West LoI dated 2017-09-26

Unto Mistress Emma de Featherstan, Laurel; Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, Pelican; Master Cormac Mor, Wreath; and the various members of the College of Arms, greetings from Lady Edith of Swanesdale, Matins Herald for the Kingdom of the West!

1: Angus Tyresson - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2015, via the West.

(Fieldless) On a portcullis argent, a wolf's head erased sable.


2: Annale Breylin - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (ann-ell bray-lynn) most important.

Submitter cares about sound (ann-ell bray-lynn) and the gender of the name (female). No authenticity request.

Annale - from Family Search, `Annale Zeidler' christened 22 Mar 1598 in Germany [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NC3S-386]. This entry is from the "C" batch, which is generally acceptable according to Laurel [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/familysearch.html].

It is unlikely that this name meets the submitter's pronunciation request, since in German the terminal "e" is voiced, and so would likely be "AHN-eh-lee."

Breylin - from Family Search, `Katharina Breylin' who had a son christened 19 Mar 1582 in Germany [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NC7H-LTT]. This entry is from the "C" batch, which is generally acceptable according to Laurel [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/familysearch.html].

The German name formation <given + byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.


3: Ari Ella - New Name & New Device

Sable, a tree blasted and eradicated argent and in base a six-pointed mullet Or, on a chief embattled argent three crescents pendant azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Submitter cares about the gender (female) of the name. No authenticity request. Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes.

Ari - from Family Search, `Ari Nashe' married 16 Jul 1599 in England [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N29V-BPL]. This entry is from the "M" batch, which is generally acceptable according to Laurel [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/familysearch.html].

Ella - from Family Search, `Ella Berrod' married 23 Sep 1599 in England [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLML-HH9]. This entry is from the "M" batch, which is generally acceptable according to Laurel [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/familysearch.html]. Also in Withycombe, p. 100 under the header Ella: "fairly common from the Conquest until about the 14th century".

The English name formation <given + unmarked matronymic> is found in SENA Appendix A.


4: Cynthia Fayrfax - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2015, via the West.

Azure, a wingless dragon statant contourny Or.

Previous Submission, returned on the LoAR April 2015: Or, a wingless dragon passant contourny sable. "This device is returned for conflict with the device of Arian Rhyindelas of Aldalome: Argent, a six-headed, double-tailed, wingless hydra counterstatant sable. There is a DC for changing the field but nothing for the type of monster and nothing for the number of heads or tails."

Changing the tinctures clears the listed conflict on the previous return.


5: Danaë FitzRoberts - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1998, via the West.

Bendy argent and gules, a polypus and a bordure vert.


6: Evert van Eyck de Vriese - New Name & New Device

Quarterly argent and sable, a mullet of eight points and a bordure vert.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Dutch.

Submitter cares about the gender of the name (male) and will not accept MAJOR changes. Authenticity request: language and/or culture (Dutch).

Evert - one instance of `Evert' in "Dutch Given Names from 1573" by Sara l. Uckelman [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/dutch1573.html]. Also found in "15th Century Dutch Names", by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) at: [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/dutch15.html], dated 1422, 1432-33, 1478, 1478-81(S), 1518.

van Eyck - `van Eyck' dated 1423-33 in "15th Century Dutch Names" by

Sara L. Uckelman [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/dutch15surnames.html]

de Vriese - `de Vriese' dated 1526, 1531, 1532, 1540, 1541, 1542, 1547, 1548, 1550, 1551, 1555, 1558 in "Names from Antwerp, 1443-1550: Surnames" by Sara L. Uckelman and Kym Banoczi [http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch/surnamesplaiser.html]. `de' is also the appropriate descriptive for Dutch per SENA Appendix A.

The Dutch form, given+byname+locative byname, is shown in SENA, Appendix A, which states that the second byname is usually a locative.


7: Fendrake Marsh, Shire of - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1998, via the West.

Or masoned sable, a wyvern erect vert, on a chief embattled vert three laurel wreaths Or.

Old Item: Vert, a laurel wreath, on a chief embattled argent three ducks close vert., to be retained as a badge.

Current Registration, Aug 1998 (via the West): Vert, a laurel wreath, on a chief embattled argent three ducks close vert, to be retained as Ancient Arms.

Correctly formed and dated petition, with signatures and an emblazon of the submitted device was received from the branch.


8: Gunnar Bjarnylr Hildisson - New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and Or, a bat-winged ferret rampant gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (9th Century Norse) most important.
Culture (9th Century Norse) most important.

Submitter cares about language and/or culture (9th Century Norse) and the gender of the name (male). No authenticity request.

Gunnar- No Copy Source [Geirr Bassi] (The Old Norse Name by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson), p. 10 s.n. `Gunarr' meaning warrior/figure in Norse Mythology - a common Norse given name. In Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (The Dictionary of Norse Runic Names), by Lena Peterson, p. 74, under the header `Gunnarr', `Gunnar' is shown as an alternate spelling. This source is available at: [http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/download/18.4aec91b214565240e19f20/1398493750944/lexikon.pdf]. The abbreviations associated with the spelling <Gunnar> are "fda" = Old Danish and fsv = "Old Swedish".

Bjarnylr - No Copy Source [Geirr Bassi], p. 20 s.n. `bjarnylr' meaning bear's warmth / proof against frost and cold

Hildisson - No Copy Source [Geirr Bassi], p. 10 s.n. `Hildir' meaning battle. Per Bassi, p. 17, the patronymic form of given names ending in "-ir" is to drop the "r" and add "-sson".

