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Æthelmearc ILoI dated 2018-05-07

Greetings unto Sofie Silver Buccle and the College of Heralds of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. This is Æ205, internal letter of intent. It is the intent of the Garnet office to submit the following elements to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms for registration.

1: Cynwulf Rendell -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1997, via Æthelmearc.

Or, a heron volant wings elevated sable and a bordure indented azure

This submission is to be associated with Cynwulf Rendell and Eleanore Godwin

Herald of Record: Eleanore Godwin

Previous submission, (Fieldless) On a roundel azure a sun Or, a heron volant sable, was returned at kingdom level because we do not register charged roundels as fieldless badges. This was a redesign to address that issue.

The first resubmission was also returned at kingdom for redraw with the correct depiction of volant. The original artwork was a silhouette of a natural heron in flight and did not resemble any heraldic depiction of volant. The current artwork was done by the client, and therefore approved by the client.


2: Dragoncina Visconti -New Name & New Device

Per fess engrailed purpure and argent scaly purpure, a seahorse counterchanged argent and purpure between in chief two estoiles argent.

Submitter has no desire as to gender.

Herald of Record: Eleanor Godwin

Dragoncina: "Late Period Italian Women's Names: Florence", by Juliana de Luna (https://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Florence.shtml)

Visconti: "Surnames From a 16th Century Italian Armorial", by Coblaith Muimnech (http://www.coblaith.net/Names/ItSur/default.html). Although Visconti is also a title, it meets the restraints of being documented as a surname in period, and not being followed by a locative that could give the impression of land holding.

The College is opposed to the use of titles in names. We have received documentation that Regina specifically was a common given name in our period. Therefore, we will allow the use of Regina as a given name so long as there is no indication in the name that a claim to royalty exists. This means that Regina must be the first word of the Society name and that the Society name may not be in Latin, and that the word Regina may not be followed by any translation of "of X," where X is a place name, as that could indicate that the person was queen of that place. This use of Regina does not imply permission to use any other titles as names (e.g., you still can't have Earl or Rex). WVS [63] [LoAR 26 Feb 82], p. 7


3: Elena de la Palma -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2015, via Æthelmearc.

Sable, on a bend Or three palm fronds palewise vert

Herald of Record: Cormacc Mac Gilla Brigde

Client's submission, Sable, on a bend Or three palm fronds vert was returned on the April 2016 LoAR:

This device is returned because the position of the leaves, being somewhere between palewise and bendwise, is not blazonable. This device is also returned for violating SENA A2C1 which states that "Elements must be drawn in their period forms". In commentary, Solveig Throndardottir pointed to period heraldic depictions of palm fronds.
Client has corrected one reason for the original return - the orientation of the palm fronds. Client is appealing the determination that the fronds are not drawn in a period form by submitting examples of period heraldic seals from the British Museum depicting fronds in a manner more consistent with the submitted version.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=4771 8&partId=1&searchText=heraldry%20palm&from=ad&fromDate=700&to=ad&toDate=1650&page=1

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=4771 8&partId=1&searchText=heraldry%20palm&from=ad&fromDate=700&to=ad&toDate=1650&page=1

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details/collection_image_g allery.aspx?assetId=1612925782&objectId=45495&partId=1

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details/collection_image_g allery.aspx?assetId=1612940815&objectId=45545&partId=1

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details/collection_image_g allery.aspx?assetId=1612945451&objectId=50337&partId=1

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=5043 9&partId=1&searchText=heraldry%20palm&from=ad&fromDate=700&to=ad&toDate=1650&page=1

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details/collection_image_g allery.aspx?assetId=1612940779&objectId=50931&partId=1

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details/collection_image_g allery.aspx?assetId=895659001&objectId=51641&partId=1

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2018-05-03/18-36-54_frond1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2018-05-03/18-36-54_frond2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2018-05-03/18-36-55_frond3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2018-05-03/18-36-55_frond4.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2018-05-03/18-36-55_frond5.jpg


4: Leona Repusska -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Given Name: lee-OH-nah) most important.

Herald of Record: Madoc Arundel

Leona: Leona Eyberger, Germany Marriages, 1558-1929. Marriage 19 September 1635, Zur Schmerzhaften Mutter Katholisch, Ellenberg, Jagstkreis, Wuerttemberg ("Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929," database, FamilySearch Batch Number M94038-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JHN4-WJC : 26 December 2014), Volff Rottenberger and Leona Eyberger, 19 Sep 1635; citing Zur Schmerzhaften Mutter Katholisch, Ellenberg, Jagstkreis, Wuerttemberg; FHL microfilm 898,061.)

Repusska: Maria Repusska, Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910. Baptism: 17 February 1645, Krupina, Krupina, Slovakia. "Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDV2-TKD : 18 July 2017), Maria Repusska, 17 Feb 1645; citing Krupina, Krupina, Slovakia, line , reference ID 151, state regional archives, Slovakia; FHL microfilm 2,292,950.

From "Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1935." Database with images. FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org : 1 May 2018. Odbor Archivnictva (The Archives of the Republic), Slovakia. Page 151. Relevant pages are in the packet, and reproduced below.

Per SENA Appendix C, German names after 1100 can be combined with northern Slovak names.

Client is okay with any changes for grammar and spelling, but is adamant about keeping the given name pronunciation.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2018-05-06/10-01-56_Repusska3.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2018-05-06/10-01-56_Repusska2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2018-05-06/10-01-56_Repusska4.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2018-05-06/10-01-57_Repusska1.jpg


5: Nikolas the Bastard -New Name & New Device

Sable, a wolf passant contourny argent within a bordure per bend sinister argent and Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Herald of Record: Madoc Arundel

Nikolas: "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NGYF-PLC : 11 February 2018, Nikolas Forshaw, 17 Aug 1568); citing GARSTANG,LANCASHIRE,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 547,513. Batch Number P00709-1.

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N5F9-YRS : 11 February 2018, Nikolas Pirin, 25 Jul 1584); citing CHALTON,HAMPSHIRE,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 918,888. Batch Number C06629-2.

Bastard: "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKPW-DZC : 11 February 2018, Nicolas Bastard, 08 Aug 1585); citing CHERITON,HAMPSHIRE,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,251. Batch Number C13690-1.

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKP4-L7M : 11 February 2018, Nicholas Bastard, 23 Feb 1586); citing HINTON AMPNER,HAMPSHIRE,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,252. Batch Number C13691-1.

<Bastard> is found in Reaney and Wilson "A Dictionary of English Surnames"; p.31; s.n. Bastard, Robert Bastard 1086 DB. Bastard in Bardsley (p. 83 s.n. Bastard) dates Thomas Bastard or Basterd to 1539 and Thomas Bastard to 1586. R&W also cites <William le Bastard> in 1202, and states William the Conqueror is described as "William the Bastard" in state documents.

http://dmnes.org/names#B lists Bastard between Basile and Baudrun. It is also listed in "Bynames Found in the 1296 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Rutland, England (sorted alphabetically)" by Karen Larsdatter (Karen Harris) located at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Rutland/bynamesalphabetically.htm.

the Bastard: Precedent states that "the Bastard" is a registerable descriptive byname

Bastard is a period descriptive byname documented in Scots and English and has been registered in various forms at least six times dating from 1983 to 1998. Most recently, it was registered without comment in March 1998 (Guy le Bastard) and April 1998 (Duftach Scott the Bastard). (In fact, in the form Lebatarde, and formerly le Batard, it is the registered byname of a former SCA Inc. Board member.) The registrations demonstrate that this element is not "considered inherently offensive by a large segment of the Society and general population" and so is registerable. Questions regarding public listing of a name containing this element have already been addressed by the kingdoms when printing lists of board members.

Given that both elements are registerable on their own, the only issue that could be a reason for return would be the combination of these two name elements. In this case, a fully Anglicized form Davin Bastard would certainly be no more of an issue than the registered Guy le Bastard and Duftach Scott the Bastard. Given that Daimhin has not generated so much as a murmur of a possible violation of RfS IV.1, it is demonstratedly not an issue on its own. Given this information, including previous registrations, this submission does not violate RfS IV.1 and is registerable. [Daimhin Bastard, August 2002, A-Meridies]

Finally, precedent also states that calling oneself a bastard in a descriptive manner is acceptable.
A border of bastardy, compony argent and gules. For if Jaime wishes to call himself a bastard, we shall not dispute it. 2 Dec 70 (approvals) (Jaime das Açores )


6: Sigmundr av Trelleborg -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1995, via Atlantia.

Per chevron inverted azure and argent, two triangles in fess argent.

Herald of Record: Madoc Arundel


"I had a chat with May and I had a sweet talk with April but the lovely conversation that left me to ponder was the long talk I had with June. Mathematics came to tell me that May is 3, June is 4 and April is 5. ` This should have been the counting order' Mathematics said to me, and added, if you add 3 and 5 you shall surely get 8 and if you find the mid of 8 you will get 4 which is June. Ask June why the disorder! So I quickly called June and asked, why have you change the order? June said, `my brother, in this era, you should least give men things which are in order. Let them ponder and put things in order and they will learn something better'. I had to ponder and wonder. Then June added, those who will ponder to know why I have change the order to be at the mid of the other shall get to the mid of the other and wonder why they are at the mid of the other and end the other in wonder but, those who would never see why they must ponder when they get to the mid of the other to know why I am there shall end the other in disorder. They shall end the other and wander in the end! I was quick to ask June, which other? June calmly said, the twelve disciples of the year. Disciples'? I asked. June quickly said, I mean months! In your journey of life, take a break as you journey and ponder over the journey; June concluded!" --Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Madoc Garnet

Saiman Cornelian


OSCAR counts 3 Names, 4 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 8 items submitted on this letter.

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