Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS
Letter of Intent
20 June 2016, A.S. LI
Unto Andrewe 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 client will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.
1. Andromeda Lykaina: NEW NAME CHANGE from Umm Ma'bad Amirah al-Zahra' bint 'Abd al-Aziz al-Azhar ibn Malik ibn Mansur
The name is classical Greek, 4th C BC Spartan female name.
Ἀνδρομέδα is a female given name (registered once in the SCA, to Andromeda Xanthia, January 2015) that appears several dialect groups including Doric Greek 7th C BC-252 AD (http://clas-lgpn2.classics.ox.ac.uk/name/%E1%BC%88%CE%BD%CE%B4%CF%81%CE%BF%CE%BC%CE%AD%CE%B4%CE%B1). It is also found in is found in the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, Forward Index of Names in LGPN I, p. 4. Λύκαινα,
Lykaina, “she-wolf,” is a female name found c. 325 BC (http://clas-lgpn2.classics.ox.ac.uk/name/%CE%9B%CF%8D%CE%BA%CE%B1%CE%B9%CE%BD%CE%B1). It has also been registered by the CoA in the SCA, to Kale Angelina Lykaina, July 2010. There is abundant evidence of Greeks bearing two names, often of a nickname status (http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/names/practices.html).
The client wishes the name transliterated into English ( Ἀνδρομέδα Λύκαινα into Ἀndroméda Lýkaina) and would prefer it registered without diacritical marks because she is unlikely to use them. (Black Boar Pursuivant notes that if the name is transliterated, it would lose the diacriticals naturally).
She wishes a female name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name, B.C. Greek, Doric dialect); she will not accept Major changes to the name. If registered, she wishes to retain the currently-registered name as an alternate.
2. Areus of Sparta: NEW NAME CHANGE from Phelan Ó Coileáin
The given name is classical Greek, a 4th C BC Spartan name.
Ἀρεύς is a male given name with 21 citations in the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, cited numerous times in Sparta, six times c.262-254 BC (http://clas-lgpn2.classics.ox.ac.uk/name/%E1%BC%88%CF%81%CE%B5%CF%8D%CF%82). The client will accept accents on the name if required for registration, Άreús, but he would much prefer a simple English transliteration, Areus. (Black Boar Pursuivant notes that if the name is transliterated, it would lose the diacriticals naturally).
Sparta was the great rival of Athens; the city-state and its surrounding territory were located on the Peloponnesus, a peninsula southwest of Athens. Sparta (also called Lacedaemon) was the capital of the district of Laconia. (http://history-world.org/sparta.htm). Although bynames to distinguish between individuals were typically patronymic in nature (http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/names/practices.html), there are a number of registered name in the Armorial that simply use locative bynames (e.g., Demetrios and Pelleas of Crete, Achilles and Phillip of Sparta). Sorcha inghen Chon Mhara notes that Areus of Sparta is clear of Aretaeus Spartiatês that was registered in 2007, heraldry.sca.org/loar/2008/07/08-07lar.html, and that the byname of Sparta was registered in 2013. The LoAR indicated that of Sparta is the lingua Anglica form of a Greek byname like Spartiates.http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/07/13-07lar.html
The client desires a male name, and he will not accept Major Changes to the name. If registered, he wishes to retain his currently-registered name as an alternate.
3. Collin de Lacy: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Sable, on a cross Or a spear surmounted by another fesswise reversed sable, in dexter chief a Lacy knot Or.
Collin is the client's legal given name (DMV license attested to by the Black Boar Pursuivant of Tir Ysgithr). ffride wlffsdotter noted that The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources s.n. Nicholas (http://dmnes.org/name/Nicholas) has in Middle French language records from France: <Collin> 1418, 1565, 1568.
de Lacy refers to a place name located in Normandy and brought to England by the Normans. This spelling is dated to 1375 in the Academy of St. Gabriel Report # 2611 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2611+0). It can also be found Monumental Brass Inscriptions, Surnames A - H, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/lastnameAH.html 1(1) de Lacy - 1375 kt (kt is the abbreviation for Kent) http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/welcome.html.
The client desires a male name. He will not accept Major of Minor changes to the name.
4. Honour Grenehart: NEW BADGE
Argent goutty de vin, a labyrinth azure.
The name was registered January 1999.
Sorcha inghen Chon Mhara suggested the labyrinth be "overall" (Argent, goutty de vin,and overall a labyrinth azure.) There were several comments of identifiability issues with the purple drops and the blue labyrinth (Andreas Lucernensis, Aria Gemina Mala, Seamus mac Riain).
5. Sely Bloxam: NEW DEVICE CHANGE
Argent, a bend wavy azure between a gillyflower purpure slipped and leaved vert and a human footprint sable.
The name was registered October 2003.
If registered, her currently-registered device, Per bend Or and argent, a gillyflower purpure slipped and leaved vert and a human footprint sable., is to be released.
6. Stefan der Jäger von Ansbach: BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, November 2014
Paly bendy sinister argent and azure, an edelweiss blossom Or and an orle vert.
The name was registered January 2008.
The original badge submission, Paly bendy sinister argent and azure, an edelweiss blossom Or., was returned by Laurel November 2014, “This badge is returned for conflict with the mon of the Emperor of Japan: (Tinctureless) A sixteen-petalled chrysanthemum. There is only one DC for tinctured versus tinctureless design. Edelweiss and a chrysanthemum are both many petalled flowers and we give no difference between them.” Adding the orle provide a second DC, clearing the conflict. The badge uses charges and tinctures of his registered armory, Paly bendy sinister argent and azure, on a bend sinister wavy vert between two edelweiss blossoms Or three fish argent.
There are 1 New Name, 2 New Name Changes and 1 New Devices and 1 New Device Change and 1 New Badge; there is 1 Badge Resubmission. There are 6 items chargeable and a total of 7 items. Laurel should receive $21 for new submissions.
I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Andreas Lucernensis, Aria Gemina Mala, Katherine Coscombe, Seamus mac Riain and Sorcha inghen Chon Mhara.
Thank you to those who have provided your wisdom and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy