Newsletter of the College of Heralds of An Tir
Your all-Symposium issue!
April 17, 2004
Barony of Myrgan Wood
Saints Martyrs Canadiens
1007 Windsor Street
|Autocrats:||Lord Armatus firstname.lastname@example.org
Baron Raoul Delaroche email@example.com
|Herald In Charge:||Morel Black Stag firstname.lastname@example.org|
We are pleased to be offering classes in all areas of heraldry - voice, name and device. As well, the Symposium will include a class in Russian Illumination and a consultation table for people hoping to create and/or submit a name and device. Classes are scheduled from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm, with lunch from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
For event copy, including feast information, site and class fees, please visit the Symposium web site.
Some classes may charge a class fee to cover the cost of handouts and/or supplies provided. The fees are posted in the class descriptions below. Omitted class fees and descriptions will be remedied very shortly.
Pre-registration is required by Sunday April 11, though the class fees will be paid at the door on the day of the event. To register for classes, please email Morel Black Stag at email@example.com or mail your requests to: Annie Zupanic, 71 Surfside Drive, Campbell River, BC, Canada, V9H 1H7.
Basic Heraldry Instructor: Signora Francesca Testarossa de' Martini, Æstel Herald
Time: 9am – 11am (2 hours); Class fee: $2.50
Basic Heraldry provides a quick overview of the historic use of heralds and the various ways heralds function within the society, with a final section on the basic rules for designing a badge or device. This two hour class necessarily scants blazonry; however, if students express a desire for blazonry over history, the class is easily adjustable.
German Names Instructor: Lady Teceangl Bach, Ounce Herald
Time: 9am – 11am (2 hours); Class fee: $0.50
Basics of the composition and construction of Germanic dialect names from the end of the Gothic period to 1600. An overview of readily available sources will be given, as well. As several dialects of German existed in period, there will be wanderings into Saxon, Gothic, Frisian, and perhaps even Old English. Students should bring note-taking materials and any German resources they might have. Research books will be available.
Basic Voice Instructor: Lord Ciaran Cluana Ferta, Goutte de Sang Herald
Time: 9am – 11am (2 hours); Class fee: $1.00
How to use your voice without going home hoarse. We will cover basic voice techniques for Court, Field and Town Crier. This "lungs-on" course, involves some minor physical contact. We will also discuss heraldic set-up for tournament and feast, planning the event and basic care and feeding of heralds.
Order Of Precedence Spreadsheet Sorting Program Instructor: Mistress Shauna of Carrick Point, Laurel Designate
Time: 9am – 10am (1 hour); No class fee
In order to provide a standard for Order of Precedence, some sort of system is needed that encompasses all Kingdoms in the SCA. This program attempts to accomplish that, and the class is to explain the reasons for and use of the sorting program.
Meet Laurel with: Mistress Shauna of Carrick Point, Laurel Designate
Time: 10am – 11am (1 hour); No class fee
A question and answer section with the new Laurel Sovereign of Arms (taking office the day of the Symposium).
How To Be A Consulting Herald Instructor: Lady Teceangl Bach, Ounce Herald
Time: 11am – 1pm (2 hours); Class fee: $0.50
It's not just a job, it's an adventure! Discover all the steps involved in being a full-service consulting herald following your client's progress from when they first approach you for assistance through registration. How to handle problems and setbacks will be addressed, as well as learning your role as client advocate and College interpreter. Students should bring note-taking materials and specific questions.
Celtic Names Instructor: Lord Ciaran Cluana Ferta, Goutte de Sang Herald
Time: 11am – 1pm (2 hours); Class fee: $1.00
Design and construction of names in Irish, Scots, Manx and Welsh. While not an exhaustive course, we will discuss general principles and successful students will be able to generate names that are not only SCA-compatible, but historically accurate for these languages.
Designing Your Achievement Instructor: Lord Frederic Badger, Black Lion Herald
Time: 11am – 1pm (2 hours); Class fee: $0.50
This class will cover the basics of designing a heraldic achievement. We will cover a basic overview of the elements in an achievement, who is entitled to display which elements based on awards and rank in the SCA, and a little history behind each piece.
Russian Illumination Styles Instructor: Lady Marya Kargashina, Lions Blood Herald
Time: 11am – 1pm (2 hours); Class fee: TBA
An overview of the illumination styles found in Russian manuscripts.
Heraldry For Non-Heraldic Cultures Instructor: Lord Frederic Badger, Black Lion Herald
Time: 2pm – 4pm (2 hours); Class fee: $0.50
This class will be a discussion on how to design and submit heraldry for non-standard heraldic cultures. Topics will include cultures that have something akin to heraldry such as Japanese, and Islamic that can be adapted for use in the SCA. Also covered will be cultures without a defined system of heraldry but are popular SCA personas such as "Norse" and "Celtic". The class covers an approach for designing SCA compatible heraldry, and heraldic display that can reflect a chosen persona. Other topics covered will include filling out the forms, artwork styles, and more.
French Names Instructor: Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol, Pomegranate Herald
Time: 2pm – 4pm (2 hours); Class fee: $1.00
The class will explore the development of French given names and bynames in the context of the evolution of the French language and of French social and political history, from Roman times to the Renaissance. Regional and ethnic variants will be discussed as well. Some familiarity with the French language is useful but not necessary.
How To Murder Names In Fourteen Languages Instructor: Lord Ciaran Cluana Ferta, Goutte de Sang Herald
Time: 2pm – 6pm (4 hours); Class fee: $2.00
Ever get frustrated by that herald screwing up that "easy" Norse/Russian/French combination name? Here we will discuss the internal clues which point to correct language identification (and therefore pronunciation rules) by examining several names in different language families. This course is helpful for court and field heralds.
Court Basics - How To Keep Things Moving and Not Lose Your Head! Instructor: Mistress Shauna of Carrick Point
Time: 2pm – 4pm (2 hours); No class fee
How to set up a Court - any level - and run it well. What must be done before Court for setup, who will be behind the thrones with you and what you need to have, coordinating with the event staff as well as the Royal Party. What to avoid during Court. How to keep the audience's interest even when things don't go smoothly. Don't forget your paperwork!
Heraldic Display Instructor: Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol, Pomegranate Herald
Time: 4pm – 6pm (2 hours); Class fee: $1.00
Now that you have it, what do you do with it? Heraldry is beautiful as well as functional, period artisans used it in many different media and so can you--all you need is a little creativity. We will look at period heraldic display and decoration and discuss ways you can adapt these for your own use. Get ideas for how to heraldically decorate your garb, camp, fighting gear, children, pets, horse trappings, bird cages, candle snuffers, belt buckles, book covers, underwear .....
Russian & Slavic Name Resources Instructor: Lady Marya Kargashina, Lions Blood Herald
Time: 4pm – 6pm (2 hours); Class fee: TBA
Will address available resources for Russian and Slavic names and cover how to use them effectively for SCA persona naming and name documentation.
Chat With Black Lion with: Lord Frederic Badger, Black Lion Herald
Time: 5pm – 6pm (1 hour); No class fee
Get to know the man who runs the An Tir College of Heralds; also an opportunity to ask questions about College business, Black Lion policy, etc.
Meetings will be held at: TBA (but not far from Symposium site)
With three LoARs just released and the upcoming An Tir Kingdom Heraldic Symposium, this issue of the Heralds Page is primarily dedicated to that information. Next month we will have a wonderful article on standards (just in time for tourney season), more court reports from Dexter Gauntlet, and the usual merry mishmash of heraldic news and information.
There were a lot of changes to names from submitted to registered forms on the last three LoARs. Do see the LoARs themselves for full explanations: http://www.sca.org/heraldry/loar/
Hope to see you all at Symposium!
The Barony of Myrgan Wood invites the good gentles of Avacal, An Tir, and the rest of the Known World to a Symposium of the heraldic arts. A multitude of marvelous activities await you followed by a fantastic feast to close the day.
Are you a branch herald, a voice herald, or do you need to learn more about the subject for your sergeantry trials or your own purposes? We have a variety of classes to suit all of these needs. This year we are offering name classes for a variety of cultures (Norse, Celtic, Russian & Slavic), Heraldry For Non-Heraldic Cultures, and a name pronunciation class (great for voice heralds!). We are also covering How To Be A Consulting Herald, Basic Heraldry, Basic Voice, and Court Heraldry, Russian Illumination, and more! A more detailed class list will be available on the event websites listed below.
Are you wanting to design a device or document a name? A consultation table for you to help you get your device and name approved with fewer surprises and less frustration.
Are you a heavy or rapier fighter? There will be prize tournaments during the day for both heavy fighters and rapier fighters. The tournaments will both be of a heraldic nature and details for them will be posted on the event web sites listed below.
Are you hungry after this exciting day's activities? A feast will be held following the days activities for those involved. There will be a prize for the most heraldic table setting at the feast as well as the most heraldic garb.
Are you wondering where this event will be taking place and what it will cost? The main event location will be Saints Martyrs Canadiens located at 1007 Windsor Street, Saskatoon, SK. Detailed directions are available on the event web sites linked above.
Site Fee - $8 (children under 16 are free)
Feast - $10 (children 10- 16 pay $5)
Non-Member Surcharge - $4
Cheques payable to: SCA - Myrgan Wood.
Are you from beyond Myrgan Wood's borders? Contact Armatus for arranging crash space and airport pickups.
The Autocrats for this event are:
mka Andrew Bennett
HE Baron Raoul Delaroche
mka Duane Walker
Ph: (306) 651-2599
Herald In Charge is:
Morel Black Stag Herald
Ph: (250) 923-9102
|Lady Marya Kargashina
|January 29, 2004 |
Send thy comments here:
5114 SE Holgate
Portland, OR 97206
Commentary on this Letter will be due April 14th, 2004.
(Send comments to Lions Blood Herald, information at top of this page)
The March Lions Blood meeting will be held on Sunday, March 14th, 1pm, at the home of Lions Blood: 5114 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland, OR 97206, (503) 772-0002. Home has small children and a cat.
Directions: From I-5 to Portland take I-205. Exit onto Powell Blvd. and turn toward downtown (west). Follow Powell to SE 52nd Ave and turn left (there's a liquor store on the corner). Down 52nd to Holgate Blvd. (a Plaid Pantry on that corner) and turn right. House is on the left right beside the Plaid Pantry. Park on the street or across the street in the lot beside the Mocha Express and the Learning Center. Do not park in the Plaid lot, they tow. The apartment is #2 on the upper floor. From the Portland area: Get onto Powell Blvd. and head for SE 52nd Ave. Turn south and proceed to SE Holgate. See directions above for details.
The April Lions Blood meeting will be held Sunday, April 18th, 11am, at the An Tir Heraldic Symposium in Myrgan Wood. This meeting is open to all interested parties. Note that commentary is due on the Wednesday before the meeting, as Lions Blood will be out of town starting Thursday in order to travel to Symposium.
Thanks everyone, for ALL your submissions. The College will be busy for a while. Please remember that we register the emblazon, rather than just the blazon. Therefore, we can change the words to fit the picture, but not the reverse. Sometimes this practice will require a visual check of two items in question, particularly with the distinction between maintained and sustained charges.
Also, I have had several inquiries about the submission to registration timeline. In general, expect 9 months to a year. Submissions will appear on the IL dated the following month, and will be ruled on at Kingdom two months later; submissions passing Kingdom are sent to Laurel on the Letter of Intent of that month; Laurel allows four months for commentary before ruling, and then the Letter of Acceptances and Returns requires at least a month or two for assembly and proofing. The most recent LoAR is November 2003. And occasionally, items must be pended at either level, adding an extra month or two. For example, the submissions appearing on this Internal Letter were received in January, will be ruled on at Kingdom in April, and at Laurel in August, and appear on the August LoAR, arriving sometime next fall.
(typos might exist - only the LoAR itself is definitive; other than name, action and blazon, listings are paraphrased or abridged)
(typos might exist - only the LoAR itself is definitive; other than name, action and blazon, listings are paraphrased or abridged)
Isabeau d'Anjou was returned 11/96 with the comment "This is being returned for conflict with Isabelle d'Anjou, who was Queen of Jerusalem and noted in the Encyclopedia Britannica." A number of French genealogy sites list her as Isabeau d'Anjou.The submitted name Ysabeau d'Anjou also conflicts with the historical Isabelle d'Anjou.
(typos might exist - only the LoAR itself is definitive; other than name, action and blazon, listings are paraphrased or abridged)
The following people were present at the January Lions Blood meeting or sent commentary: Juliana Siren, Richenda Boar, Marya Lions Blood, Meadhbha Dragon's Mist, Teceangl Ounce, Ciaran Goutte de Sang, Earc Mountain Edge, Elisabeth Pomegranate, Eglentyne River's Bend, David Electrum, Natasha vox Leonis, Gwenlian Catharne, Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Li Ban Tir Righ, Tadgg h-úa Faelan of Clan MacNessa, Çinara beguy Urdina, Wade of Many Places, and Knut.
|Aleyne Edwinson||Badge, New|
|(Fieldless) An ermine statant counter-ermine maintaining an abacus sable|
|Arkill M'Robert||Name, New|
|Cordelia Talbot||Badge, New|
|Vert, a talbot's head erased within an orle of gillyflowers argent.|
|Gilia de Ronda||Name, New|
|Ithamar Botolph sunu||Name, New|
|Submitted as Ithamar Botolph, we have added the element sunu, as per Reaney & Wilson, pg xix under Patronymics, who state that Old English patronymics were formed by the addition of sunu following the father's name; ' Hering Hussan sunu, 603'|
|Roxanne Delaroche||Device, New|
|Sable, a natural leopard's head jessant-de-lis within a bordure Or.|
|Ruaidhri Lamgel||Device, New|
|Per pale embattled gules and vert in fess a open book Or and a gauntlet and a chief argent.|
|Sayna of Lincoln||Name, New|
|William MacAndrew of Balnagowan||Device, New|
|Per chevron argent and azure, two chess rooks and a winged wolf statant counterchanged.|
|Edward the Merchant||Name and Device, New|
|Azure, seven roundels Or.
This name conflicts with Edward the Merchant, registered in October 1981 via the West.
The device conflicts with: Palau - September of 1995 (via Laurel): Azure, a bezant.
Raúl de Paz - September of 1996 (via the East): Azure bezanty, a bordure compony argent and gules.
Cornwall - December of 1994 (via Laurel): Sable bezanty.
François la Flamme - May of 2000 (via Ansteorra): Vert estencely Or.
|False Isle, Shire of||Badge, New|
|Per fess crested, argent and vert.
This badge was returned for using a disallowed line of division:
'Though blazoned on the LOI as rayonny, the bordure is in fact wavy crested. This line of division was introduced to heraldry in the 20th Century, and is thoroughly modern; it has not been accepted in Society armory for over a decade. (Luisa of the Willows, September, 1993, pg. 21)'
'The bordure is not rayonny, but the out of period wavy crested. [The submission was returned.] (Roderick Connall MacLeod, 12/97 p. 12)'
|Gabrielle Silverhand||Device, Resubmission|
|Per pale gules and vert, a hand and a chief argent, a semy of musical notes Or.
These musical notes are depicted in a non period manner. In addition, they are drawn too small and too many. Therefore, this device is returned for redrawing.
'This is being returned for lack of documentation of the musical note. According to the PicDic, 2nd ed., # 520, "A musical note is ... commonly represented as a lozenge or an ovoid roundel with a vertical stem at one end." "The 'musical note' here is not a period form, but a modern (post-period) one. This one neither matches the semiminim note in the Pictorial Dictionary (a lozenge shape with a vertical line from the sinister corner; this version has been superseded by newer research) nor the form the newer research has shown (a lozenge shape with a vertical line from the top corner). (Cicely Garland, 3/98 p. 16)'
|Gabrielle Silverhand||Badge, New|
|(Fieldless) A treble clef Or.
Returned for violating this Laurel precedent:
[Sable, a musical note argent] Current precedent disallows the registration of solitary abstract symbols. [Iohann se pipere, 07/00, R-Meridies]
|Gillia de Ronda||Device, New|
|Or, a kraken sable issuant from a base engrailed barry engrailed gules and Or.
This base is drawn too high to be a base, yet too low to be a per fess division, as per fess in it is conflict with Jon Searider - January of 1973: Barruly undy argent and azure, a kraken sable. There is one CD via X.4.a.i. for changing the field.
|Gillia de Ronda||Badge, New|
|Per fess nebuly Or and gules, a kraken sable.
This large, complex charge obscures the complex line of division, rendering it unidentifiable. This is also in conflict with Jon Searider - January of 1973: Barruly undy argent and azure, a kraken sable. There is one CD via X.4.a.i. for changing the field.
|Kára Bjarnarsdóttir||Device, Resubmission|
|Quarterly purpure and sable semy of roses argent, a swan rising contourny argent within a bordure quarterly sable semy of roses argent and purpure.
This violates RfS VIII.2. Armorial Contrast by placing an all-color bordure on an all-color field.
|Ramsgaard, Shire of||Badge, New|
|Azure, a ram's head couped affronty Or and a bordure argent.
This ram's head is in a different plane from its neck, and thus appears in triune aspect, which is not registerable.
|1. Anastasia Daysshe||Seagirt||Device, Resubmission|
Purpure, a "little lion dog" passant within a bordure ermine
The submitter's name was registered in April 2003. The submitter's previous device was returned at kingdom in December 2002 for the unheraldic posture of the dog. The dog's head was turned away from the viewer, thus obscuring the muzzle of the dog. This redesign has addressed this issue. The submitter has provided documentation of this form of grooming for a dog in Albrecht Durer's (late 15th and early 16th century) works. Reproductions of these works can be found at http://www.geocities.com/khazarkhum/poodles_in_art_04.html.
|2. Arlindis o Gordon||Dragon's Mist||Badge, Release|
Quarterly sable and argent, four quatrefoil knots counterchanged
Her name was registered in October of 1995. The submitter would like to release this badge, registered November 1998.
|3. Caitrina inghean Anndrais||Name and Device, New|
Quarterly gules and sable, a winged Fox sejant argent
The submitter will not accept major changes, cares most about language/culture (unspecified), desires a female name, would like her name to be changed to be authentic for language/culture (unspecified) and will accept a holding name. Caitrina is documented from the Academy of St. Gabriel (http://www.s-gabriel.org) report #2195. Caitrina is listed as a 15th century Gaelic name from a Scottish genealogy. This genealogy is a manuscript from the Scottish National Library labelled "467 MS. Additional documentation of Caitrina is provided in the Academy of St. Gabriel (http://www.s-gabriel.org) report #2281, as appearing in a Scottish Gaelic document in this spelling in 1467, from the genealogy listed above. Anndrais is documented from the Academy of St. Gabriel (http://www.s-gabriel.org) report #1157. The Academy of St. Gabriel supplied a list of men's names and their genitive forms, used for forming patronymics.
Anndrais appears as the genitive form of Anndra. The names listed in this report were compiled from Black, George Surnames of Scotland, O Corráin, Donnchadh, and Maguire, Fidelma Irish Names, and Morgan, Peadar Ainmean Chloinne: Scottish Gaelic Names for Children. This report contains a disclaimer that some of the names are from Morgan, a source that provides modern Scots Gaelic spellings. However, it is unclear from the disclaimer which names might be affected, as the sources for individual names are not provided. Copies of all documentation were provided.
|4. Casse Tempeste le Wolf||Lyonsmarche||Name and Device, New|
Per pale azure and argent, a unicorn rampant contourny and on a bordure 11 crescents all counterchanged
The submitter will not accept major changes, cares most about language/culture (unspecified), desires a female name, would like her name changed to be authentic for 13th century England and will accept a holding name.
Casse is found in Withycombe, E.G. Oxford Dictionary of Christian Names, (s.n. Cassandra), dated to 1273. Casse is also found in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/) as a pet form of Cassandra in 1273 and 1279.
