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Ealdormere ILoI dated 2017-01-24

Unto the most noble Ealdormere College of Herald's and its most distinguished external commenters, come greetings from Rylyn Buchanan, Green Mantle Herald

1: Alicia Marie de Flers -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2015, via Ealdormere.

Argent, a demi-harp purpure issuant from a ford vert and argent, on a chief gules three in their splendor suns Or


2: Dafydd ap Owen ab Cole -New Name

No changes.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Client has a mixed heritage from Welsh and English in the sixtheeth century.

Dafydd - "Snapshot of a Cantref: The Names and Naming Practices in a Mawddwy Court Roll of 1415-16"

http://www.heatherrosejones.com/names/welsh/mawddwy1415.html

Owen is a patronymic surname discussed on pp 172-173 of Morgan and Morgan. This spelling is also found in the Tangwystwl's "Women's Names in the First Half of

16th Century Wales"

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/welshfem16/welshWomen16.html

R&W p. 333 s.n. Owen dates Robertus fillius Owen to 1221, and Bardsley p. 577 s.n. Owen dates Matthew Owen to 1314.

Cole is found for Joane Cole, Christened 1580 in Saint Martin, Chichester, Sussex, England

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NGPW-NP8 : 30 December 2014), Joane Cole, 10 Feb 1580; citing SAINT MARTIN,CHICHESTER,SUSSEX,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 504,431.


3: Dietrich von Sachsen -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2009, via Ealdormere.

Akashi Matatarou Terumoto

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture (1500's or 1600's Japanese) most important.

Akashi: (赤石) Japanese surname, dated to 1371. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad NM; The Outlaw Press, 1994), page 313.

Matatarou: (又太郎), Japanese yobina, or birth order name. Indicates the first son of a first son; "mata" means "again". Dated to 1392. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad NM; The Outlaw Press, 1994), page 370.

Terumoto: (輝元) Japanese nanori, - 輝 meaning "brilliant" - dated to 1568. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad NM; The Outlaw Press, 1994), page 358.


4: Elsa Mikkelsdottir -New Name

No major changes.
Culture (late 15th century Swedish) most important.

Name structure is listed as acceptable form in SENA (Appendices A)

First element: Elsa is a form of Eliza found in 1422, 1484, 1486

Sources include: SMP Sveriges medeltida personnam (Swedish Medieval names)

dictionary: http://www.sofi.se/serviet/GetDoc?meta_id=1801

Elsa is also listed in the article "Swedish Feminine Given Names from SMP" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/swedish/smp/elin.html. Main article url: http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/swedish/smp/

Second element: Mikkelsdottir - two instances found, 1550-1550

Sources include:

ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 2296

http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/2296.txt

"DGP Fornavne [Knudsen Gunnar, Marius Kristiansen, & Rikard Hornby, Danmarks Gamle Personnavne, Vol. 1: Fornavne]under marina has 140 <Maren>, Datter af Hr. Jens Mikkelsen, 140 <Maren>, Datter af Hr. Jens Mikkelsen, 140 <Maren Juersd>"

http://familysearch.org/ark:/61903:1:1:FKNV-YQK


5: Erick Brewer -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Ealdormere LoI of July 30, 2016 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A fox's tail couped tip to chief Or mullety gules

The original badge, (Fieldless) A fox's tail couped tip to chief Or mullety gules was returned for the following reason"

This badge is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters had trouble identifying the charge, confusing it with a wing or a feather.

In commentary Batonvert provided a period depiction of a fox's tail used as a charge from the badge of Henry IV. as seen on p. 127 of Heraldry by Bedingfeld & Gwynn-Jones. Image 2 is that badge.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/405/2017-01-11/10-30-47_tail.jpg


6: Mi'namoto Natsumi -New Name & New Device

Sable, a cineflower bush and a bordure argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture (15th to 16th Century Japenses) most important.

Mi'namoto: (源) Japanese surname, once used to classify royals who had been demoted to the nobility, but by the Sengoku period had become a (rare) surname. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad, NM; The Outlaw Press, 1994), pages 68 and 332.

