Meridies LoI dated 2017-04-30

Unto Andrewe, Laurel Principal, Alys Pelican, Cormac, 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.

1: Andreas von Wolfsburg - New Device

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

Azure, a demi wolf and on a base argent a grenade proper.


2: Charmaine de Chanson - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1991, via Meridies.

(Fieldless), on a baronial coronet Or pearled argent, a domestic cat dormant guardant sable marked argent.

Joint ownership with Virgil da Monte

Previous submission, (Fieldless), a domestic cat dormant sable marked argent, was returned by Kingdom in February 2017.

Must be returned for further work. A conflict was found. Katharina Alexandra Zrinski The following device associated with this name was registered in September of 1991 (via the Middle): Checky gules and argent, a catamount couchant sable.

There's a DC for change of field/fieldless, but no DCs given for coucant vs dormant, or for the head position.

The submitter is using the restricted charge of a baronial coronet. She is listed as having received a Court Barony on 11/05/2005, according to the Order of Precedence of the Kingdom of Meridies. A copy of her OP entry has been included as documentation.

*****A redraw was requested to bring the cats tail up onto the coronet. the submitter approved the redraw


3: Cilia Olasdottir - New Name & New Device

Quarterly azure and vert, a sea-horse naiant and a bordure argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (See-Lee-Uh) most important.

<Cilia> Cilia Bettenschmedes, female, died 1608, Dortmund, Prussia. Batch no. B00052-5

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JW13-6YX)

<Olasdotter> Giertrud Olasdotter, female, christened 1646 Strövelstorp, Sweden. Batch no. C40156-2

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FK9Q-ZWL)

*****Originally submitted as Celia Oladottir dates could not be reliably found for the given name. Commenters were able to find documentation for a name that was close to the submitter's wishes. the submitter approved the changes

*****Commenters found the seahorse to be too dragon like one calling it a wyvern. a redraw was submitted to make it more sea horse like and was approved by submitter.


4: Cristoff de Winter - New Name & New Device

Per chevron throughout sable and argent, in base a seeblatt gules and on a chief argent two mullets of six points gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

Both name components found multiple times via FamilySearch.org.

Cristoff - 3 entries: (Cristoff Pullinger, 15 Jul 1546, Evangelish, Bopfingen, Jagskreis, Wuerttemberg, C92388-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N8DK-JP1); (Cristoff Winter, 24 Oct 1611, Sankt Vitus Katholisch, Ellwangen, Jagstkreis, Wuerttemberg, M94040-7, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JHNW-MFW); (Cristoff Schilcher, 01 Apr 1546, Evangelish, Bopfingen, Jagskreis, Wuerttemberg, C92388-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N5PM-LFX)

De Winter - 3 entries: (Cornelis De Winter, 29 Nov 1584, Evangelisch, Frankenthal, Pfalz, Bavaria, C98429-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NZM2-ZLW);(Hans De Winter, 22 Oct 1592, Evangelisch, Frankenthal, Pfalz, Bavaria, C98429-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NZM2-8DM); (Magdeleene De Winter, 16 Mar 1595, Evangelisch, Frankenthal, Pfalz, Bavaria, K98429-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NP8S-D4T)

*****the upper case "D" in "De" was changed to a lower case with the submitter approval to fit period usage

*****Originally submitted as Per chevron sable and argent, a seeblatt gules and on a chief argent two mullets of six points gules. The above blazon was submitted to recognize the height of the chevron and the force position of the seablatt


5: Cristyan Gwen - New Name & New Device

Quarterly purpure and sable, four seeblätter conjoined in cross points outward within a four lobed quadrate cornice argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Cristyan (Welsh Christina/Christian) the Fair) most important.

Submitter prefers the name "Cristyan Gwen". If necessary for proper name construction, submitter is willing to add "Llywelyn" (preferred) or "verch Llywelyn" as a patronymic byname.

Cristyan - Feminine given name, found in article "Women's Names in the First Half of 16th Century Wales" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/welshfem16/given.html

Gewn - Stephen Gwen Christening Date 28 Feb 1623 Marden, Kent, England (Batch) Number C04366-7 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLQL-4H3

Llywelyn - Masculine given name, found in article "A Simple Guide to Constructing 16th Century Welsh Names" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn. http://heraldry.sca.org/nams/welsh16.html

*****as a full Welsh name the submitters requested name could not be formed due to it not fitting Welsh naming pattern. Gewn as a English surname was supplied making it a Welsh/English mix and better fitting to patterns. i have left the documentation for a possible patronymic to leave all possibilities open

*****Originally submitted as four seeblatts the blazon was changed to four seeblätter to remove the Anglicized plural


6: Diana Wynn - New Name & New Device

Vert, an oak wreath fructed argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Diana - Feminine given name, found two times with this spelling in the DMNES in England, 1598 and 1599. http://dmnes.org/name/Diana

Wynn - English byname, found via FamilySearch.org. Entry "James Wynn, 05 Apr 1646, Dent, York, England, C01045-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKJ4-Z9W"

*****Originally submitted as Vert, a wreath of oak leaves fructed argent. the blazon was changed to the above for a more concise and less redundant wording


7: Eillionora inghean Enri - New Name & New Device

Vert, three arrows inverted argent.

