East LoI dated 2018-05-31

Unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pellicane, and Cormac Wreath, from Yehuda Blue Tyger, greetings for one final time!

Please know that, effective June 9, 2018, at KWHSS, I shall step down as the East Kingdom Submissions Herald. My most capable deputy, Muirenn ingen Dúnadaig, currently serving as Diademe Herald, shall step up to take over my duties as Blue Tyger Herald.

In the meanwhile, it is the intent of the College of Heralds of the East Kingdom to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

1: Annora Le Taverner - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister Or and purpure, a compass rose sable and a coney salient argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (no spelling given) most important.

Annora is a feminine given name from Withycombe, p 147-8, s.n. Honor, spelling dated to 1187-1215, 1273, 1302, 1316.

le Taverner is an occupational byname meaning "tavern-keeper" dated to 1268 in R&W, s.n. Taverner

2: Aoife Honeybourne - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Aoife is an Early Modern Irish Gaelic feminine name dated to 1227. https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Aife.shtml

Honiburne is a byname found in Watts, p. 313, s.n. Honeybourne, spelling dated to 1275, 1291.

SENA Appendix C allows Early Modern Gaelic and English combination.

3: Boris Petrovich - New Name

Boris: St. Boris (d. 1015) Paul Goldschmidt "Dictionary of Period Russian Names" section BL cites Boris Konstantinovits. 1304-5. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/bl.html

Petrovich: Paul Goldschmidt "Dictionary of Period Russian Names" section PA cites Ivan Petrovich to the second half of the 15th century. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/pa.html

4: Bregowine of Horseheath - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Bregowine is a male given name, found as the name of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 761-764. http://www.pase.ac.uk/jsp/DisplayPerson.jsp?personKey=5038&startOpen=yes

Horseheath is a locative byname found in Eckwall as Horesathe in 1198 and as Horsheth in 1283. Per Lingua Anglica rule, modern spelling is allowed.

SENA Appendix A allows given + locative byname.

5: Brien MacShane - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of January 31, 2017 as submitted.

Azure, a bend sinister ermine between a lion rampant contourney and three comets argent.

6: Clarice d'Allaines-le-Comte - New Name & New Device

Clarice d'Allaines-le-Comte

Azure, in pall three rabbits conjoined by the ears and in chief a rapier Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (none given) most important.
Language (none given) most important.
Culture (none given) most important.

Clarice is a feminine given name dated to 1191 and found in the Academy of St. Gabriel Report # 3009 http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/3009.txt

d'Allaines-le-Comte is a byname also used by both this submitter's parents and her brother. She wishes to continue the tradition:

Father: Christoffel d'Allaines-le-Comte, registered June 2003 via East

Mother: Isabella d'Allaines-le-Comte, registered June 2003 via East

Brother: Myr d'Allaines-le-Comte, registered January 2017, via East

No letter of attestation of legal relationship was provided by the submitter. We have requested a copy and are forwarding the name in the hope that one will be provided in a timely fashion.

7: Cúán an Saigteóir mac Fintain Irruis - Resub Device

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

Per fess engrailed Or and azure, a wolf courant sable and a sheaf of five arrows Or.

Original device was returned on the January 2018 LOAR: "This device is returned for violation of SENA A2C2, which requires that charges must be depicted in a way that is identifiable. The posture of this wolf, blazoned in the submission as "courant," is in reality a form of statant that is not documented, reminiscent of a wolf trotting with forelegs and hind legs splaying in opposite directions from one another, forming two chevrons. Courant is a posture where all four limbs are splayed out as the creature is running at full extension. While this might be a naturalistic depiction of a wolf running, it is not a heraldic depiction and must therefore be returned.

Upon resubmission, we advise the artist to depict both charges larger to fill the available space, and to make the engrailments of the field division wider and deeper."

This submission is a redraw that addresses all of the issues.

8: Dirkin MacWard - New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and Or, a ram-headed torc counterchanged argent and sable

Sound (none given) most important.

Dirkin is a byname being used as a given name found in Family Search under Mary Dirkin, Christened 29 June 1595, Rotherfield, Sussex, England. Batch C13554-9 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDZ5-BTP and under Frances Dirkin, christened 26 December 1598, Rotherfield, Sussex, England. Batch 13554-9 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDZ5-BTL

MacWard is a byname expanded from the written McWard dated to 1511 in Manx Note Book vol ii, 1886. http://www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/manxnb/v08p153.htm

The use of a surname as a given name in late period English is supported by precedent [10/2012, Cover Letter] http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/09/12-09cl.html#5

9: East, Kingdom of the - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973, .

Azure, a compass star argent within a bordure embattled argent hurty.

This submission is to be associated with Tir Mara Populace

10: Eydís Þorgrímsdóttir - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2014, via the East.

