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Meridies LoI from Meridies dated 2019-02-28

Unto Juliana, Laurel; Alys, Pelican; Cormac, Wreath; and all the College of Arms does Ulrich, Pennon of the Glorious Kingdom of Meridies, on behalf of Wu Yun Daren, Beacon, and the Illustrious Meridian College of Heralds, send most humble and respectful greetings.

1: Ása stjarna - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister wavy sable and Or, a falling star and a valknut bendwise sinister counterchanged.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 11th C Norse.
Meaning (stars/space related) most important.

Asa -- http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml A short form for names in Ás-, Æs- or Ós-, which are from *ansuR and related to Old Icelandic áss or óss, "a god," Found in the Anglo-Scandinavian form Asa. Occurs in Old Danish as Asa or Ose, and in Old Swedish Asa. Runic forms include nominative case aosa, asa, osa, the genitive case forms asu, osuahsu, asr, asu. The name Ása appears in the 14th century legendary saga Hálfdanar saga Eysteinssonar as the mother of the title character. This name also appears in Landnámalbók in ch. 26 for Asa Ingjaldsdóttir, sister to Grimr Ingjaldsson and granddaughter to Hróald; and for Ása, mother of Þórunnr in ch. 92.

stjarna http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html -- stjarnastar

*****

Name documents checked and confirmed. Name appears to be properly constructed. No conflicts found for name during commentary.

No conflicts found for device during commentary.

Device redrawn at Kingdom with submitter's permission. The device as originally submitted was Per bend sinister wavy sable and Or, a falling star bendwise sinister and a valknut counterchanged. It was the consensus of the commenters that this device violated Unity of Orientation, as it required half of the primary charge group's orientation (the falling star) to be blazoned separately. To quote SENA A.3.D.2.c, "A charge group in which postures for different charges must be blazoned individually will not be allowed without period examples of that combination of postures."

The device was redrawn to place both the falling star and the valknut into the bendwise sinister orientation. The wavy line of division was also altered to make it more easily identifiable. The original artwork for this submission is included below.

The blazon for this device was altered at Kingdom, to include the orientation of the charges.

There is a SFPP for the use of a valknut.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2019-02-27/20-29-06_sa_stjarna_device_bw_image.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2019-02-27/20-29-07_sa_stjarna_device_color_image.jpg


2: Einarr knýtir - New Alternate Name

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Einarr kn?tir in October of 2016, via Meridies.

Gaius Nautius Maximus

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language most important.
Culture (Classical Roman) most important.

<Gaius> this praenomen is found in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html

<Nautius> appears as the nomen of two consuls in Livy's History of Rome. Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome by Titus Livius. Translated by George Baker, A.M.. First American, from the Last London Edition, in Six Volumes (New York: Peter A. Mesier et al., 1823). Vol. 1. Copies of the relevant pages are attached. Links to the appropriate paragraphs within the online book:

https://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/1754#1f1023-01_mnt049

https://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/1754#1f1023-01_mnt101

<Maximus> this cognomen is found in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html

*****

Name documents checked and confirmed. Name appears to be a properly constructed Roman name with praenomen, nomen, and cognomen.

The issue was raised during commentary that this name may be Obtrusively Modern, given its similarity to the character Naughtius Maximus from the Monty Python film "The Life of Brian". While such a decision is the purview of Pelican, it was the general consensus among the commenters during the decision meeting that this name is not Obtrusively Modern, for the following reasons:

A) The character in question is a minor character, who never appears in the film and is only mentioned by name, and therefore is not important enough to protect.

B) The submitted name is properly constructed and documented, and sufficiently different from the character in question. Further on this point, it should be noted that the name Tiberius Nautius Maximus was registered in March 2015, via the East, without any comment on possible Obtrusive Modernity.


