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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Gabriel Laurel; Juliana Pelican; Juliana Lame Pelican; Lillia Pelicanette; 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. Bianca Charbonneau: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Argent, an owl displayed and on a chief sable three fleur-de-lys argent.

Bianca is a female Italian given name found in “Late Period Italian Women's Names: Venice,” Juliana de Luna,, (these are taken from 15th and 16th C. records), and several other MNA papers.

“Names from the Household of Charlotte de Savoie,” Sara L. Uckelman, lists 1 Charbonneau. The article states, "While I haven't been able to determine an exact date for the list, it is from no earlier than 1464, since a nurse for her daughter Jehanne, born that year, is mentioned. (It is also from no later than her death in 1483.)"

The combination of Italian and French name elements is allowed in SENA Appendix C.

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (none given). She will not accept Major changes to the name.

The portrayal of an owl displayed is one Step from Period Practice.

Considering Friederich Scrodir von Baden: Or, an eagle displayed on a chief sable three lilies argent., there is 1 DC for the field tincture, and 1 DC for the difference between lilies and fleurs-de-lys. (If it's different enough for Eton College...)

2. Denton Tanner: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per bend argent and azure, a chamfrom and a horse's head couped contourny counterchanged.

The name is English.

Denton is listed as a byname, dated to 1541, in “Dictionary of Tudor London Names,” Sara L. Uckelman, SENA Appendix A allows for both double given names and double bynames, and in the LoAR 9/2012 Cover Letter, late period English given names can be derived from family names. The IGI Family Search notes a Jones Denton Hudson marriage in 1633 (, Batch M00930-1 ).

Tanner is the client's legal given name; it is also an occupational byname dated to 1576 and 1582 in “Dictionary of Tudor London Names,” Sara L. Uckelman,

The client desires a male name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (none given). He will nor accept Major changes to the name.

Some internal detailing on the horse's head would be useful in quickly being able to identify the charge.

3. Gwyneth O Callaghan: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Argent, an ash-tree eradicated proper issuant from base and on a chief azure a sun Or and a decrescent argent.

Gwyneth is a female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records: Gwineth Robert; Female; Marriage; 20 Oct 1577; Conway, Caernavon, England; Batch: M04948-1 (Wales Marriages1541-1900). Eastern Crown comments that it's been well-established that i and y are interchangeable in late-period English and Welsh.

O Callaghan is dated 1600-1601 (Cahir O Callaghan alias Cahir moddir) in “Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents: Men's Names,” Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada, (The female names in this article that have Callaghan as a byname seem to use ny. However, I see other female names that use O: Katherine O Driscoile 1601; Grany O Cahan 1602; Johanna O Kearoll 1582; Katherine O Toole 1602).)

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the spelling of the name. She will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.

4. Heinrich der Hahn: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Quarterly vert and sable, in chief two roosters respectant Or.

The name is German.

Heinrich is a male given name found in “German Names from 1495,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael,

der Hahn, “the Rooster,” is a descriptive byname. German bynames with animal references have been registered with Gawin der Fuchs (October 2007) and Leonhart Hunt (April 2013), using “Some Early Middle High German Bynames with Emphasis on Names from the Bavarian Dialect Area,” Brian M. Scott ( as a source. Under Han, Hahn, those bynames for rooster are Wernherus Galli 1202 and Johannes Hano 1276. The client is most interested in having a descriptive byname that simply demonstrates the combative nature of a rooster and is just using the common term for the bird. Hahn is a popular family name in late period (as an example, Maria Hahn christening date 1558, in FamilySearch Historical Records,, Batch C95184-1 ), but it doesn't seem too unusual to add the article and reenforce the ferocity/boldness of a rooster.

The client desires a male name, and cares most about meaning and language/culture, the German for “the Rooster.” He is interested in it being authentic for language/culture (German).

The arrangement of charges is very similar to that of the device for Eysteinn meinfretr: Quarterly gules and vert, in chief two lizards tergiant Or., registered December 2012. At the time of registration, it was noted that “This device is not considered marshalling. SENA A6F1c states "A design that contains only a primary charge group of certain kinds does not have the appearance of marshalling. The primary charge group must be one of:...a group of multiple identical charges in a standard arrangement covering the entire field..." The arrangement in chief, where the charges are side by side in fess, is listed as a standard arrangement in SENA Appendix K. None of the rules in SENA A6F2, Designs which Create the Appearance of Marshalling, are triggered by this design. Therefore, it may be registered.”

5. Randolph Greenwall: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Vert, a harp and on a chief embattled Or three axes reversed vert.

The name is English.

Randolph is the client's legal given name. It also appears as a male name in "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names," Talan Gwynek (

The byname Greenwall is dated to 1628, England (for Nichollas Greenwall) in the FamilySearch Historical Records,, Batch M00213-3. This puts both name elements into the same century.

6. Sandhya Kesari: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Gyronny argent and sable, a lotus flower in profile and an orle purpure.

Sandhya is a period male given name. It is the name of a Kamrupi king who drove the Muslims from his realm in 1229 (The History of Medieval Assam, from the Thirteenth to the Seventeenth Century, Nagendra Nath Acharyya,

The Kesari dynasty of Orissa kings in southern India lasted over 400 years, from 623 AD (Alasu Kesari) to 1123 AD (Indra Kesari) and the extinction of the line ( A Sketch of Dynasties of Southern India, Robert Sewell, The client doesn't care about the gender of the name. She will not accept Major changes to the name.

There was a comment that this was not immediately identifiable as a lotus, or at least the one in profile that tends to be used in SCA armory. I think it is identifiable as a lotus in profile, just not one that's most used.

7. Sitriuc Liathsionnach: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per chevron Or and vert, two pommes each charged with a triskelion of armored legs Or and a winged seafox naiant argent.

Sitriuc is a Middle Irish Gaelic male given name, dated multiple times 917-1195 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Sitriucc / Sitriuc / Sitreac, Sitriuc,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan,

The byname is a constructed Irish Gaelic byname, “gray-haired fox.” Liath, “gray-haired, aged,” is an Early Modern Gaelic male given name, dated to 1322 (ibid., Sionnach, “the fox,” is an Early Modern Gaelic male name dated examples running 1233 to 1500 (ibid., Both descriptive elements (gray-haired, fox) are found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Descriptive Bynames,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, We believe the constructed byname can be justified based on the following attested name which describe an animal or further describe the word gray found in Mari's “Masculine Descriptive Names”:

Damán: Little Stag/Ox

in Eich Gil: [of] the White Horse

na nGamhnach: [of the Milch Cows]

The client desires a male name. He is most interested in the language/culture of the name; he will not accept Major changes to the name.

[ If the name submission were to be returned because of the constructed byname, The client would accept Sitriuc mac Sinaig Liath. Sinag is the genitive form of Sinach, a Middle Irish name also found in Mari's Index (
Liath is the same both in the nominative and genitive forms ( Thanks to Eastern Crown for the suggestion.]

I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Commentary is provided by Alys Mackyntoich, Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Brenna Lowri o Ruthin, Emma de Fetherstan, ffride wlffsdotter , Gunnvor silfraharr, Maridonna Benvenuti, Padraig Lowther, Tailtiu of Gortrua and Taran The Wayward.

There is a total of 7 new names and 7 new devices. This is a total of 14 items, all of them new.

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

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716

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