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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, December 2017:

Finola Elizabeth Sutherland. Device change. Per chevron purpure and argent, two natural dolphins haurient respectant argent and a fleur-de-lys sable.

The submitter's previous device, Purpure, on a pile inverted between two natural dolphins haurient respectant argent, a mullet sable, reblazoned below, is retained as a badge.

Finola Elizabeth Sutherland. Reblazon of badge. Per chevron purpure and argent, two natural dolphins haurient respectant argent and a mullet sable.

Blazoned when registered as Purpure, on a pile inverted between two natural dolphins haurient respectant argent, a mullet sable, this field is better described as Per chevron purpure and argent.

Jeffroi Laurence Dubosc. Name and device. Quarterly gules and purpure, a cross counter-compony sable and argent between in chief two lions couchant addorsed regardant Or.

Submitted as Jeffroie Laurence Du Bosc, no evidence could be found supporting the submitted spelling of the given name in period. The several instances of Jeffroie that can be found online are entirely modernized spellings. However, the spelling Jeffroi is found in the 14th century chanson de geste La destruction de Rome. We have made this change for registration.

In addition, the documentation shows the surname as Dubosc, not the submitted Du Bosc. We have changed the surname to match the documentation.

The submitter requested authenticity for "11th C. Norman." This name does not meet that request because the name elements cannot be dated as early as the 11th century. For example, the earliest attested date for the submitted spelling of the surname is 1500. In addition, the spelling Laurence is not found in French until the 16th century. Nevertheless, this is a registerable French name.

Maria de Venetia. Device change. Argent, a butterfly azure, a bordure azure semy of hearts argent.

Her previous device, Per bend argent and gules, a swan sable and a sword inverted Or, is retained as a badge.

Mark the Just. Alternate name Just Mark and badge. Sable, a hanging balance and a chief embattled argent.

Just is an attested 16th century English given name found in the FamilySearch Historical Records.

Rebeka Oroz. Name and device. Quarterly vert and azure, a cross nebuly argent, overall a camel rampant Or.

Submitted as Rebeka Orosz, the submitter requested authenticity for Hungarian language and culture. To meet this request, with the submitter's permission, we have changed the name to Rebeka Oroz, an authentic Latinized Hungarian name for circa 1300.

Rhys ibn al-Makhdoom. Name and device. Sable, a demon's skull and on a chief argent three demon's skulls gules.

Rhys is the submitter's legal given name. Submitted as Rhys _ Makhdoom, Makhdoom or Makhdum is an Arabic title originally used by Sufi masters and teachers but now also used by Pakistani politicians and officials. We found no evidence of its being used as a name element within the SCA's period. However, we were able to construct a family name from this title in the form ibn al-Makhdoom based on the patterns found in "Son of the Hot-Tempered Woman: Women's Names in Arabic Bynames" by Juliana de Luna ( With the submitter's permission, we have changed the name to Rhys ibn al-Makhdoom for registration.

This is the defining instance of a demon's skull in Society armory. While demons are no longer acceptable as charges, per the Cover Letter of Aug 2011, demon's heads are still registerable - as recently as Feb 2012, in the device of Marek Viachedrago - from which this is a single step. A demon's skull is here defined to be a human skull with horns; fangs are optional. We will grant them no difference from unmodified human skulls.

Sean Gleny. Name change from Seán an Gleanna.

In 2008, under the old Rules for Submissions, we ruled that Seán Glenny conflicted with the submitter's legal name and thus could not be registered. Under SENA, however, Sean Gleny is clear of his legal name under PN3C3.

Although familiar to most people as a Gaelic name, the submitter may be interested to know that Sean is also an Anglicized Irish male name found in "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada ( dated to 1601. In either form, Sean can be combined with the Scots Gleny.

The submitter's previous name, Seán an Gleanna, is retained as an alternate name.

Sólveig at Rauðá. Name and device. Per fess gules and argent semy of shears, a fess wavy sable and in chief a fish Or.

Submitted as Solveig frá Rauðá, diacritical markings in Old Norse names must be used or omitted consistently throughout. Therefore, the given name has been changed to Sólveig.

Additionally, frá is not used when forming a byname based on the name of a river, such as Rauðá. As Gunnvor Orle explained in commentary, at, meaning "by the side of," is the attested preposition in bynames based on river names. Therefore, we have changed the name to Sólveig at Rauðá.

Valerius Proietto di Venezia. Name.

On the July 2017 Letter of Acceptances and Returns, we returned the submitter's original name Valeas Proietto di Venezia because we found no evidence of Valeas as a name element. However, "[h]eralds at the Pelican decision meeting were able to document both Valens and Valerius as given names compatible with the remainder of the name." At the time, the submitter allowed no changes. On this resubmission, the submitter selected Valerius, a classical name revived in 16th century Germany and found in Italian literature from the Renaissance onwards.

The following were returned for further work, December 2017:

Abigail de Westminster and Lachlann Dougal Graeme. Joint badge. (Fieldless) Three chevronels couped and braced counterermine.

This device is returned for redraw. Commenters could not recognize the presence of the ermine spots. Upon resubmission, the submitter is encouraged to draw thicker chevrons and larger ermine spots.

Dathán Ultaig. Device. Gules, a bend sinister bevilled between a wolf's head couped contourny and a sinister hand fesswise reversed couped sustaining an axe reversed argent.

This device is returned for violation of SENA A2C3, which disallows the blurring of charge groups. Commenters could not determine whether the hand and axe were of sufficiently similar visual weight to be considered co-equal charges, or whether the hand was small enough to be considered a maintained charge.

If the charges are considered co-secondaries, this device must also be returned for violation of SENA A3D2a, which disallows more than two types of charge in the same charge group.

There is a step from period practice for use of a bend sinister bevilled with other charges directly on the field.

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