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1 December 2001, A.S. XXXVI

Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Francois la Flamme, Laurel King of Arms; Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, Pelican Queen of Arms; Zenobia Naphtali, Wreath Queen of Arms; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

Greetings of the Many and Divers Seasons 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. Dévora Risée de Apors: NEW BADGE

(fieldless) A raven regardant azure.

 The name was registered in March 1984.

 This is clear of Catherine of Brackenborough, Argent, a raven close and in chief three roses azure., with 1 CD for the addition of a field and a second CD for the addition of a group of secondary charges.


2. Edward Archer of Cornwall: NAME CHANGE from holding name “Edward of Atenveldt” from Laurel, 8/ 2001

The original name submission, Edward of Cornwall, was returned for conflict with Edward the Black Prince, by whose land holdings and associations could conceivably merited the name Edward of Cornwall. He was created Duke of Cornwall in 1337 and Prince of Wales in 1343, with a six year period where his primary title was Duke of Cornwall–during this time, it is reasonable to assume that he was commonly known as Edward, Duke of Cornwall. Adding the occupational byname clears the conflict.

This spelling of Archer dates to 1199 and refers to the occupation of (and interest of the submitter as a) bowman (p. 11, Reaney and Wilson).

 If registered, it should be associated with the registered armory Argent, a drawn wooden bow and arrow proper fletched and headed sable on a chief azure four mountains couped argent.


3. Hawk’s Rest, Incipient Shire of: NEW NAME

Or, a tower sable charged with a hawk’s head erased Or, environed in base with a laurel wreath vert.

 The name is English. A rest is a stopping place, or a lodging place, as for travelers or pilgrims, according to the Compact Oxford English Dictionary.

The descriptive suggests both a natural place where wild hawks take refuge (or the mew for hunting birds), or an inn or lodging house operated by the Hawk family. Hawk is an undated form of an English family name which dates back to 1066 (p. 169, Reaney and Wilson). It is similar in construction to House of Stone’s Rest, registered to Jacquelin of Normandy, in October 1998.


The group is located in Meadview, AZ, which is located upon the southern shores of Lake Mead. The region is populated by many wild raptors. A populace consent form for the name and arms accompanies these submissions.

 4. Hawk’s Rest, Incipient Shire of (Meadview AZ): NEW DEVICE

Or, a tower sable charged with a hawk’s head erased Or, environed in base with a laurel wreath vert.

5. Idonea Svensdöttir: NEW NAME

The name is Norse. Idonea is the Latinized version of the ON feminine name, Iðunnr, “suitable,” dated to 1154-89; it is found in “Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames,” Talan Gwynek (

The patronymic construction is found in “Icelandic and Heathen Names,” Haukur Þorgeirsson (


6. Idonea Svensdöttir: NEW DEVICE

Ermine, a pomegranate gules slipped and leaved vert, a bordure per saltire sable and purpure.

7. Killian M’Cahall: NEW BADGE

(fieldless) A dragon sejant contourny barry engrailed vert and Or.

The name was registered June 1995.

This letter contains 2 new names, 2 new devices, 2 new badges submission, and 1 holding name change.

A check to cover fees will be sent separately.

 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.

Ó Corráin, Donnchadh and Fidelma Maguire. Irish Names.

MacLysaght, E. The Surnames of Ireland. Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 1991.

Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames.

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

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