Middle LoI dated 2017-09-24

Unto Emma Laurel, Alys Pelican, Cormac Wreath, and the rest of the College of Arms, does Konrad Mailander, Rouge Scarpe Herald, send greetings.

This is the Middle Kingdom Letter of Acceptance and Returns for the items on the August 24th, 2015 ILoI. These are the first half of the submissions from Pennsic.

My thanks to Dai Gerdwr, Ursula Georges, Ragna Ulfsdottir, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Aria Gemina Mala, Kryss Kostarev, Katherine Coscombe, Estelle de la Mer, Iago ab Adam, Magnus von Lübeck, Alan Fairfax, Gunnvor silfraharr, Maridonna Benvenuti, Adelaide de Beaumont, Jean Yves de Chierebourg, and Lillia de Vaux for their commentary.

If you would like to see the documentation or commentary for this letter please go to http://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=4&loi=4689

It is the intent of the College of Heralds of the Middle to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

1: Alastar Acton - New Name & New Device

Argent, in pale a dragon statant vert sustaining in its claws an oak leaf fesswise azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Alastar Acton) most important.

Alastar: Per Mari's article "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Alaxandar, Alaxandair (Alasdrann, Alasdar)," name and spelling, dated to 1585. http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Alaxandar.shtml

medievalscotland site further references OC&M SN *ALUSDAR, ALASTAR, ALUSDRANN for Alastar.

Acton: Per R&W, SN Acton 1421-1422.

Acton in "Surnames in Durham and Northumberland, 1521-1615" https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juetta/parish/surnames_a.html

From commentary:

Kryss Kostarev at 2017-09-08 09:57:37

I can attest that this device is a Pennsic submission and the artist was actually trying to get all the feet onto the oak leaf without distorting either one too much, but I see now that she gave up before she was successful. It was also supposed to be sustaining and so was supposed to be grasping the leaf.


2: Aleksei Vasilev - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2015, via the Middle.

Azure, a domestic cat dormant and a base Or

Correction to Device (2017-Sep-27 16:09:10): Withdrawn by submitter.


3: Artare Macgregour - New Name & New Device

Argent, a manta ray azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Scots Gaelic.
Sound (AR-tare) most important.

Artare Artare Colline, male, marriage, 23 Aug 1619, Godalming, Surrey, England.Batch no M01954-3

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6BJ-5QT)

Macgregour - Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue: MacGregor, by Sara L. Uckelman, known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/

Under heading Macgregour

Spelling, Macgregour, Number 1, Date and Heading: 1541 (clos)

CONSTRUCTION: SENA Appendix A, Scots Gaelic given+pat, Pat: marked; mac B son of B.

Allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small

From commentary:

Ursula Georges (Palimpsest) at 2017-08-24 11:36:25

As submitted, this isn't a Scots Gaelic name: it's a combination of an English given name and Scots byname. A fully Gaelic name might be <Artúr mac Griogair>, using forms from Mari's Annals article http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/all.shtml.

The submitter has been emailed to see what they would prefer.

Relevant precedent:

"Based on the presentation of evidence of period citations in Europe of manta rays, the use of a manta ray is no longer a step from period practice.

"The use of the posture tergiant is a step from period practice for most fish, but it is the default posture for flat fish such as skates and rays." (Tiberius Octavius Bellicianus - September 2011 via Atenveldt)


4: Artare Macgregour - New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

(Fieldless) A manta ray azure

Relevant precedent:

"Based on the presentation of evidence of period citations in Europe of manta rays, the use of a manta ray is no longer a step from period practice.

"The use of the posture tergiant is a step from period practice for most fish, but it is the default posture for flat fish such as skates and rays." (Tiberius Octavius Bellicianus - September 2011 via Atenveldt)


5: Ásbjǫrn seli - New Name & New Device

Per saltire Or and purpure, two foxes courant to sinister purpure

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

Ásbjǫrn appears on page 8 of Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name citing 16 instances from the Landnámabók.

Seli appears as a descriptive byname meaning seal on page 27 of Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name.

Name pattern of given name + descriptive byname is found in Appendix A.


6: Aurelia Rosetti - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in April of 2000, via the Middle.

Old Item: Sorcha Brecc ingen Donnchada, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Italian.

Aurelia: St. Gabriel report 3230 by Aryanhwy merch Catmael dated November 24, 2006. "We found a few examples of Italian women named <Aurelia>, but only in the 16th century. There are two 16th century Italian women writers, <Aurelia Petrucci> and <Aurelia Roverella>."

Aurelia is found 30 times between 1476 and 1556 in "Names from 15th and 16th Century Pisa" by Juliana de Luna http://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2014/#Pisa

Rosetti: A Giovanni Battista Rossetti, the Chief Steward to the Duchess of Urbino, published 'How to organise a banquet' in Ferrara in 1584. (http://www.academiabarilla.com/adv/book/rossetti-scalco/1.aspx)

"Sommario dell'origine, et nobilta d'alcune famiglie della citta di Padova Composto da M. Giacopo Cagna Padovano", Cagna, Giacopo & Antonio Rossetti, 1589. Dedication page by Antonio Rossetti, PDF page 5. https://books.google.com/books?id=seynxBoR2xIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:Sommario&hl=en&sa=X&ei =CodTVbeZGcqYNviLgPgF&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q&f=false

Client would prefer single s spelling if it can be documented. Retain current name as an alternate

Aurelia Kempe, female, christened on 04 Dec 1580 in Lincoln, England Batch # C03424-3 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J7W9-CJ8 Lucius Rosetti, married on 25 Jun 1711 in London, England. Batch #M05485-2 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJ5K-BMT

Correction to Name (2017-Aug-28 14:08:29): The submitter's primary registered name is Sorcha Brecc ingen Donnchada. Sorcha ingen Donnchada, the name on the form, is an alternate name also registered to the submitter.

So far the preferred spelling with one s looks to be 18th century.


7: Berthold Ernst - New Name & New Device

Sable, a bend argent, and overall an anchor inverted bendwise sinister Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

Both elements are found in FamilySearch records:

Berthold Schenzal, Male, Christening Date 01 Dec 1588 in Zweibrücken, Pfalz, Bayern Batch #C96767-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDZ3-F26

Margaretha Ernst, Female, Death Date 25 Apr 1610, Sulz /Neckar (Oa. Sulz), Württemberg, Germany, Batch B03758-3, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWGB-X6N


8: Crónán Colach - New Name & New Device

Argent, on a four-leaved clover slipped bendwise vert a caterpillar statant argent, on a chief engrailed vert a sword argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for Irish.
Meaning (MEANING for byname: Wicked but SOUND for given name: CROW-nan) most important.

Crónán Masculine given name with 12 examples found between 572 and 1045.

"Index of Names in Irish Annals: Crónán", by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

(http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Cronan.shtml)

Colach Descriptive Byname meaning [the] Wicked/Criminal/Sinful/Lewd with 1 example found in 1402.

"Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Colach", by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

(http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Colach.shtml)

The pattern of given+ descriptive is found in App A of SENA.

From commentary:

Adelaide de Beaumont at 2017-08-27 16:44:41

There is a late devotional example of Crónán for an abbot in 1045 that saves the day; otherwise, the name seems to have petered out in the 8th century, making it too early for our unique example of Colach in 1402. It does still place us on either side of the sweeping orthographic changes in Irish circa 1200. By the rules, Crónán Colach is registerable, but it would be a better combination with the given name to use an earlier form from the DIL, especially considering the submitter requested authenticity for Irish.

The most common early spelling seems to be colaig; I believe Crónán Colaig is more authentic for someone living before 1200. http://www.dil.ie/10474

Submitter might like to know that incest turns up frequently in the usage of this particular word, and the usage as a byname could indicate that he was (believed to be) the product of incest, and not necessarily refer to his own bad behavior. If he really wants to be the big bad himself, there is a word, andgid/aingid/ainged, which is used to describe, say, attacking Vikings, or Herod condemning Jesus. There is a rare given name example in the Annals of Inisfallen:

I1040.2

Coscrach mc. Aingeda, epscop & comarba Brennaind & Flannáin, quieuit in Domino.

Whether this bishop's father was really named 'wicked' or whether it is a sort of devotional name implying that he gave himself to the church to atone for something is unclear. But it matches the time frame of our last Crónán example beautifully. You could either use the annals citation as is, Crónán mac Aingeda, or simply use the adjectival form from the DIL, Crónán Angaid. http://www.dil.ie/3494

Submitter has been emailed to verify their preferences.

two caterpillars fairly similar to the emblazon were painted by Joris Hoefnagel (1542-1600) in Mira calligraphiae monumenta, image below from http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/1487/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-mira-calligraphia e-monumenta-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-to-1596/.

The OED shows the word in its modern spelling from the 15th c. onward, and its first citation is from an English-Latin dictionary:

c1440 Promptorium Parvulorum 63, Catyrpel, wyrm among frute, erugo.

Since we have a pattern of using insects as charges, and a mantis statant was registered at http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/11/16-11lar.html#29, Takayama Hitoshi, despite SENA's apparent insistence on tergiant for all insects, the above should be sufficient.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=515/2017-09-24/17-38-55_05-53-33_HoefnagelCaterpillar.PNG


9: Drengi Svensson - New Name & New Device

Per saltire sable and vert, a pair of flaunches Or, each charged with a fox's head couped, addorsed gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

Drengi: Found on Viking Answer Lady referenced to Fellows-Jensen, Gillian. Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and

Yorkshire. Copenhagen. Akademisk Forlag. 1968. FJ pp. 72 s.n. Drengr; NR s.n. Drængi, DrængR

Svensson:

Svensson - patronymic byname "Aellinger Svensson" date 1394 in Diplomatarium Norvegicum vol 5 no 360

http://www.dokpro.uio.no/dipl_norv/diplom_field_eng.html

Diplomatarium Norvegicum has:

<Sven Byornsson> http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst.prl?b=9064&s=n&str=Sven

ffride wlffsdotter at 2017-08-28 06:47:34

Tweaking the documentation:

Nordiskt runnamnslexikon by Lena Peterson

(http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/download/18.6dffb94c149794d926e379/1415279748920/Runnamnslexikon_T+ 141106.pdf)

p. 57 sn. Drængi mn. [masculine name]

sn. DrængR mn.

Lind col. 202 sn. Drengr implies that the Old West Norse form of Drængi would be "Drengi."

p. 214 sn. Svæinn

Notes the standardised Old West Norse spelling would be Sveinn.

Construction given+by according to Scandinavian grouping in SENA Appendix A

There is a possible conflict with "Beni Svensson" registered Nov 2015.

http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/05/13-05cl.html#4, "From Pelican: SENA PN3C2: Substantial Change to One Syllable" reported:

On the February 2013 Letter of Pends and Discussion, commenters were asked if two names could be clear of aural conflict under PN3C2 if the change to a single syllable affected the consonant(s) (or lack thereof) on both sides of a vowel but not the vowel.

Commenters agreed that at least in some cases, such changes are enough to make two names clear of conflict. When the sound of both consonant clusters is completely changed (so that neither the first cluster nor the second cluster share sounds between the two names), they should be clear. Examples of this would include Godric/Godwin, Catford/Radford, and Dulford/Muttford. ... We are therefore directing Palimpsest to develop wording to allow PN3C3 [sic] to apply to differences between names that only affect the consonants of a syllable.

And "Adelaide de Beaumont at 2017-08-27 16:53:08

This is another "between two worlds" example. I would argue that Ben and Dreng are NOT clear on their own, because the difference in N and NG is so subtle. However, with a following vowel, this becomes beh-nee versus dren-ghee, and the hard G getting all that air time next to the I is very audible."

