Northshield LoI dated 2023-09-30

Greetings unto Emma Laurel; Elizabetta Pelican; Iago Wreath; and all honored members of the College of Arms, greetings from Keythong. A great appreciation and thank you is given to all that left the valuable commentary on the internal letter from which this missive is created. Your advice and contributions made this letter possible.

What follows is the September 2023 Letter of Intent from the Kingdom of Northshield. It is our intent to see the registration of these items.

1: Anpliça Fiore - New Household Name (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2004, via Northshield.

Fellowship of Vair

No major changes.
Sound (vair/Vare) most important.

Fellowship SENA Appendix E

Vair - Hanks, Patrick, Richard Coates, and Peter McClure. The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland.

Heading name "Fair" has Henry le Vayre 1297 (in Cornwall) and Ricardus Vair 1379 in Hampshire. "Fair is of the same origin and meaning in both English and Scots."

2: Castel Rouge, Barony of - New Order Name (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1979, .

Order of the Grey Owl

Grey is a heraldic tincture approved for use in blazon distinct from sable or argent on the May 2021 Cover Letter.

An owl is a heraldic charge

Per the April 2012 Cover Letter, heraldic tinctures or their ordinary color words can be used in order names, and grey could be considered both under the May 2021 precedent.

This order name this follows the documented patter of English Order names of "Color+Charge" from Juliana's article "Medieval Secular Order Names" (

3: Cathan Schele - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Sound (kay-than sheel) most important.
Language/Culture (Anglo-Saxon) most important.
Meaning most important.
Spelling most important.

Cathan is a masculine personal name and can be found in

Saint Cathan, a saint from the Aberdeen Breviary (16th c. Scotland), also known as Catan, Cattan, etc., was a 6th-century Irish monk revered as a saint in parts of the Scottish Hebrides. Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cathán by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan

Schele is found as an English surname dated to 1369 in 'Admissions to the Freedom of York: 26-51 Edward III (1352-77)', in Register of the Freemen of the City of York: Vol. 1, 1272-1558, ed. Francis Collins (Durham, 1897), pp. 45-75. ( Black has a citation for Schele s.n. Shiel, dated to 1274 and 1403

4: Cathan Schele - New Household Name (KLoI) & New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Kvasir Hall

Vert three triskelions of spirals Or

This submission is to be associated with Cathan Schele
Sound most important.
Language/Culture (Norse) most important.
Meaning (Related to wisdom) most important.
Spelling (Kvasir) most important.

Kvasir Norse god, origin of mead.

Norse usage of theophoric place names as a pattern Óðinn, Þórr, Týr, Frey, Freyja, and Njǫrðr were compunded in placenames, there is a pattern of god name + landscape element. [ ]

Hall as lingua societatis allowance The Old Norse word for " hall" is usually <salr>. But with a god's name it's even more likely to be <hof>, which is "temple", but also " court, king's residence". [ ]

Significant expansion of the documentation was provided in commentary but it was confusing as to if this was actually pro- or anti- regarding supporting the submission, nor are we entirely sure as to which parts were actually relevant or not. We recommend looking to the proto rather than copying a significant thesis on the matter into this letter.

5: Clydwyn Gwehydd - New Augmentation of Arms (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2016, via Northshield.

Argent, two bendlets engrailed sable and for augmentation in sinister chief on a lozenge ploye sable a lozenge ploye Or.

Augmentation of Arms awarded 9/20/22 by Ajax and Gaia

Art may need to be cleaned up to make the lozenge on lozenge more clear.

6: Drazhan Simanov and Valdís Brýningsdóttir - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name (Drazhan Simanov) on the Northshield LoI of February 28, 2019 as submitted.
OSCAR finds the name (Valdís Brýningsdóttir) registered exactly as it appears in January of 2018, via Northshield.

(Fieldless) A sheaf of three arrows proper fletched gules, overall a hedgehog passant argent

Joint submission for Drazhan Simanov and Valdis Bryningsdottir

7: Griffon Caramon - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Griffon Caramon

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.
Language/Culture most important.

Griffin is an Irish given name dated to the 14th century and found in Names and Naming Practices in the Red Book of Ormond (Ireland 14th Century), Given Names, by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn

Caramon is a literary given name found in a book published in 1621 in England. We would like to use this name as an unmarked patronymic. [ ] See image attached.

While the combination of "Caramon" and the hourglass charge on the submitted device clearly are references to Caramon and Raistlin from Dragonlance we did not find them to be obtrusively modern or raised to the level of being protected.

Argent, an hourglass sable, and a border wavy azure

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

8: Lumia Blanck - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Lumia Blanck

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.
Language/Culture most important.

Lumia is a Swiss feminine given name dating to 1620. (FamilySearch Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996)

Blanck is a Swiss byname dating to 1633. (FamilySearch Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996)

Per bend argent and azure, three mushrooms purpure stemmed sable.

9: Magnus mac Culéon - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Purpure per fess a chevron argent ermined purpure, three hedgehogs maintaining swords and impaling grapes sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Byname MAC Killian sound) most important.

