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Outlands LoI dated 2014-07-26

From the Office of Rampart Herald

Sayyidah Khalidah bint Yahya'a (Nicole Riviezzo)

rampart@outlandsheralds.org

Unto the Sovereigns and members of the College of Arms of the Society, does Khalidah bint Yahya'a, Rampart Herald send her greetings.

What follows is the July 2014 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands.

I would like to thank Green Anchor, Orle, Petty Albion, Goutte d'Eau, and all of the heralds who were kind enough to contribute comments on OSCAR.

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

This item was on the 10-2014 LoAR

1: Amber MacRae - New Name

Sound most important.

[Amber] - Submitter's given name. Driver's license on file.

[MacRae] - Alexander MacRae "The History of the Clan MacRae with Genealogies" p. 4. (http://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2014-06-10/22-19-30_amber1.jpg)(http://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2014-06-10/22-19-30_amber2.jpg).; [Macrae] - Reany & Wilson, p293 s.n. Macrae, McRaith, etc. "Patric M'Re", and "M'Rey" dated to 1376. Additionally from the Feb 2002 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2002/02/02-02lar.html) for <Evelyn Macrae>: "Black (s.n. Macrae) dates numerous other spellings to period, but none have 'ae' in the second syllable. However, since Mackcrae is dated to 1650 (just at the end of the "gray area") in this entry, the submitted spelling is registerable. Since the submitter had no request for authenticity, we have not changed the spelling of Macrae to a period spelling."


This item was on the 10-2014 LoAR

2: Charles D'Amour - New Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Charles D'Amour in October of 2012, via the Outlands.

Azure, on a bend sinister argent three hearts palewise gules

The emblazon was redrawn & updated by Kingdom (with Aspen Herald's assistance) as the original emblazon (http://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2014-06/charles-c.jpg) was drawn incorrectly and on the wrong form.


This item was on the 10-2014 LoAR

3: Cormaic Vaux - New Name

Sound most important.

Original Documentation Expanded on by Orle:

Academy of St. Gabriel Report #1165 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/1165) states that <Vaux> is an Anglo-Norman surname with citations from the 15th and 16th c. Checking next in Reany & Wilson snn. <Vaus, Vause, Vaux> gives a 1086 Domesday Book <Robert de Vaux> (Essex) and 1522 <Nicholas Vaux> (also Essex). R&W says the name derives from <Vaux>, a common French place-name, plural of val, Lat vallis 'valley'. Family Search returns scads of 16th c. people with the surname <Vaux>. I wonder what the submitter wants his name to sound like. I think <Vaux> is pronounced like the first syllable in <vocal>, but the St. Gabe report was discussing it in terms of the name <Vaughn>.

Academy of St. Gabriel Report #1157 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/1157) gives <Cormaic> as the genitive of <Cormac> in a list of 14th to 16th century Scottish Gaelic masculine names, with a warning: "Note: In reviewing this report, we realized that we had relied on ref. [3], which is a dictionary of modern Scottish Gaelic names, for some late-period spellings. Without further research, we can't say which of the late-period are reliable." As a result, it's impossible to have any good idea of the dating of the listed names. However, Effric neyn Kenyeoch vc Ralte's "Scottish Gaelic Given Names" s.n. <Cormac> (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/gaelicgiven/men/cormac.shtml) tells us that <Cormac> is found in the early 12th century Gaelic Book of Deer, including <Cormac mac Cennédig>, <Cormac abb Turbruaid>, <Gille Críst mac Cormaic>, and <Cormac escob Dúni Callenn> (dative case). Accordingly, we see that the patronymic formed from this name is <mac Cormaic>.

SENA Appendix C (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixC) says that we can combine an English name with a Scottish Gaelic name, but the patronymic is much too early to be able to use an English surname as a given name.

Based on Orle's commentary and the submitter's desire to have <Cormaic>, the submitter agreed to let Kingdom change around his name elements to <Cormaic Vaux> in order to take care of the 'surname as a first name' issue and the 'unmarked patronymic' issue brought up by commentors.


This item was on the 10-2014 LoAR

4: Cristobal de Ayala - New Name & New Device

Gules, a sheaf of arrows inverted and a tierce Or

[Cristobal] - 'Late-Period Spanish Men's Names from Seville' Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/spanish/silversmiths.html)

[de Ayala] - 'Late-Period Spanish Men's Names from Seville' Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/spanish/silversmiths.html)

Note: Submitter's desired name is <Cristobal>. The submitting herald accidentally misspelled it as <Christobal> in some areas of the forms.

Additional Documentation provided by Goutte d'Eau:

<Pedro De Ayala> father of <Cristobal> christened 1564, Spain. Batch no. C87108-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F5VR-MMD)

<Cristobal De Ayala> male, married 1608, Spain. Batch no. M87369-6 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FFJW-H1Q)

<Cristobal De Ayala> male, christened 1618, Spain. Batch no. C87108-8 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FX1N-F24)


This item was on the 10-2014 LoAR

5: Edric Capellarius - Resub Device

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

Per fess embattled vert and or, two needles in saltire argent threaded by a single thread Or and a chapeau reversed sable brimmed vert ermined argent

The submitter's previous device, Per fess embattled vert and Or, two needles in saltire argent, threaded Or, and a chapeau reversed sable brimmed vert ermined argent, was returned on the February 2014 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/02/14-02lar.html#Outlands_returns17) with the following: {This device is returned for not being reliably blazonable, a violation of SENA A1C which requires an emblazon to be describable in heraldic terms. The threaded needles here are depicted in such a fashion that the threads are more substantial than the needles; the appearance is more two ribbons in an unblazonable position maintaining two needles. As we cannot reliably blazon this, it cannot be registered.}

Note from submitting herald: On the 03/13 LoAR Laurel released the chapeau from being a reserved charge, except for limited colorations. The color pattern is not on the protected list.

