East LoI dated 2017-01-31

Unto Andrewe Laurel, Brunissende Couronne, and Alys Pellicane, from Yehuda Blue Tyger, greetings!

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

1: Áine Dhánae - New Name & New Device

Per chevron sable and vert, three triskelions of spirals counterchanged argent and Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Áine is a female given name found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Aine.shtml) with Annals dates of 1169, 1171, 1316, 1319, 1325, 1329, 1381, 1382, 1386, 1405, 1419, 1427, 1431, 1441, 1468.

Dánae is found as a Gaelic adjective applied to people in the Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language (dil.ie/14575). The meaning given is "Of living beings or their attributives: stout-hearted, courageous, daring, fearless; emphasized: bold,brave."

Descriptive bynames used by women generally lenite; this name does not fall into one of the exceptions. The initial D- therefore lenites to Dh-, creating the spelling Dhánae.

Examples of documented descriptive bynames describing personality attributes, found in Mari's "Index" include:

Sucach = Merry (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Sucach.shtml)
éccnaid = Wise (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Eccnaid.shtml)
Craibhdheach (Craibhtheach) = Pious (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Craibhdheach.shtml)

The submitter would like the byname Neamheaglach if it can be documented. It appears to be a construction of Neamh (meaning "not" or "not having") + adjective, but Kingdom commenters were unable to find documentation for the requested byname. The College's assistance in documenting this name if possible is greatly appreciated.

The use of a triskelion of spirals is a step from period practice.

We believe this to be clear this clear of the submitted device of Anne Midwinter, found on the 11/30/2016 An Tir LoI (http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=70572): Per chevron purpure and azure, three triskelions of spirals argent. There is one DC for changes to the field and a second DC for the change of tincture to the bottom-most one of three charges arranged two-and-one.


2: Alaxandair Mórda mac Matha - New Name & New Device

Sable, an escutcheon within an orle Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Alaxandair is a Gaelic male name found in the "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Alaxandar.shtml) with dated examples in 1124 and 1368.

Mórda is found in the Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language (dil.ie/32565) as a word applied to humans meaning "great, exalted , of position and rank; also of disposition," and "lofty, high-minded."

The submitter will accept Mór if Mórda is determined to be unregisterable. Mór is a Gaelic descriptive byname in the 7th and 13th Centuries and onward from Mari's "Index" at http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Mor.shtml

mac - Gaelic patronymic marker per Appendix A

Matha is a Gaelic male given name found in Mari's "Index" in 1258, and the repeatedly in the 1300s (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Matha.shtml). Matha is both the genitive and the nominative form.

It should be noted that this device is not equivalent to Or, an orle and a bordure sable as the resemblance is forced by our standard shield shape used for registration. Displayed on a square, round, or any other shape, the two designs would be visually distinct.


3: Alton Hewes - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2016, via the East.

Per chevron throughout azure and sable, an annulet Or, overall a sword proper.

The color emblazon of this device is missing from the Pennsic files. We have recreated it and the submitter has approved the new version.


4: Anne Forneau - New Name

Anne is a female given name found 72 times in "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/eng16/eng16.html)

Forneau is a byname found in the Family Search Historical Records

Rene Pappe; Spouse's Name Renier Forneau; Marriage; 29 Apr 1622; Saint Andrew,Plymouth,Devon,England; Batch Number M00183-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2ST-84K)


5: Ato no Sumime - New Name

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

Japanese Heian Period aristocratic feminine name < uji name> no <givename> see discussion in NCMJ Rev. Ed.

Ato is an uji originating in the Heian Period. It has an ancient pedigree. NCMJ 390.

Possessive "no" is allowed, as this is an Heian Period aristocratic name employing an uji. See discussion in NCMJ Rev. Ed., or consult Solveig Throndardottir.

Sumime - A constructed Heian period feminine given name comprising of an auspicious theme Sumi- meaning cleanse or purify, see NCMJ Rev. Ed., p. 284 (which dates Sumi to 1183-1568) followed by the feminine name forming terminal -me. See discussion in chapter relating to feminine given names in NCMJ Rev. Ed.


6: Brian of Stonemarche - New Name & New Device

Argent, a chevron inverted sable between one chabot tergiant gules and two more azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for English.
Sound (Brian) most important.

Brian is a male given name found in found in Withycombe (Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, s.n. Brian) shows this spelling of the given name from 1273.

Stonemarche, Barony of is a Barony of the East Kingdom registered in May of 1989 used under the Branch Name Allowance.

This appears to be the defining instance of a chabot in SCA heraldry--a chabot is a period heraldic charge, and a type of flat fish.

According to PicDic 3 "Non-crustacean fish tergiant are considered a step from period practice; an exception is made for flat fish such as the chabot, in the arms of Cabos or Cabot, c.1400 [WB 25v]."

The artwork is taken from the PicDic. (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/fish/)


7: Brien MacShane - New Name

No major changes.

Submitted as Brian Mac Séain communication with the submitter after the issuance of the Kingdom Letter of Decision indicated a preference for the form found on this LoI.

Brien may be found in the "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents: Men's Names" at: http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Masculine.shtml

M'Shane may be found in the same source sn Brian. M' is recognized to be a scribal abbreviation for Mac.


8: Dagobert Gerhardt von Hohensee - New Name & New Device

Or, three seeblätter, one and two, and in base a trimount gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Dagobert is a constructed male given name formed from the Latin Dagobertus found in Germany in 1137 in the DMNES sn Dagbert: http://dmnes.org/name/Dagbert. We believe that "Dagobert" would be a reasonable vernacular form.

Gerhardt is a male given name found in the FamilySearch Historical Records to 1597. Gerhardt Steinmetz, Birth, 08 Jul 1597, Lauterecken, Pfalz, Bavaria, Batch B03625-7, 1597 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWGX-7V9

von Hohensee is a locative byname. The "Landbuch des Herzogthums Pommern" dates Hohensee to 1451.


9: Dash Altan - New Name & New Device

Per pale Or and gules, a chevron embattled and in chief two mullets of eight points counterchanged.

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

Mongolian name construction based on the use of two name elements:

Dash is given name from "Mongolian Naming Practices" by Marta astu Mika-Mysliwy found at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongolian_names_marta.html

Altan is the second name and is found in "On the Documentation and Construction of Period Mongolian Names" by Baras-aghar Naran". (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/baras-aghur/mongolian.html)

Kingdom commenters were concerned that the chevron is too low. While it is lower than generally required, the charges in chief, serve to "push" it lower. We are therefore forwarding this device for wider commentary.


10: Fernando de Rivera - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Spanish) most important.

Fernando is a male given name found 143 times in "Spanish Names From the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/MensGivenFreq.html)

de Rivera is a locative byname found in the same source (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/locative.html)


11: Gunnvor hausakljúfr - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2011, via the East.

(Fieldless) Two axes in saltire gules each blade charged with a plate

This submission is to be associated with Raina Hausakljufr

The color emblazon of this device is missing from the Pennsic files. We have recreated it and the submitter has approved the new version.

Kingdom commenters were concerned that the tertiary plates are so small as to be unnoticeable. Without the plates this badge probably conflicts with the device of Uðr bloðøx, Nov 2015 LoAR, A-Ansteorra: Argent, in saltire two axes embrued gules (image below). There is one DC for the field, but likely nothing for the gouttes.

We are forwarding this badge for a ruling as to whether either the plates or the gouttes are worth a DC.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2017-02-01/18-49-43_08-36-14_T-Uthr_Blothox_device_color.png


12: Janna von Guggisberg - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in January of 2016, via the East.

Old Item: Janna von Guggenberg, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (Guggisberg) most important.

Client wishes to change byname only.

Janna is grandfathered to her.

von Guggisberg is a byname found dated to 1361 in "Fontes rerum bernensium: Bern's geschichtsquellen, Band 8" The name von Gugisberg is used on page 435, dated to November 29, 1361: "œlr. von Gugisberg, ihren Vater, Katherinen, seine Frau, ihre Mutter, Chünr. von Bache und Elsbethen, seine Frau" https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=F38vAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=readerXML_ENCODED_AM PERSANDamp;amp;hl=en&pg=GBS.PA435)

The same work also has additional documentation on Page 661 "Fontes rerum bernensium: Bern's geschichtsquellen, Band 8" https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=F38vAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=readerXML_ENCODED_AM _PERSANDamp;amp;hl=en&pg=GBS.PA435) has this snippet of information, dated to 1366, which supports the desired spelling:

"Niklaus Guggisberg empfängt Rebberge am Gurten vom Deutschordens hause von Köniz zu Lehen. -- «Ich Nicolaus Guggisberg ..."

