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East LoI dated 2019-08-29

To Juliana de Luna, Laurel; Alys Mackyntoich, Pelican; Cormac Mor, Wreath; and the esteemed members of the College of Arms, the East Kingdom sends greetings and all good things.

It is the East Kingdom College of Arms' intent to register the following items. We thank you for your commentary and consideration.

1: Ada Wright - New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and argent, three square weaver's tablets counterchanged

No major changes.

Ada is a feminine given name found in A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records, by Talan Gwynek: Names Pre-1400. https://heraldry.sca.org/names/scottishfem.html#scottishfemearly and is dated to between 1200-1250.

Wright is an occupational byname found in R&W, s.n. Wright, Wrighte, Wraighte, Wrate, Wreight. Spellings dated to period include le Writh 1214, le Wrichte 1255, Wricht 1274 and le Wreghte 1327.


2: Angela Vittoria D'Enrico Spinelli - New Name

Angela Vittoria D'Enrico Spinelli

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Italian) most important.

Angela Vittoria female double given name found in "Late Period Italian Women's Names: Florence" by Juliana de Luna http://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Florence.shtml

Enrico is a male given named found in [De Felice Cognomi] pg 62. It is also found in DMNES, Henry, Italy, Latin. 1100 Enrici (gen) RCI-Cam1 626, 1195 Enrico (abl) ChStBo1 II, 1253 Enricii (gen) MonRav-1 CLIX. Also as Henrico, 1265x1339 Henrici (gen) BBC-Berg 364, Henrico (abl) ibid. 387. http://www.dmnes.org/2018/1/name/Henry. Additionally, it is found in "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names" Tables of Given Names, Men's by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek. It is italicized in the article to indicate that it is found in the 16th century. https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14given.html

Spinelli is listed as a family name in "Italian Names from the Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael http://cds.library.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/SURNAM1.html

Per Appendix A of SENA

Italian naming patterns can include double given names, with patrononymic marked as di, in the order given+pat+family

This name was incorrectly entered as "D'Erico" in the kingdom letter of intent, and has been corrected.


3: Arnora Ketilsdottir - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2015, via the East.

Per chevron argent and sable, a chevron rompu azure and in base a compass star Or

Artwork has been revised at kingdom level to clarify the compass star, with submitter consent.


4: Deirdre Grenewode - New Name & New Device

Azure, on a lozenge argent an acorn azure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Deer-druh) most important.

Deirdre is a feminine given name found in 12th Century Scottish Women's Names, by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn https://heraldry.sca.org/names/scott12.html, spelled as Deredere. Concerning the Name Deirdre, by Arval Benicoeur, shows that the name has literary merit. https://medievalscotland.org/problem/names/deirdre.shtml. The January 2018 LoAR also addresses this name: https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=80968

Grenewode is a byname found in R&W, s.n. Greenwood, spelling dated to 1275.

SENA Appendix C allows for the combination of Scots Gaelic and English in earlier period.


5: Eva von Kölln - Resub Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Eva von K?lln in January of 2016, via the East.

Vert, surmounting a cross between in chief two oak leaves and in base two otters statant erect addorsed argent, a heart Or

The original submission was returned on the January 2016 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/01/16-01lar.html#252):

This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters had trouble identifying the otters, which were generally perceived as lizards.

The first resubmission was returned on the March 2017 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/03/17-03lar.html#145) :

This device is returned for having a "barely overall" charge. SENA Appendix I, Charge Group Theory, in defining overall charges states "An overall charge must have a significant portion on the field; a design with a charge that has only a little bit sticking over the edges of an underlying charge is known as "barely overall" and is not registerable." Here, more of the heart is on the cross than on the field.

Submitters were torn on whether this depiction of the otters succeeded in addressing the reasons for return at the kingdom level. We will note that in making the arms of the cross thinner, there will be more space with which to depict the otters, which should aid in identification.

We believe that the otters in this resubmission are identifiable as such, and that the cross is thin enough to correct for the "barely overall" issue.


6: Freydis in illa - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.
Meaning most important.

Freydis is a feminine personal name listed on p. 70 in Nordiskt runnamnslexikon by Lena Peterson (http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/om-oss/arkiv-och-samlingar/nordiskt-runnamnslexikon.html). The name is found on runestone U 390 in Sigtuna (http://www.runesdb.eu/find-list/d/fa/q////6/f/6530/c/1b2e28e4ee64148b88f8045633681607/).

Freydis is also listed in Old Norse Women's Names by Gunnvôr silfrahárr s.n. Freydís, Frøydís (http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml): "The OW.Norse form of this name is Freydís. Found in a runic inscription in the nominative form frau×tis. The name Freydís is found in Eiríks saga rauða (http://www.snerpa.is/net/isl/eirik.htm), c. late 1100's, and in Grænlendinga saga (http://www.snerpa.is/net/isl/graens.htm) (1382-1395) for the daughter of Eiríkr rauðr."

in illa is the feminine form of a byname meaning "evil or bad", and is found in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html


7: Gisla Skogadottir - New Name

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Sound (Gisla sounds good) most important.
Meaning (Skogadottir - daughter of the forest) most important.

Gisla is a feminine Norse given name found in the Runnamnslexikon of Lena Petersen, p 79 Gísla kvn. Fda. Gisla Kortform till → Gíslaug eller fem. motsvarighet till → Gísli. Nom. kisla SöFv1948;282 http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/download/18.6dffb94c149794d926e379/1529494180581/Runnamnslexikon_T% 20141106.pdf

Skogi is a masculine Norse given name found in the Runnamnslexikon of Lena Petersen p 198. <Skogadottir> is the expected patronymic formed according to GB, p 17-18. http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/download/18.6dffb94c149794d926e379/1529494180581/Runnamnslexikon_T% 20141106.pdf


8: Julian Weissraben - New Name & New Device

Per fess sable and Or, on a sun counterchanged a raven displayed sable and a raven displayed argent

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
No major changes.
Language (none noted) most important.
Culture (none noted) most important.

