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1 February 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 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. Caiterina of Ballyhooly: NEW NAME

The name is Irish. Caiterína is found in Ó Corráin and Maguire, p. 45.

Ballyhooly is the site of castle ruins in County Cork, Ireland.

2. Ciara inghaen uí Bheithir: NEW NAME

The name is Irish Gaelic. Ciara is shown in The Encyclopaedia of Ireland (Allen Figgus, McGraw-Hill, 1968) as a female given name, and it has been previously registered by the College of Arms as Ciara and Cíara.

According to Sharon Krossa's "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" (, the standard way to form a woman's name using an Irish clan affiliation byname is <single given name> inghean uí<eponymous clan ancestor's name (in genitive case and always lenited)>, which means for the submitter, Ciara daughter of a male descendant of Beithir. This name has been previously registered to Dillon Griffith a'Bheithir, in the SCA Armorial.

3. Geneviève de Saint-Cirq-Lapopie: NEW NAME

The name is French. St. Geneviève is the patron saint of Paris, born in 422 (Withycombe, pp. 127-8).

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a medieval village, located in the Lot Valley of southern France (

4. Geneviève de Saint-Cirq-Lapopie: NEW DEVICE

Purpure, a sun Or eclipsed by a moon in her plentitude azure between three compass stars argent.

5. James of Leslie: NEW NAME

The name is English. James is a saint's name, common in England (Withycombe, pp. 170-2).

Leslie is a town north of Edinburgh, Scotland, north of the Firth of Forth (Bartholomew Clan Names Map).

6. James of Leslie: NEW DEVICE

Purpure, a lymphad argent between three compass stars Or, on a chief argent, a cross moline purpure.

7. Katheline van Weye: NEW NAME

The name is Dutch. Katheline is found in "15th Century Dutch Names," by Sara Friedemann, from a collection of Dutch trade documents, 1422-1534 (

The byname is also found in a listing of Dutch Surnames collated by Friedemann, dating to 1477-81 (

8. Katheline van Weye: NEW DEVICE

Quarterly vert and purpure, a tulip slipped and leaved Or.

This might be close to Uta Boucht, Azure, a water-lily plant eradicated argent, flowered Or.; there is one CD for the field, and perhaps another for the tincture of the charges, as it seems Uta's plant is half argent (the slip and leaves), and half Or.

9. Kiara Wrynn of the Bells: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, October 2000

Argent, a chevron rompú throughout between two hawk's bells and a cross of four mascles pometty vert.

The name was registered June 1993.

Her original submission (Argent, a chevron rompú throughout between two hawk's bells and a cross of four mascles vert pometty purpure.) was returned for no examples in period armory of a cross pometty of a different tincture, and for adding the roundels to a type of cross whose outline is rarely if ever further altered-these two alterations made the cross too far from period style to be registerable. We hope that making the unusual cross one tincture will allow the armory to be registered.

This letter contains 5 new names, 3 new devices, and 1 device resubmission. A check to cover fees will be sent separately.

I remain,

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku


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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.

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