Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Gabriel Laurel; Lillia Pelican; Brunissende Wreath; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,
Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!
The Atenveldt College of Heralds requests the consideration and registration of the following names and armory with the College of Arms.
Unless specifically stated, the submitter will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated. Gabriel and his Host: Thank you all! It's been fun!
1. Auðr Þorkelsdóttir: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Gules, a fox courant Or within a bordure compony azure and Or.
Both name elements Auðr and Þorkell are found in “Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html. The formation of the name is found in “A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html.
Similarly, Auðr is a female given name on p. 8 and Þórkell a male given name on p. 16 of “The Old Norse Name,” Geirr Bassi. In the same source, the genitive becomes Þórkellsdóttir.
The client desires a female name and is most interested in the sound of the name.
2. Columba de Palomares: BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 2014
(Fieldless) A dove volant bendwise argent charged with a grenade bendwise sinister sable enflamed proper.
The name was registered December 2004.
original submission, (Fieldless) On a dove volant bendwise
argent a grenade bendwise inverted sable enflamed proper., was
returned for a redraw: “The grenade here, as it is largely upon
the bird, has been reblazoned as a tertiary charge, but it is not
entirely contained within the boundaries of the bird. It cannot be
reblazoned as an overall charge, as an overall charge by definition
is largely on the field, whereas this grenade is "barely
overall," itself cause for return. As it is not largely on the
field, it really cannot be considered a maintained or sustained
charge either. Finally, the overall design appears to be drawn with
perspective, which is not heraldic style and is itself cause for
3. Dubhchobhlaigh inghean Eoin uí Ealaighthe: NEW HOUSEHOLD NAME, Short Straw Cart House, and NEW BADGE
(Fieldless) A mule passant contourny sable pulling a two-wheeled cart vert filled with straw Or.
The personal name was registered May 2008.
straws are used in the drawing of lots,
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/draw+straws. The “Short
Straw Cart” Inn might be reaching a bit (maybe the Cart and
Mule, or the Straw Cart), but it isn't so far removed (it is
in the English language) that it might be registerable, particularly
in a very agricultural area). It was suggested that the household
name be named after a person:
can be used as given names in late-period English by precedent (see
September 2012 cover letter:
and A Brief, Incomplete, and Rather Stopgap Article about European
Household and Other Group Names Before 1600 by Sharon L. Krossa
includes the pattern:
was a mistyping on OSCAR, and it should've been a household
name. If using Krossa's article helps in the registration of the
name, I'm fine with it.
4. Lígach ingen Fáeláin Uí Laoghaire: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Argent, a compass rose azure and a ford proper, on a chief vert an arrow argent.
The name is Middle Irish Gaelic, all during the 10th C.
Lígach dates 919-923, “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Lígach,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Ligach.shtml.
Fáelán is a masculine given name, 923-1161, in“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Fáelán / Faolán,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Faelan.shtml; the genitive form is Fáeláin. (This might have to have the spelling adjusted.)
Láegaire is a masculine given name, “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Láegaire,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Laegaire.shtml. Although the genitive form isn't listed, the Annal entry in the same citation shows B M924.4 Duineachaidh, mac Laoghaire, flaith Fear c-Ceall.
The format for the name is <single given name> inghean <father's given name (in genitive case & always lenited unless starting with D, T, L, N, R, or a vowel)> Uí <eponymous clan ancestor's name (in genitive case & always lenited unless starting with a vowel)>, according to “Quick and Easy Gaelic Names,” Sharon Krossa, http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#patronymicwithclan. Ingen is usually seen prior to 1200.
The client is most interested in Middle Irish Gaelic and desires any changes which would make the name Middle Irish Gaelic.
A north point was used instead of a fleur-de-lys in the compass rose for Clara Bone-Aventure's device, http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=19264. It was registered without comment.
5. Margherita da Ferrera: NAME RECONSIDERATION from Laurel June 2012 and DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel December 2011.
Per pale purpure and vert, a sun and on a chief Or three bunches of grapes purpure leaved vert.
The client's original name submission, Margherita da Ferrara, was returned by Laurel December 2011 because the name conflicted with the registered Margaret di Ferrara. “If the new proposed rules are implemented as proposed, these names will not conflict (as the difference between the two affect the sound and appearance of multiple syllables of the names).” Ghita da Ferrara served as the resubmission (Thunderbolt Pursuivant found a citation for Ghita), and this was subsequently registered June 2012.
