Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS 25 June 2016, A.S. LI
LETTER OF PRESENTATION Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Cosmo Craven and Elzbieta; Baroness Genevieve de Lironcourt, Aten Principal Herald; Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,
Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!
This is the July 2016 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation; it precedes the Letter of Intent with submissions considered for the next Letter of Intent. Please have commentary to me by 15 July 2016.
Submission Fee Increase: The fee for new submissions by the S.C.A . College of Arms will increase to $4.00 (from the current $3.00) as of the September 2016 LoAR (I'm not quite sure of the actual date). At this time, there is no intent to increase the current fee for a new submission from the Kingdom of Atenveldt ($7.00).
Heraldry Hut: the July meeting will be held Friday, 17 June 2016, 7:30-10 PM, at the home of Symond Bayard and Marta. Please contact me with questions or directions.
Please consider the following submissions for the July 2016 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:
Ælfgyfe Æthelwulfesdohtor (Twin Moons): NAME CHANGE from Holding Name Michelle of Twin Moons
Originally submitted as Oriande Æthelwulfesdohter, the name was returned by Laurel January 2016 and a holding name assigned for the following reasons: “The literary name Oriande is only found as the name of a non-human character, a fairy. Although we have a pattern of borrowing of literary names in French, the pattern of using the names of fairies was not documented, so we are not able to register this name as submitted.
literary mistress of Amadis de Gaul cited in the Letter of Intent is
in period documents. However, this instance is an Iberian name, which
cannot be combined with the late 9th century Anglo-Saxon byname.
are also English given names from 1629 and 1578, respectively
(FamilySearch Historical Records), and Oriana
is a nickname used to refer to Queen Elizabeth I. It is found, for
example, in the title of Thomas Morley's The
Triumphs of Oriana, a
book of madrigals from 1601. However, the temporal gaps between these
and the byname would be greater than 500 years. Therefore, we are
unable to change the given name to Oriane
and must return this name.”
Argouanagus of Scythia (Barony of Atenveldt): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Argent, on a chevron between two chess knights and a wolf's head cabossed sable, a plate.
Argounanagus is a Scythian male given name found in “Greek Names with Scytho-Sarmatian Roots,” Ursula Georges (http://yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/iranianroots.html); it also has eight entries in Volume 4 of the LGPN (http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/). Tymes the Scythian was registered February 2007 without comment; his documentation notes that Herodotus describes this people (Herodotus VII.64). The client is willing to accept the spelling suggested by Jennifer Smith (transliterated as -os rather than -us).
The client wants a male name and it most interested in the language/culture of the name (Scythian); he will not accept Major Changes to the name.
Brígiða Finnvarðardóttir (Mons Tonitrus): NEW NAME
The name is Old Norse. Brígiða is a female given name in “The Old Norse Name,” Geirr Bassi Haralsson, p. 8. Finnvarðr is a male given name, ibid, p. 9; I'm not quite sure whether the genitive form goes as -r > -ar or -r > -s (ibid, p. 17), but the female patronymic is -dóttir. The client desires a female name and is most interested in the language and/or culture of the name (Old West Norse).
Conrad Bombast von Trittenheim (Twin Moons): NEW DEVICE CHANGE
Argent, a moth and on a chief sable four nails argent.
name was registered June 2014.
Although the abdomen of the moth is marked sable and argent, I believe there's enough contrast between the field and the moth to keep it very identifiable (it may help to blazon it as “...sable, marked argent...”). The charges in chief most closely resemble tilers' nails, according to the Pictorial Dictionary.
Duncan the Sinister (Twin Moons): NEW NAME and DEVICE and BADGE
Device: Argent, a badger rampant contourny regardant proper, a chief embattled sable.
Badge: (Fieldless) On a plate a badger's head erased proper within an orle of six pellets.
Duncan can be documented as a given name: Duncan Ademe married in November 1572 in Aberdeen, Scotland, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTJK-8P5.
