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East LoI dated 2012-10-26

To Gabriel Laurel, Juliana Pelican, Emma Wreath and the Heralds of the Knowne Worlde, from from Asa in Svarta, Blue Tyger Herald and Alys Mackyntoich, Eastern Crown Herald, greetings and every good thing.

The Eastern College herewith submits for approval and registration the following items, with our thanks.

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.

Eastern Crown thanks the following commenters: Abdullah ibn Harun, Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Brunissende Dragonette, Gawain of Miskbridge, Gisela vom Kreuzbach, Gunnvor silfraharr, Joscelin le esqurel, Konrad Mailander, Lillia de Vaux, Magnus von Lübeck, Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada, Marie de Blois, Solveig Throndardottir, Tanczos Istvan, Ursula Georges and Yehuda ben Moshe.

This item was on the 01-2013 LoAR

1: Aban Cerr - New Name Change

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

Old Item: Gaius Annaeus Maso, to be retained as an alternate name.
Sound (Ay-ben) most important.

Aban - The Old Irish Gaelic masculine given name <Abaán> is found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Abbán" by Mari ingen Briain (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Abban.shtml). The Annals of Ulster, vol. 1, entry U867.5, shows: "Aban m. Cinaedha, rigdomna Connacht" who died in 867.

Cerr is the Old Irish Gaelic form of a descriptive byname meaning "crooked, wry-mouthed" found in Mari's "Index" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Cerr.shtml) with Annals dates of 591, 595, 624, 627, 629, 721.

Eastern Crown notes that the submitter is mistaken about how the given name is pronounced; it is closer to AH-bon or AH-ben, with the emphasis on the AH, which sounds like the vowel sound in "cat". Kingdom commenters felt that the name did not conflict with Alden Kerr, registered in Sept. 2001 via Æthelmearc. Although Cerr is pronounced exactly like Kerr, it was felt that there was sufficient difference in the given names to warrant sending this up for further review.


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2: Adriana Cooper - New Name & New Device

Argent, a Chinese dragon passant and on a chief invected gules three annulets Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Both elements are found in the IGI Parish Records (extracted) for England:

Adriana Arnold Female 19 Sep 1588 Glatton, Huntingdon, England Batch: C16864-1

William Cooper Male Christening 06 Jan 1594 Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hampshire, England Batch: C14667-1


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3: Æsa feilinn Jóssursdóttir - New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted azure and sable, in pale a sun and a wolf statant argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (feilinn (fay-linn)) most important.

Æsa appears in "Viking Names Found in the Landnamabok" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok).

feilinn meaning "shy" appears in An Icelandic Dictionary by Cleasby/Vigfusson at p. 150 (http://www.lexicon.ff/cuni.cz/html/oi_cleasbyvigfusson/b0150.html).

Jóssursdóttir - The masculine given name Jósurr, which appears on page 12 of Geirr Bassi. The patronym is constructed according rules for formation of patronymic on page 17 of the same.


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4: Agapios Cargos - New Name

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

Agapios - Found in search on Lexicon of Greek Personal Names Volume IIa and IIIa. The Greek spelling is in the forward index. (http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/online/downloads/index.html). The Greek letters for the given name are alpha-gamma-alpha-pi-iota-omicron-sigma (http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/database/lgpn.php).

Cargos - Legal surname as per Connecticut Driver License, a copy of which is provided.


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5: Alcuin of Arundel - New Name & New Device

Azure, a chevron between two fleurs de lys and an open scroll Or charged with a quill pen bendwise azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling most important.

Alcuin is found in the Middle English Dictionary s.n. bishinen in the Latin form Alcuinus dated to a1387. (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=byte&byte=16137077&egdisplay=compact&egs=16142764&e gs=16139806&egs=16143794), and s.n. mencioun dated to 1470. (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=byte&byte=111590978&egdisplay=compact&egs=111602336 &egs=111603955). These entries refer to the historical Alcuinus, who was a luminary of Charlemagne's court and ultimately cannonized as a saint (http://saints.sqpn.com/blessed-alcuin/). Alcuin is a plausible vernacular form of the saint's name.

Arundel is found in Watts, s.n. Arundel, with the spellings "Arondel(l)" dated 1093, 1273x91, 1303. These examples support the Lingua Anglica of Arundel.


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6: Alexander Makcristyne - New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2005, via the East

House of Archers Ford

Azure, a fess checky Or and gules between two sheaves of arrows and a throwing axe Or.

