Outlands LoI dated 2018-05-31

From the Office of Rampart Herald

THL Khalidah bint Yahya'a (Nicole Riviezzo)


Unto the Sovereigns and members of the College of Arms of the Society, does Khalidah bint Yahya'a, Rampart Herald send her greetings.

What follows is the May 2018 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands.

I would like to thank Green Anchor, ffride wlffsdotter, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Orle, Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, and all of the heralds who were kind enough to contribute to internal commentary on OSCAR.

It is my intent to register this May the following items from the Outlands' College of Heralds.

1: Alamanda de la Roca - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2010, via the Outlands.

Per saltire vert and Or, four jester's caps counterchanged within a bordure argent

2: Bogdan Donat - New Name & New Device

Sable, on a saltire Or five dragon's heads cabossed palewise gules

Sound most important.

Bogdan. Russian. 1386. From: "Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section BL" - http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/bl.html

Donat. Johann Donat, Eastern Germany found in State Archive Sachsen. 1534. Found in http://www.archiv.sachsen.de/archiv/bestand.jsp?oid=01.05.01&bestandid=10024&syg_id=240520"

Additional Documentation provided by Kolosvari Arpadne Julia & Edelweiss

Fehértói s.nn. Bogdan and Donat has multiple 13th century examples of both Bogdan and Donat as masculine names recorded in Latin contexts in Hungary. Being 13th century, they're basically single-element names, with any associated further identification in Latin, e.g. 1246: Hodina Comes cum cognatis suis, videlicet Gurka, Peter, Bogdan et Bothochin ... and 1247: terra Inev iuxta Pest cum libertinis, quorum nomina sunt hec: Arus, Micus, Mixa, Donat et Endres. Both names stayed in use at least long enough to become Hungarian patronymic bynames. For example, Kázmér s.n. Bogdány has 1522 Demetrius Bakdan (Latin context) and 1585 Bogdan Kelemen (Hungarian context), and s.n. Donát he has 1522 Albertus Donat (Latin) and 1567 Donat Istwannak (Hungarian, with -nak "to, for, of" suffix on given name), among many others. Bogdan Donat is therefore registerable as a Hungarian name; it can mean either Bogdan, son of Donat (if you assume a Latin context), or Donat of the family called Bogdan (if you assume a Hungarian context).

<Bogdan> as a Romanian male given name is dated to c.1359-c.1365, 1449-1451, 1504-1517 and 1568-1572 in Names from the Royal Lines of Moldavia and Wallachia by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/other/romanian.html) According to SENA Appendix C, Romanian names may be combined with German names.

3: Çinara Ybarra - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of February 28, 2018 as submitted.

Per bend sinister argent and purpure, three swallows volant to sinister bendwise sinister counterchanged

Originally appeared on the Outlands' January 2018 KLoI but was pended by Kingdom to get a new emblazon as the swallows' placement on the field was slightly off from being in blazonable position: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2018-01/cinara-c.jpg The new emblazon was provided by Çinara's submitting herald.

4: Jemma de Grey - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 13th c English.
Language (13th c English) most important.
Culture (13th c English) most important.

"Jemma" is found in the "Dictionary of English Surnames" (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Jemma, dated to 1283

"de Grey" is a family surname found at http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?1521+0, dated to 1196

5: Julia Alexandria - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Roman.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Julia - Feminine version of Julius http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html

Alexandria - Feminine version of Alexander http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html

Roman female naming convention is Feminine Nomen + Feminine Cognomen.

Originally appeared on the Outlands' KLOI for March 2018 but was pended by Kingdom to clarify what the submitter desired as the form said 'Juliana most important' for Language and Culture. The submitter clarified she wants <Julia>.

6: Klaus Jarnskeggr of Unser Hafen - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister argent and sable, a bend sinister counterchanged azure and argent and in dexter chief a griffin sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Klaus Iron Beard of Unser Hafen) most important.

