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Atlantia LoI dated 2018-05-31

Unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, and Cormac Wreath, greetings!

It is our intent to register the following items for the people of Atlantia.

My heartfelt thanks, as always, to those heralds who took the time to comment this month. For May, those individuals were: Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane (Metron Ariston), Basil Dragonstrike (Lions Heart) , Christian Jorgensen af Hilsonger, Coblaith Muimnech, Deirdre O'Bardon , Etienne Le Mons (Sea Stag), ffride wlffsdotter, Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle), Iago ab Adam, Konrad Mailander (Goldstreitkolb), Kryss Kostarev, Madoc Arundel (Garnet), Magnus von Lübeck, Ragnar Leifsson (Red Shark), Sabine Berard, Seraphina Delphino (Ragged Staff), and Vémundr.

1: Adelaide Half Pint - New Name Change & New 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.

As the question was raised in commentary as to whether or not "Half Pint" does follow the pattern suggested above, the following documentation is provided:

R&W sn. Chopin

Walter Chopin 1219

Henry Choppin 1280

"OFr chopine, an old measure (1275 NED). `Chopine a chopine; or the Parisien halfe pint; almost as big as our whole one' (Cotgrave). cf. Fr chopiner `to tipple'. A nickname for a tippler."

MED sv. chopin (https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED7680) glosses it has:

"A liquid measure: ?half a pint."

OED sv. chopin, n. says:

1. "`A French liquid measure containing nearly a pint of Winchester' (Johnson), i.e. half an Old French pinte."

and

2. "A Scottish liquid measure, equal to a Scottish half-pint, or about a quart of English wine-measure."

We therefore posit that "half pint" would be a reasonable Lingua Anglica form for the byname "Chopin."

Consulting Herald: Hamish MacLeod


2: Annette von der Dahme - New Name Change

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

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 appears as a byname in Luther: Letters of Spiritual Council. by Luther, Martin, and Theodore G Tappert. 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

Screenshots of the relevant dated passages are included below; said passages have been translated to English prior to publication.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1027/2018-05-31/10-54-47_Annette_vonderDahme_supporting_document1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1027/2018-05-31/10-54-48_Annette_vonderDahme_supporting_document2.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


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 Haas was christened on September 26th, 1585, at Rhodt, in Bavaria, according to FamilySearch's "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NCNG-FBR). His gender is listed as "male", and the batch number is C99690-2.

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 ).

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 palewise, on a bordure gules, four fox paw prints, argent

Old Item: , to be retained as a badge.

There is a step from period practice for the use of paw prints.


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.

Elizabeth is also found 9 times in the Feminine Given Names Found in the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England (sorted alphabetically) https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/LincLSR/GivenFeminineAlpha.html

de Spaldyng appears several times as a byname in "An Index to the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan Sorted by Byname: (Sm-Sy) https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/LincLSR/BynS2.html

Consulting Herald: Etienne Sea Stag


9: Ena inghean Diarmata - New 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

There is a Step from Period Practice for specifying the dog as a wolfhound.


10: Faye Lynn Marlow - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atlantia LoI of January 31, 2018 as 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

FamilySearch Historical Records provide the following:

Maria Del Toro christened on 15 February, 1568 at Granada in Spain (Batch #: C775481)

Isabel Del Toro christened on 22 July, 1610, at Murcia in Spain (Batch #: C392781)

Catalina Del Toro christened on 22 April, 1644, at Beniajan, Murcia, Spain (Batch #: C862871)

Consulting Herald: Wynne Blue Shark


12: Ginevra Fiammetta di Silvestri and Magdalena Sanguigni - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Ginevra Fiammetta di Silvestri) registered exactly as it appears in November of 2015, via Atlantia.
OSCAR finds the name (Magdalena Sanguigni) registered exactly as it appears in December of 2010, via Atlantia.

Gules, a hart trippant and a bordure Or


13: 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 appears as a masculine given name with 8 occurrences between 1398 and 1604 in "Index of Scots Names Found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue: John" by Sara L. Uckelman at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/john.html

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.

Additionally, both given name and byname can be found in FamilySearch Historical Records:

Jon Osland christened on 26 September, 1596, at Rock in Worcestershire (Batch #: C022812)

Jon Johnson christened on 7 May, 1615, at Gayton-le-Marsh in Lincolnshire (Batch #: C028522)

Magdalen Fitz John christened on 11 March, 1636, at Dunsby by Bourne in Lincolnshire (Batch #: C027961)

Raph Fitz John married on 10 May, 1635, at London (Batch #: M001431)


14: Karl Hohn - Resub Device

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

Per pale wavy argent and Or, a serpent erect contourny 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."


15: Michel von Schönsee - New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2002, via Atlantia.

Silver Sphinx Inn

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.

Inn 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.

Originally submitted as "Silver Sphinx Tavern," we have changed the designator to "Inn" on the recommendation of commenters, due to the lack of evidence for the pattern of "[Color] [Charge] Tavern." Submitter has okayed this change, but would prefer "Tavern" to "Inn" if possible.


16: Murienne l'aloiere - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A spoon bendwise sinister inverted Or, charged on the bowl with a furison bendwise sable.

Consulting Herald: Reginald de Beauchamp


17: Murin Dunn - New Device

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

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


18: Owyn de Wolfe - New Device

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

Per bend argent and azure, a thyrsus proper and an orle Or.

Consulting Herald: Gabriel the Traveler


19: 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.

Additionally, Encyclopaedia Iranica( http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/boran-pers ) cites Pūrān (and Pōrān) under Bōrān

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.


20: 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 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


21: Simon de Spaldyng - New Device

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

Gyronny azure and Or, eight music notes counterchanged

Consulting Herald: Etienne Sea Stag


22: Tristan de Roquelaure - New Device

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

Argent, on a chevron ployé Azure, a moth Or.


23: Una Ǫlfúss - New Badge

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

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

Images have been updated from the original Kingdom-level submission, with approval from submitter, to fix stylistic issues brought up in commentary.


In service to College and Kingdom I remain,

Beatrice Golden Dolphin


OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 3 New Name Changes, 3 New Household Names, 9 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 7 New Badges. These 27 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $108 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 28 items submitted on this letter.

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