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Outlands LoI dated 2014-08-31

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 August 2014 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands.

I would like to thank Green Anchor, Blue Tyger, 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 August the following items from the Outlands' College of Heralds.

This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

1: Bai Wei Long - Resub Device

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Vert, an Oriental dragon passant Or, within a bordure embattled Or

Further support for the use of an Oriental Dragon given by Basil Dragonstrike:

{[an Oriental dragon tergiant embowed-counterembowed] There is one CD between a winged dragon and a wingless dragon, including Oriental dragons. This clears a number of possible conflicts. An Oriental dragon in this posture is a weirdness, as it combines a monster not found in period heraldry with a posture not found for similar monsters in period heraldry. Such a combination is well beyond period practice. A wingless dragon in a standard heraldic posture would not be a weirdness. [Richard of Wyvernwood, 04/2002, A-Trimaris]}

Submitter's previous device, Argent, an Oriental dragon passant vert, was returned on the January 2014 LoAR with the following: {There is a step from period practice for the use of an Oriental dragon. This device is returned for conflict with the badge of Ioseph of Locksley, the Rhymer, Argent, a seven-headed hydra passant vert. There is a DC for the difference between a hydra and an Oriental dragon, but nothing else.}

Submitter's name was registered 1/2014 via the Outlands.


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

2: Derbáil ingen Rónáin - New Name & New Device

Argent, a tree blasted and eradicated sable, on a chief dovetailed azure three torques Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 10th century Irish.
Language (10th century Irish) most important.
Culture (10th century Irish) most important.

[Derbáil] - [OC&M], page 68

[ingen] - "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" Sharon L. Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/) drawing from "Simple Patronymic Bynames" and "Spelling and Pronunciation".

[Rónáin] - [OC&M], page 145; "Index of Names in Irish Annals" Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/)

Additional Documentation and Support given by Blue Tyger:

<Derbáil> is dated to c. 931 in OCM s.n. Derbáil

<Rónáin> is the Middle Irish Gaelic genitive form of the male given name <Rónán>, which is found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Ronan.shtml) with relevant Annals dates of 938, 966, 988, 989.

The name is properly formed for Middle Irish and can be documented to the 10th century.


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

3: Elaisse Fourniere d'Aubigny - New Name

Elaisse Fourniere d'Aubigny

No major changes.

SENA Appendix A allows the pattern {Given Name + Byname + Locative} without further documentation

[Elaisse] - "An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris" Colm Dubh (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paris.html)

[Fourniere] - "Occupational By-Names in the 1292 Tax Role of Paris" Colm Dubh (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/parisbynames.html)

[d'Aubigny] - "French Names from Two Thirteenth Century Chronicles" Arval Benicoeur (http://s-gabriel.org/names/arval/crusades/crusadesLieux.html) Place names are used as surnames with the deposition [de]/ [de] + [Aubigny] = [d'Aubigny]


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

4: Faolan MacEwan Taver - New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and Or, an oak tree eradicated fructed counterchanged and on a base vert a lion dormant Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning most important.

Originally submitted as <Faolan Mac Ewan the Taver> but was changed at Kingdom, with the submitter's permission, to <Faolan MacEwan Taver> due to lack of original documentation and commentary.

Documentation provided by Blue Tyger:

This name looks to be a combination of Gaelic (given name), Anglicized Irish or Scots (first byname) and English (second byname), which while a bit of a mess is probably registerable. Scots, Anglicized Irish and English are part of the same Language Group under Appendix C of SENA. Gaelic can be combined with either as long as there are less than 300 years between the name elements.

Improving the documentation:

<Faolán> is an Early Modern Gaelic male given name found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Faelan.shtml) with relevant Annals dates of 1203 and 1423. The accent on the second 'a' can be omitted for registration.