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

Eillionora - Feminine given name, found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Eilionora.shtml) with Annals dates of 1497 and 1589.

inghean - Patronymic name element, meaning "daughter of"

Enri - Masculine given name used as patronymic byname, found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Einri.shtml) under Éinri, with the following examples (among others): H. Nell .i. Conn mac Enri (1493); Art mac Enri mic Eoccain Uí Neill (1502).

*****Originally submitted as Vert, three arrows two-and-one argent. the arrows position is actually inverted and needed to be stated and the grouping two and one is the default grouping which does not need to be stated


8: Eva Sanchez - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2011, via Meridies.

Purpure, on a cup within an orle argent a fish urinant vert.


9: Fionnghuala inghean Ghilla Fhaoláin - New Name & New Device

Sable, a fret and in base a thistle slipped and leaved argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.
Culture (Later period Scots Gaelic or Irish Gaelic) most important.

Fionnghuala - Feminine given name, found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien), with this spelling, 26 times between 1247 and 1531. http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Fionnghuala.shtml

inghean - Patronymic name element, meaning "daughter of"

Gilla Fhaoláin - Name found in "Annals of Loch Cé A.D.1014-1590", entry 1050.1, via the Corpus of Electronic Texts (CELT), http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G100010A/index.html. "17] Donnchad mac Gilla Fhaoláin, rí .H. b-Failghe," translated as, "Donnchadh, son of Gillafhaelain, king of Uí-Failghe" in the same database (http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T100010A/index.html).

*****Submitted as Gilla a "h" was added with submitter approval to fulfill the rules of lenition


10: Fynlo Mac Cane - New Name & New Device

Per chevron vert and sable, a chevron raguly on the upper edge and in chief two oak trees argent

No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Manx culture from Isle of Mann.
Sound (Mac Cain) most important.

Submitter would prefer the spelling "Fynlo Mac Cain", with the spelling "Fynlo Mac Cane" acceptable if the former cannot be supported.

Fynlo - Masculine given name, found in article "Manx Names in the Early 16th Century by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn(Heather Rose Jones), http://heraldry.sca.org/names/jonesmanx16.html. Also found in the book "Manx Names: Or the surnames and place-names of the Isle of Man" by A.W. Moore, p.74. https://archive.org/stream/manxnamesorsurn00moorgoog#page/n92/mode/2up/search/fynlo

Mac Cane - Patronymic surname,found in article "Manx Names in the Early 16th Century by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn(Heather Rose Jones), http://heraldry.sca.org/names/jonesmanx16.html. Also found in the book "Manx Names: Or the surnames and place-names of the Isle of Man" by A.W. Moore, pp.25-26, dated to 1511 (see scans below).

The name "Cain", in this spelling, is also listed in the above cited book by Moore, dated to 1586. Additionally, the surname "Mccain" was found via FamilySearch.org (Annie Mccain, 12 Feb 1612, Frampton-Cotterell, Gloucester, England, I04495-7, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J8NC-SJM)Given the name pattern of "Mac X", meaning "Son of X", it is postulated that "Mac Cain" could be a period name construction.

***** the proper page for Fynlo as a given name was changed in the documentation

****Submitted as a chevron embattled the embattments do not follow the path of the chevrons so a a chevron raguly on the upper edge was suggesded based on Tomás mac Odhrain's device, http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=11641 March 2010 Loar


11: John le Mailur - Resub Name & Resub Device

Per pale barry dancetty azure and argent and argent, on a tower sable a sword inverted Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (John Mailer) most important.

John - Masculine given name, found in "Select Documents of English Lords of the Abbey of Bec", dated 1247-1330.

le Mailur - Surname, dated to 1262 in Reaney & Wilson.

Previous submission, John Mailer, was returned by Laurel in January 2016.

Unfortunately, this name conflicts with the registered name John Maelen. Only the final syllable of the byname has been changed (from -en to -er). Because this change only affects the final consonant, it is not a substantial change under PN3C2 of SENA. Therefore, we must return this name.

