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Calontir ILoI dated 2017-10-28

Wesaþ hal!

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

1: Annika die Rauscherin -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (late period German) most important.
Spelling (Annika, Rauscherin) most important.

Annika - Swedish feminine given name, Annika Olùfsdotter, birth date 1616, died in Fryksände, Värmland, Sweden, Batch B39176-3


die Rauscherin - feminized form of German surname Rauscher, dated to 1369 in Bahlow/Gentry, s.n. Rauscher. Rauscher also found in "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497: Surnames N - Z" by Sara L. Uckelman


SENA Appendix A states, "Women commonly used a feminized form of their husband's or father's surname, either by adding the suffix -in/-yn, or used a genitive form ending in -s/-z or -en."

SENA Appendix C supports combining Swedish and German name elements.

Submitter prefers including the article "die" and hopes the College can find evidence to support it. "Rauscher" means "noisy person", "die Rauscher" would be an epithet.

2: Dana Tartare -New Name & New Device

Or, a unicorn's head couped and on a chief purpure three mullets Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (14th Century Italian) most important.

Dana - feminine name found in "Italian names from Imola, 1312" by Sara L. Uckelman, known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael. Paper copies attached.


Tartare - ethnic or descriptive surname meaning 'Eastern European', 'non-Christian', 'non-European', hence 'barbarian', found in "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names" by Arval Benicoeur (Josh Mittleman) and Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott). Paper copies attached.


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#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2017-10-02/18-57-33_Dana_Tartare_name01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2017-10-02/18-57-35_Dana_Tartare_name02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2017-10-02/18-57-37_Dana_Tartare_name03.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2017-10-02/18-57-38_Dana_Tartare_name04.jpg

3: Forgotten Sea, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

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

Forester of Forgotten Sea, Order of the

Argent, on an acorn within a bordure embattled vert an arrow argent

Spelling (Forester) most important.

This name follows the pattern "Order of the X of place" where X is an occupation or group of people, as demonstrated in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) and place is a registered branch-name. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/

The German Geselscap von den Gecken, 'Society of the Fools', was founded in Cleve in 1381.

The Austrian Geselleschaft der Tempellaist, 'Society of the Grail-Templars', was founded in 1337.

Order: designator listed in SENA appendix E.

of the: preposition and article linking the designator and substantive element.

Forester: Middle English Dictionary defines forester as a variant spelling of forster.

forstē̆r (n.) Also forester. (a) A forest officer; an official in charge of a royal forest; a gamekeeper or game warden; also, an assistant in the chase, a hunter, a tracker of game;

c1325(c1300) Glo.Chron.A (Clg A.11) 10258: Ne þat bailif ne forester ne soffrede hom nower come.

c1450(1369) Chaucer BD (Benson-Robinson) 361: Ther overtok y a gret route Of huntes and eke of foresteres With many relayes and lymeres.


of Forgotten Sea: Forgotten Sea, Barony of. Branch-name was registered in May of 1989 (via Calontir). Group name added to clear conflict with "Forester, House", registered to Tsunetomi Todomu in February of 1988 (via Atlantia).

4: Nuala de Shetland -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Nuala - Early Modern Irish Gaelic feminine name found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Feminine Given Names 1201 - 1600" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien), several examples dated between 1226 and 1592. Retrieved from: http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Nuala.shtml

de - locative preposition

Shetland - British island, A 1381 Latin grant of earldom to Robert Stewart refers to "terras de Orkney et Shetland." See second footnote at p. 184 of A Description of the Shetland Islands: Comprising an Account of Their Geology, Scenery, Antiquities, and Superstitions by Samuel Hibbert (https://books.google.com/books?id=OxMFAAAAYAAJ), which contains a partial transcription of the original Latin.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2017-10-02/18-13-38_Nuala_de_Shetland_name01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2017-10-02/18-13-39_Nuala_de_Shetland_name02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2017-10-02/18-28-11_Nuala_de_Shetland_name03.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2017-10-02/18-32-51_Nuala_de_Shetland_name04.jpg

5: Roger of Bellebrocton -New Name & New Device

Vert, a brock rampant and a bordure Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (English) most important.

Roger - masculine name - Withycombe (3rd ed.) s.n. Roger, notes "Rogerus is frequent in Domesday book, and Roger was a favourite throughout the Middle Ages."

Bellebrocton - town name dated 1290 in Eckwall (4th ed.), s.n. Belbroughton

6: Thyri Haraldsdottir -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A lion's jambe Or semy of strawberries proper

7: Victoria of Standing Stones -New Name & New Device

Per pale azure and argent, a fret throughout counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Victoria - legal given name, per SENA PN.1.B.2.e. Missouri driver license viewed and attested by Dorcas Whitecap (Eyas Herald), Caoimhin McKee (Sanglier Rouge Herald) and Konstantia Kaloethina (Greek Fire Herald).

of Standing Stones - submitter's branch name, per SENA PN.1.B.2.f. Standing Stones, Shire of, was registered in July of 1979 (via the Middle).

Commentary is due by 26 Nov 2017 either in OSCAR or via email to <eyas@calontir.org>. The online commentary meeting will be 27 Nov 2017. Ic þe þancie (I thank you) in advance for your assistance!

Sien ge hal,

~Dorcas Eyas

OSCAR counts 5 Names, 1 Order Name, 3 Devices and 2 Badges. There are a total of 11 items submitted on this letter.