Atlantia LoI dated 2017-06-26
Unto Emma Laurel, Alys Pellicane, Cormac Wreath, and the rest of the College of Arms does Beatrice Shirwod, Golden Dolphin Herald, send Greetings! This is my first Letter of Intent as Golden Dolphin, so I apologise for any mistakes it may contain.
Many thanks go to the multitude of heralds this month who offered up aid in the way of commentary. Their numbers include: Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane (Metron Ariston), Basil Dragonstrike (Lions Heart), Conall an Doire (Blue Talbot), Etienne Le Mons (Sea Stag), Gabriel James West, Iago ab Adam, Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha, Lucien d'Artois (Red Raven), Niccolina the Wanderer (Hippocampus), Sabine Berard, Seraphina Delfino (Ragged Staff), and Shannon inghaen Bhriain uí Dhuilleaín. I could not do this without you. Thank you.
1: Aelhaearn ap Bleidcu - New Name
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Aelhaearn as a given name is based on 7th Century Welsh priest Aelhaearn ap Cerfael, later sainted and with a 14th C. Church, St. Aelhaiarn (alternate spelling) at Guilsfield. Another alternate spelling of Elhaearn, a disciple of Dyfrig, appears in the same entry.
Bartrum, Peter C. A Welsh Classical Dictionary: People in History and Legend up to about A.D. 1000. National Library of Wales, 1993: http://www.llgc.org.uk/fileadmin/fileadmin/docs_gwefan/casgliadau/Drych_Digidol/Deunydd_print/Welsh_ Classical_Dictionary/02_A-B.pdf, pg. 4.
ap Bleidcu as a surname follows Welsh naming practice of (Given Name) ap (Father's Name) outlined in this article: A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names from Merioneth: http://www.heatherrosejones.com/names/welsh/simple13thmerioneth.html
Bleidcu shows up in an Academy of Saint Gabriel report from 1998: http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?1135+0 Also listed under Welsh Masculine Names of the First Thousand Years of British Names: Appendices IV and V: https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/british1000/appendix4_5.html
Commenters expressed concern over the disparity in dates, but as the given name was documented as a saint's name, we are being optimistic and sending this up. We ask for additional help from the greater College in finding additional documentation, if needed.
2: Caitilín inghean Uí Ruaidhrí - New Name & New Device
Purpure, a saltire sable fimbriated between in pale two coneys statant argent
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Construction The construction [single given name] inghean Uí [eponymous clan ancestor's name in genitive case and lenited] is documented from "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" by Sharon Krossa (http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/).
Caitilín Caitilín is an Early Modern Irish female given name found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Caitilin.shtml) with Annals dates of 1411, 1471, 1486, 1490, 1506, 1527, 1530, 1568, 1582, 1592
RuaidhríRuaidhrí: is found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Ruaidrí / Ruaidhrí" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien). http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Ruaidhri.shtml Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form: Ruaidhrí
We believe this to be different enough from Caitilin inghean mhic Ruadhain for registration.
3: Estienne Le Mons d'Anjou - New Household Name & New Badge
OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Estienne Le Mons d'Anjou in August of 2011, via Atlantia.
House of the Golden Korgi
(Fieldless) A corgi dog Or maintaining from its mouth a drop spindle vert
This name uses the pattern of color + animal for inn signs, which is found in "English Sign Names," by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/inn/#ColorAnimal). Examples include: White Hart (1450), Whytehorse (1312), Grayhorse (2 Hen. VII)
House of is an accepted designator for household names based on inn signs per the February 2013 Cover Letter. The spelling house is dated to a1398 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. angle (n.(2)).
The Middle English Dictionary has: (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/med/ ) -> golden (adj.) Also goldein, golding, colden.: 3. Having the color of gold, golden, yellow; shining like gold.
