Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS
Letter of Intent
25 April 2018, A.S. LII
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. Most items that were accepted at the Estrella XXXIV Consultation Table and held for any reasons are included in this LoI.
Unless specifically stated, the client will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.
Abigail de Westminster and Lachlann Dougal Graeme: BADGE
REUBMISSION from Laurel, September 2017
Aelia Musa: NEW BADGE
name was registered June 2013.
Ardgal Ardgalson: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Ardgal: Old Irish Gaelic and Middle Irish Gael male name, dated c700-c1200 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Artgal, Ardgal, Ardgar / Ardghal, Ardghar,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Artgal.shtml).
this construction “Norses” the Irish Gaelic name Ardgal into a
male patronymic. The client would really like Ardgalson, but he may
if absolutely necessary. That does appear to be the case. As ffride
wlffsdotter comments: SENA PN1B seems to
suggest that while Gaelic and Old Norse name phrases can be combined
under our rules, you can't mix them within a single phrase (ie. Irish
Ardgal + Old Norse -son.) "A registerable name phrase must
follow the rules of grammar and structure for a single time and
place. It may not mix languages unless that mixing of languages
within a name phrase is attested as a period practice.” This being
the case, he will accept the patronymic mac Ardgaile. Ardgaile is
the genitive form of Ardgal (“Index of Names in Irish Annals:
Artgal, Ardgal, Ardgar / Ardghal, Ardghar,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan,
The original submission used a mullet of four greater and four lesser points (a compass star); this led to having two SFPP (the compass star and placing a charge over a gurges). A bordure was added to avoid a conflict. The client has seen the redraw and agrees to it.
Benton Ivanovich: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Benton: is the client's legal name. (A copy of his birth certificate is provided to Laurel.)
Russian, “son of Ivan/Ioann.” His father's registered name is
Patronymics with the suffix -ich
were popular in Novgorod and Pskov amongst the upper classes, added
directly to the standard -ov
By the 16th and 17th centuries Moscow had restricted the use of the
"-vich" suffix to only the highest dignitaries (i.e.,
boiars and high court officials) (“Goldschmidt's Dictionary of
Period Russian Names – Grammar,” Paul
The original submission had polypus with several tentacles placed higher than its head; the mullet was very irregularly drawn. The charges were redrawn to solve these issues; he client has seen the redraw and agrees to it.
5. Fenrich Stürmer Hahn: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, October 2017
Or, a dunghill cock rising contourny vert maintaining a spear bendwise sinister gules hafted sable, a bordure raguly sable.
The name was registered March 2017.
The previous submission, Or, a dunghill cock rising contourny vert maintaining a spear bendwise sinister gules hafted sable, a bordure raguly sable., was returned administratively: “This device is returned administratively. The mini emblazon and the form in the packet both have incorrect submissions artwork, which depict a differently-colored spear and a bordure that is half-raguly and half-dovetailed. The submissions herald provided corrected mini emblazons in commentary, but the forms were not received.” Hopefully these issues will have been corrected.
Ian'ka Ivanova zhena P'trovitsa: CHANGE OF ALTERNATE NAME to
7. Ian'ka Ivanova zhena P'trovitsa: NEW BADGE
a raven displayed, on a chief engrailed argent, three Ukranian
trident heads gules.
The name was registered June 2012 as an alternate name; it is currently being transferred as a primary name to her.
8. Juliette Marion Geant: NEW NAME CHANGE, from Juliette Dashwood
Juliette is a Dutch female given name: Juliette Di Civi is mentioned in a marriage of 02 Nov 1636 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (Batch M90125-4, https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AJuliette~%20%2Bany_place%3ANetherlands~%20%2Bany_year%3A1500-1650~).
Marion is a German female given name; Marion Strohmeyer has a burial date of 29 Dec 1634 in Kaltenbach, Germany (B93412-2, https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AMarion~&collection_id=1494474).
Geant is a German surname; Enie Geant was christened 12 Mary 1628 in Bierlingen, Schwarzwaldkreis, Wuerttemberg (Batch C95265-1 , https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3AGeant~%20%2Bany_place%3AGermany~%20%2Bany_year%3A1500-1650~). The client's maternal grandmother had the maiden name of Doris Marion Geant.
Dutch and German name elements are compatible after 1100 (SENA, Appendix C).
Double given names in
German are acceptable wtihout further documentation (SENA, Appendix
9. Mason Arison: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Or, a shark
naiant contourny azure, and in chief a mace fesswise azure.
Mason is the client's legal
given name; his baptismal certificate is provided to Laurel for
The client desires a male name and is most interested in the meaning of the name, “Mason, son of Ari.”
Originally blazoned as Or, in pale a mace fesswise and a shark naiant contourny azure., it was reblzoned as the shark is visually larger than the weapon (and to avoid a potential Unity of Posture issue).
10. Merrick Maguidhir: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Quarterly azure and argent, a tower counterchanged.
Merrick: client's legal given name; a copy of the AZ driver's is included for Laurel.
Irish Gaeli Mag
“son of the pale(-faced) man (Black, The
Surnames of Scotland,
p. 507 s.n. Macguire).
Consider Elef Pedersen: Per pale azure and gules, a flameless cresset Or. There is 1 DC for the field and 1 DC for the tincture of the charge. Elsewhere, for Conrad of Northfield's badge, Quarterly counter-ermine and Or, a beacon counterchanged, enflamed proper., there also appears to be a DC for a tower versus a beacon (There is at least a CD between a tower and a correctly drawn beacon...[Einarr Grímsson and Jacqueline de Meux. February 2007 via Calontir]).
11. Orabilis Douw: NEW BADGE
Per saltire gules and sable, a dragon and a Greek sphinx rampant addorsed argent, a bordure embattled ermine.
The name was registered July 2017.
Given that both
monsters are four-limbed and winged, they could be blazoned
alternatively as segreant.
12. Russell Rusli Marteinnson: NEW NAME
Originally submitted as Rusli Marteinnnson,
it appears that a given name is missing here. As a result, the
client has agreed to use his legal given name Russell.
NEW NAME and DEVICE
Valarie is the client's legal given name, with the second -a- in the spelling; a copy of her AZ driver's license is provided to Laurel.
The Middle English Dictionary dates longbowes to 1386 (https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED26018), and as -es is a standard plural suffix (https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED14417) we should be able to drop it without any issue. Metonymics are quite common in Middle English:
14. Varinn inn Spaki: BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, January 2018
within the horns of a increscent gules in pale a wolf's head cabossed
and in saltire two roses sable, slipped and leaved vert.
The name was registered January 2013.
The previous submission, Argent, within the horns of a decrescent gules in pale a wolf's head cabossed and in saltire two roses sable, slipped and leaved vert., was returned “for use of the restricted motif of the Red Crescent, which is a single gules decrescent on any argent background or in any way that could be displayed on an argent background.” This has been changed to an increscent.
The use of garden roses is a step from period practice.
There are 6 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 4 New Devices and 4 New Badges. These 15 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $60 for them. There are 1 Device resubmission and 2 Badges resubmissions. These 3 items are not chargeable. OSCAR counts 1 Exchange of Primary and Alternate Name Change. There is no charge for this action. There are a total of 19 items submitted on this letter.
I was assisted in the preparation of the Letter of Intent with Commentary provided by Commentary was provided by Aria Gemina Mala, Coblaith Muimnech, Etienne Le Mons, ffride wlffsdotter, Iago ab Adam, Konrad Mailander and Michael Gerard Curtememoire.
you to those who provide your wisdom and patience, your expertise and
your willingness to share it.
as tu Mika-Mysliwy