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East LoI dated 2014-12-16

Unto Andrewe Laurel, Lillia Pellycan and Brunissende Wreath from Alys Blue Tyger, greetings and every good thing.

It is the intent of the College of Heralds of the East to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

Note that this is the third of the East's letters containing Pennsic submissions, and Lillia Pelican has generously waived the requirement that we provide photocopies of commonly used articles from www.medievalscotland.org and www.ellipsis.cx.

This item was on the 03-2015 LoAR

1: Abel atte Watere - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of October 06, 2014 as submitted.

Argent, a gurges azure, overall a sheaf of arrows vert

This device had been pended at Kingdom for redrawing to correct the depiction of the gurges. The revised artwork was approved by the submitter.


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2: Alexander Makcristyne - New Release of Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2005, via the East

House of Archers Ford

"I, [legal name] known in the SCA as Alexander Makcristyne, hereby release the household name House of Archers Ford, registered to me via the East Kingdom on the January 2013 Letter of Acceptance and Return. I understand that release of registration is permanent."

Signed and dated with legal name


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3: Bridge, Barony of the - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1979, via the East

Order of Kid

Azure, a goat statant argent maintaining under its hooves a bezant

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].

Kid is an English given name:

Kid Grymes; Male; Marriage; 20 May 1609; St Mary, Hitchin, Hertford, England, Batch Number: M07248-2 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NLSG-63G)

For conflicts checking purposes, note that there is a DC between a sheep and a goat per the May 2014 LoAR.


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4: Bridge, Barony of the - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1979, via the East

Order of Alcantara of the Bridge

Azure, in pale a keystone argent and a doubly-arched bridge Or

This Order Name is based on the pattern of naming orders after place names, found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/).

Alcantara is a place name dated to 1479 in CORDE in Instrucciones de don Fernando a don Felipe de Castro, embajador del reino de Aragón

Order of Alcantara was one of the Spanish military religious orders, described in 1629 book, Historia de las Ordenes militares de Santiago, Calatrava y Alcantara (http://books.google.com/books?id=bcakh-vbie8C).

The Barony has added "of the Bridge" to remove any appearance of presumption on the real-world military order.

There is a Step from Period Practice for the use of the non-period notched keystone.


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5: Bridge, Barony of the - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1979, via the East

Order of the Lotus

Azure, in pale a lotus in profile argent and an open book Or.

Sound (unspecified) most important.

This Order Name is based on the patterns of naming orders after heraldic charges, as stated in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/).

The OED dates lotus as (among other things) the "water-lily of Egypt and Asia, Nymphæa Lotus (and other species), and Nelumbium speciosum" to Lotos as 1584 and Lotus to 1601. While we do not know that the charge itself is period, the plant/flower itself was clearly known to Europeans. The lotus is accepted as a charge for the purposes of SCA heraldry, according to the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry (http://mistholme.com/?s=lotus).


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6: Bridge, Barony of the - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1979, via the East

Order of Horatius

Azure, in saltire a sword and a spear Or and in chief a round shield argent.

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].

Horatius is found in period as an English male name:

Horatius Pearce; Male; Christening; 02 Jun 1579; Saint Dionis Backchurch, London, London, England; Batch: P00140-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JWDG-W8M)
Horatius Hickman; Male; Marriage; 08 Jan 1627; Saint Gregory By Saint Paul, London, London, England; Batch: M05426-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NKGY-95H)


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7: David von Schaidegg - New Name Change From Holding Name

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in March of 2015, via the East.

Old Item: David of Carillion, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (German/Swiss) most important.
Culture (German/Swiss) most important.

The submitter's original name submission, David Erbe von Bärau was returned on the May 2007 LoAR with the following explanation:

No documentation was submitted and none found to suggest that the town of Bärau was found in period or that the submitted spelling was used in period. Barring such documentation, this name is not registerable. We cannot drop this element in order to register the name because David Erbe is the submitter's legal name.

His device and badge were registered under the holding name David of Carillion.

Although submitted at Pennsic as a "Name Change" this is actually a "Change of Holding Name."

David is found as a given name in "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/bahlow_v.htm) dated to 1356, 1425, and 1586.

Schaidegg appears as a place name in Daniel Heider. Gründliche Außführung Wessen sich desz H. Reichs Stadt Lindaw, Wegen Einer Jhro in Anno 1628. Nürnberg: Wolffgang Endter. 1643. (http://books.google.com/books?id=N-ZEAAAAcAAJ&q=Schaidegg). This supports the construction of the surname phrase von Schaidegg per Appendix A of SENA.


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8: Diana Louisa Connall - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Diana is a female given name found in Withycombe, s.n. DIANA dated to 1580.

Louisa is a female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records for England:

Louisa Grange; Female; Marriage; 1606; Saint Andrew, Chardstock, Dorset, England; BATCH: M15836-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NX35-949)

Double given names are found "late" in English per Appendix A of SENA.

Connall is a Scots surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

William Connall; Male; Christening; 08 Sep 1565; CANONGATE, EDINBURGH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND; Batch: C11999-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTR4-2XQ)

English and Scots are in the same Language Group per SENA Appendix C.

Although she checked "no major changes," she explained at the table at Pennsic that this limitation refers only to the given name. She is willing to make any necessary changes to second given name or the surname.


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9: Dietrich of Timiş - New Name

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

Dietrich is a German male given name found in Talan Gwynek's "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/bahlow/bahlowMasc.html) s.n. Diterich dated to 1318.

Timiş is the westernmost county in modern Romania. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timi%C8%99_County). In period, it was located in Hungary (on this map, it's the pink vertical stripe at the middle bottom, between Torontál in yellow and Krassó-Szörény in blue: http://www.magyarorszag-szep.hu/varmegyek%20nagyobb.jpg)

The submitter originally requested that the locative byname be put entirely into Romanian or German, rather than using the Lingua Anglica form that we had been able to document at Pennsic. Research by Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, ffride Goutte d'Eau and Palotzi Marta demonstrated several possible Hungarian forms of the place name that were used as bynames. For example, Julia noted:

Kázmér s.n. Temes has 1436: Georgio Themes, 1446: Themes -0-, 1522: Stephanus Temes, Valentinus Temes; he also says it's found as a dictus-name in 1400, and derives the surname from a bare placename, based on either the southern county, or a village in Nyitra county (way up north and west).

Upon consulting with the submitter about his options, he indicated that he prefers the Lingua Anglica form over any of the period spellings. Regardless, Blue Tyger is extremely grateful to Julia, ffride and Marta.

The combination of a German given name and the Lingua Anglica form of a Hungarian place name is registerable under Appendix C of SENA.


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10: Duggmore Dougles - New Name Change & New Device Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in March of 2015, via the East.

Argent, a brown owl contourny proper, on an orle vert three bezants

Old Item: Duggmore Dunmore, to be released.
Old Item: Per fess argent and vert, three owls counterchanged, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (like 'dug more, dug less') most important.

Duggmore is the submitter's current registered given name; it is grandfathered to the submitter. It was documented as a 17th cen. English surname used as a given name.

Dougles is a Scots surname found in Black s.n. Douglas dated to 1529.

English and Scots are part of the same language group under Appendix A of SENA.


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11: Duggmore Dougles - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A shovel argent.


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12: Duggmore Dougles - New Badge

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

Argent, three brown owls close to sinister one and two proper.


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13: Fausta Xanthina - New Name & New Device

Quarterly argent and checky sable and Or, a compass rose and a bordure vert.

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

Fausta is a female given name found in "Common Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the 6th and 7th Centuries" by Bardas Xiphias (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/PLRE_fem_names.html#f)

Xanthina is the feminine form of the family name Xanthos, found in the PBW database (http://db.pbw.kcl.ac.uk/pbw2011/entity/person/155626). The name is from a seal dating to the late 12th or early 13th century. This family name has been feminized based on the guidelines set out in "Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the Later Byzantine Era" by Bardas Xiphias (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/feminizing.html#feminizing_family_names).

Commenters in Kingdom noted that the given name is documented to no later than 671 A.D. while the byname is from the "late 12th C" at the very earliest. For this name to be registerable under SENA PN.2.C.2, the latest the byname can be documented is 1170 A.D. Where a name element cannot be more precisely dated, we tend to give the submitter the benefit of the doubt. Blue Tyger therefore forwarded this name.


