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Meridies LoI dated 2023-06-02

Unto Emma, Laurel; Elisabetta, Pelican; Oddr, Wreath; and all the College of Arms does Soo Yun, Pennon, on behalf of Baronesa Sara, Beacon, and the illustrious Meridian College of Heralds, send greetings! It is the intent of the Meridian College of Heralds that the following submissions be registered.

1: Alexander of Redehull - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (None Provided) most important.
Meaning (None Provided) most important.

Alexander - SCA Heraldry Website, multiple pages ,

Men's Given Names from Early 13th Century England show 7 instances of the given name Alexander, in that form, dated to the 13th century.

Redehull -

English Place Name Society website

English Place Name Society pdf page 204 of document which is page 248 of the pdf. P.246 includes RED HILL is Redehull 1269 Deed, Red Hills 1655 ib. also Redhill P.78, P.225, & P.351 and Red Hill (Redhills 1608); Red Hill (Redhyll 1562 iv- wRec); and Red Hill (Redhyll 1562 Row Meadow (Ryssyn meadowe ib. from OE ryscen). Page 204 s.n. Binton; s.n. Binton Bridge. Red Hill is Redehull 1269.

2: Charles Edward Goode - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per pale azure and sable, a double-bitted axe between and sustained by two dragons counterchanged Or and argent



Charles 1367 as Middle French in France


Brass Inscripyions Index; Julian Goodwyn;

Lists 31 instances of Edward beginning in 1370.


Goode is an English surname dated to 1498 in "Brass Enscription Index" by Julian Goodwyn,

Found the name William Gode in the Agincourt Honor Roll at 1 2091 13216/

Attested Naming Pattern: Charles (given name) + Edward (unmarked patronymic) + Goode (surname)

SENA Appendix C allows the mixing of French and English elements throughout our period.

It was discovered at the beginning of commentary that the device was actually supposed to have two dragons and not two lions. The submitter approved this to be updated to what it was supposed to be.

3: Einarr Einarsson - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of March 09, 2023 as Einarr Einarssön.

Gules, on a hexagon argent between four bees Or a gryphon segreant sable maintaining in its dexter forepaw a sword Or.

4: Elayne Clew - Resub Device (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2023, via Meridies.

Vert, a winged domestic cat sejant erect contourny maintaining in both paws a clew of yarn argent.

Original submission, Vert, a domestic cat sejant erect maintaining in both forepaws a clew of yarn argent, returned February 2023. Notes from Laurel:

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Thelin von Kallenbach, Vert, a domestic cat salient and in canton a snowflake argent. There is a DC for changing the type of secondary charge, but in both pieces of armory the secondary charge is in canton, so there is no difference for arrangement.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

5: Evangeline Bajolet and Thorbeinn Thursasprengir - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name (Evangeline Bajolet) registered exactly as it appears in December of 2003, via Calontir.
OSCAR thinks the name (Thorbeinn Thursasprengir) is registered as Þorbeinn Þursasprengir in November of 2018, via Meridies.

(Fieldless) A furison sitting atop an anchor sable.

Jointly owned by Thorbeinn Thursasprengir

This badge was redrawn at the kingdom level due to issues of identifiability. The redraw was approved by the submitter.

6: Fidelma Rowdon - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Argent, within a linden branch twined upon itself purpure a butterfly azure.

Language/Culture (None Provided) most important.

We recognize that the provided documentation does not support Fidelma Rowdon as according to SENA PN2C2B, although Gaelic and English can be combined, there need to be less than 300 years between the dates for the elements. Nonetheless, we are passing along all the information we have in hopes that a commenter may be able to bring these name elements closer. Submitter wants the sound of 'Fidelma Rowdon' and prefers that spelling but has approved Rowton and Routone just in case.

For 'Fidelma' or 'Fedelma': Index of Names in Irish Anals; Mari Elspeth nic Bryan; http: //


Dates Fedelma to the 10th century (931) and also dates: Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) form: Fedelm

O'Corrain & Maguire; P.94; s.n. Fedelm, Feidhelm

Gives this name as Early Irish, citing Fedhelm Fholtebar ('of the smooth hair') who is described as 'one of the fair women of Laegaire (Meath' and Fedelm Fholtchain ('of the beautiful hair') who was the daughter of Brión, son of Eochu Magmedón, a legendary king of Connacht and mother of two sons of Gabrán. The source also states that the name has been Anglicized as Fidelma.

