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East ILoI dated 2019-07-15

Greetings unto the heralds of the East Kingdom and the Known World! We thank you for your commentary, and recommend the following items for your attention.

1: Ada Wright -New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and argent three weaving tablets counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Consulting Herald: Harold von Auerbach

Ada is a feminine given name found in A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records, by Talan Gwynek: Names Pre-1400. https://heraldry.sca.org/names/scottishfem.html#scottishfemearly and is dated to between 1200-1250.

Wright is an occupational byname found in R&W, s.n. Wright, Wrighte, Wraighte, Wrate, Wreight. Spellings dated to period include le Writh 1214, le Wrichte 1255, Wricht 1274 and le Wreghte 1327.

2: Angela Vittoria D'Erico Spinelli -New Name & New Device

Angela Vittoria D'Erico Spinelli

Argent, a weaver's tablet and a chief sable

No major changes.
Language (Italian) most important.

Angela Vittoria female double given name found in "Late Period Italian Women's Names: Florence" by Juliana de Luna http://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Florence.shtml

Erico is a male given named found in [De Felice Cognomi] pg 62.

Spinelli is listed as a family name in "Italian Names from the Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael http://cds.library.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/SURNAM1.html

Per Appendix A of SENA

Italian naming patterns can include double given names, with patrononymic marked as di, in the order given+pat+family

Correction to Name (2019-Jul-18 16:07:05): The patronymic byname should be constructed from Enrico.

3: Angela Vittoria D'Erico Spinelli -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A weaver's tablet sable bendwise

Correction to Badge (2019-Jul-18 17:07:49): Note: The patronymic byname should be constructed from Enrico, as per the name submission.

4: Arnora Ketilsdottir -New Badge

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

Per chevron argent and sable, a chevron rompu azure and in base a compass star Or

Consulting Herald: Ragnarr Blaskegg

5: Deidre Grenewode -New Name & New Device

Azure, on a lozenge argent an acorn azure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Deer-druh) most important.

Deidre is a feminine given name found in 12th Century Scottish Women's Names, by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn https://heraldry.sca.org/names/scott12.html, spelled as Deredere. Concerning the Name Deirdre, by Arval Benicoeur, shows that the name has literary merit. https://medievalscotland.org/problem/names/deirdre.shtml. The January 2018 LoAR also addresses this name: https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=80968

Grenewode is a byname found in R&W, s.n. Greenwood, spelling dated to 1275.

SENA Appendix C allows for the combination of Scots Gaelic and English in earlier period.

6: Eva von Kölln -Resub Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Eva von K?lln in January of 2016, via the East.

Vert, a cross between two oak leaves and two otters addorsed argent, and overall a heart Or

Consulting herald: SCA Heraldry Chat on Facebook

This item is a resubmission.

The original submission was returned on the January 2016 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/01/16-01lar.html#252):

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.

The first resubmission was returned on the March 2017 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/03/17-03lar.html#145) :

This device is returned for having a "barely overall" charge. SENA Appendix I, Charge Group Theory, in defining overall charges states "An overall charge must have a significant portion on the field; a design with a charge that has only a little bit sticking over the edges of an underlying charge is known as "barely overall" and is not registerable." Here, more of the heart is on the cross than on the field.

Submitters were torn on whether this depiction of the otters succeeded in addressing the reasons for return at the kingdom level. We will note that in making the arms of the cross thinner, there will be more space with which to depict the otters, which should aid in identification.

We believe that the otters in this resubmission are identifiable as such, and that the cross is thin enough for the heart to be overall.

7: Freydis in illa -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.
Meaning most important.

Freydis is a feminine personal name listed on p. 70 in Nordiskt runnamnslexikon by Lena Peterson (http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/om-oss/arkiv-och-samlingar/nordiskt-runnamnslexikon.html). The name is found on runestone U 390 in Sigtuna (http://www.runesdb.eu/find-list/d/fa/q////6/f/6530/c/1b2e28e4ee64148b88f8045633681607/).

Freydis is also listed in Old Norse Women's Names by Gunnvôr silfrahárr s.n. Freydís, Frøydís (http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml):

"The OW.Norse form of this name is Freydís. Found in a runic inscription in the nominative form frau×tis. The name Freydís is found in Eiríks saga rauða (http://www.snerpa.is/net/isl/eirik.htm), c. late 1100's, and in Grænlendinga saga (http://www.snerpa.is/net/isl/graens.htm) (1382-1395) for the daughter of Eiríkr rauðr."

in illa is the feminine form of a byname meaning "evil or bad", and is found in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html

8: Gisla Skogadottir -New Name

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Sound (Gisla sounds good) most important.
Meaning (Skogadottir - daughter of the forest) most important.

