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East ILoI dated 2016-01-03

Greetings unto the heralds of the East Kingdom and the Known World!

This letter includes most of the submissions received between 12/01/2015 and 12/31/2015.

Commentary on this letter will close on January 31, 2016.

1: Alys Mackyntoich -New Heraldic Will

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

I, [legal name redacted], known in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. ("SCA") as Alys Mackyntoich, state that, upon my death, all items registered solely to me with the SCA College of Heralds shall be released. At the present time, these items are:

Primary name: Alys Mackyntoich

Alternate name: Alays de Brantôme

Heraldic title: Ogress Herald

Device: Ermine, three chevronels braced and in chief two bears combattant gules

Badge: (Fieldless) A bear rampant gules charged with an ermine spot argent

Any items I register after the date of this Heraldic Will are to be included in this Heraldic Will, and released upon my death, unless I specifically so state otherwise in writing provided to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms.

The following items registered jointly shall, upon my death, revert wholly to [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Brunissende Dragonette:

Household name: Sisterhood of Saint Walburga

Badge: (Fieldless) A standing seraph gules, haloed and charged with a cup held to its breast Or

Signed with legal name and dated.


2: Andreiko Eferiev -Resub Device

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

Gules, a cloud sable

Consulting Herald: Rosina von Schaffhausen

This identical device was returned on the November 13, 2014 East Kingdom LoD for the following reasons:

This device is returned due to two issues. First, there is a conflict with the badge of Hillary Stormrider (Oct. 1980, Atenveldt): (Fieldless) Issuant from the base of a cloud sable a lightning flash palewise Or. A visual review of Hilary's badge shows that the lightning flash is maintained and thus does not count for conflict purposes. That leaves only a single DC between this device and Hilary's badge. Second, although the Individually Attested Pattern of placing sable charges on gules was documented from Germany armory, insufficient evidence was presented of clouds as a charge in German armory.

The August 2015 Cover Letter eliminated the difference between maintained and sustained charges for the purposes of conflict, adopting the following test:

a charge, held or conjoined, which is clearly not a co-primary charge is equivalent to the former definition of sustained if it is identifiable, no matter what its size. Sustained charges grant a cadency difference - currently referred to as a "DC". This standard is intended to include charges which are much smaller than the current definition: a charge large enough to grant difference as a tertiary charge will grant one as held/conjoined charge. Held/conjoined charges must have good contrast with their background.

Under this new test, the submitter contends that the lightning bolt in Hilary's badge should count for conflict, thereby bringing his device clear.

The use of a black charge on red field is common in German heraldry. See, for example:

Siebermacher plate 50, arms of Kreidelwitz (http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_50_Siebmacher.htm)

Plate 53, arms of Gaffron: (http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_52_Siebmacher.htm)

Plate 72, arms of Stossel (http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_72_Siebmacher.htm)

Plate 80, arms of Tobel (http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_80_Siebmacher.htm)

Some evidence of clouds in German armory was presented in commentary during the initial consideration of this device:

These images are from the 1560-1615 Jakob Streit Stammbuch mit den Wappen seiner Verwandten, seiner Tübinger und Ingolstädter Universitätsfreunde und von Kollegen am Reichskammergericht zu Speyer [BSB Cod.icon 313], http://www.nbn-resolving.de/urn/resolver.pl?urn=urn:nbn:de:bvb:12-bsb00001429-4

Image 11v: http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001429/image_30

Image 13v: http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001429/image_34

However, both of these examples showed the clouds as one element in a larger design and not as distinct and separate charges. Assistance in finding additional documentation supporting clouds as charges in German heraldry.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/449/2015-12-19/18-51-06_Andreiko_Doc1.jpg


3: Antonii Machinevik -New Name & New Device

Or, a wolf dormant to sinister sable and a chief enarched vert

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Russian) most important.

Consulting Herald: Alys Mackyntoich

Both elements are found in Wickenden's "Dictionary of Period Russian Names" (2nd Ed.) (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/)

Antonii is a given name found s.n. Antonii dated to "before 1147" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/a.html).

