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Ealdormere ILoI dated 2018-08-26

Unto the most honourable members of the Ealdormere College of Heralds, and to its most distinguished external commenters, from The Honourable Lord Dietrich von Sachsen, Green Mantle Herald, greetings.

This is the combined August and Pennsic Submissions letter!

1: Aibell filia Baldricis -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (12th-14th century Hiberno-Norse) most important.

Aibell: OCM, p. 15, s.n. Aíbell: Aoibheall, state: "One of the old Irish goddesses. According to some legends she is a supernatural lady who lives in the fairy-mound of Craig Liath near Killaloe, Co Clare, and who appeared to Brian Boru on the eve of the battle of Clontarf. In other stories there is mention of Aíbell Grúadsolus ('Aíbell of the bright cheeks') who is daughter of the king of Munster." This last would seem to imply an historical, rather than purely legendary use. O'C&M, pg. 15, (sn. Aibell) - Aíbell is the daughter of Celtchar man Uithechair and Aíbril Grúadsolus is the daughter of the king of Munster.

Baldricis: masculine given name introduced into England during the Norman Conquest. Latinized form, Baldricus, was recorded 1050, 1187-1219. Remained popular in 12th & 13th C, usually in French forms Baldri & Baudri. [E{lizabeth} G{idley} Withycombe, Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, 3rd ed., Oxford University Press: Oxford, 1977, cf Baldric] Unmarked patronymic forms recorded as "Baldrik" in 1321 and "Baldrich" in 1238 & 1275 [P. H. Reaney and R. M. Wilson, Dictionary of English Surnames, 3rd ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997, cf Baldric]. The given name also appears, possibly with the submitted spelling, at least once in English legal documents from the Anglo-Norman period (about 1066 to the early 14th C or so) [Susan Carroll-Clark {aka Nicolaa de Bracton of Leicester}, "Gothic Names :: The Middle Ages, Short Treatise on Anglo-Norman Personal Names," 1994, http://www.themiddleages.net/people/names.html {& an earlier version at http://www.florilegium.org/files/NICOLAA/names-AN-art.html}, accessed 5 May 2007]. It seems reasonable to conclude that, given Latinized form Baldricus, the third declension that we may use as a patronymic is Baldricis.


2: Brand the Black -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1991, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) a Continental panther Or, enflammed gules and crowned of a coronet argent.

Client is a Baron of the Court, having recieved the accolade on June 18th, 1999.

http://64.86.220.169/~ealdorme/ealdormere.ca/op/search.php?iduser=203


3: Dalin Calder -New Name & New Device

Or, a stag's head erased contourny sable attired gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 15th to 16th century Scottish.
Language (Scottish Gaelic) most important.

The client and the consulting herald have asked for assistance with this name.

Dalin: s.n. Dallán

Dallán From dall 'blind' - notes Dallán mac Móre poet to Cerball, also St. Dallán who gave his name to the parish of Kildallon.

[OC&M, Ó (or O) Corrain and Maguire] Ó Corrain, Donnchadh & Maguire, Fidelma. Irish Names.

This is the only cite the consulting herald has been able to find to document <Dalin's> use in any spelling in period as a given name. There is a surname cite from MacLysaght (ie. <Dallain>); however it's undated and inappropriate for documentation purposes.

Calder: Calder is a masculine Scots surname name dated to 15-91-1596 and found in "Names from Papers Relating to the Murder of the Laird of Calder" by Margaret Makafee

http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu/edu/~grm/calder.html

Calder is cited as a surname in existence in Scotland from 1200 through the 1500's as the Thanes of Cawdor. "At the dawning of civilization in the country of Scotland, the Caddell or CALDER family emerged in historical writings. CALDER is a local surname, CALE signifies wood and DOR represents water, so CALDER is a woods between waters. Such is the case near the Castle of CALDER in Nairnshire. The name CAWDOR is an early phonetic spelling of CALDER as pronounced in the lowlands and northeast coast of Scotland. Encyclopedia Britannica lists CALDER as a very ancient Morayshire, Scotland family."

Exerpt from: http://www.scotland-inverness.co.uk/Chatelaine/CALDER.HTM


4: David Svartsson -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2013, via Ealdormere.

Argent, in fess three daggers bendwise sable a chief wavy gules.


5: Eydís Drífa -New Name Change & New Badge

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in December of 2018, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) a single-sided comb gules.

Old Item: Eydis Drifa, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Eydís: The first element Ey- (or before a vowel, Eyj-) is of uncertain origin but may derive from *auja, "fortune, gift." The Cleasby-Vigfusson dictionary states that while the second element -ey may be related to the word for island, from Primitive Scandinavian *awió, when it appears as the first element Ey- or Eyj- then the word comes from a different root. he second element -dís is identical with the Old Icelandic dís, "goddess, priestess, female guardian spirit."

From Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. Studia Marklandica I. Olney, MD: Markland Medieval Militia. 1977. pp. 9;

Fellows-Jensen, Gillian. Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen. Akademisk Forlag. 1968. pp. 343;

Cleasby, Richard and Guðbrandr Vigfusson. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon. 1957. pp. xxxiv s.v. "Pet Names";

Ibid pp. 100, 134 s.v. dís, ey;

Lena Peterson. Nordiskt runnamnslexikon. (Dictionary of Names from Old Norse Runic Inscriptions). Språk- och folkminnes-institutet (Institute for Dialectology, Onomastics and Folklore Research). s.v. Øydís, Øy-, -dís

Drífa: May be related to the Old Icelandic dríf, meaning "driven snow".

From From Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. Studia Marklandica I. Olney, MD: Markland Medieval Militia. 1977. pp. 9;

Cleasby, Richard and Guðbrandr Vigfusson. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon. 1957. pp. 106 s.v. dríf


6: Gavin Mac Aodháin -New Name & New Device

Vert, two hedgehogs statant contourny in pale Or.

Sound (Gavin MacAiden) most important.

This is a combined English and Gaelic name, which is allowed under SENA Appendix C.

Gavin: found in Withycombe, page 127, s.n. Gawain, dated to 1604.

Mac Aodháin: found as a header form in Wolfe, "Irish Names and Surnames"; there are multiple italicized Irish formsm dating this to t. Elizabeth I/James I.


7: Gina Dragoni and James the Mercer -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Gina Dragoni) registered exactly as it appears in February of 2005, via Ealdormere.
OSCAR finds the name (James the Mercer) registered exactly as it appears in November of 1997, via the Middle.

Gules, a triqueta inverted argent within six plates.


8: Jocea Valente -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) a boar's head couped Or, crowned of a coronet argent.

The client is a Duchess of Ealdormere, having been granted the accolade on September 26th, 2009.

http://64.86.220.169/~ealdorme/ealdormere.ca/op/search.php?iduser=742


9: Luke Forester -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in December of 2018, via Ealdormere.

Old Item: Clara Pond, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Luke Forester) most important.

Luke: English masculine name. Found in:

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQNS-25P : 11 February 2018, Luke Simes, 03 May 1599); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,067,271.

Batch Number: C14829-1

Forester: English Surname. Found in:

"England Marriages, 1538-1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJB1-Z2S : 10 February 2018), James Forester and Andrew, 20 Sep 1578; citing Saint Benedicts,Cambridge,Cambridge,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 496,705.

Batch Number: M09861-2


10: Roselyne de l'Abbaye de Sainte-Genevieve -New Name & New Device

Azure, three roses argent barbed and seeded proper, chape wavy argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (French) most important.

Roselyne: Client provides documentation of a St. Roseline born in 1263 in eastern Provence: http://www.catholicity.com/encyclopedia/r/roseline.saint.html. The "y" for "i" substitution is cited as common for Old and Middle French. <Roselyne Story> was baptised 1591 in London (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JMWQ-LM6, batch C01051-1). <Roseline> is a character in a French play, "La généreuse Allemande , ou le triomphe d'amour" by André Mareschal, published in 1631 (http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6363209x/f37.image)

De l'Abbaye de Sainte-Genevieve: Locative byname meaning "of the Abbey of St. Genevieve". Source: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Abbey of Sainte-Geneviève". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Catholic_Encyclopedia_(1913)/Abbey_of_Sainte-Genevi%C3%A8ve


11: Sugawara Takamasa -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Japanese) most important.
Culture (Japanese) most important.

Late-period Japanese masculine courtier-class name. The adult masculine name structure for someone of the courtier class is an Uji + a Nanori, as described in Solveig Thronarsdottir's "Meigaku: Designing and Documenting Japanese Names". (2017 KWHSS Proceedings).

Sugawara: 菅原, Uji, or Clan name, used throught period in Japan. From Thronarsdottir, Solveig. Name Construction in Medieval Japan, Revised Edition. (Syracuse NY; Gakumon, 2004), page 396.

Takamasa: 高政 Masculine Nanori, dated to 1568. From Thronarsdottir, Solveig. Name Construction in Medieval Japan, Revised Edition. (Syracuse NY; Gakumon, 2004), page 107.


12: Wilfrid of Widetun -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Ealdormere LoI of September 25, 2017 as submitted.

Vert, a garb per pale Or and argent.


As always, kindest thanks to all those who take the time to comment. Please join us for our September Submissions meeting on September 17th.


OSCAR counts 5 Names, 2 Name Changes, 4 Devices and 5 Badges. There are a total of 16 items submitted on this letter.