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East ILoI dated 2013-10-07

To the heralds of the East and the Knowne Worlde, greetings and every good thing from Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, Eastern Crown Herald.

This month's letter contains the second batch of submissions received from Pennsic Herald's Point 2013. I want to again thank everyone for whatever commentary you are able to provide. Even confirming documentation is extremely helpful when the time comes for decision-making.

Commentary on this letter closes on November 6, 2013.

1: Agapios Cargos -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2013, via the East

Gules, in saltire two swords inverted Or winged argent interlaced with two serpents argent.


2: Alexander Makcristyne -New Device Change

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

Or, in pale two ravens within a bordure sable

Old Item: Vert, a crampon within a bordure argent, to be released.


3: Alexi Gensel -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2011, via the East

(Fieldless) A goose displayed head to sinister azure.

Pennsic Herald's Point identified a possible conflict with Sheila Eileen Natalia MacDougal of Perth (Aug. 1987, An Tir): Ermine, a dove displayed azure grasping a vine vert, flowered purpure. The submitter was made aware of the possible conflict.


4: Angelina Capasso -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2012, via the East

Per fess sable and gules, a Latin cross Or and in base a daisy slipped and leaved proper.

This device is a resubmission of Gules, a passion cross ermine between in base two daisies slipped and leaved proper and on a chief invected argent three pairs of wings in lure gules, which was returned on the March 2012 LoAR for the following reason:

This device is returned for violating section VIII.1.a. Tincture and Charge Limit, which says "As a rule of thumb, the total of the number of tinctures plus the number of types of charges in a design should not exceed eight." This device has a complexity count of nine, with five tinctures (gules, ermine, argent, vert, Or) and four types of charge (cross, daisies, chief, wings); while allowances may be given for good period style, this submission does not fit that criteria. Removing the daisies would likely be the easiest change.

This simplified design corrects the reason for the return.


5: Angelina Capasso -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2012, via the East

Gules, a cross of Saint Brigid Or and issuant from base a daisy slipped and leaved proper.

There is a Step from Period Practice for the use of a cross of Saint Brigid. [Brighid Bhreathnach, 5/2013 LoAR, A-Middle].


6: Borujin Acilaldai -New Name & New Device

Per pall azure, argent ermined gules, and sable, a compass star elongated to base argent and two dragon's heads respectant couped counterchanged bellied and breathing flames gules.

No major changes.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

This is a constructed Mongol name.

Borujin: Paul Buell, A to Z of the Mongol World Empire (available in preview form on Google Books) says that Boru was the name of a Mongol general in thirteenth-century China. -jin is a feminine suffix used in Mongol names. No documentation was provided for this assertion about -jin. However, "On the Documentation and Construction of Period Mongolian Names" by Baras-aghur Naran (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongol.html) states that -jin means "of."

Acilaldai is a constructed name intended to mean "person with filial piety". Acilal is listed in the Lingua Mongolia dictionary (linguamongolia.co.uk) as meaning "benevolence" or "filial piety". -dai is a suffix meaning "with". Examples from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy's "Mongolian Naming Practices" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongolian_names_marta.html) include Alchidai, Khoridai, Bagaridai, Borjigidai, Bugidai, etc.

The names have been constructed following the rules of Mongol vowel harmony. The form does not explain "the rules of Mongol vowel harmony" so commentary on constructing Mongol names from disparate elements would be appreciated.

The submitter allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.

There is a Step from Period Practice for the use of a compass star under Appendix G of SENA.


7: Borujin Acilaldai -New Badge

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

Argent, an arm embowed sable sustaining a lute proper in base the phrase "Sumo Dracos" sable.

The submitter's name a device appear elsewhere on this letter.

The form says that the phrase "Sumo Dracos" translates as "choose dragons." That famous "expert" Google Translate renders it as "choose the dragon."


8: Briana Douglase -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2011, via the East

Per pale and per chevron grady argent and azure, in chief two doves rousant respectant wings displayed within a bordure counterchanged.

