13 New Devices and 5 New Badges. These 32 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $128 for them. There are a total of 32 items submitted on this letter.

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