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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Gabriel Laurel; Juliana Pelican; Emma Wreath; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!

The Atenveldt College of Heralds requests the consideration and registration of the following names and armory with the College of Arms.

Unless specifically stated, the submitter will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.

1. Arren verch Elyan ap Pwyl: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per chevron inverted ploye argent and azure, three owls affronty one and two counterchanged.

The name is Welsh. All elements are found in Early Welsh Genealogical Tracts, P.C. Bartum, University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 1966.

Arren is a female given name dated 1527-1586, p. 69, paragraph 5.

Elyan and Pywl are male given names, p. 145 paragraph 87 and p. 66 paragraph 84 respectively.

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the sound and the language/culture of the name (Welsh).

2. Celestina Winterborne: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Argent, a seeblatt and on a chief sable two mullets argent.

The name is English.

Celestina is dated 1349-1350 in “Feminine Given Names from Kent, 1302-1363,” AElfwyn aet Gyrwum,

Winterborne is dated to 1175 in Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, p. 496, s.n. Winterborn, Winterborne.

The client desires a female name and will not accept Major changes to the name.

3. Cera Bhradach: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, March 2013

Per fess Or and checky argent and vert, in chief a ferret courant purpure.

The name was registered March 2013.

The previous submission, Per fess argent and checky vert and argent, in chief a ferret courant purpure., was returned for redraw, “for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters had difficulty identifying the ferret or weasel here. The head in particular seems to have a beak, and the tail is too thick. There is also be an identifiability issue with the field under SENA A3B3a: as the checky portion shares the argent tincture with the plain portion, the line of division is obscured and difficult to tell if it is plain or embattled. It was also returned for conflict with the badge of Aryanhwy merch Catmael, (Fieldless) An ermine statant purpure. There is one DC for fieldlessness, but no difference granted for the change in position on the field, nor is there a difference between statant and courant. If the submitter wishes to resubmit this design redrawn to solve the identification problem, Aryanhwy is willing to grant permission to conflict with her badge.”

The ferret has been redrawn to be more ferret-y. The field tincture has also been modified (Or now appears in the upper compartment), although in the client's original submission (which was returned for conflict but also used “Per fess argent and checky vert and argent...”), nothing was mentioned about the issue of the field/line of division. And Ayanhwy has graciously provided permission to conflict with her badge.

4. Draulfr Bǫsull: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per bend sinister sable and vert, a triple-towered castle and a wolf rampant contourny argent.

The name is Old Norse.

Draulf is a coined name comprised of the male given name Drafli and Ulfr; these are found in “The Old Norse Name,” Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p. 9 and p. 21 respectively. According to the Viking Answer Lady, this variation from a standard name comes from using part of the father's name and another element; if she could corroborate this, we'd appreciate it very much.

Goutte d'Eau comments: “I'm not sure there is sufficient evidence for Dra- as a name element in a dithemic name.
Geirr Bassi p. 9 has <Drafli>, and Gunnvor Orle's page Old Norse Men's Names( lists <Dragmáll>, from 'drawling' from Fellows-Jensen, Gillian. Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen. Akademisk Forlag. 1968. But Cleasby & Vigfusson give <drafli> as meaning curdled milk. The closest thing I can think of, in sound, would be the pre-pended byname Drumb- with the personal name Úlfr, to form <Drumb-Úlfr>? (Drumb- appears in Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, meaning Dry-, Dry stump-.)”

The byname bǫsull, “troublesome person, bother,” is found on p. 20 of Geirr Bassi.

The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name. He will not accept major changes to the name.

5. Fergus Mór mac Seáin: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per bend sinister argent and vert, a shamrock and a harp counterchanged.

The name is Irish Gaelic.

Fergus is a popular male given name found in “100 Most Popular Men's Names in Early Medieval Ireland,”compiled by Heather Rose Jones,

Mór is a descriptive byname, “big, great,” in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Descriptive Bynames,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan,

Seáin is the genitive form of the name given name Seán dated 1316-1602 in “ Index of Names in Irish Annals: Seán (Seóan),” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan,

6. Gottfried von Rothenberg ob der Tauber: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, July 2013

Per pale argent and azure, two bendlets and in sinister chief a Jerusalem cross counterchanged.

The name was registered July 2013.

The original submission, Per pale argent and azure, two bendlets and in sinister chief a Latin cross crosslet between four crosses potent counterchanged. was returned for blurring the difference between charge groups. “As blazoned, the Latin cross crosslet is a secondary charge, itself surrounded by further charges. While we would allow a Jerusalem cross, a defined singular charge consisting of a central cross potent surrounded by four crosses couped, as a secondary charge, this is not a Jerusalem cross. Furthermore, this depiction has the two bendlets shifted down slightly, leading to the impression of combining ordinaries and non-ordinary charges in the same charge group, a violation of SENA A3D2b.”

A standard Jerusalem cross is now used (what the client wished for originally), and the bendlets have been moved into their standard position on the field, so that both issues have been resolved.

7. Gret Búrstlinin: NEW DEVICE

Or, a pansy purpure and a bordure purpure semy of church bells Or.

The name was registered July 2012.

8. Styrbiǫrn inn Rauði: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Sable, a chevron inverted and in chief three roundels two and one argent.

The name is Old Norse.

Styrbiǫrn is found as a male given name in “Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael,

The byname, inn Rauði, “the red,” is found in “Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael,

9. Varinn inn Spaki: NEW BADGE

Per pale sable and gules, a sword between two wolf's heads erased respectant Or.

The name was registered January 2013.

Consider Énnae Catha an Dúna: Sable, a sword between two lion's heads erased respectant Or., with one DC for lion vs. wolf heads and one DC for the field; and Helyas de Walincors: Per pale sable and gules, a sword between two griffins combatant Or, a bordure ermine., with one DC for grifffins vs. wolf heads and one DC for the bordure.

10. Volchekh Karsakov: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Gules, a tower argent and a bordure wavy Or.

The name is Russian.

Volchekh is dated to 1283 and is a variant of Velchek, a male given name.

Karsakov is the patronymic form of Karsak, a male given name dated to 1592. Both are found in “A Dictionary of Period Russian Names

(and some of their Slavic roots),” Paul Wickenden of Thanet,

The client desires a male name, is most interested in the sound of the name, and will not accept Major changes. The name elements are within 500 years of each other.

Consider Adrian Buchanon: Azure, a tower within a bordure wavy argent., with one DC for the field and one DC for the bordure tincture; and Philomeena of Morningscourt, Gules, a tower within a bordure rayonny argent., with one DC each for the type and the tincture of the bordure.


I was greatly assisted in the preparation of this Letter by Aria Gemina Mala, Emelyn de Munemuth and ffride wlffsdotter.

There is a total of 7 new names, 6 new devices, 1 new badge, and 2 device resubmissions. This is a total of 16 items, 14 of them new.

Thank you again for your great indulgence and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716

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