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1 December 2000, A.S. XXXV
Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Dame Elsbeth Anne Roth, Laurel Queen of Arms; Master Pietari Pentipoika, Pelican King of Arms; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

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

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. Beartlaí mac Mathghamhain: NEW DEVICE

Or, a grenade sable enflamed gules between three Celtic crosses sable, a bordure dovetailed gules.

The name appears in the 1 August 2000 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

2. Killian M'Cahall: NEW BADGE

Gules, in fess two musical notes Or.

The name was registered June 1995.

The original submission for this badge was made in the Kingdom of Calontir, but it is our understanding that it never appeared on a Calontiran LoI.

3. Kveldulf av Ulfsgaard: NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 1988

The name is Old Norse, Kveldulf of the Wolf's Place. It was originally returned as Kvelgulfr av Ulfsgaard, since there was some discussion that not only was Kveldulfr a unique given name, but it could be also construed ("evening wolf") as referring to supernatural origins, that of a werewolf. This has since been overturned by the CoA, As the name is totally rendered into ON, the given name is probably more correct with the terminal, silent -r added to it.

[An online Norse-English dictionary ( makes me think that the byname might be more accurate as af Úlfsgarr ("from the wolves' yard (place)"), but this might not be Old Norse; I'd rather send it on as submitted and allow those with more fare expertise in the CoA to consider it.]

4. Kveldulf av Ulfsgaard: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 1988

Argent, a wolf-headed eagle displayed to sinister sable gorged of a county coronet Or sustaining a pair of axes crossed in saltire sable.

The original armory (Argent, a wolf-headed eagle displayed facing to sinister, and grasping in its talons two battleaxes crossed in saltire sable, gorged of a county coronet Or.) was returned for conflicts with Anne of Bohemia and the arms of Prussia, both argent and with sable eagles displayed. It has been redrawn so as to make the pair of axes co-primaries with the eagle.

The submitter is a Count of the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

5. Richard Oakshield: CHANGE OF HOLDING NAME from Laurel, August 2000

The submitter's original name submission, Richard of the Oak Shield, was returned for no evidence that such bynames would be used with of the; also, oakshield would have been spelled as one word (he allowed no changes). While the CoA suggested the spelling Okesheld, the submitter would prefer Oakshield as the spelling, with Okeshield as his second choice. This would replace the holding name Richard of Atenveldt.

6. Timothy Matthias de Coupeland: NEW NAME

The name is English. Timothy is a saint's name, a companion to St. Paul (pp. 281-2, Withycombe).

Matthias is also a saint's name (pp. 213-4, Withycombe).

de Coupeland is dated to 1256 in Reaney and Wilson, p. 82.

7. Timothy Matthias de Coupeland: NEW DEVICE

Argent, a cross vert interlaced with a star of David gules.

The arms of the cross might be a little thin, but we think it is acceptable, particularly since it matches the width of the bands making up the star of David.

7. Teresa Callan: NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel, January 1999,

The original name submission, Treasa Callan, was returned for lack of documentation showing Treasa as a period form of Teresa. Teresa is a name made popular in England and Ireland with the spread of the devotion to St. Teresa of Avila (d. 1582), according to Withycombe (p. 276).

Callan is the Anglicized form of the O Cathalain sept (p. 70, Irish Family Names, Arms, Origins and Locations, Brian de Breffny).

8. Teresa Callan: NEW DEVICE

Argent, a natural panther's head erased purpure bezanty.

This letter contains 1 new name, 3 new devices, 1 new badge, 2 name resubmissions, 1 device resubmission, and 1 change of holding name. A check to cover fees will be sent separately.

With best wishes for a happy, healthy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous new year,

I remain,
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716


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

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