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Outlands LoI dated 2015-01-23

From the Office of Rampart Herald

Sayyidah Khalidah bint Yahya'a (Nicole Riviezzo)

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 January 2015 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands.

I would like to thank Goutte d'Eau, Blue Tyger, Magnus von Lübeck, and all of the heralds who were kind enough to contribute comments on OSCAR.

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

This item was on the 04-2015 LoAR

1: Anthoine Leroux - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2014, via the Outlands

Gules, a dragon Or within a crescent argent

The previous submission, Gules, between the horns of a crescent argent a dragon sejant affronty wings displayed Or, and in chief three mullets argent, was returned on the the July LoAR ( with the following: {This device is returned for violating SENA A3E1, Arrangement of Charge Groups. This arrangement, a charge within a charge and in chief a charge group, is not listed in SENA Appendix J, and so may not be registered without documentation that this is a period arrangement of charge groups.}

This item was on the 04-2015 LoAR

2: Belatumara filia Disideri - Resub Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

The previous name submission, Belatumara filia Morbet, was returned on the October 2013 LoAR ( with the following: {This name has multiple issues, each of which is a reason for return. First, Belatumara is not clearly dated; it's simply mentioned in comparison to a dated citation. What language or time-frame it is found in is not clear, nor is it clearly a feminine given name. Barring this documentation, it cannot be combined with other elements. It appears to be a Latinized form of some kind of Gaulish name. Second, the byname filia Morbet does not appear to be properly constructed. Morbet is documented as a descriptive byname of unclear meaning, and no documentation was given for the use of such an element after filia. Finally, the combination of these elements was not documented. The given name was documented from an article about Breton names, but is of unclear origin and usage. The byname is from an article about Pictish names. No evidence was presented that Breton and Pictish could be combined and they are not combinable under the standards of Appendix C. Barring evidence that they can be combined, this lingual mix is not registerable.}

[Belatumara] - (, Beladore; 'Early Medieval Breton Names' Heather Rose Jones (, Beladora - "Beladore (I1) 6-7th c. - The reading of the inscription is uncertain. It might be "Beladore", a genitive of a feminine "Beladora", but another plausible reading is "Belado re[quiescit]" with the latter part of the inscription either abbreviated or damaged. In the latter case, the name would most likely be masculine (q.v.). Under the first interpretation, we can compare the name with multiple examples of Latin "Bel(l)ator" as a personal name. But also possibly Celtic Belatu- e.g., in the Gaulish place-name Belatu-dunum, or the personal names Belatullus, Belatulla, Belatumara. The commentary seems to lean towards the latter, reconstructing a feminine Beladora, possibly related to Celtic *Belatu-rix."

[Disideri] - Morlet vol. II, pg. 40; referenced from 'Early Medieval Breton Names' Heather Rose Jones (, Men's Given Names

There was much debate on the November 2014 Outlands' ILoI ( [it was pended a month so the name could be discussed further] over whether or not Belatumara was a given name/nomen or a cognomen. To assist the submitter in getting Belatumara, by some means as it is the most important element to her, she was contacted to see if she would be willing to redact her 'No Major Changes' element and change the name to <Desidiena Belatumara>. The submitter has agreed to this change should it be registerable IF <Belatumara filia Disideri> is not. The documentation for <Desidiena Belatumara> was provided by Goutte d'Eau:

[Desidiena] -

eg. from Dalmatia:

But I am also finding individuals with the masculine nomen <Disius>

eg. 2nd c. Bulgaria

2nd c. Bulgaia

2-3rd c. Bulgaria

[Belatumara] - Gaulish Personal Names, p. 225 in the dative case <Belatumarae>. With that said, all I have is a google books preview, and I don't know why it's in a larger list of names: I suspect the reason the name appears in Welsh-centric discussions, is because it is being used to compare Celtic names with similar roots. I have only been able to find a single inscription with the name, and it's <Saplia Belatumara>. There is also masculine <Belatomarus> from ca. 90-130 CE Pannonia ( The inscription databases show that <Belatumara> is feminine, which deals with one of the reasons for return. City Settlements in Noricum ( lish.htm) says:

"Even in the leading families, or precisely due to them, Celtic names - in particular for pseudo-cognomina for women - also remained in fashion or became fashionable again in the late 2nd and 3rd centuries. Thus, for example, the names `Belatumara' in Iuvavum, `Eliomara' in Virunum and `Litugena' and `Mussa' in Solva are attested for the wives of council leaders and municipal officials."

This item was on the 04-2015 LoAR

3: Bernalldino Antan Pereyra - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2014, via the Outlands

Per pale azure and argent, a fess dovetailed counterchanged

The previous submission, Azure, three chevronels braced and a chief dovetailed argent, was returned on the July 2014 LoAR ( with the following: { This device is returned for conflicts with the badge of Odile Davignon, reblazoned elsewhere on this letter Azure, three chevronels braced and in chief a lotus blossom in profile argent, and the device of Francesco Giovanni Raffaello da Venezia, Azure, three chevronels braced and in base a gondola argent. In each case, there is a single DC for changing the type of secondary charge. Please advise the submitter to draw the chevronels higher on the field. They should be centered on the space between the bottom of the chief and the bottom of the field.}

This item was on the 04-2015 LoAR

4: Caelainn MacGrigour - New Name

No major changes.
Sound most important.
Spelling most important.

[Caelainn] - early gaelic given name. from: Acadamy of Saint Gabriel Report number 2208. Appropriate for an Irish woman living between 1100 and 1600. Early variant of <Ca/elfind>. (

[McGrigour] - Scottish surname. From: 'ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 1145' ( The name <MacGregor> comes from the Gaelic <MacGriogair>. The McGrigour spelling was found in Scotland in 1586. From 'ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 1397' ( <MacGregor> is a modern English spelling of the Gaelic Patronymic<mac Griogair>. McGrigour spelling is found in 1586 and 'ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 3188' ( which again says that the McGrigour spelling is found in 1586. Submitter is the wife of Argyle MacGrigour, whose name appeared on the 01/2014 LOAR, so the submitter would prefer same spelling if possible.

Additional Documentation Notes provided by Blue Tyger:

The St. Gabriel Report documents <Cáelainn> from OCM as a saint's name. <McGrigour> is Scots rather than Gaelic. A Scots surname can be combined with a Gaelic given name as long as there is no more than 300 years between the dates for the elements. That's where the saint's name leeway comes in, making it possible to combine the very early Gaelic <Caelainn> (without the accent) with the late period Scots <MacGrigour>.

This item was on the 04-2015 LoAR

5: Heinric of Nahrun Kabirun - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2014, via the Outlands

(Fieldless) A cross formy fitchy argent overall a dragon sable bellied gules

Submitter has a change of holding name is on the December 2014 LoI (

This item was on the 04-2015 LoAR

6: William Petheram of Somerset - New Alternate Name & New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1982, via Atenveldt

William fitzMartin of Kent

Argent, a cross formy between four lions addorsed gules

Old Item: Quarterly Or ermined vert and vert ermined Or, a cross moline quarterly vert and Or, to be retained as a badge.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 13th century England.
Language (13th century England) most important.
Culture (13th century England) most important.

Documentation provided by Blue Tyger:

<William> appears as a header form in "Index of Names in the 1292 Subsidy Roll of London" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( It is probably a reasonable vernacular form for the documented Latinized <Willelmus>.

Appendix A of SENA states that "Middle/Early Modern English: Marked patronymics may use Fitz X or Xson; women may use these or use Xdaughter. These forms may all use the father's name unmodified." So to get <fitzMartin> we need only to document <Martin> then apply the pattern.

Conveniently, <Martin> appears both as a header form and as a documented form in Aryanhwy's above-cited article (

<de Kent> appears in Bardsley p. 445 s.n. Kent dated to 1273; <of Kent> is an acceptable variant because Middle English used <de> and <of> fairly interchangeably.

This item was on the 04-2015 LoAR

7: William Petheram of Somerset - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1982, via Atenveldt

Per pale Or and vert, an ermine spot counterchanged

This item was on the 04-2015 LoAR

8: William Petheram of Somerset - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1982, via Atenveldt

Per pale vert and Or, an ermine spot counterchanged

Thus ends the January 2015 Letter of Intent.

In Service,

Sayyidah Khalidah bint Yahya'a

Rampart Herald

OSCAR counts 1 New Name, 1 New Alternate Name, 1 New Device Change and 3 New Badges. These 6 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $18 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Name and 2 Resub Devices. These 3 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.

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