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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

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. Aelia Musa: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A demi-mouse issuant from a clenched gauntlet fesswise argent.

The name was registered June 2013.

2. Aelia Musa: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A sun azure charged with a mouse courant to base bendwise sinister argent.

The name was registered June 2013.

3. Andrew mac Bran of Antrim: NEW DEVICE

Azure, a double-sailed trireme and on a chief indented argent three crossbows vert.

The name was registered June 2014.

4. Ástríðr of Sundragon: New Name

Ástríðr is a female Old Norse given name, found in "Viking Names found in Landnámabók," Aryanhwy merch Catmael,

The Barony of Sundragon's branch-name was registered September 1984.

The client desires a feminine name and language/culture is most important to her (Norse).

5. Aysun al-Andalusi: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A wolf's head argent erased argent within and conjoined to a stag's antler conjoined to itself in annulo Or.

The name was registered November 2013.

The antler's blazon is base on the charge registered to Hafr-Tóki: Sable, a stag's antler in annulo conjoined to itself Or. Compared to this armory, there is one DC for omitting a field and one DC for the addition of the wolf's head.

6. Dawn Greenwall: NEW DEVICE

Per fess azure and vert masoned Or, a demi-sun issuant from the line of division Or.

The name was registered June 2014.

7. Domagnev Volkovich: NEW NAME CHANGE, from Domnall mac Faíltigeirn

The name is Russian. All documentation comes from "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names,"Paul Wickenden of Thanet,

Domagnev is a male given name dated to 1173.

Volkovich is a patronymic form of the male given name Volk; it is dated to 1169 and is found under the Volk header. If registered, the currently-registered name is to be retained as an alternate name.

There was some discussion as to whether Domagnev is a personal name or a locative. ffride wlffsdotter notes that “Even if it does turn out that it is a Slavic placename, the name should be sent up, simply because precedent says:
" the case of names documented using Wickenden, it is not always easy to know how a name has been transliterated without checking the sources for each element. This would place too much of a burden on the submitter."
(sn. Gregorie Moroz, March 2014 LoAR

8. Elena Maria de Suberria: NEW NAME

Elena is a female given name found in “Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century: Women's Names in Alphabetical Order," Juliana de Luna, .

Maria is found as a given name and de Suberria, “new-hearth,” is a 13th-14th byname, both found in “Basque Feminine Names,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael,

The double given name + locative is seen in Castilian Spanish name construction and might be acceptable for a late period Basque name.

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name; she will not accept Major changes to the name.

9. Elizabeth Redfern: NEW DEVICE

Or, a fess bretessed sable between an owl displayed gules and a boar statant azure.

The name appears in the 30 June 2015 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

The use of an owl displayed is one SFPP.

10. Enia al-Andalusiyya: DEVICE RESUBMISSION by Laurel, June 2015

Per fess embattled azure and argent, a crossbow inverted an a dumbek counterchanged.

The name was registered June 2015.

The original device submission, as blazoned above, was returned for a redraw “for violating SENA A2C2 which states 'Elements must be drawn to be identifiable.' Here the dumbek is too narrow in the lower section and resembles a thistle head.” Hopefully this has been corrected to the satisfaction of the College.

11. Gabriella Salvi da Rosa: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Argent, a horse salient and a chief embattled purpure.

The name is Italian.
Gabriella is a late-period Italian variant of the female given Gabrielle (likely 15-6th C), Academy of Saint Gabriel report #1208 (
Salvi appears three times in the source material in the list of bynames in Juliana de Luna's "Masculine Names from Thirteenth Century Pisa" at
Rosa is found as a place name, an island in the region of Sardinia, in "Italia: Mercator Place Names in 1554," Maridonna Benvenuti,, in the section on "Southern Italy and Sardinia". A wholly Italian form is da Rosa.

Consider Phillip of the Valley of Sleep: Argent, a chief indented purpure. Aside from the addition of the horse, SENA Appendix M generally provides a DC between "square" complex lines of division and "jagged" ones (embattled vs. indented).

12. Katherine Kelly: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Kingdom/Artemisia (likely late 2012)

Argent, semy of shamrocks vert, a butterfly sable and on a chief purpure, spoon reversed argent.

The name was registered February 2013.

The original submission was returned by the Artemisian CoH for a blurred distinction between Per fess... and a chief. The resubmission clearly has a chief and a tertiary spoon.

13. Kathleen of Anandyrdale: NEW DEVICE

Gules, a leopard sejant gardant erminois, on a chief embattled three fleurs-de-lys sable.

The name was registered June 2014.

The chief is a wee bit narrow, although the embattlements are drawn just fine and let the fleurs just fit.

