Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS
Letter of Intent
20 September 2018, 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. Adrienne Noël de Lorraine: NEW DEVICE
Or, a dragon vert maintaining a wooden tankard proper and a dumbeg sable.
The name was registered July 2001.
There was some discussion on whether the forelegs holding the charges should be specifically included in the blazon (right vs. left/dexter vs. sinister), but I chose to blazon the charge that is chiefmost (the tankard) first. I could be wrong.
The name was registered May 2018 (why this doesn't appear in the Armorial is anyone's guess).
There is a SFPP for depicting three elements in a charge group in three different tinctures.
3. Franz Weiher: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per fess sable and azure, a compass rose Or between three crosses formy argent.
name is German. Franz is a male given name; Franz Pauwel
Schlepers have a christening date of 10 Dec 1595 in Sankt Kunibert
Katholisch, Koeln Stadt, Rheinland, Prussia (Batch J96886-1,
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N852-NQ8 : 10 February 2018).
There was some discussion that the surname as written out in a period record might be showing a long -s (thus, Weisser) rather than an -h- in Weiher. The client has been told about this, and he replied that Weiher is one of his family names.
The client desires a male name and will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.
Michael Gerard Curtememoire notes for Niall Marescal's armorial submission, "Please advise the submitter that while the rays of a compass rose may overlap the outer ring, they should not extend beyond it, with the exception of the north mark," https://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/12/14-12lar.html#118. He believes this was an artist's note; the item was returned otherwise for a different reason.
4. Hlaðgerðr Arnfriðardóttir: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per chevron inverted vert and argent, a chickadee contourny Or and an iris blossom azure slipped vert..
Submitted originally as Lagertha Arnafrí ðsdottir, there were several name issues which were addressed (read, came to the rescue!) by Gunnvor Orle and ffride wlffsdotter. Upon consultation with the client, she is happy to have the name submitted as Hlaðgerðr Arnfriðardóttir.
For Hlaðgerðr, Gunnvor comments “Saxo Grammaticus' Gesta Danorum Book IX has a Latin <Lathgertha> (http://wayback-01.kb.dk/wayback/20100504153455/http://www2.kb.dk/elib/lit/dan/saxo/lat/or.dsr/9/4/in dex.htm -- or https://tinyurl.com/SaxoLathgertha, since OSCAR insists on breaking the link). This almost certainly reflects an Old Norse <*Hlaðgerðr>. ffride coorborates this: “Lind col. 550 sn. Hlaðgerðr makes the same connection between "Hlaðgerðr a Hlaðeyjum" and Saxo's "Lathgertha."”
Arnfríðr is an ON female given name (Viking Names found in Landnámabók, Aryanhwy merch Catmael. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html). The metronymic for a woman is formed with
-ðr → ðardóttir A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names, Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html).
The client desires a female name and is most interested in the sound and language/culture of the name. She asks that it be make authentic for 9th-10th C. Old Norse.
There were also several issues with the device. Upon further consultation with the client, the line of division was corrected/redrawn and the tincture of the iris specified. She's also fine with making the iris blue and the slip/stem vert. The grey-headed chickadee, or Siberian tit, is indeed an Old World bird (found in Scandinavia and northern Asia, as well as across central Alaska (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey-headed_chickadee), but while chickadees and tits are related in the tit family Paridae, the critters are usually called chickadees in the New World and tits in the Old World. She likes the appearance of the little round bird, regardless of what it's finally registered as.
5. Hrafnkel Sveinsson: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per pale argent and sable, a calamarie and in base two anchors all counterchanged.
name is Old Norse. Hrafnkell
(with two -l-s) is a
male given found in “Viking Names found in Landnámabók,”
Aryanhwy merch Catmael
A number of versions of the Icelandic saga spell it as Hrafnkel.
6. Katrina von Neumann: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Gules, on a bend wavy fimbriated and cotised wavy three mullets palewise argent.
is German. Katrina Burkmanss born July 12, 1573 in Auenheim,
would also like to add the prefix “von” before her surname. The
direct translation can mean either “from”, as in come from the
town of, or “descendent from”, as in the family of . Modern
genealogy experts state that there is no definitve listing of the
aristocratic families who used the prefix as shown below:
7. Logan Fraser: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per bend sinister gules and sable on a bend sinister cotised argent, a badger statant sable.
Logan is the client's legal given name. It is also a late-period surname in Scotland and England evidenced by David Logan with the christening date of 07 Sep 1600 in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland (Batch C19503-1, Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1771030). Late period surnames in England can be used as given names.
is a Scottish surname, evidenced by Samuell Fraser
with the christening date 24 Jul 1597 in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh,
Midlothian, Scotland (Batch C11685-4,
Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,
8. Sundragon, Barony of: NEW BADGE
(Fieldless) A sun in splendor Or within and conjoined to five dragons passant in annulo argent.
The branch name was registered September 1984.
Etienne Le Mons notes that there's a SFPP for charges in annulo not in their default orientation, but only the one.
There are 5 New Names, 7 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 13 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $52 for them. There are a total of 13 items submitted on this letter.
I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter with Commentary by Christian Jorgensen af Hilsonger, Etienne Le Mons, ffride wlffsdotter, Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle), Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha (Pantheon), Lyn of Whitewolfe (Twin Palm P.), Michael Gerard Curtememoire and Wulfric von Frankfurt (Thunderbolt P.).
you to those who provide your wisdom and patience, your expertise and
your willingness to share it.
as tu Mika-Mysliwy