Meridies LoI dated 2017-02-28

Unto Andrewe, Laurel Principal, Alys Pelican, Brunissende, Wreath, and all the College of Arms does Carlos, Pennon of the Glorious Kingdom of Meridies, on behalf of Mistress Flannait inghean uí hEighnigh, Beacon, and the Illustrious Meridian College of Heralds, send most humble and respectful greetings.

Please note all arms were given a conflict check at decision meeting.

This item was on the 05-2017 LoAR

1: Bernhardt von Eschenbach - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2015, via Meridies.

(Fieldless), an elephant statant maintaining on its back a tower within and conjoined to an annulet vert.

*****Commenters thought the annulet too thin and the shade of green too pale. a redraw was presented and the submitter approved


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2: Bronach Vaughn - New Name & New Device

Per chevron purpure and sable, a chevron cotissed between two crosses fleury and a stallion salient argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (sounds like) most important.

Bronach -found as a masculine and feminine name in the 9 to 11 century according to St. Gabriel report 1446 and give a reference of

[1] O/ Corra/in, Donnchadh and Fidelma Maguire, _Irish Names_ (Dublin: The

Lilliput Press, 1990), s.nn. Bronach, Dub Essa, Sarait, Fai/ltigern.

http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?1446+0

Vaughn - A name element in the submitter's mundane name. Submitter has provided photo ID for use as documentation.

*****Originally submitted with OSCAR and LoAR cited as sources for the given name; a committer was able to find a St. Gabriel report with the given name listed. The documentation was updated

*****Commenters were concern about the lack of inner detail in the horse but given that it is very much identifiable as a horse it fit into precedence according to August 2001 letter From Wreath Queen of Arms: WHERE HAVE ALL THE DETAILS GONE? http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2001/08/01-08cl.html/


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3: Cianán Carmichael - New Name & New Device

Per chevron checky Or and azure and Or, a chevron and in base a wolf's head erased sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Sounds like "Kee-Nan") most important.

Cianán - Given name, found in "Irish Names" by O Corrain and Maguire, p.51. It is the given name of two period Irish saints.

Carmichael - Locative surname, found in "The Surnames of Scotland" by Black, p.135. It is derived from the lands and barony of Carmichal. This spelling can be dated to 1350.

*****Commenters were worried the chevron was too low. a redraw was presented and approved by submitter


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4: Eirný Einarsdóttir - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2015, via Meridies.

Per bend argent and azure, a parrot and a domestic cat sejant contourny counterchanged

*****Originally submitted as Per bend sinister argent and azure, a parrot close and a domestic cat sejant sinister counterchanged the words close and sinister were removed and changed to make the blazon more concise


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5: Jane Wolfden - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2015, via Meridies.

Sable, on an open book Or a wolf dormant sable.


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6: Jóhann Refskegg Frostason - New Name & New Device

Per saltire sable and gules, a winged fox rampant contourny argent.

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

Jóhann - Given name, found on p.12 of "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson

Refskegg - Descriptive byname, found on p.26 of "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson

Frostason - Patronymic byname, constructed from the male given name "Frosti", found on p.10 of "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson

*****Originally submitted as Jóhann Refskegg Frostison the "i" was changed to an "a" to correct the genitive form of the surname and page number that had been transposed were corrected

***** An "e" was removed from the word contourny to correct spelling


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7: Kikuchi Kazumitsu - New Name

Culture (Japanese) most important.

Kikuchi - Family name found on the table "Some surnames of families active prior to 1600", in the article "Japanese Names" by Anthony J. Bryant (updated by Joshua L. Badgley), via Sengoku Daimyo; http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/miscellany/names.html

Kazumitsu - Masculine given name, constructed from elements "Kazu" and "Mitsu", found on the table "Principle pro- and deuterothemes in common Japanese men's nanori", in the article "Japanese Names" by Anthony J. Bryant (updated by Joshua L. Badgley), via Sengoku Daimyo; http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/miscellany/names.html

Name is constructed using an attested form for Japanese names, with family name preceding given name (also found in the above-cited article).


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8: Lykaina of Stone Hill Keep - Resub Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in September of 1993, via Meridies.

Old Item: Henry of Stone Hill Keep, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Lykaina - Feminine given name, translated as "she-wolf" from Greek. Found in the forms "Λύκαινα" (2 times, Lexicon of Greek Personal Names (LGPN) vol.1), and "Λυκαίνα" (1 time, LGPN vol.2). Both names may be transliterated without accents (see list with Latin script, attached). While shown as "Lukaina" in the LGPN transliteration to Latin script, the guidelines laid out for transliteration by the Library of Congress state that the spelling "Lykaina" is also acceptable(http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/romanization/greek.pdf). In the original submission, it was suggested that there was insufficient evidence that Lykania was a name used by humans, and was instead a name for a deity/mythological figure; however, as the LGPN only registers names shown to have been used by humans, this documentation should suffice.

of Stone Hill Keep - Locative byname, grandfathered to the user from current registered name "Henry of Stone Hill Keep", registered September 1993 (via Meridies).

Prior submission, "Lykania of Stone Hill Keep" was returned by Laurel in April 2016.

Must be returned for further work. According to given documentation, Lykania is a name attributed to the Greek goddess Artemis. Without evidence that this element is a given name in any language, we are unable to register this name.

*****Name was return by Laurel not Kingdom this was changed in the documentation

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=630/2017-02-24/21-50-06_Henry_of_Stone_Hill_Keep_name_change_doc1.1.png
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=630/2017-02-24/21-50-06_Henry_of_Stone_Hill_Keep_name_change_doc1.2.png


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9: Meridies, Kingdom of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1979, via Meridies.

Argent, on a pale betressed sable a rapier inverted argent.

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Argent Rapier


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10: Obioma of Phoenix Glade - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of July 31, 2016 as submitted.

Purpure, a natural sea turtle argent between three cornucopiae Or.

The previous submission, "Purpure, a natural sea turtle argent between three cornucopiae Or." was returned by Laurel in January 2017.

Must be returned for further work. This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters had trouble identifying the small secondary charges, often confusing them with seashells.


In Service,

Senior Carlos Blanco el Barbero

Pennon Herald, Meridies

pennon@kingdom.meridies.org


OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 5 New Devices and 2 New Badges. These 11 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $44 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Name Change and 1 Resub Device. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 13 items submitted on this letter.