14. Katrin Hakonsdottir: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Azure, a natural seahorse contourny Or sustaining in its tail an arrow bendwise inverted argent.

The client desire a female name and is most interested in the culture/language of the name (Norse).

ffride wlffsdotter supplies the following: "Norse doesn't necessarily mean "Old Norse", and often it is applied to later-period Norwegian, so...
Diplomatarium Norvegicum volume 5 p. 551, ca. 1450 (
<frw Katrin Anders dotter>
"vol 9, p. 165, dated 1449 (
<Ronnogh Hakonsdotter>

"As SENA Appendix A doesn't include Norwegian names using -dottir, so:
<Gudhridh Jonsdottir> 1430 (
<gwnnor thorfins dottir> 1450 (
<Botillir Thorgeirs dottir> 1457 ("

15. Mattea Locatelli : NEW NAME and DEVICE
Purpure, two arrows crossed in saltire Or surmounted by a polypus argent.

The name is Italian.

Mattea is a female given name found in “Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 14217,” Arval Benicoeur,

Giacomo Locatelli (1580–1628) was a painter; he was born in Verona ( Dizionario Storico-Blazonico Delle Famiglie Nobili E Notabili Italiane Estinte E Fiorenti, volume 2, p. 27 lists three period families with the surame Locatelli. Here's partial translation for the Locatelli family from Bologna: Originally from Bergamo. Vincenzo, doctor of law was the governor of Narni in 1558; Giovanni-Antonio was the bishop of Venosa in 1566; Eustachio bishop of Reggio and confessor of Pius the Fifth…

The byname is also seen as Lucatelli, but the client prefers Locatelli. The client desires a female name and is most interested the culture/language of the name (Italian); she will not accept major changes to the name.

16. Meara of Caer Ddu: NEW CHANGE OF DEVICE

Per fess wavy azure and Or, three hearts in fess Or and a tower sable.

The name was registered April 1991.

If this submission is registered, the client's current device, Argent, a bend sinister wavy between a sun and a crescent purpure., is to be released.

17. Ronan Cu: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Gules, in pale a phoenix atop a single-horned anvil, on a chief Or a pick-axe fesswise sable.

The name is Old Irish Gaelic, Ronan is a masculine name dated 590 through 1117, “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Rónán,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan

Cu is a descriptive byname, “wolf/hound,” dated 597 through 604, “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Cú,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan,

The client desires a male name and is most interested in a Gaelic name (meaning dog). Maridonna notes: [From Ó Corráin and Maguire's Irish Names] (p. 5) "Cú "wolf, hound" is one of the most frequent elements in names. The hound was the symbol of bravery and nobility in early Ireland and is very clearly distinguished from the mata "dog, cur", a term of abuse and derision if applied to a person."

The blazon follows that registered to Peter of Smithfield: (Fieldless) In pale a lion couchant guardant azure atop an anvil argent.

18. Seamus Mac Neil: NEW NAM E and DEVICE

Vert, an oak tree eradicated and on a chief invected argent, an otter passant purpure.

Séamus is an Early Modern Irish Gaelic masculine name, dated 1398-1608, in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Séamus,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan,

Néill is the genitive form of the Early Modern Irish Gaelic name Niall, dated 1201-1611, in "Index of Names in Irish Annals," ibid, Although I think that the diacriticals can be dropped (as long as they are all dropped), the byname may have to maintain the double -ll, and the patronymic particle should probably not be capitalized.

The client desires a male name (he was most interested in having an otter above all things).

19. Viana Andreu de Segovia: NEW DEVICE

Gules, an ermine rampant contourny ermine within an orle argent charged with eight mullets of four greater and four lesser points sable.

The name was registered June 2011.

20. `A`isha al-Zarqa': NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per chevron sable and purpure, two crescents Or and a rabbit couchant argent.

The name is Arabic, both from "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices," Da'ud ibn Auda, The first is a feminine 'ism/given name, the second a feminine cognomen, useful as a laqab and as a nisba).

The client desires a feminine name. She allows no major changes, but requests authenticity and is most interested in the sound and the language of the name.

There are 8 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 11 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 4 New Badges. These 25 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $75 for them. These is 1 Device Resubmission. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 26 items submitted on this letter.

I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Cecily Goshawke, Dorcas Whitecap (Harrier), ffride wlffsdotter, Gawain of Miskbridge (Green Anchor),Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia, Guy Dawkins of Stockley, Maridonna Benvenuti, Seamus mac Riain (Black Boar) and Taran The Wayward.

Thank you to those who have provided your wisdom and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716

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