Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS
Letter of Intent
25 March 2017, A.S. LI
Unto Andrewe 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.
This constitutes most (no, really!) of the submissions accepted at the Estrella XXXII Consultation Table. While I'm always grateful (and a little surprised) by the patience and understanding of the folks who use the the Table, I'm even more thankful for the heralds who spend hours and days on the other side of the Table, answering all sorts of questions and comments for the very new client and for the “old-timer” people who drop in – it cannot be done without you, and I hope you know that and how much I treasure you. Just so you know, Honour Grenehart served as head of Heralds' Point for Wednesday and Thursday (and stayed shackled to the Table even after I showed up for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday hours). The Table was assisted by James of the Lake (Furison Pursuivant), Sorcha inghen Chon Mhara (Parhelium Deputy), Symond Bayard le Gris, Seamus mac Riain (Black Boar Pursuivant), Beverly FitzAlan de Stirkelaunde, Caylye Gaspur, and Colm Kile of Lochalsh and Tymothy Smythson.
1. Adelaide Duval: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per bend sinister argent and vert, three roses purpure and a dagger bendwise sinister inverted argent.
appears at p. 224 in "Sommaire de l'histoire des François,"
Nicolas Vignier, published in 1579
). Also noted in the May 2012 LoAR for Adelaide of Alyngton , which
states: "...the Latin spellings Adalhaidis and Adalheidis are
both used, as is the vernacular spelling Adaleide. This is sufficient
to give the submitter the benefit of the doubt regarding the
plausibility of this spelling at an earlier time."
2. Aed Mac Eochagaín: NEW NAME
name is Irish Gaelic.
The potential conflict noted by OSCAR, Aedh mac Eoghain, is under heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#PN3C2 clear for sound by addition of a syllable in Aed Mac Eochagaín.
3. Apollonia Kautz: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Gules, a polypus argent, on a point pointed Or three apples one and two gules.
name is German. Apollonia
Dieterich has a birthdate of 1620 in Neyenhausen, Germany, Batch
4. Aurora Rothais: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Azure, a rose argent and a demi-sun issuant from base, on a chief Or seven mullets three and four sable.
is the client's legal given name; documentation will be forwarded to
The client specifically asked for seven mullets on the chief. While this is typically blazoned as an unnumbered semy, this follows the blazon for
Elana Blakefenn's badge, as Argent, a mullet voided and interlaced within and conjoined to an annulet vert, in chief seven paw prints three and four sable. (November 2009).
5. Beth Drache: NEW NAME CHANGE from Beth of Granite Mountain
The current name was registered June 2015; please release it if the new one is registered.
Green has a christening date of October 1544 in Hartford, Huntington,
England, Batch C16869-1
6. Brando Coradini: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per pale azure and argent, two wolves combattant counterchanged, on a chief triangular sable a sheaf of rapiers inverted proper.
The name is Italian. Brando is masculine given name found 20 times in “Italian Names from the Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/tratte/); it is dated to between 1406-1519 inclusive, http://cds.library.brown.edu/projects/tratte/search/personinfo.php.
is a surname found in “Surnames
from a 16th-Century Italian Armorial,”
Coblaith Muimnech (http://www.coblaith.net/Names/ItSur/default.html).
7. Canaan Falconer: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Or, a stag's head cabossed proper within a torc sable.
Bennet has a christening date of 1599 at St. Mary, Whitechapel,
Stepney, London, England Batch C00629-1
Per pale ployé throughout azure and Or, two Celtic crosses and a sheaf of arrows counterchanged.
name is English. Cora
is a feminine given name dated to 1598 (christening date) in
Holsworthy, Devon, England, Batch C05113-1
This line of division was registered as recently as the April 2016 LoAR, to Rahil Isfahani.
9. Darius al-Gafūr: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Vert, a wolf's head erased contourny argent and a point pointed Or.
The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names shows 10 people named Δαρεῖος. This Greek name usually rendered in Latin as Darius or Dareus.
Al-Gafūr, “discoverer,” is found in “Arabic Names from al-Andalus: Masculine Bynames Found in al- Andalus (nisba and laqab),” Juliana de Luna, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/alandalus/mascnick.html.
