Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS 1 April 2018, A.S. LII
LETTER OF PRESENTATION Kingdom of AtenveldtUnto
Their Royal Majesties Marek and Golda; Baron Seamus MacDade, Aten Principal Herald; Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,
Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!
consider the following for the April 2018 Atenveldt Letter of
Alzahar (BoA): NEW NAME
Alzahar: the closest we find is al-Zahariyyah. This is a constructed feminine nisba meaning "of the town of Zahara". Zahara is the name of several towns in Spain according to Academy of St. Gabriel report #3069, footnotes , , and , found at http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?3069+0 (also a no-copy source.) At least one of those towns is dated to period; footnote  refers to the seizure of Zahara in 1481.
article suggests that a geographic masculine nisba is formed
by converting the terminal vowel to -i when the place name
ends in a vowel, then using the prefix al-; Zahara
would seem to form the nisba al-Zahari. He also states
that a masculine nisba can usually be feminized by changing
the terminal -i to -iyyah, so al-Zahariyyah may
be the form for "woman of Zahara."
Ivanovich (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Benton: is the client's legal name.
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, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/zgrammar.html).
Ivanova zhena P'trovitsa (TY): CHANGE OF ALTERNATE NAME to
Ian'ka Ivanova zhena P'trovitsa (TY): NEW BADGE
a raven displayed, on a chief engrailed argent, three Ukranian
trident heads gules.
Maria Sahira D' Santangelo (BoA): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per pale vert and azure, a horse and a dragon combatant, on a point pointed argent, a wooden wagon wheel proper.
Maria: female Italian given name (“Names from an Early 16th C Census of Rome: Feminine Names,” Sara L. Uckelman,
feminine Arabic name, “alert, wakeful, unsleeping; moon, moonlight”
(Quranicnames: Authentic Islamic Baby Names,
The Islamic name is based on the Moors occcupying Italy in 827; this
occurred in Sicily and in some areas of Southern Italy.
Merrick Maguidhir (Sundragon): 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.
Irish Gaeli Mag
“son of the pale(-faced) man (Black, The
Surnames of Scotland,
p. 507 s.n. Macguire).
Mason Arison (TY): 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, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html); while the genitive (patronymic) form of the is most likely to be Arason (“A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html), 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., I reblazoned it, as the shark is visually larger than the weapon and to avoid a potential Unity of Posture issue.
Orrin Darius (BoA): NEW NAME and NEW DEVICE
Sable, two serpents in a
Bouchier knot, that to dexter Or and to sinister inverted argent.
While the use of serpents as elements of a knot seems reasonable, the client isn't quite sure how to elaborate on the design if this is in conflict (or if there is a conflict at all). He asks for assistance please.
Russell Rusli Marteinnson (GM): NEW NAME
ON byname, “collector of odds and ends” (The
Old Norse Name,
Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p. 26).
There appears to be a given name missing here, and he will use his legal given name, Russell. However, he would much prefer Rusli Marteinnson if it could be found that Rusli is a given name.
Valarie Longbow (TM): 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.
is a constructed byname. Long- is a prototheme in names such
as Hugh Longspey (Reaney
and Wilson, p. 204) to 1240; Hugo Longstaf (ibid, p. 284) to
1210; Richard Longknyf (ibid., p. 284, s.n. Longspey),
dated to 1332; and Ifald Langstirup (ibid., p. 284, s.n.
Longspey), dated to 1183. Bow can be found as a
deuterotheme in Simon Strongbow, found in Reaney & Wilson,
p. 431, sub Strongbow, dates to 1395. It is a popular SCA
byname, registered as recently at April 2017 to Arthur Longbow.
The following submissions appear in the March 2018 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:
Commentary was provided by Coblaith Muimnech, Etienne Le Mons, ffride wlffsdotter, Iago ab Adam, Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha, Magnus von Lübeck, Michael Gerard Curtememoire.
Adam the Fox: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per saltire sable and vert, a fret and on a chief argent an annulet sable between two oak trees vert.
Coblaith Muimnech notes that The Middle English Dictionary, s.n. prik(e (n.), dates "Adam Prikeman" to 1250 (https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED34609). It's no-photocopy (http://heraldry.sca.org/admin.html#APPENDIXH).
Aislinn Nihtingale: NEW NAME
Alexandra Prestre: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Argent, a pink flamingo close proper, a chief enarched azure estencelly Or and a ford proper.
The client's legal name is Alexandra Priest. ffride wlffsdotter notes: The Administrative Handbook III.A.10 says that you only need a small change in pronunciation, to clear "conflict" with their mundane name: "A small change in the name is sufficient for registration, such as the addition of a syllable or a spelling change that changes the pronunciation. However, a change to spelling without a change in pronunciation is not sufficient. For example, Alan Miller could not register the name Alan Miller or Allan Miller but he could register the name Alan the Miller. Further, submitters may register either a name or armory which is a close variant of a name or insignia they use outside the Society, but not both." (http://heraldry.sca.org/admin.html) "Priest" to "Prestre" would change the pronunciation, surely?
