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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Olwynn Laurel; Aryanhwy Pelican; Istvan Wreath; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

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

The Atenveldt College of Heralds requests the consideration and registration of the following names and armory with the College of Arms.

Please note: Unless specifically stated, the submitter will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.

1. Aneirin Peaboadie: NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel November 1989, and DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel March 1990

Gyronny of six per pale sable and argent, on a chief gules a griffin segreant contourny Or.

This submission has a long history, running from the mid-1980s to 1990 (all of it will be forwarded to Laurel). The last return of the name had the following commentary: “The name had previously been submitted as "Aneirin Ynis Peaboadie" and been returned by Laurel because of the use of "Ynis" in an inappropriate manner with the note that the closest period given name form we could find was "Ynyr". This resubmission modifies the first given name unacceptably by dropping the final "i". It also uses a totally undocumented form "Yryn" as its second element. As the submittor again allows no changes to his name, the submission must be returned.”

I think the new documentation is the most cogent, and it follows:

Aneirin: attributed name of 6th C. Welsh poet. The name itself is found in a 13th copy of a 9th C. book which collected the works of that poet (which were oral tradition prior to the 9th C.). ["The Book of Aneirin: Cardiff MS 2.81," ] A similar Welsh masculine name, Anerain, is found in a 13th C. Welsh tax roll. [Academy of Saint Gabriel Report #2127, , author Josh Mittleman, source cited in article: [3] Jones, Francis "The Subsidy of 1292 [covering Abergavenny and Cilgerran]" in the Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies, 13 (1950):210-230). ]
Peaboadie: English surname. (Helena de Argentoune (consulting Herald) has been unable to document the form of (Peaboadie” to pre-1600 and would appreciate any help from the College to do so as it is the submitters preferred form.) The form "Pabodie" is found in a 1565 birth record for "John Pabodie" and again in a 1590 English birth record for a son, "John Pabodie," born in England and who later died in Masschusettes after moving to The Colonies. The same individual (the son, who died in 1667) spelled his own name as "Paybody" in his will, but also spelled the name of relatives as "Pabodie" in that same document. John Pabodie/Paybody's life is fairly well documented in papers about daily life in and around the Plymouth colony in Massachusettes. (Tax records, court documents, bills of sale/purchase of land, and wills)
The submitter prefers the name "Aneirin Peaboadie." If the name is not registerable as submitted, his second choice for a given name is "Anerain" and his second choice for a surname is "Pabodie." The submitter will allow any spelling changes to make the name registerable but would like it to sound close to "an-air-in pay-bo-dee (long A, long O, long E)." He prefers the "ie" spelling on the end of the surname over the "y" on the end of the surname. He will accept the "y" ending for the surname if necessary for registration.

The previous device submission, Gyronny per pale of six sable and argent, on a chief gules a griffin segreant to sinister Or., was returned for the following reasons: “A previous return of this device for conflict with Durnhardt of Altenau ("Chequy sable and argent, on a chief gules a water bouget Or.") was appealed on the grounds that the field division as blazoned by the submittor ("Per fess gules and gyronny per pale of six sable and argent") is a valid period division and that the reblazon alone creates the technical conflict. Unfortunately, there is a longstanding precedent in the Society that the blazon used does not affect a conflict between two emblazons. (That is what we mean when we say the picture, not the words used to describe that picture, are what is protected.) In period heraldry and in most modern heraldic circles, the field division shown here would be considered tantamount to a field with a charged chief since it is customary to expand the dimensions of the chief to accommodate the size of the charge placed upon it. In other words, a chief with a lion passant will be narrower than one with a lion rampant. This phenomenon appears commonly through period rolls of arms and is even commented on by period and modern authors (usually in discussions of the size relationships of ordinaries and their diminutives). In this case, the depiction is identical to that which would have been used for a plain field with a chief charged with a rampant beast. That being the case, this is a conflict with Durnhardt under both old and new rules: there is a major point or visual difference for the difference in field division. However, the minor given under the old rules for the change in type of tertiary would not have cleared the conflict even under the old rules since both are Society devices and there is a definite conflict under the new rules.”

