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Atenveldt Submissions (excerpted from the S.C.A. College of Arms' Letters of Acceptance and Return)

The following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms, November 2020:

Alexis Komnene. Name change from Alexis Devile.
Submitted as Alexion Komnenos, this name conflicts with the protected Alexios Komnenos, as there is only a single letter changed in the given name and there are no other changes present. The submitter explicitly authorized a change to Alexis Komnene, using the feminine form of the submitted byname. The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names lists the given name Alexis as both masculine and feminine during our period. Thus, the feminine version of the byname is appropriately used with this given name.
As modified, this name does not presume against the masculine Emperor known as Alexios I Komnenos, written in modern history books as Alexis Komnenos. A feminine byname cannot possibly be confused with a male one and therefore its bearer subsequently cannot presume against the Emperor in the same way. In addition, Komnenos and Komnene differ substantially in sound and appearance under PN3C2 and PN3C4.
The submitter's previous name, Alexis Devile, is released.

Antonio di Sforza. Name and device. Purpure, a dragon maintaining a sword, a bordure raguly Or.
Sforza as an unmarked byname is protected from presumption against the Dukes of Milan. Sforza is also documented as a given name in Dictionary of Medieval Names in European Sources s.n. Sforza ( In 2015 Pelican ruled, "The use of a marked patronym is not presumptuous, so we have changed the name and registered this form. [Orlando di Sforza, Nov. 2015, A-East]." As this name uses the marked patronymic form, it is not presumptuous and can be registered.
Nice 16th century Florentine name!

Arminius von Bitburg. Reblazon of device. Per chevron inverted gules and sable, a sheaf of arrows and an abacus Or.
Blazoned in June 2013 as Per chevron inverted gules and sable, a sheaf of arrows and an Oriental abacus Or, we are removing the term Oriental.

Aurora Faw. Badge. Purpure, a unicorn argent and a bordure argent semy of hearts gules.

Cata dels Vergiers de Lemozi. Reblazon of device. Or, a domestic cat sejant affronty between two dancer's bells gules, a bordure sable.
Blazoned when registered in October 1976 as Or, a domestic cat sejant affronty gules orbed Or between two Oriental dancer's-bells gules, a bordure sable, we are removing the term Oriental and updating to reflect the current practice regarding orbing, leaving any unblazoned differences to artistic license.

Cynthia Arianhrod. Reblazon of device. Sable, upon a bezant a lion's head gules and a woman's head vert respectant, their mane and hair intermingled.
Registered in October of 1970 with the blazon Sable, upon a bezant a lion's head gules and a woman's head vert addorsed, their mane and hair intermingled, the heads are in fact facing each other.

Donngal de Buchanan. Badge. Vert, a chevron inverted of chain conjoined at the point to a mullet, in chief a hand Or.

Katrina Neumann. Badge (see PENDS for device change). Azure mullety, an owl argent, in sinister chief a plate.

Lebaseeta Kristos Dawid. Name change from holding name Celeste of Atenveldt.
This is the defining instance of a name in Ge'ez, a language spoken in Ethiopia during the SCA period. There is a pattern in Ge'ez of names representing religious adherence to Christ or other religious figures that are clearly dated before 1600:
Amata Kristu 'maidservant of Christ', f.
Billa Kristos 'the abundance of Christ'
Fatla Sillasé 'cord of the Trinity'
Lisaana Kristos 'tongue of Christ'
Malkiya Kristos 'image of Christ'
Malkiya Kristos 'image of Christ' (different person)
Sartsa Dinghil 'scion of the Virgin'
Silla Kristos 'image of Christ'
Walatta Giyorgis 'daughter of [Saint] George', f.
Walatta Giyorgis 'daughter of [Saint] George', f. (different person)
Walatta Petros 'daughter of [Saint] Peter', f.
Fiqirta Kristos 'beloved of Christ', f.
These names can be found in The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros, written by Galawdewos. Walatta Petros died before 1650. Though this book was published in the late 17th century, it is one of the only sources we have for names of people who were born and lived during the late 16th and early 17th centuries in Ethiopia. Based on the scarcity of the research available for Ethiopian names, we therefore give this submission the benefit of the doubt and register this name as submitted.
This name combines the compound given name Lebaseeta Kristos with the unmarked patronynmic Dawid.

Randvé Vilúlfsdóttir. Device. Purpure, on a cross cotised argent a raven reguardant contourny sable.
This device was pended for redraw on the July 2020 LoAR to address the trian aspect of the raven. Wreath staff provided redrawn artwork which was accepted by the submitter.

Sara Celeste. Reblazon of device. Or, a sword inverted gules surmounted by a bar enarched azure charged with two mullets argent, in base two poppies affronty gules seeded sable, slipped and leaved entwined about the sword's point vert.
Blazoned in July 1980 as Or, a sword inverted gules surmounted by a bar enarched azure charged with two mullets argent, in base two Oriental poppies, their stems entwined about the sword's point, gules, seeded sable, slipped and singly leaved vert, we are removing the term Oriental, and updating blazon to more accurately describe the posture, leaving any unblazoned differences to artistic license.

Susanna Broughton. Device. Or, a thistle proper and a chief gules.
Nice device!

The following submissions were returned for further work, November 2020:

Kára Refsdóttir. Device. Per bend purpure and argent, a lily of the valley vert flowered argent and a fox passant proper.
This device is returned for lack of contrast between the lily of the valley and the purple field. While the blossoms themselves have good contrast, the overwhelming outline of the plant -- which includes its stems and leaves -- does not.

The following submissions have been pended:

Katrina Neumann. Device change. Per bend sinister azure and gules all mullety argent, an eagle Or.
This device is pended for redraw, to remove the appearance of a crown caused by a stray mullet at the eagle's head. Wreath staff has provided new artwork which has been approved by the submitter.
Submitter's previous device, Gules, on a bend wavy azure fimbriated and cotised three mullets palewise argent, will be retained as a badge.
This was item 6 on the Atenveldt letter of August 30, 2020.

Kolli Makanarson. Badge. Sable, a wasp within a chaplet of thorn Or.
This badge is pended for redraw to increase the size of the wasp and improve its identifiability. We applaud the submitter's redraw of the chaplet of thorn as advised in the prior return. Wreath staff has provided new artwork which has been approved by the submitter.
This was item 8 on the Atenveldt letter of August 30, 2020.

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