East LoI dated 2017-05-31

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: Ælfwyn of Dragonship Haven - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Saxon.
Language most important.
Culture most important.
Meaning most important.

Ælfwyn is a female given name found on the PASE (Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England) database. (http://pase.ac.uk/jsp/DisplayPerson.jsp?personKey=8974)

of Dragonship Haven Dragonship Haven is a branch-name was registered in March of 1985 (via the East).


2: Astrid Magnusdottir - New Name & New Device

Per bend argent and azure, a bend counterchanged between an escallop inverted purpure and an escarbuncle argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Astrid is dated to 1350-1399 in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Swedish Feminine Given Names" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/swedish/smp/astridh.html) sn. Astridh.

Magnusdottir is a patronymic formed from the Norse given name Magnús found at p. 13 of Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name. Lind Dopnamn s.n. Magnús col. 755 has Magnús as a genitive in 1093, and Magnvs (with an acute accent on the v) as a genitive in 1036. By precedent, this evidence permits the form Magnúsdóttir. [Signý Magnúsdóttir, 11/2016 LoAR, A-Outlands]. The submitter prefers the byname without any accents, which is permitted.

The byname can also be documented as a 15th Century Swedish byname, closing the temporal gap:

SMP sn. Ingegærdh, p 9. of the PDF

(http://130.238.4.107/SMP/pdf/Ingegaerdh.pdf)

Jngegærdh Magnusdoter 1444

It also has examples of the patronymic formed as "Magnuss-" or "Magnussa-" if that appeals to the submitter, eg.

Jngigærdh Magnussdotter, 1460 (p. 20 of the PDF)

Jngegerdh Magnussadotther, 1463 (p. 21 of the PDF)

SENA Appendix A says that Swedish patronymics can use the form -dottir, so the spelling of the name won't change.


3: Donnan FitzGerald - New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and counter-ermine, in dexter an axe and on a chief Or three boars passant sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (As close to submitted form as possible) most important.

Donnan is the Gaelic name of a 7th century Irish saint, found in OCM p. 76 s.n. Donnán and at pp. 164 and 276 of the Martyrology of Donegal, a Gaelic work published in 1630 (https://archive.org/stream/martyrologydone00reevgoog#page/n4/mode/1up/search/Donnan).

FitzGerald is an Anglicized Irish surname found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Masculine.shtml) with the following relevant examples:

Edw. fitz Morish FitzGerald (1600)
Gerald FitzGerald (1538)
James FitzGerald (1557)

Appendix C permits the combination of Anglicized Irish and Gaelic.


4: Dorigen of Lewes - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1989, via the East.

Dorian of Lewes

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Dorian) most important.

Dorian is a male given name found in the Family Search Historical Records.

Dorian; Male; Christening; 1560; Gillingham, Kent, England

England Births and Christenings; https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3Adorian~%20%2Bany_year%3 A1500-1600~

of Lewes is a locative byname. Lewes was a city in Sussex England in period. The name is also grandfathered to the submitter.


5: Eberhard Schwarz - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Late period German) most important.

Eberhard is a male given name found 7 times dated between 1250 and 1369 in "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" by Talan Gwynek.

Schwarz is a descriptive name meaning "black, dark colored" found in "Some Early Middle High German Bynames with Emphasis on Names from the Bavarian Dialect Area" by Brian M. Scott

As the submitter stated that "Late period German" is most important, ffride wlffsdotter provided the following additional documentation during Kingdom commentary:

Eberhard Freytag, male, died 1590, Schwerte, Westfalen, Preussen, Germany. Batch no. B97492-4

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J43G-4QV)

The child of Engelbert Schwartz died 1608, Schwerte, Westfalen, Preussen, Germany. Batch no. B97492-4

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J43G-L31)


6: Edgithe Hlammandi - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister azure and gules, a falcon belled and jessed maintaining in its feet a drinking horn Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Sound should roughly match) most important.

Edgithe is a female given name found in "Anglo-Saxon Women's Names from Royal Charters" by Marieke van de Dal (https://s-gabriel.org/names/marieke/anglosaxonfem/)

Hlammandi is a byname found in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael.

During Kingdom commentary a question was raised whether the correct nominative spelling of the given name was Edgithe or Edgitha based on the source, Sawyer S-1039, where it appears to be the Latin genitive:

http://www.esawyer.org.uk/charter/1039.html

"...post mortem Edgithe regine coniugis mee..."

"after the death of my wife, Queen Edgitha"

ffride wlfssdotter tells us that "-e in the first declension genitive becomes -a in the nominative (it also does the same in the dative, but I'm pretty sure here she's genitive), so you'd expect it to be Edgitha". The submitter, herself a herald, explictly allowed the change to -a during commentary.


