Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS
Letter of Intent
25 April 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.
1. Amber Bikkadóttir: NEW DEVICE
Per chevron inverted vert semy of cat's pawprints argent and sable, a domestic cat couchant contourny paly Or and sable and a tree eradicated argent.
The name was registered June 2012.
Pawprints are a Step from Period Practice.
2. Ceallach Colquhoun: NEW HOUSEHOLD NAME, Red Dragon Keep of Sundragon
The client's SCA name was registered June 2006.
client desires a household name based on an inn sign <color +
mythological creature>, as demonstrated in “English Sign Names,”
Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada
(http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/inn/), and the use of the designator
Keep was registered to Emelyn Fraser's Stonegard Keep in September
2015, and earlier to Cassandra Attewoode's Summers Keep in June 2011.
The household name is to be associated with her registered badge, Per bend sinister gules and argent, a door argent banded and handled sable and charged with two arrows in saltire, and a dragon sejant affronty, wings displayed and face to dexter gules.
3. Fiórleif eldr orn: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, December 2010
Argent, a phoenix gules, a bordure sable semy of pheons argent.
The name was registered December 2010.
The original device submissions, Argent, a phoenix gules within an orle of pheons sable., was returned for conflict with Lucia Amaranta Backlassare, Argent semy-de-lys sable, a phoenix rising gules. Because of the placement of the fleurs-de-lys, they were very nearly arranged in orle, so there was no CD for the change in arrangement of the secondary charges. While there are a number of sable bordures associated with phoenixes (aka, “close calls,” this appears to be clear of conflict.
4. Galen Peter Gilmore: NEW DEVICE
Per bend purpure and argent, a wyvern statant argent and three cats gardant herisonny contourny sable.
The name appears in the March 2017 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.
NEW NAME and DEVICE
The name is
English. The spelling Godfrey
is dated to 1273 in the Hundred Rolls (Withycombe, 3rd edition, p.
136 s.n. Godfrey). Godfrey
Tupman has a christening date of 7 August 2597 in Chesterfield,
Derby, England Batch C03586-1
The name appears in the March 2017 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.
According to the Pictorial Dictionary, the default posture of the dolphin is naiant.
7. Johnathan Crusadene Whitewolf the Younger: NEW ALTERNATE NAME, Eber Hauer, and NEW BADGE
Per bend Or and argent, a bend raguly gules between a double-headed eagle sable and an elephant's tusk gules.
The personal name was registered June 2001.
The alternate name is German. I thought Eber is a male given name based on the following, but the name is Ebert (along with a number of other Ebert citations): Ebert Am Aberge has a christening date of 9 Nov 1623 in Evangelish, Feudinge, Westfalen, Prussia, Batch C97748-9 (https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AEber~%20%2Bbirth_place%3AGermany~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1200-1650~). Because of this, we are hoping that Eber might be a given name based on Jacob Eber Maley, a man with a double given name and the christening date of 27 Sep 1622 in Evangelisch, Reichelsheim Friedbert, Oberhessen, Hesse-Darms, Batch C93888-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NCDZ-LLC : 28 November 2014).
Hauer is a surname; Joannes Hauer has a christening date of 21 Aug 1623 in Kulsheim, Baden, Germany, Batch C92511-1 (https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3AHauer~%20%2Bbirth_place%3AGermany~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1200-1650~).
The client desires a male name and is most interested in the meanings, sound and language/culture of the name; he would like it authentic for language/culture (none given). He will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.
A tusk is an elephant’s tooth, couped and with point to chief by default; it is a permitted charge.
Leofrun of Tir Ysgithr:
NEW NAME and BADGE
Leofrun is a female given name found in “Anglo-Saxon Women's Names from Royal Charters,” Marieke van de Dal (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/marieke/anglosaxonfem/).
Tir Ysgithr is an SCA territory (Tucson AZ), with the name registered January 1973.
9. Leolin Blackwell:
NEW NAME and DEVICE
name is English. Leolin is found in The
History of the County Palatine and the City of Chester,
was a Welsh prince; the book has side-by-side translations from the
Latin, and the man's Latinized Welsh name is Lewelinus.
This is the Englished form of the name.
