East LoI dated 2017-04-30

Unto Andrewe Laurel, Brunissende Couronne, Alys Pellicane, and Cormac soon-to-be Wreath, from Yehuda Blue Tyger, greetings!

It is the intent of the College of Heralds of the East Kingdom to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

1: Aleyd Czypsser - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2010, via Atenveldt.

Leda Zipys

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No minor changes.
Sound (would like to sound similar to current name) most important.
Language (Greek) most important.

Leda is a female given name found in the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, page 16. (http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/online/downloads/documents/namfor4.pdf)

Zipys is found in the Lexicon of PErsnal Names IV, page 11 (http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/online/downloads/documents/namfor4.pdf)

During Kingdom Commentary Basil Lions Heart pointed out that the Greek form of the given name, "Λήδα" would probably be transliterated "Lēda" or "Léda" and the byname, "Ζίπυς" could be Zípus as well as Zípys. As we generally allow submitters to drop accents as long as it's done consistently, we are forwarding this name unchanged.


2: Aurelia Colleoni a'Buccafurno - New Name

Aurelia Colleoni a'Buccafurno

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Italian) most important.
Culture (Italian, Florentine, Late period) most important.
Meaning (see below for meanings) most important.

Aurelia is a female given name found in "Late Period Italian Women's Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Florence.shtml)

Colleoni is a byname found in "The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance by Paul Strathern, page 134.

a'Buccafurnois a nickname meaning "oven opening", perhaps suggesting "foul-mouthed speaker." 16th and Early 17th C. Southern Italian Nicknames" by Maridonna Benvenuti (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/maridonna/southernnicknames.html)

Submitter states that if the name is not registerable using the byname and nickname, she will drop a'Buccafurno. However, she would like to keep it, if possible.

We believe that the Buccafurno nickname should be feminized but don't know the correct way to do so.

We are also wondering, based on other examples, if the a' is a scribal abbreviation for alias.

As Blue Tyger lacks expertise on Italian names, we are forwarding this name unchanged in the hopes of wider commentary.


3: Brita Mairi Svensdottir - New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1988, via the East.

Quarterly argent and azure a Celtic cross between four ospreys volant bendwise and counterchanged and for augmentation Or, three sharks naiant conjoined in annulo azure

Submitter has permission to conflict with Griffyn Cleisiog ap Madoc's badge.

Correction to Augmentation of Arms (2017-May-02 08:05:58): This submission was redrawn at kingdom to improve the identifiability of the sharks. The submitter has approved the redraw.


4: Bryniarr Ísólfsson - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2016, via the East.

Per pale Or and vert, two wolf's heads erased respectant counterchanged.


5: Caecilia Brigans - New Name & New Device

Azure, on a fess between two greyhounds courant argent, a third greyhound courant azure

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Caecilia is a female given name found in Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania s.n. Caecilia.(http://inslib.kcl.ac.uk/irt2009/indices/attested/gentilicium/attested_gentilicium-latC.html)

Brigans is a byname found in "The First Thousand Years of British Names" Appendix I- Roman Names Containing British Elements by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/british1000/appendix1_2.html#app1)

Kingdom commenters were concerned with whether Brigans was an abbreviation of a longer name. Absent specific information on this issue we are forwarding the name for wider commentary.


6: Duncan MacMillan - New Name & New Device

Per pale argent and sable, an owl and a bordure embattled counterchanged

Spelling most important.

Duncan is a male given name found several times in "Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue" by Sara L. Uckelman dating from 1379 to 1619. (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/duncan.html)

MacMillan is a byname dated to 1506 in Black's Surnames of Scotland s.n. MacMillan.


7: Hrothgar of An Dubhaigeainn - New Name

Meaning (original name of Rogers) most important.

Hrothgar is a male given name found in Academy of St. Gabriel Report 2821, footnote 5. It is referenced over 40 times in the Old English Epic Poem "Beowulf" (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2821)

of An Dubhaigeainn per SENA PN.1.f: Branch Name Allowance. Name phrases may be created from registered forms of SCA branches. An Dubhaigeainn became a registered branch name in March of 1993.


8: Hugoline the Delicate - New Name & New Device

Per chevron azure and argent, a chief invected argent and a point pointed invected sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (unspecified) most important.
Spelling (unspecified) most important.

Hugoline is a female given name found in "Calendar of Close Rolls, Henry III: Volume 12, 1261-1264." (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-close-rolls/hen3/vol12/pp203-216)

the Delicate is a descriptive byname plausible based on the following period examples:

Beauface (beautiful face)

Buttermouth (flatterer)

ffairban (one who has a fine frame)

delicāt is found in the Middle English Dictionary meaning "(a) A luxury; (b) fine food or drink, a delicacy." (https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED10960)

Based on this, the submitter asserts that "the Delicate" would be the Lingua Anglica form of the period word.

During kingdom commentary, ffride wlffsdotter provided the following additional commentary:

R&W has (including their glosses):

sn. Fine

Richard Fine 1196

"OFr fin `delicate, tender', or a woman's name Fina."

sn. Prime William, Ralph Prime 1275, 1296

Adam Prymme 1286

"OFr prim(e) `fine, delicate'."

SENA Appendix A says that descriptive bynames in early modern English can use the/le, so a lingua anglica form of "Hugoline Fine" could possibly be "Hugoline the Delicate".

Kingdom commenters were concerned that the field division was not well balanced and that the device was visually confusing. We are forwarding it for wider commentary.


9: Matthias von Würzburg - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 1999, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) On a seeblatt azure a bear rampant argent


10: Michael Ballason - New Name

Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.

Michael is the submitter's legal name as attested by the submitter's driver's license.

Ballason is a patronymic byname of Beli (http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml)


11: Ranka Sveinsdottir - New Name

Ranka is the short form of the female given name Ragneiðr found in Cleasby and Vigfusson sn Ranka: "Ranka, u, f, contr. for Ragneiðr, see Gramm. p. xxxiv." (http://lexicon.ff.cuni.cz/html/oi_cleasbyvigfusson/b0483.html)

Sveinsdottir is the patronymic byname from the given name Sveinn found on page 15 of Geirr Bassi.


12: Tassin Tréséol - New Name & New Device

Azure, in pale three suns and a pair of flaunches Or

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

Tassin is a male given name found three times in "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423.html)

Tréséol is a byname found in "Nobiliaire et Armorial De Bretagne" by Pol Potier De Courcy page 619.


13: Úlfeiðr Artudóttir - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2016, via the East.

Per bend purpure and sable, two wolves combatant and in base a raven volant argent

Original device Sable, two ravens respectant and in base a wolf couchant argent. was returned in the Nov 2016 LoAR "This device is returned for conflict with the device of Kaðall Viðarsson: Sable, two ravens respectant and a bordure embattled argent. There is only one DC for changing the type of secondary charge."


In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe

Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 8 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name, 5 New Devices, 1 New Badge and 1 New Augmentation of Arms. These 16 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $64 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 17 items submitted on this letter.