Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Casca and Melissa; Baroness Genevieve de Lironcourt, Aten Principal Herald; Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,
Greetings of the New Year from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!
This is the December 2015 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation; it precedes the Letter of Intent with submissions considered for the next Letter of Intent.
Please have commentary to me by 15 December. Thanks!
Heraldry Hut: There will be no Heraldry Hut in December.
The following appear in the November 2015 Atenveldt Letter of Intent :
I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Alys Mackyntoich, Maridonna Benvenuti and Sorcha inghen Chon Mhara.
Alpin Hunter (Windale): NEW DEVICE: Vert a quiver with three arrows between three hunting horns argent strung Or.
Archibald Henderson (Windale): NEW DEVICE: Azure, on a lion rampant Or between three mascles argent, a mascle azure.
Clarice la Costuriere d'Avignon (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Azure, in pale three keys fesswise, a bordure embattled agent.
Finnan of Holywood (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Sable, a serpent in annulo vorant of its own tail argent and surmounted by a sword proper, on a chief argent an arrow reversed sable.
Finnan is a male Irish Gaelic name, with Finnan Ua Sibhlenas named as the king of the Ui-Echach of Muaidh, http://www.ucc.ie/celt/online/T100001A/text707.html. Ó Corráin and Maguire also list Fínán as eleven early Irish saints, including Saint Fínán Cam of Kinnitty (p. 99). The client wants the spelling Finnan, not Finan. Red Book Herald notes that Finnan in the above citation is the modern English translation, not the actual annals entry. There it is listed in Latin in the genitive form Finnani, but tthis Latin citation should be sufficient to register Finnan in the vernacular form. Holywood is an English byname, with the monastery of Holywood Priory founded before 640 AD on the site of the present ruins of the medieval Old Priory in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland (http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/Holywood-Priory-Church-Bangor-P3125); it was rebuilt at least once during period. According to SENA Appendix C, Gaelic and English name elements can be combined, 550 through 1600. The client desires a male and and is most interested in the spelling of the name.
Isabeau della Farfalla. BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, 9/15. Sable, a crescent argent charged with a butterfly azure
This badge was returned administratively as the emblazon in OSCAR ddidn't match the emblazon on the actual form. The emblazon in OSCAR has been computer-colorized while the form is colored with crayons or colored pencils. This has been corrected.
The following appear in the December 2015 Atenveldt Letter of Intent :
I was assisted in the preparation of this LoI by Katherine Coscombe
Bartholomew of Wolfetwain (BoA): DEVICE CHANGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, September 2015: Gules, a saltire Or and overall two grey wolf's heads erased addorsed conjoined at the neck proper.
The original device change, with the identical blazon, was “returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Although the lack of contrast of the conjoined wolf's heads with the field is grandfathered to the submitter, there is still a requirement for the charges to be identifiable. This could probably be improved by adding some internal detailing.” Hopefully, sufficient detail has been added to the client's resubmission.
Caiterína Cu MacCraith (Granite Mountain): NEW NAME
The byname Cu, “the wolf/hound,” was decided upon by the client to avoid conflict with the registered Catríona Macraith (the byname is found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Descriptive Bynames,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan,
Cyra Gabrielia Radenos (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Azure, on a flame Or a dumbek azure.
Maridonna Benvenuti and Ogress Herald note in “Structure of Aristocratic Personal Names in the 10th Through 15th Centuries,” that "All of these family names would be feminized." using the suffix -ne. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/structures.html#feminine_names; http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/feminizing.html#feminizing_family_names. Additionally, double-given names are not found in Byzantine naming practice." [Andreas Sabas Doukas von Leiningen, 12/2005 LoAR, R-Caid], but that double family names are. Gabrielakites appears as a family name in the Prosopography of the Byzantine World ( http://db.pbw.kcl.ac.uk/pbw2011/entity/person/161546). The feminine form would be Gabrielakitissa, so that Cyra Gabrielakitissa Radene would be a registerable form.
The client was consulted and is agreeable with registering this name.
Ernín Ainshearsccar Ó Raghallaigh (TY): NEW NAME CHANGE AND DEVICE RESUBMISSION, July 2015 LoAR: Per bend sinister counter-ermine and gules, a bend sinister embattled and in sinister base a key, wards to sinister base, argent.
Haukr Bjarnarson (TY): NEW BADGE: Sable, a boar courant contourny Or.
The personal name was registered September 2015.
Jacquelin de Normandie (SD): NEW NAME CHANGE from Jacquelin of Normandy, and BADGE RESUBMISSION from Kingdom, July 2011:
Azure, two roses slipped and crossed in saltire, a bordure embattled argent.
The original badge submission, (Fieldless) Two rosebuds slipped and leaved, crossed in saltire, argent. (http://atensubmissions.nexiliscom.com/7-2011LOP.shtml) was returned for conflict with Katherine of Scarborough and for the use of prohibited rosebuds. The flowers used here are the same, but they are not really rosebuds as they are natural roses, which are permitted and blazoned simply as roses.
