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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!

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. Brandan der Wanderer von Arnswold: NAME and DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 2007

Per bend azure and vert, a bend raguly on the upper edge and in sinister chief a hawk's head erased argent.

The original name name submission, Arenvald the Wanderer, was returned for containing two bynames and no given name, a violation of RfS III.2.a. The client has reworked the name into a completely German name.

Brandan is a masculine given name found in "Late Period German Masculine Given Names: Names from 15th Century Arnsburg," Talan Gwynek

( ).

Wanderer is the German word for "wanderer, hiker" (Langenscheidt's German-English English-German Dictionary, Pocket Books, NY, 1973). Wanderer is seen as a German surname in "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497: Surnames," Sara L. Uckelman

( ).

In the return of the original name submission, it was noted by the College of Arms that "Brechenmacher under Arnswald(e) has Arneswold dated to 1358 and Arnswold dated to 1400, both as surnames." He would like to use Arnswold as a locative placename.

The client desires a male name and is willing to drop der from the name, or to drop der Wanderer altogether.

The original device submission, Per bend raguly azure and vert, in sinister chief a hawk's head erased argent., was returned for onflict with two of James Addison of Woolpit's badges, Per fess embowed-counter-embowed azure and argent, in sinister chief a dove's head erased argent., and Per bend azure and argent, in sinister chief a dove's head erased argent. "In each case there is a CD for changes to the field. However, there is not a CD for placement of the bird's heads since James's dove's heads cannot be on the argent portion of the badges. A comparison of the emblazons shows insufficient difference to grant a CD between a hawk's head and a dove's head."

2. Godfrey of Argyle: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, August 2007

Quarterly gules and sable, a quadrant and in chief a pair of shackles conjoined by a chain fesswise Or.

The name was registered August 2007

The original submission, Quarterly gules and vert, a quadrant and in chief a pair of shackles conjoined by a chain fesswise Or., was returned "as the emblazon in OSCAR does not match the form sent to Laurel. The drawings are different enough that potential problems with the depiction of the shackles could not be addressed. We note that the shackles as shown in OSCAR are a much better depiction than those on the forms and recommend that that version of the emblazon be used in resubmission." The client likes the original design, but he wishes to change the field from Quarterly gules and vert... to Quarterly gules and sable...

3. Jost Brandolf von Luck: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Quarterly gules and sable all crusily fitchy Or, a badger rampant argent.

Jost is a masculine given name, a form of the of the Breton saint Jodocus, found in several German dialects; it is found in 1294, 1298, 1346, and 1508, in Franconian, Low Saxon, and Alemannic dialects (Bahlow, Hans, Deutsches Namenlexikon : Familien- und Vornamen nach Ursprung und Sinn erklaert (Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp Taschenbuch Verlag, 1985, 1990). s.n. Jost; Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann, Etymologisches Woerterbuch der deutschen Familiennamen (Limburg a. d. Lahn, C. A. Starke-Verlag, 1957-1960). s.nn. Eichstett(er), Jo(o)s, Jost; and Socin, Adolf, Mittelhochdeutsches Namenbuch. Nach oberrheinischen Quellen des 12. und 13. Jahrhunderts (Basel: Helbing & Lichtenhahn, 1903; Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1966). p. 25). This is all summarized in Saint Gabriel report 2383 ( ).

Brandolf is the Anglo-Scandanavian form of the Norwegian masculine given name Brandulfr, c. 1400, according to the Viking Answer Lady's "Old Norse Men's Names" ( ).

von Luck (also von L┼ęck) is a German surname found in RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project; a Kaspar von Luck was married in 1468

( ; this citation routed back to the home page and wouldn't let me access the site without a "free trial," but I have hard copies of the page).

The client desires a male name, is most interested in the sound of the name, and wishes it to be authentic for the language and/or cultre for the Holy Roman Empire, 1300-1400. He is willing to drop Brandolf in order to register the name.

4. Ragnarr skinnskrifari í Bládrekafirði: NEW NAME

The name is Old Norse. Ragnarr is a masculine given name found in "Viking Names found in the Landnámabók," Aryanhwy merch Catmael

( ). The byname literally means "skin painter" (the client is a tattooist by profession). Skinn, "skin, fur," is found in the Glossary of An Introduction to Old Norse, Second Edition, E.V. Gordon (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1966). Skinna- "skin, fur-trader," and heljarskinn, "swarthy-skin," are found in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók," Aryanhwy merch Catmael

( ), demonstrating both the use of descriptive (skin type) and occupational (trader) elements for bynames. Skrifari, "painter" (also "writer") is found in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Geir T. Zoëga (Clarendon Press, Oxford); skinn is also found in this source. The locative, "from Blue Dragon Fjord," has elements found in Zoëga's work: blár, "blue"; dreki, "dragon,"; and fjŏrðr, "fjord, firth, inlet." í is the preposition, "from," used with local names (this entry shows the declension of fjŏrðr to firði).

While Kolfinna Raudulfr's name was returned in June 2007 for a byname that used a construction of <color> + <animal> ("red wolf"), a pattern that has yet to be proven as a period formation of personal bynames used in ON in period, here, the "color-animal" construction is used as a coined locative. The client desires a male name; he is most interested in the meaning, "Ragnar Skin-painter from Blue Dragon Fjord," and the language/culture (Old Norse) of the name.

5. Robert Lyons of Kilkenny: CHANGE OF HOLDING NAME from Robert of Tir Ysgithr

The original name submission, Robert Lyons, was returned by Laurel in February 2007 for conflict with Robert Delion. Adding the locative clears the conflict.

Robert is a common masculine given name throughout period, earliest dated to 1071 (Withycombe, 3rd edition, pp. 254-5).

de Lyons is dated to 1296 in Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, p. 289, s.n. Lyon, Lyons; Lyons is also the client's legal surname.

Kilkenny is a city in Ireland, founded as a monastic settlement. William the Earl Marshall built the first stone castle on the site, which was completed in 1213. ( ).

6. Shonna Dennyng: NEW DEVICE

Per bend sinister Or and gules, a trefoil knot and a chief vert.

The name was registered August 2007.

7. Simon de Rouen: NEW DEVICE

Per bend sinister gules and purpure, in pale three hautbois bendwise within a bordure Or.

The name was registered December 2005.

8. Tangwistel Corista: NEW NAME

The name is Welsh, "Tangwistel the Singer." Both elements are found in "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names," Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn ( ).

The client wants a female name, and in most interested in the language/culture of the name (Welsh).

9. Valora Tou Agina: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Counter-ermine, a pegasus segreant and a bordure dovetailed argent.

Valora is said to be Latin for "valor or valorous." The closest "valorous" names I can find in Latin are Valeria and Valeriana, Roman names in the classical period and for that of the 6th-7th C. in the Byzantine period ( "Common Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the 6th and 7th Centuries," Bardas Xiphias, ).

Tou Agina is said to be Greek for "of Aegina," with Aegina a small island in the Saronic Gulf in Greece ( ).

The client desires a female name.

I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter by Aryanhwy merch Catmael and Helena de Argentoune.

This letter contains 4 new names, 4 new devices, 1 name resubmission, 1 holding name change and 2 device resubmissions. This is a total of 12 items, 8 of them new. A check to cover fees will be sent separately.

Thank you again for your great 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.

25 February 2008 Atenveldt Letter of Intent (A.S. XLII)

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