Northshield LoI dated 2017-08-30

Greetings unto Emma Laurel, Alys Pellicane, Cormac Wreath, and the various members of the College of Arms, greetings from Merideth NiShionniach, Polaris Herald of Northshield, and her deputy Mira Fastova, Keythong Herald of Northshield.

What follows is August 2017 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of Northshield.

We would like to thank all of the heralds, from within Kingdom and without, who contributed comments on OSCAR for the Northshield July Internal Letter of Intent. I am particularly grateful for the contribution of Michael Gerard Curtememoire.

1: Arabella Vaughan - New Name & New Device

Purpure, on a pale argent three dragonflies purpure

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Arabella: s.n. Arabel(la) Arabella Stuart (1575-1615) [Withycombe] p.29 3rd ed.

Vaughan: s.n. Voughan with one instance of <Vaughan> found in "16th Century Gloucestershire Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/late16.html)

Kingdom Commentary Notes: "Commentary noted that in some modern non-rhotic pronunciations, such as Australian, New Zealand, and some in England including "Received Pronunciation", the submission is an exact rhyme for <Arabella Thorne>, Jul 2001. They are clear of each other for sound under http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#PN3C3, "Substantial Change of Single-Syllable Name Phrase", with complete difference in initial consonants of the bynames. They are of course clear of each other for appearance under that section as well as under SENA PN3.C.2." - per Michael Gerard Curtememoire (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=77727)


2: Caron Lion - New Name

No changes.
Sound (sounds like Caron Lion, which I have use as SCA name for 10+ yrs) most important.

Keythong Note: Submitter included several names from Family Search for both given and surname. I have only listed one of each. No batch numbers were included, so I was unable to find the matching surname record. I have included a comparable one. Additional information about Welsh law has also been omitted as nonessential to documentation of this name.

Caron: Found as an English surname in Family Search:

Patricke <Caron>, Marriage Date: 02 Sep 1548, London,England, Batch Number M02229-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVKT-NBH)

Lion: Found as an English surname in Family Search:

John <Lion>, Male, Christening Date 08 Apr 1571, LONDON, ENGLAND, Batch Number P00152-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPLS-C29)

Precedent allows use of late 16th c. surnames as given names.


3: Christiana de Lacy - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Christiana: English feminine given name found in "Women's Given Names from Early 13th Century England" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/eng13/eng13f.html)

de Lacy: English surname dated to 1375, found in "Monumental Brass Enscriptions - Surnames A - H" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/lastnameAH.html#D)


4: Jehannette de Provins - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2001, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) A phoenix azure rising from flames proper maintaining to chief two needles crossed in saltire azure threaded sable

Blazon Change: Blazon has been changed from '(Fieldless) A phoenix rising from flames proper maintaining two needles crossed in saltire azure' to '(Fieldless) A phoenix azure rising from flames proper maintaining to chief two needles crossed in saltire azure threaded sable', based on kingdom commentary.

Redrawn Emblazon: This emblazon has been redrawn by the submitter based on the following points of kingdom commentary:

The tincture of the needles is difficult to see from a distance.

The flames could be drawn larger to cover more of the phoenix

It is not easy to see that the needles are 'maintained' by the phoenix.

(https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=77746)


5: Refkell melrakki Einarsson - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2001, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) A fox's head erased contourny quarterly argent and azure


6: Titus Furius Verus - New Name & New Device

Azure, a bear statant to sinister and in chief two mullets, a base argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Roman) most important.

All elements of this name are sourced from "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)

Name follows the traditional tria nomina form of masculine names in the Roman Empire in the 1st and 2nd c AD.

Praenomen - Titus

Nomen - Furius

Cognomen - Verus

Blazon Change: Blazon has been changed from 'Azure, a bear statent to sinister, in chief two mullets and a base argent' to 'Azure, a bear statant to sinister and in chief two mullets, a base argent', based on kingdom commentary. (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=77735)


In service to the Society, Northshield & the College of Arms

Honourable Lady Merideth NiShionniach

herald@northshield.org

Mistress Mira Fastova

keythong@northshield.org


OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 2 New Devices and 2 New Badges. These 8 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $32 for them. There are a total of 8 items submitted on this letter.