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Letter of Intent

25 April 2018, A.S. LII

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. Most items that were accepted at the Estrella XXXIV Consultation Table and held for any reasons are included in this LoI.

Unless specifically stated, the client will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.

1. Abigail de Westminster and Lachlann Dougal Graeme: BADGE REUBMISSION from Laurel, September 2017
(Fieldless) Three chevronels couped and braced counterermine.

The names were registered January 2006 and July 1988 respectively.

The previous submission, (Fieldless) Three chevronels couped and braced counterermine., was returned for a redraw. “Commenters could not recognize the presence of the ermine spots. Upon resubmission, the submitter is encouraged to draw thicker chevronels and larger ermine spots.” This has been done; the clients have seen the redraw and agree to it.

2. Aelia Musa: NEW BADGE
(Fieldless) A Suffolk knot Or.

The name was registered June 2013.

3. Ardgal Ardgalson: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Or, a gurges azure, overall a mullet of eight points, a bordure vert.

Ardgal: Old Irish Gaelic and Middle Irish Gael male name, dated c700-c1200 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Artgal, Ardgal, Ardgar / Ardghal, Ardghar,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan,

Ardgalson: this construction “Norses” the Irish Gaelic name Ardgal into a male patronymic. The client would really like Ardgalson, but he may accept mac Ardgaile if absolutely necessary. That does appear to be the case. As ffride wlffsdotter comments: SENA PN1B seems to suggest that while Gaelic and Old Norse name phrases can be combined under our rules, you can't mix them within a single phrase (ie. Irish Ardgal + Old Norse -son.) "A registerable name phrase must follow the rules of grammar and structure for a single time and place. It may not mix languages unless that mixing of languages within a name phrase is attested as a period practice.” This being the case, he will accept the patronymic mac Ardgaile. Ardgaile is the genitive form of Ardgal (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Artgal, Ardgal, Ardgar / Ardghal, Ardghar,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan,
The client desires a male name. (And he would really like Ardgalson, if at all possible.)

The original submission used a mullet of four greater and four lesser points (a compass star); this led to having two SFPP (the compass star and placing a charge over a gurges). A bordure was added to avoid a conflict. The client has seen the redraw and agrees to it.

4. Benton Ivanovich: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per chevron inverted gules and argent, on a mullet of eight points argent a mallet sable, and a polypus gules.

Benton: is the client's legal name. (A copy of his birth certificate is provided to Laurel.)

Ivanovich: Russian, “son of Ivan/Ioann.” His father's registered name is Ivan Petrovich. Patronymics with the suffix -ich were popular in Novgorod and Pskov amongst the upper classes, added directly to the standard -ov patronymic (Ivanov). By the 16th and 17th centuries Moscow had restricted the use of the "-vich" suffix to only the highest dignitaries (i.e., boiars and high court officials) (“Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names – Grammar,” Paul Goldschmidt,

The original submission had polypus with several tentacles placed higher than its head; the mullet was very irregularly drawn. The charges were redrawn to solve these issues; he client has seen the redraw and agrees to it.

5. Fenrich Stürmer Hahn: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, October 2017

Or, a dunghill cock rising contourny vert maintaining a spear bendwise sinister gules hafted sable, a bordure raguly sable.

The name was registered March 2017.

The previous submission, Or, a dunghill cock rising contourny vert maintaining a spear bendwise sinister gules hafted sable, a bordure raguly sable., was returned administratively: “This device is returned administratively. The mini emblazon and the form in the packet both have incorrect submissions artwork, which depict a differently-colored spear and a bordure that is half-raguly and half-dovetailed. The submissions herald provided corrected mini emblazons in commentary, but the forms were not received.” Hopefully these issues will have been corrected.

6. Ian'ka Ivanova zhena P'trovitsa: CHANGE OF ALTERNATE NAME to PRIMARY NAME
This alternate name was registered to the client June 2012. She would like to make it her primary name, and her once primary name, Ianuk Raventhorne, registered August 2001, changed to an alternate.

7. Ian'ka Ivanova zhena P'trovitsa: NEW BADGE

Gules, a raven displayed, on a chief engrailed argent, three Ukranian trident heads gules.

The name was registered June 2012 as an alternate name; it is currently being transferred as a primary name to her.

There is a SFPP for a raven in a displayed posture. The original emblazon used a very generic-looking bird that a few commenters would've blazoned as an eagle; a redrawing demonstrated a well-drawn raven. The client saw the redraw and agrees with it.

8. Juliette Marion Geant: NEW NAME CHANGE, from Juliette Dashwood

Juliette is a Dutch female given name: Juliette Di Civi is mentioned in a marriage of 02 Nov 1636 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (Batch M90125-4,

Marion is a German female given name; Marion Strohmeyer has a burial date of 29 Dec 1634 in Kaltenbach, Germany (B93412-2,

Geant is a German surname; Enie Geant was christened 12 Mary 1628 in Bierlingen, Schwarzwaldkreis, Wuerttemberg (Batch C95265-1 , The client's maternal grandmother had the maiden name of Doris Marion Geant.

Dutch and German name elements are compatible after 1100 (SENA, Appendix C).

Double given names in German are acceptable wtihout further documentation (SENA, Appendix A).
The client desires a female name and will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.
If the name change is registered, please retain the currently-registered name, Juliette Dashwood, as an alternate.

9. Mason Arison: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Or, a shark naiant contourny azure, and in chief a mace fesswise azure.

Mason is the client's legal given name; his baptismal certificate is provided to Laurel for documentation.
Ari is a masculine ON given name (“Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael,; while the genitive (patronymic) form of the is most likely to be Arason (“A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael,, what the client would really like is the name to simply reflect that he is the son of Ari. Can something come closer to letting him be Arison?

The client desires a male name and is most interested in the meaning of the name, “Mason, son of Ari.”

Originally blazoned as Or, in pale a mace fesswise and a shark naiant contourny azure., it was reblzoned as the shark is visually larger than the weapon (and to avoid a potential Unity of Posture issue).

10. Merrick Maguidhir: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Quarterly azure and argent, a tower counterchanged.

Merrick: client's legal given name; a copy of the AZ driver's is included for Laurel.

Maguidhir: Irish Gaeli Mag Uidhir, “son of the pale(-faced) man (Black, The Surnames of Scotland, p. 507 s.n. Macguire).
The client desires a male name.

Consider Elef Pedersen: Per pale azure and gules, a flameless cresset Or. There is 1 DC for the field and 1 DC for the tincture of the charge. Elsewhere, for Conrad of Northfield's badge, Quarterly counter-ermine and Or, a beacon counterchanged, enflamed proper., there also appears to be a DC for a tower versus a beacon (There is at least a CD between a tower and a correctly drawn beacon...[Einarr Grímsson and Jacqueline de Meux. February 2007 via Calontir]).

11. Orabilis Douw: NEW BADGE

Per saltire gules and sable, a dragon and a Greek sphinx rampant addorsed argent, a bordure embattled ermine.

The name was registered July 2017.

Given that both monsters are four-limbed and winged, they could be blazoned alternatively as segreant.

12. Russell Rusli Marteinnson: NEW NAME

Originally submitted as Rusli Marteinnnson, it appears that a given name is missing here. As a result, the client has agreed to use his legal given name Russell.
Rusli: ON byname, "collector of odds and ends" (The Old Norse Name, Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p. 26).
Marteinnson: Marteinn is an ON masculine given name (ibid. p. 13), and the patronymic is constructed as -nn > -ns, plus the suffix, so this would likely be Marteinsson.
He would much prefer Rusli Marteinnson if it could be found that Rusli is a given name, not just a byname.

13. Valarie Longbow: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Argent, a dragon passant maintaining an artist's brush inverted azure, on a point pointed ploye sable a sheaf of arrows argent.

Valarie is the client's legal given name, with the second -a- in the spelling; a copy of her AZ driver's license is provided to Laurel.

The Middle English Dictionary dates longbowes to 1386 (, and as -es is a standard plural suffix ( we should be able to drop it without any issue. Metonymics are quite common in Middle English:

Willelmo Suard, 1327 (
Willo Slyng 1332 (
Jamys Arblaster, 1475 (
Longbow was registered as recently at April 2017 to Arthur Longbow.
The client desires a female name and is most interested in the spelling of the name.

14. Varinn inn Spaki: BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, January 2018

Argent, within the horns of a increscent gules in pale a wolf's head cabossed and in saltire two roses sable, slipped and leaved vert.

The name was registered January 2013.

The previous submission, Argent, within the horns of a decrescent gules in pale a wolf's head cabossed and in saltire two roses sable, slipped and leaved vert., was returned “for use of the restricted motif of the Red Crescent, which is a single gules decrescent on any argent background or in any way that could be displayed on an argent background.” This has been changed to an increscent.

The use of garden roses is a step from period practice.

There are 6 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 4 New Devices and 4 New Badges. These 15 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $60 for them. There are 1 Device resubmission and 2 Badges resubmissions. These 3 items are not chargeable. OSCAR counts 1 Exchange of Primary and Alternate Name Change. There is no charge for this action. There are a total of 19 items submitted on this letter.

I was assisted in the preparation of the Letter of Intent with Commentary provided by Commentary was provided by Aria Gemina Mala, Coblaith Muimnech, Etienne Le Mons, ffride wlffsdotter, Iago ab Adam, Konrad Mailander and Michael Gerard Curtememoire.

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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