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East ILoI dated 2013-03-04

Greetings heralds!

This letter contains submissions received and completed in February 2013. Commentary on this letter closes on April 4, 2013.

Clearly, you've all been very busy this month, as befits a month containing a feast of Saint Walburga. I have been greatly pleased with the commentary from everyone. Keep up the good work!

I would also like to thank my intrepid coloring assistants, HRM Thyra of the East, Mistress Constance de St. Denis, Lady Æsa Failenn, Sir Antonio Patrasso, Baroness Elizabeth Elenore Lovell, Dona Emeline Patterson and THL Owyn Greenwood. Getting this month's letter posted would have been much harder without your help. Thank you!

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: Aífe ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of February 21, 2013 as submitted.

Azure, three bezants each charged with a triskelion of spirals azure.

Consulting herald: Alys Mackyntoich

The submitter's name is on the February 21 LoI for the East Kingdom.

A triskelion of spirals is not specifically listed in Appendix G of SENA as a step from period practice. However, prior precedent states: "There is a step from period practice for the use of a triskelion of spirals." [Cormac Ó Treassaigh, November 2010, Lochac-A].


2: Aildreda de Tamworthe -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2006, via the East

Per chevron argent and azure, three estoiles counterchanged

This device was initially returned on the July 2006 LoAR for conflict with Enid of Crickhollow's device, Per chevron argent and azure, two mullets of six greater and six lesser points and a swan naiant counterchanged, with a single CD for changes to the primary charges.

Enid of Crickhollow has filed a blanket letter of permission to conflict which grants permission for armory that is one countable step away from Enid's, which Aildreda's is.

The first resubmission of this device was returned on the December 2012 LoAR with conflict with Larissa Mikhailovna (April 2008, Atlantia): Per chevron argent and azure, two estoiles of eight rays azure and issuant from base a phoenix argent rising from flames Or.

Shortly before the December 2012 LoAR was issued, permission to conflict was obtained from Larissa. Unfortunately, the signed letter was lost in the mail and the problem was not identified in time for the LoAR. Eastern Crown has since received a new copy of Larissa's letter of permission to conflict, and the device is now being resubmitted a second time. Larissa's letter states:

I, [legal name], known in the SCA as Larissa Mikhailovna give [legal name], known in the SCA as Aildreda de Tamworth [sic] permission for her armory "Per chevron argent and azure, three estoiles counterchanged" to look similar to, but not identical to, my armory, "Per chevron argent and azure, two estoiles of eight rays azure and issuant from base a phoenix argent rising from flames Or." I understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once [legal name]'s armory is registered.

Signed with legal name


3: Alicia La Rossa -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (red or red-haired) most important.

Consulting herald: Alicia La Rossa

Alicia is a feminine given name found in "Names from Fourteenth Century Foix" by Cateline de la Mor (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/cateline/foix.html).

La Rossa is a descriptive byname found in "Late Period Feminine Names from the South of France" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/latefrenchfem.html).


4: Angela Mori -New Name & New Device

Sable, a winged human skeleton affronty argent and a bordure argent semy de lys sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Italian) most important.
Culture (Italian) most important.

Consulting herald: Alys Mackyntoich

Angela is a feminine given name found in "Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427," by Arval Benicoeur (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/catasto/).

Mori appears as a family name in "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/SURNAM1.html).

Correction (2013-Mar-09 13:03:03): The submitter has requested that the bordure be changed to an orle argent semy de lys sable; this device is being withdrawn and will be re-submitted with the orle next month.


5: Angela Mori -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of April 26, 2013 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A winged human skeleton affronty argent

The submitter's name and device appear elsewhere on this letter.


6: Anya Krasnoperkin -New Name & New Device

Gules, an owl argent and in sinister chief a compass star Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (16th cen. Russian or Ukrainian) most important.
Culture (16th cen. Russian or Ukrainian) most important.

Consulting herald: Brita Mari Svensdottir

Anya is intended as a variant spelling of Annya, which appears in "Dictionary of Period Russian Names," by Paul Wickenden of Thanet (http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/) s.n. Anna dated to 1554-1556.

Krasnoperkin appears in "Zoological Bynames in Medieval Russia," by Paul Wickenden of Thanet (http://www.goldschp.net/archive/zoonames.html) as a byname based on a pigeon breed: "Red-feather -- Krasnoperkin (from Krasnoperka, 1618)."

