Atenveldt LoI dated 2017-04-26


Letter of Intent

25 April 2017


Unto Emma Laurel; Alys Pelican; Cormac Wreath; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!

The Atenveldt College of Heralds requests the consideration and registration of the following names and armory with the College of Arms.

Unless specifically stated, the client will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.

1: Amber Bikkadóttir - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2012, via Meridies.

Per chevron inverted vert semy of cat's pawprints argent and sable, a domestic cat couchant contourny paly Or and sable and a tree eradicated argent.

Pawprints are a Step from Period Practice.

2: Ceallach Colquhoun - New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2006, via Atenveldt.

Red Dragon Keep of Sundragon

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Meaning most important.

The client desires a household name based on an inn sign <color + mythological creature>, as demonstrated in "English Sign Names," Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (, and the use of the designator <Keep> was registered to Emelyn Fraser's Stonegard Keep in September 2015, and earlier to Cassandra Attewoode's Summers Keep in June 2011.

The client would prefer this registered simply as Red Dragon Keep, but that appears to conflict with Red Dragon, Company of the (registered to Tristram O'Shee) and House of the Red Dragons (jointly registered to Anastasia MacEwan de Ravenna and Juliana Red MacLachlan). If the designator is inadequate to avoid conflict with these registrations, the client will accept the addition of of Sundragon (her local Barony; the name was registered in September 1984).

The household name is to be associated with her registered badge, Per bend sinister gules and argent, a door argent banded and handled sable and charged with two arrows in saltire, and a dragon sejant affronty, wings displayed and face to dexter gules.

3: Fiórleif eldr orn - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2010, via the Outlands.

Argent, a phoenix gules, a bordure sable semy of pheons argent.

4: Galen Peter Gilmore - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atenveldt LoI of March 25, 2017 as submitted.

Per bend purpure and argent, a wyvern statant argent and three cats gardant herisonny contourny sable.

The name appears in the March 2017 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

5: Godfrey Jordain - New Name & New Device

Vert, a chevron throughout gules fimbriated and charged with two chevronels Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

The name is English.

The spelling <Godfrey> is dated to 1273 in the Hundred Rolls (Withycombe, 3rd edition, p. 136 s.n. Godfrey). Godfrey Tupman has a christening date of 7 August 2597 in Chesterfield, Derby, England Batch C03586-1 (

Mary <Jordain> has a christening date of 10 Apr 1568 at Saint Peter Cornhill, London, London, England Batch P00156-1 ( : 30 December 2014).

6: Hannah Millican - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atenveldt LoI of March 25, 2017 as submitted.

Per bend vert and purpure, on a bend Or a rose sable, overall two natural dolphins in annulo argent.

The name appears in the March 2017 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

According to the Pictorial Dictionary, the default posture of the dolphin is <naiant>.

7: Johnathan Crusadene Whitewolf the Younger - New Alternate Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2001, via Atenveldt.

Eber Hauer

Per bend Or and argent, a bend raguly gules between a double-headed eagle sable and an elephant's tusk gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Client requests authenticity for none given (most likely German).
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Culture most important.
Meaning most important.

The alternate name is German. I thought <Eber> is a male given name based on the following, but the name is <Ebert> (along with a number of other Ebert citations): <Ebert> Am Aberge has a christening date of 9 Nov 1623 in Evangelish, Feudinge, Westfalen, Prussia, Batch C97748-9 ( 3AGermany~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1200-1650~).

Because of this, we are hoping that Eber might be a given name based on Jacob <Eber> Maley, a man with a double given name and the christening date of 27 Sep 1622 in Evangelisch, Reichelsheim Friedbert, Oberhessen, Hesse-Darms, Batch C93888-1 ( : 28 November 2014).

<Hauer> is a surname; Joannes Hauer has a christening date of 21 Aug 1623 in Kulsheim, Baden, Germany, Batch C92511-1 ( AGermany~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1200-1650~).

A <tusk> is an elephant's tooth, couped and with point to chief by default; it is a permitted charge.

8: Leofrun of Tir Ysgithr - New Name & New Badge

Gules, a chimera statant within a bordure Or.

<Leofrun> is a female given name found in "Anglo-Saxon Women's Names from Royal Charters," Marieke van de Dal (

<Tir Ysgithr> is an SCA territory (Tucson AZ), with the name registered January 1973.

9: Leolin Blackwell - New Name & New Device

Sable, a chevron gules ermined and fimbriated or between two natural panthers combattant Or marked sable and a demi-sun issuant from base Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

The name is English. <Leolin> is found in The History of the County Palatine and the City of Chester, from ( sc=y#v=snippet&q=Leolin%20filius&f=false ). Leolin was a Welsh prince; the book has side-by-side translations from the Latin, and the man's Latinized Welsh name is Lewelinus. This is the Englished form of the name.