The submitter's original device, Per pale and per chevron indented argent and azure, in chief two doves rising wings displayed respectant counterchanged, was returned on the September 2010 Eastern LoD for conflict with the device of Airbertach Deoraidh, Per bend sinister argent and azure, two eagles displayed counterchanged, registered in 11/1986 via Atlantia. There was one CD for the cumulative changes to the field, but commenters thought that there was no CD for the type of bird when both are - in essence - displayed [Dammo Utwiler, 06/2005, Calontir]. Similarly, as both arrangements are forced, there was no CD for having the birds in fess vs. in bend.


9: Connor McPhaddin -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 1997, via the East

Per chevron argent and azure, two Thor's hammers and a wolf's head couped counterchanged.

The submitter's prior submission, Per chevron argent and azure, two Thor's hammers azure and two spears in saltire Or surmounted by a wolf's head couped argent, was returned on the April 2010 LoAR for violating the rule against slot machine heraldry. This resubmission removes the third primary charge, correcting the problem that caused the return.


10: Danica of Stonemarche -New Name & New Device

Sable, on a winged elephant sejant trumpeting argent a fleur de lis vert.

Sound (Danica) most important.

Danicha appears as a header form in Paul Goldschmidt's "Dictionary of Period Russian Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/d.html), with patronymic forms dated to 1426 and 1442. The submitter would like Danica or Danika as the given name if it can be documented.

Stonemarche, Barony of was registered in May of 1989 (via the East).


11: Diederik von Wolffhagen -New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted sable and azure, a chevron inverted argent between a wolf rampant Or and two wolves combattant argent.

No major changes.
Spelling (Diederik; in German) most important.

Diderick is a Low German masculine given name dated to the 13th-17th C in Seibicke, v. 1, s.n. Dietrich. Spellings are Dyderik (1355/83 to the 15th C); Dideri(c)k, Diderik, and Diderk (1404); Diderick (1441); and Diderik (15th C). The submitter really wants the spelling Diederik.

Fortunately for the submitter, it appears that the spelling he wants is documentable via the Family Search Historical Records:

Diederik Gerritsz; Male; Christening Date: 17 Jan 1612; Christening Place: Nieuwekerk, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; Batch: C00826-1

Wolffhagen is a German place name found in Ortelius map 92, dated 1579 (http://www.orteliusmaps.com/topnames/ort92.html). The submitter would like the Wolfhagen, if it can be justified.

The pattern of von X in locative bynames in German is documented in Appendix A of SENA.


12: Duncan Kerr -Resub Device

OSCAR NOTE: The name has been registered more than once!

Azure, on a bend argent three crosses couped palewise azure.

Two Duncan Kerrs have been registered; one in the East and one in Caid. This submission is for the one in the East, who does not have a registered device at this time.

The submitter was offered the option of a free name change to distinguish him from the other registered Duncan Kerr, but respectfully declined.


13: Else von der Schnee -New Name & New Device

Azure, a sledge argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (desires meaning of 'from the snow' or similar) most important.

Else is a female given name found in "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia," by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/bahlow_v.htm), s.n. Elizabeth. Else is dated to 1374.

von der Schnee is found in Brechenmacher, pg 543 s.n. der Schnee dated to 1440.

The heraldic charge of a sledge appears in Siebmacher plate 170, top left, arms of Von Schlitsted.


14: Francesco Gaetano Greco d'Edessa -New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Francesco Gaetano Greco d'Edessa in June of 2004, via the East.

(Fieldless) A mitre Or banded argent issuant from a coronet Or.

The submitter was made a Court Baron by the East Kingdom in April 2008, and thus is entitled to bear a coronet in his arms.

Pennsic Herald's Point noted that Konrad Grunenberg's Roll, c. 1480 (http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0003/bsb00034952/images/index.html?id=00034952&fip=xseneayae ayaewqeayaeayaxdsydwen&no=11&seite=13) shows a mitre being used used by a non-bishop, suggesting that this charge is not presumptuous. It would be very helpful if someone could find an image of the referenced armory in the armorial and confirm that it does not belong to a bishop or other high-ranking church official.

This is the sixth piece of armory for this submitter; he currently has a device and four badges registered. The Administrative Handbook I.B states that "[i]ndividuals may register no more than six names and six pieces of armory."


15: Francisco Sanchez Pancho -New Name & New Device

Sable, two pickaxes in saltire argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Francisco is a male given name dated to 1328 in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Leonese Names from the First Half of the 14th Century," (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/spanish/leonfarmer.html).

Sanchez is a patronymic byname dated to 1376 & 1567 in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Late-Period Spanish Men's Names from Seville" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/spanish/silversmiths.html).

Pancho is a descriptive meaning "belly or stomach," usage dated to 1575 in Nuevas ordenanzas de la coca (CORDE).

The name pattern [given] + [patronymic] + [descriptive] is found in Appendix A of SENA for Spanish names. The submitter prefers Francisco Pancho Sanchez if that can be documented, but is content with Francisco Sanchez Pancho. Assistance documenting the pattern [given] + [descriptive] + [patronymic] in Spanish is requested.

He allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.

I believe the request for a feminine name is a typo, and I have contacted the submitter to confirm that.

Correction (2013-Oct-09 12:10:23): The submitter has confirmed that he wants a masculine name. The check box on the form is a typo.


16: Gallio Seius Ulixes -New Name

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

All the name elements are found in Roman Names: Selecting and Using your Roman Name at (www.legionxxiv.org/nomens). This source has been approved for SCA use until better sources become available. [Manius Herminius Falconius, 8/2011 LoAR, A-Gleann Abhann].

Gallio is found in the list of praenomens

Seius is found as a nomen

Ulixes is found as a cognomen


17: Generys William -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2011, via the East

Per bend sinister flory counter-flory sable and Or, three mullets Or and a jackdaw close sable.

A jackdaw is a type of crow found in Europe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Jackdaw).


18: Gerhard Stormeclocke -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2013, via the East

Lozengy argent and purpure, on a tower sable a lightning bolt Or.

The submitter's name was registered on the May 2013 LoAR.

There is a Step from Period Practice for the use of a lightning bolt not as part of a thunderbolt. [Jack Marvell, 4/2012 LoAR, A-Meridies].


19: Guy Cheveux de Guise -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1995, via the East

Sable, a chevron between three Latin crosses fitchy, a chief argent.


20: Ishi'i Gentarou Takatora -New Name & New Device

Ishi'i Gentarou Takatora

Per pale vert and sable, a dragonfly fesswise reversed argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Ishi'i) most important.

Ishi'i is a Family Name Found in NCMJ at p. 153 s.n. Rock dated to 1392.

Gentarou is created from the prefix Gen found in the list of Common Tsuushou of Famous Clans' found in NCMJ at p. 37 combined with Tarou found on p. 211 meaning 'First Son'.

Takatora is a historical masculine Nanori dated to 1568 found in NCMJ 2nd Ed p. 358.


21: Ivarr Rambason -New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and argent, a ram's skull and in chief a roundel counterchanged.

No major changes.
Spelling (prefers no accent on the initial i, will accept accent if necessary for registration) most important.

Ivarr is found as a masculine given name on the Viking Answer Lady's web page (www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml), which states: "Found in Old Danish as Iwar, in Old Swedish as Ivar, and in OW.Norse as Ívarr." The submitter prefers the OW.Norse spelling without the initial accent. He will accept the accent if necessary for registration.

Rambi also appears on the Viking Answer Lady's web page (http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#r), which states: "Short form of Ragnbjörn. Occurs as a personal name in the nominative case form [ramri] in Ög215: "Rambi raised this stone in memory of Özurr, his son."

Rambason is intended to be a patronymic indicating son of Rambi, constructed according to the rules set out in Geirr-Bassi.


