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Letter of Intent

15 February 2019, A.S. LIII

Unto Juliana Laurel; Alys Pelican; Cormac 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 client will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.

1. Áine inghean Uí Cheallaigh: NEW DEVICE CHANGE

Azure, a tree eradicated and on a chief argent, three cherry blossoms azure.

The name was registered June 2014.

If registered, the client wishes to release her currently-held deivce, Per chevron azure and argent, two owls respectant argent and a tree eradicated azure trunked sable.

2. Bríán Hróbjartsson: NEW DEVICE
Azure, a wolf's head cabossed and on a chief argent three pairs of a chisel and a hammer in saltire sable.

The name was registered June 2013.

The tools appear in the online Mistholme Pictorial Dictionary. The author suggest that the exact type of chisel should be mentioned in the blazon (this is a wood chisel). The author also blazons the other charge as a modern war-hammer (accepted charge), to distinguish it from a period war-hammer, with its clawed striking face.

3. Catalina Margherita fil Abraham: NEW NAME
Catalina is a female Italian given name (“Italian Renaissance Women's Names,” Rhian Lyth of Blackmoor Vale, Catalina is also found 46 times in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith,

Margherita is a female Italian given name (“Italian Renaissance Women's Names,” Rhian Lyth of Blackmoor Vale, There is also the spelling Margarita. as a female Spanish given name.

fil Abraham means “daughter of Abraham” (“Jewish Naming Convention in Angevin England,” Eleazar ha-Levi, “fil” is a patronymic byname used by men and women, and Abraham is a common name of this time period. The submitter's legal last name is Abraham, and she wishes to keep the name and spelling intact while working her SCA name around it.
Maridonna Benvenuti comments that “Boniac Abraham is found in "Jews in Catalonia: 1250 to 1400 - All Men's Complete Names" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) "The "typical" Jewish naming pattern is a given name, followed by a patronymic name. In Hebrew, this takes the form of ben 'son of' for men, followed by the father's name. While this form is occasionally seen here, more frequently the given name is followed by the father's name without "ben" or "bat"(”

Juetta Copin further comments that Fil is a scribal abbreviation. Seraphina Delphino adds “If Fil is a scribal abbreviation, would submitter being willing to use filia? According to "On the Evolution of Jewish Names" By Eleazar ha-Levi "In 13th and 14th century Spain, Jews used fijo de (son of) and filia or filla de (daughter of)"and Abraham can be documented as a masculine Jewish name in Spain, so Legal name allowance would not be needed.”
It seems that Catalina Margarita Abraham would be accurate, as might Catalina Margherita filia Abraham or Catalina Margherita filla de Abraham. (The latter ones mix Spanish and Italian elements, with the use of Margheria.)

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the spelling and meaning of the name (keep “Abraham: as the spelling for the byname). She wishes it to be authentic for culture. She will not accept Major changes to the name. According to SENA Appendix A, for Jewish names, vernacular bynames often follow the Hebrew forms (so mostly patronymic), but are generally written following the standards for the local vernacular: both Spanish and Italian demonstrate double given names.

4. Der bFáil inghean Conail: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Vert, a bellflower slipped and leaved and a tierce argent.

The name is Irish Gaelic. Der bFáil is a female Middle Irish Gaelic name, dated 929-1180 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Derbáil / Dearbháil,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan,

inghean is a particle denoting “daughter of.” (“Quick and Easy Gaelic Names,” 3rd Edition, Sharon Krossa,

Conaill is the genitive form of the male Middle Irish Gaelic name Conall dated 904-1050 (Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, above). I think a terminal -l got lost along the way.

The bellflower family Campanulaceae is cosmopolitan to most areas of the world except for the Antarctic (

5. Frij of Windale: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Quarterly gules and sable, an elk statant counterchanged Or and argent.

Frij is a coined name, intended to be Old Norse; unfortunately, I find nothing like it in ON or other Scandanavian language. The client informs me that he is in the process of having his legal given name changed to Frij, but nothing has happened at this date. If necessary, a holding name can be assigned to him if his device submission is approved so that it can be registered (his current legal given name is Jason).

The branch-name for the Shire of Windale was registered November 1998.

6. Jamys de Alton: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Quarterly sable and gules, in bend two unicorns rampant respectant Or and argent, an orle argent.

Jamys is found as a masculine given name dated to 1492 in “Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue: James,” Sara L. Uckelman,

de Alton is found in Black, The Surnames of Scotland, p. 20; Robert de Alton acted as a juror on an inquest held in St. Katherine's chapel, Bavely, 1280. John Alton also appears as an English name, baptized 08 August 1600 in Darlaston, Staffordshire, England, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 March 2018). It is missing a batch number.

The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound and language/culture of the name (12th-15th C. Scotland/England).

The blazon could alternately be bend two unicorns combattant Or and argent...

7. Kokachin Qo'a: NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel June 2017, and NEW DEVICE

Per pale argent and sable, two skeletons arms raised counterchanged.

The client's original name submission Kidala Boskov, was returned for the use of two bynames; Kidala couldn't be found as a given name. This is a complete change.

The name is Mongolian. Kokachin is a female given name (“Mongol Women's Names,” Jessica Bonner,

Qo'a, “fair, beautiful,” is a byname found in “Middle Mongol Grammar for SCA Names,” Ursula Georges,; it is also found with a slight spelling variation as ghoa/guua (“Mongolian Naming Practices,” Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy,

8. Kokachin Qo'a: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A sword winged at the quillions, the blade surmounted by a sun Or.

The blazon of the winged sword et al. is taken from the registered badge (6/11) of Ælfred Lionstar of Ravenspur: (Fieldless) A sword inverted sable winged at the quillions, the blade entwined of two serpents respectant Or.

9. Qarakhan Monchuq: NEW NAME CHANGE

The currently-registered name, Chinua Temur, was registered January 2005. If the new name is registered, please release the current one.

Qarakhan has been registered with a spelling variation Kharakhan by the College of Arms: Mongolian and Turkish names can interchange K/Kh/Q. This particular spelling is found in C.E. Bosworth's Notes on Some Turkish Names in Abu 'l-fadl Bayhaqï's Tārīkh-i Mas'ūdī. The client prefers the “Q” spelling, but if need be, she will accept either spelling.

Monchuq, alternately spelled Munjuk, Mundzuk, and Mundzuq, are all acceptable to the client, although she prefers Monchuq. The name is also found in Bosworth, a leader of Kujet auxiliary troops and charged by Sultan Mas'ud to make an assassination attempt on the Shah, which failed. The name may translate to “bead (of clay)”, “necklace of beads” or even “jewel.”
The client is most interested in the sound of the name and will not accept Major changes to the name.

10. Raven of the Isles: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Or, a brunet savage azure garbed around the waist vert, maintaining on his dexter arm a raven close contourny and in his sinister arm a spear sable.

Agnes Raven has a christening date of 25 Aug 1588 in Grantham, Lincoln, England, Batch P01124-1 ( Late period English surnames sometimes find themselves used as given names.

The Shire of the Isles was registered October 1982. Registered SCA branch name can be used in bynames regardless of the lingual mix thereby created (Kazimierz of Loch Ruadh, Oct 2006).

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

I was assisted in the preparation of this LoI by Commentary from Iago ab Adam, Juetta Copin, Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha, Lyn of Whitewolfe, Maridonna Benevenuti, Michael Gerard Curtememoire and Seraphina Delfino.

There are 5 New Names, 6 New Devices, 1 New Badge, 1 New Name Change and 1 New Device Change. These 15 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $60 for them. There is 1 Name Resubmission.

Thank you to those who provide your wisdom 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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