Richard <Blackwell>, a male, has a christening date of 12 Oct 1572 at Holy Trinity, Coventry, Warwick, England, Batch C04192-2 ( : 30 December 2014).

10: Lilias Mar - New Name

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

<Lilias> is a female given name; Lilias Sinclair has a christening date of 11 Oct 1618 at Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothain, Scotland, Batch C11986-1 ( It is also found in "Names Found in 17th C Wills from the Shetland Islands, Scotland: Women's Given Names," Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (

Kirstane <Mar> has a christening date of 29 June 1572 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Batch C11424-2 (

11: Marcus de Grae - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atenveldt LoI of March 25, 2017 as submitted.

Per bend sinister sable and vert, a phoenix and in chief an arrow fesswise surmounted by a crescent Or.

12: Muiredach mac Robartaig - New Name & New Device

Chevronelly inverted azure and Or, on a chief-pale between two doves respectant gules, a double-headed axe Or.

Language (Gaelic/Scots) most important.

The name is Gaelic.

<Muiredach> is an Old and Middle Irish Gaelic masculine name dated 760-1257 ("Index of Names in Irish Annals: Muiredach / Muireadhach," Mari Elspeth nic Bryan,

<Robartaig> is the genitive form of <Robartach>, dated 757-1136 ("Index of Names in Irish Annals: Robartach," Mari Elspeth nic Bryan,

The construction using <mac> is for a simple patronymic byname ("Quick and Easy Gaelic Names," 3rd Edition, Sharon L. Krossa,

The client is most interested in a Gaelic/Scots name.

The placement of the axe adequately fulfills Mistholme's dictum at, "if charged with tertiary charges, they must fill the entire chief-pale, both the horizontal and vertical portions."

13: Olive Long Anne Prosper - New Name & New Device

Quarterly purpure and sable, on a cross rayonnant Or between in chief two owls respectant argent, an increscent moon azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

The name is English.

<Olive> is a female given name; Olive Stillington has a christening date of 24 February 1595 in St. Martin Coney Street, York, York, English, Batch P01094-1 (

A <Long> Herodias (female) is dated 16245-1722, born in England and died in Rhode Island, with no Batch number given ( Alternatively, a Margarett <Long> married in 1590 in Guisley, York, England, Batch P00938-1 ( The September 20112 LoAR Cover Letter says that family names documented in 16th C. England can be used as given name. (

<Anne> is a female given name and Long is a surname; Anne Long has a christening date of 21 December 1561 in Saint John the Baptist, Croyden, Surrey, England, Batch C09865-2 (

<Prosper> is a surname; Elizabeth Prosper's christening date is 7 July 1601, St. Paul, Lincoln, Lincoln, England, Batch C02631-1 (

There are five tinctures and three charge types in the device. According to the Pictorial Dictionary, an increscent with a human face is blazoned as an increscent <moon>. "Rayonnant" is equivalent to "irradiated," not having a complex line running along all edges of the ordinary, as rayonny would be.

14: Orabilis Douw - New Name & New Device

Per pale dovetailed argent and purpure, a wolf sable and a winged unicorn argent combatant, on a chief rayonny vert three thistles argent, flowered purpure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Culture (Scottish clan) most important.

<Orabilis> is a female given name dated to 1221 in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surname: Orabel," Talan Gwynek (; it is also the name of two women in Black's The Surnames of Scotland, p. 639, the daughter and heiress of Nesius, William's son, who married before 1200, and the woman who married Adam, son or Duncan, earl of Mar, son of Gilchrist, Earl of Mar.

<Douw> is a surname in Black, p. 218, s.n. Dove, Dow, Dowe; Ede Dow held a land in "vico boreali," Edinburgh, 1366.

15: Orabilis Douw - New Badge

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

Argent, a wolf's head erased sable and a unicorn's head erased purpure armed gules respectant and a point pointed counter-ermine.

16: Roland of Blaye - New Name

<Roland> appears as a name in "Given Names from Brittany, 1384-1600," Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, with the desired spelling dated 1526 (

<Blaye> (originally Blaye-et-Sainte-Luce) is considered the burial site of the Frankish hero Roland, buried in its basilica (

Would this name be considered presumptuous, with the heroic Roland being buried in this place? There was a bit of commentary that thought so, but I forward it to the College for additional input.

17: Sibyl Breathnach - New Name & New Device

Gules, a corgi dog rampant contourny Or maintaining a dagger inverted argent, a bordure embattled Or.

