Calontir LoI dated 2017-02-28

Buenas días to the Society Sovereigns of Arms, and the esteemed Laurel staff from Shandra Saker.

As announced in the February Saker Online Commentary and Decision Meeting, there will be some changes to the Saker Office in the upcoming months. As of May 1st, I (Shandra) will be ending my tenure as Saker, and the Submissions Herald position in Calontir will be divided into two offices.

The Position of Saker Herald will be filled by Herr Gotfried von Schwaben, Saker Emeritus, and he will work with External Submissions. Mistress Dorcas Whitecap will be filling the now-elevated role of Eyas Herald, and will work with the Internal Submissions portion of the process. My most humble thanks to both of them, and I cannot wait to see how these changes will improve the submissions process in Calontir even further than before!

Herein is our Letter of Intent for consideration, based upon the commentary of many esteemed heralds from around the Known World. The Calontir College of Heralds requests the registration of the following items:

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1: Adrian Makclowden - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Scottish) most important.
Culture (Scottish) most important.

Adrian - Withycombe pg 5

Makclowden - Black Surnames of Scotland pg 533 under MacLachlan. The name of Andreas Makclotan or Makclowden, student at St. Andrews University 1467-69 (ERU.p. 45, 48) is probably the same.

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2: Aleyn Crawley - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2016, via Calontir.

Per chevron gules and Or, two axes in chevron, blades to center and on a chief Or an arrow gules

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3: Alis of Inishowen - New Name & New Device

Per pale purpure and Or, in pale two seablatter counterchanged

Spelling (Inishowen) most important.

Alis - feminine given name dated to 1267 and 1285 in Index of Names in Irish Annals: Alis by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan.

of Inishowen - Lingua Anglica form of the Irish locative, Inis Eoghain, which can be found in Annals of the Four Masters - M1332.1: "Walter, son of Sir Walter Burke, was taken prisoner by the Dun Earl, and brought to the new castle of Inishowen; and afterwards died of hunger in the prison of this castle."

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4: Felix Feyrer - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (don't want any changes to first name) most important.

Felix: Bahlow & Gentry - 2nd edition - pg. 188 - SN Felix lists "Felix Becker, brsl. 1349"

Feyrer: surname from German Names from Nürnberg, 1497: Uncategorized Surnames by Aryanhwy merch Catmael

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5: Grete Trauernicht - New Name

Language (German) most important.

Grete - 16th Century German feminine given name 1570 in 15th - 16th century German Names from the Counties of Schaumburg and Hoya in the Duchy of Saxony by Falko von der Weser

Trauernicht - Bahlow pg. 512 dates 1327, 1460, 1590

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6: Mathurin Kerbusso - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1989, via Calontir.

Argent, on a billet azure a broken sword proper

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7: Rashid ibn Ahmad al-Raʼis - New Name & New Device

Gules, on a fess between two lozenges Or, a chalice gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (none given) most important.
Culture (none given) most important.
Meaning (none given) most important.

Rashid - given name from Arabic Personal Names from the Futuwwah by Mustapha al-Muhaddith ibn al-Saqaat

ibn Ahmad - patronymic surname from given name Ahmad Arabic Personal Names from the Futuwwah by Mustapha al-Muhaddith ibn al-Saqaat

al-Raʼis - surname from Arabic Personal Names from the Futuwwah by Mustapha al-Muhaddith ibn al-Saqaat

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8: Viktoria Berenike Paulini in rothe Nelke zu Memmingen - New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and gules, a winged bear segreant argent mulletty of four points azure pierced argent, vested of trunkhosen argent slashed gules and buskins Or, maintaining a pole-cannon argent enflamed proper.

No major changes.
Spelling (please retain k's in Viktoria and Berenike.) most important.

Note from Saker: Due to the number of additional documents, the additional documentation can be found here, under the names given in the documentation below:

This name at first appears quite complex, but it follows the pattern in SENA Appendix A for German names: <double given name><patronymic><locative>.

Viktoria Berenike (double given name)


<Viktoria Wilheuser> female, christened 1608, Germany. Batch no. K94702-1


In the September 2014 LoAR return for Amenhetep Mes ne Satnemti ( it notes:

"Scholars in Europe during the medieval and Renaissance periods were informed by and built upon the legacy of writers from Greece and Rome. Works by these authors were translated and disseminated throughout our period, either directly or in retellings. This exchange directly impacted later culture. For example, the names of Greek deities were adopted as given names in the late period (particularly England and Germany), and classical design elements appeared in Western European art and architecture."

