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Atlantia LoP dated 2019-05-14

Unto Eldred Triton and the Atlantian College of Heralds, Greetings!

Here for your perusal and commentary are all submissions items received by May 10, 2019. This Letter will close on June 14.

1: Alessandra da Montereggioni -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2010, via the East.

Gules a castle between two pillars Or and a chief checky argent and sable.

Consulting Herald: Seraphina Ragged Staff


2: Aston Spearcrafter -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in May of 1989, via Atlantia.

Old Item: Eshton Spearcrafter, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Ashton--modern middle name) most important.

"Wishes to keep already submitted last name of Spearcrafter.

Wishes to change given name from submitted as Eshton to modern middle name of Aston. Have a copy of Maryland Drivers License for proof of legal name. I personally attest that his license reads Aston."--signed by Genevieve Partan, who served as consulting herald


3: Bene Tessa la Leonessa -New Name & New Device

Per pale azure and vert, two lions addorsed and in base a crescent Or.

No major changes.
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Culture most important.
Meaning most important.
Spelling most important.

Bene - found on the Medieval Names Archive

Tessa - found on the Medieval Names Archive

Leonessa - feminine form of Lion in Italian

Consulting Herald: Etienne Sea Stag


4: Ciosa di Tommaso -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2015, via Atlantia.

Consulting Herald: James of Carinthia

Submission History:

This is a resubmission following the August 2018 Laurel return of Argent, a fox courant maintaining in its mouth an arrow, on a bordure gules four paw prints in cross argent.:

"This device is returned for lack of identifiability of the maintained arrow. Commenters were unanimous that the arrow was unrecognizable at the size it was depicted. Upon resubmission, please depict the arrow longer, thicker, and with more pronounced head and fletchings.

There is a step from period practice for the use of paw prints."


5: Conall mac Aodha mhic Réamoinn -Resub Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Conall mac Aodha mhic R?amoinn in February of 2011, via Atlantia.

Argent, on a pellet a phoenix argent, a bordure embattled sable.

Consulting Herald: Etienne Sea Stag

Submission History:

This is a resubmission after the January 2019 Kingdom return of "Argent, on a pellet a phoenix argent, a bordure embattled sable.":

"This badge is returned for redrawing. As depicted, the bordure is too thin, and the embattling too shallow. Crenelations on an embattled line or charge should be as deep as they are wide, for purposes of identifiability. If possible, the pellet and phoenix should also be drawn a bit larger, in order to aid identifiability."


6: Edgar Refskegg -Resub Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Edgar refskegg in January of 2018, via the East.

Per chevron azure and vert, two bees volant argent and a garb Or.

Consulting Herald: Wynne Blue Shark

Submission History:

This is a resubmission after the January 2018 Laurel return of Per chevron azure and vert, two bees argent and a garb Or.:

"This device is returned for a redraw, for violating the guidelines set forth on the May 2011 Cover Letter for a properly drawn per chevron field division; the field division here is too low. Please see that Cover Letter for further discussion and details of how to properly draw a per chevron lines of division."

The original device was submitted via the East.


7: Fiore al-Rumiyya -New Name & New Device

Fiore al-Rumiyya

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Meaning (of Rome) most important.

Fiore: feminine Italian name found in Family search original documents which are included.

Fiore Anzelliero-4 July 1636 San Rocco, Casoni, Vicenza, Italy and Fiore Pasquotto- 8 May 1604 San Rocco, Casoni, Vicenza, Italy.

al-Rumiyya al-Rumi [of Rome(Constantinople)] "Masculine cognomens ending in 'i' may generally be feminized by changing the final 'i' to 'iyya' or 'iyyah'." according to "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices by Da'ud ibn Auda(David B. Appleton) (c)2003 http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm

If possible, client would like "al-Rumi" but will accept "al-Rumiyya"

Consulting Herald: Wynne Blue Shark


8: Iris Davidsdaughter -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in September of 2016, via Atlantia.

Old Item: Ella de la Mare, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Iris (modern name), David's daughter) most important.

Iris: The female given name "Irys" appears in FamilySearch Historical Records from 16th-century England: Irys Gulsun, 12 Oct 1544, St Modwen's Burton Upon Trent Staffordshire England Batch #M0217-4. "Y" to "I" can be used interchangeably in late-period English names.

David appears in "English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records" by Sara L. Uckelman with 12 instances under this spelling.

Per SENA Appendix A, regarding Middle and Early Modern English, "Marked patronymics may use Fitz X or Xson; women may use these or use Xdaughter. These forms may all use the father's name unmodified; Xson and Xdaughter may also use the possessive form."


9: Johannes von Hammersbach -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2018, via Drachenwald.

Azure, a goat rampant argent maintaining a cup Or and a chief lozengy argent and azure.

Consulting Herald: Seraphina Ragged Staff


10: Kade Tatter Skirt -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2018, via Atlantia.

Or, a tree blasted and eradicated sable, in base a sprig of three oak leaves vert.

