Atlantia LoI dated 2017-01-31

Unto Andrewe Laurel, Alys Pellicane, Brunissende Couronne, and the rest of the College of Arms, does Seraphina Delphino, Golden Dolphin Herald, send Greetings.

It is the intent of the Atlantian College of Heralds to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

In-kingdom commentary on the following items can be found on the December LoP. https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=9&loi=4226

I would like to thank the following individuals for the commentary last month. Their commentary helps make my job much easier. Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane (Metron Ariston), Basil Dragonstrike (Lions Heart), Beatrice Shirwod (Opal), Catguistl of Tintagol (Herring), Christopher Devereux (Liber), Coblaith Muimnech, Daniel the Broc, Etienne Le Mons (Sea Stag), ffride wlffsdotter, Ii Katsumori, Isabel Margarita de Sotomayor y Perez de Gerena (Ensign), Juetta Copin, Maridonna Benvenuti, Maven Whitlocke, Odierne Lion (Condor), Rycherd of Caistron (Compass Star), Sabine Berard, Sara van Eerde, Shannon inghaen Bhriain uí Dhuilleaín, Ursula Georges (Palimpsest), Winifred Carruthers, and The commenting group of Beatrice Domenici della Campana and Conn mac Branain (East).

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1: Bethoc ingen Alpin - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1999, via Atlantia.

Vert, on pile cotised Or, a cinquefoil azure

Old Item: Per pale vert and azure, on a pile ployé Or a sprig of borage proper, to be retained as a badge.


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2: Colette Vitalis - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Colette: is found in "Late Period French Feminine Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/latefrench.html. Colette is a feminine given name with 6 instance dated to 1431, 1447 (2), 1483, 1542 (2), 1565.

Vitalis: is found in "Names from 13th- and 14th-Century Latin Records from Gascony" by Sara L. Uckelman http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/earlygasconlatin.html Vitalis as a patronym, from 1287.


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3: Daniela Schwartzhaupt - New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1998, via Atlantia.

Vert, a domestic cat sejant argent crowned with a coronet Or pearled between three needles bendwise sinister argent and for an augmentation a quill and scroll in saltire azure charged on the cat back haunch

The submitter was awarded an augmentation of arms at Atlantian Coronation on 10/04/2014 by William and Kara

(Golden Dolphin Note: The submission was recolored by Golden Dolphin to improve the identifiablity of the augmentation and correct the color of Pearls. They were missed colored on the original submission. The submitter has approved all changes.)

The submitter has a device change in process for adding the Coronet on the Atlantia letter dated 12/27/2016.


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4: Eericka Valdemarsdotter - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atlantia LoI of September 30, 2016 as submitted.

Azure, a pall cotised between a compass rose and two anchors argent

Device Submission History:
September 2016 Atlantian Returne of "Azure, a pall between a compass rose and two anchors argent"

This device was returned for conflict with Ailith ferch Dafydd through Ansteorra in March, 1988 ("Azure, a pall between a Celtic cross and two unicorns combattant argent." There is only one distinct change for change of type of secondaries. The secondaries are the same tincture and there is no difference granted for orientation as the secondaries do not have comparable postures or orientations.


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5: Esme Bramley - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Esme Bramley) most important.
Language (English) most important.
Culture (English) most important.

Esme: is found in Family Search Historical Records
Esme Barton married in 1554 at Leconfield in Yorkshire (Batch #: M060801) https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJCY-26L

Bramley: is found in Family Search Historical Records
Williamus Bramley christened on 28 June, 1551, at Ashley in Staffordshire (Batch #: C395981) https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRLQ-ZHK


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6: Francisco de la Torre - New Name & New Device

Per fess argent and vert, a demi-bear proper issuant from the line of division and a tower argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Francisco: Appears in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century: Full Names of Men: F-I" by Juliana de Luna http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/MensGivenFreq.html Francisco is a masculine given name with 76 instances

de la Torre: Appears in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century: Locative Surnames" by Juliana de Luna http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/locative.html


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7: Johanna le Paumer - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in April of 2014, via Atlantia.

Old Item: Éadaoin an Fheadha inghean Uí Shéghdha, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.
Meaning most important.

Johanna: is found in "Index of Names in the 1292 Subsidy Roll of London: Feminine Given Names." Retrieved 20 Oct 2016 from http://heraldry.sca.org/names/names/english/enggivlondon1292.html; finds 1 instance `Johanna.'

le Paumer: is found in "Index of Names in the 1292 Subsidy Roll of London: Surnames" by Sara L. Uckelman http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/surlondon1292.html le Paumer is a surname with 4 instances, desc. from OFr palmer, paumer 'palmer, pilgrim to the Holy Land'.


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8: Kryss Kostarev - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2014, via Atlantia.

Vairy Or and Sable, two chevronelles gules

Old Item: Or, a badger's head erased sable, on a chief indented gules a drinking horn between two fleams Or, to be retained as a badge.


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9: Leandra di Giuseppe - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2015, via Atlantia.

Sanada Kita

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.
Language (Japanese) most important.
Culture (Japanese) most important.

Sanada: Sanada is a myouji (in the idiosyncratic Romanization of "Sa'nada") found in "Name Construction in Medieval Japan" as a historical surname. There are two alternate versions (different kanji), one dating to the Heian period (1124) and the other is uncertain (1600).

Kita: is found NCMJ as a historical feminine name dated 1428, 1590, uncertain pre-1600 (page 105, 143, 378 of the Revised Edition copyright 2004) meaning North.


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10: Lochmere, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1989, via Atlantia.

Award of Excellence of Lochmere

Meaning (Award of Excellence) most important.

Order name pattern: designator + abstract quality + SCA branch name

Award of - SCA-approved designator for award and order names

Excellence: abstract quality; found in the Middle English Distionary: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED14802

of Lochmere: is an SCA-branch name registerd via Atlantia in May 1989.


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11: Lochmere, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1989, via Atlantia.

Order of the Sable Branch

(Fieldless) An oak branch bendwise sinister sable

Meaning (to coordinate with black branch badge) most important.

This order name follows the pattern of [color] + [charge] found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

Sable: The April 2012 Cover Letter states: "[W]e are hereby allowing the use of heraldic color terms in order names as well as the everyday terms." Sable is the heraldic color name for black.

Branch: is found in the Middle Engligh Dictionary under, braunch (n.) Also branch, bronch, brounch, bra(u)nce. https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=byte&byte=20279323&egdisplay=compact&egs=20283789. A branch or twig of a tree, vine, or other plant; a frond of a palm; also fig.; ~ of pes, the olive branch brought by the dove to Noah; ~ gaderer, one who prunes or gathers branches.