Michael Gerard Curtememoire: In any case: If we accept Mistress Adelaide's implied resyllabification of the potentially conflicting names as /ˈbɛ.ni/ and /ˈdrɛn.gi/ or, quite possibly, /drɛŋ.gi/*, we can then find them different under http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#PN3C1, "Changes to Two Syllables".


10: Edward of Thorn - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2008, via the Middle.

Per bend vert and sable, issuant from dexter a domestic cat's head argent maintaining in it's mouth a lightning bolt fesswise Or

[December 2008 LoAR, R-Middle]

Edward of Thorn. Device. Argent, an arrow inverted interlaced with an arrow fracted in chevron couched from dexter vert.

This is returned for violating our ban on single abstract charges. Precedent is clear that charges arranged to appear as a single abstract charge also violate the ban:

[Per pale argent and sable, in pale a sickle and roundel counterchanged.] This device must be returned, as by long standing precedent, a single abstract symbol may not be registered. As previously noted, "[in pale a fleam inverted and a roundel] ... the combination of the fleam inverted and the roundel creates the appearance of a single charge -- a question mark -- instead of two separate charges. [Dafydd Ó Nuallain, 11/99, R-East]." On resubmission the submitter should show evidence that the use of punctuation marks - or a combination of charges that appears to be a punctuation mark - is compatible with period heraldic practice. [Elijah Tynker, 12/05, R-Outlands]

Since the arrows appear to be a thorn rune, this armory must be returned.

This is a redesign.


11: Elvira de Granada - New Name & New Device

Argent, issuant from base a tree blasted per pale vert and azure, a chief sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Sound of name \'el-VEER-uh\') most important.

Elvira is found exactly as spelled here in Juliana de Luna's "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century: Women's Names in Alphabetical Order" located on the SCA College of Heralds website. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/WomensGivenAlpha.html)

de Granada is a Spanish locative surname meaning "of Granada". Granada is a Spanish city and province founded in the 8th century, "Webster's New Geographical Dictionary"

FamilySearch Historical Records have multiple listing in late and grey period in Spain as a surname. 4 examples with 2 individuals for each entry.

Marriage Gabriel De Carrion Spouse's Name Maria De Granada 24 Sep 1577 San Pedro Apóstol, San Llorente, Valladolid, Spain Father's Name Gregorio De Carrion Spouse's Father's Name Juan De Granada M86268-2

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFHY-368

Marriage Juan De Granada Spouse's Name Juana De Castilla Y Acuna 13 May 1570 San Esteban, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain Father's Name Bernardino De Granada Mother's Name Cecilia De Mendoza Spouse's Father's Name Alonso De Castilla Spouse's Mother's Name Ygnes De Acuna M87104-2nhttps://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FF6R-7JH.


12: Evelyn Rose - New Name & New Device

Argent, in pale a double rose gules between a crescent and crescent pendent sable between flaunches gules charged with an increscent and a decrescent argent

No major changes.

Evelyn: Julian Goodwyn, English Names found in Brass Enscriptions, showing "2 Evelyn - kt, 1393 wt". http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/brasses/women.html

The Familysearch records show the following: Evelyn Ward was married in 1561 at Oxborough in Norfolk (Batch: M104771) Evelyn Chatfielde was married in April, 1599, at Dover in Kent (Batch: M036561)

Rose is shown as a byname for Joan Rose, Christened 26 Aug, 1637, batch C14862-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKXY-5QB

The color emblazon had all four crescents colored sable. With the permission of the submitter this has been corrected.


13: Kenneth Kincaid - New Name & New Device

Argent, a wolf rampant to sinister azure maintaining in its sinister forepaw a sheaf of lightning bolts Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Kenneth Bain marriage to Jeane Walace 31 Mar 1635 Saint Nicholas,Aberdeen, Scotland M11168-2 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTJK-8QS?