Natsumi: (夏美) Japanese feminine name, meaning "Beautiful Summer" (夏, natsu = Summer, 美, mi = Beautiful; the latter character is often used as a feminine suffix). From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad, NM; The Outlaw Press, 1994), pages 125 and 225.

Client is also willing to accept Mi'namoto no Natsumi, if necessary.


7: Mori Shiomi -New Name & New Device

Azure, three dragonflies in pall conjoined at the tails Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (15oo's or 1600's Japanese; given name like "SHE-oh-MEE:) most important.

Mori: (森) Japanese surname meaning "Woods", dated to 1600. Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad, NM; The Outlaw Press, 1994), page 146.

Shiomi: (潮美) A Japanese feminine name. Shio- means "salt", and is found from both the Nara period (784) and the end of Sengoku (1600). Mi means "beautiful", and is frequently used as a feminine suffix. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad, NM; The Outlaw Press, 1994), pages271 and 225


8: Mori Shiomi -New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

(Fieldless) three dragonflies in pall, conjoined at the tails Or


9: Rachael Catherine McLellan -New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2003, via Ealdormere.

Gules, three escallops argent charged with a pellet, as an augmentation between the escallops, a mullet of twelve points, cardinal points elongated Or.

Augmentation of Arms, as awarded on September 28th, 2002 (as recorded in Wolfium here: http://wolfium.com/search.php?iduser=1075)

Also included was a letter from Countess Jolicia affirming the award.


10: Ragnheiðr Hróaldsdóttir -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Ealdormere LoI of August 28, 2016 as submitted.

Argent, on a fess wavy azure, two eyes argent irised gules and in chief three forget-me-nots azure


11: Shimazu Kojirou Nobuhisa -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Culture (Japenese, unconcerned with time period) most important.

This name follows the Japanese name construction form of surname + yobina + nanori.

Shimazu (島津): A historical Surname dated from 1332, the name of the family of daimyō of the Satsuma han, which spread over Satsuma, Ōsumi and Hyūga provinces. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Mediaeval Japan, Revised Edition, page 326.

Kojirou (小次郎): A yobina, or more properly a birth-order type tsuushou (Common Use Name). Famously found as part of the name of Sasaki Kojirou who died in a duel in 1612. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Mediaeval Japan, Revised Edition, page 212.

Nobuhisa (信寿): A nanori, or given name, dated before 1600. From Solveig Throndardottir's "Japanese Formal Masculine Given Names", an excerpt from Name Construction in Mediaeval Japan, 2001. Found at https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/solveig/nanori/nanorin.html , accessed September 26th, 2016


12: Tanegashima Masako -New Name & New Device

Argent, two ginger leaves and a bordure gule

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture (15th to 16th Century Japenses) most important.

Tanegashima: (種子島) Japanese clan that took their name from Tanegashima Island. The Tanegashima were vassals to the Shimazu from the Sengoku period onward through the Meiji Restoration. From Yamashita Shin'ichi's Chūkinsei ikōki no Tanegashima-shi (Tokyo: Nippon rekishi 日本歴史 (694)), pages 37-53. Also the name of matchlock muskets in Japan, associated with Tanegashima Tokitaka, who purchased two from Portuguese traders in 1543 and whose smiths managed to reproduce them. From Olaf G. Lidin's "Tanegashima: the arrival of Europe in Japan", ed. By Taylor and Francis (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Press, 2002) page 142.

種: "Tana", Meaning "Seed/Cause/Reason"; from Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad: The Outlaw Press, 1994), page 168.

子: "Ko", meaning "Child" or "Lady". This character, usually added as a feminine suffix, must have some sort of alternate pronunciation to get the "GA" sound in Tanegashima that we can't figure out.

島: "Shima", meaning "Island"; from Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad: The Outlaw Press, 1994), page 144.