Google translate is not great, but offers this potential translation, "Niklaus Guggisberg receives vineyards on belts from the German Order of home Köniz fief. - "I Nicolaus Guggisberg..."

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2017-02-01/18-50-53_19-05-30_Janna_von_Guggisberg_name_2.jpg


13: Joscelyn De Villeroi - New Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Joscelyn de Villeroi in February of 2014, via Æthelmearc.

Per bend purpure and vert, a falcon striking within an orle of escarbuncles argent.


14: Kaalos Dymas - New Badge

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

Argent, a tree blasted and eradicated, in chief a sword inverted gules


15: Kurama Kitsutarou Makoto - New Name & New Device

Or, within a torii gate a fox's mask gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Japanese, late period.

Kurama is a quite uncommon Japanese family name, however it is still in extant usage. Kurama is the name of a mountain to the north-west of Kyoto [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Kurama]. Kurama Temple was built there in the year 770 [http://www.healing-touch.co.uk/kurama2.htm]. The mountain had that name in period. Seishonagon, an eminent female essayist, wrote an essay (A.D. 1000) on Kurama. "The road to Kurama is a winding path; at a glance, the distance appears quite near, but it is quite far." [http://www.healing-touch.co.uk/kurama2.htm] Many Japanese family names are simply locatives or descriptive place names. found in Name Construction in Mediaeval Japan, Revised Edition by Solveig Throndardottir, 2006 page 4, start of the last paragraph. Tsuushou (Clan & Birth-Order name)

Kitsutarou: Kitsu- found under Common Tsuushou of Famous Clans in Name Construction in Mediaeval Japan, Revised Edition by Solveig Throndardottir, 2006 page 37 -tarou first son found under Thematic Dictionary, Number & Quantity, First Son in Name Construction in Mediaeval Japan, Revised Edition by Solveig Throndardottir, 2006 page 211 Nanori (Personal Given Name)

Makoto found under Historic Masculine Nanori, section Ma in Name Construction in Mediaeval Japan, Revised Edition by Solveig Throndardottir, 2006 page 340 CONSTRUCTION: Japanese traditional construction Japanese traditional [Family Name] [Clan plus Birth-Order (tsuushou)] [Personal/Given Name (nanori)] Family name in this case is locative: Kurama [Locative Name] no [Clan/Given Name elements]. However, by the 1400s the particle (using the no) was falling out of use [http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/miscellany/names.html]. Conflict check: Using Name Pattern Search Form: Kurama 0 entries Kitsu - 13 entries, none close Mako 2 entries (one individual), not remotely close

There is a step from period practice for the use of a Torii gate.


16: Madlena Malacky - New Name & New Device

Sable, a crescent pendant and on a point pointed argent a crescent sable, a chief wavy argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Mahl-a-key) most important.

Madlena is a female given name found in the Historical Family Search Records

Madlena Tarich, baptism; 29 Jul 1617, Radvaň nad Hronom, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, image included
(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXWQ-8G3).

Malacky is a byname found in the Historical Family Search Records

Maria Malacky, baptism; 19 August 1625, image included line # 58; film # 2437368. (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZT9-N29)


17: Madlena Malacky - New Badge

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

Sable, a crescent pendant and on a point pointed argent a crescent sable.


18: Máirghréad Huntley - New Name & New Device

Vert, a winged dog couchant wings addorsed and on a chief argent three weaving tablets vert

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Molly) most important.

Máighréad is a female given name found in "Index of Irish Annals" by Mari elpeth ni Bryan 26 times dated between 1361 and 1598 (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Mairghread.shtml)

Huntley is a byname found in the Historical Family Search Records

Elenor Huntley, Female, Marriage; 1579; Hereford, St. Peter, Hereford, England; Batch # M-13713-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NK8F-F92)

Per Appendix C of SENA, English ad Gaelic names can be combined.


19: Michiel Césaire - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Michiel is a masculine given name found in Domhall na Moicheirghe's Names from Lallaing 1384-1600: Masculine Given Names. with dates from 1463-1542. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/lallaing/lallaing_names_masculine_given.html#m

Césaire is a byname found in Domhall na Moicheirghe's Names from Lallaing 1384-1600: Bynames. with dates from 1487-1529. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/lallaing/lallaing_names_bynames.html#c


20: Nergis bint Mustafa - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2010, via the East.

