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East ILoI dated 2016-11-02

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

This letter includes the third batch of the Pennsic submissions.

Commentary on this letter will close on November 30, 2016.

1: Æsa assa -New Name & New Device

Purpure, an eagle rising Or sustaining a skull argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Æsa is a female given name found Geirr Bassi pg. 17.

assa is a name meaning "eagle" from Geirr Bassi pg. 19

Construction is from Geirr Bassi pg. 18-19 given name + nickname


2: Álfr Jǫrundarson -New Name & New Device

Argent, two demi-wolves respectant and in chief two ravens respectant sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning most important.

Álfr is a male given name found in Geirr Bassi p. 8. s.n. Álfr

Jǫrundarson is a patronymic constructed per Geirr Bassi p. 17 from Jǫrundr from Geirr Bassi p. 12


3: Anni of Lincolnshire -New Name & New Device

Argent, two wooden artist's brushes in saltire, in chief a tree eradicated proper.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

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

Anni Grici; female; Christening; 08 Feb 1587; Whitgift, York, England; batch P00602-1 (https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3Aanni~%20%2Bsurname%3AGr ice~%20%2Bbatch_number%3AP00602-1)

of Lincolnshire is a locative byname. Lincolnshire was the name of a town in England, found in "A Dictionary of British Place Names" by A.D. Mills pg297.


4: Berta Ripperg -New Name & New Device

Per bend sable and gules, a bear rampant and two axes in saltire argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Berta is a female given name found in "German Given Names 1200-1250" by Talan Gwynek (Brian Scott) (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/germ13.html).

Ripperg is a byname found in the FamilySearch Historical Records

Simon Ripperg; Male; Christening; 3 June 1629; Hainstadt, Baden, Germany, on 3 June 1629, batch C94584-1 (https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3ARipperg~%20%2Bbatch_numbe r%3AC94584-1)


5: Bertana æt Bathancestere -New Name & New Device

Per fess wavy azure and Or, in pale 3 suns counterchanged between two flaunches vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Bertana "id est Bertane abbatisse" appears in Sawyer-51, a Latin charter from 676. (http://www.esawyer.org.uk/charter/51.html). Bertana is the nominative form of the cited Bertane.

æt is a locative marker in Old English per Appendix A

Bathancestre appears s.n. Bath in Watts, p. 41, dated to "late 11th century."


6: Brian Beedon -New Name & New Device

Argent, a raven rising to sinister sable maintaining a kitchen knife fesswise gules

Brian is a masculine given name found in Withycombe sn Brian dated 1273

Beedon is an English surname found in the FamilySearch HistoricalRecords

Rich Beedon; Male; Marriage; 10 July 1645; Studham, Bedford, England; Batch M00507-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKYC-QQH)

Submitter wants a medieval kitchen knife.


7: Brighid inghean an Phearsain -New Name & New Device

Or, in a cross five four-petaled flowers azure seeded Or within a bordure vert. .

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity.

Brighid is a female given name. Precedent states, "Brighid is found as a header in O Corrain & Maguire (p. 36 s.n. Brigit). It is the Early Modern Gaelic form, registerable as a saint's name.

inghean an Phearsain is a byname found Woulfe, Irish Names and Surnames, p. 316 s.n. Mac an Pearsuin lists three italicized Anglicized Irish forms ( M'Efarson, M'Eparson, M'Parson) dating to time of Elizabeth I/James I, which makes the header form registerable.


8: Christoph of Marwick -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of November 30, 2015 as submitted.

Per chevron purpure and gules, two pigs combatant argent and a vulture displayed Or.


9: Eva von Kölln -Resub Device

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

Argent, surmounting a cross sable between in chief two oak leaves and in base two otters combattant vert, a heart gules. NOTE: Make sure the otters don't look like lizards.

The same device was returned on the Jan 2016 LoAR (East) for the following reason:

This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters had trouble identifying the otters, which were generally perceived as lizards.

We believe this resub resolves the problem.


10: Hilde Purdeu -New Name & New Device

Argent, a rabbit sejant azure, a bordure rayonny vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Hilde is a female given name in Withycombe, p. 152, s.v. Header:[Hilda], Hilde dated to 1201.

Purdeu is a byname is found in R&W Revised Ed. p. 365, s.v. Header [Purday], Gilbert Purdeu dated to 1227.


11: Hrafn Is-Augu -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of May 27, 2016 as Hrafn Is-augu.

Per saltire azure and argent, a raven displayed wings inverted sable within a bordure counterchanged. NOTE: Wingtips down


12: João de Tagarro -New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and gules, five plates in cross.

No major changes.

João is a male give name found in the FamilySearch Historical Records

Joao; Male; Death; 7 December 1586; Nossa Senhora Da Conceicao, Alvorge, Leiria, Portugal; Batch: B88527-3 (https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3Ajoao~%20%2Bany_year%3A1 500-1600~)

de is a locative marker per SENA Appendix A.

