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Outlands LoP dated 2015-05-21

May 21, 2015 From the Office of the Castle Herald

Gauvain Eisenbein

castle@outlandsheralds.org

Unto the Outlands College of Heralds, our respected friends and colleagues who give freely of their time to provide commentary, and all others who come by these letters, on this 21st day of May, A.S. L (2015 CE), does Lord Gauvain Eisenbein send greetings on behalf of Baron Randal Carrick, White Stag Principal Herald.

Here follows the Kingdom of the Outlands' Letter of Presentation for May, 2015.

For all resubmissions (names *AND* devices), please include where the previous submission was returned. This makes it dramatically easier to give the submitter credit for the previous submission. As always, I am requesting an emailed text copy of all name write-ups. Simple is better as the emailed text keeps me from having to retype the submission text with concurrent error introduction.

Anyone may comment upon the items found herein, and e-mail commentary to the herald's commentary list is encouraged. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please have comments on items contained herein to Rampart Herald by June 16th, 2015, for the decision meeting on June 17th, 2015. As a reminder, the College of Arms requests commentary on all items, including appeals.

1: Abu Ubayd Abdallah ibn 'Uthman al-Kala'i -New Name & New Device

Abu Ubayd Abdallah ibn 'Uthman al-Kala'i

Per chevron sable and argent, a leopard's head caboshed argent and two scimitars in saltire purpure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Arabic, 10th-12th century) most important.
Culture (Arabic, 10th-12th century) most important.

[ABU UBAYD] -- Kunya (honorific, "father of Ubayd"). Found in "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" by Da'ud ibn Auda (David B. Appleton) (2003). http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm

[ABDALLAH] -- Ism (given name). Found in "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" by Da'ud ibn Auda (David B. Appleton) (2003). http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm

[IBN 'UTHMAN] -- Nasab. Found in "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" by Da'ud ibn Auda (David B. Appleton) (2003). http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm

[AL-KALA'I] -- Laqab/Descriptive name, found in "Andalusian Names: Arabs in Spain" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) (2001). http://heraldry.sca.org/names/andalusia.html

Consulting Herald: Christopher Devereux


2: Abu Ubayd Abdallah ibn 'Uthman al-Kala'i -New Alternate Name

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

Toda Kagetora

No major changes.
Language (16th C. Japan) most important.
Culture (16th C. Japan) most important.

[TODA] -- Myôji (surname). Found in "Japanese Names" by Anthony J. Bryant. (http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/miscellany/miscellany.html)

[KAGETORA] -- Nanori (given name). Found in "Japanese Formal Masculine Given Names" by Solveig Throndardottir & the Academy of Saint Gabriel (2001). (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/solveig/nanori/nanorik.html)

Consulting Herald: Christopher Devereux


3: Achius filius Odini -New Name & New Device

Per chevron azure and sable, a chevron ermine between two axes in chevron, blades to center, and a cross patonce argent

No major changes.
Sound (Achius/Achaius) most important.
Meaning (Son of (a man named) Odin) most important.

[ACHIUS] -- The Latinized version of the Danish name Aki appears several times in the Domesday Book. In the Little Domesday Book, Folio 309r, under the hundred of Hartismere, the name Achius can be found in the last section of the page as "Achi" followed by the scribal abbreviation for -us ("Achi(us) antecessor Rob(er)ti Blundi"). Scanned copy obtained from the UK National Archives, Reference: E 31/1/3/313, Folio: 309r Little Domesday Book, dated to 1086. (Direct link to page: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7317507)

[FILIUS ODINI] -- Patronymic byname meaning son of (a man named) Odin. Four instances of men named Odin occur in the Domesday Book as lords in 1086. One of them, Odinus Camerari, has a son, also listed as a lord, who is shown as

Hungerus filius Odini (the genitive of Odinus). All scanned images for documentation were retrieved from Open Domesday (http://opendomesday.org/).

Links for citations go directly to the page that contains the snippet of the Domesday Book, which has a link to the same full page image sent with this documentation.

1. Odin, Whitford, Ati's Cross, Cheshire: http://opendomesday.org/place/SJ1478/whitford/

2. Odin, Chobham, Surrey: http://opendomesday.org/place/SU9761/chobham/ (Reference to Odin is on Surrey VI: http://opendomesday.org/book/surrey/06/)

3. Odin of Windsor (Odin de Windsores), Crondall, Hampshire: http://opendomesday.org/place/SU8655/cove/ (Reference to Odin is on Hampshire IX: http://opendomesday.org/media/images/ham/09.png)

4. Odin the chamberlain (Odinus Camerari), Swindon, Wiltshire: http://opendomesday.org/place/SU1583/swindon/

5. Hungerus f. Odini, Broadwindsor, Dorset: http://opendomesday.org/place/ST4302/broadwindsor/

Consulting herald: Christopher Devereux

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/00-10-15_achius1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/00-10-16_achius2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/00-10-16_achius3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/00-10-17_achius4.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/00-10-18_achius5.jpg


4: Adelina de Surdeval -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of September 25, 2014 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A demi-bat vert

Consulting herald: Christopher Devereux


5: Altani Volkova -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of April 28, 2015 as submitted.

