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

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.

Special thanks to Malyss Blue Inkhorn for their assistance with this letter.

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

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: Akizuki Soujirou Kaoru -New Name Change (NP)

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in December of 2022, via An Tir.

Old Item: Akizuki Kaede, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Submitter is from Dragon's Laire

Submitter will NOT allow the creation of a holding name.

Name Construction in Mediaeval Japan (Revised Edition) - Solveig Throndardottir

- Akizuki (previously registered and approved) - page 315

- Soujirou - page 372

- Kaoru - the feminine name "Kaorime" can be found on page 378. This is from an earlier time period. In my period (late period; the Japanese Momoyama period, which is 1568-1600) it was common for feminine names to drop the "-me" or "-ko" suffix. This leaves the name as the single-kanji "Kaori" which can also be read as the unisex "Kaoru". This is similar to the single-kanji name "Hikaru" (page 334) which can also be read as "Hikari". As a transgender individual, the unisex nature of the name Kaoru is very important and special to me.

2: Elizabeth North -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per bend sinister vert and gules, a stag's head couped argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for England of the same time frame (c 15th Century).
Sound (Accepting change of spelling for Elizabeth as needed.) most important.
Meaning (North) most important.

Submitter is from Blatha An Oir

Elizabeth is found with this spelling as a female given name in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott), at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/

https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Elizabeth - Elizabeth 1205 (W); 1279 Bunbury; 1347 Muir; 1379 Burgoin; 1340-1450 Ofchurch; 1437 Lamplough; 1518 Ranson; 1524 Talmadge; 1530 Pollkin; 1539 Sherwood; 1556 Haler; 1561 Brownbill; 1568 Cuddington; 1571 Brayshaw; 1579 Smallknight; 1585 Beeching; 1587 Gilpin; 1600 Fiddes

North is found as a surname in "Names in 15th Century York" by Karen Harris (Karen Larsdatter) at https://heraldry.sca.org/names/york15/surnames-alphabetical.htm

3: Guðrøðr Bjornson -New Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Gu?r??r Bjornson in November of 2020, via An Tir.

Sable, a bear rampant argent maintaining two axes, on a chief Or five compass stars sable and on a point Or four compass stars in cross sable

Submissions Herald Note:

This item was administratively returned on Kingdom Letter https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=10&id=104378 due to an incorrect understanding of the name it was being registered under.

At the time, it was suggested the submitter recolour for better Or, and the submitter agreed. We have made the update accordingly.

4: Helena the Small -New Name (NP) & New Device

Azure, on an oak leaf argent a rabbit rampant azure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (the Small) most important.

Submitter is from Caladhort

Helena found in the article "Feminine Given names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" at https://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyHZ.html

Small as a descriptor is found in RW sn. Smale Alexander le Smele 1221, William le Smale 1294, Thomas Small 1360 (Black)
(1280) Pleas Som.in Som.RS 11154 : Eve la Smale.
(1355) Reg.Edw.Blk.Pr.2.87 : William Smale.

"the Small" falls under the name pattern Name + Descriptive listed in Appendix A of SENA as a pattern that does not require further documentation.

OSCAR counts 2 Names, 1 Name Change and 3 Devices. There are a total of 6 items submitted on this letter.