22: Jacob the Wanderer -New Name & New Device

Vert, a coyote sinister guardant sustaining an arrow and on a chief argent a one-horned anvil contourny sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Jacob is a Polish given name found in Lillia de Vaux, "A Preliminary Survey of Names from the Historical Dictionary of Personal Names in Bialystok" (2011 KWHSS Proceedings and http://st-walburga.aspiringluddite.com/docs/Bialystok.pdf), dated 1569 and 1640-1 in Latinized inflected forms. In addition, the Latinized form Jacobus is found in 1569 (and in inflected forms between 1569 and 1640-1).

the Wanderer is a Lingua Anglica translation of the attested Polish byname Wandrownyk, found in Taszycki, Słownik Staropolskich Nazw Osobowych, s.n. Wędrownik. May 2008 Cover Letter (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2008/05/08-05cl.html). Alternatively, Wanderer is a German surname found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/surnamesnurnn-z.html).

The use of a New World animal is a Step from Period Practice under Appendix G of SENA. Pennsic Herald's Point provided evidence that the coyote was known to Europeans in Period. According to "The Animals of Spain: An Introduction to Imperial Perceptions and Human Interaction with Other Animals (1492-1826)" by Abel Alves (http://books.google.com/books?id=lxKw6_zC5iMC) at p. 25, a Fransciscan priest, Bernardino de Sahagún (d. 1590), wrote about the coyote in his Florentine Codex: General History of the Things of New Spain.

A snippet preview of a translation of the Florentine Codex is available on Google Books, with the discussion of the coyote found at p. 7-8 (http://books.google.com/books?id=S3ILAQAAIAAJ&q=coyote+Florentine+Codex+New+Spain&dq=coyote+Florenti ne+Codex+New+Spain&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ACFSUuTIPPGt4AOxkYH4Bg&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAg)


23: Karl von Weisbaden -New Name & New Device

Or, on a flame gules a duck close to sinister Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (will accept changes to grammar and minor spelling corrections) most important.

Karl is found in Bahlow under Karl, "at the time of the Carolingians was popular with royal and noble famalies... in the middle ages." and Brechenmacher under Karl(e) as a male first name Karl from 1275.

The von X pattern for German locatives is found in App. A of SENA.

Weisbaden is a German city dating back the time of Charlemagne, and was referenced by his biographer in 828 and 830. The spelling Weisebade (Latinized context) is found in Brechenmacher, s.n. Wiesbader, 1258.

The submitter allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small


24: Klaus Winterhalter von Walachey -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2011, via the East

Argent, an eagle rising to sinister regardant, wings displayed, on a chief embattled sable three mullets voided and interlaced within and conjoined to as many annulets argent.

This device is a resubmission of Per fess Or and gules, an eagle rising contourny regardant wings displayed sable and on a chief embattled azure three mullets of eight points voided and interlaced Or, which was returned on the February 2011 LoAR with the following explanation:

This device is returned for violating the Rules for Submissions. Section VIII.3 of the Rules for Submissions requires that "Voiding and fimbriation may only be used with simple geometric charges placed in the center of the design." Charges on a chief, by definition, are not in the center of the design.

That ruling was overturned in the November 2011 LoAR, which permitted registration of a chief invected purpure a mullet voided and interlaced within and conjoined to an annulet Or, with the following explanation:

Plain mullets voided seem to be fairly rare in period armory, but a mullet of five or six points voided and interlaced was certainly not unknown. Therefore, as both a default mullet, of five points, voided and interlaced and a mullet of six points voided and interlaced are easily recognizable and simple, we are hereby declaring their voiding and interlacing a part of their definition, and partially overturning the Feb 2011 precedent. That precedent will continue to apply with mullets of more than six points voided and interlaced, as being charges that are too complex. Charges that are voided as part of their definition, including such as mascles and annulets, may be used in all types of charge groups.

We will continue to not use the terms pentagram or pentacle, due to their possible confusion over whether or not an annulet is involved.

The March 2009 Cover Letter, when talking about charges within annulets, says "When both are present in a design...where they would be expected to be a secondary charge, the widget and the annulet will both be considered part of the same group." Likewise, when both would be expected to be a tertiary charge, as in this device, they are both part of the same group, not two separate groups of tertiary charges.[Ariel Lovechild, 11/2011 LoAR, A-Ansteorra].

