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Ealdormere ILoI dated 2019-03-25

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: Aoife of Trinovantia Nova -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Given Name - Irish) most important.
Culture (Given Name - Irish) most important.

Aoife: Gaelic feminine name, from Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien), "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Feminine Given Names", http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/all.shtml dated to 1151-1250.

Trinovantia Nova: This branch-name was registered in December of 2002 (via Ealdormere).


2: Aveline de Lyon -New Name

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

Aveline: given name found on page 6 of "Names in the 1292 Census of Paris," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/1292paris.pdf).

De Lyon: is a byname found in "Some 16th Century Parisian Male French Names" by Chrestienne la pescheresse (Mathilde Poussin), https://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2013/Brunissende_Dragonette/Proces_verbaux_Paris_1583.htm

Correction to Name (2019-Mar-25 08:03:44): Lyon is also, of course, a well-known French city.


3: Brynhildr Njállsdóttir -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Brunhilda) most important.
Culture (Old Norse) most important.

Brynhildr: Old Norse feminine given name.

* 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. 67, 343, 349;

* Cleasby, Richard and Guðbrandr Vigfusson. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon. 1957, pp. 85, 261 s.v. brynja, hildr

Njállsdóttir: Patronymic byname, meaning "Daughter of Njáll". Njáll is found as an Old Norse male name of Celtic origin. Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p. 13 s.n. Njáll


4: Dorothea af Holm -New Name & New Device

Gules, an eel-fork and on a chief argent an eel sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Danish) most important.
Culture (15th Century Danish) most important.

Dorothea: found three times as a feminine given name in Aryanhwy's article German Names from Nürnberg, 1497.

af: locative bynames take the form i X in Swedish, af X in Danish, for example. The placenames must be grammatically correct forms to follow those prepositions. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/patterns.html

Holm: Der Holm: Schleswigs alte Fischersiedling By Holger Rüdel, pg. 26. See attached documentation. Today, Holm is now part of Schleswig.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1033/2019-03-21/15-18-01_Holm_source.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1033/2019-03-21/15-18-01_Holm_source_2.jpg


5: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Release of Order Name

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

Order of the Lyra


6: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Release of Badge

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

Gules, a hand between flaunches Or.


7: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Badge Association

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

Purpure, an Irish harp, on a bordure Or five mullets purpure.

This submission is to be associated with Order of Orion

The badge is currently associated with the Order of the Lyra (registered October of 1999 via Ealdormere). It is the intent of the Kingdom to move this association to the Order of Orion.


8: Gelleia le Vinter -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Given name like Geh-lay-ah) most important.

Gelleia: a feminine given name, a pet form of the Latinized form of Juliana. It is found in England, dated to 1221. (Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 2357, http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/2357.txt ).

Le vinter: descriptor, found in An Index to the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (mka Kathleen M. O'Brien)


9: Isouda verch Owain -New Device

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

Purpure, a squirrel sejant argent, and on A chief argent, three acorns vert.

The name was submitted on the 2019-02-25 Internal LoI as "Isoud verch Owain", but the client has changed the spelling to Isouda.


10: Matthäus Lindenhayn von Schaffhausen -New Name & New Device

Per pale argent and azure, a pair of dragon-headed andirons counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Middle High German) most important.
Culture (German, 14th Century) most important.

Matthäus: Bahlow, pg. 321; "Late Period German Masculine Given Names", by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/germasc..html#plauen14) gives Matthäus from 1301 - 1350 as a name of Christian origin from Plauen.

Lindenhayn: found in Brechenmacher, s.n. Lindenhayn, who dates this spelling from 1438 in Leipzig.

von Schaffhausen: locative, northern Switzerland, on the right bank of the Rhine, west of Lake Constance (Bodensee). First mentioned in 1045 as Villa Scafhusun. Not entirely sure when the name spelling changed to Schaffhausen, but client would be amenable to modifying submission spelling.


11: Odette de Saint Remy -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2005, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) A cresset gules enflamed Or and argent.


12: Roland de Suthclif -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Norman French) most important.

Roland: Reaney and Wilson, s.n. Rowland cites a Nicholas Roland in 1303; Roland atte Bushe 1384 LoPleas. `Dweller by the bush' (p. 526); Roland de Lambeden c1261 (pg. 1880); header: Rolance, Roland (p. 2662).

De Suthclif: Reaney and Wilson, s.n. Hugo de Suthclif 1274 Wak (Y); Elyzabeth Sutlyff 1566 RothwellPR (Y). `Dweller by the south cliff, a common Yorkshire name. (p. 3032)


13: Rose Karr -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Rose Karr) most important.

Rose: a female given name found in "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" by Talan Gwynek

(http://heraldry.sca.org/names/eng16/eng16alpha.html).

Karr: a header form in Reaney and Wilson, but neither Carr nor de Carr (as submitted) is dated. Blue Tyger was able to date related spellings: "The relevant dated forms [in Reaney and Wilson] are <de Ker> (c. 1200), <Carre> (1279), and <del Car> (1332). <de Carre> appears as a surname in 'Close Rolls, Edward I: December 1289', Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward I: volume 3: 1288-1296 (1904), pp. 59-61. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96510&strquery=Carr . While most of the text has been modernized, the bynames appear to have been left in their original spelling."


As always, kindest thanks to all those who take the time to comment. Please join us for our April Submissions meeting on April 15th.


OSCAR counts 8 Names, 3 Devices, 1 Badge and 1 Badge Association. There are 2 releases. There are a total of 15 items submitted on this letter.