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Atlantia Kingdom ILoI dated 2018-04-17

Unto Cian Triton, Beatrice Golden Dolphin, and the Atlantian College of Heralds does Catherine Ibis send warm greetings! Commentary for this letter will begin April 17th, 2018 and end May 15th, 2018.

1: Adelaide Half Pint -New Name Change & Resub Device

OSCAR NOTE: 'Old Item' should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Per fess embattled counterchanged argent and or, a tankard also counter charged

Old Item: Adelaide of Roxbury Mill, to be retained as an alternate name.

Precedent for the use of the name "Half Pint" follows standard English naming practices as delineated in Reaney & Wilson's "Encyclopedia/Dictionary of English Surnames". Pages 212 and 213. Referencing similar names to wit: Half Acre, Half Head, Half Penny, Half Knight, Half Frankish...etc etc ad nauseum.

Consulting Herald: Hamish MacLeod

Submission History:

This is a resubmission after the September 2017 Kingdom Return of "Per pale purpure crusilly Moline Or and argent, a mug counterchanged argent and purpure":

This device is being returned for redraw, as commenters had trouble identifying the crosses as crosses Moline. We recommend enlarging them a bit, to aid identification. As we tend to define "semy" as being six or more of a charge in a space, there is room to make the crosses bigger without losing the essence of "semy" in this device.

This is a resubmission following the April 2017 Kingdom return of "Per pale purpure and azure, an otter head to sinister couchant on its back, tail erect and head erect":

"This device is being returned for rework because by long standing precedent, we don't register inverted animate charges. Without documentation demonstrating the use of an otter floatant in period medieval heraldry, we are unable to forward this to Laurel.

From the May 2009 LoAR:

"The SCA has general precedents against registering inverted animate charges unless they are part of a radially symmetrical group such as in annulo. These precedents are on the grounds that such inverted animals are generally not readily identifiable, and they are not found in period heraldry. However, the SCA also has a registration tradition of allowing animals which are usually found in a tergiant posture to be registered in the tergiant inverted posture.""


2: Annette von der Dahme -New Name Change & New Device

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in June of 2016, via Atlantia.

Argent, between two bears stantant sable and three pine trees vert, a fess wavy barry azure and argent

Old Item: Mercia Marchand, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Spelling most important.

Annette - "England Marriages, 1538-1973," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKB8-FQF : 10 February 2018), John Haben and Annette Harbett, 1581: citing Upmarden, Sussex, England, reference, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 416,750, 416,723, 918,459, 416,755. Indexing Project (Batch) Number M07082-1

von der Dahme The case can be made that this surname existed in our period. The first reference is from 1533 and the second is from 1482. Here are the two references:

Luther, Martin, and Theodore G Tappert. Luther: Letters of Spiritual Council. Regent College Pub., 2003, pp 179-180.

https://books.google.com/books?id=XdIX8_EMTbQC&pg=PA221&dq=von+der+dahme&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjW24O Jm8vZAhWCzlMKHQa-DdUQ6AEIMzAB#v=onepage&q=von%20der%20Dahme&f=false

Codex Juris Municipalis Germaniae: Medii Aevi: Regesten Und Urkunden Zur Verfassungs- Und Rechtsgeschichte Der Deutschen Stal-Dte Im Mittelalter." Condex Juris Municipalis Germanie: Medii Aevi: Regesten Und Urkunden Zur Verfassungs- Und Rechtsgeschichte Der Deutschen Stal-Dte Im mittelalter, by Heinrich Gottfried. Gengler, Verl. Von F. Enke, 1683, pp. 693-694.

https://books.google.com/books?id=cL0xuMdDwcYC&pg=PA694&dq=von+der+dahme&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjs6qz RlsvZAhXryoMKHdeNA_EQ6AEIQTAD#v=onepage&q=von%20der%20dahme%f=true

Consulting Herald: Tankred Bras-de-Fer Sea Tyger

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=954/2018-04-11/21-01-22_Annette_von_der_Dahme_Name_Change_Documentation1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=954/2018-04-11/21-01-24_Annette_von_der_Dahme_Name_Change_Documentation2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=954/2018-04-11/21-01-25_Annette_von_der_Dahme_Name_Change_Documentation3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=954/2018-04-11/21-01-27_Annette_von_der_Dahme_Name_Change_Documentation4.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=954/2018-04-11/21-01-29_Annette_von_der_Dahme_Name_Change_Documentation5.jpg


3: Atlantia, Kingdom of -New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1981, via Atlantia.

Company of the Thorn and Rose

(Fieldless) A rose azure, overall two swords in saltire Or

No major changes.
Sound most important.

This household name is being registered by the kingdom to designate a household specifically dedicated to the service of the Queen.

See the attached sheet for documentation and precedents and household name patterns, permissibility of the term rose in household names and period spelling of the substantive elements of the name.

