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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, September 2013:

Felipe Cuervo. Household name Nave el Fénix de Oro.

Submitted as House de Fénix del Oro, the submitter documented a late period pattern of naming Spanish ships after heraldic charges (though saint's names were more common). Thus, a Spanish ship could be named "the Golden Phoenix." However, to do so, this name needs several small modifications. First, the correct Spanish is de Oro "of gold" not del Oro "of the gold." We have changed del to de in order to register the name. We note that the one example using a term for gold in this data uses dorado, though other heraldic descriptions from the same period use de oro and dorado both.

Second, the designator House was not used to describe ships, though at least one ship used Casa as part of what we would call the descriptive element of the name. Thus, we have to use an appropriate word for a period ship. The sources from which these names are drawn do not use the generic word barco, but rather specific terms like urca "hulk," galeón "galleon," and patache, a smaller ship. The generic term nave is also used; as this is closest in meaning to the term barco the submitter suggested, we have changed the designator to that term in order to register the name. The other ship types documented in the Armada fleet would be registerable as well.

Finally, the Spanish ship names do not include de between the designator and the substantive element. Instead, the dated forms are things like La urca El Unicornio dorado. Thus we need to drop the article de and add the article el in order to match the period exemplars and register the name.

Finnr Eiríksson. Device. Per pale sable and vert, a drakkar argent and in chief four plates each charged with a broad arrow sable.

Gryffin de Verd. Name change from holding name Uilliam of Sundragon.

Submitted as Gryffin du Verd, the byname was hypothesized as a construction from the documented place name Sainct Pierre du Verd. However, there is no evidence of French locative bynames derived from the second half of place names. Luckily, Negre Toponymie générale de la France, Volume 1 dates Verd to 1557 s.n. Vers. Thus, de Verd can be registered as a locative byname. We have changed the name to that form in order to register it.

Guillaume Viau. Name.

Nice 13th century French name!

Isolde Monroe. Device. Azure, an open book and on a chief argent two fleurs-de-lys azure.

Mirabelle Papillon. Name and device. Argent, a natural seahorse purpure within an orle of seven mullets of seven points vert.

Submitted as Mirabelle la Papillon, no evidence could be found that la was ever used with the word Papillon before 1650. As the byname is found without an article or with the masculine article, either is registerable. We have dropped the article in order to register the name. Noire Licorne found Mirabelle as a feminine literary name in gray period romances, including Amours diverses, divisées en dix histoires by Antoine de Nerveze published in 1611 ( Thus, it can be registered.

Rós inghean Uí Ghallchobhair. Name and device. Argent, two cartouches voided and interlaced in saltire sable, an orle gules.

Vincetta Tee of Greyhold. Name and device. Vert, a natural leopard's head erased argent spotted sable, a chief argent.

Vincetta is the submitter's legal middle name; it is a given name by type and thus can be used as a given name in a submission.

There were no returns by the College of Arms, September 2013.

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