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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 June 2020:

Angel Eberle. Name and device. Per bend azure and argent, a double-bitted axe argent and a dragonfly inverted sable.
Angel is a gray-period English given name borrowed into German under the February 2015 Cover Letter.
There is a step from period practice for using a dragonfly inverted.
This device does not pose a Unity of Orientation issue, as one is a long inanimate charge and the other is an animate charge. Please see the July 2019 Cover Letter for more information.

Atticus Grimes. Name.
Nice late 16th century English name!

Catriona Dalith. Name and device. Argent, an arrow inverted sable entwined of a serpent vert.
In commentary, the evidence of Catriona as an English given name from the FamilySearch Historical Records was shown to be a mistaken transcription. As this particular submitter relied in good faith on documents and articles put forth as reliable, this will be the last registration of Catriona. Effective as of the date of this letter, Catriona will not be registerable until new evidence supporting it is found.
As explained in the May 2009 Cover Letter, the blazon here indicates that the arrow is the primary charge and the serpent the secondary charge. Had they been co-primary charges, the blazon would have been Argent, an arrow sable and a serpent entwined vert.

Cecily Dymond of Bangor. Name.
Nice English name from the 15th century onwards!

Elspeth Wemyss. Name.
Nice 16th century Scots name!

Fabio Komnenos. Name change from Fabio Ventura.
The given name Fabio is already registered to the submitter and thus is treated as neutral in time and language under the Existing Registration Clause, PN1B2g, and can be combined with the Byzantine family name Komnenos.
The submitter's previous name, Fabio Ventura, is retained as an alternate name.

Frans Leifsson. Name and device. Per saltire argent and azure, a polypus and a spearhead azure.
Nice 16th century Norwegian name!

Hallvarðr Ásgeirsson. Name and device. Sable, two wolf's heads erased respectant and on a chief triangular Or a mullet of four points gules.
Submitted as Hallvarðr Ásgeirrson, the patronymic was not correctly formed. Old Norse patronymics use the genitive (possessive) form of the father's name plus -son. The correct genitive form of Ásgeirr is Ásgeirs. Therefore, we have corrected the name to Hallvarðr Ásgeirsson for registration.
Nice 9th-10th century Icelandic name!

Isabel Douw. Device. Per chevron purpure and argent, two sea-unicorns respectant argent and a tree proper.
This device was pended for redraw on the February 2020 LoAR.

Kay Leigh of Lochridge. Name and device. Per chevron throughout purpure and Or, two sewing needles argent threaded Or and a dragon's head cabossed purpure, breathing flames gules.
Submitted as Caileigh of Loch Ridge, we have no evidence showing Caileigh as an attested period given name. At the submitter's request, we have changed the name to Kay Leigh of Lochridge. Kay is both a masculine and feminine English given name found in "Something Rich and Strange: "Undocumentable" Names From The IGI Parish Records" by Alys Mackyntoich ( Leigh is an English surname found in "Surnames in Durham and Northumberland, 1521-1615" by Juetta Copin ( Lochridge is the lingua Societatis form of the attested Scots place name Lochrig.
The submitter requested authenticity for "anything passable close to Loch Ridge." She has confirmed that Kay Leigh of Lochridge satisfies her request. However, this name is not authethentic for England or Scotland because it uses the lingua Societatis form of an attested period place name, rather than the period form.
Artist's note: Please draw the flames bolder and thicker to aid in identification.

Kazimira von Danzik. Name and device. Per saltire argent and azure, in pale a polypus azure and a red-tailed hawk proper.
This name combines a North Slavic (Polish) given name and a German byname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.
There is a step from period practice for the use of a New World species of hawk.

Lucille Beaumont. Name.

Marie Noelle Dumont. Name and device. Argent semy of escarbuncles azure, a salamander statant regardant purpure enflamed gules.
Nice 16th century French name!

Roberto Raimondo of Mons Tonitrus. Badge. Argent, in saltire an axe and a spear, on a point pointed gules a dagger argent.

Rook Talmotte. Name and device. Per saltire gules and sable, in pale a rook displayed and a tower argent.
The Letter of Intent did not provide any documentation for the byname Talmotte. Fortunately, Lillia Crampette was able to provide sufficient information from which to construct the byname as a 15th century Middle English form.
There is a step from period practice for the use of the displayed posture by a bird other than an eagle.

Seonaid inghean Uilliam. Name.
Submitted as Sinéad inghean Uilliam, we were unable to document the spelling Sinéad to period. However, a different spelling of the same name is registerable. By precedent, "Seonaid is registerable as the standardized Gaelic form of a woman's name that appears as Soonayd and Soynoid in the Book of the Dean of Lismore." [Seonaid inghean Uí Mórdha, 11/2019 LoAR, A-Atenveldt]. As the submitter allows all changes, we have changed the name to Seonaid inghean Uilliam for registration.

Siobhan O'Connor. Name.
This name combines a Gaelic given name with an Anglicized Irish byname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.

Urseius Ferox. Name and device. Or, in pale a barrel palewise proper and a bear statant sable, a bordure gules. Questions were raised in commentary as to whether Urseius Ferox, the Roman jurist who flourished between the time of Tiberius and Vespasian, was significant enough to protect from presumption. PN4D1 states:
'Individuals whose names are recognized by a significant number of people in the Society without having to look them up in a reference are generally important enough to protect. Individuals recognized only by specialists in a subject are unlikely to be important enough to protect. Individuals who are only recognized with the assistance of reference books are unlikely to be important enough to protect.'
Individuals whose work and/or life are still influential today are generally important enough to protect. Those whose work significantly shaped the course of world history, science, or the arts are generally important enough to protect. This is generally measured by examining measures like the length of encyclopedia articles about the person and his/her work, numbers of search engine hits for the individual, and the like.
The historical Urseius Ferox is not recognized by a significant number of people within in the Society. With a few exceptions, even those who studied law or classics have not heard of him. He is not regularly studied in law schools unless one happens to take a course in early legal history. Even then, he is not a major subject of study. The lack of any existing copies of his work is an important factor in this analysis -- he is known only through citations by other authors and one Roman author's commentary on his work. Therefore, the historical Urseius Ferox is not significant enough to protect and this name can be registered.

The following submissions were returned for further work, February 2020:

Alexis Komnenos. Name change from Alexis Devile
This name must be returned because it presumes on Alexios Komnenos, the name of multiple Byzantine Emperors. Under PN4D1, as the sovereign ruler(s) of a significant state (namely, the Byzantine Empire), Alexios is important enough to protect. In particular Alexios I Komnenos is important enough to protect because of his significant impact on world history. His call for Western European assistance against the Turks led directly to the First Crusade.
PN4D of SENA states that, "[f]or individuals important enough to protect, we protect all forms in which their name was known, including in other languages, but not hypothetical forms. We only protect names that are used either today or in the time when they were alive to refer to these protected persons." Alexios Komnenos is recorded as Alexis Komnenos in a very large number of modern history books, including several books published by scholarly sources such as Cambridge University Press. We cannot ignore this very common alternate spelling. Therefore, this name must be returned as presumptuous

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