This was mistakenly submitted at Pennsic as a new device. I have contacted the submitter about whether he wishes a refund of the fees paid at Pennsic.


25: Lillie von der Tann -New Name & New Device

Vert, a dance of three points between two musical notes and a harp argent.

Sound (like lily the flower) most important.

Lillie -- Beider, A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names s.n. Lilie gives Lilia and Lille (1546) as medieval spellings of the name used by Jews in Germany. We ask for help in documenting the submitter's preferred given name spelling. The submitter is OK with changes to given name as long as it sounds like the flower word.

von der Tann is a byname dated to 1490 in H.H. Hofmann, Historischer Atlas von Bayern, which is available in snippet form on Google Books at http://books.google.com/books?ei-aGT1Uez2Mlv08ATyv4DwBg . This source does not appear to normalize names (several are Latinized).


26: Nikolaus Johann Claus -New Name & New Device

Per bend gules and sable, on a bend between two stags courant Or, three holly leaves palewise vert fructed gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Will accept accents is necessary or minor changes to spelling) most important.

Nikolaus is found dated to 1360 in Brechenmacher p. 322 s.n. Nikolaus.

Johann appears undated in Bahlow p. 278 s.n. Johannes, but the entry mentions that it was a popular name due to the Saint.

Claus is found in Brechenmacher p. 51 s.n. Klaus "Koseform < Nikolaus, s. d. 1294 Uzo Gen. Claus zu E[ss]lingen"


27: Persephone de Acres -New Name & New Device

Azure, two hippocampi combattant and on a chief invected argent a trireme proper sailed azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Given name) most important.

Persephone is the name of a Greek goddess. In January 2009, Persephone was ruled to follow the 12th and 13th century English pattern of creating "fanciful Greek and Latin origin names." [Persephone Hume of Paislie, 1/2009 LoAR, A-Middle]. This ruling was the basis for the registration of Persephone again in February 2013. [Persephone Odymsy, 2/2013 LoAR, A-Calontir]. Recent data has confirmed the usage of Greek goddess names by English women in period, including the following entries from the IGI/Family Search records:

Phoebe Defraine 20 Jul 1574 Toddington, Bedford, England, batch P00391-1
Dione Bowdon 20 Oct 1576 Horsington, Lincoln, England, batch C02943-3
Clymene Pinder 19 Jan 1622 South Creake, Norfolk, England, batch C04142-1
Selene Neale 04 Aug 1583 Bideford, Devon, England, batch C05032-1
Maia Newberye 08 Dec 1616 Aldermaston, Berkshire, England, batch C15515-1
Thalia Smith 25 Mar 1609 Pillerton Priors, Warwick, England, batch C04376-2

de Acres: found "Adam de Acres" in Reaney & Wilson, pg. 2, s.n. Acres, dated 1346.


28: Sarah le Payller -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of June 26, 2013 as submitted.

Vert, on a pale Or, a winged housecat rampant sable marked argent.


29: Shoshana Gryffyth -New Name Change From Holding Name

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in February of 2014, via the East.

Old Item: Shoshana of Caer Adamant, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

The identical name, Shoshana Gryffyth, was returned on the 02/2011 LoAR for conflict with Susannah Griffon (1983, Mid), under the RfS.

Under SENA, PN.3.C.2, Substantial Change to One Syllable, a name can be substantially different if single syllable is changed in both sound and appearance. The submitter argues that the terminal -yth sound in her byname is substantially different from -on in the conflicting name's byname, and should be clear under SENA. In the event that it is not, a Letter of Permission to Conflict is en route.

Shoshana is a modern standard transliteration of the Hebrew feminine given name, found in Beider, A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names: Their Origins, Structure, Pronunciation, and Migrations (Bergenfield, NJ: Avotaynu, Inc., 2001), s.n. Shoshane. It is dated 1318 and 1338. Citing Beider (ibid.), Academy of Saint Gabriel report no. 3372 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/3372.txt), states that,

<Shoshanah> derives from the Hebrew noun meaning "lily" or "rose." The name <Shoshanah> is not found in the Hebrew Bible, although the Hebrew common noun from which it derives appears in Song of Songs 2:1. The earliest evidence for the use of the name <Shoshanah> is the apocryphal book of Susanna. (The Apocrypha are not part of the Hebrew Bible.) Although <Susanna> was used by medieval Christians, <Shoshanah> was not a common Jewish name before 1600 and is not often encountered in records referring to Ashkenazic Jewish bearers [1]. We could not find examples of <Shoshana> among Sephardic Jews.

In Hebrew, it is spelled [shin vav shin nun heh]. Examples in Hebrew are found in Germany, dated from 1318 to before 1342, and Austria, dated to 1641 [1]. We also found references in Czech-language records to Jewish women using names that are forms of <Shoshanah>: <Suzanne> in 1481, <Zuzana> in 1545, and <Zuzanna> in 1546.

and

...<Shoshanah>...may be transliterated without the final silent /h/.

The St. Gabriel letter cites Beider (ibid.) for that information. The submitter prefers the terminal -a. (Note: Beider uses an academic transliteration scheme that's a little conservative in its use of vowels compared to normal use.) Per precedent, modern standard transliterations are registerable for languages like Hebrew [Avraham Harofeh, 10/2003], so the submitted spelling should be acceptable.

There is a pattern of using Hebrew given names in late-period England. Bardsley, "Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature" at p. 60 says:

Several names seem to have been taken directly from the Hebrew tongue. * * Amalasioutha " occurs as a baptismal name in the will of a man named Corbye, 1594 (Rochester Wills) ; Bari-jirehah in that of J. Allen, 1651, and Michalaliel among the Pilgrim Fathers (Hotten).

At p. 59, Bardsley also quotes Lord Macaulay as saying (in reference to the Puritans): "They paid to the Hebrew language a respect which they refused to that tongue in which the discourses of Jesus and the Epistles of Paul have come down to us. They baptized their children by the names, not of Christian saints, but of Hebrew patriarchs and warriors."

Gryffyth is found in R&W, s.n. Griffith dated to 1524.


30: Sybilla of Rona -New Name & New Device

Per pale purpure and argent, a falcon displayed head to sinister counterchanged within a bordure engrailed gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Keep first name) most important.

Sybilla is found as a feminine given name at family history (IGI) as Sybilla Fyld married 1584 in Wotcester, England batch M14769-1

Rona is an undated header form in Johnston, Place Names of Scotland at p.256. Rona is found in the map of "Scotland- North-West and Skye" in _Atlas of the British Isles by van den Keere c 1605_, plate 35 [Publ. Harry Margary, Lympne Castle, Kent]. Lillia Diademe has promised to provide a scan during commentary.

The submitter allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.


31: Talan ap Gueiluirth -New Name & New Device

Per chevron argent and azure, three triskelions of spirals counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Culture (Welsh circa 10th Century) most important.

Talan is found in "Cornish (and Other) Personal Names from the 10th Century Bodmin Manumissions," by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/bodmin/celtic.htm#Celtic). Tangwystl characterizes the name as probably masculine, noting "Llandav lists a clerical witness and Redon a lay witness by this name. The Bodmin entry has no specific gender information."

ap Welsh patronymic marker

Gueiluirth is found in Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn: "The First Thousand Years of British Names: Appendix V - Given names from the Llandav charters", sub-heading "Welsh Masculine" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/british1000/appendix4_5.html#app5)

The submitter allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.

The use of a triskelion of spirals is a Step from Period Practice under Appendix G of SENA.


32: Þórý Veðrardóttir -New Name & New Device

Azure, a winged ounce rampant within an orle argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Old Norse.
Culture (Old Norse) most important.

Þórý is a feminine given name found in Geirr Bassi, p. 16. The name was originally Þórey - it was changed by Lillia Diademe (Herald's Point Senior) to match documentation.

