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Drachenwald ILoI - 2016-03-13

1: Anna von Urwald -New Name

Aarnimetsän Mielivalta

No major changes.

Detlef-Eckhard Stoebke in "Die alten ostseefinnischen Personennamen im Rahmen eines urfinnischen Namensystems (Leibniz-Verlag, Hamburg, 1964)hypothesises Mēlivalta as a Proto-Finnic name; Mielivalta is the Finnish form. Other such names survived to Christian times (like Melita de Hyrfala æMielitty of Hirvalaæ in a papal bull from 1340).

Aarnimetsän is the genitive of Aarnimets¨, of which the submitter is the founding baroness: the whole is a properly constructed Finnish rendering of "Mielivalta of Aarnimetsä"

The given name is found as Melewaldus in a document dated Feb 16, 1332 in the Turku Cathedral copy book (The Black Book). Mielivalta is the standard Finnish spelling, and although something like Meliwalda would have been more typical, it too fits within period spelling variation.

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Could Finnish-savvy heralds please assist to confirm name forms and documentation?