Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Tristan and Damiana; Master Seamus, Aten Principal Herald; the Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,
Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!
This is an October 2010 Addendum to the regular Atenveldt Letter of Presentation. It precedes the external Letter of Intent that will contain the following submissions that are presented here, asking questions of submitters and local heralds who have worked with them; if these questions are not addressed, the submission may be returned by the Atenveldt College of Heralds. Where there any submissions this month, know that I accept online commentary, in addition to questions pertaining to heraldry and consultation. You can send commentary to me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org or join “Atenveldt Submissions Commentary” at Yahoo! Groups
( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Atenveldt_Submissions_Commentary/ ) and post there. (Any commentary is likely be included in the next month's Letter of Presentation so that all may learn from it, and we can see how additional documentation or comments may have influenced a submission. Please don't be shy!)
Please have commentary to me for those submissions under consideration for the October 2010 Atenveldt Letter of Intent by 10 October 2010. (Yes, that's short notice, but I'm trying to get back to a schedule that produces the Letters of Intent mid-month instead of the end of the month.) Thanks!
Speaking of submissions: I accept direct-to-Kingdom submissions from heraldic clients; this might not be the most favorable route to take, particularly if a group (like a Barony) has a territorial herald, and everyone can stay more in the “submission loop” if a submission is made in this fashion. However, in some cases, this is the only reasonable and timely way for a submission to be made. Local heralds need to send submissions on in a timely manner as well. If you cannot connect with me at an event (very likely) or attend Heraldry Hut, submissions need to be mailed within a month of a local herald receiving them, unless there is a reason for return at the local level. My address: Linda Miku, 2527 E. 3rd Street, Tucson AZ 85716.
Submissions Website: You can send electronic commentary on the most recent internal LoIs through the site, in addition to any questions you might have. Current submission forms (the ONLY forms that can be used) can be found on the site. Please let your local populace know about the site, too: atensubmissions.nexiliscom.com.
Please consider the following submissions for the October 2010 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:
Alexander Smyth (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Sable, a pale inverted between two cats combatant and a gauntleted fist argent.
Both elements of the name are found in the “Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue,” Sara L. Uckelman ( http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/ ). Alexander is a very popular masculine given name, dated 1388 through 1649. Smyth, a form of Smith, is dated 1457 through 1623. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name.
Christmas Albanach (Sundragon): NEW BADGE
(Fieldless) An ermine spot per pale purpure and gules.
The name appears in the May 2010 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.
The badge uses elements of the client's device (found in the May 2010 LoI as well), Purpure, a gore argent ermined gules. [Not that the client was at fault, but her original idea of (Fieldless) An ermine spot purpure. was scooped by a device submission found on the Artemisia 30 September LoI, Or, an ermine spot purpure. Bottom line: don't delay! This is the second so-close-there's a conflict because of dates of submission we've had in Atenveldt in a couple of months.]
Jakob inn rammi (Sundragon): NAME and DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Kingdom, January 2008
Gules, a sword argent, winged Or.
The name, originally submitted as Jakob Jotun Bjarnson, which was returned for the only documentation being in Swedish with no translation. Jotun was also found to mean “giant,”and there was some question as to whether a byname such as that would suggest supernatural or non-human origins.
Jakob is a masculine given name found in “Vanhat nimityyppimme (Finnish Names),” Rouva Gertrud
( http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/FinnishNamesArticle.htm ). The spelling is cited either spelled exactly as it was found or normalized to a more modern or Finnish spelling (for examplei-j,ae-ä) if that is easily deciphered or formed knowing modern Finnish names. Jacob is dated to 1437 in that source. The client's legal given name is Jake.
The byname, inn rammi, “the strong” is Old Norse and found in “Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael
While these references are fairly far apart, it seems plausible that they might have occurred together and nothing is obtrusively modern about the name. It is interesting to note that one of the sources in Aryanhwy's paper, "What is the source value of Landnámabók? And when is it thought to have been used?", is written by Sverrir Jakobsson.
The client desires a male name, and is most interested in the meaning, “Jakob the Strong.”
The original device submission, Or, a bear's pawprint gules and a chief indented sable., was returned for conflict. This is a complete redesign.
Rosamond Sanburne (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per bend sinister engrailed Or and azure semy of music notes Or, a Russian firebird rising contourny azure.
Rosamond is a English given name dated to 1282 in “Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames: Rosamund,” Talan Gwynek ( http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Rosamund ). The client notes that she prefers the spelling Rosamund, but couldn't find a dated spelling for that form; the above citation does include Rosamunda in 1206 and 1273, and the shift of vowels doesn't seem to be an unreasonable change. This spelling is also demonstrated in the November 2004 registration of Rosamund Peacock and the March 2004 registration of Rosamund Ryghtwys by the College of Arms.
Sanburne is a 1506 English surname found in “English Names found in Brass Enscriptions,” by Julian Goodwyn, from Index of the Ashmolean Museum's brass rubbing collection ( http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/brasses/ ).
The client is most interested in a female name.
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street
Tucson AZ 85716