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Middle LoI dated 2023-11-08

Greetings unto Emma Laurel, Elisabetta Pelican, Iago Wreath, and the other honored members of the College of Arms, greetings from Kallinikos Gavras, Rouge Scarpe Herald for the Kingdom of the Middle.

This Pennsic letter was full of interesting questions, needed redraws, and interesting research questions. Many thanks to Ragna stórráða Úlfsdóttir and Tali Essen of the Isles for their help with redraws, as well as the many commenters who helped me approve the names on this list.

It is the intent of the Middle Kingdom that the following be registered.

1: Antartus Valentior - New Augmentation of Arms (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1994, via the Middle.

Plummetty argent and vert, a sledgehammer sable hafted proper and overall a single-horned anvil reversed sable and for augmentation on a canton gules, within an open gate in pale a baronial coronet argent and a trillium flower argent barbed vert

Court barony granted in Ealdormere 23-SEP-2006. Royal augmentation granted 05-AUG-2022.

The underlying design matches the original submission's artwork, accepted 16-SEP-95.There were concerns about identifiability of the underlying arms, but this submission only concerns the augmentation.

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2: Ásgeirr at Grœnavatni - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per chevron azure and vert, a drakkar and in base a hand apaumy

No holding name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Old Norse form of `Oscar') most important.

Ásgeirr is a masculine Old Norse given name found in Geirr Bassi.

at Grœnavatni `at green water' is a locative byname found in Talan Gwynek, "Place-Names in Landnámabók (Incomplete)"

( Note that this article is no longer online, so was accessed via the Wayback Machine. Copies of the relevant part of the article are attached below.

at Grœnavatni is also mentioned in Paul R. Peterson's dissertation "Old Norse Nicknames" under the header "List of Nicknames in Landnámabók", s.n. 160. enn hávi, as belonging to one Þorkell enn hávi at Grœnavatni.

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3: Bran atte Rowen - New Name Change (KLoI) (NP) & New Device Change (KLoI)

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in February of 1996, via the Middle.

Per fess embattled argent and sable, a sprig palewise vert and a greyhound couchant Or

Old Item: Bran atte Rountre, to be released.
Old Item: Per fess embattled argent and sable, a sprig bendwise sinister proper and a greyhound dormant Or., to be released.
No holding name.
No major changes.
Spelling (The spelling of rowan is most important) most important.

Bran is already registered to the submitter and can be used under the Existing Registration Allowance. The original name is Bran atte Rountre.

atte Rowen is a constructed English toponymic byname.

atte is a preposition found in Middle English toponymic bynames, such as atte Wode, dated 1346 in the MED. It is also a spelling of the preposition 'at' in Early Modern English and transitional writings, found in W. Middleton, Here begynneth the Seyng of Urynes, published 1544.


There is a pattern of names formed from atte+type of tree:

Ade atte Nasche (based on the ash tree) - dated to 1296 in the MED s.v. assh(e n.(1)

Richard Attenok (based on the oak tree) - dated to 1265 in the MED s.v. ok(e n. Ricardi atte Oke (based on the oak tree) - dated to 1319-20 in the MED s.v. ok(e n.

Pet. atte Holme (based on the holly or evergreen oak) - dated to 1288 in the MED s.v. holm(e n.(2)

Steph. atte Holme (based on the holly or evergreen oak) - dated to 1348 in the MED s.v. holm(e n.(2)

The term 'rowen' as a tree name can be documented to 1455 in a petition to the king by Gerard de la Hay, housed in the British National Archives, reference SC 8/117/5828. An excerpt of the petition is attached.


Note: The submitter prefers the spelling 'rowan', but 'rowen' was the closest version found in period. Submitter has accepted this change.

Original blazon specified that the greyhound's eyes were closed, but this was deemed an unblazonable artistic detail.

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4: Brigita Rosa von Metten - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Argent, between two stags heads erased gules, on a bend sinister azure three roses Or

No holding name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Swiss German.
Meaning (Form of the name most important -- Brigita Rosa of Metten) most important.

