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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Gabriel Laurel; Lillia Pelican; Brunissende 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. (Oh, yeah...the KWHSS was fun, too! Oh, yeah, part 2...and a valuable learning experience, too!)

1. Alexander Throckmorton: NEW NAME

The name is English.

Alexander is a male given name, with this spelling dated to 1189, 1273 and 1316 (Withycombe, 3rd edition, s.n. Alexander); it is also the client's legal given name.

Throckmorton is found in the IGI database, batch number C04033-2, dated to 1592. (It is also an element of his legal mother's and brother's registered SCA names, Katherine Throckmorton and Thomas Throckmorton).

2. Alfrún Sigþórsdóttir: NEW NAME and NEW DEVICE
Per fess embattled Or and vert, two musimons combattant sable and a plate.

The name is Old Norse, with elements found in the Viking Answer Lady website,

Alfrún is a female given name, composed of the elements Alf- and -rún, from OW Norse.

Sigþórr is a male given name, and the patronymic is formed as -rr > -rs, or Sigþorssdóttir. However, it was pointed out that this results in only two s's, not three in the patronymic (i.e., there isn't a double -ss-), hence Sigþorsdóttir..

The client specifically requests to use the ON spelling, with diacriticals and letters.

3. Aramis Charbonneau: NEW NAME

Aramis is the client's legal given name (his birth certificate has been seen and is attested to by Sorcha, Prism Pursuivant.) . Aramis Tubbard of Kent, England is dated to 1629 (christening date) Batch C03309-5, It appears that the given name is documented as a female given name in period, and as a male name post-period; the client is aware of this.

Charbonneau is a French byname found in "Names from the Household of Charlotte de Savoie," Sara L. Uckelman, in which it is stated, “ "While I haven't been able to determine an exact date for the list, it is from no earlier than 1464, since a nurse for her daughter Jehanne, born that year, is mentioned. (It is also from no later than her death in 1483.)" ( This is the SCA byname submitted by his legal mother, Bianca Charbonneau; SENA Appendix C allows the combination of English and French elements in late period names. The character Aramis in Dumas' The Three Musketeers (1844) is a nickname; he was christened René d'Herblay. The addition of a second element should distinguish between the client Aramis Charbonneau and the single-element, 19th C fictional character Aramis.

The client is most interested in the language/culture of the name (none given).

4. Candice Libel: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Azure, a dragonfly argent within an orle of compass stars Or.

Candice is the client's legal given name (her Arizona driver's license is attested to by Sorcha, Prism Pursuivant). SCA precedence about the name Candace on the June 2003 LoAR, under Candace Margreta Zanten: 'It must be noted that Candace, like Regina, was used as a title. Therefore, it may be used as a given name "provided there is no suggestion of territorial claim or explicit assertion of rank" (RfS VI.1). ..In a similar manner, Candace must be the first element of the Society name, which it is in the submitted name, and Candace "may not be followed by any translation of 'of X,' where X is a place name, as that could indicate that the person was queen of that place." In the submitted name, van Zanten means 'of Zanten', and so violates the requirement that Candace not be followed by any translation of 'of [placename]'.' The client has not used a locative in combination with a given name similar to Candace.

Libel is a German byname dated to 1568 in the name of Caspar Libel (wedding date) in IGI FamilySearch, Batch M91614-9,

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the meaning of the name (none given). She will not accept Major Changes to the name.

She wants compass stars as the round, pointed charges.

Consider Azure, a dragonfly volant en arriére argent, within an orle Or. [Matilda de Seton, LOAR 03/1998]. There is 1 DC for the type of secondaries (orle vs. compass stars) and 1 DC for the number of secondaries (one orle vs. multiple compass stars). The use of compass stars is a SFPP.

5. Dianne Buble Blowere: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, March 2013

Purpure, a spiked mace bendwise sinister within an orle of roundels argent.

The name was registered March 2013.

The original device submission, Purpure, a wand bendwise sinister tipped with a mullet within an orle of roundels argent., was returned for violating SENA A3F3 for being obtrusively modern. The overwhelming impression is of a magic wand, a completely modern invention. There was some discussion of whether or not this fit under core style armory, given attestations of scepters in armory headed of fleurs-de-lys or possibly trefoils. However, there is no pattern of sticking just any heraldic charge atop a baton.

6. Grigor Montgomery: NEW NAME and NEW DEVICE
Quarterly sable and gules, in bend two alphyns Or.

Grigor is a Welsh male given name found in Y Cwtta cyfarwydd: "The chronicle written by the famous clarke, Peter Roberts", for 1607-1646, p. 43. It is dated to 1613 as a death/burial date for Grigor ap Rees ap M'edd (
Montgomery is a market town found in "Welsh Names from 1602," Sara L. Uckelman,

Alphyns are listed under Griffins in the Armorial and Ordinary.

