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An Tir IL dated 2009-03-05 (Jump to Submissions)

Unto Gwenlian Black Lion, Caitrina Lions Blood and the esteemed members of the An Tir College of Heralds to whom this missive comes, Lí Ban ingen Echtigeirn, Boar Herald, sends greetings and felicitations.

COMMENTARY ON THIS LETTER IS DUE ON THE 10TH OF APRIL, 2009.

The following Lions Blood meetings will be held on at 1:00pm at Caitrina Lions Blood's home (3174 Sechelt Dr., Coquitlam, BC).

February meeting - Sunday, March 15, 2009

March meeting - Sunday, April 19, 2009

April meeting - Sunday, May 10, 2009

Directions: Make your best way to Vancouver, BC. Get onto the Trans Canada Hwy (Hwy 1) if you're not already on it. Take the Lougheed Hwy exit (Exit 44). You should be going NE. Follow Lougheed Hwy until it turns into Pinetree Way. Follow Pinetree Way to Guildford Way. Turn right. Follow Guildford Way to Ozada Ave (Guildford Way turns into Ozada Ave.). Follow Ozada Ave. to Inlet St (first right). Turn right. Follow Inlet St. to Sechelt Dr. (first left). Turn left. Look for #3174.

Alternatively, follow the directions provided courtesy of Google Maps:

http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=3174+Sechelt+Dr,+Coquitlam,+BC,+Canada&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=33.029007,88.769531&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1

FROM LIONS BLOOD

Greetings unto the An Tir College of Heralds from Caitrina Lions Blood!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that there will be a Lions Blood meeting on March 29th at Kingdom Heraldic Symposium, time TBA. Due to the size of the February ILoI, this will not be like the usual Lions Blood meeting as my deadline to have the LoI finalized is March 30th. Instead we will discuss what happens at the meetings, why and how we can improve if possible. For anyone who does commentary and plans on attending Symposium I would love to meet you face to face and thank you in person.

I'm really looking forward to Symposium and hope as many as possible can make it. As some useless trivia, I offer this… The event site holds some precious memories for many. It was there (in the same building yet!) way back in the summer of 1980 that I met the love of my life… at Band Camp. We were 15 / 16 and were too shy to speak to each other until 20 odd years later. And YOU all thought I was just a Heraldry Geek. Uilliam and I are looking forward to standing on that same ground together again.

Hope to see you there,

Caitrina Lions Blood

LAUREL ACTIONS

The following is an excerpt from the cover letter of the Decmber 2008 LoAR:

From Laurel: KWHSS 2010 Bids Requested

For those considering bidding on the 2010 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium, the deadline to have your bid entered into OSCAR is May 31, 2009. This will give the College of Arms time for consideration so that we can announce the bid's award at this year's KWHSS in Calontir, as is our preferred practice.

Please remember that bids posted to OSCAR are publicly readable. Because of this, all personal information, such as legal names, addresses, phone numbers, and email, should not be included in these bids without signed, written permission. Such information as is necessary should be posted as a comment after the bid is finalized, so that only the College of Arms can read it.

Codex has asked us to announce that there is a KWHSS domain and web hosting space available on the SCA's servers, so you need not register your own.

Please see http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/kwhs/ or contact me if you have any questions.

From Pelican: On Summarizing Documentation

A perennial problem that afflicts many LoIs is improper summarization of the supporting evidence for name submissions. The Administrative Handbook, in section V.B.2.d says that

A summary of all supporting evidence provided for the submission must be included on the letter of intent. Such evidence includes documentation, permissions to conflict, proofs for entitlement, statements of support for transferred items, and evidence for support in the case of branch submissions.

It is the documentation which is most often either not summarized or summarized improperly. To help submissions heralds who are having difficulty adequately summarizing the documentation, here is a checklist that can be followed to ensure that the documentation is adequately summarized. For each different source being cited, the following information should be provided:

- Author's name.

- Book/article title.

- Header name or page number (or both); if you give only the page number of a source that has multiple editions, you must also include the edition.

- If the source is a webpage, give the full URL (beginning with http://). Before finalizing the LoI it's a good idea to check that all of the URLs are still current.

- A brief quote or comment indicating what the source says about the name element.

- If the source is in a language other than English, a translation or summary of the information.

Some books are cited so frequently by members of the College of Arms that shorthand labels for these references have been developed. These references are listed in Appendix H of the Administrative Handbook, and if you use one of these labels, it is not required that you also list the author and title. In all other cases, it is a professional courtesy to the authors to include their names when citing their sources.

If you would like more information on proper summarization of documentation, and why it is so crucial that the documentation be properly summarized, please see the September 2003 Cover Letter ("From Laurel: Time is a Precious Resource"), the December 2002 LoAR Cover Letter ("From Pelican: Inadequate Summarization of Submissions"), and the November 2001 LoAR Cover Letter ("From Laurel Clerk: Things Missing from LoIs").

If the documentation for a name is not adequately summarized on the LoI, then the name may be returned for administrative reasons, regardless of any commentary on the name.

From Pelican: Thank You, Meridies

In February I had the pleasure of traveling to Meridies to attend their Kingdom Heraldic Symposium at the invitation of Master Alexander Ravenscroft, Beacon Principle Herald. I would like to thank Alexander for his invitation and all the members of the Barony of Thor's Mountain who hosted me so kindly and put on such a wonderful event. It was a great pleasure to see, and in some cases finally meet, old friends and to make new ones. I look forward to my next visit to Meridies.

The following items have been registered by Laurel

None.

The following items have been returned for further work

None.

LIONS BLOOD ACTIONS

These items will be forwarded to Laurel, and are tentatively scheduled to be decided on in May of 2009.

Adeliza a Donyng. Name, New. (See RETURNS for device.)

An Tir, Kingdom of. Badge, New. Checky Or and argent, a spearhead gules.

Axxel Eisenkopf. Name & Device, New. Azure, a ferret rampant reguardant contourny argent and on a chief Or three tankards sable.

Fáelán Tǫlusmiðr. Name, Resubmission to Kingdom & Device, New. Argent, a pall and overall a pall inverted couped Moline within a bordure sable.

Ragnarr ulfheðinn. Name, Resubmission to Laurel.

Savina Margeurite de Laurent. Name & Device, New. Quarterly argent and azure, a sprig of leaves bendwise vert.

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These items are being returned for further work

Adeliza a Donyng. Device, New. Or, chaussé purpure, an oak tree couped vert.

This device is being returned for conflict: The proposed blazon of "Purpure, on an Or Pile an Oak Tree truncated Vert" is incorrect. This is not a pile, because it issues from the top corners of the shield. Conflicts found are: O'Connor Don - December of 1994 (via Laurel): Argent, a tree eradicated vert. which is listed as "Important non-SCA arms". It also conflicts with Madrone, Barony of - August of 1979: (Fieldless) A madrone tree eradicated proper (as in the arms) and Isadora of Orange Wode - February of 1986 (via Calontir): Ermine, chaussé-ployé sable, an orange tree eradicated proper with only one clear difference in each case for changing the field. It also may conflict with Jamie of the Oakenshield - August of 1993 (via the West): Argent, an oak tree eradicated proper, its trunk grasped by a sinister gauntlet fesswise aversant sable depending on the visual weight and status of the gauntlet in the registered arms.

If redrawn as a pile it will conflict with Geoffrey de la Beche - February of 2007 (via Atlantia): Per pale azure and gules, on a pile Or a beech tree proper with one clear difference for changing the field and nothing for type of tree. As well as Thorkell Óláfsson (via Trimaris): Purpure, on a pile Or a Danish axe gules, with only one clear difference for change of charge.

Mari Eisenkopf. Name, New.

This name is being returned for style issues: It seems unlikely that a brother and sister would share the same epithet. All the documentation submitted for "Axxel" is irrelevant to this submission as the data found shows a woman would use her husband's and/or father's surname in the feminine or possessive form. It's believed that in the late 15th or 16th C a father surnamed <Eisenkopf> with a son surnamed <Eisenkopf> and a daughter surnamed <Eisenkopfs> or <Eisenkopfin>. As the submitter will not allow any changes we have no choice but to return this submission.

The following submissions received for the February Internal Letter are being returned for administrative reasons.

• August Hermann Konker. Name & Device.

This name is returned for lack of documentation. The device is returned for lack of a name to go forward with. Additionally, there were no black and white line drawings with the submission, and tape used on the device forms had migrated, and stuck the forms together in interesting ways. Recommend submitter contact local herald for assistance with documentation and forms.

Criostal Sealgaire. Device.

Payment submitted was sufficient to cover only one item, therefore the name goes forward and the device is returned for lack of funds.

Siobhan a Burc. Device.

Payment submitted was sufficient to cover only one item, therefore the name goes forward and the device is returned for lack of funds.

Somerled of Ballindore. Device.

Payment submitted was sufficient to cover only one item, therefore the name goes forward and the device is returned for lack of funds.

Thaddeus Fitzgerald. Name, Device & Badge.

This name is returned for lack of documentation. The device and badge are returned for lack of a name to go forward with.

NEW SUBMISSIONS

1: An Tir, Kingdom of - New Household Name

Accademia dei Studiosi

• No major changes.
• Client requests authenticity for 16th century Italian.
• Meaning (unspecified) most important.

The submitter's name was registered in December of 1981.

The submitter will not accept major changes to the name, cares most about the meaning of the name (unspecified) and wishes the name changed to be authentic for 16th century Italian.

The following is quoted from the Documentation section of the form:

"<Accademia> is taken from the names of several institutions found in late period Italy. A listing of these can be seen here: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy#Sixteenth_century_accademie_in_Italy). Knowing that Wikipedia is not a suitable stand-alone source, you can find absolute eveidence of the term <Accademia> in the grey period with <Accademia dei Lincei> (http://www.lincei.it/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpages&pid=21) in 1603 and <l'Accademiea della Crusca e la Scuolo Normale Superiore di Pisa> (http://vocabolario.signum.sns.it/) in 1612. Neither of these Academy names follow the typical pattern of naming educational institutions after placenames, people, and the Church, nor do some of the ones listed in the Wikipedia article.

"The name <dei Studiosi> follows this abstract pattern, meaning loosely "of the scholars". The word <studioso> is found in the dictionary linked above (http://vocabolario.signum.sns.it/) under "Indici" -> "S". If the article <dei> must be changed to form proper grammar, that change is acceptable."

Support for this submission is included in the form of an email from Vik and Inga (King and Queen of An Tir).

Photocopies of all of the above are included with this subission.

2: An Tir, Kingdom of - New Order Name

Order of Le Main de Sainte Nicholas

The submitter's name was registered in December of 1981.

The submitter will accept any changes to the name, expresses no preference should the name have to be changed and expresses no interest in having the name changed to be authentic.

The following is quoted from the Documentation section of the form:

"The two words "main" and "sainte" can both be found here: http://www.anglo-norman.net [search "sainct" and "main" respectively to reach each page - Lí Ban] (see attached) and St Nicholas is found in Withycombe under a header of the same name, date to c.300.

"The award follows the August 5, 2005, Laurel Precedent which states that an order can be named for "objects of religious veneration." It was common practice in the medieval period to venerate the bones or body parts of a saint, and so the hand of a saint would fall under the Laurel Predecent of Order Naming Practices."

"The Anglo-Norman Dictionary" entry for "sainte" has the following:

"seint1, saint; sainct, seinct; sain, sein; sant, saunt, sent, sennt; seimt, seient, seiint; sint; cein, scein, sen

"a. 1 saint: Saint Piere ad puis cesti sacré S Edw1 411; seint Osith sa chere amie S Osith 1023; 2 holy: Cum li seint apostre firent S Modw 33; ne sui plus seint de cesti eunuche ne plus estudious S Jer 2rb; juges de seint eglise Rot Parl2 84; 3 sacred: uncore remeynt la place seynte BRITT i 214; choses sacreez et dediez a Deu BRITT i 214; les edifices (=churches) checent, Sanz temples destruirent Sibile 673; s. 1 sanctum: Deus parlat en sun saint (Latin: Deus locutus est in sancto (aliter sanctuario) suo) Camb Ps 102.LIX.6; 2 saint: les scienz ke furent jadis, Ke de la buche Deu parlerent S Foy 336; touz les Sauntz de Paradyse Test Ebor</i? i 198; s. pl. 1 Fathers of the Church: Dount al primour en saint' Iglise Firent li saint itiel asise Corset ANTS 144; 2 holy relics: et a ceo a meyntenir sur seyntz lui sermenterent Anon Chr 15.22; jurer sey soul sur saynz ke ... Bor Cust ii 182; la seint(e) Croiz, Jake, etc., (eccl.) the Feast of the Holy Cross, St James, etc.: le primer terme a la Chaundelure, l'autre a la Seint Croiz, l'autre a la Seint Jak, l'autre al Seint Dominik Irish Docs 263; seinte gent → gent1; seinte grace → grace1; la, les Touz Seinz, All Saints' Day: Le lundy proschein aprés les Touz Seintz Actes privés 207; environ la feste de Tous Sains Lett & Pet 280.8; a la Tousseyntz aprés preschein venant Treaty Rolls ii 9.26; li seint des Seinz, the Holy of Holies: les southlimes del huis de la maisoun par dedeinz de ly seint dé Seintz Bible2 241va"

The entry for "main" from the same site has the following:

"main1, maine, mein, meine; maign, meign (maeyne Rot Parl1 i 423; mene; pl. <n>maignes Rot Parl1 iii 175; mainiz Oak Book ii 100; mens Gloss_Utensilium (W) 173)

"s. hand: Peiz e mains li unt percé Evang1 201;

"main fei → fei1; main a main, hand in hand: A la chambre Rigmel main a main sunt alé Horn 796; … entre mains, in hand: envoier le remennaunt de l'argent qel vus avez de mesme entre mains SAMPS1 370; par main, in person: Chescun que mayne payn [...] a vendre deit celuy payn vendre par main Oak Book i 68; par mi la main de, by the hand of: Seisi par my vostre mayn puis la conficcioun de ceste chartre YBB Ed II i 18; rendaunt x. soulz par an par my la main le Viscount de N. Rot Parl1 ii 387; …."

Support for this submission is included in the form of an email from Vik and Inga (King and Queen of An Tir).

Photocopies of the dictionary pages are included with this submission.

3: An Tir, Kingdom of - New Badge

Per fess engrailed argent and azure, a compass star and an open book counterchanged

This submission is to be associated with Accademia dei Studiosi

The submitter's name was registered in December of 1981.

Support for this submission is included in the form of an email from Vik and Inga (King and Queen of An Tir).

4: An Tir, Kingdom of - New Badge

Chequey or and argent, a hand sable charged with three bezants, one and two.

This submission is to be associated with Order of Le Main de Sainte Nicholas

The submitter's name was registered in December of 1981.

Support for this submission is included in the form of an email from Vik and Inga (King and Queen of An Tir).

5: Appledore, Shire of - Resub Badge

(Fieldless) Checky argent and Sable, An apple slipped gules, all inside an gules annulet

The submitter's name was registered in February of 1983.

The submitter's previous submission was returned by Kingdom for administrative reasons (required copies of the paperwork were not identical) in April of 2008.

6: Brian spathi - New Name

Gules, on a pile ermine a seagragon vert.

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No major changes.
• Culture (Norse) most important.

The submitter's branch is Pendale.

The submitter will not accept major changes to his name, desires a masculine name and cares most about the language and/or culture of his name (Norse). He expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name.

The following is quoted from the Documentation section of the forms:

"Brian - Bríán is a masculine given name in Geírr Bassi. He prefers the versions without accents.

"Spathi - spaði is a byname meaning `spade' or `sword' in Geirr Bassi. There is a syllable's difference between this and his mundane name."

The name on the device form is <Brian Spathi>.

6: Brian spathi - New Device

Gules, on a pale ermine a seadragon vert.

7: Criostal Sealgaire - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Client requests authenticity for 12-14th century Scottish.
• Meaning (Hunter) most important.

The submitter's branch is Earnrokke.

The submitter will accept any changes, desires a masculine name, cares most about the meaning (Hunter) and sound (Similar to Chris) of his name, and wishes his name changed to be authentic for 12-14th c. Scottish language and/or culture. He will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is quoted from the Documentation section of the form:

"1. Criostal - Scottish gaelic Translation for Christopher

"2. Sealgaire - Scottish gaelic word for a hunter"

Included are photocopies of a website entitled "Scottish First Names: Scottish Translations of Foreign Names" which has the following under the header <Christopher>. The Gaelic forms are <Crisdean> and <Criostal>, Pronunciation: KREESH jun; KRIS tul, Origin: Greek, Meaning: `Christ-bearing Chris.' There is no URL on the webpage. It appears to be part of "Amme An na h-Alba".

Also on this page is the following: "This page is for names that have been taken from other sources (Bible, English names, Norse names etc.) and adopted into the Gaelic name pool. You may find a translation of your name on this page!

"Note: not every name can be translated into Gaelic. Most of the names that are translatable are either biblical, the names of saints, or names of English and Norman settlers that became adopted into the naming pool. Modern names (i.e., names that came into common English use in the past couple of centuries, like Melissa, Tanya, and Jason) generally cannot be translated."

For <Sealgaire>, the submitter provides the photocopy of a page from http://www.focal.ie/Home.aspx [search `hunter' -- Lí Ban] which gives the following definition in Irish:

"hunter s

"… (PERSON)

"sealgaire fir4

"gu: sealgaire, ai: sealgairí, gi: sealgairí

"fiagaí fir4

"gu: fiagaí, ai: fiagaithe, gi: fiagaithe

"Foclóir Tíreolaíochta agus Pleanála mar aon le Téarmaí Seandálaíochta/Dictionary of Geography and Planning incorporating Archaeological Terms 1981, Foclóir Seandálaíochta/Dictionary of Archaeology Terms"

8: Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle - Resub Badge

(Fieldless) Two chevronels couped braced argent.

The submitter's branch is Adiantum.

The submitter's name was registered in December of 2007.

The previous submission of (Fieldless) A chevron couped argent was returned by Laurel in October of 2008 for conflict with Thomas Quilliam Azure, a carpenter's square point to chief argent.

9: George Slade - Resub Device

Argent, a centaur salient helmeted and maintaining an axe bendwise sinister gules, a chief triangular azure and a demi-roundel issuant from base sable.

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Mist.

The submitter's name was registered in April of 1992.

The submitter's previous submission of Per chevron inverted azure and argent, in base a bar sable and overall a Caucasian chestnut centaur forceny proper, helmed Corinthian argent, maintaining in both hands a battleaxe argent hafted proper was returned by Laurel in April of 1992 for the partial overlaying of the primary charge on the bar, for complexity and for use of the disallowed posture forceny.

10: Gerald de Huntington - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.

The submitter's branch is River's Bend.

The submitter will accept any changes, desires a masculine name and expresses no preference should his name have to be changed and no interest in having his name changed to be authentic. He will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

<Gerald> is from E.G. Withycombe's The Concise Dictionary of English Christian Names, 3rd Edition.

<Huntington> is supported by a page from Wikipedia [no URL given - Lí Ban] entitled "Huntington, City of York" which says the following: "Huntington is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of City of York in the north of England, on the River Foss, nort of York and south of Strensall. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 9,277. Prior to 1996 it had been part of the Ryedale district. There has been a church (All Saints) in this village since 1086. Huntington originally included the small township of West Huntington, including West Huntington Hall. Most of the land associated with West Huntington has now become the separate parish of New Earswick. Huntinton's old village, church and the nearby West Huntington Hall was made a Conservation Area in 1991…"

Photocopies of the Wikipedia page are included with this submission.

10: Gerald de Huntington - New Device

Per bend sinister gules and azure a sun or and a decrescent argent.

11: Grece of Huntingdonshire - Resub Device

[no blazon proposed]

The submitter's branch is Lions Gate.

The submitter's name was registered in February of 2008.

The submitter's previous submission of Per pale sable and argent, a wolf's head affronty within a bordure counter-changed was returned by Kingdom in July of 2008 for conflict with Ulfheiðr Vígdísardóttir Per pale sable and argent, a wolf's head cabossed counterchanged maintaining a rose gules slipped and leaved vert.

12: Hua Meilan - Resub Device

Ermine, fess wavy azure, 3 ducks close beaked gules or

The submitter's branch is Borealis.

The submitter's name may be found on the February 2009 Internal Letter.

The submitter's previous device submission was returned administratively by Kingdom in February of 2009.

13: Maude Bonde - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.

The submitter's branch is Frozen Mountain.

The submitter will accept any changes and desires a feminine name. She expresses no preference should her name have to be changed and no interest in having her name changed to be authentic. She will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is quoted from the Documentation section of the forms:

"Feminine Given Names in 2 Dictionary of English Surnames. - SCA website as well as St. Gabriel website.

"British History Online - "1330 Dame Maude, wife of Sir Thomas Huntingdon" http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?38309&strquery=Maude

"Bynames Found in the 1296 Lay subsity [sic] Rolls for Rutland, England. - SCA website - Bonde

"British History Online - Bonde http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=40134&strquery=Bonde"

The article "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames has <Maude> dated to 1450, 1451, and 1486.

The British History Online pages mentioning <Bonde> has the following: "…a brother of the same house, were accused of killing one Henry Bonde in 1305…"

<Bonde> is found in "Bynames Found in the 1296 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Rutland, England" with a frequency of 8.

Photocopies of all articles are included with this submission.

13: Maude Bonde - New Device

gyronny Sable and Argent a heart gules winged Or within a border Counterchanged.

14: Millicent Isabella de la Bere - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Culture (England 1400-1600) most important.

The submitter's branch is Three Mountains.

The submitter will not accept major changes, desires a feminine name and cares most about the language and/or culture of her name (England 1400-1600). She expresses no interest in having her name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is quoted from the Documentation section of the form:

"With the attached documentation I have shown that the name Millicent Isabella de la Bere would be authentic for England in the time between 1400 and 1600.

