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Atenveldt LoP dated 2023-09-10


Letter of Presentation

Unto Their Royal Majesties Czypser and Mineko; Duncan the Sinister, Aten Principal Herald; Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,

Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!

This is the September 2023 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation. Please have comments and suggestions to me by 25 September for inclusion of these submissions in the September 2023 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

1: Dávíð Vanason -New Name (NP) & New Device

Azure, a wolf's head cabossed, on a chief arget, two pawprints sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language/Culture (none specified) most important.

Dávĭð is a christian male given name found in Old Norse Mens' Names (, from Geirr Bassi.

Vani is a male Old Norse given name ( A patronymic is formed as -i > -a, hence Vani > Vanason, demonstrated in "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (

The use of pawprints is a step from period practice.

2: Domnall Dé hAoine -New Name Change (NP) & New Device Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in February of 2001, via Atenveldt.

Per pale azure and argent, a double-bitted axe counterchanged, and on a chief sable a spear reversed argent.

Old Item: Danyel Vendredi de Lyon, to be retained as an alternate name.
Old Item: Per pale vert and argent, a compass star counterchanged, on a chief sable a spear argent., to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language/Culture (none specified (although Friday is his legal surname)) most important.
Meaning most important.

Domnall is a male name found in 601-700 and 801-1200 in "Scottish Gaelic Given Names: For Men," Sharon Krossa (

Dé hAoine is Gaelic for a fasting day, also generally taken to be Friday in the modern week. Personal bynames could be bestowed on a child born on a particular day; Reaney and Wilson demonstrate the byname Christmas (and possibly Easter).

Several sites, and WordHippo ( [ ] ) show Dé hAoine as "on Friday," while an Aoine is listed simply as "Friday." Is

the particle needed or required?

3: Freydis Þhisll -New Name (NP) & New Device

Azure, on a pile inverted throughout cotised argent,a thistle proper bloomed gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language/Culture (none specified) most important.
Meaning most important.

The name is Norse. The female name Freydís is found in Eiríks saga rauða, c. late 1100's, and in Grænlendinga saga (1382-1395) for the daughter of Eiríkr rauðr. (

The byname, "thistle," is found under the header Hildr/Hilda. The Landnámabók shows a woman with the name of Ketill þistill ("thistle") in ch. 74 ( It is also a name for the plant via the same source, in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók,"Aryanhwy merch Catmael (

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the meaning and language/culture of the name (none specified). She will not accept Major changes to the name.

The SCA thistle usually has a purple bloom, and the Scottish one red; it's blazoned here for clarity.

4: Luisa de la Luz -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per pale azure and vert, a schnecke between in pale a feather fesswise argent and a hand couped Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Luisa is a feminine given name found with Luisa de la Lus married 27 April 1603 in Granada, Granada, Andalusia, Spain (, Batch M01281-1).

de la Luz is found with Maria de la Luz, female, marries 17 Feb 1597 in Granada, Granada, Spain (, Batch M01281-1).

I consider the schnecke the primary charge and the feather and hand secondary charges.

Many thanks for your time and consideration of these submissions.

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Parhelium Herald

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street

Tucson AZ 85716

[email protected]

OSCAR counts 3 Names, 1 Name Change, 3 Devices and 1 Device Change. There are a total of 8 items submitted on this letter.

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