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East ILoI dated 2018-05-31

Greetings unto the heralds of the East Kingdom and the Known World! We thank you for your commentary, and recommend the following items for your attention.

Commentary on this letter will close on 6/15/2018.

1: Acha Osbeorn -New Name & New Device

Per pale argent and gules, seme of cinquiefoils counterchanged, a bear sejant erect sable

No major changes.
Language (Anglo-Saxon) most important.
Culture (Anglo-Saxon) most important.

Consulting herald: Eleazar ha-Levi

Both name elements can be found in the Database of the Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE) http://pase.ac.uk/sp/index.jsp

Acha - sister of King Edwin of Northumbria and mother of Edwin's successor, King Oswald of Northumbria, mentioned in the Ecclesiastical History of the English People by the Venerable Bede in 731.

Osbeorn has 4 occurrences: 1) land owner in 11th century Saxony; 2) son of Earl of Siweard, killed while campaigning in Scotland against King Macbeth on July 27, 1054; 3) Earl Osbeorn fought in the Northern Rebellion of 1069; 4) Witness in land dispute in the late 10th century.

Consulting herald: Eleazar ha-Levi


2: Áengus Ragnbjorn -Resub Name & New Device

Sable, in saltire an axe Or and an axe argent and on a chief embattled Or two ravens displayed sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: Conall Blue Talbot

The name Áengus Jotunhjálmr was returned at kingdom level on the April 2018 LoD (http://bth.eastkingdom.org/ILoIs/2018/April%202018%20LoD.pdf) "This name is returned for further work due to the lack of documentation of a pattern of combining two descriptive bynames in this manner. ..."

The submitter has chosen a new byname for this submission.

Áengus is found in the Index of Names in the Irish Annals: Óengus, Áengus/Aonghus by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Oengus.shtml

Ragnbjorn is found in Cleasby, Richard and Guđbrandr Vigfusson. An Icelandic Dictionary 2nd Ed. Oxford: Clarendon 1957 pp 488-489.

Construction is supported by given+by appendix A of SENA.

Consulting herald: Conall Blue Talbot


3: Aleta d'Argent -New Name

Aleta d'Argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Wishes to be known as the Silver Bird) most important.

Consulting herald: Cassandra Hobbes

Aleta is a feminine given name found in a Family Search document from Germany: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J4BZ-39C : Spouse's Name: Aleta Clarmas, Event Date: 28 Dec 1575, Event Place: Evangelische, Alsenz, Pfalz, Bavaria, Batch # M99701-1

d'Argent (1) from "Names in the 1292 census of Paris" by Sara L. Uckelman p 54 http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/1292paris.pdf

Per SENA Appendix C, French and German can be combined between 1100 and 1600.


4: Emilia de Luna -New Name & New Device

Argent chausee purpure, in pale four hearts gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 15th-16th century Spain.
Spelling (Emilia) most important.

Consulting herald: Lilie Pantheon

Emilia is a feminine given name found in Spain via Family Search: Emilia Ruiz De Gamarra, Christening Date 24 Oct 1575: San Andrés, Valladoid, Spain: Batch # C87100-1; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFWK-YP2

De Luna is a locative byname found in Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century by Juliana de Luna: Names from the Account Books of Isabel la Catolica (1483-1504) Locative Surnames; http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/locative.html


5: Hrafn breiðskeggr -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in April of 2010, via the East as Corcrán mac Diarmata.

Old Item: Corcran mac Diarmata, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Old Norse) most important.

Norse given name plus descriptive byname

Hrafn is a male given name found in Geir Bassi p. 11

Breiðskeggr is a byname meaning "broad-bearded" also found in Geir Bassi, p. 20.

Submitter allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.


6: Krzyslaw Sczubelka -New Name & New Device

Argent, a castle and in chief two goblets in chevron inverted sable, each distilling a goutte de sang

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (not specified) most important.

Consulting herald: Allyson Szabo

Krzyslaw W. Taszycki "Slownik staropolskich nazw osobowych" volume 3, p 163 s.n. Krzesislaw "Present(e)... domino Krzislao, filio domini Dobislai (!) palatini Cracoviensis" 1372 "Kryslao, castellano Sandeczensi (dative) 1384 "Cum ... Czyslaw de Cyroacswantky, castellano Lublynesi" 1444.

SENA Appendix A says that i/y/j switches are common in Polish, so I'd expect to see Polish "Krzyslaw" based on the above examples of "Czyslaw" and "Krzislao".

Sczubelka W. Taszycki "Slownik staropolskich nazw osobowych" volume 5 pp 293-4 s.n. Szczubiolka Stepan Sczubelca 1430. The -ka ending is seen on other forms of the byname in the same entry: Mycolay Sezvbyolka, 1457; Bona ...iohannis Benedicti Sezibalka de Wyrbicza .. 1497; Stefanum dictum Sczupyolka 1420.

