Artemisia LoI dated 2017-12-30

Ii-wy em hotep Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, and Cormac Wreath. Ankh, udja, seneb. Ii-wy em hotep members of the College of Arms. Ii-wy em hotep all who read these words from Sneferu Golden Pillar and the Artemisian College of Heralds,

These are the items which have passed kingdom scrutiny since Artemisia's latest LoI dated 2017-11-29. As always, those items upon which Golden Pillar consulted were decided upon by Golden Wing. Please enjoy.

1: Aife ingen Muiredaig - New Name & New Device

Per bend vert and argent, a dragonfly argent and a bat sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (11th Century Scottish Highlands) most important.




From Coblaith:

Mari Elspeth nic Bryan's Index of Names in Irish Annals gives Aífe as the standard Middle Irish Gaelic form of a feminine given name and Muiredaig as the standard Middle Irish Gaelic genitive form of a masculine given name (, Feminine patronymics of the form "ingen [father's name]" require no further documentation for that language, per SENA Appendix A ( Per precedent, diacritical marks may be left out of Gaelic names so long as they are done so consistently (

2: Cunen Beornhelm - New Alternate Name Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 1991, via Atlantia.

Cunueon Scriptor

Old Item: Cunueon Beornhelm, to be retained as an alternate name.
No major changes.
Sound (Cunueon) most important.

Both elements and the name structure are documented from Jones' "First Thousand Years of British Names" at

The Given Name Cunueon appears in the list of Welsh masculine given names from the Book of Llandav in Appendex V of this work at Everywhere else in the articles Jones indicates that the documents from which the names are derived date from the sixth to tenth century.

Scriptor appears as an attested byname in Appendix IV of the article which deals with the name patterns that appear in the Book of of Llandav at This name follows the pattern of a single given name and single occupational byname as evidenced in the name of Dissaith scriptor.

Correction to Alternate Name (2017-Dec-30 22:12:15): This is in fact a change of primary name with the old primary name of Cunen Beornhelm to be retained if the new name is registered

3: Dalek Volkov - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister vert and Or, a merman and a semy of bees counterchanged

Dalek: (Linked from slavic names on Academy of Saint Gabriel)

Volkov: (Linked from zoological bynames in medieval Russia on Academy of Saint Gabriel)

From ffride:

Wickenden sn. Dalek dates it to 1280.

Wickenden sn. Volk has an instance of it as a patronymic:

Istoma Ivanov syn Volkov. 1583-7.

The July 2017 LoAR cover letter notes:


"...where the submitter has not requested authenticity, names found in the Dictionary will be treated as Russian, regardless of their source. In addition, we will continue the policy of giving submitters the benefit of the doubt as to temporal compatibility when using name elements found in the Dictionary."

As the name elements are within 500 years of each other, this should be fine.

This submission was redrawn at kingdom with the submitters permission. The original artwork is image 1.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

4: Gordon Hedgehogge - New Name & New Device

Purpure, in pale three wagon wheels Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Hedgehog) most important.

From FamilySearch Historical Records:

Gordon: Gordon Davis christened on November 21, 1621 at London {Batch #p001601}

Hedgehogge: George Hedgehogge christened on January 7, 1561 at Alvechurch in Worcestershire {Batch # C025492}

5: Henrik Blads Bruun - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Danish 1400-1650) most important.

Henrik - Mundane name (redacted drivers licence in packet)

Bruun - Mundane name (redacted drivers licence in packet)

From Coblaith:

Micheal Blads, a male, was Christened on February 22nd, 1570, in Wensley, York, England, according to FamilySearch's England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 database, Batch P00920-1 (

Hans Bruun, a male, was buried on May 11th, 1645, in Nordborg, Sonderborg, Denmark, according to FamilySearch's Denmark Burials, 1640-1917 database, Batch B22422-1 (

Henrik is found in Oluf August Nielsen's 1883 Olddanske personnavne, with a summary on page 43 stating that form and a Latinized version of it are attested from the 13th to the 16th century ( and a citation reading "Henrik Kumlsen 1514 J.Tingsv." on page 59, s.n. Kumli ( I do not read the language in which the text is written, so I cannot provide the necessary English translations. I also cannot offer any assessment of the source's reliability, but the Sovereigns quoted it in the LoAR as recently as 2015 (

While all the elements in the name are documentable, they are from different Regional Naming Groups that are not able to be combined. However, the first given name and the last surname are the submitter's legal given and surname. They can therefore be considered neutral. Combined with an English surname, they are allowed to be part of a double surname, as that is allowed in English names. So, for registration purposes, the name is English, not Dutch as the submitter would like. However, the names themselves are Dutch, and Golden Wing feels that covers the spirit of the cultural request.