Machinevik is a patronymic byname dated to 1253 s.n. Machin (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/ma.html).

The pattern of a given name and a single patronymic in Russian is found throughout Wickenden and confirmed in Appendix A.


4: Antonii Machinevik -New Alternate Name

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

Kenny Lockin of Logan

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (as close to submitted as possible) most important.

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

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

Thomas Kenny; Male; Christening; 15 Mar 1584; SWANTON MORLEY, NORFOLK, ENGLAND; Batch: P01193-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NR87-X2G)
Elizabetha Kenny; Female; Christening; 20 May 1594; SWANTON MORLEY, NORFOLK, ENGLAND; Batch: P01193-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NR87-WLS)

Such surnames can be used as given names per the Sept. 2012 Cover Letter.

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

Frances Lockin; Female; Christening; 02 Apr 1589; BARKSTON, LINCOLN, ENGLAND; Batch: C02592-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NGZY-9GQ)
Robert Lockin; Male; Marriage; 31 May 1590; Roos, York, England; Batch: M00909-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NL6W-3JG)

Logan is a place in Scotland. Black s.n. Logan has de Logan dated to 1226. The "landis of Seres and Logan" are mentioned in a Scots-language document dated to 1483 in the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 (http://www.rps.ac.uk/mss/1483/3/79).

The pattern given name + surname + locative is found in both Scots and English per Appendix A. Scots and English are part of the same Language Group per Appendix C.


5: Arne Ulrichsson -New Name & New Device

Per fess embattled gules and sable, three crosses fleury and an eagle Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (German and Swedish) most important.

Consulting Herald: Alys and Yehuda

Arne is a German given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Arne Kirssen; Male; Marriage; 15 Jul 1629; Katholisch, Stotzheim Euskirchen, Rheinland, Prussia; Batch: M94776-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JHKW-C46)

Ulrichsson is a byname found in Sweden in the Family Search Historical Records:

Matthias Ulrichsson; Male; Burial; 20 Mar 1636; Västerås, Västmanland, Sweden; Batch: B40695-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FKTH-G68)
Henricus Ulrichsson; Male; Christening; 15 Oct 1640; Tyska, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden; Batch: C01945-4 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FK2B-Q8F)

German can be combined with Scandinavian per Appendix C of SENA.


6: Ayleth le Frye -New Name

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

Consulting Herald: Alys Mackyntoich

Ayleth is found s.n. Ailith dated to 1332 in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyAG.html).

le Frye is a byname found in the Sussex Subsidy Roll of 1332, used by a woman: Matild' le Frye. 'Sussex subsidy of 1332: The rape of Arundel', in The Three Earliest Subsidies For the County of Sussex 1296, 1327, 1332, ed. William Hudson (London, 1910), pp. 253-269 (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/suss-record-soc/vol10/pp253-269)


7: Brynjolfr Rorikssen -New Name & New Device

Quarterly argent and vert, a ram's head cabossed quarterly sable and argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting Herald: Harold von Auerbach

Brynjolfr is a male given name found in Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name at p. 9

Rorikssen is claimed to be a Danish patronymic for the son of Rorik. The submitter cites http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~medieval/danking.htm for the proposition that Rorik was the name of a ruler in Frisia, active until at least 873:

1. Rorik, ruler in Frisia. The annals refer to him as brother [AF 850, AX] or nepos [AB 850] of Harald ii. The latter relationship looks more likely chronologically, since Rorik was active until at least 873, and therefore probably in a younger generation than Harald ii. In 850 [AB], Rorik attacked Frisia and the island of Betuwe, and the emperor Lothar then granted Rorik Dorestad and other counties. With his kinsman Godefrid, son of Harald ii, he made an unsuccessful attempt to gain the Danish throne in 855, but returned to Dorestad [AB]. In 857 [AF], Rorik was allowed by king Horik ii to occupy the part of Denmark between the sea and the Eider. [Note: In earlier versions of this account, I had read too much into the AF entry for 857, and had included Rorik in the list as a possible king of part of Denmark, with a question mark attached. My thanks to Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard for pointing out this error.] Rorik was driven out of Frisia in 867 [AB]. He held talks with Charles the Bald in 870 and 872 [AB], who appears to have found him as a dependable ally. Rorik was still alive in 873 [AF], his last known appearance in the records. [There have been attempts to identify him with the famous Russian Rurik, but I find the identification unconvinving.]