Brigita is an Early New German form of Bridget dating to 1497 (

Rosa is an Italian form of the given name Rose dating to 1366 (

von - SENA, Appendix A, Locatives based on place names use the forms von X.

Metten - Metten is the modern name of a place in which a Benedictine Abbey was founded in the 8th century. ( ( Metten also appears as an unmarked surname in gray-period Germany in the FamilySearch Historical Records. As FamilySearch frequently omits prepositions, these surnames may be references to the city of Metten: Lambert Metten; Male; Marriage; 29 Nov 1636; Elten, Rees, Rheinprovinz, Preußen, Deutschland; Batch: M97278-1 ( Steuen Metten; Male; Christening; 7 Jun 1637; Elten, Rees, Rhein, Preußen, Deutschland; Batch: J97278-1 ( Margarita Metten; Female; Dec 1639; Elten, Rees, Rhein, Preußen, Deutschland; Batch: K97278-1 ( M, J and K are valid batches per the January 2014 Cover Letter ( Ælfyn æt þæm geate provided additional support for Metten from Reitzenstein's Lexikon bayerischer Ortsnamen (which is an Appendix H source). Under Metten dated forms include Mettemum in 850, Metemum in 886 (copy from 1305), and Meten in 1301. The first two show single and double t supporting a double -t based on the single -t Meten from 1301. Additional support for the double t is found under Mettenheim which dates Mettenheim and Mettenham to 1527, with Mettemheim in the 12th C.

The submitter wants a "Swiss/German/Italian" name. Appendix C shows High German as compatible with Italian. Appendix A documents that double given name and marked locative as patterns that do not need further documentation, along with the use of the preposition von with German town names.

5: Bronwyn inghean Ui Mhathain - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Purpure, a pomegranate slipped and leaved and a tierce argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No holding name.
Meaning (wants connection to family surname (modern MacMath) or related names) most important.

Bronwyn is an English feminine given name found in Family Search Historical records

Bronwyn N, f. 26 Jul 1620 Northaw, Hertford, England Batch # M01288-1

O Mathain is a header form in Woulfe; O Maddane, O Madden are italicized forms dated to t. Eliz I/James I. We believe this is the correct feminine form.

The final element needs to be lenited per "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names", Sharon Krossa (Effrick),

Note: Submissions herald clarified that while closer versions of MacMath are documentable in period, submitter wants the version inghean Ui Mhathain

6: Chrysanthemum des Pres - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Azure, a decrescent and on a chief argent, three fluers-de-lys azure

No holding name.
No major changes.
Sound (the given name starts with the sound of the name Chris) most important.

Chrysanthemum des Pres is an English given name and a French byname, as is allowed under App C of SENA.

Chrysanthemum is a constructed English given name based on the pattern of naming women after flowers.

•Primrose Barsten; F; 16 Apr 1624; Holy Trinity, Gloucester, Gloucester, England; C04433-1

•Iris Slake; F; 4 Aug 1592; Gloxhill, Lincoln, England; B02860-3

•Violet Lyon; F; 12 Jan 1642; Saint Bartholomew The Less, London, London, England; M15108-1

Chrysanthemum is a period spelling of the flower, found in John Parkinson, Theatrum Botanicvm: The Theater Of Plants, published 1640 (

des Prés is a byname dated 1499, found in Domhnall na Moicheirghe, "Names from Lallaing 1384 - 1600" ( The submitter prefers to drop the accent, which appear relatively late in French.

Note: There was some concern at kingdom commentary whether a pattern of flower names would necessarily allow the borrowed Greek Crysanthemum, when the common English term in the period was 'marigold' or 'corne marigold.' We decided this was a question that was better suited for the College of Arms to decide on.

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7: Crimthann Scolaidhe - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Sable, two potatoes in fess Or

No holding name.
Meaning (wants meaning 'the scholar) most important.

Crimthann is an Irish given name found as a pre-Norman name (58 examples) in Heather Rose Jones, 100 Most Popular Men's Names in Early Medieval Ireland (pre-12th C)

Scolaidhe is an Irish surname found s.v. Scully in Muhr and O haisibiel Oxford Dictionary of Family Names of Ireland p.663; early examples include given name Scolaigi 947, patronymic Ua Scula, 1050 etc. The submitter prefers to use it as a byname rather than a patroymic since he is the first scholar (college graduate) in his family.

The name is also found in "16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe" by Kathleen M. O'Brien, in the form "Ó Scolaidhe".

The potato is found attached to a potato plant in John Gerard (1545-1612) The Herball, or, Generall historie of plantes 1636 ( [ ] ). This herbal was first published in 1597. An image of this page from the 1597 herbal has been attached, found at

In addition, a potato plant was previous registered to Alain de la Rue in March 2021.

Device was redrawn with submitter permissions at the kingdom level to add stems and flowers to make the potatoes more recognizable.

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8: Demetrios Hadamar - New Name Change (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in January of 2013, via the Middle.

Per pale gules and argent, a scorpion within a bordure sable

Old Item: Hainrich Hadamar, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No holding name.
No changes.

Submitter is changing name because of offensive connotations with Heinrich (Hainrich) Himmler. He's been hassled about it before and wants to change it under the offering to change offensive items.

Demetrios is a masculine Byzantine name found in Names of 14th-15th C. Thessalonian Lesser Aristocrats by Maridonna Benvenuti dated to 1366 and 1421


Hadamar is already registered to the submitter and is being used here via the Existing Registration Allowance.

9: Drogo Greydere of Nottinghamshire - New Device (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2009, via the Middle.

Or, three cinquefoils vert each charged with six annulets Or

10: Emmeline von Kaltwasser - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per pale wavy azure and vert, an otter rampant argent and in pale three fountains

No holding name.
Meaning (meaning of by name) most important.

Emmeline is found in "Feminine Given Names in Morlet, Étude d'anthroponymie picarde" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, dated from 1218 to 1336.(

'von' is a German locative marker "of" or "from"

"Kaltwasser" is a German translation of Cold Water, "Kaltwasser" is also a period German surname: Brechenmacher, II, p.7 s.n. dated to 1373. French and German is a permitted lingual mix per SENA App C

During kingdom commentary, a commenter brought up that the historical data repository "Historisches Ortsverzeichnis von Sachsen" does not show Kaltwasser as a period name form. If this turns out to be an issue and 'von Kaltwasser' is not registerable, submitter would prefer 'von Kalten Wasser', documented below.


Device redrawn with submitter permission to make the per pale wavy more identifiable

11: Firuze al-Saa'ira - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Azure, a dragonfly within a decrescent between three mullets argent

No holding name.
Meaning (al-Saa'ira meaning wanderer) most important.

Firuze -- Timurid Persian (

al-Saa'ira is a constructed nisbah using the arabic noun for "wanderer" 'saa'ir". To feminize the nisbah, we add "a"to the end per classical arabic grammar rules, making saa'ira


Submitter says name meaning is most important -- dauntless traveler or as close to it as possible. Under Appendix C, Persian can be mixed with Arabic.

12: Forest Guotman - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per fess wavy purpure and vert, in chief six spruce trees Or

No holding name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Forest with 1 r, and Guotman to match his father) most important.

Forrest is an English given name derived from a toponym found in FamilySearch:

Edward Horton and Forrest Johnson, marriage, 4 Jul 1647, Saint Bartholomew The Less, London, London, England, batch M15108-1

The spelling Forest for the toponym can be found in John Maplet, _A greene Forest, or a naturall Historie_ (, published 1567.

Guotman is a German byname datable to the grey period.

Ursula Guotman; F; 29 Jan 1624; Haslach A Wolfach, Offenburg, Baden; C95846-1. It is also the SCA byname of the submitter's father, Henricus Guotman.

Late period English given names can be borrowed into German [February 2015 Cover Letter], making the entire name German.