Corgi is found in Wyllam Salesbury's A Dictionary in Englyshe and Welshe (London 1574), where there is a reference to the Korgi ne gostoc, meaning "Corgi or curre dogge". https://www.welshcorgi-news.ch/Leseecke/InfoCorgi/Meaning_eng.html This source also gives a gray period illustration of the breed.
Submitted as "House of the Golden Corgi," we have changed the spelling in-Kingdom to match the documentation, with in-commentary permission from the submitter. There was some question in commentary as to whether we had sufficient evidence, so we are asking the greater College for help in finding further documentation.
Corgi is found in Wyllam Salesbury's A Dictionary in Englyshe and Welshe (London 1574), where there is a reference to the Korgi ne gostoc, meaning "Corgi or curre dogge". https://www.welshcorgi-news.ch/Leseecke/InfoCorgi/Meaning_eng.html
This source also gives a gray period illustration of the breed. It is worth noting that the breed in period was taller than the modern breed and had a tail. Both of these attributes are represented in the depiction.
Submitter has stated in commentary that he is willing to have the dog blazoned merely as a dog, but would prefer a corgi, if possible.
4: Jared the Bear - New Household Name & New Badge
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2016, via Atlantia.
Domus Calicus et Ursi
(Fieldless) A brown bear proper sustaining a chalice Or
Domus Calicis et Ursi
www.medievalscotland.org English Sign Names: Raw Data. by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
Orle provided documentation that Romans used inn signs as did the English, citing Fritz Endell, Old Tavern Signs. Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin. 1916 (http://archive.org/stream/oldtavernsignsex00enderich#page/n45/mode/2up) and W. C. Firebaugh, The Inns of Greece & Rome, and a history of Hospitality from the Dawn of Time to the Middle Ages. Chicago: Pascal Covici; 1928; pp. 157-171 (http://www.elfinspell.com/ClassicalTexts/Firebaugh-TheInnsOfGreeceAndRome/Chapter11.html). Among those named were: The Bear in the Cap, The Four Sisters (or Quattuor Sorores), The Elephant, The Cock, The Camel, The Great Eagle, The Little Eagle, The Serpent, The Great Crane, The Sword, The Wheel, and The Olives. Given this pattern it seems plausible that a Roman inn was named after a Roman artifact. As a Latinized English inn-sign name, it should be registrable either way.
Elfinspell: Chapter XI, The Inns of Greece & Rome, and a ...www.elfinspell.com Firebaugh, W. C.: Chapter 11, from The Inns of Greece & Rome, and a history of Hospitality from the Dawn of Time to the Middle Ages, by W. C. Firebaugh, with an ...
Old tavern signs; an excursion in the history of hospitality archive.org
Internet Archive BookReader Old tavern signs; an excursion in the history of hospitality
All elements are located in Lewis & Short's Latin Dictionary online http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/
Perseus Digital Library www.perseus.tufts.edu Perseus Updates. January 9, 2017: Update on the new MA in Digital Tools for Premodern Studies at Tufts . In September 2016, we announced the creation of a new MA at ...
Domus: Domus meaning house (esp in town). Domus is accepted as a household designator in the 02-2011 LOAR for "Domus Pugni Argentei."
Calicis: The singular genitive form of calix (meaning cup or chalice).
Ursi: The singular genitive form of ursus (meaning bear).
5: Lyneya inghean Uí Ciaragáin - New Name
Submitter desires a feminine name.
The given name Lyneya was documented from Susan Carroll-Clark's "Statistical Survey of Given Names in Essex Co., England, 1182-1272" at www.members.tripod.com/nicolaa5/articles/names.html where it is shown as occuring once.
The construction [single given name] inghean Uí [eponymous clan ancestor's name in genitive case and lenited] is documented from "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" by Sharon Krossa (http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/).
