Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS
Letter of Intent
15 February 2019, A.S. LIII
Unto Juliana Laurel; Alys Pelican; Cormac 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 client will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.
1. Áine inghean Uí Cheallaigh: NEW DEVICE CHANGE
Azure, a tree eradicated and on a chief argent, three cherry blossoms azure.
The name was registered June 2014.
If registered, the client wishes to release her currently-held deivce, Per chevron azure and argent, two owls respectant argent and a tree eradicated azure trunked sable.
2. Bríán Hróbjartsson: NEW DEVICE
The name was registered June 2013.
The tools appear in the online Mistholme Pictorial Dictionary. The author suggest that the exact type of chisel should be mentioned in the blazon (this is a wood chisel). The author also blazons the other charge as a modern war-hammer (accepted charge), to distinguish it from a period war-hammer, with its clawed striking face.
Catalina Margherita fil Abraham:
Margherita is a female Italian given name (“Italian Renaissance Women's Names,” Rhian Lyth of Blackmoor Vale, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/italian.html). There is also the spelling Margarita. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/WomensGivenAlpha.html as a female Spanish given name.
fil Abraham means “daughter
of Abraham” (“Jewish Naming Convention in Angevin England,”
Eleazar ha-Levi, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/jewish.html).
“fil” is a patronymic byname used by men and women, and Abraham
is a common name of this time period. The submitter's legal last
name is Abraham, and
she wishes to keep the name and spelling intact while working her SCA
name around it.
Juetta Copin further comments that Fil
is a scribal abbreviation. Seraphina Delphino adds “If Fil
is a scribal abbreviation, would submitter being willing to use
filia? According to
"On the Evolution of Jewish Names" By Eleazar ha-Levi
"In 13th and 14th century Spain, Jews used
fijo de (son of) and
filia or filla
de (daughter of)"and Abraham can be
documented as a masculine Jewish name in Spain, so Legal name
allowance would not be needed.”
The client desires a female name and is most interested in the spelling and meaning of the name (keep “Abraham: as the spelling for the byname). She wishes it to be authentic for culture. She will not accept Major changes to the name. According to SENA Appendix A, for Jewish names, vernacular bynames often follow the Hebrew forms (so mostly patronymic), but are generally written following the standards for the local vernacular: both Spanish and Italian demonstrate double given names.
inghean Conail: NEW NAME and DEVICE
The name is Irish Gaelic. Der bFáil is a female Middle Irish Gaelic name, dated 929-1180 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Derbáil / Dearbháil,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Derbail.shtml).
inghean is a particle denoting “daughter of.” (“Quick and Easy Gaelic Names,” 3rd Edition, Sharon Krossa, http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#simplepatronymicbyname).
Conaill is the genitive form of the male Middle Irish Gaelic name Conall dated 904-1050 (Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, above). I think a terminal -l got lost along the way.
Frij of Windale: NEW NAME and DEVICE
a coined name, intended to be Old Norse; unfortunately, I find
nothing like it in ON or other Scandanavian language. The client
informs me that he is in the process of having his legal given name
changed to Frij, but nothing has happened at this date. If
necessary, a holding name can be assigned to him if his device
submission is approved so that it can be registered (his current
legal given name is Jason).
branch-name for the Shire of Windale was registered November 1998.
6. Jamys de Alton: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Quarterly sable and gules, in bend two unicorns rampant respectant Or and argent, an orle argent.
Jamys is found as a masculine given name dated to 1492 in “Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue: James,” Sara L. Uckelman, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/james.html.
de Alton is found in Black, The Surnames of Scotland, p. 20; Robert de Alton acted as a juror on an inquest held in St. Katherine's chapel, Bavely, 1280. John Alton also appears as an English name, baptized 08 August 1600 in Darlaston, Staffordshire, England, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL3K-RXBG : 16 March 2018). It is missing a batch number.
The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound and language/culture of the name (12th-15th C. Scotland/England).
The blazon could alternately be ...in bend two unicorns combattant Or and argent...
7. Kokachin Qo'a: NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel June 2017, and NEW DEVICE
pale argent and sable, two skeletons arms raised counterchanged.
The client's original name submission Kidala Boskov, was returned for the use of two bynames; Kidala couldn't be found as a given name. This is a complete change.
The name is Mongolian. Kokachin is a female given name (“Mongol Women's Names,” Jessica Bonner, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/jessica-bonner/mongolwomen.html).
Qo'a, “fair, beautiful,” is a byname found in “Middle Mongol Grammar for SCA Names,” Ursula Georges, http://yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/mongolgrammar.html#genitive; it is also found with a slight spelling variation as ghoa/guua (“Mongolian Naming Practices,” Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongolian_names_marta.html).
8. Kokachin Qo'a: NEW BADGE
(Fieldless) A sword winged at the quillions, the blade surmounted by a sun Or.
The blazon of the winged sword et al. is taken from the registered badge (6/11) of Ælfred Lionstar of Ravenspur: (Fieldless) A sword inverted sable winged at the quillions, the blade entwined of two serpents respectant Or.
9. Qarakhan Monchuq: NEW NAME CHANGE
The currently-registered name, Chinua Temur, was registered January 2005. If the new name is registered, please release the current one.
Qarakhan has been registered with a spelling variation Kharakhan by the College of Arms: Mongolian and Turkish names can interchange K/Kh/Q. This particular spelling is found in C.E. Bosworth's Notes on Some Turkish Names in Abu 'l-fadl Bayhaqï's Tārīkh-i Mas'ūdī. The client prefers the “Q” spelling, but if need be, she will accept either spelling.
alternately spelled Munjuk,
Mundzuk, and Mundzuq, are all acceptable to the client, although
she prefers Monchuq. The name is also found in Bosworth, a
leader of Kujet auxiliary troops and charged by Sultan Mas'ud to make
an assassination attempt on the Shah, which failed. The name may
translate to “bead (of clay)”, “necklace of beads” or even
10. Raven of the Isles: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Or, a brunet savage azure garbed around the waist vert, maintaining on his dexter arm a raven close contourny and in his sinister arm a spear sable.
Agnes Raven has a christening date of 25 Aug 1588 in Grantham, Lincoln, England, Batch P01124-1 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5L6-WNY). Late period English surnames sometimes find themselves used as given names.
The Shire of the Isles was registered October 1982. Registered SCA branch name can be used in bynames regardless of the lingual mix thereby created (Kazimierz of Loch Ruadh, Oct 2006).
The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name.
I was assisted in the preparation of this LoI by Commentary from Iago ab Adam, Juetta Copin, Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha, Lyn of Whitewolfe, Maridonna Benevenuti, Michael Gerard Curtememoire and Seraphina Delfino.
There are 5 New Names, 6 New Devices, 1 New Badge, 1 New Name Change and 1 New Device Change. These 15 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $60 for them. There is 1 Name Resubmission.
you to those who provide your wisdom and patience, your expertise and
your willingness to share it.
as tu Mika-Mysliwy