Gleann Abhann LoI dated 2016-10-04


Unto All the glorious company of the College of Heralds do I, Groza Novgorodskaia of the Ram Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, bring salutations!

Please find below the current submissions:

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1: Æthellind Leifsdóttir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Æthellind: "Æthellind Adallindis" [c. 800] is listed as a concubine of Charlemagne, p. 42 of Onoasticon Anglo-Saxiconum.

Leifsdóttir: Leifsdóttir is a patronymic based upon the masculine given nname Leifr found in Geirr Bassi (p. 13). Leifsdóttir as an example is found on p. 17.

SENA allows the mixing of Scandanavian and English (and presumably Anglo-Saxon) in Appendix C.

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2: Aki no Moronaga - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2013, via Gleann Abhann.

Argent, the hanzi pronunced wú within an annulet sable.

A mention was made in Internal that the character would need to be shown in a period hand. After some assistance from a very wonderful person, this was acquired.

The character is from 玄秘塔碑 (Xuanmi Pagoda stele), standard script, inscribed in 842 by calligrapher Liu Gongquan. Source: Freer Gallery of Art. ( t/MQFQ7plStbzdXQ?hl=en)

Image is included from the link.

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3: Alienor de Ryggeby - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Alienor de Ryggeby) most important.

Alienor: From the 12th to 15th centuries, the name appeared as Alienor.

de Ryggeby: Year 13 of Edward I of England, Lancashire Assize Rolls shows Henry de Ryggeby

It was mentioned in Internal that the name was possibly obtrusively modern; however, it was also mentioned that adding "de" can remove the appearance of modernity. Reference "Rat le Bastard" "The addition of the definite article le ("the") breaks up the phrase both in appearance and in sound.

We leave it to Pelican.

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4: Asa Chotia - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (Late Period Eastern Indian) most important.

Asa: "Rajput Women's Names" by Lisa Darcy

Chotia: Legal name allowance. Birth certificate confirmed by Brigida von München (legal signature of confirmation on submission paperwork)

Article cited is found here:

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5: Bébinn na Tengad - New Name & New Device

Per bend Or and gules, a doe passant and a swallow rising counterchanged, and on a chief sable three hearts argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (Bébinn) most important.

Bébinn: feminine given name; "Index of Names in Irish Annals" v.2.5 (OCM p. 29)5n Bébinn) early middle 1073, 1134

na Tengad: descriptive byname "of the tongue" (linguist) dated 1022 ibid v.2.0

Further information was found by folks in Internal.

The entry for "Bébinn" is found at It classifies the submitted form as the standard Middle Irish Gaelic version of a feminine given name.

The entry for "na Tengad" appears at It describes the submitted form as the standard Middle Irish Gaelic version of a descriptive byname found in the chronicles as that of a man. Elsewhere in the article it is confirmed that this it would be classified as a masculine byname (

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6: Briar Kievich - New Name & New Device

Vert, a fret couped between three swords inverted argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Briar: Mundane name allowance. Bran Finn hua Neill (Diamond Principal Herald), Adalyde de Sardaigne (Sardonyx Herald) and Isabel Winterbourne (Moonestone Herald) saw and verified that Briar is in fact the submitter's mundane name.

Kievich: Paul Wickendon of Thanet, "Dictionary of Period Russsian Names", 3rd edition revised and expanded. 2000. Page 146

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7: Cecilia Augustina - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2015, via Gleann Abhann.

Gules, a quill pen and a sword inverted crossed in saltire and a border fleury argent.

Cecilia Augustina, returned in Kingdom, iLoI dated 2015-05-16 and again in iLoI dated 2016-01-24 The device has been completely reworked.

This is a reworking of the device - fees have already been paid.

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8: Elrick Hellstern - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Hellstern) most important.

15th Century Dutch Names by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (

<Elrick> 1478-81

Hellstern: 1460, Vol. I, p. 692 Brechenmacher


<Catharina Hellstern> christened 1598, Hohenzollern, Prussia. Batch no. C94056-1


SENA Appendix C says that Dutch and German names can be mixed, and the elements are within 117-120 years of each other.

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9: Katryne MacIntosh the Strange - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1998, via Meridies.

Golden Panther Herald Extraordinary

Meaning (Golden Panther) most important.

Heraldic title granted August 2006 by Saran Diamond.

Permission to conflict with household name registered under the same name.

Hardcopy documentation has not been supplied.

Correction to Heraldic Title (2016-Aug-26 20:08:10): As stated in the comments, the pdf of the letter from Saran naming her as Herald Extraordinare has been received after the internal letter was submitted.