"de la Bere was a name common to Hereford England and can also be shown as Delabere. I would prefer the first but would accept the second if the esteemed herald [sic] deem it a necessary change to approve the name. Thank you for your consideration."

The submitter included copies of "Structure of Aristocratic Personal Names in the 10th Through 15th Centuries", a subpage of "Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire during the Later Byzantine Era" by Bardas Xiphias (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/byzantine/structures.html), which lists a series of Byzantine masculine and feminine names; "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/brasses/), under the category "Female Given Names", which has <Isabella> with a frequency of 4 dated to 1361 and Millicent with a frequency of 1 dated to 1572; and the list of surnames (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/brasses/lastnameAH.html) from the same article, which has <Delabere> with a frequency of 1 dated to 1514.

She also includes copies of "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/), which has <Millicent> in the forms <Melisant> (1213(W)), <Melisent> (1201(W)), <Melisent> (1221 Millicent), <Melisentia> (1208 Millicent), <Milcentia> (1330,1351 Rick), <Milesent> (1208 Millicent), <Milicent> (1279 Millicent), <Milicenta> (1273(W)), <Milisant> (13° Millicent), <Milisendis> (1179 Millicent), <Millesenta> (1273(W)), <Mylecent> (1296 Millicent) and <Mylisant> (1379 (W)); the same article has <Isabella> under the header <Isabel> dated to 1201, 1274, 1275, 1279, 1296 1311 1312 1327, 1330, 1332, 1337, 1364, 1366, 1379, 1381 1388 and 1428. [This same information is a slightly different layout may be found on the Laurel site at http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/reaneyintro.html under the category "Part Three: The Names H-Z" - Lí Ban]

"English Names from Pre-1600 Brass Inscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/brasses/) has <Millicent> in the list of Women's Names Sorted by Frequency as occurring once, and <Isabella> occurring 4 times. [Again, this same information in a slightly different layout may be found on the Laurel site at http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/brasses/ under the category "Index of Female Given Names". This layout dates <Isabella> to 1361 and <Millicent> to 1572. - Lí Ban]

The submitter also includes a copy of the Academy of Saint Gabriel Report #2781 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/2781.txt) which has the following concerning <Millicent>: "…you may want to consider <Melisent>. This name appears in

English records, in various spellings, from the 13th century on. <Melisent>, in particular, is recorded in 1201; <Millicent> is the normal 16th century spelling…"

Finally, the submitter includes an extensive genealogy for Wallace J. Jenkins, focusing on the "Ancestors of Joan and Margaret FitzAlan" (http://www.homeofourfathers.com/lisbeth/ahnentafeljoanmargaretfitzalan.htm) which has <Millicent Berkeley> (b. Abt.1290, d. Aft. 1322) and <Millicent Cantilupe> (b. 1250, d. Abt. 7 January 1297/98). These two names may be found in "Generation No. 4" and "Generation No. 5" respectively (pages 3 and 4 of the article).

Photocopies of all articles are included with this submission.

14: Millicent Isabella de la Bere - New Device

Per pale Vert + Azure a tower counterchanged, the portal OR between two arrows inverted points bendwise to center and an mullet of five points in chief OR

15: Ragnarr ulfheðinn - New Device Change

azure, six elder furthark elhaz runes in annulo, bases conjoined, argent.

Old Item: Sable, a chevron Or, overall a fleur de lys argent, to be released.

The submitter's branch is Hartwood.

The submitter's name is forwarded to Laurel on this letter.

He wishes his registered device, registered under the name Diego Ramirez de Salamanca (which was changed to Gregor von Drachenstein in July of 2008) in June of 2001, Sable, a chevron Or, overall a fleur de lys argent released.

16: Ragnarr ulfheðinn - New Badge

Fieldless, an elder huthark Elhaz rune, argent

The submitter's branch is Hartwood.

The submitter's name is forwarded to Laurel on this letter.

17: Rhiannon Vreith wreic Gryffyd - Resub Device

Argent, five arrows sheathed sable and a chief enarched sable platy

The submitter's branch is Wealdsmere.

The submitter's name was registered in October of 2008 as Rhiannon wreic Gryffyd.

Her previous device submission of Argent, five arrows sheathed, chief enarched sable platy was returned by Kingdom in July of 2008 for redrawing (the appearance of a too-narrow bordure - which was not mentioned in the blazon - making the enarching on the chief appear too shallow, and too many too small plates on the chief).

18: Rose Campbell - New Device Change

Or, 3 winged boars gules ermined or within a border azure ermined or.

Old Item: Argent, three winged pigs statant gules and on a chief vert a swan naiant Or, to be retained.

The submitter's branch is Frozen Mountain.

The submitter's name was registered in October of 2006.

She wishes her previous device, registered in October of 2006, of Argent, three winged pigs statant gules and on a chief vert a swan naiant Or retained as a badge.

19: Siobhan a Burc - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Sound (Shevon a Burke) most important.
• Language (14th-16th c. Irish) most important.
• Culture (14th-16th c. Irish) most important.

The submitter's branch is Earnrokke.

The submitter will accept any changes, desires a feminine name and cares most about the sound (Shevon a Burke) and language and/or culture (Irish 14th-16th c.) of her name. She expresses no interest in having her name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

<Siobhán> is found in the "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Siobhán" at http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/ under the list of Feminine Given Names with a frequency of 22, dated to 1310, 1370, 1371, 1383, 1411, 1427, 1428, 1464, 1467, 1489, 1490, 1507, 1511, 1525, 1529, 1535, 1542, 1544, 1553, 1565, 1576, 1583, 1587, 1598 and 1600.

<a Burc> is found in the same article under the section "descriptive bynames" as an hereditary surname.

20: Somerled of Ballindore - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Language (Scottish/Gaelic) most important.

The submitter's branch is Borealis.

The submitter will accept any changes, desires a masclunine name and cares most about the language and/or culture (Scottish/Gaelic) of his name. He expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

<Somerled> is found in Somerled and the Emergence of Gaelic Scotland by John Marsden on page 25 (East Linton, Scotland: Tuckwell Press, 2000): "The name Somerled has been shown to have been established in the English Danelaw since the ninth century and to have been in current use in England within twenty years of his birth…" [No photocopy of the publishing information was provided with this submission, only a photocopy of the cover and the cite. - Lí Ban]

<Ballindore> is found in James B. Johnston's Place-Names of Scotland, page 98. Yorkshire, England: S.R. Publishers, 1970.

21: Suvia filia Heribertus - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Sound (unspecified) most important.

The submitter's branch is Terra Pomaria.

[The submitter has <Sofia Matriani> in the Society Name field of the form, but I can't find any record of any registration or submission of this name. - Lí Ban]

The submitter will accept any changes, desires a feminine name and cares most about the sound of her name (unspecified). She expresses no interest in having her name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following in quoted from the Documentation section of the form:

"I talked to Countess Elizabeth about this name and she helped me develop it.

"Suvia is constructed from elements found in "Names in the Low Lands before 1150 - Early Medieval Given Names and Bynames in the Netherlands and Flanders" by Kees Kieuwenjuijsen, found at http://www.keesn.nl/names/ This name is dated 1075, from a document called `Fontes Egmundense' Oppermann, O., Fontes Egmundednses, Kemink, Utrecht, 1933. Possessions of the Egmond abbey in North-Holland (region West), mainly centuries 11 and 12. This source shows several examples of female names of Germanic-language origin alternately spelled with a terminal `a' added, possibly to reflect Latinization in a document - ex. Adelburch-Adelburga, Othelhild - Oethellilda. See attached name lists and construction guidelines. This site also shows a Rissinda filia Theoderici dated to 1130, from the same document as above, showing the patronymic byname formula. I can't find Herbert(us) in this spelling at this website, but there are a lot of close variants like Heribert and Herebert, all dated closely to the above."

Photocopies of the articles are included with this submission.

22: Tryggr Tyrson - Resub Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No changes.

The submitter's branch is Corvaria.

The submitter's previous submissions of this name and device was returned by Kingdom in August of 2008 for administrative reasons (only one set of forms and documentation for the name; device returned for lack of a name).

The submitter will not accept major or minor changes to his name and desires a masculine name. He expresses no preference should his name have to be changed and expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic. He will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

<Tryggr> is found in the Academy of Saint Gabriel Report # 3041 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/3041): "The byname <inn tryggvi> "the true, the faithful" is a masculine Old Icelandic form; we have one example from the late 9th or early 10th century and another of unknown date [16]. The same root also gave rise to the Old West Norse names <Tryggr> and Tryggvi>, the Old Swedish runic <tryggR>, and the Old Danish <Tryggi>, all masculine [17]."

Cite [16] is Lind, E.H., Norsk-Isländska Personbinamn från Medeltiden (Uppsala: 1920-21). S.vv. <Tryggvi>, <Sneypir>.

