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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt


Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Gabriel Laurel; Juliana Pelican; Emma 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.

1. Annika Sveinsdóttir: NEW NAME

Annika is the client's legal given name (copy of driver's license provided to Laurel).

Sveinn is a male Old Norse given name (“Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, ). The byname is formed in the manner found in “A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael,

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the meaning (simple ON patronymic) and sound of the name.

2. Brietta inghean Chathasaigh: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per fess wavy gules and sable, a unicorn salient and in chief three mullets argent.

Brietta is the client's legal middle name (documentation provided to Laurel).

Cathasaigh is the genitive form of the Early Modern Irish masculine name Cathasach, found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cathassach / Cathasach,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (, although internal commenters suggested that following inghean, the lenited form would be Chathasiagh.

inghean is the patronymic particle indicating, “daughter of” (“Quick and Easy Gaelic Names,” Sharon Krossa,

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the meaning of the name.

I continue to worry that having a primary charge overlying a complex line of division on a field using two dark colors may be a problem, but the consensus was that if the line is fairly evident and not particularly obscured, and since gules and sable have good contrast, this should be moved up to Laurel.

3. Evja Starsdóttir: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per bend wavy argent and azure, two natural dolphins naiant in annulo counterchanged.

The name is Old Norse. Evja is a female name found in “The Old Norse Name,” Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p. 9.

Starr is found as a male ON name in Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (The Dictionary of Norse Runic Names), Lena Peterson (, and the byname is formed in the manner found in “A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, The client desires a female name and will not accept Major Changes to the name. She will not allow the creation of a holding name.

In the July 2012 LoAR, the device submission for Magdalena da Parma, Counter-ermine, in fess two trout palewise, bellies to sinister, that in sinister inverted, Or., was registered with the following commentary: “This device is in violation of section A3D2c of the Standards for Evaluation, which requires charges in a group to "be in either identical postures/orientations or an arrangement that includes posture/orientation." While trout addorsed or respectant would be unremarkable and good period style, no evidence has been presented and none was found of the posture/orientation of the trout here. However, there is no such restriction under the Rules for Submission, and so this device is registered.” The CoA has phased out use of the RfS as of that date, and this may be violation of SENA. The client's dolphins, however, are in annulo, a posture that may be found in period armory with three or more charges, although the Zurich roll has the very peculiar Or, a stags antler conjoined to itself in annulo tines outward sable., associated with Summerau (

[This submission was on its way when the phase-out of RfS went into effect; if it is returned, we'd have a course of action to follow for a subsequent resubmission. Any assistance or suggestions would be appreciated.]

4. Gereon Lautermilch der Betrüger: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Sable, on a roundel argent an hourglass vert.

The name is German. St. Gereon of Cologne was a Roman soldier from Egypt who was beheaded for his faith on the site of the church named in his honor, in the 4th C. Like the legend of St. Ursula, his story was much elaborated over the centuries and he was eventually said to have been accompanied by a large group of martyrs. The church of St. Gereon was first built around 380 AD on the site of the martyr's grave outside the city. It had an oval shape, which is still reflected in the present church. Its design is believed to have been similar to the Minerva Medica in Rome. Most of the present building dates from the Romanesque period, beginning in 1067. The second level and dome of the decagonal nave were completed in 1227 ( Gereon's feast day is 10 October.

Lautermilch is an early 17th C form of the client's legal surname (Loudermilk). It is found in with Jacob Lautermilk in 1623 (marriage date), batch number M01973-4.

Betrüger is a descriptive byname, meaning “the deceiver” (Lagenscheidt's German-English English-German Dictionary, Pocket Books, NY, 1973). (The client notes that chose the description because he frequently surprises people.)
The client desires a male name and is most interested in the meaning; maintaining Betrüger as an element is important to him.

5. Gwendolen Wold: NEW BADGE

Per fess azure and sable, an increscent argent and a brazier Or enflamed proper.

The name was registered September 1993.

The rounded-bottom brazier is taken from the Pictorial Dictionary, Second Edition.

6. Padraig Shield Breaker: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per chevron gules and sable, a chevron between two eagles Or and a ram's head cabossed argent.

Pádraig is the Irish Gaelic form of the client's legal given name, Patrick. It is a common Early Modern Irish Gaelic male given name, dated 1205 through 1578 (Index of Names in Irish Annals: Pádraig,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, Since it is combined with English elements, the diacritical is dropped. Shield Breaker is a constructed byname. Most bynames of this sort tend to be of the < verb + noun > construction: Brekespere 1206, Brekelaunce 1334; Brekpole 1447, Brekeleg 1243 (all Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, p. 62, s.n. Break-), along with Shakeshaft and Shakespeare and its many spelling variations (R&W, p. 430). However, le Sheldmakere appears in 1285 (and earlier, Sheld 1267), both likely referring to a maker of shields, rather than something like Makesheild (R&W, p. 405, s.n. Shield). It seems that an individual whose prowess on the fighting field or in a tournament is most known with destroying his competitors' weapons and accoutrements could have this particular nickname, given the number of “break-” bynames, and that names referring to shields and their makers is also attested to. It is probably more correct as a single word, Shieldbreaker.

The client desires a male name. According to SENA, Appendix C, Early Modern Irish Gaelic and Middle and Modern English elements can be combined into a single name. If Shield Breaker/Shieldbreaker won't work, he will consider Breakshield.

7. Taileflaith inghean Carthaig: NEW NAME

Taileflaith is an Old Irish Gaelic feminine name dated 777-885 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Taileflaith,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan,

Carthaig is a genitive form of the masculine name Carthach (“100 Most Popular Men's Names in Early Medieval Ireland ,” Heather Rose Jones,; these names are roughly pre-Norman, seen prior to the 12th C.

inghean is the patronymic particle indicating, “daughter of” (“Quick and Easy Gaelic Names,” Sharon Krossa,

The client desires a female name.

8. William the Myllwright: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per chevron inverted argent and azure, a chevron inverted checky sable and argent between two chisels crossed in saltire sable and a crab Or.

William is the client's legal given name. It is also a popular male name in England; this spelling dates to 1299-1300 (Reaney and Wilson, 3rd Edition, p. 493 s.n. Williams).

The occupational byname is found in 1563 as Myllwright (COED s.n. Millwright).

The client desires a male name and is most interested in the meaning of the name, a person who's a millwright.

There was internal commentary that the chevron inverted was shallow and not checky, but rather a chevron inverted per pale paly bendy sable and argent and paly bendsinstery sable and argent.

There was also commentary that this violated SENA'S Unity of Posture, citing its mentioned in the May 2012 LoAR. I admit to be stymied by this issue, and I forward this submission in the hope that I can learn from it and so can instruct the client were this to be returned. I'd also like clarification as to whether this is an acceptable form of checky, if it would have to have a longer blazon as suggested, or if this depiction could be registered at all.

There are 7 new names, 5 new devices and 1 badge. This is a total of 13 items, all of them them new.

I was assisted in the preparation of the Letter of Intent with commentary provided by Alys Mackyntoich, Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Ásfríðr Úlfvíðardóttir, Gunnvor silfraharr, and Taran the Wayward.

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

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716;

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