The client desires a male name and will not accept Major Changes to the name.
The client will be advised to make the wolf's head larger, to take more advantage of the field area.
10. Dominic de Grae : NEW NAME and DEVICE
Vert, an owl stooping argent, on a chief wavy Or a moon in her plenitude azure between two mullets vert.
is an English masculine name, entering popular use with the saint's
name and his Order's creation (S. Dominic, 1170-1221), Withycombe,
edition, p. 85.
We're not sure if the owl would be facing the viewer, as it is in its default orientation, but it's a lot more identifiable if it is. The client has no objection to having it as an owl stooping gardant.
11. Donwenna Dwn: NEW DEVICE CHANGE
Per chevron gules and sable, three walnuts and a Catherine wheel Or.
The name was registered October 2006.
this is registered, please release her current device,
Per chevron gules and sable, three walnuts Or and a triskelion
12. Eoghan MacIver: NEW NAME CHANGE, from William MacIver
The current name was registered July 2016. If the new name is registered, release the old name.
Eoghan is found in “Scottish Gaelic Given Names: For Men, Draft in Progress Edition,” Sharon L. Krossa, with at least one example found of the name 1501-1600 (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/gaelicgiven/men.shtml#e).
13. Eirikr Stjarna: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Argent, three empty embroiderers quills in pall inverted gules lipped sable.
name is Old Norse, with all elements in Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse
is a male given name, p. 9.
The name of the charges are found in the arrmoy of Bricia de Neubold, http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2007/07/07-07lar.html . There was a question of tincturing them, and Michael Gerard Cuirtmemoire suggested this. Overall, this is a nice and simple design.
14. Evelyn of Windale: NEW NAME
is the client's legal given name (a copy of her Arizona
Identification Card will be forwarded to Laurel). Evelyn Grace,
a woman has a christening date of May 1598 in Saint Margaret,
Westminster, London, England Batch P00160-1
15. Ezekiel Crow: NEW DEVICE
Gules, on a triangle within and conjoined to an annulet argent a raven regardant sable.
The name was registered May 2016.
16. Finna Ívarsdóttir: NEW NAME
name is Old Norse with elements found in “Viking Names found in
Aryanhwy merch Catmael,
17. Fíne Ingen Ui Cheallaigh: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Vert, two swords crossed in saltire and on a chief argent, three wooden harps proper.
The name is Irish Gaelic. Fíne is Old Irish Gaelic, dated 800 and 805 in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Fíne," Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Fine.shtml).
is the lenited genitive form of the male given name Ceallach (ibid.,
dated to 1251, 1278, 1281, 1371 and 1376. The familial particles are
probably more accurate as inghean Uí, the feminine form for
clan affiliation bynames in Early Modern Gaelic, per Sharon Krossa's
"Quick and Easy Gaelic Names"
This should be clear of the registered <Fíne ingen uí Scolaighe> should provide an additional syllable, making the names clear of conflict for sound under http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#PN3C2, and <Sco> is clear of <Chea> for both spelling and sound under the same rule. [MGC]
18. Friedrich Swartzen Hut: DEVICE RESUBMISSION, from Laurel June 2015
Lozengy argent and azure, a Capotain hat sable.
The name was registered June 2015.
The previous submission, Lozengy
bendwise azure and argent, a hat sable., was returned “for not
being reliably blazonable, a violation of SENA A1C which requires
that the submitted emblazon must be reproducible by a competent
heraldic artist, with only normal heraldic variation, from the
written blazon. Because hats have always shown a huge variety of
shapes and size, we cannot define a "generic" standard hat.
All registerable hats would need to be clearly defined so as to be
reproducible from the blazon. Here the form of hat used was not
documented to period.”
As is usual, Wikipedia leaves much to be desired (at least for accurate illustrations of headgear in this instance). Michael Gerard Curtimoire comes to the rescue with period paintings, with a portrait of James I in 1590, now in the National Gallery, http://www.oceansbridge.com/oil-paintings/product/87989/jamesiin1590, and “"1596 Mrs Jennyngs (b.1550-1551) in a capotain hat, Aged 45 British School,” http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/explore-the-collection/401-450/joan-alleyn/ . The website “It's About Time,”https://bjws.blogspot.com/search?q=capotain, demonstrates several capotains, and their inclusion in 1596 portraits (evidently 1596 was a banner year for the stylish capoain). Many thanks to Gerard for digging into the history of habedashery!
