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Calontir LoI dated 2023-07-12

Wesaþ hal!

To Emma Laurel, Elisabetta Pelican, Iago Wreath and the commenting Members of the College of Arms comes this missive from Dorcas Whitecap, Acting Saker. I seek your wise counsel on the following submissions, with the intent that they may be registered.

1: Alicia Niel - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per bend azure and sable, on a bend argent a pair of scissors purpure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (Alicia Niel) most important.

Alicia - English feminine given name, Withycombe s.n. Alice. Alicia Cur 1189-1215

Niel - English surname, R&W s.n. Neal, Roger Niel 1319

2: April Dvorak - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Azure, a serpent erect tail nowed Or, a bordure compony argent and gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (April Dvorak) most important.

April - English feminine given name. April Harferd, female. Marriage 30 Aug 1596, St. Bride's Parish, London, England. Batch B04199-8.

Dvorak - submitter's legal surname. Redacted copy of Iowa Driver License is in the packet.

3: Biursten Iorundarsson - New Name Change (KLoI) (NP)

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in September of 2010, via Meridies.

Old Item: Sebastian of Iron Mountain, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Biursten Iorundarsson) most important.

Biursten - Found in SMP, s.n. Biursten as a masculine name dating to 1391.

Iorundarsson - Patronymic formed from Iorundar which is found in SMP, s.n. Iærund, as a genitive form of Iærund which dates to 1396, and adding -sson to form the patronymic as seen with Gregorius Iorundarsson found in 1344, ibid.

Submitter prefers the spelling "Iorundarsson".

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4: Cian an Doire - Resub Device (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of June 19, 2023 as submitted.

Azure, in pale on a golpe fimbriated Or an increscent and a tree blasted issuant from base argent

5: Cordell Powys - New Alternate Name (KLoI) (NP)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2021, via Calontir.

Hayashi Wani

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (closest to \'Hayashi\' and \'Wani\') most important.

Hayashi - Japanese family name. NCMJ p. 391, section on Ancient & Medieval Clans.

Wani - Wani is the name of a "semi-legendary" Japanese scholar, whose biography appears in the Japanese chronicles Nihon Shoki and Kojiki. The Kojiki uses 'Wani' as a given name multiple times. Volume II, CIV: "...daughter of the Grandee Wani-no-Hifure", who reappears in CVI: "he sent as tribute a man named Wani-kishi..." in CX. See an English translation: See also the Aston translation of the Nihongi, Introduction.

The name construction follows the name pattern in NCMJ of myouji + nanori (NCMJ p. 41).

Previous name submission <Hanashi no Wani> was returned on the July 2021 LOAR:

This name is returned for a lack of documentation. The name pattern X no Y is not applicable to all Japanese names. Only names that the Emperor granted can be considered uji names, and a complete list of them is available in Name Construction in Medieval Japan. Uji names may not be invented without further evidence that such was done in period.

In addition, each of the constructed name phrases combines types of elements that were not combined in period. The uji name Hanashi combines the kun-yomi (Japanese reading) Hana with the on-yomi (Chinese reading) shi while the given name Wani combines the kun-yomi (Japanese reading) Wa with the on-yomi (Chinese reading) ni. Kun-yomi (Japanese reading) and on-yomi (Chinese reading) are different readings of quite literally the same characters and may not be combined in a single name phrase without evidence that this practice was done in period.

6: Dagmar Jarroldsdottir - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Vert, a winged boar salient bendy sinister Or and purpure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (The name 'Jarrold' is the most important, spelling change okay if sound is similar) most important.

Dagmar: Feminine given name. The first element Dag- is identical to Old Icelandic dagr, "day". The second element -mær may possibly be related to Old Icelandic mær, "maiden, girl", or to Old Icelandic mærr, "famous". The name Dagmær appears in the 14th century legendary saga Hálfdanar saga Eysteinssonar as the wife of King Þrándr. source: FJ pp. 350; CV pp. 94-95, 443 s.v. dagr, mær, mærr (citing the Viking Answer Lady,

Jarrold: a form of Gerald, which is ultimately from Old High German Gerwald.

The Calontir CoH requests assistance with documenting the desired spelling, or at least documenting a name that sounds close to "Jarrold". Checking E.H. Lind Dopnamn col. 311, Gunnvor found the old Norse cognate Geiraldr c. 1100, which would make a patronymic of Geiraldsdottir.

7: Dagmar Jarroldsdottir - New Badge (KLoI)

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

(Fieldless) A winged boar salient vert

8: Elena de Segovia - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per chevron inverted argent and purpure, a Caduceus sable and two hedgehogs standing erect addorsed argent.

Elena - feminine Spanish given name found in DMNES s.n. Ellen and dated to 1575

de Segovia - Spanish locative byname found in "16th Century Spanish Names" by Elsbeth Anne Roth (Kathy Van Stone) dated to 1539 and 1560

Spanish Locative names constructed using de X are listed in SENA Appendix A

9: Elias MacClure - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per pale azure and gules, a sea-lion counterchanged argent and Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Elias MacClure) most important.

Elias - masculine English given name found in "Masculine Given Names Found in the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England (sorted by Frequency)" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

MacClure - Scottish surname dated in 1526 in Black, s.n. MacClure, p. 472.

10: Gemma Cappleman - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Purpure, a pale Or, overall a horse courant argent

Gemma - feminine English given name found in DMNES and dated to 1240

Cappleman - English surname found in FamilySearch dated to 1546 Richard Cappleman Male Christening 23 Aug 1546 North Burton, York, England P00787-1

11: Jane Augusta Sinclair - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per pale Or and gules, a polypus azure and in pale three seeblätter Or, a bordure azure

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Jane: Jane, Index of Names in the 1541 Subsidy Roll of London: Given names of English men and women, Sara L. Uckelman

Augusta: Feminine given name. Agusta Wiggin, Female, Burial, 24 Oct 1583, Netherseal, Derbyshire, England, batch# B03141-1

Sinclair Scottish surname. Ingram Sinclair, Male, marriage 1601, Rothiemay, Banffshire, Scotland, batch# M11165-2

Double English given names are acceptable for late-period names per Appendix A.

12: Jóngeirr inn sterki - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language/Culture (Old Norse) most important.

Jóngeirr - Old Norse masculine given name found in GB p. 12 s.n. Jóngeirr

inn sterki - Old Norse byname meaning "strong, powerful", found in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman)

13: Lawrence Withers - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Vert, a chevron embattled counter-embattled between three rams' heads cabossed argent attired Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (None noted) most important.

Lawrence: Early Modern English masculine given name. Found in the "Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources" s.n. Laurence, 1529

Withers: Found in the "A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Reaney & Wilson, s.n. Wither, 1332

14: Violet Sinclair - Resub Device (KLoI)

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

Per pale gules and Or, three seeblätter in pale Or, a natural sea-tortise and a bordure purpure

Device originally submitted 20 JUN 09 as Argent, issuant from base a schnecke azure, in chief sinister a turtle tergiant palewise purpure. It was returned in kingdom on 25 SEP 09 for conflict. Resubmitted 17 SEP 10 as Argent, on a schnecke issuant from base azure an escallop argent, in sinister chief a turtle purpure, it was returned on the December 2010 LoAR:

This device is returned for having two steps from period practice. There is a step from period practice for charging the schnecke, by precedent:

Charging a schnecke is a step from period practice." (Fridrich Flußmüllner, March 2009, A-Æthelmearc

There is another step from period practice for charging a field which includes a schnecke, by precedent:

Second, as we know of no period examples of schneckes with secondary or tertiary charges, we find the use of both in this device to be two steps beyond period practice. We may allow secondary or tertiary charges with a schnecke, but we doubt that the use of either is period practice. [Adriona Nichole la rousse de Beauvoir, November 2000, R-Atenveldt]

This submission is a complete redesign.

15: William MacYntir - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (MacYntir) most important.

William - Scots male given name found in "Names from Old Edinburgh, 1597 - 1598" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

MacYntir - Scots surname, Black s.n. MacIntyre, Gillechrist M'Yntir and Christinus M'Yntir, both dated 1490

Iċ þancie ēow for your kind attention.


OSCAR counts 10 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Alternate Name, 8 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 21 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $84 for them. OSCAR counts 2 Resub Devices. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 23 items submitted on this letter.

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