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Letter of Intent

30 November 2017, A.S. LII

Unto Juliana Laurel; Alys Pelican; Cormac 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. Anna Ó Néill: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Argent, a rose purpure barbed vert and seeded Or and a mount issuant from base vert, on a chief invected azure two escallops inverted argent.

Anna is a female given name found in “Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames: Ann,” Talan Gwynek,; it is dated at 1199, 1501, 1511, 1512, 1515, 1524.

Ó Néill is a clan affiliation type of byname; it is formed from the genitive form of the Middle Irish Gaelic and Early Modern Irish masculine given name Niall, found with dates of 1201-1611 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Niall,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, Appendix C of SENA permits the combination of English and Irish Gaelic name elements.
The client desires a female name.

2. Caiterína MacCraith of Granite Mountain: NEW DEVICE
Argent, a dragon passant purpure winged azure and an orle azure.
The name was registered January 2016.

Azure may only need to be blazoned once, but it was included here to avoid confusion.

3. Dominic de Grae: DEVICE RESUMISSION from Laurel, June 2017

Vert, an owl striking argent, on a chief wavy Or a moon in her plenitude azure between two mullets vert.

The name was registered June 2017.

The original device submission, Vert, an owl striking argent, on a chief wavy Or a moon in her plenitude azure between two mullets vert., was returned “for use of two tertiary charge groups on the same charge. In this design, the mullets on either side of the moon are substantially smaller, making them appear to be subordinate to the moon in size and importance. If the tertiary charges were equivalent in size, they would be part of a single tertiary charge group and this device would be registerable. Upon resubmission, we encourage the submitter to make the mullets the same size as the moon, ideally by modifying the frequency of the waves that form the chief so that each charge has its own undulation in which to appear.”
The client has followed the College's suggestions

4. Flóki the Ginger: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per chevron gules and vert, a chevron rompu Or between two fleshpots and a sword argent.

Flóki is a male Old Norse name found in “Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael (
The byname is a physical descriptive (yes, he is a redhead), and he is also amenable to using
Flóki Ginger (Roger Ginger is dated to c. 1280, describing a ginger dealer or possibly a hot-tempered or reddish-haired man; Reaney and Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames, revised edition, p. 192 s.n. Ginger). He would also consider a byname using the ON form of ginger (not the descriptive for red).

The client desires a male name.

The fleshpot, or posnet, is a period three-footed, two-handled vessel for holding food; it is found in Bruce Miller's Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry,

5. Johannes de l'Ours: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per chevron sable and gules, on a chevron argent between two pairs of arrows in saltire Or and a mullet of four greater and four lesser points Or, a bear's head affronty erased gules.

Johannes is a German male given name; Johannes Keck has a christening date of 16 June 1601 in Malmscheim, Wüttemburger, Germany ("Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch ( : 28 November 2014, Batch C91665-1 ).
de l'Ours is the client's preferred byname (his second choice is just L'ours/l'Ours, his third Lours). It is French “of the bear.” While this exact spelling hasn't been found, Tristane De Lours (a woman) is given a marriage date of 20 May 1639 in Châtillon-sur-Loing, Loiret, France ("France, registres protestants, 1536-1894", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 August 2015; In addition, “John the Bear,” or Jan de l'Ours in Occitan, is a legendary character in several regions; he is usually described as half-bear and half-human, and he has many adventures and overcomes many trials, to eventually win the hand of a fair princess ( I believe the client chose the byname from this ursine hero. Appendix C of SENA permits the combination of German and French name elements.

The client desires a male name.

Because the bear's head doesn't have a “clean cut,” but is rather shaggy around the neck, it's been blazoned as “affronty erased” rather than “cabossed.”

6. Matheus Veðr-þǫx: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per fess vert and sable, in pale a badger rampant maintaining a spear and a sun argent.

The name is Old Norse. Matheus is found in The Viking Answer Lady's website (, a form of the Christian given name Matteus, Matthew; it is found in Geirr Bassi, p. 13, s.n. Matheus.
The byname means “storm badger.” Elements are found in the
English-Old Norse Dictionary, compiled by Ross G. Arthur (In parentheses Publications, Linguistics Series, Cambridge, Ontario 2002), with veðr, “storm,” and English Old Norse Dictionary online with þǫx, “badger” (

The client desires a male name and is most interested in the meaning and language/culture of the name (Viking/ON). He will not accept Major changes to the name.

There are 4 New Names, 5 New Devices, and 1 Device Resubmission. Laurel should receive $36 for them. There is a total of 10 items submitted.

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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