Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS 15 February 2019, A.S. LIII
LETTER OF PRESENTATION Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Morgan and Elizabeth; Baron Seamus MacDade, Aten Principal Herald; Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,
Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!
There will be an Heraldic Consultation Table at Estrella War, 21-24 February. If you or anyone you know may be interested in book heraldry, whether you're just beginning or have years of experience, and especially are a herald for a shire, college or baarony in Atenveldt, you are invited and encouraged to spend some time there sharing your knowledge and helping what is sure to be a number of folks who would benefit from you! If you have questions, feel free to contact me by 20 Wednesday. Thank you in advance!
The following appear in the February 2019 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:
Commentary was provided by Iago ab Adam, Juetta Copin, Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha, Maridonna Benevenuti, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Seraphina Delfino,
Áine inghean Uí Cheallaigh (BoA): 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.
Hróbjartsson: NEW DEVICE
The name was registered June 2013.The tools appear in the 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.
Margherita fil Abraham
(Twin Moons): NEW NAME
Juetta Copin further comments
is a scribal abbreviation. Seraphina Delphino adds “If Fil
is a scribal abbreviation, would submitter being willing to use
According to "On the Evolution of Jewish Names" By Eleazar
"In 13th and 14th century Spain, Jews used
fijo de (son of)36
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.”
[There is a Joshua fil Simeon, registered in January 2008.]
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.
Der bFáil inghean Conail (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Vert, a bellflower slipped and leaved and a tierce argent.
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 was lost along the way.
Frij of Windale (Windale): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Quarterly gules and sable, an elk statant quarterly Or and argent.
Michael Gerard Curtememoire comments: Perhaps in order to show the division lines of field and charge congruent, we generally use the format Quarterly gules and sable, an elk statant counterchanged Or and argent. This does make for a smoother blazon.
Jamys de Alton (BoA): 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).
Qo'a (Tir Ysgithr): NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel June 2017, and
NEW DEVICE: Per pale argent and sable, two skeletons arms raised
Kokachin Qo'a: NEW BADGE: (Fieldless) A sword winged at the quillions, the blade surmounted by a sun Or.
Qarakhan Monchuq (Sundragon): 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 “jewel.”
Raven of the Isles (BoA): 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). In many languages and cultures, literal bynames of the sort described in A through E above gave way to inherited surnames over time (though in most cultures, some literal bynames continued until after 1600) (SENA Appendix B, Types of Bynames).
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).
With BIG wishes for a warm and sunny Estrella War, I remain
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street
Tucson AZ 85716