Black s.n. MacEwan shows <Gilpatrik mac Ewen> from 1219, <Malcolm mac Ewen> from 1174, <Duncan M'Ewin V'Neill V'Arn> from 1597, <Patrick McEwyn from 1331>, <George Makewin> from 1526 and <John Makewin> from 1580. However, the Family Search Historical Records do show at least one instance of <Ewan> as a given name in Scotland, making <MacEwan> a plausible spelling variant:

Ewan Airchbald; Male; Christening; 21 Jul 1588; Abercorn, West Lothian, Scotland; Batch: C11661-2 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTGZ-Y88).

<the Taver> suggests an occupational byname, for which I'm finding no support. However, the unmarked <Taver> is an English surname found in "Surnames in Durham and Northumberland, 1521-1615" by Julie Kahan (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juetta/parish/surnames_tuv.html) dated to 1589.

The pattern of [given name] mac [father's full name] would not be surprising to me in Anglo-Scots names. (snip) I suggest tweaking this name to be <Faolan MacEwan Taver>

The emblazon was adjusted at Kingdom, with the submitter's permission, to make the base larger and lion more identifiable. The original emblazon: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2014-07/faolin-c.jpg


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

5: Gianina The Wanderer - New Name & New Device

Per fess gules and sable, a dance argent between two scimitars fesswise Or

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

[Gianina] - "ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 2402" Josh Mittleman (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2402) - "We also found <Zaneta>, and early 15th century examples of <Zanina> and <Zoana> [2, 3]. It was common in the Venetian dialect to use <Z-> at the beginning of names that were spelled <Gi-> elsewhere in Italy, so these names correspond to <Gianeta>, <Gianina>, and <Gioana>."

[the Wanderer] - "Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen 1558-1898," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NLC3-DBF : accessed 15 Jul 2014), Margaretha Wanderer, 23 Jul 1624; citing ; FHL microfilm 1238173 - lists "Wanderer" as a surname. Batch no. C93493-1

Additional Documentation provided by Goutte d'Eau:

Double bynames are allowed in German names -

<Margretha The> married 1597, Germany, batch number: M94136-2 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JHXJ-4Y1)

<Ursula The> married 1598, Germany, batch number: M94136-2 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JHXK-3H8)

<Catharinam The Henneps> married 1606, Germany, batch number: M18803-6 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J4JB-82Y)

<Henrick The Kamp> married 1620, Germany, batch number: M97281-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JHZG-MWG)

<Derick The Puell> married 1624, Prussia, batch number: M97281-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JHZL-LZS)

<Henrick The Hoogh> married 1625, Prussia, batch number: M97281-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JHZG-M62)


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

6: Gillian Elizabeth Dawnser - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Late Period Welsh) most important.
Culture (Late Period Welsh) most important.

[Gillian] - "English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records" Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/parishes/parishes.html)

[Elizabeth] - "Women's Names in the First Half of 16th Century Wales: Given Names" Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/welshWomen16/given.html)

[Dawnser] - <Elizabeth Dawnser> christened 1594, London, England. Batch no. P02062-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NP27-H6K)

Submitter originally submitted <Gillian Elizabeth Tanllyd> but changed their mind shortly after the local herald submitted the paperwork. It was changed at Kingdom to <Gillian Elizabeth Dawnser> per the submitter's request.


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

7: Ildaria de Zaragozza - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2011, via the Outlands

(Fieldless) On a cup purpure a rabbit couchant argent

The emblazon was updated at Kingdom, per the submitter's request, after commentors had noted that the rabbit seemed to be circling the cup. The original emblazon: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2014-07/ildario-c.jpg


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

8: Jacob Fauvell - New Name & New Device

Per saltire gules and sable, a spider and a bordure embattled Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (from approximately 1400 A.D., England) most important.
Culture (from approximately 1400 A.D., England) most important.

[Jacob] - "Yorkshire Given Names from 1379" Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/yorkshire.html) - Finds 2 instances of "Jacob"

[Fauvell] - "Surnames in 15th Century York" Karen Larsdatter (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/york15/surnames-alphabetical.htm) - Finds "Fauvell" in the 15th century financial accounts from the masters of Ouse Bridge and Foss Bridge.

