Calontir LoI dated 2023-06-19

Wesaþ hal!

To Emma Laurel, Elisabetta Pelican, Iago Wreath and the commenting Members of the College of Arms comes this missive from Dorcas Whitecap, Acting Saker. I seek your wise counsel on the following submissions, with the intent that they may be registered.

1: Alessandra Cicilia Corsino - New Alternate Name (KLoI) (NP)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2019, via Calontir.

Hrefna in hvíta

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language/Culture (Old Norse) most important.

Hrefna - Old Norse feminine name found 2 or fewer times in "Viking Names Found in Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman).

in hvíta - feminine form of Old Norse weak adjective byname "inn hvíti", found in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman).

2: Arianwen Lovejoye - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Vert, a coney courant contourny and in base a gillyflower argent slipped, a chief rayonny Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (Arianwen) most important.

Arianwen - Welsh feminine given name. Precedent from registration of Aranwen Ridhelic (Sep 2011 Meridies) has, "In an earlier discussion of this name element, Harpy provided the period spellings of this name; they include Aranwen, Arganwen, Urgrngen, and Arianwen (all are cited in P.C. Bartrum's Early Welsh Genealogical Tracts). Any of those would be registerable ... This name, then, must be constructed as a later spelling of an earlier name. Aranwen Ridhelic is a spelling appropriate for around 1200, while Arianwen Riedhelig is a spelling appropriate for the later 16th century."

Lovejoye - 16th century English surname found in Philip Lovejoye, Male, Marriage Date: 30 Oct 1585, Place: Wonersh, Surrey, England, Batch # M05592-2 (

3: Cian an Doire - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language/Culture (Irish Gaelic) most important.

Cian - Early Modern Irish Gaelic masculine given name found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cian" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

an Doire - Early Modern Irish Gaelic descriptive byname meaning "[of] the Oak-grove/Oak-wood" found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: an Doire" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

4: Eibhilin O Beirn - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2017, via Calontir.

Purpure, on a bend sinister argent three cat's pawprints purpure, in canton a cat's pawprint argent

There is a SFCP for the use of a pawprint.

5: Erik Haraldsson - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Purpure, a calamarie and a tierce embattled Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language/Culture (Norse) most important.

Erik - Old Danish masculine given name. GB p. 9 s.n. Eiríkr. Viking Answer Lady says, "Found in Old Danish as Erik, Old Swedish Erik, OW.Norse Eiríkr."

Haraldsson - patronymic byname based on OW.Norse Haraldr. GB pp. 11 s.n. Haraldr.

Patronymic formed according to "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman)

In internal commentary, it was pointed out that <Eiríkr Haraldsson> is King Eiríkr blóðøx. We seek a ruling from Pelican on whether the submitted name presumes on that historic person.

6: Gabrielle von Friedrichsthal - New Augmentation of Arms (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2004, via Calontir.

Per chevron inverted purpure and sable, a chevron inverted between a garb Or and two bees Or marked sable and for augmentation on the chevron three crosses of Calatrava purpure

Augmentation of Arms was granted on Feb 25, 2023.

7: Generys Vach - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Purpure, a winged key inverted Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language/Culture (13th Century Welsh) most important.

Both name elements are documented in "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (Heather Rose Jones).

Generys - feminine given name.

Vach - mutated form of the descriptive byname Bach, meaning "small".

8: Josef Nowak - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Quarterly azure and gules, on a fess argent a death's head sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Josef Nowak) most important.

Josef - masculine given name found in Josef Fritz, Male, Marriage Date 1580, Place Ulm, Württemberg, Deutschland, Batch M91503-4

Nowak - Polish surname found in "Nazwiska Polaków" by Kazimierz Rymut, pg 197, s.n. Nowy lists several forms of <Nowy> to include <Nowak> dated 1335. "<Nowak> 1335 (od nowak 'czlowiek nowy, przybysz')" -- "the smith, new man, newcomer". Hard copy attached.

SENA Appendix C supports combining German and Polish name elements. These elements are less than 300 years apart.

The internal detailing on the death's head has been made more visible, with the submitter's permission. This is a change from the emblazon on the Internal Letter.

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9: Matthias Worcestershire - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2022, via Calontir.

Azure, two mascles throughout conjoined in fess, overall a fess Or

10: Morgana MacDermott - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Or, a crocus purpure slipped and leaved vert, in chief two ravens respectant sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (Morgana MacDermott) most important.

Morgana is the feminine form of the Latinized male given name Morganus, which is dated to 1234 s.n. Morgan in "Given names from the Llandaff Episcopal Acta, 1146-1286" by Constanza of Thamesreach (

M'Dermott, which becomes MacDermott for registration per the September 2013 CL (, is an Anglicized Irish surname with dates from 1585 to 1601 found in "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (

Women can use Mac- style bynames in Anglicized Irish [Clare O Tarran, 1/2012 LoAR, A-An Tir].

The Welsh Morgana and the Anglicized Irish MacDermott are in the same naming pool, per SENA Appendix C.

11: Penelope Packard the Pillager - New Name Change (KLoI) (NP) & New Device Change (KLoI)

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in March of 2020, via Calontir.

Argent semy of violets purpure, a hawk striking proper maintaining in its beak a feather azure

Old Item: Lofnheiðr Hrafnsdóttir, to be released.
Old Item: Or, a cross azure, overall a raven displayed maintaining a bow and quill pen gules, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.

Penelope - feminine English given name found in Family Search Historical Records: Penelope Rose; Female; Christening; 30 Mar 1562; AMBERLEY, SUSSEX, ENGLAND; Batch: C07002-1 (

Packard - English surname. Gilbert Packard, dated 11 Edward II (1317) in the raw data for "Names from Medieval Suffolk" by Sara L. Uckelman, known in the Society as Aryanhwy merch Catmael (

Packard is also found in R&W, s.n. Packard. Geoffrey, Henry Pac(k)ard 1327.

The Pillager - plausible byname, not attested. Here are 3 examples of other bynames with similar meanings or theme.

R&W, s.n. Pillar `plunderer'. Dike le Pilur, dated 1246, John le Piler, 1327, and Thomas Piler' 1332.

MED has the descriptive Ravysshour `plunderer, ravisher, rapist' dated 1436. "Please do proclayme..that the seid William Pulle, Ravysshour, appier, afore the answer of the seid Felonyes."

MED also has the byname le Reuere `robber, plunderer, spoiler, destroyer'. Ricardus le Reuere is dated 1255 and William le Reuere is dated 1317.

R&W, s.n. Pillar, glosses it as `plunderer', from Old French "pilleur". The modern French "piller" could be plausibly translated as either plunder or pillage. The bynames `le Pilur' and `le Piler' therefore support the plausible LS form `the Pillager'.

SENA Appendix A supports the pattern given+byname+byname for Middle/Early Modern English.

12: Úlfr Halfdan - New Device (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2020, via Calontir.

Per bend sinister dovetailed azure and argent, a wood plane argent and a wolf sejant azure

Iċ þancie ēow for your kind attention.


OSCAR counts 6 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Alternate Name, 6 New Devices, 1 New Device Change, 2 New Badges and 1 New Augmentation of Arms. These 18 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $72 for them. There are a total of 18 items submitted on this letter.