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East ILoI dated 2012-10-15

Greetings heralds!

This letter contains the second of three batches of Pennsic submissions. Commentary closes on this letter on November 30, 2012.

Please note the continuing issue with the appearance of greens, which Eastern Crown's and Blue Tyger's scanners tend to render as teals. All items are colored with Crayola or Rose Art green markers unless otherwise specifically indicated.

Alys Eastern Crown

1: Christoffel d'Allaines-le-Comte -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2003, via the East

Azure semy of ears of wheat, and on a pale Or a sword azure.


2: Christoffel d'Allaines-le-Comte -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2003, via the East

Azure, an ear of wheat and a sword in saltire Or.


3: Eibhlín an Fraoich -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2007, via the East

Per chevron azure and argent, a sewing needle azure.

This device is a resubmission of a device returned by the East Kingdom on the October 2006 LoD. The submitter's original device, Azure, a chevron between two sewing needles and thistle argent was returned for conflicts with Angela of the Stoney Oak Forest (Jun. 1984 via the Middle), Azure, a chevron between two acorns and an oak leaf argent; Beorn Collenferth (Oct. 1982 via Meridies), Azure, a chevron between a harp, an axe reversed and a sabre-toothed tiger statant argent; and Rannveigr Haakonardottir (Dec. 1983 via the East), Azure, a chevron between two falcons close respectant and a drakkar's prow reversed argent. This is a complete redesign.


4: Hartman Foscari da Ferrara -New Name & New Device

Azure, a lion contourny and an orle embattled on the inner edge Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Hartman is found in Talan Gwyneck's article "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/bahlow_v.htm).

Foscari is found in the surnames list of "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names" by Arval Bencoeur and Talan Gwynek (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html).

da Ferrara is a locative byname meaning "of Ferrara" also found in Arval & Talan's article. (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html#table ); Ferrara is about 50 miles southwest of Venice.

Appendix C of SENA permits names combining Italian and German. (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#AppendixC)


5: Isabele de Guildeford -New Name & New Device

Quarterly Or and azure, four roses counterchanged overall a fox sejant contourny argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Norman England.
Spelling (unspecified) most important.

Isabele is found as a given name in Withycombe under the heading Isabel(la) with the submitted spelling dated to 1196.

de Guildeford is found s.n. Guildford in Reaney & Wilson with this spelling dated to 1275.


6: Isabella d'Allaines-le-Comte -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2003, via the East

Vert, a cauldron and in chief two ladles in saltire, bowls to base, a flame issuant from base Or

The submitter's original device was returned on the June 2003 LoAR for the following reason:

Isabella d'Allaines-le-Comte. Device. Vert, three seeblatter Or.

The device conflicts with Annabella of Lochwinnoch, registered January 2003, Purpure, three hearts Or. There is one CD for changing the field. Prior precedent gives no difference between a heart and a seeblatt: "[Quarterly azure and vert, a heart Or] Conflict with ... A seeblatt Or. There is a CD for the fieldlessness, but by current precedent none for the change in type of the charges. There are period arms that are blazoned both as having hearts and as having seeblatter (see the May 1993 LoAR pg. 17 for the full discussion)" (LoAR of May 2000).

This is a complete redesign.


7: Isabella d'Allaines-le-Comte -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2003, via the East

Vert, two ladles in saltire, bowls to base, and a flame issuant from base Or.


8: Juliana Rossini da Palermo -New Name & New Device

Per chevron sable and azure, two sea horses argent and an anchor Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Italian.
Sound (unspecified) most important.
Spelling (Iuliana for given name, Rossani for byname if possible) most important.

Juliana appears in "Italian names from Imola, 1312" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/imolafemalph.html). The submitter would prefer the spelling Iuliana if it can be documented.

Rossini appears as a family name in "Family Names Appearing in the Catasto of 1427" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ferrante/catasto/family_names.html). The submitter would like the spelling Rossani if it can be documented.

Palermo appears as a place name in Sicily in "Mercator's Place Names of Italy in 1554" by Maridonna Benvenuti (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/maridonna/mercator). (Note: This article has been removed from the web at the author's request. The Internet Way Back Machine link is at http://web.archive.org/web/20090618002002/http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/maridonna/mercator/). As noted in Appendix A of SENA, da X is the usual pattern for locative bynames in Italian.

The submitter allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.


9: Kamejima Saburou Takauji -New Name & New Device

Vert, a three-sided Japanese well frame within an annulet argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Kamejima a constructed locative family name: Kame- (turtle) as in Kameyama (turtle-mountain) NCMJ 2ed p. 175 -shima (island) as in Kawashima (river-island) NCMJ 2ed p. 146 Kame (turtle) + shima (island) SH -> J is a regular phonetic transformation in Japanese involving voicing the SH sound.