3: Giovanni di Antonio da Verona - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

<Giovanni> - a male given name found in "Names from Sixteenth Century Venice", by Juliana de Luna (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/16thcvenice.html). "Names of Venetian Men Recorded Before 1600"

<di Antonio> Antonio is a male given name found in "Names from Sixteenth Century Venice", by Juliana de Luna (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/16thcvenice.html). "Names of Venetian Men Recorded Before 1600" "di Antonio" follows the standard pattern for forming Italian patronymics set out in Appendix A of SENA.

Appendix A of SENA states that the pattern [given] + [patronymic] + [family name] is found in Italian, and that "patronymic bynames in these patterns are generally marked with di."

<da Verona> - "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names", by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek. https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html Table of surnames lists 'da Verona'. "Verona is 60 miles W of Venice".

*****

Documents checked and confirmed. Name appears to be properly constructed. No conflicts found during commentary.


4: Lucette du Bois - New Name & New Device

Per pale wavy purpure and Or, a fleur-de-lys Or and a pink flamingo proper.

Client requests authenticity for 16th C French.

Lucette:

DMNES sn. Lucy (http://dmnes.org/2018/1/name/Lucy) has: Lucette, Middle French. Caen, Normandy, France. 1563. http://dmnes.org/2018/1/cite/Lucette/1563/RegPCC-1 "Names from Lallaing 1384 - 1600" by Domhnall na Moicheirghe

du Bois:

Surname found in the article, "Names from Lallaing 1384 â€" 1600: Bynames"

by Domhnall na Moicheirghe (Donald Campbell), https://heraldry.sca.org/names/lallaing/lallaing_names_bynames.html#d. This name found with this spelling 12 times dated between 1559 and 1597.

*****

Name documentation checked and confirmed. Citation altered to provide accurate links. No conflicts found during commentary.

No conflicts found for device during commentary.

Pink flamingos proper were ruled registerable on the February 2007 LOAR (Marion Baggeputz, R-Calontir). To the best of the commenters' abilities, this flamingo appears to be in its default posture.


5: Nicolaus O Quinelane - New Name

<Nicolaus> male given name found in "Names and Naming Practices in the Red Book of Ormond (Ireland 14th Century)", by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/lateirish/ormond-given.html#Given) s.n. <Nicolas> lists Nicolaus 1, Nicholao (ablative) 1; Irish context.

<O Quinelane> - found in Woulfe, Anglicized Irish Surname "O Quinelane", on page 451, under the header of "Ó Caoindealb.áin (Ó Caoindealbháin)"


6: Signý Jósepsdóttir - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of August 31, 2018 as submitted.

Argent vêtu ployé azure, a horse rampant purpure.

Original submission Argent vêtu ployé azure, a horse rampant purpure., was returned from Laurel November 2018.

This device is returned administratively. The device form and the mini-emblazon have modified the shape of the escutcheon, which is grounds for return. Submissions should appear inside the escutcheons, lozenges, or delfs as they appear on the device or badge forms, respectively.

*****

No conflicts found during commentary.

This device was returned due to a technical error during the upload on the Meridies LOI dated 8-31-2018. The device was redrawn with submitter's permission at Kingdom for that LOI, but the image files resized when the file format was changed, and Pennon did not catch this error prior to publishing the letter. When properly scaled, the image matches the shield shape on the submission form. The image has therefore been properly resized and resubmitted.


7: Theodora Doukaina - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2013, via Meridies.

Azure, on a plate a pine tree couped proper

Original submission was returned by Laurel October 2018

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Joorkin Volz: Azure, a labyrinth argent. A labyrinth is treated as a diapered roundel. Thus we get a DC for adding the tertiary tree, but nothing for type of primary charge.

Permission to conflict with Joorkin Volz's armory, Azure, a labyrinth argent, was attached and signed.

*****

No conflicts found during commentary, past the device registered to Joorkin Volz.

Blazon altered at Kingdom to include 'couped' for the pine tree.


In Service,

THL Ulrich Eisenhand

(m.k.a. Ian Woodworth)

4302 Hazelwood Ave

Kingsport, TN 37664

(304)881-7746

ulrich.eisenhand@gmail.com


OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name and 2 New Devices. These 7 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $28 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device and 1 Resub Badge. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.

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