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Lochac KLoI dated 2023-06-25

Greetings unto the Lochac College of Heralds and to all our fellows across the Known World who see this missive, from Sigrith Rocket, submissions deputy to Annys Crux Australis Principal Herald.

This letter will open for commentary by heralds from outside of Lochac on the 2nd of July. Thank you for your patience.

Our monthly commentary meeting will be held on Thursday 6th of July at 7pm Innilgard Time (5:30pm in Aneala, 7:30pm in River Haven and Stormhold, 9:30pm in Southron Gaard) in the Lochac Discord chat. All are welcome.

1: Carl Stowe -New Name (NP)

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling most important.

Consulting Herald Margie of Glen More.
Submitter is from Krae Glas.

Stowe - toponymic surname - 5 parishes of Stowe in England p 721 A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames - Bardsley, 1901.

Carl - there are 8 males with the given name Carl in The Domesday Book.

(Would prefer Carl Stowe rather than Carl of Stowe because of potential confusion with the Canton of Stowe in the Barony of Rowany.)

2: Estrilda Attwyll -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2022, via Lochac.

Purpure, a finch to sinister within a bordure argent charged with an orle azure

Consulting Herald Glynyhvar Aquarius.
Submitter is from River Haven.

3: Fergus Mór -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per pale sable and gules, a bear passant argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting Herald Katrijn van Delden.
Submitter is from Dismal Fogs.

Client desires male name suitable for his interest in the Isle of Man (Manx, prior Anglo Saxon), 14th Century

As the Isle of Man is between Scotland and Ireland, we have this reference:

*Fergus is listed as the fourth most popular name, with a count of 140, in Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn's "100 Most Popular Men's Names in Early Medieval Ireland" (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/irish100.html).

*It is also found as the standard Old and Middle Irish Gaelic nominative spelling of the name of 33 men in Mari Elspeth nic Bryan's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/); it is found in entries dated between 503 and 926, and between 1402 and 1599.

*It is also found in 100 Most Popular Men's Names in Early Medieval Ireland (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/irish100)

*For the byname of Mór, we have used "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names) by Sharon L Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/)

*And also 'Index of Names in Irish Annals:Descriptive Bynames' - https://oscar.sca.org/s.php?u=2380 [ medievalscotland.org ]

4: Gráinne Uaine -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2021, via Lochac.

Per Chevron Sable and Vert, on an eye Or irised Vert a Triquetra Argent, in chief a crescent argent and in base a sunburst inverted Or

Old Item: Per bend sable and vert, a fox rampant contourny Or and in base a triquetra braced with an annulet argent, to be released.

Consulting Herald Bjorn Bjarnylr Bassason ór Bjarneyu.
Submitter is from Mordenvale.

5: Jacquelyna de la Court -New Name (NP) & New Device

Chevronelly Argent and Azure, a book, and in chief three roses proper

Submitter desires a feminine name.
The following changes are allowed: minor changes

Consulting Herald Etain ingen Choilein.
Submitter is from Ildhafn.

Jacquelyna is found documented in Appendix B, Lists of Prostitutes, of Leah L. Otis, Prostitution in Medieval Society https://heraldry.sca.org/names/latefrenchfem.html#Otis. Found on SCA College of Arms on the Web https://heraldry.sca.org/names/latefrenchfem.html

de la Court is found documented in French Surnames from Paris, 1421, 1423 & 1438 https://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423surnames.html Found on SCA College of Arms on the Web with the original information available at https://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/paris1423surnames.html

As this documentation is found on the SCA Laurel Sovereign of Arms Names Webpage http://heraldry.sca.org/names.html I do believe that no printouts/photocopies are needed

6: Medb ingen Magnusa Ruaidh -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per chevron argent and azure, two ravens combatant reguardant sable, and three compass stars argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
The following changes are allowed: spelling, construction of byname
Language/Culture (irish language/culture) most important.

Consulting Herald Brían dorcha ua Conaill.
Submitter is from Stormhold.

The intention is for my name to mean "Medb daughter of Magnus the Red"

I used the simple patronymic byname pattern for women's names found here:


And the names/bynames found here, using the genitive form of the masculine names instead of the nominative form:




With reference to masculine descriptive bynames (for the "Red" portion of the name) found here:


The consulting herald suggested that the spelling "Medb" instead of "Meadhbh", and "ingen" instead of "inghean" might be more appropriate for earlier period, so I shifted the spelling to reflect this.

Device elements sourced in The Book of Traceable Heraldic Art (http://heraldicart.org/)


Per chevron field (http://heraldicart.org/per-chevron/)

Ravens (http://heraldicart.org/raven/)

Compass stars (http://heraldicart.org/compass-star/)

7: Tassilon of Saint Monica -New Name (NP) & New Device

Quarterly purpure and argent, a cross sable cotised between four crows counterchanged argent and gules.

