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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, June 2018:
Adam the Fox. Name and device. Per saltire sable and vert, a fret and on a chief argent an annulet sable between two oak trees vert.
Aislinn Nihtingale. Name.
Aislinn is the submitter's legal middle name. As Aislinn is a given name by type, it can be registered as a given name.
Alexandra Prestre. Name and device. Argent, a pink flamingo and a ford proper, a chief enarched azure estencely Or.
This name combines an English given name with a French byname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.
Alpin Callan. Name and device. Per pale azure and sable, a wolf's head erased contourny ululant between three mullets voided and interlaced argent.
There is a step from period practice for the use of a wolf's head ululant.
Alsacia Rabynovicha. Name and device. Sable, on a bend between two bears rampant argent, a bat bendwise sinister sable.
Alsacia is the submitter's legal middle name. As Alsacia is a given name by type, it can be registered as a given name.
The byname Rabynovicha was documented on the Letter of Intent as part of her mother's registered surname. However, no letter attesting to the relationship was provided with the submission. Fortunately, in commentary, Lillia Crampette constructed Rabynovicha as a Russian patronymic byname, which can be combined with the submitter's legal middle name.
Alþrúðr Karlsdóttir. Name and device. Azure, a horse courant contourny argent and a bordure rayonny Or.
Submitted as Alþrúðr Karlsdottir, diacritical markings must be used consistently throughout Old Norse names. Therefore, we have changed the name to Alþrúðr Karlsdóttir for registration.
Andromeda Lykaina. Device change. Sable, two wolves courant respectant argent and in chief a ducal coronet Or.
The submitter is a duchess and is thus entitled to bear a ducal coronet in her armory.
The submitter's previous device, Azure, on a fess argent between a crescent and two scimitars in saltire Or a lotus flower in profile azure, is retained as a badge.
Apolonia Cristyne von Culmbach. Name.
Arianwen Sweet. Device. Azure, a heart Or within a pair of wings conjoined, in chief three mullets argent.
Artist's note: Please draw the mullets larger to fill the available space.
Bellina Morgan. Badge. (Fieldless) On a frying pan sable a rose argent barbed and seeded proper.
Britton Brekeale. Name.
Britton was documented in the Letter of Intent as the submitter's legal given name. However, the submitter does not need to rely on the Legal Name Allowance because Britton is a 16th century English surname that can be used as a given name by precedent.
Celeste Vallentine. Name and device. Azure mullety, a natural leopard rampant contourny guardant argent spotted sable.
This name combines a French or Dutch given name with an English byname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.
Denis of the Titans. Change of augmentation of arms. Per pale vert and argent, a lion passant counterchanged, armed, langued, and orbed gules, for augmentation on a canton azure a whelk within a bordure Or, for second augmentation on a sinister canton argent, on a heart gules a horse rampant Or, a bordure gules.
The submitter has been granted two separate augmentations. The first augmentation was registered in the May 2004 LoAR. That augmentation, Per pale vert and argent, a lion passant counterchanged, armed, langued and orbed gules and as an augmentation on a canton azure a whelk within a bordure Or, is released.
Elis MacLeod. Name.
Elizabeth Busshenell. Name.
Nice mid-16th century English name!
Gallant O'Driscole. Badge. Vert, a bee proper and a point pointed ermine.
Hannah of Sankt Vladimir. Name.
Sankt Vladimir is the registered name of an SCA branch.
Ida Grim. Device. Or, a snail contourny, on a chief azure three bees Or marked sable.
João Drago da Costa. Name.
Submitted as João Drago Da Costa, the documentation supported João Drago da Costa. We have made this change for registration.
Nice 16th century Portuguese name!
Kolli Makanarson. Name and device. Vert, a thistle argent maintaining an entwined serpent Or.
Kristófórus Jafnkollr. Name and device. Per fess azure and sable, in pale a demi-sun issuant from chief Or eclipsed sable and a sea-serpent ondoyant Or, a bordure parted bordurewise wavy argent and azure.
The submitter requested authenticity for "Norse, Old Icelandic, Scandinavian." This name only partly meets that request. Both elements are Old Norse, but only the byname Jafnkollr is attested specifically in Iceland. In addition, Kristófórus appears in Old Norse much later in time than the byname.
Leofric Hield. Name (see RETURNS for device).
As documented on the Letter of Intent, the two elements in this name were dated more than 500 years apart, which is prohibited by PN2C2 of SENA. Fortunately, heralds at the Pelican decision meeting were able to find the Latinized Leofricus as a 15th century literary name in the Middle English Dictionary, bringing the elements close enough in time for registration.
Lorelei Beguine. Name and device. Argent, a swan contourny and a base azure.
Lorelei is the submitter's legal given name.
Margaret Busshenell. Name.
Nice mid-16th century English name!

Michael MacGregor. Name.
Nice 16th century Scots name!

