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East ILoI dated 2014-03-01

To the heralds of the East Kingdom and the Knowne Worlde, Alys Eastern Crown sends fairest greetings.



This internal Letter of Intent contains submissions received and completed during the month of February 2014. Commentary closes on April 1, 2014.

1: Aeolus Tighe -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (given name like Ay-oh-lus) most important.
Spelling (as submitted) most important.

Consulting herald: Maker's Fair Consult Table

Aeolus is an English male given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Aeolus Baldwinne; Male; Christening; 15 Jan 1640; Birchington, Kent, England; Batch: P01649-1

Tighe is an English surname also found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Jana Tighe; Female; Christening; 13 Jun 1602; Swinstead, Lincoln, England; Batch: C03231-2
Anne Tighe; Female; Christening; 12 Jul 1590; Kinver, Stafford, England; Batch: C04869-5


2: Alesone Gray of Cranlegh -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2009, via the East

Ama Panda

Consulting herald: Alesone Gray of Cranlegh

The submitter has one primary name and one other alternate name registered. She is permitted a total of six names. The submitter likes silly alternate names. Eastern Crown likes it when people do heraldry. Brigantia likes it when Alesone is busy thinking about things other than setting him on fire. Everyone wins!

Ama is a female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Ama Juares Rrodriges; Female, Christening; 27 May 1627; San Juan Bautista, Acultzingo, Veracruz, Mexico; Batch: C60021-1
Ama. G.; Female, Christening; 13 Nov 1558; El Sagrario, Lima, Lima, Peru; Batch: C02984-5

Panda is a byname also found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Francisco Togro Panda; Male; Christening; 10 Mar 1592; San Martin de Tours, Traspinedo, Valladolid, Spain; Batch C87386-1

Correction (2014-Mar-17 12:03:17): It looks to me as though, in the cite for Ama. G. from Peru, <Ama.> is an abbreviation. Can someone else take a look at the Family Search and confirm/deny?

Correction (2014-Mar-17 12:03:41): It looks to me as though, in the cite for Ama. G. from Peru, <Ama.> is an abbreviation. Can someone else take a look at the Family Search and confirm/deny?


3: Corwin Blackthorn -New Name & New Device

Or, a wreath of thorns sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: Harold von Auerbach

Corwin is a 16th cen. English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Katheryne Corwin; Female; Christening; 11 Jan 1599; St. Botolph Without Aldgate, London, London, England; Batch: C02555-2
William Corwin; Male; Christening; 20 Jun 1602; Saint Mary, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England; Batch: P00681-1
Margret Corwin; Female; Marriage; 06 Oct 1595; Kimpton, Hertford, England; Batch: M07255-2

By precedent, such surnames can be used as given names. [Alton of Grimfells, 04/2010 LoAR, A-East].

Blackthorn is a header form in Reaney & Wilson; dated spellings under that header are de Blackethorn (1276), Blakethorn (1379) and Blakthorn (1442). Commenters are asked to assist in finding the submitted spelling.


4: Courtney Rose -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of February 23, 2014 as submitted.

Erminois, a mermaid in her vanity proper crined gules and on a chief gules four roses argent.

The submitter's original device, Ermine, a mermaid in her vanity proper crined gules and on a chief gules four roses argent, was returned on the 17 February 2014 Eastern LoD with the following explanation:

Unfortunately, this device must be returned under the following precedent: "A melusine proper cannot be placed on argent as human flesh was sometimes depicted as argent in period." [Brigid ingen Loingsigh. June 1998, R-Middle] There is no effective difference for contrast purposes between ermine and argent.

Changing the field to erminois addresses the contrast issue that led to the return.


5: Elena Rose Greenwood -Resub Device

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

Per bend sinister argent and vert, a drop spindle inverted and a sprig of heather palewise counterchanged.