19. Galen Peter Gilmore: NEW NAME
name is English. Galen
Barrow has a christening date of 1636 in Coppenhall, Cheshire,
England, GS film number 1655596
20. Geraint de Grey: NEW DEVICE
Azure, a chevron Or between two mullets of eight point argent and a demi-sun issuant from base Or.
The name was registered October 2000.
21. Ginevra of Sofia: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per pale gules and azure emined argent, a lion Or and an orle argent.
is found in "Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of
Florence of 1427," Arval Benicoeur
Grimald the Faithful:
NEW NAME and DEVICE
dated to 1002-4 as a birthdate for Grimald de Plessis
23. Hallbiǫrn Freysgoði: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Vert, three drinking horns fretted in triangle mouths inward and on a chief Or, four Futhark runes Algiz vert.
The name is Old Norse. Hallbiǫrn is a masculine given name in “Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html. Freysgoði, “priest of Frey,” is found in “Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the meaning of the name; he will not accept Major Changes to the name.
The blazon of the drinking horns is borrowed from charges seen in the badge of Grímólfr Skúlason, Gules, three drinking horns fretted in triangle mouths inward and on a chief argent a valknut between two ravens respectant sable., in September 2014. The motif as blazoned simply as three drinking horns fretted in triangle: for Siiri Toivotytär, in April 2012, and for Wulfgar Wartooth, in June 2015.
24. Hannah Millican: NEW NAME
Abbott has a christening date of 1622 in Honiton on Otter, Devon,
England, Batch C05114-1
25. Hildegard Reinharet: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per fess vert and argent, a crescent argent and a domestic cat's face sable.
The name is German. Hildegard Dietrich has a christening date of 1577 in Neuenstetten, Baden, Germany Batch C93303-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NC8P-HHY). While there are a number of Rheinharts and Reinhards and similar names out there, I cannot find the spelling <Reinharet>. Reinharet is a family name, but it can be dated only to c. 1795 for the birth date of Barothia Reinharet, a German immigrant to the United States (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27GP-F6G). Can anyone help out? (The client will be happy to choose a documented spelling if Reinharet comes up empty as an in-period version.)
26. Hürrem bint Osman al-Urduni: NEW NAME CHANGE and NEW DEVICE CHANGE from Layla bint Suleiman al-Urduni
Purpure, a pall inverted raguly between two lotus flowers in profile and a squirrel argent.
Hürrem was the wife of Suleiman the Magnificent and mother of Sehzade Mehmed, Mihrimah Sultan,Selim II, Sehzade Beyazit and Sehzade Cihangir (https://www.boutiqueottoman.com/who-is-hurrem-sultan-roxelana-hoyam-sultana/); the name is said to mean “laughing one” or “cheerful one” in Turkish.
Osman Gazi was the founding sultan of the Ottoman Empire (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osman_I). The name is found in “Muslim Names from 1455 Istanbul,” Ursula Georges (http://yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/muslimNamesIstanbul.html).
If registered, release the currently-registered name Layla bint Suleiman al-Urduni.
If the new device is registered, release the currently-registered one, Purpure, a pall inverted raguly between two lotus flowers in profile and a peacock in his pride argent.
27. Iðunn of the Citadel of the Southern Pass: NAME and DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 2016
Vert, two bones in saltire within a wingless wyvern in annulo argent.
The client's original name submission, Iðunn of the Citadel, was returned because she “used part of the registered branch name Citadel of the Southern Pass as her byname. In order to use the branch name allowance, she must use the entire branch name as registered. Unfortunately, changing the byname to of Citadel of the Southern Pass is a major change, which the submitter does not allow. Therefore, we must return this name.”
