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1 April 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!

Please note the following correction in the 1 February 2001 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

7. Katheline van Weye: NEW NAME

The correct URL for the given name is The correct URL for the byname is

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. Arion the Falcon: NEW NAME

Arion is a semilegendary Greek poet of the 7th C. BC, reputedly the first poet to use dithyramb (Webster's Biographical Dictionary, G.&C. Merriam Co., Springfield MA, 1966).

Falcon is a descriptive epithet, indicative of the submitter's swiftness. Similar surnames (Falk, Falcon, Faucon) also may hark back to Old French and Old German terms for "falcon" (p. 125, Reaney and Wilson).

2. Arion the Falcon: NEW DEVICE

Argent, a bend sinister vert between an eagle displayed and a pheon inverted azure.

3. Birna Valthjófsdóttir: NEW NAME

The name is Old Norse, with all elements taken from "The Old Norse Name," by Geirr Bassi. Birna is a female given name, p. 8.

Valthjófr is a masculine given name, p. 16. The terminal -r is replaced with an -s- in the formation of a patronymic.

4. Birna Valthjófsdóttir: NEW DEVICE

Checky vert and Or, a bear rampant contourny ermine.

5. Caisséne ingen Scandlach: NEW NAME CHANGE from registered Máire inghean uí Dhonnabháin

The submitter wants a 12th c. Irish Gaelic name. Caisséne is a masculine and a feminine given name, the feminine use seen in the 12th C. (p. 45, Ó Corráin and Maguire).

ingen, "daughter of," is the form of this patronymic found before 1200 ("Quick and Easy Gaelic Names , formerly published as "Quick and Easy Gaelic Bynames," Sharon L. Krossa,

Scandlach is said to be the genitive and lenited form of the masculine name Scandal (p. 161, Ó Corráin and Maguire), but it appears to be the feminine versions of the name Scandal (Scandlach is found on pp. 161-2). The use of a metronymic is rare in Irish name construction, but there are several occurrences of it in the SCA Armorial. I am inclined to use the female name as the byname, as it is closer/identical in spelling to the submitter's choice, although I don't know how it would be lenited.

She wishes to maintain her currently registered name as an alternate persona name.

6. Christina of County Cork: NEW NAME

Christina is found in "Feminine Given Names in the Annals of Connacht: 1224-15444," Mari Elspeth nic Bryan ( Cork is a county in southern Ireland.

7. Ciara inghaen uí Bheithir: NEW DEVICE

Per fess wavy vert and sable, in pale a dolmen and two unicorns combattant argent.

The submitter's name appears in the 1 February 2001 Atenveldt LoI.

8. Edward of Cornwall: NEW NAME

The name is English. Edward was a popular given name before the Norman Conquest and persisted afterward, the name of several English kings (pp. 94-5, Withycombe).

9. Edward of Cornwall: NEW DEVICE

Argent, a drawn wooden bow and arrow aimed to sinister proper, fletched sable, on a chief azure four mountains couped argent.

10. Finn hua Cellaig: NEW NAME

The name is 12th C. Irish, documented by the Academy of Saint Gabriel. Finn is also found in Ó Corráin and Maguire, p. 100.

Cellaigh (Kelly), is found in MacLysaght, p. 175. Documentation by the Academy is forwarded to Laurel.

11. Finn hua Cellaig: NEW DEVICE

Vert, a lion rampant contourny and a chief Or.

12. Helena Serén de Luna: NEW NAME

Helena is the Latin form of Elena ("Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names," Arval Benicoeur and

Talan Gwynek,

Serén is a variant (like Seréna and Seréno) of the Italian surname Seréni (p. 231, de Felice, Dizionario dei cognomi italiani).

de Luna is a Spanish locative surname ("Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century," Juliana de Luna, Fucilla also notes that Luna (the moon) is a common inn sign, although it is unclear whether Italian name practice included inn signs as a means of byname construction (p. 224, Our Italian Surnames); if that is the case, there is the possibility of rendering the name completely into Italian).

13. Helena Serén de Luna: NEW DEVICE

Azure, a crescent Or surmounted by a nude red-headed woman, arms upraised, proper, winged Or.

From Roger the Goliard (Azure, seated in an increscent moon Or a nude maiden

holding a veil proper, within an orle Or.), there is 1 CD for addition of the orle, and 1 CD for the "maintained" seated maiden vs. the standing maiden; Helena's maiden is also winged, so if Roger's maiden is considered a primary charge as well, the wings on Helena's should provide the CD required. From Gilrae of Moorburn (Azure, a fox-headed woman affronté statant, hands crossed at the waist, vested argent.), there is 1 CD for the addition of the crescent and 1 CD for the winging of the humanoid figure.

humanoid charge.

14. Ianuk Raventhourne: NEW NAME

The name is Russian and English. Ianuk is a diminutive of Ian (p. 81, "Dictionary of Period Russian Names," Paul Wickenden of Thanet). While we were unable to find a byname identical to the coined locative Raventhourne, Reaney and Wilson demonstrates placenames indicating where ravens roost (Ravenshall, "raven's hill," p. 290; Renshall, "dweller by the raven-wood," p. 291) and areas where thorns/thorn trees grow (Thorn/e, "dweller by the thornbushes," p. 346; Thornedike, "dweller by the thorny ditch," p. 346; Thornhill, p. 346). This seems to be a reasonable construction, thorny areas where ravens are found.

The combination of Russian and English name elements is supported by the registration of the name Tatiana Todhunter (3/93 LoAR) and Igor Throckmorton (10/99 LoAR), as interactions between Russia and England are known in period: in 1555, the London-based Muscovy Company were established at the instigation of Ivan the Terrible to establish trading depots throughout Muscovy.

15. Isabel du Lac d'Azur: NEW BADGE

(fieldless) Three thistles conjoined in pall inverted proper, within and conjoined to an annulet Or.

The name was registered July 1996.

This is very reminiscent of the badge for Andreanna Innes: (Fieldless) Three thistles in pall inverted, slipped, leaved and joined at the stems, proper. There is 1 CD for fieldlessness and 1 CD for the addition of the annulet.

16. Muirgheal inghean Raghailligh mhic Seachnasaigh: NEW DEVICE

Argent, a fret gules surmounted by a badge statant sable, a chief indented gules.

The name was registered (through Atlantia) in May 2000.

117. Sorcha inghean Dhara mhic Seachnasaigh: NEW DEVICE

Per fess azure and vert, a lozenge ploye conjoined to the horns of an increscent, a bordure argent.

The name was registered (through Atlantia) in May 2000.

This letter contains 8 new names, 8 new devices, and 1 new badge. A check to cover fees will be sent separately.

I remain,

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716


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