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1 January 2001, A.S. XXXV
Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Dame Elsbeth Anne Roth, Laurel Queen of Arms; Master Pietari Pentipoika, Pelican King of Arms; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

Greetings of the New Year from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald!

The Atenveldt College of Heralds requests the consideration and registration of the following names and armory with the College of Arms. Unless specifically stated, the submitter will accept spelling and grammar corrections; assistance in these areas is appreciated.

1. Aleyn Randwulf: NEW NAME

Aleyn is the most common form of the male given name Al(1)an seen in England in the 14th-16th C. (pp. 7-8, Withycombe, under Al(l)an); this is also a spelling variant of the submitter's legal given name.

Randwulf is an OE male given name and the precursor to the modern given name Randal and Randolph (p. 249, Withycombe). We suspect that Randwulf is reasonable as an unmarked patronymic.

2. Galen O Seancain: NEW DEVICE

Per pall inverted purpure, sable and Or, two wolves' heads erased addorsed argent and a tree blasted and couped vert.

The name appears in the 1 July 2000 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

3. Gil Gareth the Greywolf: NEW NAME

The name is English, derived from Welsh elements. Gil is stated to be a short form of Gilbert, taken from A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames by Bardsley (I am missing the page citation-sorry!) Withycombe shows Gilbert as an English given name derived from OGerman (pp. 133-4).

Withycombe suggests that Gareth, which appears in Malory's Morte d'Arthur, might be a misreading of an original Welsh name, as the French source spells the name as Gahariet (pp. 125-6). The construction of a late Welsh name with a given name and the father's given name is cited in "A Simple Guide to Constructing 16th Century Welsh Names (in English Contexts)," by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (

Jan Jonjso's Middle English Nicknames show a variety of names based on color (Greensleeves, Whithorse), which would justify a coined nicknname like Greywolf. The submitter doesn't allow any major changes to the name.

4. Gracian de La Rochelle: NEW NAME

The name is French. Gracian, from the Latin Gratianus, is a masculine given name found in "Names Found in Commercial Documents from Bordeaux, 1470-1520," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael and Talan Gwynek (

La Rochelle is a town on the west coast of France.

5. Gracian de La Rochelle: NEW DEVICE

Purpure, a sea-serpent ondoyant and a bordure argent, charged with eight fleurs-de-lys azure.

6. Katherine Bradon of Carlisle: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, July 2000

Argent, a spider web throughout azure charged with a spider sable, a bordure embattled azure, ermined argent.

The name was registered July 2000.

The original submission was returned for a redrawing of the spiderweb in a standard, symmetrical heraldic manner; that has been done.

7. Llewellyn Baedd Gwyn: NEW NAME

The name is Welsh. Llewellyn is a popular masculine given name (p. 197, Withycombe), the name of a prince of North Wales, Llewellyn ap Gruffudd, 1228-1282.

The byname means "white boar" (elements from

The submitter is a woman, and is aware that Llewellyn is a man's name; she notes that this is not an issue.

8. Llewellyn Baedd Gwyn: NEW DEVICE

Per chevron sable and gules, a chevron and in base a boar statant argent.

9. Michela Delphino: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, April 2000

Per fess azure and vert, a cross argent between in chief two sets of five mullets in saltire Or and in base two dolphins haurient respectant argent.

The name was registered June 1998.

The original submission, Azure, a cross argent between in chief two sets of five mullets in saltire Or and in base two dolphins haurient respectant argent., was returned for conflict with the arms of Greece, Azure, a cross argent. There was only 1 CD for the addition of the secondary charges. Changing the tinctures of the field has resolved that conflict.

This letter contains 4 new names, 3 new devices, and 2 device resubmissions. A check to cover fees will be sent separately.

With best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous new year,

I remain,
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy
c/o Linda Miku


Bardsley, C. W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1967 (from an original 1901 publication).

Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland.

O Corrain, Donnchadh and Fidelma Maguire. Irish Names.

MacLysaght, E. The Surnames of Ireland. Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 1991.

Morgan, T. J. and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 1985.

Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames.

Withycombe, E.G., The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, 3rd Edition. London, Oxford University Press, 1977.

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