Avacal LoI dated 2017-10-27

Greetings from the Avacal College of Heralds. This month we have five submissions for your commentary.

This item was on the 01-2018 LoAR

1: Kallimakh Casekov - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2013, via Ealdormere.

Per pale gules and argent, a bear rampant to sinister vert.

This item was on the 01-2018 LoAR

2: Lorette de Chateauneuf - Resub Request for Name Reconsideration Change

OSCAR finds the name on the Avacal LoI of February 28, 2017 as submitted.

Lorette de Chasteauneuf

Old Item: Lorette de Chateauneuf, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 16th century French.

From the May 2017 LoAR:

"The submitter may be interested to know that, based on additional research done at the Pelican decision meeting, the spelling Lorette de Chasteauneuf is authentic for the 16th century. If the submitter would prefer that form, she may make a request for reconsideration."

This item was on the 01-2018 LoAR

3: Ovius Decumius Vitalis - New Name & New Device

Purpure, two tridents in saltire Or.

Language most important.

Follows the naming pattern of Praenomen + Nomen + Cognomen found in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges.

All three names found in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names"


Ovius. The preanomen (literally, "before name") was chosen from a short list of options and was often abbreviated.

Decumius. The nomen or nomen gentilicium was the family or clan name. (Nomen means "name"). It plays the role of a modern surname: a Roman citizen inherited his nomen from his father's family. Many nomina end in -ius.

Vitalis. Cogonomen means "byname". A cognomen could be inherited, or could be a personal nickname. Some men used two or more cognomina.


Arwyn of Leicester,

White Wyvern Herald

Avacal College of Heralds

OSCAR counts 1 New Name, 1 New Device and 1 New Badge. These 3 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $12 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Request for Name Reconsideration Change. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 4 items submitted on this letter.