Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS
Letter of Intent
20 January 2016, A.S. L
Unto Andrewe Laurel; Lillia Pelican; Brunissende 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 client will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.
1. Anita de Challis: NEW AUGMENTATION OF ARMS
Gules, a seeblatt and a chief doubly-arched Or, and as an augmentation on a canton gules a sun and a moon in her plentitude in pale within a bordure Or.
The name was registered February 2002. The device was registered December 2005. The Augmentation was awarded by TRM Cosmo Craven and Elzbieta October 2014.
Golden Dolphin noted from SENA that “An augmentation that appears to be a display of independent armory, such as a charged canton or a single charged escutcheon, must also be evaluated as if the augmentation itself were a submission of independent armory for purposes of style, conflict, offense, and presumption....it must maintain good contrast with the field or charge that it is on.” Blue Mountain said “I would argue that good contrast isn't required but SOME contrast is. Change the bordure to argent and it would be fine style wise...” The client was informed of this but asks that the original submission be sent up. (I admit that of the only two edges involved with lying on the field, one does have adequate contrast.)
NEW NAME and DEVICE
The name is Old Norse. Æsa is a female given name found in “Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html.
The byname, “promising, hopeful, fair,” is found in “Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html.
The client desires a female name and is most interested in the meaning and sound of the name. She will not accept Major changes to the name.
3. Ealhswith Einarskona: NEW NAME
Ealhswith is an Anglo-Saxon (Old English) female given name found in “The Names of Testators in the Cartularium Saxonicum Malmesburiensem,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/malmesbury-oe.html; it is dated to 901 AD.
Einarr is an Old Norse male given name found in “Viking Names in Landnamabok,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html.: “The surviving versions of Landnámabók date from the second half of the 13th century or a little later, though it has been suggested that it was composed in an early form by Ari Þorgilsson (1068-1148). The initial settlement of Iceland largely took place between 870 and 930, but Landnámabók definitely mentions descendants significantly later than the actual settlement period, at least into the 11th century.  Names in blue are names of people who were part of the originally settlers of Iceland in the 9th century.” [Einarr is one such name listed in blue, such that the two names overlap and are temporally compatible, within 200 years of each other.]
The Old Norse byname for wife is kona (http://heraldry.sca.org/precedents/CompiledNamePrecedents/MaritalBynames.htmlFrancois le Flamme, November 2003). SENA Appendix C allows for an Old English/Old Norse combination.
wlffsdotter commented that the cited precedents date to 2003, and so
pre-date SENA. However, The
Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions
by Lindorm Eriksson includes:Runestone DR 97 has "Þorvé
Végauts kona", dated to the Viking Age, ca. 1000 - ca.
The client desires a female name and it more interested in the language/culture of the name; she wants to keep “wife of Einarr”. She will not accept Major changes to the names.
4. Einarr fullspakr: NEW NAME
The name is Old Norse. Einarr is a male given name found in “Viking Names in Landnamabok,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html.
The byname fullspakr, “fully wise, very wise,” is found in “Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html.
The client wants a name name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (Norse); he will not accept Major changes to the name.
5. Mateo de Jesus Esteban Gomez: NEW NAME
The name is Spanish. SENA Appendix A allows double and given and double bynames for Spanish names.
Mateo is dated to 1597 as a christening name for Mateo Acedo in Pievramillera, Navarra, Spain,
Jesus has been used as both a male and a female given name and as a byname, particularly in late period. As a male given name, it can be seen for Antonio De Jesus Ruiz, with a christening date of 1648 in San Jose, Granada, Granada, Spain, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FTGS-8VV, Batch C77543-2 ; his parents are listed as Sebastian Ruiz and Ana Rodriguez.
Esteban Gomez is a double byname. It is seen for Bernardo Esteban Gomez , with a christening date in 1606, in San Matin, Cuirel de Duero, Valladolid, in Spain. (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FR7P-3YV, Batch C87211-1.
The client desires a male name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name; he will not accept Major changes to the name.
6. Sebastian of Ered Sûl: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Gules, two griffins combatant and on a chief triangular Or a roundel gules.
Sebastian is a male given name found in “Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century,” Juliana de Luna, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/MensGivenAlpha.html.
The name for the Barony of Ered Sûl was registered/corrected March 1998.
The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name. He will not accept Major changes to the name.
There are 5 New Names, 2 New Devices, 1 Augmentation of Arms. These 8 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $24 for them.
I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Christian Jorgensen af Hilsonger, ffride wlffsdotter, Jeanne Marie Lacroix, Maridonna Benvenuti, Seraphina Defino.
Thank you to those who have provided your wisdom and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it. Best wishes as we look forward to an early Spring (or a less dreadful, continuing Winter)!
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy