Æthelmearc LoI dated 2018-05-20

Greetings unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, Cormac Wreath, and the College of Arms of the Known World from Madoc Garnet and Saiman Cornelian. This is Æ204, external letter of intent. It is the intent of the Garnet office to register the following elements:

1: Chen Yifang - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: 'Old Item' should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Old Item: Tamura thugater Sarakou, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (pre-16th century China) most important.
Culture (pre-16th century China) most important.

Herald of Record: AElfra Long

The old name appeared on the 05/2017 LoAR. OSCAR does not seem to be finding it.

Badgley's Pre-16th Century Chinese Onomastics p. 11. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Chinese-Onomastics_v1.1.pdf) sn. Chen (陳), used between 220-1600, listed as a family name.

Lee, Lily Xiao Hong, "Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women", pg. 114 sn. Chen Jiao Mentions Dou Yifang, Empress of Emperor Wen.

Wikipedia's on Empress Dou (Wen) says her personal name was 竇猗房, and she died in 135 BCE. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Dou_(Wen)). A quick google seems to confirm her personal name was 猗房.

So, the elements of 陳 and 猗房 seem to be within 500 years of each other.

Lee, pg. 114 is reproduced partially below to show the relevant parts.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
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2: Isabetta Simona da Murano - New Name

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

Herald of Record: Arias Beltran del Valle

Isabetta: "Online Catasto of 1427", based on David Herlihy and Christine Klapisch-Zuber (principle investigators), "Census and Property Survey of Florentine Dominions in the Province of Tuscany, 1427-1480", 21 Jan 18, located at http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/catasto/overview.html

Simona: "Online Catasto of 1427", based on David Herlihy and Christine Klapisch-Zuber (principle investigators), "Census and Property Survey of Florentine Dominions in the Province of Tuscany, 1427-1480", 21 Jan 18, located at http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/catasto/overview.html

Although double given names in Italian are rare, they are not unheard of (Juliana de Luna (Julie Smith)), "Late Period Italian Women's Names: Venice", Medieval Names Archive, 21 Jan 18 located at http://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Venice.shtml#FeminineGivenNamesEarlier)

da Murano: The island of Murano (Italy) is located in the Venetian lagooon, and has been in existence since the 6th century (http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/italy/venice/maps/munster_lat_1550_158.html). It is best known for glass making. Da Murano follows the Italian locative naming pattern outlined in "Names from Sixteenth Century Venice" by Juliana de Luna (Julie Smith) located at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/16thcvenice.html.

Ridolfi, Georgi, et al., Le maraviglie dell'arte, overo Le vite de gl'illustri pittori veneti, e dello stato, 'The wonders of art, or/i.e. the lives of the illustrious Venetian painters, and of the state'* (Venice, 1648) shows in various lists <Bernadino da Murano>, <Nadalino da Murano>, and <Andrea da Murano> (https://books.google.com/books?id=0d73B4tQJFYC).

Maridonna Benvenuti provided the following for da Muran(o) concerning vernacular Venetian names from legal documents dated 1281 to 1321. Remembered in wills were Lucha da Murano, 1313, frar Çan Çusto de S. Mafia de Muran, 1320. Besides the (above) monastery of the island of Murano, there was a school of sancta Maria de Muran, 1309.


3: Li Chang - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Lee Chang) most important.
Meaning (to draw a bow) most important.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

Li: Katsumori, "Introduction to pre-16th Century Chinese Onomastics", at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Chinese-Onomastics_v1.1.pdf), dated from 466 to 1600.

Chang: Katsumori, "Introduction to pre-16th Century Chinese Onomastics", at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Chinese-Onomastics_v1.1.pdf), dated in 533, 1019, and 1408.


4: Melissa Anne - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (None specified) most important.

Herald of Record: AElfra Long

Melissa: Client's legal given name as attested by the consulting herald. A copy of the Drivers License is included in the packet.

