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

The following are registered by the S.C.A. College of Arms, January 2014:

Arren verch Elyan Pwyl. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Commenters questioned if the name phrase verch Elyan ap Pwyl ran afoul of SENA PN.1.B.1, which states that, "A registerable name phrase must follow the rules of grammar and structure for a single time and place. It may not mix languages unless that mixing of languages within a name phrase is attested as a period practice." However, we have examples in late period Wales of names that combine Welsh patronymic markers (ap or verch/ferch with English names [Milisandia verch Watkyn, September 2008 LoAR, A-An Tir].

As documented on the Letter of Intent, Pwyl is a place name. Therefore, it does not support the patronym ap Pwyl "son of Pwyl". As the submitter allows all changes, we have dropped the patronymic marker ap in order to register this name. The submitter may like to know that there is a similar masculine Welsh given name Pyll, so the name Arren verch Elyan ap Pyll would be registerable. If the submitter prefers this option, a request for reconsideration can be submitted.

Celestina Winterborne. Name and device. Argent, a seeblatt and on a chief sable two mullets argent.

Nice device!

Cera Bhradach. Device. Per fess Or and checky argent and vert, in chief a ferret courant purpure.

Cera has permission to conflict with the badge of Aryanhwy merch Catmael, (Fieldless) An ermine statant purpure.

Christopher of Tir Ysgithr. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per bend sinister sable and vert, a castle triple-towered and a wolf rampant contourny argent.

Submitted under the name Draulfr B{o,}sull.

Fergus Mór mac Seáin. Name and device. Per bend sinister argent and vert, a shamrock and a harp counterchanged.

Gottfried von Rothenberg ob der Tauber. Device. Per pale argent and azure, two bendlets counterchanged and in sinister chief a cross of Jerusalem argent.

Gret Búrstlinin. Device. Or, a pansy purpure and a bordure purpure semy of bells Or.

Styrbi{o,}rn inn Rauði. Name and device. Sable, a chevron inverted and in chief three roundels two and one argent.

Submitted as Styrbiörn inn Rauði, the name was changed in kingdom to use {o,} (o-ogonek) rather than the standard modern ö. This change, however, was not mentioned in the Letter of Intent. Submissions heralds are reminded to include a summary of all changes made in kingdom in the Letters of Intent.

Varinn inn Spaki. Badge. Per pale sable and gules, a sword between two wolf's heads erased respectant Or.

Please advise the submitter to draw the sword more boldly to improve its identifiability.

Volchekh Karsakov. Name and device. Gules, a tower argent and a bordure wavy Or.

Nice device!

The following were returned for further work, January 2014:

Arren verch Elyan Pwyl. Device. Per chevron inverted ployé argent and azure, three owls affronty one and two counterchanged.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of R{oe}þrekr Herkja, Per fess argent and azure, three owls counterchanged. There is a DC for the field, but we grant nothing for the difference between owls in their default posture of close guardant and owls affronty. As the position of the owls in both devices is forced by the field, we do not grant a DC for the change of arrangement; and there is no DC for changing the tincture of only one owl, from two blue and one white to one blue and two white.

This device is also returned for redraw of the per chevron inverted ployé line of division. See the May 2011 Cover Letter for guidelines on how to properly draw per chevron and related lines of division; in this case, while the endpoints of the division at the sides of the field and the lower point are fine, the amount of ployé in the division makes it decidedly unbalanced.

Draulfr B{o,}sull. Name.

The given name Draulfr was justified on the Letter of Intent as a name constructed from the themes Dra- and -ulfr. The "prototheme" Dra- was purportedly derived from the masculine given names Drafli and Dragmáll. Although E.H. Lind, Norsk-Isländska Dopnamn Ock Fingerade Namn Från Medeltiden also has the header form Drafdrítr, there are not enough examples to show that the prototheme should be Dra- versus something like Draf- or Drag-. Thus, we are forced to return this name.

Although not documented on the Letter of Intent, the deuterotheme -ulfr "wolf" can be seen in the masculine names Adúlfr, Skioldúlfr, and Rauðúlfr, all found in Geirr Bassi.

Upon resubmission, the submitter may wish to know that he can register something like Drafli Ulfr B{o,}sull, which consists of a given name and two bynames.

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