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Drachenwald LoI dated 2023-07-31

Unto the College of Arms, greetings from Anna Albion.

We wish to thank Seijka Waldemarsdotter Edelweiss, Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha (Ragged Staff), Fridha Eriksdotter (Frostheim), Coblaith Muimnech, Jeanne Marie Lacroix (Palimpsest), Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle), ffride wlffsdotter (Morelle), Juetta Copin, Mālik ibn Jinnī (formerly Basil Dragonstrike) (Lions Heart), and everyone who attended the Drachenwald College of Heralds monthly online meeting for their commentary on the Kingdom ILoI.

It is the intent of the Drachenwald College of Heralds that the following submissions be registered.

1: Hugh de Belesduna - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Badge (KLoI)

(Fieldless) A raven contounry sable, maintaining in its peak a threaded needle Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Hugh is listed as appearing as a given name in England in Anglo-French contexts between 1245 and 1250. As found in the "Dictionary of Medieval Names

from European Sources" by G. Grim, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman


Belesduna is found in "Little Domesday under Essex" in National Archives ref number: E 31/1/1/386.

The name Belesduna is one of the medieval names for the town of Basildon (Essex,England).


But, if ones looks at the original entries which can be found in the Open Domesday , two spellings can be found Belesdunain and Berlesduna. According to the website "Early History of Basildon" ( the spelling just changes further over time. So unless another source is found where the spelling really is Belesduna, our suggestion is that the name should be registered as Hugh de Berlesduna.

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2: Katherine of Canfield - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (The proposed name is easy to pronounce) most important.
Spelling (The proposed name is easy to spell) most important.

The submitter mentions that her persona is 16th century from Essex, England.

The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources dates Katherine to 1528-9 in Early Modern English contexts (

of Canfield is a locative byname as per SENA Appendix B 2.a.1.

There are both a Little Canfield and a Greater Canfield in Essex. "The Survey of English Placenames" offers several 16th-century forms of the name for what are now known as "Great Canfield" and "Little Canfield" ( such as:

Cantfeld (1534),

West Chanfeld (1535),

Canceffeld (1537),

Canfeld (1538), and

Cancesfeld (1538).

There is also a record of a Canfield-Hall, found in "A catalogue of the nobility of England, Scotland and Ireland", published London, 1630. Page 502 (handwritten) has "William Wiseman of Canfield-hall, in the County of Essex Esquire, created Baronet the 29. day of August, an. predicto." (

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3: olafR hin litli - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per pale azure and Or, a boar's head cabossed counterchanged and armed gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Although the submitter had checked the box for "No changes", after being contacted he is okay with Olafr hinn litli


An example is found in the post "Runstenar och grindstolpar" in the k-blogg Riksantikvarieämbetet (The Swedish National Heritage Board) at Sigrajvs in Vamlingbo on southern Gotland, where on one of the posts (G 8) you can read that olafr : ṣuþr - giarþi us i.e. "Olav Suders(?) made us"."


E.H Lind Dopnamn cols 810-814 s.n. <Óláfr> says "Allmänt både i Norge ock på Island under hela medeltiden" - Translation "the name was common throughout Norway and Iceland for the whole medieval period."

hinn litli

E.H. Lind Personbinamn cols. 245-246 s.n. <Lítli> cites <Alfr iarkl hinn lítli> as the oldest example from the 800s with the byname occurring through the 15th c.

It is also found in "Orkneyinga saga sive Historia Orcadensium a prima Orcadum per Norvegos occupatione ad exitum seculi duodecimi"

by Orkneyinga saga.; Wallace, James; Jón Jónsson 1754-1831; Grímur Jónsson Thorkelín 1752-1829 in the Internet Archive.

For more examples of hinn litli:

Dictionary of Old Norse Prose sv. lítill has:


Alfr hiɴɴ litli - c1300-1325, Skáldatal

(Note: the page scan with this entry is abbreviated as "hiń litli" see: , the ONP may be treating the "ɴ" as a scribal abbreviation for nn.)

Alfr hinn litli - c1330-1370, Eyrbyggja saga

(Note: this source appears to have expanded the abbreviation into "Alfr hinn litli

er het Skvma hinn litle - c1350-1370, Sturlunga saga


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4: Selanda de la Rosa - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2015, via Drachenwald.

Per fess argent and azure, a roundel counterchanged.

Yours in Service,
The Honourable Lady Anna de Byxe, Albion Herald
Drachenwald College of Heralds
[email protected]

OSCAR counts 3 New Names, 1 New Device and 2 New Badges. These 6 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $24 for them. There are a total of 6 items submitted on this letter.

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