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Atenveldt Submissions (excerpted from the S.C.A. College of Arms' Letters of Acceptance and Return)

ATENVELDT REGISTRATIONS by the College of Arms, February 2006:

Ari Ánsson. Name and device. Argent, in pale two lucies and on a base gules a lucy argent.

Submitted as Ari Ánson, the correct genitive form of Án is Áns. We have changed the name to Ari Ánsson to correct the grammar.

Aziza al-Zarqa'. Name (see RETURNS for badge).

Submitted as Aziza al-Zarqa, the documentation shows the laqab as al-Zarqa'. We have made this change to the name to match the documentation.

Bryn O'Grady. Name and device. Per bend indented gules and Or, a sun and a crescent horns to sinister chief counterchanged.

No documentation was submitted to suggest that the Welsh name Bryn was used in period. However, Bardsley, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames s.n. Brine, notes that the name derives from the baptismal name Brien/Bryan and cites Thomas Bryn of Kilkinney in 1586. We feel this is sufficient to demonstrate that this form is consistent with period spellings.

Bryndís Eiríksdóttir. Name and device. Vert, in pale an otter passant and a mastless drakkar reversed argent.

Celestria de Braunston. Name.

Charles Veitch. Device. Vert, a pair of cat's eyes in chevron inverted Or slitted vert, a base indented Or.

While this somewhat has the appearance of a monster's face, the basic emblazon is similar to that returned on the July 2005 LoAR. The reason for return at the time involved the positioning of the cat's eyes. As the submitter has redrawn the eyes to correct the problems noted on the LoAR, we are giving him the benefit of the doubt and registering this.

Cristobal de Luson. Name and device. Barry wavy Or and azure, a spearfish naiant embowed contourny argent and a chief wavy gules.

Nice name! Blazoned on the LoI as a swordfish, the primary charge is actually a spearfish as shown at

Evan Hawkins. Device. Or semy of arrows gules, an alant rampant collared azure.

While the collar is worth no difference, the ring at the back of the collar makes it difficult to identify what is going on. Please advise the submitter to use argent detailing, rather than sable, to help with identification.

Gavin Featherstone. Device. Gules, a Catherine wheel argent and a base wavy barry wavy argent and sable.

Geirríðr in víðf{o,}rla. Device. Bendy sinister Or and sable, three piles issuant from sinister gules.

Imma Kaillewey. Name (See RETURNS for device).

This name combines Dutch and English; this is one step from period practice.

Ingvarr Bjarnarson. Name and device. Per bend sinister vert and sable, a bend sinister between a bear's head cabossed argent and a roundel Or.

Please advise the submitter that the bend should be drawn wider.

Jaspar de Dunkerque. Name and device. Per fess argent and gules, a fleur-de-lys and a frog counterchanged.

Medb McLeod. Name (see RETURNS for device).

This name mixes Gaelic and English. This is one step from period practice.

Nakada Tadamitsu. Name.

Nastas'ia Volkovicha. Name and device. Per pale azure and purpure, two chevronels braced Or and in base a wolf's head erased contourny argent.

Stephan MacAllester of Cork. Name and device. Sable, a smith's hammer Or and a rapier in saltire, a bordure dovetailed argent.

The submitter requested a name authentic for 13-14th C Irish/Scottish. We assume that, since his documentation references Scottish mercenaries who settled in Ulster in the 14th C, that he means a name authentic for such Scottish transplants. The truth is we simply do not have enough information available at this time to guess about such a name. The name is certainly registerable as submitted, but we cannot say whether it is suitable for his particular specifications. If the submitter is interested in a fully Irish Gaelic form of this name, we suggest Stiamhna Corcaidh mac Alasdair. All parts of this name are found in works published on CELT ( Stiamhna is found in the Annals of the Four Masters in an entry for 1352. The Annals of Ulster 1465 has mac Alasdair, while Corcaidh is found in entries dating from the 12th to the 16th C in Mac Cartaigh's Book.

Uilliam Ó Cléirigh. Device. Argent, a bend sinister wavy azure, in dexter chief a brown otter statant guardant proper.

Wyllym MacLeod of Tir Ysgithr. Name change from holding name Wyllym of Atenveldt.

ATENVELDT RETURNS by the College of Arms, February 2006:

Aziza al-Zarqa'. Badge. (Fieldless) A tulip gules slipped and leaved vert within and conjoined to the horns of a decrescent Or.

This is returned for redraw. The tulip is barely touching the decrescent; barely conjoined charges have long been grounds for return. In addition, the tulip is neither palewise nor bendwise. On resubmission, please advise the submitter to draw the decrescent fatter.

Imma Kaillewey. Device. Per pale indented gules and purpure, a needle bendwise sinister argent.

This device conflicts with Adrienne de la Montagne, (Fieldless) A sewing needle bendwise sinister argent doubly-threaded vert and purpure piercing a bead sable. The bead is a maintained charge, thus there is a single CD for fieldlessness. The LoI noted that a letter of permission to conflict was included - it was not, therefore this must be returned. While precedent states "By long-standing precedent we do not allow a charge to overlap a low contrast complex line of division except when the overlap is so small that the line of division is not obscured. [Matilda Merryweather, 07/00, R-Ansteorra]". In this case, the needle is thin enough that it does not obscure the line of division and thus would be registerable.

Medb McLeod. Device. Per saltire Or and gules, in pale two lotus blossoms in profile and in fess two dragonflies counterchanged.

This is returned for redraw. The majority of the commenters, and all of those present at the Estrella roadshow, were unable to identify the lotus blossoms as such.

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