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An Tir KLOI from An Tir dated 2022-07-08

Greetings unto Black Lion, Demi-Lion and the College of Heralds. Please find herein this month's submissions for An Tir. I am forever grateful for the advice of my deputies, Master Iago and Countess Elisabeth and the College at large.

This letter will open for commentary by heralds from outside of An Tir on the 15th of July.

Commentary on this letter closes on August 7th, 2022.

Commentators, please cite references to SENA when noting problems. Please provide executive summaries for any extended commentary. Thank you

1: Blume Weys -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per saltire azure and Or, a cabbage vert and in chief a needle fesswise argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Bloom Wise) most important.

Submitter is from Wealdsmere

Blume is a feminine given name found in Siebicke, s.n. Bluma. Blume is dated to 1400 Frankfurt. (Image included)

Translation of image: "very early example of a feminine "flower name"; the old high German name seems to have disappeared again very quickly, apart from the diminutive forms Blümchen and Blümlein, which were common among German Jews. Blume, Jewish, in Frankfurt am Main before 1400; the name was first revolved in the 19th century…"

Weys is a German surname dated to 1495, as listed in "German Names from Kulmbach," 1495 by Sara L. Uckelmam, found at https://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/surnameskulmbach.html

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2658/2022-07-01/11-48-44_Blume_0002.jpg

2: Rhiannon Braith wreic Gryffyd -New Name (NP)

Meaning (Braith = spotted) most important.

Submitter is from Wealdsmere

This name was registered on the October 2008 LoAR as Rhiannon wreic Gryffyd https://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2008/10/08-10lar.html.
"Submitted as Rhiannon Vreith wreic Gryffyd, the only documentation provided for the byname Vreith was a copy of an email from Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn. However, this email does not provide any period citations for Vreith, it only notes that the nickname Braith "fits very well with the sorts of nicknames we see in Welsh records of the 13-14th century". Lacking citations to back up these assertions, this email is insufficient support to register Vreith. As the submitter allows all changes, we have dropped the problematic element."

The descriptive byname requested is "Braith" which means "spotted"

Documentation from the Dictionary of the Welsh Language s.v. brith (https://welsh-dictionary.ac.uk/gpc/gpc.html search for "brith") (image included)
The base word is "brith", "braith" being the feminine form and vreith a typical form for a feminine byname. Brith is dated from the 10th c. on; Breith is 13th c. Color terms used as descriptive bynames attested in "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn include black, red, grey, white and yellow. Terms describing skin conditions include scabby and swarthy. Submitter thinks "spotted" fits within this space easily just as Tangwystyl said over a decade ago.

Submitter preference is for Braith first, Vreith second or other spellings as needed.

Correction to Name (2022-Jul-09 20:07:50): This Item IS a Name CHANGE request, Thank you OSCAR for being....creative. -.-

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#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2658/2022-07-01/11-46-15_Braith_Name2.png

3: Sunniva of Silverhart -New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2016, via An Tir.

Per pale purpure and vert, a phoenix within a bordure Or

I, (redacted), the Administrator of the estate of (redacted), known in the Society as Sunniva of Silverhart bering Per pale purpure and vert, a phoenix within a bordure Or, grant blanket permission to conflict with both name and device as long as the proposed name and/or device are not an exact match. Court document enclosed.



Court Document:

"In the Superior Court of the Sate of Washington in and for the County of Clark

In Re the Estate of (redacted), deceased.

Whereas, (redacted), late of Clark County, Washington on or about the XX day of January, 2017 died intestate, leaving at the time of her death, property in this state subject to administration.

Now, therefore, know all persons by these presents, that we do hereby appoint (redacted) administrator upon said estate, and whereas said administrator has duly qualified, hereby authorize him to administer the same according to law.

Witness my hand and the seal of said court this 17th day of March, 2017"

Sign, Sealed, Dated

4: Vanya Lilieva -New Name (NP) & New Device

Sable, a wreath of lily blossoms argent

Submitter desires a gender-neutral name.
Sound (VAHN-ya) most important.

Submitter is from Stromgard

Vania is a diminutive for Ivan listed in "Names from Muscovite Judgment Charters; Diminutives as Documentary Forms and Name Frequency in Justice in Medieval Russia" by Marya Kargashina as found at https://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2013/Marya_Kargashina/muscovite_namesrev.htm
Submitter would prefer the transliteration "Vanya" with a Y over "Vania" with an I, if possible. If the given name Vania/Vanya is deemed unacceptable, the submitter will accept Ivana.

Liliev is a plant-based nickname meaning "lily" dated to 1499, found in "Botanical Bynames in Medieval Russia" By Paul Wickenden of Thanet, Lilieva is the feminized spelling. (Image attached)

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#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2658/2022-07-07/23-37-23_Vanya_Name1.png

5: Vanya Lilieva -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A wreath of lily blossoms argent

Submitter is from Stromgard

6: Viktor Nikolyn -New Name (NP) & New Device

Argent, a beaver sejant erect proper within a bordure purpure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Viktor with a) most important.

Submitter is from Wyewood

Viktor is a male Russian name dated to 1356 (Viktor (m) -- "conqueror."

Viktor, martyr. 1356. [Lev 14]) in Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section VA Copyright (c) 1996 Paul Goldschmidt.

Nikola is a male Russian name dated to 1517 as a diminuitive of Nikolai. (Nikola Mud'ius'koi. 1517-8. [RIB XIV 4]) also found in the same article

https://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixA requires marked patronymics in Russian.
http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/zgrammar.html changes Nikola to Nikolin/Nikolyn for the patronymic
Submitter has requested this change via email.

7: Viktor Nikolyn -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) a beaver sejant erect proper within and conjoined to an annulet purpure

Submitter is from Wyewood

In Heraldic Service,
Bantiarna Sadhbh Bheag
Lion's Blood Herald

OSCAR counts 4 Names, 3 Devices, 2 Badges and 1 Blanket Permission to Conflict. There are a total of 10 items submitted on this letter.