Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Gabriel Laurel; Juliana Pelican; Emma Wreath; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,
Greetings 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 submitter will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.
1. Astrina de la Meuse: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Azure, a scorpion argent mullety azure and a sinister gore barry wavy purpure and argent.
Astrina is a French female name found in “Occitan names from Saint Flour, France, 1380-1385,” Sara L. Uckelman, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/saintflour.html#2.
The Meuse is a major river in Europe, originating in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before reaching the North Sea. The construction of the byname is based on the attested construction for de la Siene, a river that runs through Paris; that byanme is found in a 1278 quote on p. 284 of Paris sous Phillippe-le-Bell (The 1292 Paris Census). "Dictionnaire des noms de famille en Wallonie et à Bruxelles" by Jean Germain (Lannoo Uitgeverij, Jan 1, 2007) (http://books.google.com/books?id=4bYErd60g3YC) p. 337 s.n. Demeuse lists Jehan de Meuse dated to 1544.
The client desires a female name and is most interested in the sound of the name (as “muse”).
I was assisted in the preparation of this letter by Aryanhwy merch Catmael and Gunnvor silfraharr.
There is 1 new name and 1 new device in this letter. This is a total of 2 items, both new.
Thank you again for your great indulgence and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy