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Outlands LoI dated 2013-01-29

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 January 2013 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; Master Louis-Philippe Mitouard, Catspaw Herald Extraordinary; THL Eric Morrison, Hawk's Hollow Pursuivant; Lord Andrew von Otelingen; Lady Katelin de Irlande; THL Conrad von Zollern, Stag's Attire Herald; Lady Khalidah bint Yayah, Castle Herald; Faelan O' Laghlan, Readstan Pursuivant; Lady Shoshanah Simkhah bas Ruven; Lady Rohese de Dinan, Shadowdale Pursuivant; Lady Aritê gunê Akasa; Ásfríðr Úlfvíðardóttir; Alys Mackyntoich, Eastern Crown Herald; Etienne Le Mons, Vexillum Herald; Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Sans Repose Herald; Mistress Marie de Blois, Palimpsest Herald; Gunnvor silfraharr, Orle Herald; Andreas von Meißen, Nautilus Herald; Anzelm Kowalski, Trefoil Herald; Tanczos Istvan, Blue Tyger Herald; and Gawain of Miskbridge, Green Anchor Herald.

I would like to take this opportunity at the end of my tenure as Rampart Herald to extend special thanks to Gawain of Miskbridge and the rest of the NE Calontir commenting group for consistently providing helpful commentary for the last three and a half years. Before OSCAR expanded to include internal commentary for Kingdoms, there were times that I received no other commentary than theirs, and it made my job so much easier to at least have a second set of eyes on things. It is much appreciated.

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

This item was on the 04-2013 LoAR

1: Aurore Katherine d'Hiver - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Aurore (dawn), d'Hiver (of winter)) most important.

[Aurore] - Withycombe 3rd Ed. p. 37 s.n. Aurora; Dunkling and Gosling, p. 36: Aurora

[Katherine] - 'French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438' Sara L. Uckelman (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423.html)

[d'Hiver] - Submitter provides past registrations of d'Hiver: Christian d'Hiver, August 1985 via Calontir; Isabel la Biche d'Hiver, September 1995 via the Outlands; Isabella d'Hiver, February 1997 via Drachenwald.

Submitter is the daughter of Isabel la Biche d'Hiver (reg. 9/1995 via the Outlands), and is allowed to use "d'Hiver" under the grandfather clause


This item was on the 04-2013 LoAR

2: Guy Herbert of Roteland - New Device

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

Per pale argent and sable, two wolves rampant addorsed and a point pointed counterchanged

Submitter's name is on the June 2012 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/06/12-06lar.html) via the Outlands.

Submitter's previous device, Per pale argent and sable, wolves rampant adorsed and a chevronelle abassed counterchanged, was returned on the November 2011 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2012-02-lop/1203-lor.html) with the following:

{Returned for Redraw. The SCA does not register single diminutives of ordinaries, and the positioning of "abased" is no longer accepted.  If the submitter wants a chevron, it needs to be the primary charge on the device.  A stylistically similar option that would present fewer problems would be to just use a base point rather than the chevronelle.}


This item was on the 04-2013 LoAR

3: Isabel la Biche d'Hiver - New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 1995, via the Outlands

Chateau Bélier Rouge

(Fieldless) On a ram statant to sinister gules, a fleur-de-lis Or

Language most important.
Culture most important.

No Documentation Provided. However, the name translates to "red ram", which is an allowable "color+thing" construction for order/household names.


This item was on the 04-2013 LoAR

4: Isabel la Biche d'Hiver - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 1995, via the Outlands

Per pale gules and azure a bell argent, a chief vair

the chief might be more properly blazoned "vair in pale"


This item was on the 04-2013 LoAR

5: Isabella Rechardi - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

[Isabella] - 'Names from Sixteenth Century Venice' Julia Smith (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/16thcvenice.html)

[Rechardi] - 'Surnames from a 16th-Century Italian Armorial' Coblaith Muimnech (http://www.coblaith.net/Names/ItSur/default.html)


This item was on the 04-2013 LoAR

6: James Harper - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister sable and argent, an astrolabe Or and a lotus in profile vert

Submitter desires a masculine name.

[James] - 'English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records' Sara L. Uckelman (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/parishes/parishes.html)

[Harper] - 'English Names found in Brass Enscriptions' Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/brasses/lastnameAH.html)


This item was on the 04-2013 LoAR

7: Jane Nora Carrik - Resub Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1996, via Atlantia

Azure, six oak branches conjoined at the stems leaved and fructed argent

Old Item: Paly sable and argent, on a chief vert two rapiers inverted in saltire Or, to be released.

Submitter's previous device change, Azure, six oak branches conjoined in base, leaved and fructed argent , was returned on the July 2012 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2012-06-lop/1207-lor.html) with the following:

{Returned for visual conflict.  As drawn, this device is visually very similar  to an escarbuncle or snowflake, which brings it into visual conflict with Christel Leake [March of 2007 (via Caid)]: Azure, an escarbuncle argent and a base rayonny Or.}

Submitter disagrees with the visual conflict/escarbuncle sentiment and has provided a device image of an escarbuncle to show the difference between the two.

