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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, October 2016:

Æsa Væna. Device. Per pale purpure and argent, two domestic cats sejant respectant counterchanged argent and sable, on a chief vert an ivy vine Or.

Aldontza Nafarra. Device. Argent, in annulo three falcons contourny striking in annulo vert.
There is a step from period practice for the use of charges in annulo not in their default palewise orientation.

Argouanagos of Scythia. Name and device. Argent, on a chevron between two chess knights and a wolf's head cabossed sable a plate.
Submitted as Argouanagus of Scythia, the wholly Greek form of the given name found in the documentation is Argouanagos. With the submitter's permission, we have made this change.

Brígiða Finnvarðardóttir. Name.
The submitter may be interested to know that both name elements are Norse versions of Irish names, making this an excellent name for a Norse woman with Irish roots or one living in or around Ireland.

Conrad Bombast von Trittenheim. Device change. Argent, a moth and on a chief sable four tiler's nails argent.
The submitter's old device, Argent, a bat-winged manticore segreant gules, headed and winged sable, is retained as a badge.

Duncan the Sinister. Name and device. Argent, a badger rampant regardant contourny sable marked argent, a chief embattled sable.
In February 2015, we accepted the name Xavier the Sinister (A-An Tir), ruling:
Appendix A of SENA allows the use of marked and unmarked descriptive/occupational bynames in French. Examples of descriptive or occupational bynames from the 15th and 16th centuries include Cordewanier/le Cordewanier, Devin/Le Devin, Villain/Le Villain, and Mauwin/Le Mauwin, all found in Domhnall na Moicheirghe's article, "Names from Lallaing 1384 - 1600" ( Therefore le Senestre is a plausible form of the attested 15th century French Senestre, and we can allow the lingua Anglica form, the Sinister. Based on this ruling, the Sinister is registerable here as a lingua Anglican form of a French byname. Scots and French are an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.

Duncan the Sinister. Badge. Argent, a badger's head erased sable marked argent between six pellets in annulo.

Elena Maria Suberria. Name.
The submitter's original name, Elena Maria de Suberria, was returned on the January 2016 LoAR (R-Atenveldt) because the documentation did not support the marked form de Suberria and the submitter did not allow us to drop the preposition. As resubmitted without the preposition, the name is registrable as a combination of Castilian Spanish and Basque elements.

Elezabeth Dayseye. Device. Purpure semy of daisies Or, a unicorn couchant contourny and on a chief argent an arrow azure.

Elise la Galante. Name and device. Or, a female archer statant drawing a bow and arrow to sinister vert, on a chief embattled azure a demi-sun issuant from chief Or.
The word galante shows up in late period French as an adjective or occupational term, meaning "courtesan." Numerous examples of marked occupational or descriptive bynames in French found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "French Surnames from Paris, 1421, 1423 & 1438" ( Therefore, a marked byname such as la galante is plausible.
The submitter requested authenticity for 12th-14th century France. This name does not meet that request because none of the elements could be documented in French for that time period.

Emeludt von Zerssen. Name (see RETURNS for device).
The submitter requested authenticity for 14th-15th century German language/culture. This name is not authentic for that period because we were not able to find evidence of the byname that early. However, it is registerable.

Eoda Blauschild. Name change from Angelica Blauschild.
The submitter's previous name, Angelica Blauschild, is retained as an alternate name.
Blauschild is grandfathered to the submitter, and thus may be combined with the 8th century Anglo-Saxon given name Eoda.

Felipe Mendo de Eslava de Montoya. Name and device. Per bend sinister argent and Or, a boar statant gules and a lupine azure slipped and leaved vert.
Submitted as Felipe Mendo de Eslava del Montoya, no documentation was provided and none could be found for this name pattern. The submitter allowed no major changes to the name, but permitted the byname to be changed to de Montoya if necessary for registration. Since such a change was necessary, we made it.

Gaius Clodius Pugnax. Name.
The submitter requested authenticity for "Roman Republican Era." The praenomen and the nomen were both found during the Republican era and the cognomen Pugnax was found in inscriptions prior to 79 C.E. Thus, it is possible (and even likely) that the name is authentic for Rome during the Republic, but we cannot say for sure.

Grigor Medvedev. Device. Azure, two bears combattant Or, on a chief argent three Latin crosses gules.
Precedent states: When we re-defined the protection for the cross symbol of the Red Cross, we stated that multiple crosses will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Since there is more than one cross on this design, and both crosses are Latinate crosses, this design is not considered to infringe on the symbol of the International Committee of the Red Cross.[Alexander of Lancaster, Dec 2010, A-Outlands]
Here we have a similar situation and this device is registerable.

Jaep Van Doornik. Name.
The byname Van Doornik was not dated to period in the documentation provided in the LoI. However, commenters found it dated to the gray period in Resolutien van Holland (
By precedent, "[a]lthough prepositions like van are typically found in lower case, capitalization varies in the Low Countries in period." [Claaerkin Van Dalle, Nov 2015]. Therefore, the submitted Van Doornik is registerable.

Jakob the Bald. Name change from Garrett Fitzpatrick.
The submitter's previous name, Garret Fitzpatrick, is released.
The byname the Bald is the lingua Anglica form of the documented byname le Bald', found in Reaney & Wilson dated to 1178.

James Thorn de Lyon. Badge (see RETURNS for household name). Sable, in pale a lion dormant Or and a house argent.

Jennifer of Mons Tonitrus. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Sable, a moon in her plenitude argent and a ford proper.
Submitted under the name Hamasaki Eiwa Miyako.

Koga Takashirou Kagehiro. Name and device. Argent, a pair of calipers, in chief a pair of katanas in saltire, a point pointed sable.
The use of katanas, a non-European artifact, is a step from period practice.

