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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Elisabeth de Rossignol, Laurel; Margaret MacDuibhshithe, Pelican; Jeanne Marie Lacroix, Wreath; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

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

Please withdraw the following submission from consideration, as it is incorrectly constructed; it appears in the 1 September 2007 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

                6: Elias Loredan: NEW BADGE

                (Fieldless) A horse rampant argent charged with a compass rose sable within and conjoined to a bordure embattled argent.

The Atenveldt College of Heralds requests the consideration and registration of the following names and armory with the College of Arms.

Please note: Unless specifically stated, the submitter will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.

1. Adaleide de Warewic: NEW DEVICE

Per chevron azure and gules, three dogwood blossoms one and two and a tower argent.

The name was registered July 2006.

2. Brian le baylly: NEW NAME

Brian is the client’s legal given name; it is also dated with this spelling in Hundred Rolls 1273 (Withycombe, 3rd edition, p. 53, s.n. Brian).

le baylly is dated to 1230 in Reaney and Wilson, s.n. Bailey.

The client desires a masculine name, is most interested in the spelling of the name. He would like it authentic for 13th Century and Irish. The current dates provide an excellent 13th C. name, but I don’t know about the Irish culture part. He will not accept major changes.

3. Cristina Rose da Napoli: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, July 2007

Azure, a brown-seed sunflower proper, on a chief argent three goblets gules.

The name was registered July 2007.

The original submission, Azure, a sunflower proper, on a chief argent three goblets gules., was returned as the emblazon in OSCAR did not match the form sent to Laurel: the goblets were drawn differently. It was also noted that the tincture of a sunflower’s seeds can be either sable or brown, and this should be included in the blazon. These issues have been resolved.

4. Edward Harrison: NEW NAME

The name is English. Edward is a masculine given name of Anglo-Saxon origin that remained popular even after the Norman Conquest. It is found in “Given Names from Early 13th Century England,” Talan Gwynek

( ) from records dated c. 1230-c. 1247.

The byname can be found 10 times in "Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( ). That citation also lists 145 examples of Edward. This is an excellent 16th C English name. Harrison is also the client’s legal surname.

The client will not accept major changes to the name. He wishes a male name, is most interested in the sound of the name and wishes it authentic for time period (no time period specified).

5. Edward Harrison: NEW DEVICE

Quarterly azure and sable, an eagle and a base indented argent.

6. Elias Loredan: BADGE RESUBMISSION from “Laurel,” September 2007

Sable, a horse rampant argent charged with a compass rose sable, a bordure embattled argent.

The name was registered January 2005.

This replaces a badge submission that appears on the September 2007 Atenveldt LoI and was withdrawn at the client’s (and my) request because of construction problems.

7. Gallant O’Driscole: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A thunderbolt sable.

The name was registered August 2003.

8. Robert MacAlister of Leslie: BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, July 2007

Barry wavy argent and azure, a heart and a bordure gules.

The name was registered July 2007.

The original submission, (Fieldless) A fountain proper charged with a heart gules., was returned for conflict “with the device of Malinda Angelanne Elkhaven, Per fess embattled azure and argent, a heart gules. Robert's badge appears to be a display of Barry wavy argent and azure, a heart gules, thus there is a single CD for changes to the field. This would have been returned even without the conflict as it appears to be an independent form of armorial display...”. The client has made this into a fielded badge and added a bordure to resolve the conflict and to avoid others.

9. Rowena of Cornwall: NEW NAME

Rowena appears as a feminine name in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain, written in the mid-12th C. (Withycombe, 3rd edition, p. 259, s.n. Rowena). It was declared an SCA-compatible name in January 1996.

Cornwall is a county in southwestern England ( ); when the Romans abandoned Britain, Cornwall came under Saxon influence, and following the Norman conquest, the first real integration of Cornwall into Britain took place. "14th Century Worcestershire Names," Aryanhwy merch Catmael

( ) has de Cornwall, so of Cornwall should be considered a reasonable locative byname.

The client desires a female name and will not accept major or minor changes to the name.

10. Rowena of Cornwall: NEW DEVICE

Or, a ragged staff proper headed with a triquetra azure and entwined by a pithon vert.

11. Thomas Cyriak Bonaventure: NEW NAME

The name is English Thomas is the client’s legal given name; it is also a popular masculine name in England

 following the Norman Conquest (Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, pp. 443-4).

Cyriak is the name of a Roman martyr, invoked against temptation and diabolical possession, particularly at the time of one’s death; he is one of the 14 Holy Helpers. The name is seen spelled as Cyriac in the Catholic Culture website, , but a 10th C. monastic church dedicated to St. Cyriakus is found in Gernrode, Germany ( ). Withycombe s.n. Cyriack also notes that "St. Cyriack or Cyr of Iconium, the infant martyr son of St. Julitta, has nine churches dedicated to him in the West of England." This shows that the saint's name was known to England in period, so this is registerable via the saint's name allowance. Also mentioned in Withycombe is a close friend of John Milton by the name of Cyriack Skinner, demonstrating the use of the name in the 16th C.

Bonaventure is an English surname; it is undated with this spelling, but appears as a given name in 1642 with this spelling (Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, p. 52, s.n. Bonaventure). Bardsley s.n. Bonaventure notes Thomas Bonaventure, a merchant of Ireland and Wales, 17 Ric. II., which places it fully in period rather than the gray area.

The client desires a masculine name, and is most interested in the sound of the name. He will accept changes to the name, only that Bonaventure cannot be changed.

12. Timothy Blackwell: NEW DEVICE

Per saltire sable and azure, a phoenix Or and a bordure erminois.

The name appears in the April 2007 Letter of Intent.

13. Uther the Dark: BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, July 2007

(Fieldless) A bear rampant within and conjoined to an annulet argent.

The name was registered December 2005.

The original submission, (Fieldless) A bear rampant within and conjoined to an annulet argent., was returned as the emblazon on OSCAR did not match the form sent to Laurel. That problem has been solved.

I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Gaius Romanus, Helena de Agentoune, Katherine Throckmorton and Maridonna Benevenuti.

This letter contains 4 new names, 4 new devices, 1 new badge and 4 badge resubmissions. This is a total of 13 items, 9 of them new. A check to cover fees will be sent separately.

Thank you again for your great indulgence and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.

I remain,

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716

Commonly-Cited References

Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland.

Medieval Names Archive.

Ó Corráin, Donnchadh and Fidelma Maguire. Irish Names.

Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames, 2nd Edition, 1976, reprinted 1979.

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


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