Consulting Herald: Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=954/2018-04-16/18-58-44_Company_of_the_Thorn_and_Rose_Household_Documentation1.jpg


4: Atlantia, Kingdom of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1981, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) A narwhal hauriant azure armed Or

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Narwhal

Consulting Herald: Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane


5: Atlantia, Kingdom of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1981, via Atlantia.

(fieldless) A sea-lion Or tailed azure

This submission is to be associated with Keepers of the Dream

Consulting Herald: Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane


6: Benjamin von Bremen -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (from Bremen) most important.

Benjamin- as per SENA PN.1 Personal Name Allowance, B, e- Legal Name Allowance, the submitter wishes to use his legal first name. A copy of the drivers license was enclosed for use of the submissions herald.

According to SENA Appendix A, locative German names can be formed from place names with "von".

Bremen is the name of a town in Germany, dated in this spelling to 1583, it is found in Wahrhafte Widerlegung der vermeynten Entschuldigung der Prediger zu Bremen (https://books.google.com/books?id=j_JIAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=bremen&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi NtNWqg6PNAhUlfVIKHWrADWsQ6AEIITABB#v=onepage&q=bremen&f=false).

Consulting Herald: Wynne ferch Rhodri


7: Ciosa di Tommaso -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2015, via Atlantia.

Argent, a fox courant maintaining in its mouth an arrow, on a bordure Gules, four fox paw prints, Argent

Old Item: , to be retained as a badge.

Consulting Herald: Ricart Berenguer Falcon


8: Elizabeth de Spaldyng -New Name & New Device

Vert, a garb Or between three roses argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Elizabeth: Elizabeth is found in Withycombe, header Elizabeth, pgs 99-100, as a female given name. It cites this spelling in 1205.

de Spaldyng: The surname in this case is being registered using the existing registration allowance. The submitter is married to Simon de Spaldyng. The name was registered in August of 1979.

A copy of the client's marriage certificate was included for the use of the submission herald.

Consulting Herald: Etienne Sea Stag


9: Ena inghean Diarmata -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2016, via Atlantia.

Per bend embowed counter-embowed azure and vert, a triquetra and a wolfhound rampant argent

Consulting Herald: Etienne Sea Stag

Submission History:

This is a resubmission after the October 2017 Kingdom Return of "Per bend embowed counter-embowed azure and vert, a triquetra interlaced with an annulet and a wolfhound rampant argent":

This device is being returned for slot-machine heraldry. As depicted, the hound, triquetra, and annulet are all co-primary. Per SENA A.3.D.2.a, "a charge group with more than two types of charges is not allowed." Additionally, this must be returned on administrative grounds for non-payment, as the submitter has informed us that the device was sent to us mistakenly unpaid-for.


10: Faelinn Marlow -New Device

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

Azure, a caduceus between two lions addorsed Or

Consulting Herald: Etienne Sea Stag


11: Francisco Diego del Toro -New Name & New Device

Purpure, a bend sinister between a windmill and a bear rampant contourny argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Francisco is a Spanish male name found in "Spanish Names of the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna appearing 76 times. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/MensGivenAlpha.html

Diego is a Spanish male name found in "Spanish Names of the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna appearing 145 times. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/MensGivenAlpha.html

del Toro translates as "of Toro" and follows SENA Appendix A: Patterns That Do Not Need Further Documentation by Language Group-Spainsh of, given + pat + locative.
It is also reflected in the article "16th Century Names" by Elspeth Anne Roth.
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~kvs/heraldry/spanish16/ TORO is a town in the Zamora Province of Castile-Leon.
https://www.brittanica.com/place/Toro-Spain#ref97102

Consulting Herald: Wynne Blue Shark

Consulting Herald: Wynne Blue Shark


12: Ginevra Fiammentta di Silvestri -Resub Badge

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

Gules, a hart passant and a bordure Or

Consulting Herald: Ginevra Fiammentta di Silvestri

Submission History:

This is a resubmission after the September 2017 Kingdom Return of "Gules, a hart passant Or":

This badge is returned for conflict with the device of Declan de Burgo, registered June 1996 via the Kingdom of the West: Per fess enarched azure and vert, a stag trippant Or. There is one DC for change of field, but none for posture, as trippant is a deer-specific term indicating that the beast is passant.

Additionally, this badge is in conflict with a badge belonging to the Kingdom of Lochac, registered in May 1992 via the West: Gules, a hind courant Or between three mullets of six points argent. There is one DC granted for the addition/subtraction of the secondary mullets, but the College does not grant differences between courant and passant, nor between different types or genders of deer.


13: Hjǫrdís Sigbjornsdóttir -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atlantia LoI of May 27, 2017 as submitted.

