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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Gabriel Laurel; Juliana Pelican; Emma 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 submitter will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.

1. Aonghas Mac Faoláin: DEVICE RESUBMISSION FROM Laurel, September 2012

Per pale and per chevron purpure and Or, three bull's heads cabossed counterchanged.

The name is pended on the September 2012 LoAR, until the February 2013 meetings for more information on making this authentic for 15th C. Scotland.

There were issues with the correct tincture used in the submission (I had incorrectly blazoned it on the LoI as sable and Or,even though the blazon on the form said purpure and Or, and the tincture used was purpure), as well as the need for a redrawing, for violating the guidelines set forth on the May 2011 Cover Letter for a properly drawn per chevron field division; the field division was too low. The resubmission addresses these problems.

2. Bamlach von Bamberg (Twin Moons): NEW NAME CHANGE, from Einarr atgørvimaðr

The current name was registered July 1997. If the name change is registered, the old name should be maintained as an alternate.

von Bamberg, “of Bamberg.” Bamberg is a city in Bavaria on the Regnitz River. For a short time, it was the seat of the Holy Roman Empire, and the Emperor Henry II and his wife Cunigunde are buried there ( The name with this spelling is found in Brachenmacher's Etymologisches Wörterbuch der Deutschen Familiennamen, dated to 1463 as a locative with this spelling (p. 66). Unfortunately, it appears that Bamlach, also found in Brachenmacher as Bamlach(er), with the form Bamlach dated to 1130, also appears to be a locative, not a given name. The IGI Parish Recors turn up nothing remotely close to Bamlach as a given name.

The client is most interested in a male name and in the sound of the name (that both elements contain “bam” as a part of the name). He will not accept major changes to the name.

In the event that Bamlach cannot be demonstrated as a given name, is a name construction with a given name and two bynames (both locatives, but only one using the von particle) can be made?

Upon consulting with the client's consulting herald, he asks that the submission be sent on to see if the College of Arms can help direct him (they were operating under the thought that a byname could eventually be used as a given name, as is seen in late period English onomastics – I have no idea if this holds true for other cultures/languages).

3. Cera Bradach: NAME and DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, February 2012

Per fess argent and checky vert and argent, in chief a a ferret courant purpure.

The original name submission, Kiera ferch Dafydd, was returned, as “Unfortunately, Kiera was ruled unregisterable in July 2006; we have no evidence that it was used before 1600.” This is a reworking of the name.

Cera is cited as an early Irish given name in Academy of Saint Gabriel resport 2057, It was suggested that it be for an early name (through 1200 or so), since no evidence of the name has been found later in period. It if also found in O'Corrain and Maguire p. 50 s.n. Cera (undated, but the pre-1600 form).

The byname is found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Bradach,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, as an Early Modern Irish Gaelic (1200-1700), “[the] Thievish” (; the specific date documenting it is 1500, so the overlap of name elements is just about 300 years.

The client desires a female name and is move interested in the Sound of the name (KEE-rah).

The original device submission, Per fess argent and checky purpure and argent, in chief a dragon coward sable., was returned for conflict with the badge of Eric de Dragonslaire, (Fieldless) A dragon salient sable breathing flames gules., with one CD for fieldlessness, but no difference granted for the change in position of the primary charge on the field as location has no meaning for fieldless armory. This is a reworking of the original submission.

4. Clarice Alienor Neep: NEW DEVICE CHANGE
Vert, a turnip Or between two sewing needles in pile argent.

The name was registered October 2011.

She asks that her currently-registered device, Vert, an empty drop spindle Or between two sewing needles in pile argent., be retained as a badge if this submission is registered.

5. Dianne Buble Blowere: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Purpure, a wand bendwise sinister tipped with a mullet within an orle of roundels argent.

The name is English. Dianne is the client's legal given name. Diane is found in “Sixteenth Century Norman Names,” Cateline de la Mor ( Dianne is a valid late-period English spelling, as found in the IGI Parish Records Extracts: Dianne Denny Female Christening 06 Aug 1598 Blofield, Norfolk, England Batch: C04180-1

Blowere is an English surname dated to 1317 in Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, s.n. Blower.

Because temporal consistency makes Eastern Crown Herald happy and because SENA Appendix A says double bynames generally are found "late" in England, she provides some “late” examples of the desired spelling:

Anna Blowere Female Christening 02 Feb 1550 Betley, Stafford, England Batch: P01043-1
Humfrey Blowere Male Marriage 06 Dec 1643 Saint Mary Aldermary, London, London, England Batch: M00151-1

Buble is found in an IGI extract; Allis Buble was a female christened on 27 February 1584. The Batch for the IGI Entry is C06973-2

The client is most interested in the sound of the name, <legal given name + Bubble Blower>); she will allow adding/deleting a word like the or de or changing the language if the change is small.

This should be clear of Alda Mauricia, Purpure, a crook of Basel argent., with a DC for the orientation of the staff and another DC for adding the roundels. The use of a staff headed of a heraldic charge can be found in the arms of von Venningen (Siebmacher plate 122), blazoned as "D'argent, à deux bâtons fleurdelisés de gueules, passés en sautoir" by Rietstap. (There was commentary that this might not satisfy this design, since the scepter and fleur-de-lys combination is a normal depiction of period scepters, showing up as early as the Zurich Roll.)

6. Eilidh MacMurtrie: NEW BADGE

Per fess gules and sable, an open book argent and a lantern Or.

The name was registered March 1985.

The lantern is slightly tilted in perspective, but I don't believe so much so that it prevents registration.

I was assisted in the preparation of the Letter of Intent with commentary provided by Commentary by Alys Mackyntoich, Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Gunnvor silfraharr, Kolosvari Arpadne Julia and Lillia de Vaux.

There are 1 new name, I new name change, 1 new device, 1 new device change, 1 new badge, 1 name resubmission and 2 device resubmissions in this letter. This is a total of 8 items, 5 of them new.

Thank you again for your great indulgence 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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