<Sibyl> is a female given name dated to 1201 in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surname: Sibyl," Talan Gwynek,

<Breathnach> is a Gaelic descriptive byname, meaning "Welsh" ("Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Descriptive Bynames," Mari Elspeth nic Bryan ( Coblaith Muimnech comments that "this is most logically presented as an English name incorporating an Anglicized Irish surname. By the 13th century the English had started using gender-neutral familial surnames, so whether a Gaelic woman would've been known as Breathnach wouldn't be an issue...The Calendar of the Justiciary Rolls or Proceedings in the Court of the Justiciar of Ireland Preserved in the Public Record Office of Ireland contains several attested forms of the byname, of which the closest in period and spelling to the submitted form is Brethnagh, dated to 1299 (vol. 1, p. 296:"

Wyllam Salesbury's A Dictionary in Englyshe and Welshe (London 1574)shows a reference to the Korgi ne gostoc, meaning "Corgi or curre dogge", This source also gives a gray period illustration of the breed.

The corgi is a short-legged, long-bodied breed used to herd livestock; in modern times, it is more likely to herd English royalty.

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18: Þórbjørn Siggeirson - New Name

The name is Old Norse.

<Þórbjorn> is a male given name found in the Viking Answer Lady's website (; it is seen as <Þorbiǫrn> in Geirr Bassi's "The Old Norse Name" and "Viking Names found in Landnámabók," Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( Þorbjǫrn (without an o-acute and with an o-ogonek) would be the normalised Old West Norse spelling.

<Siggeirr> is a male given name, also with the Viking Answer Lady. "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names," Aryanhwy merch Catmael (, shows a patronymic formed with the terminal <-rr> changed to <-rs>.

ffride wlffsdotter comments that "the normalised name Siggeirr appears in Nordiskt runnamnslexikon sn. SiggæiRR (ie. the Old East Norse normalised spelling), p. 191 ( 141106.pdf). Siggeirr in the genitive becomes Siggeirs, hence Siggeirsson."

19: Valeas Proietto di Venezia - New Name & New Device

Sable, on a pile azure fimbriated a scimitar inverted, a bordure argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

The name is Italian. The client's documentation: "My persona is that of an Italian street orphan adopted by a Venetian merchant family ca. 1500 AD. The name "Valeas" is a not too uncommon (but still used) latin name meaning "full of life". "Proietto" was a VERY common surname given to orphans. It literally means "cast off" or "unwanted'". The post-name of "di Venezia" is just that, to tell where I'm from. This was (and is still) a common practice in Italy. Thus, the entire name of "Valeas Porietto de Venezia" is a truly historically accurate name for a street orphan from Venice.

"This link explains the way that orphans were given latin (and often fantastic) names, including the VERY common surname "Proietto": retrieved last on 08/26/2016 [The URL article does address the use of Proietto as a surname.--Parhelium]

"I have included a copy of a text which demonstrates that the name "Valeas" was in fact an actual latin name. The test is from "The English Cyclopaedia: A New Dictionary of Universal Knowledge. I found the book using google books..."

Having said this:

Ample commentary in-kingdom demonstrated that the given name is Valens, not Valeas, with Valens being the younger brother of Emperor Valentinian; they were co-rulers in the 4th C. Valens is found throughout the book, whereas the use of Valeas as a given name is not.

Maridonna Benvenuti comments that neither Proiettare nor Proietto are in either of the Florio dictionaries nor Vocabbolario degli Accademici della Crusca 1st ed. 1612. These are Florentine/Italian. "[I] did not find either word in the Venetian and Vicentine dictionaries that I have, period or modern. It is not found in the late 18th century, multi-volume, Sicilian dictionary by Barese noble Michele Pasqualino. "Undated surname in De Felice Cognomi, s.n. Proiètti... è la cognominizzazione del nome comune centro-meridionale prioetto "trovatello", bambino abbandonato", denominazione attribuita nel passato anche come nome personale e cognome (v. i tipi Proietto, etimomologicamente, continua il latino proiectus (part. perfetto passivo di proicere "gettare davanti a sé, gettare via"), "gettato via, abbandonato"). A translation, "is the surname from the south-central prioetto common name "foundling", abandoned child ", attributed name in the past also as a personal name (see the Projectus types, etimologically continues Latin proiectus ... proicere "throw before him, cast away ")," thrown away, abandoned ").