c1300 SLeg.MPChr.(LdMisc 108) 593: Ase þe braunche þat ne berez no fruyt, bote heo beo In þe vine. 1381 Pegge Cook.Recipes (Dc 257) 111: Tak bronches of the lorer tre. (c1385) Chaucer CT.Kn.(Manly-Rickert) A.1067: And eek the gardyn ful of braunches grene. a1400(a1325) Cursor (Vsp A.3) 4466: A bogh þat was wit branches thre. a1400(a1325) Cursor (Vsp A.3) 15024: Bifor þair king þe childer kest Branches þai brak o bogh. c1400(?c1380) Cleanness (Nero A.10) 487: Þe dowve..broȝt in hir beke a bronch of olyve. ?a1425(1373) * Lelamour Macer (Sln 5) 16b: Comyn ys an erbe..and he haþe many branches comyn oute of a stok. (c1449) Pecock Repr.(Cmb Kk.4.26) 29: Euen as the sprai cometh out of the braunche, the braunche out of the bouȝ. a1450 Hrl.Cook.Bk.(1) (Hrl 279) 23: Vyolette..nyme þe braunchys with þe flowres. c1450 Burg.Practica (Rwl D.251) 202/6: Take grene brawnchys off brome. c1460(?c1400) Beryn (Nthld 55) 2785: The tre..Berith bowe & braunce, traylyng to þe ground. ?a1475 Ludus C.(Vsp D.8) 359/108: A braunce of a palme owth of paradis. ?c1475 *Cath.Angl.(Add 15562) 17b: A Branch gederere: frondator. a1500(a1415) Mirk Fest.(GoughETop 4) 20/21: He taketh a branche of a vyne. a1500(?c1425) Spec.Sacer.(Add 36791) 98/4: This is callid the day of brawnches of palmes. a1500(1445) ?Lydg. Marg.Entry (Hrl 3869) 24: The Doue that brought the braunche of pees. a1500(?a1475) Guy(4) (Cmb Ff.2.38) 2446: A branche of olyfe in hys hande he bere. That was a feyre tokenynge Of pees and of looueyng. a1500 Ouer all gatis (StJ-C S.54) p.95: So fayer a brownch than know I non As Ivy ys.

A Branch is a period heraldic charge as per the Pictorial Dictionary online by Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, Batonvert Herald Extraordinary, http://mistholme.com/?s=branch "In general, a slip is blazoned a "sprig" to indicate a long stem, with many leaves and several blossoms or fruits; in that case, the flowers are subordinate to the slip. There is also the "branch", denoting a woodier slip (typically from a tree) with fewer leaves, or none; the bare wood is clearly visible. Branches are found in the arms of Schönbühl, c.1340 [Zurich 294]."

(Golden Dolphin Note: There may be a potential conflict with Torunn Egilsdotter (via Drachenwald): Bendy Or and vert, a sprig of ash bendwise sinister sable. Commenters were unable to find any precedent stating if there is or isn't a DC between a spring and branch. We are sending this up for a ruling.)

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12: Lochmere, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1989, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) A crab within and conjoined to an annulet argent

This submission is to be associated with Award of Courtesy of Lochmere


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13: Obbi inn Bleiki - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2015, via Atlantia.

Sanada Obito

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Language (Japanese) most important.
Culture (Japanese) most important.

Sanada: Sanada is a myouji (in the idiosyncratic Romanization of "Sa'nada") found in "Name Construction in Medieval Japan" as a historical surname. There are two alternate versions (different kanji), one dating to the Heian period (1124) and the other is uncertain (1600).

Obito: is found NCMJ as a historical male nanoru name dated 724-749 of Emperor Shoumu (page 406 of the Revised Edition copyright 2004).


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14: Robert Carswell - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2015, via Atlantia.

Per pall inverted gules, Or, and azure, two trees blasted and eradicated counterchanged Or and sable, a triquetra Or

Device Submission History:
Jan 2016 Laurel Return of "Per pall inverted gules, Or and azure, in dexter chief a tree blasted, in base three trefoil knots in pale Or."

This device is returned for violating SENA A3E1, Arrangement of Charge Groups. This arrangement, of a charge in the dexter section of a per pall field and several charges in pale in the lower section of the field, is not listed in SENA Appendix J, and so may not be registered without documentation that this is a period arrangement of charge groups.


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15: Rynion of Raven's Cove - New Name

Rynion of Raven's Cove

No major changes.
Sound most important.
Spelling most important.