Commmenters are asked to address whether the byname needs to be feminized and what changes would need to be made to the byname to do so.

Under Appendix G of SENA, the use of a compass star is a step from period practice.


7: Arasen Saikhan -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister Or and purpure, two quill pens bendwise sinister sable and argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Mongolian, any time period) most important.
Culture (Mongolian, any time period) most important.

Consulting herald: Yehuda ben Moshe

Arasen is a man's name listed in "Mongolian Naming Practices" by Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/mongolian_names_marta.html).

Saikhan appears as an epithet or modifier in the same article.

SENA Appendix A directs submitters and heralds to the patterns found in "Documentation and Construction of Period Mongolian Names" by Baras-aghur Naran (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/mongol.html), which documents the pattern of [given name] + [epithet].


8: Athila Soldus -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Atilla the mercenary) most important.

Consulting heralds: Lilla and Julia

Athila is found in mostly legendary geneologies of Hungarian royalty, but is also used occasionally by normal people. It is found in 1221/1550 (the slash indicates a copy) s.n. Athila in Fehértói Katalin, Arpád-kori személynévtár (1000-1301). (Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2004). Note that all names in this source are in a Latin context.

The submitter would prefer the spelling Attila if it can be documented.

Soldus is an occupational byname glossed as "mercenary" dated to the 14th and 15th centuries at p. 1119 s.n. Zsolos in István Szamota, Gyula Zolnai, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia. Magyar oklevél-szótár: régi oklevelekben és egyéb iratokban eloforduló magyar szók gyüjteménye (http://books.google.com/books?id=6FpGAAAAYAAJ), Hornyánszky, 1906. Dated examples found in the text are Blasius dictus Soldus (1366), Johanne Soldus dicto (1379), Paulus dictus Soldus (1389), Petrus dictus Soldus (1390), Benedicto Soldus (1430), and Stephanus Soldus (1439).

If the name cannot be registered as submitted, the submitter will accept (in this order) either Athila dictus Soldus or Soldus Athila. The latter pattern was not documented for Latinized names.


9: Berrick Grayveson -New Name Change

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

Old Item: Berric Grayveson, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Berrick is a late 16th cen. English given name found in the IGI Parish Records Extracts:

Yewan Berrick Male Marriage 26 Oct. 1600 St. Botolph Aldgate, London, England Batch: M00080-3

Walter Berrick Male Christening 15 Mar 1578 Saint Ann Blackfriars, London, London, England Batch: C02209-2

Thoma Berrick Male Christening 21 Dec 1599 Saint Marys, Haney Castle, Worcester, England Batch: C04216-1

By precedent [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East], such surnames are usable as given names.

Grayveson is grandfathered to the submitter; it was originally documented as English, found in R&W p. 203 s.n. Graveson with the submitted spelling dated to 1327.


10: Cecile de Perche -New Name & New Device

Gules, a seahorse maintaining a lance palewise argent and a point pointed chevronelly Or and gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (France) most important.
Culture (France) most important.
Spelling (Cecile with one 'l') most important.

Consulting herald: none listed

Cecille is found in "Names from Lallaing 1384 - 1600" by Domhnall na Moicheirghe (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/lallaing/lallaing_names_feminine_given.html). The article does not support the submitted spelling with a single 'l'.

de Perche - The submitter provided no documentation for this element except to state that Perche was a county in France created in 1115. Eastern Crown notes that the byname de Perches is found in "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael dated to 1421 (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423surnames.html).

Assistance is requested finding the submitted spellings.


11: Cuthbert Cunnyngham -New Name & New Device

Gules, a shakefork argent between in base two rabbits sejant erect respectant proper

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 1500s Scotland.

Consulting herald: none listed

Both name elements are found in "Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/).

Cuthbert is found as a given name dated to 1471, 1488, 1489, 1490, 1502, 1547, 1576 and 16522 (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/cuthbert.html).

Cunnyngham is found s.n. Cunningham with the submitted spelling dated to 1504 (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/cunningham.html).

Correction (2013-Mar-05 18:03:57): With dated examples of the name elements in 1502 and 1504, this is an excellent early 16th cen. Scottish name.

Commenters are asked to discuss the contrast (or lack thereof) between the rabbits and the field, and whether rabbits without white tails can be considered "proper."


12: Cuthbert Cunnyngham -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of April 26, 2013 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A unicorn's head couped argent and horned and crined Or within and conjoined to a brown garter buckled in annulo charged wtih the words "Over Fork Over" sable.

Consulting herald: None

This badge must be returned for impermissible use of a restricted charge. A charge within a belt strap or garter strap is not permitted in SCA armory as it is reserved for use by real-world Scottish clans. (http://heraldry.sca.org/coagloss.html#restricted).


13: East, Kingdom of the -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973,

Order of Gawain

(Fieldless) A garter buckled in annulo vert charged on the tongue with a mullet of five points Or

This order name follows the pattern of Orders named after a person, identified in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/). The May 2011 LoAR states that "[a] given name can be used to create an order name (one named after a founder or inspiration)." [Order of Taillefer, 5/2011 LoAR, A-Lochac].

Gawain appears as a given name in Scottish parliamentary records from July 1476, March 1479 and October 1479. (http://www.rps.ac.uk/).


14: East, Kingdom of the -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973,

(Fieldless) A demi-tyger rampant azure

This submission is to be associated with Tyger of the East Kingdom, Order of the

Tyger of the East Kingdom, Order of the was registered to the Kingdom of the East in June 1999 (via the East).

Precedent states:

In some cases, we routinely create a new charge out of a portion of a standard heraldic charge without requiring specific documentation for that portion of a charge being used as an independent charge in period. It was a standard period heraldic practice to create demi-beasts and beast's heads from a beast. In keeping with this real-world practice, if a particular beast or monster is a documented heraldic charge, we routinely allow the registration of a demi-beast/monster or a beast's/monster's head as long as the charge's identifiability is preserved. [Odysseus Titinius Maximus, 12/2003, R-Calontir]

This depiction is consistent with the normal heraldic depiction of a demi-lion:

The normal depiction of a demi-lion has the body cut in half with a straight line; the tail is detached from the body. [Christian Robert von Wildhausen, 11/05, A-West]

For conflicts-checking purposes, note that the College has long granted at least a DC between a demi-critter and a full critter of a similar type. See, e.g., LoAR 30 Apr 89, p. 2.


15: Elijah al-Talhi -New Name & New Device

Sable, a pithon involved in annulo gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (like 'Tally') most important.

Consulting herald: Alys Mackyntoich (name only)

Elijah is a masculine given name found in "Jewish Names in the World of Medieval Islam" compiled by Yehoshua ben Haim haYerushalmi (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/Jewish/Cairo/cairo_men.html).

al-Talhi is a masculine byname found in "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" by Da'ud ibn Auda (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/arabic-naming2.htm).

Yehoshua's article (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/Jewish/Cairo/cairo_authors.html) shows several examples of what appear to be Hebrew given names with Arabic byames:

Bejamin al-Naha-wandi-

David al`Adani-

Judah al-H.arizi

Nethanel al-Fayyu-mi-

Shalom al-Ra-bi`ah

The dash appears to indicate a macron over the preceding letter.

SENA Appendix C states that "Jewish names documented from location X are registerable with (1) other names documented from the languages for that language group and (2) with other Jewish names documented from other parts of Europe." Given the evidence of Jewish names being used in Arab-speaking parts of the Islamic world, and the evidence of what appear to be Hebrew-Arabic combinations, this name should be a registerable lingual mix.

This device is submitted under SENA A.4: Individually Attested Patterns. Examples from German and North European armory show that the pattern Sable, a <widget> gules was used in period armory. In April 2012, Wreath ruled:

"Sufficient evidence, primarily in German armory, of simple charges in gules on sable fields was provided to allow this device [Sable, a cross formy gules within a bordure argent] to be registered as a documented exception." [Cristiane Milton, 4/2012 LoAR, A-Ansteorra]

In addition, examples of gules charges in black fields are found in the Ortenburg Armorial (1473):

(http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00001755/image_425): Sable, a bull statant gules, a bordure argent.

(http://codicon.digitale-sammlungen.de/1bsb00002481_00299.jpg): Multiple pieces of armory, one of which is: Sable, an antler gules.

And in Seibmacher: (http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_32_Siebmacher.htm): Sable, three arms gules.


16: Elizabeth Phoenix -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (as submitted, of the surname) most important.

Consulting herald: Lillia de Vaux

Elizabeth is the most prevalent woman's name found in Talan Gwynek's "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/eng16/eng16ffreq.html).