No major changes.
Sound (Archer's Ford) most important.

House is a designator for household names, as found in Sharon Krossa, "A Brief, Incomplete, and Rather Stopgap Article about European Household and Other Group Names Before 1600" (http://medievalscotland.org/names/eurohouseholds/index.shtml), cited in Appendix E of SENA.

Archers Ford is intended here as a constructed placename, following the pattern of fords named after people, such as Ashford (possibly Eccel's ford), Alford (the one in Somerset is Ealdgyþ's ford), Aylesford (Ægel's ford), and Otford (Otta's ford), which are all headers in Ekwall. The pattern of surname/family name + generic toponym as the basis for a place name is found in Juliana de Luna's "Compound Placenames in English" (www.medievalscotland.org/jes/EnglishCompoundPlacenames/).

Archer is a surname found in "Faire Names for English Folk: Late Sixteenth Century English Names" by Christian de Holacombe (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/christian/fairnames/).

Ford as a toponym is discussed in Cateline de la Mor la souriete, "A Survey of the History of English Place­names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/engplnam.html).

The submitter will accept House of Archersford if necesssary for registration.

The pattern [designator] + [surname] + Ford appears to be supported by the registration of the household name Marshalls Ford Tavern on the July 2010 LoAR (A-East), which used the same documentation for the pattern of [surname] + Ford for a place name.

Kingdom commenters raised questions about how the Unity of Posture rule of SENA A.3.D.2.c applies when dealing with charges in sheaves. Under the Rules for Submissions, "a sheaf of charges [was] considered as three charges in a specific arrangement, not a single charge." [From Wreath: On Sheaves, February 2008, Cover Letter]. Eastern Crown opted to send this badge up to Wreath for guidance on the treatment of sheaves of charges under SENA's Unity of Posture rule.


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7: Alke von Ossenheim - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (German; sound as well) most important.

Alke is a 14th century German name found in Talan Gwynek, "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/bahlow/bahlowFem.html).

von Ossenheim is part of her mother's registered name, Maria Erika von Ossenheim (Sept. 1991, East). A letter attesting the relationship has been provided.


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8: Alleken Lüdeke - New Name & New Device

Azure, two narwhals haurient respectant horns in saltire and on a chief wavy argent a willow tree azure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (close to Alison) most important.

Alleken is found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Women's Surnames in 15th- and 16th-Century Germany" (www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/womenssurnames.html) as a Low German women's given name.

Lüdeke is found in Bahlow (Gentry translation) on page 312 under the header Lüde(c)ke, Lüdemann, with this spelling dated to 1504 in Friesland.

Given + Byname is a listed pattern for German names in Appendix A of SENA.


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9: Alys Attewater - New Name & New Device

Azure, an arrow inverted, a bordure embattled Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Alys appears in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyAG.html) s.n. Alice dated to 1525.

Attewater is found in "An Index to the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/LincLSR/BynA.html).


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10: Ameline Bernaerds - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No holding name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for French/Dutch.
Culture (French) most important.

Ameline is found in "Some Names from Picardy in the 14th Century: Personal names found in the Armorial du denomberement de la Comte de Celrmont en Beaucaisis 1373-1376" by Chrestienne la Pescheresse, pg 98 column 1.

Bernaerds is found in "Flemish Names from Bruges" by Luana de Grood (http://www.s-gabriel.org/docs/bruges/), as a surname dated 1400-1550.

French and Dutch are listed as combinable regional naming groups in Appendix C of SENA (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#AppendixC)


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11: Andrew Blake of Edinburgh - New Name & New Device

Per saltire sable and gules, a saltire within a bordure Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

Andrew - Black, Surnames of Scotland, p. 23 s.n. Andrew lists "Duncan fiz Andrew" dated to 1296.

Blake appears in Black p. 81 s.n. Blake with this spelling dated to c. 1266 and c. 1340.

Edinburgh is a place name appearing in Black p. 238 s.n. Edinburgh with the dated spellings "of Edynburgh" (1233-1255), "de Edinburgh" (1328) and "de Edynburgh" (1446).

This device should be clear of that of Chlothar Bructerus (June 2002 via Trimaris): Per saltire sable and gules, a saltire gringolé voided humetty Or and a bordure argent. There is one DC for the tincture of the bordure. There should be a second DC for a plain saltire vs. a saltire gringolé voided humetty, which has snake heads and is voided.