6: Ilaria de Medici - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

The name "Ilaria" is an Italian form of hilary meaning cheerful. It shows up in Italy from 1300 until present day. There is an "Ilaria" born in 1480 and 1582.

The surname "de Medici" is present in Italy from 1230 until 1843 as a female last name. First listed in a document in 1230, the name belongs to a wealthy banking family. I have not found the names used together in period records, but both are used during the same time.

From ffride:

Names from 15th and 16th Century Pisa by Juliana de Luna has listed as a given name:


Ilaria, 10 instances, between 1468 and 1545.

Late Period Italian Women's Names: Florence by Juliana de Luna has listed as a family name:


Medici / de'Medici

7: Jana atte Hille - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Artemisia LoI of March 27, 2017 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A wreath of willow herb vert flowered purpure

Badge is based on the submitters registered arms (image 1).

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

8: Mærwynn Elyot - New Name & New Device

Vert, a bridle argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (1100-1300 English) most important.

Mærwynn -

Feminine Given Names in "A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek

"Old English Names After 1300" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael

Elyot - R + W s.n. Eliot, Elyot, 1188, William_Elyot_1257

From Adelaide:

Submitted form is offered as an Old English hypothetical, not an attested form, at the given source, under Merewen.

As such, it is incompatible with the surname. Attested forms of the name are: Merewen 1202 Merewina 1221 Merwenna 1321

Merewen Elyot is a fine name.

9: Mærwynn Elyot - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) a bridle argent

Name is being submitted on the same letter

10: Merin de Bourbon - New Name & New Device

Vert, an ermine marked sable and a cockatrice argent combattant

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (Burgundian) most important.

Merin - Legal Name (redacted drivers licence in packet)

du Bourbon - the royal Bourbons originated in 1272.

"Histoire de la Maison Royale de France" tome 4. Editions du Palais-Royal, 1967, Paris pp 144-146, 151-153, etc.

Lois I Duke of Bourbon: 1279-1341. The family tree of the Bourbons of India and France,

From ffride:

Merin Maxfeld, feminine, married 1578, London, England. Batch no. M00080-1


Late Period French Surnames (used by women) by Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( has:

de Bourbon, 2 instances: 1503, 1515

Changed at Kingdom, with submitters permission from du to de in keeping with available documentation, and grammar of the French language. Should any commenters have documentation of 'du Bourbon', submitter would prefer that spelling.

11: Rebekah of Loch Salann - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (name and location) most important.

Rebekah - Legal name

From ffride:

Jewish Names in the World of Medieval Islam: Women's Names compiled by Yehoshua ben Haim haYerushalmi ( has:


The O and A says the branch name "Loch Salann, Barony of" was registered May 1980.


12: Sigrothr Melrakki - New Device

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

Wolfenschnitt sable and argent.

This submission was redrawn at kingdom with the submitters permission. The original artwork is image 1.

This type of field division is shown multiple times in German armory such as in the period Helchner arms (image 2), the arms of Hans Burgkmair the Elder 1473-1531 (image 3), and the undated arms of Kornmaier (image 4). A good deal of the information on this comes from the website of Bernhard Peter (second link). 30

Golden Wing finds the documentation of multiple animals being used as the line of division compelling. Furthermore, he wants to see what Laurel and Wreath have to say, and what blazon term they decide to use.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

13: Symonne de Clermont en Beauvaisis - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2016, via Artemisia.

(Fieldless) A bee quarterly argent and gules

Badge is based on the submitters registered arms (image 1).

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

Thanks be to Apollonia Black Pillar and to all commeters who helped with these submissions at kingdom including but not limited to Coblaith Muimnech, Adelaide de Beaumont, Vémundr Skeggason, ffride wlffsdotter, Magnus von Lübeck, Alisoun Metron Ariston, Iago ab Adam, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Razumnik Arrow's Flight, Thomasine Lestrange, and Kryss Kostarev.


Sneferu sa Djedi mewetif Merit
Golden Pillar Herald
Kingdom of Artemisia

Standard disclaimer: So far as I know, 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.

OSCAR counts 8 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name Change, 6 New Devices and 3 New Badges. These 18 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $72 for them. There are a total of 18 items submitted on this letter.