Meridies LoI dated 2017-03-31

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.

1: Adelina Ravenild - New Name & New Device

Ermine, an owl perched on and maintaining a sheaf of three arrows fesswise sable, a base embattled vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Adelina - Feminine given name, found in the article "Feminine Given Names Found in the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien). It is found once with this spelling. https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/LincLSR/GivenFeminineFreq.html

Ravenild - Metronymic byname, found in Academy of St. Gabriel Report 2031 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2031+0). The report cites Reaney & Wilson (s.n. Ravenhall) and Bardsley (s.n. Ravenhill).

<Ravenhild> is an English borrowing of the Old Norse feminine name <Hrafnhildr>, one of many names borrowed by the English from the Scandinavians. It was still in use in Yorkshire in the late 13th century, and in the 1270s it also appears as a metronymic in Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, and Kent; it would be a fine choice of byname for your period. However, we have not found the spelling <Ravenhild>. The usual spelling, used in three of our four examples of the metronymic, seems to have been <Ravenild>. [11, 12, 13] Other names ending in <-hild> typically also show this loss of <h>, so we recommend that you use <Ravenild> or, since <v> and were interchangeable at that time, <Rauenild>."

******Commenter supplied the following in order to show what R&W was sited in the report

R&W sn. Ravenhall has:

William Ravenild 1276

Matilda Rafenild 1279

*****Submitted as Ermine, an owl close guardant maintaining in its talons 3 arrows fesswise sable, a base embattled vert the blazon was changed to the above since close guardant is the default for an owl and the number three should be spelled out


2: Amena Ellara - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of November 30, 2016 as submitted.

Per chevron purpure and sable, a lotus blossom in profile and in chief two dragonflies argent.

Previous submission, "Per chevron purpure and sable, conjoined in pale a dragonfly statant and a lotus in profile argent," was returned by Kingdom in November 2016.

Must be returned for further work.

This device is in conflict with Valdisa Álarsdóttir February of 2012 (via Atenveldt):Per bend sinister vert and sable, a dragonfly and a lotus flower in profile argent. The submitter only gets 1 DC for the change of field.

Secondly Insects with documentation only has the one posture of being view from the back.

Also the posture of the dragonfly makes it close to being pictorial (SENA A3F1). This is because the posture causes the wings to be a different size making the device to look three dimensional.

Correction to Device (2017-Apr-04 23:04:28): this is a new device as it is the first time at Society level


3: Angharat merch Morcant - New Badge

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

(Fieldless), a winged hound courant gules maintaining in its mouth an arrow Or.

*****A redraw was request due to the arrow being so small and thin that it became unrecognizable. the submitter was notified and approved the redraw


4: Annora Draper - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2009, via Æthelmearc.

Quarterly vert and sable, a feather bendwise sinister within a bordure argent.

Old Item: Per pale gules and vert, a sewing needle bendwise and on a chief embattled argent an arrow reversed sable., to be released.

*****form was not marked as a change. submitter was contacted and stated her intention to release the old armory


5: Kurt Bogner - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in August of 1997, via Meridies.

Old Item: Brienus Holebroc, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 15th Century Bavarian.

Kurt - Masculine given name, found in the article "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497: A - M" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman). http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/surnamesnurna-m.html

Bogner - Occupational byname, meaning "bowyer". Found in the article "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497: Occupational Surnames" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman). http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/surnamesnurnocc.html


6: Leopold Guotman - New Name & New Device

Vert, a cross Or between in chief two geese rising wings displayed argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Leopold - Masculine given name, found via FamilySearch.org (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NH1P-RHC, Batch no. C93222-1), entry "Joannes Leopold Daubenschmid, 14 Sep 1567, Württemberg, Germany. Also found in the article "1542" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman), as the name "Leopold Hauser". http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/niederoesterreich-1542.html

Guotman - Byname found in the article "Some Early Middle High German Bynames with Emphasis on Names from the Bavarian Dialect Area" by Brian M. Scott, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/Early_German_Bynames.html

Burchardus Guotman 1200 (GUTMANN)

*****Commenters asked to include the year for the surname it was added above

*****the original blazon listed the geese posture as rousant but commenters believe that rising wings displayed is more the case so the blazon was changed above


7: Lucette Simone Gérard - New Name & New Device

Per pale azure and gules, a cross between in chief an owl affronty and a fleur-de-lis argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Lucette - Feminine given name, found in the article "Names from Lallaing 1384 - 1600: Feminine Given Names" by Domhnall na Moicheirghe (Donald Campbell), under the heading "Luce", with 2 instances between 1517 and 1548 with this spelling. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/lallaing/lallaing_names_feminine_given.html#l

Simone - Feminine given name, found in the article "Names from Lallaing 1384 - 1600: Feminine Given Names" by Domhnall na Moicheirghe (Donald Campbell), under the heading "Simonne", with 2 instances between 1519 and 1520. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/lallaing/lallaing_names_feminine_given.html#s

Gérard - Masculine Names from Artois, 1601 by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman)under the heading Grard with 1 intatance http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/1601masc.html

*****Submitted as Lucette Simoné Gérard the original documentations did not support the Accents submitter requested the accent in Simone to be drop and supplied the new documentation for the accent in Gérard this is a English French mix with is allowed under Appendix C: Regional Naming Groups and Their Mixes


8: Marguerite Ysabel du Val - New Name & New Device

Gules semy of arrows, two rabbits salient respectant and on a chief invected argent a rabbit courant sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Marguerite - Feminine given name, found in the article "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman). http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423.html

Ysabel - Feminine given name, found in the article "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman). http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423.html

du Val - Surname, found in the article "French Names from Chastenay, 1448-1457" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman). Found under the entries "Jehan Du Val/Jehan du Val" and "Thommas du Val". http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/chastenay.html

*****there was a worry about implied relation to a protective name (Isabeau de Valle) but do to difference in syllables and the absent of a marker we do not think that is the case

*****the posture of the two rabbits was changed from combatant to salient respectant due to the fact that combatant animals are rampant also there is a question to whether there is a unity issue due to the change in posture of the rabbit on the chief


9: Meuric ap Rhys - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2000, via the Outlands.

Per pale azure and sable, an owl close guardant and a chief argent.

*****a redraw was presented to enlarge the charges the submitter was contacted and approved


10: Sekhet Naneferrenpet - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in July of 2014, via Meridies.

Old Item: Johanna Fleming, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Egyptian.
Culture (Egyptian) most important.

The name pattern <occupational byname> + <given name> is documentic in Demotic Egyptian in the article "Names from Demotic Egyptian Sources, 2nd Edition", p.5, by Daniel L. Lind (Sneferu sa Djedi mewetif Merit). http://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2016/Egyptian%20Names%20from%20Demotic%20Sources%202nd%20edition%20dra ft%203.pdf

Sekhet - Feminine form of the occupational byname "Sekh"(scribe), documented in Demotic Egyptian between Dec. 22, 365 BC and Jan. 20, 364 BC in the article "Names from Demotic Egyptian Sources, 2nd Edition", p.5, by Daniel L. Lind (Sneferu sa Djedi mewetif Merit). http://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2016/Egyptian%20Names%20from%20Demotic%20Sources%202nd%20edition%20dra ft%203.pdf

Naneferrenpet - Feminine Egyptian given name documented in Demotic Egyptian between 170 BC and 117 BC in the article "Names from Demotic Egyptian Sources, 2nd Edition", p.8, by Daniel L. Lind (Sneferu sa Djedi mewetif Merit). http://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2016/Egyptian%20Names%20from%20Demotic%20Sources%202nd%20edition%20dra ft%203.pdf

*****the links were change to the actual document at the KWHSS site. there were some questions to the name pattern but after speaking with the author he states that it is there and that this submission is the test case for it


In Service,

Senior Carlos Blanco el Barbero

Pennon Herald, Meridies

pennon@kingdom.meridies.org


OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 2 New Name Changes, 5 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 1 New Badge. These 13 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $52 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 14 items submitted on this letter.