Phoenix is an English surname found in the IGI Parish Records Extracts:

Richard Phoenix Male Christening 20 Dec 1607 Saint Edmunds, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Batch: C15349-1

Brigett Phoenix Female Christening 03 Sep 1609 Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London, England Batch: C05576-5

In addition, Elizabeth Phenix appears in a marriage record dated to 16 May 1594 in Allhallows London Wall, London, London, England (Batch: M00085-1).


17: Ella de Caleys -New Name & New Device

Azure, a cross moline and on a chief Or three swallows volant azure

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Consulting herald: Alys Mackyntoich

Ella appears as a female given name in the IGI Parish Extracts from England:

Ella Jacson Female Christening 17 Mar 1559 All Saints, Derby, Derby, England Batch: C03587-2

Ella Armestronge Female Marriage 04 Nov 1582 Billingham, Durham, England Batch: M00087-1

Caleys is a place name that appears at p.5, 2nd column of "Names From the Signet Documents of Henry V (1413-1422)" by Alys Mackyntoich (http://st-walburga.aspiringluddite.com/docs/SignetHenryV.pdf). According to the article, both de and of were used in locative bynames in the data.

The cross moline is based on a period rendering found in BSB Cod. icon. 390, folio 747 as shown in "Crosses in SCA Heraldry" by Coblaith Muimnech (http://coblaith.net/Heraldry/Crosses/period.html#molinefamily)


18: Griete van Alkmaar -New Name & New Device

Per pale argent and azure, an ox's head caboshed within a bordure embattled all counterchanged

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

Consulting herald: Angus Pembridge

Griet(e) is a Latinized feminine given name found in "Female first names in the annual accounts of Deventer 1337-1393," by Bertus Brokamp (http://www.deventerburgerscap.nl/studies/voornamen-vrouw-en.htm)

van X is the locative pattern found in Appendix A of SENA.

Alkmaar was a city located in the province of North Holland granted rights in 1254. (www.alkmaar.nl/ecache/33847/English-history). No photocopies of the cited website were provided.

Please discuss whether the thinness of the bordure can be addressed adequately with an artist's note rather than a return for redraw.


19: Jibril al-Dakhil -New Badge

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

Per fess with a left step sable and Or, a sun Or eclipsed and a crescent sable.

Consulting herald: Yehuda ben Moshe


20: Katrin Per Daans -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (14th cen. Swedish) most important.
Culture (14th cen. Swedish) most important.

Consulting herald: Marietta da Firenze

Katrin is a feminine given name found in "Swedish Feminine Given Names from SMP," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/swedish/smp/) dated to 1350-1399, 1400-1449, 1450-1499.

Academy of St. Gabriel Report 2296 states that a Swedish woman "could be known as her husband's wife, by having her husband's name in the genitive case follow her given name, e.g., <Birgitta Per Michelssons> 1503, "Per Michaelsson's Birgitta," and <Birgitta Stens> 1508, "Sten's Birgitta." [2] The cited footnote is:

[2] --, _Sveriges Medeltida Personnamn_, Vol. 1- (Uppsala: 1967-. bd. 1, h.3: isbn: 91-7192-123-8; bd. 1, h. 4: isbn: 91-7192-223-7; bd. 1, h. 5: isbn: 91-7402-044-7; bd. 2, h. 6: isbn: 91-7402-104-4; bd. 2, h. 7: isbn: 91-7402-136-2, h. 8: isbn: 91-7402-115-x; bd. 2, h. 9: isbn: 91-88096-00-9; bd. 2, h. 10: isbn: 91-88096-01-7; Bloms Boktryckeri AB: Lund 1983 bd. 2). ,s.nn. Anna, Benediktsson, Birgitta, Bothild, Elena, Elisabeth, Erik, Folke,Gunar, Hakon.

The masculine given names Per and Daan are found in the same St. Gabriel Report, with the same footnote cited for the source.

Commenters are asked to address whether Per Daans follows the pattern or whether the name must be changed to Katrin Per Daansson.

Correction (2013-Mar-05 18:03:02): The submitter desires to be the wife of Daan not the wife of Per who is the son of Daan; consistent with her wishes, the name will be changed to <Katrin Daans. Please comment accordingly.


21: Lavina Attewode -New Name & New Device

Purpure, a unicorn rampant tail nowed argent crined and gorged with a collar and chain Or and a bordure vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Consulting herald: Donovan Shinnock

Lavina is found s.n. Lavina dated to 1203 and 1337 in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyHZ.html).

