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Æthelmearc ILoI - 2023-07-26

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2: Æthelmearc, Kingdom of -New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1998, via Æthelmearc.

Iron Quill, Award of the

Meaning (Iron Quill) most important.

Using order name pattern of Adjective + Thing

Iron' is found as a descriptive adjective in English personal names in period. As used, it appears to refer to a quality, rather than a color. R&W p. 249 s.n. Ironfoot lists the following bynames: Yrenfot 1251 'iron foot'; Irenherde 1379 'hard as iron'; yreneman 1327 'iron hand'; Yrento 1209 'iron toe'. In addition, on p. 249 s.n. Ironside there's Irenside 1057, 1297, 1333, 1350 'iron-side, warrior'. The Barony therefore believes that 'Iron

The quill is found in the canting arms of Coupens c.1312 ( OED's oldest citation of the spelling "quill" is: "1575 G. Turberville Bk. Faulconrie 331 The seconde kinde of Teynte which fretteth the principals of a Hawke to the verie Quill."

Preference for modern English spelling

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