Under current Rules for Submission, this is clear of original conflict with Durnhardt of Altenau: Checky sable and argent, on a chief gules a water bouget Or. Since both armories are simple with no more than two types of charges on the field (even though only the new armory must met these conditions, both do in this case), there’s 1 CD for changes to the field and1 CD for changing type of tertiary. This is clear with 2 CDs.

2. Bartholomew of Wolfetwain: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) In pale a tree issuant from a wooden bucket all proper.

The name was registered February 1981.

3. Carolina Nanni : NEW DEVICE

Or, on a pomme a sunflower proper, a bordure sable.

The name appears in the 15 May 2009 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

In the July 2008 LoAR Cover Letter: “In returning Cassandra von Schwabing's device in November 2000 Laurel ruled, "There is no default color for the seeds of sunflowers: sometimes they are black, sometimes brown. Therefore, we cannot register a sunflower proper." However, over the years we have registered several sunflowers proper. Some of these had black seeds, some brown seeds. We hereby overturn the November 2000 precedent and allow sunflowers proper to be registered. Just as a thistle proper can have its tuft either gules or purpure, a sunflower proper may have either brown or sable seeds. For purposes of conflict checking, the tincture of a sunflower's seeds is not worth a difference. The presence of these seeds does not count as a tertiary charge.” The client is using a brown seed disc.

4. Cerdic of Anglesey: CHANGE OF HOLDING NAME, “Cerdic of Atenveldt,” and NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A triskele per pale sable and argent.

Originally submitted as Cerdic Logan of Anglesey, the name was returned by Laurel December 2005: “This name is two steps from period practice. First, it uses the Old English name Cerdic with Middle English bynames. Second, we have been unable to find documentation for the name Cerdic later than the mid 6th C. This means there is a more than 500 year gap between it and the earliest dates found for the bynames. His armory was registered under the holding name Cerdic of Atenveldt.”

The name is English. Cerdic is a masculine given name, the name of the traditional founder of the West Saxon kingdom (p. 61, Withycombe, 3rd edition., s.n. Cedric). Wikipedia gives the dates of Cerdic, King of Wessex and its traditional founder of the kingdom, as 519–534. The Encyclopaedia Britannica reemphasizes the date of 519 as Cerdic's claiming of the title king ( ).

Anglesey is an island situated off the northwest coast of Wales, separated from the mainland by the Menai Strait; it is known as Ynys Môn in Welsh. It was a major grain-growing region during the Middle Ages ( ). The Wikipedia entry for Anglesey notes, “Historian and author Dr. John Davies argues that it was during the 10th C. that the Norse name for Môn, Anglesey, came into existence; the name was later adopted into English after Anglo-Norman occupiers arrived to conquer the island during the Norman invasions of Gwynedd.”

Hywel Wyn Owen appears on a BBC video clip, explaining the origin of the byname Anglesey as a result of Viking invasion and settlement, probably derived from the Norse Ongl's ey, “Ongl's island”; Professor Owen maintains that the name emerged in the 10th or 11th C. ( ). If this is the case, then the two elements might just be close enough in period to be compatible, with only one step from period practice (the use of Old English and Norse elements in a name is one step from period practice) and so registerable.

The client desires a male name. He is most interested in the language and/or culture of the name (none given). He will not accept Major changes to the name.

The badge uses elements and tinctures of his registered device, Sable, a chevron between four triskeles three and one argent.

5. Charles of the Jacs: NEW BADGE

Per chevron inverted throughout ploye' embattled sable and argent, in chief in pale a cubit arm issuant from sinister proper and a she-monkey statant affronty, arms raised, fesswise Or.

The name was registered January 1973.

This is actually a very old badge, supposedly accepted in the Dim Times with the promise of getting it registered. It never was, and so it's being presented here as a new submission.

6. Cú Cathán Ultaig: NEW NAME

The name is Irish Gaelic. All elements are found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Given Names,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan ( ).

While is found as an element in a number of documented masculine Irish Gaelic names (Cú Dub, Cú Luachra, Cú Mara, Cú Roí), with meaning “hound,” and the subsequent names meaning 'black hound' for Cú Dub; 'hound of Lúchair' (a district in ancient Kerry) for Cú Luachra; 'hound of the Ulstermen' for Cú Ulad; and 'hound of the sea,” for Cú Mara, there are no examples of standing alone as a proper name. Considering Cú Dub does mean 'black hound,' and Cú Allaid, 'wild hound,' it might be argued that plain old is plausible, with physical descriptives merely being added to 'hound.' However, there is a Cú Ríán dated to 1053, and in this case, Ríán is a masculine Middle Irish Gaelic name dated from 895 to 1016. Conceivably, Cathán could be formed in a similar manner, as Cathán is a masculine Middle Irish Gaelic name dated 914 to 1036.

The byname Ultaig was added since, if the construction of Cathán were considered reasonable, there might still may be a problem with the name either missing a byname (were Cathán considered a given name than just happens to be made up of two separate words, as is the case for the many citations above), or that it is missing a patronymic particle, with as the given name and Cathán the patronym (something to the effect of Cú mac Catháin). The client prefers keeping the elements and Cathán together, hence his choice upon further consultation of the byname Ultaig. The byname Ultac ("Ulster[-ian]/Ulster[-ish]/Ulidian”) begins as a descriptive byname but became an inherited surname, according to “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Ultac/Ultach,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan ( ). The Middle Irish Gaelic form of the name, which corresponds to the date of the given name, is Ultac/Ultaig and dates from 860 to 1078 (it also appears as a Modern Early Irish Gaelic name element). Given the examples in the citation, the correct form appears to be Ultaig.

The client desires a male name and is most interested in the meaning, “hound of Cathán.”

7. David Maurice: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Argent, a rapier bendwise surmounted by a fleur-de-lys azure.

The name is French and the elements are found in Morlet's Dictionnaire Étymologique des Noms de Famille.

David is a masculine name of Biblical origin, used as a baptismal and a patronymic element (p. 284)

Maurice (p. 675) can also be used as a baptismal and a patronymic element; it is used as a patronymic here. Reaney and Wilson note Maurice as a byname in 1252, with Richard Maurice (3rd edition, p. 303 s.n. Maurice).

The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound and language/culture (French late period). He wishes it period for a musketeer of 16th C. France.

8. Galen MacKintoch: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, December 2008

Sable, a bend vert fimbriated Or, in sinister chief a wing terminating in a hand sustaining a sword bendwise argent.

The name was registered November 2007.

The previous submission, Sable, a bend abased Or charged with a bendlet vert, in sinister chief a wing terminating in a hand sustaining a sword bendwise argent., was returned “for using a motif not found in period heraldry. The original return of this device, in January 2008, said "If this is resubmitted with a bend abased, the submitter should be prepared to argue why a bend abased charged with a bendlet should be allowed." The submitter has failed to do so. The only statement to that effect on the LoI was a reference to a 2002 registration of the same motif being registered, and the statement that it was registered without comment. It has long been policy that prior registration is no guarantee of future registerability and that registrations without comment do not set precedent. Section III.B.1 of the Admin Handbook requires that "Once registered, an item shall be protected until written notice of release is received by the Laurel Office from the owner,", so we are unable to overturn registrations resulting from mistakes, but we are unwilling to be forced to continue making the same mistakes.

“Commenters questioned whether the bend, sword, and wing are co-primary charges. If they are, this submission would be in violation of Section VIII.1.a, which says that "As another guideline, three or more types of charges should not be used in the same group." Since we are returning this submission for the above reason, it is not necessary to decide this issue at this time. Please instruct the submitter that any resubmission of this motif, with documentation for the bend abased, should be drawn so that the bend, wing, and sword are clearly not a single co-primary group.

The client is centering the bend, which should eliminate all concerns that were mentioned.

9. Giles Chadwik Richardson: NEW BADGE

Per pale argent and sable, a tower sable.

The name was registered October 1990.

The badge uses elements from the client's registered device, Per pale argent and azure, a tower and on a chief sable, three bezants.

10. Ívarr haukr: NEW NAME

The name is Old Norse.

Ívarr is a masculine given name found in “Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( ).

Haukr, “hawk,” is found in An Introduction to Old Norse, E.V. Gordon, Oxford, 1966. “Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( ) demonstrates a number of animals bynames ( kráka, “crow”; bjarki, “bear-cub; geit, “she-goat”). Gunnarr haukr was registered October 2003.

The client desires a male name and is most interested in having a 10th C. Viking/Old Norse name.

11. Lorelei of Lockehaven: NEW AUGMENTATION OF ARMS

Per pale azure and Or, a candel argent, sconced sable, enflamed proper, fimbriated counterchanged and as an augmentation in canton a sun in splendor Or.

The name was registered July 1974.

The original device, Per pale azure and Or, a candle argent, sconced sable, enflamed proper, fimbriated counterchanged., was registered July 1974. The Augmentation was granted 6 May 2006 by TRM Aaron and Alisandra.

12. Norah Rose Tenpenny: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per chevron purpure and Or, two horseshoes inverted Or and a thistle proper.

Norah is an Anglo-Norman feminine given name found in Wolfe, Irish Names and Surnames, p. 215 s.n. Nora and Onora; the period English form Annora is dated to 1187 to 1316 in “Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surname,” Talan Gwynek ( ). [Soon after an Atenveldt submission was registered as Annora O Shanan in July 2005 (submitted as Norah Shannon), I could swear a member of the College sent me exemplary information justifying Nora(h) as a period form of this name. I could swear I put the information away in a safe place for future reference. It's probably still there...sigh.]
Rose is a popular feminine given name dated 1202 through 1525, in Talan's article. [Alternatively, Rose can also be considered a late English byname with this spelling dated 1604 and 1609.]

Tenpenny is a byname found in MacLysaght, s.n. (Mac) Timpany, undated. Tempany, undated in Reaney, has earlier "tympanist/drummer" bynames that supposedly match the Irish meaning, dating to 1278 Timpon and 1254 Tynnepanne. This might be justified as a coined byname, since there are several "penny" names under Twopenny in Reaney (again, the most modern/recognizable spelling is undated), names that refer to two, three, four and five pennies. Fortunately, Middle English Nicknames by Jan Jönsjö, I. Compound, demonstrates multiple penny names with dates: pening, penig 'penny': Forpens 'four pennies', p.91, 1379; Halpenny 'half-penny', p.107, 1332; Nynepenyes 'nine pennies', p.136, 1342; and Twapenes 'two + penny', p.181, 1260.

The client desires a female name, and is most interested in the sound of the name. She notes that she'd like it authentic for language and/or culture, but none is given (she wants an Irish name, but she isn't interested in an Irish Gaelic one). If necessary for registration, she will accept Annora Rose Tenpenny.

13. Yasmeen bint Malik: NEW NAME

The name is Arabic.

The Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 3059, concerning flower names for women, many of them harem members during the Ottoman Empire, demonstrates Yasemin as a female given name ( ). The spelling Yasmeen has been registered once (in 1985); Yasmin has been registered several times (in the 1990s).

Malik is a masculine 'ism found in “Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices,” Da'ud ibn Auda ( ), and this typical patronymic name construction is found there as well.

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (Arabic).

14. Zhigmun' Broghammer: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) An ermine spot azure, ermined Or.

The name was registered March 2000.

The client really likes ermine spots. He is using elements and tinctures from his registered device, Erminois, a Caucasian frauenadler displayed proper crined and feathered sable all within a bordure azure.

15. Zhigmun' Broghammer: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A sinister wing terminating in a talon azure maintaining an ermine spot fesswise Or.

The name was registered March 2000.

The client really, really likes ermine spots. He is using elements and tinctures from his registered device, Erminois, a Caucasian frauenadler displayed proper crined and feathered sable all within a bordure azure.

I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Maridonna Benvenuti.

This letter contains 5 new names, 3 new devices, 6 new badges, 1 new augmentation of arms; 1 name resubmission, 1 change of holding name, and 2 device resubmissions. This is a total of 19 items, 15 of them new. A check to cover fees will be sent separately.

Thank you again for your great indulgence and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.

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.

Medieval Names Archive.

Names Articles. SCA College of Arms.

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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