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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, November 2008:

Annya Sergeeva. Device. Argent, three eggs gules each charged with a Latin cross bottony argent, on a chief gules a cat couchant argent.

Please instruct the submitter that depictions of this device should be careful to draw eggs which are distinguishable from roundels.

Annya Sergeeva and Robert Heinrich. Joint badge. Argent, an egg gules charged with a Latin cross bottony argent within a torse wreathed Or and sable.

Dulcia le Fey. Name and device. Per bend sinister purpure and argent, three butterflies argent and a tree eradicated proper.

Ered Sûl, Barony of. Badge (see RETURNS for order name). Azure, on a mountain of three peaks vert, fimbriated and snow-capped argent, a torch Or.

This depiction of a mountain with snow, blazoned in this fashion, is grandfathered to the submitters.

James O Callan. Name and device. Per pale vert and Or, a vol and in chief a tricune counterchanged.

Submitted as Seamus O'Callan, the submitter requested authenticity for 12th C Ireland, desiring an Anglicized Gaelic form of the name. Seamus is the Gaelic form of James; in an Anglicized Gaelic name, we would expect to see James rather than the Gaelic form Seamus.

The byname O'Callan is an anglicized form which is found temp. Elizabeth I - James I. We have very few records of Anglicized Gaelic names before the 16th century, so we cannot say for sure whether O'Callan is appropriate for the 12th century. However, the earlier you go, the less appropriate the use of the apostrophe in the anglicized form is. We have therefore changed the name to James O_Callan to partially meet his request for authenticity.

Leah inghean Phadraig. Name and device. Per saltire Or and argent, three domestic cats courant in annulo gules.

Submitted as Leah ingen Padraig, the byname violated RfS III.1.a by combining Middle Irish ingen with Early Modern Irish Padraig. Additionally, in an Early Modern Irish feminine patronymic byname, Padraig lenites to Phadraig. We have changed the name to Leah inghean Phadraig in order to register it. Leah is the submitter's legal given name.

Luke Walker. Name and device. Per pale Or and purpure, in pale three triple-towered castles counterchanged.

Submitted as Luke Walker of Skye, this name was immediately evocative of Luke Skywalker of Star Wars fame. While the order of the elements has changed, the rearrangement of the elements is not sufficient to remove the appearance of an implicit claim to be that Luke; such implicit claims are not registerable per RfS I.3. The submitter indicated that if there was a problem with presumption, he preferred to have the second byname, of Skye, dropped. We have dropped the second byname in order to register the name, as Luke Walker_.

Marius Pelagius Calvus. Name and device. Per chevron inverted gules and azure, a Latin cross formy and a bordure dovetailed argent.

Please instruct the submitter to draw the line of division slightly lower.

Morgana Quarry. Badge. (Fieldless) An opinicus segreant purpure.

Nice badge!

Ragnarr of Atenveldt. Holding name and device. Ermine, a dragon rampant contourny azure maintaining in the sinister forefoot an awl palewise point to chief and in the dexter forefoot a human skull sable within a bordure per bend sinister sable and azure.

Submitted under the name Ragnarr skinnskrifari í Bládrekafirði, that name was returned on the June 2008 LoAR.

Ulrich Gotfrid. Name and device. Per bend sinister sable and argent, a bend sinister gules, in dexter chief a cross couped of chain Or.

Submitted as Ulrich Gottfried, both elements were documented to the 14th century and the submitter requested authenticity for 10th-12th C German. Talan Gwynek, "Some Early Middle High German Bynames" has Ulricus Dives 1174 (this is a Latinized form of the given name), Ulrich Scaphili 1155, and Gotfrid Chnobolohe 1165. On the basis of this, Ulrich Gotfrid is an authentic late 12th C name. We have changed the name to this form to meet his request for authenticity.

Vincent Matthew of Kilkenny. Name.

The following submissions were returned for further work, November 2008:

Ered Sûl, Barony of. Order name Order of the Mountain Flame.

This is being returned for lack of documentation. No documentation was provided that mountain was used as an adjective in our period, much less one that could plausibly modify flame in an order name. This has been grounds for return in the past: [Order of the Mountain Hart] No evidence was given that "mountain" is a reasonable adjective to apply to a hart. While there are no doubt harts in the mountains, we know of no particular mountain variety. [Highland Foorde, Barony of, 10/99, R-Atlantia]

While the Barony already has registered to them the order name Order of the Mountain Lily, the grandfather clause cannot be appealed to here because the submitted name does not follow the construction Order of the Mountain [flower]. Furthermore, the LoI's documentation for the word flame being used to mean 'ignited gas' dates the term to c. 1684, which is well beyond our gray area. If the submitters would like to resubmit an order name containing references to both mountains and flames, we suggest they consider Order of the Mount and Flame. Both mounts and flames are standard heraldic charges, and the August 2005 Cover Letter cites the medieval order Order of the Ermine and the Ears of Corn. This supports the pattern Order of the <heraldic charge> and <heraldic charge> for order names.

Felipe Cuervo. Household name House Fénix de Oro.

The household name was documented as following the "inn-sign" pattern. While the LoI provided evidence for this pattern in English, no evidence was provided, either on the LoI or by the commenters, for the pattern in Spanish. Lacking such evidence, this household name is not registerable.

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