Gleann Abhann LoI dated 2018-05-31

Greetings unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, Cormac Wreath, and the rest of the College of Arms. To all that comment on the following submissions we thank you.

1: Ailín nic an Bháird - New Acceptance of Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1995, via Meridies.

Fhinn Mhóir, Clann

No changes.

This household name is being transferred from Sárán mac Ímair to Ailín nic an Bháird


2: Ailín nic an Bháird - New Acceptance of Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1995, via Meridies.

(Fieldless) A five-headed four-legged wingless hydra rampant argent.

This badge is being transferred from Sárán mac Ímair to Ailín nic an Bháird


3: Amy Squirrel - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Gleann Abhann LoI of November 20, 2017 as submitted.

(Fieldless) Two acorns slipped and conjoined azure

Comment made that the slip on the acorn is not typical. A normal slip is a simple twig like look instead of the worm like shown on the image.


4: Asim al-Samad - New Name & New Device

Per bend Or and argent, in bend sinister a phoenix issuant from flames gules and a mustache sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Asil) most important.

Asim - arabic given name "arabic names from al-Andals - https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/alandalus/

(submitter really wants ASIL but we couldn't find it here)

al-Samad - Arabic byname - ibid

(we are unsure of the substitutability Asim/Asil for the Abd in the "Abd al-Samad"

(al-)Ṣamad is one of "the (99) Beautiful Names" (of Allāh being understood). Thus, one can be ʻAbd al-Ṣamad, but naming oneself al-Ṣamad is to name oneself God. While in late Islam a few of the 99 names came to be used without ʻAbd, that is very unusual. Need to find evidence of al-Ṣamad being used by itself

Aṣīl, by the way, is the time between the afternoon prayer (ʻAṣr) and sunset. If the submitter can show a pattern of using times of day as personal names, he might be able to get Aṣīl.

There is documentation from The Encyclopaedia of Islam for the name Waṣīl, which is the closest to Aṣīl that is found. (Other than, of course, Bāsil ;-)

Rory ua Riada does not find it listed in the online version of the Pictorial Dictionary - http://mistholme.com/pictorial-dictionary-of-heraldry/#alphalist under Moustache; however, the old printed 2nd edition (c1992) of the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry actually had an entry for Moustache. Moustache - A moustache is the hair on a main's upper lip; it is considered a facial ornament. The use of men's moustaches in armory has been documented from 1671; as a result, they are considered compatible with Society heraldry. [513] Robin of Gilwell bears: Ermine, on a chief double-arched gules a moustache Or.

It was found under Beard though and the entry is as follows:

"Similar to the beard is the "moustache", which is the hair grown on a man's upper lip only. No example of the moustache, per se, is known in period armory. However, based on the example of the beard, the moustache is considered acceptable in Society"


5: Baptiste le Clerc - New Name & New Device

Vert, in saltire a quill and wood chisel, a bordure dovetailed argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Bap-teest luh Klerk) most important.

Baptiste - masculine French given name. 'Sixteenth century Norman Names' by Cateline de la Mor

- http://www.s-gabrial.org/names/cateline/norman16.html

le Clerc - French byname - ibid- st. gabriel - 16 norman. St. Gabriel #2171 Also found in the same link as above.

Additional no photocopy source for Baptiste is DMNES, Baptist, French, Middle French "1564 Baptiste RegPCC-1 p. 49; 1566 Baptiste ibid. p. 235; 1567 Baptiste ibid. p. 318; 1568 Baptiste ibid. p. 374; 1570 Baptiste ibid. p. 431; 1571 Baptiste ibid. p. 465." S.L. Uckelman. "Baptist". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Baptist. Accessed 4/19/2018


6: Catalina de la Mar - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture (15th century Andalusia) most important.

Catalina - "Spanish Names of the 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna https://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/WomesnGivenAlpha.html

de la Mar - "Spanish Names of the 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna https://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/locative.html

Bronwen o Gydweli (White Antelope) at 2018-05-07 13:51:55

'del' in my experience tends to be a contraction of 'de le' or 'de la' so the actual meaning of the two names would be exactly the same. Though technically this would appear to have one additional name element, is is really, really close.

Konrad Mailander (Goldstreitkolb) at 2018-05-15 07:29:47

There is also a difference in the sound of the given name. "Cat-a" vs. "Cas-tel" and possibly the vowel sound in the last syllable as well. This is one area that I'm not that good at but I think that combined with the difference in articles is enough to clear them.


7: Cecilia Augustina - New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2015, via Gleann Abhann.

Domus Tres

Per bend sinister azure and gules, on a bend sinister argent between an oak leaf bendwise sinister Or and a quill pen argent an escallop azure."

Meaning (house of three) most important.

Domus Latin translation of "House"

Tres Latin translation of "Three"

Domus Tres means "House Three". "House of Three" would require tres to be in the genitive, or to follow a preposition. Thus, Domus Trium or Domus dē Tribus.

If someone more knowledgeable will say whether or not this is a reasonably constructed Latin household name.

Suggested correction to blazon: Per bend sinister azure and gules, on a bend sinister argent between an oak leaf bendwise sinister Or and a quill pen argent an escallop palewise azure.


8: Charles of Shepardswell - New Transfer of Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1984, via Caid.

Per chevron vert and Or, three dexter arms embowed in armor, each maintaining a scimitar palewise inverted edge to sinister, all counterchanged

This device is being transferred from Charles of Shepardswell to Stefan of Shepardswell


9: David Flecher - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (maker of arrows) most important.

David - English given name, David I 1084-1153, witney combe.

Flecher - English given name, 1203, R&W S.N. Flecher


10: Elrick Hellstern - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Gleann Abhann LoI of October 04, 2016 as submitted.

Per bend azure and gules, on a bend between two maces argent, a winged ferret rampant sable.

resub from http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=77535

Question raised during in kingdom commentary for the ferret being passant, rampant, or courant. No conflicts otherwise.


11: Gidney of Axemoor - New Name

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

Gidney - Elizabeth Gidney - English Births and Christening, 1538-1975.

Recorded as Gadney, Gedney and Godney, this is an English surname. It is a locational from a village and parish called Gedneu in the county of Lincolnshire. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J74F-2YG

Axemoor - barony in the kingdom of Gleann Abhann

We allow late period English surnames to be used as Given Names, and the use of an SCA Branch Name is likewise allowed. No conflicts found.


12: Groza Novgorodskaia - New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2013, via Gleann Abhann.

Inn of Badger and Owl

(fieldless) A badger statent contourny sable marked Or, surmounted by an owl contourny argent.

Inn of Badger and Owl - badger and owl are two heraldic charges

- Inn of Bear and Harrow was temp. James I per "English Sign Names" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada - http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/inn/#Animals

This badge will be held jointly by Groza Novgorodskaia and Oleg the Quiet

Misspellings corrected.

Comments made:

"Surmounted" is another term for "overall".

Thus, this should be blazoned (Fieldless) in pale an owl contourny argent conjoined to a badger statant contourny sable marked Or.

One could use ...perched upon... instead of ...conjoined to....


13: Isabel Winterbourne - New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2012, via Gleann Abhann.

Fellowship of St. Columba

(fieldless) A dove migrant head to chief within and conjoined to a Coptic cross argent

No major changes.

St. Columba - [ocm] Irish Saint and Scottish Saints (32+)

Fellowship + saints name is a attested naming patter per St. Gabriel - www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula.ordermane

"...The second most common pattern is a saint's name ..." Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald [https://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/]

Fellowship was deemed an appropriate designator for household and order names on the Nov 2014 LoAR [http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/11/14-11cl.html]

Suggested reblazon: (Fieldless) A dove migrant within and conjoined to a Coptic cross argent.