Anne: Found as a surname in a warranty deed dated to 1470 (http://www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/fines/abstracts/CP_25_1_294_75.shtml), entry number CP 25/1/294/75, number 3. An image of the original document can be seen at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT4/CP25%281%29/CP25_1_294/IMG_0091.htm.

Submitted as Melissa Anne the Artisan, the client elected to drop the occupational by-name following internal commentary.


5: Pascal de Tolosa - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Occitania circa 1220) most important.

Herald of Record: Alaric Acwulf

Pascal Bunel was baptized on December 24, 1560 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France. A copy of the record is included in the packet.

Pascal is listed as a vernacular form of the name Pascalis in the article "Languedoc Names circa 1300" at the Academy of Saint Gabriel website (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/toulouse/toulousealpha.html).

Tolosa: A town and municipality in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa, in northern Spain.

Mistress Alys Mackyntoich's Names from 11th Century Carcassonne lists de Tolosa as a byname meaning 'of Toulouse' recorded in a Latin document written in a Occitan or Langue d'Oc speaking region of southern France in 1067/68 (https://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2017/NAMES%20FROM%2011th%20CENTURY%20CARCASSONNE.pdf).

Juliana de Luna's Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century presents de Tolosa as a locative surname recorded in the account books of Isabel of Castile in the last quarter of the 15th century (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/locative.html).

Per Appendix B, French and Iberian names can be combined.


6: Þorsteinn inn fagri - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2016, via Æthelmearc.

Per bend argent and sable, a scourge of five lashes purpure and a death's head argent.

Client's previous submission, Per bend sable and argent, a death's head argent and a scourge of five lashes bendwise purpure, was returned on the April 2016 LoAR for violation of Unity of Orientation. On the return, no mention was made of the eye or nasal sockets showing the field tincture.

This device is returned for violating SENA A3D2c, Unity of Posture and Orientation, which states "The charges within a charge group should be in either identical postures/orientations or an arrangement that includes posture/orientation" The charges here are not in a unified arrangement, as the orientation of the death's head and scourge have to be described independently.
Close but clear of Béla Kós (device registered November 2002 via the Outlands): Per bend argent and sable, a hawk stooping and a skull counterchanged, with DCs for both change of type and tincture of half the primary charge group.


7: Wilhelmina Boddenham - New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and Or, an ounce's head cabossed and a bordure denticulata counterchanged.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Herald of Record: Grimolr Skulason

FamilySearch records for Wilhelmina:

Wilhelmina Helmundt chr 1592 Baden, batch C95863-1

Wilhelmina Elerheid died 1595 Württemberg, batch B00429-2

WILHELMINA STRASSHOFFER; Female; Marriage; 27 Feb 1639; Katholisch, Kaiserswerth, Rheinland, Prussia; Batch: M98970-1

Boddenham: Appears in the Academy of Saint Gabriel article by Christian de Holacombe, "Faire Names for English Folk: Late Sixteenth Century English Names" (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/christian/fairnames/surnames.html#list)

"From Pelican: English-German Lingual Mixes" (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2015/02/15-02cl.html#2):

... we will not add the English-German lingual mix to Appendix C of SENA. However, we will allow the borrowing of given names from German into English and vice versa, in the context of the 16th and early 17th centuries. An English given name that is borrowed from German is considered to be English under Appendix C, and a German given name that is borrowed from English is considered to be German.

Herald of Record: Edwin le Clerc

Close but clear of Issabella Lamont (device registered October 2002 via Atlantia): Per pale sable and Or, a lion's head cabossed between three suns counterchanged, with DCs for both type and number of secondaries.


"In April, we cannot see sunflowers in France, so we might say the sunflowers do not exist. But the local farmers have already planted thousands of seeds, and when they look at the bare hills, they may be able to see the sunflowers already. The sunflowers are there. They lack only the conditions of sun, heat, rain and July. Just because we cannot see them does not mean that they do not exist." --Thich Nhat Hanh

Madoc Garnet

Saiman Cornelian


OSCAR counts 5 New Names, 1 New Name Change and 1 New Device. These 7 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $28 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 8 items submitted on this letter.