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12: Anelida Falconbridge - New Name & New Device

Argent, a winged snail contourny vert and on a chief embattled sable three mullets of four points extended to base argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

Anelida is a character in Chaucer's The story of Queen Anelida and the false Artcie by Geoffrey Chaucer, printed at Westminster by William Caxton about the year 1477 (1905) p. 13 with the exact spelling of "Anelida" (http://archive.org/details/storyofqueenanel00chauuoft). The Chaucer Name Dictionary, by J. de Weever, has an entry for "Anelida, Anelyda" on p.25.

Falconbridge is found in the IGI Parish Records (extracts) as follows:

Charles Falconbridge Male Christening 21 Jan 1630 SAINT MARGARET,WESTMINSTER,LONDON,ENGLAND Batch: P00160-1 Film: 908519

George Falconbridge Male Marriage 11 Aug 1633 Hucknall Torkard, Nottingham, England Batch: M059092 Film: 503501

Kingdom commentary was divided on the identifiability of the winged snail.


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13: Azumi Nariko - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2011, via the East

Azure, three crescents conjoined in pall inverted points outward, a roundel argent within each crescent.


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14: Bianca di Firenze - New Name & New Device

Per chevron azure and argent, in cross three passion nails argent and pomegranate gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

Bianca is found in "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names," by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14given.html#table). Submitted as Biànca, the addition of the accent mark was based on De Felice Dizionario Dei Nomi Italiani s.n. Biànca. However, the accents used in De Felice do not reflect period spelling; they are used to indicate pronunciation. Eastern Crown removed the accent mark in accordance with precedent. [Callista Teresa di Bella 03/2000 LoAR A-Caid].

da Firenze is found as a locative byname in Arval & Talan's article. (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html#table).

Appendix A of SENA states that, for Italian names, "[l]ocative bynames in the northern and central areas normally take the form da X, but de X and di X are rarely found." di Firenze therefore is a valid form.


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15: Bjǫrn bogsveigir - New Name & New Device

Sable, on a bend Or between two bear's pawprints argent, three arrows palewise inverted sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

Bjǫrn is a masculine given name appearing in Geirr Bassi at p. 8

bogsveigir is a descriptive byname meaning "bow-swayer, archer" appearing in Geirr Bassi at p. 20.

Under Appendix G of SENA, the use of paw prints is a Step From Period Practice (SFPP).


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16: Bronwyn of the Kings Field - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) On a mastiff statant Or marked sable an escarbuncle sable.

The submitter has a device, Vert, an eagle and on a chief indented argent three escarbuncles azure, registered in March of 2012 (via the East).

Some question was raised in commentary about whether the description "marked sable" adequately described the coloring of the mastiff.


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17: Cacht Mhór inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Cacht is a Middle and Early Modern Irish Gaelic feminine given name appearing in Mari ingen Briain's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Cacht.shtml) with an Annals date of 1054 and 1231.

Mhór is the lenited form of the descriptive byname Mór, which also appears in Mari's "Index" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/DescriptiveBynames.shtml) with Annals dates between 1231 and 1562. The lenited form is required because this is a feminine name.

inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh is based on the undated header Mac an Mhadaidh, found in Woulfe. This family name would originate from the literal patronymic byname mac an Mhadaigh, indicating that the father had the descriptive byname an Mhadaidh '[of] the Dog'. From this patronym would derive the family name Mac an Mhadiadh.

Examples of descriptive bynames similar to an Mhadaidh '[of] the dog' can be found in Mari's "Index" (http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Topic.shtml), which lists the following descriptive bynames referring to domesticated animals:

[of] the Beeves/Cattle (na Mart)

[of] the Milch Cows (na nGamhnach)

[of] the White Horse (in Eich Gil)

The Annals of Connacht, entry 1542.10, mentions the place name Leim an Madaidh 'Leap [of] the Dog', showing Madaidh is a period form. Connacht uses conservative spellings, which explains the lack of the expected lenition in the element Madaidh (the expected form would be Mhadaidh).

While prior registration is no guarantee, Eastern Crown notes that Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh and Síle Dhubh inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh, both using the identical documentation for the byname, were registered on the April 2012 LoAR (A-East).


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18: Cailin Macsalny - New Name & New Device

Gules, on a pale argent between in chief two flames Or in chief a pheon inverted gules, the pale surmounted in base by a boar's head couped Or.