Kolfinna the Quiet: NEW NAME CHANGE, from Rose the Jeweler
Kolfinna is a female Old Norse name, found in “Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html.
inn kirri, “the quiet, gentle” is found in “Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html. However, the client would like the byname to be “the Quiet,” using the lingua Anglica allowance.
Nastas'ia Volkovicha (SD): NEW BADGE : (Fieldless) A wildman vert statant affronty maintaining a wooden staff proper and conjoined by his sinister arm arm to a horse passant gules, maned and tailed sable.
Nastas'ia Volkovicha (SD): NEW BADGE: Per pale embattled purpure and azure, a squirrel salient contourny argent and an elk rampant proper.
The client was contacted, and she wishes the elk to be argent, to improve its contrast with the field, and the beasts both salient, so “...a squirrel salient contourny argent and an elk salient argent.”
Octavia Maria (SD): CHANGE OF HOLDING NAME, Maria of Sun Dragon
Maridonna Benvenuti notes: Docs check out. Feminine name formation, nomen + cognomen, has been followed. Nice Roman name.
Qasim ibn al-Hadi (BoA): NEW NAME
Renée de Normandie (SD): NEW NAME
Rosamund Sanburne: BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, August 2014: Checky argent and azure, a squirrel sejant erect maintaining a threaded needle inverted Or.
The original badge, identical to this, Checky argent and azure, a squirrel sejant erect maintaining a threaded needle inverted Or., was returned for conflict with the badge of Alasdair MacEogan, (Fieldless) A squirrel sejant erect Or. There is a DC for the field but the maintained needle doesn't count for a difference. With the elimination of unsustainable "maintained/sustained" definitions as outlined in the August 2015 Cover Letter, we believe that this submission is now clear of Aladair's armory.
Thyri Eirikskona (BoA): NEW DEVICE: Azure, a looped tress of hair Or, in chief three stag antlers conjoined in annulo and on a base argent a mullet azure.
Þorgeirr Hallvardðrson (Burning Sands): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per pall inverted gules, argent and sable, two domestic cats sejant addorsed counterchanged and a Bowen knot Or.
The name is Old Norse. Both Þorgeirr and Hallvarðr are given male names found in “Viking Names found in Landnámabók.” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html.
I think the correct construction of the patronym should be Hallvarðsson, with -r > -s, and the addition of the masculine, -son, according to “A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html.
The client desires a male name and is more interest in the sound of the name. He will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.
Please consider the following submissions for the December Letter of Intent:
Haukr Bjarnarson (TY): NEW HOUSEHOLD NAME, Gullinbursti Hall
The personal name was registered September 2015. The name it Old Norse, “Gold Mane/ Bristles,” gulli-, “gold, is found in “Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html. Gullinbursti was a great mechanical boar with bristles that glowed in the dark, forged by Brokkr and Eitri; he was the mount/companion of Frey. I have no idea whether this would be an appropriate name (it's not a name being applied to a human), but where does presumption begin/end? It sounds reasonable (rendered nto English, “Golden Bristle Hall” doesn't seem too far-fetched, but then I could a 4-H member naming his/her piglet that).
The following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms, September 2015:
Adheliza Stjarna. Device. Argent, a drakkar and in canton a compass star azure.
There is a step from period practice for the use of a compass star.
Please instruct the submitter to draw the ship more centered on the shield, as it is the sole primary charge.
Winterbourne. Name change from Brian the Pious and device change.
Azure, a sun argent charged with six pheons in annulo points to
center azure and in chief a coronet embattled argent.
Fraser. Household name Stonegard Keep (see RETURNS for badge).
an Einigh inghean Uí Mháille. Name.
Granite Mountain, Barony of.
Badge for Order of
Beauty of Granite Mountain. Per
fess indented vert and sable, a quill pen bendwise sinister issuant
from an inkwell Or, a bordure erminois.
The following submissions were returned for further work, September 2015:
Bartholomew of Wolfetwain. Device change. Gules, a saltire Or and overall two grey wolf's heads erased addorsed conjoined at the neck proper.
device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states
"Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Although the
lack of contrast of the conjoined wolf's heads with the field is
grandfathered to the submitter, there is still a requirement for the
charges to be identifiable. This could probably be improved by adding
some internal detailing.
Fraser. Badge. (Fieldless) A bat-winged lion with a human head
sejant erect sable face argent.
della Farfalla. Badge. Sable, a crescent argent charged with a
Aurelius. Badge. Per bend azure and purpure, on a bend couped
engouled of two lions' heads Or, three gunstones.
Aurelius. Badge. (Fieldless) On a bend couped engouled of two
lions' heads Or three gunstones, overall a rapier bendwise sinister
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