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Atlantia LoP dated 2019-07-14

Unto Eldred Triton and the Atlantian College of Heralds, Greetings!

Here below for your perusal and commentary are all items received by July 7 of this year. This letter will close on August 14.

1: Adeliz Orloge -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2018, via Atlantia.

purpur and Or scaly on a chief vert three cogs Or

Consulting Herald: Eoin mac Eadbhaird

Submission History:

This is a resubmission after the April 2018 Kingdom return of "Per pile, purpur and vert scaly, three gears palewise Or"

"This device is being returned for several reasons. Firstly, "per pile" is not a registerable field division. In a precedent from January 2011, Laurel wrote that:

"This device is returned because the charge in chief could not be accurately blazoned. The charge is not a pile, because it issues from the corners of the field and not from the top and because it does not extend most of the way across the field: piles are throughout, or nearly so. It is not a chief triangular because it extends too far into the field. It is not per chevron inverted, which would issue from the sides of the field, not the top corners." (Ronan Geirsson, Artemisia)

Additionally, if the purpure region were to be blazoned as a pile or a chief, the device would need to be returned for low contrast between the ordinary and the field.

Secondly, as the gears are of differing sizes, the device is in violation of SENA A.3.D.1, which states that "Charges in an armorial design must be clearly organized into charge groups. Depictions of charges that blur the distinction between charge groups will not be allowed. Depictions of charges that that are ambiguous as to what sort of charge group they belong to will not be allowed." As drawn, it is unclear as to whether this is a primary charge group consisting of three gears, or a primary gear between two secondary gears. If the latter, SENA A.3.D.1 goes on to state that "Having identical types of charges in multiple charge groups on the field blurs the distinction between charge groups. Thus, it is not allowed, except for cotises and endorses around an ordinary."

Finally, we recommend that upon resubmission, if redrawing, the scaly portion of the field be drawn larger, with higher-contrast detailing. The lines of the scaly treatment should be visible from a distance, which is difficult when the lines are both very thin and have low contrast."

2: Diego Diaz de Oviedo -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in January of 2010, via Atlantia as Diego Diaz Monta??s.

Old Item: Diego Diaz Montanes, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Wish to change registered surname of "Montanes" to "de Oviedo"

Source: Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) (c) 1999-2000

Consulting Herald: Seraphina Ragged Staff

3: Fallon Avenel -New Name & New Device

Vert, a Frauenadler Or, a Chief checky sable and Or.

No major changes.

Fallon is a constructed given name derived from a late period English family name. The Family Search Historical Records date the name to late period

John Fallon; Male; Marriage; 02 Oct 1567; Saint Botolph Bishopsgate, London, London, England; Batch: M00161-1

Robert Fallon; Male; 16 Dec 1583; Kirk Ireton, Derby, England; Batch: B01838-9

Fallon is a late period English surname, which is usable as a given name by precedent.


Name Nicollas Avenel

Event Type Baptism

Event Date 6 Nov 1573

Event Place Vameville-Bretteville, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France

Event Place Bretteville, Varneville-Bretteville, Seine-Maritime, France

Gender Male

Indexing Project (Batch) Number C80697-5

Mixture of English and French names allowed under SENA Appendix C: Regional Naming Groups and Their Mixes

Consulting Herald: Ragnar Red Shark

4: Finnech inghean Labhrainn -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2009, via Atlantia.

Gules a thistle Or.

Consulting Herald: Wynne Blue Shark

5: Ishmael Reed -New Name Change From Holding Name

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in October of 2017, via Atlantia.

Old Item: Ismael of Roxbury Mill, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (16th C. English) most important.
Culture (16th C. English) most important.

Ishmael(Hebrew) from both the Tanakh and the Qu'ran 1st son or Abraham. (Genesis 16:3, 25:17) derives from Yishma'el or "God has harkened": citation--> "Encyclopedia of Religion" isbn 9780028657400 by LIndsay Jones pp 45512

Reed: an English Surname--A nickname originally meaning Red or Ruddy of hair or complexion. Deriving from the Old English "Raed" or Red.

See: CW Bardsley "English and Welsh Surnames" pp 639, 641

Reaney and Willson "English Surnames" pp 375, 374

Hanes and Hodges "Dictionary of Surnames" pp 445 "Read etc..."

Consulting Herald: Hamish Macleod

6: Lina Lovell -New Name & New Device

Purpure, a wolf ululant argent, on chief embattled argent, three cinquefoils purpure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Wolf) most important.

Lina is an English feminine given name attested with a single instance in the article "Women's Given Names from Early 13th Century England" by Talan Gwynek (Brian Scott) at http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/eng13/eng13f.html

Lovell is a surname dated to 1545 at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/lastnameIZ.htm#L

Also listed in the reprent of Pynson's edition of "The New Chronicles of England and France" done by Robert Fabyan on page 672 dated to ruling as a lord during Richard the Third. This can be found at https://archive.org/details/newchroniclesofe00fabyuoft/page/672

Consulting Herald: Æsa gylðir

7: Prima di Brescia -New Device

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

Azure, a Rabbit or Leveret Argent segant holding a Lute or, on a chief Argent, 3 musical notes Azure

Consulting Herald: Hamish Macleod

8: Rashida bint Daoud al Harbi -New Name & New Device

purpure, a domestic cat sejant or, bearing a shamshir or, between three crescents Or.

Rashida--Feminized version of Rashid

bint--Arabic designator meaning "woman of"

Daoud--Arabic variant of David

al Harbi--Arabic descriptor referring to the "dar-el-harb" or the house of war. "al Harbi" would render as "the warrior."

Consulting Herald: Hamish MacLeod

9: Rose Davidson -New Name & New Device

Per saltire azure and argent, a rose within a massacre proper.

Rose is a female given name found in "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/eng16/eng16alpha.html)

Davidson: Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue, Sara Uckelman, as an alternate spelling of "Davison," with one instance cited in 15161517. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/davison.html

From the IGI documents, although not necessarily from Scots sources:

Edward Davidson was christened on 22 May, 1552, at Farworth near Prescot in Lancashire (Batch P005731)

John Davidson was christened on 6 April 1567, at Ware in Hertfordshire (Batch C073041)

Margret Davidson was christened on 18 August, 1558, at Ackworth in Yorkshire (Batch P005931)

Consulting Herald: Etienne Sea Stag

10: Skallagrímr Kveldúlfsson -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Skallagrímr Kveldúlfsson

from 9th10th c. Egils Saga of Landnamabok


"Grímr"--middle name meaning magic/helmit

"Skallagrímr"--combination of Skalli and Grim


"Kveldful"--younger version of Kveldulfr


Consulting Herald: Caitrina inghean Fhearghuis

11: Zacharia di Montoggio -New Name & New Device

Per chevron argent and vert, 3 casks/barrels or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 14th Century Italian.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Zacharia--from the Hebrew meaning "God has Remembered." deriving from the words "Zakhar" and "Ya." A prophet of the Kingdom of Judah. Also the father of St John the Baptist.

Montoggio is a commune in the province of Genoa in the Italian region of Liguria.

Consulting Herald: Hamish Macleod

In service to College and Kingdom,

Beatrice Golden Dolphin

OSCAR counts 6 Names, 2 Name Changes, 7 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 16 items submitted on this letter.