No holding name.
Sound (will allow Macsalny) most important.

Cailin is found as a male given name in Sharon Krossa's "Scottish Gaelic Given Names" (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/gaelicgiven/men/cailin.shtml) with dated citations around 1467.

Macsalny is a Scots byname found in Black, The Surnames of Scotland, p. 524-25 s.n. Mackelvie which notes Morice Macsalny of Dumfriesshire (1296). Although the byname was originally submitted as Mac Salny, Eastern Crown changed the spelling to match the documentation due to the lack of any evidence to date of a space between the Mac- and the rest of the name in Scots surnames. However, the submitter would prefer Mac Salny if that form can be documented.

Gaelic and Scots combinations are permitted under Appendix C of SENA.


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19: Caitilin inghean mhic Ruadhain - New Name & New Device

Or, on a bend between two annulets vert three eggs Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Caitilin grandaughter of the red-headed man) most important.

Caitilin is found as an Early Modern Irish Gaelic feminine given name in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Caitilin.shtml), with Annals dates from 1411 to 1592.

Ruadhain is the genitive form of Ruadhán, discussed in St. Gabriel report 2223 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2223) as a normalized late-period Gaelic name dated to 1541, citing Ewen, C. L'Estrange, A History of Surnames of the British Isles.

Submitted as mhic Ruadhain, the byname was corrected to the feminine form inghean mhic Ruadhain with the submitter's express permission.

Accents may be omitted from Gaelic names as long as they are done consistently.


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20: Christence Clare Blackmoore - New Name Change & New Device Change

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

Per pale Or and gules, on a flame a six-petaled rose all counter changed, and on a chief triangular sable a ducal coronet Or.

Old Item: Christence Heiseler, to be released.
Old Item: Azure, a demi-sun Or issuant from base, and on a chief double arched argent three hearts sable., to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.

Christence is grandfathered to the submitter; it was submitted as a constructed name based on patterns in English and French. (see 01/26/1994 East LoI in OSCAR at https://oscar.sca.org/dis-loiloc.php?W=LoI/East/1994_01_26/ pp 4 & 5).

Clare is a female given name found in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyAG.html) s.n. Clara with this spelling dated to 1379.

Blackmoore is found in the IGI Parish Records (extracts) as follows:

An Blackmoore Female Marriage 19 June 1589 Stretton-Gransome, Hereford, England Batch: M139611

ANNE BLACKMOORE Female Christening 29 November 1590 Saint Stephan Coleman Street, London, London, England Batch:C019772

The submitter is a Duchess (4/1/1995 via the East) and is entitled to bear a ducal coronet on her arms.

The blazon was corrected to describe the rose as a six-petaled rose rather than a 6 petal rose. A question was raised in commentary about six-petaled roses. Istvan Wreath Emeritus provided evidence that six-petaled roses were found in period heraldry:

Stemmario Trivulziano. Page 243: (https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1/2012-01-31/20-24-30_rose5.jpg)

The blazon for the bottom center, de Rostis, is: "D'argento, allo schidione posto in banda d'azzurro con un taglio de carne per arrosto infilzato di rosso; l'insieme accpagnato da due rose del medesimo, bottonate d'oro, i sepali di verde, poste 'una nel cantone sinistro del capo, l'altra nell'angolo destro della punta. Stemma parlante." SCA blazon translation: "Argent, a roasting skewer in bend azure impaling a roast gules all between two roses in bend sinister gules barbed vert seeded Or. Canting arms."

Parker, A Dictionary of Heraldry, s.n. Rose (http://www.heraldsnet.org/saitou/parker/Jpglossr.htm#Rose): "The heraldic rose should consist of five foils as drawn in the example; though examples are to be found with six foils, and perhaps with four."


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21: Dalla meyla - New Name & New Device

Gyronny vert and Or, a bee sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Dalla is a feminine given name found in Geirr Bassi, p. 9

meyla is a descriptive byname found in Geirr Bassi, p. 25 and is stated to mean 'little maid.'

This device should not conflict with Alicia Vespasiana (Aug. 1995 via the East): (Fieldless) A fly sable winged argent. There is one DC for fielded vs. fieldless. While there is no DC for the difference between a fly and a bee, there is a second DC for the change in tincture of the wings of the insect, which are considered to be half the charge. [Hannibal Beman, April 2008 LoAR, R-Ansteorra].


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22: Eadgyth æt Stæningum - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of October 26, 2012 as submitted.

Edith Steyning

No major changes.
Spelling most important.

Due to the quirks of OSCAR, the submitter's primary name, Eadgyth æt Stæningum, appears below this entry in this LoI.

Edith is found in Talan Gwynek's "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/eng16/eng16alpha.html).

Steyning appears as a header form in Ekwall, s.n. Steyning, which lists several dated Old English forms. This spelling also appears in the IGI Parish Records Extracts:

Richard Steyning Male Christening 07 Sep 1623 Rudgwick, Sussex, England Batch: C070971

Jane Steyning Female Christening 18 Mar 1621 Rudgwick, Sussex, England Batch: C070971

William Steyning Male Christening 06 Nov 1621 Rudgwick, Sussex, England Batch: C070971

She allows adding/deleting a word like "de," "of" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.


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23: Eadgyth æt Stæningum - New Name & New Badge

(Fieldless) On a broken-back seax argent a flax stem vert flowered azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Old English, consistent with given name.
Culture (Old English) most important.

Eadgyth is found in Searle, s.n. Eadgyth as the name as an abbess in 984, wife of an earl in 1010, and the wife of Henry I. "Anglo-Saxon Women's Names from Royal Charters" by Marieke van de Dal (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/marieke/anglosaxonfem/) s.n. Eadgyth indicates that this spelling appears in charter S-1031 dated to 1060.

æt Stæningum - Ekwall, s.n. Steyning, date this form to 880. Appendix A of SENA lists æt X as an appropriate form for a locative byname in Old English (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#AppendixA).

The submitter will accept changes to fix the grammar of the byname as long as no changes are made to the given name.

Konrad Rouge Scarpe, who consulted on this badge at Pennsic, provided the following evidence of the charge as a period artifact:

Another typical form of the seax is the so-called broken-back style seax. These seaxes have a sharp angled transition between the back section of the blade and the point, the latter generally forming 1/3 to 3/5 of the blade length. These seaxes exist both in long seax variety (edge and back parallel) and in smaller blades of various lengths (blade expanding first, then narrowing towards the tip after the kink). They occurred mostly in the UK and Ireland, with some examples in Germany around 8th-11th century. Some examples have patternwelded blades, while others have inlays of silver, copper, brass, etc. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seax)


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24: Eckehart Kaltenbrun - New Name & New Device

Counter-ermine, a plate and a base rayonny Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

Eckehart - "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/bahlow_v.htm), s.n. Eckehard, lists Eckehart as a male given name in 1351.

Kaltenbrun - Submitted as Kaltenborn, the submitted spelling was not documented. Istvan Wreath Emeritus found evidence of Kaltenbrun on p. 347 of "Acta publica inter invictissimos Gloriossimosque &c. Matthiam Felicissimae Recordationis, et Ferdninandvm II..." published in 1621. (http://books.google.com/books?id=WN9CAAAAcAAJ). In addition, the IGI Parish Records Extracts have:

Wolffgang Kaltenbrunn Male Christening 12 May 1616 Evangelisch, Esslingen, Neckarkeis, Wuerttemberg Batch: C94136-3

Brechenmacher, s.n. Kaltenborn dates <Kaltenbrunner> in 1383.

In light of this evidence, the byname was changed to the documented form Kaltenbrun, which seemed the smallest change from the submitted spelling.

Correction (2012-Nov-14 13:11:52): And Alys fails at proofing another month. It should be Kaltenbrunn to follow the form in the IGI.

Correction (2012-Nov-14 13:11:24): Never mind.


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25: Eldrich Gaiman - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2004, via the East

(Fieldless) A gonfanon counter-ermine.

The submitter already has the following armory registered:

Device: Barry wavy ermine and sable (June 2006 via the East);

Badge: (Fieldless) Three dice one and two conjoined argent spotted sable (Oct. 2004 via the East).

Question was raised in Kingdom commentary about whether a gonfanon was an indepedent form of armorial display. Even charges that are independent forms of armorial display are registerable if they are a single tincture and uncharged. [Solveig Throndardottir, April 2002 LoAR, A-Æthelmearc].

Although submitted at Pennsic as a new badge, in fact, this is a resubmission of a February 2008 return of a badge by Laurel:

[February 2008 LoAR, R-East] Eldrich Gaiman. Badge. (Fieldless) A grenade proper. This badge is returned for conflict with the ensign for the Principality of the Sun, Per fess argent and azure, in canton a fireball proper. There is a CD for removing the field, but nothing for placement of the fireball when compared to a fieldless badge. No difference is granted between a grenade and a fireball.


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26: Elena Rosa da Venezia - New Name & New Device

Per fess wavy purpure and barry wavy azure and argent, a demi-sun issuant from the line of division and a bordure Or semy of roundels purpure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Italian) most important.
Culture (Italian) most important.

Elena is a feminine given name found in "Names from Sixteenth Century Venice" by Juliana de Luna (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/16thcvenice.html).

Rosa is a feminine given name found in "Italian names from Imola, 1312" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/imolafemalph.html). Double given names are permitted in Italian according to Appendix of SENA (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#AppendixA).

da Venezia is a locative byname based on the city of Venezia, which is listed in placenames index of "Florentine Renaissance Resources: Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532," edited by David Herlihy, R. Burr Litchfield, and Anthony Molho (http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/ORIGIN.html). The form da X is the standard form for a locative in Italian according to Appendix A of SENA (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#AppendixA).

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


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27: Elena Rose Greenwood - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Spelling of first name) most important.

Appendix A of SENA states that double given names in English are found "late." Both Elena and Rose are found in the 16th century:

Elena is a Latinized form found s.n. Ellen in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/parishes/parishes.html), dated to 1593, 1598 and 1611.

Rose is found in "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/brasses/women.html) dated to 1537.

Greenwood is a surname found in Bardsley p. 336 s.n. Greenwood with this spelling dated to 1539.


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28: Evelyn la Fleur - New Name & New Device

Per pale argent and vert, two gazelles passant respectant and in chief three torses in chevron counterchanged.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (French) most important.
Culture (French) most important.

Evelyn is found in "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/brasses/women.html) dated to 1393.

la Fleur appears in the IGI Parish Records (extracts) as follows:

Anne La Fleur Female Christening 30 Aug 1625 Saint-Medard, Verdun-Sur-Meuse, France Batch: C826021

Claude La Fleur Male Christening 13 Dec 1593 St-Pierre-l'Angelé, Verdun-sur-Meuse, Meuse, France Batch: C826041

English and French can be combined under Appendix C of SENA.


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29: Gertrudis Kornman - New Name & New Device

Per fess purpure and argent, a dandelion affronty slipped and leaved proper its blossom pierced by an arrow bendwise sinister argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (German) most important.
Spelling (really want to keep this spelling of Gertrude) most important.

Gertrudis is a feminine given name found in Talan Gwynek's "German Given Names 1200-1250" (heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/germ13.html). She wants no changes be made to the given name.

Kornman is found in the IGI Parish Records Extracts:

Anna Kornman Female Christening 04 Nov 1642 Evangelisch, Reichelsheim Friedberg, Oberhessen, Hesse-Darmstadt Batch: C93888-1

Barbara Kornman Female Christening Dec 1560 Evangelisch, Bopfingen, Jagstkreis, Wuerttemberg Batch: C92388-1

Ursula Kornman Female Christening 14 Nov 1619 Stadtkirche Evangelish, Pforzheim, Karlsruhe, Baden Batch: C93543-1

The byname was originally submitted as Kornmenyn, with the note that the submitter preferred the spelling Kornman or Kornmann. Since dated evidence was found for the requested spelling, this change was made.

Because the submitter specifically requested that no changes be made to the spelling of the given name, Eastern Crown notes that the spelling Gertrudis is contemporaneous with the evidence for the byname:

Gertrudis Ackhermans Female Christening 14 May 1600 Roemisch-Katholische, Bingen Stadt, Rheinhessen, Hesse-Darmstadt Batch: C99470-5


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30: Giacomo di Bernardo - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Mother's maiden name is DiBernardo and he wants his SCA byname name to sound similar) most important.

Giacomo is a masculine given name that occurs 12 times in Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "Italian Names from the Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/tratte/). It also appears once in Juliana de Luna, "Names in 15th Century Florence and her Dominions: the Condado" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/mansalpha.html).

Bernardo is a masculine given name that occurs 2634 times in Aryanhwy's above-cited article.

The byname was originally submitted as Di Bernardo. According to Appendix A of SENA di B is the standard form for a patronymic byname in Italian. (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#AppendixA). Because no support was found in Kingdom for capitalizing di in a patronymic, Eastern Crown changed the capitalization to reflect the standard form in Appendix A.