Note: The submitter erroneously entered "Kythe Szubielka" in the Society Name line of the name form. We have confirmed that this is in error (neither a registered name nor one the submitter desires registered) and have marked the form to indicate such.

Consulting herald: Allyson Szabo


7: Laurie Catherine Parr -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Laurie is a feminine given name found in a Family Search document: Laurie Harmyson, Event Date: 02 July 1609, Event Place: Saint John The Baptist, Chester, Cheshire, England. Batch # M03657-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVM7-4L3

Catherine is a feminine given name found in English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records: Catherine, by Sara L. Uckelman https://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/parishes/catherine.html

Parr is a byname found in a Family Search document: Wilmot Parr

Christening Date 07 Aug 1568, Christening Place WOLBOROUGH AND NEWTON ABBOT,DEVON,ENGLAND; Batch # C05188-1; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N574-5XB

SENA Appendix A allows for double given names in late period English.


8: Lavinia du Bois -New Name & New Device

Sable, on a bezant a pantheon sable mullety and in base a hand of Fatima Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (not specified) most important.
Culture (not specified) most important.

Consulting herald: Muirenn Diademe

Lavinia is a feminine personal name found in England in 1635 in FamilySearch.

Lavinia Smith; Female; Marriage; 10 June 1635; St. Andrew, Chardstock, Devon, England; Batch M06009-1 (https://www.familysearch.org/search/ark:/61903/1:1:N2ST-35P )

du Bois is a byname found in France in between 1453 and 1456 in "French Names from Chastenay, 1448-1457" by Sara L. Uckelman. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/chastenay.html)

English and French name elements can be combined within 300 years, as found in SENA Appendix C - these name elements are 182 years apart.

Submitter is aware of the recent precedent regarding the Hand of Fatima, and is willing to accept reblazoning if necessary. Attached is the period image the emblazon is based upon.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1601/2018-05-21/10-04-27_Jones_hand_of_fatima.jpg


9: Lavinia du Bois -New Alternate Name & New Device

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

Kagoshima Ayame

Argent, an iris purpure slipped and leaved vert, and in chief a comet fesswise sable bearded gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Japanese) most important.
Culture (Japanese) most important.
Meaning (iris flower) most important.

All elements from "Name Construction in Mediæval Japan" by Solveig Throndardottir ISBN 0-939329-02-6 Revised Ed. @ 2006

Ayame: Nara (793) p. 99, Nara (793), p. 99

Japanese name meaning iris flower.

Kagoshima: Heian (1183) p. 173

A city and port in Japan, situated on the southern coast of Kyushu island, on the Satsuma Peninsula, noted for Satsuma ware, a type of porcelain.


10: Lavinia du Bois -New Badge

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

Sable, a hand of Fatima Or

This submission is to be associated with Lavinia du Bois

Submitter is aware of the recent precedent regarding the Hand of Fatima, and is willing to accept reblazoning if necessary. Attached is the period image the emblazon is based upon.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1601/2018-05-21/09-48-38_Jones_hand_of_fatima.jpg


11: Luned Gwyn -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2009, via the East.

Azure, an elephant statant proper maintaining a tower on its back argent and in chief a crescent pendant Or.

Old Item: , to be retained as a badge.


12: Margreta Gyllenstierna -New Name & New Device

Vert, in pale a griffin passant between two pomegranates Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Early 16th Century Sweden.
Language (not specified) most important.
Culture (not specified) most important.

Margreta is a feminine given name found in Report 2296 from the Academy of Saint Gabriel; http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/2296.txt ~ it is also on the list of Common Swedish Given names from Sara L Friedmann's article on the same site.

Gyllenstierna is a byname found in a Family Search document: Nils Gyllenstierna Nils Gyllenstierna, Event Date 22 Sep 1629, Event Place Storkyrkoforsamlingen, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden; Batch # M41974-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FKRD-42G

Consulting herald: Þory Palette


13: Sakurayama Tomoe -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of October 31, 2016 as submitted.

Per pale sable and gules, on a plate a drakkar gules

Consulting herald: Þory Palette

The previous submission, Sable, on a plate a drakkar gules, was returned at the kingdom level on the December 2017 LoD (http://bth.eastkingdom.org/ILoIs/2017/December%202017%20LoD.pdf). "This badge is returned for conflict with the armory of Cassandra of the East Winds, Sable, on a plate, a flame gules. [Mar 1978 LoAR] There is one DC for the change of type of the tertiary charge group, but nothing else."

We believe this design addresses the issue.


In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe

Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 8 Names, 1 Name Change, 1 Alternate Name, 7 Devices, 1 Device Change and 2 Badges. There are a total of 20 items submitted on this letter.

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