Meridies LoI dated 2017-07-31

Unto Emma, 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.

Please note all arms were given a conflict check at decision meeting.

1: Eirný in gráa - New Name & New Device

Gules, a Pegasus segreant contourny argent crined and tailed Or and a tierce rayonny Or

Eirný - Feminine given name, found in Academy of St. Gabriel report 3388, The report states:

"The closest we can come on this basis is the relatively uncommon Icelandic name <Eirny/> (or <Eyrny/>), which is reported to have been used in your period. The </> here represents an accent grave over the preceding <y>, and the name was pronounced roughly AIR-nu"."

The source cited in the report is "Abrams, Lesley. 'The Conversion of the Scandinavians of Dublin', in Anglo-Norman Studies XX: Proceedings of the Battle Conference_, 1997. Harper-Bill, Christopher, ed. Woodbridge, Soffolk: Boydell

Press, 1998, p.20."

Name also found in article "Viking Names found in Landnamabok" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman), Name is included in a list of names found 2 or fewer times, with this spelling.

in grá - Byname found in "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p.22, column one.

*****submitted as in grá commenters found that the name was not formed correctly as weak adjective. in gráa as shown in Wiktionary s.v. <grár> to be more grammatically correct and was changed above

*****submitted as Gules, a Pegasus segreant contourny and a tierce rayonny Or. The tincture of the Pegasus and the mane and tailed were left out these were added to make the the blazon more descriptive of the emblazon

2: Juliane de Vivonne - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2003, via Meridies.

(Fieldless) A fleur-de-lys azure.

*****the submitter's given name was transcribed incorrectly this was changed to the correct name

3: Laurentio Vexentino - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (16th Century Venetian) most important.

Laurentio - Given name found in the article "Vicentine Names from the 14th to 16th Centuries" by Andrea Hicks. Cited 3 times between the dates 1415 and 1463.

Vexentino - Locative byname found in the article "Vicentine Names from the 14th to 16th Centuries" by Andrea Hicks, s.n. "Vexentin -o". Cited 7 times between 1362 and 1464.

4: Martin de Bernay - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of December 31, 2016 as submitted.

4 Argent, a fox passant guardant contourny proper andon a chief enarched gules an open book between two fleurs-de-lys argent.

*****a second comma was removed and replaced with the word and to give the blazon grammar

5: Nannina Benedetti - New Name

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

Nannina - Given name found on p.42 in the article "Names from 15th and 16th Century Pisa" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith). It is found once with this spelling under the entry heading "Giovanna".

Benedetti - Patronymic byname found on p.71 in the article "Names from 15th and 16th Century Pisa" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith).

6: Porcia Secunda - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in May of 1988, via Meridies.

Old Item: Rhiannon Cathaoir-Mor, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.

Porcia - Female nomen formed from male nomen "Porcius".

Secunda - Female cognomen formed from male cognomen "Secundus".

Both names found in the article "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges,

Source indicates feminine versiuons of nomen and cognomen formed by dropping '-us' and adding '-a'. Source also indicates that typical pattern for an Imperial Roman feminine name is: Feminine Nomen + Feminine Cognomen.

7: Sova Kobel - New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted gules and argent, an owl argent and in base an escarbuncle of six azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (14th-15th Century Russian) most important.
Meaning ("Owl") most important.

Sova - Masculine given name, "Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section SI", Cited name is "Sova Grigor'ev syn Dryskov. 1566. [RIB XIV 72]".

Kobel - Byname listed in the article "Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section KO", Listed as a variant of the byname [Kobel']. Cited names are "Ignatko Kobel', serf. 1495. [Tup 183]" and "Kobel, serf. 1495. [Tup 183]"

*****a redraw was requested for the reason that the shield shape was not the accepted shape it was submitted to the submitter and accepted by them

In Service,

Senior Carlos Blanco el Barbero

Pennon Herald, Meridies

OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 3 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 9 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $36 for them. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.