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Calontir ILoI dated 2023-08-28

Greetings Gold Falcon, Saker and the Calontir College of Heralds,

Submitted for your review are registrations received from Pennsic and during the month of August.

1: Disa Vermundsdottir -New Name (NP)

Disa - Short form feminine given name for names starting or ending with "dis". CV pp. xxxiv s.n. "Pet Names"

Vermundsdottir - constructed feminine byname constructed from masculine giving name Vermundr G.B. p.15 s.n Vermundr and

2: Elisabeth Renart -New Name (NP) & New Device

Argent, on a pale wavy azure three decrescents argent.

No major changes.
Language/Culture (French) most important.

Elisabeth is a French given name dated to 1563 Normandy, France in DMNES (

Renart is a French surname dated to 1590 France in "Names Found in Ambleny Registers 1578-1616" article by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (

3: Isabella the Patient -New Name (NP) & New Device

Sable, a tree blasted and eradicated argent on a chief Or a cat couchant guardant sable

Isabella - 95 occurrences according to 'Yorkshire Given Names from 1379' by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott)

the Patient - An English descriptive byname. The COED gives the first definition of patient as "Bearing or enduring (pain, affliction, trouble, or evil of any kind) with composure, without discontent or complaint; having the quality or capacity of so bearing; exercising or possessing patience." Under this definition it cites the spelling pacient as early as 1370, while the modern, submitted spelling does not appear until 1596 in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. The earliest citation I have found of the modern spelling in reference to a personality trait is in 1590 from Spenser's Faerie Queen.

While we have not found Patient (in any spelling) attested as a name, it seems consistent with other bynames describing temperament or personality. E.g., Reaney and Wilson attest:

"Henry Bolde, le Bolde 1317 AssK, 1327 SRSx" (s.n. Bold) from ME bold 'stout-hearted, courageous'

"Robert le Costent 1194, 1197 P (L), le Constent' ib." (s.n. Constant) as "Probably from OFr constant, Lat constans 'steadfast, resolute'"

"Osward le Gay 1176 P (Sr)" (s.n. Gay) from ME gai(e), OFr gai 'full of joy, lighthearted'

"Robert Joyfull 1486 FrY" (s.n. Joyful) from ME joiful 'gay'

"Peter Pece 1302 SRY" (s.n. Pace) from ME pais, pes(e), OFr pais, Lat pax 'peace, concord, amity'

"Richard le Stille 1275 SRWo" (s.n. Still) from OE stille 'still, quiet'

"Henry le Trewe 1327 AD i (W)" (s.n. True) from OE trēowe, ME trew(e), trow(e) 'faithful, loyal, trustworthy'.

At worst the submitted the Patient should be acceptable as a Lingua Anglica version of the plausible period byname le Pacient. Many of the Reaney & Wilson citations also illustrate the pattern of the name as a whole.

4: Michel le menestrel de Dijon -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of April 23, 2023 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A mortar and pestle Or pelletty

5: Shoshanah bas Nachman fun Magenza -New Alternate Name (NP) & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2023, via Calontir.

Houjou Sukeko

Sable, four mascles fesswise in cross Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language/Culture (Japanese, minor changes for pronunciation) most important.

New alternate name, submitter would like houjou to be spelled Hōjō. Houjou is a Japanese surname found in NCMJ p 318 dated to the Kamakura period, 1332.

Sukeko is a Japanese feminine nanori found in NCMJ p 305, dated to the Nanboku period, 1384. Per p 26, a descriptive element is not used in names belonging to the buke class, which this name is patterned as.

This badge may conflict with the badge of Clarissa Elana de Perrenoud (June 1981 via Atlantia): (Fieldless) Four mascles conjoined in cross, pommetty at all joints, Or. The image has been attached for comparison. There is a potential DC for changing the orientation of half the charge group and a potential DC for removing the pometty on the mascles in addition to the DC for fieldless vs fielded.

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6: Siegfried Waldenstein -New Name (NP) & New Device

Argent, a troll gules and a chief enarched sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Siegfried - masculine German given name, first found before 1300 in "Late Period German Masculine Given Names" by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott), in the section on "Names from 14th Century Plauen".

Waldenstein - German surname from FamilySearch. Agnes Waldenstein, female, marriage, 1597, Württemberg, Heiliges Römisches Reich, batch# M95688-1

7: Þórheiðr Arnulfsdottir -New Name (NP)

Þórheiðr - Feminine given name NR s.v. Þórhæiðr, Þór-/Þúr-, -hæiðr

Arnulfsdottir - Feminine constructed byname from the masculine given name Arnulfr. NR s.nn. Ar(in)n-/Ær(in)n-, -ulfR and

8: Torstein Guttormsson -New Name (NP)

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

Torstein - Norwegian masculine given name dated 1445 in Lind col. 1208 sn. Þorsteinn, Torstein, DN volume 1, no. 577

Guttormsson - patronymic based on the Old Norse masculine given name Guttormr, from Geirr Bassi, p. 10.

Patronymic formation as documented in "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman)

9: Týki Mikaelsson -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2022, via Calontir.

Argent, an East Asian dragon in annulo volant of its tail sable, a gore purpure

All commentary will be due in OSCAR or to me by September 30, 2023. Our next Internal Decision Meeting will be held on September 25, 2023 at 7:00 PM.

Yours in Service,

Dyrfinna Eyas

OSCAR counts 6 Names, 1 Alternate Name, 4 Devices and 2 Badges. There are a total of 13 items submitted on this letter.

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