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Outlands LoI dated 2015-06-22

From the Office of Rampart Herald

THL 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 June 2015 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands.

I would like to thank ffride wlffsdotter, Green Anchor, Blue Tyger, Christopher Devereux, and all of the heralds who were kind enough to contribute comments on OSCAR.

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

This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

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

Abu Ubayd Abdallah ibn 'Uthman al-Kala'i

Per chevron inverted 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

The emblazon was updated by the submitting herald with the submitter's approval after internal commentors noted the line of division was too high. Original emblazon: http://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2015-05/abu-c.jpg


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

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)

Additional Documentation provided by Christopher Devereux and Elen Woderose:

A samurai named Toda Tôgorô is listed as described in one of the chronicles, due to a "remarkable incident" on June 20, 1575. (Stephen Turnbull, Nagashino 1575: Slaughter at the barricades, p. 37; http://books.google.com/books?id=KZih_pptMSgC)

<Toda> on page 328 of NCMJ 2nd ed. (2004), dated to Sengoku/1568. In the same source, <Kagetora> is listed as Uncertain/1600 as a nanori.


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

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/ (http://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/00-10-15_achius1.jpg)

2. Odin, Chobham, Surrey: http://opendomesday.org/place/SU9761/chobham/ (Reference to Odin is on Surrey VI: http://opendomesday.org/book/surrey/06/) (http://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/00-10-16_achius2.jpg)

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)

(http://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/00-10-16_achius3.jpg)

4. Odin the chamberlain (Odinus Camerari), Swindon, Wiltshire: http://opendomesday.org/place/SU1583/swindon/ (http://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/00-10-17_achius4.jpg)

5. Hungerus f. Odini, Broadwindsor, Dorset: http://opendomesday.org/place/ST4302/broadwindsor/ (http://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/00-10-18_achius5.jpg)

Additional Support provided by ffride wlffsdotter:

Note that, in the past, <Odin> has been considered registerable in an English context: From the February 2003 LoAR sn. Alan FitzOdin (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2003/02/03-02lar.html)

...In this case, the submitted documentation shows that Odin is found as "a man's name found once in Nicolaa de Bracton's article, 'A Statistical Survey of Given Names in Essex Co., England'" (http://members.tripod.com/nicolaa5/articles/names.html). Sommelier also found that Reaney & Wilson (pp. 327-328 s.n. Oden, Othen) "date Oudon 1066, Odin Goldeberd 1327, and Thomas Oden 1332 (among others)." These examples are sufficient to support the use of Odin as a rare name used by humans in English. As such, it is registerable in the patronymic form FitzOdin so long as there are no additional references to the mythological Odin or a child of Odin....


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

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


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

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


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

6: Amber MacRae - New Device

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

Argent, a phoenix azure rising from flames proper, in base the masks of comedy and tragedy vert


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

7: Ana Paloma Aladern - New Name & New 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.

[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

The emblazon was redrawn by the submitting herald, with the submitter's approval, after internal commentors noted the bird was not a dove. It is important to the submitter to have the dove and preserve the cant. Original emblazon: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2015-05/ana-c.jpg


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

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


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

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.

Additional Documentation and Support provided by ffride wlffsdotter:

Lind col. 121 sn. Bengeirr gives us a mention of <Bengeirr langi>, one of the Birkebeinar, who died in 1198.

There shouldn't be any need (excepting conflict) that would cause the byname to change -- it is a simple occupational byname. No patronymic marker (-son), or definite article (inn) is needed.


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

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

Additional Documentation by Blue Tyger:

The "Faire Names" article tends to modernize spellings, so I note that "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/lastnameIZ.htm#O) has the surname <Oken> dated to 1573.

Note that <Oken> isn't Gaelic. It's English. Gaelic and English can be combined per Appendix C of SENA, as long as there are less than 300 year between the elements. Mari's "Index" dates <Cathal> to 1512, 1515, 1529, 1536, 1578, among others, so that's not an issue.

Also FYI, <Cathail> is not an alternate spelling; it is the genitive of <Cathal> and not usable for given names

The line emblazon was updated by Kingdom. The original line emblazon was missing the per pale line of division whereas the division line is present on the color emblazon. Original line emblazon: http://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2015-05/cathal-b.jpg


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

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


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

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

I, [Submitter's Legal Name], known in the SCA as Christopher Devereux, do transfer to [Legal Name], known in the SCA as Jamila al-Zuhayriyya, the following badge: "(Fieldless) Two wyverns sejant respectant tails conjoined in base sable". I understand this transfer cannot be withdrawn once made.

Date: 04/17/15 [Signature of Submitter's Legal Name]


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

13: Christopher Devereux - New Badge

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

Argent, a delf ployée voided fleury at the corners azure


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

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


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

15: 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

I, [Submitter's Legal Name], known in the SCA as Jamila al-Zuhayriyya, do accept the transfer from [Legal Name], known in the SCA as Christopher Devereux, the following badge: "(Fieldless) Two wyverns sejant respectant tails conjoined in base sable" as a badge. I understand this transfer cannot be withdrawn once made.

Date: 04/17/15 [Signature of Submitter's Legal Name]


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

16: Jibra'il 'Attar - New Alternate Name

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

Jasper Sleecht

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

Additional Documentation provided by ffride wlffsdotter:

Names from Antwerp, 1443-1561 by Sara L. Uckelman and Kym Banoczi (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch/plaiser.html): <Jasper> occurs once in 1461.

Submitter's primary name, Jibra'il 'Attar, was registered April 2008 via Calontir. For some reason, OSCAR can't find it.


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

17: Jibra'il 'Attar - New Badge

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

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

This submission is to be associated with Jibra'il 'Attar

Submitter's name, Jibra'il 'Attar, was registered April 2008 via Calontir. For some reason, OSCAR can't find it.


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

18: Jibra'il 'Attar - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

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

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

I, [Submitter's Legal Name], known in the SCA as Jibra'il 'Attar, waive the full protection of the armory "(Fieldless) A rustre fesswise within and conjoined to a mascle Or" if registered. I grant permission to any future submitter to register a name that is not identical to my registered armory. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

Date: 04-18-2015 [Signature of Submitter's Legal Name]

Submitter's name, Jibra'il 'Attar, was registered April 2008 via Calontir. For some reason, OSCAR can't find it.


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

19: Jibra'il 'Attar - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

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

Jasper Sleecht

I, [Submitter's Legal Name], known in the SCA as Jibra'il 'Attar, waive the full protection of the name "Jasper Sleecht" if registered. I grant permission to any future submitter to register a name that is at least a syllable different from my registered name. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

Date: 04-18-2015 [Signature of Submitter's Legal Name]

Submitter's name, Jibra'il 'Attar, was registered April 2008 via Calontir. For some reason, OSCAR can't find it.


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

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

Argent, a bend sinister vert between a Jerusalem cross gules and a sprig of holly proper

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

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/

Additional Documentation provided by Blue Tyger and Christopher Devereux:

<Oliuer Sinclar of Roslin> appears in a Scots-language parliamentary record dated 1483 (http://www.rps.ac.uk/mss/1483/6/21) in the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 database

Elizabeth Mackay, 30 Oct 1639, Saint Katherine by the Tower, London, England, Batch P00144-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5K3-559


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

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

Per chevron argent and sable, three trefoils counterchanged

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

Documentation scans (also available at https://tr.im/3J71P with clickable links) [http://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/22-59-15_luys1.jpg], [http://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-20/22-59-17_luys2.jpg]

Additional Documentation provided by Christopher Devereux:

Joan Fonollet De Dos Rios, 30 May 1593, San Julián, Argentona, Barcelona, Spain, Batch M88971-2. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFCH-MHG

Joan De Dos Bots, 18 Mar 1574, Olot, Gerona, Spain, Batch C89269-2. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFCJ-NK9

And Ramon de Dos Rius appears in "Catalan Names from 12th and 13th Century Charters" by Arval Benicoeur (Josh Mittleman), retrieved from: http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/catalan/catalanData.html. So, that's at least examples of "two rivers" as a topographical byname, and whatever Dos Bots translates to (in any event, there's two of them). Arboles is the correct plural, appearing in A Dictionary in Spanish and English by Richard Percivale (1623) s.v. Escava (de arboles). (https://books.google.com/books?id=JDBXAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA116#v=onepage&q&f=false)

Submitter decided to drop his authenticity request since documentation in internal commentary does not appear to actually support his request. The name is more important than the authenticity requested region.

The emblazon was updated, by the submitter, after internal commentors mentioned the line of division was too low. Original emblazon: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2015-05/luys-c.jpg


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

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] -- 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


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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 (German) most important.

[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


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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


This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR

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

Mishal ibn Abdallah al-'Askari

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).


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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

Additional Support provided by Blue Tyger:

<Colach> is glossed as meaning "[the] Wicked/Criminal/Sinful/Lewd" This name does not fall into any of the exceptions for lenition of female descriptive bynames, so <Cholach> is correct.

One of the dated instances for <Nuala> in Mari's "Index" is 1404, a mere two years from the single instance of <Colach>, so this is a nice early 15th cen. Gaelic name.


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27: Pracis Kephalas - New Name

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


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

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

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

[Rónán mac Conaill] - both are headwords in OCM, and both can be documented to the Irish annals here: (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/)

epithet na f-Fiacal 'of the teeth'. Rónan is good to the mid-1100s, Conall pretty much anytime. The epithet is very late 1500s.

Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Given Names (listed alphabetically) <http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/>

Additional Documentation provided by Blue Tyger:

Mari's Index has Rónán as an Old and Middle Irish male name with relevant Annals dates of 703, 704, 706, 729, 730, 732, 737, 759, 763, 764, 814, 823, 842, 844, 867, 869, 885, 938, 966, 988, 989, 1014, 1025, 1117. (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Ronan.shtml). Rónán is also a saint's name. The name can be registered without accents as long as accents are omitted from the entire name.

<Conall> (NOTE SPELLING) is also found in Old and Middle Irish in Mari's "Index", with relevant Annals dates of 700, 701, 705, 707, 713, 716, 718, 721, 722, 724, 727, 733, 738, 741, 744, 757, 770, 773, 775, 779, 782, 784, 787, 789, 795, 800, 808, 810, 813, 815, 827, 865, 867, 899, 904, 1026, 1027, 1050 (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Conall.shtml). The genitive form is Conaill.

So that gets us <Ronan mac Conaill> as an authentic 8th-9th cen. Irish name.

The descriptive, rendered in Mari's "Index" as <na bhFiacal> (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/naBHFiacal.shtml) is dated to the 16th century -- 1567, 1579.

Now, <Conall> continues to appear into the 16th cen. (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Conall.shtml) with relevant Annals dates of 1523, 1554, 1556, 1557, 1579, 1585, 1598, 1599.

And Ronan is a saint's name which means it can be used without temporal issues. So Ronan na bhFiacal mac Conaill is *registerable* but we can't be sure it is authentic.


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29: Sabine le Rouze - New Name & New Device

Argent, a peacock in his pride vert, tailed gules, marked vert

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Romani, French) most important.
Culture (Romani) most important.
Meaning (Sabina the red or redhaired) most important.

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. The submitter is open to changing it to le Rouse if needed as is cited in this same document. The link to the report is: http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?3100+0

Correction to Name (2015-Jun-25 12:06:25): Sabina le Rouze. The submitter also has an authenticity request for language and/or culture.


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30: 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.

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

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


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31: 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

Additional Documentation provided by Christopher Devereux:

St. Tatiana was also known to the Italians: Historia delle Sante Vergini Romane by Antonio Gallanio, printed in Rome, 1591. (https://books.google.com/books?id=oGs8AAAAcAAJ&pg=PA6&dq=Tatiana&hl=en#v=onepage&q=Tatiana&f=false)

Tatiana is also listed in Catalogus Sanctorum Italiae by the Servite Friar Philippo Ferrario (Filippo Ferrari), 1613, (https://books.google.com/books?id=2kb5Q5Tj8QsC&pg=PA22&dq=Tatiana&hl=en#v=onepage&q=Tatiana&f=false) though that seems to refer back to Antonio Gallanio's writing above.

The byname de Alan can be found in FamilySearch records in Spain:

Juan Carlos De Alan, 14 Jul 1584, SANTIAGO APOSTOL, VALLADOLID, VALLADOLID, SPAIN, Batch C87105-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5X1-C95


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32: Þórunn frá Akrafjall - New Name & New Device

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

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

Additional Documentation provided by ffride wlffsdotter:

<Þórunn> appears in Geirr Bassi, p. 16.

and for grammar:

<Akrafjall> is a locative byname, and hence is expected to take the dative case when combined with frá. As the dative of fjall is fjalli and so <frá Akrafjalli>.

Finally, it looks like Talan's article Place-Names in Landnámabók (Incomplete) isn't loading (though it has been playing up for me for a couple of days now). It's still available on the internet archive if anyone else runs into difficulties: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://my.stratos.net:80/~bmscott/Landnamabok_Place-Names.html


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33: Valbrandr Hrafnsbróðir - New Name Change & New Device Change

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.
Old Item: Argent, on a bottle sable between in pale a crescent pendant and a crescent gules a rose argent seeded gules barbed vert, a bordure gules, to be retained as a badge.
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. (http://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2015-05-21/23-31-08_valbrandr1.jpg)


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34: Volmarus von Rothenburg - New Name & New Device

Sable, a double-headed eagle and on a chief indented argent, three crosses formy 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)


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35: 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


Thus ends the June 2015 Letter of Intent.

In Service,

THL Khalidah bint Yahya'a

Rampart Herald


OSCAR counts 19 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 2 New Alternate Names, 16 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 6 New Badges. These 45 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $135 for them. OSCAR counts 2 Blanket Permissions to Conflict. These 2 items may or may not require payment. There is 1 transfer, which does not require payment. There is 1 acceptance of transfer, which does not require payment. There are a total of 49 items submitted on this letter.

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