Artemisia LoI dated 2018-03-31

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 Golden Pillar's latest LoI dated 2018-02-28.

1: Ægeleif Sarasdottir - New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and argent two ravens respectant counterchanged maintaining an apple between them Or and on a chief gules three bees Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Given name) most important.

ÆGILEIF

- This name appears in Landnámabók ch. 46 for Ægileif Þórsteinsdóttir and in ch. 72 for Ægileif Hrólfsdóttir." (http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml)

- Geirr Bassi p. 17, feminine name.

SARASDOTTIR

- "Vanhat nimityyppimme (Finnish Names)" by Rouva Gertrud, (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/FinnishNamesArticle.htm)

- sn. Saara

- Käre hustrw Sara 1577

EXAMPLES OF MATRONYMICS

- Gertrud says that matronymics were used in Finland in period. "A patronymic was the norm, a matronymic was used probably only if the father wasn't known [...] Most of these names were derived from the father's (or mother's) first name, [...]"

- We have examples of matronymics in Sweden as well.

- SMP sn. Ingevald, Ingiualdus Estridson, 1320; hre Ingiuald Æzstriða sun, 14th c. (http://130.238.4.107/SMP/pdf/Ingevald.pdf, bottom of page 3)

- SMP sn. Ingeborgh, [Ragn]ualdi Jngiborgason, 1306; Ragnualdus Jngiborgasons, 1315; Benedicto Jngiborghaesson, 1310; Haquinus Ingiborgason, 1306; Haquinus Jngeburghaesson dictus Lema, 1315 (http://arkiv.sprakochfolkminnen.se/Display.aspx..., pg. 3)

Additional docs from ffride wlffsdotter:

So, the matronymic is dated 1577, so Ægileif has to be dated to 1077 or later.

Lind col. 211 sn. Egilleif has:

Ægeleif Elifs d., Norway, 1346

There are two examples listed that have the spelling the submitter wants, but are too early to be compatible with "Sara":

Þorþr Ægileifar s., circa 900

Ægileifu d. Þorsteins Krauflu s:ar, (genitive) from 1000's.

SENA Appendix A says that Swedish patronymics/metronymics ending in -dottir require no further documentation.

The meaning would be unchanged, but the spelling would be changed by one letter to have both elements within 500 years of each other:

Ægeleif Sarasdottir

The submitted name was changed with the submitters permission from Ægileif Sarasdottir at kingdom to match these additional docs.


2: Ælwynn de Spencer - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) Within and conjoined to an annulet argent, a hawk rising to sinister sable

This name was registered on the January 2018 LoAR (via Artemisia).


3: Barony of Loch Salann - Resub Order Name

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

Courtesy of Loch Salann, List of

This branch-name was registered in May of 1980 (via Atenveldt).

The original iteration of this order name Order of the Flower of Chivalry was returned on the Oct 1990 LoAR (via Atenveldt) with the following comments:

Conflict with the SCA, Order of Chivalry. Addition of an adjective is insufficient.

http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1990/10/lar.html

The second iteration of this order name Order of the List of Chivalry was returned on the Aug 1993 LoAR (via Atenveldt) with the following comments:

The previous name, Order of the Flower of Chivalry, was returned Oct 90 for infringing on the SCA Order of Chivalry. The resubmission is equally an infringement. Though both names are technically clear by the addition of a substantive phrase (List of, Flower of), the overwhelming appearance is of a collection of members of the Chivalry. It's worth noting that the submission forms give the intended Order name as List of Chivalry -- no "Order of" -- which appears to be closer to the Barony's intent and which is definitely a conflict.

This must again be returned. We recommend to the Barony that any further resubmissions avoid any use of the term Chivalry.

https://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1993/08/lar.html

Documentation provided by the submitter for the current (third) iteration of this order name is as follows.