8: Dragonship Haven, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1985, via the East.

Order of Freya's Cup

(Fieldless) A woman passant contourny holding a cup Or

This Order name is based on the pattern of naming Orders after saint + object, found in Juliana de Luna's "Medieval Secular Order Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/). Examples of this pattern include "Society of Saint George with the Pelican" (1444, Germany).

Order is one of the standard designators for Order names stated in Appendix E of SENA.

Precedent permits the use of pagan god names in Order where saint's names would be used. The June 2013 LoAR [A-East] says:

East, Kingdom of the. Order name Order of Artemis.

In August of 2005, the use of orders named after pagan deities and "saints" was allowed but ruled a step from period practice. Under SENA, there are no steps from period practice for names. Given that order names were derived from classical references (like the Golden Fleece) and from the names of saints, we will continue to allow order names to use the names of pagan gods and other figures that would have been venerated in those places that had order names.

Freya -- Freyja is the name of a Norse goddess. The Encyclopedia Britannica says:

Freyja, (Old Norse: "Lady"), most renowned of the Norse goddesses, who was the sister and female counterpart of Freyr and was in charge of love, fertility, battle, and death. Her father was Njörd, the sea god. Pigs were sacred to her, and she rode a boar with golden bristles. A chariot drawn by cats was another of her vehicles. It was Freyja's privilege to choose one-half of the heroes slain in battle for her great hall in the Fólkvangar (the god Odin took the other half to Valhalla). She possessed a famous necklace called Brísingamen, which the trickster god Loki stole and Heimdall, the gods' watchman, recovered. Greedy and lascivious, Freyja was also credited with the evil act of teaching witchcraft to the Aesir (a tribe of gods). Like the Egyptian goddess Isis and the Greek Aphrodite, Freyja traveled through the world seeking a lost husband and weeping tears of gold. She was also known by four nicknames -- Mardöll, Hörn, Gefn, and Syr.

(http://www.britannica.com/topic/Freyja)

Freya appears to be one of the modern Lingua Anglica forms of the name (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freyja).

A cup is a period heraldic charge, "found in the arms of de Argentine c.1244 [Asp2 216]" according to the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/cup/).

Order of Freya's Cup therefore should be a registerable Lingua Anglica form of the Order name.

The Barony has consented to add of Dragonship Haven if necessary to clear conflicts.


9: Dragonship Haven, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1985, via the East.

Order of Saint Martin

Azure, on a sun in splendor argent a letter M azure

Consulting Herald: Agapios Cargos

This Order name is based on the pattern of naming an order after a saint, found in Juliana de Luna's "Medieval Secular Order Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/) Example: 'Brotherhood of Saint Martin', Germany (1496)

We will have to address whether the real world Brotherhood of Saint Martin or the island of Saint Martin are significant enough to be protected from presumption.

The Barony has consented to add of Dragonship Haven if necessary to clear conflicts.


10: Dragonship Haven, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1985, via the East.

Order of the Keel

Per fess wavy azure and barry wavy argent and azure, a hulk Or and in chief two clouds argent

Consulting Herald: Agapios Cargos

This Order name appears to be based on the pattern naming orders after heraldic charges, found in Juliana de Luna's "Medieval Secular Order Names" http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/).

Order is one of the standard designators for Order names stated in Appendix E of SENA.

No documentation has been provided to show that a keel is a period charge or a period spelling. The Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry s.n. ship states that the keel should not be visible on heraldic renderings of ships.

The Barony has consented to add of Dragonship Haven if necessary to clear conflicts.

Assistance is documenting this name is requested.


11: Dragonship Haven, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1985, via the East.

Worshipful Order of Artificers

(Fieldless) In saltire a pair of scissors and a smith's hammer argent

Consulting Herald: Agapios Cargos

No documentation was provided for the designator Worshipful Order. Order is found as a designator in Appendix E, but Worshipful Order is not.

No documentation was shown for the pattern, but the Barony appears to be relying on the pattern of naming orders after people as found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/).

The word artificers is found in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. peutrer (n.) dated to 1438.

The Barony has consented to add of Dragonship Haven if necessary to clear conflicts.

Assistance in documenting this name is requested.

The hammer is blazoned as a smith's hammer per the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry. (http://mistholme.com/?s=hammer)


12: Esa Gray -New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted vert and argent, a unicorn rampant argent and two willow trees proper

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Scottish, 12th century) most important.
Culture (Scottish, 12th century) most important.

Consulting Herald: Pennsic Herald's Point

Esa is a feminine personal name found in "List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/scottishfem.html), dated to 1330.

Gray is a surname found in Black s.n. Gray dated to 1327 and 1357 as an unmarked byname.

The pattern given name + surname is found in Scots per Appendix A.


13: Evalina von Schaidegg -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) In pale a cat couchant sable conjoined to a mushroom argent

Consulting Herald: Mithgiladan

The form says the mushroom is intended to be gules, but the emblazon is clearly argent. No black and white outline drawing was provided.


14: Gelleys Jaffrey -New Device

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

Per bend sinister sable and azure, a bear statant erect sinister Or, grasping a glave argent

Consulting Herald: Theodora Bryenissa, called Treannah


15: Jenna Childersley -New Badge

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

Per pale vert and purpure, a cherub argent pierced by an arrow sable

Consulting Herald: Violet Hughes


16: Johannes Mikkinen -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2015, via the East.

Quarterly azure and sable, four wolves rampant argent

Consulting Herald: Andreas von Meißen


17: Kiena Stiward -New Request for Name Reconsideration

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

Kiena Stewart

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

The client's current name was submitted as 'Kiena Stewart' and was registered in September 2006 as 'Kiena Stiward' to match an authenticity request.

This is a request for reconsideration with updated documentation and dropping the authenticity request. She would like the name as originally submitted.

"Kiena" is found in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" ( http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/reaneyintro.html ). Under the header name Kinna it says: Hyp. < some OE name in Cyne-; cf. KEMMA. (The person cited as Kiena may poss. be masc., but the name need not be.) [Kin] it then cites Kiena to 1180.

"Stewart" can be found in that spelling dated to 1372 at http://www.rps.ac.uk/mss/1372/3/13 - the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707. This document is a ratification of a charter, and mentions one "Henrico Stewart". Also, the "Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/stewart.html) dates the submitted spelling to 1409.


18: Leifr Skáldason -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2014, via the East.

Argent, a trebouchet vert and a chief embattled gules

Consulting Herald: Grímólfr Skúlason


19: Lijsbet van Catwiic -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2014, via the East.

Pally of ten argent and purpure, a camelopard winged Or


20: Lijsbet van Catwiic -New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2014, via the East.

Pally of ten argent and purpure, a camelopard winged Or

I, [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Lijsbet van Catwiic, waive the full protection of my registered armory, "Pally of ten argent and purpure, a camelopard winged Or." I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is at least one countable step different from my registered armory. I understand that this permission can be withdraw by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

Signed and dated with legal name.


21: Lottieri Malocchio -New Badge

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

Per chevron sable and gules, a tower between three decrescents argent

Consulting Herald: Anastasia da Monte


22: Lyssa ingen Fháeláin -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2013, via Calontir.

Vert, in pale an owl displayed and a hunting horn Or.


23: Magnus Thorfinnsson -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2014, via the East.