Per chevron purpure and vert on a chevron above a raven migrant to chief argent three bunches of grapes leaved proper

The color emblazon of this device is missing from the Pennsic files. We have recreated it and the submitter has approved the new version.

A bird migrant to chief is a step from period practice


21: Pádraig Ó Brádaig - New Name & New Device

Argent, a bear statant and on a chief sable three shamrocks Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Pádraig is an Early Modern Irish male given name found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada dated between 1205 and 1578 (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Padraig.shtml)

Ó Brádaig is a header form in Woulfe at p. 439 with one italicized Anglicized Irish form under it, giving the submitter the benefit of doubt that the Gaelic header form was used in the late 16th century.


22: Pádraig Ó Brádaig - New Badge

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

Argent, on a saltire sable four shamrocks palewise Or


23: Quintus Lucius Fortunatus - New Name & New Device

Gules, in bend two lions' heads cabossed and a chief argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for Roman.
Sound (please change nomen if possible from Luxius to Lucius, but NO OTHER CHANGES ACCEPTED) most important.

All parts of the name are documented from : A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names - Ursula Georges http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html

Praenomen - Quintus

Nomen - Luxius (IF LUCIUS CAN BE DOCUMENTED AS A NOMEN, CLIENT WOULD PREFER)

Cognomen - Fortunatus

Submitted as Quintus Luxius Fortunatus, the submitter requested the Nomen Lucius. In kingdom commentary, Ursula Palimpsest provided the following evidence from the Epigraphic Database Heidelberg

HD004757

http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/edh/inschrift/HD004757

N. Lucius Hermeros Aequitas

N(umerius) Lucius Hermeros Aequitas

(Same man is mentioned in HD003943)

HD004816 http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/edh/inschrift/HD004816

A. Lucius A.l. Regillus

A(ulus) Lucius A(uli) l(ibertus) Regillus

HD002082

http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/edh/inschrift/HD002082

T. Lucius

T(itus) Lucius

We have therefore forwarded the name in the preferred form.


24: Rowan Auley - New Name

No major changes.
Sound (row-an aw-lay) most important.

Rowan is an English masculine name found in the FamilySearch historical records:

Rowan Marke and Elizabeth; Marriage Date 26 Nov 1599;(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N22T-V5W), Madron, Cornwall, Batch M00169-1

Auley is an English byname found in the FamilySearch historical records:

Nicholus Auley; Marriage Date 1593; Batch M10650-3 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NF6W-X62), Nicholus Auley and Anna Gibson, 1593; citing Fishlake, York, England, Batch M10650-3


25: Suke Arslajin - New Name

Suke can be found as a masculine name in "Mongolian Naming Practices" by Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald (2010). Retrieved from: http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongolian_names_marta.html

The client would prefer a name meaning "claws" in Mongolian ("sarvuu" via Google translate), but is willing to accept Suke.

Arslajin is a constructed byname from "Arslan" ("lion") and the suffix -jin ("of"), dropping the final consonant to attach the suffix. The elements and construction of the byname were found in "On the Documentation and Construction of Period Mongolian Names" by Baras-aghur Naran. Retrieved from: http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongol.html

Vachir Arslajin, East, 2/2014 was registered using the same documentation for the byname.


26: Taichleach an Chomhraic mac Ualghairg - New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted vert and argent, a death's head and a snake nowed counterchanged.

Language (Culture more important than sound) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.

Taichleach is a male give name found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mair ingen Briain meic Donnchada dated between 1201 and 1439 (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Taithlech.shtml)

an Chomhraic is a descriptive byname meaning "of the combat/duel" also found in Index of Names in Irish Annals dated to 1582 (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/anChomhraic.shtml)

Ualghairg is the genitive form of the male given name Ualgharg also found in the "Index of Names in Irish Annals" with dates between 1214 and 1472. (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Uallgarg.shtml)


27: Therion Sean Storie - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1992, via the East.

Azure, on a saltire argent, a lemming statant sable, a bordure Or

The color emblazon of this device is missing from the Pennsic files. We have recreated it and are awaiting submitter approval.


In Service,


Yehuda ben Moshe


Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 18 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 13 New Devices and 5 New Badges. These 37 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $148 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Badge. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 38 items submitted on this letter.