Avacal LoI dated 2023-08-31

We received 6 submissions. We would like to thank Gunnvor silfrahar, Iago ab Adam, Maryan Hoskyns, Jeanne Marie Lacroix, and Mālik ibn Jinnī for commenting. Also a huge thankyou to Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha so fixing up the name documentation on the letter.

1: Dolce Adalina Margarita Machiavelli - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Dolce is a feminine Italian/Jewish given name found in Names of Jews in Rome In the 1550's, Table of Names, Compiled by Yehoshua ben Haim haYerushalmi https://heraldry.sca.org/names/Jewish/rome_names.html

Adalina and Margarita are Italian feminine given names found in Italian names from Imola, 1312 by Sara L. Uckelman https://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/imola...

Per SENA Appendix A for Italian, triple given names are known from 1460 onward https://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html...

Machiavelli is an Italian surname found in the Online Tratte of Office Holders https://cds.library.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/TLSURN... (Note: submitter is a member of the Machiavelli household and has permission to use to surname from Lady Galiena Machiavelli)

2: Fróði Þórmundarson - New Device (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2020, via Avacal.

Per fess Or and azure, in pale a vol gules and an oak tree argent

3: Signe Smidt - New Device (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name on the Avacal LoI of July 30, 2023 as submitted.

Gules, a loaf of bread Or transfixed by a sword bendwise inverted argent

4: Sóma of Myrgan Wood - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per bend indented sable and vert, an increscent and a ewe argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Rhymes with coma) most important.

Soma is a feminine Old Norse given name found on the Viking Answer Lady's Women's Names list, http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml... and indexed as from the Nordiskt Runnamnslexikon of Lena Petersen.

of Myrgan Wood is a locative byname using the SCA Branch Name Allowance in SENA PN1B2f https://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html... the Barony of Myrgan Wood was registered October 1983 via Middle.

5: Tófa Váladóttir - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Bisyllabic, starting with a /t/ sound and ending on any open unrounded vowel sound.) most important.

Tófa is an Old Norse feminine given name found in Geir Bassi, p 15.

Váladóttir is an Old Norse patronymic byname formed from the given name Váli, GB p 15. The grammar of forming the patronymic is on pp 17-18 of GB.


Avacal College of Heralds

OSCAR counts 3 New Names and 3 New Devices. These 6 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $24 for them. There are a total of 6 items submitted on this letter.