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Atenveldt LoP dated 2019-01-25
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS
25 January 2019, A.S. LIII
LETTER OF PRESENTATION Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Morgan and Elizabeth; Baron Seamus MacDade, Aten Principal Herald; Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; the Members of the College of Arms; and to All Whom These Presents Come,
Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!
Please have commentary to me on the proposed submissions for the February Letter of Intent by 15 February 2019. Thank you!
1: Catalina Margherita fil Abraham -New Name
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity.
Culture most important.
Meaning most important.
Spelling (keep Abraham as this spelling) most important.
Catalina and Margherita are female Italian given names ("Italian Renaissance Women's Names," Rhian Lyth of Blackmoor Vale, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/italian.html).
fil Abraham means "daughter of Abraham" ("Jewish Naming Convention in Angevin England," Eleazar ha-Levi, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/jewish.html). fil is a patronymic byname used by men and women, and Abraham is a common name of this time period. The submitter's legal last name is Abraham (copy of driver's license to Laurel), and she wishes to keep the name and spelling intact while working her SCA name around it.
According to SENA Appendix A, double given names are found in Italian. For Jewish names, vernacular bynames often follow the Hebrew forms (so mostly patronymic), but are generally written following the standards for the local vernacular.
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2: Der bFáil inghean Conai -New Name & New Device
Vert, a bellflower slipped and leaved and a tierce argent.
The name is Irish Gaelic. Der bFáil is a female Middle Irish Gaelic name, dated 929-1180 ("Index of Names in Irish Annals: Derbáil / Dearbháil," Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Derbail.shtml).
inghean is a particle denoting "daughter of." ("Quick and Easy Gaelic Names," 3rd Edition, Sharon Krossa, http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#simplepatronymicbyname).
Conaill is the genitive form of the male Middle Irish Gaelic name Conall dated 904-1050 (Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, above). I think a terminal -l was lost along the way.
The bellflower family Campanulaceae is cosmopolitan to most areas of the world except for the Antarctic (https://www.britannica.com/plant/Campanulaceae). It is listed among the trumpet-shaped flowers in the Armorial.
3: Frij of Windale -New Name & New Device
Quarterly gules and sable, an elk statant quarterly Or and argent.
Frij is a coined name, intended to be Old Norse; unfortunately, I find nothing like it in ON or other Scandanavian language. On the other hand, the client informs me that he is in the process of having his legal given name changed to Frij, but nothing has happened at this date. If necessary, a holding name can be assigned to him if his device submission is approved so that it can be registered. His current legal given name is Jason.
The branch-name for the Shire of Windale was registered November 1998.
4: Kokachin Qo'a -Resub Name & New Device
Per pale argent and sable, two skeletons arms raised counterchanged.
The client's original name submission Kidala Boskov, was returned by Laurel June 2017 for the use of two bynames; Kidala couldn't be found as a given name. This is a complete change.
The name is Mongolian. Kokachin is a female given name ("Mongol Women's Names," Jessica Bonner, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/jessica-bonner/mongolwomen.html).
Qo'a, "fair, beautiful," is a byname found in "Middle Mongol Grammar for SCA Names," Ursula Georges, http://yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/mongolgrammar.html#genitive; it is also found with a slight spelling variation as ghoa/guua ("Mongolian Naming Practices," Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongolian_names_marta.html).
5: Kokachin Qo'a -New Badge
OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.
(fieldless) A sword winged at the quillions, the blade surmounted by a sun Or.
The blazon of the winged sword et al. is taken from the registered badge (6/11) of Ælfred Lionstar of Ravenspur: (Fieldless) A sword inverted sable winged at the quillions, the blade entwined of two serpents respectant Or.
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Parhelium Herald
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street
Tucson AZ 85716
OSCAR counts 4 Names, 3 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 8 items submitted on this letter.