Ealdormere LoI dated 2017-11-27

nto the Sovereigns and other members of the College of Arms of the Society, come greetings from Dietrich von Sachsen, Green Mantle Herald.

It is the intent of the Ealdormere College of Heralds to submit the following for your consideration.

1: Emundr Ríksson - New Name & New Device

Azure, a swallow volant bendwise Or, a bordure argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Old Norse) most important.

Emundr: Emunder(Eymundr) Eiriksson (820-859) King of the Swedes -- Heimskringla "the Norse Kings Saga" written by Snorri

Sturlasson ~1230 Emundr Olafson Emundr Ringson

http://www.mount-royal.ca/heritage/getperson.php?personID=I15570&tree=godbout

Also found in Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. Studia Marklandica I. Olney, MD: Markland Medieval Militia. 1977. page 9 s.nn. Emundi, Emundr.

Ríksson: Old Norse patronymic of Ríkr.

From the Viking answer lady:

Ríkarðr, Ríkharðr: The first element Rík- is from the OW.Norse adjective ríkr (from Germanic *ríkia-) "mighty, distinguished, rich." For the second element -harðr see above.

Ríkhvatr: For the first element Rík- see above. For the second element -hvatr see above. Occurs in the nominative case form rikatr.

Ríki: Found in Old Danish as Riki (also found as a by-name), occurs in Old Swedish as the by-name Rike and in OW.Norse as the by-name Ríki. In some cases, Ríki appears as a short form of masculine names in Rík-, but when found in Runic Swedish names the name element may formed instead from the OW.Norse adjective ríkr "mighty, distinguished, rich." Occurs in the nominative case form riki in U438: "Þróndr and Ríki and Guðrún, these brothers had this stone raised in memory of Brúni, their father. May God help his soul."

Ríkólfr: Found in Old Danish Rikulf, Old Swedish Rikolf, OW.Norse Ríkólfr. For the first element Rík- see above. For the second element -ólfr see above. Occurs in the nominative case form [rikulfR] in Og139# "Ríkólfr had this monument made in memory of Gerðarr, his father. May God help (his) spirit ..."

RíkR: May be found in Old Danish as Righer, also found as the by-name Rik. Occurs in Old Swedish as the by-name Rik. From the OW.Norse adjective ríkr (from Germanic *ríkia-) "mighty, distinguished, rich." Runic examples include the nominative case forms rikr, r(in)kr, though these may instead represent the names

Ríkviðr: Found in Old Swedish as Rikvidh. For the first element Rík- see above. For the second element -viðr see above. Runic examples include the nominative case forms rikuiþr (3 instances), [rikuiþr].


2: Martin Bildner - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2016, via Ealdormere.

Per pale gules and counter-ermine, two martlets addorsed Or, in chief a plate, all within a bordure argent


3: Yamagata Tarou Tokimu'ne - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 15th - 16th Century Japanese.

Yamagta: (山形) Japanese surname, dated to around 1600 in From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan Revised Edition (Syracuse NY; Gakumon, 2004), page 329. Also the name of Yamagata Masakage (山県 昌景?, 1524 - June 29, 1575), a warrior and trusted general of Takeda Shingen, who lead the famous "red fire unit" of Takeda Cavalry. From Stephen Turnbull's The Samurai Sourcebook (New York: Cassell & Co., 1998), pages 222-223.

Tarou: (太郎), Japanese yobina, or birth order name, meaning "first son". From Throndardottir's NCMJ Revised, page 373.

Tokimu'ne: (時宗) Japanese masculine nanori, dated to 1332. From Throndardottir's NCMJ Revised, page 360.


Many and warmest thanks to those who have taken the time to comment and thus advance the art and science of heraldry in the Society.

Dietrich von Sachsen

Green Mantle Herald


OSCAR counts 2 New Names and 2 New Devices. These 4 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $16 for them. There are a total of 4 items submitted on this letter.