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Atlantia ILoI dated 2023-10-26

Greetings Gisela, Triton, James, Golden Dolphin, Atlantian College of Heralds members, and Heralds from the Known World.

The following letter contains the Second Half of the Pennsic submission and the College of Atlantian Heralds intends to submit them to Laurel in the October Letter of Intent. The letter will close on November 22, 2023.

1: Ceallach Curteis -New Name (NP)

No major changes.
Spelling (wants to retain initials CC (matching modern initials)) most important.

Ceallach feminine Irish Gaelic name found in OCM s.n. Ceallach masculine saint's name in Martyrology of Donegal tr. John O' Donovan Irish text ed. James Todd & William Reeves Dublin: 1864. The feminine use of the name is found in Mari (Kathleen M. O'Brien) Index of Names in Irish Annals s.v. Cellach The dated example here is from 732, however, the form Ceallach in the Martyrology is later.

Curteis unmarked patronymic from English s.v. header Curtis, Curtiss etc. Curteis 1166 P (Beds.) p. 121 Reaney & Wilson Dictionary of English Surnames

SENA Appendix C allows a Gaelic/English combination when dated within 300 years.

2: Cihanbaht bint Şahnisa -New Name (NP)

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 16th Century Ottoman.

Cihanbaht is found in "Muslim Women's Names" by Mihriban bint Rüstem [ ] . Cihanbaht is a feminine given name meaning "Possibly cihan "universe" + baht "luck, fortune"

Şahnisa is found in "Muslim Women's Names" by Mihriban bint Rüstem [ ] Şahnisa is a female given name meaning "Shah of the women; chief among women" bint (daughter of) found in Ursula Georges, "Sixteenth-Century Turkish Names" (

3: Clara von Wonsiedel -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2015, via Atlantia.

Sable, on a rabbit courant Or a poppy gules.

4: Demhayr bin Johar -New Name (NP)

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Demhayr is found in "DEFTERİ MUFASSALI SİVAS" MEHMET AKİF ERDOĞRU Document is not translated, hopefully, Ursula can help.

Johar is found in "Catalogue of the Armenian manuscripts in the Bodleian Library" REV. SUKIAS BARONIAN AND F. C. CONYBEARE, F.B.A. [ ]

bin means "Son Of"

5: Dubhghall mac Donnchaidh -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2008, via Atlantia.

Per pale sable and vert, a castle and in chief 3 horseshoes inverted argent

6: Jareth Huntsman -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2020, via Atlantia.

Argent, two dogs combattant and in chief a stags head cabossed sable

7: John of Charlesbury Crossing -New Name (NP) & New Device

Sable, a cross Or between four crosses swallowtailed two and two argent, overall a seraph argent crined Or irised azure

No holding name.

John John is a fairly common English given name, found in the 12th-15th C. (Withycombe, 3rd edition, pp. 178-9 s.n. John).

of Charlesbury Crossing - the Canton of Charlesbury Crossing is a canton of the Barony of Sacred Stone, located mundanely in North Carolina

8: Kalfr Valfrekr -New Name (NP) & New Device

Argent, two chevrons inverted purpure, in chief a bear's paw print sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No holding name.
Meaning (Meaning of greedy for battle) most important.

Kalfr is an Old Norse masculine given name found in GB p 12. It is marked as from the Landnamabok.

Valfrekr is an Old Norse descriptive byname meaning greedy for battle-casualties found in GB p 29.

9: Katarzyna Varsovia -New Name (NP) & New Device

Azure, in pale three lotus flowers in profile argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No holding name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Sound most important for given name. Meaning (from Warsaw/Warsze) most important for byname.) most important.

Katarzyna is a feminine Polish given name dated to 1569, 1580, 1640, 1641 found in "A Preliminary Survey of Names from the Historical Dictionary of Personal Names in Białystok" by Lillia de Vaux at Submitter prefers Varsovia but is amenable to Warszawa as a last name.

Warszawa is the polish name for Warsaw (Varsovia is the latinized version) and appears to be a city during period. The Jewish Virtual Library ( states "Jews settled in Warsaw during the 14th century".

Additionally, both Varsovia and Warszawa are mentioned in Pac, T. (2022). In Common culture and the ideology of difference in medieval and contemporary Poland. essay, Lexington Books. on page 74 found online at [ ] Neither of these sources specifically say that 'Varsovia' was a period term for Warsaw however and would appreciate input on this matter from the heraldic community.

10: Lauren Paques L'Ours -New Name (NP) & New Device

Lauren Paques L'Ours

Or, a brown bear rampant proper, on a chief gules six fleur-de-lys in fess Or

No holding name.
Sound (lore-en pax la oris (oris/bear meaning emphatic)) most important.

Lauren is found in "Names from Lallaing 1384 - 1600" by Domhnall na Moicheirghe,, as a masculine given with three instances between 1507 and 1578.

Paques is found as a masculine given name "Masculine Given Names in Morlet, Étude d'anthroponymie picarde" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, where it is dated to 1475 in this spelling.

l'Ours - "DRAFT: Names in the 1292 census of Paris" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael,, includes one instance l'Ours, glossed as "the bear".

given+byname alias byname is an attested pattern according to SENA Appendix A

11: Laurent Campbell -New Name (NP)

Laurent - Laurent M'Laurent is found in 1587 (Black, s.n. Maclaren).