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14: Fearghus mac Griogair - New Name & New Device

Argent, a squirrel's face sable, jessant-de-lys vert.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Fearghus is an Early Modern Irish male given name found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Fearghus.shtml) with relevant Annals dates of 1402, 1420, 1423, 1490, 1505 and 1599.

mac is the Gaelic patronymic marker meaning "son"

Griogair is also found in Mari's "Index" as a male given name (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Griogair.shtml) with Annals dates of 1216, 1392, 1400 and 1432. Griogair is a valid genitive form as well as the standard nominative form.

There is a Step from Period Practice for a creature jessant-de-lys that is not a lion or a leopard. Commenters were concerned about the identifiability of the squirrel's head. Blue Tyger found it reasonably identifiable for what it is.

Commenters were also concerned about a possible visual conflict with the badge of Adelaide de Bourbon (Oct. 2011, Ansteorra): (Fieldless) An ounce's face sable incensed gules jessant-de-lys vert. Technically, this badge is clear; there is a DC for the field and at least a DC between a squirrel head and an ounce head. However, there is a certain visual resemblance. As the question of visual conflict is reserved for Wreath, was have forwarded this device for further consideration.


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15: Geine Dhocair - New Name & New Device

Per fess argent and purpure, issuant from the line of division a demi-squirrel sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Geine is a Scottish female name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Geine Conquerour; Female; Marriage; 16 Oct 1580; Perth, Perth, Scotland Batch: M11387-4 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XY3K-7T1)
Geine Kynrosse; Female; Christening; 17 Jul 1580; Perth, Perth, Scotland; Batch: C11387-2 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VQWQ-GJT)

Dhocair is the lenited form of the Gaelic descriptive byname Docair, which means "[the] Grievous/Troublesome/Difficult (Mischievous)'". It is found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Docair.shtml) with Annals dates of 1382 and 1387.

Scots and Gaelic names can be combined under Appendix C of SENA.


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16: Gwenhwyfar atte Lake - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of October 22, 2013 as submitted.

Azure, an owl volant guardant contourny and a base engrailed argent.

The submitter's name was registered on the January 2014 LoAR.

Her prior device, Azure, an owl volant guardant and a base engrailed argent, was returned on the January 2014 LoAR for conflict with the device of Arianwen ferch Lawen: Azure, a swallow volant within a bordure embattled argent. The LoAR explained:

There is a DC for the change in type of the secondary charge. While typically we grant a DC between swallows and owls, that DC depends on them both being in well-drawn period postures for those types of birds. Neither Arianwen's nor Gwenhwyfar's birds are in a typical period depiction of volant; the owl here has its wings swept back, nearly blending with the body, not spread as expected. The head is well-drawn, but the head alone here is not enough to grant the necessary DC.

The submitter has changed the orientation of the owl to clear the conflict with Arianwen.


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17: Iulia Alba - New Name & New Device

Or, on a sun gules three mullets one and two Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.
Client requests authenticity for Roman.

Iulia is the feminine form of the nomen Iulius found in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html#nomen)

Alba is the female form of the cognomen Albus found at p. 110 of A Study of the Cognomina of Soldiers in the Roman Legion by Lindley Dean (http://books.google.com/books?id=MF0KAAAAIAAJ)


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18: Jaspar van Doorne - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (15th cen. Flemish) most important.
Culture (15th cen. Flemish) most important.

Jaspar is found as a given name found in "Names from Bruges," 1400-1600, by Loveday Toddekyn (http://www.s-gabriel.org/docs/bruges/given-list.html) dated to 1400-1550.

van Doorne is found in the same article dated to 1462 and 1550 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/docs/bruges/byname-list2.html)


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19: Jehan de Caen - New Alternate Name

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

John Blakethorn le Brewere

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

The primary name Jehan de Caen appears elsewhere on this letter.

John appears as a male given name dated to 1277 in "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/men.html).

Blakethorn is found in Reaney and Wilson, p. 47 s.n. Blackthorn dated to 1379.

le Brewere is an occupational byname found in Reaney and Wilson p. 63 s.n. Brewer with Henry le Brewere dated to 1279.


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20: Jehan de Caen - New Name & New Device

Bendy Or and azure, on a fess gules a rose between two lions passant Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Norman 11th Century.
Language (submitter will allow change from 'de Caen' to 'de Cadon') most important.
Culture (submitter will allow change from 'de Caen' to 'de Cadon') most important.

Jehan is found in "An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris" by Lord Colm Dubh (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/paris.html) documented as Jehan le barbier

Caen is found as a place name in "Names From the Signet Documents of Henry V (1413-1422)" by Alys Mackyntoich (http://st-walburga.aspiringluddite.com/docs/SignetHenryV.pdf). The source material uses <de> and <of> interchangeably for place names.

There is a conflict with Mederic de Caen (Apr. 2013, East): Bendy Or and azure, on a fess gules a lion passant guardant between two swords palewise Or. There is a DC for the change of type of one half of the tertiary charge group but nothing else.

A letter of permission to conflict was provided by Mederic at Pennsic, but was not in the information provided to Blue Tyger. As Mederic is still active and we should be able to obtain confirmation of his permission to conflict, we have forwarded the device in the expectation of getting this issue resolved.


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21: Joiha Huguenin - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in March of 2015, via the East.

Old Item: Joiha de Moncado, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.
Client requests authenticity for French.

Joiha is a given name grandfathered to the submitter. Because of the authenticity request, note that it was originally documented from Academy of St. Gabriel Report #3009, which stated:

Below is a list of feminine names from late 11th- and early 12th-century Latin documents in and around Normandy. [1] We have added to these some names found in England in the 12th and 13th centuries that are derived from Old French names that were imported by the Normans; they are marked with an asterisk.

Joiha was marked with an asterisk and dated to 1200.

Huguenin is found as a male given name in "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423.html). Unmarked patronymic bynames are found in French per Appendix A of SENA.

Per SENA, Appendix C, French names may be combined with English/Welsh names.


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22: Kára Grímsdóttir - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of May 07, 2014 as submitted.

Per chevron argent and azure, a raven-headed torc opening to chief sable, in chief on a heart azure a triquetra argent


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23: Kaye Faire Wolf - New Name & New Device

Sable, a wolf rampant Or in chief a quill pen fesswise argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Kay Wolf) most important.

Kaye is found in "Something Rich and Strange: "Undocumentable" Names From The IGI Parish Records" by Alys Mackyntoich (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/SomethingRichandStrange.html) as an English female given name dated to 1542, 1565, 1600 and 1621.

Faire is an English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Thomas Faire; Male; Marriage; 01 Oct 1581; St. Botoph Aldgate, London, England; Batch: M00080-4 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NJQW-N9D)
Margrett Faire; Female; Christening; 05 Apr 1599; Kirkham, Lancashire, England; Batch: P00536-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NPJV-GQ5)

Wolf is found in Hitching & Hitching, References to English Surnames in 1601 and 1602 on p. lxx.

Double surnames are found in English according to Appendix A of SENA.

The submitter allows the spelling to be changed or the byname Faire to be dropped.


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24: Mary Elizabeth Ryan - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (English/Irish) most important.
Culture (English/Irish) most important.

Mary is a female given name found in Talan Gwynek's, "Feminine Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames," (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyHZ.html) s.n. Mary, dated to 1480, 1597, 1598.

Elizabeth is a female given name found in the same article s.n. Elizabeth (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyHZ.html), dated to 1518, 1524, 1530, 1539, 1556, 1561, 1568, 1571, 1579, 1585, 1587 and 1600.

Double given names are found "late" in English per Appendix A of SENA.

Ryan is an English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Jennet Ryan; Female; Christening; 23 Jan 1574; Lincoln, England; Batch C00090-3 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NB8L-J5H)
Jaine Ryan; Female; Marriage; 27 Apr 1592; Lambourn, Berkshire, England; Batch: M02301-2 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NVRK-V5R)


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25: Mary of the Stuwes - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2004, via the East

Maryam bint Na'ja

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Mary daughter of the Sheep) most important.