10. Lilias Mar: NEW NAME
is a female given name; Lilias Sinclair has a christening date of 11
Oct 1618 at Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothain, Scotland, Batch
It is also found in "Names Found in 17th C Wills from the
Shetland Islands, Scotland: Women's Given Names," Mari ingen
Briain meic Donnchada
Kirstane Mar has a christening date of 29 June 1572 in
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Batch C11424-2
Marcus de Grae: NEW DEVICE
12. Muiredach mac Robartaig: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Chevronelly inverted azure and Or, on a chief-pale between two doves respectant gules, a double-headed axe Or.
The name is Gaelic.
Muiredach is an Old and Middle Irish Gaelic masculine name dated 760-1257 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Muiredach / Muireadhach,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Muiredach.shtml).
Robartaig is the genitive form of Robartach. Dated 757-1136 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Robartach,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Robartach.shtml).
The construction using mac is for a simple patronymic byname (“Quick and Easy Gaelic Names," 3rd Edition, Sharon L. Krossa, http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#simplepatronymicbyname).
The client is most interested in a Gaelic/Scots name.
The placement of the axe adequately fulfills Mistholme's dictum at http://mistholme.com/dictionary/chief-pale/, "if charged with tertiary charges, they must fill the entire chief-pale, both the horizontal and vertical portions."
13. Olive Long Anne Prosper: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Quarterly purpure and sable, on a cross rayonnant Or between in chief two owls respectant argent, an increscent moon azure.
name is English.
There are five tinctures and three charge types in the device. According to the Pictorial Dictionary, an increscent with a human face is blazoned as an increscent moon. "Rayonnant" is equivalent to "irradiated,” not having a complex line running along all edges of the ordinary, as rayonny would be.
14. Orabilis Douw: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per pale dovetailed argent and purpure, a wolf sable and a winged unicorn argent combatant, on a chief rayonny vert three thistles argent, flowered purpure.
is a female given name dated to 1221 in “Feminine Given Names in A
Dictionary of English Surname: Orabel,” Talan Gwynek
it is also the name of two women in Black's The Surnames of
Scotland, p. 639, The daughter and heiress of Nesius, William's
son, who married before 1200, and the woman who married Adam, son or
Duncan, earl of Mar, son of Gilchrist, Earl of Mar.
15. Orabilis Douw: NEW BADGE
Argent, a wolf's head erased sable and a unicorn's head erased purpure armed gules respectant and a point pointed counter-ermine.
16. Roland of Blaye: NEW NAME
Roland appears as a name in “Given Names from Brittany, 1384-1600,” Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, with the desired spelling dated 1526 (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/latebreton.html).
Blaye (originally Blaye-et-Sainte-Luce) is considered the burial site of the Frankish hero Roland, buried in its basilica (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaye).
Would this name be considered presumptuous, with the heroic Roland being buried in this place? There was a bit of commentary that thought so, but I forward it to the College for additional input.
17. Sibyl Breathnach: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Gules, a corgi dog rampant contourny Or maintaining a dagger inverted argent, a bordure embattled Or.
Sibyl is a a female given name dated to 1201 in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surname: Sibyl," Talan Gwynek, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Sibyl.
Breathnach is a Gaelic descriptive byname, meaning "Welsh" ("Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Descriptive Bynames," Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Alpha.shtml). Coblaith Muimnech comments that “this is most logically presented as an English name incorporating an Anglicized Irish surname. By the 13th century the English had started using gender-neutral familial surnames, so whether a Gaelic woman would've been known as Breathnach wouldn't be an issue...The Calendar of the Justiciary Rolls or Proceedings in the Court of the Justiciar of Ireland Preserved in the Public Record Office of Ireland contains several attested forms of the byname, of which the closest in period and spelling to the submitted form is Brethnagh, dated to 1299 (vol. 1, p. 296: https://archive.org/stream/calendarofjustic01irel#page/296).”
Wyllam Salesbury's A Dictionary in Englyshe and Welshe (London 1574), where there is a reference to the Korgi ne gostoc, meaning "Corgi or curre dogge", https://www.welshcorgi-news.ch/Leseecke/InfoCorgi/Meaning_eng.html. This source also gives a gray period illustration of the breed. The corgi is a short-legged, long-bodied breed used to herd livestock; in modern times, it is more likely to herd English royalty.
18. Þórbjørn Siggeirson: NEW NAME
The name is
Valeas Proietto di Venezia: NEW NAME and DEVICE
name is Italian. The client's documentation: “My persona is that
of an Italian street orphan adopted by a Venetian merchant family ca.
