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Ealdormere ILoI dated 2018-09-24

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.

1: Bjǫrn Járnason -New Device

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

Sable, a two-tailed comet bendwise sinister inverted, on a chief Or, a gauntleted fist sable.


2: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) on a triquetta argent, a wolf's head cabossed gules.


3: Edward the Red -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1996, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) a sun quarterly gules and sable.


4: Grímhróðr skallhamarr -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Grimwroth Skullhammer) most important.

Grímhróðr: Constructed Old Norse male given name.

• grímr: the element -grímr is identical with Old Icelandic grímr, "mask," used of a helm which hides the face. FJ pp. 7, 342, 349 s.nn. *Alfgrímr, Alf-, -grímr; CV pp. 216 s.v. gríma; NR s.nn. Alf-, -alfr, -grímR

• hróðr: The element is from the OW.Norse noun hróðr "praise, fame," derived from Primitive Scandinavian *hróþiR.FJ pp. 219-221, 346, 351 s.nn. Róaldr, (H)róð-, -valdr; CV pp. 287, 675 s.v. hróðr, valdi, valdr; NR s.nn. Hróaldr, Hróaldi, Hróð-, -valdr, -valdi

skallhamarr: Constructed Old Norse descriptive byname. Based on the examples from the Landnámabók such as

holtaskalli (wood-skull) bunhauss (gash-skull), hausakljúfr (skull-cleaver). http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html

• Hamarr: Originally a by-name related to Old Icelandic hamarr, used for both "hammer" and also in place-names describing a hammer-shaped crag or steep rock. Occurs a few times in West Scandinavia as a by-name. There are a few late occurrences of the name in Denmark, and it may possibly occur in the earlier Danish place-name Hammerstrup or Hammarsþorp, though this may also refer to the worship of the god Þórr. May occur in the Anglo-Scandinavian place name Toft Hameri. FJ p. 130-131 s.n. Hamarr

• Skalli: Found both as a personal name and as a by-name in Old Swedish as and in OW.Norse as Skalli. Occurs in Old Danish as the by-name Scalli. From OW.Norse skalli "skull, hairless head." Runic examples include the nominative case forms skali, [s]kali.NR s.n. Skalli


5: Ingvildr Ádísdottir -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in April of 2011, via Ealdormere.

Old Item: Alienor la fileuse, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Old Norse) most important.

This name uses a matronymic byname, which are allowed by precedent: http://heraldry.sca.org/precedents/CompiledNamePrecedents/NorseAndScandinavian.html

"Listed on the LoI as Kjalvor Eyjadotter, this name was submitted as Kjalvor Eyjadatter. No notation was made in the LoI regarding this change. The submitter requested authenticity for 10th to 11th C Viking and allowed minor changes. Clarion found that, "According to page 18 of Geirr Bassi, the genitive form of Eyja is Eyju, so the matronymic should be Eyjudóttir. Geirr Bassi also notes that matronymics exist."

Ingvildr: Old Norse feminine name. Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. Studia Marklandica I. Olney, MD: Markland Medieval Militia. 1977, pp. 12;

Fellows-Jensen, Gillian. Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen. Akademisk Forlag. 1968, pp. 344;

Ádísdottir: Old norse matronymic byname, meaning "daughter of Ádís". 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. Ádís, Ádísa. Also see http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml


6: Jóbjǫrn leðrblaka -New Device Change

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Jóbjorn leðrblaka in July of 2010, via Ealdormere.

Argent, a sea-bat azure tailed sable, a bordure quarterly azure and sable.

Old Item: Argent, a bat azure, a bordure quarterly azure and sable., to be retained as a badge.


7: Tirza Canto Terra -New Name & New Device

Argent, on an open book azure a candle argent, in chief five bells azure.

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Sound (Tirza) most important.

This is a Spanish name uses a double given name, that is common in late-period Spanish.

Tirza: Male Spanish given name.

"España, bautismos, 1502-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FRZ1-KYM : 11 February 2018), Tirza Narcis Oliver, 29 Oct 1564; citing SAN FELIU, GERONA, GERONA, SPAIN, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,171,875. Batch Number: C89274-2

Canto: Male Spanish given name

"España, defunciones, 1600-1920," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FF1K-H26 : 9 March 2018), Canto De Fornaguera, ; citing , reference Item 3 pg 17; FHL microfilm 1,383,892. Batch Number: B03614-5

Terra: Spanish surname.

"España, bautismos, 1502-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F56J-X57 : 9 March 2018), Anthoni Joseph Terra, ; citing San Felíu de Guixols, Gerona, Spain, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,039,470. Batch Number: C04723-8


As always, kindest thanks to all those who take the time to comment. Please join us for our October Submissions meeting on October 22nd.


OSCAR counts 2 Names, 1 Name Change, 2 Devices, 1 Device Change and 2 Badges. There are a total of 8 items submitted on this letter.