Ó Ciaragáin is listed as a masculine byname from County Mayo. The feminine form, inghean Uí Ciaragáin, is submitted here. Library Ireland lists Ó Ciaragáin from Woulfe's Irish Names and Surnames here: http://www.libraryireland.com/names/oc/o-ciaragain.php
O'Ciaragain, and the Anglicized version of O Kerigane and O Kierregain show up in this article: O'Brien, Kathleen M. "16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe": http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Woulfe/SortedByGaelicRoot_C1.shtml
O'Ciaragain is listed as originating in the Connacht region under Partraige with Ancestry.com's Ireland Tribe Index: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlkik/ihm/tribe_index.htm
Submitted as Lyneya O'Ciaragain, submitter has given permission via email to change to the feminine inghean Uí Ciaragáin, and has stated that she will also accept the forms O Kerigane or O Kierregain.
6: Merovechus de Blariaco - New Name
Submitter desires a masculine name.
de Blariaco:Dictionnaire Topographique de France at http://cths.fr/dico-topo/affiche-vedettes.php?cdep=89&cpage=14 shows the spelling Blariacus in the area of Sens dated to 864 A.D.
Modifying this to use a prepositional phrase indicating origin at the specified location we get de Blariaco.
Consulting Herald: Etienne Sea Stag
7: Rolant Tannhauser - New Name Change
OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in June of 2011, via Atlantia.
Old Item: Roland Gervais, to be released.
Rolant - "An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris" by Colm Dubh. url: http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paris.html
Tannhäuser:The original, famous Tannhäuser was <Der Tanhauser> the minnesänger, c.1300-1340 Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift (Codex Manesse), Zurich [Cod. Pal. germ. 848], 264r. http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/cpg848/0523
Additional Documentation Attached (Image from the Codex Manesse)
In commentary, Metron Ariston provided some additional IGI documentation, which may prove helpful:
Rolant Garve christened on 14 August, 1586, at Amsterdam (Batch #: C900351)
Barbara Tannhauser married on 5 June, 1644, at Aichstetten (Oa. Leutkirch), Württemberg (Batch #: M968621)
Submitted as Rolant Tannhäuser, we have changed the spelling in Kingdom, as we were unable to document the spelling with the umlaut, and the submitter has allowed for minor changes.
8: Rynion of Raven's Cove - New Device
OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.
Per chevron vert and azure, between two dogwood blossoms and a coney rampant contourney maintaining a harp argent
Device Submissions History: January 2016 Atlantian Return of "Per chevron vert and azure, between the chevron two dogwood blossoms and a coney sejant erect maintaining a harp sinister argent"
The device was returned for redraw because commenters had a difficult time identifying the argent harp against the argent rabbit and the rabbit is not in a blazonable posture. The posture sejant erect has the arms up over the head and sejant would have all four paws on the ground. If the hard was drawn a little more away from the body of the rabbit, it might help with the identifiability. Also upon resubmission, please draw the chevron with a little steeper.
July 2016 Atlantian Return of "Per chevron vert and azure, a chevron between two New World dogwood blossoms and a coney salient to sinister its dexter forepaw resting on a maintained harp reversed argent "
The device was returned because the name is being returned. Golden Dolphin cannot assign a holding name to send the device forward to Laurel, only Laurel can assign holding names for registration. Upon resubmission, the chevron needs to move up a little on shield, so that is a little more balance on the fess line. Moving up the chevron will allow the rabbit to grow a little. Also please draw the rabbit a little large and the harp a little smaller, as they are currently drawn, they have the same visual weight. If they have the same visual weight, the device will have problems with slot machine or having 3 different types of charges in secondary charge group (Flowers + Rabbit and Harp).
There was some discussion in commentary as to whether the maintained harp should be considered as a co-primary secondary charge(which would trigger a return for slot-machine), or whether maintained charges are of a separate category. We are therefore forwarding this device to Wreath for clarification.
(Note: Rynion of Raven's Cove on the Jan Atlantian Letter of Intent)
There is a Step from Period Practice for the dogwood flowers, as the variety depicted, Cornus florida (also called Eastern Dogwood), is a New World species.
In Service to College and Kingdom,
Beatrice Shirwod, Golden Dolphin