Kincaid is a Scots surname found in Black s.n. Kincaid, with the submitted spelling 1609 and Kyncaid dated to 1510. In Scots as in English, i/y are effectively interchangeable.

Potential conflict with Gareth Kincaid. However, under the decree at http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/05/13-05cl.html#4, there should be significant difference between <Gar-> and <Ken->: /g/ ≠ /k/, /r/≠ /n/, and there are no shared sounds in either pair.

The color and black and white forms we received had different depictions which changed which paw was maintaining the lightning bolts. Kryss Kostarev confirmed that this was a Pennsic correction that did not get properly processed. The black and white was the accepted redraw. We have redone the form with the corrected color emblazon from the black and white.


14: Leopold Sturmer - New Name & New Device

Lozengy argent and gules, an owl and in chief three decrescents sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 15th C. German-speaking world.
Sound (leo-poled stir-mur) most important.

Leopold: Dictionary of Saints -John J Delaney, pg 545 under Leopold dates to 1073-1136 canonized 11/15/1486 and Brechenmacher's entry for "Leopold" cites Joh. Leopoldus aus Eger from 1566. Leopold is the expected vernacular form.

Bahlow's Unsere Vornamen im Wandel der Jahrhunderte p. 65 s.n. Leopold.

Sturmer: byname found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497: Descriptive Surnames" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/surnamesnurndesc.html)

Allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small


15: Llywelyn Glyndyverdwy - New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2010, via the Middle.

Sable, on a cross vert fimbriated a leek, for augmentation in dexter chief a dragon's claw sustaining a harp Or

Llywelyn Glyndyverdwy

This name was registered in March of 2010 (via the Middle).

The following device associated with this name was registered in April of 2012 (via the Middle):

Sable, on a cross vert fimbriated a leek Or.

From the Middle OP listed as Llywelyn Glyndwr (this was the original name he submitted) Royal Augmentation of Arms (a dragon's claw holding a harp) 05 May, 2012 (A.S. 47)

Emblazon of his Arms [1]

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=515/2017-09-24/17-56-35_Llywelyn_Device.jpg


16: Lúta galinn Ketilsdóttir - New Name & New Device

Vert, on an oak leaf argent a wolf's head erased azure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Lúta "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi , p. 13, feminine column: , entry: Lúta

galinn "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi , p. 21, Nicknames, entry: galinn 'mad, enchanted, insane'

Ketilsdóttir "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi , p. 12, masculine column: , entry: Ketell 44 plus p 17 The Formation of

Patronymics and Matronymics: Patronymics of names ending in ll change to ls and add son or d{o}ttir

CONSTRUCTION: Per SENA Appendix A, Scandanvian, Old Norse/Old Icelandic: Given+Descriptive+Patronymic


17: Matilda Somer - New Name & New Device

Per fess indented per pale azure and gules and argent, an open book argent and a feather sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for England, 14th C.

Matilda is the Latinized form of the English Mathilde, and is found in the MED, with the example <Matilda Okkebrok>; dated 1396.

Somer ("summer") is a byname found in the name <Frere J. Somer>, dated to a1450 (1391) in the MED. John Somer Male 06 Sep 1588 HATHERLEIGH,DEVON,ENGLAND (Batch) Number C05104-1


18: Molly MacAskill of Skye - New Name & New Device

Per fess azure and sable, a massacre and a coney courant argent

No major changes.
Sound (Sound of \'MacAskill\') most important.

'Molly' is found in Family Search in the entry for 'Molly Little' as a female name dated to her christening on 30 Jan 1596 in Saint Denis,York,York,England. (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NBZ6-J7Q) Batch number: P00434-1 (https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=+batch_number:P00434-1)

'Mac Askill' is found in R&W, s.n. Macasgill, with 'Gilbert Mac Askill' recorded in Durham in the North of England in 1311.