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31: Gianetta Lucia Allegretta - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) On an escallop inverted azure a pomegranate Or seeded gules.

The submitter has the following device already registered: Argent, a bear rampant vert and on a bordure sable three thistles Or (August of 1990 via the East).


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32: Gwenlliana Vachan - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (first name to start with Gwen-) most important.

Gwenlliana appears as a female given name in "A Simple Guide to Constructing 16th Century Welsh Names (in English Contexts)" by by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/welsh16.html). In addition, Academy of St. Gabriel Report 2260 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2260+0) discusses Gwenlliana as a Latinized form or semi-Latinized Welsh form, with the following footnotes:

[1] Pierce, T. Jones "Lay Subsidy Account 242/50 [A.D. 1293]" in BBCS vol.5 part 2 (May 1930) p.142-8. (manor of Nevyn)

[2] Williams-Jones, Keith. The Merioneth Lay Subsidy Roll 1292-3. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1976.

Vachan is the feminine form of a descriptive byname meaning "small, junior" found in "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/welsh13.html).


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33: Helena Lundonie - New Name & New Device

Argent, on a chevron inverted vert between a chalice gules and a brown dog rampant to sinister proper, three escallops argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Helena) most important.

Helena appears in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyHZ.html) s.n. Helen with this spelling dated to 1210.

Lundonie meaning 'from London' is a dated to 1086 in R&W, s.n. London. Lillia Diademe identified additional instances of the byname:

Henricus dei gratia Rex Anglorum et Dux Normannorum et Aquitannorum et Comes Andegavorum Archiepiscopis Episcopis Abbatibus Comitibus Baronibus Iusticiariis Vicecomitibus et omnibus ministris et fidelibus totius Anglie salutem Sciatis me concessisse et presenti carta confirmasse ecclesie Sancti Bartholomei de Lundonie...

Translation via Google Translate'Henry by the grace of God, King of the English Duke of the Normans and the Angevins to the archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, barons, and of Aquitaine and Count of Justices, sheriffs, and all his officials and to the faithful of the whole of England, greeting Know ye that I have granted and by this present charter have confirmed to the church of St Bartholomew the of London...'

Source: 'Royal Charters and Letters Patent', The records of St. Bartholomew's priory [and] St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield: volume 1 (1921), pp. 477-489. (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51763&strquery=lundonie)

Gervasius abbas Westmonasterii et totus conventus vicecomiti et omnibus baronibus Lundonie, salutem.

Translation via Google Translate:'Gervase of the abbot of Westminster and he is all the assemblies of the sheriff, and all the barons of London, greeting.'

Source: 'Charters of the abbots: Gervase (nos. 251-74)', Westminster Abbey Charters, 1066 - c.1214: London Record Society 25 (1988), pp. 120-136.(http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63951&strquery=lundonie). The above excerpt is dated to 1138 x 1157.

The submitter will accept the given name Elena if needed for registration.


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34: Helena Lundonie - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of October 26, 2012 as submitted.

Per chevron inverted argent and azure, on a chevron vert between a chalice gules and a Paschal Lamb argent, three escallops argent.


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35: Helena Lundonie - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of October 26, 2012 as submitted.

Gules, a sealion contourny maintaining a chalice Or within an orle of escallops argent.


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36: Marie de Blois - New Name Change

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

Old Item: Alia Marie de Blois, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for French 1500s.

All parts of this name are grandfathered to the submitter.

While under the RfS, this name was a likely conflict with the registered Marie du Bois, Kingdom commentary was divided on whether this continued to be a conflict under SENA.

Kingdom commenters also suggested a possible conflict with Mariel du Bois, registered in July 2008 (via Gleann Abhann). SENA: PN.3.C.2 states: "The addition or removal of a syllable makes two names substantially different in sound." Since Mar-ee-el has one more syllable than Mar-ee, Eastern Crown concluded that Mariel is not a conflict.

No commentary was received at Kingdom on whether the historic Marie de Blois, Countess of Provence and Regent of Naples, is sufficiently significant to protect. Eastern Crown notes that the historic Marie de Blois does not have a separate article in the on-line Encyclopedia Britannica.



OSCAR counts 25 New Names, 3 New Name Changes, 1 New Alternate Name, 1 New Household Name, 18 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 6 New Badges. These 55 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $165 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Badge. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 56 items submitted on this letter.

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