Campbell - Black, Surnames of Scotland, s.n. Campbell p 130 Duncan Campbell 1390, Campbell is also dated to 1412 and 1447 in the same entry in Black.

12: Marnix van Reimerswael -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per fess Or and barry wavy azure and argent, two demi-lions rampant addorsed issuant from the line of division gules overall a tower sable

No holding name.
No major changes.
Spelling (spelling of 'Marnix') most important.

'Marnix' is found in "Names from Dutch Records Between 1584-1585" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman), s.n. Marnix as a given name. dated to 1585. Marnix is also his legal given name.

'van Reimerswael' is a Dutch locative byname (the use of van in Dutch is found in Appendix C). This is the modern form. It is found in a 1560 atlas image by Jacob van Deventer in Wikipedia - - that shows the spelling "Rumerswael" - so some spelling is period. We could find the modern spelling as early as 1685, in _Batavia illustrata, ofte Verhandelinge vanden oorspronk.

In the January, 2020 LOAR under the registration for René van Reimerswael, Laurel comments: "Submitted as René van Reimerswaal, the documentation did not support the spelling of the place name. Fortunately, heralds at the Pelican decision meeting found Reimerswael in an early 15th century Latin document. We have made this change for registration."

13: Meriorie Matheson -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2014, via Atlantia.

Vert, a bend Or and overall a badger's head argent marked sable

14: Michael Drake of Bright Hills -New Name (NP)

Michael is an English given name daed 1266 in the MED: (1266) Pat.R.Hen.III665 : Michael Aboveton

Drake `dragon' or `male duck' is an English byname dated 1185 and 1190 in the submitted spelling in R&W, s.n. Drake. The marked forms le Drake (1205) and le Drak' (1225) are also attested.

Bright Hills is the registered of an SCA branch.

15: Paul the Woodcutter -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2019, via Atlantia.

Per bend sinister vert and gules, an oak tree argent and a carpenters axe Or

16: Richard Gilchrest -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1985, via Atenveldt.

(Fieldless) On a cross formy vert, a lion's head couped close affronty Or.

17: Richard Gilchrest -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1985, via Atenveldt.

Vert crusilly formy, a bordure Or

18: Roderic Bittner -New Name (NP) & New Device

Argent, an ant between flaunches azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No holding name.

Roderic is the vernacular of the Latinized name Rodericus, found in the DNMES in Italy, dated to 1485.

Bittner is the submitter's legal surname, verified by Lilie Dubh and Fina Black Lion

19: Roderic Bittner -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) An emmet azure

20: Sanada Akime -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2017, via Atlantia.

Vert, a G-clef within a triple tressure argent

21: Seraphine of Stierbach -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atlantia LoI of November 16, 2022 as submitted.

Purpure, a sun in his splendor Or and in base a crescent argent, on a chief Or three fleur-de-lys vert

22: Taran na Ceol -New Name Change (NP)

OSCAR NOTE: 'Old Item' should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Old Item: , to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for Pictish/Irish.
Meaning (Taran of [the] Music) most important.

Taran: Per "A Consideration of Pictish Names, Pt. II, by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, as given name of a historical king ( The name is dated to the 8th century.

na Ceol: Derived from ceol (music) per Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language (, s.v. ceól. The byname seems to literally mean '[of] the music', and follows the pattern of na Graifne '[of] the writing' and an Dana '[of] the poetry', both found in Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Descriptive Bynames" (

23: Thorbjorn Skaldason -New Name (NP) & New Device

Vert, a bear rampant argent between two lightning bolts palewise argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No holding name.
No major changes.

Thorbjorn is an Old Norse masculine given name found s.v. Old Norse Given Names in Geir-Bassi Haraldsson The Old Norse Name p.16.

Skáldason is an Old Norse patronymic byname based on the given name Skáldi. The Viking Answer Lady states that Skáldi is "Found in Old Swedish in the Latinized form Skaldo (also found as a by-name, Skalde). Occurs in OW.Norse as the by-name Skáldi. Derived from OW.Norse skald, "skald, poet." Occurs as a personal name in the runic nominative case form skalti in U1107: "Gillaug had the stone erected in memory of her son Fastarr. Skáldi had the landmark arranged well, and Þórðr and Ádís (did?)." (

The patronymic was constructed based on the rules set forth on page 17 of Geirr-Bassi. (This is based on the documentation for Leifr Skaldason in OSCAR.)

There is a step from core practice for the use of lightning bolts without a thunderbolt.

24: Torunn Heilari -New Name (NP)

Sound (Submitter wants T- rather than Th- sound for the given name, and meaning healer) most important.

Þórunn is a feminine given name found in Landnamabok, per Geirr Bassi. The submitter would prefer the spelling Tórunn. Initial uses of thorn (Þ) were sometimes replaced with T-, especially in later Scandinavian languages, per the beginning of Fellows-Jensen. Examples can be found in Lind, s.n. Þórunnr, e.g., Tharan/Taran.

Heilari is intended as a byname meaning 'healer'. Per Wiktionary, s.n. heilur, where the desired spelling is identified as a dative spelling. The submitter allows all changes to register this byname to fix the grammar as long as it has the desired meaning.

In Service

Seraphina, Ibis Herald

OSCAR counts 13 Names, 1 Name Change, 11 Devices and 6 Badges. There are a total of 31 items submitted on this letter.

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