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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.

The client desires a household name based on an inn sign <color + mythological creature>, as demonstrated in “English Sign Names,” Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (, 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 client would prefer this registered simply as Red Dragon Keep, but that appears to conflict with Red Dragon, Company of the (registered to Tristram O'Shee) and House of the Red Dragons (jointly registered to Anastasia MacEwan de Ravenna and Juliana Red MacLachlan). If the designator is inadequate to avoid conflict with these registrations, the client will accept the addition of of Sundragon (her local Barony; the name was registered in September 1984).

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.

5. Godfrey Jordain: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Vert, a chevron throughout gules fimbriated and charged with two chevronels Or.

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 (
Mary Jordain has a christening date of 10 Apr 1568 at Saint Peter Cornhill, London, London, England Batch P00156-1 ( : 30 December 2014).
The submitter desires a masculine name; the sound is most important, and he will accept no Major changes to the name.

6. Hannah Millican: NEW DEVICE
Per bend vert and purpure, on a bend Or a rose sable, overall two natural dolphins in annulo argent.

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 ( 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 ( : 28 November 2014).

Hauer is a surname; Joannes Hauer has a christening date of 21 Aug 1623 in Kulsheim, Baden, Germany, Batch C92511-1 (

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.

8. Leofrun of Tir Ysgithr: NEW NAME and BADGE
Gules, a chimera statant within a bordure Or.

Leofrun is a female given name found in “Anglo-Saxon Women's Names from Royal Charters,” Marieke van de Dal (

Tir Ysgithr is an SCA territory (Tucson AZ), with the name registered January 1973.

9. Leolin Blackwell: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Sable, a chevron gules ermined and fimbriated or between two natural panthers combattant Or marked sable and a demi-sun issuant from base Or.

The name is English. Leolin is found in The History of the County Palatine and the City of Chester, from ( ). Leolin 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.
Richard Blackwell, a male, has a christening date of 12 Oct 1572 at Holy Trinity, Coventry, Warwick, England, Batch C04192-2 ( : 30 December 2014).
The client desires a male name; he will not accept Major changes to the name.

10. Lilias Mar: NEW NAME

Lilias is a female given name; Lilias Sinclair has a christening date of 11 Oct 1618 at Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothain, Scotland, Batch C11986-1 ( 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 (
The client desires a feminine name, with language (Gaelic/Scottish) and culture (Scottish) most important. She will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.

11. Marcus de Grae: NEW DEVICE
Per bend sinister sable and vert, a phoenix and in chief an arrow fesswise surmounted by a crescent Or.

The name appears in the March 2017 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

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,

Robartaig is the genitive form of Robartach. Dated 757-1136 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Robartach,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan,

The construction using mac is for a simple patronymic byname (“Quick and Easy Gaelic Names," 3rd Edition, Sharon L. Krossa,

The client is most interested in a Gaelic/Scots name.

The placement of the axe adequately fulfills Mistholme's dictum at, "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.

The name is English.
Olive is a female given name; Olive Stillington has a christening date of 24 February 1595 in St. Martin Coney Street, York, York, English, Batch P01094-1 (
A Long Herodias is dated 16245-1722, born in England and died in Rhode Island, with no Batch number given ( Alternatively, a Margarett Long married in 1590 in Guisley, York, England, Batch P00938-1 ( The September 20112 LoAR Cover Letter says that family names documented in 16th C. England can be used as given name. (
Anne is a female given name and Long is a surname; Anne Long has a christening date of 21 December 1561 in Saint John the Baptist, Croyden, Surrey, England, Batch C09865-2 (
Prosper is a surname; Elizabeth Prosper's christening date is 7 July 1601, St. Paul, Lincoln, Lincoln, England, Batch C02631-1 (
The client desires a female name and is most interested in the sound of the name.

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.

Orabilis 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.
Douw is a surname in Black, p. 218, s.n. Dove, Dow, Dowe; Ede Dow held a land in “vico boreali,” Edinburgh, 1366.
The client desires a female name and is most interested in the sound and the language/culture of the name (Scottish clan).

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 (

Blaye (originally Blaye-et-Sainte-Luce) is considered the burial site of the Frankish hero Roland, buried in its basilica (

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,

Breathnach is a Gaelic descriptive byname, meaning "Welsh" ("Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Descriptive Bynames," Mari Elspeth nic Bryan ( 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:”

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", 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 Old Norse.
<Þórbjorn> is a male given name found in the Viking Answer Lady's website (; it is seen as <Þorbiǫrn> in Geirr Bassi's "The Old Norse Name" and "Viking Names found in Landnámabók," Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( Þorbjǫrn (without an o-acute and with an o-ogonek) would be the normalised Old West Norse spelling.
<Siggeirr> is a male given name, also with the Viking Answer Lady. "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names," Aryanhwy merch Catmael (, shows a patronymic formed with the terminal <-rr> changed to <-rs>.
ffride wlffsdotter comments that “the normalised name Siggeirr appears in Nordiskt runnamnslexikon sn. SiggæiRR (ie. the Old East Norse normalised spelling), p. 191 ( 141106.pdf). Siggeirr in the genitive becomes Siggeirs, hence Siggeirsson.”

19. Valeas Proietto di Venezia: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Sable, on a pile azure fimbriated a scimitar inverted, a bordure argent.

The 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 Venice.
“This link explains the way that orphans were given latin (and often fantastic) names, including the VERY common surname “Proietto”: retrieved last on 08/26/2016 [The URL article does address the use of Proietto as a surname.--Parhelium]
“I have included a copy of a text which demonstrates that the name “Valeas” was in fact an actual latin name. The test is from “The English Cyclopaedia: A New Dictionary of Universal Knowledge. I found the book using google books...”

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.

Maridonna 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 ").
“"Dizionario dei Cognomi Pugliesi" by Pantaleo Minervini, s.n. Proiètti. Varianti: Proiètto, Proètti, Projètti... è la cognominizzazione del nome comune centro-meridionale Prioetto "trovatello", bambino abbandonato", come le forme Espòsito, Innocènti, Trovato, ecc. In Italia meridionale. ed a Bari si usava abbandonare i figli non desiderati in una ruota, che li avrebbe fatti riconoscere dai genitori naturali. Data la frequenza di tali abbondoni il sindaco di Bari dalla prima metà del 1800 si accollò la spesa di retribuire le balie per due anni per ogni bambino allattato (oggi si preferisce civilmente abbandonarli nei cassonetti della spazzatura!!) È documentato in Puglia nell forma base a Palo del colle nel 1875: "Proiètta Maria" e nel 1871: "Proiètto Giacomo"; a Conversano nel 1809 "Proiètto Gaetano, Vito, Donato"; nel 1810 "Projètto Biagio". A translation: the surname form of south-central common name Prioetto (<Latin proiectum "thrown forward or away") "foundling", abandoned child ", forms as Esposito, Innocent, Found, etc. In Southern Italy and in Bari they used to abandon unwanted children in a wheel, to keep them from recognizing the natural parents. Given the frequency of such abandoned the mayor of Bari from the first half of 1800 he took on the expense of the nurses pay for two years for each child breastfed (now prefers to civilly abandon them in the rubbish bins !!) it is documented in Puglia in the basic form in Palo del colle in 1875: " Proiètta Maria" and in 1871 "Proiètto Giacomo"; at Conversano in 1809 "Proiètto Gaetano, Vito, Donato"; in 1810 "Projetto Biagio."
“Girolamo Caracausi's "Dizionario Onomastico della Sicilia", s.n. Proiètto repeats De Felice and lists several variant surnames none with information and all undated.” She concluted that the submitter's article is interesting but does not support Proiètto was used in period as a surname.

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.

20. Vincent Blackwell: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Sable, on a pale gules fimbriated between in chief two wolves rampant addorsed a sword inverted argent.

The name is English.
is a male given name dated to 1273 (Withycombe, 3rd edition, p. 289, s.n. Vincent).
Richard Blackwell, a male, has a christening date of 12 Oct 1572 at Holy Trinity, Coventry, Warwick, England, Batch C04192-2 ( : 30 December 2014).
The client desires a male name and will not accept Major changes to the name.

21. Yagi Tenji Yoshitatsu Kakujo: NEW NAME CHANGE and NEW DEVICE CHANGE
Azure, on a hexagon within a hexagon voided argent a hemp leaf vert.

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.

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

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