Saburou is a birth-order yobina (number three son) NCMJ 2ed 212.

Taka'uji is found as a masculine nanori dating to 1332 in NCMJ 2ed page 359.


10: Kara Saruca bint Abdullah -New Name & New Device

Azure, on a fess or between two crescents argent an Arabic penbox sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Turkish.
Spelling (unspecified) most important.

All elements and the name structure are found in "Sixteenth-Century Turkish Names" by Ursula Georges (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/ottoman/).

The structure [descriptive byname] + [given name] + [patronymic] is described in Ursula's article (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/ottoman/)

Kara is a descriptive byname meaning "black ugly or gloomy" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/ottoman/titles.html).

Saruca is a feminine given name (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/ottoman/turkishnames.html)

bint Abdullah - daughter of Abdullah (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/ottoman/turkishnames.html)


11: Krystina Nikolaeva Vladimirova -New Name & New Device

Purpure, two ermine passant reguardant proper.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound ("submitter is fine with any changes") most important.

Krystina is dated to 1595 s.n. Khristina in "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet, Third Edition, p. 143.

Nikolaeva: Nikolaev is a patronymic dated to 1634 in Wickenden. According to the Grammar section of Wickenden, masculine patronymics are made feminine by adding an -a.

Vladimirova is a patronymic formed from Vladimir, dated to 1053 in Wickenden.


12: Lada Monguligin -New Name & New Device

Gules, a tamga consisting of a pallet couped crossed with an Uncial sans-serif letter "M" inverted argent, issuant from a trimount vert.

No major changes.
Meaning (from or of the Mongulig) most important.

Lada is found listed as a masculine name in Wickenden p. 180, glossed as "Beloved" and lists Erema Lada, recorded in 1616.

Monguligin is formed as a locative byname based on the tribal name: Mongulig, using the pattern which Wickenden discusses re: Tartar, which adds 'in'. Tatarin (m/byn) -- "of the Tatars." Ondreiko Tatarin, Pestrikov brat, landowner. 1495.

Per Appendix C, Mongolian and Russian may be combined.

Pennsic Herald's Point found the symbol at http://www.goldschp.net/archive/rusheraldry.html.

Please discuss a possible conflict with the modern arms of Hungary: Gules, a cross of Lorraine argent issuant from a trimount vert. The modern arms of Hungary are the ones on the right in the image below.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=449/2012-10-15/20-33-58_Hungary arms.jpg


13: Leó Finnason -New Name & New Device

Or, a monkey rampant contourny sable capped gules maintaining a grenade azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (as close to submitted as possible) most important.

Leó is a masculine given name appearing in Geirr Bassi at p. 13.

Finni likewise appears in Geirr Bassi at p. 9. According to the rules for forming a patronymic set out in Geirr-Bassi, -i becomes -a, then add -son.


14: Madok Arwe -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister gules and azure in bend sinister two arrows bendwise inverted Or

No major changes.
Sound (Arrow) most important.
Culture (14th century) most important.
Meaning (Arrow) most important.

Madok is found in Tangwystl's "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/welsh13.html), under Madog.

Arwe is found in this spelling dated to 1310 in Reaney & Wilson s.n. Arrow.

Welsh and Middle English are within a single regional naming group in Appendix C.


15: Matthäus Kettner -New Name & New Device

Argent, a chevron azure surmounted by a brown weasel rampant reguardant proper, in chief two larkspur flowers azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (surname - chain maker) most important.

Matthäus - "Late Period German Masculine Given Names", by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/germasc..html#plauen14) gives Matthäus from 1301 - 1350 as a Christian origin name from Plauen

Kettner - Barlow p. 64 has <Kettner> as byname for "Chainmaker" with Conrad der Ketner dated to 1340 in Eger. The submitter would like "Kettenmacher", if that form can be documented.


16: Melesina of Quintavia -New Name & New Device

Azure, a monster with the body of a woman, the tail of a serpent, and the wings of a dragon, erect to dexter Or.

No major changes.

Melesina is found in the IGI Extracted Parish Records:

Melesina Koenig Female 16 Jan 1591 EVANGELISCH, EHNINGEN, NECKARKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG Batch C95960-1

Melesina Schueelin Female Apr 1569 EVANGELISCH, BOPFINGEN, JAGSTKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG Batch C92388-1

Quintavia, Shire of was registered Oct 1985 via the East.


17: Michael Wernsdorf -New Name & New Device

Sable, a mount of five peaks issuant from base argent and on a chief Or a double headed eagle sable.

No major changes.
Spelling (Wernsdorf) most important.

