Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Gabriel Laurel; Lillia Pelican; Emma 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 submitter will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.
1. Aindíles Cáel mac Máedóic: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Argent, a chevron cotised azure between three stag's heads erased proper.
The name is Irish Gaelic.
Aindíles is a male Middle Irish Gaelic given name, 1170-1263 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Aindíles / Ainníleas,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Aindiles.shtml).
Máedóic is a male Oghamic Irish given name, dated 624-660; the genitive form is unknown (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Máedóc,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Maedoc.shtml). Aryanhwy notes that there is a Gaelic cognate, Máedóc, found in the 7th C. (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Máedóc,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Maedoc.shtml); she's not certain, but she believes that the genitive would be Máedóic. mac is the Gaelic particle showing a patronymic relationship of the name bearer to another individual (“Quick and Easy Gaelic Names,” Sharon Krossa, http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#simplepatronymicbyname). Alys notes: “<Máedóic> follows the pattern of how other Old and Middle Irish genitives are formed; it's plausible. According to OCM, <Máedóc> was the name of multiple saints. This should solve any temporal issues that might exist.”
Cáel is an Old Irish Gaelic term, “the slender,” dated 634-681 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Cáel / Caol,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Caol.shtml); a descriptive such as this following the name of the individual it describes. The client would prefer Máedóic but will accept Maedoc. I think the accented form is the more correct construction of the name. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (none given, but suspect Irish Gaelic). He will not accept Major changes to the name.
It was suggested (and I think this is a good idea to pass on to the client) that there ought to be a little more negative space between the chevron and the cotise to avoid it being so thin-lined.
2. Angus Macaird: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per chevron azure and vert, on a chevron argent a polypus sable, a bordure argent.
Angus is found as a male given name in Scotland and England in the Family Search Historical Records:
Angus Mcmangus; Male; Christening; 10 Dec 1615; Inverness, Inverness, Scotland; Batch: C11098-7
The client's legal surname is Aird. The barony of Aird appears as a place name in a Scots-language record dated to 22 April 1594 in the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 database (http://www.rps.ac.uk/). Closer to the surname he prefers are the documented Scots bynames in the Family Search Historical Records:
George Mccairt; Male; Marriage; 18 Jan 1648; Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; Batch: M19500-1
James Mccairt; Male; Christening; 08 Jul 1649; Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; Batch: C11999-3
The client desires a male name. He is most interested in the sound and language/culture of the name (none given). We'd be very happy to see a byname that can incorporate the client's surname Aird if at all possible.
3. Cathaoir Ruadh: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Argent, a fess sable between three crescents and overall an enfield rampant gules.
The name is Early Modern Irish Gaelic.
Cathaior is a male given name, dated 1415-1538 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cathaoir,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Cathaoir.shtml).
Ruadh is a descriptive byname, “red,” usually applied to hair color (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Descriptive Bynames,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/); this is dated throughout period.
The client desires a male name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (none given, but suspect Irish Gaelic). She will not accept Major changes to the name.
4. Emma Makeblise: NEW BADGE
Paly argent and vert, a ladybug proper and a chief Or.
The name was registered August 2013.
The client uses elements and tinctures from her registered device, Per chevron inverted argent and vert, a ladybug proper and a sun Or.
5. Gabriella le Fevre : NEW NAME and DEVICE
Vert, a pine tree couped and on a chief embattled argent three thistles proper.
Gabriella is a late-period Italian variant of Gabrielle (likely 15-6th C), Academy of Saint Gabriel report #1208 (www.s-gabriel.org/1208).
The byname appears as Le Fevre in "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423surnames.html). Her husband's registered name is Loys Le Fevre.
She desires a female name.
6. Iosif Volkov: DEVICE CHANGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel 2/2014
Paly gules and argent, on a pile cotised azure a lightning bolt palewise Or.
The name was registered November 2011.
The previous submission, Azure chaussé paly gules and argent, a lightning bolt palewise Or., was returned because “This device is returned for conflict with the device of Thora of Thescorre, Quarterly sable and gules, a lightning bolt palewise Or. There is a DC for the change in field, but nothing else.”
7. Mikel Draco Aurelius: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Azure, a sea-serpent erect Or and in sinister chief a mullet argent.
Draco is German given name dated to 1546, under the header Drake (Seibicke, Band 1 A-E, Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch, 1996).
Aurelius is a German byname dated to 1618 for Gilgen Aurelius (the father of the groom in the entry for Hannss Haidlin and Schnuppen, “Germany Marriages, 1558-1929”), Batch M95139-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VCT1-Q18).
The client desires a male name and is most interested in the meaning of the name (Michael Gold Dragon). He will not accept Major Changes to the name.
Consider Daffyd ap Caradoc, Sable, a wingless, legless hydra, tail nowed Or.: there is 1 DC for the field and 1 DC for the addition of the secondary charge. Consider Bedivere de Byron: Azure, a serpent entwined around a trident palewise Or.; there is 1 DC for the difference between a serpent and a sea-serpent, and 1 DC for the removal of the co-primary trident.
8. Revina Colquhoun: NEW NAME
Revina is a female given name dated to 1600 (christening date) in Wiltshire, England, Batch C01937-1 of IGI Familysearch, found in “Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950” (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JQNY-7Y2).
Colquhoun a Lowland Scots family name and is dated to 1610 christening date, found in the same source, Batch C11918-2 of IGI Familysearch. (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VQHJ-TT5). It is also dated to 1308 with this spelling in 1308, to Sir John Colquhoun (Black, pp. 163-4).
The client will not accept Major changes.
9. Rosamund Sanburne: NEW BADGE
Checky argent and azure, a squirrel sejant erect sustaining a threaded needle inverted Or.
The name was registered January 2011.
10. Sorcha inghen Chon Mhara: NEW BADGE
Argent, a sea-hedgehog erect gules maintaining a full drop spindle sable, a bordure gules.
The name was registered July 2003.
The client prefers the primary charge to be blazoned as a sea-hedgehog.
11. Thorfinn Thorfinsson the Lucky: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per chevron gules mullety argent and azure, a chevron Or and in base in bend a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy argent.
The name is Old Norse, with the lingua Anglica allowance (SENA PN1.4.c), allowing it to the translated into English.
Þofinnr/Thorfinn is a male given name (“Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html).
The patronymic is formed as -nn > -ns, hence Thorfinsson (“A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html).
“The Lucky” is found as inn heppni (“Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html).
The client desires a male name, and is more interested in the language/culture of the name. He will not accept Major changes to the name.
12. Zoe of Alexandria: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, 11/13
Lozengy argent and sable, a phoenix gules and a chief sable.
The name was registered November 2013.
The original submission, Lozengy sable and argent, a phoenix gules., was returned for conflict with the device of Morgan Morfydd Gwilym, Pean, a phoenix displayed gules, issuant from flames, maintaining in its beak a dexter hand couped proper. There is a DC for the change in field, but nothing for the maintained hand or tincture of the phoenix. As flames proper are considered to be half Or and half gules, Morgan's phoenix is therefore considered entirely gules for purposes of difference.” Adding the chief resolves the conflict.
I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Commentary is provided by Commentary provided by Alys Mackyntoich, Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Aria Gemina Mala, Gunnvor silfraharr, Juetta Copin, Mathilda Winter, Michel von Schiltach and Simeon ben Iucef de Alcacar.
This letter contains 7 new names, 6 new devices, 3 new badges, 1 device change resubmission and 1 device resubmission. This is a total of 18 items, 16 of them new.
Thank you to those who have provided your great indulgence and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it thus far, and to those who will do the same as this is presented to the College entire.
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy