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Ansteorra LoI dated 2023-05-03

Greetings to the Heralds of the Known World, Ragnarr Larsson Bordure Herald Ansteorra The following are the submission for your consideration.

1: Aindriú Hay - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per fess rayonny vert and gules in chief a blacksmith's anvil Or.

Language/Culture (Gaelic 1500s clan name) most important.
Spelling (Gaelic 1500s clan name) most important.

Aindriú is an Irish Gaelic given name found in Index of Names in Irish Annals: Aindriú, by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan. It is dated to 1584 in the data.

Hay is an Anglicized Irish surname found in Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents: Men's Names by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada dated to 1548 in the name Thomas Hay, sn Thomas.

The submitter says they want a Gaelic Clan name, appropriate for 1500s Ireland. This name is not that. It's a Norman-French name, de la Haye, that came over to Ireland and became Hay and Hayes, according to The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names of Ireland.

no conflicts found

2: April Sparrow - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

No major changes.

April is a feminine English given name found in the Family Search Records as the burial of April Harferd, 30 August 1596, St. Bride's Parish, London, England, batch # B04199-8

Sparrow is an English surname dated to 1513 in Monumental Brass Enscriptions - Surnames I - Z, by Julian Goodwyn

Docs check as summarized, construction checks for English later period.

No conflicts found

3: Edda of Bordermarch - Resub Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Original Submission Bonne Bleue - retuned on LoAR 10.2021

E.H. Lind Dopnamn col. 208 s.n. <Edda> has this feminine name as a purely mythological character in the Poetic Edda. However, in Biskupa sögur (13th - early 14th c.) there is an <Edda Háreks d.>, and in Biskop Eysteins Jordbók c.1400 there is a placename <Æddu rud>.

4: Fynn Alreksson - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Vert ermined Or, a dog rampant maintaining a sword argent

No major changes.
Language/Culture (early Early Scandinavian) most important.

Submitter has decided to go with the first name Fyr as shown in documention for Orle

Documented from Gunnvǫr silfraharr, Old Norse Men's Names,

Finnr - masculine given name

Alreksson - from the masculine given name <Alrekr>. The patronymic is formed by dropping the nominative case <-r> and adding genitive <-s>, plus <-son>.

Old Norse has no i/y switch. Y in Old Norse is a U sound. So, from the info cited here, the name we can actually document is <Finnr Alreksson>. NOT <Fynn>.

Checking E.H. Lind Dopnamn cols. 272-274 s.n. <Finnr>, we have two spellings of this masculine given name using Y, a 1450 <Fyn> and a 1478 <Ffyn>. So if he wanted to be long after the Viking Age, he could be <Fyn Alreksson>.

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5: Gunnar Bjornulfson - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per saltire Or and sable, a bear and a wolf combatant Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Documentation from E.H. Lind Dopnamn

Gunnarr - masculine given name (cols. 403-405 s.n. <Gunnarr>).

Bjǫrnúlfsson - patronymic formed from the masculine name <Bjǫrnúlfr> (cols. 147-148 s.n. <Biǫrnúlfr>). The patronymic is formed by dropping the nominative case <-r> and adding genitive <-s>, plus <-son>. The submitter has elected to omit diacricals throughout.

The submitted name therefore should be <Gunnarr Bjornulfsson>.

No Conflicts

6: Havarthr Knutr - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

field argent, a bears head erased, a bordure sable, in base to fesses wavy azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (No examples given) most important.
Language/Culture (No examples given) most important.
Meaning (No examples given) most important.

Hávarðr - masculine given name. Submitter prefers to drop special characters and use <Harvardhr>. See Gunnvǫr silfrahárr's Old Norse Men's Names,

Knútr - Old Norse byname meaning "knot", though Lind suggests a meaning of "hunchback". E.H. Lind Personbinamn col. 208 s.n. <Knútr>.

I suggest checking in with the submitter about that "hunchback" meaning.

without special characters or diacritics:

<Havardhr Knutr>

No conflicts found

7: Ian the Grene - Resub Device (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2009, via Northshield.

Per bend sinister sable and Or, a barrel palewise and maunch reversed charged with a linden leaf inverted counterchanged

Submitted through the Barony of Namron - herald at large

The original submission, "Quarterly Or and sable, a green man's head affrontee vert." was returned in Northshield in 2009 for conflict with John of Woodwose Hall, (Jan 1973).

A previous resubmission,"Quarterly Or and sable, a green man's head cabossed and a bordure vert." was returned by Laurel Sovereign in 2014 as found on the November 2014 LoAR.

...a face entirely composed of leaves, with eyes, nose, and mouth drawn in. Unless period evidence is produced for such a charge in period heraldry, charges composed of leaves will be considered unblazonable and, therefore, unregisterable. [Bran ap Rees, May 2011]

8: Jonathan of York - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Or, three arrows fretted in triangle inverted sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (similar but distinct from legal name) most important.

Jonathan - masculine given name from the 1395 Wycliffite Bible. See: S.L. Uckelman, ed. DMNES

of York - locative byname. Reaney & Wilson s.n. <York, Yorke> has <John de York> 1324. Using lingua societatis gives us <of York>.

No conflict

9: Sigrún Sveinungsdóttir í Biarká - New Alternate Name (KLoI) (NP)

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Sigr?n Sveinungsd?ttir ? Biark? in January of 2022, via Ansteorra.

Scarlata Cattaneo da Mantova

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 15th Century Italian.

Scarlata - Found once as a feminine given name in Josh Mittelman's Feminine Given Names from Thirteenth Century Perugia,

Cattaneo - 1584 <Sebastiano Cattaneo>, author, Enchiridion De Sacramentis Novae Legis, Censuris Ecclesiasticis, Deque Primis Christianae Religionis Rudimentis. Padua: Mattheæus Nenninger, 1584. (Image #1)

di Mantova - Modern Mantua, Italy. Simeoni, Gabriello. Comentarii ... Sopra Alla Tetrarchia Di Vinegia, Di Milano, Di Mantova, Et Di Ferrara. N.p., Comino da Trino, 1546. (Image #2)

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10: Ulrik inn svarti Þórvaldzson - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Sable, two bendlets vert fimbriated argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (no example given) most important.

we're submitting here. Lind and Finnur Jónsson are Appendix H No-Photocopy sources.

Ulrik - The masculine given name <Ulrik> originates from Old High German <Ulrich>. Checking the Diplomatarium Danicum (, the earliest use in Danish appears in 1348, in reference to a Bishop Ulrik, who was likely German in origin.

Þórvaldr - E.H. Lind Dopnamn cols. 1212-1214 s.n. <Þórvaldr> says this name was very common in Norway and Iceland from the time of the Settlement of Iceland to the end of our period. Lind gives the genitive as <Þórvaldz>, and we add <-son> to create the patronymic.

inn svarti - Old Norse descriptive byname meaning "the black", one with black hair or black beard, found throughout our period. See: E.H. Lind Personbinamn cols. 371-373 s.n. <Svarti>. Also: Finnur Jónsson's Tilnavne i den Islandske Oldlitteratur s.n. <hinn svarti>.

Thank you to all of the heralds who provided insightful and constructive commentary for our consideration...

Ragnar Larson CSM

Bordure Herald Ansteorra

OSCAR counts 7 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name and 6 New Devices. These 14 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $56 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Name and 1 Resub Device. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 16 items submitted on this letter.

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