Northshield LoI dated 2018-03-31

Greetings unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pellican, Cormac Wreath, and the various members of the College of Arms, greetings from HL Iohannes Glenfidanus, Polaris Herald, and his deputy Mira Fastova, Keythong Herald of Northshield.

What follows is the March 2018 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of Northshield. We are requesting registration for these items.

We would like to thank all of the heralds, from within Kingdom and without, who contributed comments on OSCAR for the Northshield February Internal Letter of Intent. I am particularly grateful for the contributions of Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Konrad Mailander, Gawain of Miskbridge, ffride wlffsdotter, Basil Dragonstrike, Magnus von Lübeck, Iago ab Adam, Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, Seraphina Delphino, Etienne Le Mons, Conrad von Zollern and Christian Jorgensen af Hilsonger. You all make my decisions much easier and I am eternally grateful that you share your expertise on our letter.

1: Daine Forrester - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Kingdom Commentary Note: Documentation for given name changed based on kingdom commentary. (

Daine - surname found in "16th Century Gloucestershire Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) Daine has 1 documented instance as a surname.

Precedent allows for surnames to be used as given names in late period English.

Forrester Found in Family Search:

Sarath Forrester, F, Date 12 May 1606, Place London, England, Batch B02101-8 (

2: Eldgrímr Úlfkarl - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Kingdom Commentary Notes: Kingdom commenters were divided on the proper format for this byname. <úlfr karl> was suggested as were <Úlfr Karl> and <Úlfkarl>. (

Eldgrímr is a masculine given name found in Geirr Bassi on p 9

Úlfkarl is a constructed Norse descriptive byname using the following elements as found in the

<Ulf-> as in Ulfgeirr (see Úlfarr: The first element Úlf- is identical to Old Icelandic úlfr, "wolf".)(

<Karl> found in Geirr Bassi on p 12

3: Emerenciana Ariaenssen - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Holland.

Emerenciana is a Dutch feminine given name dated to 1541, found in "Names from Antwerp, 1443-1561" by Sara L. Uckelman and Kym Banoczi (

Ariaenssen is a surname found in Family Search:

Lijntien, Father - Gerrit Ariaenssen, 29 Apr 1620, Christening, NETHERLANDS, Batch C90173-4 (

4: Eyfriðr Matheusdóttir - New Name & New Device

Sable, between a coney contourny sejant and a closed book palewise argent a pale pily-barry purpure and argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Kingdom Commentary Note: Byname was changed from <Matthiasdóttir> to <Matheusdóttir> based on kingdom commentary. Submitter approves of this change.


Eyfriðr is a Norse feminine given name found on the Viking Answer Lady website at (

"For the first element Ey- see above (Eybjorg). For the second element -fríðr see above (Áfríðr). A short-form of names in Fríð-, -fríðr is Fríða."

Eybjorg - "The first element Ey- (or before a vowel, Eyj-) is of uncertain origin but may derive from *auja, "fortune, gift." The Cleasby-Vigfusson dictionary states that while the second element -ey may be related to the word for island, from Primitive Scandinavian *awió, when it appears as the first element Ey- or Eyj- then the word comes from a different root."

Áfríðr - "The second element -fríðr is from the OW.Norse adjective fríðr "beautiful" in the original sense of "beloved" and related to the OW.Norse verb frjá "to love". This name is found in Old Swedish as Afridh. Runic forms include the nominative forms afiriþ, afriþ, afriþ, af×riþ, (a)friþr, ifriþ, ifriþr and the accusative form afriþi. A short form of names in Fríð-, -fríðr is Fríða."

Matheusdóttir is a Norse patronymic constructed of <Matheus> found in Geirr Bassi page 13 with -dóttir.

Kingdom Commentary Note: (

1. Kingdom commentors suggested that the charges should be made larger. In making that change, the submitter changed the direction of the coney to contourny.

2. There was some discussion regarding the treatment of the pale and how to blazon it.

3. A question regarding whether this submission has a unified arrangement rules problem was offered.

5: Lars Wolf Blüt - New Name Change From Holding Name

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in October of 2007, via Northshield.

Old Item: Lars of Nordskogen, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

Kingdom Commentary Note: Byname was changed from <Blut> to <Blüt>, based on kingdom commentary. Submitter approved this change. (

SENA Appendix A permits double given names for German naming

Scandinavian and German are compatible language groups according to SENA Appendic C

Lars 15th c Norway - St Gabriel Report 2532 (

Wolf "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" by Sara L. Uckelman (

Wolff 5

Wolff 2

Wolf 1

Wolffel 1

Wollff 1

Blüt "German Names from Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg, 1441" by Sara L. Uckelman (

"Blu[v]t" - Transcribed for a v written on top of a u.

6: Luca MacGregere - New Name & New Device

Azure, a sheaf of five arrows and on a chief embattled Or a compass rose between two coneys sejant azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.

The source for both name elements is "Names from 13th Century Scottish Parliamentary Records" by Alys Mackyntoich (Alissa Pyrich)(

Luca is a masculine given name dated to 1248

Modernized Form - Luke

Form Found in the Records - Luca

Years Found - 1248

MacGregere is a Gaelic-origin byname

Modernized Form - MacGregor

Form Found in the Records - McGreghere, <McGregere>

Years Found - 1293

Kingdom Commentary Note: The byname has to be expanded from <McGregere> to <MacGregere> as scribal abbreviation Mc- expands to Mac- for registration per the September 2013 Cover Letter. Submitter approved of this change. (

Kingdom Commentary Note: Blazon has been changed from 'Azure, a sheaf of arrows and on a chief embattled Or two coneys and a compass rose azure' to 'Azure, a sheaf of five arrows and on a chief embattled Or a compass rose between two coneys sejant azure', based on kingdom commentary.

Commenters also noted an issue with the rays of the compass rose extending beyond the circle, so the submitter did a redraw to correct that (better safe than sorry).


7: Sesilia Bjornsdottir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Norse) most important.
Culture (Norse) most important.

Kingdom Commentary Notes: Byname changed from <Bjornardottir> to <Bjornsdottir> with approval of submitter. Documentation updated based on kingdom commentary, with thanks to ffride wlffsdotter. (

Sesilia "Lind col. 187 sn. Cecilia

Secilia, Iceland, 1477

Sescilia, Iceland, 1479

Cesilie, Norway, genitive case, 1427

Sessiliu, Iceland, genitive case, 1397


asæ biornsdotter, and torgunno biorns dottor, (dative case) 1465(

Asaa Biorns d. 1422(

Gunder Bjørnsen, 1545(

Gunar Bjørnsen og Berthe Bjørns Datter, 1570(


Sigrid Nilsz dottir, 1541(

Gwnbiørg andersdottir, 1522(

maritte nilss dottir, 1542("

In service to the Society, Northshield & the College of Arms

Honourable Lord Iohannes Glenfidanus, Polaris

Mistress Mira Fastova, Keythong

OSCAR counts 6 New Names and 2 New Devices. These 8 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $32 for them. OSCAR counts 1 New Holding Name Change. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.