Northshield LoI dated 2016-11-30

Greetings unto Andrewe Laurel, Alys Pellicane, Brunissende Wreath, and the various members of the College of Arms, greetings from Merideth NiShionniach, Polaris Herald of Northshield, and her deputy Mira Fastova, Keythong Herald of Northshield.

What follows is the November 2016 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of Northshield.

We would like to thank all of the heralds, from within Kingdom and without, who contributed comments on OSCAR for the Northshield October Internal Letter of Intent.

1: Asný Hálfdanardóttir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Ozny) most important.

Kingdom Commentary Note: Spelling of the patronymic was changed from <Hálfdansdóttir> to <Hálfdanardóttir> based on kingdom commentary. Submitter has agreed to this change - original spelling was an error on my part. (

Asný - feminine given name found on p.8 of GB

Hálfdanardóttir - patronymic created following pattern on p. 17 of GB using masculine given name <Halfdan> found on p 11 of GB

2: Derbáil ingen Néill - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for pre 12th c Irish.
Language (pre 12th c Irish) most important.
Culture (pre 12th c Irish) most important.

Keythong Note: Per the submitter's request, the specifications for authenticity, language, and culture have been changed from 13th-15th c to pre 12th c Irish. (

Derbáil is a Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) feminine given name found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Derbáil / Dearbháil" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (

ingen is the nominative of daughter used prior to c1200 (

Néill is the Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form of Niall found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Niall" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (

3: Gabriel andvaka Kjotvason - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2004, via Calontir.

Angelus Herald

No major changes.

Extraordinary title granted by Andrewe Laurel in the August 2014 LOAR Cover Letter (

Angelus is an English surname dated to 1193 found in RW, 3rd ed, p 11, s.n. Angel, Angell

'Warinus <Angelus> 1193 P (K)'

In her article, "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Overview", Juliana de Luna describes a number of sources for heraldic titles. Surnames/family names is one of the sources she lists. (

4: Jean de Lisieux - New Name & New Device

Gules, in pale three dogs couchant guardant Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (French 12-13th c) most important.
Culture (French 12-13th c) most important.

Jean is a French masculine given name found in "Masculine Names from Artois, 1601" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (

de Lisieux is a locative byname found in "NAMES FROM THE SIGNET DOCUMENTS OF HENRY V (1413-1422)" by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich (

Per SENA: Appendix A - French: Locatives may be derived from place names, in the form de X

Kingdom Commentary Note: The question was posed as to whether the dogs should be labeled as talbots because of their floppy ears. (

5: Petranella Fitzallen - New Name Change & New Badge

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in June of 2016, via Northshield.

(Fieldless) A peacock in its pride ermine

Old Item: Petronella Fitzallen, to be released.
No major changes.

Submitter wishes to change the spelling of her registered given name <Petronella> to <Petranella> based on the following Family Search entry:

<Petranella> Piercy, Female, 30 Apr 1551, Christening Place LINCOLN, ENGLAND P00608-1 ( : 30 December 2014)

6: Sigeric Unsiker - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Sigeric is found dated to 1063 in Searle, p. 423.

"Sigeric [c.1063] br. of the monk Brand"

It is also found in "The Names of Testators in the Cartularium Saxonicum Malmesburiensem" by Sara L. Uckelman (

Standardized OE form: <Sigeric> Documented form: <Siᵹeric> 854

Standardized OE form: <Sigeric> Documented form: <Sygeric> 982

Unsiker is found dated to 1188 in RW, 3rd ed, p 462.

s.n. Unready: <Leuric Unsiker> 1188 BuryS(Sf) 'unsure'

7: Taran MacTavish - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister azure and argent, an owl affronty argent and a frog tergiant vert

No major changes.
Sound (Taran) most important.

Taran appears as a 16th cen. English surname in Family Search. Such surnames may be used as given names by precedent.

Joan <Taran>, Female, Marriage 28 Aug 1580, Saint Mary The Great, Cambridge, England Batch: M13064-1 ( : 10 December 2014)

McTavish is found in Black, s.n. MacTavish, which lists a <Duncan McTawisch>(1480) and a <Thomas McTaevis>(1515).

Kingdom Commentary Note: This is a redrawn emblazon, based on kingdom commentary that the frog was touching the per bend line. Submitter has approved of this upgrade. (

In service to the Society, Northshield & the College of Arms

Honourable Lady Merideth NiShionniach

Mistress Mira Fastova

OSCAR counts 5 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Heraldic Title, 2 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 10 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $40 for them. There are a total of 10 items submitted on this letter.