Tempeste is found in Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson A Dictionary of English Surnames, (s.n. Tempest) dated to 1168 (Roger Tempeste) in the submitter's spelling, 1209, and 1222 (Richard Tempest).
le Wolf is found in Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson A Dictionary of English Surnames (s.n. Wolf), dated to 1279 (John le Wolf).
|5. Cranehaven, College of||Cranehaven||Name and Device, New|
Per pale sable and gules, a crane argent with dexter foreleg raised, armed and beaked and in chief two laurel wreaths Or
The submitter will not accept major changes, and cares most about sound.
Crane is found in Smith, English Place Name Elements, Volume I, page 111, as an Old English place name protheme (Cran) meaning crane, heron, or similar bird. This element is used in place names of areas where cranes may be found and usually associated with words for stream, marsh, pool, etc. Examples include Crane Brook, Cranfield, Cranford, Cranestead.
Haven is found in Smith, English Place Name Elements, Volume I, page 214, as an Old English place name deuterotheme (Haefen) meaning haven or harbor. Examples include FleetHaven and Keyhaven.
The submitters feel this combination, Crane from Cranestead and Haven from Keyhaven would mean a river harbor where cranes have been seen.
A petition, signed by the seneschal, herald, chronicler, and marshal, was included. The petition includes a color emblazon as well as a clear blazon.
The crane's bill and talons are Or.
|6. Druim Doineann, Shire of||Druim Doineann||Device, Resubmission|
Per chevron throughout sable and vert, three laurel wreaths argent
The shire's previous device, Per chevron throughout sable and vert, the line of division "fimbriated", three laurel wreaths argent, was returned in May 2003 by Laurel for identifiability problems. The arrangement of the laurel wreaths prevented the vert portion of the field from being blazoned a pile inverted. The white line in the middle of the shield was too thin to be a chevron and too thick to be a detail line. It most resembled fimbriation, which can only be applied to charges, not to fields. This redesign has corrected this issue.
The device submission form has more than 10 signatures on it, appearing to be used by the branch as a petition. The shire's name was registered in October 1997.
|7. Elena Cordovera||Lions Gate||Device, Resubmission|
Vert, a mullet six-pointed; in chief a roundel between an increscent and a decrescent, argent
The submitter's name was registered July 2003. The submitter's previous identical device was returned at kingdom in June 2002 for lack of a name, as her submitted name Aelana was not documented with dated sources, leaving both the name and the construction speculative enough that the CoH felt that Laurel would not be able to register.
The mullet of six points is voided.
|8. Gynna Kisuvina Victorsdottir||Dragons Laire||Name and Device, New|
Argent, a pile argent fimbriated vert, between two periwinkle flowers proper, centered or, and charged with a cat couchant contorny guardant, orbed or
(NOTE FROM WEB EDITOR -- this entry is missing some characters, which have been replaced by underscores. I will add the missing letters as soon as I know what they are. Please check back in a day or two.)
The submitter will accept all changes, areas most about meaning (a friend, but I can't make out the comments in the border of the photocopy)/sound (of first and last names)/language/culture (unspecified), desires a female name, wants her name changed to be authentic for 1200 Caithness, and will accept a holding name.
Gynna is documented from the Svergies Medeltida Personnamn, p. 489 (no copies provided). It is also found on Arval Benecoeur's Scandinavian names article at http://www.panix.com/~mittle/names/scandinavian.shtml (no copies provided). This name is also documented from the "Old Norse Women's Names" article found at http:///www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.htm. Additional documentation is submitted from the runnamnslexikon found at http://www.sofi.se/Sofiurunlex/htm/nrltop.htm; this site is a discussion of names from Norse runic inscriptions (thanks to Siren for explaining it).
Kisuvina is intended to mean "cat-friend." Kisa is documented from http://penguin.pearson.swarthmore.edu/scrist1/cig-bin/gmc_query?cmd=formquery (I can't make out the remainder of this URL - the source for this webpage is actually at http://penguin.pearson.swarthmore.edu/~scrist1/ scanned_books/png/oi_cleasby_vigfusson/ b0034.png) as the pet name of a cat with no dated citations of this form. Additional documentation of kisa is provided from a December 1996 registration of köttr (Egill köttir Einarsson) with the submitter's note that kisa is the feminine form of this word and from "Viking Bynames found in the Landnamabok" at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/vikbynames.html. Finally, kausi is cited as the nickname of _óo_r kausi, from the Hei_arvíga saga as one of the sons of Snorri go_i (http://www.snerpa.is/net/isl/heidarv.htm) (no copies provided). _óo_r köttr also appears in the Landnámabók (chapter 38) (no copies provided).
