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15 June 2002, A.S. XXXVII

Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Francois la Flamme, Laurel King of Arms; Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, Pelican Queen of Arms; Zenobia Naphtali, Wreath Queen of Arms; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald!

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 spelling and grammar corrections; assistance in these areas is appreciated.


1. Andriona la rousse de Beauvoir: NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel, 11/00

The original name submission, Adriona Nichole la rousse de Beauvoir, was returned for nondocumentation of Adriona and the use of a double given name. The submitter has dropped the second given name.

The name is French. Andrion, which is a French given name, is found in “An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris,” by Colm Dubh ( The gender of the name is not specified, and the submitter has taken the liberty to feminize it by adding a terminal -a.

la rousse, “the red-head,” is a descriptive epithet, also found in the source cited above.

Beauvoir is a locative surname found in “French Names from Two 13th Century Chronicles,” by Arval Benicoeur (


2. Andriona la rousse de Beauvoir: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, 11/00

Purpure, a schnecke issuant from sinister chief and in dexter chief and in base two fleurs-de-lys argent.


The original submission, Purpure, a schnecke issuant from sinister chief argent charged with a rose gules, slipped and leaved vert, in dexter chief and in base two fleurs-de-lys argent., was returned for use of a rosebud rather than a rose and the inability to demonstrate any period examples of schneckes with secondary or tertiary charges. The CoA was willing to consider some leeway (“We may allow secondary or tertiary charges with a schnecke, but we doubt that the use of either is period practice.”), and removing the rose(bud) removes the second anomaly to the design.

3. Anita de Challis: NEW BADGE

Gules, a seeblatt and a chief double-arched Or.

The name was registered February 2000.

4. Ann Busshenell of Tynehurst: NEW DEVICE

Gules, three bendlets abased azure fimbriated and in sinister chief an hourglass argent charged with a needle sable.


The name was registered March 2002.


While fimbriated multiple ordinaries appear rather scarce, two examples of fimbriated scarpes/bendlets sinister, are dated to 1994 and 1997 registrations by the College of Arms.



5. Catalina da Quaglietta: NEW NAME

The name is Spanish and Italian. Catalina is found in “16th-century Spanish Women's Names,” Elsbeth Anne Roth (

The byname was registered to her husband, Niccolo da Quaglietta, in September 1999; it is his legal surname, and it is also a town in central Italy. It is also found in De Felice Cognomi, under Quaglia, p. 204. (Quaglia is the Italian word for “quail.”) The combination of Spanish and Italian name elements is a reasonable one.


6. Catalina da Quaglietta: NEW DEVICE

Azure, three quail and a bordure argent.



7. Ealasaid Nic Shuibhne: NEW DEVICE CHANGE

Quarterly gules and sable, a sealion Or, tailed argent.


The name was registered June 1995.


This is very close to Richard of the Silverdawn: Gyronny gules and ermine, a lion dragon erect Or. There is 1 CD for difference of field. Since there is a CD between a field that is Or vs. one that is divided "Per fess Or and argent," for example, we can argue that there is the second CD for differences in the tinctures of the primary, sole charges. If this is registered, the submitter wishes to release her currently-held device, Azure, a cat sejant argent atop a camel saddle Or, on a base argent a drop spindle proper threaded gules.



8. Felice Throckmorton: NEW NAME

The name is English. Felice is the vernacular form of Felicia (who was a saint of Nicodemia), and the spelling of Felice is dated to 1460 in England (Withycombe, p. 116).

Throckmorton is a village in Worcestershire, dating back to the 13th C. (


9. Isabel de Estella: NEW BADGE

Or, an apothecary jar sable, lidded gules, within a bordure indented gules.

The name was registered June 1995.


10. Isabella Dona Boticelli: NEW NAME

The name is Italian. Isabella and Dona are both feminine given names found in “Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427,” by Arval Benicoeur (

Alessandro (Sandro) Boticelli was an Italian Renaissance painter from Florence, 1444-1510; although born with the surname Filipepi, his father apprenticed him to a goldsmith by the name of Boticelli (


11. Isabella Dona Boticelli: NEW DEVICE

Per saltire gules and sable, in pale a hawk’s bell and a sun Or.



12. Martin de la Rosa: NEW NAME

The name is Spanish. Martin is a popular saint’s name (“Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century,” Juliana de Luna,

The surname Rosa is also found in this source; this particular form was also registered to Andrés Miguel Rodriguez de la Rosa in November 1998.

13. Martin de la Rosa: NEW DEVICE

Per bend sable and Or, a rose and two crescents in bend, all counterchanged.



14. Mary Rose of Burgundy: NEW NAME

The name is English. Mary is found in England c. 1440 (Withycombe, pp. 211-212).

Rose is an English surname derived from ME rosa, “rose”; Robert de la Rose is dated to 1242, and Addam atte Rose, to 1305 (Reaney and Wilson, p. 299).

The duchy of Burgundy, a rival of France, eventually came under French gubernatorial control in the 16th C.


15. Mary Rose of Burgundy: NEW DEVICE

Agent, two peacock feathers crossed in saltire proper, a chief vert.


