Lochac LoI dated 2017-05-25

Unto the Lochac College of Heralds and those of the Knowne World does Lord Gunther Boese, Rocket Herald send greetings

It is our intent to have the following registered.

1: Caterina Contarini - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Northern Italian) most important.

Caterina is a female Italian given name appearing in Names in 15th Century Florence and her Dominions: the Condado,
by Juliana de Luna http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/womensalpha.html Also found in in
Academy of St. Gabriel Report #3009, Dated March 28, 2005.

Contarini is dated to the 14th century in Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek.
http://s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html. It is also found in 16th century Venice in Juliana de Luna's
Names from 16th Century Venice (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/16thcvenice.html).

Both names can be located in records of Venice as noted in Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names by Arval Benicoeur
(Josh Mittleman, mittle@panix.com) and Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott, scott@math.csuohio.edu) October 1999

Notes from Kingdom Commenting:

No conflict found and docs check out.

It should be noted that the submitter's third source has the Contarini in the section "Some examples of complete names from this data" as a last name; it needs to be noted since Contarini is also listed, higher on the page, as a woman's personal name.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture, Volume 2 edited by Colum Hourihane, Contarini, pp. 191-192 mentions Caterina Contarini (p.192) donating 20 ducats towards the commission of an altar-piece by Seabstiano del Piombo (1485/6- 1547). The Contarini was an important Venetian family with several family members who became Doges. I don't believe that she is important enough to protect. https://books.google.com/books?id=FtlMAgAAQBAJ&pg=RA1-PA192&lpg=RA1-PA192&dq=Arts+Caterina+Contarini &source=bl&ots=zZWZGV3g77&sig=XIOYv-45EqAtiuiR1ujJNV-fOkA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiNtueMscTTAhWngFQKH e7MAWUQ6AEIOzAI#v=onepage&q=Caterina%20Contarini&f=false


2: Druisten Hrafnsson - New Name & New Device

Vert, a roundel gryonny arrondi of twelve argent and vert within and conjoined to an annulet, a bordure invected argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Druisten is a Pictish given name found in A Consideration of Pictish Names by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn
(https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/pictnames/pict5.html), the same article dates this spelling to 8th century
(https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/pictnames/pict3_4.html#section3).

Hrafnsson is an Old Norse patronymic byname formed from the male given name Hrafn, which appears on p. 11 of
Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name. There are 17 instances of the name in the Landnámabók, dated to 9th century
(http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html).

The byname is formed following the rules stated on page 17 of Geirr Bassi. Given name + patronymic byname is one
of the patterns found in SENA Appendix A for both Pictish and Old Norse.

Pictish and Old Norse can be combined as per SENA Appendix C. This is a SFPP [Drust Thorisson, 8/2011 LoAR, A-Caid].

Notes from Kingdom Commenting for the name:

No conflict found and docs check out.

Please note that the Landnámabók is not dated to the 9th century: according to the cited site, it is dated to the 13th century, and might be based on an 11th century work. However, Aryanhwy merch Catmael has put in blue names from those persons who settled Iceland in the 9th century, and Hrafn is one of those blue colored names. Other than that, the documentation checks out, and SENA allows this formation and lingual mix.

Notes from Kingdom Commenting for the device:

There is concern of a contrast issue between the roundel gyronny and the annulet. The two sharing a tinture tends to blend the two together, however we wish to use this as a test case.

We have a question as to whether it's a roundel w/in&conjoined, or a roundel on a roundel.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=948/2017-05-25/00-00-17_Viking_Names_found_in_Landnamabok_page_1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=948/2017-05-25/00-02-42_Viking_Names_found_in_Landnamabok_page_2.jpg


3: Eglentyne Fenn - New Name & New Device

Sable, a hare sejant erect contourny and on a chief embattled argent three roses sable barbed and seeded proper

Eglentyne Eglentine Bussell, female, married 1629, Stretton-On-Fosse, Gloucester, England. Batch no. M03633-2
(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVP8-HXK)

The October 2014 LoAR sn. Odlyn Onesocke notes: ...i/y switches are ubiquitous in English...
http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/10/14-10lar.html#258 Hence the attested Eglentine also justifies Eglentyne.

Fenn Abygayle Fenn, female, christened 1595, Coventry, Warwick, England. Batch no. C04192-2
(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NYHR-3X6)

Notes from Kingdom Commenting for the name:

No conflict found and notes check out.

Notes from Kingdom Commenting for the device:

No conflict and blazon was corrected from "Sable, a hare sejant erect contourny argent and on a chief embattled argent three roses seeded and barbed proper sable"


4: Gráinne of Bordescros - New Name & New Device

Argent, three domestic cat's heads erased purpure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Gráinne A female Irish given name found 22 times between the dates 1317 and 1582. It is found in Index of Names in Irish Annals: Gráinne by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Grainne.shtml

Bordescros is the registered name of the Shire of Bordescros. Registered March 2002 via Lochac.

As by PN.1.B.2.f, branch names may be used, and by PN.2.C.2.d they are treated as neutral in language and time, "Grainne" can be combined with "of Bordescros".

Comments from Kingdom for the name:

No conflict found.

Discussion to change the documentation from using the submitters legal name allowance to period documentation. The documentation has been changed accordingly.

Notes from Kingdom for the device:

No conflict found

Change of blazon to note the cat's heads are domestic.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=948/2017-05-25/00-38-58_Index_of_Names_in_Irish_Annals__Gráinne.jpg


5: Isaac Underwode - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2015, via Lochac.

Per bend sinister azure and vert, a carpenter's square palewise point to dexter chief and a gimlet argent

Notes from Kingdom:

No conflict found.

Madoc Arundel (Garnet) at 2017-04-25 10:16:21
The gimlet is in its default posture. The square has no default, so must be explicitly blazoned. Is this a UoP/UoO issue?

Etienne Le Mons (Sea Stag) at 2017-04-29 17:56:41
I don't believe there's a UoO issue.


6: Keziah of Bordescros - New Name & New Device

Argent, three unicorns rampant to sinister sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Keziah
Keziah Gaile, female, christened 1600, Offord-Darcy, Huntingdon, England. Batch no. C16893-1
(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JSGV-BPV)

Bordescros is the registered name of the shire of Bordescros. Registered March 2002 via Lochac.

As by PN.1.B.2.f, branch names may be used, and by PN.2.C.2.d they are treated as neutral in language and time, "Keziah" can be combined with "of Bordescros"

Notes from kingdom for the name:

No conflicts found.

A discussion was had over not using the submitter's legal name allowance and instead using period docmentation. This change was made.

Notes from Kingdom for the device:

No conflict found.


7: Lochac, Kingdom of - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2002, via Lochac.

Quarrel Herald

Quarrel A quarrel is a variety of crossbow or arbalest ammunition (OED, s.v.) and has 6 times been registered under that name as a charge in our O&A.

To quote from Mistholme's PicDic, sv. Arrow, Arrowhead: "Several variant types of arrows are unique to Society armory: ... A "quarrel" is a short arrow with feathers down its length; it's used in crossbows, rather than longbows."

Therefore, a "Quarrel" is a registerable charge, and therefore can be used following the pattern of heraldic titles derived from heraldic charges.

Herald Heraldic Titles in the Middle Ages and Renaissance by Julia Smith shows that English titles were derived from a heraldic charge, for example:

(http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/dictionary.shtml)
Antelope Pursuivant
Blanc Sanglier Pursuivant
Croyslett Herald or Pursuivant
Fleur-de-Lys Herald

Due to the similarity between the pronunciation of "Coral Herald" and "Quarrel Herald," permission to conflict with the Barony of Lyondemere's "Coral Herald" has been generously granted, and the permission letter is attached.

Notes from Kingdom:

There was a discussion about more appropriate documentation and explanation. This was adopted.

No conflict was found

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=948/2017-05-25/01-23-17_Australis_Quarrel_Coral_Release.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=948/2017-05-25/01-23-19_Heraldic_Titles_from_the_Middle_Ages_and_Renaissance__Dictionary_of_Period_Forms.pdf


8: Natal'ia Anastasiia Rab'eva - New Name

Natal'ia Anastasiia Rab'eva

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling most important.

Natal'ia Women's given name Natal'ia wife of Andrei Died 1371 [Nov 295]
http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/n.html.

