Calontir LoI dated 2017-10-31

Grüß Gott!

Unto Juliana de Luna, Laurel; Alys Mackyntoich, Pelican; Cormac Mor, Wreath; and the esteemed members of the College of Arms does Herr Gotfrid von Schwaben, Saker Herolt of the Kingdom of Calontir send heartfelt greetings.

The Calontir College of Heralds presents this Letter of Intent for your consideration requesting registration of the following submissions:

1: al-Ma'iz Da'ud ibn al-Kabsh al-Garnati - New Name

al-Ma'iz Da'ud ibn al-Kabsh al-Garnati

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Arabic) most important.
Meaning (the Goat, son of the Ram) most important.

al-Ma'iz: laqab meaning `the goat' - translated via Cambridge English-Arabic Dictionary (http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english-arabic/goat).

To support a laqab that is an animal name, please consider the following.

Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices by Da'ud ibn Auda (David B. Appleton) (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm) which includes:
1) cognomen (laqab used as ism): al-Asadi, meaning `the lion'. (https://tinyurl.com/y9339brh)
2) cognomen (laqab used as ism): al-Saqr meaning `the falcon'. (https://tinyurl.com/y7vp5zvq)
3) ism: Tha'lab meaning `fox'. (https://tinyurl.com/ydf47kmu)

Arabic Personal Names from the Futuwwah by Mustapha al-Muhaddith ibn al-Saqaat (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mustapha/futuwwah.html), which includes the surname al-Haytham, meaning `the young eagle'.

Da'ud: ism found in Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices by Da'ud ibn Auda (David B. Appleton) (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm)

ibn al-Kabsh: nasab meaning `son of the Ram' - translated via Cambridge English-Arabic Dictionary (http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english-arabic/ram)
To support a nasab based on an animal name, please consider the following.
Son of the Hot-Tempered Woman: Women's Names in Arabic Bynames by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/ArabicMatronymics/). Therein it lists multiple examples of nasabs meaning son of [animal], including ibn Baqara [son of the cow] and ibn Naqa [son of the she-camel], to name a few.

al-Garnati nisba found in Andalusian Names: Arabs in Spain by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/andalusia.html#Locative)

Meta-patern:
This name follows the pattern laqab + ism + nasab + nisba suggested in Traditional Muslim Names by Annemarie Schimmel. (https://cmes.uchicago.edu/sites/cmes.uchicago.edu/files/uploadsTraditional%20Muslim%20Names.pdf)

The submitter WILL ALLOW rearranging the order of this name if it is deemed necessary for registration.


2: Brynjólfr Fálkason - New Device

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

Per fess vert and argent, a cow statant and a tree eradicated counterchanged

This name was registered in July 2017, via Calontir.


3: Cenn Fáelad mac Áeda - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Early Medieval Ireland) most important.

Cenn Fáelad: OCM, p. 49, masculine given name listed therein as Cenn Fáelad Ua Cuill - principal poet of Munster, died 1048. To further substatiate the elements found in OCM, the Corpus Genealogiarum Hiberniae--available on Google Books (https://books.google.com/books?id=Qe9oAQAACAAJ&dq=editions:BL8hNmcrsZcC&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwihhsL1 iZfXAhVFTSYKHZo-D8QQ6AEIMDAC)--lists both names thusly:

Cenn: located at (https://books.google.com/books?id=RzYbAAAAYAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=Cenn)
Fáelad: (https://books.google.com/books?id=RzYbAAAAYAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=F%C3%A1elad+)

mac: patronymic marker meaning son of

Áeda: genitive form of Áed, found in 100 Most Popular Men's Names in Early Medieval Ireland by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (Heather Rose Jones) located at (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/irish100.html)

Name follows the pattern [single given name] mac [father's given name (in genitive case)], per SENA Appendix A.


4: Da'ud ibn Ibrahim al-Sisari - New Device Change

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Da'ud ibn Ibrahim al-Sisari in May of 2015, via Calontir.

Quarterly azure and vert, three annulets interlaced two and one and a bordure Or

Old Item: Per saltire azure and vert, a senmurv contourny Or, to be retained as a badge.


5: Deidra de Warenne - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2015, via Calontir.

Sable, on a goutte argent a goutte purpure


6: Dorcas Whitecap - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1992, via Calontir.

I, [Legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Dorcas Whitecap, waive the full protection of my registered armory "(Fieldless) A barnacle goose tree Or, leaved and fructed within and conjoined to an annulet gules". I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is not identical to my registered armory. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

[Legal signature of Submitter] dated 9/25/17


7: Elizabeth van Leyden - New Name & New Device

Azure, a flame proper between two tiler's nails and an anvil argent, a bordure compony Or and gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Dutch / Lowlands) most important.
Culture (Dutch / Lowlands) most important.

Elizabeth: given name alternative spelling listed in Names in the Low Lands 1250 - 1300 by Kees Nieuwenhuijsen (http://www.keesn.nl/name13/en4_list_f.htm). Name is listed via Given Names Women web page link (seen at http://www.keesn.nl/name13/), under the heading Non-Germanic given names for the entry Elisabeth/Lisebette.

van Leyden: Locative byname found in Dutch Names 1358 - 1361: Bynames by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, listed in under the heading Locative & toponymic. (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch/bynamesE14.html)


8: Eyfríðr Geirsdóttir - New Device

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

Azure, an owl contourny and in chief two triskelions of spirals Or

Device Notes:
This name was registered in July 2017, via Calontir.
There is a SFPP for the use of a triskelion of spirals.


9: Gilana Peregrina - New Badge

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

Per pale vert and purpure, three gillyflowers argent

Badge Notes:
The original badge submission, (Fieldless) A gillyflower blossom argent, was returned at Kingdom August 2017 for conflict with the registered badge of Wander Riordan (Mar 96, West): (Fieldless) A gillyflower argent.

Commentary suggested a possible conflict with the device registered by Ealasaid of the Isles (May 83, Middle): Purpure, three daisies argent, seeded Or, counting a DC for half the field, but nothing for the seeding. We believe there is an additional DC for flower type, as the daisy and the gillyflower are both period and separate charges. We could find no previous precedent ruling one way or the other.


10: Giovanna Canzoniere da Firenze - New Device

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

Or, a hand of Fatima azure charged with a human eye argent irised brown proper, a bordure purpure

By precedent, the tincture of an eye is based on the sclera. (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2007/11/07-11cl.html)
Seeking acceptability and prior use of a brown eye, research yielded Berengar le Veillier, LoAR July 2016 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/07/16-07lar.html#Ealdormere_acceptances16), and Christopher the Quiet, LoAR December 2013 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/12/13-12lar.html#West_acceptances19).

Device Notes:
Submitter originally sent forward the device Argent, a hand of Fatima azure charged with an eye argent irised vert, a bordure vert in February 2015. At that time, the name was returned for issues at Kingdom. The device was accepted at kingdom, but was not forwarded to Laurel as it lies beyond the scope of our authority to issue a holding name. This submission changes the original tinctures of the field, the eye, and the bordure.


11: Gisa Luder - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (early German) most important.

Gisa: feminine given name, dated to 823 in The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1, S.L. Uckelman, ed. (http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Gisa). Name derives from the Proto-Germanic *gaisa, *gaiza meaning arrow.

Luder: Bahlow/Gentry, p. 312, s.n. Lüder, unmarked patronymic, using the vernacular form of Latinized "Luderus", dated to 1280.

Name Notes:
Submitter prefers spelling the patronymic Lüder, if it can be documented.


12: Gwenhoivar of Lindley - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2014, via Atlantia.

Purpure chausse, an open book argent and in chief three escallops Or

Device Notes:
I attest that the field on the colored form is indeed purpure. ~Eyas


13: Gwyddelan FitzWilliam - New Name & New Device

Argent, a bend sinister vert between a brown owl rising wings elevated and addorsed and three oak sprigs fructed proper

Sound (sounds like "gwethalen") most important.
Language (Welsh) most important.

