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6 August 2003, A.S. XXXVIII

Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Their Royal Majesties Erick and Nichelle; Mistress Magdelen Venturosa, Aten Principal Herald; the Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,

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

This is an addendum to the July 2003 internal Atenveldt Letter of Intent; these submissions were taken in at the Heraldic Consultation Table held at the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition in Granite Mountain, and rather then having these wait for consideration in the August IloI late in the month, I am posting these now for consideration/inclusion in the August 2003 Atenveldt LoI. I accept online commentary, in addition to questions pertaining to heraldry: Please have comments on these submissions by 15 August 2003.

It is nice to see several resubmissions included in these submissions (I love tying up loose ends!).

Thanks to the autocrats of the Arts and Sciences competition for providing space and furniture for the Consultation Table, and especially to the good lord Martin Wainwright, who not only got us up and running on the internet so that we could conflict check and name consult in style, but who also spent several hours at the Consultation Table helping with consultation.

Please consider for the August 2003 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

Aaron Graves (Atenveldt): NEW BADGE, jointly held with Alessandra Gabrielli

(fieldless) A ram statant gules, armed, unguled and gorged of a ducal coronet Or.

The names was registered October 1998 (Aaron) and January 1996 (Alessandra).

The ducal accolade was bestowed on both submitters May 2000.

The Or details of the horns and hooves might be considered artistic license and might not be blazoned, but given the nature of a single charge, fieldless badge, I feel more comfortable including these details.

Aliannsa Ó Rioghbhardáin (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per fess azure and vert, a roundel between in pale two natural dolphins naiant in annulo argent.

Aliannsa is the submitter's legal middle name (Brickbat Herald attests to this on the submitter's Social Security card); although stated by RfS II.4. Legal Names.- Elements of the submitters legal name may be used as the corresponding part of a Society name, if such elements are not excessively obtrusive and do not violate other sections of these rules., is usually interpreted as elements must match use in the SCA name as in the legal name (e.g., a legal surname like Jackson can only be used as surname in the SCA name), I haven't found Aliannsa as a potential surname; additionally, given that the rest of the submitter's name is Irish Gaelic, it would be impossible for it to be used as the second given name, since Irish Gaelic does not have double given names. Ó Rioghbhardáin is an earlier form of the Irish Gaelic Ó Riordáin (p. 258, MacLysaght, s.n. (O) Riordan).

Amalie von die Blumen (Sundragon): NEW NAME

The name is German, "Amalie of the Flowers." Amalie is found in "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia," Talan Gwynek ( ) as a feminine given name dating to 1349. While Bahlow doesn't show Blume/n as a family name, there are similar names such as Blum and Blumentritt (the latter shown with Rosentritt), that might suggest a byname that is associated with "flower/s".

Donnghal Buchanan (Twin Moons): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Vert, a double-headed eagle and a bordure embattled Or.

The name is Irish. Donnghal is a masculine given name (pp. 76-7, Ó Corráin and Maguire). Buchanan is a well-known Scottish surname popular in Tyrone and other Ulster counties (p. 29, MacLysaght).

Edane van Tiel (Atenveldt): CHANGE OF HOLDING NAME from "Etain of Atenveldt," and NEW DEVICE CHANGE

Per bend sable and argent, a daisy and a caltrap counterchanged.

The holding name was registered March 2001.

The given name is a Scots feminine given name, dating to 1514, in "Early 16th Century Scottish Lowland Names," Draft Edition, Sharon L. Krossa ( ). Tiel, Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland, was founded early in the Middle Ages, and when the Vikings destroyed its rival city Dorestad c. 1000 A.D., it became an important center of international trade. It was situated near the Linge River ( ). The submitter is interested in having the element Tiel in her name, and a given name that comes as close to the pronunciation of Ee-TAYNE as possible. The College of Arms considers a Scots and Dutch name an anomaly, but it is registerable.

If the new device is registered, the submitter wishes her current device, Per fess azure and vert, on a plate a raspberry fesswise gules slipped vert., maintained as a badge.

Gudrun Bogsveigir (Twin Moons): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, July 2001

Gules, a wolf's head erased and on a chief argent, three arrow heads inverted azure.

The name was registered July 2001.

The original submission, Quarterly gules and azure, a wolf's head erased and a bordure argent., was returned for conflict with Conrad of Northfield, Sable, a wolf's head erased within a bordure argent, with only a single CD for changing the field.

Ívarr bjarnherðar (Granite Mountain): NEW DEVICE

Vert, a chevron inverted engrailed to base, in chief a beehive Or.

The name was registered July 2002.

This is a great allusion to "bearshoulders," the submitter's byname, for someone who is a professed non-artist (he might not be able to draw a bear, but he draws a fine beehive...and beehives, in turn, draw bears...).

Maredudd Browderer (Twin Moons): CHANGE OF HOLDING NAME, from "Maredudd of Atenveldt"

The holding name was registered July 2002.

The original name submission, Maredudd Gryffydd, conflicted with King Maredudd ap Gruffydd (d. 1155), son of King Gruffydd ap Rhys, who retook most of the Welsh kingdom of Deheubarth from the Normans.

Maredudd is a Welsh masculine given name in "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names," Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn ( ). Browderer is an occupational byname, "embroiderer." Although the COED doesn't show quite this spelling (it has browderere s.n. broiderer, broiderer being an archaic term, dating to 1388, for an embroiderer or one who embroiders), a citation by the Worshipful Company of Broderers of Lochac mentions that the spelling browderer in the OED ( ). Combining Welsh and English name elements is considered acceptable by the CoA.

Nichelle of Whitewolfe (Atenveldt): NEW DEVICE CHANGE

Argent, an escallop inverted and a bordure rayonny sable.

The name was registered June 1973.

If registered, her currently-held arms, Per pale gules ermined argent and azure, an escallop inverted argent., is to be retained as a badge.

Owen Blackshepe (Twin Moons): NEW DEVICE (?)

Argent, a ram statant sable in a chief branch fesswise vert, flowered of three garden roses gules.

The name was registered May 1997.

This is somewhat confusing. The submitter has a registered device (Azure, on a cross nowy argent a ram statant sable.) and a registered badge (A ram statant sable.). Is this a new device change? If so, what it to be done with the currently-registered device if the new one is registered, released or retained as a badge?

Robin Johnstone (Sundragon): NEW NAME, DEVICE and BADGE

Gyronny azure and Or, a garb within an orle gules.

(fieldless badge) A garb gules.

Robin is a diminutive of Robert; it is found as a name in its own right as early as 1200 (pp. 254-5, Withycombe, 3rd edition, s.n. Robert). Johnstone is a Scots family name (p. 385, Black, s.n. Johnston, Johnstone); Black does mention a Robin of Johnston (along with an Adam of Johnston, a Gilbert of Johnston and a Mathewe of Johnstone) who petitioned for safe conduct to travel in England in the mid-14th C., but I don't know if this is merely a passing note of interest or demonstrating that the historical Robin of Johnston is an important enough person to protect his name.

Wolf Strongarm (Tir Ysgithr): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, February 2003

Per pale sable and Or, a death's head counterchanged.

The name was registered February 2003.

The original submission was returned for redrawing so that the emblazon and the blazon matched; this has been done.

I remain,

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

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