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East ILoI dated 2014-07-02

This Letter of Intent reflects submissions received by me and paid for during the month of June 2014. Heralds, particularly those working with submitters by e-mail or through "Ask A Herald," should remind submitters that no submission will go into a Letter of Intent until it has been paid for. I've got several sets of submissions paperwork sitting on my desk waiting patiently for checks to arrive.

Thank you to commenters for all your hard work. This one should be relatively light lifting during the ramp up to Pennsic.

Alys Blue Tyger

1: Allerick van de Broecke -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Consulting herald: Donovan Shinnock

Allerick is a male given name found in the Family Search Historical Records Christening records from 1605 in Nieuwekerk, Amesterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Batch # C00826-5 (http://familysearch.org/pal/MM9.1.1/XBB3-L57)

van den Broecke is a surname from the article "Names from Dutch Records Between 1584-1585" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, which lists both Anthonis van de Broecke and Hubrecht van den Broecke. (http://ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch/vandermeulen.html)


2: Ana Tree Blood -New Name & New Device

Sable, a wolf's head erased and in chief between two mullets of four points elongated to base argent, a rose argent seeded Or and barbed vert

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Consulting herald: Facebook SCA Heraldry Group

All elements are found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Ana Addames; Female; Christening; 22 Jul 1599; St Mary's, Ely, Cambridge, England; Batch: C01958-7

Richard Tree; Male; Marriage; 26 Jan 1595; Wartling, Sussex, England; Batch: M14798-1

John Blood; Male; Marriage; 1568; Etwall, Derbyshire, England; Batch: M05442-2

Double surnames are found "late" in English per Appendix A of SENA.


3: Basingestoches, Canton of -New Branch Name & New Device

Sable, a tower argent within a laurel wreath Or, a chief invected barry invected azure and Or.

Client requests authenticity for Domesday Book / Anglo-Saxon.

Consulting herald: Facebook SCA Heraldry Group

Basingestoches is a manor found in the Domesday Book. Mills, Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names, s.n. Basingstoke dates this spelling to 1086.

Commenters are asked to address whether the real world Basingstoke is significant enough to protect. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basingstoke) If Basingstoke is significant enough to protect from presumption, the Canton permits the name to be changed to the form Basingstoke by the Sea.

A properly signed and dated petition was provided by the local group, signed by five officers of the Canton.


4: Brigit inghean ui Dhomhnaill -Resub Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1998, via the East

Hammer Fall House

Sound (hammer and fall somewhere in name) most important.

This is a resubmission of the household name House Hammerfall which was returned on the June 2014 East Kingdom Letter of Decision for lack of documentation.

This household name uses the patterns of inn signs based on the complete name of a specific person. Examples of this pattern are found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "English Sign Names From 17th Century Tradesman's Tokens" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Tokens/Patterns.shtml#SpecificPerson), which gives the examples of inn names based on the full names of:

Sir Thomas Gresham (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Tokens/PeopleSpecific.shtml#SirThomasGresham)

Will Somers (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Tokens/PeopleSpecific.shtml#WillSomers); and

Guy of Warwick (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Tokens/PeopleSpecific.shtml#GuyOfWarwick)

Hammer Fall would be registerable as an English personal name under SENA. Hammer is a 16th cen. English surname which can be used as a given name by precedent [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East}:

Dorety Hammer; Female 10 Jun 1579; St. Botolph Aldgate, London, England; Batch: B00047-6
Alice Hammer; Female; Marriage; 01 Dec 1571; Springthrope, Lincoln, England; Batch: M00071-0
Cutberd Hammer; Male; Christening; 27 Sep 1559; Baston, Lincoln, England; Batch: C02691-4

Fall is a 16th cen. English surname:

Jane Fall; Female; Christening; 13 Feb 1590;Bourne, Lincoln, England; Batch: C02110-9
Margerit Fall; Female; Christening; 28 Apr 1584; Bourne, Lincoln, England; C02110-9
Alice Fall; Female; Christening; 17 Oct 1571; Maxey, Northampton, England; Batch: P01199-1

[sign name] House is one of the patterns for naming inns and taverns found in Mari's article (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Tokens/Designators.shtml). Hammer Fall House thus fits a documented pattern for inn and tavern names.


5: Brigit inghean ui Dhomhnaill -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1998, via the East

Per fess azure and Or, a sea lion maintaining a spiked mace counterchanged

This is a resubmission of a device that appears to have been returned at Kingdom in 1998. We have not yet been able to find the paperwork, but the submitter states that it is a complete redesign.


6: Carillion, Barony of -Resub Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1986, via the East

Order of Irons Bell

This is a resubmission following the return of the award name Order of the Larom Bell, which was returned on the March 2013 LoAR with the following explanation:

This was pended to allow research and discussion of whether words that describe a particular type of object (where that object is suitable to be registered as an order name based on a heraldic charge but the particular type is not). Unfortunately, commenters could not find evidence for such a usage in period nor a good argument that such terms should be allowed. Thus, terms like cokebelle are not allowed in order names, though the unmodified bell would be.

This resubmission uses an entirely different pattern and documentation.

This name is based on the pattern Saint + Other found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/). Examples of this pattern include Saint Georges Shield (Germany) and Saint Williams Shield (Austria).

Iron is found as a given name in England in the Family Search Historical Records:

Iron Collis; Female; Marriage; 17 Oct 1650; Chipping Campden, Gloucester, England; Batch: M02621-2 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NVPZ-FM9)
See also Irone Madox; Male; Marriage; 29 Jun 1639; Harrow On The Hill, London, England; Batch: M01329-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NKDL-NZW)

Although there does not appear to have been an actual Saint Iron, the use of fictional saints in Order names is recognized by precedent:

Several commenters noted that the College cannot canonize new saints. However, we feel that registering a name that uses the descriptive Saint does not do this, but rather follows a well documented medieval tradition of local shrines and saints who may or may not be recognized by the hierarchy in Rome. In addition, this would not be the first such registration; the College of St. Bunstable, a group name formed from a fictional saint's name, was registered in August 1981, and in August 1990, the College of Saint Joan was registered although Joan of Arc was not canonized until 1920. While philosophically, it is certainly better recreation to use a real-life saint's name when using this model to create an order name, there is no reason why these sorts of construction should not be allowed the same latitude allowed by our rules for other constructed names. The name William the Cooper is a well-formed English name whose elements can all be documented to period, therefore Saint William the Cooper is an expected construction. [Caer Galen, Barony of. Order name Order of Saint William the Cooper, 7/2006 LoAR, A-Outlands]

A bell is a standard heraldic charge. According to the updated Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry "[t]he bell is an ancient charge, dating from c.1295 in the allusive arms of Porter [ANA2 127]." (http://mistholme.com/?s=Bell).

The spelling bell is period. The Middle English Dictionary s.v. belle (n.1) gives an example of this spelling dated to 1500: a1500 RHood & M.(Cmb Ff.5.48) st.73: The scheref fond þe jaylier ded, The comyn bell made he ryng.

The Barony prefers the name as the Order of Irons Bell rather than Order of Saint Irons Bell.

If Order of Irons Bell is found not to be registerable, the Barony would prefer the Order of Iron. The May 2011 LoAR states that "[a] given name can be used to create an order name (one named after a founder or inspiration)." [Order of Taillefer, 5/2011 LoAR, A-Lochac].


7: Carillion, Barony of -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1986, via the East

(Fieldless) A bell per pale sable and Or

This submission is to be associated with Order of Irons Bell

This is a resubmission of the badge (Fieldless) A bell per pale Or and sable, which was returned on the October 2012 LoAR for conflict with the badge of the badge of Yrjö Kirjawiisas, Per pale sable and Or, a vair bell throughout counterchanged. While there was a CD/DC for fieldlessness, there was nothing for the difference between a vair bell and a bell.

Swapping the tinctures in this resubmission provides the necessary second DC pursuant to SENA A.5.G.3.a, which states "[t]here is a distinct change (DC) for swapping or rotating the tinctures of a charge group evenly divided into two, three, or four parts."


8: Carillion, Barony of -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1986, via the East

(Fieldless) On a chalice bendwise sable, a bell palewise Or

This submission is to be associated with Order of Sante Ruprecht

This is a resubmission of the badge (Fieldless) A man rampant conjoined in pale with a bell sable, which was returned on the June 2014 East Kingdom Letter of Decision for use of a rampant human (barred by precedent) and the unidentifiability of the charges. This is a complete redesign.

The Order Name Order of Sante Ruprecht was registered to the Barony in November 2012.


9: Diana Spencer of Barmore -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of June 09, 2014 as submitted.

Purpure, a bend wavy between a key fesswise and an escallop argent

This is a resubmission of Purpure, a bend sinister between a key palewise wards to base sinister and an escallop argent, which was returned on the June 2014 East Kingdom Letter of Decision for conflict with Fiona Julienne nic Lowry (02/1991, Caid): Purpure, a bend sinister between two garden rosebuds slipped and leaved bendwise sinister argent. There was only a single DC for the type of secondary charges.

This resubmissions changes the orientation of the key and makes the bend wavy in an effort to clear the conflict.


10: Ingveldr Hornabrjótr -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (given name ing + vel) most important.
Language (Norse Danelaw c. 970-1030) most important.
Culture (Norse Danelaw c. 970-1030) most important.
Meaning (byname horn-breaker) most important.

Consulting herald: Wynfrið æt Huntadune

Ingveldr is a female given name found in Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name at p. 12

Hornabjótr is a byname found in Geirr Bassi at p. 23, glossed as meaning "horn-breaker." Geirr Bassi indicates that the source for the byname is the Landnámabók.


11: Kendrick Harper of Forrest Moor -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of June 09, 2014 as submitted.

