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Calontir Calon ILoI dated 2013-02-08

Greetings to heralds near and far!

Herein is the newest heraldic items for Calontir. We seek your help and comment for the following:

1: Aethelwine Aethelredson -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1992, via the East

Paly sable and Or, a cross of Calatrava counterchanged.

2: Andreas ap David -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2012, via Calontir

Counter-ermine, a unicorn rampant contourney and in chief two mullets of eight points Or.

His previous submission, "Counter-ermine, a unicorn contourny and in chief two mullets of eight points voided and interlaced Or" was returned on the October 2012 LoAR with this reason:

This device is returned for violating section VIII.3 of the Rules for Submissions, which states "Voiding and fimbriation may only be used with simple geometric charges placed in the center of the design." This is repeated in section A3C of the Standards for Evaluation, which says "Voiding and fimbriation may only be used with ordinaries or simple geometric charges when they are part of a primary charge group." Mullets of eight points voided and interlaced, unlike mullets of five and six voided and interlaced, are not period heraldic charges, and so are not voided as part of their definition. They may be used as primary charges, but not as secondary charges as in this design.

We believe that this resubmission addresses this problem.

3: Anne von Weingarten -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2012, via Calontir

4: Arnórr Sørensen -New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and sable, a valknut argent within a torc Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Norse/Scandinavian region) most important.
Culture (Norse/Scandinavian region) most important.

Arnórr - Norse male name found in GB, p. 7, noted with 14 instances

Sørensen - This gentle is the modern world son of Shane Abel, known in the SCA as Søren atte Raven. He wishes to utilize a surname that reflects his relationship with his father. Søren's name was registered on the June 2009 LoAR (via Calontir) with the following information:

"Submitted as Sören atte Raven, the only documentation provided for the spelling Sören was Bahlow, A Dictionary of German Names, s.n. Sör(e)nsen which says: Sör(e)nsen (freq. in Hbg. and Holstein), Sörens; patr. 'son of Sören, i.e. a Danish form of Severin (a saint's n.), see this. Well-known from the Danish Theologian Sören Kierkegaard, Cf, the Church of St. Severin or Sören in old Haldsl. Also Söhren, Söhrnsen.

This entry gives evidence only that St. Severin is known modernly as Sören, not that this is a period form of the name. Academy of Saint Gabriel Report #1952 says:

The modern Danish name <Søren> and the modern Swedish name <Sören> ultimately derived from the name of St. Severinus. <Søren> is found in Denmark from c.1400 on. We find it spelled as <Søren> in 1403-1540, though the spellings <Sewryn> and <Sewren> were more typical for that period. [1] <Severin> first came to Norway c.1440; after 1500 it became more common, especially in the form <Søren>. [2] We haven't been able to determine when the name spread to Sweden, we think it is likely that the name was used there by the 16th century.

[1] Knudsen Gunnar, Marius Kristiansen, & Rikard Hornby, Danmarks Gamle Personnavne, Vol. I: Fornavne (Copenhagen: 1936-48). s.n. Severin.

[2] Kruken, Kristoffer, ed. Norsk personnamnleksikon, 2nd ed. (Oslo: Det Norske Samlaget, 1995). s.nn. Severin, Søren.

Lacking evidence that Sören is a period spelling of the name, it is not registerable. We have changed the name to the documentable form Søren in order to register it.

This name combines Danish or Norwegian and English; either is a step from period practice."

In this submission, both first name (Arnørr) and last name (Sørensen come from the Scandinavian Naming Group.

5: Catrijn vanden Westhende -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2005, via Calontir

Azure, on a fess argent between three cinquefoils Or, five ermine spots sable.

6: Gianeta Grifoni -New Name & New Device

Azure, a chief nebuly, two conies sejeant regardant and a crescent Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (closest to "Janice (of) the Griffin") most important.

Gianeta - feminine diminutive of "John" listed in "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names" by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek. Found at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14given.html#table

Grifoni - From "Surnames from a 16th-Century Italian Armorial" by Coblaith Muimnech. His site links to the primary documentation: "Insignia ... IX. Insignia Veneta, Mantuana, Bononiensia, Anconitana, Urbinatia, Perugiensia - BSB Cod.icon. 274, [S.l.] Italien, 1550-1555 [BSB-Hss Cod.icon. 274]" An electronic copy of the arms are found at http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001421/images/index.html?id=00001421&fip= no=&seite=385

7: Karl Drachen -New Name & New Device

Argent, a semy of leaves vert, a dragon's head erased purpure breathing fire sable.


- Bahlow p. 286 under Karl, name of Charlemagne (original meaning 'free man')

- "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael listed one instance of Karll. Found at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/nurnberg1497.html

Drachen - Bahlow p. 93 under Draa(c)k: L. German = dragon; Drache NHG zum Drachen Frkf; von deme Drachin Trier 1363

8: Sung Sai-êrh -New Name & New Device

Gules, a goutte between four lotus flowers in profile in saltire bases to center Or.

Spelling (Wade-Giles spelling Sung Sai-êrh preferred) most important.

Sung - Chinese dynastic name 960-1279, also written as Song (copy included). http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/timelines/china_timeline.htm. Michael Tsin, asst. professor of Chinese history, Columbia University, currently associate professor of Chinese history, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 1995 Columbia University.

Sai-er - "Dictionary of Ming Biography 1368-1644" Goodrich, L. Carrington and Fang, Chao-ying. Columbia University Press 1976. ISBN 0-231-03801-1, vol. 2, page 1251 (copies of title page and pp. 1251-1252 included). T'ANG Sai-er (1420) woman leader of Shantung insurrection of 1420.

Copies of "A Chinese Biographical Dictionary" by H. Giles to support the spelling of submitted name were included as well.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/122/2013-02-07/21-04-17_Sung_Sai-erh_name_03.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/122/2013-02-07/21-04-19_Sung_Sai-erh_name_04.jpg

Deadline for commentary is 8 March 2013 either via OSCAR or email to <saker@calontir.org>.

I thank you in advance for your assistance!

Ich hilfe,

Brigida, Saker

OSCAR counts 4 Names and 8 Devices. There are a total of 12 items submitted on this letter.