In addition, the following documentation that did not accompany the original submission has been received:

In SENA, under NPN 1. Non-Personal Names Content, section C. Standards for Designators and Substantive Elements, subsection 2. Sources of Designators and Substantive Elements,"

d. Borrowed Names: Name phrases may be borrowed from secular literature, from the Bible or other religious literature, or from the names of saints. Name phrases may also be constructed from name elements borrowed from those types of source. To borrow a name phrase or element, the following conditions must be met:

1. Linguistically Appropriate Form: The name phrase must be shown to be a form by which the entity was known in that time and place. Generally this means finding it in the literature of that time (so a Renaissance Italian Bible, or an English publication of an Arthurian romance). In the case of a saint's name, evidence for their veneration through the naming of churches is generally sufficient. Only the form of the name used in that culture is permitted under this allowance.

For example, the Greek mythological object known in English as the Golden Fleece was known to the medieval French as the Toison d'Or. It is Toison d'Or that was borrowed for the name of the period Burgundian order. Similarly, the saint known in her lifetime asÆhelthryth was venerated by late period English people as Audrey. Audrey is the form allowed in late period English context to create a name like the College of Saint Audrey.

This section notes specifically not only the form of color+item the submitter wishes to utilize in the construction of the submitted title, but the specific color of Golden.

Same section, subsection 2, under b. Constructed Name Phrases:

2. New Heraldic Titles Constructed from Attested Elements: New heraldic titles can be constructed by using attested elements in attested patterns for a given time and place.

For example, attested English titles include Blaunche Sanglier Pursuivant and Rouge Dragon Pursuivant. These can justify Rouge Sanglier Pursuivant and Blaunche Dragon Pursuivant. They can also justify the use of other animals or heraldic monsters, like Rouge Griffin Pursuivant or Blanche Leopard Pursuivant.

Submitter has requested the item in the color+item construction Panther, a recognized heraldic charge represented in A Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry (Draconius, on the no-copy list). Reference here:

Golden Panther follows the pattern of description+heraldic charge of many SCA heraldic titles. Juliana Siren has many of these already listed here:

Concerning the registration of identical names for a household and a heraldic title, According SENA NPN.3.E, a designation change and permission to conflict is sufficient enough to register a heraldic title that conflicts with a household name. Permission to conflict has been submitted, as the submitter for this heraldic title holds the identical household name.

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10: Marguerite d'Alençon - New Name

Marguerite d'Alençon

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 14th-16th Century.
Language (French) most important.

Marguerite: Patron desires 14th-16th century French given name. Found in Dauzat p. 416, form of the name of St. Margarita, martyr of Antioch 3rd century.

d'Alençon: locative surname. Placename - city - community of Normandy, France, Alençon, which was founded in the 4th century.

Further information was uncovered:

Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Names from Artois, 1601" states that there are 7 instances of "Marguerite" as a feminine given name in a tax roll from Roubaix and Néchin from that year ( This is a no-photocopy source.

Mattheo Ogerio's 1594 map of Brittany and Normandy (which can be found in the 1603 edition of Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum) includes "Alençon" ( SENA Appendix A states that locatives of the form "d'[placename]" (where the placename begins with a vowel) require no further documentation for French, so that's all we need to show for the byname.

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11: Rose Bailie Marsh - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2006, via Gleann Abhann.

(Fieldless) A badger's head cabossed argent marked sable within and conjoined to an annulet vert.

Rose Bailie Marsh, returned in Kingdom, iLoI dated 2015-05-15, this badge has been completely reworked.

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12: Tiberius Fabricius Severus - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Latin) most important.

Tiberius: Roman emperor, 37 AD

Fabricius: Censor, 275 BC

Severus: Roman emperor, 145 AD

Further documentation was found!

A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names by Ursula Georges ( covers "the most common naming patterns from the first and second centuries AD" with:

Praenomen: Tiberius

Nomen: Fabricius

Cognomen: Severus

The Epigraphic Database Heidelberg ( has:

HD003040, 152 AD - 156 AD, Rome.

<Ti(berius) Claudius Ti(beri)...>

<C(aius) Fabricius [C(ai)]...>

<[---] Arn(ensis) Severus...>

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13: Úlfr inn Raudi - New Name & New Device

Argent, a wolf's head erased gules and in chief two ravens respectant rising, wings addorsed and inverted sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Culture (Norse) most important.

Úlfr: Geirr Bassi p. 15

inn Raudi: Geirr Bassi p. 66

With all best wishes and deepest gratitude to those who have commented previously and will continue commenting,

I am -

Dvorianka Groza Novgorodskaia

Ruby Herald

Gleann Abhann

OSCAR counts 9 New Names, 1 New Heraldic Title, 4 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 15 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $60 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 16 items submitted on this letter.