Anastasiia Anastasiia V'rkhuslava 1225. [Mor 54]
http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/a.html.

Rab'eva Rabii Vars: Rabi. 1434 [Mor 161]
http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/zgrammar.html.
http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/r.html
Possessive added for Rab'ev and altered to feminine form of Rab'eva.

Notes from Kingdom:

No conflict found and docs check out.


9: Natal'ia Vladimirova doch' - New Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Natal'ia Vladimirova doch' in December of 2014, via Lochac.

Gules, a winged reindeer couchant regardant wings addorsed argent charged on the haunch with three pellets

Notes from Kingdom:

No conflict found.

Correction to the blazon from "Gules, a winged reindeer couchant regardant wings addorsed argent on it haunch three pellets."


10: Nathanael d'Avranches - New Name & New Device

Nathanael d'Avranches

Azure, a stag statant ermine.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Nathanael is an English name found in FamilySearch records
Nathanael Tomes, Male, 30 Apr 1598, Latton, Wiltshire England, B15255-1
Nathanael Chassell, 25 Sep 1597, Niton, Hampshire, England, M16661-1
Nathanael Harding, Male, 22 Jan 1576, Cheasham, Buckingham, England, P02080-1

d'Avranches Locative surname derivedfrom the town of Avranches in Normandy. Mentioned in La Parthénine, ou Banquet des Rouen en 1546
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k424462f.r=La%20Parth%C3%A9nine%2C%20ou%20Banquet%20des%20Rouen %20en%201546?rk=21459;2
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k424462f/f234.image.r=La%20Parth%C3%A9nine,%20ou%20Banquet%20de s%20Rouen%20en%201546
A copy of the relevant pages are attached.

Notes from kingdom for the name:

No conflict found

Basil Dragonstrike (Lions Heart) at 2017-05-08 16:49:33
Nathanael Tomes is found at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JCS4-V5X
I'm not finding Nathanael Chassell
Nathanael Harding is found at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J7QN-JF6

Michael Gerard Curtememoire at 2017-05-09 13:13:40
A search on Chassell 1597 finds Nathanael Chessell, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX63-S3V

However, every cite I've seen (until now) includes the type of event as well as its date. If that is unnecessary, I would be delighted to know it and shorten accordingly. In the meantime, for Rocket's convenience:

Nathanael Tomes, buried 30 Apr 1589, Latton, Wiltshire, England, B15255-1
Nathanael Chessell, married Annis Snodden 25 Sep 1597, Niton, Hampshire, England, M16661-1

Nathanael Harding, christened 22 Jan 1576, Chesham, Buckingham(shire), England, P02080-1

These match the slightly shorter listings in the headmatter (correcting typos, including "Chesham" not "Cheasham", though I don't suppose that error matters to us). All are from acceptable batches--Cran-Berry Jelly Keeps Mary Pretty. While only one record is necessary for this purpose, having three insures against, e.g., typos ...

The headmatter fails to state what many commentators, and Pelican for sure, know anyway: That English with French is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.

Notes from kingdom for device:

No conflict found.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=948/2017-05-25/03-00-15_Nathanael_d'Avranches_proof.jpg


11: Titus Flavius Marcellus - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling most important.

All names can be found on the website A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names http://yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/roman.html

Titus as Praenomen
Flavius as Nomen
Marcellus as Cognomen

A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names http://yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/roman.html is listed on the St Gabriel website
as a resource for Roman names. (Listed here: https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/otherearly.shtml#roman)

Notes from Kingdom:

No conflict found

Docs check out

Michael Gerard Curtememoire at 2017-04-27 19:20:15 <brOr we can give http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html as the paper's URL for an indisputably no-photocopy source.


12: William Castille - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1995, via the West.

(Fieldless) A griffin seagreant Or, charged at the shoulder with an ermine spot sable

Notes from Kingdom:

No conflicts found.

There was a discussion about using proper forms for the picture. New pictures from approved forms have now been used.


Many thanks to those who helped with comments at Kingdom level.

Yours in Service to Lochac

Rocket Herald


OSCAR counts 8 New Names, 1 New Heraldic Title and 7 New Devices. These 16 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $64 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Badge. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 17 items submitted on this letter.