Consulting herald: Alys and Istvan

Elena's original device, Azure, in bend a drop spindle inverted and a sprig of heather bendwise sinister argent, was returned on the 12 October 2012 Eastern LoD for violating the Unity of Posture rule:

With respect to the device, it must be returned because it violates the Unity of Posture rule of SENA A.3.D.2.c: "The charges within a charge group should be in either identical postures/orientations or an arrangement that includes posture/orientation (in cross, combatant, or in pall points outward, for example). A charge group in which postures for different charges must be blazoned individually will not be allowed without period examples of that combination of postures." The drop spindle and sprig of heather are co-primary charges in different postures, which is not permitted.

This resubmission addresses the reason for the return by placing both the drop spindle and the spring of heather palewise.

An inverted drop spindle is an acceptable heraldic charge: "A drop spindle inverted is a drop spindle with the whorl at the top. It may be either a bottom-weighted drop spindle upside-down, or a top-weighted drop spindle right-side up, as in this depiction. While bottom-weighted drop spindles were by far the most common in period, top-weighted drop spindles were known as well. Therefore, the use of a top-weighted drop spindle, blazoned as a drop spindle inverted, is not a step from period practice." [Aoife inghean Odhráin mhic Bhrain, 2/2013 LoAR, A-Northshield].


6: Genevieve de Saint-Denis -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Consulting herald: Alys Mackyntoich

Genevieve is a female given name found in "An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris" by Colm Dubh (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paris.html#G). Although the article includes a grave accent in the name, precedent has established that the accent was not used in period and is not registerable. [Genevieve la Minstrelle, 1/2011 LoAR, A-Caid].

de Saint-Denis appears as a byname under several given names in the same article. The submitter will accept the byname without or without the hyphen, whichever is more appropriate.


7: Giuseppe Pallido -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Italian) most important.
Meaning (person with a pale complexion) most important.

Consulting herald: Donovan Shinnock

Giuseppe found in "Names of Jews in Rome In the 1550's," compiled by Yehoshua ben Haim haYerushalmi (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Jewish/rome_names.html)

Pallido is an Italian word found in Florio's 1611 Italian Dictionary with the meaning "pale, wanne-colored, fallow, bleak." (http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/florio/search/367c.html). The submitter believes that a descriptive byname of Pallido based on the coloration of the body is reasonable based on period patterns: "Masculine Names from Thirteenth Century Pisa" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/pisa/pisa-bynames-freq.html) gives the color bynames Rubeus and Rossus, both meaning "red." "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names" by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html) has numerous examples of descriptive bynames based on words, such as "tooth" and "leg."


8: Godric inn hvíti úlfr -New Name & New Device

Per fess gules and sable, a wolf's head erased affronty and in chief three wolf's jambes benwise argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Consulting herald: Aryanhwy merch Catmael

Godric is a male given name dated to 1066 in Reaney & Wilson s.n. Goodwright.

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

inn hvíti is an Old Norse byname meaning "white," found in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html).

úlfr is an Old Norse word meaning "wolf." See Cleasby and Vigfusson, An Icelandic-English Dictionary, page b0668, entry 26 s.n. ÚLFR. Its use as a byname is based on the pattern of animal names used as descriptive bynames seen in Geirr Bassi, The Old Norse Name:

<kráka> "crow"
<lambi> "lamb"
<aurriði> "salmon-trout"
<brimill> "large seal"
<dýr> "animal, deer"
<galti> "boar"
<gríss> "shoat, piglet"
<hani> "rooster"
<hákr> "hake-fish"
<hjörtr> "hart, stag"
<köttr> "cat"

Although prior registration is no guarantee, Eastern Crown notes that this identical documentation was used to register úlfr as a byname in 2010 [Aron ulfr, 9/2010 LoAR, A-Ansteorra; Thorvaldr ulfr, 10/2010 LoAR, A-Ansteorra], and 2011 [Eiríkr úlfr Þorisson, 2/2011 LoAR, A-Atlantia].