No holding name.

Consulting Herald ffride wlffsdotter.
Submitter is from Saint Monica.


Tassilon is registerable as a French literary name (cf. the January 2019 LoAR sn. Gunhilda Filippini).

It is recorded in "Inventaire general de l'Histoire de France, depuis Pharamond jusques à present, etc" dated 1603, where

he is described on page 153 as:

"La mesme occasion embrasa la guerre en Bauiere, d'autant que le Roy Tassilon gedre de Didier , Roy de Lombardie,

folicité par sa femme , & par la crainte d'vne puis, sance qui le menaçoit, tascha de faire la guerre en Alemagne."

[Poorly translated by Google: The same occasion ignited the war in Bavaria, especially as King Tassilon, desirous of

Gèdre, King of Lombardy, encouraged by his wife, & by the fear of a power, without which threatened him, tried to make

war in Germany.]

of Saint Monica

The branch known as the College of Saint Monica, was registered in June 1989.

SENA PN1B2f allows for the creation of locative bynames from the names of registered SCA branches.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2411/2023-06-25/07-45-15_Tassilon_of_Saint_Monica_Name_Docs1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2411/2023-06-25/07-45-16_Tassilon_of_Saint_Monica_Name_Docs2.jpg

8: Theoduin Vriunt -New Name (NP) & New Device

Gules, two flaunches invected and a sword inverted argent.

Consulting Herald ffride wlffsdotter.
Submitter is from Saint Monica.


Diplomata Belgica: DiBe ID 2376, dated 1066

(This is a repository of diplomat relating to Belgium and the southern Low Countries, which is run by the Belgian Royal Historical Commission. https://www.diplomata-belgica.be/charter_details_en.php?dibe_id=2376)

"Ego Theoduinus dei gratia Leodiensis episcopus...." [I Théoduin, by the grace of God bishop of Liège...]

An expected vernacular form of this name could be Theoduin.

Note: the submitter wants the name Theodwin, but we were unable to find documentation at the time of submission. If members of the College could find something closer to Theodwin, it would be greatly appreciated.


Some Early Middle High German Bynames with Emphasis on Names from the Bavarian Dialect Area by Brian M. Scott (https://heraldry.sca.org/names/Early_German_Bynames.html): sn. Vriunt: 'a friend', OHG friunt; NHG Freund. Chuonradus Friunt 1156

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2411/2023-06-25/07-42-34_Theoduin_Vriunt_Name_Docs1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2411/2023-06-25/07-42-35_Theoduin_Vriunt_Name_Docs2.jpg

9: Violette Livingston -New Name (NP) & New Device

Vert, in saltire a threaded needle Or, and a dragonfly Argent, and on a chief Argent, three violets Purpure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No holding name.
No changes.

Consulting Herald Brian Dorcha Ua Conaill.
Submitter is from Stormhold.

I chose the name 'Violette Livingston', as Violet is a name I have loved for as long as I can remember, and Livingston is my great grandfathers family name. I modified the spelling of the name Violet to 'Violette' as a nod to my mundain name 'Anntoinette' and would very much like to keep it this way.

The name Violet, has been documented from the area of Perth/Perthshire in Scotland, which is roughly 50 miles/70km north of Livingston in Scotland, which would make the combination of the two plausable.

S.L. Uckelman. "Violet". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2023/1/name/Violet


Violet 1637 [DALLING, 198]

First instance of the name Livingston noted in the 'Parliament Records of Scotland to 1707' is in 1344, written as Levyngstoun

From the Dictionary of the older scottish tongue

1577 Reg. Privy C. II. 660. [Menteith and Livingston have] send and directit ayther of thame to utheris cartellis and writtingis of reproche and defamatioun, contenyng manifest provocatioun of troubill


Needle and dragonfly images sourced from the Book of Traceable Heraldic Art.

Design reasoning - I wanted my heraldry to be representitive of me. The violets are representitive of both my name choice, and a favourite flower. The field colour (teal/green) is a favourite colour and the one i most often dye my hair to. The threded needle because I am a seamstress and embroiderer. And the dragonfly is because it is a creature that I have great affinity for as it often shows up when I am happy/good things are happening in my life, and because the nature of a dragonflies movement (erratic, fast, constantly moving back and forth all over the place, doesnt stay in one place long, etc) is very reminiscent of my adhd.

I remain,

Sigrith parði

Rocket Herald

OSCAR counts 7 Names, 7 Devices and 1 Device Change. There are a total of 15 items submitted on this letter.