Michael is found in Brechenmacher (volume K-Z), page 266, under the header Michael or under the header Michel, which dates this spelling to 1340.

Wernsdorf is found in Brechenmacher (volume K-Z), page 792, s.n. Wernsdorf, which dates this spelling to 1354.

Given plus byname is listed as a pattern for German names in Appendix A of SENA.


18: Orso Tano da Firenze -New Name

No major changes.
Culture (Italian Rennaissance) most important.

Orso is a given name found in "Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532" (http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/name1.html).

Tano is a given name found in "Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532" (http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/name1.html).

Double given names are permitted in Italian under Appendix A of SENA (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#AppendixA).

da Firenze appears as a surname in "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names," by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html#table).


19: Peternella von Mümpf -New Name & New Device

Azure, on a chevron between three oak leaves argent three larkspur flowers azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (from Mumpf) most important.

Peternella is a German feminine given name dated to 1497 in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/nurnberg1497.html)

von Mümpf - <Mümpf> shown on a map (southwest of Basel) dated to 1550 which can be seen at: http://www.zumbo.ch/maps/navigate/navigate.php?map_nr=68 The same town can be found in Bahlow and Brechenmacher: Bahlow (Gentry translation ed.), p. 338 s.n. Mumph, dates <Peter Mumphe> to 1290. Brechenmacher (p. 294 s.n. Mumpf) daats <Peter gen. Munphe> to 1290. The submitter will accept the documented spelling Mumphe if the submitted spelling is not registerable.


20: Raziya bint Rusa -New Name & New Device

Purpure, a serpent involved Or and on a chief argent three ravens sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Rah-zee-yyah bint Rusa) most important.

All elemenets are found in "Arabic Naming Practices and Period Names List" by Da'ud ibn Auda (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/arabic-naming2.htm).

Raziya is a femining ism or given name.

bint - daughter of - used to form a patronyic byname when combined with a masculine ism.

Rusa is a female ism.

Precedent permits the registration of matronymics in Arabic. [Umm al-Ghazala Jami'a bint Shirin al-Armaniyya, March 2006 LoAR, A-Atenveldt] In addition, "Arabic Names from al-Andalus" by Juliana de Luna (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/alandalus/) discusses the use of matronymics in Arabic names.

The submitter allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small


21: Richard of Smoking Rocks -New Name & New Device

Or, an anvil within a serpent in annulo and on a chief sable two mullets of four points elongated to base argent.

No major changes.

Richard found in "Late 16th Century English Names" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/eng16/eng16mfreq.html), where it is the fourth most popular masculine given name.

Smoking Rocks, Barony of was registered in February of 2005 via the East.


22: Roseia Bendyn Weyr -New Name Change & Resub Device

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in November of 2010, via the East.

Argent, a lighthouse gules.

Old Item: Roseia Posey, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Roseia is grandfathered to the submitter.

Bendyn appears in the IGI Parish Records (extracts):

Alyce Bendyn Female Christening 03 Jan 1579 Cranbook, Kent England Batch: C02159-6

Weyr is also found in the IGI Parish Records (extracts):

Wm. Weyr Male Christening 14 Aug 1585 Saint Nicholas Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland Batch: C11168-2

The pattern given+byname+byname in English is found in Appdendix A of SENA.

This device is a resubmission of a prior device, Sable, a light house argent enflamed proper, which was returned on the July 2010 East Kingdom LoD for multiple conflicts:

The device is returned for multiple conflicts. It is a direct conflict with the device of Anne of the White Tower (12/1971), Sable, a tower argent, because there is no difference between a tower and a lighthouse by precedent [Ysende Herberiour, 01/2007; Oldenfeld, Barony of, 05/2007]. It is likely a conflict with the device of Stanford of Sheffield (11/1973, Atenveldt), Per fess and per pale dovetailed argent and azure, in sinister chief a tower argent, with one CD for the change in the field, and none for the forced move of the tower. Comparing this device to the badge of Guillaume di San Marino (03/1989, Middle), Pean, a tower argent, issuant from its battlements two plumes pendant to base argent, it is clear if the plumes are large enough to be sustained charges. Lastly, commenters noted the possible conflicts with Heralds' Seals: Beacon Principal Herald, (Tinctureless) A beacon enflamed, and the device of Seamus Gllemore (02/1998, Drachenwald), Sable, a brazier argent flaming Or, although there is no precedent for beacons vs. lighthouses or braziers vs. lighthouses. As there are other conflicts, this cannot be forwarded to Wreath to establish such a precedent to determine whether those charges are significantly or substantially different.

This resubmission changes the tinctures of the field and the charge.


23: Séamus mac Neachtain -New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2008, via the East

Gleipnirvirki

No major changes.
Spelling (keep Gleipnir) most important.