Per saltire arrondi azure and sable two ravens regardant

Consulting herald: Rose Harless


24: Marieta Charay -Resub Device

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

Azure, a leaf Or and in base two mice sejant erect respectant argent, a bordure Or

Marieta Charay's prior device, using a nearly identical design, was returned at Laurel, on the December 2014 LoAR, with the following explanation:

This device is returned for blurring the distinction between the primary and secondary charge groups. While this was blazoned as a primary leaf with secondary mice, the mice are big enough that it's not clear if the mice are secondary or co-primary with the leaf.

Marieta's previous device is below. Please discuss whether the submitter's redraw has addressed the issues for the return.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/449/2015-12-30/14-15-09_Marieta_OLD.jpg


25: Nadia Hart -New Name & New Device

Or, a badger rampant contourny sable marked argent holding in its forepaw a snake palewise vert, a bordure sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (like Nah-dee-a for given name) most important.
Spelling (Nadia for given name) most important.

Consulting Heralds: Alys Mackyntoich

Nadia is an English female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Nadia Korso; Female; Christening; 16 Feb 1601; St Michael's, Chester, Cheshire, England; Batch: C01399-8 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NL34-NWG)

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

Richd. Hart; Male; Christening; 13 Feb 1600; WILMSLOW, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND; Batch: P00968-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NYYC-C2N)


26: Niall Gorm -New Name & New Device

Per bend argent and vert, a stag rampant contourny sable and a sword inverted argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Neil) most important.

Consulting Herald: Pennsic Herald's Point

Niall is a Gaelic masculine given name dated to among other times 1467, 1484, 1493, and 1497, in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Niall.shtml).

Gorm is a Gaelic descriptive byname meaning "blue" dated to 1488 in the same source (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Gorm.shtml).


27: Niall Gorm -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A stag rampant contourny argent charged with a sword inverted sable

Consulting Herald: Pennsic Herald's Point


28: Remy le Bastard -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2014, via the East.

Sable, a pall gules fimbriated between three crescents horns outward and overall a double tressure Or

Consulting Herald: Sebastien Levesque


29: Rúadán mac Paidín -Resub Device

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

Per bend sinister gules and sable, in bend a stag's head cabossed and a broad-arrow argent

Consulting Herald: Violet Hughes

This device is being pended on the January 2016 LoD for having a "stag's head erased affronty" which does not meet current standards for erasing. Consulting herald has provided updated paperwork so we are placing it on the January 2015 iLoI even though the LoD is not yet published.


30: Sabiha al-Nahdiya -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2009, via Atenveldt.

Per pale wavy sable cruislly formy and argent semy of water bougets gules

Consulting Herald: Amy Verch Rychard


31: Tatiana Hopfen -New Name & New Device

Pean, a fox courant bendwise argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Tat-ee-anna for given name) most important.

Consulting Herald: Alys Mackyntoich

Tatiana is the name of a saint/martyr found in an Italian publication from 1613, Catalogus sanctorum Italiae in Menses duodecim distributus: in quo vitae illorum ex particularium Ecclesiarum monumentis compendio describuntur, (https://books.google.com/books?id=j9xdu0nKhMAC) at p. 22.

Italian and German can be combined per Appendix C.

Hopfen is a German surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Anna Hopfen; Female; Marriage; 26 Jan 1606; Evangelisch, Landau In Pfalz Stadt, Pfalz, Bavaria; Batch: M97235-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J4BS-B7C)
Barbara Hopfen; Female; Christening; 07 Aug 1568; EVANGELISCH, HOHEBACH KUENZELSAU, JAGSTKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG; Batch: C92100-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N8W3-QVG)


32: Terren of TIR -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Consulting Herald: Honour Grenehart

The only documentation provided for this name is a letter from friends of the submitter attesting that he has used this name since 1972. TIR is written in all caps on the form and in the letter, which was confirmed by the submitter to be intentional. TIR is the name of the Viking long house he built.

Ogress managed to document Terren as a 16th cen. English surname, which can be used as a given name per the Sept. 2012 Cover Letter.

