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Outlands LoI dated 2016-06-29

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 2016 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands.

I would like to thank Green Anchor & The NE Calontir Commenting Group, Liber, Boar, 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 09-2016 LoAR

1: Alexander ben Avram - New Alternate Name & New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2010, via the Outlands.

Tharain map Achivir

Per bend vert and azure, a crampon fesswise argent between two plates in pale

Old Item: Purpure, a schnecke issuant from sinister chief, in dexter chief a mullet of six points Or, to be retained as a badge.

Documentation cleaned up and additional thoughts by Boar:

The name elements are actually found at: https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/pictnames/pict5.html#section5

The use of "map" is discussed at: https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/pictnames/pict2.html#section2

which seems to me to be saying "map" is Welsh. In the first source is "Maphan" with the remark it may be corrupted. Since SENA Appendix A, for Pictish patronymics says "mac B or filius B 'son of B'; filia B 'daughter of B'," I don't think there's good documentation for this name formation.


This item was on the 09-2016 LoAR

2: Aria of Firenze - New Name

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

Documentation provided by Liber:

[Aria] -- Spanish feminine given name <Aria> del Moral, f, 14 Jun 1598, Catedral, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain. Batch #M87118-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFKC-TQR

Maria <Aria> Enrique, f, 20 Aug 1599, Diocesis de Granada, Granada, Spain. Batch #M79101-3. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFKK-RQ3

The byname is a locative byname, and it should be <of Florence> for a Lingua Anglica version, or the more appropriate <da Firenze> for something Italian.

[da Firenze] -- Italian locative byname meaning "from Florence." Found in Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek (2003). Retrieved from: https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/

Spanish and Italian names can be mixed within 300 years of each other between 1100 and 1600 according to SENA Appendix C.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=753/2016-06-29/07-14-03_aria1.jpg


This item was on the 09-2016 LoAR

3: Avram syn Osvetoslavl' - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in September of 2016, via the Outlands.

Avram syn Osvetoslavl'

Old Item: Avram ibn Gabriol, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (12th century Slavic) most important.
Culture (12th century Slavic) most important.

[Avram] - Goldschmidt, Paul. A Dictionary of Period Russian Names, Third Edition pg. 14 (https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2016-05-18/00-37-38_avram3.jpg); dated to 1495

[Osvetoslavl'] - Goldschmidt, Paul. A Dictionary of Period Russian Names, Third Edition pg. 253 (https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2016-05-18/00-37-40_avram4.jpg); dated to 1323.

The source listed in A Dictionary of Period Russian Names, Third Edition for <Osvetoslavl'> was found by ffride wlffsdotter - (https://archive.org/stream/slavianskimenos00morogoog#page/n257/mode/1up) which seems to point to a Bulgarian tsar. She also found (http://enc.biblioclub.ru/termin/29709917_240) where it mentions <Terter II is the son of King Osvetoslav>

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=753/2016-06-29/07-12-45_avram1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=753/2016-06-29/07-12-46_avram2.jpg


This item was on the 09-2016 LoAR

4: Christopher Brockwell - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (badger) most important.

[Christopher] - [Withycombe] pg 65-66.

Additional Documentation provided by Liber:

[Christopher Brockwell] - Christopher Brockwell, son of Chris Brockwell, 25 Sep 1634, Woodbury, Devon, England. Batch #C05218-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMY4-8HJ


This item was on the 09-2016 LoAR

5: Felix Wulff - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

[Felix] - Academy of St. Gabriel #3259, documented as a German given name from Bamberg circa 1520, and twice in Nuernberg between 1524 and 1543. (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?3259+0)

[Wulff] - Academy of St. Gabriel #3247, documented as a common spelling of a Low German given name from the 15th Century. (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?3247+0)


This item was on the 09-2016 LoAR

6: Jocelyn de Honicombe - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of April 29, 2016 as submitted.

Or, three roses each charged with a bee proper


This item was on the 09-2016 LoAR

7: Lucrezia de Carducci - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (Italian (Florentine)) most important.

[Lucrezia] -- Female given name. Found in "Late Period Italian Women's Names: Florence" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith). Retrieved from: (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Florence.shtml)

[de Carducci] -- Family name. Found in "Late Period Italian Women's Names: Florence" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith). Retrieved from: (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Florence.shtml#FamilyNames)


This item was on the 09-2016 LoAR

8: Michaela de Montgomery - New Name & New Device

Barry wavy purpure and Or, an escallop gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 13th c. France.
Language (13th c. France) most important.
Culture (13th c. France) most important.
Meaning (Sounds like Mikaela) most important.

Originally submitted as <Michelona de Montgomery> but, at the beginning of the internal commentary process, it was expressed that the submitter really wanted and preferred <Michaela de Montgomery> and documentation was provided so Kingdom made the appropriate changes.

[Michaela] - The Academy of St. Gabriel Report #2581 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2581+0) shows <Michaela> as a 13th C Occitan name from Marseille.

[de Montgomery] - [Bardsley] s.n. Montgomery has <de Montgomery> dated to 1273, and Noms de France s.n. Mont -- Montgomery (comtes de) leaves it at "an English family originating from/native to Normandy."


This item was on the 09-2016 LoAR

9: Rita Perle von der Wetterau - New Name Change From Holding Name

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in September of 2016, via the Outlands.

Old Item: Rita of the Citadel of the Southern Pass, to be released.
Client requests authenticity for 15th Century German and Italian.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

The previous submission, Rita Die Perle Von Der Wetterau, was returned on the August 2015 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2015/08/15-08lar.html#Outlands_returns37) with the following: {The Letter of Intent did not summarize what each source said about the name phrases, such as the dates that they were found, did not show that Die Perle ("the Pearl") is a plausible byname, and did not provide evidence to support the pattern of given name + literal descriptive byname + locative. Without this information, we cannot register this name as submitted. We note that Perle is a 16th century byname in the FamilySearch Historical Records, found in Bavaria in 1570. We would drop the article Die ("the") and register this form but the submitter does not allow changes. The given name Rita was documented in the Letter of Intent using Siebicke, s.n. Rita, but this source had no period examples of this spelling. The closest German names found were Margarita and Grita (in Siebicke, s.n. Margareta). However, Rita is an Italian given name found in "Names from an Early 16th C Census of Rome: Feminine Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/leofemfreq.html. The combination of Italian and German is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA. Upon resubmission, the submitter should know that we generally do not capitalize words like die and von der in German names. Such articles and prepositional phrases are often capitalized in the FamilySearch Historical Records.}

The LoAR text summarizes the element for <Rita>.

Hendric <Perle>, m, 05 Mar 1570, Evangelisch, Frankenthal, Pfalz, Bavaria. Batch #M98429-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J4YT-ZRS

The phrase <von der Wetterau> appears in Hessische Chronica, dated 1617, available via Google Books (https://books.google.com/books?id=Cp5bAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA49&dq=von+der+wetterau&hl=en#v=onepage&q=von%20d er%20wetterau&f=false), and the sentence immediately following says that it is a large part of the Oberhessen (province). The pattern for the locative ("von der") can be seen in other German names, including Anna von der Glasshutten in 1578 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NC2G-NFH).

Originally submitted as <Rita Perle Von Der Wetterau> but Kingdom updated it to <Rita Perle von der Wetterau> per the LoAR notation about die and von der.


This item was on the 09-2016 LoAR

10: Roger de Gilbert - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 1999, via the Outlands.

Per saltire sable and gules, a saltire and overall a rose argent

The emblazon was redrawn by Kingdom to position the saltire properly on the field and to make the rose larger. The submitter was informed of the issues with the orginal emblazon. Original Emblazon: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2016-05/roger-c.jpg


This item was on the 09-2016 LoAR

11: Staros of Helicon - Resub Device

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

Per pale sable and gules, two natural tigers combatant argent marked sable and a point pointed argent

The previous submission, Per bend dovetailed Or and gules, a hawk volant and a serpent erect tail nowed contourny counterchanged, was returned on the January 2014 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/01/14-01lar.html#Outlands_returns17) with with following: {Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as a serpent targent, targent or targant or torqued seems to be a Victorian invention to describe the serpent's tail coiling. A more period term is simply nowed, used in a grant of 1547 to describe a snake's tail similarly coiled yet not precisely in a knot. This device is returned for redraw of the serpent, which is depicted somewhere between palewise and bendwise. It should be redrawn either more vertical or more decidedly diagonal.}


This item was on the 09-2016 LoAR

12: Unser Hafen, Barony of - Resub Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1991, via the Outlands.

Order of Epona of Unser Hafen

Juliana de Luna's "Medieval Secular Order Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/) documents the pattern of naming medieval Orders after saints.

By precedent, the names of pagan gods may be used in place of saints when naming Orders. [East, Kingdom of the. Order name Order of Artemis, 6/2013 LoAR, A-East] (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/06/13-06lar.html#185).

