Lochac LoI dated 2016-11-30

Unto the Sovereigns of Arms, and Heralds of the Knowne World, from Brían dorcha ua Conaill, greetings!

It is our intent to register the following submissions.

incipit littera

This item was on the 02-2017 LoAR

1: Bjǫrn Bassason - New Name & New Device

Paly, bendy azure and argent, and bendy sinister argent and azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Norse) most important.
Meaning (Bear Boar's son) most important.

Bjǫrn -- Geirr Bassi p.8

Bassason -- Geirr Bassi p.8 s.n. "Bassi". <Bassi> becomes <Bassa> in the genitive, thus "Bassa-son"

We believe that this device does not constitute excessive counterchanging, but is in effect a variation on the theme of checky, lozengy, etc.

Any similarity to a herringbone-weave cloth is purely deliberate.

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2: Eleanor d'Arcy - Resub Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Eleanor d'Arcy in June of 2016, via Lochac.

Argent, a bend sinister gules between a feather fesswise and a dragon dormant sable

Device returned at Laurel (June 2016) because

Eleanor d'Arcy. Device. Argent, a bend sinister gules between a feather fesswise and a dragon dormant sable.

This device must be returned for having the dragon depicted in trian aspect. Per SENA A.2.C.1.:

Elements must be drawn in their period forms and in a period armorial style. In general, this means that charges should be drawn as a flat depiction with no perspective.

The use of trian aspect is limited to those charges which require it for identifiability, or which have been shown to have been depicted in trian aspect in period heraldry. Dragons do not need to be depicted in trian aspect to be identifiable.

On resubmission please advise the submitter to use a defined heraldic posture. Currently, the position of the head is not blazonable, as it is curved around and tucked into the body, not in a heraldic position like regardant, which would put the head over the back of the dragon, or gardant, facing outward. Charges should be depicted two-dimensionally.

On resubmission please ensure that the submitter uses a laurel-approved form.

We believe that this redraw has addressed the reasons for return in good faith.

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3: Elswyth Goodfellow - New Name & New Device

Vert, on an oak tree eradicated Or, a brown coney couchant proper

Elswyth --

<William Elswith> christened 1595, Durham, England. Batch no. P00089-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N5DH-J26)

As per the December 2014 LoAR sn. Riane Goch (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/12/14-12lar.html#77):

"As i/y switches are common in English, both Ryane and Riane are plausible forms of this name."
Hence, the name element could plausibly be spelled <Elswyth>.

The September 2012 LoAR cover letter also notes (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/09/12-09cl.html#5):

"In general, family names documented in sixteenth century England may be used to create given names...."
Hence, we can use Elswyth as a late-period, English surname used as a given name.


<Edward Goodfellow> christened 1597, London, England. Batch no. P00146 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J38F-9VV)

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4: Flóki Snorrason - New Name & New Device

Gyronny sable and Or an escarbuncle and a bordure argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Sound most important.

Flóki -- The male given name Flóki appears on p.9 of Geirr Bassi.

Snorrason -- a patronymic byname formed from the male given name <Snorri>, which appears on p. 14 of Geirr Bassi. The byname is formed from the genitive form of Snorri plus -son, which becomes Snorrason, as set forth on p. 17 of Geirr Bassi. This pattern is also in "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html)

Given name + patronymic byname is one of the patterns found in SENA Appendix A for Old Norse.

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5: Hugh de Calais - New Name & New Device

Argent, a chevron cotised between three roundels gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (may also be spelled Hugh de Caleys) most important.

Hugh -- English given name, attested in 1205 in St Gabriel's Report #2977 (http://s-gabriel.org/2977), citing R&W s.n. "Moor": <Hugh le Mor> 1205

de Calais -- Anglo-French locative, attested in 1296 in St Gabriel's Report #2649 (http://s-gabriel.org/2649) as <Ernoul de Calais>, citing Gysseling, Maurits, and Pierre Bougard, L'Onomastique Calaisienne a la Fin du 13e Siecle, Onomastica Neerlandica (Leuven: Institut voor Naamkunde, 1963), s.n. "Calais".

Note also R&W sn. "Callis" <William de Calleio> (1086) and <Richard de Caliz> (1190), described as meaning "From Calais".

