This item was on the 07-2021 LoAR
4: Crystal of Hightower - New Name (NP)
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (Crystal of Hightower) most important.
The submitter will NOT allow ANY changes, and cares about the spelling (Crystal of Hightower) and gender (female) of the name.
Crystal - interpolated spelling of a given name found as Cristal, Cristall, Cristole, Crystall, and Crystoll in Symon Freser of Lovat, "13th & 14th Century Scottish Names" [https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/symonFreser/scottish14/scottish14_given.html]
of Hightower - locative byname constructed based on documentation from the MED. High- prototheme: (1205) Fine R.King John 280: Hugo de Heland. (1296) Sub.R.Sus.in Sus.RS 10 9: Johanne atte Heghetun. (1296) Sub.R.Sus.in Sus.RS 10 16: Simon atte Heghelond. (1324) in Ewen Surnames Brit. 162: Del Heghgate. (1327) in Ewen Surnames Brit. 177: Atte heyweye. (1327) Sub.R.Stf.in WSAS 7 246: Robertus Hybones. -tower as a deuterotheme or part of a compound place name: (1379-80) in Sundby Dial.Wor. 112: Joh. atte Turhul. (c1470) Paston 1.435: A gret fowler lying in Bedfordes Towre wyth iij chambirs.
And "high towers" in a normal phrase, not an attested place name, showing the tower spelling: c1465 Hiegh towers (Cmb Gg.4.12) 1: Hiegh Towers by strong wyndes full lowe be cast When the lowe Cotages stand sure & fast.
And showing the "high" spelling (in another meaning): a1450(c1410) Lovel. Grail (Corp-C 80) 15.566: Ȝoure devocions doth therto..With high Contricioun. a1500(?c1450) Merlin (Cmb Ff.3.11) 460: Merlin..badde hem departe the turnement, for it was high tyme. c1450(c1380) Chaucer HF (Benson-Robinson) 1649: Such a smoke gan out wende Out of his foule trumpes ende..As doth where that men melteled, Loo, al on high fro the tuel.
The English language name formation <given + byname> can be found in SENA Appendix A. Per SENA Appendix C, Scots is included in the English/Welsh group.
Notes from consulting herald: Her legal given name is Crystal, just in case we need that, because spelling is most important.