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Letter of Intent

25 December 2016, A.S. LI

Unto Andrewe Laurel; Alys Pelican; Brunissende Wreath; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

Greetings of the Seasons 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. Cullen Ellis: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per bend sinister gules and azure, a dragon segreant contourny argent and three Celtic crosses one and two Or.

The name is English.
While Cullen developed as a surname, late period/post-1500 surnames can be used as given names (James Cullen has a christening date of 1 April 1564 in Hemsby, Norfolk, England, Batch C04500-1,

Ellis is a surname associated with John Ellis, with a marriage record dated to 26 June 1580 in Saint Giles Cripplegate, London, London England, Batch M02243-1,

The client desires a male name.

2. Gallant O'Driscole: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A roundel vert conjoined in fess to two snakes nowed palewise addorsed argent.

The name was registered August 2003.

The posture for the snakes is taken from the registered armory for Justa Vucheselin von Schlangen: Sable, in pale three wolf's pawprints between in fess two snakes nowed palewise addorsed argent. (registered January 2006)

3. Gunnvarðr Egilsson: NEW DEVICE

Or, a phoenix head to sinister gules, a bordure engrailed azure.

The name was registered September 2015.

Compare with Fionn Bàn: Or, a phoenix azure rising from flames gules, a bordure azure. There is 1 DC for changing the tincture of the primary charge (from part azure/part gules to all gules), and 1 DC for the complex line of division on the bordure.

4. Kára Hanadóttir: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A harp sable within and conjoined to three calla lilies in triangle argent, slipped and leaved vert.

The name was registered June 2012.

“In triangle” has been used in blazonry for some long, thin charges:

East, Kingdom of the (badge, October 1987): (Fieldless) A goutte between three barley stalks in triangle Or.

Grímólfr Skúlason (badge, September 2014): Gules, three drinking horns fretted in triangle mouths inward and on a chief argent a valknut between two ravens respectant sable.
Shauna of Carrick Point (badge, March 1987): Vert, three flutes in triangle argent.

Kamejima Saburou Takauji (device, March 2003): Vert, three lathes fretted in triangle within an annulet argent.

In some cases, in annulo is retained in the blazon:

Mairghread Murdoch (device, January 2008): Argent, a thistle proper between three arrows in annulo sable flighted gules.

“In this case the phrase in annulo refers to the fact that the arrows are following each other head-to-tail. They are in as much of a circle as is possible for three long, straight charges.”

5. Liam Warr: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Argent, three pallets gules, a mullet of seven points sable.

The name is English. Liam is a late 16th C. English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records as Joana Liam; Female; Marriage; 1592; Elsworth, Cambridge, England; Batch: M13053-1. It can also be used as a given name by precedent. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]. Warr is dated to 10 March 1597 as the christening date for John Warr in Yetminster, Dorset, Englansd, Batch C16031-1,

Master Kedivor Tal ap Cadugon has kindly provided Permission for Liam's device submission to conflict with his registered badge, Barry vert and Or, a mullet sable.

6. Músa-Sunnifa: NEW DEVICE

Azure, three estoiles argent between two bendlets Or, all between two open books argent.

The name appears in the 30 November 2016 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

This device was originally returned in-Kingdom for violating SENA A3E1, Arrangement of Charge Groups: “This arrangement of two secondary charge groups is not listed in SENA Appendix J, and so may not be registered without documentation that this is a period arrangement of charge groups. Specifically, it would need documentation that primary charges framed by bendlets or other ordinaries appeared on a field with other secondary charges that are not peripheral ordinaries.” An example of this undocumented arrangement of charges is seen with the return of Liliona Ruth Hampton's device submission,, and its return, (Also, the blazon was incorrect, and the estoiles should be argent, and that has been corrected.)

The client has done additional work on her own and demonstrates the registration of the armory for Malkyn of the Cheviot Hills, registered December 2013, Gules, three suns between two bendlets Or, all between two bees Or marked sable., with the emblazon seen at The charges on Músa-Sunnifa's submission are identical in placement to those on Malkyn's armory, and Malkyn's submission was registered without comment. Because of this, we send on this submission for final consideration by the College of Arms. (Our blazon was modified to match the pattern of Malkyn's.)

