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Atenveldt LoP dated 2019-06-04

ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS

4 June 2019, A.S. LIV

Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Their Royal Majesties Franbald and Dionisia; 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 have commentary to me on the proposed submissions for the June Letter of Intent by 25 June 2019. Thank you!

1: Flavia Valeriana -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in January of 2011, via Atenveldt.

Old Item: Rosamund Sanburne, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Roman Repubic or Empire) most important.

The name is Roman, and elements are found in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names," Ursula Georges (https://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html). It follows the <feminine nomen + feminine cognomen> practice for women in Imperial Roman; at that time, women did not use the tria nomina. Flavia is a nomen, the feminine form of Flavius. Valeria is a cognomen, the feminine form ot Valerius.


2: Flóki rauð-hárr -New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Fl?ki rau?-h?rr in February of 2018, via Atenveldt.

(Fieldless) A fleshpot argent charged with a fireball gules enflamed proper.


3: Gabriella Salvi da Rosa -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2016, via Atenveldt.

Per pale argent and purpure, a horse salient and a bordure embattled counterchanged.

The previous submission, Argent, a horse salient and a chief embattled purpure., was returned by Laurel January 2016 for conflict with the device of Miklós Magdolna: Argent, a horse rampant and a base purpure. "There is no DC for the difference between salient and rampant and thus there is only one DC, for changing the type of the secondary charge." The redesign has eliminated the conflict.

(Here is another example of a brand-new purple Crayola marker Fail.)


4: Hlaðgerðr Arnfriðardóttir -New Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Hla?ger?r Arnfri?ard?ttir in December of 2018, via Atenveldt.

Per chevron inverted vert and argent, a legless titmouse contourny Or and an iris azure.

The original device submission, Per chevron inverted vert and argent, a legless titmouse contourny Or and an iris azure., was returned December 2018 for redraw. "There are few situations in heraldry where a bird might be depicted without any evidence of legs, namely volant and (for waterfowl) naiant. The martlet, the quasi-fantastical footless bird common in heraldry, is always depicted with tufts of feathers where the missing feet might be, and no evidence has yet been presented that a martlet would be depicted as a completely legless titmouse. Upon resubmission, please depict the bird either with legs and feet as a titmouse, or as a martlet with tufts of feathers for legs. Please also draw it centered in its allotted space."

The client has followed the College's directions.


5: Ibsittu Dawid -New Name & New Device

Azure, a Coptic cross Or, in dexter chief a coffee plant argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture (5-11th C. Ethiopia) most important.

The name is Ethiopian. Ethiopian names are generally of Biblical and Islamic in origin. Unlike most African countries, Ethiopians do not have family surnames. They use their father's first name as their last names.

Ibsituu is a female name, "light"; Dawit is shown as a male name, "beloved" (http://www.durame.com/2013/01/ethiopian-names-and-their-meaning-and.html). Dawit may also be a Hebrew name (what we tend to know as David). I need to check and see the the client misspelled the name elements, or if there is leeway in spelling. (On the other hand, another website shows the given name as Ibsitu, meaning the same thing: https://ethiopia.limbo13.com/index.php/ethiopian_names/ethiopian_names_i/).

Kaldi, a goat herd, lived in the central highlands of Ethiopia, the native home of the coffee plant, possibly as early as the 6th century CE. According to tradition, he noticed that when his goats ate the red, cherry-like fruit of a certain plant, they became really energized and wouldn't sleep at night. So, he tried the fruit himself and experienced a similar effect. Apparently, he enjoyed it and showed a local abbot. That abbot realized that the fruit helped him stay awake during evening prayers, and shared it around the monastery. Word of this amazing fruit spread quickly across northeast Africa and into the Arabian Peninsula, where it became a dietary staple. The people of the Arabian Peninsula loved their coffee, which they called qahwah (https://study.com/academy/lesson/history-of-coffee-facts-timeline.html)


6: Kenadie MacUlliam -New Name & New Device

Argent, three Saint Florian crosses in bend between two scarpes, all between six hearts gules.

This appears to be the Anglicized form of the Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c. 1200-c. 1700) male name Cinnéide ("Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cennétig / Cinnéide," Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Cennetig.shtml). It doesn't seem that the letter -k- was used in period Irish Gaelic names.

Ulliam is an Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c. 1200-c. 1700) male name (ibid., http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Ulliam.shtml). The simple patronymic form of a Gaelic name uses the particle mac ("Quick and Easy Gaelic Names, 3rd Ed.", Sharon L. Krossa, http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#simplepatronymicbyname).

Saint Florian was born c. 250 AD in the ancient Roman city of Aelium Cetium (in modern-day Austria); although he rose through the ranks of the Roman army, he was eventually martyred by drowning (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Florian). He is the patron saint of firefighters (among other things). The cross may be a variation of the Maltese cross, but has rounded arcs between the four points. I have no idea if this is a period cross.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2358/2019-06-04/12-26-37_alvhp8ctxtr11.png


7: Kendall MacBhroc -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1991, via the East.

Purpure, a brock rampant regardant a chief embattled Or three thistles proper.

Old Item: Purpure, a brock passant and on a chief embattled Or three thistles proper., to be released.


8: Loþin Ormsson -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Lokin/Lothin) most important.
Spelling (Lokin/Lothin) most important.

Loþinn appears in Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name as a male given name, p. 13. It is found both as a name and as a by-name in Old Danish as Lothen and in Old Swedish as Ludhin. It occurs in Old West Norse as Loðinn. It comes from the OW.Norse adjective loðinn "hairy." Runic examples include the nominative forms loþin, luþin and the accusative forms luþin, ...uþin, [...u](þ)in.(The Viking Answer Lady, http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#l).

Ormr is an Old Norse male given name in "Viking Names found in Landnámabók," Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html). It becomes Ormsson when acting as a patronymic ("A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names," Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html).


9: Moira Pritani -New Name & New Device

Per fess Or and azure, a sun counterchanged, on a chief azure three delfs Or.

No major changes.
Meaning most important.

While Moira (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/precedents/shauna/name.html) was one ruled SCA-compatible. [Moira O'Connor, 05/04, A-West], SCA-compatible names were eliminated in May 2009 (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/loar/2009/05/09-05cl.html). However, Moire is dated to 1601 in "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Names: Women's Names, Mari ingen Briain, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Feminine.shtml s.n. More.

Pritanī may be the Common Brittonic (ancient Celtic language spoken in England) name for the island of Britain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britain_(place_name)).

It seems unlikely to me that the two name elements would ever be used together, given the wide separation in time.


10: Moira Pritani -New Badge

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

Or, a heart voided interlaced with a triquetra vert.

While most triquetras interlaced in SCA armory are seen with annulets, there are the occasional alternatives: Sulaiman ibn Ali al-Mustain (badge, Sept 1993): (Fieldless) A triangle voided and interlaced with a triquetra inverted sable.; and Lionet de la Rose Blanche (device, Aug 2012): Argent, a triquetra azure fretted with a triangle inverted voided gules.


11: Mons Tonitrus, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1991, via Atenveldt.

Per chevron inverted throughout vert and argent, a harp argent and two fleurs-de-lys sable.


12: Mons Tonitrus, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1991, via Atenveldt.

Per chevron inverted throughout vert and argent, a harp argent and two jester's caps sable.


13: Mons Tonitrus, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1991, via Atenveldt.

Per chevron throughout argent and vert, two harps sable and a jester's cap argent.


14: Mons Tonitrus, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1991, via Atenveldt.

Per pale sable and argent, a wreath of ivy and a bordure counterchanged.


15: Mons Tonitrus, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1991, via Atenveldt.

Quarterly argent and sable, two lightning bolts crossed in saltire counterchanged and a bordure vert.


16: Mons Tonitrus, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1991, via Atenveldt.

Quarterly vert and argent, two lightning bolts crossed in saltire and a bordure all counterchanged.


17: Mons Tonitrus, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1991, via Atenveldt.

Sable, two francisca axes crossed in saltire between flaunches argent, overall a bordure counterchanged.


18: Murphy of Ered Sul -New Name & New Device

Argent, A dragon segreant contourny vert and a ford proper, four mullets in cross gules.

Murphy is the client's legal given name (copy of her driver's license to Laurel).

The Barony of Ered Sul (Flagstaff AZ) had its name registered in March 1998.

I'm at a loss to blazon this submission accurately. With "a dragon...between four mullets in cross", all mullets would be on the field surrounding the dragon, with no mullet on the ford. It was submitted as Argent, a dragon rampant sinister vert between three mullets one and two gules, and on a ford proper a mullet gules.


19: Murphy of Ered Sul -New Name


20: Paisley Porter -New Name & New Device

Argent, a fox's head erased gules, on a chief vert an arrow fesswise argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Cicily Paisley was born c. 1585 in Devonshire, England (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:M6MR-B2J, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:M6MR-B2J : accessed 4 June 2019), entry for Cicely Paisley; submitted by rpope1199663 [identity withheld for privacy]; no source information is available.). I'd swear that I found the name under a different URL, and as a record rather then a collection, but nothing I jotted down could be found. Surnames can be designated as given names for late-period English names.

Porter is found with Robert Porter and a christening date of 8 Dec 1583 in Dalston, Cumberland, England (Batch POO1961-1, https:familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMSX-5Q6:11 February 2018, Robert Porter, 08 Dec 1583). The client had originally wanted the surname Portner, but all that we found were well post-period.


21: Runa rauðfeldr -New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Runa rau?feldr in April of 2018, via Atenveldt.

(Fieldess) A threaded needle azure winged argent.


22: Russell Rusli Marteinnson -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2018, via Atenveldt.

Sable, a calmarie inverted Or, a bordure embattled gules.

We have several questions concerning the submission. Can a calamarie inverted be registered (so it has the posture of a polypus, but its head it in chief)? This seems to acceptable, basd on past, fairly recent submissions.

While there is a contrast problem with the original submission -- the gules bordure on the sable field -- can the bordure be divided such that "...a bordure embattled parted bordurewise embattled gules and Or.", making sure that the widths of the divided bordure are equal (so it doesn't look like a fimbriation)? The line drawing shows an attempt at dividing the bordure bordurewise, a little too close to the embattled edge. (Areus of Sparta has registered Sable, a trident head Or and a bordure parted bordurewise wavy argent and gules.) Or can a bordure bordurewise have only one complex line (Cernach Locha Da Damh has registered Sable, a stag's head cabossed argent, a bordure parted bordurewise embattled vert and argent.). I am tending to see more of the latter registered, and looking at Areus' arms, the "main" bordure is simple, and its the interior line of the "bordurewise" is wavy. I've sketched the design with an "interior" complex bordure bordurewise. (Oh! That looks pretty nice!)

Depending on the response, I will be checking with the client and letting him know of these findings.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2358/2019-06-04/15-45-55_russell_possibility.jpg


Many thanks in advance for your time and consideration of these submissions.

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Parhelium Herald

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street

Tucson AZ 85716

brickbat@nexiliscom.com

atensubmissions.nexiliscom.com


OSCAR counts 7 Names, 1 Name Change, 8 Devices, 1 Device Change and 10 Badges. There are a total of 27 items submitted on this letter.

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