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Atenveldt LoP dated 2018-03-31


1 April 2018, A.S. LII


Unto Their Royal Majesties Marek and Golda; Baron Seamus MacDade, 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!

Please consider the following submissions that we hope to include in the April 2018 Atenveldt Letter of Intent. Most of these are the remaining items gathered at the Consultation Table at Estrella XXXIV.

Please have commentary made by 20 April 2018.

1: Asiya Alzahar -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 15th C. Arabic.
Language most important.
Culture most important.
Meaning most important.

Asiya: Arabic female 'ism/given name (("Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices," Da'ud ibn Auda,

Alzahar: the closest we find is al-Zahariyyah. This is a constructed feminine nisba meaning "of the town of Zahara". Zahara is the name of several towns in Spain according to Academy of St. Gabriel report #3069, footnotes [1], [5], and [6], found at (also a no-copy source.) At least one of those towns is dated to period; footnote [5] refers to the seizure of Zahara in 1481.

Da'ud's article suggests that a geographic masculine nisba is formed by converting the terminal vowel to -i when the place name ends in a vowel, then using the prefix al-; Zahara would seem to form the nisba al-Zahari. He also states that a masculine nisba can usually be feminized by changing the terminal -i to -iyyah, so al-Zahariyyah may be the form for "woman of Zahara."

2: Benton Ivanovich -New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted gules and argent, on a mullet of eight points argent a mallet sable, and a polypus gules.

Benton: is the client's legal name. (A copy of his birth certificate is provided to Laurel.)

Ivanovich: Russian, "son of Ivan/Ioann." His father's registered name is Ivan Petrovich. Patronymics with the suffix -ich were popular in Novgorod and Pskov amongst the upper classes, added directly to the standard -ov patronymic (Ivanov). By the 16th and 17th centuries Moscow had restricted the use of the "-vich" suffix to only the highest dignitaries (i.e., boiars and high court officials) ("Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Grammar," Paul Goldschmidt,

I suspect that the free-ranging tentacles on the polypus will have to be addressed.

3: Ian'ka Ivanova zhena P'trovitsa -New Badge

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

Gules, a raven displayed, on a chief engrailed argent, three Ukranian trident heads gules.

The name was registered June 2012 as an alternate name; it is currently being transferred as a primary name to her.

There is a SFPP for a raven in a displayed posture.

4: Ian'ka Ivanova zhena P'trovitsa -New Exchange of Primary and Alternate Name Change

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

Ian'ka Ivanova zhena P'trovitsa

Old Item: Ianuk Raventhorne, to be retained.

This alternate name was registered to the client June 2012. She would like to make it her primary name, and her one-time primary name, Ianua Raventhorne, registered August 2001, changed to an alternate.

5: Maria Sahira D' Santangelo -New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and azure, a horse and a dragon combatant, on a point pointed argent, a wooden wagon wheel proper.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Maria: female Italian given name ("Names from an Early 16th C Census of Rome: Feminine Names," Sara L. Uckelman,,

Sahira: feminine Arabic name, "alert, wakeful, unsleeping; moon, moonlight" (Quranicnames: Authentic Islamic Baby Names, The Islamic name is based on the Moors occcupying Italy in 827; this occurred in Sicily and in some areas of Southern Italy. (There is a persona story here: as a child, she had a Moorish nanny, who called her by this nickname.)

D'Santangelo: Monte Sant'Angelo is a town of Apulia, southern Italy, in the province of Foggia, on the southern slopes of Monte Gargano. Monte Sant'Angelo as a town appeared only in the 11th century. Between 1081 and 1103, Monte Sant'Angelo was the capital of a large Norman dominion under the control of Count Henry, who was a vassal of the Byzantine Empire. The grotto which houses the Sanctuary of Saint Michael the Archangel where according to legend, St. Michael appeared in 490, 492 and 493, has been the site of many famous pilgrimages, which started from Mont Saint-Michel. While all internet entries demonstrate the placename as Sant'Angelo, the client's documentation Dizionario dei cognomi pugliesi by Maria Giovanna Arcamone shows it as Santàngelo. I think the article might be more accurate as di or de (the client would like a Southern Italian name, and these are more usual than da).

According to SENA Appendix A, double given names in Italian are permitted. SENA Appendix B allows combination of Italian and Arabic name elements.

6: Mason Arison -New Name & New Device

Or, a shark naiant contourny azure, and in chief a mace fesswise azure.

Mason is the client's legal given name; his baptismal certificate is provided to Laurel for documentation.

Ari is a masculine ON given name ("Viking Names found in Landnámabók," Aryanhwy merch Catmael,; while the genitive (patronymic) form of the is most likely to be Arason ("A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names," Aryanhwy merch Catmael,, and he will accept this, what the client would really like is the name to simply reflect that he is the son of Ari (which ishis mother's nickname, and known to far more folks than her registered SCA name). Can something come closer to letting him be Arison?

Originally blazoned as Or, in pale a mace fesswise and a shark naiant contourny azure., I reblazoned it, as the shark is visually larger than the weapon and to avoid a potential Unity of Posture issue.

7: Merrick Maguidhir -New Name & New Device

Quarterly azure and argent, a tower counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Merrick: client's legal given name; a copy of the AZ driver's is included for Laurel.

Maguidhir: Irish Gaelic Mag Uidhir, "son of the pale(-faced) man (Black, The Surnames of Scotland, p. 507 s.n. Macguire).

8: Orrin Darius -New Name & New Device

Sable, two serpents in a Bouchier knot, that to dexter Or and to sinister inverted argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

Orrin is an English male given name; Orrin Thomas Kebble has a birth date of 1554 in England, and his son Orrin James Kebble was born in 1575 (

Darius is found as an English surname for Helena Darius, with a christening date of 15 November 1635 in Hope, Derbyshire, England ( Batch C03111-6, her father was Petri Darius.

While the use of serpents as elements of a knot seems reasonable, the client isn't quite sure how to elaborate on the design if this is in conflict (or if there is a conflict at all). (I'd probably be suggesting as simple a peripheral charge as possible.) He (and I) ask for assistance please.

9: Russell Rusli Marteinnson -New Name

Originally submitted as Rusli Marteinnnson, it appears that a given name is missing here.

As a result, the client has agreed to use his legal given name Russell.

Rusli: ON byname, "collector of odds and ends" (The Old Norse Name, Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p. 26).

Marteinnson: Marteinn is an ON masculine given name (ibid. p. 13), and the patronymic is constructed as -nn > -ns, plus the suffix, so this would likely be Marteinsson.

He would much prefer Rusli Marteinnson if it could be found that Rusli is a given name, nor just a byname.

10: Valarie Longbow -New Name & New Device

Argent, a dragon passant maintaining an artist's brush inverted azure, on a point pointed ploye sable a sheaf of arrows argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling most important.

Valarie is the client's legal given name, with the second -a- in the spelling; a copy of her AZ driver's license is provided to Laurel.

Longbow is a constructed byname. Long- is a prototheme in names such as Hugh Longspey (Reaney and Wilson, p. 204) to 1240; Hugo Longstaf (ibid, p. 284) to 1210; Richard Longknyf (ibid., p. 284, s.n. Longspey), dated to 1332; and Ifald Langstirup (ibid., p. 284, s.n. Longspey), dated to 1183. -bow can be found as a deuterotheme in Simon Strongbow, found in Reaney & Wilson, p. 431, sub Strongbow, dates to 1395. It is a popular SCA byname, registered as recently at April 2017 to Arthur Longbow.

Continuing gratitude for your consideration of these submissions and thanks again to the heralds who worked tirelessly and patiently at the Estrella XXXIV Consultation Table!

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Parhelium Herald

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street

Tucson AZ 85716

OSCAR counts 8 Names, 6 Devices, 1 Badge and 1 Exchange of Primary and Alternate Name Change. There are a total of 16 items submitted on this letter.

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