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Atenveldt LoI dated 2023-09-30



30 September 2023, A.S. LVIII

Unto Emma Laurel, Elisabetta Pelican, Iago Wreath, and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

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

The Atenveldt College of Heralds requests the consideration and registration of the following armory with the College of Arms. Unless specifically stated, the client will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.

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

Azure, a wolf's head cabossed, on a chief argent, 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.
No major changes.
Language/Culture (none specified) 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?

Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha (Ragged Staff) commented that the byname as submitted is not viable: "We have no data that shows Gaelic bynames being formed from names of days of the week, or from specialized Christian calendar days. The submitter might want to reconsider." I hope other folks will be able to chime in on the name's viability or otherwise.

3: Freydis þistill - New Name (NP)

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language/Culture ((none spedified)) 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 (

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

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 was assisted in the preparation of this Letter by Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle). Juetta Copin, Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha (Ragged Staff) and Tibor the Indecisive (Moonbeam).

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 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Device and 1 New Device Change. These 6 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $24 for them. There are a total of 6 items submitted on this letter.

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