Name Submission History.
July 2016 Atlantian Return of "Rhiannon of Raven's Cove"

"The name must be returned because the documentation provided with the submission does not prove the name Rhiannon was used by people during our time period. Rhiannon has only been found as a name for a Welsh Horse Goddess and is considered presumption based on SENA PN.4.C Claim of Powers: Names may not contain an unmistakable claim of superhuman abilities, magical powers, or divine origin. In general, a name phrase used by normal human beings during our period is not considered to be a claim to superhuman abilities or divine origin.
Rhiannon has previous ruled a SCA compatible name, as of May 2009 Cover Letter: Therefore, as of the May 2009 decisions meetings, we declare that no new name elements or name patterns will be ruled SCA-compatible, that all names previously ruled SCA-compatible are no longer SCA-compatible and that in order for them to be registered, documentation meeting the same standards as for non-SCA-compatible names will be required.
Unless documentation can be found that proves the name Rhiannon was used by normal humans prior to 1600, this name cannot be forwarded to Laurel for registration.

Rynion: is found in Family Search historical records
Rynion Tompsonn, male, christened on 19 Jan 1595 in Northumberland, England, Batch # P00075-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLTN-8ZP

Raven's Cove: is the registered name of a Society branch, initially registered through Atlantia as the Stronghold of Raven's Cove in April, 1990, and updated to the Barony of Raven's Cove in July, 2011.


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16: Sanada Akime - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in April of 2015, via Atlantia.

Old Item: Meadhbh Finglas, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.
Language (Japanese) most important.
Culture (Japanese) most important.

Sanada: Sanada is a myouji (in the idiosyncratic Romanization of "Sa'nada") found in "Name Construction in Medieval Japan" as a historical surname. There are two alternate versions (different kanji), one dating to the Heian period (1124) and the other is uncertain (1600).

Akime: is found in is found in "Name Construction in Medieval Japan" as a historical female name (pages 127, 199, 374 in Revised Edition 2004) dating 784 and 793.


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17: Sanada Aya - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.
Language (Japanese) most important.
Culture (Japanese) most important.

Sanada: Sanada is a myouji (in the idiosyncratic Romanization of "Sa'nada") found in "Name Construction in Medieval Japan" as a historical surname. There are two alternate versions (different kanji), one dating to the Heian period (1124) and the other is uncertain (1600).

Aya is found in "Name Construction in Medieval Japan" (Page 243 in Revised Edition Copyright 2004) under Paint Colors uncertain date (1600).


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18: Sanada Tarou Makoto - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Sanada: Sanada is a myouji (in the idiosyncratic Romanization of "Sa'nada") found in "Name Construction in Medieval Japan" as a historical surname. There are two alternate versions (different kanji), one dating to the Heian period (1124) and the other is uncertain (1600).

Tarou: Tarou is found in "Name Construction in Medieval Japan" as a historical masculine Yobina (pages 211 & 373 in Revised Edition Copyright 2004). Meaning "First Son" uncertain (1600).

Makoto: Makoto is found in "Name Construction in Medieval Japan" as a historical masculine Nanori (pages 233, 340 in Revised Edition Copyright 2004). Meaning Belief/Faith uncertain (1600).


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19: Seraphina Delfino - New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2014, via Atlantia.

House Purple Dolphin

This submission is to be associated with (Fieldless) A natural dolphin haurient contourny purpure
Meaning (Purple Dolphin) most important.

The name derives follows a pattern of naming houses and inns from a house sign, house mark or heraldic badge. In this case, the household name is derived directly from the submitter's badge of "(Fieldless) A natural dolphin haurient contourny purpure." registered through Atlantia in August, 2015.

The spelling "purple" is dated to 1436 ("myn purple goune furred with martrons") in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. purpel.

This spelling of "dolphin" is dated to 1475 ("The whale, the dolphin, and estarius, The carabo and eke efemeron.") in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. carabo.

(Golden Dolphin Note: The form has Purple Dragon as desired meaning however the submitter wants the desired meaning to be Purple Dolphin. )


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20: Talan ap Merthyr - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister sable and azure, an oak tree eradicated argent between two wolf heads couped respectant Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Talan: is found in "Cornish (and Other) Personal Names from the 10th Century Bodmin Manumissions," by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/bodmin/celtic.htm#Celtic). Tangwystl characterizes the name as probably masculine, noting "Llandav lists a clerical witness and Redon a lay witness by this name. The Bodmin entry has no specific gender information."

ap: Welsh patronymic marker

Merthyr: is found in "The First Thousand Years of British Names" Appendices IV and V by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/british1000/appendix4_5.html. Merthyr is a Welsh Masculine name.