Vina is from http://penguin.pearson.swarthmore.edu/~scrist1/ scanned_books/png/oi_cleasby_vigfusson/ b0707.png as meaning "a female friend." Vina, meaning female friend, is also found in Zoëga's A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (http:www.nortvegre.org/zoega/h461.php).
Documentation of this combination is provided via personal communication with C.L. Ward (Gunnbor silfraharr - the Viking Answerlady) with supporting documentation of the pattern of combination names hestageldir (horse-gelder) and _orskabítr (codfish-biter) from the Landnámabók , Svi_balki (troublemaker) from Lindorm Eriksson's "The Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/mental.htm), Sví_anda/Svi_anda (the Stinging/[Earth]-Scorcher) from Lindorm Eriksson's "The Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/other.htm), and several names on Lindorm Eriksson's "The Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/animal.htm).
Victor is documented from Pulsiano, Phillip's Medieval Scandinavia: An Encyclopedia (Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0824047877/ref=sib_rdr_zmin/002-9524352-52 [I can't read the remainder of the URL]). The submitter was unable to print the information, but provided extensive hand-written notes of the topic. She states "The cannons of St. Victor were brought to Norway in 1150" (p.416). She also states "In view of the close contacts of churchmen from Scandinavia with Paris in the 12th and 13th c…" (p.421).
Copies of documentation were provided unless otherwise noted. The submitter has indicated that she would approve of the following substitutions: Kisa for Kisuvina Vi_arsdottir for Victorsdottir
|9. Gynna Kisuvina Victorsdottir||Dragons Laire||Badge, New|
(Fieldless) a tabby cat sejant guardant argent, marked tenné, orbed azure
Her name appears above. The actual marking is orangish, and the submitter's note indicates that this is a flame-point Siamese.
|10. Johannes Von Thun||Midhaven||Name and Device, New|
Sable, a bend between a decrescent and an opinicus statant argent
The submitter will accept any changes, cares most about language/culture (Swiss), desires a male name, would like his name changed to be authentic for Swiss, and will accept a holding name.
Joseph is found at http://www.adamastorshire.co.za/heraldry/names/kosice.htm. No copies of the web site were included.
Von is a German preposition meaning "from."
Thun is the name of a castle/stronghold in the canton of Berne on the northwest shore of lake Thun. William Shepherd's Historical Atlas dates this location to 1291-1513 as part of the Swiss Confederation. Copies of this documentation were provided.
|11. Mary Webb||Name, New|
The submitter will not accept major changes, cares most about sound, and desires a female name.
Mary is cited from Withycombe, E.G. Oxford Dictionary of Christian Names, s.n. Mary (p. 211-212) dated to 1440.
Webb is cited from Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson A Dictionary of English Surnames, s.n. Webb (p. 480). The submitter indicates that she wants this header spelling, but no dates for the spelling are provided.
|12. Melpomene of Sphakteria||Rivers Bend||Name and Device, Resubmission|
Sable, an opinicus statent and on a chief argent and De Cresents sable.
Her previous name submission, Rikku no Kenteí, was returned from kingdom in June 2002 because the College could not find anything to support a Japanese forename with a Mongolian locative, and no documentation was provided with the submission. Her device, identical to this, was returned at the same time for lack of a name with which to send it to Laurel.
Melpomene is cited from Cotterell, Arthur and Storm, Rachel, The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology, page 65, as one of the nine Muses.
Sphakteria is cited as being from O'Brien, Patrick, Atlas of World History, page 41, indicating that this is a town in southern Peloponnese in 425 BC. No copies of any documentation were provided.
|13. Mór M'Gregare||Aquaterra||Name and Device, New|
Per chevron vert and argent, a raven close sable sustaining a thistle fesswise proper.
The submitter will not accept major changes, cares most about sound, desires a female name and accepts a holding name.
Mór is documented from the Academy of St. Gabriel, report #1094 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?1094+0). Mór is cited from Dunkling, Leslie, and Gosling, William, The New American Dictionary of First Names and from O'Corrain, Donnchadh, and Maquire, Fidelma, Irish Names. Copies of this report were provided.
M'Gregare is documented from Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland, s.n. Macgregor, and is dated to 1500.
The line of division is actually per chevron inverted.
|14. Sadb ingen Thuathail||Vinjar||Name and Device, New|
Or, a doe, statant regardant gules within a bordure vert.
The submitter will not accept major changes, cares most about language/culture (Irish), desires a female name, and wants her name to be changed to be authentic for 10th century Irish.
Sadb is documented from the Annals of Innisfallen (http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G100004/text006.html) in the year 1048, Sadb ingen Briain. It is also documented from Ó Corrain, Donnchadh & Maguire, Fidelma. Irish Names, as the pre-1200 form of the name. Additional documentation is provided from Mari Elspeth nic Bryan's "Index of Names in Irish Annals,"(http://www.s-garbirle.org/names/mari/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Sadb.shtml) listing Sadb as a Middle Irish Gaelic form from 900-1200.
Patronymic formations of women's bynames in Irish Gaelic of this time period use ingen to mean "daughter of." Support for this construction is provided from the Annals of Innisfallen (http: //www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G100004/text006.html) in the year 1048, Sadb ingen Briain.
Thuathail is the lenited, genitive form of the men's name Tuathal. Tuathal is listed in Heather Rose Jones (sca: Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn) "100 Most Popular Men's Names in Early Medieval Ireland," which is based on O'Brien's Corpus Genealogiarum Hiberniae, a collection of pre-Norman Irish genealogical material (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/irish100/). Support of this lenited, genitive form is found in "Fragmentary Annals of Ireland" (http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G100017/text006.html).
Required copies of all documentation have been provided unless otherwise noted.
|15. Sonnet Manon||Saint Bunstable||Badge, Resubmission|
(Fieldless) a triangle voided ployé fleury at the points azure
This name was registered in June 1999. The submitter's previous badge, (Fieldless) A triangle voided ployé fleury at the points argent, was returned by Laurel in August 2003 for conflict with Caterine d'Albret, July 2002, (Fieldless) Three fleurs-de-lys conjoined in pall inverted bases to center argent with only 1 CD for fieldlessness, but no CD for the triangle voided ployé fleur at the points vs. three fleurs-de-lys conjoined in pall inverted. This redesign changes the orientation of the triangle, thus providing a second CD for orientation.
|16. Sonnet Manon||Saint Bunstable||Badge, Resubmission|
(Fieldless) a triangle inverted voided ployé fleury at the points argent
This name was registered in June 1999. The submitter's previous badge, (Fieldless) A triangle inverted voided ployé fleury at the points azure, was returned by Laurel in August 2003 for conflict with Atenveldt, December 2002, Or, three fleurs-de-lys in pall bases to center azure, with only 1 CD for fieldlessness, but no CD for the triangle inverted voided ployé fleury at the points vs. three fleurs-de-lys conjoined in pall. This redesign changes the orientation of the triangle, thus providing a second CD for orientation.
|17. Tystrem Irenfest de Cornwale||Lyonsmarche||Name and Device, New|
Per pale argent and azure, a winged wolf rampant gules, on a bordure, three suns in splendor counterchanged.
The submitter will not accept major changes, desires a male name, wants his name to be changed to be authentic for 13th century England.
Tristam is found in Withycombe, E.G., Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, s.n. Tristram, dated to 1379. Tristram is also found in Reaney, P. H. and Wilson, R. M., A Dictionary of English Surnames, s.n. Tristram, dated to 1204 to 1577.
Irenfest is constructed following the pattern of iron+body part found in Jan Jönsjö, "Jonsjo's Studies in Middle English Nicknames", page 115. Irenbard (Ironbeard) is dated to 1316, and Irenfot (Ironfoot) is dated to 1332. Copies of this documentation were provided. Cornwale is found in Reaney, P. H. and Wilson, R. M., A Dictionary of English Surnames, s.n. Cornwall, dated to 1205.
There is no bordure on the emblazon.