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Atenveldt Submissions (excerpted from the S.C.A. College of Arms' Letters of Acceptance and Return)

The following submissions were registered by the S.C.A. College of Arms, January 2012:

Abu Razin Babak al-Basir. Name and device. Argent, on a pall inverted vert between three ants in annulo sable a crescent Or.

Caitríona inghean Fhaoláin mhic Gearóid. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as Caitríona inghean oláin Gearóid, Uí Gearóid is a constructed byname derived from the dated mac Gearóid In many cases, this construction is legitimate. However, clan bynames (the form created by or Ó) were not created after the 11th century. Thus, many names that were borrowed from English at a later time cannot be used to create clan names. However, this name could be used to create a second generation patronymic, which takes the form mhic Gearóid. We have made that change in order to register it.

Additionally, the first part of the byname is misspelled. The patronym Fhaoláin does not have an accent on the first syllable. We have made that change in order to register the name.

Women's bynames must be lenited for grammatical reasons (lenition is a softening of the initial sound of the word). Therefore, the grammatically correct form of the patronym is Fhaoláin; we have made that change in order to register the name. Normally, the first letter of Gearóid would be lenited in a woman's byname, to make it Ghearóid. However, G- does not typically lenite when it follows -c, as in this case.

Clarice Alienor Neep. Badge. (Fieldless) A turnip proper within and conjoined to an annulet purpure.

Please advise the submitter that a turnip proper as defined in Society blazon has a somewhat wavy line of division.

Donndubán Ó Domhnaill. Device. Per chevron gules and sable, a chevron embattled between two mazer cups and a compass rose Or.

Please advise the submitter to draw the secondary charges larger to better fill the available space.

Dubhchobhlaigh inghean an Bháird uí Néill. Device. Per chevron vert and sable, two lanterns and an owl rising maintaining a closed scroll argent.

Elizabeth Wold. Name and device. Vert, a winged wolf sejant ululant between three crescents argent.

The use of the ululant posture is a step from period practice.

Heinrich der Brauer. Name and device. Azure, a wooden barrel palewise proper winged and a chief embattled argent.

While commenters could not find evidence for the byname der Brauer (as opposed to Brauer), there are many examples of other occupational bynames that occur both with and without the article der in Socin. Therefore, this can be registered as submitted.

As a wooden charge is typically considered a color, not a metal, it would have poor contrast with the azure field here. However, the addition of the argent wings here are half the charge, making the whole neutral with respect to contrast.

Raven Mayne. Exchange of device and badge.

His armory, Argent semy of ravens volant sable, is now his device. His previous device, Argent, in pale a goute de sang and a tick on a chief sable a decrescent argent, is now a badge.

Rodney Brus of Skyraffin. Name and device. Argent, a dragon's head cabossed sable between two arrows in pile gules barbed and fletched sable.

Rodney was documented as the submitter's legal name, but no proof of that fact was attached. We remind all that documentation of the legal name allowance is required; some legal document (like a driver's license) with official numbers and other information blacked out suffices. Luckily, commenters were able to justify Rodney as a late period English given name. Rodney is dated to 1520 as a surname in Reaney and Wilson s.n. Rodney; there is a pattern of creating given names from surnames at that time.

The locative byname Skyraffin was found in that spelling in a Speed map; those maps date to just after 1600.

The submitter requested authenticity for Scottish. Unfortunately, the given name cannot be justified as a period Scottish name. Therefore we cannot meet the submitter's request.

Trian Ruadh Mac Colmain. Name.

This name places the Early Modern Ruadh in an otherwise Middle Gaelic name. The completely Middle Gaelic form would be Trian Ruad Mac Colmain. However, there is only one step from period practice for the lingual mix. The names are almost but not quite 300 years apart; if they were a few years further apart, the name would have a second step from period practice and would not be registerable without that change.

Yashka the Nomad. Alternate name Icka the Goth.

The byname is the lingua Anglica form of a period byname.

Yashka the Nomad. Badge. Or, a fox's mask between three leaves in pall inverted stems to center purpure and a bordure vert.

Please advise the submitter to draw internal detailing on the fox´s mask, to aid in its identification.

The following submissions were returned by the College of Arms for further work, January 2012:

Caitríona inghean Fháoláin mhic Gearóid. Device. Or, an oak tree eradicated and fructed proper within an orle per pale azure and purpure.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Orlando dei Medici, Or, a crequier vert. There is a CD for the addition of the orle, but no difference is granted between a crequier and an oak tree.

Elspeth Anne von Bremen. Name change from Elspeth von Bremen.

Unfortunately, this name creates a claim to be the daughter of the registered Anna von Bremen. Unmarked patronymic and matronymic bynames were used in Germany; therefore the two later elements of the name could be understood to refer to the protected name. We do not allow such a claim to be made without permission to presume from the protected person.

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