Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Cosmo Craven and Elzbieta; Lord Tymothy Smythson, Aten Principal Herald; the 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 September 2014 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 September 2014. It includes the “first batch” of the Estella XXX submissions.
Heraldry Hut: Heraldry Hut will be held Friday, 19 September 2014, beginning at 7:30 PM. Please contact me for location and directions.
Please consider the following submissions for the September 2014 Letter of Intent:
Aurora Rose Glasford (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Purpure, a horse rampant argent and a demi-sun issuant from base Or, a bordure argent charged with a semy of butterflies purpure.
The name is English. Double given names are permitted for late period English names, http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixA. Aurora was allowed as a grey-period English name per the October 2011 LoAR (for Aurora Swanhild's name submission): William Alexander used <Aurora> in the early part of the grey period as a name for his (presumably human) mistress, to whom his poems are addressed. You can see, for example, this in Google Books, Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices. Brittanica dates the Aurora sonnets to 1604. Rose is a feminine given name for Rose Adams, a christening name from 1586, C04697-2 , https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JQFS-VR8. Glasford is dated to 1599 for Elizabeth Glasford's christening date, Batch C00813-3, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NRB3-9Z9. The client desires a female name and will not accept Major changes to the name.
Caell Robertson (BoA): NEW CHANGE OF DEVICE
Sable, a winged manticore gardant Or.
The name was registered June 2013.
This isn't an heraldic manticore, which has a man's head/face, often with three rows of teeth. This can be blazoned accurately as a bat-winged, scorpion-tailed lion salient gardant. If registered, his current device, Per pale argent and sable, a dolmen counterchanged., is to be retained as a badge.
Catharin Syl'vestrova (BoA): NEW DEVICE
Gyronny azure and Or, four Russian Orthodox crosses two and two counterchanged.
The name was registered June 2014.
Cynthia de la Dale (Granite Mountain): NEW NAME, DEVICE and BADGE
(device) Azure, a mascle fracted in saltire between four cottonwood leaves bases to center, on a chief invected argent three fleurs-de-lys vert.
(badge) Argent, a fleur-de-lys vert within a mascle fracted in saltire azure.
The name is English. Cynthia is the client's legal given name and so is using the Legal Name Allowance. de la Dale is dated to 1275 in Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, p. 124, s.n. Dale. The client desires a female name and is most interested in the sound and the language/culture of the name (English).
Elliott O'Callahan (Twin Moons): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per pale vert and purpure, a calamarie and in chief three annulets argent.
Elliott is the client's given name. Eliot is found as an English given name in Curia Rolls 1210 (Withycombe, 3rd edition, p. 99, s.n. Elijah, Elias). (Further documentation includes Hanks and Hodges, which has been discounted for eons – or at least a decade-plus – and reference to the Armorial and Ordinary, which doesn't stand as a reference simply because a name element appears in it. But Withycombe is good.) No documentation was provided for the byname. There are only two very old registrations to Callahan (not O' or O Callahan) in the A&O. The closest I find is a simpler Callahan with 1630, as a christening date for Dennis Callahan in Northumberland, England, Batch P00435-1, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5NK-J7X. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name. He would like it authentic for 12th-14th C. Ireland or Scotland; he will not accept Major changes to the name.
I think the annulets can be beefed up a little. I don't know if we can let the one in the middle drop a bit like this and just consider it artistic license.
Elizabeta de Wallachia (Granite Mountain): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Sable, a daisy and on a chief double-arched argent three gouts gules.
Elizabeta is a Hungarian and a Romanian female given name, found in “Hungarian Feminine Names,” Walraven van Nijmegen, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/magfem2.html#thelist. Wallachia is the southern region of modern Romania, “the Land of the Walachs,” the indiginous people of the area. The Olt River divides Wallachia into Muntenia in the east and Oltenia in the west (http://romaniatourism.com/walachia.html). The client desires a female name; she will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.
Geoffrey Frost (BoA): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Sable, a chevron argent cotised Or between three lions rampant argent.
The name is English. Geoffrey is a masculine given name in “Yorkshire Masculine Names from 1379,” Talan Gwynek, http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/yorkshire/yorkm.html; it is also the client's legal given name. Frost is an English surname found in “Names from 15th Century York,” Karen Larsdatter, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/york15/. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the spelling of the name.
