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Calontir ILoI dated 2018-04-29

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: Æthelred the Well-read -New Name & New Device

Per chevron argent and sable, two wildcats salient respectant gules and a triquetra argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Æthelred - masculine given name. Sawyer 101 (dated 727 - 736) contains the spelling <Æthelred> (http://www.esawyer.org.uk/charter/101.html)

Sawyer 335 (dated 862) likewise contains the spelling <Æthelred> (http://www.esawyer.org.uk/charter/335.html)

the Well-read - descriptive byname. Bosworth-Toller has "ge-lǽred", meaning learned, erudite. (http://bosworth.ff.cuni.cz/048556) <Well-read> is a plausible Lingua Anglica form.

These wildcats came directly from the PicDic.

2: Bjólfr Gunnvaldsson -New Name & New Device

Gyronny arrondi sable and Or, a bear's head cabossed gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Old Norse) most important.

Bjólfr - masculine given name, GB p. 8

Gunnvaldsson - patronymic formed on masculine name Gunnvaldr, GB p. 10

3: Kathryn di Fiamma -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of March 09, 2018 as submitted.

Argent, a torteau and on a chief indented azure a roundel between an increscent and a decrescent argent

4: Oisín Haconson -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of February 06, 2018 as submitted.

Azure, an owl displayed sustaining in its talons a battleaxe fesswise, a bordure argent

There is a Step From Period Practice for the use of an owl displayed.

5: Rima al-Wadi -New Name & New Device

Per chevron azure and argent, two dragonflies chevronwise argent and a flower palewise purpure slipped and leaved vert

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (Al-Andalus) most important.

Both names were found at "Andalusian Names: Arabs in Spain" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) February 2001 (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/andalusia/)

Rima is a feminine given name.

al-Wadi is found in the "Other women's bynames" section.

Construction of 'ism (single personal name) and lakab (a combination of words into a cognomen or epithet) is documentable to period. Both 'ism and lakab match submitter's desired gender.

6: Sigvarðr Skarfr -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Ansteorra LoI of June 28, 2017 as Sigvarðr SkarfR.

Checky gules and Or, a cormorant head erased proper pierced through the neck by an arrow fesswise reversed sable

This name was registered in September of 2017 (via Ansteorra).

7: Stephen Cousland -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for England 13th or 14th century.
Sound most important.

Stephen - "Dictionary of English Surnames" p. 11 s.n. Angold has Stephyn Angold, 1568. Stephyn is the Middle English form. Wikipedia page about Stephen, King of England, was included. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen,_King_of_England

"An Index to the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (mka Kathleen M. O'Brien) has 65 occurrences of Stephen as a given name.

Cousland - Wikipedia page included which states, "Cousland is a village in Midlothian, Scotland." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cousland Also included was hardcopy of page http://www.cousland.net/castle.asp , which states, "Cousland Castle, likely to have been built in the reign of William the Lion 1165-1214AD. Under the old ecclesiastical regime, Cousland was the seat of a Chapelry."

Cousland is found in Black's Surnames of Scotland. Page 175, s.n. Cousland. John Cousland 1522, Walter Cousland 1527 and 1531. Randulphus de Cousland 13th century.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-04-19/16-34-37_Stephen_Cousland_name01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-04-19/16-34-39_Stephen_Cousland_name02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-04-19/16-34-41_Stephen_Cousland_name03.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-04-19/16-34-42_Stephen_Cousland_name04.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-04-19/16-34-44_Stephen_Cousland_name05.jpg

8: Tempest Sea -New Name & New Device

Per pall inverted vert, sable and argent

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Sound most important.

Tempest - given name found in Familysearch.org Tempest Hinch, male, Christening Date 27 Feb 1580, SAINT MICHAEL-LE-BELFRY, YORK, ENGLAND, batch P01102-1 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMDQ-PXK

Sea - surname found in Familysearch.org Elizabeth Sea, female, Christening Date 06 Jul 1578, Wartling, Sussex, England, batch C14798-1 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRJD-B49

9: Visvamitra Yavana -New Name & New Device

Azure, in pale a lotus flower in profile and an owl argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

Visvamitra - given name found in Sharma, Tej Ram "Personal and Geographical Names in the Gupta Inscriptions" pub. 1978, p. 90. Page 81 shows the prototheme <Visva> in names like Visvakarman, Visvanatha and Visvadatta. Page 91 shows the duterotheme <mitra> in the name Abhayamitra. Hard copy included.

Yavana - descriptive byname denoting a person of Greek descent in India. "Cambridge History of India, Vol. 1, Ancient India" edited by E. J. Rapson, pub. 1922 p.541

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-04-19/16-43-51_Visvamitra_Yavana_name01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-04-19/16-43-52_Visvamitra_Yavana_name03.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-04-19/16-43-54_Visvamitra_Yavana_name05.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-04-19/16-43-55_Visvamitra_Yavana_name06.jpg

Commentary is due by 28 May 2018 either in OSCAR or via email to <eyas@calontir.org>. The online commentary meeting will be Tuesday 29 May 2018. This will be a change from our usual Monday schedule, because the 4th Monday in May already has something going on. Ic þe þancie (I thank you) in advance for your assistance!

Sien ge hal,

~Dorcas Eyas

OSCAR counts 6 Names and 8 Devices. There are a total of 14 items submitted on this letter.