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Calontir ILoI dated 2017-01-31


To Saito Takauji, Gold Falcon and the esteemed members of the College of Heralds comes this missive from Shandra, Saker. We seek your wise counsel on the following submissions, to prepare them for registration:

1: Adrian Makclowden -New Name

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

Adrian - Withycombe pg 5

Makclowden - Black Surnames of Scotland pg 533 under MacLachlan. The name of Andreas Makclotan or Makclowden, student at St. Andrews University 1467-69 (ERU.p. 45, 48) is probably the same.

2: Aleyn Crawley -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2016, via Calontir.

Per chevron gules and Or, two axes in chevron, blades to center and on a chief Or an arrow gules

3: Alis of Inishowen -New Name & New Device

Per pale purpure and Or, two seblatter counterchanged

Spelling (Inishowen) most important.

Alis - feminine given name dated to 1267 and 1285 in Index of Names in Irish Annals: Alis by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan. http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Alis.shtml

of Inishowen - Lingua Anglica form of the Irish locative, Inis Eoghain, which can be found in Annals of the Four Masters - M1332.1: "Walter, son of Sir Walter Burke, was taken prisoner by the Dun Earl, and brought to the new castle of Inishowen; and afterwards died of hunger in the prison of this castle." http://www.ucc.ie/celt/online/T100005C/text017.html

4: Felix Feyrer -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (don't want any changes to first name) most important.

Felix: Bahlow & Gentry - 2nd edition - pg. 188 - SN Felix lists "Felix Becker, brsl. 1349"

Feyrer: surname from German Names from Nürnberg, 1497: Uncategorized Surnames by Aryanhwy merch Catmael http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/surnamesnurnunid.html

5: Grete Trauernicht -New Name

Language (German) most important.

Grete - 16th Century German feminine given name 1570 in 15th - 16th century German Names from the Counties of Schaumburg and Hoya in the Duchy of Saxony by Falko von der Weser http://home.arcor.de/mustangace/sca_germannames1.htm

Trauernicht - Bahlow pg. 512 dates 1327, 1460, 1590

6: Ívarr inn fótvissi -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of September 30, 2016 as submitted.

Originally submitted under the name Ívarr smetta, resubmitted under this new name. Device returned on the 10/2016 LoAR, we believe this redraw corrects the issues:

Name and device. Gyronny of six arrondi vert and Or, a Hungerford knot its ends terminating in serpents' heads addorsed gules and a bordure gules bezanty.

This name was withdrawn by the submitter.

This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." As depicted, the snake heads disappear due to the low contrast with the vert section of the field they're against. On redraw, please make sure that the arrondi shape of the gyronny line is clearly visible as some commenters had trouble seeing it.

Had this device not been returned for redraw, it would have been returned administratively as the name had been withdrawn and an armory submission needs a name to which it can be linked.

Correction to Device (2017-Feb-20 09:02:08): Withdrawn by the sumbitter via email on 2/9/2017.

7: Mathurin Kerbusso -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1989, via Calontir.

Argent, on a billet azure a broken sword proper

8: Olaf Asplund fra Sigtuna -New Name Change From Holding Name

OSCAR NOTE: 'Old Item' should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Old Item: Olaf of Forgotten Sea, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.

Olaf - masculine given name Geirr Bassi p. 13 shows Óláfr as a masculine name. Olaf is grandfathered to this submitter.

Asplund - modern surname, driver license viewed and attested by M. Dorcas Whitecap (Gold Falcon Emerita), HL Konstantia Kaloethina (Greek Fire) and Sir Gawaayne ap Tristam (Gold Falcon Emeritus)

fra - preposition meaning "from"

Sigtuna - city in Sweden, founded in 980. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigtuna Any assistance with documentation would be appreciated. Nordiskt runnamnslexikon, third revised edition, English translation by C.L. Ward, has s.n. Sigtún and suggests the dative is <sihtunum>. That spelling might be a typo as G and H are right next to each other on a keyboard.

9: Rashid ibn Ahmad al-Ra`is -New Name & New Device

Gules, on a fess Or between to diamonds Or a chalice gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (none given) most important.
Culture (none given) most important.
Meaning (none given) most important.

Rashid - given name from Arabic Personal Names from the Futuwwah by Mustapha al-Muhaddith ibn al-Saqaat https://s-gabriel.org/names/mustapha/futuwwah.html

ibn Ahmad - patronymic surname from given name Ahmad Arabic Personal Names from the Futuwwah by Mustapha al-Muhaddith ibn al-Saqaat https://s-gabriel.org/names/mustapha/futuwwah.html

al-Ra`is - surname from Arabic Personal Names from the Futuwwah by Mustapha al-Muhaddith ibn al-Saqaat https://s-gabriel.org/names/mustapha/futuwwah.html

10: Viktoria Berenike Paulini in rothe Nelke zu Memmingen -New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and gules, a bear en Nike segreant argent and muletty of four points pierced azure, vested of trunkhosen argent and gules and buskins Or, maintaining a pole-cannon argent enflamed proper

No major changes.
Spelling (please retain k's in Viktoria and Berenike.) most important.

Note from Saker: Due to the number of additional documents, the additional documentation can be found here, under the names in the documentation below: https://goo.gl/BjH1yC

This name at first appears quite complex, but it follows the pattern in SENA Appendix A for German names: <double given name><patronymic><locative>.

