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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, August 2015:
Antoinette Marie of Sangre del Sol. Name.
Submitted as Antoinette Marie of Sangre de Sol, the registered name of the SCA branch is Sangre del Sol. Although the submission form stated that changes could not be made, the submitter gave permission to correct the branch name. We have made this change in order to register this name.
Elaine MacCarren. Name and device. Argent, a fox rampant queue-forchy proper and a bordure sable mullety argent.
Submitted as Elaine MacCaran, the submitted spelling of the byname was documented as an undated header form in Black. Commenters were unable to find evidence for this spelling in period. The submitter preferred a dated form of the same name, MacCarren (with the scribal abbreviation expanded), that was documented in the Letter of Intent. We have made this change to register this name.
Katarina Rose MacDonald. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Moira O'Droogan. Badge. Per pale purpure and vert, two dragonflies Or.
Sigríðr Úlfsdóttir of Aschehyrst. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as Sigrid Ulfsdottir of Aschehyrst, the submitter requested authenticity for "Viking Period Norse or Irish", and expressed a preference for accents in the name.

Sigrid is a late period Swedish given name, and is not found in the Viking era in this form. A wholly Old Norse form of the given name and patronym (including accents) is Sigríðr Úlfsdóttir. Therefore, the Old Norse given name and patronym would meet the submitter's request for authenticity. Although the submission form noted that major changes like a change in language are not allowed, the submitter preferred the Old Norse form and gave permission to make this change.

Aschehyrst is the registered name of an SCA branch.

Sutton de Grae. Name and device. Purpure, a natural demi-leopard contourny argent marked sable, a bordure denticulada argent.
Submitted as Sutton du Grae, the correct preposition is de rather than the French du (a contraction of de and le). We have made this change.
Ogress found de Grae as a Gaelic header form in Woulfe, with the late period Anglicized Irish forms de Gray and de Graye. Therefore, we are able to register de Grae as a Gaelic form. The Letter of Intent also included Grae as an unmarked English surname and de Gray in Scots. This name combines an English given name and Gaelic byname. This is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.
Thórólfr Magnússon. Name and device. Sable, a wolf's head cabossed in dexter chief and three wolf's teeth issuant from sinister Or. Submitted as Thórulfr Magnússon, the attested spelling of the given name is Þórólfr, found in Geirr Bassi. We have changed the given name to a simplified form of the attested name, Thórólfr.
The submitter may wish to know that there are two 14th century Norwegian names, Thorulphus and Þorulfuer, that were documented in commentary by ffride wuffsdotter. No other examples of Thor-/Þor- were found with -ulf instead of -olf.
Xanthias Alexander Casca of Monster Hall. Name and device. Azure, a spear and a bordure embattled argent.
Submitted as Xanthias Alexandros Casca of Monster Hall, the submitter claimed the use of the grandfather clause for the use of Casca and of Monster Hall. The father's registered name is Matthias Alexander Casca and the mother's is Melissa of Monster Hall.
In commentary, Metron Ariston noted that Alexandros is a nominative (base) form, not a patronymic or adjectival form. The pattern of double given names is not found in Greece in our period. Submitters were unable to document Alexandros as a byname in any other language, and it could not be grandfathered to the submitter because it is not the same as the father's registered Alexander. The submitter permitted a change to the classical Latin Alexander in order to register this name.
The combination of three regional language groups (Greek, classical Latin, and English) prevents the use of the grandfather clause in this case. PN2C2d of SENA states:
A name which includes name phrases documented under the legal name allowance, the grandfather clause, or the branch name allowance follows special rules. These name phrases are treated as neutral in language and time. Such name phrases may be combined with name phrases from a single regional naming group dated to within 500 years of one another. They may not be combined with name phrases from two or more regional naming groups. If a name phrase can also be documented as either an attested or constructed name, it may be treated in whichever way is more favorable for registration.
In addition, if a grandfathered name phrase was found in a registered name that combined languages from two or more regional naming groups, the new submission may combine those same regional naming groups. If this allowance is used, then no new regional naming group may be added.
However, Xanthias, Alexander, and Casca can be redocumented as entirely Spanish name phrases without relying upon the grandfather clause. Although Xanthias is not attested in Spain, we have a pattern of borrowing of classical names in 16th century Spain, as shown in Alys Mackyntoich's article "Names from the Family Search Historical Records: Names from Classical History and Mythology" (2014 KWHSS Proceedings). Alexander and Casca are both found in Spain, dated to the late 16th or early 17th century, in the FamilySearch Historical Records. Therefore, these name phrases can be combined with the grandfathered of Monster Hall.
Yashka the Poisoner. Name change from Yashka the Nomad.
Yashka is grandfathered to the submitter.
Commenters questioned if the Poisoner is a plausible lingua Anglica form of an occupational or descriptive byname. Poysener (in a plural form) was found in 1382 in the Middle English Dictionary (MED) as a general descriptive term. No evidence of its use as a byname was found in commentary.
The occupation triacler, treacler ["maker and seller of 'treacle' (a sovereign remedy)" or "apothecary"] is derived from the Middle English traicle, tryacle ("antidote to poison"), found in Thuressson, s.n. Treacler. Bynames formed from this occupation include Triacle and Tryackle, found in Reaney & Wilson, s.n. Treacle. If an apothecary who makes the antidote to poison has a specialized occupational term, we can give the submitter the benefit of the doubt that one who makes the poison itself would have one also. In addition, the byname Poison is found in late period Amsterdam in the FamilySearch Historical Records, although it is possible that this has a different etymology.
Alternatively, this name could be interpreted as the byname of a criminal. Crime-based Middle English bynames include Daythef ("day thief") and Le Kyller/Kyller ["(the) killer"], found in the MED, and Brekewall ("one who breaks down walls" or "a strong, violent man"), Brekhout ("one who breaks out" or "a fugitive"), Brenhus ("arsonist"), Lagheles ("outlaw"), Maufetur ("evil-doer, evil cheat"). Given the range of such names, we can give this submitter the benefit of the doubt that the Poisoner is also plausible.
The submitter's previous name, Yashka the Nomad, is released.

The following were returned by the College for further work, August 2015:

Katarina Rose MacDonald. Device. Per chevron vert and azure, a chevron between two roses and a unicorn's head couped contourny argent.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Neill or Daered ar Llyr of Marlincourt: Per chevron vert and azure, a chevron between two castles and a marlin hauriant argent. There is only one DC for changing the type of secondary charges.

Sigríðr Úlfsdóttir of Aschehyrst. Device. Per bend azure and argent, two mullets of eight points in bend sinister argent and a vine bendwise issuant from base vert.
This device is returned for multiple reasons. It is returned for violating SENA A3D2c, which requires "The charges within a charge group should be in either identical postures/orientations or an arrangement that includes posture/orientation". Here the arrangement of the mullets (in bend sinister) must be blazoned independently of the vine, which is itself bendwise. To be registerable such an arrangement would need to be documented. Additionally, blazoned on the LoI as an acanthus vine, no documentation was provided for this charge.

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