7: Edmund Beneyt - New Name & New Device

Argent, two bears combatant within an orle sable

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

Edmund is a male given name found in "Names found in Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire Marriage Registers 1538-1600" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael dated 1542, 1581, 1594. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/kings.html)

Beneyt is a surname dated "Hy 2" in R&W s.n. Bennet. It is also found in "Names from 13th Century Northumberland: Raw Data" by Sara L. Uckelman. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/rawdatanorth.html)

We believe this submission is clear of the device of Edward of Tatham, Ansteorra, Aug 1984 LoAR: Argent, two brown bears combattant proper maintaining a roundel erminois pierced by a sword inverted azure. There is one DC for change of tincture of the bears. We believe there are probably three more DCs for the changes of type, number, and tincture of secondary charges, from the maintained roundel erminois and sword azure to an orle sable. If, on the other hand, the maintained charges are so small as to be unidentifiable and this not contribute to conflict resolution, there is then a second DC for the addition of a secondary charge group.


8: Emidio di Arquata - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Emidio St. Emidio lived circa 300 AD, venerated since the 11th century.

di Arquata is from Ristretto delle Historie Genousi, 1551, p 47 (https://books.google.com/books?id=s04brH4bk_0C&printsec=frontcover&dq=ristretto+delle+historie&hl=en &sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiB4KSXoobTAhXM34MKHf3MDisQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=ristretto%20delle%20historie&f=fals e)

During Kingdom commentary Maridonna Benvenuti provided the following additional documentation:

Emidio - "Compendio delle vite di tutti i santi descritte non solo dal Vigliega nel lodatissimo suo Flos Sanctorus; ma anco Voragine, Fiamma, Surio, Pietro di Natale, & altri." Compendium of the lives of all the saints described not only from Vigliega in his highly praised "Flos Sanctorus"; but likewise the Voragine, Fiamma, Surio, Pietro di Natale, & others. By Lodovico Zacconi, 1612, p.194, s.n. Emigidio. Emigdio, detto Emidio, Vescovo Ascclano & martire; tĩorì [tinori] nel tempo di Diocletiano Imperatore. A translation: Emidgio, called Emidio, bishop of Ascolano and martyr; ?? in time of Emperor Diocletian. See image. https://books.google.com/books?id=IBxSAAAAcAAJ

By 1360 at least, Arquata was a family name. S.n Arquata (of Genova). The surname "Originaria del castello omonimo in riva alla Serivia..." A translation: Originally named after the castle on the banks of the Serivia. Leonardo the elder in 1360 is first to be mentioned. "Dizionario storico blasonico delle famiglie nobili e notabili italiane estinte e fiorenti" by Crollalanza, G. B., vol. 1. 1886-1890. Url: https://archive.org/details/dizionariostoric01crol


9: Halldórr hinn Skarpa - New Name

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

Halldórr is a male given name found in GB p. 10 s.n. Halldórr; FJ pp. 129, 344, 347, 351 s.nn. Halldórr, Hall-, Þór-, -þórr; CV pp. 235, 743 s.v. hallr, Þórr; NR s.nn. Hallr, Hall- (http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml)

hinn Skarpa is a descriptive byname meaning "the sharp" as found in "The Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions" by Lindorm Eriksson (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/other.htm#start)


10: Hlífa Hrafnsdóttir - New Name & New Device

Per chevron Or and argent, two oak leaves vert and a raven migrant to chief sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Norse) most important.
Culture (Norse) most important.

Hlífa is a female given name found in GB pp. 11; FJ pp. 188; CV pp. 271 s.v. hlífa, hlífð (http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml)

Hrafnsdóttir is a patronymic byname formed from the male given name Hrafn found in GB p. 11 s.n. Hrafn; FJ pp. 210-212 s.n. Rafn; CV pp. 281 s.v. hrafn; NR s.n. Hrafn (http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml)

The byname is formed as "Genitive + dóttir" per the Viking Answer Lady (http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONNames.shtml#general_info)

The "migrant to chief" posture is considered equivalent to "displayed". As such, there is an SFPP for a non-Eagle displayed.


11: Hrafn Rikaðrson, called Bonesetter - New Name & New Device

Argent, two ravens rising respectant, each maintaining in its feet a spear crossed sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Hrafn is a male given name found in GB p. 11 s.n. Hrafn; FJ pp. 210-212 s.n. Rafn; CV pp. 281 s.v. hrafn; NR s.n. Hrafn

Rikaðrson is a patronymic byname made from Ríkharðr GB p. 14 s.n. Ríkarðr, Ríkharðr; NR s.nn. Rík-, Harð-, Harðr

Bonesetter appears in the OED sv "bone-setter" dated to 1518: ?1518 A. Barlcay tr. D. Mancinus Myrrour Good Maners sig. Ev, A bonesetter he hyreth.