Julian is a male German given name found in the DNMES dated to 1186 in the Latin form Julianus. http://dmnes.org/cite/Julianus/1186/quix-vol2

Weissraben is a constructed German byname meaning Whiteraven. The morpheme <weiss> appears in Bahlow s.n. Weißärmel (white sleeve), Weißflog (white flake = snowflake), Weißpfennig (white pfennig = silver coin). the morpheme <Raben> appears in Bahlow as well, s.n. Wallraff, Walraven; and also s.n. Rabenhold, Rabenstein.

German names are frequently made up of two morphemes; others in Bahlow include Wientapper (wine tapper), Herfarht (war expedition), Faßbender (barrel binder), Kluckhohn (kluck-hen, sitting or brooding hen).

In kingdom commentary, ffride wlffsdotter expressed a concern that the examples of <color>+<object> do not match the pattern of the desired name <color>+<animal>, and questioned whether that pattern can be found outside of inn names.

We request the assistance of commenters in documenting the submitters preferred name.

The following documentation would potentially support an inn-related locative of "zum weißen Raben":

Socin's Mittelhochdeutsch Namenbuch of 12-13th c. names has...

  • p. 388 zem roten Adlar
  • zem roten Löwen

German Surnames Based on House Names by Sara L. Uckelman (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/germanhouse.html)has:

  • vom Hus gen. Goltvogel 'from the house called the gold bird' 1368
  • zum Roden Lewen 'at the red lion' 14th C
  • Rotlew 'red lion' 1373
  • zum schwarzen Beren 'at the black bear' 1565


9: Kunigunde Wedeman - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (German) most important.
Culture (German) most important.

Kunigunde is a feminine German given name found in the DNMES in the year 1018. http://dmnes.org/2018/1/cite/Kunigunde/1018/quix-vol1

Wedeman is a German byname found in Bahlow, s.n. Wedemann, Wedemeyer, with that spelling dated to 1473.

The two names are less than 500 years apart and are from the same language, making this name allowable under SENA, PN2.C.2.


10: Morwenna Penrose - New Name & New Device

Azure scaly argent, a ray of the sun issuant from dexter chief Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Morwenna is a feminine given name found in St. Gabriel Report 653, noting "as a personal name, <Morwen> or <Morwenna> is Cornish or Welsh, the name of an early virgin saint mentioned as <Morwinna> in 1478 by William of Worcester" http://www.s-gabriel.org/653

Penrose is a byname found in the Family Search records as Margarett <Penrose>, married 29 Jul 1581, Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England. Batch # M02344-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVM6-D89

The image is available for the FamilySearch record, but commenters at kingdom level were not able to accurately decipher the information, other than believing that the relevant entry is item 4 for 1581 (right hand page, second group.) https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DZY9-4DG?i=217&cc=1769414

In the event that Pelican does not find this batch acceptable, there is alternate documentation for Penrose:

Penrose is from R&W, p345, s.n. Penrose. The dated spelling is "de Penros" (1195) but the submitter prefers the header spelling. Bardsley p. 596 s.n. Penrose dates the spelling "Penrose" to 1611 and 1619. Also, Hitching & Hitching, References to English Surnames in 1601 and 1602, lists the spelling Penrose on p. liv.

Given + Byname attested for English/Welsh names per SENA Appendix A


11: Natal'ia Bolotnikova - New Name

Natal'ia Bolotnikova

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Kievan rus/Slavic) most important.
Culture (Kievan rus/Slavic) most important.

Both name elements are documented from A Dictionary of Period Russian Names (and some of their Slavic roots) Being a compilation of over 25,000 Russian names Taken from period sources by Paul Wickenden of Thanet https://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/

Natal'ia is a feminine name, and the 'natural' Russianization of Natalie: Natal'ia, wife of Andrei. Died in 1371.

Bolotnikova is a patronymic byname formed from the name Bolotnikov, "swamp dweller." Ivan Bolotnikov, royal clerk. Before 1147.


12: Silas mac Eoin - New Name & New Device

Argent, an elephant and a base sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Scottish) most important.
Culture (Scottish) most important.

Silas is the submitter's legal given name, ID is attached to this letter and attested by the consulting herald and Blue Tyger, Pantheon, and Diademe.

mac Eoin is a Gaelic patronymic byname from the Gaelic name Eoin, found in Index of Names in Irish Annals: Eoin, by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Eoin.shtml. The marker <mac> is expected.

Submitter originally wanted Silas Eoin. Kingdom commenters were unable to document Eoin in a language that allowed for unmarked patronymics. We ask for help from society commenters in documenting the submitter's preferred name.


13: Silas mac Eoin - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) a bat purpure


14: Symon of Barnsdale - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) Three lozenges conjoined in pall azure

There was discussion during kingdom commentary about whether this arrangement of lozenges would visually conflict with things like trilliums or other three-lobed flowers.

Particularly noted was the registration of Peregrine du Lac, (Fieldless) A spiderwort blossom azure seeded Or (registered emblazon is attached below.)

Other commenters were concerned that this strongly evokes the Mitsubishi logo - although the colors and orientation are different.

Lacking definitive precedent, questions of obtrusive modernity and visual conflict are best referred to Wreath.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1601/2019-08-19/09-20-42_peregrine.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1601/2019-08-19/09-20-43_trillium-barbed-and-seeded-1.png


Yours in service,

Muirenn Blue Tyger


OSCAR counts 10 New Names, 5 New Devices and 3 New Badges. These 18 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $72 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 19 items submitted on this letter.

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