The use of two descriptive bynames in Old Norse is permitted as long as the bynames reasonably could be used simultaneously to describe the same person. [Þorfinnr inn svarti gylðir, 4/2010 LoAR, A-Trimaris].


9: Ian Sloane Donovan -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (as close to submitted as possible) most important.

Ian is found as an English given name dated to 1608 and 1614 in "Something Rich and Strange: "Undocumentable" Names From The IGI Parish Records" by Alys Mackyntoich (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/SomethingRichandStrange.html).

Sloane is found as an English surname in the Family Search Historical Records:

Dorothy Sloane; Female; Christening; 25 Jul 1619; Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England; Batch: C05949-3
Sarah Sloane; Female; Christening; 20 Aug 1618; Saint Gregory by Saint Paul, London, London, England; Batch: C05426-1

Donovan is found as an English surname in the Family Search Historical Records:

Robertus Donovan; Male; Christening; 18 Oct 1584; Netherseal, Leicester, England; C01992-7

Double surnames are found in late-period English according to Appendix A of SENA.


10: Katharina Helene von Hohenheim -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister azure and argent, an oak leave bendwise sinister and an acorn counterchanged.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (14th. cen. German) most important.
Culture (14th cen. German) most important.

Consulting herald: Harold von Auerbach

Katharina is a female given name dated to 1366 in "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/bahlow_v.htm). The name forms had the spelling Katherina, while the armory forms had the spelling Katharina. I checked with the submitter and confirmed that the desired spelling is Katharina with three a's.

Helene is found in the same article as a female given name dated to 1364.

von Hohenheim - is based on the surname of Theophrastis Bombast von Hohenheim, the physician known as Paracelsus (1492-1541). (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/442424/Paracelsus).

Commenters are invited to discuss whether this device complies with the Unity of Posture and Orientation requirement of SENA A.3.D.2.c.


11: Katherine de Staverton -New Exchange of Primary and Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2006, via the East

Judith bas Rabbi Mendel

"I, [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Katherine de Staverton and Judith bas Rabbi Mendel, wish to have Judith bas Rabbi Mendel designated as my primary name and Katherine de Staverton designated as an alternate name."

Katherine de Staverton registered Judith bas Rabbi Mendel as an alternate name in February 2011 via the East.

The request for the change was made by e-mail. The submitter is personally known to Eastern Crown and I verified that it was from her.


12: Lilie of Eastham -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2000, via the East

Argent, a phoenix gules rising from flames proper and a bordure gules semy of bezants

Consulting herald: Harold von Auerbach

This submitter originally submitted a device of a completely different design in or about 2001, which was then returned for conflict on the May 2001 Eastern LoD.

She then submitted a new design last month, which was identical to the current submission with one major exception: last month's submission improperly rendered the flames proper. Longstanding precedent holds that flames proper may not be rendered as flames Or voided gules. [April 1995 Cover Letter]. Instead, the correct rendition of flames proper is as alternating tongues of red and gules. [Id.] Failing to use the proper depiction of flames proper is grounds for return. [Tymme Lytefelow, 08/2012 LoAR, R-An Tir].

On February 26, 2014, the submitter officially withdrew last month's design and has re-submitted the same design with the correct depiction of flames proper.


13: Luther von Schwarzenburg -New Name & New Device

Quarterly gules and argent, a mullet of four points elongated to base sable and four vols counterchanged

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Consulting herald: Llewellyn Walsh

Luther is a given name dated to 1301-1350 in "Late Period German Masculine Given Names" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/germmasc.html#plauen14).

von Schwarzenburg -- Assistance is requested documenting this name element. The submitter provided an untranslated German web page (http://www.schwarzenburg.ch/portraet/geschichte) that he asserts supports the place name.


14: Owyn Greenwood -New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2004, via the East

Bacoun Taverne

Consulting herald: Maker's Fair Consult Table

The pattern [sign name] + Tavern is found in "English Sign Names From 17th Century Tradesman's Tokens" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada(http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Tokens/Designators.shtml#Tavern)

"English Sign Names" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/inn/#BynameInn) discusses a pattern of naming inns and taverns after the owner's surname, giving the examples of Bosoms yn dated to 1522 and Mitforde taverne dated to 1489 (although Mari notes that Mitforde may be a place name).