In a similar vein, we argue that the names of Ptolemaic dynasty rulers were used in 16th-17th century England: <Apama Sumner> female, christened 1595, England. Batch no. C14547-1 (

Note: Apama was also known as Arsinoe, and was the mother of Berenike.

<Cleopatra Ashton> female, married 1647, England. Batch no. M02232-1 (

<Ptolomens Blake> male, christened 1587, England. Batch no. P00275-1 (

<Ptolomy Parsons> male, christened 1641, England. Batch no. C05106-2 (

Hence the name of another Ptolemaic queen could be used as a given name, that of Berenike (Βερενίκη).

In "Opera ... quorum quaedam nova, pleraque renovata & aucta (etc.), Volume 3" by Haeredes Vignon, printed in 1600, she is mentioned in Greek and Latin in column 1305. ( 7&source=gbs_navlinks_s) See images Berenice1.jpg and Berenice2.jpg.

The submitter wishes to retain the -k- in Berenike, the December 2014 LoAR sn. Killian Flynn notes that "English names use c/k switches." If the Latin spelling is argued to have been better known in England by commenters, it is still possible Berenice was spelled Berenike (

As per the February 2015 LoAR cover letter, the borrowing of late-period English given names in otherwise German-language names is allowed.


Paulini (patronymic)

<Johannes Paulinus Stuetz> male, christened 1586, Germany. Batch no. C92255-1 The Latinised unmarked patronymic form of this name would be Paulini.

in rothe Nelke zu Memmingen (locative)

In late-to-grey period Germany, we have found examples of locatives using the style <in guesthouse><of town>.

<Hengens Im Hobe Zu Banff> [Hengens in the yard (Hof) at Banfe, Germany] daughter christened 1569, Germany. Batch no. C97748-9

<Jeronymus Im Huf Zu Banf> [Jeronymus in the yard at Banfe, Germany] Male, christened 1600, Germany. Batch no. C97748-9

<Adolff In Gen Garden Zu Asbergh> [Adolf in the garden at Ansberg, Germany] male, christened 1615, Germany. Batch no. C95534-1

<Wilhelmus In Spettale Zu Rumeke> [Wilhelmus in the hospital at Rumbeck, Germany] son christened 1628, Germany. Batch no. C99290-1

<Gertrudis Pistoris In Spitahl Zu Rumbeck> [Gertrudis Pistoris in the hospital at Rumbeck] female, christened 1628, Germany. Batch no. C99290-1

In the submitted name, she wishes to be from an inn called "the red carnation" in the town of Memmingen. Memmingen is attested in:

"Alemaniae sive Sveviae Svperioris Chorographia nova" dated 1625, by Johann Christoph Hunter (1619-1640) ( shows on his map Mem̃ingen, showing the second m has been omitted. See images Memmingen.jpg and Memmingen_source.jpg.

An inn called "the red carnation" can be constructed using the pattern <colour>+<plant> seen in: "Strassburger Gassen- und Häuser-Namen im Mittelalter" by Charles Schmidt (1871):

p. 34 <zu der rothen Gilien> 1468, glossed in the text as "at the red lily"

p. 71 <zum guldinen Apfel> 1587 "at the gilded apple"

p. 126 <zur grünen Linden> 1580 "at the green linden"

See images Schmidt1.jpg, Schmidt2.jpg, Schmidt3.jpg and Schmidt4.jpg.

The later word for carnation "Nelke" is attested in "Etymologische Wörterbuch des Deutschen" [Etymological Dictionary of German" edited by Wolfgang Pfeifer sv. Nelke ( which says:

"Nelke f. duftende Wild- und Zierblume....Aus pluralischen Bildungen wie mnd. nēgelken, md. nelekin, nelchin (15. Jh.) entwickelt sich durch Kontraktion und n-Abfall die als Singular aufgefaßte Form Nelke (Ende 16. Jh.)...."

[Nelke [carnation] f. a scented wild and ornamental flower... from the plural form, like middle-low-German nēgelken, middle-German nelekin, nelchin (15 th c.) it contracted to become in the singular Nelke (by the end of the 16 th c.)...] See image DWDS_Nelke.jpg

Blazon adjusted at kingdom from the original blazon from the client: Per pale sable and gules, a bear en Nike segreant argent and muletty of four points pierced azure, vested of trunkhosen argent and gules and buskins Or, maintaining a pole-cannon argent enflamed proper

Thank you very much for your kind attention.

Mil gracias,

~Shandra Saker

OSCAR counts 6 New Names and 4 New Devices. These 10 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $40 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Badge. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 11 items submitted on this letter.