Gleann Abhann LoI dated 2023-05-09

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1: Álfr Skorrasson - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Argent, in fess a natural dolphin embowed uriantazure, and a sea turtle head to base vert, a border embattled sable

Sound most important.

Documentation from from Gunnvǫr silfrahárr's "Old Norse Men's Names" (

Álfr - Old Norse masculine given name

Skorrason - patronymic formed from the Old Norse masculine given name <Skorri>. The genitive form changes the <-i> ending to <-a> and adds <-son>

2: Benjamín de Mérida - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Vert, in pale a castle, two pheasants adorssed argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language/Culture most important.

Benjamín - Benjamin Martin married in 1583 in Valladolid, Spain. Batch M87122-7

de Merida found in the FamilySearch Historical Records:

Juan de Merida; Male; Marriage; 28 Sep 1597; Sagrario de la Iglesia Metropolitana, Granada, Spain; Batch: M79240-7 (

Bartolome de Merida; Male; Marriage; 24 Nov 1591; San Matías, Granada, Spain; Batch: M77547-4 (

Juana de Merida; Female; Christening; 2 Jan 1564; Santa Ana, Granada, Spain; Batch: C04210-6 (

Blazon edited per commentary

3: Daphne of Colchester - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1995, via Meridies.

Azure, a shark proper and in chief three bezants Or

There were no gray markers available to do the color, if a redraw to color is required submitter has approved.

4: Emma Grey - New Device (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2000, via Atlantia.

Or, a butterfly sable and a base vert

Commentary :We found the base a little high. We feel that an AN would be adequate to say drop it to the hash lines at the bottom to make it more to 1/3 to 1/4 the total height.

As Ruby I am not sure what is being asked for here. Can we clarify? Submitter has approved redraw if neccessary.

Correction to Device (2023-Jun-04 19:06:27): Submitter would like to release the current device if approved.

Correction to Device (2023-Jul-17 09:07:07): Old device to be released

5: Gellir Gunnarsson - New Household Name (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2003, via Meridies.

Hamarr Úlf

Hammar - Originally a by-name related to Old Islandic meaning "hammer" and "hammer shaped crag".

Úlf - Found in Old Danish as Ulf (found as a by-name). Occurs in Old Swedish as Olf, Ulf, and as the by-name Ulv). Found in OW.Norse in the form Úlfr, both as a personal name and as a by-name. From OW.Norse ulfr, "wolf."

From Commentary there is much discussion on Hammar as a designator:

Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle) at 2023-04-02 21:17:35

We could postulate a placename of <Úlfshamarr>, combining the word for "wolf" and <-hamarr>. Oluf Rygh's Odd Norse Farm Names has these names in <hamarr> "a hammer shaped crag, a crag standing out like an anvil":

<*Hesthamarr> (Headword: Hesthammer) - from Old Norse <hestr> "horse" + <hamarr>.

1306 <Hæsthamar>

1563, 1614 <Hesthammer>

<Hundshamarr> (Headword: Hundshammer) - from <hundr> "hound" + <hamarr>.

1603 <Hundtzhamer>

<*Valahamarr> (Headword: Valhammer) - from <valr> "falcon" + <hamarr>.

1563, 1567, 1610, 1612 <Valhammer>

I'm not sure what to do with SENA's designator rules vs. Scandinavian farm names. The name is the name of the farm! We don't add house or stead or anything to it, it's understood that this is the cluster of one or more buildings that everyone knows was established by Úlfr near that crag.

6: Gunnarr Ivarsson - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per bend sinister sable and gules, an antlered rabbit argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Goon-r I var son) most important.

This name is documented from Gunnvǫr silfrahárr's "Old Norse Men's Names" (

Gunnarr - Old Norse masculine given name.

Ivarsson - patronymic formed from the Old Norse masculine given name <Ívarr>. The nominative case ending <-r> is dropped and replaced with <-s>, then <son> is added. Submitter has chosen to drop the diacritical marking.

7: Klaus Mühler - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per saltire gules and Or, a crow sable

Klaus is a German masculine given name found in German Names from Nürnberg, 1497, by Sara L. Uckelman

Mühler - A german byname 1623 <Benedict Mühler>, Germany Births and Baptisms, Batch #C93250-1 ( please see commentary link for more examples)

Blazon editied per commentary

8: Radogost' Sychev - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Language/Culture most important.

Radogost'- (m) -- "happy guest." Radogost'. 1120. [Mor 163].

Sychev - Owl, brown- -- Sychev (c1495) [357]. Zoological Bynames in Medieval Russia.

Name and documentation edited to reflect Morelle's findings.

9: Rafi' al-Hasib - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per pale sable and gules, a jackal's head affronty erased, three mullets, two in chief and one in base, argent

Sound most important.

Rafi' - Masculine Given Name. PERIOD ARABIC NAMES AND NAMING PRACTICES, by Da'ud ibn Auda (David B. Appleton) © 2003.

al-Hasib - al-Hasib [the respected/the noble (not a name denoting rank)]. PERIOD ARABIC NAMES AND NAMING PRACTICES, by Da'ud ibn Auda (David B. Appleton) © 2003.

10: Rois de Ho - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per pale sable and argent, two ravens striking respectant maintaining a bow and arrow, counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.
Language/Culture most important.
Meaning (Anglo saxon , will accept Rose if needed) most important.

Rois - is an English female given name "Index of Names in the 1292 Subsidy Roll of London" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (

de Ho - is an English surname found in R & W s.n How (William de Ho 1121-48 & Benedict de Ho 1211-12)

Redraw approved and used

11: Rowan MacLoughlin - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Rowan - Submitters legal name, documentation attached

MacLoughlin - "The Surnames of Ireland , Edward MacLagsagt, 1991 pg. 198

From Commentary:

Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha (Ragged Staff) at 2023-04-03 10:42:01

MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland, per AH Appx F is a book to be used with caution because of normalizing name spellings. However, we can get MacLoghlen in 1567 in Fiants Elizabeth 1004, in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names of Ireland, Kay Muhr and Liam O hAisibeil, sn McLaughlin. We also have spellings of MacLaughlin in 1588 and MacLaghlen in 1583.

12: Sabine von Rothenburg - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Azure, on a chalice argent, a rose azure within a double treassure argent

Sabine - a female given name found -Sabine Schambach; Female; Death; 5 Oct 1580; Buoch, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: B39349-3 (

von Rothenburg is a locative German byname found in a book published in the German states in 1547, please see attached and the link following -

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OSCAR counts 9 New Names, 1 New Household Name, 8 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 19 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $76 for them. There are a total of 19 items submitted on this letter.