Attewode appears s.n. Attwood dated to 1243 in Reaney & Wilson.

Unless commenters can provide some evidence for an Individually-Attested Pattern of green ordinaries on purple (which is highly unlikely given the rareness of these tinctures being used in any combination in period armory), this device will be returned for the lack of contrast between the field and the bordure.


22: Marguerite de Gui -New Name & New Device

Azure, a daisy proper and in base a spring of mistletoe fesswise Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (as submitted) most important.

Marguerite appears as a female given name in "Names from a 1587 Tax Roll from Provins" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/provins1587.html).

de Gui appears as a Spanish byname in the IGI Parish Records Extracts:

Maria De Jostun De Gui Female Christening San Juan Batista, Huarte Araquil, Navarra, Spain Batch: C89622-1

Joan Rafell Monserrat De Gui Male Christening 21 Apr 1562 Castello de Ampurias, Gerona, Spain Batch: C89169-1

Joanes De Barren De Gui Male Marriage 10 Mar 1641 San Juan Bautista, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain Batch: M89331-5

French and Iberian (which includes Spanish) can be combined under Appendix C of SENA.


23: Marion MacKinnon -New Name & New Device

Azure, a hurst of larches erased proper and in chief a decrescent between an arrow and an arrow reversed argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Consulting herald: Donovan Shinnock

Marion is a female given name found in "A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/scottishfem.html) with this spelling dated to 1471, 1575 and 1618.

MacKinnon is an undated header in Black, s.n. MacKinnon. Dated spellings include Makkynnon (1536), Mackiynnann (1545), and Makkynine (1506). In addition, the July 2012 LoAR states "Louisa Mackinnon was buried in 1618 in Scotland. There are examples of Scots bynames with varied capitalization: bynames starting with Mac appear with the following element either lowercase or with an initial capital. Therefore, this is evidence for MacKinnon as well as Mackinnon." [Briana MacKinnon, 7/2012 LoAR, A-East].

The submitter requested that the trees be blazoned as "tamarack trees" and asserted that tamarack trees are known in Northern Europe and turn gold in the fall. Tamarack appears to be the North American word for the European larch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larix_decidua), which is described as follows: "The leaves are needle-like, light green, 2-4 cm long which turn bright yellow before they fall in the autumn, leaving the pale yellow-buff shoots bare until the next spring." I have changed the blazon to refer to the trees as "larches" but assistance in documenting the term "tamarack" to Europe in period would be appreciated.

Commenters are asked to address whether the need to blazon the arrows individually violates the Unity of Posture requirement of SENA, requiring a return of this device.


24: Marion MacKinnon -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of April 26, 2013 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A spring of blackberries slipped and leaved proper.

Consulting herald: Donovan Shinnock

The submitter's name and device appear elsewhere on this letter.


25: Matthäus Kettner -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of December 21, 2012 as submitted.

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

Consulting herald: Brita Mari Svensdottir

The submitter's name appears as submitted on the East's Dec. 2012 xLoI. His original device submission was pended on the East's 6 December 2012 LoD due to the unrecognizability of the larkspur flowers. Since the identification of flowers as larkspur was important to the submitter, he opted for re-drawing rather than re-blazoning the flowers as drawn.

The redrawn device is based on the images of larkspur found in Gerard's Herball, a period treatise on herbs and plants:

White Larkes spur: http://caliban.mpiz-koeln.mpg.de/gerarde/high/IMG_0961.html

Red Larkes spur: http://caliban.mpiz-koeln.mpg.de/gerarde/high/IMG_0200.html

This redraw seems to me to address the problem; commentary from people without black thumbs is probably a good idea, however.


26: Mikhail Vladimirov Tatarin -New Name & New Device

Gules, a stag passant maintaining a sword and a bordure Or semy of torteaux.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (15th-16th cen. Russian) most important.
Culture (15th-16th cen. Russian) most important.

Consulting herald: Godfroy de Falaise

All name elements come from "Russian Names Database" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet (http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/).

Mikhail is a masculine given name appearing s.n. Mikhail with an earliest date of 1262-3. (http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/mi.html).

Vladimirov is a patronymic formed from the given name Vladimir, which is found s.n. Vladimir with an earliest date of 1053. (http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/vl-y.html). The patronymic is formed based on the rules of construction set out in Wickenden's grammar section. (http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/zgrammar.html).

