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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Elisabeth de Rossignol, Laurel; Margaret MacDuibhshithe, Pelican; Jeanne Marie Lacroix, Wreath; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

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

The Atenveldt College of Heralds requests the consideration and registration of the following names and armory with the College of Arms.

Please note: Unless specifically stated, the submitter will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.

1. Alianora Alexandra da Lyshåret: NEW BADGE

Per pale sable and argent, a chevron rompu and in base a lozenge barry, all counterchanged.

The name was registered July 1981.

This is clear of Magnus the Black, Per pale sable and argent, a chevron rompu within a bordure counterchanged., with one CD for the type of secondary, and another for the tincture of the secondary.

2. Alyne Strangwych: BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, March 2005

(Fieldless) An acorn vert.

The name was registered July 2003.

The original submission, identical to this, was returned for conflict with Muin maqq Mínaín, Argent, an acorn enflamed vert. There was a CD for fielded versus fieldless armory, but nothing for the addition of the flames. As precedent explains, "The enflaming of the heart, as is often the case, is drawn as small gouttes of flame, and is a blazonable detail that is not worth difference" [Aimée Long C{oe}ur, 12/03, A-Ansteorra]. The enflaming of Muin's acorn is a similar situation. The client has obtained a letter of permission to conflict from the good lord Muin.

3. Bébinn ingen Domnaill: NEW NAME

The name is Middle Irish Gaelic. Bébinn is a Middle Irish Gaelic feminine given name found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Feminine Names,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan

( ). Domnaill is found as the genitive form of Domnall, a Middle Irish Gaelic masculine name. It is found in the same source

( ).

The client desires a feminine name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (pre-13th C. Irish).

4. Bébinn ingen Domnaill: NEW DEVICE

Per chevron argent and azure, two hearts vert and a needle argent, threaded sable.

5. Bláth inghean Uí Laoghaire: NEW DEVICE

Argent, a sun in glory azure between four triquetras inverted in saltire sable.

The name appears in the 29 May 2007 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

6. Brandr hani: NEW NAME

The name is Old Norse. Brandr is a masculine given name found in “Viking Names found in the Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, .

hani, “rooster,” is found in “Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, .

The client desires a masculine name and is most interested in the meaning of the name, “Brand the Rooster.”

7. Brandr hani: NEW DEVICE

Vert, a rooster argent within an annulet Or.

8. Cosmo Craven the Elder: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A Beaufort yale rampant argent semy of annulets vert, armed and unguled Or.

The name was registered March 1999.

The Pictorial Dictionary calls the type of monster a “Beaufort” yale. The client wants to use the Beaufort yale, with its large, curving set of horns, and so we have included the descriptor in the blazon. The Pictorial Dictionary notes that such a distinction is left to the heraldic artist, but I believe that the horns on this “species” are as significantly different as a deer’s antlers vs. a moose/European elk’s palmate ones, and that using the Beaufort designation will give the client’s monster the best opportunity to be rendered as he desires it.

9. Dionysus of Grantham: NEW BADGE

Or, a pair of bones crossed in saltire gules surmounted by a frog sejant affronty vert.

The name was registered October 1998.

10. Elzbieta Rurikovskaia: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A cross formy per pale azure and argent.

The name was registered September 2001. The badge incorporates elements and tinctures from her registered device, Argent, a cross formy and on a chief azure, three crosses formy argent.

11. Friedrich Sybold: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, September 2006 (via West Kingdom)

Per saltire vert and sable, a compass star within a mascle argent.

The name was registered January 2006.

The previous submission, Vert, in chief three lozenges and on a base rayonny argent an annulet vert., was returned for redrawing; this is a complete redesign. The client originally had blazoned the secondary charges as a delf saltirewise voided to demonstrate that it is square in shape, not rectangular or lozenge-like, but we think that a mascle would tend to be “square” in conjunction with this very symmetrical interior charge.

12. Galen McKintoch: NEW NAME

Galen is the client’s legal given name (photocopy of Arizona driver’s license to Laurel). There is a Galen Browne who was a late period physician; he practiced medicine in English 1619-1639

 ( ).

McKintoch is dated to 1477 in Black’s The Surnames of Scotland, s.n. MACINTOSH.

The client desires a masculine and is most interested in the sound of the name.

13. Gudrun Oddsdottir: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, December 2006

Per pale azure and argent, two Bowen knots set crosswise counterchanged.

The name was registered December 2006.

The previous submission, Gules, three turnips Or leaved vert., was returned for conflict. This is a complete redesign.

14. Jonathon von Trotha: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A whelk shell azure.

The name was registered June 1995.

15. Joseph the Good: NEW BADGE

Gules, a bordure argent.

The name was registered January 1973.

16. Katherine Anne Geldschläger: NEW NAME

This spelling of Katherine is dated to 1366 and the 15th C. (“Medieval German Given Names from Silesia,” Talan Gwynek, , “15th-Century German Women's Names,” Talan Gwynek, ).

Anne is dated to 1372 and 1383 in the Silesian names paper.

Geldschläger is found in Dictionary of German Names, Hans Bahlow, translated by Edda Gentry, an occupational byname meaning “coiner, minter”; it isn’t dated, but it is a period occupation.

The client desires a feminine name and is most interested in the sound of the name.

17. Katherine Anne Geldschläger: NEW DEVICE

Per pale purpure and argent, a boar rampant contourny maintaining a morning-star between three hearts, all counterchanged.

18. Sechen Doghshin-Unegen: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, February 2007

Per fess sable and azure, a mermaid per fess Or and argent, in chief two pitchers fesswise, their bases to center, each distilling a gout Or.

The name was registered February 2007.

The original submission, Per fess sable and azure, a mermaid per fess Or and argent, in chief two pitchers fesswise, their bases to center, each distilling a gout Or, a bordure erminois., was returned for excessive complexity in violation of RfS VIII.1, with a complexity count of nine with five tinctures (sable, azure, Or, argent, erminois) and four charges (mermaid, pitchers, gouts, bordure). The revised design has removed two elements (erminois and the bordure).

19. Sha’ul of Joppa: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, March 2007

Per fess embowed counterembowed sable and argent, two stars of David in bend sinister argent and azure.

The name was registered March 2007.

The original submission, designated as a badge, Per fess embowed counterembowed sable and argent, in fess two stars of David azure and argent., was returned for style problems: “‘This is essentially a 'yin-yang' symbol with Stars of David replacing the roundels. And the yin-yang symbol isn't really heraldic, nor blazonable in standard heraldic terms (if it were, we wouldn't have to call it a 'yin-yang symbol' in blazons). In fess puts the Stars of David along the horizontal axis, which only a non-period counter-embowed line makes possible.’ The design depends on very careful drawing of the line of division, making it unlikely that the emblazon will be recreated from the blazon. This is itself sufficient grounds for return.

The client wishes this to be registered as his device. The embowed-counterembowed line of division is not counted for difference against a wavy line. The in bend sinister placement of the charges eliminates the scrupulous rendering that would be required to construct it and also helps reduce the appearance of the yin-yang symbol. Salih al Hasan ibn Da'ud al Hashimi’s device, Per bend sinister embowed counter-embowed azure and argent, in pale a natural salamander tergiant fesswise contourny Or and another tergiant fesswise gules tails entwined., was registered July 2000 via An Tir, and Gillian MacLachlan de Holrode’s device, Per bend embowed counter-embowed azure and argent, two bear's paws couped aversant counterchanged., was registered July 2006 via the East. Neither of these had comments as to the line of division used.

20. Simon Kerbouchard: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A demi-dragon contourny azure sustaining a decrescent Or.

The name was registered June 2000.

The badge incorporates elements from his registered device: Per chevron azure and Or, two decrescents and a dragon contourny counterchanged.

21. Stephan MCGrath: NEW NAME

Withycombe shows Stephanus in the Honor Rolls 1273, s.n. Stephen; Stephen is dated to 1446 in “ English Names from Pre-1600 Brass Inscriptions,” Julian Goodwyn, . Additionally, a Stephan Slaney is listed at London Subsidy Returns 1576 Normalized Index, ; the given names in this list are original spellings. Stephan Taylor is found in London Subsidy Roll 1582 Raw Index,

Black gives MacGrath as an Irish form of Gaelic Macrath, s.n. MACGRATH, p. 505. Miler Magrath (also spelled McGrath), c. 1522-1622, served as both a Catholic bishop and an Anglican bishop during his religious lifetime

( ).

The client desires a masculine name and likes the sound of the name; he would like a 15th or 16th C. English name. Although he allows no minor changes, he prefers MC to Mc.

22. Stephan MCGrath: NEW DEVICE

Per bend gules and sable, a cross formy and on a chief argent a fleur-de-lys between two roses gules.

23. Tomas mac Aedain: NEW DEVICE

Argent, a bend beviled between two crosses formy argent.

The name was registered March 2007.

I was assisted in the preparation of this letter by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Helena de Argentoune, Katherine Throckmorton, Maridonna Benevenuti and Taran the Wayard.

This letter contains 5 new names, 6 new devices, 7 new badges, 4 device resubmission and 1 badge resubmission. This is a total of 23 items, 18 of them new. A check to cover fees will be sent separately.

Thank you again for your great indulgence and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.

I remain,

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716

Commonly-Cited References

Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland.

Medieval Names Archive.

Ó Corráin, Donnchadh and Fidelma Maguire. Irish Names.

Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames, 2nd Edition, 1976, reprinted 1979.

Withycombe, E.G., The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, 3rd Edition. London, Oxford University Press, 1977.


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