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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!

Please consider the following for the April 2018 Atenveldt Letter of Intent
(most come from the Estrella XXXIV Consultation Table):

Asiya Alzahar (BoA): NEW NAME
Asiya: Arabic female 'ism/given name ((“Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices,” Da'ud ibn Auda,

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 [1], [5], and [6], found at (also a no-copy source.) At least one of those towns is dated to period; footnote [5] refers to the seizure of Zahara in 1481.

Da'ud's 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."
The client wants a female name and is most interested in the meaning and language/culture (none given). She would like it authentic for 15th C. Arabic.

Benton Ivanovich (Tir Ysgithr): 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.

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,

Ian'ka Ivanova zhena P'trovitsa (TY): 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.

Ian'ka Ivanova zhena P'trovitsa (TY): 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.

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,,

Sahira: 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.
D'Santangelo: Monte Sant'Angelo is a town of Apulia, southern Italy, in the province of Foggia, on the southern slopes of Monte Gargano. Monte Sant'Angelo as a town appeared only in the 11th century. Between 1081 and 1103, Monte Sant'Angelo was the capital of a large Norman dominion under the control of Count Henry, who was a vassal of the Byzantine Empire. The grotto which houses the Sanctuary of Saint Michael the Archangel where according to legend, St. Michael appeared in 490, 492 and 493, has been the site of many famous pilgrimages, which started from Mont Saint-Michel. While all internet entries demonstrate the placename as Sant'Angelo, the client's documentation Dizionario dei cognomi pugliesi by Maria Giovanna Arcamone shows it as Santàngelo. I think the article might be more accurate as di or de (the client would like a Southern Italian name, and these are more usual than da).
According to SENA Appendix A, double given names in Italian are permitted. SENA Appendix B allows combination of Italian and Arabic name elements.
The client desires a female name.

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.

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.

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,; 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., 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.
Orrin is an English male given name; Orrin Thomas Kebble has a birth date of 1554 in England, and his son Orrin James Kebble was born in 1575 ( Darius is found as an English surname for Helena Darius, with a christening date of 15 Novmber 1635 in Hope, Derbyshire, England ( Batch C03111-6, her father was Petri Darius. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name.

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

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.

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.

Longbow 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 client desires a female name and is most interested in the spelling of the name.

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 ( It's no-photocopy (

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." ( "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 ( 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).

Laughlin Callan is given a death date of 20 July 1570 and a burial date of 1570 in Collon, County Louth, Ireland, Affiliate Record Identifier 142264887 (
The client desires male name and is more interested in the spelling and languag/culture of the name. He will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.

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.

Alþrúðr Karlsdottir: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Azure, a horse courant contourny argent and a bordure rayonny Or.
The submitted name should include the accents found in -dóttir (this is coorborated by Lind, col. 676, with the genitive of Karl being Karls, hence Karlsdóttir.).

ffride wlffsdotter adds to the documentation: “Nordiskt runnamnslexikon by Lena Peterson has: p. 23 sn. Alþrúðr, feminine name.
p. 146 sn. Karl, masculine name ( 20141106.pdf).

Andromeda Lykaina: NEW DEVICE CHANGE: Sable, two wolves courant respectant argent and in chief a ducal coronet Or.

Apolonia Cristyne von Culmbach: NEW NAME
ffride wlffsdotter adds: Chronologia, das ist gründtliche Jahrrechnung sampt verzeichnung der fürnemsten Geschichten, Verenderungen und Zufell ..., published in 1577 according to GoogleBooks, says in 1552: "Marggraff Albrecht von Culmbach" Ewiy2bKctMrZAhUDWq0KHYZKCUoQ6AEITzAG#v=onepage&q=von%20Culmbach&f=false

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 (

Britton Brekeale: NEW NAME

ffride wlffsdotter notes that: Christopher Britton, christened 1596, England. Batch no. P00532-1 (, and that the September 2012 LoAR cover letter says: ( "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

Fiona Brigid MacPherson: NEW NAME
Michael Gerard Curtememoire comments: “No "might" about it:, "Fiona is the submitter's legal given name." Same at, Fiona ingen Conchobair, and, for her alternate Fiona ni Conor. Fiona inghean Mheg Uidhir,, seems to have been the last to get it in as "an SCA-compatible Gaelic name ... one step from period practice."
Further consultation with the client determined that she prefers the given name Brigid. This will appear on the LoI as Brigid MacPherson.

Gallant O'Driscole: NEW BADGE: Vert, a bee proper and a point point ermine.
Per chevron vert and ermine, in chief a bee proper.

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. (, 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.

ffride 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.
Coblaith Muimnech notes Sara L. Uckelman's DRAFT: Names in the 1292 census of Paris indicates one instance of la Beguine in the source material. (

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 0, 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,

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 (

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” (

Michael MacGregor (BoA): NEW NAME
There is a marriage record for Michael Trumbill dated to November 1572 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, (Batch) Number M10012-1 (

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... ( )

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.

Refr is a masculine ON name (The Old Norse Name, Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p. 14).
Fólki is a masculine ON name (ibid., p. 9). The genitive form is Fólkason, according to the construction of patronym, p. 17.
The client doesn't care about the gender of the name. He is most interested in the meaning of the name. He will not accept Major changes to the name.

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

Lacy appears in several forms over several centuries, the earliest being de Laci 1086 and Laci 1086 (Academy of Saint Gabrield Report 2611,, Prior to 1100, the combination of French and Scandinavian elements is permitted. A later spelling might be an issue, as the client will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name. However, being previously registered as Sigríðr Úlfsdóttir, this might count as neutral in both time and language. Additionally, she is changing her name/locative to match her new husband's SCA name. Collin de Lacy was registered September 2016.

Victoria Busshenell: NEW NAME

The following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms, January 2018:

Marcus de Shirewude. Device change. Argent, an Oriental dragon in annulo purpure maintaining a roundel sable, a base nebuly purpure.

There is a step from period practice for use of Oriental dragons.
The question was raised whether the precedent set in the August 2017 LoAR barring use of Chinese dragons under SENA applied to all Oriental dragons, or just those depicted in the Chinese style. We were also asked about the timing of the ban, given that the publication dates of LoARs are subject to variability. So, to clarify: Given SENA's rules about steps from period practice, we must also cease consideration of Oriental dragons for all armory on external Letters of Intent dated after the publication date of the May 2018 LoAR or June 30, 2018, whichever is sooner, unless evidence can be provided of their use in an armorial context.
The submitter's previous device, Per fess vert and argent, three demi-swords inverted issuant from the line of division and a dragon dormant wings elevated and addorsed counterchanged, is retained as a badge.
Riane Goch. Device change. Argent, in annulo four hearts in cross, points to center sable between four daggers in saltire, points to center gules.
There is a step from period practice for charges in annulo not in their default palewise orientation.
The submitter's previous device, Per saltire argent and gules, in chief two chevronels couped and in base a pair of scissors sable, is retained as a badge.
Varinn inn Spaki. Change of badge to device. Per pale sable and gules, a sword between two wolf's heads erased respectant Or.
The submitter's previous device, Per pale sable and gules, a dragon's head cabossed and in base a Thor's hammer Or, is released.

The following submissions were returned by the College of Arms for further work, January 2018:

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

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.
No evidence was presented, and none could be found, showing that the practice of surmounting charges covering only secondary charges when a primary charge is present was done in period. Absent such evidence, armory with surmounting charges that do not overlie the primary charge will be returned.
Theodora Akropolitissa. Device. Argent, a bull's head cabossed and in chief a double-bitted axe gules, a bordure embattled azure.
While blazoned on the Letter of Intent as a primary head with its horns crossing the per fess line and a secondary axe, commenters felt that the small difference in size between the charges gave the impression of a single co-primary charge group. As a result, this device must be returned for violating SENA A3D1, Clarity of Charge Groups
Upon resubmission, we encourage the artist to draw the bull's head larger, and the axe either smaller or oriented fesswise to better fill the available space.
Varinn inn Spaki. Badge. 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.
This device is 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.
The roses were drawn as garden roses. We do not blazon this variant; but their use is a step from period practice.

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

2527 East 3rd Street

Tucson AZ 85716

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