Consulting Herald: Ciarán Brocc

Correction (2013-Feb-07 16:02:49): Apologies, this should be an appeal of a device change returned at Kingdom.


This item was on the 04-2013 LoAR

8: Magdalena Lucia Ramberti - New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2009, via the Outlands

Casa del Melagrana

[Melgrana] - Italian word for the pomegranate fruit

[Casa & Name Structure] - 'Names from an Early 16th C Census of Rome: Household Names' Sara L. Uckelman (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/leohousehold.html)

Submitter states that they are willing to accept Hostaria del Melagrana if needed as most of the household names in the article have 'Hostaria' instead of 'Casa'


This item was on the 04-2013 LoAR

9: Malina of Mousehole - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

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

[of] - Submitter will also accept 'atte' in place of 'of' if needed to have the name accepted

[Mousehole] - a fishing village in Cornwall, founded in the 13th century. (http://www.cornwalls.co.uk/Mousehole/) (http://www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk/explore/items/mounts-bay-and-its-ports-1600 )


This item was on the 04-2013 LoAR

10: Seamus O Mourane - New Device

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

Per chevron argent and azure, two wingless sea dragons combatant and a mullet of seven points counterchanged

Submitter's previous device, Per chevron argent and azure, two sea dragons combatant and a mullet of seven points voided and interlaced, counterchanged, was returned on the September 2010 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2010-08-lop/1009-lor.html) with the following:

{RETURN for lack of a name with which to submit it (the name was returned at Kingdom on the July 2010 LoR, so at this point there is no name to which to link this. Therefore it must be returned.)}

Submitter has resubmitted the same device now that his name has passed.


This item was on the 04-2013 LoAR

11: Sean O Faolain - Resub Appeal of Laurel Return of Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 16th Century Irish.
Sound most important.

[Sean] - 'Index of Name in Irish Annals: Seán (Seóan)' by Kathleen M. O'Brien (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Sean.shtml)

[Faolan] - 'Index of Name in Irish Annals: Fáelán (Faolán)' by Kathleen M. O'Brien (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Faelan.shtml)

Submitter's name, Sean O Faolain, was returned on the Jan 2012 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/01/12-01lar.html) with the following:

{This conflicts with the registered Senán Ó Fáeláin. Precedent says: While Mariot is not a diminutive of Gaelic Mairi, the difference in pronunciation between the two names, which is only the addition of an unstressed terminal syllable, is not a significant difference in pronunciation. [Mairi Berwyk, LoAR 04/2009, Ansteorra-R] This case is equivalent. His device has been registered under the holding name Sean of Hawk's Hollow.}

Precedent says:

While Mariot is not a diminutive of Gaelic Mairi, the difference in pronunciation between the two names, which is only the addition of an unstressed terminal syllable, is not a significant difference in pronunciation. [Mairi Berwyk, LoAR 04/2009, Ansteorra-R]

This case is equivalent.

Substance for appeal

Under the new rules, though, is this clear by PN.3.C.2? The rule reads as follows:

"Names are substantially different if a single syllable between them (excluding articles and prepositions, such as de and the) is changed in both sound and appearance as described here. The addition or removal of a syllable makes two names substantially different in sound. Two names are also substantially different if a syllable is substantially changed in sound and appearance. This means that the vowel and the consonant (or group of consonants) on one side of the vowel is different between the two names. In either case, the change in spelling (including addition or removal of letters) must affect at least two letters in that syllable to be substantial."

I see the removal of the second syllable from Senán, which counts as a substantial change of sound. As far as the required spelling change, the removal of the -án from the second syllable of Senán should meet the required "change/add/remove two letters" benchmark--the rule says change to the syllable, not change to the name as a whole.

(Intuitively, this seems to have as much difference as the provided-as-substantially-different examples of "Connor" vs. "Conall".)

Commenters at Kingdom agree that this name should be registered.


This item was on the 04-2013 LoAR

12: Ulrich Tanhauser - New Name & New Device

Or, a wolf passant and in chief three paw prints sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (German) most important.
Culture (German) most important.

[Ulrich] - 'German Names from Nürnberg, 1497' Sara L. Uckelman (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/nurnberg1497.html)

[Tanhauser] - 'German Names from Nürnberg, 1497' Sara L. Uckelman (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/surnamesnurnn-z.html)


Thus ends the January 2013 Letter of Intent.

In Service,

Baron Randal Carrick

Rampart Herald


OSCAR counts 5 New Names, 2 New Household Names, 5 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 13 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $39 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Name and 1 Resub Device Change. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 15 items submitted on this letter.

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