The CoA continues: “ffride wullfsdotter documented the submitted form of the given name in Lind, s.n. Iðunn, dated to the 14th century. We note that the Viking Age form of this name is Iðunn, which is a 9th or 10th century name from Iceland found in the Landnámabók. The submitter may wish to know that of the Citadel can be constructed as a lingua Anglica form derived from the Middle English setadell or cytadell, dated to 1542 and 1545 in the Middle English Dictionary, respectively. Unfortunately, a 16th century English byname cannot be combined with a Scandinavian given name under Appendix C of SENA. However, Idunn is a 16th century English surname found in the FamilySearch Historical Records, so can be used as a given name. Thus, the English form Idunn of the Citadel is registerable. We are unable to make this change to register this name because the change in language is also a major change.”
comments in the most recent LoP: “For completeness, here's what I'd
written previously: Lind col. 620 sn. Iðunn includes a mention from
the 14th c. Flateyjarbók,
of <Idunn kona Þoralfs bonda>. Looking in the Guðbrandur and
Unger edition, volume 1 p. 134
we have <Þoralfr het bonda... ok het Jdunn kona hans>.
Assuming that this isn't a normalised spelling, she could have
<Jdunn> or <Idunn>, but it wouldn't be a normalised Old
Norse/"Viking Age" spelling, nor would it have her desired
sound of "Id-toon".”
The client's original device submission, Argent, on a pale sable a bone argent, overall a wingless wyvern passant contourny regardant, its body entwined azure around the bone., was returned “for violating SENA A3E1, which states "Charge groups must be arranged upon the field in a period fashion." This arrangement of an overall charge entwining a tertiary charge is not listed in Appendix J and would need to be documented before it could be accepted.” This is a redesign.
28. Isabella Cara: NEW NAME CHANGE from Ceara inghean Chárthaigh
name is Italian. Isabella
is a female given name found in “Italian names from Imola, 1312,”
Sara L. Uckelman
Vert, a compass rose Or, on a chief argent three oak leaves vert.
This spelling version of the male given name James is seen c. 1240 (Withycombe, 3rd edition, pp. 170-2, s.n. James).
James Shinner (male) has a
marriage date of 1589 in Marytavy, Devon, England, Batch no. M05139-1
30. Joseph Grünewald of York: NEW ALTERNATE NAME, Iosif Syl'vestrov
The primary name was registered March 1995.
The new name is Russian. Elements are found in “A Dictionary of Period Russian Names,” Paul Wickenden of Thanet (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/).
Iosif is a masculine given name, the Russianization of Joseph; it is dated to 1541.
Sil'vestr is a masculine name dated to 1574; the patronymic would be Sil'vestrov. The variant spelling Syl'vestrov matches that of Catharin Syl'vestrova, registered June 2014.
31. Julian Faith McCabe: NEW DEVICE CHANGE
Per saltire sable and argent, two unicorn's heads erased respectant sable.
The name was registered July 2000.
If this is registered, retain the old device, Per saltire azure and vert, two unicorn's heads erased respectant Or., registered August 2000, as a badge.
32. Kathryn De Feuer: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Vert, in pale within a stag's antler conjoined to itself in annulo and a goblet, within the antler a rose, all argent.
is the client's legal given name. It seems to be a reasonable variant
dated to 1570 in “Feminine Given Names in
De Feuer is found in “Flemish Names from Bruges,” Luana de Grood, dated 1400-1550 (https://www.s-gabriel.org/docs/bruges/). (Most likely the de would be written in lower case.) Since French and English and compatible languages, I hope that English and Flemish are compatible as well and elements can be combined into a single name.
The client desires a female name and is most interested in the meaning of the name; she would like it authentic for English and Flemish language/culture. She will not accept Major Changes to the name.
Kidala Boskov: NEW
is a patronymic dated to 1498, from the Bos variant Bosko, s.n.
34. Marcus de Grae: NEW NAME
Grae is dated to 1572 in an English marriage record for Harriet Grae (Batch M05840-2, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKG5-MQ1). The client desires a male name and will not accept Major or Minor Changes to his name.
35. Mariette Dominique du Beau: NEW DEVICE
Azure, a bat-winged mermaid erect to sinister between flaunches argent.
The name was registered April 2000.
The primary charge was enlarged to make it more identifiable.
36. Occadai Dogshin: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per bend sinister azure and purpure, two dogs sejant erect addorsed Or.