""Dizionario dei Cognomi Pugliesi" by Pantaleo Minervini, s.n. Proiètti. Varianti: Proiètto, Proètti, Projètti... è la cognominizzazione del nome comune centro-meridionale Prioetto "trovatello", bambino abbandonato", come le forme Espòsito, Innocènti, Trovato, ecc. In Italia meridionale. ed a Bari si usava abbandonare i figli non desiderati in una ruota, che li avrebbe fatti riconoscere dai genitori naturali. Data la frequenza di tali abbondoni il sindaco di Bari dalla prima metà del 1800 si accollò la spesa di retribuire le balie per due anni per ogni bambino allattato (oggi si preferisce civilmente abbandonarli nei cassonetti della spazzatura!!) È documentato in Puglia nell forma base a Palo del colle nel 1875: "Proiètta Maria" e nel 1871: "Proiètto Giacomo"; a Conversano nel 1809 "Proiètto Gaetano, Vito, Donato"; nel 1810 "Projètto Biagio". A translation: the surname form of south-central common name Prioetto (<Latin proiectum "thrown forward or away") "foundling", abandoned child ", forms as Esposito, Innocent, Found, etc. In Southern Italy and in Bari they used to abandon unwanted children in a wheel, to keep them from recognizing the natural parents. Given the frequency of such abandoned the mayor of Bari from the first half of 1800 he took on the expense of the nurses pay for two years for each child breastfed (now prefers to civilly abandon them in the rubbish bins !!) it is documented in Puglia in the basic form in Palo del colle in 1875: " Proiètta Maria" and in 1871 "Proiètto Giacomo"; at Conversano in 1809 "Proiètto Gaetano, Vito, Donato"; in 1810 "Projetto Biagio."

"Girolamo Caracausi's "Dizionario Onomastico della Sicilia", s.n. Proiètto repeats De Felice and lists several variant surnames none with information and all undated." She concluded that the submitter's article is interesting but does not support Proiètto was used in period as a surname.

Might <Proietto> be used as a descriptive (X the Foundling), rather than a patronymic or surname, since it seems that it fails as a period surname?

20: Vincent Blackwell - New Name & New Device

Sable, on a pale gules fimbriated between in chief two wolves rampant addorsed a sword inverted argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

The name is English.

<Vincent> is a male given name dated to 1273 (Withycombe, 3rd edition, p. 289, s.n. Vincent).

Richard <Blackwell>, a male, has a christening date of 12 Oct 1572 at Holy Trinity, Coventry, Warwick, England, Batch C04192-2 ( : 30 December 2014).

21: Yagi Tenji Yoshitatsu Kakujo - New Name & New Device

Azure, on a hexagon within a hexagon voided argent a hemp leaf vert.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

The name is Japanese. His currently-registered name is <Jaku'an Kakujo> (registered October 2014). He wishes to drop the azana Jaku'an in favor of the following name construction. The name elements are found in Name Construction in Medieval Japan, revised edition, Solveig Throndardottir.

<Yagi> is a surname dated to 1332, p. 329.

The yobina <Tenji>, "sky, heaven," is dated to 1124, p. 191.

The nanori <Yoshitatsu>, "dragon," is dated to 1600, p. 297.

<Kakujo> has been previously registered; it is an imina/personal name dated to 1336.

SENA A4 states that "Any armorial design that does not fit within our core style rules may still be registered if it can be documented as following a pattern of period practice within the armorial style of a single time and place within the temporal scope of the Society. This time and place may be in Europe or may be from a non-European period armorial tradition, such as Islamic or Japanese heraldry. We call such a design an Individually Attested Pattern. All elements in an Individually Attested Pattern must be found in that single time and place, including charges, arrangement of charge groups, and lines of division. Documentation under the Individually Attested Pattern rules does not exempt a design from conflict, presumption, or offense rules." The client hopes that the armory can be registered, given evidence for the hexagon shape kikko (tortoise shell) that is a recognized motif in Japanese armory. Examples of this design are found in The Daibukan (The Great Book of Heraldry) edited by Hasimoto Hiroshi circa 1591 and the Kenmon Shokamon, by Hanawa Hokiichi, dated 1470.

The one thing I am unsure of is the long-held belief (to me, if no one else) that Japanese armory consists on one "dark" color and one "light" color; here, two "dark" colors are used, and they obey the rule of contrast used many times over in Western armory.

The hemp leaf was determined to be a permitted charge in SCA heraldry in the badge registered to the client, Sable, a hemp leaf within an annulet argent., April 2015. If registered, the client's current device, Per pale sable and vert, within a torii a lion dormant argent., should be released.

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Please Note Well! I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent with commentary provided by Brenna Lowri o Ruthin, Coblaith Muimnech, Daniel the Broc, Etienne Le Mons, ffride wlffsdotter, Iago ab Adam, Maridonna Benvenuti, Michael Gerard Curtememoire and Thomas de Groet.

Thank you to those who have provided your wisdom and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716

OSCAR counts 13 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name, 1 New Household Name, 13 New Devices and 3 New Badges. These 31 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $124 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 32 items submitted on this letter.