William Terren; Male; Marriage; 11 Feb 1594; Saint Margaret, Westminster, London, England; Batch: M00160-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V526-44B)

Assistance is requested documenting the byname.

In an e-mail with Alys Ogress/Pantheon, the submitter consented to Terren Tir if we are unable to document his requested byname as submitted.

Tir is a variant spelling of Tyr, which is found in the Family Search Historical Records as a 16th cen. English surname:

Margaretam Tyr; Female; Marriage; 21 Nov 1558; Gimingham, Norfolk, England; Batch: M04497-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2PK-3L8)

The i/y swap in late period English is well-established.


33: Þorsteinn Hroðbjartsson -New Name & New Device

Per pale azure and argent, a fox and a seal combattant counterchanged, on a chief Or five hop cones inverted vert

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (as submitted) most important.

Consulting Heralds: Alys and ffride

Þórsteinn is a male given name found at p. 16 of Geirr Bassi, The Old Norse Name

Hróðbiartr is a header in Lind col. 582, the entry notes a 13th century Icelander Þorgeirr Hroðbiartz son (col. 583). A normalised Old Norse form, using a j as per Geirr Bassi's orthography, would be Hróðbjarts, and the patronymic form would be Hróðbjartsson. Appendix D permits the use of Geirr Bassi's standardized orthography.

The submitter prefers Þorsteinn Hroðbjartsson, without the acute accents on the o. "We can register Scandinavian names with or without accents, as long as this is done consistently throughout the entire name." [Valdis bjarki, 11/2014 LoAR, A-Artemisia].

The hop cones in chief are period heraldic charges. The on-line Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/hops/) states:

Hops are the fruit of the hop vine; they may also be termed "hop cones", and perhaps the term is more readily understood. Hops are added to beer to give it bitterness, being first added in the 11th Century; hops were cultivated by twining the vines around poles. Hops are found in the rebus badge of Elizabeth Hopton, d.1498 [Marks & Payne 40]. The "hop vine" and the "hop pole" (a staff palewise with a hop vine entwined around its length) have likewise been used in Society armory.

Hops, like most fruit, have their stems to chief by Society default.


34: Tighearnán Blackwater -New Name Change & New Badge

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in May of 2016, via the East.

Azure, a talbot's head erased ermine and a bordure checky gules and argent

Old Item: Tighearain Blackwater, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

The originally requested change was to Tighearnain Blackwater.

Tighearnain is the genitive form of the male Gaelic name Tighearnán, which is found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Tigernan.shtml) dated to 1201 and 1313.

Only nominative forms can be used for given names. The genitive form is the possessive form: "John's" instead of "John." Alys Ogress/Pantheon contacted the submitter, who consented to the correct nominative form of Tighearnán.

Blackwater is grandfathered to the submitter.


35: Vivien de Valois -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 12-14th Century French.
Spelling (unspecified) most important.

Consulting Herald: Conall an Doire

Vivien is a given name dated to 1292 found in "An Index to the given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris" by Colm Dubh (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paris.html#v) under "Vivien le serjant"

de Valois is a surname dated to 1421 found in "French Surnames from Paris, 1421, 1423 and 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/paris1423surnames.html)


36: Wynflaed ae Hamtunscir -New Name & New Device

Per fess azure and vert, a badger rampant argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (10th Century Saxon) most important.

Consulting Herald: Dionisio da Desio

Wynflaed is a female given name dated to 966 found in Anglo-Saxon Charters Shaftesbury archive.

ae is a marked locative Per SENA Appendix A: Patterns That Do Not Need Further Documentation by Language Group.

Hamtunscir is a byname dated to 755 in "The Real Countries of Britain" Oxford: Lennard Publishing. p. 61. ISBN: 1-85291071-2


In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe

Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 12 Names, 1 Name Change, 1 Alternate Name, 4 Order Names, 1 Request for Name Reconsideration, 17 Devices, 12 Badges, 1 Blanket Permission to Conflict and 1 Heraldic Will. There are a total of 50 items submitted on this letter.