Device was redrawn at kingdom level to make the trees fill the space better.

13: Gwen verch Gryffyd - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (will accept other spelling of patronymic if necessary.) most important.

Gwen is a Welsh feminine given name

verch is the Welsh word for "daughter of"

Gryffyd is a Welsh male given name

All name elements dated to 1292 - 1293 in Heather Rose Jones' "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names"


14: Ioannes doruphoros - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2023, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) A hyena-headed man argent sustaining a wooden spear proper and its sinister foot resting on a wooden barrel fesswise proper

Submitter prefers to have the pizzle visible, but will accept a loincloth on the figure if necessary to pass.

15: Ioannes doruphoros - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2023, via the Middle.

Vert, semy of sparks argent, issuant from base a mountain argent, a chief Or.

16: Katherine Yvette - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per chevron throughout purpure and argent, a fox passant purpure and in chief two lotus blossoms in profile argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No holding name.

Katherine is a feminine English given name found in Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames: Katharine, by Talan Gwynek. The requested spelling is dated to 1316; 1325; 1392; 1510; 1516; and 1597.


Yvette is an English feminine given name being used here as an unmarked metronymic. Per the article Feminine Given Names in a Dictionary of English Surnames, by Talan Gwynek, the source for the article gives some metronymics, including possibly the name wanted by this submitter. We find Ivette sn Iva in Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames: Iva, by Talan Gwynek. The spelling Ivette is dated to 1262. An I/Y switch in English is well documented, via names such as Ismay/Ysmay, Isabella/Ysabella, both in the above article.


17: Lokki balli bestill - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Badge (KLoI)

Quarterly argent and sable engrailed on the per fess line, in sinister chief a crow rising Or and in sinister base three gouttes de sang one and two, a bordure counter-compony gules and Or

No holding name.
Meaning ('rope maker') most important.

Lokki is an Old Norse masculine given name from Peterson's Nordiskt runnamnslexikon : NR s.n. Lokki. Lokki is also found at the Viking Answer Lady Website ( "Found in Old Danish as Lokki and in Old Swedish as the by-name Lokke. Derived from OW.Norse lokkr "curl, lock of hair." Runic examples include the nominative forms lki, [luki]." Her reference is to NR, s.n. Lokki.

'balli' is found in Geirr Bassi, p. 19 as a nickname, meaning 'strong, brave'

'bestill' is found in Geirr Bassi, p. 20 as a nickname, meaning 'bast, rope'

By precedent, Norse names can have two bynames if they can reasonably be applied to the same person. Strong and Ropemaker easily pas this test.

The submitter would strongly prefer the byname be written as one word if registrable.

Note: During kingdom commentary it was pointed out that "reipari" was a more accurate translation of ropemaker than bestill, submitter has not yet responded to being asked which form he prefers. The response will be posted here once obtained.

18: Lokki balli bestill - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Vert, a snaptun stone face between three spiders, one and two, and a bordure Or

This submission is to be associated with Lokki balli bestill

Central charge represents the snaptun stone. [ ]

During kingdom commentary, concerns were raised that this device is presumptive of the Norse god Loki whose name is similar to the name submitted with this badge, Lokki. While precent states, "For names that are well documented as period human names, that also happen to be the names of gods, one armorial allusion to the god will no longer be considered excessive" (Aug 1992), there's reason to think this device has more than one allusion to the god Loki.

First, the Snaptun stone face is generally believed to represent the god Lokki.

