Meridies LoI from Meridies dated 2017-09-30

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: Amina Ellara - Resub Device

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

Per chevron purpure and sable, a lotus blossom in profile and in chief two dragonflies argent.

Previous submission, Per chevron purpure and sable, a lotus blossom in profile and in chief two dragonflies argent, was returned by Laurel in June 2017.

This device must be returned for a redraw. The lotus blossom obscures the line of division to the point where commenters had difficulty recognizing it as a per chevron line of division.

Upon resubmission, the submitter is encouraged to draw the lotus flower clearly in profile without lower petals or leaves that might detract from its appearance as a cup-shaped flower.


2: Avelyn Dale - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (English) most important.

Avelyn - English feminine given name, found in "A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Reaney and Wilson, via the article, "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames, Part Two: The Names A-G" by Talan Gwynek. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyAG.html. Found dated to 1379.

Dale - English surname, found in the article "Surnames in 15th Century York" by Karen Larsdatter, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/york15/index.htm.

*****the secondary source for Dale was removed as commenters pointed out that the translated spelling was regularized


3: Berengaria de Monferrier - New Name & New Device

Or, a Lily of the Valley argent slipped and leaved vert and on a chief azure two talbots passant Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (13th-14th Century Occitan) most important.

Berengaria - Feminine given name found in the article "Occitan Townspeople in the 14th Century - Feminine Given names" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), http://heraldry.sca.org/names/occitan/occitan-given-women.html#freq. Found 2 times with this spelling.

de Monferrier - Byname found in the article "Occitan Townspeople in the 14th Century - Bynames" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), http://heraldry.sca.org/names/occitan/occitan-bynames.html.

**** a redarw was submitted to correct some color issues and to help make the flower more prominent the image was accepted by submitter


4: Bertram de Bothemes - New Name & New Device

Vert, in pale three rabbits courant contourny argent and a bordure Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (French) most important.

Bertram - Masculine given name, found via DMNES as "Bertram. Latin. Gascony, France. 1310. GasReg-A p. 217". http://dmnes.org/cite/Bertram/1310/GasReg-A

de Bothemes - Descriptive/locative byname, found in "Dictionary of English Surnames" by Reaney and Wilson, s.n. "Bottom". Cited example is "Dowe de Bothemes", dated 1246. Name means "Dweller in the dell or hollow(s)", from the Old English botm, "bottom, lowest part of a valley".

***** the spelling of contourney was corrected to contourny. An artist note is recommended to draw the bordure wider


5: Constancia de la Rocha - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (French) most important.

Constancia - Feminine given name, found in the article, "Names from 13th- and 14th-Century Latin Records from Gascony" by Sara L. Uckelman, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/earlygasconlatin.html. Found once with this spelling, dated 1310/11.

de la Rocha - Byname, found in the article, "Names from 13th- and 14th-Century Latin Records from Gascony" by Sara L. Uckelman, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/earlygasconlatin.html. Found once with this spelling, dated 1287.


6: Cristoff de Winter - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of April 30, 2017 as submitted.

Gyronny sable and argent, four serpents entwined in cross heads addorsed in chief and base gules.


7: Elspeth Elfynston - New Name & New Device

Quarterly argent and azure, two dragonflies azure.

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

Elspeth - Feminine given name, found in article, "English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records" by Sara L. Uckelman, s.n. "Elizabeth". http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/parishes/parishes.html. Found with this spelling dated to 1607.

Elfynston - Surname, dated to 1362, found in "Surnames of Scotland" by Black, p.244, s.n. "Elphinstone".


8: Gelis Grim - New Device

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

Azure, two snails contourney Or and a tree eradicated argent all within an orle of rope Or.

Previous submission, Azure, a snail contourney within a loop of rope with ends crossed Or, and in base a tree eradicated argent, was returned at Kingdom in March 2016.

Must be returned for further work. Commenters found it hard to match the blazon to the emblazon due to the positions and sizes of the charges. They also could not suggest a definite repair that would be in accordance with rules for positions and groupings.

*****a redraw was supplied and submitter accepted to fix a issue with what were the actual primary charges


9: Gelis Grim - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) On a snail contourny Or a gillyflower gules.

*****a redraw was requested to help with the identifiablity of the gillyflower the submitter accepted the redraw

*****the spelling of contourny was corrected


10: Hedda Harlander - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Hedda - Feminine given name, found via FamilySearch.org. "Hedda Jervis, Female, 29 Apr 1599, Saint Lawrence Putney, London, England. Batch Number C02163-2". https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQ26-6MB

Harlander - Byname, found in the article "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" by Sara L. Uckelman, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/surnamesnurna-m.html

From the February 2015 LOAR: "...we will allow the borrowing of given names from German into English and vice versa, in the context of the 16th and early 17th centuries. An English given name that is borrowed from German is considered to be English under Appendix C, and a German given name that is borrowed from English is considered to be German."

*****the familysearch source was removed for the summary due to I batch not being an accepted source


11: Meneger Bent Axe - New Name & New Device

Azure, a pile issuant from dexter base argent, overall a compass star and in canton a winged axe Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Meneger Bentaxe; submitter has used this name in the Society for many years.) most important.

Meneger - English byname as a given name Elizabeth Meneger, married 1599, Cornwall, England. Batch no. M02223-1

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKB1-J5K)

Bent - English byname, found via FamilySearch.org. "John Bent, christened 18 July 1590, Navenby, Lincoln, England. Batch number C02650-1." https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NGV4-84H.

Axe - English byname, found via FamilySearch.org. "Mary Axe, christened 02 Feb 1574, Woodbury, Devon, England. Batch number C05218-1." https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J73W-CYM

""""" submitted as Menager that element could only be found as a French by name and could not use the byname as given name allowance. the submitter accepted the change to Meneger. the submitter also asks that if Bent Axe can be found as a single name that he would desire that over the double byname

Double bynames are acceptable for late period English, as per SENA Appendix A.

***** commenters wondered about the fact the wings on the axed are addorsed and not displayed as what is regular seen. it has been advanced as a test cased


12: Rørik mac Lugdach - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2015, via Meridies.

(Fieldless) On a sun argent two ravens close respectant sable

*****some commenters worried about the sun not showing up on the colored corrected area but since the sun can be clearly seen in the real images we saw no issue


13: Roshanak Xanthia - New Name & New Device

Per bend argent and sable, in bend sinister three arrows sable and a sword argent all bendwise.

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

ROSHANAK - Meaning Bright woman can be found in AVESTA -- Zoroastrian Archives http://www.avesta.org/znames.htm

From Dosabhai Framji Karaka, History of the Parsis I, London 1884. pp. 162-3

J.J. Modi, The Religious Ceremonies and Customs of the Parsees (Bombay, 1922, pp. 10-11)

Xanthia - Feminine construction of a locative byname in early Greek, meaning "from Xanthos". Pattern for construction is found in Academy of St. Gabriel Report 2654, dated 14 May 2003.

We aren't certain how a locative byname [...] was constructed in 5th century Greek. We haven't found any examples to guide us. We think the most likely construction is the feminine form of an adjective derived from the place name, i.e. a word that means "Xanthine [female]". The masculine adjective based on the place name <Olu/nthos> is <Olu/nthios>, and its feminine form is <Olu/nthia>[3]. If <Xa/nthos> followed the same pattern, then the word you want would be <Xa/nthia>

Citation [3] in the St. Gabriel Report is for "The Appendix of Proper and Geographical Names" in the book "The Classic Greek Dictionary" by George Ricker Berry (Chicago: Follett Publishing Co., 1962), s.n. <Olu/nthios>.

*****the name Roxana seems to only be found as a modern version and can not be found in period the spelling of ROSHANAK was suggested with docuemtaion and accepted by the submitter


14: Sigfried Grünewald - New Name & New Device

Argent, three fir trees eradicated proper and a bordure per pale gules and sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning ("Grünewald", meaning "Green Forest") most important.

Sigfried - masculine given name, found via FamilySearch.org. "Sigfried Christoff Von Bonn, Christened 08 Jun 1638, Birkenau, Hessen, Germany. Batch Number 92035-1." https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NCX5-6HV

Grünewald - locative byname, found via FamilySearch.org. "Herman Grünewald, Married 12 Oct 1618, Babenhausen, Hessen, Germany. Batch Number M92095-1." https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NZTC-292


15: South Downs, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1986, via Meridies.

Per pale sable and azure, a falcon's head hooded and erased and a bordure embattled argent.

Petition of Support received for this badge, along with a Letter of Support from the sitting Baron and Baroness of South Downs.

We, <mundane names redacted>, known in the SCA as Lorenzo Petrucci and Adela Scrijver van Brugge, Baron and Baroness of South Downs, acknowledge and support the following badge submissions for the Barony of South Downs:

Per pale sable and azure, a phoenix and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a sinister wing and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a falcon's head hooded and erased and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a falcon's leg couped a la quise and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a swan naiant and a bordure embattled argent.

Signed and dated, 9-6-17

*****The badges are being submitted as the Barony is trying to standardize their Non-armigerous service wards


16: South Downs, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1986, via Meridies.

Per pale sable and azure, a falcon's leg couped a la quise and a bordure embattled argent.

Petition of Support received for this badge, along with a Letter of Support from the sitting Baron and Baroness of South Downs.

We, <mundane names redacted>, known in the SCA as Lorenzo Petrucci and Adela Scrijver van Brugge, Baron and Baroness of South Downs, acknowledge and support the following badge submissions for the Barony of South Downs:

Per pale sable and azure, a phoenix and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a sinister wing and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a falcon's head hooded and erased and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a falcon's leg couped a la quise and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a swan naiant and a bordure embattled argent.

Signed and dated, 9-6-17

*****The badges are being submitted as the Barony is trying to standardize their Non-armigerous service wards


17: South Downs, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1986, via Meridies.

Per pale sable and azure, a phoenix and a bordure embattled argent.

Petition of Support received for this badge, along with a Letter of Support from the sitting Baron and Baroness of South Downs.

We, <mundane names redacted>, known in the SCA as Lorenzo Petrucci and Adela Scrijver van Brugge, Baron and Baroness of South Downs, acknowledge and support the following badge submissions for the Barony of South Downs:

Per pale sable and azure, a phoenix and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a sinister wing and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a falcon's head hooded and erased and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a falcon's leg couped a la quise and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a swan naiant and a bordure embattled argent.

Signed and dated, 9-6-17

*****The badges are being submitted as the Barony is trying to standardize their Non-armigerous service wards


18: South Downs, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1986, via Meridies.

Per pale sable and azure, a sinister wing and a bordure embattled argent.

Petition of Support received for this badge, along with a Letter of Support from the sitting Baron and Baroness of South Downs.

We, <mundane names redacted>, known in the SCA as Lorenzo Petrucci and Adela Scrijver van Brugge, Baron and Baroness of South Downs, acknowledge and support the following badge submissions for the Barony of South Downs:

Per pale sable and azure, a phoenix and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a sinister wing and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a falcon's head hooded and erased and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a falcon's leg couped a la quise and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a swan naiant and a bordure embattled argent.

Signed and dated, 9-6-17

*****The badges are being submitted as the Barony is trying to standardize their Non-armigerous service wards


19: South Downs, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1986, via Meridies.

Per pale sable and azure, a swan naiant and a bordure embattled argent.

Petition of Support received for this badge, along with a Letter of Support from the sitting Baron and Baroness of South Downs.

We, <mundane names redacted>, known in the SCA as Lorenzo Petrucci and Adela Scrijver van Brugge, Baron and Baroness of South Downs, acknowledge and support the following badge submissions for the Barony of South Downs:

Per pale sable and azure, a phoenix and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a sinister wing and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a falcon's head hooded and erased and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a falcon's leg couped a la quise and a bordure embattled argent.

Per pale sable and azure, a swan naiant and a bordure embattled argent.

Signed and dated, 9-6-17

*****The badges are being submitted as the Barony is trying to standardize their Non-armigerous service wards


20: Þorfinna Masdottir - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of May 31, 2017 as submitted.

Argent, a mullet vert and a bordure dovetailed azure.

*****a redraw was submitted to correct the issue of the dovetailing of the bordure and was accepted by submitted


21: Tullio Mancini - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Mancini, from the Italian noun "mancino", meaning "left-handed") most important.

Tullio - Masculine given name, found in the article "Names from 15th and 16th Century Pisa" by Juliana de Luna. http://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2014/Juliana_de_Luna/Names_from_15th_and_16th_Century_Pisa.pdf. Found 9 times with this spelling between 1533 and 1557, on p.15 of the PDF.

Mancini - Byname found in the article "Masculine Names from Thirteenth Century Pisa" by Juliana de Luna. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/pisa/pisa-bynames-alpha.html.


In Service,

Senior Carlos Blanco el Barbero

Pennon Herald, Meridies

pennon@kingdom.meridies.org


OSCAR counts 10 New Names, 8 New Devices and 8 New Badges. These 26 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $104 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 27 items submitted on this letter.