Per pal vert and sable, a wolf's head erased and a chief engrailed argent

Consulting herald: Warenus de Fulmere


6: Amber MacRae -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of July 26, 2014 as submitted.

Blazon not provided


7: Ana Paloma Aladern -Resub Name & Resub Device

Azure, a dove volant to sinister and a bordure argent seme of crosses flory gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (16th C Spanish (Catalan)) most important.
Culture (16th C Spanish (Catalan)) most important.

Originally submitted as Anais Paloma Aladerne in March of 1994 (Outlands LoP 5/1/94), we don't know what became of this submission. The original documentation used Hanks & Hodges, by and large, which gives no dates.

[Ana] -- Feminine given name. Found in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) (2000), occurring 20 times. Retrieved from: http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/index.html

[Paloma] -- Feminine given name. FamilySearch Historical Records: Paloma Lopez, Female, 11 Nov 1596, Diocesis de Granada, Granada, Spain, M79100-7

[Aladern] -- Byname. FamilySearch Historical Records: Joan Bonaventura Aladern, Male, 15 Jul 1621, Santa Maria, La Bisbal, Spain, J89250-1

Hieronima Magdalena Esparanza Narcisa Aladern, Female, 01 Jul 1637, San Feliu, Gerona, Gerona, Spain, C89274-2

Consulting herald: Christopher Devereux

Device listed as a resubmission, but no information about the previous submission provided.

Consulting herald: Carlos Andrade


8: Beatrix Dubblerose -New Name

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

[Beatrix] - English Feminine Name - From: "Names from 13th Century Northumberland" http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/northumberland.html

[Dubblerose] - English surname. 1360. From: ""Misplaced" Names in Reaney & Wilson" http://heraldry.sca.org/names/misplacednamesbyname.htm

Consulting herald: Angus Reid MacFarlane


9: Bengeirr Smiðr -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister nebuly sable and vairy argent and vert, a sinister wing issuant from dexter argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Both name elements are found in Geirr Bassi

Bengeirr is a given name found in GB p.8.

smiðr is found twice in GB, on p.14 is a given name and on p.28 as a nickname meaning "smith, metal-smith". Submitter is using the name in the second context.

Submitter will allow modification of the surname to smiðsson or inn smiðr only if it is deemed necessary for registration.

Consulting herald: Llywus ap Alan


10: Cathal Oken -New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and azure semy of acorns, three oak leaves in pall stems to center Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Close to sounding gaelic in pronounciation) most important.

[Cathal] - Is noted in the Irish Annals written by Kathleen M. O'Brien and appear in Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) as both Cathal and Cathail. http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Cathal.shtml

[Oken] - appears in the list of surnames labeled "Faire Name for English Folks Surnames" by Chris Laning http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/christian/fairnames/surnames.html

Consulting herald: Warenus de Fulmere


11: Christopher Devereux -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) Two crosses crosslet fitchy in saltire sable fretted with a mascle gules

Consulting herald: Christopher Devereux


12: Christopher Devereux -New Transfer of Badge

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

(Fieldless) Two wyverns sejant respectant tails conjoined in base sable

Transferred to Jamila al-Zuhayriyya.

Correction to Badge (2015-Jun-04 15:06:52): The attached letter of transfer was not redacted. I have redacted it. The thumbnail will be replaced as soon as I can get to it - Istvan

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-19/23-54-12_jamila1.jpg


13: Christopher Devereux -New Badge

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

Argent, a delf ployee voided fleury at the corners azure

Consulting herald: Christopher Devereux


14: Iðunn Hallsdottir -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A pair of hands appaumy conjoined at the thumbs argent

Consulting herald: Warenus de Fulmere


15: Isabeau de Bernac -Resub Device

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

Vert four horseshoes in cross argent, in chief purpure a feather argent

The previous submission, Per bend sinister vert and purpure, four horseshoes one and three bendwise and a feather argent, was returned on the February 2014 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2014-01-lop/1402-lor.html) with the following: {Returned for a redraw as the horseshoes' position on the field cannot be properly blazoned.}

Consulting herald: Selene of the Sky


16: Isabella Maria Francesco -New Device

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

Sable, a field of six mullets of eight points and a crescent argent, in base four bars wavy alternating argent and purpure

Consulting herald: Selene of the Sky


17: Jamila al-Zuhayriyya -New Acceptance of Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2008, via the Outlands

(Fieldless) Two wyverns sejant respectant tails conjoined in base sable

Transferred from Christopher Devereux.

