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Outlands LoP dated 2023-08-16

Unto the Outlands College of Heralds, our respected friends and colleagues who give freely of their time to provide commentary, and all others who come by these letters, on this 15th day of August, A.S. LVII, does Magister Æðeluulf munuc send greetings.

Here follows the Kingdom of the Outlands' Internal Letter of Presentation for August 2023 CE.

Anyone may comment upon the items found herein. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please have comments on items contained herein to Rampart Herald by September 15th.

1: Hannah de Ávila -New Alternate Name (NP)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1998, via the Outlands.

Svíðu Hanna

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Scandinavian anywhere in period, ON preferred.
Meaning (Hannah thrice scorched) most important.

Hannah: Existing registration allowance

OW Norse verb Svíða

Ref: Viking Answer Lady

Resource: CV (page 612)

referencing the use of descriptive bynames - resource "Viking bynames found in the Landnambok" - gives multiple examples of descriptive bynames

Use of scorched:

Svíðu would be compounded Svíðu Hannah meaning "Hannah the singed" - This is an acceptable name to me.

-svíði would be compounded Hannah svíði meaning "Hannah the burning pain" - I prefer the other form.

Ideally, I would like "thrice scorched" (Þrysvar Svíða) but this has grammar issues. Svíðu is found as "scorched beam," but no examples of modifying Svíðu.

2: Haven of Aarquelle -New Name (NP) & New Device

Azure, a sword inverted argent surmounted by a decrescent Or, and a mountain of three peaks within a bordure counterchanged argent and sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

[Haven] is submitter's legal given name, acceptable as per SENA PN1.B.2.e `Legal Name Allowance', as documented with a driver's license.

[Aarquelle] is a Barony in the Kingdom of the Outlands, branch name registered in March 1987 via Outlands

3: Reinhard Von Stehlenbaur -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per bend sinister gules and vert, a hammer bendwise sinister and a serpent erect argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
The following changes are allowed: Reinhard Stehlenbaur or Reinhard of Saint Golias
Language/Culture (14-16th C Germanic) most important.

[Reinhart] is documented with this spelling as a surname twice "Heinrch Reinhard of Bonnigheld, Germany, in the year 1286, and Heinrici reinhart of Homburg, Germany, in 1315" --

[Von Stehlenbaur] translates to "Of the Steel works" in English

4: Vyncent Guy Dafydd -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per fess purpure and checky Or and azure, a stagbeetle volant en arriere argent maintaining in each foreleg a flywhisk handled Or and brushed argent, in chief a decrescent between two mullets of eight points Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language/Culture most important.

Vyncent: Masculine name found in Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources Early Modern English

[1530] Vincent LIWill-III p. 47; 1569 Vyncent SurMus II; 1586 Vincent

[Guy]: same source Anglo-French

1245-1250[1586] Guy Glover 158 Burgess

[Dafydd]: Same source found under David Welsh source 1360 Dafydd (nom) ArchCambIII p. 165;

The Didarganj Yakshi - Khan Academy - By Vaishnavi Patil discusses the Didarganj Yakshi statue from the 3rd century BCE, which depicts a woman holding a fly whisk. Fly whisks are attributes of several Hindu, Jain, Daoist and Buddhist deities and seen as a royal status symbol in many African kingdoms.

The Art of Heraldry by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies gives several examples of stag beetles in period heraldry.

Thus ends the August 2023CE Internal Letter of Presentation.

New Submission forms have been released! Per Laurel Sovereign, "The current submission forms, v3.0, will be accepted until the end of 2023"; Therefore all submissions received by Gold Castle must be on the v4 forms by 30 November 2023CE

All submissions should follow the electronic submission guidelines at: The new forms will be required for the December 2023 letter, as outlined above.

Submission forms need to be completely filled out, including the Name Documentation and Commentary Notes. Citations used for name documentation that are not on the No-Photocopy list must include a copy of the source material.

In Service,

Æðeluulf munuc

(Interim) Gold Castle Herald

OSCAR counts 3 Names, 1 Alternate Name and 3 Devices. There are a total of 7 items submitted on this letter.

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