Gideon the Weary (BoA): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, January 2010
Sable, a dragon Or and a griffin argent segreant addorsed, tails entwined.
The name was registered January 2010.
The original submission, Per pale argent and sable, a dragon and a griffin segreant addorsed, tails entwined, counterchanged., was returned for
conflict with the device of Balin
the Grisley, Per pale argent and sable, two dragons rising
addorsed counterchanged, breathing flames and their tails grasped by,
in base, a gauntlet counterchanged gules and Or. “The
gauntlet is a maintained charge; therefore, there is a single CD for
changing a dragon to a griffin.This device is also returned for
violating section XI.3 (Marshalling) of the Rules for Submissions,
which says "Divisions commonly used for marshalling, such as
quarterly or per pale, may only be used in contexts that ensure
marshalling is not suggested." Section XI.3.a says that "such
fields may be used with identical charges over the entire field, or
with complex lines of partition or charges overall that were not used
for marshalling in period heraldry." This submission uses
non-identical charges on the field and has no complex line of
partition or charge overall. Some commenters argued that the entwined
tails removed the appearance of marshalling. However, due to the
tinctures involved, several people thought that the tails were not
entwined, but merely 'bouncing off' each other as they touched the
line of division, and remaining within the same half of the field as
the monster each is attached to, thus contributing to the appearance
Grace Quinn (GM): NEW NAME
(badge) (Fieldless) A stoppered vial purpure charged with an elderflower argent barbed and seeded Or.
is an English feminine vernacular form, 1346-1562 (and preceding
this), in “Feminine Given Names in
Kevin the Wayfarer (BoA): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Gules, a hart's head cabossed and on a chief Or three estoiles sable.
Kevin is the client's legal given name. A wayfarer is a traveler, particularly one who goes by foot; this spelling can be dated to 1602, and earlier spelling date to c. 1440 (COED).
The device submission had to be redrawn, as the submitted form was done in wax crayon, a reason for return even if there is no conflict or other problem.
Lia de Citolur (GM): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 2012
Per bend sinister azure and vert, on a bend sinister between to semiminims argent a heart palewise gules entwined by a flowering woodbine proper.
The name was registered June 2012.
The previous submission, Argent, a heart of woodvine vine vert flowered Or and a bordure wavy sable semy of semiminims Or., was returned for a redraw, “for using an unblazonable, unidentifiable vine. No evidence was provided, and none was found by commenters, that a "heart-shape" was a valid arrangement in period armory. Commenters also confused this vine with a laurel wreath, which is a restricted charge, due to the similar shape of the leaves. The flowers depicted on this vine were too small to be noticed. It is unlikely that any vine with similarly shaped leaves depicted in a circular arrangement would not be confused with a laurel wreath.”
Liesel Knapp von Colmberg (Tir Ygithr): NEW NAME CHANGE from Issobell de Lockford
The current name was registered September 2001; when the new name is registered, this should be retained as an alternate.
The name is German. Liesel has something of a history , documented from Academy of S. Gabriel Report #2910. The report says: <Liesel> is a diminutive of <Liese>, a pet form of <Elisabeth> . We have not found a period example of <Liesel> in any spelling or of <Liese> in that specific spelling, but in our Arnsburg data the spelling <Lyse> is well represented in the first half of the 14th century and is found through the 15th century...None of the commenters were able to provide evidence for either Liese or Liesel in our period. Barring such evidence, these spellings are not registerable. The information from the S. Gabriel Report suggests that Lysel is a possible form of the name, though Lysele is more likely.” (The name was registered as Lysel.) Alternately, the client would consider Lisle, a Swedish feminine given name dated to 1525, in “Swedish Feminine Given Names from SMP,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/swedish/smp/. Knapp is a German surname dated to 1577 for Margreth Knapp, Batch M94361-1, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JHX2-GGF. Colmberg is a municipality in the district of Ansbach in Bavaria in Germany; it is the site of Colmberg Castle (German: Burg Colmberg), built in the 13th century and purchased in 1318 by Duke Frederick IV of Nuremberg, http://www.burg-colmberg.de/showpage.php?SiteID=1&lang=2. Appendix C: Regional Naming Groups and Their Mixes, http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixC, permits mixing of Swedish and German name element in late period (post-1600). The client is most interested in the spelling of the name.
