Meridies LoI from Meridies dated 2017-08-31

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.

1: Áengus Dubh mac Domhnaill - New Name

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

Áengus - Masculine given name, found in the article, "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Óengus, Áengus / Aonghus" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien), http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Oengus.shtml

dubh - Descriptive byname, found in the article, "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Descriptive Bynames" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien), https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/. "Dubh" means "(the) Black", and refers to hair color.

Mac Domhnaill - Patronymic byname, meaning "son of Domhnall". Constructed using "Domhnaill", the genetive form of the masculine given name "Domhnall", found in the article, "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Domnall / Domhnall" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien), https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Domnall.shtml. This spelling is cited between the 12th and 17th centuries.

*****submitted as dubh Mac commenters stated that the standard is Dubh mac and was changed to be.


2: Einarr knýtir - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2016, via Meridies.

Per pale sable and gules, a thunderbolt between four bezants two and two.

*****the bezants orientation was greatly talked about in commentary but we believed that two and two was the most understand orientation since the bottom two are forced due to the shield shape and was added to the blazon


3: Gwenllian of Forgotten Sea - New Name & New Device

Quarterly argent ermined azure and azure, two quatrefoil knots argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.
Culture (Welsh) most important.

Gwenllian - Feminine given name, found in article, "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (Heather Rose Jones).

of Forgotten Sea - Locative byname using registered SCA Branch name. Registered May 1989, via Calontir.


4: Konrad Windhorn - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Konrad or Conrad / Windhorn or Wind Horn) most important.

Submitter prefers the spelling "Konrad Windhorn".

Konrad - Masculine given name, found via FamilySearch.org. "Konrad Berhauser, Germany, dated 1602." Batch C39052-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NZNW-CZN

Windhorn - Byname, found via FamilySearch.org. "Carl Wilhelm Windhorn, Germany, dated 1684." Batch C91131-7. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NC44-RZB.

Windhorn is also found in Bahlow, s.n. "Windfuhr", but this form is undated. Consulting herald was unable to find documentation predating 1684.

Submitter is willing to accept 'Conrad Wind Horn' (late period English culture, constructed with given name + byname + byname).

Conrad - Masculine given name, found via FamilySearch.org. "Conrad Poole, England, dated 1561." Batch C00629-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N55L-Y3J

Wind - Byname, found via FamilySearch.org. "Ann Wind, England, dated 1593." Batch C16322-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2KF-RQ3

Horn - Byname, found via FamilySearch.org. "John Horn, England, dated 1626." Batch C05807-2. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKGH-G6F

*****a commenter supplied an article putting Windhorn in period.

Adolf Windhorn Pastor in Fuhlen/Weser b. Hess. Oldendorf 1604-1626 Geboren 16. Dez 1562 http://genealogie.eberhard-web.de/getperson.php?personID=I2935&tree=tree1

a translation of the obituary was supplied after the decision meeting

Adolph Windhorn, born 1563. to Bückeburg, Germany, where his father, Johann Windhorn was court preacher. He was 1604. after the deadly Hintrit Stettin, the local preacher body; verheyrathete is here with Fredegunda, of Johann against Demetrius's, first preacher to the time of the Reformation to Hajredini daughter; begat several preachers so much me thus, known, Johann Windhorn obernkirchen, and Conrad Windhorn, 3 l-year-old pharmacist to Rinteln, likewise a daughter name Lucia, which 1631. the 11 ten Sept. with Justus Könemann itself verheyrathet; and died in Jan. 1626. age 62 years. His left widow succeeded him 8 months afterwards, namely the 10.ten Sept in the age of 59


5: Lucien d'Artois - New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Lucien d'Artois in May of 2003, via Meridies.

(Fieldless) A chatloup passant argent.

*****there was some discussion on if a chatloup conflicted with a alphyn but we believe there was enough visual dc between the monsters to send it higher for more discussion


6: Lucien d'Artois - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A zule per pale Or and sable.


7: Meridies, Kingdom of - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1979, via Meridies.

Argent, on a pale betressed sable a rapier inverted argent.

Prior submission, Argent, on a pale betressed sable a rapier inverted argent, was returned by Laurel in July 2017.

Must be returned for further work. This device is returned for violating SENA A2C1 which requires that "Elements must be drawn in their period forms and in a period armorial style." The hilt of this rapier appears to be a hand-bell design not unlike a modern saber. The quillons and knucklebow which define the rapier as a heraldic charge are absent. No evidence was presented, and none found in commentary, demonstrating that this guard is period either as a heraldic charge or an artifact. Absent such evidence, the design is returned for a redraw.


In Service,

Senior Carlos Blanco el Barbero

Pennon Herald, Meridies

pennon@kingdom.meridies.org


OSCAR counts 3 New Names, 2 New Devices and 2 New Badges. These 7 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $28 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Badge. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 8 items submitted on this letter.