Caid LoI dated 2018-03-29

Unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, Cormac Wreath and the College of Arms entire does Eridana Dolphin and the Caid College of Heralds, send greetings and salutations.

Many thanks to Bruce Batonvert, Jeanne Marie Blue Mountain, Ariana Increscent, Hrorek Chevron, Thomas Quatrefoil, Brianna Exchequer who assisted in the preperation of this letter. Special thanks to Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt who accepted submissions from Caid at Estrella

In Kingdom news, Paul fitz Denis, Crescent Principal Herald of Caid was asked to join the Order of the Laurel and he accepted. His elevation will occur at Gyldenholt Anniversary on June 2. There was much rejoicing in the Caid College of Heralds.

1: Batu Sechen Tsagaajin - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2016, via Caid.

Per pale sable and vert, a tyger sejant contourny argent maintaining a hand mirror bendwise sinister Or.

Barony of Lyondemere


2: Bikkus Catti - New Name & New Device

Per pale Or and vert, a carpenter's square, point to chief, a bordure embattled argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Both name elements are found in A database of the Celtic personal names of Roman Britain (CPNRB) http://www.asnc.cam.ac.uk/personalnames/ This is a new resource to Caid College of Heralds and appears to be very useful for early Celtic name elements in Roman Britain

Bikkus is undated but entire database is Celtic Names of Roman Britain from the Northern countries. Found on Samian ware www.asnc.cam.ac.uk/personalnames/details.php?name=103 From the word bikko meaning small.

Catti is dated to late first century BC to early first century AD and was found on a coin. Found in the South-western counties. www.asnc.cam.ac.uk/personalnames/details.php?name=160

Submitted at Estrella

Barony of Dreibergen

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=234/2018-03-21/16-12-53_Bikkus_Cover.jpeg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=234/2018-03-21/16-12-53_Bikkus_doc1.jpeg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=234/2018-03-21/16-12-54_Bikkus_doc2.jpeg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=234/2018-03-21/16-12-54_catti.jpeg


3: Caid, Kingdom of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1975, via the West.

Azure, four crescents conjoined in saltire, horns outward, within an arch argent

The badge is intended for the Crescent Artisan championship (generic name, not submitted).

This is clear of the Society's badge for the Office of Arts and Sciences (reg. March 1986 via Laurel), Azure, a candle enflamed within an arch stooped argent. Under the most stringent interpretation, we get a DC for type and a DC for number of central primary charge; in point of fact, SC should apply here.


4: Connor son of Galen - New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and sable, a stags head cabossed counterchanged

Sound (Connor son of Galen) most important.

submitter does not want Galensson or Galenson

Connor is found as an English surname in familyearch records.(it is also the submitter legal name, will confirm or send if necessary)

Mary Connor Gender Female 28 Feb 1584 Burnby, York, England Father Thomas Connor Batch C10660-3 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2SY-WJZ

Surnames can be used as given names in late period England - [September 2012 Cover Letter] From Pelican: Late Period English Given Names Derived from Family Names

son of Lingua Anglica form of fitz or filius familysearch database

fitz John Fitz Allen Uffculme, Devonshire, England Gender Male Christening 09 MAR 1618 Batch #C05204-2 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDGF-W38

Many examples of Allen as a given name, one being

Allen Abbote Gender Male Christening 06 Jun 1573 COLYTON,DEVON, ENGLAND Father William Abbote Batch #P00185-1 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRMC-LLN

filius Willimus Filius Dungie Spouse Katerina Cornish 1600 Crantock, Cornwall, England Batch #M86694-4https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJHZ-BX5

Galen Is found as a given name, dated to 1425 in reference to the famous Greek physician:from the MED, sn Rōmain (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=byte&byte=165254232&egdisplay=open&egs=165261700): ?a1425 *Chauliac(1) (NY 12) 30a/a: It is soth þat in soluyng of þe formica of þat romane womman, Galen approued whey of mylke in which he put a litel of scamonie.

Galen is the name by which a famous doctor of the Classical era was known, as well as an English masculine given name from 1619. In registering Galen of Black Diamond in Apr. 1996 (A-Atlantia), the LOAR stated:

The medical writings of Claudius Galenus, better known as Galen, were known in the Middle Ages, and there are a few examples of English use of Classical names c. 1200, so we are giving the name the benefit of the doubt.

from Nov 2014 LoAR https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJHZ-BX5

Hubert son of Donald. Name. This name uses a lingua Anglica form of the byname filius Donald. Examples of Latinized patronyms using the vernacular form of the father's name include filius Hugh, filius Crispian, filius Daukyn, and filius Dolfin, all found in Reaney & Wilson, s.nn. Hugh, Crispin, Dawkins, and Dolphin. Therefore, we are able to register the name as submitted.

Multiple examples of sable on gules and gules on sable in Germany

https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=6/2016-06-11/15-31-38_20-13-03_Flicitas_FluSSmullnerin_device_ doc3[1].jpg

Examples of Stag's head cabossed

THVIL Azure, a stags head cabossed (something on head) Or and a bordure gules Second row second from left http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_12_Siebmacher.htm

V: Treusbach Bottom center Gules, a stags head cabossed argent http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_143_Siebmacher.htm

V: KREIDELWITZ top left Gules, a stags head cabossed sable attired argent http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_50_Siebmacher.htm

Examples of Counterchanged sable and gules. The first example is a charge similar in complexity to a stags head

V: RADENHAVSEN bottom second from left Per pale gules and sable, an eagle counterchanged http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_182_Siebmacher.htm

V: BERBISDORF top center Per pale gules and sable, two arms inverted counterchanged, handed argent in chief a mullet Or. http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_162_Siebmacher.htm

DIE ZIMMER bottom second from left Per pale sable and gules, two horns inverted counterchanged http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_161_Siebmacher.htm

Per pale gules and sable, a wheel counterchanged https://bildsuche.digitale-sammlungen.de/index.html?c=viewer&bandnummer=bsb00001649&pimage=73&v=100& nav=&l=en Tirol, Anton:Wappenbuch - BSB Cod.icon. 310 Tirol, Anton, (Ende 15. Jh. - 1540

Barony of Calafia

Submitted by Eridana Dolphin

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=234/2018-03-21/22-16-44_Galen1.jpeg

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=234/2018-03-21/22-17-37_Stag_head.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=234/2018-03-21/22-17-39_Counterchanged.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=234/2018-03-21/22-24-24_multi.jpeg


5: Geiri Smiðsson - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2016, via Caid.

Per saltire azure and Or, in pale a mallet and a mattock argent

this is the default for a mattock so there is not a UOP issue

Barony of Lyondemere


6: Jódís Nyksdóttir - New Name & New Device

Azure estencely, a schnecke issuant from sinister chief, on a chief Or three Norse sun crosses azure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (work with horses and breeding them) most important.

Jódís is found as a Norse female name in GB pg 12 and on Viking Answer Lady http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml#j says "Norse jór (derived from Germanic *ehwaz) "horse""

contacted the submitter because of no accent on the i on the paperwork. She was working from a cell phone when filling out paperwork and prefers with accents

Nyksdóttir is formed from the Norse masculine given found on Viking Answer Lady site as From OW.Norse nykr "nicor, nixie, water goblin." This name is also connected to Nukki and Nokki. Occurs in the runic nominative case form nukR. NR s.n. NykR, Nukki/Nokki Although this does have references to unusual powers it seems to have been used as a given name for humans http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#n

Submitted at Estrella

Barony of Dun Or


7: Killian Klausson - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Killian is found as a German given name dated to 1593 in familysearch records

Killian Kaiser Spouse Barbara 25 Mar 1593 Evangelisch, Bitzfeld, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg M92453-1 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JH6Q-5TG

Klausson is found in familysearh dated to 1645 in Denmark

Rassmus Rasmussen Male Christening 12 Jan 1645 HOLMENS SOGN, KOBENHAVN, KOBENHAVN, DENMARK Father Rassmus Klausson C21849-1 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYNW-5MT

SENA allows German and Scandinavian combination throughout period

Submitted by Eridana Dolphin

Barony of Calafia


8: Klaus Axelsson - Resub Household Name

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

Clan of Gallow Glass

The submitters original household name was returned on the Nov 2017 LoaR

Klaus Axelsson. Household name Clann Gallóglaigh.

This household name must be returned because it does not match any documented pattern for naming households. The only evidence found to date for Gaelic clan names shows that they were created from given names or patronymic surnames. [June 2013 Cover Letter] As Gallóglaigh is either an adjective or a descriptive surname, it cannot be used to form a clan name.

Clan is found in Alys article as a household designator in English from Alys's Simple Guide to Household Names http://alysprojects.blogspot.com/2016/10/alyss-simple-guide-to-household-names.html

In the same article

B. Household Names Based on Personal Names

Another common form of household name is based on the name of the individual owner, founder or inspiration. The exact form of such names depends on the language and culture in which it is created.

In English, we have documentation for forming household names based on given names, surnames or a person's full name.