Eldar Heide. "Loki, the Vätte, and the Ash Lad: A Study Combining Old Scandinavian and Late Material". Viking and Medieval Scandinavia 7 (2011). pp. 63-106. [ ]

"Both the vätte Loki under the fireplace and his `echo' in the mythological Loki can probably be seen on the Viking-Age hearth stone from Snaptun, Denmark, shown in Figure 1, from a smithy. The bellows would blow the air into the hearth through the hole below the face on the stone, which would shield the bellows from the heat. The face has been identified with Loki in a myth in Skáldskaparmál 44: Loki has cut the hair off Þórr's wife, Sif, and is forced to replace it with golden hair from the dwarfs. They make him the hair, and the ship Skíðblaðnir and the spear Gungnir, with magical properties. Then Loki makes a bet, putting his head at stake, with the dwarf Brokkr, that Brokkr's brother Sindri will not be able to make three equally good objects. Sindri begins to make the objects, instructing Brokkr to pull the bellows without stopping because that would ruin the objects. Loki turns into a fly who bites Brokkr, but Brokkr keeps pulling except for during one second while the last object is being made, which is the hammer Mjo3llnir. The other objects are the gold boar Gullinbursti and the gold ring Draupnir. The gods declare that the hammer is the best object (although its handle is a bit short due to the interruption in blowing), and Loki has lost the bet. Brokkr tries to cut off his head, but Loki claims that he only lost his head and not his neck. Brokkr instead stitches up Loki's mouth. In this myth, Loki is associated with stitched-up lips, smithing, and blowing into the hearth with the help of bellows -- the elements of the Snaptun stone. Therefore, Gísli Gestsson (1961) suggests that the Snaptun face depicts Loki, which seems plausible because the lips clearly are stitched up -- as clearly as possible on a 2.5 cm wide mouth carved in stone. Glob (1959, 73) understood the lips as stitched before anyone mentioned Loki. In addition, `stitched-up lips combined with hearth bellows blowing' is an extremely specific motif. However, in this myth, Loki does not pull the bellows or blow into the hearth, as the face on the Snaptun stone does. On the contrary, Loki tries to stop the blowing, and the stitched-up mouth on the stone would not have been able to blow at all. Depicting Loki on a hearth stone is only natural as a reference to the Loki who is a variant of Vätten living under the fireplace, blowing on the ashes to make them flare up again, and manipulating the fire in other ways (§ 3.1, cf. § 4.1). Therefore, the Snaptun stone seems to anchor those sides of Loki in the Viking Age. The stitched-up lips, on the other hand, only match the mythological Loki's encounter with Brokkr. Accordingly, the Snaptun stone seems to refer simultaneously to the mythological Loki and the vätte Loki."

Second, spiders have often been associated with Loki.

Anna Birgitta Rooth's Loki in Scandinavian Mythology (Skrifter Utgivna av Kungl. Humanistika Vitenskapssamfundet i Lund 61: CWK Gleerups Förlag. 1961) first put forth the theory that Loki was related to spiders based on later Scandinavian variants of the name (such as Faroese Lokki, Danish Lokkemand, Norwegian Loke and Lokke, Swedish Luki and Luku) point to an origin in the Germanic root *luk-, which denoted things to do with loops (like knots, hooks, closed-off rooms, and locks). This corresponds with usages such as the Swedish lockanät and Faroese lokkanet ("cobweb", literally "Lokke's web") and Faroese lokki, grindalokki, grindalokkur, "daddy-long-legs" referring both to crane flies and harvestmen, modern Swedish lockespindlar ("Locke-spiders"). Modern paganism has run wild with this thought, since other trickster gods are associated with spiders in other cultures.

In addition, the color scheme of green and gold is often associated with the Marvel comics/movies representation of Loki, who is often depicted wearing green and gold.

19: Margala Moray of Caledonia - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Argent, a natural sea-tortoise within a bordure purpure.

No holding name.

Margala is a feminine German given name found in FamilySearch: Andreaß Meÿer and Margala Perkel, 11 Nov 1619, Zwickau, Sachsen, Deutschland, film 00145640, image 00353. By precedent, 16th-17th C German given names can be borrowed into English [Kenna Graham, April 2016, A-An Tir].

The submitter would prefer the spelling Mingala if it can be documented as a given name.