Tatarin is a decriptive byname meaning "of the Tatars" found s.n. Tatarin with an earliest date of (http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/t-u.html).


27: Nathanael d'Outre-Mer -New Name & New Device

Nathanael d'Outre-Mer

Sable, a cross potent and on a chief argent a mullet of four points azure between two crosses potent sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Consulting herald: Marjorie Bartlett

Nathanael - Nathanael Delagrange d'Aubenas appears in a roll written in French in 1608 on p. 114 of "Le Livre du Recteur de l'Académie de Genève (1559-1878)" by Suzanne Stelling-Michaud (Librarie Droz 1980) (http://books.google.com/books?id=vOjuqbCi9g0C).

d'Outre-Mer appears as a byname in "Names in the 1292 Census of Paris" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/1292paris.pdf).


28: Peternella von Mümpf -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of December 21, 2012 as submitted.

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

Consulting herald: Brita Mari Svensdottir

The submitter's name appears as submitted on the East's Dec. 2012 xLoI. Her original device submission was pended on the East's 6 December 2012 LoD due to the unrecognizability of the larkspur flowers. Since the identification of flowers as larkspur was important to the submitter, she opted for re-drawing rather than re-blazoning the flowers as drawn.

The redrawn device is based on the images of larkspur found in Gerard's Herball, a period treatise on herbs and plants:

White Larkes spur: http://caliban.mpiz-koeln.mpg.de/gerarde/high/IMG_0961.html

Red Larkes spur: http://caliban.mpiz-koeln.mpg.de/gerarde/high/IMG_0200.html

This redraw seems to me to address the problem; commentary from people without black thumbs is probably a good idea, however.


29: Svoi Ivanov -Resub Device

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

Consulting herald: Harold von Auerbach

Svoi's original device submission was returned for a redraw on the November 2012 LoAR with the following explanation:

"This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters could not reliably identify this as a bear; the pointed ears led many to identify it as a wolf or other canine. As bears are substantially different from dogs, we opted to return this for redraw instead of reblazoning it as a wolf's head.

The submitter has made the neck of the bear thicker and rounded its ears in an attempt to make it look more like a bear's head.


30: Teodoro de Castello -New Name & New Device

Per pale Or and sable, a chess rook counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: Harold von Auerbach

Teodoro is a masculine given name found in "Italian Names from the Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/tratte/) among the names occurring five times.

de Castello is found in "Surnames from a 16th-Century Italian Armorial," by Coblaith Muimnech (http://www.coblaith.net/Names/ItSur/CAS.html)


31: Wilhelm Gronberger -New Name & New Device

Sable, a sun in splendor and on a chief Or three hearts sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: None

Wilhelm is a masculine given name found in "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/nurnberg1497.html).

Gronberger is a surname found in "German Names from 1495," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/surnames1495a-g.html).


32: Yzabel de Perche -New Name & New Device

Per fess azure and gules, in pale a fleur de lys and three chevronels Or

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

Consulting herald: none listed

Yzabel is found in "Names from Lallaing 1384 - 1600" by Domhnall na Moicheirghe (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/lallaing/lallaing_names_feminine_given.html) s.n. Ysabel dated to 1441.

de Perche - The submitter provided no documentation for this element except to state that Perche was a county in France created in 1115. Eastern Crown notes that the byname de Perches is found in "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael dated to 1421 (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423surnames.html). Assistance is requested finding the submitted spelling.

Commenters should take note of the following precedent from the November 2010 LoAR:

François Souris. Badge for Compagnie de la Souris. Gules, in fess a mouse rampant and two pallets Or.

This badge is returned for violating the following precedent:

In this submission the chevron inverted and the tree can only be interpreted as co-primary charges, as they are of approximately equal visual weight and neither occupies the center of the shield. This combination of ordinary with non-ordinary charge in a single charge group produces an unbalanced design. Without period evidence for such a design, it is not registerable. [Issobell nic Gilbert, April 2005, R-Caid]

The same issue applies here - the pallets and the mouse can only be interpreted as co-primary charges.

Here, the same problem seems to exist: the fleur-de-lys and the chevronels are co-primary charges. Commenters are asked for assistance in finding period evidence for this or a similar design in order to avoid a return of the device.



OSCAR counts 20 Names, 1 Name Change, 1 Order Name, 21 Devices and 6 Badges. There are a total of 49 items submitted on this letter.

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