The Wooing of Emer by Cú Chulainn paragraph 41 `Over the Marrow of the Woman Fedelm I said, i.e., the Boyne. It is called Boyne from Boand, the wife of Nechtan, son of Labraid. She went to guard the hidden well at the bottom of the dun with the three cupbearers of Nechtan, viz., Flex and Lesc and Luam. Nobody came without blemish from that well, unless the three cupbearers went with him. The queen went out of pride and overbearing to the well, and said nothing would ruin her shape, nor put a blemish on her. She passed left-hand-wise round the well to deride its power. Then three waves broke over her, and smashed her two thighs and her right hand and one of her eyes. She ran out of the Sid to escape from this injury; until she came to the sea. Wherever she ran, the well ran after her. Segais was its name in the Sid, the river Segsa from the Sid to the Pool of Mochua, the Arm of the Wife of Nuadu and the Thigh of the Wife of Nuadu after that, the Boyne in Meath, Manchuing Arcait it is called from the Finda to the Troma, the Marrow of the Woman Fedelm from the Troma to the sea.'

In the Gaelic version, the name is shown as "Fedelma" paragraph 41 `For Smiur mna Fedelma isrubart-sæ .i. Bounn in sen. Is de atá Boann furrie .i. Boann ben Nechtain maic Laurada luid do coimed in tobuir diamair boi a n-orlaind an duine lia tri deogbairib Nechtain .i. Flessc & Lessc & Luam. Ni ticed neuch cin aithiss on topur, mona tissed na deugbairi. Luid and rigan la h-uaill & dimus docum in tobair & ispert nad raibe ni no coillfed a deulf no douherud aitiss uirri. Tainic tuaithbel in topair di airiugud a cumacht . Ro mefatar ierum teeora tonno tairrse corroimid a di s-sliassaid & a desslaim & a lethsuil. Rethid si for imgabáil na h-aithesse sen assan t-sid co ticce moir. Cech ni ro reth si, do reth in tobur ina diaidh. Segais a ainm issan t-sid, Sruth Segsai on t-sid co Linn Mo Coe. Rig mna Nuadat & Colbtai mna Nuadat iersen, Boann a Midie. Manchuigg Aircit í o Finnoib co Tromaibh, Smiur mna Feidlimai o Trommoif co moir .'

For 'Rowdon':

Faire Names for English Folk:

Late Sixteenth Century English Names;

Chris Lanning: httos://www.s- Includes the surname


For 'Rowton' or 'Routone':

Watts s.n. Rowton has the place name Routone dated to 1086. That can be used as an unmarked English byname with the 10th century Gaelic Fedelma

Reaney & Wilson s.n. Rowden has de Roudon dated to circa 1250.

7: Geirmundr Bjarnarson - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

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

Geirmundr - Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name GB p. 10 s.n. Geirmundr

Bjornson - son of Bjorn . Bjorn - Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name GB p. 8 s.n. Bjorn

At the kingdom level, it was noted that "GB states that "Men's given names (ending) in -bjǫrn and -ǫrn make their genitives in -bjarnar and -arnar." As a result, the correct patronymic in Old Norse for a son of Bjǫrn most likely would be Bjarnarson." The submitter was made aware of this and approved the name to be changed to Bjarnarson.

8: Giordano Paulo Orsini - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

No major changes.
Language/Culture (None Specified) most important.

Submitter has indicated no holding name, but no other actions supplied.

Giordano: A Listing of all Men's Given Names from the Condado Section of the Florence Catasto of 1427 by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) lists Giordano 1 time.

Paulo: Italian masculine given name in Names from Sixteenth Century Venice by Juliana de Luna Includes Paulo as a variation of Paolo

Orsini: The "Online Catasto of 1427" includes Orsini

9: Godwin de Lea - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per chevron sable and gules, three mullets of eight points, a bordure argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Submitter would like a 13th century English name.

<Godwin> Masculine given name found two times in "Men's Given Names from Early 13th c.

England" by Talan Gwynek

<de Lea> Byname meaning "from Lea" Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names, s.n. Lea has Lea from 1155.

10: Iohan Gulberg - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (None Provided) most important.


E.H. Lind Dopnamn s.n. <Ióhan> cols. 647-649 has (among many others)

? 1226-1245 <Iohan, Iohann> as Swedish


Oluf Rygh, Norwegian Farm Names, S.N. Guldberg has: ? 1502, 1504, 1505 Gulberg

Name elements are dated within 300 years, and per SENA Apendix C


Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, etc. (are in the same regional naming group)

11: Kalliope of Aexone - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per pale vert and gules, a tree eradicated argent and in chief four hawk's bells Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language/Culture (Ancient Greece) most important.

