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1 May 2001, A.S. XXXVI

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!

There is a new Aten Principal Herald, Magdalen Venturosa, MP (Monique Lyon, 9309 E. 29th Street, Tucson, AZ, 85710, (520) 733-3483,

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. Ailill Lockhart: NEW NAME

Ailill is a masculine Irish Gaelic given name (pp. 17-18, Ó Corráin and Maguire, Irish Names).

Lockhart is undated in Black's The Surnames of Scotland (p. 436), but the citation mentions that the family name, originally Locard, was changed to the Lockhart spelling in the mythology of Robert the Bruce, in which an ancestor of the Lockharts secured the heart of Bruce which Douglas perilled in the fight with the Saracens in Spain (hence, "lock heart").

2. Ailill Lockhart: NEW DEVICE

Per pale vert and gules, a falcon statant contourny argent.

3. Angelica Blauschild: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, August 2000

Azure, a pair of wings argent conjoined by a Hungerford knot Or, a bordure ermine.

The name was registered January 1998.

Her previous submission, Azure, a pair of wings argent conjoined by a Hungerford knot Or, pendant from the knot a needle and a quill pen argent, a bordure ermine., was returned for a complexity count of nine, which is over the rule-of-thumb limit, and the inability to identify the needle and quill pen. It was also noted that the knot should be drawn thicker. The lady has dropped the maintained charges, and made the knot bolder, as requested.

4. David de Cochrane: NEW NAME

David is the submitter's legal given name and a Biblical name which is found in England as early as 1086; St. David (Dewi) is also the patron saint of Wales (Withycombe, The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, 3rd Edition, pp. 79-80). de Cochrane is dated to c. 1360 (Reaney and Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames, p. 77).

5. David de Cochrane: NEW DEVICE

Per fess wavy vert and azure, four scrolls bendwise sinister, two and two, argent, ribboned sable.

The ribbon seems to be a maintained feature more than an important element of the armory, so its tincture is probably not an issue (its darkness against the dark field).

6. Dirk van het Muiderslot (Tir Ysgithr): NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel, March 2001

The submitter's original name submission, Dirk de Tovenaar , was returned because the byname means "Wizard" and thus violates RfS VI.2: "Names containing elements that allude to powers that the submitter does not possess are considered presumptuous". His device was held under the holding name Dirk of Tir Ysgithr.

The by-name, van het Muiderslot , is Dutch, "from the Castle of Muiden". Het Muiderslot is an 11th-century castle near modern-day Amsterdam, restored in 1370( ).

7. Elzbieta Rurikovna: NEW NAME

Elzbieta is cited as a feminine given name, the Polish equivalent of Elizabeth; an Elzbieta av Polen (1153-1209) is cited in (5 underscores).

The submitter states that the byname indicates the submitter's husband's name is Rurik and that this construction shows their relationship. However, according to "Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Russian Names-Grammar," this most likely means, "daughter of Rurik"; the article zhena is included in the name to connote a husband's name ( Whatever the case, this is a well-constructed Slavic name.

8. Elzbieta Rurikovna: NEW DEVICE

Per pale azure, ermined argent, and argent, ermined azure, a cross formy counterchanged.

A few less ermine spots would probably be a Good Idea.

9. Iosobail de Lockford: NEW NAME

Isobail is a Gaelic form of Isobel, cited in "Some Scottish Gaelic Feminine Names," by Arval Benicoeur (

Johannes de Lokforde was a juror (1398), and an Adam de Loukforde is also mentioned living c. 1455, in Black's Surnames of Scotland, p. 436). We hope that the more modern spelling of the family name with the particle de is considered a reasonable variant.

10. Iosobail de Lockford: NEW DEVICE

Agent, a unicorn couchant and on a chief double-arched purpure, three lilies argent.

11. John Michael Midwinter: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A mascle per fess gules and Or.

The name was registered October 2000.