1500 AD. The name “Valeas” is a not too uncommon (but still
used) latin name meaning “full of life”. “Proietto” was a
VERY common surname given to orphans. It literally means “cast off”
or “unwanted'”. The post-name of “di Venezia” is just that,
to tell where I'm from. This was (and is still) a common practice in
Italy. Thus, the entire name of “Valeas Porietto de Venezia” is
a truly historically accurate name for a street orphan from
Having said this:
Ample commentary in-kingdom demonstrated that the given name is Valens, not Valeas, the younger brother of Emperor Valentinian; they were co-rulers in the 4th C. It is found throughout the book, whereas the use of Valeas as a given name is not.
Benvenuti comments that neither Proiettare nor Proietto are in either
of the Florio dictionaries nor Vocabbolario degli Accademici della
Crusca 1st ed. 1612. These are Florentine/Italian. She did not find
either word in the Venetian and Vicentine dictionaries that I have,
period or modern. It is not found in the late 18th century,
multi-volume, Sicilian dictionary by Barese noble Michele Pasqualino.
“Undated surname in De Felice Cognomi, s.n. Proiètti... è la
cognominizzazione del nome comune centro-meridionale prioetto
"trovatello", bambino abbandonato", denominazione
attribuita nel passato anche come nome personale e cognome (v. i tipi
Proietto, etimomologicamente, continua il latino proiectus (part.
perfetto passivo di proicere "gettare davanti a sé, gettare
via"), "gettato via, abbandonato"). A translation, "is
the surname from the south-central prioetto common name "foundling",
abandoned child ", attributed name in the past also as a
personal name (see the Projectus types, etimologically continues
Latin proiectus ... proicere "throw before him, cast away "),"
thrown away, abandoned ").
Might Proietto be used as a descriptive, rather than a patronymic or surname, since it seems that it fails as a period surname?
The client desires a male name. He will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.
Vincent Blackwell: NEW NAME
Yagi Tenji Yoshitatsu Kakujo: NEW NAME CHANGE and NEW DEVICE
The name is Japanese. His currently-registered name is Jaku'an Kakujo (registered October 2014). He wishes to drop the azana Jaku'an in favor of the following name construction. The name elements are found in Name Construction in Medieval Japan, revised edition, Solveig Throndardottir.
Yagi is a surname dated to 1332, p. 329.
The yobina Tenji, “sky, heaven,” is dated to 1124, p. 191. The nanori Yoshitatsu, “dragon,” is dated to 1600, p. 297.
Kakujo has been previously registered; it is an imina/personal name dated to 1336.
The client desires a male name and will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.
SENA A4 states that “Any armorial design that does not fit within our core style rules may still be registered if it can be documented as following a pattern of period practice within the armorial style of a single time and place within the temporal scope of the Society. This time and place may be in Europe or may be from a non-European period armorial tradition, such as Islamic or Japanese heraldry. We call such a design an Individually Attested Pattern. All elements in an Individually Attested Pattern must be found in that single time and place, including charges, arrangement of charge groups, and lines of division. Documentation under the Individually Attested Pattern rules does not exempt a design from conflict, presumption, or offense rules.” The client hopes that the armory can be registered, given evidence for the hexagon shape kikko (tortoise shell) that is a recognized motif in Japanese armory. Examples of this design are found in The Daibukan (The Great Book of Heraldry) edited by Hasimoto Hiroshi circa 1591 and the Kenmon Shokamon, Hanawa Hokiichi, dated 1470.
The hemp leaf was determined to be a permitted charge in SCA heraldry in the badge registered to the client, Sable, a hemp leaf within an annulet argent., April 2015. If registered, the client's current device, Per pale sable and vert, within a torii a lion dormant argent., should be released.
There are 13 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name, 1 New Household Name, 13 New Devices and 3 New Badges. These 31 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $124 for them. There is 1 Device Resubmission; this item is not chargeable. There are a total of 32 items submitted on this letter.
Please Note Well! I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent with commentary provided by Brenna Lowri o Ruthin, Coblaith Muimnech, Daniel the Broc, Etienne Le Mons, ffride wlffsdotter, Iago ab Adam, Maridonna Benvenuti, Michael Gerard Curtememoire and Thomas de Groet.
Thank you to those who have provided your wisdom and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.
as tu Mika-Mysliwy