Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Gabriel Laurel; Juliana Pelican; Emma Wreath; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,
Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!
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 any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.
(In the event that anyone was wondering, there was no December 2012 Letter of Intent produced by the Atenveldt College of Heralds.)
1. Aida Ysabella Lacarra de Navarra: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 2012
Per saltire gules and Or, a bull's head cabossed sable and on a chief Or an arrow reversed sable.
The name was registered May 2012.
The previous device submission, Per pale gules and sable, an escarbuncle of chain throughout and on a bordure Or three arrows reversed in annulo sable., was returned by Laurel for violation of Section XI.2 of the Rules for Submissions, which says that "Armory that asserts a strong claim of identity in the context of the submitters name is considered presumptuous," and of Section A6E of the Standards for Evaluation, which states "the use of a piece of historical armory combined with the family name of the holder may be presumptuous." It was decided that an escarbuncle of chain Or seems uniquely linked with the royal family of Navarre, and the CoA will not allow its use in combination with the surname Navarre. This is a complete redesign. Thanks are extended to Modar Neznanich for his assistance in this consultation.
2. Dalfina Lacarra de Navarra: NEW DEVICE
Azure, a bend wavy between an arrow fesswise reversed and a ram rampant argent.
The name was registered May 2012.
3. Lilian Amia Basile Bennett: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, July 2012
Argent, a phoenix azure rising from flames proper and on a chief sable two arum lilies slipped in saltire argent.
The name was registered July 2012.
The original device was returned for redrawing, for violating section VII.7.a of the Rules for Submissions which requires that "Elements must be recognizable solely from their appearance." This is repeated in section A2C2 of the Standards for Evaluation which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." The arum lilies here are not really in profile nor affronty, and cannot be easily identified. This problem has been addressed. (These lilies are taken from the emblazon provided for the device submission of Audrey Brant and were
registered without comment in December 2010)
4. Muirgein Ó Chochobhair : NEW NAME and DEVICE
Argent, a chevron throughout per pale vert and sable between the Elder Futhark runes perthro and algiz and a cat passant contourny sable.
Muirgein is a masculine given name dated 1000-1400 in “Concerning the Names Morgan, Morgana, Morgaine, Muirghein, Morrigan, and the Like,” Heather Rose Jones, http://medievalscotland.org.
Conchobhair is the genitive form of Conchobhar, an Early Modern Irish Gaelic masculine name (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Given Names,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/ ).
The clan name affiliation Ó is found in “Quick and Easy Gaelic Names,” 3rd Edition, Sharon L. Krossa, http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/.
The client is most interested in the sound of the name; she doesn't care about the gender of the name.
Consider Bjarki Magnússon: Argent, a chevron between two Maltese crosses and an axe sable., and Sabine of Shernbourne: Argent, a chevron between three chalices inverted sable. In both cases, there is 1 DC for tincture change of the primary and one DC for type of secondary charges.
5. Norman Brekeston: NEW NAME CHANGE from Játvarðr Þorvarðarson and NEW DEVICE
Argent, a sun in his splendor sable between three gouts azure and a bordure invected sable.
Norman is the client's legal given name (photocopy of DVM accompanies the submission); it is also an English masculine given name dated with this spelling to 1273 (Withycombe, 3rd edition, p. 230 s.n. Norman).
Brekeston is found in the Middle English Dictionary for John Brekeston and Robert Brekeston and dated to 1276 (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED5908&egs=all&egdisplay=open ).
The client desires a male name and is most interested in the meaning of the name, and to a lesser extent, the sound of the name.
The client's currently registered name was registered January 2011 via An Tir. If the new one is registered, the old one should be maintained as as alternate.
6. Portia Lacarra de Navarra: NEW DEVICE
Per chevron argent and azure, two peacock's heads couped vert and an arrow Or.
The name was registered May 2012.
7. Ríán Ó Tadgáin : NEW NAME
The name is Irish Gaelic. Ríán is a Middle Irish Gaelic masculine name.
Tadgáin is the genitive form of Tadgán, which is also a Middle Irish Gaelic masculine name. Both are found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Given Names,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/. The clan name affiliation
Ó is found in “Quick and Easy Gaelic Names,” 3rd Edition, Sharon L. Krossa, http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/.
The client desires a male name and is most interested in the meaning and language/culture of the name (Irish). He will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.
8. Willelm Keel the Badger: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Gyronny gules and Or, a badger rampant within an orle sable.
The name is English. Willelm is a male given name dated to 1067 (Withycombe, 3rd edition, pp. 293-4 s.n. William).
Keel is a locative surname; (de) Keel is dated to 1332 (Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, p. 261 s.n. Keel).
This spelling of Badger is dated to 1523 in the CoED. Simple descriptive terms, likely reminiscent of an animal's behaviors have been registered by the CoA before (the Bear, the Rabbit), and English surnames such as le Urs and le Beer (Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, p. 34 s.n. Bear) and le Hare (ibid, p. 217 s.n. Hare, Hares).
The client is most interested in a male name and one that refers to his armory.
original submission, Willelm Keel, was returned in-Kingdom for
sound conflict with Wilhelm von Kiel. SENA. PN.3.C.1 reads:
"Changes to Two Syllables: Names are substantially different if
changes in sound and appearance affect at least two syllables
(including adding, removing, or reordering them). If the changes only
affect adjacent letters or sounds, they must affect more than two
letters or sounds to be considered under this allowance. Change in
spacing is a change in appearance, but is not considered a change in
sound. Changes to any part of the name count, including articles and
prepositions." This subsection has the examples Alana Red/Elena
Reed, Maria Smith/Miriam Smith, Richard Loudeham/Richard Loveman,
John de Aston/John Asson, and Anne Jones London/Anne Joan of London,
as being different enough to be clear of conflict.]
I was assisted in the preparation of the Letter of Intent by Seamus mac Riaian.
There are 3 new names, 1 new name change, 5 new devices and 2 device resubmissions in this letter. This is a total of 11 items, 9 of them new.
Thank you again for your great indulgence and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy