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East LoI dated 2010-05-14

Unto Olwyn Laurel, Istvan Wreath, Mari Pelican, Juliana Pelican-to-be, the SCA College of Arms, and all others who do receive this letter, greetings from Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, Blue Tyger Herald.

It is the intent of Easterners to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity, allows any changes, and allows a holding name. I've used the "language" checkbox to correspond with the "language/culture" box on the name submission form, and the "culture" checkbox for "spelling".

This item was on the 08-2010 LoAR

1: Alys Mackyntoich - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2005, via the East

(Fieldless) A bear rampant gules charged with an ermine spot argent.


This item was on the 08-2010 LoAR

2: Andreas der Eisfalke - New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1991, via the East

Haus von Ulm

Sound most important.

The spelling Haus 'house' is quoted on the Dec. 2009 LoAR (Sebastian of Grey Niche and Beatrix von Behr, A-Gleann Abhann) as dating to 1444 in Die Hausnamen und Hauszeichen im mittelalterlichen Freiburg by Karl Schmidt (1930; p. 32).

von Ulm is based on the locative byname von Ulme found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael: "German Names from Rottweil, Baden-Württemburg, 1441" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/rottweil1441.html). The submitter prefers it spelled without the 'e' at the end.

The above-quote LoAR appears to support something like "haus zum Ulmer", but the submitter expressed a preference for the sound of "von Ulm", so kingdom made no changes in the hope that the greater expertise of the CoA could find support for the submitted construction.


This item was on the 08-2010 LoAR

3: Audrye Beneyt - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Audrye is listed as a circa early 16th century (feminine) name in Withycombe s.n. Audrey.

Beneyt is a surname dated "Hy 2" in R&W s.n. Bennet. It's also found in the raw data of "Names from 13th Century Northumberland" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/rawdatanorth.html): Bartholomæus Beneyt.


This item was on the 08-2010 LoAR

4: Beatrice de Warynton - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Beatrice) most important.

Originally submitted as Beatrice de Warynton', the scribal suspension/abbreviation mark has been dropped.

Beatrice is dated between 1202 and 1381 in Talan Gwynek: "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyAG.html), s.n. Beatrix.

de Warynton is based on de Warynton' 1316-17 and de Werynton 1354, found in R&W s.n. Warrington.


This item was on the 08-2010 LoAR

5: Charis Olynthia - New Name & New Device

Gules, a lioness' head cabossed Or charged with a Leo symbol sable all within a bordure argent semy of suns gules.

Sound (Charis) most important.
Culture (Charis spelling) most important.

Charis is a Roman transliteration of the Greek spelling (chi-alpha-rho-iota-sigma) of the name of 27 women during the classical period, found in the "Lexicon of Greek Personal Names" (http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/database/lgpn.php).

Olynthia is a feminine Latin adjective meaning 'the Olynthian' (corresponding to the Greek adjective Olynthie). Charleton Lewis and Charles Short's Latin English Lexicon s.v. Olynthus (A Latin Dictionary; Founded on Andrews' edition of Freund's Latin Dictionary, Trustees of Tufts University, Oxford, 1879; http://artfl.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philologic/getobject.pl?c.6:980.lewshort) says that the masculine adjective Olynthius meaning 'from Olynthos' was used by multiple classical Latin writers.

The submission includes a copy of a 16th century woodcut showing the astrological signs and their symbols (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zodiac_woodcut.png), including that of Leo. Per precedent, astrological symbols are registerable without a step from period practice (Mealla Caimbeul, 05/2009 A-Caid).

This device is clear of Patricia de Lyon (01/2005 Caid): Gules, a lion's head cabossed and a bordure argent, with one CD for adding tertiaries on the bordure, and another for the tertiary charge on the lion.


This item was on the 08-2010 LoAR

6: Gavin MacKinnon - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2008, via the East

Per chevron inverted sable and vert, a chevron inverted and in chief an eagle argent.

His previous device, Per pall vert, sable, and sable, a pall and in chief an eagle argent, was returned on the Dec. 2008 LoAR (R-East) for using a three-part field without good contrast between two of its parts. This submission features a two-part field to fix this problem.


This item was on the 08-2010 LoAR

7: Ghita da Solari - New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and Or, a sun and a chief rayonny counterchanged.

No major changes.

Submitted as Ghita di Solari, the locative preposition has been corrected to da.

Ghita is found in Rhian Lyth of Blackmoor Vale: "Italian Renaissance Women's Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/italian.html). It's also found in Arval Benicoeur: "Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/catasto/).

Solari is listed in Academy of St. Gabriel report 972 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/972) as a family name derived from the name of a town, probably citing De Felice Cognomi (but the footnote is actually after the following sentence, so it's not entirely clear). The submitted preposition di is typically used for forming patronymics, so it was changed in kingdom to da, the more typical preposition for locatives. (I'm not certain that any preposition is appropriate here, as "Solari" looks kinda like an adjectival form, but I don't have De Felice to hand to check.)


This item was on the 08-2010 LoAR

8: Juliana Rose Faa - New Name & New Device

Purpure, a swan naiant to sinister argent charged with a rose proper and in chief two mullets of eight points argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Juliana and Rose are found in Talan Gwynek: "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/eng16/eng16.html). This article mentions two examples of possible double baptismal names in the data, making the practice "exceedingly rare", but numerous precedents allow the use of two given names in late-period English (such as Margaret Anne Redolf, 01/2006 A-Atenveldt).

Faa is dated to 1537 as a Lowland Scottish surname in "Romany (Gypsy) Names" by Arval Benicoeur and the Academy of St. Gabriel (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/romany/), citing Angus Fraser: The Gypsies. Black s.n. Faa says it "is or was a common surname among the Border gypsies", and dates a Sir David Faw to 1451.


This item was on the 08-2010 LoAR

9: Lillia de Vaux - New Alternate Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2006, via the East

Ermine de Vaux

(Fieldless) A crampet argent ermined vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (14th century Picardy - Beauvais) most important.

Ermine is a feminine name found twice in Chrestienne la pescheresse: "Given names found in the Armorial du dénombrement de la Comté de Clermont en Beauvaisis 1373-1376" (KWHSS Proceedings, 2007, Caid): Ermine de Campremi, Ermine du Chastel.

de Vaux is a surname found once in the same article: Froissart de Vaux. It is also grandfathered to the submitter.


This item was on the 08-2010 LoAR

10: Lillia de Vaux - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2006, via the East

(Fieldless) A crampet azure.


This item was on the 08-2010 LoAR

11: Meriwyn MacDonald - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2005, via the East

Sable, on a sun Or a phoenix gules, on a chief argent three griffins sable.


This item was on the 08-2010 LoAR

12: Piçanina da Monte - New Name & New Device

Per fess purpure and vert, two peaches Or and a duck argent.

No major changes.

Piçanina is a feminine name found once in Aryanhwy merch Catmael: "Italian names from Imola, 1312" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/imola.html). The "patterns of names" section of this article indicates that [given name] + [locative byname] is the most common pattern for men with bynames, and is also found for women.

da Monte is a surname meaning 'from the hill, mountain' found in "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names" by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/).

The peach is a period heraldic charge: A peach charged with the letter 'e' was the badge of Sir John Peché in 1522, and peaches in a wreath were used in his crest (Boutell's Heraldry, pp. 102, 169; also seen at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23186/23186-h/23186-h.htm#fig297).


This item was on the 08-2010 LoAR

13: Silver Rylle, Shire of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1988, via the East

(Fieldless) A pale wavy couped argent.


This item was on the 08-2010 LoAR

14: William the Frier - Resub Name Change From Holding Name

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

Old Item: William of Gleann nam Feorag Dhuibhe, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (the friar) most important.

His previous name submission of William Graham was returned for conflict with Billy Graham, and his device was registered under the holding name William of Gleann nam Feorag Dhuibhe in April 2006, via the East.

Submitted as William the Friar, the spelling of the byname was changed to match the available documentation.

William is found in R&W s.n. Williams: Fitz William 1300 and Thomas William 1327.

the Frier is based on le Frier 1243 and (le) Frere 1196-7, from R&W s.n. Frear. The earliest that kingdom could find the spelling "friar" was in the First Folio edition (1623) of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew: "It was the Friar of Orders gray" (Act 4, scene 1: http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Texts/search/search.xq?q=friar&work=sel-ws&edition=Shr_F1).


This item was on the 08-2010 LoAR

15: Zhelana Tomeslavitsa - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (wish) most important.

Zhelana is based on the masculine name Zhelan 'wish', dated in the spelling Zelan to 1052 in Wickenden (2nd ed.: http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/) s.n. Zhelan. The use of a final -a to feminize non-deuterothematic Russian names can be seen in the following examples, also from Wickenden:

Bazhen 'beloved, craved' (1555) - Bazhena (1030)
Bel 'white' (1143) - Bela (1256)
Bozhan 'divine' (1057) - Bozhana (1052)
Darii 'strong, conquering' (1356) - Dar'ia (16c)
Ded 'grandfather' (1495) - Deda (1145)
Dim 'darkness' (1368) - Dima 'people' (1629)
Dod 'great' (1293) - Doda (1222)
Golub' 'pigeon' (1495) - Goluba (1598)

Further examples and discussion of feminizing Russian names with -a can be found in Sofia la Rus: "Feminine Name Construction" (http://sofyalarus.wikispaces.com/Feminine+Name+Construction).

Tomeslavitsa is based on Tomeslav (m) 'silent glory' 1198 (Wickenden s.n. Tomeslav), and on the patronymic Voislavits (15c) s.n. Voislav. The final -a for the feminine patronymic is based on Wickenden's Grammar section.


Bibliography:

Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland. New York Public Library, 1989.

Paul Wickenden of Thanet. A Dictionary of Period Russian Names. 3rd edition. SCA, Inc., 2000.

Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Third edition, Oxford University Press, 1995.

Withycombe, E.G. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Third edition. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1979.


OSCAR counts 7 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name, 1 New Household Name, 5 New Devices and 4 New Badges. These 18 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $54 for them. OSCAR counts 1 New Holding Name Change. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Name Change and 1 Resub Device. These 3 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 21 items submitted on this letter.

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