Madok ap Gruffydd (BoA): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per fess argent and azure, two towers azure and a keythong rampant Or.
The name is Welsh. Both elements are masculine given Welsh names, but the patronymic is a modern form of the name; an accurate 13th C. form (matching the time period of Madok) is Griffid, Gryffid or Gryffyd; information is found in “A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names,” Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/welsh13.html. The client desires a male name, is most interested in the meaning, and wishes it authentic for 12th-14th C. Welsh culture.
Maeve Sinclair (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME
Maeve is a feminine given name dated to 1584, “Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents: Women's Names,” Mari ingen Briain, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Feminine.shtml. Sinclair is a header found in Black's Surnames of Scotland, with the spelling Sinclaire in 1598 and Syndklair in 1526. Maria Sinclair has a christening date of 1673 in England, Batch K03721-2, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JMNM-9WR. The client desires a female name and is most interested in the meaning of the name.
Maria Iustinianus (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per pale sable and argent, a disjointed moline cross counterchanged and on a chief gules four roses Or.
The name is Byzantine Greek. Maria is a feminine name found in “Common Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the 6th and 7th Centuries,” Berret Chavez, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/PLRE_fem_names.html#m. Iustinianus is a masculine given name found in the same source, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/PLRE_masc_names.html#i. Construction on names of the period is found in “Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the Later Byzantine Era,” http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/structures.html#feminine_names. Single or married, a woman would have her father or husband's name appended to her own name, either of those feminized. It's likely that this might be more likely Maria Iustinianina (maybe), based on the chart at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/feminizing.html, but we're really not sure. The client desires a female name and one from the Byzantine Greek language/culture. She will not accept Major changes to the name.
Rainulf Lion (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Quarterly azure and gules, a lion and in dexter chief a mullet argent.
The name is French. Rainulf Dregnot, d. 1045, was a Norman mercenary who became the first Count Aversia in Italy (The Norman Conquest of Southern Italy and Sicily, Gordon S. Brown, http://books.google.com/books?id=c_Pft6RqfYIC&pg=PA213&lpg=PA213&dq=Rainulf+Dregnot&source=bl&ots=fdkwqxcMHR&sig=8Jd_qVATHvSLliCjYEAdfgviIG0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3kH5U9org_qLAuLogfgE&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=Rainulf%20Dregnot&f=false). Although registered way back in the December 2001 LoAR, Drogo Rainulf de Dragonera was recorded without comment. Both Lion and Lyon are found as given names in “An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris,” Colm Dubh, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paris.html. In French, unmarked patronymics are more common than marked, http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixA.
Rhiane y' Coch (Mons Tonitrus): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per saltire argent and gules, two chevronels couped and a pair of shears sable.
The name is Welsh. Rhiane is said to be found in “Concerning the Names Rhiannon, Rhian, and the Like.” Josh Mittleman and Heather Rose Jones, http://medievalscotland.org/problem/names/rhiannon.shtml, which is not a good place to document a period name, as the theme of the article is to demonstrate that these names nor largely not period. Furthermore, Rhiane is not found in the article. If anyone can help with this, it would be appreciated. Coch is a personal byname for “red,” found in “A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names,” Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/welsh13.html/, although it appears that the period form is Goch /ones that appears in a medieval source. There are a number of Goch names registered, and they all seem to so without the y' particle. The client desires a female name and if most interested in the sound of the name; she wishes it authentic for the language/culture of 12th C Wales.
Sa'id al-Sabbah (GM): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per bend argent and azure, a polypus sable and a pair of calipers sable.
The name is Arabic. Sa’id is a masculine 'ism/ given name. al-Sabbah is amasculine cognomen used as 'isms, including both laquabe and nisbas. Both element are found in “Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices,” Da'ud ibn Auda, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name. He will not accept Major changes to the name.
Sarah le Frith (BoA): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Azure, a crescent argent and on a chief Or, three estoiles azure.