Comments concern if it is a coptic cross or should be blazoned a different way. No conflicts found though.


14: Jali Bukha - New Name & New Device

Azure, two winged lions addorsed regardant Or with an orle of lotus blossoms affronty argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Mongolian) most important.

Jali - Mongolian naming practices by Marta as tu Mika-Mysliway Bvickhat Herald - http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongolian_names_marta.html

Bukha [bull, ox]: Mongolian Naming Practices Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald - http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongolian_names_marta.html

This identical name is in the list of masculine names in the cited article, with the meaning "crafty bull" given.

No conflicts found. Client agrees with comment to draw blossoms smaller for larger lions.


15: Kolfrosta Úlfsdóttir - Resub Device

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

per chevron sable and purpure two rabbits sejant and a crescent pendant argent

resub from http://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=20&loi=4501

Suggested blazon correction: Per chevron sable and purpure, two rabbits sejant respectant and a crescent pendant argent.

No conflicts found now.

Name has been registered. Kolfrosta Úlfsdóttir This name was registered in October of 2017 (via Gleann Abhann).

I am having trouble getting the name put in correctly to get it to recognize that it has been registered.


16: Lilian the Roma - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Gleann Abhann LoI of July 09, 2017 as submitted.

Or, a tree proper sustaining a dragon displayed gules, an orle sable

this is a resub from the original submitted on http://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=20&loi=4501

Reblazon suggestion: Or, a tree proper sustaining in chief a wyvern sejant affronty, wings displayed and elevated gules, an orle sable.

The addition of the orle clears the conflict.

Comment made: I would call this a wyvern as there are no front legs. In the SCA we typically call two-legged dragons wyverns but as both terms were used in Period, dragons and wyverns are considered variants of the same charge.

I believe the original submission correctly called it sejant affronty. Those legs are bent because the wyvern is squatting on that tree top. If it were displayed, the legs would be stretched out to either side and not bent. This means there is no SFPP for a dragon (or wyvern) displayed.


17: Lina Stjarna - New Name & New Device

Per pale argent and purpure, a dragonfly and three mullets of six points pierced counterchanged.

Sound (Lee-nah) most important.
Meaning (Star) most important.

Lina - feminine byname from Geirr Bassi p13 (submitter prefers unaccented form)

Stjarna - nickname from Geirr Bassi p28 (submitter prefers to capitalize her byname)

'stjarna' is found once at new no photocopy source http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/names.html, "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman)" http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html "The following is a list of bynames (nicknames) taken from The Old Norse Name, by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson (a.k.a. G. Fleck). Dr. Fleck collected his data from three main sources, the Landnámabók, the Íslendingasögur, and Snorri's Heimskringla…"

There were typos on the In Kingdom letter that made it show up as Linda. Checked original paperwork and verified Lina is what is wanted.

Comments about device:

Would like to see the dragonfly enlarged to fill its space.

No conflicts found.

Client was notified that dragonflies don't show having bent wings. If device is passed they will not likely be drawn with bent wings.


18: Lopthaena Kolgrimrsdottir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.
Spelling most important.

Submitter would like Lopthæna Kollgrímarsdóttir after presenting the options ffride wlffsdotter found from the documentation that did not quite match the name submitted.

Lofthaena, Lopthaena - the first element may be related to the masculine name Loptr, which appears in the Eddas as one of the names of Loki, and as a masculine human name in Landnamabok. the second element is identical with Old Icelandic haena, "Hen". the name appears in Landnamabok for Lofthaena Arinbjarnardottir on ch.22. the form Lofthaena appears in the legendary saga Orvar-odds saga, c. 1250, as the mother of Oddr. - GB pp.13; CV pp. 305, 398 s.v. Haena, Loptr

Kol - the first element Kol- is identical with Old Icelandic kol, "Coal, Black as Coal". - GB p.12 s.n. Kolbakr; FJ p. 345 s.n. Kol-: CV pp. 347 s.v. Kol; NR s.n. Kul.