Magnus is a Scottish masculine name. (

mac Culéon is a Scottish patronymic byname (

Commentary suggested byname should be more properly formed as: mac Culéoin

Submitter is not concerned with specific spelling, but is very enthusiastic about his Scottish heritage.

10: Nuala inghean Dubáin - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Azure, two narwhals haurient respectant horns in saltire and in chief an escarbuncle argent within a border ermine.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (/Noo-ah-la/ or /Noo-lah/) most important.
Language/Culture (Irish Gaelic) most important.

Nuala is an Irish Gaelic feminine given name found in Index of Names in Irish Annals: Nuala, by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan and dated there between 1226 and 1592

inghean Dubhain is an Irish Gaelic patronymic byname. The marker |inghean| is the general later period spelling for 'daughter of'. The masculine given name Duban is found in Index of Names in Irish Annals: Dubán, by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan with the genitive Dubhain found in the years 753, 800 and 850.

There is some question as to if this emblazon is on a shield shape that is 'close enough' to pass. Issues were raised as to the specifics of the identifiability of the charges, but none was raised as to the shield shape itself.

11: Svala Leifsdóttir - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Svala is a Norse feminine personal name found as a woman's proper name in Bandamanna Saga (early 11th Century.) Supported in Geirr Bassi page 15, FJ pp. 273; CV pp. 606 s.v.

Leifsdóttir is a Norse patronymic byname formed from the male given name Leifr found on p 13 of GB, with the patronymic from rules for patronymics in GB p 17.

Submitter is primarily concerned with the association of the given name to (birds, swallows.)

Orle requested credit for a citation for Svala: but it is unknown if this was actually used or if the submitter used the actual physical copy of GB that her baronial herald has in his possession. Also, we would like to cite 'Svala' as being an NPC character in the Dragon Age series of games, though we do not feel that this rises to the point of a protected name or obtrusive modernity.

12: Sveinn Tunheim - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling most important.

Sveinn is a masculine personal name from Scandinavia, with some spelling variations based on source. Notable example: Sveinn Tjúguskegg, known also as Sweyn I Forkbeard and Sven the Dane, (960 - February 3, 1014)

TunheimLegal name allowance for the byname. I attest that two officers have viewed the legal documentation provided to support this allowance. Deputy keythong Valdis Bryningsdottir and Crescetis Herald Signora Beatrice Domenici della Campana have seen the passport with this byname and spelling.

13: Tom Holiday - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Quarterly azure and vert, in bend two hawk's bells Or

Sound (Hahl-uh-day) most important.

Tom is an English Masculine personal name from 1379.

"Found in Withycombe's Oxford Dictionary of English Names, which cites the Domesday Book, 1199-1220 and 1273. The diminutive "Tom" can be found in Yorkshire Masculine Names from 1379, compiled by Talan Gwynek. . Withycombe in the place cited also documents period usage of the hypocoristic form <Tom>: "The usual medieval abbreviation of Thomas was Thome, later (from the 14th C) Tom." Withycombe also explicitly cites an instance of <Tom> from the Yorkshire Poll Taxes in 1379, probably the same one cited in Scott's article." -copied from OSCAR entry for Tom Drum Builder, Atlantia LoI - 2013-11-30, accessed 8/16/2023

Holiday is an English byname found in documents dating from 1555 and later.

Marriage record for Richerde Holiday, 9/2/1555. "England, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1538-2016", database, FamilySearch ( : 11 August 2022), Richerde Holiday, 1555.

Commentary brought up that this batch is not useable and suggested the following instead:

We can find the name spelled Holliday in Reaney and Wilson, sn Haliday, etc., with dated spellings in 1179-94 and in 1188 and 1524.

While 'Holliday' is the submitter's legal surname, Haliday might avoid any entanglements regarding trying to register the submitters full legal name.

14: Tom Holiday - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Or, a goat clymant sable collared, belled, and maintaining an escarbuncle of six arms argent.

This submission is to be associated with Tom Holiday

15: Tryggvi Dáðason - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Azure a bend wavy argent between a griffin rampant argent and a sheaf of arrows Or.

No major changes.
Sound most important.
Language/Culture (Norse) most important.

Tryggvi is a masculine personal name found on the Viking Answer Lady site. Source "The Old Norse Name" By Geirr Bassi Haraldsson GB p. 15 s.n.

Dáðason is a patronymic byname found in Iceland in the 10th Century. GB p. 9 s.n. The reference for Dáði is taken from Richard Cleasby and Gudbrandr Vigfussion's "An Icelandic-English Dictionary", second edition. [3]

Submitter intends to use a Genitive son byname, the -i in Dáði will change to an -a with the ending son. This makes the last name Dáðason.

In service to the Society, Northshield, and the College of Arms

In service to Northshield & the College of Arms

Calamus Keythong


Valdis Tempestas


OSCAR counts 9 New Names, 2 New Household Names, 1 New Order Name, 6 New Devices, 3 New Badges and 1 New Augmentation of Arms. These 22 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $88 for them. There are a total of 22 items submitted on this letter.