Middle LoI dated 2023-07-24
Greetings unto Emma Laurel, Elisabetta Pelican, Iago Wreath, and the other honored members of the College of Arms, greetings from Kallinikos Gavras, Rouge Scarpe Herald for the Kingdom of the Middle.
Many thanks to the commenting heralds who provided additional documentation!
It is the intent of the Middle Kingdom that the following be registered.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Buckmaster - Surnames in Chesham 1538-1600/1
Per precedent, surnames can be used as given names in late period English.
Thomas - Familysearch
Davyd Thomas; 02 Jan 1581; Saint Giles, Cripplegate, Lodon, Engliand; M02243-1
Name was returned on the 06-2016 LoAR due to being submitted on the wrong form.
During previous commentary, concern was raised whether the name was presumptive, due to the "master" element. SENA PN4.B.1 states: "Bynames which are identical to titles used in the Society are generally not allowed for individuals who do not have that rank. Relatively minor changes to the form of the byname can remove the appearance of a claim to rank." Adding the "Buck-" element should be enough to clear the presumption. If this IS an issue, the submitter is willing to accept the name "Thomas of Buckmaster", since according to R&W the name is a corruption of the locative Buckminster.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Both elements of this submission were documented from Names from Lallaing 1384 - 1600, by Domhnall na Moicheirghe. https://heraldry.sca.org/names/lallaing_names.html
Leonne is a French feminine given name dated to 1587 in the data.
de Fresne is a French locative byname dated to 1476 in the data.
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1991, via the Middle.
per pall Or, sable, and argent, a dragon's jambe inverted sable armed gules and two swans naiant counterchanged, for augmentations on a canton argent a pale gules surmounted by a dragon passant vert, and a compass rose gules
Old Item: , to be retained as a badge.
Royal Augmentation granted on 15-MAR-2012
Kingdom Augmentation granted on 25-MAR-2023
Original submission had depictions of a dragon's jambe and of an 8-pointed compass that were considered unregisterable, so the art was changed with submitter permission to fit within core artistic style.
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2017, via the Middle.
Flouri Hund Herault
Meaning (Flower Hound (Floral Hound, something to that effect)) most important.
Received Herald Extraordinary 5/27/23 at Midrealm A&S from Alzbeta Dragon.
Constructed Order Name - Other Adjective + Charge as found in MEdieval Secular Order Names: Standard Forms of Order Names by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/OrderNames/ListingOfSt...#...)
Pattern of Order Name + Herault/Herald as found in Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Standard Forms by Origin and Country by Juliana de Luna
Flouri - adj. M.E.D. s.v. flôuri, with the meaning 'seme of fleurs-de-lys'.
Hund - n. M.E.D. s.v. hound, dated to 1200
Herault - N. M.E.D. s.v. heraud dated to 1410
Name was submitted as Flôurī, diacriticals were dropped with permission at the commentary meeting to make the submission match Middle English
In Appreciation and Admiration,
Kallinikos Gavras, Rouge Scarpe Herald