However, it was then noted in the acceptance that “this does not conflict with the registered Margaret di Ferrara. Under the Rules for Submissions, diminutives conflict with the names from which they are derived. However, Ghita is a diminutive of Margarita, not Margaret. As the names are otherwise different in sound and appearance, these names do not conflict. Under the Standards for Evaluation, we compare names on sound and appearance only, and Ghita and Margaret are quite different in both sound and appearance. Under the Standards for Evaluation, Margarita da Ferrara (her original submission) would be clear of conflict as well.” As a result, the client would like to register this as her primary name.
to be over-cautious: The spelling of the feminine given name
Margherita is found in "Italian Renaissance Women's
Names," Rhian Lyth of Blackmoor Vale,
The original device submission, Per bend sinister purpure and vert, a sun and on a chief Or a grape vine vert fructed purpure., was returned for conflict with Bianca Lucia da Como, Per pale azure and vert, a sun and on a chief Or an ivy vine proper. There is one CD for the change of field, but no difference between an ivy vine and a grape vine, as the shape of their leaves is similar. The change to three charges on the chief should clear the conflict by providing the second DC.
6. Nikolaus Gerhart: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Argent, a winged fist maintaining a sword gules.
Nikolaus is dated 1451-1550 in “Late Period German Masculine Given Names,” Talan Gwynek, http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/germmasc/.
Gerhart is found in “German Names from Nürnberg, 1497,” Sara L. Uckelman, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/nurnberg1497.html. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the meaning of the name (Nicholas is his legal given name).
The Sierra de las Nieves (nieve = ”snow”) is a is a mountain range in Andalusia, Spain, at the southern-most region of the Iberian Peninsula. Its highest point is the 1,919 m high La Torrecilla peak (http://www.andalucia.com/environment/protect/sierradelasnieves/home.htm). Punta del Trueno (punta = “side, end”) is a mountain in Huesca, Aragon, Spain (http://mapcarta.com/18560532). There are several mountains/hills in Chile, Venezuela and Mexico with the name Cerro de Trueno (“Thunder Hill”); the one in Mexico is in the State of Veracruz, west of Chinampa de Gorostiza, http://www.geody.com/geospot.php?world=terra&map=col&ufi=-1706931&alc=crr&start=50. I'm still looking for a European settlement date for the city, although Cortez passed through the Nahuatl city of Xalapa, Veracruz's capital, in 1519. With its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and hefty rain, it seems likely that Chinampa de Gorostiza became desirable to Spanish colonists, who tended to name geographical features (in Spanish) or rename those (into Spanish) by folks who were already there.
Mons Tonitrus refers to Huachuca Mountains, huachuca a Chiracahua Apache word for “thunder,” at which Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca are found.
8. Stefan Jäger von Ansbach: NEW BADGE
Paly bendy sinister argent and azure, an edelweiss blossom Or.
The name was registered December 2008.
The badge incorporates elements of his registered device, Paly bendy sinister argent and azure, on a bend sinister wavy vert between two edelweiss blossoms Or three fish argent.
9. Thomas de Lacy: NEW BADGE
(Fieldless) A Lacy knot Or within and conjoined to a mascle of two arrows inverted and two swords vert.
The name was registered February 2002.
The client wishes to register a badge similar to a badge a that was registered to his late legal/SCA father Bertand de Lacy, (Fieldless) A Lacy knot Or within and conjoined to a mascle of two arrows inverted and two arrows, points and nocks crossed vert.
There was comment whether this qualifies as a mascle: “Mascles don't have bits projecting from the corners. Is it grandfathered to him if it was registered to his father?”. Bertand's badge was registered in July 2005 with the above blazon, without comment.
It was also commented upon that “this has unity problems under SENA A.3.D.2.c (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#A3D2c). It wouldn't be too bad of this was four arrows or four swords, but this submission has is two arrows inverted in saltire fretted with two swords in saltire vert, which is not a mascle and can't be described except as two sets of things in saltire smooshed together.” I believe that this is an issue that is best considered by the College as a whole.
It was also
mentioned that since his father is deceased, the executor of the
estate (I believe that this is his mother, and a letter of permission
to conflict will have to be obtained for this badge to be registered
to him, whether or not it can be, based on the design) should be able
to release these arms directly to the son, who may now bear them
undifferenced. While unusual, with two charge types as the peripheral
charges rather than one, I'm uncomfortable in returning it at the
kingdom level. The client doesn't want to bear his father's armory
(this is a badge), because his father was one of the most well-known
and admired people in his local group, a champion of archery skill
and arts. Bertrand's talents were in archery alone; Thomas divides
his martial arts time between archery and heavy suit fighting.
I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Andreas von Meißen, ffride wlffsdotter Gunnvor silfraharr, Madog Hir of Aire Faucon, Saito Takauji, Vettorio Antonello and Violet Hughes.
This letter contains 3 new names, 1 new household name, 3 new devices, 3 new badges, 1 change of holding name, 1 name reconsideration/appeal, 1 badge resubmission and 1 device resubmission. This is a total of 14 items, 10 of them new.
Thank you to those who have provided your great indulgence and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it thus far, and to those who will do the same as this is presented to the College entire.
Marta as tu