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Gleann Abhann GA iLOI dated 2015-12-15

Unto the dear gentles who will be commenting on this KLoI, both within the Kingdom and outside, does Isabel Moonstone offer greetings on this, her first Kingdom letter.

1: Áedán an Einigh -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2015, via Gleann Abhann.

Per bend sinister azure and gules, a triquetra per pale Or and argent.

Áedán an Einigh, returned in Kingdom, KLoI dated 04-07-2015. https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=20&loi=3186

Previously submitted as "Per bend sinister azure and gules a trifoil knot argent". It was pointed out that the knot was not a trefoil knot, but a triquetra; as was, it conflicted with the following:

Charles O'Connor <Gules, a triquetra argent.> (1982) 1 DC for change of field.

Morgaine MacDaniel de la Rose <Purpure, a triquetra inverted argent.> (1999) 1 DC for change of field.

Dafydd McOwin <Per pall inverted gules, Or, and purpure, a trefoil knot inverted argent.> (1992) 1 DC for change of field.

(The conflicts found also conflict with each other under SENA and current precedents, but I'm guessing at the time of registration they didn't.)

It was suggested that changing the triquetra to per pale Or and azure (or the opposite) would clear the conflict.


2: Avelina Faukes -New Name & New Device

Argent, a hummingbird volant addorsed vert facing dexter, a bordeur azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (First name Avelina) most important.

Faukes: found on Bynames Found in the 1296 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Rutland, England (sorted alphabetically)by Karen Larsdatter (Karen Harris). There are six instances of the name, and these were found in three locations: Manton, Ryhall, and Stretton. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Rutland/bynamesalphabetically.htm.

Avelina: found on Women's Given Names from Early 13th Century England by Talan Gwynek (Brian Scott). There is only one instance of the name as spelled, but there is also an Avilina listed, also with one instance. You can find these names in the second column, near the top of the document. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/eng13/eng13f.html

Both names appear in English rolls of names within 100 years of each other. The name appears to be constructed correctly and without direct conflict.


3: Oren Holtzklau -New Name & New Device

Vert, on a pile inverted sable between bows addorsed, a phoenix Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Oren) most important.

Oren: Biblical name, late period English naming pattern to use. "And the sonnes of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were, Ram the firstborn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, and Ahijah." 1611 King James version, I Chronicles 2:25. We are aware that this is insufficient documentation. Due to the backlog we are working with, we ask for your help in fixing this.

Holtzklau: Cattrein Holtzklau, F, christening, 1632, Siegen, Westfalen, Preusn, Germany. Family Search IGI Batch C39689-7, "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDRM-584 : accessed 15 December 2015), Cattrein Holtzklau, 13 Jun 1632; citing ; FHL microfilm 598,261."

Combinations of English and German are not allowed in SENA Appendix C, but the submitter states that multiple examples of the pattern are found at England's Immigrants 1330-1550 https://www.englandsimmigrants.com/: Henry van Anddernak, 1441; John van Attenderne, 1436; James van Groelk, 1436; Guy Funter, 1436; etc. I am not sure this is sufficient documentation, as all of his stated examples seem to reference Dutch names, which SENA does allow in Appendix C, and not German, which the submitter seems to want. Can someone help here?

Correction to Device (2015-Dec-19 19:12:14): The device should read Vert, on a pile inverted sable between bows addorsed argent, a phoenix Or.


4: Rivka bat David -New Name & New Device

Argent, a tierce azure and a peacock close, azure and purpure proper, in chief a Star of David azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Either Hebrew) most important.
Culture (or Jewish) most important.

Rivka: found on the St. Gabriel article Jewish Women's Names in an Arab Context: Names from the Geniza of Cairo by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith). There is not any indication of frequency of the name; it can be found in the right column near the top of the document. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/geniza.html

bat: This means "daughter of", and is found under the heading Patronymics on the St. Gabriel article Jewish Names in the World of Medieval Islam by Yehoshua ben Haim haYerushalmi (MKA Zachary Kessin) This site also states that "the most common formation of a full name from a personal name is to add a father's name to form a patronymic", the first sentence under the same heading. This would lend credence to the naming pattern given name, patronymic. https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/yehoshua/jews_in_cairo/index.html

There are no solid dates for either of the above two articles.

David: This name is found on the St. Gabriel article Names from Hebrew Chronicles of the 10th to 13th Centuries by Julie Stampnitzky. The name has a high frequency, showing up four times as a personal name and four times as a relational name in a few years before and after 1100. The name can be found under the header Masculine Names. https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juetta/crusades.html


5: Thorkell Gunnarsson -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Þorkell (Thorkell) and Gunnarr: Both of these names are found on Viking Names found in Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) using information from The Old Norse Name by Geirr Bassi. Þorkell is found near the top of the page with a frequency of 58, and Gunnarr is found about a third of the way down with a frequency of 11. The client seems to prefer the Anglicized spelling. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html

We can find support for the byname construction on A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman). To create a patronym, the suffix -son 'son' or -dóttir 'daughter' is added to the genitive form of the father's name. As the genitive of the name Gunnarr is Gunnars, based on the information near the top of the page, the resultant patronymic would be Gunnarsson. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html


In humble service,

Isabel Winterbourne

Moonstone Herald


OSCAR counts 4 Names and 4 Devices. There are a total of 8 items submitted on this letter.