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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 2006:

Annalena Gianetta dei Medici da Vicinza. Name.

Beatrice Fayrwether of York. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Cyneburg Thorisdohter. Name and device. Per pale sable and vert, a lightning bolt palewise and a garb, on a chief Or three hearts gules.

Originally submitted as Cyneburg Thorisdohter, the name was changed at kingdom to Cyneburga Thorisdohter, presumably to match the documentation provided. "PASE - Prosopography of Anglo Saxon England" ( lists the spellings Cyneburg, Cineburg, and Kyneburg. Therefore, we have changed the name back to the originally submitted form, as it is well attested in Anglo Saxon England.

Neither the fact that the change had been made nor the reason for the change were listed on the LoI. Let me stress once again how important it is to include all information about changes made to a name at kingdom. Even if a change seems minor, it must be mentioned on the LoI. This allows the College of Arms to evaluate whether the change is truly necessary and fix them if they are not. Failure to mention changes may cause an item to be pended for further consideration; repeated failure to mention changes may be cause for administrative return of items or entire letters.


Eirene Zaridina. Name and device. Per bend sinister argent and azure, a bunch of grapes counterchanged.


Elizabeth Frogenhall. Name.


Faolán of Atenveldt. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Azure, a chevron between two hearts Or and a wolf's head erased argent.

Submitted under the name Faolán Boru.


Gepa of Sundragon. Name.


Guillaume le Dragon. Name and device. Azure, on a roundel per pale sable and argent, an Oriental dragon tergiant embowed-counterembowed counterchanged.


Linnett Marie de Ryes. Device. Per saltire sable and gules, an acorn within a vol Or.


Merrick O Dowling. Badge. Sable, a bend cotised between two death's heads argent.


Richard Frogenhall. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Listed on the LoI as Richard Froggenhall, both the forms and documentation showed Richard Frogenhall. We have changed the name back to the spelling on the forms.


Rivka bat Yehudah. Device. Azure, a chevron rompu ermine between two wolves' heads couped respectant and a feather argent.

The submitter has permission to conflict with the device of Amazonia Longa, Azure, a chevron rompu ermine between two triquetras argent and a

rapier proper.


Séamus mac Ríáin. Name and device. Or, a winged cat sejant sable and on a chief gules three open books Or.

Submitted as Séamus mac Ríán, the patronymic was in the nominative case rather than the required genitive case. We have changed the name to Séamus mac Ríáin to correct the grammar.


Snorri inn hávi. Device. Per bend sable and Or, a wolf passant counterchanged.




The following submissions have been returned for further work, August 2006:


Beatrice Fayrwether of York. Device. Per chevron azure mullety argent and gules, a chevron Or and in base a cockatoo displayed argent.

This is device is returned for redrawing under RfS VIII.3, Armorial Identifiability, as the cockatoo could not be identified as a cockatoo. This is also two steps from period practice: one for using a cockatoo, which is native to Indonesia, Australia, New Guinea and other South Pacific islands (therefore falling under the same strictures as other non-European fauna), and one for its being a bird displayed that's not an eagle. This is also grounds for return.

Faolán Boru. Name.

The byname Boru (in Gaelic, Bóroma) is, as far as we can determine, a unique byname. Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Bóroma" (, notes "This byname seems to be unique to Brían Bóroma, the high king who died at the battle of Clontarf in 1014." We have found no examples of Bóroma or Boru used as a byname in period that did not refer to this king. RfS IV.3 states, "In some cases a unique name, surname, or epithet is so closely related to an individual that its use alone can imply relationship to that individual." This is the case with the name Boru or Bóroma. Barring documentation of this name used as a byname by other individuals, it is not registerable. His armory has been registered under the holding name Faolán of Atenveldt.


Richard Froggenhall. Device. Or, a fox's mask sable and a bordure embattled azure.

This device is returned for conflict with the badge of Conrad Stronghand, Or, a wolf's head caboshed sable maintaining a rose gules, barbed, seeded, slipped, and leaved proper. There is a CD for adding the bordure but nothing for removing the maintained rose.

Vicana de la Haye. Name and device. Argent, a gauntlet inverted aversant sable winged gules grasping a fleur-de-lys fesswise purpure, a bordure flory counter-flory gules.

This name is two steps from period practice. First, assuming the inscription from Roman Britain used to document this name was carved in 500 AD (which is just after the Roman period in Britain is typically said to have ended), there is a gap of nearly 800 years between the dates at which the byname is documented and when the given name might have occurred. In fact, it is likely that the inscription is older than this. Second, the mixture of the truly Roman name (albeit found in Britain) with an Anglo-Norman byname is highly unlikely. While Withycombe, The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, notes a trend towards fanciful Latin style names in 13th C England, few of these names are derived from the pool of attested Roman names.

This device is returned for lack of identifiability, which violates RfS VIII.3. Either inverting the gauntlet or making it aversant would hinder its identifiability; doing both makes it extremely difficult to identify the charge. Adding the wings and the fleur-de-lys pushes it over the edge and makes the collection as a whole unidentifiable.

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