Gwyddelan: given name for Irish saint who preached in Wales, listed in the web page of History Points for St Gwyddelan's Church, Dolwyddelan (http://historypoints.org/index.php?page=st-gwyddelan-s-church-dolwyddelan). Therein, the article states:

"...named after Gwyddelan, an Irish missionary who arrived in Britain c.600. ... A small church at Gwyddelan's preaching spot was replaced in the early 12th century by a new stone church. This in turn was dismantled c.1500 by Meredith Wynne, who built the present church."
St Gwyddelan's Church refers to a church "dedicated to St Gwyddelan (the little Irishman), a Celtic missionary from Ireland who helped restore Christianity in Britain in the 5th century. The old church was situated on a nearby hill called Bryn-y-Bedd however it was demolished and rebuilt on its present site in the 15th Century" (http://www.dolwyddelan.org/st-gwyddelans-church/)

FitzWilliam: R&W, p 171, s.n. FitzWilliam, documents the surname to 1299 via le fuiz William.


14: Hans Niemann - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2007, via Calontir.

Argent, a horse's head couped contourny gules and on a chief azure two drakkars argent


15: Isengrim sleggja - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A fox sejant proper maintaining in its forepaw an open book argent bound proper


16: John Bowyer - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2008, via the Outlands.

(Fieldless) Two crayfish embowed, addorsed, and conjoined argent maintaining a church bell azure fleury argent

Badge Notes:
Sumbitter has given permission for, and approved this redraw.


17: Kikuchi Yoichi Yoriie - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Japanese) most important.

Kikuchi 菊地 : surname dated to 1332 in NCMJ, p. 320

Yoichi 与一 : altered yobina derived from Yoichirou dated to 1600 in NCMJ, p. 373. Submitter prefers the name without the suffix rou/ro. Further evidence for 与一 (without the 郎) can be found in The Tale of the Heike, McCullough, Helen (trans),(Stanford, California; Stanford University Press, 1988) ISBN 0-8047-1803-2, pp 366-368, (compiled before 1330), in which a young archer, Nasu no Yoichi Munetaka, takes an almost-impossible shot and hits a fan set atop a pole. (See images below.)

Yoriie 頼家 : nanori dated to 1332 in NCMJ, p. 366

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=164/2017-10-30/10-17-13_Heike_p_366.png
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=164/2017-10-30/10-17-14_Heike_p_367.png
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=164/2017-10-30/10-17-15_Heike_p_368.png


18: Lucius Bombius Primus - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Classical Roman) most important.

Lucius: praenomen listed in A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names by Ursula Georges. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)

Bombius: nomen, ibid

Primus: cognomen, ibid


19: Skorri fasthaldi - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Scandinavian 9th - 11th c.) most important.

Skorri: masculine given name listed in Geirr Bassi, p. 14.

fasthaldi: descriptive byname listed in Geirr Bassi, p. 21, meaning tenacious.


20: Svala Úlfsdóttir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Svala: feminine given name listed in Geirr Bassi, p. 15

Úlfsdóttir: patronymic byname formed from Úlfr, a masculine given name listed in Geirr Bassi, p. 15. This patronymic is constructed according to A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html)

During commentary, it was revealed this name is in conflict with Svana Úlfsdóttir, (Sep 2015, Trimaris). A Letter of Permission to Conflict was sought and obtained, the text of which is below.

LoPtC
I, [Registered owner's Legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Svana Úlfsdóttir give [Submitter's Legal name redacted], wishing to be known in the SCA as Svala Úlfsdóttir permission for her to register the name Svala Úlfsdóttir as similar to, but not identical to, my name, Svana Úlfsdóttir. I understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once [Submitter's legal given name redacted] name is registered.

[Submitter's Legal signature]
Dated 26 OCT 2017


Herzlichen Danke to Laurel Sovereign of Arms, the Laurel Staff and the SCA College of Arms for their consideration of this letter.

Ich dien,
Gotfrid von Schwaben
Saker Herolt


OSCAR counts 9 New Names, 7 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 4 New Badges. These 21 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $84 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Blanket Permission to Conflict. This item may or may not require payment. There are a total of 22 items submitted on this letter.