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Middle ILoI dated 2016-07-27

Greetings unto Konrad Dragon, Sybella Rouge Scarpe, and the commenting Heralds of the Middle Kingdom.

Enclosed are the compiled submissions received in the month of June. Commentary is due by August 27.



1: Agmundr Skúli -New Name

Agmundr - http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#z

Skuli - also found as byname


2: Angharad of Rivenstar -New Name & New Device

Or, a horse salient and a base rayonny sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.



Rivenstar- http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_name.cgi?p=Rivenstar%2c%20Barony%20of

Correction to Name (2016-Jul-27 20:07:16): https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/welsh13.html

3: Artáir Mc Bane -New Name & New Device

Per saltire argent and azure a bear's pawprint and a bordure sable.

No changes.

The submitter wants <Artair> or <Artáir> if at all possible. However, he could not locate the documentation he thought he had seen previously. If documentation cannot be located in commentary to support <Artáit>, the submitter will accept <Artúr> as documented below. No other changes are permitted.

Artúr - http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Annalsindex/Masculine/Artur.shtml

Mc Bane - https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3A%22mc%20bane%22~%20%2Bbir th_year%3A0700-1650~

"Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYDP-R5K : 2 January 2015), Alexr. Mc Bane in entry for Janat Mc Bane, 18 Feb 1655; citing PETTY,INVERNESS,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 990,714, 990,715.

4: Artemesia da Firenze -New Name & New Device

Azure, a peacock regardaant argent between flaunches Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Artemesia - listed in "Feminine Given Names from the Italian Renaissance" by Anebairn MacPharlane of Arrochar (Caidian Heraldic Symposium, A.S. XXIV) citing the Encyclopedia Brittanica's entry on the early Baroque painter Artemesia Gentileschi (1593-1656).

da Firenze - found in St. Gabriel report #2542

http://www.s-gabriel.org/2542 "a fine locative surname" dated to the 15th century.

5: Audette la Tricoteusse de Saint Denis -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.
Language (French) most important.
Culture (late 15th Century, early 16th) most important.

note: The submitter allows no changes to the first name, <Audette>, but allows all changes to the rest of the name, to make it work, as long as the result is still french.

In records from Bordeaux between 1470 and 1520, one man named "Audet". The practice of modifying a masculine name by doubling the last letter and adding an -e can also be found during the same time period. Ex: Jehanne Delamygne, the feminine version of Jehan. Therefore, "Audette" is within the period of the late 15th century and early 16th by doubling the last letter of "Audet" and adding -e.

Source: Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L Friedemann) with assistance from Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) "Names Found in Commercial Documents from Bordeauz, 1470-1520. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/bordeaux.html

Byname: la Tricoteusse, middle French

Tricoteusse, feminine, a knitter.

Source: Compiled by Randle Cotgrave "A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues" Anno 1611.


Locative: Saint Denis

Saint Denis is a monastery town within the Ile-de-France.

Source: http://www.saint-denis.culture.fr/en/1_5a_ville.htm


Appendix A of the SENA under the heading "French" states that descriptive bynames in the order "given name+byname+locative" can be used.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/631/2016-07-20/20-58-57_Audette_Name3_(1).jpg

6: Briana Stonefield -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound ("Briana") most important.

Briana English feminine given name found in http://www.familysearch.org

Briana Bull - Christened 1599 Lincolon Eng. Batch C031902

Stonefield http://www.familysearch.org

Alicia Stonefield - christened Feb 1575 eng. Batch C13909-1

7: Dai Gerdwr -New Name

Culture (Welsh, ca 1400) most important.

Dai: Derived from David (Daffyd in modern orthography), shown in "Snapshot of a Cantref: The Name and Naming Practices in a Mawddwy Court Roll of 1415-15" (Heather Rose Jones) http://www.heatherrosejones.com/names/welsh/mawddwy1415.html as referenced from The Academy of St. Gabriel Medieval Names Archive Welsh, Cornish, and Breton Names. Http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/pceltic.shtml

Gerdwr: Occupational byname meaning a musicial (not Bardic ranked). Old Welsh mitated form of modern "cerddwr". Found in Red Book of Hergest section Grammar of the Bards, from the Oxford Jesus College MS 111, Page 285r.

The submitter has included a printed screen capture of this reference, along with a longer and more detailed documentation summary.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/631/2016-07-13/20-38-02_Dai_name1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/631/2016-07-13/20-38-04_Dai_name2.jpg

8: Edward Archer of Kent -New Name & New Device

Per bend vert and gules a drawn bow with an arrow knocked within a tressure argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Archer from Kent) most important.

