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Atenveldt Submissions (excerpted from the S.C.A. College of Arms' Letters of Acceptance and Return)

The following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms, May 2018:
Áine inghean Uí Raghallaigh. Name.
Submitted as Áine inghean Uí Ó Raghallaigh, the name was not correctly constructed. The phrase inghean Uí is the marker for Gaelic Clan Affiliation bynames for women; such names for men are marked with Ó. The two markers cannot be combined. With the submitter's permission, we have changed the name to the grammatically correct Áine inghean Uí _ Raghallaigh for registration.
Ari Ánsson and Æsa {o,}ngull. Joint badge. Per bend sinister gules scaly argent and argent semy of escallops inverted gules.
Emelyn Fraser. Badge for Stonegard Keep. Argent, a bat-winged man-tyger sejant erect within a bordure embattled sable.
Eugene Haraldson. Device. Per pale sable and argent, a sun eclipsed between in bend two broad-arrows counterchanged.
Lilias Mar. Device. Per bend sinister azure mullety Or and vert, in sinister base a scorpion bendwise sinister inverted Or.
Lucius James. Name and device. Sable, a fist and a bordure rayonny Or.
The submitter requested authenticity for 16th century England. This name meets that request.
Melonia Marie Popoff. Device. Vert, a catamount rampant guardant argent enflamed proper, a bordure ermine.
Nichelle of Whitewolfe. Badge. Sable, a demi-panther argent spotted sable and incensed gules maintaining a cross formy argent.
Nudd MacPherson. Name change from Ian Nudd MacPherson.
Submitted as Nudd McPherson, Mc is a scribal abbreviation for Mac. By precedent, "both Mc and M' will be expanded to Mac for registration purposes. Individuals with names expanded to Mac should of course feel free to use abbreviated forms like Mc and M' as documentary forms of their name." [September 2013 Cover Letter] With the submitter's permission, we have expanded the byname to MacPherson for registration.
Nudd is a 16th century surname that can be used as a given name. MacPherson was already registered to the submitter and can continue to be used under the Existing Registration Allowance without the need for new documentation.
The submitter's previous name, Ian Nudd MacPherson, is retained as an alternate name.
Tir Ysgithr, Barony of. Order name Order of Ffrind of Tir Ysgithr and badge association. (Fieldless) A maunch Or charged with a boar's head couped contourny sable.
Submitted as Order of the Ffrind of Tir Ysgithr, the submitted name did not match any attested pattern for naming period orders. The Letter of Intent argued that Ffrind is the Welsh word for "friend." However, the pattern of naming orders after individuals allows order names based on specific person's given name, not order names based on a type of person. Additionally, the pattern of naming orders after groups of people is narrowly defined by precedent. In returning Order of Wayfarers of the Barony of Gotvik we explained:
This order name must be returned because it does not follow a period pattern for order names in English. The Letter of Intent argued that the name fits the pattern of naming orders for groups of people. However, this pattern is very limited. On the June 2014 Letter of Acceptances and Returns, we returned the order name Orden del Conquistador with the following explanation:
The pattern of naming an order name after a group of people is not found in Spanish. The examples of this pattern that we have are all in the plural, and are found in Austria and Germany: Geselleschaft der Tempellaist (society of the Grail-Templars) and Geselscap von den Gecken (Society of the Fools). Without such documentation that this is a plausible pattern in Spanish, we are unable to register this order name.
In addition, the cited examples support the patterns of a type of person as a heraldic charge (known by a distinctive manner of dress, as a fool or a monk), and of a legendary group of people like the Grail-Templars. A conquistador does not follow either of these patterns. It is a generic term that is not associated with a particular depiction that would be known by people in period. [Glymm Mere, Barony of. Order name Orden del Conquistador, R-An Tir].
This order name suffers from the same problems. The pattern of naming orders after groups of people was not documented in English. A wayfarer is not a heraldic charge with a distinctive manner of dress. Nor are wayfarers a known legendary group of people. Therefore, this name is not registerable. [6/2017 LoAR R-Drachenwald]

The same problems exist in this order name. We do not have evidence of any patterns for naming orders in Welsh. Moreover, we have no evidence that a friend was a type of heraldic charge or a legendary figure. Accordingly, this order name as submitted cannot be registered.
However, "[a] given name can be used to create an order name (one named after a founder or inspiration)." [Order of Taillefer, 5/2011 LoAR, A-Lochac]. Ffrind is found in the FamilySearch Historical Records as a gray period English surname, which can be used as an English given name. Accordingly, this name can be registered as Order of _ Ffrind of Tir Ysgithr and, with the Barony's permission, we have done so.

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