The Scandinavian name formation <given + byname + patronymic> is found in SENA Appendix A.


9: Hosokawa no Shitagau - New Name & New Device

Argent, a reremouse sable within a bordure azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (none noted) most important.
Culture (none noted) most important.

Submitter cares about language and/or culture (none noted) and the

gender of the name (male). No authenticity request.

Hosokawa- No Copy Source: [NCMJ] (Name Construction in Mediaeval Japan by Solveig Throndardottir) (2nd ed), p. 105. Listed as Type S which indicates a surname [p. 69]

no - No Copy Source: [NCMJ] (2nd ed), p, 23 "A complete Japanese name is constructed by stringing elementary names together so that preceding names or name groups modify succeeding names. Possessive `no' and enumerative `ga' sometimes appear between elementary names or even joining thematic elements within a single elementary name."

Shitagau - No Copy Source: [NCMJ] (2nd ed), p, 214 dated 1600. Male nanori.

This name is a correctly formed Japanese name per [NCMJ].


10: Katla Auðardóttir - New Name & New Device

Per chevron ploye sable and gules, two musimons combatant and a Norse sun-cross argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (none noted) most important.

Submitted as Katla Auðrsdóttir: we are submitting with the patronymic properly formed as per Geirr Bassi, which we feel is not a Major change, and so meets the submitter's requests. Submitter cares about sound (none noted) and the gender of the name (female). No authenticity request. Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes.

Katla - No Copy Source [Geirr Bassi] (The Old Norse Name by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson), p. 12 `Katla'

Auðardóttir - No Copy Source [Geirr Bassi], p. 8 nominative is `Auðr' which can be a male or female given name. Per Bassi, p. 18, the genitive for either the male or female would be "Auðar-".

The Scandinavian name formation <given + patronymic> is found in SENA Appendix A, formed using the genitive of the father's name and dóttir.


11: Katrina Yarbrough - New Name & New Device

Per fess azure and argent, two suns Or and a tree couped gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (none noted) most important.

Submitter cares about sound (none noted) and the gender of the name (female). No authenticity request. Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes.

Katrina - from FamilySearch, `Katrina Cutmar' christened 01 Feb 1588 in England [https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AKatrina~%20%2Bsurna me%3ACutmar~]. It is from the "C" batch, which is generally acceptable according to Laurel [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/familysearch.html].

Yarbrough - from FamilySearch, `Marye Yarbrough' christened 27 Feb 1588 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AMarye~%20%2Bsurname %3AYarbrough~]. It is from the "C" batch, which is generally acceptable according to Laurel [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/familysearch.html].

The English name formation <given + byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.


12: Ovie Bjornsdóttir - New Name & New Device

Per bend Or and sable, a sinister hand apame, a bordure gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (byname only: Norse - Viking Age) most important.
Culture (byname only: Norse - Viking Age) most important.

Submitted as Ovie Bjarnsdóttir, we have made the least impactful change that we can document. Submitter cares about language and/or culture (byname only: Norse - Viking Age) and the gender of the name (female).

Ovie - legal name allowance, document provided. Per SENA PN.1.B.2.e, "Name phrases from the submitter's legal names may be used". The name phrase must be used in precisely the way that it is spelled on the legal document, with exceptions allowed for documents with all the letters capitalized or that omit punctuation and letter markings.

Bjornsdóttir - from <Bjornsson> - Svenskt Diplomatariums huvudkartotek över medeltidsbreven includes the Latin language document SDHK-nr: 2301, dated 1309, which includes: "Ego philippus bjornsson" (https://sok.riksarkivet.se/sdhk?EndastDigitaliserat=false&SDHK=2301). Per SENA, -dóttir would be "daughter of" with the genitive "Bjorns-"

The Scandinavian name formation <given + patronymic> is found in SENA Appendix A.


13: Sara au Petit Rose - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (none noted) most important.

Submitter cares about meaning (none noted) and the gender of the name (female).

Sara - `Sarre' from An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris by Lord Colm Dubh under S [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paris.html#S] and in the same Article under Jewish names [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paris.html#jewish]; Sara in the submitted spelling can be found in "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQT5-S94 : 30 December 2014, Sara Clarke, 07 May 1549); citing WHITE NOTLEY,ESSEX,ENGLAND, Batch#C04754-1

au - SENA Appendix A "French: Locatives may be derived from place names, in the form de X (or d'X, if X starts with a vowel); from generic toponyms, with du X, de la X, or des X; or from signs, with au Z, àa Z, or aus/aux Z."

Petit Rose - extrapolated sign name from `Inn Signs and House Names in 15th Century Paris' by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) [http://medievalscotland.org/jes/ParisInnHouseNames/]. Shows `Rose/Roze' under "Heraldic descriptions"; and Petit Signe (little swan) under "Other Heraldic Depictions".

The French name formation <given + locative article + byname derived from an inn sign> is found in SENA Appendix A. The language combination English and French is acceptable per Appendix C.


Standard disclaimer: This letter accurately reflects the contents of the various submission forms and accompanying documents, including consent to changes, expressed preferences, requests for authenticity, and formation of holding names. Any and all assistance will be gratefully accepted.

Respectfully submitted,

Edith of Swanesdale, Matins Herald

West Kingdom College of Heralds

matins@heralds.westkingdom.org

Matins.WestKingdom@gmail.com


OSCAR counts 9 New Names, 7 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 2 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.