Both Edward and Archer come from the same source:

Cambridge by John Venn, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/drafts/cambridge

<Edward Clarke> 1553

<Elisabeth Archer> 1538

Of Kent is a locative.

9: Enrico Morosini -New Name & New Device

Argent, a swamphen between two pheons in pale azure.

No holding name.

Enrico, m. (abl) Latin. Bologna, Italy 1195, chartularium studii Bononiensis


Morosini, patronymic Encyclopedia Brittanica Online "Morosini Family" http://www.eb.com:180/bol/topic?eu=55143&sctn=1

10: Eschina MacDonyll -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Middle LoI of March 25, 2016 as submitted.

Per pale gules and azure a horse's head erased and three compass stars Or.

11: Faolan mac Domhnaill -Resub Device

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

Ermine, a saltire cotised gules, overall a brock rampant to dexter sable and masked argent, maintaining a cross crosslet fitchy azure in its right paw and a quatrefoil slipped vert in its left paw.

The previous device, returned in the April 2015 ILoAR.-

Erminois, on a pale purpure two badgers rampant sable. Vert quatrefoil in right hand, Or ale chalice jeweled vert overflowing in left hand.

Returned for low contrast between the tertiary group, the sable badgers and the primary charge, the purpure pale they are on. This violates SENA A.3.B.4.a "Tertiary charge groups are considered to be placed on the underlying charge group and must have good contrast with that charge group." http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#A3B4a Also having the tertiary group maintaining another charge is also cause for return.

SENA Appendix I.C says "A single charge group may only have one tertiary charge group on it." A charge cannot be in the same group as a charge it is maintaining, and thus the maintained charges are a separate group from the badgers, and not permitted. http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixIC

12: Finn O´Connor -Resub Device

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

Azure, a bend sable fimbriated argent within a bordure argent.

13: Hedvika Taneˇcnik -New Name & New Device

Per chevron vert and argent in chief two unicorn heads erased regardant argent and in base an orange tree proper.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Czech) most important.

Hedvika - given name, submitter desires Czech spelling for Saint Hedvig. Hedvika was also princess of Bohemia from 1144-1211


Taneˇcnik - byname meaning dancer, documented spelling to 1592 through Family Search.org "Maria Taneˇcnik" Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/631/2016-07-14/21-53-45_hedvika_name1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/631/2016-07-14/21-53-46_Hedvika_name2.jpg

14: Joseph of Illiton -New Name & New Device

Gules, a bordure sable fimbriated and on a fess argent three swords points to base sable.


"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDWP-NFP : 6 December 2014), Joseph Adames, 01 May 1642; citing Westminster, Middlesex, England, reference item 2; FHL microfilm 1,042,328.

of Illiton Illiton, Barony of


15: Katelin the Greene -New Name & New Device

Vert, a cauldron and a cat dormant gardant sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (The Green) most important.

Submitter wants "the Greene" as a descriptive byname. However, if that cannot be done, she would also accept "Greenewoode" or "Greenwood"


Katelin - 1198

A Brief Introduction to Medieval Bynames by Talan and Arval


Typical examples are Attewode 1243 'at the wood'

Submitter would accept a constructed byname meaning green wood, if <the Greene> cannot be used.

16: Percivall Brackley -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

Percivall - 16th Century Gloucester Names - http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/late16.html

Brackley - Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London - Surnames of English Men and Women A-M


17: Rose de la Cumbe -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2015, via the Middle.

Per pale purpure and sable, a winged unicorn segreant contourny and in chief three roses argent.

18: Rüdiger of the Flaming Gryphon -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (German) most important.
Culture (14th Century) most important.

Rüdiger is dated to 1348 in Bahlow, s.n. Rudiger.

of the Flaming Gryphon - Branch Name, "the Flaming Gryphon, Barony of", registered October 1979 via the Middle.

19: Saraswati-man.ikkam -New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Saraswati-mân.ikkam in October of 2013, via the Middle.

Azure a lotus blossom in profile Or and a bordure quarterly Or and argent, augmented upon the lotus of a lozenge ploye azure charged with a quill palewise argent enflamed proper.

20: Sóma Hjálmarsdóttir -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Middle LoI of February 29, 2016 as submitted.

Argent, a Lating cross argent fimbriated sable and overall a heart gules enflamed proper.

The original submission with the same blazon appeared on the January 2016 ILOI, and was returned by Kingdom for redraw.

21: Zophia Pyotrowska -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2007, via the Middle.

Gules, in fess two Roman letters V conjoined and a bordure argent.

OSCAR counts 14 Names, 14 Devices and 1 Augmentation of Arms. There are a total of 29 items submitted on this letter.