Grimarr - the name is found in Old Danish as Grimar and in OW. Norse as Grimarr. the first element Grim- is related to Old isclandic grima,"Mask", and may refer to a helm which masks the face, also Grimr was one of the names of the god Ooinn. for the second element -arr see above. Runic examples include the nominative form krimar and the accusative form krima..... - GB p.10 s.n. Grimarr; FJ pp. 343, 348 s.n. Grim -,-arr ; CV pp 216 s.v. grima; NR s.nn Grimarr, Grim-, arr.


19: Maggie Wryght - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Gleann Abhann LoI of August 07, 2017 as submitted.

Vert, in chief three bezants, in base three crescents two and one, a bordure argent charged with a semy of lozenges azure

this badge will be co-owned by Groza Novgorodskaia

Blazon Suggestions:

Vert, three bezants in fess and three crescents two and one argent, a bordure argent lozengy azure

another option posted,

Vert, in chief three bezants, in base three crescents two and one,a bordure argent semy of lozenges azure.

No conflicts found.


20: Oleg the Quiet - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2013, via Gleann Abhann.

Sable, a badger rampant reguardant Or marked sable and an orle Or

Old Item: Per chevron azure and argent, in base a falcon sinister striking proper and on a chief argent an arrow fesswise sinister sable., to be retained as a badge.


21: Olivia Grey - New Name & New Device

Argent, a bend purpure between two swallows volent to base sinister azure

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

Olivia - Olive Latin oliva 'olive, olive-tree' -- the name if a (perhaps legendary) 9th C Sicilian saint http://dmnes.org/name/Olive

DMNES,Olive, English, Latin, 1296… RCS-1, Olivia (nom) ibid. p. 95b; 1321 Olivia (nom) CTG-6 78, p. 302, EL-2 p. 162. S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Olive. Accessed 4/16/2018 (per Laurel's Appendix H update request)

Grey - from new no photocopy source http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/names.html "Index of Names in the 1541 Subsidy Roll of London: Surnames of English men and women" by Sara L. Uckelman shows surname Grey found 4 times. Article url is http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/engsurlondon1541.html

Blazon suggestion:

Argent, a bend purpure between two swallows volant bendwise heads to base sinister azure.


22: Reimund Wanderer - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2013, via Gleann Abhann.

Per bend Sinister wavy azure and gules a compass rose Or and a eagle striking argent

resub from http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=77534

No conflicts found.

Comment made that Compass roses are perfectly good charges, unlike the "compass star".


23: Reynier Baldemund - New Name & New Device

Vert, three rooks in fess argent within a bordure Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (13th century Dutch/Lowlands) most important.
Culture (13th century Dutch/Lowlands) most important.

Reynier - Listed in Names of the Lowlands 1250-1300 http://www.keesn.nl/names13/en4_list_m.htm

BoonenGes. pg. 330

Ed. van Even, editor . Geschiedenis van Leuven Geschreven in de Jaren 1593 en 1594 door Willem Boonen.

Leuven: H. Vanbiesmn en A, Fonteyn, 1880

Baldemund - this name is constructed from table of roots for Germanic names in Names in the Lowlands before 1150. http://www.keesn.nl/names13/en4_list_ele.htm

There was also a barony of Baldermund in the time of King John I - http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=78235

Comments recommend changing to "chess rooks" to avoid confusion with the bird rook


