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Outlands LoI dated 2007-11-21

Unto the esteemed Elisabeth de Rossingol, Laurel Queen of Arms, Margaret MacDuibhshithe, Pelican Queen of Arms, Jean Marie Lacroix, Wreath Queen of Arms, and the College of Arms of the Society for Creative Anachronisim, does Æðeluulf Munec, Rampart Herald, send well wishes this day. I write you concerning the November Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands. It is our intent to register the following items:

This item was on the 03-2008 LoAR

1: Acelin Mackenzie - New Name

Acelin Makeinzie

[Acelin]: Withycombe, English Christian Names, pg. 2, lists Acelin as a masculine name, a diminutive of Old French [Asce], dated in this spelling to 1273.

[Makeinzie]: Black's "Surnames of Scotland", p525; Header [Mackenzie], lists this spelling as dated to 1597.

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2: Carlos Nieto de Andrade - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (14th-15th Century Galician/Castilian) most important.

The name follows the <given name><patronymic> de <locative> pattern as presented in "16th Century Spanish names" by Elsbeth Anne Roth 1.

[Carlos]: In addition to satisfying RfS II.4 (legal name), two instances of [Carlos] appear in the Account Books of Isabel las Catolica (1477-1504), as cited in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna2.

[Nieto]: appears as a surname in the source cited above under "Martin Nieto"

[De Andrade]: "New Knights in the Portuguese Order of Santiago during the Mastership of Dom Jorge, 1492-1550" by Francis A. Dutra, PhD, in eHumanista, vol 2 (2002), p. 105-1603. - lists six knights from this time period with the locative surname de Andrade.

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3: Geillis inghean Póil uí Sirideín - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (14th Century Irish Gaelic) most important.

[Geillis]: 1. Alan C. Kors, Witchcraft in Europe 1100-1700 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1972), p. 223, quotes a pamphlet called "Newes from Scotland" (1591), which references a maid called Geillis Duncane. 2. Academy of St Gabriel Report 1194 1 states that the name in this period is a Scots or possibly Gaelic name and dates it to the 16th century.

[inghean]: "daughter of" - "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names"3.

[Póil]: genitive of [Pól], found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Pól" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan2 (dated 1108). Genitive and lenited per "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names"3.

[uí Sirideín]: Irish Clan affiliation, genitive and lenited per "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names"3. Sirideín is found in the Annals of the Four Masters, part 19, M1087.7 (a list of the dead from the Battle of Corann includes "the son of Godfrey Ua Sirideín")4.


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4: Jamila al-Zuhayriyyah - New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and azure, four quatrefoils in cross argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Arabic) most important.

The name was constructed using "period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" by Ad'ud ibn Auda ( The name consists if an ism + nisba (of descent).

[Jamila]: female given name (ism)

[Al-Zuhayriyyah] - nisba (of descent), cognomen feminized to show "daughter of the tribe of Zuhayr".

This ends the November Letter of Intent, dated this 21st day of November in the year of grace 2007, being the forty-second year of the society, on the occasion of the remembrance of the Procession of the Blessed Mary. I remain in service to Crown and Laurel Sovereign.



Rampart Herald

OSCAR counts 4 New Names and 1 New Device. These 5 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $15 for them. There are a total of 5 items submitted on this letter.

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