West LoI dated 2017-01-14

Unto Master Andrewe Bawldwyn, Laurel; Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, Pelican; Dame Brunissende Dragonette, Wreath; and the various members of the College of Arms, greetings from Viscountess Krysta of Starfall, Green Crown Pursuivant of the Kingdom of the West and Edith of Swanesdale, Trainee!

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

1: Angela of Eskalya - New Name & New Device

Argent, an oak tree purpure within an orle of hearts gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (none noted) most important.

Submitter cares about sound (none noted) and the gender of the name (female). No authenticity request. She will accept changes and the creation of a holding name.

Angela - modern name allowance; also [Angela] is listed as the feminine Latin form of [Angel] in Given Names c. 1450-1650 from the OLD-ENGLISH list at ancestry.com [http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~oel/givennames.html#A]. The actual source of this citation is not provided there.

of - lingua Anglica article required by the Branch Name use rule in SENA

Eskalya - Eskalya is a registered official branch name (via the West, August 1979) SENA PN1.B.2.f Branch name allowance

The name formation [submitter's modern given name + of + registered SCA group name] is correctly formed per SENA PN.1.B.2.e [Legal Name Allowance] and SENA PN.1.B.2.f [Branch Name Allowance].

The submitter supplied a copy of her US Driver's license (redacted copy in Laurel's packet) as proof of her modern name.


2: Dagmar the Red - New Name & New Device

Quarterly gules and sable, a polypus within an orle Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (Norse) most important.

Submitter cares about language and/or culture (Norse) and gender (female). She will accept the formation of a holding name. No authenticity request.

Dagmar - From LoAR 04-11-2011, under the Submission from Ealdormere for Dagmar Halfdan (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2011/04/11-04lar.html ): "Dagmar is the typical modern form of a name which appears as Daghmar (in Latinized context), Dagmer, and Dagmey (from Lind). The name Dagmær is the standardized Old Norse form of the name. The DGP reports that it appears in the spelling Dagmar in the Annales Danici Medii Ævi, edited by Ellen Jørgensen. Given these documentary forms, Dagmar can be registered."

If this is not sufficient, Danmarks Gamle Personnavne, volume 1, column 183, under the header [Daghmar], has Margrét Dagmér with a date of death 1212. The [é] in [Dagmér] is formed from (ę combined with é), but that's a character I don't have. This name is followed by a long list of variant spellings, including [Dagmar], all of which are undated. The submitter has agreed to this variant spelling, if necessary

the - lingua anglica descriptive byname article

Red - Bassi, on page 26, shows the byname [inn rauði], meaning "red". Per the lingua anglica name allowance, the English translation of this element may be registered with a Norse given name

Per SENA PN.1.b.2.c, the lingua anglica name allowance, the English translation of the byname may be registered with a Norse given name. The Scandinavian name form for both Old Norse and Danish, [given + byname], is shown in SENA, Appendix A.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-01-13/13-06-05_dagmar_ndoc01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-01-13/13-06-07_dagmar_ndoc_02.jpg


3: Dan'slav Medvednikov - New Name & New Device

Dan'slav Medvednikov

Barry Or and sable, on a base sable six bees Or marked sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (none noted) most important.

Submitter cares about sound (none noted) and the gender of the name (male). He will accept changes and the formation of a holding name. No authenticity request.

Dan'slav - found under the spelling "Dan'slav" dated 1118 in "Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section D" by Paul Goldschmidt [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/d.html]

Medvednikov - found dated 1495 in "Occupational Bynames in Medieval Russia" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet [http://goldschp.net/archive/jobnames.html]

The Russian formation [given + locative byname] is found in SENA Appendix A. SENA Appendix C, Russian names from 1100 to 1600 are compatible.


4: Elena verch Rhys - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2016, via the West.

Purpure, on a pale between two enfields combatant argent three pomegranates gules slipped and leaved vert.


5: Jadwiga Dombrowska - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for late period Polish 1400-1600.
Language (late period Polish 1400-1600) most important.

Submitter cares about language and/or culture (1400 - 1600, Late Period Polish) and gender (female). She requests authenticity to 1400 - 1600, Late Period Polish. She will accept changes and a holding name.

Jadwiga - found dated 1612 as female given name in "Polish Feminie Given Names, 1600-1650" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael [http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/polish/polishfem.html]

Dombrowska - Hoffman's Polish Surnames has [Dombrowski] on page 159 under the header "Domb-". The derivation is also discussed on page 39 of the same book. No dates are given. Formation of Dombrowska from: "Collected Name Resources from LoARs (2010-present) Articles from Juliana de Luna and Lillia de Vaux" [heraldry.sca.org/names/resources/polish.html] "Locative surnames are either formed by using a genitive (possessive) form of the place name with the preposition z, or by using an adjectival form (ending in -ski for men or -ska for women)."

The Polish formation [given + locative byname] is found in SENA Appendix A.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-01-13/13-09-13_jadwiga_ndoc01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-01-13/13-09-14_jadwiga_ndoc02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-01-13/13-09-16_jadwiga_ndoc03.jpg


6: Lala of Oertha - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (none noted) most important.
Culture (none noted) most important.