Lilie Simmons. Name and device. Per bend argent and purpure, a dragonfly vert and a lotus blossom in profile argent.
Liber found documentation for the female given name Lylie in the FamilySearch Historical Records dated to 1584 in London, England. As there is substantial evidence that i and y were used interchangeably in Early Modern English, the spelling Lylie supports the submitted Lilie. Nice 16th century English name!

Lucia Van Doornik. Name and device. Azure, a horse rampant and on a chief argent three tulips slipped and leaved gules.
The byname Van Doornik was not dated to period in the documentation provided in the LoI. However, commenters found it dated to the gray period in Resolutien van Holland (
By precedent, "[a]lthough prepositions like van are typically found in lower case, capitalization varies in the Low Countries in period." [Claaerkin Van Dalle, Nov 2015]. Therefore, the submitted Van Doornik is registerable.

Massimo Rosa da Milano. Name.

Mons Tonitrus, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Sable Harps of Mons Tonitrus. Per chevron argent and sable, three harps and a bordure denticulada counterchanged.
This badge is registered in addition to the currently registered badge for the Order.

Mons Tonitrus, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Silver Morion of Mons Tonitrus. Sable, a morion and a bordure denticulada argent.
This badge is registered in addition to the currently registered badge for the Order.

Nia the Pict. Name and device. Gules, a natural seahorse Or and a bordure argent.
As documented, this name combined a 17th century English given name with a lingua Anglica rendering of a late 3rd century Latin descriptive byname. This documentation resulted in a 1300-year gap between the elements, which is far more than what is permitted by SENA PN2C. In commentary, Aldyrne and Rocket found evidence of Nia as an 8th century Irish Gaelic male name, with an earliest date of 722 CE. Nia the Pict thus can be registered as a Gaelic name, with the lingua Anglica form the Pict based on the documented Old Gaelic descriptive byname Cruithnech. The submitter requested authenticity for "Pictish, 360 AD during the Roman invasion/occupation of Britain." This name does not meet that request, as there is no evidence of Nia as a Pictish given name.

Runa Gigja. Name.
Submitted as Runa Gígja, Appendix D requires that transliterations of Old Norse use or omit accents consistently throughout the name. We therefore have dropped the accent in the byname for registration. If the submitter prefers all accents to be included, she may submit a request for reconsideration.

Tóka Kolbiarnardóttir. Name change from Astríðr Kolbiarnardóttir (see RETURNS for device).
The byname Kolbiarnardóttir is grandfathered to the submitter. Her previous name, Astríðr Kolbiarnardóttir is retained as an alternate name. The submitter requested authenticity for "Old Norse/Danish." Although this name combines an Old Norse element with a Danish element, it is not authentic because the two elements were not found at the same place and time.

The following submissions have been returned by the CoA October 2016 for further work:

Ælfgyfe Æthelwulfesdohtor. Name change from holding name Michelle of Twin Moons.
This submission must be returned because there was no name form provided.

Emeludt von Zerssen. Device. Argent, a chevron rompu azure between two peacocks respectant proper and a seeblatt azure.
This device is returned for a redraw, for violating the guidelines set forth on the May 2011 Cover Letter for a properly drawn chevron; the chevron rompu here is too low. Please see that Cover Letter for further discussion and details of how to properly draw a chevron.

Finnvarðr Snæbiarnarson. Device. Per bend vert and argent, a boar's head erased and a quiver with three arrows bendwise counterchanged.
This device is returned for violating SENA A3D2c, Unity of Posture and Orientation, which states "The charges within a charge group should be in either identical postures/orientations or an arrangement that includes posture/orientation". The charges here are not in a unified arrangement, as the orientations of the head and quiver must be blazoned separately.

Hamasaki Eiwa Miyako. Name.
This name must be returned because the element Eiwa is not appropriate for personal names during the SCA's period. Eiwa is an "era" name; in other words, it was an element used to name time periods, not people. Era names were not incorporated into personal names before 1868. Additionally, Hamasaki is not a correct transliteration of the Japanese elements. Keystone advised that the correct transliteration is Hamazaki. This name would be registerable as Hamazaki Miyako, but the submitter does not allow any changes. Therefore, it must be returned. Her device is registered under the holding name Jennifer of Mons Tonitrus.

James Thorn de Lyon. Household name La Maison du Repaire du Lyon. Unfortunately, this household name must be returned, as no evidence was provided (and none was found by commenters) that it matches a period pattern for naming households or groups of people.

Mons Tonitrus, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Sable Arrows. Argent, a sheaf of arrows between flaunches sable, overall a bordure denticulada counterchanged.
This badge is returned due to the bordure denticulada surmounting the flaunches. While flaunches may be charged, a bordure surmounting flaunches has long been cause for return. While the group has two badges registered with a bordure surmounting flaunches, those badges have a simple bordure. Therefore the grandfather clause cannot be used to register this badge as SENA A2B3 states that "Only the exact, actual elements which are registered may be used, not variants or patterns."

Mons Tonitrus, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Sable Chevronels of Mons Tonitrus. Per fess sable and argent, three chevronels braced counterchanged and on a chief embattled argent a pellet.
This badge is returned for redraw. As depicted, there is confusion as to whether this is a per fess field with a chief that is higher than the upper section of the divided field or more likely a fess embattled that is too high on the field. On resubmission, please let the submitter know that the chief should be placed above two equally divided per fess sections.

Natasiia of Nyenskans. Name change from Mariyah al-Madiniyah.
This name submission was withdrawn by the submitter.

Tóka Kolbiarnardóttir. Device change. Per chevron inverted argent and gules, a bear dormant sable and a mushroom argent the cap spotted gules.
This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters had trouble identifying the dormant bear. On resubmission please advise the submitter to separate the limbs from the body and add more internal details so the bear is recognizable.

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