In registering Aron Sinister, Siren Herald said: “I found a 1457 citation of a French <Colin Senestre>. It's from the Comptes du domaine de la ville de Paris, publiés par les soins du Service des travaux historiques de la ville de Paris, edited by Alexandre Vidier (Paris, Impr. nationale, 1948-). This is from the 1457-8 Comptes. I'd say that this together with the English citation Jeanne Marie mentions should be enough to allow <Senestre>. The MED (s.n. senestre) gives this as a header form, but also dates <sinister> to 1474 (in the deceitful sense) and dates <sinistre> and <senester> to a. 1500 in the "left" sense. This should be enough to allow the spelling <sinister>.”
The client is most interest in the language/culture of the name.
Device: The badger could also be blazoned as sable, marked argent, which might be a little clearer to an individual who isn't sure of the proper coloration of the animal.
Badge: The badger could also be blazoned as sable, marked argent, which might be a little clearer to an individual who isn't sure of the proper coloration of the animal. By making this fieldless, the primary charge is the plate; all other charges are tertiaries. If the ruling that limits tertiary charges to a single type, this will run afoul of it (having both pellets and a badger's head); this could be remedied by reblazoning this as Argent, a badger's head erased proper within an annulet of six pellets. (Although a badge is submitted on a square, it can be rendered upon any shape of field. Having it in annulo guarantees that the pellets are arranged in a circle around the badger's head, too.)
(Tir Ygithr): NEW DEVICE
The name appears in the 21 May 2016 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.
Elise la Galante (TY): NEW NAME and DEVICE
a female archer statant drawing to sinister vert, and on a chief
embattle azure a demi-sun issuant from chief Or.
The client desires a female name and is most interested in the spelling of the name. She wishes is to be authentic for the time and language/culture (12th-14th C. French).
Emeludt von Zerssen (Twin Moons): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Argent, a chevron rompu azure between two peacocks close regardant and a seeblatt azure.
Emeludt is a female given name found in “15th-Century German Women's Names,” Talan Gwynek, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/germ15f.html. The byname can be dated as a wedding day to 20 October 1624 for Maria Zerßen (she was widowed at the time and remarrying; the name of her deceased husband was Zerßen) at Evangelische Kirche Nussdorf, Bayern, Germany, Batch M99755-1, https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3AZerssen%20%2Bbirth_place%3AGermany~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1400-1650~. Several von Zerssen bynames that predate 1650 are found https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi/results?count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3A%22von%20Zerssen%22~%20%2Bany_place%3AGermany~%20%2Bany_year%3A1400-1650~%20%2Bsubcollection_id%3A5&igi=2. The client desires a female name, and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (German). She would like it authentic for language/culture, German 14th-15th C. (I hope this is the correct special character for the double -s-.)
There are examples of both proper peacock feathers (lots of these) and that of the whole bird registered with the College of Arms: Ceallach O'Shea, Or, a peacock in its pride proper and on a base vert two double-pointed knitting needles in saltire Or., was registered Decmeber 2012; and Brianna Je Nell Aislynn of Blue Shadows: (Fieldless) Two peacocks addorsed conjoined proper., was registered December 2009.
Eoda Blauschild (Sundragon): NEW NAME CHANGE from Angelica Blauschild
Eoda is a male given name. It is found in PASE as the name of a priest who died before 717 (l vii-e viii); a priest known to Theodore I (l vii-e viii); and a moneyer associated with the Wallingford mint for Aethelred 32 (1 x), http://www.pase.ac.uk/index.html.
The client's currently-registered name was registered January 1998. SENA states PN.1 Person Names Content g. The Grandfather Clause: “In a new personal name submission, an individual may use name phrases already register to them, even it that name phrase would no long be allowed under the current rules.” Also in SENA PN.2. With 2. Culturally Mixed Names: “d. A name which includes name phrases documented under the legal name allowance, the grandfather clause, or the branch name allowance follows special rules. These name phrases are treated as neutral in language and time. Such name phrases may be combined with name phrases from a single regional naming group dated to within 500 years of one another. They may not be combined with name phrases from two or more regional naming groups. If a name phrase can also be documented as either an attested or constructed name, it may be treated in whichever way is more favorable for registration.
