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Atenveldt LoP dated 2016-12-15



Unto Their Royal Majesties Morgan and Elizabeth; Baroness Genevieve de Lironcourt, Aten Principal Herald; Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,

Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!

This is the December 2016 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation, for the December 2016 LoI; it precedes the Letter of Intent with submissions considered for the next Letter of Intent. Please have your commentary made by 25 December 2016.

1: Ceallach Colquhoun -New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2006, via Atenveldt.

Red Dragon Keep

Meaning most important.

Company of the Red Dragon is registered to Tristram O'Shee, and House of the Red Dragons is registered to Anastasia MacEwan de Ravenna and Juliana Red MacLachlan.

Per SENA, 3. Substantial Change of Single-Syllable Name Element: Two names whose substantive elements are two words or less and have a comparable single-syllable name element (excluding articles and prepositions, like de and the) are eligible for this rule. Comparable single-syllable name elements are substantially different in sound if a group of adjacent vowels or of adjacent consonants within a word is completely changed, so that they have no sound in common. In rare cases, the sound may still be too similar for this rule to clear the conflict. The change of a single letter is sufficient for two eligible name phrases to be different in appearance, as such name phrases are quite short. On a case by case basis, two-syllable names phrases may be eligible for this rule, such as Harry and Mary (

Keep is an acceptable household designator,

The client is willing to accept Red Dragon Keep of Sundragon if a conflict is found (Sundragon is a baronial designator registered September 1984).

2: Cullen Ellis -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister gules and azure, a dragon segreant contourny argent and three Celtic crosses one and two Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

The name is English. While Cullen developed as a surname, late period/post-1500 surnames can be used as given names (and Cullen Quintrell was born about 1646 in about 1646 om Camborne, Cornwall, England, James Cullen has a christening date of 1 April 1564 in Hemsby, Norfolk, England, Batch C04500-1,

Ellis is a surname associated with John Ellis, who has a marriage record dated to 26 June 1580 in Saint Giles Cripplegate, London, London England, Batch M02243-1,

3: Tobias Wade -New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2015, via Atenveldt.

Household of Roan Brook

Per chevron inverted azure and argent, a sunburst Or clouded argent and two towers gules.

Meaning most important.

"Roan Brook loosely translates for Copper Creek , which is a commonly-known feature in the Bagdad, Arizona, mining ares. If these two words cannot be used together in this fashion, I would like to keep any changes along this line of thinking, or possibly make another submission."--Tobias Wade.

Most of the definitions in the COED for Roan are associated with the color/skin of animals, particularly horses, cattle, or a specific type of antelope; it is also a soft, flexible leather of sheepskin used in bookbinding. Reaney and Wilson comment that it is a locative, from Rouen, Normandy: Roen, Roan, Rone 1418-1420 (3rd edition, p. 380 s.n. Roan, Rone). Brook is a locative, residence near a stream or water-meadow, (R&W, 3rd edition, p. 67 s.n. Brook et al, and p. 66 s.n. Brock et al). A 19th C. map shows UK place names of Roan Island, Loch Roan, Roanhead (Crag, Beach and Estate).

House rather than Household is likely more accurate.

4: Vivianna Dalessana -Resub Name & New Device

Argent, a fleur-de-lys and a bordure, all per pale azure and sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling most important.

The client's original name submission, Millicent Couture, appears on the 20 September 2016 Atenveldt Letter of Intent; she wishes that name withdrawn. I have contacted Alys Pelican, and the name has been withdrawn; many thanks!

The new name is Byzantine Greek. I can find no example of the given name Vivianna, nor was one supplied. (Considering that the given name Vivian was an English masculine given name in the Middle Ages, there could be an issue here.) On the other hand, Withycombe cites the 5th C. St. Vivianus (a man), 3rd Ed., pp. 290-291, so the saint may have been familiar to people in the eastern Roman Empire. And I do find one example of the female name Viviana (single -n-) in "Common Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the 6th and 7th Centuries," Bardas Xiphias, Hurrah! (The same article finds the female name Anna with two -n-s).

Anna Dalassena was the mother of Emperor Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118, and she served as regent in the early years of her son's reign ( She was the daughter of Alexius Charon and a daughter of Adrian Dalassenus. She maintained her mother's name because it had greater notoriety than that of her father or her husband.

Happy Holidays to One and All! Best wishes for a Good, Better and Best 2017!

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street

Tucson AZ 85716

OSCAR counts 2 Names, 2 Household Names, 2 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 7 items submitted on this letter.

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