Roheis de Fenne

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (means 'Rose of the Fen'; 12th C Norman) most important.
Spelling (closest to submitted as possible) most important.

Roheis is a feminine given name that is an alternate spelling of Rose dated to 1164, found in "Feminine Given Names in a Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Rose

de Fenne is a byname found in R&W, s.n. Fenn dated to 1190.

11: Gibbs Moryss - New Name

Client requests authenticity for 16th Century Lowland Scots-English.
Sound (Gibs Moris) most important.
Language (Scots-English) most important.
Culture (16th Century Scots-English) most important.

Gibbs is a 16th century male given name found in Family Search: Gibbs Wills, married Oct 9 1619, Kent, England. Batch M01596-5 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNCZ-RVS

Moryss is a 16th century byname found in Family Search: John Moryss christened Feb 13 1562, Langton by Wragby, Lincoln, England. Batch C02972-2 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWHD-MHX

12: Katerina Falconer de Lanark - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of May 31, 2017 as submitted.

Per chevron inverted gules and azure, on a chevron inverted Or another sable, in chief a compass star Or

There is a step from period practice for the compass star.

Kingdom commenters were concerned that this badge was presumptuous of, or obtrusively modern because of a resemblance to, the logo or costume of Captain Marvel, particularly with the Captain Marvel movie coming out next year.

As questions of presumption and obtrusive modernity are reserved for Wreath and Laurel, we are forwarding this device.

13: Lawrence Vaughan - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of January 31, 2018 as submitted.

Per pale counter-ermine and ermine, an owl displayed per pale argent and sable, a bordure embattled counterchanged

14: Mikael melrakki - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Mee-kayl Mel-rah-key) most important.

Mikael is a Norse Christian male given name found in GB, p 13, col 2.

melrakki is a descriptive Norse byname meaning 'polar fox' found in GB p 25, col 2.

Construction per SENA given + descriptive.

15: Mýrún Leifsdóttir - New Name & New Device

Sable, an owl contourny maintaining a twig bendwise argent fructed Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (none specified) most important.

Mýrún is a Norse feminine given name found in GB, p 13

Leifsdóttir is a patronymic byname formed from the male given name Leif found on p 13 of GB, with the patronymic from rules for patronymics in GB p 17.

16: Pétr á Vatnahverfi - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of October 31, 2017 as submitted.

Per bend vert and azure, a ram statant argent and three arctic char embowed argent spotted sable within a bordure parted bordurewise sable and argent.

The submitter provided additional information about the arctic char, to support the desired blazon. Images will be uploaded with the packet.

Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus) is a cold-water fish of the Salmonidae family and during period times was widely distributed in Scandinavia, Greenland and the colder waters of the British Isles.

The GUS excavations showed that bones from arctic char were more plentiful than any other fish species (page 24).

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2018-05-31/21-55-44_11-08-42_char.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2018-05-31/21-55-46_11-08-44_page1.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2018-05-31/21-55-47_11-08-45_page2.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2018-05-31/21-55-48_11-08-46_page3.jpg

17: Petr Magnusson - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Petr is a male given name found in Diplomatarium Norvegicum Diplom 217 (July 25, 1335) at http://www.morethancod.net/search?q=petr and in GB, p 14 s.n. Pétr

Magnusson is a patronymic byname formed from the Norse male given name Magnus found in Viking Answer Lady http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#m and in GB, p 13, s.n. Magnùs

Standard patronymic formation is name + 'son' (SENA Appendix A, "Swedish bynames")

18: Rauðr Flokason - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2016, via the East.

Argent, two bars invected and six crows three, two, and one sable

19: Rosa Cipolla - New Name & New Device

Purpure, a chalice Or and in chief two Maltese crosses argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.
Sound (none specified) most important.

Rosa is a feminine given name found in Italian names from Imola, 1312

by Sara L. Uckelman http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/imolafemalph.html

Cipolla is a byname found in La biblioteca digitale della letteratura italiana http://www.letteraturaitaliana.net/pdf/Volume_2/t318.pdf and also in Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Medieval and Early Modern Jurists: Report No. r089 Bartholomaeus Caepolla 1420-1475 http://amesfoundation.law.harvard.edu/BioBibCanonists/Report_Biobib2.php?record_id=r089

20: Rudolf Siege - New Name

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

Rudolf is a male given name found in "Late Period German Masculine Given Names" by Talan Gwynek dated to 1351-1400 http://heraldry.sca.org/names/germmasc.html#plauen14

Siege is a German byname found in Family Search as Caspar Siege christened 20 April 1603: Konigsberg in Neumark, Brandenberg, Prussia. Batch C99873-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N277-LPX

In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe

Blue Tyger Herald

OSCAR counts 12 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name, 10 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 24 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $96 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 25 items submitted on this letter.