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1 November 2001, A.S. XXXVI
Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Francois la Flamme, Laurel King of Arms; Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, Pelican Queen of Arms; Zenobia Naphtali, Wreath Queen of Arms; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald!

Please note the following correction, from the 1 October 2001 Atenveldt LoI:

3. Antonio Biagi: NEW DEVICE

Or, a dog's head couped purpure, a bordure per saltire gules and purpure.

The blazon was incorrect when it stated the bordure to be gyronny gules and purpure.

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 spelling and grammar corrections; assistance in these areas is appreciated.

1. Aileann inghean Fhrancaigh: NEW DEVICE

Argent, on a fess between three trees eradicated vert, three mullets argent, a bordure sable.

The name appears in the 1 September 2001 Atenveldt LoI.

2. Ann Busshenell of Tylehurst: NEW NAME

Ann is the Western form of the Biblical Hannah; it gained popularity in England following Richard II's marriage to Anne of Bohemia (Withycombe, pp. 25-6).

Busshenell is an English surname, and the submitter provides genealogical information on the name ("Bushnell Family Genealogy: Ancestry and Posterity of Francis Bushnell (1580-1646)"), with a William Busshenell, a husbandman of Tilehurst, England, who died c. 1564. Documentation is forwarded to Laurel.

Tylehurst is a parish in London (

3. Caisséne ingen Scandlach:NAME CHANGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, August 2001

(from currently-registered Máire inghean uí Dhonnabháin)

The previous submission was returned because no paperwork accompanied the submission.

The submitter wants a 12th c. Irish Gaelic name. Caisséne is a masculine and a feminine given name, the feminine use seen in the 12th C. (p. 45, Ó Corráin and Maguire).

ingen, "daughter of," is the form of this patronymic found before 1200 ("Quick and Easy Gaelic Names , formerly published as "Quick and Easy Gaelic Bynames," Sharon L. Krossa,

Scandlach is said to be the genitive and lenited form of the masculine name Scandal (p. 161, Ó Corráin and Maguire), but it appears to be the feminine versions of the name Scandal ( Scandlach is found on pp. 161-2). The use of a metronymic is rare in Irish name construction, but there are several occurrences of it in the SCA Armorial. I am inclined to use the female name as the byname, as it is closer/identical in spelling to the submitter's choice, although I don't know how it would be lenited.

She wishes to maintain her currently registered name as an alternate persona name.

4. Dougal O'Sirideain: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, July 2000

Sable, a plate charged with a Celtic cross gules between three Thor's hammers argent, those in chief heads to center.

The original submission (Per saltire sable and gules, on a plate a Celtic cross conjoined to a Thor's hammer gules.) was returned for violation of RfS XI.4 and difficulty in identifying the conjoined charge. This should be clear of Cassandra of the East Winds: Sable, on a plate, a flame gules; Ulfgrim the Grey: Sable, on a plate a wolf's head cabossed gules, in base three lozenges in fess argent.; and Solomon Malcane: Sable estencely argent, on a plate a wolf sejant ululant contourny gules., 1 CD for changes to the type of tertiary charge and 1 CD for the addition of or change in type and position of secondary charges.

5. Gabriel Kenrick: NEW NAME

Gabriel is a Biblical name, found in use in England as early as 1199 (Withycombe, pp. 123-4).

While Kenrick is originally found as an Old English given name, it eventually developed into a surname, 1613 in Chester (Withycombe, p. 188). Reaney and Wilson show this evolution into an English surname as well (p. 203).

6. Galiena von Lüneberg: NEW NAME

Galiena is an English given name, dated to 1219; it might be derived from OG Galian(a) (Withycombe, p. 125).

Lüneberg is a northern German town near the Elbe River ( Shepherd's Historical Atlas, William R. Shepherd, Barnes and Noble Books, Totowa NJ).

7. Galiena von Lüneberg: NEW DEVICE

Vert, goutty d'eau, a pair of flaunches argent each charged with a leaf vert.

This simple elliptical shape seems to be the default heraldic leaf, according to the Pictorial Dictionary. This is clear of Evelyn Demond: Vert, fretty Or, on a pair of flaunches argent two fleurs-de-lis, the sinister inverted, vert., with 1 CD for change of the fretty to goutes, and 1 CD for changing the type of all of a group of identical charges placed entirely on other charges (X.2.j.ii.)

8. Gavin McLaren: NEW NAME

Gavin is found under Gawain as a late period English given name, dating to 1604; the same citation shows a French bishop Gavinus as early as 633 (p. 127).

McLaren comes from the Scots Gaelic Mac Labhruinn, "son of Laurence" (Black, pp. 534-5).

9. Gavin McLaren: NEW DEVICE

Per chevron gules and sable, two dragons combattant argent and a lion's head cabossed Or.

The line of division might do well to be pushed up a bit to assure that this is a good, proportioned division of the field; on the other hand, we don't think that the base portion of the field would be mistaken as a point pointed sable charged with a lion's head cabossed Or, as the lion's head seems to have the same visual weight and therefore as much a primary charge as either of the dragons in chief.

10. Harry the Hewer of Rimwood: NEW NAME

Harry is the submitter's legal given name. It is also an English given name, a form of Henry, which stood on its own back to the 15 th C as Harry or Herry (Withycombe, p. 149, under Henry).

Hewer is an occupational byname, one who fells trees with an axe; a Hugh le Hewer is dated to 1255 (Reaney and Wilson, p. 175). Rimwood is a coined locative, based on known English townRingwood (http://ringwood.parish. and the Glouchester manor Edgewood ( The English surname Rimell comes from the OE Rimhild, "border-war" (Reaney and Wilson, p. 295), demonstrating "rim" as a perimeter reference.

11. Harry the Hewer of Rimwood: NEW DEVICE

Argent, a chevron azure between three trees eradicated vert, a bordure sable.

12. Ignacio James: NEW NAME

Ignacio is a Spanish given name found since the 8th Century A.D. (Withycombe, p. 162, under Inigo); it is also his legal given name.

James, as an English surname, dates to the 12th and 13 th C. (Reaney and Wilson, p. 194).

13. José Felipe Francisco un Sastre de Madrid: NEW NAME

The name is Spanish. José, Felipe and Francisco are found in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century," Juliana de Luna ( They are also found in "16th-century Spanish Men's Names," Elsbeth Anne Roth, as Jose and Felipe (

The byname is a combination occupational byname and a locative, both which are acceptable bynames. de Luna shows de Madrid, as a period locative surname; one might extrapolate Sastre as an occupational byname from de Luna as well, since she notes Barbero, "barber," Cabrero, "goatherder," and Herrero, "Smith". This would provide the submitter, who, were he to have a lengthy name like this, would probably include a family name/surname. Most likely, the un would be dropped to give the name which translates to Joseph Philip Francis Taylor of Madrid.

14. José Felipe Francisco un Sastre de Madrid: NEW DEVICE

Vert, a chevron fracted, in chief three crosses flory Or.

Consider Lyon Havekin: Vert, a chevron fracted, in base a paw print Or. There is 1 CD for the type, 1 CD for the number and 1 CD for the position difference of the secondary charges.

15. Lavinia Betteresse: NEW NAME

The name is English. Lavinia is a classical name, the second wife of Aeneas; it didn't apparently share wide use in England until after the Renaissance, but the name Lavina, found in 1201 and 1203 might be a version of it (Withycombe, p. 192).

Betteresse is a form of Beatrix/Beatrice found in England in the late 15th C. Withycombe, pp. 44-5). Although a second given name used as a byname is usually a patronymic (e.g., John Thomason, Harold Andrews), there doesn't seem to be a prohibition with using two given names in an English name construction.

16. Linnett Marie de Ryes: NEW NAME

The name is English and French. Linnett is found in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames," Talan Gwynek, dated to 1275 (

Marie is dated to 1189 in the same source.

Ryes is a town in France, NE of Bayeux, dating at least back to 1066 (The Normans, R. Allen Brown, St. Martin's Press, NY, p. 4).

17. Mariana Vivia de Santiago de Compestella: NEW NAME

The name is Spanish. Mariana is found in "16th-century Spanish Women's Names," Elsbeth Anne Roth (

We were unable to find anything close to a Spanish or Portugese name like Vivia. St. Vivianus was a 5th C. martyr (Withycombe, pp. 290-1).

Santiago de Compestella is a town in northern Portugal, one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in the Middle Ages (Shepherd's Historical Atlas, William R. Shepherd, Barnes and Noble Books, Totowa NJ).

18. Mariana Vivia de Santiago de Compestella: NEW DEVICE

Azure, a heart gules, winged argent.

Neutral fields permit a charge of any tincture to be placed upon it, and the armory of Myghchaell Loughlin: Gules, a horse rampant per bend sinister sable and argent, on a chief argent three quatrefoils barbed gules., was registered in 1993, its design based on the premise of a neutral charge on any tinctured field.

19. Minna Mary McGregor: NEW NAME

Minna comes from Old German, and is found in Scotland and Shetland (Withycombe, p. 220).

Mary became popular in Western Europe in the 12th C (Withycombe, p. 211).

MacGregor is a Scottish surname, the Gaelic form being MacGriogair (Black, pp. 505-6); this appears to be a reasonable Anglicized form of a Scottish name.

20. Minna Mary McGregor: NEW DEVICE

Argent, a cauldron sable, a chief embattled azure.

21. Morgan of the Oaks: DEVICE RESUBMISSION Laurel, 7/98

Sable, issuant from a tree stump eradicated argent, a claymore inverted proper, on a chief indented argent three trees eradicated proper.

The name was registered July 1998.

The submitter's original device, Per fess indented argent and sable, three trees couped proper and issuant from a tree stump eradicated argent, a claymore inverted proper., was returned for the use of three primary charge types in a non-standard period arrangement (the trees, the claymore and the stump). Using the charged chief reduces the number of primary charge types to an acceptable level of two without changing the original design substantially.

22. Muirgheal inghean Raghailligh mhic Seachnasaigh: DEVICE RESUB Laurel, 8/01

Argent, a fret gules surmounted by a badger statant sable a chief indented gules.

The name was registered May 2000.

The original submission was returned because the badger was too small to be identifiable as such and because it failed to surmount the fret, which is not stylistically acceptable. This has been rectified.

This letter contains 11 new names, 7 new devices, 1 name change resubmission and 3 device resubmissions.

A check to cover fees will be sent separately.

I remain,

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

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Commonly-Cited References

Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland.

Ó Corráin, Donnchadh and Fidelma Maguire. Irish Names .

MacLysaght, E. The Surnames of Ireland. Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 1991.

Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames.

Withycombe, E.G., The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names , 3rd Edition. London, Oxford University Press, 1977.

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