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Atenveldt Kingdom ILoI dated 2017-07-01




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

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

This is the July 2017 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation. Please have commentary to me by 20 July 2017.

1: Eirný Þrúðadóttir -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

The name is Old Norse and is documented in The Viking Answer Lady's website,

For the given name: Eirný appears in Landnamabok for Eirný Þiðrandadóttr. Þrúdr was the daughter of the god Thor and the goddess Sif, but this also appears as a human name and in compounds (

The rather out-of-the-ordinary matronymic formation is seen atm

She will not allow the registration of a holding name.

2: Litli Knartr -New Name & New Device

Sable, a rhinoceros head erased, a bordure Or.

Client requests authenticity for Old Norse.
Language (Old Norse) most important.
Culture (Norse) most important.
Meaning (his nickname is "Tiny") most important.

The name is Old Norse, and documentation comes from Nordiskt runnamnslexicon, Lena Peterson.

Litli is a masculine name, p. 160, dated c. 1050-1050 AD. The Old West Norse form would be Lítli.

Knartr, found as Gunnar knartr, 1329 in Norway, comes from knart, "a small, densely-grown person" (Lind, column 207). The name elements are within 500 years of each other.

To maintain the shape of the irregular body plates, the head has been blazoned as erased.

The device was blazoned as cabossed; this is incorrect, as the beast appears in profile to dexter, the default orientation for most creatures' heads.

3: Litli Knartr -New Badge

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

Sable, an unicorn's head erased Or, a bordure argent.

4: Melonia Marie Popoff -New Name & New Device

Vert, a catamount rampant gardant argent, enflamed complete proper, a bordure ermine.

Melonia is found as an feminine English given name, under Melonia Langbridge, christening date 16 Nov 1579 in Burlescombe, Devon, England (Batch C16847-1, ce%3AEngland~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1400-1650~).

However, her submitted name, aside from this slight variation in her given name, is identical to her legal name, Meloney Marie Popoff. This may run afoul of using one's legal name as one's SCA name.

The submission was made on obsolete forms, which have been banned since February (Estrella-time) 2017. They will be returned.

I'm guessing that "enflamed complete" means that the charge is completely surrounded by flames. I'm fairly certain that this has been prohibited for years, and that the correct depiction of an enflamed charge has "tufts" or tongues of flame along its edges (not continually touching), and that the flame are usually gules, or Or, or in the case of proper, alternating Or and gules tongues in a single tuft.

The submission was made on obsolete forms, which have been banned since February (Estrella-time) 2017. They will be returned.

5: William of Grimsby -New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and azure, a badger's head cabossed Or marked sable.

The name is English. William is a masculine given name, under William Abbot, christening date 18 Oct 1573 in St. Thomas, Newport, Hasmpshire, England (Batch C16659-1, AAbbot~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1500-1600~%20%2Brecord_country%3AEngland).

Grimsby is found under Catherine Grimsby, christening date 12 Oct 1567, Horkstow, Lincoln, England (Batch, C02927-3, %3AGrimsby~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1500-1600~%20%2Brecord_country%3AEngland). Grimsby, England, is a town and seasport in Lincolnshire, eastern England. It is situated on the south side of the River Humber estuary, close to the North Sea (

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street

Tucson AZ 85716

OSCAR counts 4 Names, 3 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 8 items submitted on this letter.

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