Alpin Callan (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per pale azure and sable, a wolf's head ululant erase contourny between three mullets voided and interlaced argent.
Alpin is the name of several Pictish kings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpin). It can, however, be dated later, to 1287, for Alpinus, canon of Dunblane, and for Alpin mac Donald, a witness for a charter of the halfpenny land of the church of Killilan that was granted to the monks of Paisley in 1295 (Black, p. 20, s.n. Alpin, Alpine).
is given a death date of 20 July 1570 and a burial date of 1570 in
Collon, County Louth, Ireland, Affiliate Record Identifier 142264887
Ululuant is a Step from Period Practice.
Alsacia Rabynovicha: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Sable, on a bend between two bears rampant argent, a bat bendwise sinister sable.
Iago ab Adam comments: Precedent (on my daughter's device submission!) states: “The default orientation for animate charges not affronty or displayed on a bend is bendwise sinister; in other words, they are climbing upwards along the bend.” [Joye de Beumund. September 2011 via An Tir] This would seem to imply that the default for displayed charges is bendwise (which fits with period examples of eagles displayed on a bend that I've seen). So let's go with: Sable, on a bend between two bears rampant argent a bat bendwise sinister sable.
Karlsdottir: NEW NAME and
DEVICE: Azure, a horse courant contourny argent and a
bordure rayonny Or.
wlffsdotter adds to the documentation: “Nordiskt
by Lena Peterson has: p. 23 sn. Alþrúðr, feminine name.
Lykaina: NEW DEVICE
two wolves courant respectant argent and in chief a ducal coronet
Cristyne von Culmbach:
Arianwen Sweet: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 2013: Azure, a heart Or between a pair of wings conjoined, in chief three mullets argent.
Bellina Morgan: NEW BADGE: (Fieldless) A frying pan sable charged with a rose argent barbed and seeded proper.
There were comments as to the inability to identify the frying pan. It has been redrawn, using the 1370 heraldic rendition supplied by the Pictorial Dictionary (http://mistholme.com/?s=frying+pan).
Britton Brekeale: NEW NAME
ffride wlffsdotter notes that: Christopher Britton, christened 1596, England. Batch no. P00532-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPJP-9ZD), and that the September 2012 LoAR cover letter says: (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/09/12-09cl.html#5) "In general, family names documented in sixteenth century England may be used to create given names...."
Celeste Vallentine : NEW NAME and DEVICE: Purpure mullet argent, a natural leopard gardant rampant contourny argent spotted sable.
Denis of the Titans (BoA): Per pale vert and argent, a lion passant counterchanged, armed, langued and orbed gules and as augmentations On a canton azure a whelk within a bordure Or and On a sinister canton argent, a heart gules charged with a horse rampant Or, a bordure gules.
The name was registered August 1971. The original arms were registered at the same time.
The augmentation (with the charged heart) was awarded to His Excellency 6 May 2017 by Morgan and Elizabeth, as part being made Premier of the Order of Glory, Royal Peer.
Elis MacLeod: NEW NAME
Elizabeth Busshenell: NEW NAME
NEW BADGE: Vert,
a bee proper and a point point ermine.
The badge was redrawn to demonstrate the correct way of showing a point pointed on a badge form, as seen in the registered badge of Madlena Malacky, Sable, a crescent pendant and on a point pointed argent a crescent sable. (http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=72223), registered without comment April 2017.
Hannah of Sankt Vladimir: NEW NAME
Ida Grim: NEW DEVICE: Or, a snail courant contourny, on a chief azure three bees Or.
(Yeah, yeah, so the snail isn't courant.)
João Drago Da Costa: NEW NAME
Kolli Makanarson: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Vert, a thistle argent entwined by and sustaining a serpent Or.
ffride wlffsdotter comments: “Lind col. 757 sn. Makan points to a Makan stýtimaðr ca. 1178. He says it's "antagl. utländing" or "presumably a foreigner." The client has assumed that if names ending in -dan become -danar then it follows that Makan becomes Makanar. I honestly don't know.” We are clueless as well.
Kristófórus Jafnkollr: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per fess azure and sable, in pale a demi-sun Or eclipsed sable issuant from chief and a sea-serpent Or, a bordure parted bordurewise wavy azure and argent.
Leofric Hield: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Argent, a cow statant sable with the head of a jester gardant proper, headed gules.
There was some comment on the emblazon: Michael Gerard Curtememoire: “All cows registered in the OSCAR era have had visible, though never prominent, udders. Whether the lack of one is enough to sustain a charge of not being in period style I do not know.” and Madoc Arundel: “There is nothing remotely bovine about the beast, given the lack of the head (which bears most of the identifying features of a cow) and udder. As depicted, this could be canine or feline just as easily.” The beast is drawn very much like the marginalia that it is taken from. Looking closely, the beast has split hooves, like that of a bovine. I can't comment on the lack of udders.
Lorelei Beguine (BoA): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Argent, a swan rousant contourny and a base azure.
wlffsdotter notes An
Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris
by Lord Colm Dubh has: Dame Ade la béguine, Beneoite la béguine,
Juliote la bèguine,Perronele la béguine
SENA Appendix A says that French bynames may omit the article, or
admit it. So "Lorelei Beguine" should be OK.
The original submission, Argent, a swan rousant contourny azure., conflicted with Svana Karlsdóttir's device, Argent, a swan azure., with only 1 DC for the orientation of the bird. Adding the base gives the second needed DC to clear the conflict.
Malik of the High Desert: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per pale indented argent and sable, two bats counterchanged.
Michael Gerard Curtememoire notes that 0http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2015/01/15-01lar.html#123), Da'ud ibn Ma'bad al-Wadi seems to assume that generic locatives (a nisba in this case) are acceptable in Arabic.
Margaret Busshenell: NEW NAME
Margaret: a very popular English female given name dated specifically to 1564 (“Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames: Margaret,” Talan Gwynek, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Margaret).
Busshenell: registered name of her grandmother, Ann Busshenell of Tylehurst. Joan Busshenell has a christening date of 7 May 1565 in Thatcham, Berkshire, England Batch K15779-1 (https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3ABusshenell~%20%2Bbirth_place%3AEngland~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1200-1600~).
María Isabel Falcón de la Sierra: NEW BADGE: Argent, in pall three human figures, heads to center and arms and legs outstretched purpure.
There may be a SFPP for the use of charges in annulo not in their default orientation; one SFPP is permitted. Wreath Queen of Arms commented in “Where have all the details gone?”, “not all period heraldic art has internal details, and such silhouette depictions are acceptable in the SCA as long as identifiability is preserved” ( http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2001/08/01-08cl.html).
MacGregor (BoA): NEW NAME
Natasia Novikova: NEW NAME
According to the July 2017 LoAR Acceptances for Natas'ia Sveneva, this spelling of the given name was registerable, although the apostrophe seems to be necessary (Natas'ia).
Oláfr inn grái Sveinsson: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Azure, a stag's attires and on a chief nebuly argent three gouttes azure.
The nickname inn grái, “the grey,” was added (ibid., p. 22) after consultation with the client, as his original submission, Ólafr Sveinsson, conflicted with name Olaf Sveinsson, registered February 1995.
The gouttes are based on Wreath's allowance for teardrop-shaped gouttes, within limits: "From Wreath: The Shape of Things – Gouttes": given the evidence we express a strong preference for the traditional wavy-tailed gouttes. Teardrop shaped gouttes are registerable as long as they are elongated, more than twice as long as they are wide... (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/03/13-03cl.html#5 )
Olafr Karlsson: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per saltire sable and Or, in pale a dragon statant and a wolf's head cabossed argent, both orbed azure.
Raza-Una: NEW NAME
Refr Fólkason (ES): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per chevron vert semy of forget-me-nots Or and azure, in base a winged fox passant contourny argent.
is a masculine ON name (The Old Norse Name, Geirr Bassi Haraldsson,
The original submission placed the argent fox on portions of a divided field (Quarterly argent and azure, a winged fox passant contourny argent between...), which is a violation of tincture. Further consultation with the client came up with a design that he really likes (and no tincture violation!).
Ro Asper: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per chevron Or and vert, two sprigs of aspen leaves vert and a ram's head cabossed argent.
Roland Rothais: NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel, July 2017
Rowan of the Titans: NEW DEVICE CHANGE: Per chevron Or and sable, two pawprints and a fleur-de-lys counterchanged.
Sadb ingen Máedóc: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per pale indented gules and azure, a tree blasted and eradicated Or and an increscent argent.
The tree was redrawn when internal commenters couldn't identify it as a tree.
Sigríðr Úlfsdóttir de Lacy: NEW NAME CHANGE from Sigríðr Úlfsdóttir of Aschehyrst
appears in several forms over several centuries, the earliest being
de Laci 1086 and Laci 1086 (Academy of Saint Gabrield Report 2611,
Busshenell: NEW NAME
The following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms, January 2018:
is a step from period practice for use of Oriental dragons.
The following submissions were returned by the College of Arms for further work, January 2018:
This device was
pended on the July 2017 LoAR for further research on whether the
motif of charges surmounting secondary but not primary charges was
found in period heraldry, and for discussion on whether this motif is
allowable under our current rules. SENA Appendix I requires that
overall charges surmount the primary charge and nothing in SENA
allows for charges surmounting secondary charges.
Continuing gratitude for your consideration of theses submissions and thanks again to the heralds who worked tirelessly and patiently at the Estrella XXXIV Consultation Table!
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Parhelium Herald
c/o Linda Miku
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