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An Tir KLOI from Central/Summits dated 2018-04-03

Greetings unto the College of Heralds from Elizabeth Lions Blood!

I hope you enjoyed An Tir's April 1 LoI. Big thanks to Cormac Wreath for the artwork on it and the idea itself. Checky for everyone!

The following items were returned in January 2018 by Laurel:

Doclor of Dragon Haven. Name.

This name must be returned for lack of documentation. The sole evidence of Doclor as a given name was from a single citation in the FamilySearch Historical Records. Because questions were raised about whether Doclor was a mistranscription of the title Doctor, Kolosvari Arpadne Julia obtained a copy of the original document from which the record was extracted. The original document clearly shows that the word is the title Doctor, not Doclor. We were unable to find any other evidence supporting Doclor as a period name. Therefore, we are forced to return this name.

His device is registered under the holding name Ken of Cranehaven.

Domnall Scriptor. Device. Per saltire azure and gules, in pale a compass Or and a pen bendwise sinister argent.

This device has been withdrawn by the submitter.

Lions Gate, Barony of. Order name. Order of the Rampant Lion.

This Order name must be returned for lack of documentation of the pattern. The June 2017 Cover Letter states:

[T]he category Other Adjective + Charge does not allow all types of adjective to be added to a heraldic charge to create an order name. The Other Adjective must be a clear visual description of the charge itself, like Double or Crowned or Winged. Until evidence supporting such constructions is found, adjectives that describe heraldic postures or arrangements of charges are not acceptable. (emphasis added)

As no such evidence was presented in connection with this submission, and none could be found by commenters, it must be returned.

The following item was returned in March 2018 by An Tir:

Þóra Jórsalafari. New Device. Per chevron sable and gules, a wolverine passant contourny and in chief three mullets argent.

This device is returned because commenters did not find it identifiable as a wolverine. We advise the submitter to include internal detailing, including the distinctive markings in the wolverine's fur, to make sure the animal looks sufficiently different from a wolf or bear.

The following items are submitted for commentary in April 2018:

1: Alan Khasar -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in May of 2016, via An Tir.

Old Item: Guðrun Odmarsdottir, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (the sound of Khasar - KAA-SYR is most important) most important.

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Mist.

Alan - Red
Khasar - Terrible Dog
Both names come from heraldry.sca.org/names/mongol_names_marta.html
13th c. Mongolian Man


2: Andrew the Red -New Name & New Device

Per pale argent and vert, an arrow pale-wise, sable, between two ram's horns respectant, counterchanged, within a bordure sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning most important.

The submitter's branch is Glymm Mere.

Andrew is my legal name. [LB note: A copy of the submitter's WA state DL was included with this submission.]

Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman), Viking Bynames found in the Landamabok, 2017, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html, 07 Feb 2018.

inn rauði, The Red

Scandinavian, viking era

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=228/2018-04-03/20-50-29_Andrew_name_0002.jpg


3: Fergus William Biggs -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2015, via An Tir.

(fieldless) Two arrows in saltire and overall a sword inverted argent

The submitter's branch is Wastekeep.


4: Fergus William Biggs -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2015, via An Tir.

(fieldless) Two arrows in saltire and overall a sword inverted sable

The submitter's branch is Wastekeep.


5: Fjorleif in Haga -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 1994, via An Tir.

Purpure fretty within a bordure indented Or

The submitter's branch is Three Mountains.


6: Hallgrímr Þorvaldsson -New Name & New Device

Gyronny arrondi of four argent and azure, a brown bear rampant regardant proper maintaining a basket Or

Client requests authenticity for 9th-10th c. Danelaw.

The submitter's branch is Wealdsmere.

Hallgrímr and Þorvaldr are masculine names from the Landnamabok - both are Geirr Bassi - this follows the rules in Geirr Bassi


7: Luna Francesca di Marco Luppi -New Badge

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

(no blazon provided)


8: Melike bint Mihail -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in February of 2014, via Atlantia.

Old Item: Mora Macnamara, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.
Culture (Period Ottoman female persona, Christian upbringing) most important.

The submitter's branch is Lyonsmarche.

Melike:
from https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/ottoman/turkishnames.html
(Melike bint Mürsel)

Mahail:
from https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/ottoman/masculine.html
Mihail under Christian Names

"bint" is the patronymic for Arabic language groups per
from https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/ottoman/


9: Salvador Rodrigo de Granada -New Name Change & New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A sun Or and overall a wolf's head erased sable

Old Item: Siggeirr Fjallgeirsson, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 16th century Spanish.
Sound (Rodrigo may be dropped if conflict) most important.

The submitter's branch is Wastekeep.

The submitter's old name, Siggeirr Fjallgeirsson, was registered in July 2017 via An Tir.

All name elements from heraldry.sca.org 16th Century Spanish names


10: Snorri Styrr Bolli -New Device

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

Sable, a pale gules, a chalice between two boars courant argent

The submitter's branch is Wastekeep.

The submitter's name, Snorri Styrr Bolli, was registered in November 2017 via An Tir.


11: Stephen the Sinister -Resub Name

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Laire.

The submitter's previous submission, Stephen of York was returned by An Tir in May 2017:

Stephen of York. New Name and New Device. Sable, a chevron between in chief two pairs of axes and arrows in saltire and in base a stalk of wheat bendwise sinister Or.

It was not entirely clear to us whether the submitter wanted the name Stephen or Stephan. Either way, the name conflicts with Stephan of Yorke, registered May 1991 via the Middle.

Lacking a name with which to associate it, the device must also be returned. Additionally, the secondary charge group includes axes, arrows, and a feather - three different charge types - thus violating SENA A.2.D.2.a, which states that "a charge group with more than two types of charges is not allowed.

Stephen - saint's name found in Withycombe, p. 273. Dated to 1273, 1379, 1440, etc. in England.

The Sinister - In February 2015, we accepted the name Xavier the Sinister (A-An Tir), ruling: Appendix A of SENA allows the use of marked and unmarked descriptive/occupational bynames in French. Examples of descriptive or occupational bynames from the 15th and 16th centuries include Cordewanier/le Cordewanier, Devin/Le Devin, Villain/Le Villain, and Mauwin/Le Mauwin, all found in Domhnall na Moicheirghe's article, "Names from Lallaing 1384 - 1600" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/lallaing_names.html). Therefore le Senestre is a plausible form of the attested 15th century French Senestre, and we can allow the lingua Anglica form, the Sinister.


12: Þangbrandr Sløngvand baugi -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Norse reasons, 800 AD time period.
Language most important.
Culture most important.
Meaning most important.

website at http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml (Look for <Þangbrandr>)

<Þangbrandr> isn't actually an Old Norse name, though we find it in a number of Norse sagas, from Olafs saga Tryggvasonar, Heimskringla, Landnámabók, etc. The actual name is probably Old High German <Dankbrandt>, for Þangbrandr.


13: Þōrhrōlfr "Jofurr" Egilson -New Name & New Device

Potent, on a pile sable fimbriated a sea boar Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 880-930 Scandinavian. Swedish or Norwegian.
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Culture most important.
Meaning most important.

The submitter's branch is Adiantum.

Þōrhrōlfr: The Viking Answer Lady http://www.thevikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#Z

Jofurr: Biname; Jofurr or luvur (Old Swedish) found in Old Swedish as luvur and in OW Norse as Jofurr. from the OW Norse noun jofurr (from the primative Scandinavian *eburaR). Originally with a sense of "wild boar" but coming to mean "Prince" because of the boar crested helmets such men were said to have worn. Runic examples include the Nomative forms iofur, iufur (3 instances) [iufur] (3 instances) and the accusative forms iafur, iufur. [iufur] http://www.thevikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#J

Egilson - The Viking Answer Lady www.thevikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#E


14: Þōrhrōlfr "Jofurr" Egilson -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A sea boar Or

The submitter's branch is Adiantum.

No line drawing was included with this submission.


15: Yrsa Björnsdottír -New Name & New Device

Vert, a duck displayed argent between four ducks close two and two Or, and a ford propert

The submitter's branch is Wealdsmere.

Yrsa is a feminine name from Geírr Bassi

Björnsdottír is a later form of the Old Norse Bjarnardottir. Lind Dopnawn sn Biǫrn dates Biorns_ from Diplomatarium Norvegicum from n_ earlier than 1330. The elements aren't both Old Norse but they are compatible.

Correction to Device (2018-Apr-03 23:04:32): Oops. The errant 't' on the end of the blazon is user error. Mea culpa.


16: Yrsa Björnsdottír -New Badge

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

Vert, a duck displayed argent and on a ford proper, four ducks naiant two and two Or


I remain,
In service to Crown, Coronet and College,
Viscountess Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle
Lions Blood Herald


OSCAR counts 6 Names, 3 Name Changes, 5 Devices and 7 Badges. There are a total of 21 items submitted on this letter.

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