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Ealdormere ILoI dated 2018-10-24

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: Brennisteinvatn, Shire of -New Branch Name Change & New Device

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

Ulfheim, Shire of

Per chevron sable and argent, three wolfs' heads erased and a laurel wreath counterchanged.

Old Item: Brennisteinvatn, Shire of, to be released.
Submitter has no desire as to gender.
No major changes.
Meaning (Wolf home) most important.

Ulf: "A History of England Under the Anglo-Saxon Kings, Volume 2" by Johann Marten Lappenberg, pages 226, 254, 256, 257, 297, 309, 330.

Heim: Svenskt dialektlexickon: ordbook öfver svenska allmogespråket [Swedish dialectal lexicon: a dictionary for the Swedish lects], 1962 edition, Lund: C.W.K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862-1867, pages 250, 251.

Petition for name and device change are included with the packet.

Correction to Device (2018-Oct-24 21:10:46): This should be a device *change*, not just a new device, retaining the old device "Sable, on a flame argent a lizard tergiant fesswise vert, all within a laurel wreath argent" as ancient arms.


2: Iohn Spooner -New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and argent, an eagle's leg inverted erased and a spoon counterchanged, a chief gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Iohn, with an I) most important.

Iohn: Variant spelling of John. Documented to 13th and 14th-century Scotland. Bryan J. Maloney "13th & 14th Century Scottish Names", accessed September 24th, 2018. https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/symonFreser/scottish14/scottish14_given.html

Spooner: English surname, dated to 1565. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQ1V-R5R : 11 February 2018, Rose Spooner, 15 Jul 1565); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 599,889.

Batch Number: P01079-1


3: Katrina Prebensdottir -New Name & New Device

Or a drakkar sable, on a chief gules a cross argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (byname meaning "Preben's daughter") most important.

This name uses a mix of German and Danish, which is acceptable under SENA Appendix 3.

Katrina: German feminine name. "Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J45Q-H6K : 11 February 2018), Bartle Cappuss and Katrina Miller, 01 May 1564; citing Evangelisch, Flacht, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg; FHL microfilm 1,056,687.

Batch Number: M94048-1

Prebensdottir: Scandinavian Patronymic, meaning "daughter of Preben". Preben is dated to 1405 as Preben Podebusk af Egholm, ridder. https://diplomatarium.dk/dokument/14050329001


4: Muirghen MacQuharrie -Resub Device

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

Argent, a galleon proper sailed vert, on a chief azure three roses argent.

Originally submitted on the Ealdormere LoI dated 2018-04-24, the original device was returned on the July 2018 LoAR:

"This device is returned for presumption through display of the flag of Libya, Vert. In past precedents, Libya's iconic single-tinctured flag has been given less protection than the other single-tinctured design we protect, the arms of Brittany, Ermine. Libya's protections are dismissed when they appear as part of a potential quartering, where Brittany is protected. And uncharged sails of a single tincture have long been held not to be a display of armory in and of themselves, with Libya specifically cited in the January 2014 registration of Morgan Grey Beard's device, Argent, a sail vert fastened to its mast and hanging from its yardarm sable.

However, banners and pennons are still considered means of heraldic display. And given that the banners hanging above the sails are rectangular and wider than they are tall, they appear to be modernly shaped flags. In other words, the galleon is literally flying the flag of Libya. If any protection for this design is to be afforded at all, it must surely be in the form in which it was actually used, as a modern national flag.

Upon resubmission, the submitter may omit the banners entirely, or else change their tincture to something other than vert or ermine, to clear the issue of presumption."

This design has taken the advice of the letter and omitted the flags. This should clear any such presumption with Libya.


5: Rubeus le Blont -New Name & New Device

Sable, a fleur-de-lys, on a chief an argent open book between two musical notes sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Middle French) most important.
Culture (13th Century French) most important.

Rubeus: Dated 1387, in S.L. Uckleman, "Rubeus." In S.L. Uckleman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from Medieval European Sources, Edition 2018, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2018/I/name/Rubeus

Le Blont: Dated 1292, in S.L. Uckleman, Names in the 1292 census of Paris, 2013, p. 135. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/1292paris.pdf


As always, kindest thanks to all those who take the time to comment. Please join us for our November Submissions meeting on November 19th.


OSCAR counts 3 Names, 1 Branch Name Change and 5 Devices. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.