It appears that most peacock feathers which appear in the SCA Ordinary that are blazon as “proper” have the shaft and thin tendrils of the feather sable (as is the case here), with the eye of the feather in multiple tinctures (two such proper peacock feathers found in “Feather and Quill–Sable,” were registered in 1997, and a third piece of armory was registered in 1999).




16. Siobhán de Bhulbh: NEW NAME

The name is Irish. Siobhán is a feminine Irish given name (Irish Names, Ó Corráin and Maguire, p. 165). This is the more “modern” form of the name; although the submitter maintains that it is 12th C. Irish Celtic, the documentation provided does not vouch for this, and Ó Corráin and Maguire show Sibán as the earlier form, when it became popular in Ireland in the 12th C.

de Bhulbh, the Irish Gaelic form of the family name Woulfe, introduced into Ireland by the Normans, is found in The Surnames of Ireland, by Edward MacLysaght, p. 302.


17. Siobhán de Bhulbh: NEW DEVICE

Per chevron throughout ployé vert ermined Or, and Or, in base a needle sable, eyed of a goblet Or.


I suspect that the shape of the “eye” will be deleted from the blazon and allowed to be expressed as artistic license, as it is virtually impossible to charge a “thin” charge such as a needle, a spear or a sword, but the little detail is important to the submitter.



18. Steffan le Stalkere: BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, 9/01

(fieldless) A sun per pale azure and argent.


The name was registered February 1997.


The original submission, Per pale argent and azure, a sun counterchanged. was returned for three conflicts: a badge of Atenveldt (Jan 73), Per pale argent and azure, a sun in his splendour, with the lone CD for the tincture of the sun; Lettice Godfree (Oct 00), Per pale argent and azure, a compass star and a ford counterchanged, with one CD for adding the ford but none for a compass star versus a sun; and Shron Ravenhair's badge for House Sun Star (Sep 84), Per pale argent and azure, on a sun a mullet of four points, all counterchanged, with one CD for the tertiary mullet. Making this a fieldless badge resolves these conflicts.


19. Tvoislava Michelovna: NEW NAME

The name is Russian, using the period given name + patronymic construction. Tvoislava is a feminine given name (“A Dictionary of Period Russian Names,” by Paul Wickenden of Thanet (

Michelovna, “daughter of Michel,” seems to be a reasonable spelling variation of the masculine given name Michal (also in “A Dictionary of Period Russian Names”). The -ovna ending seems to be mostly post-period, although Wickenden cites a Marfa Ivanovna in 1618 (“Grammar of Period Russian Names,” by Paul Wickenden of Thanet,

20. Tvoislava Michelovna: NEW DEVICE

Per bend sinister wavy gules and sable, a decrescent and three mullets in bend sinister argent.


This is evocative of Ceit Ailis nic Ardis: Per bend sinister gules and sable mullety argent, in dexter chief a mullet within a crescent pendant bendwise argent. I have contacted Lady Ceit of this, and she doesn’t find any problem between her registered armory and this submission.



21. Vizlaw Ivanovitch Nevsky: NEW NAME

The name is Russian, based on the 15th-16th C. naming traditions of a given name + patronymic + surname (“Grammar of Period Russian Names,” by Paul Wickenden of Thanet, Vizlaw is a masculine given name, a variation of Voislav; Ivanovitch, “son of John,” comes from the masculine given name Ivan, a variation of Ioann (both are found in “A Dictionary of Period Russian Names,” by Paul Wickenden of Thanet (

The surname Nevsky is a locative, “of/from the Neva River”; the Neva is located in NW Russia, with St. Petersburg at its mouth. An earlier name, one found in 11th-13th C. Russia, would most likely only be comprised of the given name and patronymic; adding a surname is uncommon until late period. He doesn’t permit major changes to the name; I suspect to allow all elements to be registered, he would be less interested in absolute temporal compatability.


22. Vizlaw Ivanovitch Nevsky: NEW DEVICE

Per pale vert and argent, a bear statant counterchanged.



23. Ynez Chaiya Beneviste: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, 12/99

Purpure, two dolphins haurient respectant argent, on a chief embattled Or, three pomegranates vert, seeded gules.


The name was registered December 1999.


The previous submission, very similar to this, was returned for redrawing. The pomegranates needed to be arranged in a straight line upon the chief, and more importantly, the original dolphins were a unidentifiable hybrid between the heraldic and natural types. The lady has remedied these issues.

This letter contains 8 new names, 8 new devices, 2 new badges, 1 name resubmission, 2 device resubmissions, and 1 badge resubmission. This is a total of 23 items. A check to cover fees will be sent separately. With the best wishes for the success of this year’s Known World Heraldic Symposium, and safe and swift journeys for those making the trek there and back again,


 I remain,

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716

Commonly-Cited References

Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland.

MacLysaght, E. The Surnames of Ireland. Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 1991.

Ó Corráin, Donnchadh and Fidelma Maguire. Irish Names.

Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames, 2nd Edition, 1976, reprinted 1979.

Withycombe, E.G., The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, 3rd Edition. London, Oxford University Press, 1977.

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