Maryam is from "Arabic Women's Names from al-Andalus" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/alandalus/femism.html) It appears in the list of feminine 'isms'.

bint is 'daughter of'

Na'ja is from Juliana's "Son of the Hot-tempered Woman" (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/ArabicMatronymics/) - ibn Na'ja means "son of the Sheep". We have changed to 'daughter of'.


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26: Nicolas Étienne le Noir - New Name & New Device

Sable, on a triangle voided between and conjoined to six annulets, one, two, and three, a roundel argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Nicolas Étienne the Black/Dark in French) most important.

Nicolas is found in "Names from a 1587 Tax Roll from Provins" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/provins1587.html) with seven examples of this spelling s.n. Nicolas.

Étienne is found in "Sixteenth Century Norman Names" by Cateline de la Mor (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/cateline/norman16.html), starting with both E and É.

Double given names are found in late period French per Appendix A of SENA.

le Noir is dated to 1421 in "French from Paris, 1421, 1423, 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423surnames.html).

Originally submitted as Sable, a roundel within and conjoined to a triangle voided between and conjoined to six annulets, one, two, and three argent, that blazon would have had a primary charge group and two secondary charge groups on the field, a pattern not included in Appendix J and thus requiring documentation. Research done by Michael Gerard Curtememoire found that we have previously registered a tertiary charge on a voided primary charge, most recently Keith of Kent (Sep. 2004, Artemisia): Sable, on a cross voided Or a cartwheel argent. This device may be blazonable as a primary triangle, secondary annulets, and tertiary roundel. Under that blazon it has only two charge groups on the field. Appendix J states "All designs with two charge groups on the field are presumed to be registerable except those listed below. New designs may be ruled unregisterable from time to time, if they cannot be found in period armory." Nevertheless, commenters in Kingdom and Blue Tyger were concerned that this device is not remotely period style, regardless of how it is blazoned.

Due to the small number of people commenting at Kingdom, we have forwarded in the hope of more learned commentary and research at the Society level.


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27: Nigell Rhys Davies - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (like Nigell Rhys Davies) most important.

Nigell is a variant form of Nygell, found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Nygell Parsons; Male; Marriage; 24 May 1620; Buckland Saint Mary, Somerset, England; Batch: M14067-2

Rhys also is found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Rhys Heade; Male; Christening; 24 May 1601; St James', Westminster, Middlesex, England; Batch: C14854-1

Double given names are found late in English per Appendix A of SENA.

Davies is a surname dated to 1579, 1588 in "Names found in Cam, Gloucestershire, Marriage Registers 1569-1600" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/cam.html).

The submitter consents to add of Conwy to this name if necessary to clear any possible presumption with the registered Rhys ap Dafydd (Nov. 2000, An Tir). Conwy is the modern Lingua Anglica spelling of a Welsh town founded in 1283. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/135934/Conwy).


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28: Novella Soranzo - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A cartwheel sable charged with a bottle bendwise Or.

This badge appears clear of the badge of the Barony of al-Barran (Mar. 1993, Outlands): (Fieldless) A wheel sable charged with a doe lodged guardant Or. There is one DC for the change of type of the tertiary charge (bottle vs. doe), plus a DC for fieldlessness.


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29: Novella Soranzo - Resub Badge

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

(Fieldless) In saltire two arrows proper fletched vert and overall a ball of yarn gules.

The prior iteration of this badge, (Fieldless) A ball of yarn gules pierced by two maintained arrows in saltire proper headed argent fletched sable and Or, was returned by Laurel on the Dec 2013 LoAR for conflict with multiple non-SCA entities, including Japan. The ball was ruled to be equivalent to a roundel and the maintained arrows did not contribute to difference.

This redraw has the arrows much larger as befits primary charges. We believe this resolves the problem in the return.


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30: Pipa Blackwood - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (PIP-a BLACK-wood) most important.

Pipa is a female given name found in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyHZ.html) s.n. Pipa, dated to 1260.

Blackwood is a surname found in Hitching & Hitching, References to English Surnames in 1601 and 1602 at p. xxiii


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31: Qudu of the Steppes - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in March of 2015, via the East.

Old Item: Yngvarr Ottuson, to be released.