Gallow is found as a late period surname in England from familysearch

Agnes Gallow, Papworth-St. Agnes, Cambridge, England Female Christening 20 Mar 1578 C13055-2 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRDX-R8B

Surnames can be used as given names in late period England - [September 2012 Cover Letter] From Pelican: Late Period English Given Names Derived from Family Names

Glass is also found as a late period English surname

Richard Glass Spouse Elizabeth Jones 01 Jun 1573 All Saints, Dilhorne, Stafford, England M03398-4 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX6T-CJT

Barony of Calafia

Submitted by Eridana Dolphin

Correction to Household Name (2018-Apr-13 12:04:30): If Clan is not an acceptable designator the submitter will accept House or Company


9: Marcos de la Cruz - New Name & New Device

Argent, a phoenix azure and in chief a rose proper

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Crown Submission

Marcos - found 4 times in "16th Century Spanish Names" by Elsbeth Anne Roth http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/spanish/male-given-alpha.html

de la Cruz is documented with 7 examples as a Spanish descriptive byname meaning "of the cross" examples include Isabel de la Cruz (1571, V.3150), María de la Cruz (1571, V.3150) (daughter and mother), Juana de la Cruz (1571, V.3247), Bartolomé de la Cruz (1574, V.3622), Fray Luis de la Cruz (1578, VI.12) "16th Century Spanish Names" by Elsbeth Anne Roth (Kathy Van Stone)found at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/spanish/other-bynames-freq.html

Mateo de la Cruz is the closest registered name and is clear by change of both syllables of the given name

Barony of Lyondemere

Submitted by Master Lot

The college was divided on whether this is a properly drawn flame


10: Mjaðveig Eyksdóttir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (My name is Mead and I am a horse breeder) most important.

originally submitted with the byname Beytill The byname beytill was ruled unregisterable in Jan 2006, in the returned submission of Finnr beytill. The ban was confirmed in Sept 2009, in the returned submission of Wolfgar beytill. Submitter picked a different byname

Mjaðveig is found on the Viking Answer lady site http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml#m and was found in CV pp. 433, 690 s.v. mjodr, veig; NR s.v. -væig

"The first element Mjað- comes from the stem of Old Icelandic mjodr, genitive mjaðar, "mead, honey-wine". The second from the citation for Álmveig The etymology of the second element -veig is unclear. It may derive from OW.Norse veig "strong, powerful," which comes from Germanic *waizó, or it may instead come from OW.Norse víg "battle" and the OW.Norse adjective vígr "competent in battle, skilled with weapons". There is a slight possibility that -veig may instead be derived from OW.Norse vé "holy place" (compare with the Gothic adjective weihs "holy"). Cleasby-Vigfusson suggests a fourth possible derivation, from Old Icelandic veig, "a strong drink, alcoholic beverage" used of beer and the Mead of Poetry

Eyksdóttir is a Norse masculine given name found on the AnswerLady site, originally a by-name in West Scandinavia meaning "beast of burden, horse." Anglo-Scandinavian forms include the Latinized Aichus. FJ p. 77 s.n. Eykr http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#e

Submitted at Estrella

Barony of Dreibergen


11: Seraphina de Arlotto - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2011, via Caid.

Per saltire azure and purpure, a wolf passant between three pairs of needles in saltire argent

The name was registered Jan 2011.

The previous device submission, with the same design but with threaded needles, was returned on the LoAR of Jan 2011:

This device is returned because the secondary charges are not identifiable. Both commenters and those at the meeting were unable to identify the charges as pairs of threaded needles in saltire. Therefore, the device is in violation of section VIII.3 of the Rules for Submissions, which requires that items be "used in a design so as to preserve their individual identifiability."

On resubmission, please instruct the submitter that the portions of the field blazoned as azure need to be unmistakably azure. The tincture used on the forms blurs the distinction between azure and purpure, which is also sufficient reason for return.

In this resubmission, the threads from the needles have been removed, making it clearer that these are sewing needles. As for coloration, the current forms were colored using Society-standard Crayola markers.

Barony of Lyondemere

Submitted by Bruce Batonvert


12: Una Logan and William Walworth de Durham - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Una Logan) registered exactly as it appears in August of 1998, via the East.
OSCAR finds the name (William Walworth de Durham) registered exactly as it appears in May of 2005, via Caid.

(Fieldless) two talbots sejant adorssed Or maintaining with their tails a knot of two hearts voided and braced to form a single cord gules

joint badge

Barony of Western Seas

Submitted by Eridana Dolphin


In Service,

Eridana Dolphin


OSCAR counts 6 New Names, 6 New Devices and 2 New Badges. These 14 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $56 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Household Name and 1 Resub Device. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 16 items submitted on this letter.