Per bend argent and gules, a bend and a chief azure

This is a resubmission of Per bend sinister argent and sable, a spider counterchanged charged with an hourglass on abdomen gules, which appeared on the May 2014 Eastern ILoI but was withdrawn by the submitter. This is a complete re-design.

Correction to Device (2014-Jul-15 19:07:46): The submitter has withdrawn this device by e-mail to Blue Tyger on July 15, 2014.


12: Lijsbet van Catwiic -New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted urdy purpure and argent semy of escallops purpure, a seadragon naiant or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Mid to Late 14th Century Netherlands) most important.

Consulting herald: Facebook SCA Heraldry Group

Lijsbet is a female given name found in the article "Dutch Names 1358-1361" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/earlydutch14.html)

van Catwiic is a locative byname found in "Dutch Names 1358-1361" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch/bynamesE14.html)


13: Magnús Surtsson -New Name & New Device

[none supplied]

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: Conall an Doire

Magnús is an Old Norse male given name found on p. 13 of Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name

Surtsson is an Old Norse patronymic formed from the given name Surtr found on p. 15 of Geirr-Bassi.

Neither the submitter nor his consulting herald supplied a blazon and Blue Tyger frankly is at a loss for how to blazon this design. Have at it, commenters!


14: Meave Squirel le Taverner -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of May 07, 2014 as submitted.

Vair, a two-headed squirrel rampant maintaining an acorn vert

Consulting herald: Yehuda ben Moshe

The identical device appeared on the East Kingdom April 2, 2014 ILoI, but was returned for conflict with the device of Peregrine Fairchylde (May 2001, Meridies): Vair, a squirrel rampant gules. There was only a single DC for the tincture of the squirrel.

Peregrine Fairchylde has given permission to conflict by letter dated June 22, 2014 signed with his legal signature. With this permission, the device is being resubmitted.


15: Muirenn ingen Dúnadaig -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A fox's mask within and conjoined to an annulet of ivy vert.

Consulting herald: Facebook SCA Heraldry Group


16: Rys Waytheman -New Name & New Device

Per fess azure and argent, a lion rampant counterchanged

No major changes.

Consulting Herald: Alys and Eldrich via "Ask a Herald"

Rys is a male given name found in "Names from Merioneth, 1453-1459" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/welsh/merioneth-henryvi.html)

The surname Waytheman is found in the article "Surnames in 15th Century York" at (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/york15/surnames-alphabetical.htm)


17: Simon Peter Squirrel -New Name & New Device

Or, three cats sejant guardant and on a chief azure an arrow contourny Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (surname meaning squirrel) most important.
Spelling (Squirrel) most important.

Consulting herald: Alys

Double given names are found in "late" in English per Appendix A of SENA

Simon and Peter are male given names found in "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/eng16/eng16alpha.html)

Squirrel is a surname found in England in the Family Search Historical Records:

Thomas Squirrel; Male; Christening; 13 Mar 1595; Barwell, Leicester; England; Batch: C03436-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NPQY-G5D)


18: Storanē Sauromatis -New Name & New Device

Argent, a polypus purpure and on a base azure an escallop argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (the Sarmatian / from Sarmatia) most important.

Alys via "Ask a Herald"

Both name elements are found in Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 3315 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/3315.txt) written by Ursula Georges.

Storanē appears as a female given name recorded in classical Greek inscriptions from towns near the Black Sea, which may show Sarmatian influence. The St. Gabriel Report records the final letter as an 'e' followed by a colon, which it states is intended to represent a bar above the letter.

Sauromatis is a descriptive byname based on the Greek adjective for someone of Sarmatian background. The St. Gabriel report explains:

In classical Greek sources, people are usually identified using their father's name or an ethnic adjective that describes where they are from. . . The Greek adjective for Sarmatian is <Sauromate:s>; the feminine form of the word is <Sauromatis>. The adjective usually follows the woman's name: for instance, a Sarmatian woman named <Mada> might have been described as <Mada Sauromatis>.


19: Thomas de Marr -New Name & New Device

Quarterly sable and vert, a dragon displayed to sinister wings inverted Or, between in chief two crosses cletchy elongated to base argent, all within an orle or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 13-15th Century Scottish.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Consulting herald: none listed

Both name elements are found in a Latin-language parliamentary record dated 1366 in Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 (http://www.rps.ac.uk/mss/1366/7/20): "Thomas comes de Marr," which translates as Thomas, Count/Earl of Marr.

The name pattern [given name] + de + [place name] is found in "Names from 13th Century Scottish Parliamentary Records" by Alys Mackyntoich (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Namesfrom13thCenturyScottishParliamentaryRecords.html), which also shows Latinized forms of the given name Thomas and the place name Mar in use during the 13th century.

Commenters are asked to discuss whether the historic Thomas, Earl of Mar, is important enough to protect under SENA. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas,_Earl_of_Mar).



OSCAR counts 9 Names, 1 Household Name, 1 Order Name, 1 Branch Name, 12 Devices and 3 Badges. There are a total of 27 items submitted on this letter.