Drachenwald LoI dated 2023-10-29

Unto the College of Arms, greetings from Anna Albion.

Jn news, we've launched "The Drachenwald Heraldic Hour" trying out having a class on a heraldry or name-related theme on the last Tuesday of each month until December. Then we will evaluate. We've also paused the monthly online commenting meeting because so few people were attending.

As per usual we wish to thank Seijka Waldemarsdotter Edelweiss, Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle), Birgitta Lulli (Aurochs), Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha (Ragged Staff) and the The barony of Aarnimetsä heralds meet for their commentary on the Kingdom ILoI.

It is the intent of the Drachenwald College of Heralds that the following submissions be registered.



1: Benedikta Ingasdotter - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language/Culture (14th to 15th century Swedish) most important.

Benedikta a female given name Benedikta appears on a list from Swedish Feminine Given Names from SMP by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Friedemann) for names dating 1300-1349. (https://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/swedish/smp/smp1350.html)

There are also several variations found in the SMP;

1200s <Benedicta>

1350, 1379 <Bendicta>

1356 <Bændiktæ>

1374, 1386, 1390 <Bændicta>

1378 <Benedicte>

1378 <Benedictæ>

as well as (s.n. Benedikta) has e.g. Benkta Gudhmundssdotter 1440, Bencte Eskilsdotter 1455 and Benedicta Eskilsdotter 1477, the last two referring the same person.

In the Diplomatarium Suecanum, the following nominative forms where found:

1356 <bændiktæ> https://sok.riksarkivet.se/sdhk?SDHK=7091

1367 <bendiktæ haquonadottir> https://sok.riksarkivet.se/sdhk?SDHK=9092

1368 <benedicta Magnusa dotter> https://sok.riksarkivet.se/sdhk?SDHK=9261

Ingasdotter is a matrynomic byname formed from the female given name Inga, which is listed in the same list of names by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Friedemann (https://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/swedish/smp/smp1300.html).

Matronymic bynames are rare in Scandinavia, but they are found. The August 2012 LoAR cover letter (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/08/12-08cl.html) says:

"In Scandinavia, matronymic bynames (always using a form of son or daughter) are rare, but found. The Viking Answer Lady says that 34 men in Old Norse Iceland were known as their mother's sons. Matronymics are found in medieval Scandinavia as well. Examples are found in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, though they become less common by the 16th century (Between Betrothal and Bedding: Marriage Formation in Sweden 1200-1600 by Mia Korpiola Kingship and State Formation in Sweden, 1130-1290 by Philip Line). One example of matronymic byname construction from Sweden from a letter SDHK:6193 dated 1351 ( https://oscar.sca.org/s.php?u=390 [ sok.riksarkivet.se ] ): "Omnibus presens scriptum cernentibus Mæreta Ydodotter"

In the SMP s.n. these eaxmples where found for <Inga>

1305 <Jon Jnguson>

1320 <Haquinum Ingoson>

1339 <Jngo>

1356 <hosfru Ingo>

1386 <Dagher Jngoson>

1386 <Paual Ingoson>

and Diplomatarium Suecanum has a 1420 <Røtker Ingæsson>.

In the BA thesis on the net titled "Det fornsvenska kasussystemets förändring under 1400-talet"'Changes in Old Swedish nominal declension under the 15th century' (http://su.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1796546/FULLTEXT01.pdf). In the chapter on genitive, the author notes that in her material the -s genitive first appears in feminine nouns in a diploma from 1410, and from the tables it seems that the old-style genitives had disappeared by the third quarter of the century. Given the SMP attestations (s.n. Inga) of Inga Anundadotter 1420 and hustrv Jnga 1474, it appears that Ingasdotter should work.


2: Fiora da Pavia - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Argent, a dragon sable between three roses azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Fiora is an Italian female given name dated to 1427 in Frequency Listing

of all Women's Given Names from the Condado Section of the Florence

Catasto of 1427 by Juliana de Luna

(https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/womensfreq.html)

da Pavia is an Italian locative byname dated to 1482 in Italian Men's

Names in Rome, 1473-1484 by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada

(http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Studium/BynAlphaExamples.shtml)


3: Hugh De Belesduna - New Device (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name on the Drachenwald LoI of July 31, 2023 as Hugh de Belesduna.

Gules, on a bend cotised Or, three ravens palewise sable.

A permission to conflict with Calanna di Nero Rosa "Gules, on a bend cotised Or three roses sable barbed gules." has been received and will be added to the packet of the LoI


4: Mallymkun Rauði - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name on the Drachenwald LoI of August 31, 2023 as submitted.

Vert, an onion Or.

A permission to conflict with with Ollomo Esugenas maqqas Moridaci avvi Cremutanni's badge "Fieldless, a bulb of garlic Or." has been recieved and will be added to the packet of the LoI


5: Memorantia van de Linde and Dubhghall mac Ébhearáird - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name (Memorantia van de Linde) registered exactly as it appears in June of 2020, via Drachenwald.
OSCAR finds the name (Dubhghall mac Ébhearáird) registered exactly as it appears in March of 1997, via Drachenwald.

Argent, three elephants each maintaining on its back a tower purpure.

This submission is to be associated with Wolford Keep


6: Unikankareen Kaarina - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Vert, two dances and in chief an iris argent.

No changes.

Unikankareen X is a locative byname pattern formed using Branch Name Allowance and lingua Societatis: modern Finnish. The submitter lives in

Finland. Unikankare is a registered SCA branch name (Canton of

Unikankare, registered in November of 1998 (via Drachenwald). A

grammatically correct modern Finnish translation of "X of Unikankare" is

"Unikankareen X" (see "Aarnimetsän Helka" in the second example of SENA

PN.1.B.2.f.). The genitive form of the nominative kankare is kankareen

(see https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kankare).

Kaarina is the submitter's legal given name. A picture of the ID will be provided in the packet for the LoI


Yours in Service,
The Honourable Lady Anna de Byxe, Albion Herald
[email protected]


OSCAR counts 3 New Names, 3 New Devices and 2 New Badges. These 8 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $32 for them. There are a total of 8 items submitted on this letter.