Submitter cares about language and/or culture (none noted) and gender (female). She will accept changes and the formation of a holding name. No authenticity request.

Lala - found dated 1293 as female given name in "Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section L" by Paul Goldschmidt [heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/l.html]

of Oertha - SENA PN1.B.2.f Branch name allowance; Oertha was registered via the West in March 1985.

The Russian/Branch Name formation [given + lingua anglica article + branch name locative byname] is found in SENA Appendix A and PN1.B.2.f.


7: Loðhottr austmannaskelfir - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2011, via the West.

Per chevron ployé throughout gules and Or, in base a battleax inverted sable and on a chief Or two ravens respectant sable.

Submitter's most recent return from Laurel (March 2011) states, "Per chevron ployé gules and Or, two ravens respectant argent and a flanged mace inverted purpure. This device is returned because the charge in base is not identifiable, either to the commenters or to those who attended the Wreath meeting. This is a violation of section VII.7.a of the Rules for Submissions, which requires that "Any charge ... used in Society armory must be identifiable, in and of itself, without labels or excessive explanation.""

The resubmission addresses the comment from Laurel.


8: Orraca Afonso - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (none noted) most important.
Culture (none noted) most important.

Submitter cares about gender (female), language (none noted), and culture (none noted). Will accept changes. Will accept a holding name.

Orraca - Dated to 1214 in "Early Portuguese Names" by Juliana de Luna [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/earlyportuguese.html]

Afonso - found dated to 1214 as a male given name in "Early Portuguese Names" by Juliana de Luna [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/earlyportuguese.html]; found as "Affonso" as a patronymic dated to 1350-1450 in "Portuguese Names 1350-1450" by Juliana de Luna [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/portuguese.htm]

The Portugese name formation [ given + unmarked patronym] can be found in SENA Appendix A, which states "Portugese: … Patronyms may also be formed by using an unmodified version of the father's name …".


9: Sevastian Agafangilovitch Golytsin - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister embattled sable and gules, an anvil reversed argent and a tower Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (none noted) most important.

Submitter cares about sound (none noted) and the gender of the name (male). Will accept changes and a holding name. No authenticity request.

Sevastian - Variation of Sevast'ian, found in [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/sa.html] citing to Bukharev, I. Zhitiia vsekh sviatykh. Moscow: Tipografiia Vysochaishe utverzhdennogo T-va I. D. Sytina, 1896.

Agafangilovitch - Agafangel found in http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/a.html citing to Bukharev, I. Zhitiia vsekh sviatykh. Moscow: Tipografiia Vysochaishe utverzhdennogo T-va I. D. Sytina, 1896. Agathangelos (with variant Agafangil) also found here: [https://thesaurus.cerl.org/record/cnp00286559] Formation of the patronymic according to [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/zgrammar.html] would be Agafangel becomes Agafangelov, following the rule that '-ov' follows a name ending in a hard consonant. Agafangelov becomes Agafangelovich with the addition of the 'ich'.

Golytsin - Found in Славянская энциклопедия: А-М: Kievskai︠a︡ Rusʹ-Moskovii︠a︡ By Владимир Вольфович Богуславский, pages 294-96 [https://books.google.com/books?id=kNNEiqIIouwC&pg=PA121&lpg=PA121&dq=%D0%AE%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B9+%D0%9C %D0%B8%D1%85%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87+%D0%91%D1%83%D0%BB%D0%B3%D0%B0%D0%BA%D0%BE%D 0%B2-%D0%93%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%86%D1%8B%D0%BD&source=bl&ots=cvumpsvP0U&sig=SkDs_pVU_iVrHH1Cw6bx-1 SAYBI&hl=en&ei=iuQeTIb_GIP_OfTLlKwP&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CB0Q6AEwBA#v=onepag e&q&f=false]

The Russian name formation [given + multiple patronymics] is found in SENA Appendix A. Frederick of Holland confirms that the cited sources (all in the Cyrillic alphabet) do document the names and dates submitted.

Correction to Name (2017-Feb-10 22:02:20): The client has informed us that he intended the submitted spelling to be "Agafangilovich" as shown in the documentation. The "t" is a typographical error on his part.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-01-13/13-16-55_sevastian_ndoc01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-01-13/13-16-57_sevastian_ndoc02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2017-01-13/13-16-59_sevastian_ndoc03.jpg


Standard disclaimer: So far as I know, this letter accurately reflects the contents of the various submission forms and accompanying documents, including consent to changes, expressed preferences, requests for authenticity, and formation of holding names. Any and all assistance will be gratefully accepted.

Respectfully submitted,

Krysta of Starfall, Green Crown

Edith of Swanesdale, Matins Trainee

Matins Office, West Kingdom College of Heralds

matins@heralds.westkingdom.org Matins.WestKingdom@gmail.com


OSCAR counts 7 New Names and 5 New Devices. These 12 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $48 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 13 items submitted on this letter.