Atlantia LoI dated 2017-08-30

Unto Emma Laurel, Juliana Laurel-elect, Cormac Wreath, and Alys Pelican, Greetings! It is our intent to register the following items presented below.

I would like to offer up thanks to the following gentles who took the time to comment this month. Their names are: Adelaide de Beaumont, Basil Dragonstrike (Lions Heart), Christian Jorgensen af Hilsonger, Coblaith Muimnech, Conall an Doire (Blue Talbot), Daya Speyerin (Gopher Herald), Elena Wyth (Bordure), Etienne Le Mons (Sea Stag), ffride wlffsdotter, Gabriel James West, Iago ab Adam, Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, Kryss Kostarev, Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha (Pantheon), Magnus von Lübeck, Mark Lothian ap Lyonesse (Golden Raven), Michael Batcok (Gallo Canente), Odierne Lion (Condor), Ragnar Leifsson (Red Shark), Remy de Paigni, Sabine Berard, Sara van Eerde, Seraphina Delfino (Ragged Staff), Shannon inghaen Bhriain uí Dhuilleaín, and Ursula Georges (Palimpsest). Thank you, each and every one of you, for your help.

1: Brigid O Donoghue - New Name & New Device

Azure, a mermaid Or maintaining a quill pen and an open book argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Brigid wife of Roger Rydale was party to a legal matter in Kerry on September 5th, 1295, per Volume 1 of the Calendar of the justiciary rolls, or, Proceedings in the Court of the justiciar of Ireland preserved in the Public record office of Ireland (https://archive.org/stream/calendarofjustic01irel#page/41). The name is Anglicized Irish.

"Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien) lists several instances of both women and men using "O" surnames to indicate family name.

"16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien) shows the Anglicized form M'Donoghue with the Anglicized root form given as Donoghue.

[March 2014 LoAR, A-Ansteorra] Henesey Donoghue.

The surname M'Donoghue is found in 16th-early 17th century Anglicized Irish records, but evidence was not presented to allow us to drop Mac in such a byname. However, the pattern in Anglicized Irish of dropping the marker O in bynames has been documented [Sawbina Fahy, 12/2013, A-Calontir]. Woulfe s.n. Ó Donnc.ad.a includes O'Donoghue as a modern spelling, with period spellings such as O Donoghie and O Dunaghy, similar to the attested M'Donnoghie and M'Donaghy (s.n. Mac Donnc.ad.a). Therefore, the spelling O Donoghue is also plausible, and we can drop the O, restoring the byname to the submitted form.

Submitted as Brigid Ó Donnchaidh, submitter indicated that if possible, she would prefer the spelling "O Donoghue." We believe enough documentation has been found by commenters to register this form.

Correction to Name (2017-Aug-31 13:08:47): "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien) is here: http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/

The pertinent section of "16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien) is here: http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Woulfe/SortedByAnglicizedSpelling_M3.shtml


2: Esa inghean Donnchaidh - New Alternate Name

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

Venus of Atlantia

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

Venus: Venus Barker; female; married 19 May 1573; Kelvedon Near Colchester, Essex, England; batch no. M04228-1; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVPR-52F

"of location" is Appendix A construction.

Atlantia, Kingdom of : This branch-name was registered in April of 1981 (via Atlantia).


3: Gothrekr Galmann - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atlantia LoI of October 31, 2016 as Gothrekr galmann.

Quarterly sable and gules, a valknut within an annulet Or

There is a step from period practice for the use of a valknut.


4: Jdeke von Kolberg - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2012, via Atlantia.

Per fess argent and gules, a raven's head erased contourny sable and a mullet of eight points argent

Commenters expressed some concern as to whether this depiction met current standards for erasure. As it was pointed out that a similar depiction is currently in Laurel commentary, we are forwarding it to Wreath for a decision.

Correction to Device (2017-Oct-28 18:10:35): Submitter wishes to release her previous device, "Purpure, on a compass star argent a domestic cat couchant gardant sable."


5: Jdeke von Kolberg - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2012, via Atlantia.

Fieldless, on a mullet of eight points argent, a ravens head erased sable

Commenters expressed some concern as to whether this depiction met current standards for erasure. As it was pointed out that a similar depiction is currently in Laurel commentary, we are forwarding it to Wreath for a decision.


6: Lasairfhíona inghean Uí Cheallaigh - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atlantia LoI of May 27, 2017 as submitted.

Gules, a talbot argent, flaunches Or


7: Leyli Narekatsi - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language most important.
Culture (Armenian compatible) most important.
Meaning most important.

Leyli: Plausible variant of Layla found in "Layli and Majnun In Persian Literature". [url illegible] Poem written in verse in 1188. Transliteration from Turkish, Persion, etc. It is highly variable. See register of Laylii bint Hızır 10/2008 Lochac LOAR.

Narekatsi: Locative Armenian byname meaning "of Narek". Documented as home of Gregory of Norek (Grigor Narckatsi).

