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Avacal Kingdom ILoI dated 2017-09-19

This month we have 4 submissions for your commentary. Commentary for this letter will be close on October 14.

The Avacal College of Heralds will meet on October 16 at 7:30 pm (Mountain Time) via Google Hangouts. Please send an email to the White Wyvern, Avacal's submissions herald if you want to be included.

1: Kallimarh Casekov -New Badge

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

Per pale gules and argent, a bear sinister vert.

O and A indicates Kallimakh Casekov (Dec 2013 via Ealdormere) not Kallimarh Casekov. http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=35173. Email sent to confirm no name change.

Consulting herald: Oriana Severin

2: Lorette de Chateauneuf -Resub Request for Name Reconsideration Change

OSCAR finds the name on the Avacal LoI of February 28, 2017 as submitted.

Lorette de Chasteauneuf

Old Item: Lorette de Chateauneuf, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 16th century French.

Name Consulting herald: Wilma the Still

As per the additional research at the Pelican decision meeting, I am resubmitting for reconsideration to the 16th Century authentic form of the spelling.

From the May 2017 LoAR:

"The submitter may be interested to know that, based on additional research done at the Pelican decision meeting, the spelling Lorette de Chasteauneuf is authentic for the 16th century. If the submitter would prefer that form, she may make a request for reconsideration."

3: Ovius Decumius Vitalis -New Name & New Device

Purpure, two tridents in saltire Or.

Language most important.

Name Consulting herald: Rowyn Arden the Bard

Follows the naming pattern of Praenomen + Nomen + Cognomen found in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges.

All three names found in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names"


Ovius. The preanomen (literally, "before name") was chosen from a short list of options and was often abbreviated.

Decumius. The nomen or nomen gentilicium was the family or clan name. (Nomen means "name"). It plays the role of a modern surname: a Roman citizen inherited his nomen from his father's family. Many nomina end in -ius.

Vitalis. Cogonomen means "byname". A cognomen could be inherited, or could be a personal nickname. Some men used two or more cognomina.

Device Consulting herald: Rowyn Arden the Bard

OSCAR counts 1 Name, 1 Request for Name Reconsideration Change, 1 Device and 1 Badge. There are a total of 4 items submitted on this letter.