The emblazon was redrawn & updated by Kingdom, with the submitter's permission, as the original emblazon (http://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2014-06/edric-c.jpg) continued to have the same issue as his previous submission attempt.


This item was on the 10-2014 LoAR

6: Emily MacRae - New Device

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

Argent, a bird volant sable and a sinister tierce gules


This item was on the 10-2014 LoAR

7: Emm Macgregor - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of April 30, 2014 as submitted.

Azure, a butterfly within an orle argent and a bordure Or


This item was on the 10-2014 LoAR

8: Garret Lightborne - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of February 28, 2014 as submitted.

Vert, a horse courant reguardant contourny within an orle argent and a bordure Or

Correction to Device (2014-Aug-04 20:08:49): Gareth Lightborne; Registered May 2014 via the Outlands (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/05/14-05lar.html#155)


This item was on the 10-2014 LoAR

9: Gaston de Sepulveda - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2013, via the Outlands

Sable, a chevron argent between three triquetrae in fess and a dragon's head cabossed Or


This item was on the 10-2014 LoAR

10: Jörgen Jörgenson - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of November 22, 2013 as submitted.

Per pale vert and sable, a stag's head cabossed between two arrows fesswise and a crescent Or

Submitter's name was registered February 2014 via the Outlands (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/02/14-02lar.html#275)


This item was on the 10-2014 LoAR

11: Martim Ruiz do Porto - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1999, via the Outlands

(Fieldless) A seaboar Or, armed, orbed, langed, and unguled gules

<armed, orbed, langed, and unguled gules> blazon element is very important to the submitter but will accept <(Fieldless), A seaboar Or> if the blazon is disallowed.


This item was on the 10-2014 LoAR

12: Olek Justsson - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of May 31, 2014 as submitted.

Per saltire gules and sable, a griffon couchant contourny within a wreath of thorns argent


This item was on the 10-2014 LoAR

13: Sabiha al-Zarqa' al-Karakīyya - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in October of 2014, via the Outlands.

Sabiha al-Zarqa' al-Karakīyya

Old Item: Arbella Eden, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Da'ud ibn Auda's "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices (2nd edition)", http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm, lists <Sabiha> as a feminine ism and <al-Zarqa'> as a feminine laqab meaning "blue-eyed".

"The Karak Plateau in the Early Islamic Period (636-1116 C.E.)", Virtual Karak Resources Project: Historical Study, http://www.vkrp.org/studies/historical/islamic-period/, says: "The Early Islamic period on the Karak plateau (in Arabic, Ard al-Karak) covers a period from 636 (Hijra year 15) to 1116." The site gives no evidence of this placename used as a nisba, and we know from Da'ud's article above that feminine nisbas change form to show they are feminine. As it happens, al-Karak is also a town in Jordan. Further research reveals that the correct masculine nisba is <al-Karakī>, being found from 1466 in the name of an Arabic scholar (W. Madelung, "al-Karakī." Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2d ed. Eds: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Brill Online, 2014. http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2/al-karaki-SIM_3908) Guessing wildly from Da'ud's article, I think that the feminine nibsa is probably <al-Karakiyah>.

Name was changed from <Sabiha al-Zarqa' al-Karak> to <Sabiha al-Zarqa' al-Karakīyya>, at Kingdom, per the submitter's request due to comments received.

Additional Name Note provided by Schwarzdrachen:

The feminine form of <al-Karakī> would be <al-Karakīyya>


This item was on the 10-2014 LoAR

14: Thomas Marston - New Name & New Device

Barry wavy azure and Or, a sword inverted and winged argent entwined by two serpents vert between two gouttes de sang

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (13-15th century England) most important.
Culture most important.

[Thomas] - "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/); "Names from Ormskirk Parish, Lancashire: The Poll Tax of 1381" Talan Gwynek (http://my.stratos.net/~bmscott/Ormskirk_1381.html)

[Marston] - "Names from 15th Century York" Karen Larsdatter (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/york15/)


This item was on the 10-2014 LoAR

15: Þorey Skarp - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of May 31, 2014 as submitted.

Purpure, a tree eradicated within an orle and a bordure argent


This item was on the 10-2014 LoAR

16: Tristan Grey - New Name & New Device

Vert, a bear dormant to sinister argent

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

[Tristan] - "Names from a 1587 Tax Roll from Provins" Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/provins1587.html), two instances of <Tristan> as a masculine given name

[Grey] - "Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London" Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/london1582.html), two instances of <Grey> as a surname; [R&W] sn. Gray. "Grey" is dated to 1296.

SENA Appendix C (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixC) states English and French names can be combined in this period.

Additional Documentation/Consideration provided by Goutte d'Eau:

The name works as entirely Spanish: <Joan Grey> father of <Catherina Monserrada Grey>, christened 1562, Spain. Batch no. C89234-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FFDX-DL1)

<Tristan Ximenez> married 1587, Spain. Batch no. M89496-4 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F59J-VYS)

The emblazon was redrawn & updated by Kingdom, with the submitter's permission, as the original emblazon's bear (http://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2014-06/tristan-c.jpg) had been used previously by another submitter and returned with the following: This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." The bear dormant here is not identifiable; dormant animals are often hard to depict in an identifiable fashion, but drawing the head to rest atop the paws and not overlapping with them, as well as having more obvious ears, would greatly help identification here. [Godfrey de Neuhalle, LOAR 03/2014,http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=38107]. Emblazon and Information provided by Orle.


Thus ends the July 2014 Letter of Intent.

In Service,

Sayyidah Khalidah bint Yahya'a

Rampart Herald


OSCAR counts 5 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 11 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 18 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $54 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 19 items submitted on this letter.

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