'of Skye' locative byname. 'Skye' is a Scottish place name, with this spelling found on a 1573 map [Callum of Skye, 7/2016, A-Atenveldt]. Submitter would slightly prefer MacAskill without the space. The name pattern given name + byname + loc is found in App A of SENA for both English and Scots.

Another form of this byname is found in the name Gilberti Makaskil in 1318 ['Edward II: October 1318, E 175/1/22', in Parliament Rolls of Medieval England, ed. Chris Given-Wilson, Paul Brand, Seymour Phillips, Mark Ormrod, Geoffrey Martin, Anne Curry and Rosemary Horrox (Woodbridge, 2005), British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/parliament-rolls-medieval/october-1318-e-175-1]. So we have two 14th C forms of this byname in English context: Makaskil and Mac Askill, presumably referring to the same person.

We DO have the pattern of an inherited MacX for women in Scots where X is derived from a given name in the 16th-17th C examples Anne Macristie, Elspaith Makmathe, and Elspaitt Makartnay (all from FS), which correspond to Woulfe, s.n. Mac Críosta and Black, s.nn. MacMath and MacCartney, respectively.

https://oscar.sca.org/cImages/363/2017-09-13/20-37-12_IMG_0180.PNG

https://oscar.sca.org/cImages/363/2017-09-13/20-37-12_IMG_0182.PNG


19: Paul von Drachenstein - New Name & New Device

Or, a dragon passant vert and a base embattled sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Paul - Bahlow, Dict of Ger Names, trans by Gentry, s.n. Paul says the name was not used much until late period. Family Search shows: "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NTXY-ZRX : 28 November 2014), Paul Gross, 1568; citing ; FHL microfilm 898,066. Batch J94040-1

Von Drachenstein - von, german locative for specific places [2/2004 LoAR, R-Atlantia]. Drachenstein: Brechenmacher, pg 336 header form Drackenstein, cites also spelled "von Drache" (see Edgar von Drachenstein, 1/2017 LoAR R-Middle)


20: Portia de Castell - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2013, via the Middle.

Per pale gules and azure, on a castle argent an axe gules.

Name was registered in 2013 via Middle.


21: Roake Nash - New Name & New Device

Argent, a bear passant purpure, and in chief two maces in saltire sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

'Roake' is found in Family Search as a surname in the entry for 'John Roake' at his marriage on 05 May 1564 in Wolborough And Newton Abbot, Devon, England (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N25W-KXQ). Batch Number: M05188-1 (https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=+batch_number:M05188-1) Late period English allows a first name - last name swap.

'Nash' is found in "Names found in Quedgeley, Glouchestershire Marriage Registers 1559-1600" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Friedemann) dated 7-9-1582. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/quedgeley.html The name pattern given name + byname is documented in SENA, Appendix A.


22: Sáerlaith ingen Máel Ciaráin - New Device

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Per fess azure and sable, an iris and a wheel in pale argent.


23: Salmey of the Fenix - New Name & New Device

Azure, a fess gules fimbriated and overall a phoenix argent

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

Salmey: Listed as occurring once, dated 1365, in the article titled "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" by Talan Gwynek http://heraldry.sca.org/names/bahlow_v.htm

of the Fenix: Shire of the Fenix was registered via the Midrealm in Feb 1992. The branch is currently a Barony, which has not been updated in the O&A.

There is a step from period practice for the use of a fimbriated ordinary with an overall charge.


24: Sarah Bella Prytty - New Name & New Device

Azure, a chevron fracted argent and a base enarched Or

Sarah - [R&W], s.n. Collingbourn, lists Sarah of Colingburn, 1249.

Bella - [Bardsley], s.n. Bell, in sense (1), Bell as a given name, gives Bella or Bele Cotty, apparently 1273. Prytty - [R&W], s.n.

Pretty, listsl Robert Prytty, 1327, meaning "crafty, cunning" in the OE origin. This is a given name + patronymic + descriptive, which is listed in Appendix A as a suitable order of elements for English.

Submitter made aware possible conflict as not sure what a chevron fracted gives a difference to with chevrons.


25: Sólveig Ylva - New Name & New Device

Per fess azure and purpure, in pale an edelweiss flower proper and a mushroom all within a bordure argent

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

Sólveig appears on page 14 in Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name with one instance from the Landnámabók.

Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle) at wrote on 2013-02-11 13:51:50 on name registered as Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle):

I am reasonably sure that <Ylva> is an Old Swedish derivation from Old Norse <ylgr>, <ylgja> "she-wolf"; the related verb <ýla> is "to howl". See: Lexicon Poëticum Antiquæ Linguæ Septentrionalis p. 900 s.v. <ylgja>, <ylgr>, <ýla>. (Sveinbjörn Egilsson. Copenhagen: J. D. Qvist & Co. 1860.

http://books.google.com/books?id=YpAVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA900) and Lexica Poetica

Antiquæ Linguæ Septentrionalia p. 632 s.v. <ylgr>, p. 668 s.v. <ýla> (Finnur Jónsson.

Copenhagen: S. L. Møllers. 1931.

http://www.septentrionalia.net/lex/index2.php?book=d&page=-3&ext=png)

Such a byname follows the well-established pattern of animal names used as bynames, for

ex.: <kraka> "crow"; <lambi> "lamb"; <Hafr-> "Billygoat-"; <hestr> "horse"; <hngr> "salmon";

<spǫrr> "sparrow"; <galti> "boar", etc. . . .


26: Sorcha Drach - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2011, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) A dragon's head cabossed azure

There is a possible conflict with Tyok Liftfot (Fieldless) An Oriental dragon's head cabossed azure, which is currently in process. http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=75990

There is 1 DC for being fieldless. If Tyok's badge is registered it would be Wreath's call whether a dragon's head cabossed and an Oriental dragon's head cabossed would be an additional DC.


27: Tarryn Bowman - New Name & New Device

Purpure, an owl affronty guardant maintaining in its talons a pair of arrows in saltire argent within a bordure compony argent and azure

No major changes.
Sound (Tarryn) most important.

Using a surname as given name documented from Late period Endland.

FamilySearch Historical Records: Joane Tarryn married on 2 November, 1630, at Paignton in Devon, England, Batch M05192, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2HC-554

Bowman is occupational surname in Bardsleys' Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: Robert Bowman from time of Elizabeth Judith daughter of Edmund Bowman christened in 1570 Gabriel Bowman of Surrey appearing in Oxford University in 1581


28: Wode Boke Adamsone - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Souns as Woody or Wudi or Wode) most important.

Thomas Wode, male, died 1554, Sussex, England. Batch no. P01437-1

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRSP-YFW)

The September 2012 LoAR Cover letter notes:

"In general, family names documented in sixteenth century England may be used to create given names ...."

(http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/09/12-09cl.html#5)

Rowland Boke

(because the attested name Wodebok' almost certainly has that apostrophe there to show an -e fell off)

Male, married 1572, Cumberland, England. Batch no. M00196-1

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVS6-YMT)

John Adamsone, male, christened 1591, Lincoln, England. Batch no. P01106-1

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5VQ-B75)

SENA Appendix A says double surnames in English require no further documentation.

So he'd wind up with "Wode_Boke Adamsone" as a 16th c. English name.

This one is not a Pennsic submission. Submitted as <Wodebok Adamsone>. <Wodebok> was documented as a Middle English nickname byname which would not be usable as a given name. This alternate was offered in commentary. The item was Peneded from the Middle ILoI dated 2017-04-04 awaiting reply from the submitter. They responded that this was acceptable.


In Service to the Client, Kingdom, and College,

Meister Konrad Mailander, OP

Rouge Scarpe Herald


OSCAR counts 20 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 22 New Devices, 2 New Badges and 1 New Augmentation of Arms. These 46 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $184 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 47 items submitted on this letter.