Northshield LoI dated 2016-12-27

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 December 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 November Internal Letter of Intent.

1: Aeschine ingen Dugall - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (12th-14th c Scottish) most important.
Culture (12th-14th c Scottish) most important.

Aeschine: Scottish feminine given name dated to 1160 found in "A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records - Part One: Introduction by Talan Gwynek (

Aeschine c.1160 = Eschina; c.1170 [LIULF, 432]

ingen is the nominative patronymic particle for daughter used prior to 1200 per "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" by Sharon Krossa (

Dugall is found in Black, p 217; s.n. Dougal, Dougall, Dugal, Dugald

'. . . and <Dugall>, thane of Molen, 1261, was one of the inquisition on the king's garden at Elgin and the lands belonging to it . . .'

Kingdom Commentary Notes: Commentary indicated that this name is not constructed correctly for either Scots or Scottish Gaelic.

Per Green Anchor, "Dugall is a Scots form of the name found as Dubgall in 980 and as Dubhghall in 1268 in Irish annals. To be correct for Gaelic (as correct as a Scots first name and Gaelic byname can be, anyway), she would need to be Aeschine inghean Dubhghaill. That would be the form for 13th and 14th century Gaelic. A 12th century Gaelic form would be Aeschine ingen Dubgaill. A later wholly Scots form of the name would be Aeschine MacDougal. But that would be later than the client's desired time period."

The submitter is open to changes as long as it is in keeping with a 12-14th c. Scottish name, with Gaelic influence (if possible)

2: Angus de Botha - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2001, via Ansteorra.

Gules, in bend a fleam and a wolf's head couped argent

Blazon Change: Blazon has been changed from 'Gules, a fleam and a wolf's head couped argent' to 'Gules, in bend a fleam and a wolf's head couped argent', based on Kingdom commentary. (

3: Bartel Fitzneel - New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1986, via the West.

Worshipful Company of Moniers

No major changes.
Sound most important.

Worshipful Company is a pattern seen in guild names in English. For example, the "worshipfull Company of Clothworkers" is mentioned at p. 93 of The Survey of London: Contayning the Orignall, Increase, Moderne Estate, and Government of that City, Methodically Set Downe (, published in 1633. The "worshipfull Company of Haberdashers" is mentioned at p. 103 of the same book. (See Images #1 & #2 below)

The spelling worshipful is dated to 1460 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. worshipful (adj.)

Monier: The Compact Oxford English Dictionary, New Edition s.n. moneyer

'2. One who coins money: a coiner, minter. a1577 Sir T. Smith Commw. Eng. II.xxi (1589) 91 To enquire of all heretiques ... false moniers, extortioners [etc.].'

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4: Cecily of York - New Name & New Device

Argent, a rabbit courant to sinister and on a point pointed gules, a lozenge argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for English language and/or culture.
Language (English) most important.
Culture (English) most important.

Kingdom Commentary Notes: There was some discussion regarding the question of whether Cecily Neville, Duchess of York is a significant enough historical figure to lead to protection of the name <Cecily of York>. The conclusion of that discussion was that Cecily Neville is not a significant historical figure. (

Cecily is a feminine given name found in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames - Part Two: The Names A-G" by Talan Gwynek (

Cecily 1246 Gorrell; 1279 Will; 1523 Hutchin

of York - RW, 3rd ed., p 508. s.n. York, Yorke: John <de York> 1324

Submitter has found a minor princess with the same name from the late 15th century. Is Cecily Neville, Duchess of York significant enough to protect that name?

Kingdom Commentary Notes: The question was posed as to whether the lack of detail on this rabbit was cause for return. Commenters indicated that the charge was readily identifiable as a rabbit without the internal detail. (

5: Derbáil ingen Néill - New Device

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

Azure, two stags combatant and in base two axes in saltire argent

Name was submitted on the Northshield October 2016 kingdom letter.

6: Dyonisia Buleheued - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2009, via Northshield.

Tessa Constantin de Marseilles

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (1450 Marseilles - Provence) most important.

Tessa is an Italian feminine given name dated to the 14th-15th c in "Italian Renaissance Women's Names" by Rhian Lyth of Blackmoor Vale (

Constantin is a French surname found in "Names Found in Commercial Documents from Bordeaux, 1470-1520" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Friedemann), with assistance from Talan Gwynek (


Vidau Delespiau

Vidault Darrac

Vidault Davansac also found as Avansac, Devansac.

Vidault Decastetnau

Vital Delefargue

Vitaul <Constantin>

de Marseilles is a locative byname found on p 82 of "Names in the 1292 census of Paris" by Sara L. Uckelman (

de Marseille (2)

(i) de Marseille (1)

(ii) de Marseilles (1)

Under SENA Appendix C, French and Italian can be combined throughout our period. All name elements are dated within 300 years.

7: Helgulfr Arngeirsson - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Retain major name elements and Norse theme) most important.
Meaning (Retain major name elements and Norse theme) most important.

Helgulfr is the standardised Old West Norse spelling of HælgulfR as found in the Nordiskt runnamnslexikon by Lena Peterson, p 129 ( 141106.pdf)

HælgulfR mn.

F.l. → Hælg-, e.l. → -ulfR.

Nom. ailkulfR Sö352A(?), helgulfR Nä31, hikkulfr Sö178(?), hilguflr

Sö188 $ (?)

Arngeirsson is a patronymic formed following the pattern on page 17 of GB using the masculine given name <Arngeirr> found on page 7 of the same source.

8: Jehanne de la Berge - New Name

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

Submission History: This submitter originally submitted the name <Wulfwen verch Davyd> on the Northshield October 2016 Kingdom letter. She has withdrawn that name and is resubmitting this name instead. (

Jehanne is a French feminine given name found in "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara Uckelman) (

de la Berge is locative byname found in "Bynames in the Middle English Dictionary" by Sara Uckelman, p. 5 (

's.n. Berg de la Berge 1253 (bergh), atte Bergh 1296, 1332 (bergh), atte Bargh 1327 (bergh), atte Berugh 1332 (bergh).'

SENA Appendix C allows combination of French and Middle English names for this time period.

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

Honourable Lady Merideth NiShionniach

Mistress Mira Fastova

OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name, 1 New Household Name, 2 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 9 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $36 for them. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.