An Tir LoI dated 2018-03-18

Unto Dame Juliana de Luna, Laurel Queen of Arms; Mistress Alys Mackintosh, Pelican Queen of Arms; Master Cormac Mór, Wreath King of Arms; and all esteemed members of the College of Arms does Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle, Lions Blood Herald, send greetings and salutations;

It is the intent of the An Tir College of Heralds to register the following items. Some items have been processed by the Principality of Tir Righ College of Heralds and are marked as such:

1: Alaina Blackthorn - New Name & New Device

Argent, on a pile inverted throughout sable between two thistles proper, a frog rampant argent.

No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 14th-16thc Welsh/English.
Language most important.

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Mist.

No documentation was provided on the form for Alaina, however, a copy of the submitter's Washington State driver's license was provided with the name submission form showing Alaina as a given name.Submitter is using the Legal name allowance under SENA PN 4 d.

Blackthorn - A byname derived from the prunus spinosa, known as the blackthorn or sloe, a plant native to the British Isles. A "sloe-thorn worm" used as fishing bait is mentioned in the 15th venture work, The Treatyse of Fishing with an Angle, by Juliana Berners.

The Middle English Dictionary, s.n. lether (n.) (, dates "Joh. Blakthorn" to 1373 and "John Blakthorne" to 1381. The same source, s.n. blā̆k (adj.) offers a few examples of "black" as an attested form of the adjective, including in the byname "Blackstone", dated to 1296

In 1279 Blackthorn was recoreded as a dependent hamlet of Ambrosden. In 1539 the Blackthorn was included when the Ashridge Priory was dissolved in the Dissolution of the Monasteries and surrendered its lands to the crown. Later, the crown separated them and Blackthorn was sold by agents of Elizabeth I to John Denton, lord of one of the manors of Bichester in 1564.

Trees of Britain and Europe, K. Rushforth 1999

A History of the Country of Oxford, Mary D. Label 1957

No Conflicts found

2: Aonghus Keith - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Tir Righ Submission

Index of Names in Irish Annals: Óengus, Áengus / Aonghus by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan - - Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form: Aonghus

FamilySearch Historical Records - -Thomas Keith Gender: Male Burial Date: 04 Feb 1542 Burial Place: Great Grimsby, Lincoln, England Batch Number B00276-0

Black's Surnames of Scotland has: pp. 388-9 sn. Keith ( Kayt, 1590; Keyth, 1626; Keythe, 1621; Keytht, 1590

The June 2016 LoAR sn. Gelis Grim says: "...i/y switches are also common in Scots." ( So that would give us "Keith" in 1626.

3: Caitriona inghean Lochlainn - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

The submitter's branch is Wyewood.

Caitriona -Index of Names in Irish Annals: Caitríona by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan

Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) form: Caitríona

Lochlainn - Index of Names in Irish Annals: Lochlainn by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan

Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form

Commenters found no conflict- closest was Caitríona inghean mhic Lochlainn which commenters felt was clear due to precedent: a change to a particle can count as a substantial change in spelling and appearance of one syllable under PN3C2 of SENA. [Catherine de Mailly, May 2016 LoAR, A-West].

4: Duncan of Aberfoyle - New Name & New Device

Or, an axe and an arrow inverted in saltire and on a chief sable three escallops Or

Tir Righ Submission

Aberfoyle - s.n. Aberfoyle, pdf p. 122, "Place-names of Scotland" by James B. Johnston, B.D., 2nd ed. 1903 shows example of 1481 Abirfull; G. aber-phuill, gen. of G. and Ir. poll, `a pool or bog, also a stream.' See entry image.

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5: Eva Wen - New Name & New Device

Gules, two daggers in chevron proper between three roses argent seeded Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No holding name.
No changes.
Language most important.
Culture most important.
Meaning most important.

The submitter's branch is Terra Pomaria.

Both name elements are found in "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names" by Heather Rose Jones. .

No Conflicts Found

6: Genevieve Choue - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of December 31, 2016 as Geneviève Choue.

Counter-ermine, three owl's heads erased affronty argent.

The submitter's previous submission, Ermine, an owl sable, was returned in March 2017 for the following:

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Serlo of Litchfield: Gyronny gules and Or, a vulture close sable. Per precedent, there is no DC granted between owls and other raptors and thus the only DC is for changing the field.

7: Gottfried von Gaar - New Name

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

The submitter's branch was not listed on the submission form.

Family Search Historical Record

Gottfried: Gottfried Schweiker, Male, 26 June 1588 (Christening), Jagstkreis, Wuerttemburg, batch C92335-1

Gar: Joannes Gar, Male, 14 June, 14 June 1598 (Christening), Putzig, Westpruessen, Prussia, batch C99600-1

Adamus Von Gaar

male, christened 1642, Cologne, Germany. Batch no. C96890-1


The submitter requested the name Gottfried von Gar- however due to the von being a locative and there being no evidence found of Gar as a place name it was decided that Von Gaar is a minor change and since submitter checked desires sound and can be documented it was changed at kingdom level.

No conflicts found

8: Lions Gate, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 1986, via An Tir.

Heart and Hand, Order of the

Tir Righ Submission

Follows the used pattern of Two Charges as per Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald

OED, sn heart: 1575 G. Turberville Bk. Faulconrie 314 For remedy wherof, take the heart of a Hog, and a quantitie of his sewet minced very small, and make them into pouder togither.

OED, sn hand: 1548 Hall's Vnion: Edward IV f. ccxxxiiii Then eche Prince layed his right hand on ye Missal, and his left hand on the holy Crosse, & toke there a solempne othe.

9: Margaret Fae - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2006, via An Tir.

Per bend sinister Or and sable, a sun within an orle counterchanged.

10: Margaret Palmer - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (Scottish) most important.

The submitter's branch is Madrone.

Margaret - Withycombe p206 d.1093

Palmer - Black p645 dated 1204

No conflicts found

11: Sadhbh Bheag inghean Toirrdhealbhaigh - New Badge

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

Fieldless a demi-ounce azure

Tir Righ Submission

OSCAR says it cannot find this name however the O&A says: Sadhbh Bheag inghean Toirrdhealbhaigh - This name was registered in August of 2017 (via An Tir).

12: Þóra Jórsalafari - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Meaning most important.

The submitter's branch is Stromgard.

Þóra Jórsalafari, a 12th century Norse feminine name.

Þóra: Gierr-Bassi p16, feminine name.

Jórsalafari: Gierr-Bassi p24 (byname).

No conflicts found.

In service to the Crown of An Tir,
Viscountess Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle
Lions Blood Herald

OSCAR counts 8 New Names, 1 New Order Name, 4 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 14 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $56 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 15 items submitted on this letter.