Kalliope - Fem. Given Name. Documented to Athens, Greece ca, 440 B.C.E.

Batch #V2-36673 Lexicon. of Greek Personal Names.

Volume 2 Lexicon. of Greek Personal Names.

of Aexone - Locative byname, constructed per Lingua Societatis, Aexone is a settlement

south of Athens.

Mentioned in "Wasps" by Aristophanes (422 B.C.E.) and

"Lysis" by Plato (400 BCE).

Submitter wishes to have Greek locative byname construction

12: Lijsbet die Wolf - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per pale argent and sable, two pairs of open scissors points to base counterchanged.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No holding name.
No major changes.
Language/Culture (None Specified) most important.

die Wolf - Surnames by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Descriptive bynames - die Wolf 1422 'the wolf'

Lijsbet -

15th Century Dutch Names by Aryanhwy merch Catmael - Lijsbet 1422, 1432-33, 1478-81, 1478-81(S)

Lijsbet - Van der Schaar, J., Woodenboek van Voornamen: inventarisatie van de doop- en roepnamen met hunetymologie (Utrecht & Antwerpen: Aula-Boeken, 1967)

***Submitter has indicated that they do not want a holding name created for them***

Header was accidentally listed as 'Lisbet' instead of 'Lijsbet' which is what the submitter wanted. Commenters at kingdom level comments on both versions. Corrected to 'Lijsbet'.

13: Lijsbet die Wolf - New Badge (KLoI)

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

(Fieldless) A pair of scissors inverted per pale sable and argent.

Header was accidentally listed as 'Lisbet' instead of 'Lijsbet' which is what the submitter wanted. Commenters at kingdom level comments on both versions. Corrected to 'Lijsbet'.

Image was a png that happened to not transfer correctly when emailing. At kingdom level, the image was not fieldless; however, commenters went off of the blazon. Image was corrected to the original image and confirmed by submitter.

14: Lochlainn Glen Noe - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per chevron azure and sable, on a chevron between two Celtic crosses and a decrescent argent a chevronel sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
The following changes are allowed: byname must sound like "Glen Noe"

Lochlainn is a middle and early modern Irish Gaelic name

Compounds with "Glen-" are allowed in Scots as unmarked locative bynames, and "Glennoe" is known as the seat of the Scottish MacIntyre clan, date-able to at least 1470 ( Using Lingua Societatis, this becomes Glen Noe.

Thus Lochlain Glen Noe is Gaelic plus the Lingua Societatis version of Glennoe

At kingdom level, header was accidentally set to 'Lochlain' instead of what the submitter indicated 'Lochlainn'. This was caught quickly by commenters and 'Lochlainn' was commented on. Corrected to 'Lochlainn'.

Reblazoned at kingdom level based on commenters' suggestions.

15: Marguerite Ysabel du Val - New Household Name (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2017, via Meridies.

House of Tee and Cake

Sound (As written) most important.

Tee - [RW] p. 441 Robert atte Ee 1351, AssSt.

Cake - ibid. p. 80 Alured Cake 1210 P (Nf)

House of - Standard household designator.

Submitter would LIKE the name to reflect "Tea and Cake", but we are not able to find "Tea" in English use earlier than 1655. Per the OED

Only a single instance of a household in the pattern of "House of Person and Person" found in O and A, pre-OSCAR, but many extant examples of House of Thing and Thing.

Documentation further provided by commenters at kingdom level:

Tee and Cake as late period English surnames.

From Family Search

John Tee; Male; Marriage; Aug 1603; Freshwater, Hampshire, England; Batch: M16655-1 (

Willm. Tee; Male; Death/Burial; 11 Sep 1628; Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England; Batch: B01137-3 (

Christopher Tee; Male; Marriage; 19 Jul 1573; Morton, Lincolnshire, England; Batch: M03032-3 (

From Family Search Abraham Cake, male, married 1613, Hampshire, England. Batch no. M06187-1 (

Late period English surnames as given names.

January 2020 LoAR A-An Tir, Elphin O Flaithbheartaigh

We reiterate and confirm longstanding precedent on this issue: the use of 16th and early 17th century English surnames as given names is an attested period pattern.

