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Artemisia ILoI dated 2019-01-27

Unto the Golden Wing and members of the College of Heralds, greetings. Please consider the following items:

1: Alfdis Hakansdottir -New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted purpur and azure, a crescent argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.
Language (Norse) most important.

he first element Alf- is identical with Old Icelandic alfr, "elf." For the second element -dis is identical with the Old Icelandic dis, "goddess, priestess, female guardian spirit." Appears in Laxdcela saga (c. 1245) as Alfdfs Konallsd6ttir, the wife of Ola.fr feilan ("wolf-cub"). This name appears in l.andnarnabok for Alfdfs Konalsdottur in chs. 40 and 98; and for Alfdfs Gamlisd6ttir, mother of Oddr munk in ch. 55. A short-form for names in -dls is Dfsa.

Found in Old Danish as Hakun, occurs in Old Swedish as either Hakon or Hakan, and found in OW.Norse as Haken, The first element Ha• comes from one of three possible origins: the first is Primitive Germanic "hanha-c Primitive Scandinavian*hanhista, "horse", related to Old Icelandic hestr; the second is Primitive Scandinavian *hauha, related to Old Icelandic har, "high"; the third is Primitive Scandinavian "hapu, related to Old Icelandic hoc, "battle". It is almost impossible to determine which of these three elements is present in any given name with the Ha- first element. The second element is probably from -konr, "son, descendant", or may be from <-kyn, related to Old Norse kyn, "kin". The name Haken is rare in Iceland, but very common in Norway after 1000. This name is common in Danish and Swedish sources. Runic examples include the nominative forms akhun, a[k)un, [akun), hakun (6 instances), haku(n), hakuno, hkun, hokun, the genitive case forms hakunar, hakunaR, hkunaR, and the accusative forms [akun), hakun.

2: Izza al-Tabbala -New Name

Izza is found in the name `Izza bint al-Harith: a sahaabia, or companion to the Prophet Muhammad. The Arabic for "drummer" is "tabbal"; used as a feminine byname, it would be al-Tabbala. (In pronunciation, the "l" of "al-" would become a "t", at-Tabbala.) The name 'Izza al-Tabbala, meaning 'Izza the drummer, should be registrable.

Izza is found in Salahuddin Ahmed's "A Dictionary of Muslim Names", p. 271. This is a source which must be used carefully; it is a modern names book, and only some of the entries are dated. However, the example name, 'Izza bint al-Harith, is specifically noted as a "sahaabia," a companion of the Prophet Muhammad, which places it securely in period. Tabbal is found in the "English-Arabic Conversational Dictionary", p. 191, as the Arabic for "drummer." It is a masculine form, of which the feminine is made in the usual manner by adding an "a" or "ah" to the end. Prepending it with "al-" makes it "al-Tabbala," "the (feminine) drummer.

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#4 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1853/2019-01-26/00-57-53_Jaschke3.JPG

3: Joan de Covington -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Artemisia LoI of December 30, 2018 as submitted.

(fieldless) a hank fesswise argent

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4: Morgan Glyndŵr -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in June of 2018, via Artemisia.

Old Item: Morgan Greindour, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.

Morgan - already registered to submitter. Existing Registration Allowance applied.

Glyndŵr - Morgan & Morgan has an entry for Owain Glyndŵr dated to 1393 (s.n. Brochfael, p.57)

5: Myfanwy Gwen -New Name & New Device

Sable, a falcon jessed argent and a sinister gore ermine

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (14th-16th century Welsh) most important.

Myfanwy: A 'typical' name common in 16th c. Found in article, "A Simple Guide to Constructing 16th Century Welsh Names," by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/welsh16.html#lewis2

Wen: Following construction of name data in, "A Simple Guide to Constructing 16th C. Welsh Names," a non-patronymic or personal nickname may be borne by a woman of the period. Thus, Gwen meaning "fair" or "the fair"


See also: http://www.amlwchhistory.co.uk/newdata/welshsurnames.htm.

6: Nigel Morganson -New Name & New Device

Per chevron urdy ermine and azure, in base a lion couchant Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Nigel: 1330-1376 Letters of an Attorney under Edward Plantagenet show a Nigel Loryng, Knight/Man-at-Arms

in service in Gascony/Aquitane. Source: University of Southampton's "The Soldier in Later Medieval

England," online database located at www.medievalsoldier.org/dbsearch


Following patronymic construction practices, as per http://heraldry.sca.org/names/patterns.html,

Xson = Morgan + son = Morganson. Morgan is also located in the University of Southhampton's

database, "The Soldier in Later Medieval England," wherein a Morgan Logwell, Man-at-Arms, circa

1343-1403 is found on a Muster Roll: www.medievalsoldier.org/dbsearch

Romil Zherebtsov

Black Pillar Herald

Kingdom of Artemisia

Standard disclaimer: So far as I know, this letter accurately reflects the contents of the various submission forms and accompanying documents, including consent to changes, expressed preferences, requests for authenticity, and formation of holding names.

OSCAR counts 4 Names, 1 Name Change, 3 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.