Gisla is a feminine Norse given name found in the Runnamnslexikon of Lena Petersen, p 79 Gísla kvn. Fda. Gisla Kortform till → Gíslaug eller fem. motsvarighet till → Gísli. Nom. kisla SöFv1948;282 http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/download/18.6dffb94c149794d926e379/1529494180581/Runnamnslexikon_T% 20141106.pdf

Skogi is a masculine Norse given name found in the Runnamnslexikon of Lena Petersen p 198. <Skogadottir> is the expected patronymic formed according to GB, p 17-18. http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/download/18.6dffb94c149794d926e379/1529494180581/Runnamnslexikon_T% 20141106.pdf

9: Julian Weissraben -New Name & New Device

Per fess sable and Or, on a sun counterchanged a raven displyed sable and a raven displayed argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (none noted) most important.
Culture (none noted) most important.

Consulting Herald: Rosina von Schaffhausen

Julian is a male German given name found in the DNMES dated to 1186 in the Latin form Julianus. http://dmnes.org/cite/Julianus/1186/quix-vol2

Weissraben is a constructed German byname meaning Whiteraven. The morpheme <weiss> appears in Bahlow s.n. Weißärmel (white sleeve), Weißflog (white flake = snowflake), Weißpfennig (white pfennig = silver coin). the morpheme <Raben> appears in Bahlow as well, s.n. Wallraff, Walraven; and also s.n. Rabenhold, Rabenstein.

German names are frequently made up of two morphemes; others in Bahlow include Wientapper (wine tapper), Herfarht (war expedition), Faßbender (barrel binder), Kluckhohn (kluck-hen, sitting or brooding hen).

10: Kunigunde Wedeman -New Name

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

Kunigunde is a feminine German given name found in the DNMES in the year 1018. http://dmnes.org/2018/1/cite/Kunigunde/1018/quix-vol1

Wedeman is a German byname found in Bahlow, s.n. Wedemann, Wedemeyer, with that spelling dated to 1473.

The two names are less than 500 years apart and are from the same language, making this name allowable under SENA, PN2.C.2.

11: Morwenna Penrose -New Name & New Device

Azure scaly argent, a ray of the sun issuant from dexter chief Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Morwenna is a feminine given name found in St. Gabriel Report 653, noting "as a personal name, <Morwen> or <Morwenna> is Cornish or Welsh, the name of an early virgin saint mentioned as <Morwinna> in 1478 by William of Worcester" http://www.s-gabriel.org/653

Penrose is a byname found in the Family Search records as Margarett <Penrose>, married 29 Jul 1581, Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England. Batch # M02344-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVM6-D89

Given + Byname attested for English/Welsh names per SENA Appendix A

Consulting herald: Mathghamhain Elmet

12: Natal'ia Bolotnikova -New Name

Natal'ia Bolotnikova

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Kievan rus/Slavic) most important.
Culture (Kievan rus/Slavic) most important.

Both name elements are documented from A Dictionary of Period Russian Names (and some of their Slavic roots) Being a compilation of over 25,000 Russian names Taken from period sources by Paul Wickenden of Thanet https://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/

Natal'ia is a feminine name, and the 'natural' Russianization of Natalie: Natal'ia, wife of Andrei. Died in 1371.

Bolotnikova is a patronymic byname formed from the name Bolotnikov, "swamp dweller." Ivan Bolotnikov, royal clerk. Before 1147.

13: Silas mac Eoin -New Name & New Device

Argent, an elephant and a base, sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Scottish) most important.
Culture (Scottish) most important.

Consulting Herald: Maryna Borowska

Silas is the submitter's legal given name, ID is attached to this letter and attested by the consulting herald and Blue Tyger, Pantheon, and Diademe.

mac Eoin is a Gaelic patronymic byname from the Gaelic name Eoin, found in Index of Names in Irish Annals: Eoin, by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Eoin.shtml. The marker <mac> is expected.

Submitter originally wanted Silas Eoin without the marker. If this can be documented, the submitter would want this version.

14: Silas mac Eoin -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) a bat, purpure

Consulting Herald: Maryna Borowsky

15: Symon of Barnsdale -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2018, via the East.

(Fieldless) Three lozenges conjoined in pall azure

Consulting Herald: Anezka of Carolingia (Golden Gryphon)

Yours in service,

Muirenn Blue Tyger

OSCAR counts 10 Names, 7 Devices and 4 Badges. There are a total of 21 items submitted on this letter.