Masako: (昌子) A Japanese feminine name. In addition to being the name of Hōjō Masako (1156 - 1225, known as "The Nun-Shogun), it is also the birth name of Saigō-no-Tsubone (1552 - 1589). From, Sadayoshi Kobayashi and Noboru Makino西郷氏興亡全史 [Complete History of the Rise and Fall of the Saigō Clan] (in Japanese). (Tokyo: Rekishi Chosakenkyu-jo, 1994), page 392. Also see " Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad: The Outlaw Press, 1994), page 378, although the primary character is different for those examples.

Note that, if needed, the client will accept Tanegashima no Masako as a registered name.


13: Tanegashima Matagorou Hiromoto -New Name & New Device

Argent, two arrow fletchings crossed in saltire within an orle, a bordure sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (15th to 16th Century Japenese) most important.
Culture most important.

Tanegashima: (種子島) Japanese clan that took their name from Tanegashima Island. The Tanegashima were vassals to the Shimazu from the Sengoku period onward through the Meiji Restoration. From Yamashita Shin'ichi's Chūkinsei ikōki no Tanegashima-shi (Tokyo: Nippon rekishi 日本歴史 (694)), pages 37-53. Also the name of matchlock muskets in Japan, associated with Tanegashima Tokitaka, who purchased two from Portuguese traders in 1543 and whose smiths managed to reproduce them. From Olaf G. Lidin's "Tanegashima: the arrival of Europe in Japan", ed. By Taylor and Francis (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Press, 2002) page 142.

種: "Tana", Meaning "Seed/Cause/Reason"; from Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad: The Outlaw Press, 1994), page 168.

子: "Ko", meaning "Child" or "Lady". This character, usually added as a feminine suffix, must have some sort of alternate pronunciation to get the "GA" sound in Tanegashima that we can't figure out.

島: "Shima", meaning "Island"; from Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad: The Outlaw Press, 1994), page 144.

Matagorou: (又五郎) Japanese yobina, or birth order name, meaning the 5th son of a 5th son ("mata" meaning "again"). Gorou is dated to 1482; while no direct record of a Matagorou exists, there are other names such as Matajirou and Matatarou (2nd Son of a 2nd Son, and 1st Son of a 1st Son, respectively) are extant, being dated to 1600 and 1392, respectively. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad: The Outlaw Press, 1994), pages 368 and 370.

Hiromoto: (広元) Masculine nanori dated to 1332 as the name of a bakufukanryou, or Bakufu bureaucrat. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad: The Outlaw Press, 1994), page 332.


14: Thyri the Spinner -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Ealdormere LoI of July 30, 2016 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A fox's tail couped tip to chief argent mullety purpure

The original badge, (Fieldless) A fox's tail couped tip to chief argent mullety purpure was returned for the following reason"

This badge is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters had trouble identifying the charge, confusing it with a wing or a feather.

In commentary Batonvert provided a period depiction of a fox's tail used as a charge from the badge of Henry IV. as seen on p. 127 of Heraldry by Bedingfeld & Gwynn-Jones. Image 1 is that badge.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/405/2017-01-11/10-33-40_tail.jpg


15: Yamagata Yukiko -New Name & New Device

Vert, in pale a dragonfly fesswise contourny and a dragonfly fesswise Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture (16th Century Japanese) most important.

Yamagta: (山形) Japanese surname, dated to around 1600 in From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad NM; The Outlaw Press, 1994), page 327. Also the name of Yamagata Masakage (山県 昌景?, 1524 - June 29, 1575), a warrior and trusted general of Takeda Shingen, who lead the famous "red fire unit" of Takeda Cavalry. From Stephen Turnbull's The Samurai Sourcebook (New York: Cassell & Co., 1998), pages 222-223.

Yukiko: (雪子) A Japanese feminine name from the Nanboku period (1392) meaning "snow child." (The identically transcribed name from the Heian period is a distinct name with a different first kanji whose meaning is 'good fortune'good luck', 'happiness', not 'snow'.") From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad NM; The Outlaw Press, 1994), page 388.


Thanks to all the hard working heralds competing in the Arms race. Join us for the submission meeting on Feb 20 at 7:30 to earn more points.


OSCAR counts 8 Names, 1 Alternate Name, 7 Devices, 3 Badges and 1 Augmentation of Arms. There are a total of 20 items submitted on this letter.