Tea spelling from 1598.

All About Tea, Volume 2 by Ukers, William H. (William Harrison), 1873-1945 Publication date 1935. New York, The Tea and coffee trade journal company.

1598. -- The first notice of tea in English appears in the Voyages and Travels, of Jan Hugo van Linschooten, translated from the Latin, originally published in Holland, 1595-96.


Dictionary of Inn-Sign Names in Medieval and Renaissance England, by Juliana de Luna English sign names from c. 1300 to 1650.

Patterns for Sign Names: Gray Period Structure of Sign Name

A few additional complex patterns can be found elsewhere:

- saint+saint

16: Ôtomo Hideyoshi - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per pale azure and argent, a dragonfly and on a chief two cherry blossoms all counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Hideyoshi listed

Ôtomo is a Japanese clan name.

NCMJ, p. 201, Historical Surnames, s.v. O, gives the spelling Ootomo dated to 1332.

The submitter prefers to use the Hepburn romanisation system, with a macron to indicate vowel length over the first O.

17: Raoul de La Mare - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Ra-OOL de la MER) most important.

Raoul - Masculine Given Name, Middle French, Caen, Normandy, France, dated 1571


de La Mare - French Surname. "Sixteenth Century Norman Names" by Cateline de la Mor, via Academy of St. Gabriel

18: Rodrigo Luis de Alburquerque - New Exchange of Primary and Alternate Name Change (KLoI)

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

Old Item: Rudolf Dornfogel, to be released.

Just to confirm I have everything clicked, submitter wishes to switch alternate name Rodrigo Luis de Alburquerque to primary and release original name Rudolf Dornfogel.

Rodrigo, registered April 2022.

Rudolf, registered January 2019

19: Rose Rennel - New Device (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of May 10, 2023 as submitted.

Argent, a rose azure, in chief five roses azure and a base vert.

Originally, the main rose was slipped and leaved vert, which violated SENA A3D1b in which 'Having two close variants of a charge in a design is confusing and makes the charge groups difficult to identify. Thus, two charges or depictions of charges that are artistic variants of one another or that otherwise are considered to have less than a distinct change (DC) between them are not allowed in a single armorial design.' and since slipped and leaved is not considered a difference according to precedent , kingdom level believed it was best to have the same art for the main rose and the roses in chief. The submitter approved changing the main rose imagery and blazon to be the same as the roses in chief.

20: Skylar Blacklach - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Sable, three serpents embowed fretted in triangle and a chief double-enarched Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Family Search (Batch C06326-2). Alice Skylar christened: 13 Sept 1563 in Hartlebur, Worcestershire. England.

With numbers of period examples, by precedent, late period English Surnames can also be used as given names. "Surnames from the second half of the 16th C and early 17th C may be used as given names; they are treated as any other 16th C given name."

Surnames from late 16th century England may be used as given names, as per SENA Appendix A

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", database, FamilySearch ( 5 February 2023), Forten Skylar, 1550.

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", database, Family Search ( 5 February 2023), Alice Skylar, 1563

FamilySearch IGI index.

Mary Skylar

Father's Name Phillip Skylar

Event Type Christening

Event Date 26 Dec 1580

Event Place Hartlebury, Worcestershire, England

Indexing Batch C06326-2


"England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000," database, FamilySearch ( R-KVV: 7 December 2017), Sarah Blacklach, 11 Sep 1634, Christening; citing, St

Michael. Macclesfield. Cheshire. Enaland. Record Office. Chester: FHL microfilm 2.105.801.

"England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000," database, FamilySearch ( : 7 December 2017), Elizabetha Blacklach, Dec 1647, Christening; citing 118.

St Michael, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 2, 105,801.

"England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900," database, FamilySearch ( : 12 February 2018), Anne Blacklach, 01 Mar 1637, Burial; citing item 2, St. Michaels, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 1,656,845. Indexing Batch I09909-8

FamilySearch IGI index

Jo. Blacklach

Event Type Christening

Event Date 10 Oct 1602

Event Place (Original) St Michael, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England

Indexing Batch P01144-1

Reblazoned at kingdom level per suggestions by commenters

In Service,

Soo Yun

[email protected]

OSCAR counts 13 New Names, 1 New Household Name, 9 New Devices and 3 New Badges. These 26 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $104 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. OSCAR counts 1 Exchange of Primary and Alternate Name Change. This item may or may not require payment. There are a total of 28 items submitted on this letter.

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