Meridies LoI dated 2023-07-06

Unto Emma, Laurel; Elisabetta, Pelican; Iago, Wreath; and all the College of Arms does Soo Yun, Pennon, on behalf of Baronesa Sara, Beacon, and the illustrious Meridian College of Heralds, send greetings! It is the intent of the Meridian College of Heralds that the following submissions be registered.

1: Dorian Araignée - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per pale vert and gules, a spider inverted argent and in chief a honeybee Or and a hellebore blossom argent.

Meaning (Last name meaning) most important.

Dorian - "Registres paroissiaux et d'état civil, Côtes-d'Armor, France, 1467-1920", database, Family Search( 21 April 2022), Dorian Johay, 1648.

French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, 1438 by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman);


Morlet; Noms de Famille; P.45; s.n. Aragne, Araignée, n.issu du lat, arenea, araigne. sobriequet d'une personne venimeuse, sournoise. Avec ; art. Laragne, Laraigne (translation from Morlet) Morlet; Last names; P.45; s.n. Aragne, Spider, n. from lat, arenea, spider. sobriequet of a venomous, sneaky person. With L'art. Laragne, Laraigne

Submitter originally wanted d'Araignée meaning "The Spider" in Late French; however, commenters noted that in late French, it would actually be 'Araignée" or "l'Araignée." Upon contacting the submitter, the submitter noted they are okay with either option but would prefer 'Araignée" to "l'Araignée."

Commenters found no conflicts for this name.

2: Geirmundr Bjarnarson - New Device (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of June 02, 2023 as submitted.

Argent Chapé vert, a wolf sejant erect gardent sable maintaining in its mouth a spear fesswise proper

NOTE: Name was submitted on May 2023 ILoI via Meridies as Geirmundr Bjornson, corrected to Geirmundr Bjarnarson June 2023 LoI via Meridies.

The original image for this device had an extra shield shape outside of the shield. The image was edited to take out this extra shape and the device itself was not touched. The submitter approved this change.

No conflicts were found by commenters. blazon updated at kingdom level per commenter suggestions.

3: Helga Knébitr Anasdóttir - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Purpure, a racoon tricorporate Or marked sable, an orle of thorns Or.

No major changes.
Meaning (Middle Name meaning) most important.

- Helga is as an extremely common feminine given name, as shown in The Old Norse Name, by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, extracted from Landnamabok. The surviving versions of Landnamabok date from the second half of the 13th century or a little later, though it has been suggested that it was composed in an early form by Ari Thorgilsson (1068-1148).


- Kné meaning knee, and bita meaning to bite. English - Old Norse Dictionary by Ross G. Arthur. Bit meaning biting, sharp. An Icelandic - English Dictionary by Richard Cleasy and Gudbrand Vigfusson.

- Norse practice of creating nicknames to middle names


- Ana - Feminine given name occurring 20 times in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century: Women's Names in Alphabetical Order" by Juliana de Luna.

- Dottir meaning daughter

- Norse practice of last naming, because of my mother's SCA name is Ana De Granada

No conflicts found by commenters at kingdom level. Please see KLOI for full discussion of this name for commenters were unsure if there was enough documentation for the construction of Knébitr and were also unsure about Anasdóttir as normally 14th CE Spanish and Old Norse could not be combined but may be doable via claiming prior registration to a family member.

No conflicts were found for this device by commenters at kingdom level

4: István Róka - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per bend azure and vert, a bend ermine between a dragon sejant regardant and a fox sejant regardant addorsed argent.

Istvan - Hungarian version of Stephen or Stephan. Dates back at least as far as King Saint Stephen of Hungary (István Király), c. 1030 AD.

Róka - Translates to "fox," byname attested to in historical documentation c. 1418 AD, documentation I used is found here:

Commenters at kingdom level were unsure if the surname or given name should go first as Hungarian names have the surname first; however, based on the following precedent, we kept the name as submitted:

This name follows the typical European name order (as Latinized Hungarian does); in vernacular Hungarian names, we'd expect the inverted order, making this Czygan Máté. However, the name is registerable in either order, as to do otherwise would require submitters and kingdoms to be able to consistently identify if elements were vernacular or Latinized. [Máté Czygan, A-02/2013, A-Artemisia]

Commenters found no conflicts at the kingdom level.

No conflicts found by commenters at the kingdom level. Blazon updated at the kingdom level per suggestion by commenters.

5: Katja the Forthright - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2015, via Meridies.

(Fieldless) A giant panda sejant gardant proper.

Original submission returned at kingdom level: (Fieldless) A giant panda sejant gardant proper within an conjoined to a heart voided argent, was returned for voiding on a field less badge. This is new to the society level.

Commenters found no conflicts at the kingdom level.

6: Leandra Forte - New Device (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2018, via Ansteorra.

Per pale gules and or, between two ginger shoots in fess a crescent counterchanged.

Commenters at the kingdom level noted that though the blazon indicated 'garlic roots', the image used 'ginger shoots'. When contacted, the submitter clarified that they meant to say 'ginger shoots'. Blazon updated to reflect this.

Original image at kingdom level was cleaned up to be on a shield shape that had not been erased but the device itself was not redrawn. The submitter approved this version.

Commenters found no conflicts at the kingdom level.

7: Leandra Forte - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2018, via Ansteorra.

Per pale gules and or, a crescent counterchanged.

Commenters found no conflicts at the kingdom level.

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Soo Yun

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OSCAR counts 3 New Names, 5 New Devices and 2 New Badges. These 10 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $40 for them. There are a total of 10 items submitted on this letter.