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Outlands LoI dated 2012-07-24

From the Office of Rampart Herald

Baron Randal Carrick (Randall Jackson)

rampart@outlandsheralds.org


Unto the Sovereigns and members of the College of Arms of the Society, does Randal Carrick, Rampart Herald send his greetings. What follows is the July 2012 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands. I would like to thank the following heralds for providing commentary for this letter: Mistress Francesca de Pavia, Ray-de-Soleil Pursuivant, Master Louis-Philippe Mitouard, Catspaw Herald Extraordinary; THL Eric Morrison, Hawk's Hollow Pursuivant; Lady Leonor Ruiz de Lison; Lord Andrew von Otelingen; Lady Katelin de Irlande; Lady Khalidah bint Yayah, Castle Herald; Faelan O' Laghlan, Readstan Pursuivant; Ines Alfon, Blanch Tiger Herald; Lady Shoshanah Simkhah bas Ruven; Aryanhwy merch Catmael; Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada, Aldyrne Herald; Tostig Logiosophia, Eclipse Herald; Gunnvor silfraharr; Andreas von Meißen, Nautilus Herald; Alys Mackyntoich, Eastern Crown Herald; Modar Neznanich, (Interim) Gold Falcon Herald; Lady Pipa Sparkes; Lady Rohese de Dinan, Shadowdale Pursuivant; Lord Einarr Grimsson, Gold Falcon Herald emeritus; Ursula Georges, Green Staff Herald; and Gawain of Miskbridge, Green Anchor Herald.

It is my intent to register this July the following items from the Outlands College of Heralds:

This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

1: Amicia de Braci - New Name & New Device

Per pale purpure and sable, on a fess way argent two increscents counterchanged, in chief a butterfly argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Original submission, Elena de Braci, was returned by Northshield on Nov 28 2010 for auditory conflict with Elina de Braose (reg. 2/1996 via the Middle). (Attested by Keythong Herald and Polaris Principal Herald). The submitter has cleared the conflict by changing the given name.

[Amicia] - `Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames', Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyAG.html)

[de Braci] - `14th Century Worcestershire Names', Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/surworc14.html)

The submitter's original device submission, "Per pale purpure and sable, on a fess wavy argent two increscents counterchanged sable and purpure, in chief a butterfly within a wreath of ivy argent.", was returned by Northshield on 28 Nov 2010 for redrawing (centering of the fess and enlarging of the wreath). The submitter has lowered the fess to center, removed the wreath, and enlarged the butterfly.


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

2: Bianca Isabel d'Orsini - New Name & New Device

Checky of nine sable and Or, in cross a bee and four fleurs-de-lys counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

[Bianca] - Italian female given name. Occurs in 1427 Catasto of Florence, as documented in the article "Names in 15th Century Florence and her Dominions: the Condado" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith). From the Academy of St. Gabriel at: http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/

[Isabel] - Occitan female name. Academy of St. Gabriel name article 2213 gives [Isabel] as a form found in Occitan troubadour poems. http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2213+0

Regarding Occitan and Italian admixtures for names, from the 06-2010 LOAR:

"While there does not appear to be a specific precedent on the admixture of Italian and Occitan, based on the precedents ruling that mixing English, German or Spanish with Occitan is a step from period practice as is mixing Italian with French, Catalan or Spanish, we feel there would be at most one step from period practice for mixing Italian and Occitan. There may not even be that given the heavy amount of interaction and contamination between mainstream Italy and the Occitan regions during the Avignon Papacy."

[d'Orsini] - Italian family name. [Orsini] is found in the Florentine Renaissance Resources: Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532, edited by David Herlihy, R. Burr Litchfield, and Anthony Molho, online from Brown University at: http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/SURNAM1.html

This name use the alternate [d'Orsini] instead of di Orsini, exemplified by Giordano d'Orsini, bishop of Albano in the list of participants from the list of participants in the Conclave of 1417, found here: http://www2.fiu.edu/~mirandas/constancelist.htm

Other examples of the use of this style of surname are: d'Este, d'Armano and d'Artusio. These can be found in the Academy of St. Gabriel article "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names" by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek. http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html#table


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

3: Bloodstone, Canton of - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2011, via the Outlands

Gules, a griffon's head contourny erased argent, collared sable platy

Bloodstone, Canton of was registered on the November 2011 LoAR via the Outlands.

Previous badge, On a lozenge gules, a griffon's head contourny erased argent collared sable studded argent, was returned on the March 2012 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/03/12-03lar.html) with the following:

{This badge is returned for multiple reasons.

Blazoned as submitted, this device is returned for violating section VIII.1.c.ii of the Rules for Submissions, which requires that "All charges should be placed either directly on the field or entirely on other charges that lie on the field." As we consider good-contrast collars on beast heads as a distinct charge, this badge has four layers: field, lozenge, griffin's head, collar. This exceeds the layer limit and so must be returned.

As a lozenge is considered a medium for heraldic display, this must also be considered as Gules, a griffin's head contourny erased argent collared sable studded argent. However, under this blazon this badge must be returned for conflict with the device of Orisin na Oir Claiomh, Vairy Or and vert, a griffin's head erased, facing sinister, argent, gorged of a collar azure, studded Or. There is one CD for the change of field, but nothing for the change of tincture only of the tertiary collar. It should be noted that under the proposed new rules this would not be a conflict.

Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as collared sable platy, the argent roundels here are the equivalent of artistic detail, and so we have reblazoned the collar as sable studded argent.}


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

4: Broddi hornabrjótr - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2012, via the Outlands

Per fess indented vert and sable, four bear pawprints argent

Submitter's previous device, Per fess indented vert and sable, four bear pawprints argent, was returned on the February 2012 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/02/12-02lar.html) with the following:

{This device is returned for having the pawprints in an unblazonable orientation. They are somewhere between palewise and bendwise or bendwise sinister. There is a step from period practice for the use of pawprints.}

Submitter changes the posture of the paw prints.


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

5: Cera ingen Rónáin - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2005, via the Outlands

(Fieldless) A mascle argent, overall a hummingbird rising to sinister purpure

Submitter's previous device, (Fieldless) A hummingbird rising to sinister gules, was returned on the December 2010 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2010/12/10-12lar.html) with the following:

{This badge is returned for visual conflict under section X.5 of the Rules for Submissions with the device of Malcolm MacRuairidh of Blackoak, Argent, raven striking to sinister gules. While there may be a CD between a raven and a hummingbird in the usual case, a question which we will not answer at this time, in this case, the depictions are much too similar visually.

The badge is, however, clear of the badge of Peregrine of the Crescent Hawks, (Fieldless) In pale a hawk rising to sinister gules grasping in its talons a bugle-horn stringed Or, reblazoned elsewhere on this letter. The bugle is a sustained charge. There is a CD for fieldlessness and a CD for the change of number of primary charges.

The use of a hummingbird would be a step from period practice.}

While some commenters complained that the hummingbird was only barely overall, given the structure of the mascle, we do not see how the hummingbird could be any larger without completely obscuring the identifiability of the underlying charge.


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

6: Charles D' Amour - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

[Charles] - No documentation submitted but it is the submitter's mundane name.

[D' Amour] - `Descendants of Mathieu d'Amours' Genealogy.com (http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/c/c/J-r-Mccurdie-WA/GENE8-0001.html); `Louviere and Related Families', pg. 69 Ancestry.com (http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~louviere/p69.htm)

Additional documentation for the surname was provided by:

Alys Mackyntoich (Eastern Crown) at 2012-06-07 11:26:48

<Amour> without the preposition is found in the IGI Parish Records (extracts) for France:

JACQUES AMOUR Male Christening 28 Mar 1607 St-Pierre-l'Angelé, Verdun-sur-Meuse, Meuse, France Batch: C826041

NICOLAS AMOUR Male Christening 27 Aug 1609 St-​Pierre-​l'Angelé,​ Verdun-​sur-​Meuse,​ Meuse,​ France Batch: C826041

There's also support in the IGI Parish Records (extracts) for <St. Amour> or <Saint Amour> as a byname:

CHRISTOPFLE GRACET ALIAS ST. AMOUR Female Christening 30 Jan 1639 Saint-Amand, Verdun-sur-Meuse, Meuse, France Batch: C012686

NICOLAS LEBONNETIER ALIAS ST. AMOUR Male Christening 06 Sep 1634 Saint-Amand, Verdun-sur-Meuse, Meuse, France Batch: C012686

JEANNE STE AMOUR Female Christening 08 Jul 1638 Saint-Pierre-L'Angele, Verdun-Sur-Meuse, Meuse, France Batch: C826041

And finally, there's this interesting bit from England:

JANE DEAMOUR Female Marriage 07 Oct 1649 Saint Bartholomew The Less,London,London,England Batch: M151081

<Charles> is easily found in France, and in some of the same locations as the byname <Amour>:

CHARLES LE LORRAIN Male Christening 08 Nov 1615 St-​Pierre-​l'Angelé,​ Verdun-​sur-​Meuse,​ Meuse,​ France Batch: C826041

CHARLES LE PEINTRE Male Christening 26 Jan 1639 St-​Pierre-​l'Angelé,​ Verdun-​sur-​Meuse,​ Meuse,​ France Batch: C826041

CHARLES LE SAINST Male Marriage 30 Mar 1579 Saint-Germain-En-Laye,Seine-Et-Oise,France Batch: M803142

CHARLES DUMONT Male Marriage 26 Nov 1589 Saint-​Germain-​En-​Laye,​Seine-​Et-​Oise,​France Batch: M803142

etc., etc., etc.


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

7: Ciarán an Broc - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for Irish Pre-Norman.
Culture (Irish) most important.

Ciarán is an Old and Middle Irish Gaelic masculine name (c.700-c.1200), found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Ciarán," Mari Elspeth nic Bryan ( http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Ciaran.shtml ). The Annals dates given for the name are 512, 517, 549, 620, 743, 775, 784, 882, 921, 928, 938, 1061.

Scanned documentation summary for [an Broc] included

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=413/2012-07-24/14-58-16_16-54-15_ciarandoc.jpg


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

8: Danek of Aarquelle - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for Polish, approx `2nd Crusade'.

Submitter requests Existing Holding Name of Danek of Aarquelle to be registered in high medieval of the same, i.e. Danek z Aarquelle or Danek Aarquelleski, etc.

Three scanned pages of documentation summary.

[Danek] - `Danek Family History' Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=danek)

Castle's Note: No Danek of Aarquelle is listed in the O & A, it is a placeholder name on the Outlands' Order of Precedence (http://wimble.outlandsheralds.org/individual_record.php?PersonID=729).

The name was changed at Kingdom from Danek z Aarquelle, as the surname was not Polish and the article was therefor incorrect. Submitter approves of this change.

Additional support for the name was provided by

Magnus von Lübeck at 2012-06-16 10:53:19

Rymut, Kazimierz, Nazwiska Polakow (Wroclaw: Zaklad Narodowy im. Ossolinskich - Wydawnictwo, 1991).

page 106 header Dan has Danek from 1446.

Aarquelle, Shire of. This branch-name was registered in March of 1987 (via the Outlands). He can use of Aarquelle but not z Aarquelle,


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

9: Dihya al-Hagariyya - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2012, via the Outlands

Argent, three gouttes de larmes on a chief azure, a plate between two mullets of six points elongated to chief and base

Submitter's name was registered on the March 2012 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/03/12-03lar.html).

Submitter's previous device, Argent, three gouttes de larmes and on a chief azure a plate between two mullets of six points argent, was returned on the March 2012 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/03/12-03lar.html) with the following:

{This device is returned for redraw, for violating section VIII.4.d of the Rules for Submissions which requires that "modern style in the depiction of individual elements or the total design may not be registered." This modern "apostrophe" style of gouttes is not registerable without period evidence. Gouttes should ideally be drawn with wavy tails.}


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

10: Domin d'Alsace - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2006, via the Outlands

Vert, a bend gules fimbriated, between an oak tree and a stump snagged Or

Submitter's previous device, Quarterly vert and gules, a tree issuant from a stump couped Or, was returned on the July 2009 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2009/07/09-07lar.html) with the following:

{This device conflicts with that of Brianne Hyla, Per chevron Or and vert, in base a maple tree couped Or. There is a single CD for the changes to the field, but Brianne's tree is forced to base therefore there is not a CD for position. Prior precedent has stated "Brianne's tree is a 'maple' due only to artistic detailing, it is otherwise identical to a generic tree" (Gregor MacDonald and Petronel Harlakenden, 10/2008), thus there is no difference for the type of tree. The tree issuing from the stump is blazonable, but does not count for difference against another tree, just as a tree couped is not a CD from a tree eradicated.

