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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Elisabeth de Rossignol, Laurel; Margaret MacDuibhshithe, Pelican; Jeanne Marie Lacroix, Wreath; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Parhelium Herald!

Please note the following correction in the 19 January 2007 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:


15. Taisha Marov: NEW DEVICE

                Per fess indented azure semy of escarbuncles and argent, in base a Russian Orthodox cross gules.

                The client’s registered name is Taisha Markov, registered in September 2002.

The Atenveldt College of Heralds requests the consideration and registration of the following names and armory with the College of Arms.

Please note: Unless specifically stated, the submitter will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.

1. Alysandir Velzian: NEW DEVICE

Per fess vert and sable, three swords in pile inverted, tips crossed, proper.

The name appears in the 19 January 2007 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

Consider Deaton Claymore, badge: Vert, two claymores in saltire surmounted by a third inverted proper. There is a possible RfS X.5 Visual Test conflict, with the orientaiton of the swords, although we’re hoping that there is not.

2. Arenvald the Wanderer: NEW NAME

Arenvald is cited as an Old German masculine given name in Withycombe (The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, 3rd edition, s.n. Arnold).

The very popular “occupational” byname of Wanderer appears in English c. 1440, as Wanderare, according to the COED.

The client wishes to have a masculine name and is most interested in the sound of the name (his second choice is Arnwald – and he notes “Please do not change to ‘Arnold’.”) and that the name is authentic for 11th-14th C.; he also prefers a name associated with the British Isles or Western Europe (Saxon, Celtic or Norman).

3. Arenvald the Wanderer: NEW DEVICE

Per bend raguly azure and vert, in sinister chief an eagle’s head erased argent.

4. Arkina Rshtuni: NEW NAME

The name is Armenian. Arkina is a feminine given name found in “Hye Etch: Armenian Names,”, and in “Female Armenian Names,” .

Rshtuni is an Armenian family name; Theodoros Rshtuni (590 - 655) was an Armenian nobleman, famous for resisting the first Arab invasions of Armenia in the 7th C.. ( , ).

The client is most interested in the sound of the name and wishes it to be a feminine name; she will not accept major changes.

5. Arkina Rshtuni: NEW DEVICE

Argent, goutty de sang, in pale a bar gemel enhanced purpure and a penguin statant affronty head to dexter sable bellied argent.

6. Atenveldt, Barony of: NEW NAME for the Order of the Palm Frond of the Barony of Atenveldt

The branch name was registered January 1981.

The Order name follows guidelines seen in Project Ordensnamen, by Meradudd Cethin

( ), basing a name on Things, i.e. tangible items (e.g., Oak). Palm has been used several times in Order and household names as a noun (Order of the Palm of the Barony of Atenveldt, Order of the Argent Palm of Trimaris). Here, it is a descriptor for Frond. The term frond appears to come into the English language in the 1700's with the advent of Linnaean taxonomy (Compact Oxford English Dictionary).

If it is determined that Frond is inappropriate as an element of the name, the Barony is willing to accept the Order of the Palm Leaf of the Barony of Atenveldt as the Order name. The term leaf goes back to the 9th C. A.D., according to the COED.

If registered, the Order name is to be associated with the badge submitted by the Barony of Atenveldt which appears in the 17 November 2006 Atenveldt Letter of Intent, Gules, two palm trees couped, trunks crossed in saltire, proper and in chief palm frond fesswise vert.

7. Aziza al-Labu’a bint Ibrahim ibn Rashid al-Rahhala and Chaninai al-Zarqa' bint Ibrahim ibn Rashid:


Per fess wavy argent and sable, a pair of human footprints counterchanged.

Aziza’s name appears in the 31 October 2006 Atenveldt Letter of Intent (as Azizah...). She has requested that the given name Azizah use the spelling Aziza to provide consistency of transcription with al-Rahhala (this has been addressed directly with Pelican Queen of Arms). Chaninai’s name was registered August 2002.

The use of foot/pawprints as heraldic charges is one step (ahem) from period practice.


8. Cailin Mac Kinnach: NEW NAME

Cailin is a Scottish Gaelic masculine given name found in “Scottish Gaelic Given Names: For Men,” Draft Edition, Sharon Krossa ( ), dated 1401-1600.

Kinnach is found in the same source under the extended information for Cinnaeach

( ); here it stands as a patronymic.

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

9. Ciar ingen Eogain: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, October 2006

Per fess embattled argent and vert, a bee sable and a rose argent.

The name was registered October 2006.

The original submission, Per fess embattled argent and vert, a bee Or marked sable and a rose argent., was returned for violating the contrast requirements of RfS VIII.2. The bee is considered metallic as it is primarily Or (in fact, about three-quarters). The client is happy with making the bee entirely sable.


Vert, a camelopard statant contourny Or spotted sable a bordure Or and for augmentation on a canton azure, a sun in his glory issuant from base Or, within a bordure argent.

The name and device were registered July 1997. The augmentation (Fieldless) On a canton azure, a sun in his glory issuant from base Or, within a bordure argent., was registered to the Kingdom of Atenveldt 1979. The accolade itself was presented to the lady by TRM Aaron and Alessandra 6 May 2006.

11. Elena Stavraki: NEW NAME

The name is Greek. Ellen is the client’s legal given name, and her paternal grandmother’s is Elena. Withycombe shows Elena as an English feminine given name, a version of Helen, in the 13th C., although none of the Greek/Byzantine sources in the Medieval Names Archive demonstrate it (argh!); it does appear as a Russian feminine given name in 1145, in “A Dictionary of Period Russian Names,” Paul Wickenden of Thanet ( ).

Stavrakis is the client’s legal maiden name (birth certificate attached); it means “little cross.” The closest I can find to its potential use as a byname is an alternate name for Stavrakion, Greece

( ).

The client is most interested in the sound of the name and wishes it to be authentic for the Greek language/culture. She desires a feminine name.


12. Jacquelin Jallier: NEW NAME

The name is French. Both elements are found in “Dictionnaire des noms de famille de France et d'ailleurs,” (Jacquelin and Jallier both ). I didn’t find the exact spelling of the given name in any MNA articles, although Jaqueligne and Jaqueline appear in “Names from Choisy, France, 1475-1478,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( ). This citation has the masculine forms demonstrated as both Jacques and as Jaques.

The client desires a feminine name, and in most interested in and desires a name authentic for the language/culture of France.

13. Livia Alexandra Severa: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, October 2006

Gyronny gules and ermine, a cobra erect tail nowed vert.

The name was registered October 2006.


The client’s original device submission, Gyronny gules and ermine, a cobra coiled and erect affronty, head to dexter, vert., was returned for unidentifiability. We have redrawn the cobra in a more identifiable style for a serpent. The blazon is borrowed from the armory of Darius Aurelius, registered May 2004, (Fieldless) A snake erect tail nowed per fess gules and sable.

14. Uther the Dark and Christopher FitzArthur of Walland Marsh: NEW JOINT BADGE

Per fess sable and gules, a winged stag segreant argent and in chief six mullets in chevron Or.

The namse were registered December 2005 and July 1988, respectively.

The arrangement of the mullets in chief is supported by the following Precedent: [in chevron five compass stars elongated palewise] To quote Clarion: "It is standard SCA and mundane practice to put charges 'in <ordinary>.'" Thus, this does not fall afoul of the ban against charges in arch, nor that forbidding constellations. [Johann von Sternberg, 09/00, A-Ansteorra]

I was assisted in the preparation of this letter by Helena de Argentoune and Knute Hvitabjörn.

This letter contains 5 new names, 1 new Order name, 3 new devices, 2 new badges, 1 new augmentation and 2 device resubmissions resubmission. This is a total of 14 items, 12 of them new. A $48.00 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.

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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