Veðr is found at Viking Answer Lady Site(http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml), s.n. Veðr, with the following explanation:

Found in Old Danish as the name Wæther and as the by-name Wether; occurs in Old Swedish as the by-name Vædher; and found in OW.Norse as the by-name Veðr. From OW.Norse veðr "weather" or OW.Norse veðr "wether, a gelded ram"; the latter is thought to be the case in Runic Swedish and in OW.Norse names. Runic examples all come fromm Uppland, Sweden and include the nominative case forms uaiþr, uaþr and the accusative form uaþr. The runic inscriptions show use as a personal-name instead of a by-name, for instance: U937 "Þegn and Gunnarr raised the stones in memory of Veðr, their brother." U990 "Veðr and Þegn and Gunnarr raised this stone in memory of Haursi, their father. May God help his spirit." U991 "Þegn and Gunnarr raised the stones in memory of Veðr, their brother."

Confirmation that the patronymic is correctly formed would be appreciated.


33: Vachir Arslajin -New Name & New Device

Sable, a lightning bolt bend sinister erminois and in chief a lion's head erased Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Thunderbolt of the Lion) most important.

All elements and the construction are documented using Baras-aghur Naran "On the Documentation and Construction of Period Mongolian Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongol.html).

Vachir is glossed as 'Thunderbolt'.

Arslajin is formed with a noun and suffix -jin. Arslan is glossed as 'of the Lion'. -jin is a suffix meaning 'of'. Note the dropping of the final consonant when attaching the suffix. Baras-aghur supports using an epithet as the second element of a Mongolian name.


34: Valery Eugenia Fitzgerald -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1988, via the East

(Fieldless) A galleon Or sailed argent issuant from a dance couped azure.


35: Vivienne Aurelia de Lyon -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2013, via the East

(Fieldless) In bend sinister a mullet of seven points voided and interlaced Or conjoined to a crescent bendwise sinister argent.

Vivienne Aurelia de Lyon was registered on the April 2013 LoAR via the East. She already has a registered device, Gules, a winged lion rampant contourny and on a bordure Or three fleurs-de-lys sable.


36: Wulfgar Silfrahárr -New Name & New Device

Sable, a demi-stag rampant within a bordure invected argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Client will accept changes to grammar and spelling if necessary) most important.

Submitted at Pennsic as Úlfgeirr Silfrahárr, the submitter subsequently informed me that he wanted the given name Wulfgar instead. Since that name is documentable, I was happy to make that change.

Wulfgar is the standardized Old English form of the attested Wulgar, found in "The Names of Testators in the Cartularium Saxonicum Malmesburiensem" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/malmesbury-oe.html), dated to 931. In the PASE Database, Wulfgar appears as the recorded name of a monk in Winchester, dated to c.964 - 1030 (http://www.pase.ac.uk/pdb?dosp=VIEW_RECORDS&st=PERSON_NAME&value=5884&level=1&lbl=Wulfgar) and as the recorded name of King Edward's portreeve at London dated 1042-1044

(http://www.pase.ac.uk/pdb?dosp=PAGE_CHANGE&N=2).

Silfrahárr is a constructed byname. The elements are found in Cleasby and Vigfusson. Silfr "silver" is found in compounded names such as silfrastaoir and silfrtoppr. Hárr adj. "-haired" is found in compounds like fagrhárr "fair haired" and rauðhárr "red-haired"

Old English and Old Norse can be combined under Appendix C of SENA.


37: Yvonne Wanderer -New Name & New Device

Gules, a schnecke issuant from base and in chief an arrow fesswise Or.

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

Yvonne is found as a female given name in "Names from the Rôle des taxes de l'arrière-ban du Bailliage d'Evreux, in 1562" by Brunissende Dragonette (http://st-walburga.aspiringluddite.com/docs/TaxEvreux.pdf)

Wanderer is found as a surname in Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "German Names from Nuernberg 1497" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/surnamesnernn-z.html).

French and German can be combined as long as the elements are within 300 years, per Appendix C of SENA.

The submitter allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.

There is an SFPP for the use of a schnecke with a secondary charge.



OSCAR counts 19 Names, 1 Name Change, 27 Devices, 1 Device Change and 7 Badges. There are a total of 55 items submitted on this letter.