The submitted device is also in conflict with Della Rovere, Dukes of Urbino (important non-SCA arms), Azure, an oak tree eradicated its four branches knotted in saltire Or. There is a CD for changes to the field, but by precedent (q.v. Gregor MacDonald and Petronel Harlakenden, 10/2008), the nowing of the branches is not worth a CD.}


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

11: Edric Capellarius - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Capper, Hatter) most important.

[Edric] - `Men's Given Names from Early 13th Century England' Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/eng13/eng13m.html)

[Capellarius] - `12th & 13th Century English Textile Surnames' Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/textile.html)

As Talan's article only documents Edricus, additional documentation was provided by commenters:

Alys Mackyntoich (Eastern Crown) at 2012-06-07 14:58:44

R&W s.n. Edrich gives Edric(us) dated to 1066, Edrich to 1275, Edryk dated to 1381.

Magnus von Lübeck at 2012-06-16 08:43:11

Reaney and Wilson, header Edrich has Robert Eadric in 1221.


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

12: Felicita Marina de'Medici - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Italian/Sicilian 1550 AD.
Culture most important.

[Felicita Marina] - `Names from Sixteenth Century Venice' Juliana de Luna (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/16thcvenice.html)

[Marina] - `Feminine Given Names from Thirteenth Century Perugia' Arval Benicoeur

(http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/perugia/perugiaFemAlpha.html)

[Medici] - `ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 3230'

(http://www.s-gabriel.org/3230)

Name was changed at Kingdom from Felicita Marina Medici in order to correct the spelling of the family name.


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

13: Hayashi Yo'ichirou Norikata - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2008, via the Outlands

Per pale indented per fess azure and Or, a lion rampant maintaining a chalice Or and a barrel argent


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

14: Hayashi Yo'ichirou Norikata - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2008, via the Outlands

(Fieldless) On an open book argent two pine trees azure


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

15: Jehennette van Mynden - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2012, via the Outlands

(Fieldless) A squirrel dormant azure


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

16: Katla á Katanesi - New Name & New Device

Azure, a decrescent argent and a bat-winged lynx segreant Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Norse Feminine Name.
Sound most important.
Culture (Norse Feminine Name) most important.

[Katla Á Katanesi] - `ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 2002'

(http://www.s-gabriel.org/2002)

[Á Katanesi] - ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 2140'

(http://www.s-gabriel.org/2140)

Using a no-photocopy source, "Katla" is on p.12 of Geirr Bassi. The report supporting the surname spells it with a lower case "á".

The required St Gabriel Report summaries:

ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 2002

You might like the Norse feminine names <Katla> or <Þorkatla> [2]. The region called Caithness was known in Old Norse as <Katanes>. That name meant "cat-cape" (but probably derived from a tribal name) [3]. A woman from Katanes could have been identified as <a/ Katanesi> "in Caithness" [7].

[2] Lind, E.H., Norsk-Isla:ndska Dopnamn ock Fingerade Namn fra*n Medeltiden (Uppsala & Leipzig: 1905-1915, sup. Oslo, Uppsala and Kobenhavn: 1931).

[3] Watson, William J., The History of the Celtic Place-Names of Scotland (London: William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., 1926), p.30.

[7] Cleasby, R., G. Vigfusson, & W. Craigie, An Icelandic-English Dictionary (Oxford: At the University Press, 1975). In personal names, <a/> is the most common preposition used with place-names containing the element <-nes>, and <-i> is the dative singular case ending.

ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 2140

Caithness was known in Old Norse as <Katanes>. Þorfinnr from Caithness could also have been known in Old Norse as <Þorfinnr a/ Katanesi>, literally "Thorfinn in Caithness" [13, 14].

[11] Watson, William J., _The History of the Celtic Place-Names of Scotland_ (London: William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., 1926), p.508 s.n. Dunoon, p.521, note to p.424. He says that Scottish Gaelic <carraig> "rock, steep mountain" is rare word, a "loan or survival" from the British word that also produced Old Welsh <carrecc> and Breton <karrek>. His examples of it in Scottish place names are in Ayrshire, Perthshire, and on Loch Goil, which is on the west coat near the Clyde. A similar construction is <Dunbar>, which Watson p. 141 derives from British <din-bar> "summit fort". We did find the element <carraig> used in place names on Mull in the Hebrides, but we believe that they are post-period names. [MacQuarrie, Duncan M., _The Place Names of Mull_ (Inverness: D. M. Macquarrie, c.1982)]

[13] Watson, op. cit., p.30.

[14] Vigfusson, & W. Craigie, _An Icelandic-English Dictionary_ (Oxford: At the University Press, 1975). In personal names, <a/> is the most common preposition used with place-names containing the element <-nes>, and <-i> is the dative singular case ending required by Norse grammar after the preposition <i/>.

We changed the case of the A at kingdom, as it was a clerical error on the submitting herald's part.


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

17: Laurentz von Rothenstein - New Name & New Device

Azure, on a pile inverted throughout vert fimbriated argent, a natural salamander tergiant breathing flame argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for German 13th Century.
Sound most important.
Language most important.

[Laurentz] - `15th Century Low German Men's Names from Mecklenburg' Sara L. Uckelman (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/mecklenburg.html) (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/laurentz-m.html)

[von Rothenstein] - `(23) Konrad III Zollner von Rothstein' Also known as Conrad Zöllner von Rothenstein (http://imperialteutonicorder.com/id4.html)

Some commenters complained about the width of the pile, and others thought it was well drawn. We agree that the fimbriation could stand to be thicker, but do not believe it to be returnably narrow.


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

18: Raphael de'Medici - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for Italian 1550 AD.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

[Raphaele] - 'A sample of Jewish names in Milan 1540-1570' Zachary Kessin (http://s-gabriel.org/names/yehoshua/milan_names.html)

[Raffaele] - 'Names from Sixteenth Century Venice' Juliana de Luna (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/16thcvenice.html)

[Medici] - 'ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 3230' (http://www.s-gabriel.org/3230)

Name was changed at Kingdom from Raphael Medici in order to add the correct article before the family name


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

19: Rowland of Lincolnshire - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2011, via the Outlands

Per pale argent and sable, a mullet within a bordure counterchanged

Submitter asked to have the badge associated with Guy d'Aquitaine but the [alternate] name is not registered.


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

20: Samantha Kennington - Resub Name & New Device

Per pale purpure and gules, an escallop inverted, on a bordure argent, three gouttes purpure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

[Samantha] - Submitter's mundane name, scan of Driver's License provided

[Kennington] - the IGI cites <Alice Kennington>, christened in 1635 (IGI extracted records: batch # P001601, source call # 0908519), which falls within the grey area.

Submitter's previous name, Samantha Mears, was returned on the September 2011 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2011/09/11-09lar.html) with the following:

{Precedent and the Administrative Handbook differ slightly on the level of difference required between a submitter's legal name and their registered SCA name. Relevant precedent says that Riebling is too similar to Riebli, while Ribelinck is different enough from Riebli to be registered [Walter Ribelinck, 08/2003 LoAR, A-Caid]. Similarly, Kellahan is too similar to Callahan, while O Kellahan is different enough from Callahan to be registered [David O Kellahan, 11/1997 LoAR, A-Middle].

As the difference between the submitter's legal surname and her submitted byname is only the addition of the final -s, the name cannot be registered as submitted. A larger change, like making the name del Mere or atte Mere, would be enough of a change to allow the registration of this name.}

Submitter changed the byname to clear the conflict.

