Avacal LoI dated 2017-09-26

Greetings from the Avacal College of Heralds. This month we have five submissions for your commentary.

1: Alric of Myrgan Wood - New Name & New Device

Vert, two arrows inverted in saltire, and on a chief embattled Or an awl point to dexter sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Sounding All-Rick) most important.
Culture (Anglo Saxon) most important.

Alric - found on Saint Gabriel, as taken from Bede's "A History of the English Church and People". http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/aelfwyn/bede.html

Alric - found in "Personal Names in the Domesday Book" by Constanza of Thamesreach (Genny Grim) https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/constanza/domesdaycornwall.html

Alric: R&W, 3rd ed., s.n. Aldrich, Aldrick, etc., pp.5-6. Page 6: "(iii) from OE Ælfrīc or Æðelrīc, … Amica Alric, 1346." SENA, Appendix A: Patterns That Do Not Need Further Documentation by Language Group, English, Old English, Patronymics: Marked, unmarked.

of Myrgan Wood - locative by-name, home branch in SCA. Registered Oct 1993 via Middle


2: Evya Torynwyfe - New Name & New Device

Azure, two dogs passant respectant argent

Email from submitter on file with Submissions herald allowing change from originally submitted "Eva Toryn Wyfe" to "Evya Torynwyfe"

Evya-

Elizabeth Evia, christened 1582, England. Batch no. P00207-1

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NG9J-CR3)

On the June 2015 LoAR sn. Cameron MacLaren, it notes:

"we only allow the surname as given name pattern for late period England.

(http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2015/06/15-06lar.html#110)

As per documented pattern, in Renaissance English, the letters i and y are frequently interchanged. So Evya is a plausible variant.

Toryn-

IGI Susanna Toryn, female, Christening Date 28 Apr 1593, England Births and Christenings 1538-1975 batch number C05175-1; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1L1:JWYQ-KYW

+wyfe

Late 14th Century English Bynames Indicating Relationships: Wife

by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien) http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/RelationshipBynames/wife.shtml

Several examples using Husband Patronymic Name

Alice Caresonewyf 1379 Yorkshire Reaney & Wilson (p. li)

Alicia Dogesonwyf 1379 Lancashire Fenwick 1 (p. 453, col. 5) [Doge - dim. of Roger]

Elena Hobsonwyf 1379 Yorkshire Reaney & Wilson (p. li) [Hob - dim. of Robert]

Alice Odsonwyf 1379 Yorkshire Reaney & Wilson (p. li) [Odd - from Old English Odda or Old Norse Oddr]

Alice Odsonwyf 1379 Yorkshire Reaney & Wilson (p. 327 s.n. Oddson) [Odd - from Old English Odda or Old Norse Oddr]

Also Toryn could be a plausible first name based on the June 2015 LoAR sn. Cameron MacLaren, it notes:

"we only allow the surname as given name pattern for late period England.

(http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2015/06/15-06lar.html#110)

Also from Late 14th Century English Bynames Indicating Relationships: Wife

by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

Several examples of given name +wyfe, also showing the spelling variant of wyf to wyfe

Magota Daudwyfe 1379 Yorkshire Bardsley (p. 233 s.n. Dawson) [Daw/Dow - dim. of David]

Matilda Hanwyfe 1379 Yorkshire Reaney & Wilson (p. li)

Johanna Jone-wyfe 1379 Yorkshire Bardsley (p. 434 s.n. Jones) [Jon - variant of Johan/John]

Torynwyfe is a plausible by-name. So Evya Torynwfe is a plausible constructed name.


3: Toryn Davinson - New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2015, via Avacal.

Quarterly sable and azure, an ounce rampant maintaining a sword Or and in chief a torc argent, an orle of chain Or, and for augmentation maintained by the ounce an escutcheon quarterly argent and Or, charged with a gryphon's head erased gules

Submitter was knighted on May 23, 2010. Device was registered on September 2015 LoAR via Avacal.

Letter for permission to conflict with Avacal populace badge is in the packet.

Augmentation of Arms (Avacal) was granted by Albrecht von Rugen, Nasheeta Al-Rakkasa Machiavelli Nov 21, 2015.


YIS,

Arwyn of Leicester,

White Wyvern Herald

Avacal College of Heralds


OSCAR counts 2 New Names, 2 New Devices and 1 New Augmentation of Arms. These 5 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $20 for them. There are a total of 5 items submitted on this letter.