Laurel LoPaD dated 2023-07-11

To all the College of Arms and all others who may read this missive, from Emma Laurel, Elisabetta Pelican, and Iago Wreath, greetings.

This letter contains the issues raised in the May 2023 LoAR for CoA discussion. The text in this letter is copied verbatim from that LoAR; it is provided here for convenience. As with a July 2023 LoI, these matters are currently scheduled for the Pelican and Wreath meetings in October 2023. Original commentary, responses, and rebuttals to commentary must be entered into OSCAR no later than Saturday, September 30, 2023.

1: Appleholm, Canton of - New Branch Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in January of 1990, via the East.

Old Item: Whyt Whey, Canton of, to be released.
Language/Culture (English) most important.
Meaning (Apple Island) most important.

This branch name change is pended to allow commentary on the issue of retaining items as Ancient Branch Name. This would work similarly to how we retain Ancient Arms and would allow a group to retain their old name to protect it from conflict without needing to register it as a household name. We look to the June 2000 Cover Letter for guidance; branches were not able to retain old devices as badges because badges may not have laurel wreaths. However, branches wanted to still be able to protect t hese devices from conflict. Similarly, some branches may prefer to be able to protect their previous names from conflict.

This was item 2 on the East letter of February 25, 2023.


Pray know that I remain,

In service,

Emma de Fetherstan
Laurel Queen of Arms

OSCAR counts 1 Branch Name Change. There are a total of 1 items submitted on this letter.