Moray is a Scots locative, found as an inherited surname in FamilySearch: Jon. Moray, 19 Jul 1648, Perth, Perth, Scotland, batch C11387-5

Caledonia is a Latinized form of the part of Great Britain that included Scotland, and was used by the Romans. It is also used as a romantic name for Scotland. This form is found in Camden's Britain, or a Chorographicall description of ... England, Scotland (Britain, or a Chorographicall description of ... England, Scotland), published 1637. It is allowed by precedent: "Caledonia is a grey period term for Scotland, found in the online Dictionary of the Older Scots Tongue s.n. topographie dated to c. 1646." [Kathryn of Caledonia, June 2017, A-Caid]

The pattern of given + surname/byname + locative is found in the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707: Alexander Stewart off Garroleis from 1560 ( and Williame Murray of Tulibardin from 1569 ( This pattern also is found in English per App A of SENA.

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20: Miles Longfellow - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Lozengy argent and sable, a continental panther rampant gules

No holding name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Miles) most important.

Miles is a masculine given name dated to the 15th century in Withycombe, s.n. Miles.

Longfellow is a surname dated 1590 in Bardsley, s.n. Longfellow.

Closest conflict found for the device was: Skalla Geirmundr Ulfsson, registered in March of 1994 (via the Middle):

(Fieldless) A panther rampant guardant gules spotted argent incensed proper. 1 DC for fieldless, a presumed second DC for the tertiary spots.

21: Mira Elisaveta Pavliukovna a Foimina zhena Lisitsina - New Device (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2020, via the Middle.

Azure, a double headed peacock displayed pavonated to base within a bordure rayonny argent

Device redrawn at the kingdom level to have the tail between the peacock's legs and to make the overall bird more identifiable.

22: Quentin Macgowne - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Gules, an hourglass argent conjoined at the center with a pair of wings in lure Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No holding name.

Quentin is a masculine Walloon-English name dated to 1592 in the DNMES

Macgowan is a header form in Black; Makgowin which can become MacGowin is dated to 1526; McGowne is dated to 1629.

Submitter would prefer the spelling Macgowan if it can be documented.

23: Rebecca of Rivenstar - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Argent, a vulture rising, sable, maintaining in its claws a pair of scissors fesswise vert, a base vair.

No holding name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Can change 1 c to 2 cs but otherwise no changes) most important.

Rebecca is found in "Late 16th century English Given Names" by Talan Gwynek (

Rivenstar is the registered name of an SCA branch.

Submitter prefers to spell Rebecca with two 'c's.

24: Rebecca of Rivenstar - New Alternate Name (NP)

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Linniue Thoren

The following changes are allowed: No changes to first name

Linniue is documented to 1185 from "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek (

Thoren is an English placename dated to 1297 (

Per SENA Appendix A, we can use an unmarked locative as a byname.

25: Seafraid Concenainn - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Azure, on a chevron between three lions salient argent three estoiles azure

No holding name.
Spelling most important.

Submitter is ok with something that is the Irish version of Geoffrey, but would like to keep the first name as much as possible.

Seafraid is a given name found in the Irish Annals [ ]

Submitter would prefer the given name without the -id at the end (Seafra), if it can be documented.

Concenainn is a byname found in the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names p 114 dated to 1368 under the header Concannon. Submitter would prefer the spelling Quincannon if we can document it.

Note: Submitter was offered the bynames "Quin Canon" and decided to stay with "Concenainn"

26: Thorsteinn Steinheimer - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Azure, on a hexagon argent a folding fan pierced azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No holding name.
Spelling (wants as close to Thorsten as possible. Less committed to byname.) most important.

Thorsten is a Danish given name dated to 1401 in Diplomatarium Danicum (

Steinheimer is a German toponymic byname dated 1415 found in Brechenmcher Etymologiches Worterbuch der Deutschen Familiennamen K-Z s.v. Steinhammer p.666

Scandinavian and German can be combined per Appendix C.

Submitter wants Thorsteinn, but will accept Thorsten.

Based on the Satake family kamon, mentioned on O-umajirushi page 164. Based on the accompanying text, it seems clear that the fan is supposed to be pierced, not charged with a roundel.