“In addition, if a grandfathered name phrase was found in a registered name that combined languages from two or more regional naming groups, the new submission may combine those same regional naming groups. If this allowance is used, then no new regional naming group may be added.” The client doesn't care about the gender of the name and is more interested in the spelling of the name; she will not accept Major Changes to the name. She wishes to maintain the old name as an alternate.
Felipe Mendo de Eslava del Montoya (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per bend sinister argent and Or, a boar statant gules and a lupine azure, slipped and leaved vert.
Felipe is a male given name found in “Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century,” Juliana de Luna (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/MensGivenAlpha.html). Mendo is a male given name found in the same source. Fernán González de Eslava (1542-1601) was a Spanish poet and dramatist, born in Spain (perhaps Toledo) and settled in Mexico. It appears that he seems to have written material of a religious nature. De Montoya is a locative found in Juliana's work, above. Per SENA Appendix A, Catalan locatives may exist as “del Y,” and per SENA Appendix C, late period Spanish and Catalan name elements can be combined. The client would prefer the phrase as “del Montoya,” but he will change it in order for the name to be registered.
The client desires a male name and it most interested in the sound of the name; he will not accept Major Changes to the name (aside from the Catalan mentioned above).
Finnvarðr Snæbiarnarson (Mons Tonitrus): NEW DEVICE
Per bend vert and argent, a boar's head erased and a quiver with three arrows bendwise counterchanged.
The name was registered August 2014.
Gaius Clodius Pugnax (Twin Moons): NEW NAME
Gaius is one of the few Latin praenomen seen (http://www.forumromanum.org/life/johnston_2.html#41), hence its wide use. Clodius is a nomen (http://www.therthdimension.org/AncientRome/RomanNaming/romannaming.htm); it appears to be a variant of the more commonly seen patrician gens Claudius. During the Late Republic, the spelling Clodius is most prominently associated with Publius Clodius Pulcher (93 BC-52 BC), a popularist politician who gave up his patrician status through adoption in order to qualify for the office of tribune of the plebs. He was a champion of the urban plebs, supporting free grain for the poor and the right of association in guilds (collegia); because of this individual's ideology, Clodius has often been taken as a more "plebeian" spelling and a gesture of political solidarity. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clodius; http://www.britannica.com/biography/Publius-Clodius-Pulcher) Pugnax, “Combative, fond of fighting” isn't readily documented as a cognomen, but it seems to fit as a descriptive feature for an individual. (He would consider using the cognomen Bellator, if Pugnax weren't registerable. A funerary inscription for Flavius Bellator is found at http://romaninscriptionsofbritain.org/inscriptions/674.)
The client desires a male name and wishes it to be authentic for Republican Era Rome.
Hamasaki Eiwa Miyako (Mons Tonitrus): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Sable, a moon in her plentitude argent and a ford.
The name is Japanese. It is referenced in “Name Construction in Medieval Japan,” Solveig Thordardottir. Page 29: Paragraph 4: references the use of a family/house name, spoken name, and official name by both genders of the buke class. Page 68: Paragraph 1; reference the use of topographic family/ house names by the buke class, and the correct composition for such. Hamasaki: hama in the descriptive position, p. 149 and -sake in the substantive position, p. 146. Eiwa is reference for the spoken name Eiwa, p. 209. Miyako show the root element miya, p. 138; and the quasi-titular element -ko, p. 4.
The client doesn't care as to the gender of the name. She will not accept Major or Minor Changes to the name.
Jakob the Bald (BoA): NEW NAME CHANGE, from Garrett Fitpatrick
The current name was registered April 2003; if the name change is approved, the old name is to be released.