Klaus is a masculine given name with 2 occurrences sn Klas in "German Names from N¸rnberg, 1497" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/nurnberg1497.html

Jarnskegger constructed from jarn=iron and skegger=beard "Tilnavne i den islandske oldlitteratur" by Finnur JÛnsson has: http://heimskringla.no/wiki/Tilnavne:_Legemet Gives as an example of <Descriptor>+<beard>: ¡rni gullskeggr mentioned in the Sturlunga saga and dates to events in the 13th c., means "gold beard". ˛orleifr breiskeggr, not 100% what the source of abbreviation is, but it's dated to 12th c. "broard-beard". ¡rni rauskeggr mentioned in the Sturlunga saga and dates to events in the 12th c., means "red beard" and can show a pattern of "iron" + "body part": Hjalti j·rnauga mentioned in the Sturlunga saga and dates to events in the 13th c., means "iron-eye" JÛn J·rnb˙kr mentioned in the Sturlunga saga and dates to events in the 13th c., means "iron-body". Bjorn j·rnsÌds mentioned in Kn˝tlinga saga dated to the 12th c. "iron side".

Additional Documentation provided by Orle:

E. H. Lind Dopnamn col. 616 has the given name <Iárnskeggi> (900s), which he explains originated as a prefixed byname, <Iárn-Skeggi>. Lind Personbinamn col. 176 gives us the bynames <iárnauga> "iron-eye" (†1246); <iárnbúkr> "iron body" (1250s); <iárngreiper> "iron-hand"; <iárnhauss> "iron head" (950s); <iárnhryggr> "iron-back" (legendary); <iárnkné> "iron knee"; <iárnsíða> "iron sides" (1135). Thus <járnskeggr> seems pretty well supported. NOT <jarnskegger>. <Klaus> is documented here from 1497. SENA PN.2.C.2.c (https://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#PN2C2c) allows culturally mixed names as allowed in Appendix C so long as they're within 300 years of one another. It doesn't address what to do with a name that contains a constructed name phrase AND overall is culturally mixed. We could make the name culturally uniform using E.H. Lind's Dopnamn cols. 691-692 s.n. <Klaus>, which gives dated examples from Iceland and Norway from 1363-1495.

Name originally submitted as <Klaus Jarnskegger of Unser Hafen> but was updated by Kingdom to <Klaus Jarnskeggr of Unser Hafen> based on the documentation and the submitting herald realizing the extra e was actually a typo done at the Baronial level.

Device originally submitted with a different emblazon (https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2018-05/klaus-c.jpg) but was updated by Klaus' submitting herald after commentors on the KLoI noted the griffin looked not very griffin-like.

7: Leticia Attewode - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of September 30, 2016 as submitted.

Sable, a pawprint and on a chief Or a lotus blossom in profile between an increscent and a decrescent azure

Old Item: Purpure, a pawprint and on a chief Or a decrescent and an increscent gules, to be released.

8: Lisette de Troyes - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.
Language (French) most important.
Culture (French) most important.

Lisette - Feminine French given name. <L i sette>, an Occitan form, is dated to 1528. [Talan Gwynek, "Late Period Feminine Names from the South of France", (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/latefrenchfem/)

de Troyes - locative byname found in "French Surnames from Paris, 1421, 1423 and 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Friedemann, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423surnames.html) dated to 1438.

Submitted as <Lisette deTroyes> but Kingdom added a space between <de> and <Troyes> to match the documentation as Kingdom felt the lack of a space between the two elements was correcting a typo and not an actual change.

9: Thorgrimr of Rivenoak - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of April 30, 2018 as submitted.

Sable, a chevron purpure fimbriated between two swords in saltire and a paw print argent

Originally submitted on the Outlands' March 2018 KLoI but was pended by Kingdom to get a redrawn emblazon with thicker fimbriation: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2018-04/thorgrimr-c.jpg. The new emblazon was provided by Thorgrimr's submitting herald.

Thus ends the May 2018 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands.

In Service,

THL Khalidah bint Yahya'a

Rampart Herald

OSCAR counts 5 New Names, 4 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 1 New Badge. These 11 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $44 for them. There are a total of 11 items submitted on this letter.