Although similar to other very simple pieces of armory, including Daniel de Lincoln, (Fieldless) A mascle gules., and Aveline Guillemot, (Fieldless) A mascle per pale Or and gules., there are the necessary two CD's, one for fieldlessness, and the other for differences in tincture of the sole primary charge.

12. Katherine Tapester: NEW NAME CHANGE from Katrin Aerenlae

The name is English. Katherine is an undated form of the popular saint's name (p. 186, Withycombe).

Tapester is an occupational byname, referring to a woman who taps or draws ale or other liquor for sale at an inn (OED Online, http://dictionary.

If the new change is approved, she wishes to release the currently-registered name.

13. Katherine Tapester: NEW DEVICE CHANGE

Vert, on a maunch argent, a domestic cat dormant sable.

If the submission is approved, she wishes to release the currently registered device Per bend sinister wavy azure and vert, a bend sinister wavy between an eagle rising and a windmill Or.

14. Mons Tonitrus, Barony of, Ordo Stellae Argentae: ORDER NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel, November 2000

The name is Latin (like the Barony's name), "Order of the Silver Star" (Cassell's English-Latin Latin-English Dictionary). The original name, "Order of the Silver Stars of Mons Tonitrus," was returned because plural nouns are not allowed in order names. Names of SCA branches are not descriptive elements; they are invisible when determining whether a conflict exists (RfS V.2.a), so the name conflicted with the US military decoration of Silver Star. Translating the name should clear the conflict. If registered, it should be associated with the registered badge, (Fieldless) On a pile inverted within and issuant from an annulet sable, in base a mullet of eight points argent.

15. Nathaniel Constantine of Saxony (Tir Ysgithr): NEW BADGE

Argent, a sun sable charged with a mullet of four points.

The name was registered November 1991.

The mullet is an element from his registered device. The sun would benefit from being a little smaller (what's the opposite of Purina Charge Chow? Charge Chow Lite?) and having its rays a little longer.

16. Rebekah Rose O'Kelly: NEW NAME

Rebekah is a Hebrew name that became more commonly used in England after the Reformation than before (Withycombe, p. 251).

Rose is dated back to 1316 with this spelling (Withycombe, p. 258).

O'Kelly is the Anglicized form of the Irish family name Ó Ceallaigh (MacLysaght, The Surnames of Ireland , p. 175). This could be considered a late period Anglicized form of an Irish name.

17. Sebastiana Gerynot Fanelli: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, December 2000

Per pale gules and purpure, on a pale Or between two rapiers inverted proper, a wooden-handled jester's bauble proper, hooded alternately purpure and gules.

The name was registered July 1997.

His previous submission, Per pale gules and purpure, on a pale Or between two rapiers inverted proper, a jester's bauble proper, staffed bendy sinister argent and alternately gules and purpure, and hooded alternately purpure and gules., was returned because

no evidence has been presented for the coloration of the staff. Treatments of the field were not necessarily used as treatments for charges, and therefore are not sufficient documentation to register this treatment of the staff. He has changed the tincture of the staff.

18. Steffan le Stalkere: NEW BADGE

Per pale argent and azure, a sun counterchanged.

The name was registered February 1997.

This is based on his device, also registered February 1997, Per pale argent and azure, a sun between four mullets, two and two, counterchanged. Although the sun is big and beefy, it is not throughout.

19. Tyock MacKay of Marwode: CHANGE OF HOLDING NAME, February 1997

The original name submission, Tigra McKay of Marwode, was returned because no documentation was provided, nor could any be found, documenting Tigra as a period given name; an ongoing search has resulted in nothing. Her armory was registered under the holding name Karen McKay of Marwode

Tyock is the non-Gaelic spelling of an unidentified Gaelic name; it is cited in "Some Scottish Gaelic Feminine Names," by Arval Benicoeur (

This letter contains 6 new names, 5 new devices, 3 new badges, 2 name resubmissions, 2 device resubmissions, and 1 change of holding name. 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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