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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 SCA College of Arms, July 2016:
Alexandra Starling of Ravenspurn. Name.
Ravenspurn is a lingua Anglica form of the place name found as Ravenser Spurne, Raven(e)ser(e), and other forms found in period in Watts. The 1597 edition of Shakespeare's Richard II uses the form Rauen spurgh ( If the submitter prefers one of the attested forms, she can submit a request for reconsideration.
Callum of Skye. Name and device. Azure, on a bend between a sheaf of arrows inverted and a thistle Or, three fleurs-de-lys azure.
The submitter requested authenticity for a 12th to 16th century Scottish name. The given name Callum was documented as a Scots name from 1643, and was also documented in commentary to the late 16th century. The place name Skye was also found in a map from 1573. Although both elements are found in the 16th century, bynames tended to be inherited at this time rather than literal. Therefore, this name as a whole is not as likely in the 16th century as a form such as Callum Skye or something like Callum [surname] of Skye, but it may be authentic.
Hunter de Grae. Name.
Submitted as Hunter du Grae, the correct preposition is de ("of") rather than the French contraction du ("of the"): “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. [Sutton de Grae, August 2015, A-Atenveldt]”
Just as in the prior name, we have changed the preposition to the correct form, and the English-Gaelic lingual mix is acceptable under Appendix C of SENA.
Hunter is the submitter's legal middle name, but is also a 16th century English surname that is registerable as a given name. Therefore, the submitter need not rely on the legal name allowance.
We note that the Letter of Intent stated that the byname du Grae is grandfathered to the submitter because it is the byname of his legal father, Ivan du Grae. However, the father's name is registered as Ivan of Navarette, so du Grae is not eligible for the grandfather clause.
`Izza al-Zarqa'. Device change. Purpure, two horses combattant and on a chief argent three lotus blossoms in profile purpure.
Please advise the submitter to draw the lotus flowers more vertically centered on the chief so that they do not look as if they were issuant from the line of division.
The submitter's old device, Purpure, two horses combattant and a chief Or, is retained as a badge.
Jacket Tyllyng. Device. Per fess azure and vert, on a fess between three lions argent a sinister fist azure.
William MacIver. Name and device. Per saltire gules and argent, in fess two wyverns erect respectant sable.
The submitted form of the byname, MacIver, was not clearly documented before 1650 in non-normalized sources. Past registration is no guarantee of current registerability.
However, Black s.n. Ivar dates Iver as a given name spelling to the first half of the 16th century. Period forms of the submitted byname in this source include M'Euir, Makevire, and McEvir. In additon, Ogress found the name Iver M'Ever in Account of the Clan-Iver by Peter Colin Campbell, dated to 1635 (p.98, This example may have been normalized, but given the range of period examples, we can give the submitter the benefit of the doubt that the submitted form of the byname is reasonable.

The following are returned by the College of Arms for further work, July 2016:

Alexandra Starling of Ravenspurn. Device. Purpure, a chevron inverted of chain conjoined at the point to a lighthouse Or flammant gules.
This device is returned for having the chevron of chain issuing far too high on the field. Per long standing precedent, it should issue from the sides of the field.On redesign, please keep in mind that some commenters had some trouble identifying the lighthouse, mostly due to the low contrast of the flames on the field.

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