Correction to Badge (2015-Jun-04 15:06:16): The attached letter of acceptance was not redacted. I have redacted it. The thumbnail will be replaced as soon as I can get to it - Istvan

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-19/23-54-57_jamila2.jpg


18: Jibra'il 'Attar -New Alternate Name & New Badge

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

Jasper Sleecht

(Fieldless) A rustre fesswise within and conjoined to a mascle Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (15th century Dutch) most important.
Culture (15th century Dutch) most important.

[Jasper] - "Dutch Given Names from 1573" Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/dutch1573.html) [Jasper] is listed under "Masculine Names, by frequency"

[Sleecht] - "15th Century Dutch Names (Surnames)" Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/dutch15surnames.html) [Sleecht is listed under the "Others" section, dated 1432-33

Consulting herald: self

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/01-05-59_jibrail1.jpg


19: Kateryn Blair -Resub Device

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

Per pall reversed sable and argent two panthers rampant counterchanged vert a tree of life argent

The previous submission, Per pall argent, sable, and vert, a panther rampant sable, a phoenix rising and a wyvern sergeant argent, was returned on the May 2014 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2014-04-lop/1405-lor.html) with the following: {Returned for 'slot machine'. Three seperate creatures/items are not allowed on a field. Commentors also not that the panther needs more internal detailing to be recognizable.}

Consulting herald: Angus Reid MacFarlane

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/01-11-13_kateryn1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/01-11-14_kateryn2.jpg


20: Katte MacKay of Roslin -New Name & New Device

Blazon not provided

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language most important.
Culture most important.
Meaning most important.

My client would like to be known as "Katie" MacKay from the town of Roslin. She is of Scottish persuasion.

Katte can be documented in the Early 16th Century Scottish Lowland Names document by Sharon L. Krossa (linked from the SCA Herald's webpage). It is listed as an alternate name for Katherine and found one time in the year 1521. http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/lowland16/womeninstances.shtml

The name MacKay can be found in the Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue by Sara L. Uckelman. It is found one time in the year 1606. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/mackay.html

Roslin is a village in Scotland (often historically called Rosslyn). It is home to Rosslyn Chapel which is rumored to be the last resting place of the Holy Grail. Rosslyn chapel was built in 1446 by the residents of Rosslyn castle, the St. Clair family. http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/roslin/roslin/

The name Roslin can be found in use at FamilySearch.org, but this herald is uncertain if these particular results can be used for documentation purposes.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NV5N-DLX

Consulting herald: Saerlaith inghen Robeaird


21: Luys de Dos Arboles -New Name & New Device

Per chevron argent and sable, three trefoils counterchanged

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for late 15th century Valencia.
Meaning most important.

Documentation attached (also available at https://tr.im/3J71P with clickable links)

Correction to Name (2015-Jun-05 19:06:17): Árboles

Submitter is also wanting to drop his authenticity request since documentation in commentary does not support his request. The name is more important than the authenticity requested region.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/22-59-15_luys1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/22-59-17_luys2.jpg


22: Marco Paolo d'Este -New Name

Marco Paolo d'Este

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Late 15th/early 16th C Italian) most important.
Culture (Late 15th/early 16th C Italian) most important.

Marco Paolo d'Este, New Name

[MARCO] -- Given name. Found in "Names from 15th and 16th Century Pisa" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith). (2012, 2013). 234 occurrences noted between 1458 and 1557. Retrieved from: http://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2014/Juliana_de_Luna/Names_from_15th_and_16th_Century_Pisa.pdf

[PAOLO] -- Given name. Ibid. 229 occurrences between 1457 and 1557, with 8 of those being a double given name.

[D'ESTE] -- Family name. While numerous examples abound, the Academy of St. Gabriel Report #972 cites the marriage of Ercole d'Este in 1473. Retrieved from: http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?972+0

Consulting herald: Marco Paolo d'Este


23: Mathias Stürmære -New Name & New Device

Quarterly vert and sable, an eagle displayed within a bordure embattled argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Submitter desires a masculine German name.

