1: Borislav Novgorodets - New Name & New Device
Gules, in pale a carpenter's axe head pierced and a bear couchant head lowered argent.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Slavic / Rus) most important.
Culture (Slavic / Rus) most important.
Herald of Record: Kathryn MacLuing
Originally submitted as Borislav of Novgorod, the client elected to go with an actual Russian language surname following internal commentary. Client has approved the change to Novgorodets.
Borislav: Paul Goldschmidt, A Dictionary of Period Russian Names, Article VI 91; #390 (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/)
Novgorodets: Novgorod is a region in northern Russia east of the Ural mountains. A map of the region c.1200 can be seen at https://www.euratlas.net/history/europe/1200/entity_3498.html.
Novgorod -- II: Semeika Nougorodets. 1589. [Tup 280]; Moislav Novgorodets. 14th Century. [Tup 253]; III: Boris Iakovlev syn Novgorodtsova. 1591. [RIB XIV 134]; Iusup Leont'ev syn Novgorodtsev. 1565. [Tup 456]; Sidor Novgorodov. 15th Century. [Gra 276]; Istoma Nougorodov. 1542. [Tup 168] (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/toprus.html)
Correction to Name (2018-Apr-13 07:04:18): From internal commentary: SENA indicates almost all Russian locatives are adjectival (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixARussian), and the article it recommends be consulted for Russian toponymic bynames says that constructions using prepositions are "outmoded and inaccurate" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/toprus.html). The forms it describes as attested would translate as something like "Novgorodian", "Novgorodite", "son of Novgorod", or "son of Novgorodite". The byname article does list several toponymics referencing the city of Novgorod - the closest in date to the attestation cited in the submission for Borislav being Novgorodets.
The artwork was redone following internal commentary. Client has approved the new artwork.