Tagarro is a village in Portugal dating to the Roman Empire. It is also a byname found in the FamilySearch Historical Records.

Antonio Tagarro; Male; Marriage; 22 February 1588; Valladolid, Spain Batch: M87359-5 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFN8-PV4)

Client will accept omission of the tilda above the a in João in order to register the name.

Client will accept omission of "de" in order to register the name.


13: Lúta eyverska -New Name & New Device

Per bend argent and azure a wolf's head cabossed and a winged unicorn segreant counterchanged.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Old Norse.

Lúta is a female give name found in the table of Old Norse Women's Names on the website of the Viking Answer Lady (http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml).

eyverska is found in Geirr Bassi as a nickname, p. 21 meaning "woman of the Orkney Islands"


14: Mairi de Innernarryn -New Name & New Device

Gules, in fess a bezant between two stags combattant Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Mairi is a female given name dated to 1419 found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (MedievalScotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/ maire.shtml)

de Innernarryn is a Scottish surname found in Black, p. 377, s.v. Header: Invernairn, Rogerus de Innernarryn documented to 1286.

Gaelic and Scots can be combined per Appendix C of SENA.


15: Meave Macintosh -New Name & New Device

Gules, on a dragon sejant wings displayed argent, an apple vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Meave is found as a feminine name in Mari Elspeth nic Brian's "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Feminine.shtml)

Macintosh is in Black's The Surnames of Scotland s.n Macintosh page 518-519, which states that "in 1528 James V issued a mandate to the earl of Moray of the clan Macintosh"

Anglicized Irish and Scots are part of the same language group under Appendix C of SENA.


16: Michael Leg Bain -New Name & New Device

Per pale purpure and Or, in saltire an armored leg & an arrow counterchanged

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Michael is a male given name dated to among other times the 12th century in R&W s.n. Michael.

Leg is a byname dated to 1646 in the FamilySearch Historical Records

Martha Leg; Female; Death;18 Oct 1646; Ludgershall, Wiltshire, England, Batch B05224-5. (https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3Amartha~%20%2Bsurname%3A leg~%20%2Bbatch_number%3AB05224-5)

Bain is a header form in R&W; Bayn is dated to 1323; de Bainnes is dated to 1333. The submitter intends this to be the name of a Romany man in England.


17: Mishal Shirāzī -New Name & New Device

Sable, two camels rampant respectant, in base a mullet of seven points argent, a chief argent goutty purpure.

Client requests authenticity.
Sound (Especially must keep the mish sound in the first name) most important.

Mishal is documented as a period masculine name; today it's unisex. It's found in Da'ud ibn Auda (Appleton, David B.) "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" 2003 (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm)

Shirāzí is a locative byname found in "Persian Feminine Names from the Safavid Period," by Ursula Georges, edited by Aryanhwy merch Catmael. The submitter will also accept al-Shirāzī if necessary.

This name mixes Arabic and Persian, which is an allowable mix under Appendix C of SENA.


18: Muirenn ingen Ciric -New Name & New Device

Argent, on a bend azure between a spear bendwise and a rapier bendwise sable, three gouttes d'eau.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (CIR-ic) most important.

Muirenn is a female give name dated multiple times between 601-1000 in Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Feminine Given Names" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/all.shtml)

ingen is the marker for a patronymic name for a woman.

Ciric is a male give name dated to 878. King of Scotland named in the Pictish Chronicle. (http://www.kjhskj75z.talktalk.net/pictish.html)

Although submitted as ingen Ciric, the father's name needs to be lenited and in the genitive form, per "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names," by Sharon Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#simplepatronymicbyname). The lenited form is probably Chiric, but the College requests assistance in determining the correct genitive form.


19: Nicolas Étienne le Noir -Resub Device

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

Per pale argent and sable, a calamarie inverted between three roundels counterchanged.

Return on LoAR 03-2015 Clears: Per pale argent and sable, a polypus within a bordure counterchanged.


20: Pierre d'Abberville -New Device

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

Argent, three hearts gules and on a chief sable an escallop between two trees Or.


21: Rafi' al-Qasid -New Name & New Device

Quarterly sable and Or, a hyena statant argent charged on the shoulder with a crescent sable.

Client requests authenticity for 13th Century Arabic.

Rafi' is a male given name (ism) found in "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" by Da'ud ibn Auda (David B. Appleton) (2003).

al-Qasid is a byname found in 14th century Egypt. There is a 14th c. Egyptian masoleum dedicated to Ahman al-Qasid (http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/mausoleumalqasid.htm). The qussad are mentioned in Mongols and Mamluks: The Mamluk-Ilkhanid War, 1260-1281, by Reuven Amitai-Preiss (2004) as a portion of the Baybar intelligence network. The basic meaning given (p. 140) is messenger or envoy, with the singular as "qasid."


22: Robeke von Heidelberg -New Name & New Device

Gules, a waterwheel and on a chief argent three keystones sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 15th c Germany +/- 100 years.
Meaning (Robert from Heidelberg) most important.