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6: Hugh de Calais - New Badge

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

Gules, a manatee embowed argent

We believe this is clear of <Raven of Golden Rivers> (West, March 1986) Gules, a seal naiant, its tail reflexed above its head, within a bordure engrailed argent, for the bordure and the position of the tail.

A manatee is a SFPP.

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7: Inga Þunnkárr - New Name & New Device

Gules, a cross and in chief two anchors Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (for Inga) most important.
Meaning (for Þunnkárr) most important.

Inga -- Nordiskt Runnamnslexikon p.135 (http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/download/18.6dffb94c149794d926e379/1415279748920/Runnamnslexikon_T+ 141106.pdf)

Þunnkárr -- meaning "curly-head" in Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html)

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8: Johannes van Wijnderswyc - New Name & New Device

Per pale argent and purpure, a dunghill cock issuant from a pair of braies counterchanged

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

Johannes -- Listed in '15th Century Dutch Names' (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/dutch15.html)

van Wijnderswyc -- Listed in '15th Century Dutch Surnames' (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/dutch15surnames.html)

ffride Kraé Glas notes that the sources are both from the same time and place, dating this name to 1432-3 in Schoonhoven, South Holland.

ffride in commentary further noted the (19th Century) canting arms of Hensbroek, North Holland (http://www.ngw.nl/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=Hensbroek)

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9: Lothar Sigurdsson - New Name & New Device

Argent, a griffin salient to sinister gules

<Lothar Schneiber> -- male, christened 1618, Germany. Batch no. C91613-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNQX-HQP)

<Arni Sigurdsson> -- male, christened 1625, Iceland. Batch no. C49153-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGT6-X6F)

Appendix C says German and Icelandic (Scandinavian) language groups can be mixed.

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10: Titus Quintilius Calidus - New Name & New Device

Vert, a pale between two demi-roundels addorsed and on a bordure argent an orle sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

Consulting Herald: Padraig Chaine Shotte

Titus -- Male praenomen, found in Suetonius' De Vita Caesarum, digitised in translation by Project Gutenberg at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6400/6400-0.txt

Quintilius -- Masculine-form nomen, found in Suetonius as above

Calidus -- Male cognomen, found in A Study of the Cognomina of Soldiers in the Roman Legions by Lindley Richard Dean (Dissertation; Princeton, NJ, 1916, page 68; https://archive.org/stream/studyofcognomina00deanuoft#page/n3/mode/2up)

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11: Wyn ap David - New Name & New Device

Sable, semy of death's heads argent, a mermaid seated proper tailed argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No holding name.
No major changes.
Language (Middle Welsh) most important.

Consulting Herald: Bjǫrn Barrason, St Crispin

Wyn -- Anglicization of "Gwyn", in St Gabriel report 3327 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/3327), citing A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/welsh13.html)

David -- Tangwystyl, op.cit.

Given name + "ap" Patronym per Tangwystyl op.cit.

It was noted in commentary that this is neither cut-from-cloth semy (as the death-heads don't continue behind the primary charge), nor is it randomly strewn. Questions of acceptable style are properly directed to the Sovereigns.

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12: Yngvildr Skrauta - New Name & New Device

Per fess purpure and argent, a coney sejant counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (as close as possible to Yngvildr Skrauti) most important.
Culture (Norse) most important.

Yngvildr -- Feminine given name cited in St Gabriel report #1951 (http://s-gabriel.org/1951) to Viking Names found in Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html)

Skrauta -- Geirr Bassi, p.27 col.2 has "Skrauti" as an adjective meaning "ornamented, decorated". Adjectives decline according to the gender of the noun they describe, and <Yngvildr> being feminine, the correct form is <Skrauta>. Cleasby-Vigfussun sv. "skrauti" notes "Skrauti" as the name of a brindled ox, and "Skrauta" as the name of a brindled cow.

Submitted as <Yngvildr Skrauti>; corrected at Kingdom for grammar, per the commentary of ffride Kraé Glas. The form does not forbid major or minor changes.

explicit littera

Thanks, as always, to the submitters, consulting heralds, and commenting heralds, including Brenna Lowri o Ruthin, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Bjorn Bassason, Jethro Still, Muirenn Diademe, and ffride Kraé Glas.

Any mistakes or omissions are my own.

Is mise le meas,

Brían Rocket.

OSCAR counts 10 New Names, 10 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 21 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $84 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 22 items submitted on this letter.