In Celtic mythology, Epona is the goddess of horses.

(http://www4.uwm.edu/celtic/ekeltoi/volumes/vol6/6_12/olivares_6_12.html)

(http://www4.uwm.edu/celtic/ekeltoi/volumes/vol6/6_6/marco_simon_6_6.html)

(http://www.ancient.eu/article/153/)

(http://www.epona.net/bibliography.html)

The previous submission, Order of the Riders of the Portcullis of Unser Hafen, was returned on the August 2014 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/08/14-08lar.html#Outlands_returns23) with the following: {This order name does not follow a period pattern of order names. We do not have a pattern of X of the heraldic charge, where X is a group of people. Without evidence of this pattern in period, this order name cannot be registered. This order name does not follow the pattern of the barony's other registered order names such as Order of the Keepers of the Portcullis and Order of the Builders of the Portcullis. One may guard/keep a portcullis, and one may certainly build a portcullis, but riding one is not something that someone would normally do. Therefore, the barony cannot rely on the grandfather clause and we must return this name. Submissions heralds are reminded to provide documentation to support the elements within order names, not just the patterns used. We note that riders is dated from at least the 14th century (Middle English Dictionary).}

Additional Documentation provided by Boar:

Epona can be found in Lewis & Short, an Appendix H source. An online copy can be seen at: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0059:entry=Epona&highlight=epona

Since she is said there to be a goddess, and given the precedent regarding names of gods/goddesses in order names, I believe this name has been documented.


This item was on the 09-2016 LoAR

13: Unser Hafen, Barony of - Resub Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1991, via the Outlands.

Order of Harmonia

Juliana de Luna's "Medieval Secular Order Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/) documents the pattern of naming medieval Orders after saints.

By precedent, the names of pagan gods may be used in place of saints when naming Orders. [East, Kingdom of the. Order name Order of Artemis, 6/2013 LoAR, A-East] (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/06/13-06lar.html#185).

In Greek mythology, Harmonia is the daughter of Zeus and Aphrodite, as well as the name given to the Greek personification of the order and symmetry of the universe. (http://www.britannica.com/topic/Harmonia-Greek-mythology)

The previous submission, Order of the Minstrels of Unser Hafen, was returned on the August 2014 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/08/14-08lar.html#Outlands_returns23) with the following: {This order name sounds like a description: people who are minstrels in Unser Hafen. Therefore, this order name is too generic to be registered and must be returned. This order name is also returned because it does not fit a period pattern of order names. The article cited in the Letter of Intent included a category for orders named after occupations. However, a reexamination of the evidence shows that there is not a pattern of just any occupation being used in such order names. The first example, the fool, appears to be based on a heraldic charge. The second, the Grail-Templars, is a religious order. As minstrels are not a religious order and do not wear distinctive dress that would make them a plausible heraldic charge, this submission does not fit those patterns. As the term Minstrels does not have the same type of meaning as Builders or Keepers, this name cannot be registered using the grandfather clause. Submissions heralds are reminded to provide documentation to support the elements within order names, not just the patterns used. We note that minstrels is dated to 1535 (Oxford English Dictionary).}

Additional Documentation provided by Boar:

Harmonia can be found in Lewis & Short, an Appendix H source. An online copy can be seen at: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3DHarmonia2

Since she is said there to be a goddess, and given the precedent regarding names of gods/goddesses in order names, I believe this name has been documented.


This item was on the 09-2016 LoAR

14: Viola di Luca - New Name & New Device

Azure, a hippocampus, and on a chief wavy argent, 3 compass roses azure

No changes.
Language (16th Century Italian) most important.
Culture (16th Century Italian) most important.

Documentation provided by Liber:

[Viola] - "Names from 15th and 16th Century Pisa" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2014/Juliana_de_Luna/Names_from_15th_and_16th_Century_Pisa.pdf) as an unmarked matronym.

[di Luca] - Academy of St. Gabriel Report #2485 lists <di Luca> as an Italian patronymic byname. (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2485+0) Luca is also found in the article referenced above, it's found 254 times between 1457 and 1557.


Thus ends the June 2016 Letter of Intent.

In Service,

THL Khalidah bint Yahya'a

Rampart Herald


OSCAR counts 6 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Alternate Name, 4 New Devices and 1 New Device Change. These 13 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $39 for them. OSCAR counts 1 New Holding Name Change. OSCAR counts 2 Resub Order Names and 1 Resub Device. These 4 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 17 items submitted on this letter.

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