[Mathias] - "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia Men's Names" Talan Gwynek - "Mathias 3 1332, 1375, 1388": http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/bahlow/bahlowMasc.html

[Stürmære] "Some Early Middle High German Bynames with Emphasis on Names from the Bavarian Dialect Area" by Brian M. Scott - "Stürmære: 'a fighter'": http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Early_German_Bynames.html

Consulting herald: Warenus de Fulmere


24: Maximilian Kern -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1998, via the Outlands

Sable, an open book argent between two flaunches argent, each charged with a candle enflamed Or


25: Mishal ibn Abdallah al-'Askari -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Arabic, 10th-12th century) most important.
Culture (Arabic, 10th-12th century) most important.

[MISHAL] -- Ism. Found in "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" by Da'ud ibn Auda (David B. Appleton) (2003). http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm

[IBN ABDALLAH] -- Nasab. "Son of Abdallah" - found in "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" by Da'ud ibn Auda (David B. Appleton) (2003). http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm

[AL-'ASKARI] -- Nisba. Found in "Arabic Personal Names from the Futuwwah" by Mustapha al-Muhaddith ibn al-Saqaat (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mustapha/futuwwah.html). It's shown under the heading Surnames as 'Askari, but the client would prefer al-'Askari, a pattern seen with other similar names (such as

al-'Abbas, al-'Asqalani, etc).

Consulting herald: Christopher Devereux


26: Nuala Cholach -New Name & New Device

Argent, a demi-bat sable issuant from a base rayonny azure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (13th-14th C Irish) most important.
Culture (13th-14th C Irish) most important.

[NUALA] -- Given name. Found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) (2001), several examples dated between 1226 and 1592. Retrieved from: http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Nuala.shtml

[CHOLACH] -- Descriptive byname. Ibid. One example found in 1402 as "Colach." As the example byname was male, and the submitted name is female, this descriptive byname has been lenited. Retrieved from: http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Colach.shtml

Consulting herald: Marco Paolo d'Este


27: Pracis Kephalas -New Name & New Device

Blazon not provided

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

[Pracis] - Greek given name - from "Lexicon on of Greek Names" - http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.ul/, search for Pracis in http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/database/lgpn.php. Comes up with 48 entries.

[Kephalas] - Greek Surname from "Names of 14th-15th C. Thessalonian Lesser Aristocrats" on the Academy of Saint Gabriel: http://s-gabriel.org/names/maridonna/thessalonian.html

Consulting herald: Angus Reid MasFarlane


28: Rhonwen Telynor -New Name & New Device

Per fess purpure and vert a harp and horse hoof print argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Rhonwen is preferred. Ronwen would be second. Documentation is from:

http://medievalscotland.org/problem/names/rowan.shtml

The SCA Online Armorial name search (Rhonwen Y Clermon o'r Mwntduog

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowena

The Welsh-English On-Line dictionary at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David: telynor

Thelynor (sic) is Welsh for harper or harpist which the submitter is.

Consulting herald: Geua filia Guy


29: Ronan naf-Fiacal MacConnail -New Name & New Device

Per fess vert and sable, a stag rampant three harps argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for Irish.

Names from Academy of St. Gabriel

Irish names

Ronan 100 most popular men's names

Fanq descriptive/name

MacConnail Irish Clan names.

//www.facebook.com/groups/SCAHeraldryChat/>

<https://www.facebook.com/MLisaTheriot?fref=ufi>

*Lisa Theriot* <https://www.facebook.com/MLisaTheriot?fref=ufi> Rónán mac Conaill is a no-brainer; both words are headwords in OCM, and both can be documented to the Irish annals here: http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/ <http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/?hc_location=ufi>

Fang, not so much. The closest I can get is a unique example of the epithet na f-Fiacal 'of the teeth'. Rónan is good to the mid-1100s, Conall pretty much anytime. The epithet is very late 1500s. Rónán na f-Fiacal mac Conaill should be registerable from one language, all elements within 500 years of one another.

Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Given Names (listed alphabetically) <http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2%2Fmedievalscotland.org%2Fkmo%2FAnnalsIndex%2FMasculine%2F&h= uAQGQEySr&s=1>

NOTE: This is an ongoing project. At this time, the only names listed here are those which I could quickly identify in the annals as referring to a man's death. Therefore, the citations listed date the death of a particular person.

MEDIEVALSCOTLAND.ORG

<http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/>

Consulting herald: Geua filia Guy


30: Sabine le Rouze -New Name & New Device

Argent, per chevron vert and gules, a peacock in its pride

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Romani) most important.
Culture (Romani) most important.