Bacoun is an English surname found in "An Index to the 1296 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Rutland, England" by Karen Larsdatter (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Rutland/bynamesalphabetically.htm).

The spelling taverne is found in the MED s.n. tavern(e) dated to 1393, 1400, 1432 and 1475.


15: Robyn de la Pesterye -New Name & New Device

Azure, a lozenge argent with a moon in her plentitude azure, and in chief two pomegranates slipped and leafed argent, seeded gules

Submitter has no desire as to gender.

Consulting herald: Maker's Fair Consult Table

Robyn is found as a personal name in the Middle English Dictionary s.n. Robin, with examples in the submitted spelling dated to c. 1400, 1425, 1500 and 1532.

de la Pesterye is a byname dated to 1280 found in Reaney & Wilson s.n. Pester.


16: Simeon ben Iucef de Alcaçar -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of August 28, 2013 as submitted.

(Fieldless) An open book Or transfixed by an arrow fesswise reversed sable.

Consulting herald: Simeon ben Iucef de Alcaçar

Simeon's name was registered on the November 2013 LoAR.

This identical badge was pended on the 20 August 2013 Eastern LoD for conflict with the arms of Cormac Longstrider (June 2000, East): Gyronny azure and argent, an open book Or bound sable.

Cormac has now granted permission to conflict by e-mail dated 2/19/2014. E-mail permission to conflict is acceptable as long as the submissions herald can confirm that the e-mail is from the individual in question. The submitter is personally known to Eastern Crown and I verified that the e-mail came from him.


17: Sweyn Mac Awliffe -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of July 27, 2013 as submitted.

Gyronny gules and ermine, a brown bear proper rampant and on a chief argent a dagger fesswise gules.

Consulting herald: Anne Gryffyth

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

The submitter's original device, Gyronny gules and ermine, a bear rampant and on a chief argent a dagger fesswise gules, was returned on the 27 July 2013 Eastern LoD with the following explanation:

SENA A.3.B.1 states that " A charge may only share a tincture with the field when both the charge and the field maintain identifiability." Technically, the bear does not share a tincture with the field, as ermine and argent are independent tinctures. However, commenters universally found the bear unidentifiable. Unfortunately, therefore, I must return this device.

The submitter has changed the tincture of the bear to brown proper, which should resolve the reason for the original return.


18: Toi Poisson de Mortagne -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) On a fish argent, a heart gules.

Consulting herald: Maker's Faire Consult Table


19: Vettorio Antonello -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: Charitye Dale via "Ask a Herald"

Both name elements are found in "Names in 15th Century Florence and her Dominions: the Condado," by Juliana de Luna (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/).

Vettorio is a male given name appearing 4 times in the data (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/mensalpha.html).

Antonello is a male given name appearing twice in the data (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/mensalpha.html)

Unmarked patronymics are permitted in Italian according to Appendix A of SENA.


20: Zoila de la Montayana -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of February 23, 2014 as submitted.

Or, on a bend cotised azure a fleur-de-lys palewise between two cinquefoils palewise Or and on a chief gules a lion passant Or

The submitter's original device, Or, on a bend cotised azure a fleur-de-lys palewise between two cinquefoils Or and on a chief gules a lion passant Or, was returned on the 17 February 2014 Eastern LoD for violating the Unity of Posture requirement. The cinquefoils on the bend were bendwise, while the fleur-de-lys was palewise.

In this resubmission, the cinquefoils and the fleur-de-lys are all palewise, addressing the reason for the return.



OSCAR counts 10 Names, 1 Alternate Name, 1 Household Name, 10 Devices, 2 Badges and 1 Exchange of Primary and Alternate Name. There are a total of 25 items submitted on this letter.