7. Nikolaus Martin: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per pale sable and gules, a chi-rho argent and a double-headed eagle Or, on a chief argent a cross of Jerusalem sable.

The name is German.

Nikolaus is a male given name, second only to Johann in the period 1451-1550, according to Volkmar Hellfritzsch's Vogtländische Personennamen (Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1969) (“Late Period German Masculine Given Names,” Talan Gwynek,

Martin is a patronymic surname found in “German Names from 1495: Surnames,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael,

The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name.

8. Tobias Wade: NEW HOUSEHOLD NAME, Household of Roan Brook, and BADGE

Per chevron inverted grady azure and argent, a sunburst Or clouded argent and two towers gules.

The name was registered June 2015.

"Roan Brook loosely translates for Copper Creek, which is a commonly-known feature in the Bagdad, Arizona, mining ares. If these two words cannot be used together in this fashion, I would like to keep any changes along this line of thinking, or possibly make another submission."--Tobias Wade. Unfortunately, the definitions in the COED for Roan are associated with the color/skin of animals, particularly horses, cattle, or a specific type of antelope (and not specifically red, reddish, or coppery red, but some white hair interspersed with the darker coat); it is also a soft, flexible leather of sheepskin used in bookbinding. Reaney and Wilson note that it is a locative, from Rouen, Normandy: Roen, Roan, Rone 1418-1420 (3rd edition, p. 380 s.n. Roan, Rone). Brook is a locative surname, a residence near a stream or water-meadow (and a brook is a physical geographical locale itself) (R&W, 3rd edition, p. 67 s.n. Brook et al, and p. 66 s.n. Brock et al), so that the household name could be based on an owner's property or some character of the propertya. After some amount of discussion, it appears that Roan, being a surname, could be used as Household of Roans Brook. I've spoken with the client, and he's agreeable with this.

The client is most interested in the meaning of the name.

9. Vivianna Dalessana: NAME RESUBMISSION and NEW DEVICE
Argent, a fleur-de-lys and a bordure per pale azure and sable.

The client's original name submission, Millicent Couture, appeared on the 20 September 2016 Atenveldt Letter of Intent; she asked that that name be withdrawn and it was (at the eleventh hour) by Alys Pelican.

The new name is Byzantine Greek. There is one example of the female name Viviana (single -n-) in "Common Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the 6th and 7th Centuries," Bardas Xiphias, The same article finds the female name Anna with two -n-s.
Anna Dalassena was the mother of Emperor Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118, and she served as regent in the early years of her son's reign ( She was the daughter of Alexius Charon and a daughter of Adrian Dalassenus. She maintained her mother's name because it had greater notoriety than that of her father or her husband.

ffride wlffsdotter demonstrated in the Prosopography of the Byzantine World ( s.n. Dalassenos: Dalassene, magistrissa, early-mid 12th C.; Anna Dalassene, mid-11th to early 12th D.; Maria Dalassene, protoproedrissa*, mid-late 11th C.; and Xene Dalassene, nun, mid-late 11th C. The -ne ending here occurs in Byzantine Greek is because it is the feminine of -nos. ffride believes that this might be a Latinisation, given her father's name is written as Dalassenus. If the byname is Latin, then the given name Viviana (with, again, a single -n-) also appears in 13-14th C. Italy: "Viviana,” in S. L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. ( SENA Appendix C says Italian and Greek name elements can be mixed.
The client desires a female name. She also is most interested in the spelling of the name, so the Latinized form is likely more acceptable to her.

There are 3 New Names, 1 New Household Name, 6 New Devices and 3 New Badges. These 13 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $52 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Name Resubmission. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 14 items submitted on this letter.

I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent with commentary provided by Basil Dragonstrike, Coblaith Muimnech, ffride wlffsdotter, Juetta Copin, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Seraphina Delfino and Sorcha inghen Chon Mhara.

Thank you to those who have provided your wisdom and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it. Hoping everything you wish for in the New Year comes to pass!

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

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