Combining Persian and Armenian is plausible because of close cultural contacts and conquests. The submitter is open to changing the byname to whichever form is the most grammatically correct. Adjectival form mildly preferred.

Commenters were divided as to whether or not there was a good case for combining Persian and Armenian. We are forwarding this to Pelican for a ruling.


8: Miri Nader - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atlantia LoI of July 29, 2017 as submitted.

Argent, a flame proper within eight turtles in annulo head-to-tail, tergiant vert

This is a resubmission following the withdrawal of the previously-submitted device, "Sable, a flame proper and on a point pointed argent a turtle vert," by the submitter on the June LoP for Atlantia.

There is a step from period practice for the use of charges in annulo not in their default orientation.


9: Nottinghill Coill, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1981, via Atlantia.

Award of the Shield Knot

Per chevron Or and vert, a Wake knot issuant from the line of division and an escutcheon Or

Meaning most important.

The pattern "Charge + Knot" is grandfathered to the submitter.
Sword Knot, Order of the
This order name was registered to Nottinghill Coill, Barony of in May of 1989 (via Atlantia).

Middle English Dictionary http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/med/lookup.html
s.n. Shệld (n) A shield; c1475 Body Pol. (Cmb Kk. 1.5) 163/29: All the shieldes [F escus] of the men of armes...seemed as it had ben all blode. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED39833


10: Nottinghill Coill, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1981, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) A Wake knot between four demi-swords in cross issuant from the knot points to center Or

This submission is to be associated with Populace


11: Nottinghill Coill, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1981, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) Two ostrich plumes Or and overall a Wake knot vert

This submission is to be associated with Scribal Guild

We believe the scribal guild to be a generic association.


12: Nottinghill Coill, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1981, via Atlantia.

Per chevron Or and vert, a Wake knot issuant from the line of division vert and trefoil knot Or

This submission is to be associated with Award of the Golden Cord


13: Seraphina Delphino - New Name Change & New Badge

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in June of 2014, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) Four crescents conjoined in saltire outward purpure

Old Item: Seraphina Delfino, to be retained as an alternate name.
No major changes.

Seraphina: is found in "Names from an Early 16th C Census of Rome: Feminine Names" by by Sara L. Uckelman known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/leofemfreq.html. Seraphina is a feminine given name with 1 documented instance.

Delphino: is found in "Names from an Early 16th C Census of Rome: Bynames" by Sara L. Uckelman known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/leobynalpha.html Delphino is a surname with 1 documented instance.

Statement from commentary: The submitter is releasing the old name by precedent the names are too similar to keep the old name as alternate name.

Correction to Badge (2017-Oct-17 12:10:19): Submitter wishes to withdraw this badge submission.


14: Tessa di Fera - New Name

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

Tessa appears in the list of feminine given names dating to 14th-15th-century Florence in "Italian Renaissance Women's Names"by Rhian Lyth of Blackmoor Vale (Jo Lori Drake).

"Di Fera" appears in a period armorial from Mantua, found at www.coblaith.net/Names/ItSur/FE.html This is originally from the Codices Iconographici 274, folio 131r. The URL is http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00001421/image_271. The manuscript dates to 1550-1555, and the recorded form is "DI FERA"

Concern was raised in commentary that the use of the preposition "di" in this instance seems to be applied liberally throughout the document, which suggests the possibility that the armorial refers to "arms of" each name, rather than "di" being part of the name. As Golden Dolphin is not familiar enough with Italian names and rolls of arms to determine this, we are asking for assistance from the wider College.

Correction to Name (2017-Aug-31 13:08:30): "Italian Renaissance Women's Names"by Rhian Lyth of Blackmoor Vale (Jo Lori Drake) is located here: http://heraldry.sca.org/names/italian.html


15: Thomas de Lockwood - New Name & New Device

Gules, on a fess between three eagles argent three fleurs-de-lys sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Spelling most important.

Thomas appears in Withycombe as a masculine English given name under s.n. Thomas, dated to 1199-1220, 1273. Additionally, the name appears under this spelling in IGI records:

Thomas Acton Male 29 September 1601 LUDLOW,SHROPSHIRE,ENGLAND Batch P00680-1

de: established pattern for marked locative under SENA Appendix A for Middle and Early Modern English bynames

Lockwood: The Historical Gazetteer of England's Place-Names sn. Lockwood has:

(http://placenames.org.uk/browse/mads/epns-deep-31-b-subparish-000125)

Lockwood 1324, 1464 et freq to, 1616.


16: Thorgrim Vápnssmiðr - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2016, via Atlantia.

Per chevron sable and lozengy gules and Or, in chief a sword and a blacksmith's hammer argent


In Service,

Beatrice Golden Dolphin


OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Alternate Name, 1 New Order Name, 6 New Devices and 6 New Badges. These 19 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $76 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 20 items submitted on this letter.