Cite [17] is Insley, John. Scandinavian personal names in Norfolk: a survey based on medieval records and place-names (Uppsala: Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy; Stockholm: Distributor, Almqvist & Wiksell International. 1994). S.n. <Tryggr>.

<Tryggr> is also found in "Maeshowe's Runes - Viking Graffiti" at http://www.orkneyjar.com/history/maeshowe/maeshrunes.htm with the relevant entry being ""Tryggr carved these runes"".

The information presented for <Tyrson> is an entry from the Kingdom OP: Fenrir Tyrson, OP Rank 3782, Also known as Fenrir Stuart. Highest Current Award: Award of Arms; Current/Last Known Branch: Bitter End; Award of Arms, Apr 20 AS 36/2002".

<Tyr> is also found in "Namn på mytiska gestalter", page 285 [no URL or other information given - Lí Ban], which has the following: "Hó-týr/Hó-TýR: ? Tyr, Odens son I den fornnord. mytologin. Nom. HutiuR DREM85;151b$. Litt.: Grønvik 1999 s. 106 f., 119 f."

Photocopies of all sources are included with this submission.

22: Tryggr Tyrson - Resub Device

Checky per bend gules argent and per bend sinister argent and sable

23: Vadas Ersebet - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Language (Hungarian) most important.
• Culture (Hungarian) most important.

The submitter's branch is Three Mountains.

The submitter will not accept major changes, desire a feminine name and cares most about the language and/or culture of her name (Hungarian). She expresses no interest in having her name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is documented from the Documentation section of the form:

"Name was taken from the web site of Walraven van Mijmegen (attached).

"Third major class of Hungarian bynames was occupational; "Vadas" was hunter.

""Ersebet" was documented in the 16th century which is within SCA time"

The construction of the submitter's name, as well as the surname <Vadas> is supported by Walraven van Mijmegen's "Hungarian Names 101" at www.s-gabriel.org/names/hungarian.shtml [The same article may be found at http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/magyarnames1012.html -- Lí Ban] under the section header "Constructing a Hungarian Name" by the following: "Hungarian names consist of two elements, a given name and a byname. … The given name is the single name by which a person would be known, such as Istvan (Stephen), Janos (John), Miklos (Nicholaus). Most given names in medieval and Renaissance Hungary are variants of Christian names common throughout Europe,… The byname developed as a phrase or description that helped to distinguish two people with the same given name."

The article continues a little farther down with a decription of the various types of bynames, the relevant portion of which is: "Occupational: The third major class of bynames derive from the occupation of office held by an individual. Examples: … Vadas (hunter);…."

It also discusses name order as used in Hungary: "… it is common practice to write your family name first, followed by your given name (which for obvious reasons is not called a "first" name, as it is in America!)."

<Ersebet> is found in "Hungarian Feminine Names", also by Walraven van Nijmegen, at http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/magfem2.html in the list of names.

The quoted sections of the two articles have been copied and pasted into a separate document. The only actual photocopied article page is the source page for Hungarian names in the Medieval Names Archive.

23: Vadas Ersebet - New Device

Sable, a horse passant and in chief two arrows in saltire inverted or

24: William Godfrey of Hamilton - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Meaning (elements of the name honor someone who has passed away) most important.

The submitter's branch is Tymberhavene.

The submitter will accept any changes, desires a masculine name and cares most about the meaning of his name (elements of the name honor someone who has passed away). He expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is quoted from the Documentation section of the form:

"Both <William> and <Godfrey> are found as masculine given names in the "Brass Enscription Index" by Julian Godwyn [sic] (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/brass/men.html). William is first dated in that spelling to 1323; it occurs 230 times. Godfrey is first dated in that spelling to 1500; it occurs twice.

"<Godfrey> is also dated as a surname to 1273 in Charles Bardsley's A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames (s.n. Godfrey).

"<David de Hamilton> is dated to 1378 in Reaney and Wilson's Dictionary of English Surnames, s.n. Hamilton."

24: William Godfrey of Hamilton - New Device

Azure, an arrow inverted between in chief a lightning bolt bendwise sinister and a lightning bolt bendwise, a chief embattled Or.

An Tir OSCAR counts: 10 New Names, 1 New Household Name, 1 New Order Name, 6 New Devices, 2 New Device Changes, 3 New Badges. This gives 23 new items. Resub counts: 1 Resub Name, 5 Resub Devices, 2 Resub Badges. This is a total of 8 resubmissions on this letter, for a total of 31 actions.

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