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Drachenwald LoI dated 2023-09-30

Unto the College of Arms, greetings from Anna Albion.

We wish to thank Seijka Waldemarsdotter Edelweiss, Birgitta Lulli (Aurochs), Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle), Memorantia van de Linde (Schwarzdrachen), Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha (Ragged Staff), Fridha Eriksdotter (Frostheim) and Juetta Copin for their commentary on the Kingdom ILoI.

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

The Drachenwald College of heralds online meetings have been discontinued due yo lack of participants. Instead we are trying the Drachenwald Heraldic Hour with an online class once a month. We will try this until the end of the year and the reevaluate.

1: Birittha Wf - New Alternate Name (KLoI) (NP)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2022, via Drachenwald.

Gudinna av Aarnimetsä

No changes.

The NordiCon database of Scandinavian names recorded in Central European sources gives this as a spelling of the Scandinavian female given name Guthni and dates the entry to the 11th century.

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Sveriges medeltida personnamn, s.n. Gudhni, also attests the spelling Gudine in 12th century Lund, suggesting that the three-syllable form is not a one-off mistake.

While Gudinna has the meaning 'Goddess' in Swedish and SENA section PN4B1 restricts name elements that appear to claim a title or rank that the person does not have permanently in the Society, all the clarifying examples are actual human titles. Supernatural claims are covered in PN4C which states that a name phrase used by a normal human being in period is not considered such a claim.

Aarnimetsä is the registered name of the submitter's home barony and Swedish is one of the official languages of Finland, so the constructed locative byname conforms to the Branch Name and Lingua Societatis allowances.

Correction to Alternate Name (2023-Sep-10 11:09:54): The first couple of lines of the documentation went missing:

Reichenauer Verbrüderungsbuch (the Book of Fraternisation of Reichenau Abbey) has, on p. 140, Gudinna. (

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

2: Helvig Ulfsdotter - New Name Change (KLoI) (NP) & New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in January of 1997, via Drachenwald.

Azure, a duck's foot on a chief Or three pairs of scissors azure.

Old Item: , to be released.
No changes.

Helwig is the expected nominative vernacular form of the attested Latinized genitive Helwigis, dated 1255 in DMNES, s.n. Heilwig (

Ulfsdotter is the registered byname of the submitter and allowed under the Existing Registration Allowance.

Correction to Name (2023-Sep-11 13:09:01): The new name was missing from the item here is how it should be:

Society name: Helvig Ulfsdotter

Name being submitted: Helwig Ulfsdotter

Retain the old name as alternate, no changes

3: Michael der Gross von Bergen - New Device (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2010, via Drachenwald.

Per pale gules and sable, three chevronelles Or.

4: Olavi Peckonpoica - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Azure, three escallops Or and a chief embattled argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Olavi is a male given name dated to 1546 in Vanhat nimityyppimme (Finnish Names) by Kerttu Katariinantytär Roisko ( ) s.n. Olavi: Olavi Talvi 1546

The suggestion was made that since name source for <Olavi> says it's in a Latin contact, this is probably a Latin genitive and most likely the name should be <Olavus>. Could someone with better knowledge of Latin grammar please check this?

Peckonpoica is a Finnish patronymic byname dated to 1543 in Suomen Karjalan nimistö by Viljo Nissilä, p. 181: Mattz peckon[poi]ca 1543, where "ca" is abbreviation for "poica", '-son'.

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

5: Olavus Stornello - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Gyronny Or and gules, a frog azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
The following changes are allowed: given name spelled as Olawus

Olavus is a Latin male given name dated to Italy 1460 in its genitive form Olavi. Source: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Olaf". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1. In the same article, under Sweden/Latin can be seen 1350 Olaui (gen) as well as Olauus (nom) and 1383 Olawus (nom). Olavus is the preferred form but Olawus is acceptable.

Stornello is an Italian surname (descriptive, from a form of storno 'starling') dated to 14th century in Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names by Talan Gwynek (

6: Pehr Fogtilain - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2005, via Drachenwald.

Gules, a crozier head fracted at the base and in base two bones saltier argent.

7: Valdis Marcusdóttir - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per pale azure and purpure, on a unicorn's head couped argent a goute de sang distilling bendwise sinister from the eye

Submitter desires a feminine name.
The following changes are allowed: ok to grammatically correct if needed
Meaning (Daughter of Marcus) most important.

Valdis is found in Lind col 1066 as Scandinavian from 1171. Should probably be registered with an i-acute, <Valdís>.

Marcus is also found in Lind col 765 as Scandinavian from1349.

-dóttir is a Scandinavian way of showing patronymics as per SENA Appendix A.

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

OSCAR counts 3 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Alternate Name, 4 New Devices and 2 New Badges. These 11 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $44 for them. There are a total of 11 items submitted on this letter.

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