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Atlantia ILoI dated 2023-08-29

Greetings Gisela, Triton, James, Golden Dolphin, Atlantian College of Heralds members, and Heralds from the Known World.

The College of Atlantian Heralds intends to submit the following items to Laurel in the September Letter of Intent. This letter will close on September 25th

1: Eydís Ingvarsdóttir -New Name (NP)

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language/Culture (Old Norse) most important.
Meaning (names ingvar in patronymic) most important.

Name documentation for Eydís Ingvarsdóttir
All documentation is from Geirr Bassi Haraldsson (Jere Fleck) The Old Norse
Eydís appears on page 9 coded as a feminine given name with two instances appearing in the Landnámabók.
Ingvarr appears on page 12 coded as a masculine given name variant from the

The patronymic is properly formed using the guidelines on page 17 of The Old Norse Name.

2: Iván Mezey -New Name (NP) & New Device

Gyronny of eight sable and argent, each gyron charged with a reremouse counterchanged

Iván- Ivan Guyard
While these are French sources, the submitter prefers Hungarian.
Mezey - Mengin Mezey in entry for Dominique Mezey Batch #J81935-1

3: Katherine la Douce -New Name Change (NP)

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in December of 2014, via Atlantia.

Old Item: Katherine of the Doves, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Retain given name Katherine in period French name) most important.
Language/Culture (Retain given name Katherine in period French name) most important.

Documentation for Change of Name to Katherine la Douce from Katherine of the Doves
This spelling of the feminine given name appears with five instances in Uckelman's "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438" (
The descriptive byname la douce is the feminine form pf masculine le douz meaning "the sweet" which appears with three instances in the masculine and two in the feminine on page 141 in the list of other bynames in Uckelman's draft "Names in the 1292 Census of Paris"


Note: The form header name has Katherinr which is a typo as verified with the consulting herald. Alisoun, Metron Ariston

4: Skinna-Steinarr -New Name (NP) & New Device

Or, a troll purpure, on a chief embattled sable a sword Or

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

All elements documented from Geirr Bassi Haraldsson (Jere Fleck), The Old Norse

Name, as follows:
Steinarr appears on page 15 as a masculine given name coded as appearing with four instances in the Landnámabók.
Skinna- appears on page 27 as a prefixed occupational descriptive for a trader in furs, leather, skinner or tanner with one instance cited from the Landnámabók.

According to the online Pictorial Dictionary at this monster is a charge in period armory:
"The "troll" is a charge from Scandinavian heraldry, found in the canting arms of Trolle, c.1440 [Raneke 412-413].  (It is sometimes, erroneously, blazoned a "devil" outside Scandinavia.)  The heraldic troll is distinguished by having no head:  its face is embedded in its torso.  It has clawed hands and feet, and a tail; by

default, it is shown passant, with the head in full view, and one hand holding the tail."
The depiction used here is directly derived from the image provided in the article in the Pictorial Dictionary as cited above.

In Service

Seraphina, Ibis Herald

OSCAR counts 3 Names, 1 Name Change and 2 Devices. There are a total of 6 items submitted on this letter.

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