Consulting Herald: Genevieve Partan

Submission History:This is a resubmission after the January 2018 Laurel return of Or, two oak leaves in pile, stems conjoined, on a chief vert a horse's skull facing dexter Or.:

"This device is returned for lack of identifiability of the horse's skull. The examples of non-human skulls in period armory are limited, and have distinguishing features (such as the horns of the bull found in the arms of Capo di Vacca in the Insignia nobilium Patavinorum, BSB Cod.icon. 275:23v) that aid in identifiability. They are also affronty. With two exceptions, both registered prior to 1990, non-human skulls in SCA armory are likewise distinguished by either horns/antlers or, in the sole example of an elephant's skull, tusks. This last example had tusks that were as tall as the skull itself and spanned the width of the device, to make up for the lack of identifying trunk of the elephant.

Without these distinctive identifying features, it becomes difficult to identify the animal whose skull is being displayed, and indeed there is little to differentiate the skull of a horse from one from another ungulate, such as a pig.

Absent documentation of animal skulls being depicted in profile in period armory, and absent documentation of animal skulls lacking distinctive characteristics that aid in immediate identification, either practice will be grounds for return."


11: Leonor Cuerva de Segovia y Avila -New Device Change

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

Quarterly sable and argent two ravens close addorsed regardant sable, a bordure counterchanged.

Old Item: Quarterly embattled sable and argent, two ravens reguardant sable within a bordure counterchanged., to be released.

Consulting Herald: Genevieve Partan


12: Lisette la Roux -New Badge

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

Fieldless, an open book azure charged with in pale two spoons in saltire Or and a crescent argent.

Consulting Herald: Genevieve Partan


13: Marajil bint Rashid -Resub Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for The Safavid dynasty, Persia, or the Middle East in general.
Sound (As close to the) most important.

"Marajil bint Rashid" is a feminine Arabic name.

"Marajil" is a feminine Arabic izm (first name) and appears in Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices (2nd Edition) by Da'ud ibn Auda (David B. Appleton) 2003 https://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm

The izm appears to be related to Miriam (Mary) appearing in Jewish Women's Names in an Arab Context: Names from the Geniza of Cairoby Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith)2001.https://heraldry.sca.org/names/geniza.html

"bint" denotes a feminine Arabic kunya (honorific) meaning 'daughter of...' and also appears in Period Arabic Names... (ibn Auda, 2003) as well as Arabic Names from al-Andalus: Complete Names

by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith.) https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/alandalus/complete.html

"Rashid" is a masculine Arabic izm also appearing in Period Arabic Names... (ibn Auda, 2003) as well as Arabic Names from al-Andalus (de Luna, 2008.)

Consulting Herald: Sèamus Blær de Maxwell

Submission History:

This is a resubmission following the January 2018 Kingdom return of Ma 'arifah bint Rashid:

"This name must be returned for lack of documentation--while the byname was sufficiently documented, no documentation was provided for the given name either with the submission or during commentary."


14: Nelson Sebald -New Name

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Sound most important.

Nelson "I personally attest that the client's name is Nelson as registered on his Maryland Dept of Motor Vehicles drivers license.

Sebald 16th century Nuremberg, pg. 466 between Scwippert and Seegebrecht- Bahlow, Hans. Deutches Nameslexikon. (translation by Edda Gentry) second edition.

Consulting Herald: Wynne Blue Shark


15: Olaf Stammkopf -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1991, via Atlantia.

Sable, three covered tankards Or.

Consulting Herald: Etienne Sea Stag


16: Sigvaldi Alvarsson -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in April of 2010, via Drachenwald.

Old Item: Silvein Morgan, to be retained as an alternate name.

Sigvaldi a Norse male given name found in Geirr Bassi, p. 14

Alvarsson The first element Alf- is identical with Old Icelandic alfr, "elf, a type of subterranean being, ancestral spirit." Found in Old Danish as Alvar and in OW.Norse as Álfarr. Occurs in the runic accusative form alfar. Fellows-Jensen, Gillian Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen. Akademisk Forlag. 1968. pp. 342, 348 s.nn. Alf

The first element Al- or Ól- is derived from Germanic *ala- or *alla- "all, whole", or it may be derived from Primitive Scandinavian *alu "defense, protection, luck", from *aþal- "noble, foremost" or even from OW.Norse alfr, "elf". The second element -arr has several possible origins. It may be from *-harjaR, "army leader, general, warrior", or from *-warjaR "one who wards, defender", or from *-gaiRaR "spear." GB=Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. Studia Marklandica I. Olney, MD: Markland Medieval Militia. 1977.

<given>+<patronymic-byname> is an acceptable name pattern in Old Norse per SENA Appendix A.

Consulting Herald: Wynne Blue Shark


17: Sofia Eleonora de la Mar -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2018, via Atlantia.

Per fess engrailed purpure mullety of eight points Or and gules, issuant from the line of division a demi-roundel argent.

Consulting Herald: Etienne Sea Stag


In service to College and Kingdom,

Beatrice Golden Dolphin


OSCAR counts 4 Names, 3 Name Changes, 8 Devices, 1 Device Change and 3 Badges. There are a total of 19 items submitted on this letter.

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