Client would like her name to be Sabina the red or redhaired. Her persona's family are Romani. Her persona believes she may have been born in France, but is unsure as the Romani were not good about keeping birth records.

In the Academy of St. Gabriel report 3100 they document Sabina as a Latin form of Sabine found in documents from 1186-1210, 1295, and 1303. In the same document they also document "redhaired" with Rouze in 1273 for a woman. We added the French word for the in, but if this will not pass because of lack of documentation, we are open to changing it to le Rouse as is cited in this same document.

The link to the report is: http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?3100+0

Consulting herald: Searlaith inghean Robeaird


31: Servi di Villano -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Maintaining similar pronunciation to Servillo (Ser-vi-yo) while being historically accurate) most important.

On April 29, 2015, David Herlihy, R. Burr Litchfield, and Anthony Molho, Florentine Renaissance Resources: Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532, cds.library.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/TLNAME1.html, cites two occurences of Servi as a first name.

On April 29, 2015, Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Names in 15th Century Florence and her Dominions: the Condado, www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/patroalpha.html, cites five occurences of Villano as a patronymic byname.


32: Tatiana de Alan -New Name

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

[Tatiana] - female greek name. 3rd century. From "Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 113" http://www.s-gabriel.org/113 "Tatiana" is derived from S. Tatiana, a 3rd-century greek martyr.

[de] - Used in Italian name construction. Per SENA Appendix C, Greek names can be combined with Italian.

[Alan] - Greek male given name (The Father's Name). From "Prosopography of the Byzantine World". http://db.pbw.kcl.ac.uk/jsp/index.jsp Two entries: Alan Ferfent and Alan, lord of Atharib.

In name construction for Greeks, there "were three possible elements in that identification: the given name, the name of the parent, usually the father (patronymic), much more rarely the name of the mother (metronymic)" http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/names/practices.html and http://www.behindthename.com/glossary/view/ancient_greek_names

Consulting herald: Angus Reid MacFarlane


33: Þórunn frá Akrafjall -New Name & New Device

Azure, a cross sable fimbriated Or and overall a unicorn contourny argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Culture most important.
Meaning most important.

[Þórunn] - http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html

[Akrafjall] and [frá] - http://my.stratos.net/~bmscott/Landnambok_Place-Names.html

Consulting herald: Garreth Silverthane


34: Valbrandr Hrafnsbróðir -New Name Change & New Device

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

Quarterly azure and argent, a bordure sable

Old Item: Simone Nicholls, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (9th C. Danish) most important.
Culture (9th C. Danish) most important.

[Valbrandr] - Norse masculine forename. Appears on p.15 of Geirr Bassi as belonging to two people in the Landnamabok.

[Hrafnsbróðir] - Norse relationship surname, meaning "brother of Hrafn". Hrafn, a masculine forename, appears on p.11 of Geirr Bassi. The conjectured genitive form based on the instructions in Geirr Bassi is "Hrafns-". The second element, -bróðir ("brother") was documented in an email from Gunnvor silfraharr, Orle Herald, giving several instances dating from the Landnamabok through the 14th Cnetury. The email is attached.

Consulting herald: Andreas von Meisen

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-21/23-31-08_valbrandr1.jpg


35: Volmarus von Rothenburg -New Name & New Device

Sable, a double-headed eagle and on a chief indented argent, three crosses formee sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (13th Century German) most important.
Culture (13th Century German) most important.

[VOLMARUS] -- Given name. Appears in "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) (1998), dated to 1294 as "Volmar". The client prefers a Latinized version of the name, and "Volkmarus" (1241) appears in the same entry as the Latinized form of "Volkmar" (1295). Retrieved from: http://heraldry.sca.org/names/bahlow_v.htm

[VON ROTHENBURG] -- Locative byname. Rothenburg ob der Tauber was declared an Imperial City in 1274 by Emperor Rudolf I, and made a Free Imperial City in 1352.(http://rothenburg-tourist.de/en/history.htm)

Consulting herald: Christopher Devereux


36: Warenus de Fulmere -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A rabbit's massacre argent

Consulting herald: Warenus de Fulmere


Thus ends the May 2015 Letter of Presentation. This was a big one. I send special thanks to the Heralds from the Citadel of the Southern Pass, who not only contributed about half of the items on this letter, but who also sent me text for *all* of their submissions. Please folks, send me a text copy of your name write-ups. (Thank you to everyone who is already doing this.)

In Service,

Gauvain Eisenbein

Castle Herald


OSCAR counts 20 Names, 1 Name Change, 2 Alternate Names, 22 Devices and 6 Badges. There is 1 transfer.There is 1 acceptance. There are a total of 53 items submitted on this letter.

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