Calontir LoI dated 2023-11-07

Wesaþ hal!

To Emma Laurel, Elisabetta Pelican, Iago Wreath and the commenting Members of the College of Arms comes this missive from Dorcas Whitecap, Saker. I seek your counsel on the following submissions, with the intent that they may be registered.

1: Adalyde Heloyz la Cantora - New Device Change (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2019, via Calontir.

Gyronny of twelve Or and azure, a peacock in his pride argent within a four-lobed quadrate cornice gules

Old Item: Gyronny of twelve Or and azure, a peacock in his pride argent and on a base sable a moon in her plenitude Or, to be released.

2: Anne Renarde - New Name Change (KLoI) (NP) & Resub Device (KLoI)

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in February of 1998, via the Middle.

Azure, a moon in her plenitude irradiated Or waxing crescent argent between three mullets Or

Old Item: Anne Renaud, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (Renarde) most important.

Anne - French feminine given name dated 1359 in "Feminine Given Names in Morlet, Étude d'anthroponymie picarde" by Sara L. Uckelman, known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael.

Renarde - French descriptive byname dated 1292 and 1340 in "Bynames in Medieval France" by Sara L. Uckelman. Article says, "desc. a nickname for a fox, deriving from the tales of Renard the Fox. la Renarde 1292 Paris, La Renarde 1340 Picardy".

SENA Appendix A ( says, "may use article le, la, l', les or un/une or omit it"

Device returned on the February 1998 LoAR. Azure, in pall a moon in her plentitude between three mullets Or.

While blazoned on the LoI as Azure, a moon in her plentitude between three mullets Or., the blazon above better reflects the emblazon, since all of the charges are the same size. Therefore, this conflicts with Finnvarr de Taahe Azure, a mullet of six points environed by six mullets of six points, all Or., reblazoned on this LoAR to better reflect the emblazon as Azure, a mullet of six points within an orle of mullets of six points Or. This is a single group with a single CD for number, nothing for five vs. six points and nothing for changing the type of less than half the group.

As for the cited conflict with Palau, Azure, a bezant., Laurel precedent states that there is no difference between a roundel and a moon. However, RfS X.4.e states that "Types of charges considered to be separate in period, for example a lion and an heraldic tiger, will be considered different. While this matter is not relevant in this case, we are directing Palimpsest to issue a rules letter to discuss our application and possible modification of this rule.

This submission is a significant redesign.

Please see the images below for some examples of period renderings of a moon in plenitude.

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

3: Dagný ingen Murchada - New Name Change (KLoI) (NP)

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in February of 1997, via Meridies.

Old Item: Eleanor of Shrewsbury, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (Dagný) most important.

Dagný: constructed Norse feminine given name. Dag- appears in Dageiðr and Dagrún, both from GB and Dagmaer, FJ pp 350, CV pp 94-95.

-ný appears in Asný, Eðný, Guðný, all from GB.

ingen Murchada: patronymic based on Old Irish Gaelic Murchad. "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Murchad/Murchadh" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan

Per SENA Appendix C, Scandinavian and Gaelic are compatible before 1100.

We are aware that Dagný is attested after 1100. The submitter wants the Irish Gaelic patronymic, so we hope the construction of the given name is valid to place it before 1100.

4: Elizabeth Hathaway - New Device (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2019, via Calontir.

Vert, an owl and on a chief argent three rue sprigs vert

5: Halfdan inn auðgi Ívarsson - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Halfdan - masculine given name, Geirr Bassi p. 11.

inn auðgi - byname meaning "rich", found in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman)

Ívarsson - patronymic form of Ívarr, a masculine given name found in Geirr Bassi p. 12. The patronymic is created according to the rules set forth on p. 17.

Submitter prefers the given name Halfdan, but will settle for Haldan if necessary to clear conflict with the registered name Halfdan Ivarsson. (The Calontir College is pretty sure there is no conflict.) Haldan is found in SMP, but we request assistance documenting it because we don't read Swedish.

6: Ivan Povarnin - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Vert, a frog rampant within twelve icosahedral dice in annulo Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language/Culture (Russian) most important.

Ivan - male given name found in "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet, s.n. Ioann, which dates the name to 1181-82.

Povarnin - byname meaning "cook" dated 11th century in "Occupational Bynames in Medieval Russia" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet.

7: Jean Jolivet - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Argent, on a pale vert between two lily of the valley sprigs vert flowered argent, three hummingbirds hovering argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Sound (phonetic sound) most important.

Jean - Jean is found as masculine given name in "Names from Choisy, France, 1475-1478" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael.

Jolivet is a late 16th century French surname found in Family Search records in the record of Claude Jolivette, father of Philberte Jolivette, baptism date: 29 Mar 1636, place: Nevers, Nièvre, France, Batch # C81101-1

8: Mór Hoistlair - New Device Change (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2010, via Calontir.

Quarterly vert and sable, a wolf passant standing on a snake glissant argent

Old Item: Quarterly vert and sable, in pale a wolf couchant and an eagle maintaining in each foot an olive branch argent, to be retained as a badge.

The snake as originally submitted was deemed too small for easy identifiability, so it was enlarged with the submitter's approval. Our thanks to Gunnvor Orle for the artwork.

9: Þorkatla in skygna - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (in skygna) most important.

Þorkatla - feminine Norse given name, GB p. 16

in skygna - descriptive byname meaning "the swift-eyed", GB p. 27

10: Ysabel de la Oya - Resub Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2015, via Calontir.

Argent goutty de sang, a cross of Santiago sable

Previous submission returned July 2023 LoAR: Argent goutty de sang, a wooden cross of Santiago proper

This badge is returned for use of a proper tincture not appropriate for the charge. SENA A3B1 says: "tools that can reasonably be wooden can be described as a wooden X proper, and are brown". For an object to "reasonably be wooden" it must have existed as a wooden object before it became a heraldic charge. Although it is possible that someone may have carved such a cross from wood before it was adopted as the insignia of the Knights of Santiago, the same could be said for any charge; this argument would not be enough to allow a wooden lion proper, and it is also not sufficient to support this submission.

The cross is changed to sable to address the reason for return.

Iċ þancie ēow for your kind attention.


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OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 2 New Name Changes, 3 New Devices and 2 New Device Changes. These 11 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $44 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device and 1 Resub Badge. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 13 items submitted on this letter.