The name is Mongolian, and both elements are found in “Mongolian Naming Practices,” Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongolian_names_marta.html). Occadai is a variant translation of Ogedai; the byname means “wild.”
37. Owain Sayer: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per fess dovetailed vert and argent, a mortar and pestle argent and three flames azure.
Owain is a masculine name dated c.1100-1171 on p. 77 of Heini Gruffudd's Welsh Names for Children, which is a source to be used with caution: the dates are presumably accurate, but the spellings may not be. This spelling is also found as a surname in R&W s.n. Owen, dated to 1242.
Sayer is dated to 1292 for John Sayer in Reaney and Wilson, 3rd Edition, p. 394 s.n. Sayer et al. SENA Appendix C permits English and Welsh name elements to be combined.
38. Rebekah bat Mikael: NEW NAME
The name is Jewish. Rebekah is a feminine given name found in “Jewish Women's Names in an Arab Context: Names from the Geniza of Cairo,” Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/geniza.html).
Mikael is a masculine given name; this spelling is found dated to 1279 in Withycombe, 3rd edition, pp. 218-9 s.n. Michael.
bat is the patronymic particle denoting “daughter of.”
39. Runa Gigja: NEW DEVICE
Per chevron azure and sable, two unicorns combattant argent and a lit Arabian lamp Or.
The name was registered October 2016.
40. Ryan Thorne: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per bend wavy Or semy of reremice sable, and gules, in dexter base a compass star Or.
Ryan is a masculine given name dated to 1595 for Ryan Burre in Saint George, Stamford, Lincoln England, Batch M03168-3, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX7Y-WBS.
Thorne is found dated to 1592 in "Surnames in Durham and Northumberland, 1521-1615,” Julie Kahan (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juetta/parish/surnames_tuv.html).
The use of a compass star is a SFPP.
41. Swetiue de Torleton': NEW NAME and DEVICE
Or, two elephants statant respectant sable maintaining in their raised trunks a heart gules.
Swetiue is dated to 1207
in “Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames:
Swetiva,” Talan Gwynek
ffride comments: “Apparently Swetiue is from The Anglo-Saxon
Heritage in Middle English Personal Names: East Anglia 1100-1399
and with a bit of digging I think their source was the Pipe
de Torleton' is dated to 1207 in Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, p. 440 s.n. Tarleton, Tarlton.
The client desires a female name and would like it authentic for 13th C. England
42. Uilliam ua Briain: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Quarterly argent and sable, a cross gules between four snakes nowed counterchanged.
The name is Early Modern Irish Gaelic. Uilliam is a given name dating from 1302 to 1577.
Briain is the genitive form of Brian, dating from 1258 to 1582 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Given Names,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/). I believe that the clan affiliation particle ought to be Ó.
The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name.
It will be suggested to the client that the snakes should be centered in their own little quarters.
43. Yvonnet le Bouer: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Azure, a lighted candle and a quill pen crossed in saltire, on a chief triangular Or a three-footed pot sable.
The name is French. Yvonnet is a female given name found in “An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris,” Colm Dubh, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paris.html#Y.
le Bouer is dated to 1296 in Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, p. 57 s.n. Bower et al.
The client desires a female name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (13th C. French). She will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.
Michael Gerard Curtmoire notes:
This is not a cauldron, which hangs by a bail without feet, per
which bail must be visible
and would badly crowd this chief. Rather, it is a three-footed pot.
For the official statement, see
"From Wreath: Blazoning Fun -- Kitchen Pots and Pans".
There are 30 New Names, 4 New Name Changes, 1 New Alternate Name, 26 New Devices and 3 New Device Changes: these are 64 chargeable items and Laurel should receive $256 for them. There are 1 Name resubmission and 2 Device resubmisions; these 3 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 67 items submitted on this letter.
Please Note Well! I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent with commentary provided by Coblaith Muimnech, ffride wlffsdotter, Fiora Vespucci, Maridonna Benvenuti, Michael Gerard Curtememoire (lots of this!) and Selene of the Sky.
Thank you to those who have provided your wisdom and (endless) patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.
as tu Mika-Mysliwy