The emblazon's bordure was updated by Kingdom after commentors noted that the bordure needed to be fed. The original emblazon: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2014-07/jacob-c.jpg


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

9: Magdalena Lucia Ramberti - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A Saint Mark lion sejant, dexter forepaw raised Or


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

10: Ragnarr Haraldsson - New Name & New Device

Per fess embattled Or and vert, a fox salient gules and a quatrefoil slipped Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

[Ragnarr] - Appropriate for time and place as per the Academy of St. Gabriel (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html)

[Haraldsson] - Patronymic byname combined Harald and -sson

Harald appropriate to time and place per the Academy of St. Gabriel (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html)

Addition of -sson appropriate naming convention as per Academy of St. Gabriel (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html)

Additional Documentation provided by Goutte d'Eau:

<Ragnarr> p. 14 Geirr Bassi

<Haraldr> p. 11 Geirr Bassi

<Haraldr> in the genitive becomes <Haralds>

<Haralds>+<son> = <Haraldsson>

The emblazon was updated at Kingdom as the original color emblazon was off-center on the form given the appearance of a white bordure - one that did not exist on the line version.


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

11: Ruadrí Mac Batín - New Name & New Device

Argent, in fess a brown cock crowing to sinister wings elevated and a stein gules, a chief dovetailed vert

Client requests authenticity for 12th century Scotland.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Submitter requests a name authentic to 12th century Scotland, with the notation to "please change".

All name elements can be found in "A Simple Guide to Constructing 12th Century Scottish Gaelic Names" Sharon L. Krossa (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/simplescotgaelicnames12.htm)

Additional Support provided by Blue Tyger:

<Ruadrí> is found as a given name in Effrick's cited article, and <Batín> is listed as the genitive form required to form a patronymic. So the name is correctly cited and formed, and appropriate for the 12th cen.


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

12: Rúnólfr inn rosti - New Name & New Device

Per fess wavy vert and sable, in pale a wolf statant and two Danish axes in saltire argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

[Rúnólfr] - Old Norse masculine given name found in The Old Norse Names, Geirr Bassi p.14

[inn Rosti] - Old Norse nickname meaning "the brawler", Geirr Bassi p.26

<Rosti> was changed to <rosti> by Kingdom per what was written in Geirr Bassi.


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

13: Sabine Bruneau - New Name Change

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

Old Item: Savina la Brune, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

[Sabine] - "Index of Names in the 1292 Subsidy Roll of London: Feminine Given Names" Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/enggivlondon1292.html) - Finds one instance of "Sabine"

[Bruneau] - "DRAFT: Bynames in Medieval France" Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/frenchbynames.pdf, page 37)- Finds two instances of "Bruneau" (1421 & 1438)


This item was on the 11-2014 LoAR

14: Þórunn farkona - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of September 21, 2013 as submitted.

Per fess gules and azure, three triquetrae one and two Or and a flame proper, a bordure argent

Previous submission, Per fess gules and azure, three triquetrae conjoined one and two Or and a flame proper, a bordure argent, was returned on the January 2014 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/01/14-01lar.html#Outlands_returns17) with the following: {This device is returned for violating our long-standing ban on Celtic knotwork, for not being heraldic. While we do allow triquetras in armory, in this combination they look more like knotwork and less like discrete charges.}

The emblazon was updated by Kingdom, via the submitting herald, to increase the visibility of the triquetrae. The original emblazon: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2014-07/thorunn-c.jpg


Thus ends the August 2014 Letter of Intent.

In Service,

Sayyidah Khalidah bint Yahya'a

Rampart Herald


OSCAR counts 9 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 7 New Devices and 2 New Badges. These 19 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $57 for them. OSCAR counts 2 Resub Devices. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 21 items submitted on this letter.

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