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Avacal LoI dated 2018-06-20


We have 5 submissions for your commentary. Commentary for this letter will be close on Jul 21.

The Avacal College of Heralds will have their decision meeting on Jul 23 at 7:30 MDT via Google Hangouts. Please send an email to the White Wyvern, Avacal's submissions herald if you want to be included.

1: Aldric FitzGerald -New Name & New Device

Vert, on a chevron coticed argent three escallops vert and in chief two fleur de lis argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Anglo Norman 11th Century, change to language and/or culture, time period.
Language (Anglo Norman) most important.

Aldric - Aldric of Le Mans was Bishop of Le Mans in the time of Louis the Pious, 9th century. He is mentioned in the "Actus pontificum Cenomanis"

Aldric - Dated to 1220 in R&W sn Adlrich

FitzGerald- Gerald de Windsor 1075-1135 was a Norman castellan in Wales and ancestor to the Fitzgerald dynasty. Gerald was born in Berkshire after the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror.

The Fitzgerald family website states "[...] are one of the two greatest families that came to Ireland with the Anglo-Norman invasion in the 12th century." http://www.fitzgeraldclans.com/history

"A Concise History of Ireland" by P.W. Joyce states that "Fitzgerald, Maurice, one of the most prominent of the Anglo-Norman invaders of

Ireland, was the son of Nesta, a Welsh Princess and Gerald, Fitzwalter, grandson to Lord Otto, an honorary Baron of England said to have been descended from the Gherandrini of Florence."


2: Eirik of Two Rivers -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Eirik is found in the Diplomatarium Norvegicum dated 1293: http://ww.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelader/diplom_vise_tekst.prl?b=1-477&s=n&str=Eirik

Two Ravens is found in the article English Sign Names by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien) at http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/inn/#NumberOther. Number + Other Item section for the Number portion and Bird section for the Raven portion.

Correction to Name (2018-Jun-20 16:06:49): Eirik of Two Ravens

3: Hlíf Áskelsdóttir -New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2014, via An Tir.

Sveit um grœnn ormar

Per pale Or and argent, a caldera gringolada gule the serpent vert.

Client requests authenticity for Old norse or Anglo-Saxon.
Meaning (company of the green serpents in Old Norse, if it must be in English, so be it.) most important.

Previous name change in the system to Hlíf Angarsdóttir.

Sveit - f genitive singualr sveitar, nominative plural sveitir, group, band, team using in lieu of "company" since I did not find any evidence of an equivalent in Old Norse. Company taking its roots from Old French.

um - I have found various example of "um" being translated to "of" in the eddur. Specifically Vouspa. Stanza 1 "Old tales I remember of men long ago." Translates to "pau er frenst um man" And Stanza 2 "I remember yet the giants of yore" translate of "Ek man jotna ar um borna"

Grœnn -Adjective (comparative groenni, superlative groenstr) green, fresh. From Proto-Germanic "grdniz ("green"). Also, in Voluspa Stanza 4 "And green was the ground with growing leeks." translates to pa var grum grund groin groenum lauki"

Ormar - noun m (genitive orms, plural ormar) snake, serpent. "The Viking Lady" website also states the definition of Ormar while documents the male names "Orman" Found in Old Danish and Old Swedish as Ormar, occurs in OW: Norse as Ormarr. The first element Orm- is from OW. Norse ommr "dragon, worm, serpent." For the second element -arr see above. Runic examples include the nominative case forms ormar, urmar and the accusative case form urmar. A short form of masculine name in Orm- or derived from the masculine name OrmR is Ormi. pp 345, 350, CV ppp 443 468-469 s.v. maerr, ormr, NR s.nn. Ormarr, -arr, Ormi"



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Kingdom of Avacal

OSCAR counts 2 Names, 1 Household Name, 1 Device and 1 Badge. There are a total of 5 items submitted on this letter.