Per O-umajirushi:

"This white nobori features a mon of a folding fan with black tines and red paper with a white disc. This is an example of a mon in a three-color design. The story behind it is that at the Battle of Yashima, the Taira carried such a fan as a sacred talisman and dared the Genji to shoot at it. Nasu Munetaka took the challenge and hit it in one shot, striking a severe blow to the enemy morale. The Satake family is descended from him, and thus use this mon to recall their ancestor's deed.[24, p. 18]"

27: Thorvald Redhair - New Heraldic Title (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1988, via the Middle.

Red Mantle Herald

This name is intended for use by Thorvald as a Herald Extraordinary.

Red Mantle is a substantive in Lingua Societatis intended to parallel the historical Bluemantle Pursuivant said to have been created by Henry V and definitely existing by 1448. s.v. Bluemantle Pursuivant in British History Online

Herald Extraordinary is the designator as the rank assigned to Thorvald Redhair in the SCA College of Heralds. Rank given by Daffyd Bleidd Dragon Herald at Simple Day July 19, 2008. (Evidence from Thorvald Redhair that the title was grated the same day as his court barony recorded on the MK OP.)

28: Tristan Cœur-de-Lion - New Name Change (KLoI) (NP) & New Device Change (KLoI)

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in October of 2009, via Calontir.

Per pale argent and azure all semy-de-lys counterchanged.

Old Item: Marcus Geminius Lupus, to be retained as an alternate name.
Old Item: Bendy argent and sable, a wolf rampant and a chief gules., to be released.
No holding name.
No major changes.
Spelling (spelling of Tristan) most important.

Tristan: The given name Tristan is addressed specifically in the Academy of Saint Gabriel's Report #2253, dated to the 12th, 13th, and 14th century CE.

Tristan is also the submitter's mundane first name; driver's license witnessed by Lillia Crampette and Thomas Haworth.

Cœur-de-lion: Uckelman, Sara L. 2013. Names in the 1292 census of Paris. Pg. 141 Online


Cuer-de-Lion (1) desc. from OFr cœur-de-lion `[with the] heart of a lion'. The article supports "Cuer-de-Lion" but not the client's chosen spelling. However, precedent allows the registration of this spelling. In the decision letter of March 2015 in the registration of the name for "Savaric Cœur-de-lion" via An Tir, Laurel said: "Commenters questioned if the byname Cœur-de-lion is too unique to be registered. Precedent states:

Commenters questioned whether this presumes on Richard the Lionheart. This byname is not unique to the king; it is found in 1292 Paris as well as in Bardsley (s.n. Quodling, citing multiple people with such a byname). As the byname is not unique, the use of only that element cannot be presumptuous of any individual. As such, it can be registered. [Beatrice von Staufen, Household name Lance du Coeur de Lyon, November 2011, A-Atlantia]

Although we would certainly protect Richard the Lionheart, we only protect him in names by which he is or has been known. As he was never known as Savaric, and we allow the use of forms of the byname, Cœur-de-lion, we are able to register this name."

29: Úlfr Hrólfsson - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Quarterly gules and sable a wolf's head couped, impaled through the snout by a sword inverted argent, on each sable quarter three gouttes or.

No holding name.

Úlfr - Geirr Bassi, p. 15, listed as a male name with 21 instances in the Landnámabók.

Hrólfr - Geirr Bassi, p. 11, listed as a male name with 20 instances in the Landnámabók.

The patronymic Hrólfsson is formed from Hrólfr according to the rules in Geirr Bassi, pp. 17-18.

In Appreciation and Admiration, (and with only two more Pennsic letters to go!)

Kallinikos Gavras

Rouge Scarpe Herald

OSCAR counts 18 New Names, 3 New Name Changes, 1 New Alternate Name, 1 New Heraldic Title, 19 New Devices, 2 New Device Changes, 4 New Badges and 1 New Augmentation of Arms. These 49 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $196 for them. There are a total of 49 items submitted on this letter.

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