Khudu is found in "Mongolian Naming Practices" by Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongolian_names_marta.html). Marta's article shows several examples of 'Kh' and 'Q' being used interchangeably. For example: "Khabichi (Qabiji)"; "Khabul (Qabal)"; "Khaji Kulug (Qaji Kulug)"; "Khajigin (Qajigin)" The submitter therefore believes that Qudu is a fair rendering of the name.

The name was originally submitted as Qudu of the Taiga. The submitter did not provide, and commenters could not find, any documentation for "Taiga", as either a name or a word, prior to the 19th Century. When contacted by Blue Tyger, the submitted agreed to accept the byname of the Steppes as an alternative. This byname is documentable via the Branch Name Allowance: Steppes, Barony of the was registered in October of 1976 via Atenveldt.


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32: Riocard Docair - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2011, via the East

Argent, a bull's head cabossed gules attired and in chief a pair of shackles conjoined by a length of chain sable.

Correction to Device (2014-Dec-19 15:12:58): The submitter has informed Blue Tyger that he wants to keep his currently registered arms and have this as a badge. New paperwork will follow ASAP.

Correction to Device (2014-Dec-19 15:12:12): The submitter has informed Blue Tyger that he wants to keep his currently registered arms and have this as a badge. New paperwork will follow ASAP.


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33: Sarukê thugadêr Êlmanos - New Name Change & New Device Change

OSCAR NOTE: 'Old Item' should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Vert, a unicorn and in chief three trilliums inverted argent

Old Item: Galle Amsel, to be released.
Old Item: Vert estoilly, a triquetra between two enfields rampant addorsed and a stag lodged argent, to be released.
Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Sound (The submitter cares that the number of syllables remains 3-3-3.) most important.

Sarukê is found in "Greek Names with Scytho-Sarmatian Roots" by Ursula Georges (http://yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/iranianroots.html) under the list of Feminine Names.

thugadêr means "daughter (of)" according to the same article.

Êlmanos is found in the same article in the list of Masculine Names.

The construction [given name] + thugadêr + [father's name] is correct according Ursula's article.

Blue Tyger knows nothing about Greek and is not sure whether the father's name has to be modified or placed in the genitive form in this construction.

Correction to Name (2014-Dec-29 12:12:34): The submitter has changed her mind and wishes her old name to be RETAINED. She communicated this to Blue Tyger on 12/28/2014.

There is one SFPP for the use of the trillium because it is a New World plant. [Symonne d'Awaille, 2/2013 LoAR, A-An Tir].

Correction to Device (2014-Dec-29 12:12:58): The submitter wishes her old device to be RETAINED as a badge.


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34: Sophia von Konstanz - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in March of 2015, via the East.

Old Item: Sophia von Eisental, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Sophia is the submitters currently registered given name. There is no lingual mix problem, as Sophia can be found as a German given name in "German Given Names 1200-1250" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/germ13.html)

von Konstanz is a variant spelling of von Constanz, which is found in Socin p. 314 dated to 1253. AElfwynn Leoflaede dohtor advises that C and K were used interchangeably in period German. Consider the following examples from "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/bahlow_v.htm):

Cristanus/Kristanus

Cunrat/Kunrat

Cunne/Kunne


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35: Tiberius Nautius Maximus - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Standard praenomen, nomen, cognomen formation for Imperial Roman Names

Tiberius is a praenomen found in Ursula Georges, "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html).

Nautius appears as the nomen of at least one consul in Livy's History of Rome (http://books.google.com/books?id=BdsLAAAAYAAJ)

Maximus is a cognomen found in Ursula's above-cited article (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html).

NOTE: This name was submitted at Pennsic as Tiberius Antonius Maximus with the request that the nomen be changed to Nautius if it were able to be documented. As Blue Tyger was able to document this element between the end of Pennsic and the issuance of this letter, that change has been made with the submitter's approval.



OSCAR counts 14 New Names, 5 New Name Changes, 2 New Alternate Names, 4 New Order Names, 10 New Devices, 2 New Device Changes and 7 New Badges. These 44 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $132 for them. OSCAR counts 1 New Holding Name Change. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device and 1 Resub Badge. These 3 items are not chargeable. There is 1 release, which does not require payment. There are a total of 48 items submitted on this letter.

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