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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Olwynn Laurel; Aryanhwy Pelican; Istvan Wreath; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

Greetings in the Calm Before the Storm (aka, the Estrella submissions) 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. Angus ulbh MacLeod: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per pale sable and Or, a valknut between three mullets of eight points counterchanged.

The original name submission within Kingdom, Angus MacLeod, conflicted with Aonghus MacLeoid, registered August 1988. This now clears the conflict with the addition of the byname, ulbh.

Angus is a masculine given name, the Anglicized form, from the Irish Gaelic Óengus (pp. 148-9, Ó Corráin and Maguire, Irish Names).

This spelling of MacLeod is dated to 1227 in Reaney and Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames, 3rd edition, p. 292 s.n. MacLeod via Black.

Ulbh is found in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Alexander MacBain, Gairm Publications, Glasgow, 1982, It comes from the Norse ulfr, “wolf,” but is defined by McBain somewhat less than the literal animal and more as a person with a bestial, rough personality, “you brute! (Sutherland); from Norse ulfr, wolf.”. The byname is Scots Gaelic, which is likely one step from period practice, mixing it with the Englished elements of the name.

The client desires a male name. He is most interested in the sound and language/culture of the name (none specified). He wishes the name authentic for “Scottish”. He will not accept Major changes to the name (although at the Kingdom level, he was very open to suggestions resolving the original conflict with Aonghus MacLeoid).

The use of a valknut, an SCA-compatible charge, is one step from period practice.

2. Dubhchobhlaigh inghean Eoin uí Ealaighthe: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, May 2008.

Vert, a fleece and in base two filled drop spindles argent.

The name was registered May 2008.

The previous device, Vert, a fleece and two filled drop spindles one and two argent., was returned “for conflict with the device for Helva of Saxony, Vert, a full drop-spindle argent; there is a single CD for changing the number of charges. The blazon on the LoI, Vert, a fleece and in base two filled drop spindles in fess argent, suggests a really big fleece and two spindles shoved into base. In point of fact, the fleece barely fills the space above the per fess line, and the spindles are about as large as they can be in the space remaining, making this three co-primary charges. Her previous submission really did have a primary and two secondary charges.” The resubmission has the fleece clearly the primary charge; between this and the identification clearly a fleece (rather than a fat, live sheep with a belt around its belly), we hope that this is now acceptable for registration.

3. Einarr atgørvimaðr: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, January 1999

Per chevron purpure and argent, three Thor's hammers in fess argent and a bear rampant sable.

The name was registered July 1997.

His original submission, Argent, a bear rampant sable, on a chief enmanché argent and purpure, three Thor's hammers counterchanged., was returned because “the only documentation presented for a chief enmanché was found in Eugene Zieber's Heraldry of America, and the usage there is out of period. The term enmanché can be found in other heraldic sources, but not for a chief that looks anything like what was submitted. Barring documentation that a chief divided in this fashion was done in period, this must be returned.” That problem has been resolved.

4. Raffaelle de Mallorca: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A belt in annulo purpure.

The name was registered June 1995.

5. Raffaelle de Mallorca: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A belt in annulo vert.

The name was registered June 1995.

6. Thomas Cyriak Bonaventure: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, July 2008

Gules, two chevronels between a mullet of eight points and a cannon mounted in a ship's carriage, a bordure Or.

The name was registered March 2008.

The previous submission, Gules, a chevron between a mullet of eight points and a cannon mounted in a ship's carriage, a bordure Or., was returned for conflict with the device of Frae Fitzalleyne, Gules, issuant from a chevron, a demi-dragon rampant, in base a cinquefoil, all within a bordure, all Or. “There is a single CD for changing the type of secondary charges. Even though Frae's dragon is issuant from the chevron, it is still a secondary charge. No difference is granted for the fact that it is conjoined to the chevron while Thomas's mullet is not. Nor is there a CD for changing the number of secondary charges. The cannon in its carriage is considered a single charge, thus both devices have only two secondary charges.” The redesign has cleared the conflict by changing the number of primary charges, providing a second CD.

This letter contains 1 new name, 1 new device, 2 new badges, and 3 device resubmissions This is a total of 7 items, 4 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.

Names Articles. SCA College of Arms.

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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