Jakob is a male given name dated to 6 December 1590 as a christening date for Jakob Crsebe as Saint Mary, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England (Batch C06325-2, https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AJakob~%20%2Bbirth_place%3AEngland~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1000-1600~%20%2Brecord_country%3AEngland). The byname is a physical description of the individual, in Reaney and Wilson (3rd edition, p. 24, s.n. Bald, Bauld), originally referring to rotundity or corpulence, then of baldness c. 1386). Huh! The client desires a male name.
James Thorn de Lyon (Twin Moons): NEW HOUSEHOLD NAME and BADGE, La Maison du Repaire du Lyon
Sable, in pale a lion dormant Or and a house argent.
The personal name was registered November 1993. The household name is French, “House of the Den of the Lion” (http://dictionary.reverso.net/french-english/). It appears that the spelling for the beast should be lion, and that the placename is Lyon, and with household names registered with the CoA with those using Maison, that the article La isn't necessary.
A house is a period charge c. 1340 according to the Pictorial Dictionary online, a structure with a sloped roof and the door facing forward.
Jaep Van Doornik (Twin Moons): NEW NAME
The name is Dutch. Jaep is a male given name found in “Dutch Given Names from 1573,” Sara L. Uckelman (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/dutch/dutch1573.html). Van Doornik is a Dutch locative, the name for the French locale Tournai (ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 1924, http://www.s-gabriel.org/1924, http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?1924+0). It appears that the preposition, which is capitalized in the submission, is usually found in lower case (i.e., van).
The client desires a male name.
Koga Takashirou Kagehiro (Mons Tonitrus): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Argent, a pair of calipers, in chief a pair of swords cross in saltire and a point point ploye sable.
The name is Japanese, and documentation comes from Name Construction in Medieval Japan, Solveig Throndardottir. Koga is a surname, a family clan descended from the Minamoto clan (p. 33, prefix and suffix). Takashirou is the yobina, the prefix Taka found on p. 107 and the suffixes Shi and rou on pages 60 and 211 respectively. Kagehiro is a nanori, found on p. 182.
The client may be interested to know that the Laurel King of Arms says of the tomoe in the January 2016 LoAR:
design was well documented as an Individually Attested Pattern in
Japan. The submitter provided more than sufficient evidence of the
use of three tomoe in annulo with no other charge on the field.
Lilie Simmons (Twin Moons): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per bend argent and purpure, a dragonfly vert and a lotus blossom in profile argent.
Lylie may have come from the 1296 form Lilely, a variation of the female given name Elizabeth (“Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames: Elizabeth,” Talan Gwynek, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Elizabeth). It was registered to Lilie Rose Sinclair, July 2007. Simmons is found as written in “Faire Names for English Folk: Late Sixteenth Century English Names,” Chris Laning, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/christian/fairnames/. Earlier forms tend to have a single -m-, derived from the given name Simon and it variants. This is a nice English name.
The client desires a female name.
This is reminiscent of the registered armory for Valdisa Álarsdóttir: Per bend sinister vert and sable, a dragonfly and a lotus flower in profile argent., but there are differences for the field division, field tincture, and dragonfly tincture. Both dragonflies are in the default orientation, palewise.
(Once again, a very true purple marker is scanning as a purple-blue hybrid.)
Lucia Van Doornik (Twin Moons): NEW NAME
Lucia is a female given name, dated to 25 December 1530 as a christening date for Lucia Satzmann in Basel, Basel, Switzerland (Batch C73987-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FVNW-FP1). I can also find it dated to 23 November 1576 as a christening name for Lucia Douwens in Oude Kerk Nederlands Hervormde Kerk, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands (Batch C90035-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X1XL-TJY). Van Doornik is a Dutch locative, the name for the French locale Tournai (ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 1924, http://www.s-gabriel.org/1924, http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?1924+0). It appears that the preposition, which is capitalized in the submission, is usually found in lower case (i.e., van).
The client desires a female name.
Natasiia of Nyenskans (TY): NEW NAME CHANGE from Mariyah al-Madiniyah
The name is Russian. Natasiia is a female diminutive (13th-14th C.) of the given name Anastasia (A Dictionary of Period Russian Names, Paul Wickenden of Thanet). Nyenskans is the original name of the Swedish settlement that eventually was renamed St. Petersburg. The Swedish fortress there was built in 1611 (http://wikimapia.org/123288/Swedish-fortress-Nyenskans). The client desires a female name. If registered, the currently-registered name is to be maintained as an alternate.
Runa Gígja (TY): NEW NAME
The name is Old Norse. Runa is a female given name found in Nordiskt runnamnslexikon p. 185 sn. Rúna (http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/om-oss/arkiv-och-samlingar/nordiskt-runnamnslexikon.html). Rúna is the short form of feminine names in Rún- or -rún. Gígja, “fiddle, eloquent lawyer,” is a byname in “Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html. It probably more accurate if diacriticals are omitted entirely (Runa Gigja) or are included throughout the name ( Rúna Gígja).
The client desires a female name and is most interested in the sound of the name (so it sounds like Runa Gigja); she will not accept Major Changes to the name.
Tóka Kolbiarnardóttir (MT): NEW NAME CHANGE and NEW DEVICE CHANGE from Astríðr Kolbiarnardóttir
Per chevron inverted argent and gules, a bear dormant sable and a mushroom argent, the cap spotted gules.
currently-registered name was registered August 2014; if the change
is registered, please retain the old one as an alternate. Tóka
is found as the female equivalent of the Old Danish male given name
Dictionary of Norse Runic Names),
Lena Peterson, p. 196,
The client doesn't care about the gender of the name and is most
interested in the sound and the language and/or culture of the name;
she would like it authentic for Norse/Danish.
The following appear in the June 2016 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:
Commentary was provided by Andreas Lucernensis, Aria Gemina Mala, Katherine Coscombe, Seamus mac Riain and Sorcha inghen Chon Mhara.
Andromeda Lykaina (BoA): NEW NAME CHANGE from Umm Ma'bad Amirah al-Zahra' bint 'Abd al-Aziz al-Azhar ibn Malik ibn Mansur
With regard to diacritical marks, Black Boar Pursuivant notes that if the name is transliterated, it would lose the diacriticals naturally.
Areus of Sparta (BoA): NEW NAME CHANGE from Phelan Ó Coileáin
With regard to diacritical marks, Black Boar Pursuivant notes that if the name is transliterated, it would lose the diacriticals naturally.
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
Collin de Lacy (Tir Ygithr): 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). The client desires a male name. He will not accept Major of Minor changes to the name.
There was some issue that the familysearch.org documentation was from an acceptable search batch. However, ffride wlffsdotter comments that The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources sn. Nicholas (http://dmnes.org/name/Nicholas) has in Middle French language records from France: <Collin> 1418, 1565, 1568.
De Lacy 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.
Honour Grenehart (Granholme): NEW BADGE: Argent goutty de vin, a labyrinth azure.
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
Sely Bloxam (Tir Ysgithr): NEW DEVICE CHANGE: Argent, a bend wavy azure between a gillyflower purpure slipped and leaved vert and a human footprint sable.
Stefan der Jäger von Ansbach (Tir Ysgithr) BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, November 2014: Paly bendy sinister argent and azure, an edelweiss blossom Or and an orle vert.
Adaleide de Warewic. Reblazon
of device. Per chevron
azure and gules, three New World dogwood blossoms one and two and a
The following submissions have been returned for further work, April 2016:
This device is
returned for contrast issues. Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as Per
pale purpure and argent, two domestic cats sejant respectant argent
and sable, on a chief vert an ivy vine Or, the vine is actually
sable with Or leaves and thus has insufficient contrast with the vert
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