1: Ylva of Clan Cunningham -New Name & New Device
Per pall inverted argent, gules and sable, two unicorn heads erased respectant counterchanged and a shakefork argent
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.
Ingrid Ylva was wife to Magnus Miniskiold and mother of Bingeir Jarl Magnusson early 12th-late 13thC (Olaus Petri. Svenska Krönika ed. G.E. Klemming.Stockholm: H. Klemming 1860) translation from Olaf Peterson's 1528 En Svensk Cröneka
Richard de Cunningham (1210-1233) reference in Dictionary of English Surnames by Reaney and Wilson pg. 121
Of Clan: SCA registered Names including:
Aeron Aschennen of Clan Mackenzie
Brenda Lynne of Clan Neil
Alexandra of Clan Donald
George of Clan o'Caine
Norse and Scottish Name combination:
Hervy de Cunningham fought for Alexander III of Scotland at Battle of Largs in 1263 against Norse invaders (George and Squire, Ramily (1994) Collins Scottish Clan and Family Encyclopedia pp. 377-388)
Not uncommon to take Norse prisoners. Conceivable a Norse prisoner and a member of the Cunningham family (a daughter of Hervy?) had a female child with a Norse given name.
"Of Clan Cunningham" would have distinguished Ylva from Hervy de Cunningham
Willing to change to Ylva Cunningham for registration if necessary