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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto François la Flamme, Laurel King of Arms, and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Parhelium 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. Amalric d’Acre: BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, May 2004

(Fieldless) A rat sejant erect sustaining a roundel sable.

The name was registered April 2004.

The original submission, (Fieldless) A rat sejant erect, paws resting atop a roundel sable., was returned for violating RfS VII.7.b, Reconstruction Requirement. “The relative sizes or the roundel and rat generated much discussion as to whether the roundel was sustained or maintained. The size is such that we cannot come up with a blazon that adequately describes this ‘so that a competent heraldic artist can reproduce the armory solely from the blazon.’ The roundel should be made either larger (so as to be co-primary) or smaller (to be maintained)...” The emblazon has been modified so that the rat is clearly sustaining the roundel and that they are co-primary charges.

2. Cináed Óg: NEW NAME

The name is Irish Gaelic, “Young Cinaed.”

Cináed is a masculine Irish given name dated to 724-28, and 975 (“Dated Names Found in Ó Corráin & Maguire's Irish Names,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan      ( ).

Óg is a descriptive adjective byname, “young,” consistent with the <given name> <descriptive adjective> construction seen in “Quick and Easy Gaelic Names Formerly Published as "Quick and Easy Gaelic Bynames" 3rd Edition, Sharon L. Krossa ( ); it is found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Descriptive Bynames,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan ( ), as the Early Modern Irish Gaelic, from c. 1200.

The submitter is most interested in the spelling of Óg, so if the name needs to be adjusted for temporal compatibility, it probably should involve adjusting of the given name, not the byname. (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cináed / Cionaodh.” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan,, shows Cináed as Middle Irish Gaelic, dating to c. 1200, so the original form might be acceptable.)

3. Cináed Óg: NEW DEVICE

Or, a hulk sable, a chief wavy sable bezanty.

4. Elizabet Alfinnsdottir: NEW DEVICE

Per bend sinister vert and sable, on a bend sinister between two unicorn horns bendwise sinister Or, a vine throughout vert.

The name was registered July 2004.

5. Elizabeth M’Kena O’Bannon: NEW NAME CHANGE from “Elizabeth Mac Kenna Mac Gavin”

Her original name was registered June 2004.

Elizabeth is found in England with this spelling from 1205 (Withycombe, 3rd ed., pp. 99-100, s.n. Elizabeth).

Patrick Woulfe shows M’Kena as English forms of the Irish Gaelic mac Cionaodha, during the time of Elizabeth I - James I (s.n. macCionaodha).

O’Bannon is the name of several distinct sept in Ireland (MacLysaght, 6th edition, p. 12, s.n. (O) Bannon). Although MacLysaght’s header forms are modern, and Woulfe gives several English forms temp. Elizabeth I - James I, with O’Bannan being closest, O’Bannon has been registered as recently as July 2003 to Rowan O’Bannon.

The submitter is most interested in the sound of the name and will not accept Major changes. If registered, the currently registered name will be retained as an alternative persona name.

6. Elizabeth M’Kena O’Bannon and Dante Mc Gavin: NEW JOINT BADGE

Per saltire purpure and azure, an anchor between four skulls argent.

Elizabeth’s name change submission appears in this Letter of Intent. Dante’s name submission appears in the 28 October 2004 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

7. Elizabeth M’Kena O’Bannon and Dante McGavin: NEW JOINT BADGE

Per bend azure and sable, a sun Or and a sword argent.

Elizabeth’s name change submissions appears in this Letter of Intent. Dante’s name appears in the 28 October 2004 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

8. Eva die Wölfen: NEW NAME.

The name is German.

Eva is a feminine given name found in “German Given Names from 1495,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael

( ).

The byname, suggested by the Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 2880, comments that in many places in Germany between 1300 and 1500, the wife or daughter of a man surnamed Wolf would also have been known by the feminine form of the surname, e.g., Wölfin or Wölfen; this is seen 1349-1408 and again in 1439 and 1519. Therefore, die Wölfin is a fine descriptive byname for the early part of the period the client wishes, with Wölfin or Wölfen and Wolf appropriate for the later part ( ). She’s mixed the spelling Wölfen with die, which doesn’t seem to be much of an issue.

She will not accept Major changes to the name submission.

9. Eva die Wölfen: NEW DEVICE

Or, a wolf rampant gules and on a chief nebuly azure a butterfly argent.

10. Katrina von Rosenberg: CHANGE OF HOLDING NAME from “Katrina of Atenveldt,” Laurel June 2004

Originally submitted as Katrina Petronÿa von Rosenberg, that name used a double given name, one Czech and the other Hungarian. No documentation was provided and none found or use of double given names in either of these cultures. Without such evidence, a Czech or Hungarian name using two given names was not registerable Her armory was registered under the holding name Katrina of Atenveldt.

The client has dropped one of the given names.

Katrina is a diminutive of Katerina, a common woman’s name in the 15th C. Czech region, according to “Common Czech Names of the 15th & 16th Centuries,” Walraven van Nijmegen ( ). Anna Katrina of Brandenburg (1575-1612) was married to Christian IV, demonstrating the use of the diminutive in period.

The von Rosenburg family was an influential family in Bohemia during late period; C(eský Krumlov Castle was inherited by the Rosenbergs in 1302 when the Lords of Krumlov died out, and the family had their seat there up till 1602. ( ).

11. Lucrezia di Bartolomeo: BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 2004

Purpure, on a heart Or, a double-horned hennin gules, trimmed argent, a bordure Or.

The name was registered July 1996.

The original submission Purpure, on a heart Or a double-horned hennin gules., was returned for conflict and because of issues with identifiability of the hennin; it was suggested that the hennin have a curved bottom and a band of some sort of trim on it, “a feature which greatly helps in identifying the object as headgear,” which matches the photocopied information that the client provided with her submission. I’ve included the tincture of the trim.

Considering Jean Teresa Violante of Heather and Arn: Purpure, on a heart Or a violet slipped and leaved proper., there is one CD for the changes to the tertiary, and one CD for the bordure.

12. Sancha Galindo de Toledo: TRANSFER OF ALTERNATE SOCIETY NAME TO PRIMARY SOCIETY NAME from “Tatiana Laski Krakowka”

The client’s current primary persona name, Tatiana Laski Krakowska, was registered in September 2000; the alternate name, Sancha Galindo de Toledo, was registered in January 2004. Having consulted with the client, she asks that Tatiana be retained as an alternate persona name.

13. Sancha Galindo de Toledo: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, April 2004

Azure, an owl contourny Or between in cross four mullets and in saltire four roundels argent.

The client’s previous submission (made under the name Tatiana Laski Krakowska), Per saltire argent and azure, six mullet argent., was returned for multiple conflicts. This is a complete redesign.

There was some concern that the charges surrounding the owl might be considered too similar to mixed-type semys, which are prohibited. Since the orientation of the mullets and the roundels can be defined accurately in the blazon, and because there is a definite number of charges and they are larger (and therefore more identifiable) than charges that would appear in a semy are likely to be, we are sending this on for the College’s opinion.

I was assisted in the preparation of this letter by the commentary of Knute Hvitabjörn, Katherine Throckmorton, and Aryanhwy merch Catmael. This letter contains 2 new names, 1 new name change, 3 new devices, 2 new badges, 1 device resubmission, 1 badge resubmission and 1 transfer of primary/alternate names. This is a total of 12 items, 9 of them new. A check to cover fees will be sent separately.

Thank you again for your indulgence and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.

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.

Gordon, E.V. An Introduction to Old Norse, 2nd edition, Oxford at the Claredon Press, 1957.

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

Medieval Names Archive.

Ó Corráin, Donnchadh and Fidelma Maguire. Irish Names.

Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames, 2nd Edition, 1976, reprinted 1979.

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


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