"List of" - Loch Salann already has registered this designator "List of Grace This Order name was registered to Loch Salann, Barony of in December of 1993 (via Atenveldt)." see http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_name.cgi?p=List%20of%20Grace

"Courtesy" - There is a precedence on both historic record and SCA heritage for using abstract qualities for order names. "Courtesy of Lochmere, Award of" This order name was registered to Lochmere, Barony of in July of 2015 (via Atlantia) see http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_name.cgi?p=Courtesy+of+Lochmere%2C+Award+of

It is also included in the "Medieval Secular Order: Standard form of Order names" As published by Juliana de Luna (julia SMith), Siren Herald in 2009

http://medievalscotland.org/jes/OrderNames/ListingOfStandardForms.shtml

Additional documentation provided by Magnus von Lübeck is as follows:

Middle English Dictionary s.n. cǒurteisīe (n.)

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED10060

2. (a) Refinement of manners; gentlemanly or courteous conduct; courtesy, politeness, etiquette;

a1500(?c1450) Merlin (Cmb Ff.3.11) 469: He was full of feire courtesie and a feire speker.

Middle English Dictionary s.n. suburb(e (n.)

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED43616

(1447) Shillingford 20: My lorde moved..to forbere arestys of alle men of habyte..then y reherced to hym of the last accorde of the suberbys withoute Esteyeate and what abstynance was of courtesy y graunted at that tyme.

This order name was submitted at kingdom under the name Courtesy of Loch Salann, The List of. In kingdom commentary Basil Lions Heart noted that while the designator List of is previously registered to the barony that registration does not include The. Artemisia has changed the submitted name to remove this word. The submitter has approved of this change.


4: Barony of Loch Salann - New Badge

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

Sable, a phoenix between three ermine spots one and two argent

This submission is to be associated with White Phoenix, Order of the

This order name was registered to Loch Salann, Barony of in November of 2014 (via Artemisia).

http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_name.cgi?p=White%20Phoenix%2c%20Order%20of%20the

In kingdom Kryss Kostarev was concerned that this submission bears some resemblance to the US naval rank insignia of a Command Master Chief (image 1). Golden Pillar finds the submitted badge to be clear of conflict with the image Kryss provided by several DC's and thus clear of presumption to that rank.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=994/2018-03-31/22-06-17_08-38-02_xcommand-master-chief-petty-officer.png.pagespeed.ic.A2sOa1yV5x.png


5: Caoilfhionn inghean ui Flaithbheartaigh - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (KEE-lin Flaherty) most important.
Culture (Ireland 13th to 15th Century) most important.

Caoilfhionn - Irish given name dated after 12000 in Academy of St. Gabriel report #1761. http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/1761.txt

Flaithbheartaigh - Irish byname dated as early as the 13th century in Academy of St. Gabriel report #1720 and 1234. http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/1720.txt http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/1234.txt

The submitter also included Academy of St. Gabriel report #1460. I'm not sure why, but there's the link: http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/1460.txt

This name was submitted to kingdom as Caoilfhionn inion ui Flaithbheartaigh. Basil Lions Heart noted the lack of documentation for inion and suggested that it may be a misspelling of inghean. The spelling was changed at kingdom to reflect this.


6: Giovanni Ratto - Resub Badge

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

Fieldless a rat rampant ermine maintaining a drum Or

The returned item can be found here:

https://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/09/17-09lar.html

"This badge is returned for violation of SENA A2C2, which requires that 'Elements must be drawn to be identifiable. While some allowance will be made for lack of artistic skill, the identity of elements must not be ambiguous. Ambiguity can be created when a depiction falls between two states that contribute to difference, such as tincture, posture, or type of charge.' In this submission, the drumstick is halfway between palewise and bendwise. As maintained charges count for difference, this must be returned."

The original returned item is below to better show the changes they have made.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=994/2018-03-31/22-10-54_23-39-20_Cameron_Fullmer_-_Badge_Color_-_10_May_2017.jpg


7: Kamei Kojirou Yoshi'naga - Resub Device

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

Azure, in pale a natural sea-tortoise sejant Or atop a cloud argent

This name was registered in December of 2017 (via Artemisia).

http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_name.cgi?p=Kamei%20Kojirou%20Yoshi%27naga

The returned item can be found here:

https://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/12/17-12lar.html

"This device is returned for lack of documentation on the posture. The submitted blazon uses "naiant," a posture that is applied exclusively to fish and fish-like creatures (when swimming horizontally) and waterfowl (when close with the feet hidden (i.e. underwater), "swimming" on top of the water). Naiant has not previously been applied to quadrupeds, and no documentation was provided making the case for it.