Natas'ia Novikova. Name.
Submitted as Natasia Novikova, the documentation does not support the submitted spelling; it shows Natas'ia for the given name instead. By precedent, the apostrophe cannot be omitted from this transliteration from Russian. [Natas'ia Sveneva, 7/2017 LoAR, A-Meridies] Accordingly, we have made the change to Natas'ia Novikova for registration.
Oláfr inn grái Sveinsson. Name and device. Azure, a stag's massacre and on a chief nebuly argent three gouttes azure.
Nice 9th-10th century Icelandic name!
Olafr Karlsson. Name and device. Per saltire sable and Or, in pale a dragon statant and a wolf's head cabossed argent.
Nice 9th-10th century Icelandic name!
Raza-Una. Name.
Refr Fólkason. Name and device. Per chevron vert semy of forget-me-nots Or and azure, in base a winged fox passant contourny argent.
Ríán hua Tadgáin. Device. Quarterly sable and argent, in bend sinister a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy sable.
Ro Asper. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Nice late 15th century German name!
Roland Rothais. Name.
Questions were raised in commentary whether Rothais, an English given name dated to 1086, could be used as an unmarked matronymic at that early a date. The introduction to Reaney and Wilson gives examples of unmarked patronymic bynames as early as the 11th century. Lillia Crampette found examples of marked matronymics in the data in the 11th century and unmarked ones as early as the 12th century. Accordingly, while a marked form such as Roland filius Rothais would be more typical with the 11th century Rothais, the data are sufficient to give the submitter the benefit of the doubt and register the name as submitted.
Rowan of the Titans. Device change. Per chevron Or and sable, two paw prints and a fleur-de-lys counterchanged.
The submitter's previous device, Azure, an elephant rampant contourny proper maintaining in its trunk a cluster of Rowan flowers argent, slipped and leaved vert, is retained as a badge.
There is a step from period practice for the use of paw prints.
Sadb ingen Máedóc. Name and device. Per pale indented gules and azure, a tree blasted and eradicated Or and an increscent argent.
Sigríðr Úlfsdóttir de Lacy. Name change from Sigríðr Úlfsdóttir of Aschehyrst.
he elements Sigríðr Úlfsdóttir were previously registered to the submitter and thus are treated as neutral in language and time under the Existing Registration Allowance and can be combined with the Anglo-French byname de Lacy.
he submitter's previous name, Sigríðr Úlfsdóttir of Aschehyrst, is retained as an alternate name.
Victoria Busshenell. Name.
Nice late 16th century English name!

The following submissions were returned by the College of Arms for further work, June 2018:

Brigid MacPherson. Name.
Unfortunately, this name conflicts with the registered
Brigit MacPherson and must be returned.

Leofric Hield. Device. Argent, a cow statant sable with the head of a jester gardant argent, hooded gules.
This device is returned for conflict with Raynor Boleheued, Argent, a bull statant within a bordure embattled sable. There's one DC for the bordure. We grant no difference for bull vs cow, and no difference for guardant vs not. Conflict hinges on the changes to the head of the monster. Unfortunately, we have long held that changes only to the head of a creature are not worth difference -- e.g., no difference for dexter-facing vs guardant vs reguardant -- and specifically, no difference for replacing the head of a creature with that of another creature:
[Or, a chimerical monster with the head of an owl and the body of a bear rampant gardant purpure.] This device is returned for conflict with the device of Matilda Beresford: Erminois, a bear rampant purpure. There is a DC for changing the field tincture. However, the difference between the creature submitted here and a bear is essentially the details of the face and not sufficient to grant a DC and we do not grant a DC for the position of the head. [Alfgeirr skytja, LoAR of Dec 2016]
In this case, the ears of the jester's hood look very much like a bull's horns, increasing the resemblance.
Malik of the High Desert. Name and device. Per pale indented argent and sable, two bats counterchanged.
No documentation was provided for the byname of the High Desert. We found no evidence of period Arabic bynames meaning "of the desert" or "of the high desert." Without such evidence, the submitter cannot rely on the lingua Anglica allowance to create a hypothetical byname in English.
In resubmitting, the submitter should be aware that, in addition to being a given name, Malik is also the Arabic word for "king" and a protected title within the Society. The use of Malik plus a place name may be presumptuous under PN4B1, which states that "[g]iven names that are identical to titles and forms of address may be registered in contexts that make it clear that they are given names and not titles." If he resubmits another name using this construction, the submitter should be prepared to argue why the use of Malik with a place name should not be considered presumptuous.
This device is returned for conflict with the device of Diana the Dismal: Per fess argent and sable, two reremice counterchanged, with one DC for changes to the field. The shift in primary charge arrangement from in pale to in fess is forced, and does not count for difference.
María Isabel Falcón de la Sierra. Badge. Argent, in pall three nude human figures, heads to center and arms and legs outstretched purpure.
This device is returned for use of a modern depiction of charges. As depicted, the charges have no distinguishing features, but are the kind of generic human form seen in modern logos. All the examples we have of humans as charges, dating from the earliest sources (e.g., the Zurich Roll c.1340), show facial features at the very least, and usually quite a bit more. The majority of examples are clothed appropriately to the time and "occupation" of the depicted human - which in every case significantly changed the outline. We have no examples of humans, used as charges, depicted as simple silhouettes, as here.
Pending period examples of humans used as charges but emblazoned without interior details (e.g., facial features, fingers on hands, surface details on exposed portions of body), featureless human forms will be returned. Please note that this is an explicit exception to the ruling made in the August 2001 Cover Letter, and applies only to humans and humanoid creatures.
Ro Asper. Device. Per chevron Or and vert, two aspen sprigs vert and a ram's head cabossed argent.
This device is returned for violation of SENA A2C2, which prohibits blurring the distinction between two orientations. In this submission, the aspen sprigs are oriented so that they are neither palewise nor bendwise, but somewhere between the two.

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