A gyronny arrondi of eight, argent and purpure, a dragonfly and on a chief vert a drakkar Or

Consulting Herald: Ragnar Leifsson

Submission History:

This is a resubmission after the May 2017 Kingdom Return of "Gyronny arrondi purpure and argent, a dragonfly and on a chief invected vert a drakkar Or":

This device is being returned for redraw because chief invected is hard to identity. The chief invected would be easier to identify if there were fewer and larger invections on the chief. Upon redraw, the submitter should use 5-7 invections on the chief.


14: Jon Fitz John -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in October of 2016, via the West as Jón inn stórhoggvi.

Old Item: Jon Inn Storhoggvi, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Language most important.
Culture (Norman) most important.

Jon - Submitter cites Reaney & Wilson's Dictionary of English Surnames, p. 256, sn: John

fitz John as a Patronymic Byname. "Names from East Anglican Office Holders, 1272-1460" by Douglas Galbi (http://www.galbithink.org/names/eang.txt):

Numerous entries using the form fitz: (year/fullname) 1295/Elias fitz John, 1301/Elias fitz John, 1332/Matthew fitz Robert, 1334/Matthew fitz Robert.

Consulting Herald: Etienne Sea Stag


15: Karl Hohn -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atlantia LoI of December 27, 2016 as submitted.

Per pale wavy and argent and Or, a snake erect vert and a fox rampant proper

Consulting Herald: Etienne Sea Stag

Submission History:

This is a resubmission after the March 2017 Laurel Return of "Per pale wavy Or and argent, a fox rampant contourny gules and a serpent coiled erect vert":

"This device must be returned for depicting a the snake in a posture which cannot be adequately described by a defined heraldic posture, which is required by SENA A.2.C.1. "Coiled erect" is not a posture found in period heraldry; generally, coiled is not seen from the side in this manner, but instead involved with itself."


16: Maria Chiara Datini -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2014, via Atlantia.

Per chevron purpure and Or, two bees Or and a Castle vert

Consulting: Wynne Blue Shark


17: Merewyn Scharp -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2016, via Atlantia.

Azure scaly argent, a sea lion Or and a bordure vert

Consulting Herald: Catguistl of Tintagol


18: Michel von Schonsee -New Household Name

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Michel von Schönsee in July of 2002, via Atlantia.

Silver Sphinx Tavern

Silver- The use of the color silver can be found in "English Sign Names" by Mari ingeab Briain Donnchada; http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/inn/#ColorAnimal; as a <Whyte/White Hart> dated to 1450; Paston, vol 2, pg. 155, doc: 126 and… Comparison of Inn/Shop/House names found London 1473-1600 with those found in the ten shires surrounding London in 1636: http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~grm/signs-1485-1636.html; Green Dragon dated to 1485-1600

Sphinx- The Sphinx is a Greek man-eating monster with a woman's head and breasts, a cat's body, and wings. Robert Parris received a Sphinx as a crest in 1573. Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme in "The Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry" (http://mistholme.com/?s=sphinx) The spelling Sphinx was used in 1598 in Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost" according to the OED.

Tavern- This is a designator allowed by precedent and found in "English Sign N <Bosomsames" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada; http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/inn/#BynameInn as <name> + <Tavern/Inn>. Examples include <Bosom's yn" dated to 1522 and <Mitford Taverne> 1489.

Consulting Herald: Wynne ferch Rhodri


19: Murienne l'aloiere -New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Murienne l'aloiere in April of 2010, via Atlantia.

Fieldless, on the bowl of a spoon inverted bendwise & sinister Or, a furison bendwise sinister sable

Consulting Herald: Reginald de Beauchamp


20: Murin Dunn -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2016, via Atlantia.

Per saltire, azure and argent, sable, two serpents in annulo, vorant of their own tails, conjoined, a bordure sable

Consulting Herald: Gabriel the Traveler

Submission History:

This is a resubmission following the September 2017 pend for a paperwork update for "Per saltire azure and argent, sable, two serpents in annulo, vorant of their own tails, conjoined, a bordure sable," which was itself a resubmission:

"This is a resubmission following the April 2017 Kingdom return of "Per saltire azure and argent, in fess two serpents vorant of their own tails conjoined, a bordure sable":

This device is being returned for redraw, as the snake heads are very small and commenters had a difficult time identifying, the snakes as serpents vorant. If the serpent heads are drawn a little larger and not so close to azure section of the field, they would probably be easier to identify."


21: Owyn de Wolfe -New Device

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

Consulting Herald: Gabriel the Traveler


22: Puran bint al-Daylami -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language most important.
Culture (Dalamites of Persia) most important.

Structure being followed is: -feminine ism + bint + masculine cognomen

Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices by Da'ud ibn Auda: http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm

Feminine ism: Puran. Submitter has two Arabic documents with Puran used as a version of Buran, will try to forward translation. If evidence cannot be determined for Puran, Buran is acceptable substitute as listed in the article linked above. Submitter is a translator and will forward up own translations or relevant passages.

Masculine cognomen: al-Daylami (the Daylamite) from the same article. Submitter has two documents on the Daylamites history that may not be forward in their entirety since found on acceptable article. Documents are: The Cambridge History of Iran, Volume 4, The Period From The Arab Invasion to the Saljuqs, edited by R. N. Frye, professor of Iranian, Harvard University. Cambridge University Press 1975. ISBN-13 978-0-521-20093-6, pp. 200-205, and the Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds, edited by Rebecca Futo Kennedy and Molly Jones-Lewis. Routledge 2016. ISBN 978-0-415-73805-7 (hbk) pp. 281-292.

Consulting Herald: Genevieve d'Aquitaine

Ibis Note: Full copies of documentation available on request, as OSCAR can only include five pages at a time.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=954/2018-04-14/13-09-49_Puran_bint_al_Daylami_Name_Documentation1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=954/2018-04-14/13-09-51_Puran_bint_al_Daylami_Name_Documentation2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=954/2018-04-14/13-09-52_Puran_bint_al_Daylami_Name_Documentation3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=954/2018-04-14/13-09-54_Puran_bint_al_Daylami_Name_Documentation4.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=954/2018-04-14/13-09-55_Puran_bint_al_Daylami_Name_Documentation5.jpg


23: Ragnar Leifsson -New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2011, via Atlantia.

Free Company of the Blue Mountains

Fieldless, on a mountain of three peaks couped azure, a tree eradicated and blasted argent

No major changes.
Sound most important.

Free Company: Approved for use IAW in the registration of Free Company of Anglesey (November 2014), the LoAR states: Green Staff documented several pre-1650 instances of free company or free Companie in England or its colonies in the Americas. For example, a petition to establish a "free company of adventurers" is dated to 1648 in Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England: 1642-1649 (http://books.google.com/books?id=Ei40AQAAMAAJ, p. 138). The creation of a "free companie" in the colony of Virginia is mentioned in 1622 in The Records of the Virginia Company of London (http://books.google.com/books?id=eqeqQ8AQAAIAAJ, p.605). Thus, Free Company is an accepatable designator for household names.

Blue Mountains: Color + Charge acceptable as a household descriptive (s) use of plurality IAW http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/11/14-11lar.html"

Consulting Herald: Ragnar Leifsson


24: Reitzel von Westphalia -New Name & New Device

Argent, an eagle displayed and three equal armed crosses in chief, sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.

No documentation other than the attached print-outs were sent.

Consulting Herald: Tankred Bras-de-Fer Sea Tyger

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=954/2018-04-11/20-14-00_Reitzel_von_Westphalia_Name_Documentation.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=954/2018-04-11/20-14-02_Reitzel_von_Westphalia_Name_Documentation2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=954/2018-04-11/20-14-03_Reitzel_von_Westphalia_Name_Documentation3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=954/2018-04-11/20-14-05_Reitzel_von_Westphalia_Name_Documentation4.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=954/2018-04-11/20-14-06_Reitzel_von_Westphalia_Name_Documentation6.jpg


25: Simon de Spaldyng -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1979, .

Gyronny azure and Or, eight neumes counterchanged

Consulting Herald: Etienne Sea Stag


26: Tristan de Roquelaure -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atlantia LoI of November 30, 2017 as submitted.

Argent, on a chevron ploy' Azure, a moth Or

Consulting Herald: Ricart Berenguer Falcon

Submission History:

This is a resubmission after the November 2017 Kingdom Return of "Azure, a moth Or, in chief argent, a pile reversed azure":

"This device must be returned for violation of SENA A.1.C, which states that
"We require that the emblazon be describable in heraldic terms. This means that the submitted emblazon must be reproducible by a competent heraldic artist, with only normal heraldic variation, from the written blazon. Designs which depend on careful alignment of items in a way that cannot be reliably blazoned using standard period heraldic terms will not be registered."

Commenters were unable to find a term to accurately describe the charges in chief; they are not any sort of blazonable chief, nor is the layout of the device in any blazonable field division, nor is it--as described in the submission--a pile reversed.

Additionally, it should be noted that the moth as drawn had some identifiability issues due to excessive internal detailing. We recommend that on resubmission it be drawn in a simpler fashion, so as to be clearly Or."


27: Una Olfuss -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Atenveldt LoI of January 26, 2017 as Una Ǫlfúss.

Or, a domestic cat passant guardant gules maintaining a sword sable, a chief embattled gules

Consulting Herald: Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane


Yours in Service,

Catherine Ibis


OSCAR counts 5 Names, 3 Name Changes, 3 Household Names, 15 Devices, 1 Device Change and 7 Badges. There are a total of 34 items submitted on this letter.

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