Sarah is the client's legal given name. I'm not certain if the byname is an acceptable abbreviation for a small town in Derbyshire, Chapel-en-le-Frith, or from another source.
Sophia Elisabetta Dal Ponte (GM): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per bend Or and vert, a shoe and a sword bendwise counterchanged.
The name is Italian/ Venetian. Sofia and Elisabetta are feminine given names, found in “Late Period Italian Women's Names: Venice,”
Juliana de Luna, http://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Venice.shtml. Dal Ponte (a Signa) is a family name founs in “Late Period Italian Women's Names: Florence,” Juliana de Luna, http://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Florence.shtml. Italian names do show double given names (SENA: Appendix A: Patterns That Do Not Need Further Documentation by Language Group, Italian). The client desires a female name and is most interested in the sound of the name. She will not take Major changes to the name.
Zofią of Grodno (BoA): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per chevron gules and Or, two Ukranian trident heads and a fox's mask counterchanged.
The name is Lithuanian. Zofią is found among other variations of the name in “16th and early 17th C. feminine names from Lithuanian records,” Rebecca Lucas, http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ffride/lithuanianwomenasmenv.html; unlike the others, it appears as being in the singular accusative case, rather than the nominative case; can something like it be attested as a nominative form, or will she need to choose one of the others? The Grodno region lies in western Belarus and Grodno itself was one of the oldest cities in historical Lithuania: it was first mentioned in the Chronicles of 1128 (http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/info_history_of_grodno.htm). The client desires a female name and is most interested in the language/culture of Lithuania/Baltic or similar culture. The client is interested in it being authentic for language/culture or time period for Lithuanian/Baltid 14th-16th C.
The following appear in the August 2014 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:
Auðr Þorkelsdóttir (St. Felix): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Gules, a fox courant Or within a bordure compony azure and Or.
(name) I see is Astrid Thorkelsdottir: This name was registered in
November of 1999 (via Caid). (Provided I'm understanding the rules
correctly)--Two syllables changed in the given name, and thus
qualifies under SENA PN.3.C.1. (MHoAF)
Columba de Palomares (Tir Ysgithr) BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 2014: (Fieldless) On a dove volant bendwise argent a grenade bendwise sinister sable enflamed proper.
The name was registered December 2004.
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 return.”
Dubhchobhlaigh inghean Eoin uí Ealaighthe (Ered Sul): 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.
a household name, why not name it after a person?
Lígach ingen Fáeláin Uí Laoghaire (Sundragon): 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.
Margherita da Ferrera (Mons Tonitrus): 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.
however, I must note that no documentation of the name was provided.
Name documentation on the previous submission:
Nikolaus Gerhart (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Argent, a wing terminating in a hand 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).
What is the
blazon for the device? It kind of looks like a cross between a winged
man's arm and a winged scorpion tail. (VH) The blazon was
accidentally omitted. (VH)
Stefan Jäger von Ansbach (Tir Ysgithr): NEW BADGE: Paly bendy sinister argent and azure, an edelweiss blossom Or.
is not paly bendy sinister. This is lozengy (or fusily) bendwise
sinster. (AvM)But it probably OUGHT to be paly bendy sinister.
I don't know that I've seen a field of this type that didn't align
either to the pale or the fess. (Gs)
Roberto Raimondo of Mons Tonitrus (Mons Tonitrus): NAME RECONSIDERATION from Holding Name Roberto Raimondo of Mons Tonitrus, June 1998
Thomas de Lacy (Mons Tonitrus): NEW BADGE: (Fieldless) A Lacy knot Or within and conjoined to a mascle of two arrows inverted and two swords vert.
I don't know
that I necessarily buy this as a mascle. Mascles don't have bits
projecting from the corners. Is it grandfathered to him if it was
registered to his father? (VA) Bertand's badge was registered in July
2005 with the above blazon, without comment. (MMM)
following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms,
June 2014 (Part 1 Estrella Submissions):
inghean Uí Cheallaigh. Name
(see RETURNS for device).
Kathleen of Anandyrdale. Name.
The following submissions were returned for further work, May 2014:
inghean Uí Cheallaigh. Device. Per chevron azure and
argent, two owls respectant argent and a tree eradicated azure
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