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Calontir ILoI dated 2018-11-23

Wesaþ hal!

To Brigida von München, Gold Falcon, and to 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: Bele Anna de Rugé -New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Bele Anna de Rug? in September of 2004, via Calontir.

Azure, a natural whale contourny argent


2: Donis Vida -New Name & New Device

Argent, a swan rousant wings addorsed and in canton a salt cellar distilling salt sable within a bordure compony Or and gules

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

Donis - male given name found 1 time in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/MensGivenAlpha.html

Vida - Spanish surname found in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/surnames-other.html


3: Edward Logan de Munro -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2010, via Calontir.

Per bend sinister azure and sable, in pale a jester's cap conjoined with a mask of comedy within a bordure argent

Submitter's previous attempt (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=84792) was returned on the July 2018 LoAR.

This device is returned for violation of SENA A3D1, which requires that "Charges in an armorial design must be clearly organized into charge groups. Depictions of charges that blur the distinction between charge groups will not be allowed. Depictions of charges that that are ambiguous as to what sort of charge group they belong to will not be allowed." The mask and the cap are of relatively equal visual weight, though the cap is somewhat larger than the mask. However, the mask is centered on the shield, while the cap is pushed to chief. This blurs the distinction between co-primary and primary/secondary charges.

This device is also returned for use of a ribbon as a charge. In the June 2005 return of Bronwen Selwyn's badge, (Fieldless) A fox's tail palewise, tip to base, proper, its couped end "recurved" and tied at its base with a ribbon vert, it was ruled "A ribbon is not registerable as a stand-alone charge; that is, as a primary, secondary, or tertiary charge. However, in this case the ribbon is equivalent to a hawk's jesses: a blazonable detail or ornamentation, rather than a charge in its own right." This ruling was upheld in May 2009, with the return of Eadric Anstapa's device: "The ribbon in this submission is an overall charge, which is neither ornamentation nor merely a blazonable detail. It is a charge in its own right, therefore, this submission must be returned." In the submitted artwork, the ribbon spans the width of the field, and is half the height of the mask that overlays it. Visually, it has just as much impact as the mask, and cannot be considered a simple artistic detail. Upon resubmission, the submitter should consider either omitting the ribbon entirely, or else drawing it thin and less spread.

This redraw addresses the reasons for that return.


4: Ellice inghean Mhaoil Ruanaidh -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) An escallop per pale sable and gules


5: Erik Tokesson -New Name & New Device

Per pale azure and argent, two rhinoceroses combattant counterchanged

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Toke) most important.

Erik - masculine name found in NR, s.n. ÆiríkR. Erik is the Old Danish and Old Swedish spelling. Hard copies included. http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/FTP_Files/NordisktRunnamnslexicon.zip

Tokesson - patronymic formed on Toke, masculine name found in NR, s.n. Tóki / Túki / Týki. Toke is the Old Swedish spelling. Hard copies included.

Per "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman), names ending -e do not change spelling when creating a patronym.

Client prefers "Toke" spelling.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-11-20/14-18-37_Erik_Tokesson_name01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-11-20/14-18-38_Erik_Tokesson_name02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-11-20/14-18-38_Erik_Tokesson_name03.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-11-20/14-18-38_Erik_Tokesson_name04.jpg


6: Galti Patreksson -New Name & New Device

Argent, a dagaz rune sable and a chief gyronny of ten Or and azure

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

Galti - Norse masculine given name found in "Viking Names found in Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html

Patreksson - patronymic formed on masculine given name Patrekr, ibid

Patronymic spelling based on rules in "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html


7: Gylys mac an Deoir -New Name & New Device

Azure, three geese migrant one and two and in chief three mullets argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Gylys) most important.

Gylys - masculine given name found in "13th & 14th Century Scottish Names: The Given Names" by Symon Freser of Lovat (Bryan J. Maloney) Paper copy included.

https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/symonFreser/scottish14/scottish14_given.html

mac an Deoir - patronymic formed from Deoir, found in Black, s.n. Dewar. G. Deoir, Deoireach, in documents Jore (1428), from deoradh, a pilgrim, later an official designation which afterwards became a family name.

There is a Step From Period Practice for the migrant posture of the birds.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-11-18/16-40-28_Gylys_mac_an_Deoir_Name01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-11-18/16-40-29_Gylys_mac_an_Deoir_Name02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-11-18/16-40-29_Gylys_mac_an_Deoir_Name03.jpg


8: Jon Chesey -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2017, via Calontir.

Gyronny argent and sable, a wedge of cheese reversed Or and a bordure gules


9: Ketill Karlsson -New Device

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

Per fess sable and Or, a roundel and a wolf rampant counterchanged


10: Lelia Corsini -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2014, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) An owl per bend purpure and azure maintaining a dagger argent


11: Lelia Corsini -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2014, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) An owl vert maintaining a dagger Or


12: Nikolai Gornostai Spiach'ev -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: Filing name should match submitted item for a primary name change. It should be the new name.

Nikolai Gornostai Spiach'ev

Old Item: Nikolai Kolpachnik Spiach'ev, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Russian) most important.
Culture (Late 15th/Early 16th century Russian) most important.

All name elements are documented from "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names (and some of their Slavic roots)" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet. Third edition, revised and expanded. URLs for online references included below.

The name being submitted consists of three elements: a Christian name (Nikolai), a Russian or Native name (Gornostai) and a patronymic (Spiach'ev). This is a documentable combination of name elements (SENA - double given name + patronymic)

Nikolai (p. 237) A masculine Russian (Christian) name meaning "Victory of the people." It is also the Russianization of the name "Nicholas." Nikolai, metropolitan, 1291. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/n.html Please note, this name element is already registered to the submitter, and falls under SENA PN.1.B.2.g. The Existing Registration Allowance.

Gornostai (p. ) A masculine Russian (Russian or Native) name meaning "ermine." Gornostai, serf. 1495. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/g.html

Spiach'ev (p. 341 s.n. Spiachei) A masculine Russian (Russian or Native) name with no listed meaning. Ignatii Spiachii 1538-1539. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/sp.html The masculine patronymic of "Spiachii" was formed by dropping the "ii" and replacing it with a soft sign (') and then adding the -ev ending (p.xxii). Please note, this name element is already registered to the submitter, and falls under SENA PN.1.B.2.g. The Existing Registration Allowance.


13: Nikolai Kolpachnik Spiach'ev -New Heraldic Title

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Nikolai Kolpachnik Spiach'ev in January of 2015, via Calontir.

Stote Herald

'Stote Herald' is intended to be a Herald's Title based on medieval English examples.

Submitter was granted the Herald Extraordinary title by Brigida, Gold Falcon Principal Herald, on 07/14/2018

"Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitlesSCA/index.shtml) notes a variety of animal based heraldic titles under the section 'Heraldic Titles Derived from Heraldic Charges.' In English, these include Eagle Pursuivant, Leopard Pursuivant, and Lyon Pursuivant.

"The Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry" by Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme (s.n. Ermine) (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/page/2/?a2zaal=E) notes that the stoat is a period heraldic charge.

The MED notes the Middle English word 'stōte' as having the meaning of 'stoat.'

The OED does not note the modern spelling 'stoat' until well outside our time-frame (1768).


14: Vashti al-Ash'ariyah -Resub Name & Resub Device

Vashti al-Ash'ariyah

Azure, a lion statant within an orle of Bourchier knots Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (Vashti) most important.

Submitter's previous name, Vashti Sitt al-Asar, was on the Calontir ILoI dated 2013-10-07, and was returned for issues with its construction. It may be found here: https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=11&id=35976

As it was previously returned at kingdom, this will be a new name if/when it advances to the ELoI.

Many thanks to Dame Ursula Georges for the new name documentation!

The name Vashti appears in Ardashir-Nama, a fourteenth-century Persian epic poem: http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/ardasir-nama-a-matnawi-of-six-thousand-couplets-in-persian-by- sahin-sirazi-a-jewish-persian-poet-of-the-8th-14th-century Paper copies attached.

(That link uses š for the sound usually written in English as sh.)

There is evidence for the use of Persian literary names by ordinary people in our period. For example, Siavash, also transliterated as Siāvaš, is also a Persian literary name. According to Encyclopedia Iranica s.v. KAYĀNIĀN vi. Siiāuuaršan, Siyāwaxš, Siāvaš (http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/kayanian-vi , paper copies attached) characters with this name appear in multiple medieval Persian works of literature, including the Shah Nama. A form of this name, Siyavuş, was used in the sixteenth century by an Ottoman vezir (cf. Selcuk Aksin Somel, Historical Dictionary of the Ottoman Empire, https://books.google.com/books?id=jGZQL41tg_oC&pg=PR72&dq=Siyavu%C5%9F#v=onepage&q=Siyavu%C5%9F&f=fa lse) (see images below).

Using names from Persian history and legend that appear in the Shah Nama was a widespread practice in Persia and Persian-influenced Turkey in our period. For example, al-Khusraw and Manûchihr may be found in Ursula Georges, "Personal Names in Monumental Inscriptions From Persia and Transoxiana" (http://www.yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/monument/isms.html), Shîrîn is in Ursula Georges, "Some Persian Feminine Names and Etymologies" (http://www.yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/timuridpersian.html), and the Ottoman use of Siyavuş has already been mentioned.

al-Ash'ariyah - feminine form of cognomen al-Ash'ari found in "PERIOD ARABIC NAMES AND NAMING PRACTICES" by Da'ud ibn Auda https://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm

SENA Appendix C supports combining Persian and Arabic name elements after 1100.

Submitter's previous device, Gules, in pale two compass stars and a gore dexter Or, was on the Calontir ILoI dated 2013-10-07. It was returned for style issues, and because the associated name submission was also returned at kingdom. It may be viewed at https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=35975

This submission is a complete re-design.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-10-29/18-16-37_Vashti_al-Ashariyah_name01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-10-29/18-16-37_Vashti_al-Ashariyah_name02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-10-29/18-16-37_Vashti_al-Ashariyah_name03.PNG
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-10-29/18-16-37_Vashti_al-Ashariyah_name04.PNG


Commentary is due by 22 December 2018 either in OSCAR or via email to <eyas@calontir.org>. The online commentary meeting will be Sunday 23 December 2018. This will be a change from our usual Monday schedule, because the 4th Monday in December might already be busy for some people. Ic þe þancie (I thank you) in advance for your assistance!

Sien ge hal,

~Dorcas Eyas


OSCAR counts 5 Names, 1 Name Change, 1 Heraldic Title, 7 Devices and 5 Badges. There are a total of 19 items submitted on this letter.