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1 September 2000, A.S. XXXV

Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Dame Elsbeth Anne Roth, Laurel Queen of Arms; Master Pietari Pentipoika, Pelican King of Arms; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald!

Please note on the 1 June 2000 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

7. Erik Kastanrazi: NEW NAME

The submitter has asked that this submission be withdrawn from consideration by the College of Arms. (Yes, he has already requested his device submission be removed from consideration.) Thank you.

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 spelling and grammar corrections; assistance in these areas is appreciated.

1. Ailonóra ni Echmercach: NAME RESUBMISSION, change of holding name "Ailionóra of Tir Ysgithr" from Laurel, February 2000

The submitter's original submission, Ailionóra Caointiarn, was returned for using two Irish feminine given names. There are no period examples of Irish names consisting of two given names, nor is there evidence that metronymics were used in Ireland; the only examples found involved genealogies of royalty whose claim to royalty involved descent through the female line. The name is Irish, and both elements, Ailionóra, a period female given name, and Echmercach, a period male given name, here being used as a patronymic, are found in Ó Corráin and Maguire, p. 18 and p. 83, respectively.

2. Ásta Torvaldsdóttir: NEW NAME

The name is Old Norse. Ásta is a woman's given name, found on p. 7 of Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name.

Thorvaldr, found on p. 16, forms this patronymic, according to the chart on p. 17.

3. Ásta Torvaldsdóttir: NEW DEVICE

Purpure, a chevron couched from dexter interlaced with a chevron couched from sinister, Or, surmounted by three arrows inverted in fess argent.

The size of the arrows was fiddled with slightly to provide the greatest contrast against the field.

4. Bartolo di Benci: NEW NAME

The name is Italian, and both elements are found as given names in the 1427 Castasto of Florence (

The di particle is used to form a patronymic surname.

"Portrait of Ginevra Benci" was painted by Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1474.

5. Bartolo di Benci: NEW DEVICE

Gules, on a lozenge between four horses rampant in cross Or, a horse rampant gules.

6. Cecilia Kedzierzawy: NEW NAME

Cecilia is the name of a 1st C. Catholic saint, the patron saint of music, is dated to 1154-89 in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames", by Talan Gwynek (

Boleslaw Kedzierzawy (the Curly), 1146-1173, was a senior prince (in Cracow), found in the "Inside Poland" website and an associated historical timeline (

7. Cecilia Kedzierzawy: NEW DEVICE

Azure, a swan rousant contourny, wings elevated, inverted and addorsed, argent, maintaining a lute by the neck Or, a bordure ermine.

8. Danyel Vendredi de Lyon: NEW NAME

Danyel and Vendredi are both found in "An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris," by Colm Dubh (

de Lyon is a locative (p. 401, Dauzat).

9. Danyel Vendredi de Lyon: NEW DEVICE

Per pale vert and argent, a compass star counterchanged, on a chief sable a spear argent.

10. Franziska Geredrudis Kesselheim: NEW NAME

The name is German. Franziska is the German form of Frances, and Geredrudis is the Old German form of Gertrude (p. 120 and 132, respectively, Withycombe).

Kesselheim, "kettle home," was not found as a period surname although we have found several families with this surname on the net; it also has been registered to her mother, Rosalinda Gertrude Kesselheim. January 1999.

11. John Turner of Kingsbridge: NEW NAME

John is one of the most common English given names in period (pp. 178-9, Withycombe).

Turner is an occupational surname; this spelling is dated to 1191 (p. 357, Reaney and Wilson). Kingsbridge is documented to 1220, according to "A Collection of 613 English Borough Names for Use in Locative Bynames" (

12. Jonete Malisoun: NEW DEVICE

Per bend sinister sable and vert, a bend sinister indented between two roses argent.

The name was registered January 1999.

There should be just enough difference between this design and Anastacia of Warwick, Vert, a bend sinister rayonny between two roses argent, barbed and seeded Or. There is 1 CD for tincture difference of the field and a second CD for the line of division difference on the bend sinister.

13. Kayleigh von Brückenheim: DEVICE REUBMISSION from Laurel, April 2000

Or, an artist's brush and a reed pen inverted in saltire sable between flaunches azure, each charged with a tower Or.

The name was registered April 2000.

The original submission, Azure, on a pale between two towers Or an artist's brush and a reed pen inverted in saltire sable., was returned because the The pen and the brush were difficult to tell apart, particularly as both were drawn as black silhouettes. Therefore, this must be returned for using two similar but non-identical charges on a device (the "sword and dagger" precedent). There was also some apparent miscommunication with the design of the original submission (within Kingdom), as the submitter wanted charged flaunches rather than a charged pale. This might not address the "sword and dagger" precedent return, but as the brush and pen are now the primary charges and can be drawn larger and more distinctly, we ask the CoA its opinion on this design.

14. Li Ming Fa: NEW DEVICE

Vert, a lotus flower affronty argent between two lions sejant respectant gardant, each with a forepaw raised, Or.

The name appears in the 1 April 2000 Atenveldt LoI.

15. Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy: NEW ALTERNATE NAME, Baga Bagbaazai

The name is Mongolian, "Little Bat." One Mongolian naming convention was to incorporate terms for animals into names, such as Arlsan, "Lion," Khara Gulug, "Black Puppy," or Jali Bukha, "Crafty Bull" ("Mongolian Naming Practices," Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy).

16. Maria Elena Hurtado de Mendoza: NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel, April 2000

The submitter's original name submission was returned for using a literary coined name (Dulcinea) from a post-period book.

Maria and Elena are Spanish given names, both found in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century", by Juliana de Luna (

Juan Hurtado de Mendoza, the third son of the Grand Cardinal Mendoza, was named in 1520 as the Captain General of the Infantry (

17. Maria Elena Hurtado de Mendoza: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, January 2000

Per pale azure and purpure, a triquetra Or between the wings of a pegasus head couped at the shoulder, argent.

The device is a complete redesign of the original, withdrawn at the submitter's request from Laurel consideration. A winged pegasus' head can be found in the armory of Linette Marie Armellini d'Addabbo (July 1996), Per chevron argent and azure, two unicorn's heads couped and a pegasus' head couped at the shoulder, counterchanged. This could be blazoned as a winged horse's head, in the manner that many things, however odd, might be winged in armory.

This letter contains 7 new names, 7 new devices, 2 name resubmissions and 2 device resubmissions. A check to cover fees will be sent separately.

I remain,

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716

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