Previous submission, Quarterly azure and argent, a tower sable, was returned by Laurel in January 2016.

This device is returned for multiple conflicts.

It conflicts with the device of Harold Breakstone: Or, a castle triple-towered sable, pennants flotant to sinister vert. We do not grant any difference between a tower and a castle, since the two were frequently used interchangeably in period. Thus, there is just one DC for changing the field.

It also conflicts with the badge of Geoffrey Geometer for Freehold Turris Nimborum: Barry wavy argent and azure, a tower issuant from base sable. There is a DC for changing the field, but we do not grant difference between a primary charge that is issuant from base and one that is not.


12: Katharina Rabensburgerin - New Device

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

Per fess argent and azure, a raven close sable and a castle Or.


13: Marion le Blake - New Name & New Device

Per bend argent and sable, a bend gules between an ounce sable spotted argent and a swan close argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Marion - Feminine given name, found in the article "Feminine Given Names in

A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek, (Brian M. Scott), s.n. "Mary". Found as spelled, dated to 1379. https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Mary

le Blake - Surname, found in article "Names from 13th Century Northumberland: Raw Data" by Sara L. Uckelman (Aryanhwy merch Catmael), as the entry "Robertus le Blake". http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/rawdatanorth.html

*****submitted as a panther and a swan rousant commenters suggested the panther be an ounce since a panther by default is incensed and this charge is not and the swans wings are draw close to the body and not raised


14: Merewen FitzAlan - New Device

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

Argent, a harp sable and on a chief embattled azure three fleurs-de-lis argent.

*****Commenters felt the embattlements were too shallow a redraw was supplied and approved by submitter. the blazon was changed to the plural form fleurs-de-lis


15: Natasia Svenova - New Name & New Device

Or, a phoenix gules and in chief three pheons sable, a bordure rayonny gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (Vrangian Rus) most important.

Natasia - Feminine Christian given name. Plausible variant of "Anastasiia", based on attested variants "Natas'ia"(1592-3), "Nastia" (1495), "Nastasiia" (1501). All are found in Wickenden, 3rd ed.

Svenova - Feminine patronymic of Sven, dated to 945. Use of Sven extends to at least 1186 with Svenevich. s.n. "Sven", ibid.

Sven is listed on the 944/945 Treaty with Byzantium as recorded in the Russian Primary Chronicle.

*****a redraw was request and supplied to improve the look of the pheons that looked more like three black lines and the rayonny that was almost too shallow. submitter approved the redarw


16: Shîrîn al-Nisâ - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Close to) most important.

Shîrîn - Feminine given name, found in article "Some Persian Feminine names and Etymologies" by Usula Georges. 14th-15th century. yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/timuridpersian.html

al-Nisâ - Byname, found in article "Persian Feminine Names from Safavid Period" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael and Ursula Georges. 15th-16th century. s.n. "Fakhr al-Nisâ", "Khayr al-Nisâ". https://s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/persian.html


17: Sibella Denton - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2006, via Meridies.

Argent, a cogwheel and a bordure embattled sable.

*****Commenters felt the embattlements were too shallow. a redraw was submitted and approved by the submitter


18: Sibella Denton - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2006, via Meridies.

Per pale argent and sable, two threaded needles inverted in saltire purpure and a skull counterchanged overall

*****the eyes of the skull were voided letting the field color show through. a redraw filling in the eyes making the skull less mask like was submitted and approved. the blazon was changed as well to show the needles were the primary charge and the skull being over all


19: Wulfswyþe Ceolwynnes - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (Anglo-Saxon) most important.

Wulfswyþe - Feminine given name, found in the article "Anglo-Saxon Women's Names from Royal Charters" by Marieke van de Dal (Christina Krupp), via Academy of St. Gabriel (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/marieke/anglosaxonfem/). It is the standardized form given for "Wulfswyþe", cited once from 939.

Ceolwynnes - Feminine byname, found in the article "Old English Feminine Bynames" by Sara L. Uckelman (Aryanhwy merch Catmael), via Academy of St. Gabriel (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/drafts/oldenglishbyname.html). It is the standardized form given for "Ceolwynnes", cited once (10th or 11th century).

*****Submitted as Wulfswith Ceolwyn which are header spellings and not usually registered. submitter approved to changing to the spellings that are actually listed in the articles


In Service,

Senior Carlos Blanco el Barbero

Pennon Herald, Meridies

pennon@kingdom.meridies.org


OSCAR counts 11 New Names, 12 New Devices and 4 New Badges. These 27 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $108 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Name and 1 Resub Device. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 29 items submitted on this letter.