Gleipnir, m. the Lissom, name of the mythol. fetter in Edda 19. An Icelandic-English Dictionary by Cleasby/Vigfusson page 203 http://lexicon.ff.cuni.cz/html/oi_cleasbyvigfusson/b0203.html

Virki, n. = verk, Anecd. 8 new Ed.: esp. in compds, íll-virki, stór-v., þrek-v., mann-v., qq.v. II. a work (= wark in bulwark, Southwark, etc.), wall, stronghold, castle, Bs. i. 672, Landn. 69; hann lét göra kirkju á Agðanesi, ok þar virki ok höfn, Fms. vii. 100; virki þat er heitir Skarðaborg, the work that is called Scarborough, Korm. 24, Stj. 509, O.H.L. 10; virkis-armr, the wing of a castle, Nj. 247; virkis-dyrr, -garðr, -horn, -hurð, -veggr, -stokkr, Fms. iii. 148, Sturl. i. 31, Krók. 56, Bs. i. 672, Eb. 310, Gullþ. 10; virkis-maðr, a defender in a work, Eb. 310; An Icelandic


24: Séamus mac Neachtain -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2008, via the East

(Fieldless) In pale four valknuts, upright, inverted, upright, inverted all conjoined gules.


25: Sephare Dryden -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2010, via the East

Argent, in pale a raven volant wings addorsed sable sustaining an apple gules.


26: Sergei Rozvad syn -New Name & New Device

Argent, a domestic cat courant sable and on a chief embattled azure a shepherd's crook fesswise Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for unspecified time period.
Culture (Russian) most important.

Sergei is found in Wickenden 3rd ed. p. 313 as a masculine given name dated to 1456.

Rozvad is found in Wickenden p. 300 as a masculine name glossed as "lead assunder" 1052.

syn is used to mark a patronymic, per pg. xxii of Wickenden 3rd. ed.

The posture of the cat is written on the form as "courant," but it strikes me as closer to "passant." Comments please.


27: Stæina knýtir -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in March of 2013, via the East.

Old Item: Susanna Lockheart, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (of the given name) most important.
Meaning (byname meaning knitter) most important.

Stæina is from Lind Supplement, col 954 s.n Steini, -a, the entry says "Stæina, g. -ae DN III 109(24), 111(17) (1317-18).

knýtir is from Geirr-Bassi, p 24, meaning 'knitter'.

If the name must be changed, submitter wants the sound of the given name and the meaning of the byname.

The submitter allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small


28: Suuder Saran -New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted sable and purpure, in pale a crescent argent and a flame Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (eclipse or shadow of the moon) most important.

Suunder - translates at freelang.net/online/mongolian as shadow

Saran - translates at freelang.net/online/mongolian as moon. Sara(n) meaning 'moon, month' also is found in An Introduction to Classical (literary) Mongolian by Kaare Grønbech, John Richard Krueger (3rd ed., 1993), p. 37 (http://books.google.com/books?id=0YanEBJXGRMC)

"Mongol Naming Practices" by Maarta as tu Mika (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/mongolian_names_marta.html) cites the following names:

Myagmar - Mars

Sanchir - Saturn

Tsolmon - Venus

These examples seem to support the use of heavenly bodies in names.

The submitter desires a name meaning shadow of the moon, as in eclipse.


29: Thomas of Smoking Rocks -New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and gules, two goats rampant addorsed Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Thomas is found in Withycombe under that header spelling which states the name was found in England before the Norman Conquest and continues, "In the later Middle Ages Thomas was one of the commonest men's names...". It further cites Thomas to 1086.

Smoking Rocks, Barony of was registered in February of 2005 via the East.


30: Tiago Raposa Santos -New Name & New Device

Or, a fox's mask and on a chief sable three hawks bells Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Culture (unspecified) most important.

Tiago - The submitter asserts that Tiago is a diminutive of Santiago, found in "16th Century Spanish Names Masculine Given Names" by Elisabeth Anne Roth (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/spanish/male-given-alpha.html), but provides no support for this assertion. The submitter will accept Santiago if Tiago cannot be documented.

Raposa is a surname meaning "fox" found in "Portuguese Names from Lisbon, 1565" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/portuguese/lisbon1565.html).

Santos appears as a surname possibly meaning "saint" or possibly referring to a place name in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/isabella/surnames-other.html). The submitter is willing to drop Santos if required for registration.

The submitter allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.

Spanish and Portuguese are part of the same language group under Appendix C of SENA (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#AppendixC).



OSCAR counts 20 Names, 2 Name Changes, 1 Household Name, 24 Devices and 3 Badges. There are a total of 50 items submitted on this letter.

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