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21: Tatiana Berezetskaia - New Name & New Device

Per saltire vert and argent, semy of birch leaves counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Tatiana: is found in "Early 17th century names from Zhytomyr, Ukraine" by ffride wlffsdotter https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ffride/zhytomyrfem.html Tatiana is feminine given name dated to 1605 as Tatiana Berekhetskoho Aleksandrovaia Butovychovaia, the Cyrillic form of the name is Татяна Бережецкого Александровая Бутовичовая

Berezetskii: is found in "Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section BA" Berezetskii (byn) -- "birch." Gorain Berezetskii. 1552. [Tup 117] http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/ba.html The name is feminized by changing -ii to -aia.

(Golden Dolphin Note: The name was submitted as Tatiana Berezetskii because the surname is feminized with -aia instead of -ii. The submitter allows all changes.)


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22: Þórhildr Róðmarsdottir - New Name & New Device

Per chevron vert and Or, an increscent and a decrescent , a lynx sejant guardant counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Surname close to Rod) most important.

Þórhilda: is found in "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. Þórhildr is a feminine name with 8 instances found on page 16.

Róðmarr: is found in "Nordiskt runnamnslexikon Dictionary of Names from Scandinavian Runic Inscriptions" by Lena Peterson. Hróðmarr (masculine name). O.Dan. Rothmar, O.Swed. Rodhmar, OW.Norse Hróðmarr. First element ® Hróð-, second element ® -marr. Accusative: [hruþm...(r)] Hs10 (see Peterson 1994a p. 234 ff.), rumar Sm7, ruþmar Öl30{18}.

According to "The Old Norse Name" the patronymic is form by removing the -rr and adding -rs at the end of the Father's give name.

(Golden Dolphin Note: The name was submitted as Þórhilda Róðmarsdottir because at the consult table, we thought Þórhildr had to be made feminine. Metron Ariston pointed out in commentary that Þórhildr is feminine name. The submitter has approved the change to the name.)


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23: Veronica Pasamonte - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atlantia LoI of September 30, 2016 as submitted.

Argent, a phoenix gules on a chief triangular purpure, three plates argent

Device Submission History
September 2016 Atlantian Return of "Per chevron inverted purpure and argent, three plates and a phoenix gules"

The device was returned for redraw because the triangle at the top is neither a per chevron inverted or chief triangular. If it is meant to be per chevron inverted, the per chevron line needs to be drawn closer to the fess line and balanced over the fess line. If it is meant to be a chief triangular, the triangle needs to be drawn a little smaller and cannot reach the fess line. The chief should only be on the top 1/3 of the shield.


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24: Vitus Corleonus - New Name & New Device

Gyronny arrondi azure and Or, four pomegranates slipped and leaved in cross bases conjoined

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Vitus : is found in "Grammaticarum Institutionum Compendium breve" published 1575 in Venice by "Vito Chiappisio" which is in the Latin dative, hence is "Vitus Chiappisius". https://books.google.com.au/books?id=oLc6AAAAcAAJ&dq=inauthor%3AVitus&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q&f=false

Corleonus: is found in "A Latin Dictionary" by Lewis and Short. Corleon is a city on the west coast of the Messenian bay. Corleonus is the Latinized form of the surname. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3DCorone


In Service to the Dream,

Seraphina, Golden Dolphin


OSCAR counts 10 New Names, 2 New Name Changes, 2 New Alternate Names, 1 New Household Name, 2 New Order Names, 7 New Devices, 2 New Device Changes, 2 New Badges and 1 New Augmentation of Arms. These 29 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $116 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 30 items submitted on this letter.