Robeke is a male given name found in Bahlow Dictionary of German Names - Ritschl to Rockel - Röbke, Röbken, Röbker - Robeke (Robertus) de Stenbergen, Bremen 1343

von Heidelberg Heidelberg is a city founded in 1196.

The pattern von X to form a locative byname in German is listed in Appendix A of the S.E.N.A and does not require further documentation. (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#AppendixA).

The color emblazon created at Pennsic was not scanned correctly and was lost. Blue Tyger recolored the form and the submitter has approved the new version.


23: Robert of Shetland -New Name & New Device

Per pales gules and sable, two horses combattant and in chief a sword fesswise argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Robert is an English male given name documented in the 16th century under the article "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names Men's names listed by frequency" by Talan Gwynek (http://penheralds.net/heraldry/mirrors/heraldry.sca.org/names/eng16/)

Shetland is the name of a British Island and is found in AD Mills, p. 418 - Shetland, 1289. Name construction is found in Appendix A for Modern English name construction [name + of + locative]


24: Sofya Gianetta di Trieste -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of January 31, 2016 as submitted.

Per pale Or and gules, a fleur-de-lys counterchanged and on a chief sable a pair of scissors fesswise Or

The scissors are based on a pair depicted Alcega's tailoring manual, printed in 1589. The submitter helpfully provided images.


25: Þóra in kyrra Halbiarnardottir -New Name & New Device

Argent, a fox rampant proper and on a chief purpure two fleurs-de-lys argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Þóra is a female given name found in"Viking Names found in Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html)

in kyrra is the feminine form of the masculine inn kyrri, "quiet, gentle"

Submitter is looking for documentation for a byname meaning "the indecisive" if possible

Hallbiǫrn is found in The Viking Answer Lady's "Old Norses Men's Names" article (http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml) The article says that the name is found in Old Swedishas Halbiorn and in OW.Norse as Hallbjorn. She prefers the form with the single l. Genitive formed based on description given in Geirr Bassi, 18.

This name uses an accent in the given name, but not in -dóttir. Appendix D permits submitters to omit all accents or use all accents, but they must do so consistently throughout.


26: Ulf Dragon Slaghtere -New Name & New Device

Per saltire, Or and gules, a dragon displayed sable between four pĥeons in cross points to center counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for England.

Ulf is a male given name found in the online (English) Domesday book list. (http://domesdaymap.co.uk/name/?indexChar=U) In slightly later period other spellings are found in A Dictionary of English Surnames Revised Edition, by Reany & Wilson, 1997, heading Ulph on page 461 Ulph: Vlf, Ilfus, Olf(us) 1066 DB; Ulf c 1095 Bury (Sf); Alwinus Wlf c1125 Bury (Sf); AEdwin, Robert Vlf 1166 P (Nf), 1297 RH (Hu). ON Ulfr, ODa, OSw Ulfwolf

Dragon is dated to 1166 and 1221 in R&W s.n. Dragon

Slaghtere is dated to 1360 in R&W s.n. Slaughter CONSTRUCTION: According to SENA Appendix A double bynames are an attested pattern for late period England


27: Umm Butrus A'isha al-Anida -Resub Name & New Device

Azure ermined argent, on a roundel argent, a dragon displayed sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

This is a resubmission of a Kingdom return. The previous name, A'isha al-Aneed, was returned on the Sep 1994 LoAR (East) for inadequate documentation of the byname. This resubmission provides documentation for a similair but not identical byname.

Umm Butrus is a constructed kunya - meaning "mother of Butrus".

Butrus is found in Da'ud ibn Auda's "Arabic Naming Practices And Period Names List" (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/daud/arabic-naming/).

A'isha is a feminine ism from the same source.

al-Anid is a constructed byname that is intended to mean "stubborn." The word 'anid is found in the Quran in Surah 74, where it is used to describe people who have refused to accept the teachings of Muhammad. This is the feminine form. Given examples like those below, this fits within a pattern of attested bynames. Ibn al-Z.āmiya 'son of the thirsty (frustrated) woman' Ben al-Khasīsa 'son of the miserly woman' Ibn al-Naqira 'son of the easily offended woman' Ibn al-Naghira 'son of the hot-tempered woman'

Submitter does not allow an element to be dropped.


28: Wærthryth æt Eoforwicceaster -New Name & New Device

Vert, in fess two owls and a bordure argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Anglo-Saxon (esp. 7th c. England).

Wærthryth is a female given name found in "Anglo-Saxon Women's Names from Royal Charters" by Marieke van de Dal, (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/marieke/anglosaxonfem/) s.n. Wærthryth, to 883x911v(it's in Latin context from Mercia).

æt Eoforwicceaster is constructed from the dated place name which is dated to 644 and c. 890 in Ekwall; The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names, s.n. York.

Client desires locative byname indicating her origin at York, England. We ask for help in correcting the grammar.


In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe

Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 22 Names and 28 Devices. There are a total of 50 items submitted on this letter.