12: Katerina Falconer de Lanark - New Name

No changes.

Katerina is a female given name dated from 1208 to 1497 found in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Katharine)

Falcolner is an English byname found in "Inquistions and Assessment relating to Feudal Aids; with other analgous documets preserved in the public record office. A.D. 1284-1431", page 165, which has an example dated to 1303: "De Johanne Bek tenente di. f. Et iiij. Partem j. f. In Folestby, quod Willelmus de Arcy quondam tenuit cum ij. bovatis terre Ricardi Falconer" (https://books.google.com/books?id=wSkMAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA165#v=onepage&q&f=false)

de Lanark "de + Placename" construction and Lanark as a place name dated to 1293 and 1296 found in "Names from 13th Century Scottish Parliamentary Records" by Alys Mackyntoich (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Namesfrom13thCenturyScottishParliamentaryRecords.html)


13: Mari Clock van Hoorne - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2013, via the East.

Marína Sviðbalki

Marína is a female given name found in Geirr Bassi, page 13.

Sviðbalki is a byname found in CV p. 612 s.v. svíða; NR s.n. Sviðbalki. It is also found in "The Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions," by Lindorm Eriksson (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/mental.htm#start), which gives the meaning as "trouble-maker" and dates the byname to c. 1000. Precedent states that the byname Sviðbalki does not change spelling when applied to a woman. [Halldóra Sviðbalki, 12/2015 LoAR, A-East].


14: Muin maqq Minain - New Alternate Name

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Muin maqq Mínaín in October of 1997, via Atlantia.

Khalil al'urdun

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (unspecified) most important.
Meaning (of Jordan) most important.

Consulting Herald: Charitye Dale

Khalil is a male given name found in "Arabic Naming Practices and Period Names List" by Da'ud ibn Auda (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm)

al'urdun in Arabic means "of Jordan." The meaning "of Jordan" is most important to the submitter. He is willing to accept changes to the byname to get that meaning. Assistance in documenting the byname is requested.


15: Perrine de Lille - New Name

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

Perrine is a female given name found dated between 1511 and 1573 in "Given Names from Brittany, 1384-1600" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/latebreton.html)

de Lille is a locative byname. Lille is a city in the County of Flanders, Northern France found in period between 1400 and 1700. (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/shepherd/france_1035.jpg)

Kingdom commenters pointed out that the map submitted is a modern one showing France as it was in 1035. We are forwarding this name in the hope that documentation can be found.


16: Ravensbridge, Riding of - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2015, via the East.

Per chevron azure and argent, in base a raven displayed sable within a laurel wreath azure, on a chief argent a bridge sable


17: Ryan Mac Whyte - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2013, via the East.

Fieldless) A cross of four ermine spots per pale sable and argent


18: Ryan Mac Whyte - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2013, via the East.

Per pale argent and sable, a cross of four ermine spots counterchanged


19: Shimazu Yasukaze - New Name & New Device

Argent, on a roundel sable a sakura argent, in a chief a bar gemel sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Japanese - Late Muromachi) most important.
Meaning (Yasukaze - peace and wind) most important.

Shimazu is byname found through period. Documented in NCMJ in 1332 (page 328, NCMJ)

Yasukaze - is a constructed male given name. Yasu- - descriptive element meaning "peace", dated as early as 1183 and as late as 1600 (page 209 NCMJ). -kaze - substantive element meaning "wind" dated to 1600 (page 158 NCMJ)

Nanori in period are constructed from two kanji, a substantive element preceded by a descriptive element. These elements were often used interchangeably, with some repeating throughout generations of a family. As such, it is possible to construct a period-appropriate Nanori name by taking two element from any two given names, so long as one is careful to place the kanji in the same position (descriptive vs. substantive).

A Japanese male in period may have other name elements, including a given birth name (Yobina). The submitter is aware of this and has opted to not register one at this time, as the name element would not be used in a court setting.


20: Ysmay de Lynn - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2010, via the East.

Matthew Miller

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Matthew Miller) most important.

Matthew is a male given name dated from 1400 found 6 times in "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/men.html)

Miller is a byname found on p. 532 of Bardsley, dated to 1573 with this spelling.


In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe

Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 13 New Names, 4 New Alternate Names, 8 New Devices and 2 New Badges. These 27 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $108 for them. There are a total of 27 items submitted on this letter.