Submitter's previous device, Per pale purpure and gules, an escallop argent, was returned on the June 2011 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2011-05-lop/1106-lor.html) with the following:

{Returned for conflict with Nichelle of Whitewolfe, badge reg. 12/03 via Atenveld): "Per pale gules ermined argent and azure, an escallop inverted argent", there's only one CD, for the field.}


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

21: Stigr Robertsson - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2012, via the Outlands

Per bend vert and sable, a bend between two axes bendwise addorsed argent

Submitter's previous device, Per bend sinister sable and vert, a bend sinister between two axes bendwise sinister and bendwise sinister reversed argent, was returned on the May 2012 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2012-04-lop/1205-lor.html) with the following:

{Returned for conflict with Elizabeth Urswick, reg. 2/10 via Artemisia: Per bend sinister sable and vert, a bend sinister between two mullets argent. There is only 1 CD for change of type of secondary.}

Submitter changed to the direction of the bend to clear the conflict.


This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR

22: Zaahira de la Sara - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (given name -) most important.

Structure: given name + locative byname (Iberian, found in SENA Appendix A). Per SENA Appendix C, Arabic and Iberian groups are compatible.

[Zaahira] - `ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 3069' (http://www.s-gabriel.org/3069) This name is Arabic is orgin, per SENA Appendix C, Arabic and Iberian groups are compatible.

[de la Sara] - `Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century' Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/isabella/locative.html)

additional documentation was provided by:

Magnus von Lübeck at 2012-06-24 03:03:01

ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 3069

Muslims in the Iberian peninsula would have used an Arabic form of the name, formed from the Arabic root woord <z-h-r>. We found the following such forms in use [4]:

Zaahira 'brilliant'

4] Ana Labarta La Onoma/stica de los Moriscos Valencianos (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cienti/ficas, Madrid, 1987)

Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century

by Juliana de Luna

http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/isabella/locative.html

Names from the Account Books of Isabel la Catolica (1477-1504, mostly 1483-1504) Locative Surnames

de la Sara

Submitter's previous name, Zaahira bint Lu'lu' al-Balansiyyahi, was returned on the September 2006 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2006-08-lop/0609-lor.html) with the following:

{Commenters indicate that the double [a] in [Zaahira] should probably be changed to [?] in accordance with a November 2005 precedent:

Submitted as Khaliil ibn `Abd al-rah.maan, the name itself is fine, but there are some problems with the transcription. As submitted, the transcription is a non-standard form. For example, the spelling in the both the given name and the byname uses ii to represent a long vowel; double vowels are an ASCII representation of long vowels but are not part of any scholarly or SCA standard transcription. In the SCA standard, the long vowels are represented as {v-}. Also, in standard transcriptions the R in Ra{h.}maan is capitalized. We have changed the transcription to the SCA standard Da'ud notation and registered this name as Khalīl ibn `Abd al-Ra{h.}mān. [Khalīl ibn `Abd al-Ra{h.}mān, 11/05, A-Gleann Abhann]

Commenters also indicate that [Lu'Lu'] appears to be a masculine given name in Da'ud's article "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" located at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/arabic-naming2.htm.

Commenters could find no documentation for [al-Balansiyyahi].

Permission to conflict with the two gentles mentioned above is not required for this name, as the submitted name passes under Rules for Submission (Rfs) V.1.b.i - Given Names - in that the given names are not the same, and Rfs V.1.b.iv - Change of Name Phrases - as each name has one phrase that is significantly different from each of the name phrases in the other names.

Please also note that simply indicating the source documentation and including copies of that documentation is insufficient summary of the documentation. Summaries should include location of referenced material, explain the construction of the name, and document and date all the name spellings.

Name returned for lack of documentation of the locative byname.}

The submitter has changed the byname completely this addressing the reason for return. While would prefer the Iberian transliteration, she is amenable to the ā transliteration change should those knowledgeable in Arabic find it necessary.


Thus ends the July 2012 Letter of Intent.


In Service,

Baron Randal Carrick

Rampart Herald


OSCAR counts 11 New Names, 6 New Devices and 4 New Badges. These 21 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $63 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Name, 3 Resub Devices and 2 Resub Badges. These 6 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 27 items submitted on this letter.

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