7. Gwen Eleri: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per pale and per chevron vert and Or, two cinquefoils and a linden tree eradicated all counterchanged.

The name is Welsh. Gwen is a female given name found in "Women's Names in the First Half of 16th Century Wales: Given Names," Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn,, with citations in 1556 ("Gwen James, lat the wife of James Baker").
Eleri is a river name, cited in "Welsh Names from 1602," Sara L. Uckelman, It also appears that Eleri has been registered as a masculine given name several times, which would lead to this as an unmarked patronymic ( "St. Hilary - Hilary is a modified form of Elari, the saint's name, to whom the church was dedicated.... As a saint's name, it should be registerable in some later form as well; the modern form seems to also be <Eleri>, though the saint seems to be masculine rather than feminine. S. Baring-Gould and John Fisher's Lives of the British Saints, 1908 (through Google Books) assert (s.n. Eleri) that the Gwytherin church was in the Middle Ages dedicated to this saint; other online sources repeat the claim. Butler's Saints mentions Eleri in the life of saint Winifred, but doesn't claim that he's a saint.... Bartrum includes the saint's name in material derived from manuscripts from the high middle ages... The spelling Eleri appears without alternate readings in number 18 in the Bonedd y Saint (Lineage of the Saints) which he states to have been compiled in the early twelfth century with the earliest surviving copy dating to the third quarter of the thirteenth century. " Commentary on the registration of Eleri ( “Eleri is the name of a Welsh male saint; this spelling of the name occurs in number 18 in the Bonedd y Saint (Lineage of the Saints), which was compiled in the early twelfth century with the earliest surviving copy dating to the third quarter of the thirteenth century, according to Bartrum.”

8. Juliane de Grey: NEW DEVICE
Purpure, an altar argent flammant Or, and on a chief argent a roundel between an increscent and a decrescent purpure.

The name was registered July 2012.

The altar (somewhat shortened) is seen here as it is in the Pictorial Dictionary ( The depiction of the phases of the moon is no longer a step from period practice. From the January 2014 Cover Letter (
“The "phases of the moon" motif of a roundel between an increscent and a decrescent has long been considered a step from period practice.... We know that the motif of an X between two Ys is a fairly common one in later period English armory. Non Scripta found evidence of a rose between two lions combattant and a mullet between two lions combattant, and Elmet added a fleur-de-lys between two rabbits passant respectant, all in English armory. Orle actually found a roundel between a decrescent and an increscent in Italian armory.... Therefore, we are overturning past precedent. This motif is no longer considered a step from period practice.”

9. Kýlan Ragnarsson: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per chevron throughout gules and vert, two gauntleted fists and a Thor's hammer Or.

The name is Old Norse. Both elements are male given names found in "Viking Names found in Landnámabók," Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Originally submitted as Kýlan Ragnarr, per Appendix A of SENA, Old Norse patronymics are always marked, so if Ragnarr is intended as a patronymic, it must be changed to Ragnarsson, with -rr > -rs (“A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Appendix A also indicates that double given names are not found in Old Norse, so this cannot simply be left as Ragnarr.

10. Merrick Dowling: NEW DEVICE

Sable, on a bend cotised between two death's heads argent, the astronomical sign for Gemini palewise azure.

The name was registered June 2006. The design is similar to that of his registered badge, Sable, a bend cotised between two death's heads argent.

11. Merrick Dowling: NEW BADGE
Sable, on a bend cotised between two death's heads argent, a chain throughout azure.

The name was registered June 2006.

The design is similar to that of his registered badge, Sable, a bend cotised between two death's heads argent.
From the Pictorial Dictionary: “The usual heraldic depiction of chain is with square links, but round-linked chains are found in period; the links’ actual shape is a matter of artistic license.  (Indeed, the same effect is often blazoned as, e.g., “annulets interlaced in fess”.)” Some fewer links would afford more space and make the tertiary a little more identifiable, but that doesn't seem to be an overwhelming reason for return.

12. Uliana Iosefova: NEW DEVICE

Quarterly argent and azure, two double-bladed axes crossed in saltire between three roses, all counterchanged.

The name was registered June 2011.

The roses are barbed and seeded proper, which I think can be omitted from the blazon as a matter of artistic license.

13. Wade Greenwall: NEW BADGE
(Fieldless) On a flame gules a die argent.

The name was registered June 2013.

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, ffride wlffsdotter and Gunnvor silfraharr.

This letter contains 7 new names, 8 new devices, 2 new badges and 1 device resubmission. This is a total of 18 items, 17 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
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716

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