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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!

For the record, there was no August 2007 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.

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

1. Aasni Ragnhildsdotter: NEW NAME

 Aasni is a feminine Swedish given name dated 1350-1399 in “Swedish Feminine Given Names from SMP,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( ).

Ragnhild is the client’s maternal grandmother’s legal given name and she would like to use it as an element of her name, in any form possible. Similar names found in the source cited above include Raghnild, 1400-1449 and Ragnilde, 1350-1399. Ragnhild itself is found in “Swedish Feminine Names from ca. 1300,” Lindorm Eriksson

( ); this shows several relationship forms using Latin, such as Ingeborg filia Tunædotir domina and Ingegerd filia Helghæ and Ingrid filia Ingridis de Owaxthorp. The vast majority of filia names here appear to be demonstrating a father/daughter relationship, but with the Ingrid name, I’m not sure whether Ingridis might be the genitive form of a female name.

Aryanhwy’s citation discusses byname formation: “Feminine patronymic bynames are formed by adding -dotter or -dotther to the genitive (possessive) form of the bearer's father's name, e.g., Birgitta Petherssdotther 1515 or Birgitta Laurinssa dotter ca. 1520.” While this applies to patronymic formations, the client prefers to ask the College of Arms for help in possibly forming plausible metronymic using her grandmother’s name, or a period feminine name close to it.

The client desires a feminine name.and is open to nearly any option that would allow use of Ragnhild (or a name similar) as an element.

2. Aasni Ragnhildsdottir: NEW DEVICE

Per chevron purpure and barry wavy Or and azure, two pots and a whelk shell argent.

3. Amirah al-Zahra: NEW DEVICE

Azure, on a fess argent between a crescent and a pair of scimitars crossed in saltire and with edges to base Or a lotus flower in profile azure.

The name appears in the March 2007 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

The single-edged scimitar can be such a challenge in blazoning accurately; I think adding a few words to the blazon makes it very clear (and gains many good thoughts from scribes and heraldic artists, too).

4. Argyll MacPherson: NEW BADGE

Per saltire sable and azure, in pale two towers argent and in fess two wolves courant Or.

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

5. Ascelina MacNeil de Ross: NEW NAME

Ascelina is a feminine English given name dated 1195-1228 in “Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames: Acelina,” Talan Gwynek ( ).

MacNeill (double -l-) is dated to 1633 in Black, s.n. MacNeil. In the same citation, a Gilbert McNeill (also with a double -l-) is dated to 1329, which is closer to the dates for the other elements of the name.

de Ross is dated to 1413 in Black, s.n. Ross. It also is found in 1205 and 1413 in S. Gabriel Report 207

( ).

The client desires a feminine name. She is willing to accept changes, and prefers a Scottish female name but is willing to accept one that isn't "pure." She prefers the surname of MacNeil in some form that has that pronunciation. She likes the sound of Ascelina. She's not too worried about authenticity. If a double surname isn’t registerable, she wants to keep the MacNeil. [She has checked the box for "Scottish Culture" as her preference for her name on her forms, but from talking with her, it's clear that she cares most about sound.]

6. Ascelina MacNeil de Ross: NEW DEVICE

Argent, four bear paw prints in cross sable.

This is clear of Cynthia Waerfaest, Argent, in bend five cat's paw prints bendwise sable., with one CD for the orientation of the prints and another for their arrangement, since four could be in bend and five could be in cross.

7. Aurelia Nomadikas: NEW NAME.

Aurelia is a feminine given name found in “Common Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the 6th and 7th Centuries,” Bardas Xiphias ( ).

Nomadikos is an ethnic adjective for Numidian/like Nomads used by various classical authors including Lucretius (Liddell & Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, 1940, s.v. nomadikos, and online at the Perseus Project, ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry% 3D%2370938 ). We believe that the feminine form would be Nomadikas. Information on the byname is lifted from and attributed to the 23 May 2007 An Tir Letter of Intent, 1. Bébinn ingen Áeda - Name Resubmission: Tamiras Nomadikos.

The client desires a femimine name. She wishes a Roman name, but a later period Roman name, as is seen in elements taken from Bardas’ article is acceptable.

8. Aurelia Nomadikas: NEW DEVICE

Gules, three scorpions gules.

9. Elias Loredan: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A horse rampant argent charged with a compass rose sable within and conjoined to a bordure embattled argent.

The name was registered January 2005.

This badge uses elements of his registered device, Sable, a horse rampant and in chief a compass rose, a bordure embattled argent.

This is clear of Malise the Archer, Per bend sinister azure and sable, a horse rampant within a bordure embattled argent., with 1 CD for field difference and 1 CD for the addition of the tertiary compass rose.

10. Fabio Ventura: NEW DEVICE CHANGE

Quarterly sable and azure, a skull argent.

The name was registered July 2006.

If this is registered, the client wishes to retain his currently-registered device, Per chevron sable and purpure, two wedges of cheese and in pall three goblets conjoined bases to center Or., as a badge.

Considering Achbar ibn Ali, (Fieldless) A skull argent, within the dexter eye socket a rose gules., there’s a CD for the field, but a question as to whether the rose is large enough to be a tertiary or if it's essentially a maintained charge. Katherine Throckmorton, Herald for Brymstone College, has been able to contact Achbar, and he has graciously provided a letter of permission to conflict with his registered armory.

11. Galen McKintoch: NEW DEVICE

Sable, a bend abased Or charged with a bendlet vert, in sinister chief a wing terminating in a hand maintaining a sword bendwise argent.

The name appears in the July 2007 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

12. Kazimir Konstantinov: NEW NAME

The name is Russian. Kazimir is an ancient Polish masculine name borrowed by the Russian name pool; Vasilei Kazimir is dated to 1471 in "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names,” Paul Wickenden of Thanet

( ).

Konstantin is a variant of Konstiantin. Kostiantinov [from Kostiantin] is dated to 1448-58

( ) in the same source.

The client desires a masculine name and in most interested in the language/culture of the name (Russian).

13. Kazimir Konstantinov: NEW DEVICE

Azure, two eagle's heads erased respectant and a goblet Or.

The arms are clear of Adelaide Walcheman, Azure, a peacock's head couped Or. While there isn't X.2 difference between an eagle's head and a peacock's head, there is significant difference, so there's one CD for the type of primary and another for the number.

14. Pelagius Marius Calvus: NEW NAME

Pelagius and Marius are both masculine Latin/Roman given names found in “Common Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the 6th and 7th Centuries,” Bardas Xiphias

( ).

Calvus, “the bald,” is a cognomen found in “Names and Naming Practices of Regal and Republican Rome - Cognomen and Agnomen,” Meradudd Cethin ( ).

The client is most interested in the language/culture of the name and wishes it to be authentic for language culture (Latin/Roman). As this lacks a proper praenomen, it doesn’t quite fit the classic Roman tripartite name, so I doubt his desire for authenticity can be granted. He will not accept major changes.

15. Pelagius Marius Calvus: NEW DEVICE

Per chevron inverted gules and azure, a Latin cross formy argent.

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

This letter contains 5 new names, 7 new devices, 1 new device change and 2 new badges. This is a total of 15 items, all 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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