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Drachenwald ILoI dated 2023-09-10

DRACHENWALD HERALD TRIBUNE Volume 25, Issue 1 (January 2023, A.S. LVII)

To all wise and fair gentles who assist our Kingdom with commentary, and everyone reading these words, send Seijka Edelweiss and Anna Albion their greetings!

Monthly timeline

  • Commentary on the submissions in this letter is due on the 27th.
  • This month's Letter of Intent (LoI) will be assembled by the end of the month.
  • Please send all submissions to Edelweiss Herald. Submissions received and confirmed paid by the end of the month will make it to next month's letter.
  • Please send content to the DHT to Albion Herald.

"Drachenwald College of Heralds meet" becomes "The Drachenwald Heraldic Hour"

Due to the rather decreased interest in the Drachenwald Heralds Meet it's time for something different. We will trying webinars on different heraldic/name subjects. It will be open for all and the working title is "The Drachenwald Heraldic Hour"

The first one will be held on Tuesday the 26th of September 18/19/20:00 hours "The Anatomy of Heraldry, Or charge groups, dividing lines and a bit of heraldese". with the THL Anna de Byxe. We'll try this for four times, on the last Tuesday of the month (except in December due to it being Boxing day) and then re-evaluate. If anyone would like to hold a class (doesn't have to be new), especially if it's on a name-subject, share please contact [email protected]

See the Kingdom Calendar ( for local time and the link for attending the meeting

    All are welcome!

Tidings from the previous month

Albion Herald has published the Drachenwald LoI dated [2023-08-31].

The following submissions were forwarded to Laurel:

  • Idelindis Wulf - New Name
  • Juhana Sangi - New Name & New Device
  • Lucie Frÿgin - New Name & New Device
  • Mallymkun Rauði - New Name & New Device
  • Simon Peutreconjectus - New Name & New Device

The following submissions were returned for further work:

  • Mallymkun Rauði - New Badge

Rule changes from the LoAR (Letters of Acceptances and Returns

All letters can be found at Under each month one can find the Cover Letter as well as Acceptances, Returns, and Pends. We particularly recommend checking out "CL summary in PDF" among the Cover Letter links.

1: Birittha Wf -New Alternate Name (NP)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2022, via Drachenwald.

Gudinna av Aarnimetsä

No changes.

The NordiCon database of Scandinavian names recorded in Central European sources gives this as a spelling of the Scandinavian female given name Guthni and dates the entry to the 11th century.

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Sveriges medeltida personnamn, s.n. Gudhni, also attests the spelling Gudine in 12th century Lund, suggesting that the three-syllable form is not a one-off mistake.

While Gudinna has the meaning 'Goddess' in Swedish and SENA section NPN4B1 restricts name elements that appear to claim a title or rank that the person does not have permanently in the Society, all the clarifying examples are actual human titles. Supernatural claims are covered in NPN4C which states that a name phrase used by a normal human being in period is not considered such a claim.

Aarnimetsä is the registered name of the submitter's home barony and Swedish is one of the official languages of Finland, so the constructed locative byname conforms to the Branch Name and Lingua Societatis allowances.

Correction to Alternate Name (2023-Sep-10 11:09:54): The first couple of lines of the documentation went missing:

Reichenauer Verbrüderungsbuch (the Book of Fraternisation of Reichenau Abbey) has, on p. 140, Gudinna. (

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

2: Helvig Ulfsdotter -New Name Change (NP) & New Badge

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in January of 1997, via Drachenwald.

Azure, a duck's foot on a chief Or three pairs of scissors azure.

Old Item: , to be released.
No changes.

Helwig is the expected nominative vernacular form of the attested Latinized genitive Helwigis, dated 1255 in DMNES, s.n. Heilwig (

Ulfsdotter is the registered byname of the submitter and allowed under the Existing Registration Allowance.

Correction to Name (2023-Sep-11 13:09:01): The new name was missing from the item here is how it should be:

Society name: Helvig Ulfsdotter

Name being submitted: Helwig Ulfsdotter

Retain the old name as alternate, no changes

3: Michael der Gross von Bergen -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2010, via Drachenwald.

Per pale gules and sable, three chevronelles in pale Or.

4: Olavi Peckonpoica -New Name (NP) & New Device

Azure, three escallops Or and a chief embattled argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Olavi is a male given name dated to 1546 in Vanhat nimityyppimme (Finnish Names) by Kerttu Katariinantytär Roisko ( ) s.n. Olavi: Olavi Talvi 1546

Peckonpoica is a Finnish patronymic byname dated to 1543 in Suomen Karjalan nimistö by Viljo Nissilä, p. 181: Mattz peckon[poi]ca 1543, where "ca" is abbreviation for "poica", '-son'.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

5: Olavus Stornello -New Name (NP) & New Device

Gyronny Or and gules, a frog azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
The following changes are allowed: given name spelled as Olawus

Olavus is a Latin male given name dated to Italy 1460 in its genitive form Olavi. Source: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Olaf". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1. In the same article, under Sweden/Latin can be seen 1350 Olaui (gen) as well as Olauus (nom) and 1383 Olawus (nom). Olavus is the preferred form but Olawus is acceptable.

Stornello is an Italian surname (descriptive, from a form of storno 'starling') dated to 14th century in Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names by Talan Gwynek (

6: Pehr Fogtilain -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2005, via Drachenwald.

Gules, a crozier fracted and in base two bones saltier argent.

7: Valdis Marcusdóttir -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per pale azure and purpure, on a unicorn's head couped argent a goute de sang.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
The following changes are allowed: ok to grammatically correct if needed
Meaning (Daughter of Marcus) most important.

Valdis is found in Lind col 1066 as Scandinavian from 1171.

Marcus is also found in Lind col 765 as Scandinavian from1349.

-dóttir is a Scandinavian way of showing patronymics as per SENA Appendix A.

Yours in Service,
Seijka Waldemarsdotter, Edelweiss Herald (internal submissions), [email protected]
Anna de Byxe, Albion Herald (external submissions), [email protected]
Registering names and heraldry in Drachenwald:

OSCAR counts 3 Names, 1 Name Change, 1 Alternate Name, 4 Devices and 2 Badges. There are a total of 11 items submitted on this letter.

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