24: Róki Ormrsson - New Name

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

Hrókr, Rókr, Róki From the OW Norse noun hókr, "Rook, Crow" Found in OW.Norse s Hrokr Saevilsson a fictional character from Hrolfs saga Kraka ok kappa hans. two possible instances are found in Denmark as a personal name and as a by-name, Rok. Appearers as Rog in Sweden. the Hypothetical weak side-from Roki is derived from place-names in Denmark and Sweden. Occurs in the runic accusative case form rok. Possible Anglo-Scandinavian occurrence include the place-names Roxebi, Roscebi, Rochesbi, Rochesham, Roxton and the names Róc and Roc, however these may insted derive from Old English name Hroca or the bird, wich is either Hrókr(old norse) or hroc(old english). - GB ps.n. Hókr; FJ p. 223 s.nn. Rókr, Róki; NR s.n HrókR. FJp.223 s.nn. Rókr,Róki

Ormarr found in old danish and old swedish as Ormar, occurs in OW.Norse as Ormarr. the first element Orm- os from OW Norse Ormr"Dragon, worm serpent" For the second element -arr se above. runic examples include the nominative case forms ormar, urmar, and the accusative case form urmar. a short form of masculine names in Orm- or derived from the masculine name OrmR is Ormi. - FJ. pp. 345, 350: CV pp.443, 468-469 s.v. Maerr, ormr, NR s.nn. Ormarr, -arr ormi

Róki is being pulled directly from the Viking Answer Lady here is the link to that: [http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#h]

Ormarr. [http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#o]

Patronymic recommendation is Ormarsson from commentor


25: Sárán mac Ímair - New Transfer of Household Name

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

Fhinn Mhóir, Clann

No changes.

This household name is being transferred from Sárán mac Ímair to Ailín nic an Bháird

Since the co-owner of the Household Name was different(Alina vs Sigveig?), then maybe the February registration should have been just a New Household Name, not a Name Change. Then there would not have been a release. Hopefully this can all be corrected (as needed).


26: Sárán mac Sáráin - New Transfer of Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2015, via Gleann Abhann.

(Fieldless) A five-headed four-legged wingless hydra rampant argent.

This badge is being transferred from Sárán mac Ímair to Ailín nic an Bháird


27: Sindri Ivarrsson - New Name & New Device

Gules, a wolf's head erased and a dragon's head erased addorsed and a point pointed argent charged with an anvil sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Norse) most important.

Sindri - Geirr Bassi pg 14

Ivarrsson - Geirr Bassi pg 21 - Ivarr - 4 instances of use

Lind col. 660 sn. Ivarr notes the genitive is Ivars, hence Ivarsson (with only one -r-).

Suggested blazon: Gules, a wolf's head erased and a dragon's head erased addorsed and on a point pointed argent a double-horned anvil sable.

Concern made about how high the point pointed is.


28: Stefan of Shepardswell - New Acceptance of Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2014, via Gleann Abhann.

Per chevron vert and Or, three dexter arms embowed in armor, each maintaining a scimitar palewise inverted edge to sinister, all counterchanged

This device is being transferred from Charles of Shepardswell toStefan of Shepardswell


29: Stella Volpe - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Steh-lah Vohl-Peh) most important.

Stella - 14th-15th Italian Fem. Names "Italian Renaissance Women's Names" http://heraldy.sca.org/names/italian.html

Volpe - 1427 Italian byname "Family Names apperinf in the Castoso of 1427" https://s-gabriel.org/names/ferrante/catasto/

Additional no photocopy docs for Stella: DMNES, Italy, Latin, 1464 Stella (abl) CUP-III-I CCXXXI; 1522x1532 Stella (nom) DSF p. 58, 36; 1527 Stella (nom) Rome1527 p. 87. S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Stella. Accessed 4/16/2018 (per Laurel's Appendix H update request)


Yours in Service,

Evlaliia Svenevicha

Ruby Herald of Gleann Abhann


OSCAR counts 13 New Names, 3 New Household Names, 7 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 5 New Badges. These 29 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $116 for them. OSCAR counts 4 Resub Devices. These 4 items are not chargeable. There are 3 transfers, which do not require payment. There are 3 acceptances of transfers, which do not require payment. There are a total of 39 items submitted on this letter.