Viktoria Berenike (double given name)


<Viktoria Wilheuser> female, christened 1608, Germany. Batch no. K94702-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NT6D-V8D


In the September 2014 LoAR return for Amenhetep Mes ne Satnemti (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/09/14-09lar.html#394) it notes:

"Scholars in Europe during the medieval and Renaissance periods were informed by and built upon the legacy of writers from Greece and Rome. Works by these authors were translated and disseminated throughout our period, either directly or in retellings. This exchange directly impacted later culture. For example, the names of Greek deities were adopted as given names in the late period (particularly England and Germany), and classical design elements appeared in Western European art and architecture."

In a similar vein, we argue that the names of Ptolemaic dynasty rulers were used in 16th-17th century England: <Apama Sumner> female, christened 1595, England. Batch no. C14547-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NBVD-LY4)

Note: Apama was also known as Arsinoe, and was the mother of Berenike.

<Cleopatra Ashton> female, married 1647, England. Batch no. M02232-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVJH-8P8)

<Ptolomens Blake> male, christened 1587, England. Batch no. P00275-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N51B-JZB)

<Ptolomy Parsons> male, christened 1641, England. Batch no. C05106-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N5QJ-NVC)

Hence the name of another Ptolemaic queen could be used as a given name, that of Berenike (Βερενίκη).

In "Opera ... quorum quaedam nova, pleraque renovata & aucta (etc.), Volume 3" by Haeredes Vignon, printed in 1600, she is mentioned in Greek and Latin in column 1305. (https://books.google.com.au/books?id=yydgAAAAcAAJ&dq=%CE%92%CE%B5%CF%81%CE%B5%CE%BD%CE%AF%CE%BA%CE%B 7&source=gbs_navlinks_s) See images Berenice1.jpg and Berenice2.jpg.

The submitter wishes to retain the -k- in Berenike, the December 2014 LoAR sn. Killian Flynn notes that "English names use c/k switches." If the Latin spelling is argued to have been better known in England by commenters, it is still possible Berenice was spelled Berenike (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/12/14-12lar.html#55)

As per the February 2015 LoAR cover letter, the borrowing of late-period English given names in otherwise German-language names is allowed.


Paulini (patronymic)

<Johannes Paulinus Stuetz> male, christened 1586, Germany. Batch no. C92255-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NCDN-HG7 The Latinised unmarked patronymic form of this name would be Paulini.

in rothe Nelke zu Memmingen (locative)

In late-to-grey period Germany, we have found examples of patronymics using the style <in guesthouse><of town>.

<Hengens Im Hobe Zu Banff> [Hengens in the yard (Hof) at Banfe, Germany] daughter christened 1569, Germany. Batch no. C97748-9 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NT4Z-65H

<Jeronymus Im Huf Zu Banf> [Jeronymus in the yard at Banfe, Germany] Male, christened 1600, Germany. Batch no. C97748-9 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VH7R-9TB

<Adolff In Gen Garden Zu Asbergh> [Adolf in the garden at Ansberg, Germany] male, christened 1615, Germany. Batch no. C95534-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJ4Q-9ZF

<Wilhelmus In Spettale Zu Rumeke> [Wilhelmus in the hospital at Rumbeck, Germany] son christened 1628, Germany. Batch no. C99290-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NHYN-YYP

<Gertrudis Pistoris In Spitahl Zu Rumbeck> [Gertrudis Pistoris in the hospital at Rumbeck] female, christened 1628, Germany. Batch no. C99290-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRKJ-Z4W

In the submitted name, she wishes to be from an inn called "the red carnation" in the town of Memmingen. Memmingen is attested in:

"Alemaniae sive Sveviae Svperioris Chorographia nova" dated 1625, by Johann Christoph Hunter (1619-1640) (http://mapy.mzk.cz/mzk03/001/060/680/2619268408/) shows on his map Mem̃ingen, showing the second m has been omitted. See images Memmingen.jpg and Memmingen_source.jpg.

An inn called "the red carnation" can be constructed using the pattern <colour>+<plant> seen in: "Strassburger Gassen- und Häuser-Namen im Mittelalter" by Charles Schmidt (1871): https://books.google.com.au/books?id=gOxFAQAAMAAJ

p. 34 <zu der rothen Gilien> 1468, glossed in the text as "at the red lily"

p. 71 <zum guldinen Apfel> 1587 "at the gilded apple"

p. 126 <zur grünen Linden> 1580 "at the green linden"

See images Schmidt1.jpg, Schmidt2.jpg, Schmidt3.jpg and Schmidt4.jpg.

The later word for carnation "Nelke" is attested in "Etymologische Wörterbuch des Deutschen" [Etymological Dictionary of German" edited by Wolfgang Pfeifer sv. Nelke (http://www.dwds.de/?qu=Nelke) which says:

"Nelke f. duftende Wild- und Zierblume....Aus pluralischen Bildungen wie mnd. nēgelken, md. nelekin, nelchin (15. Jh.) entwickelt sich durch Kontraktion und n-Abfall die als Singular aufgefaßte Form Nelke (Ende 16. Jh.)...."

[Nelke [carnation] f. a scented wild and ornamental flower... from the plural form, like middle-low-German nēgelken, middle-German nelekin, nelchin (15 th c.) it contracted to become in the singular Nelke (by the end of the 16 th c.)...] See image DWDS_Nelke.jpg

Commentary is due by 24 February 2017 either in OSCAR or via email to <saker@calontir.org>. The online commentary meeting will be 27 February 2017. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Mil gracias,

~Shandra Saker

OSCAR counts 6 Names, 1 Name Change, 5 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 13 items submitted on this letter.