However, no other known posture can accurately be used to describe this posture. The rear flippers are splayed back, rather than oriented towards the "ground," an orientation we only see in quadrupeds when courant, while the foreflippers push straight down. This arrangement of limbs doesn't match any known heraldic posture and must therefore be returned."

The original returned item is below to better show the changes they have made.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=994/2018-03-31/22-11-36_23-37-05_Kamei_color_device.jpg


8: Kamei Sayoko - Resub Device

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

Gules a legless tortoise Or with wings conjoined in annulo argent.

The returned item can be found here:

https://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/11/17-11lar.html

"This device is returned for lack of documentation of the charge. The wings used in this depiction are seen exclusively on depictions of cranes in Asian heraldry. The use of Asian animals in core style heraldry is already a step from period practice, and the use of these animal-specific Asian-style wings on an otherwise undocumented tortoise torso and head is grounds for return. Absent an individually attested pattern, use of Asian crane wings on any charge other than a crane is disallowed in Society heraldry."

The original returned item is below to better show the changes they have made.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=994/2018-03-31/22-18-12_23-32-22_2017-7-17_Sayo_Kamei_-_Color.jpg


9: Lochlainn Hallvarðarson - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 10th - 11th Century (Norway).
Language (Scottish Gaelic / Norse) most important.
Culture (10th - 11th Century Scottish/Norse) most important.

Academy of St. Gabriel report 1037 http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/1037.txt

Academy of St. Gabriel report 3182 http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/3182.txt

Additional docs from ffride wlffsdotter:

Academy of St. Gabriel report 3182 notes the genitive of "Hallvarðr" is "Hallvarðar", hence "Hallvarðarson."

Black's The surnames of Scotland, which seems to be the source for Academy of St. Gabriel report 1037, has:

p. 533 sn. MacLachlan

(https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015011274175?urlappend=%3Bseq=621)

"In Irish record is entry under 1060 'Lochlainn mac Lochlainn."

But I don't see anything else pre-1100 in Black.

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

(https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Lochlainn.shtml)

Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form: Lochlainn

Found in Years: 983, 1015, 1023, 1097, 1124, 1130, 1160, 1458, 1464, 1466, 1486.

SENA Appendix C says Irish Gaelic and Old Norse can be combined, so "Lochlainn Hallvarðarson."

Artemisia has changed the submitted spelling (originally Lachlann Hallvarðsson) to match ffride's documentation. The submitter has approved this change.


10: Morgann Greindour - New Name

Culture (Wales 13th to 15th Century) most important.

Academy of St. Gabriel report 1427 and 1428 http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/1427.txt http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/1428.txt

Additional docs from Basil Lions Heart:

The St. Gabriel report submitted is not, to me, clear as to whether or not the spelling "Morgann" is period or not. That report refers to Black (which I don't have) and to an article no longer at the given URL. However, that article has been moved, to:

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/simplescotgaelicnames12.htm

and that gives "Morgann" as a period spelling. The documentation for Greindour is fine. In all, I think this is sufficiently documented.

I didn't find any conflict.


11: Seraphina Rose - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Seraphina - The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, 1977, 3rd edition, page 266.

Seraphina Tristan, female, christened 24 Jan 1533 at Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain, batch #C02671-5

Rose - A Dictionary of english surnames, 1977, revised edition, page 383

Rose - Black, "surnames of Scotland" s.n. ROSE "William Rose was a charter witness in Inverness c1360."


Thanks be to Apollonia Black Pillar and all of the commeters who helped with these submissions at kingdom including but not limited to the indispensable ffride wlffsdotter, Razumnik Arrow's Flight, Basil Lions Heart, Magnus von Lübeck, Daniel the Broc, Conchobhar Golden Wing, Iago ab Adam, Kryss Kostarev, Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, Etienne Sea Stag, Modar Volk, Maridonna Benvenuti, Thomasine Lestrange, and Michael Gerard Curtememoire.

Senebty,

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 5 New Names, 1 New Device and 2 New Badges. These 8 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $32 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Order Name, 2 Resub Devices and 1 Resub Badge. These 4 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 12 items submitted on this letter.