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Unto Their Royal Majesties Arthur and Gabriela; 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 Addendum to the October 2011 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation. I accept online commentary, in addition to questions pertaining to heraldry and consultation. You can send commentary to me privately at or join “Atenveldt Submissions Commentary” at Yahoo! Groups ( ) and post there. (Commentary is often posted 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 the submissions under consideration for the October 2011 Atenveldt Letter of Intent by 13 October 2011. Thanks!

Heraldry Hut: The next Heraldry Hut will be held Friday, 21 October. For more information, directions, etc., please contact me at your convenience ( ).

Kingdom A&S Consultation Table: A very successful and constantly-attended Table was held at Kingdom Arts and Sciences. Thanks are given to the site Steward Magdalen Venturosa for providing a very visible, workable locale, to Symond Bayard le Gris for making photocopying possible (plus all the usual heraldic triage), and especially to Séamus mac Ríáin, for being the other half of the heraldic brain at the table. We we both standing by the end of the day, a number of submissions in hand (hence the need for this Addendum!), so we must've been doing something right!

Please consider the following submissions for the October 2011 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

Abu Razin Babak al-Basir (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Argent, on a pall inverted vert between three ants in annulo sable a crescent Or.

The name is Arabic. All elements are found in “Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices,” Da'ud ibn Auda, as it the construction

( ). The pattern is kunya [honorific title]+ 'ism + laqab [a combination of words into a byname or epithet, usually religious, relating to nature, a descriptive, or of some admirable quality the person had (or would like to have) ], “Father of Razin, Babak, the wise.” Razin and Babak are both masculine names ('isms), al-Basir a laquab. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the meaning of the name.

Donndubán O'Domnaill (Tir Ysgithr): NEW DEVICE

Per chevron gules and sable, a chevron embattled between two mazer cups and a compass rose Or.

The name appears in the August 2011 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

Elizabeth Wold (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Vert a winged wolf sejant ululant between three crescents argent.

The name is English. This spelling of the feminine given name Elizabeth is dated as early as 1205 (Withycombe, 3rd edition, pp. 99-101 s.n. Elizabeth). The bynames in e Wold (1279) and atte Wolde (1327) are variants of the byname Wald, for someone living in or near the woods (Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, p 472 s.n. Wald). The client desires a female name and will not accept Major changes to the name. She likes this particular spelling of the byname, as this is the byname of her legal and SCA mother, Gwendolen Wold.

Ululant is one step from period practice.

Elspeth von Bremen (Atenveldt): NEW NAME CHANGE, to Elspeth Anne von Bremen

The client's current name was registered July 1997. As her legal name is Elizabeth Anne, and most her friends include the “Anne” in her SCA name, she's decided to go with the flow. Anne is German feminine given name dated to 1372, 1383, in “Medieval German Given Names from Silesia: Women's Names,” Talan Gwynek ( ). She desires a female name and will not accept Major or Minor changes; if registered, her currently-registered name is to be released.

Heinrich der Brauer (Atenvelt): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Azure, a wooden barrel palewise proper winged and a chief argent.

The name is German. Heinrich is a masculine given name found in “German Names from 1495,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael

( ). While this paper did not demonstrate Brauer as an occupational byname for “brewer” (as it does for baker), der Brauer “the Brewer” is noted as a German occupational name in “Identifying German Names”

( ). The client desires a male name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (German).

Rodney Brus of Skyraffin (Mons Tonitrus): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Argent, a dragon's head cabossed sable between two arrows in pile gules, barbed and fletched sable.

Rodney is the client's legal given name. Brus is a Scottish surname, a variant of Bruce; this form is dated to 1143 (The Surnames of Scotland, Black, pp. 108-109 s.n. Bruce). Skyraffin is a place on the Stoer Peninsul of northwestern Scotland (The Counties of Britain: A Tudor Atlas, John Speed, Pavilion, 1988). The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name. He would like it to be authentic for the Scottish language/culture. He will not accept Major changes to the name.

Many thanks for your consideration and commentary on these submissions!

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street

Tucson AZ 85716

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