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An Tir IL dated 2010-05-29 (Jump to Submissions)

Unto Gwenlian Black Lion, Anthony Demi-Lion, and the An Tir College of Heralds to whom this missive comes, Elizabeth Lions Blood sends greetings and felicitations.

COMMENTARY ON THIS LETTER IS DUE ON THE 10TH OF JULY, 2010.

LIONS BLOOD MEETINGS

May IL: June 26th, at the home of His Excellency Tadhg O'Murchadha the Wanderer, 1985 W. 18th Ave., Eugene, OR 97402. The meeting begins at 1:00 and will go until we are finished. It will be followed by dinner and karaoke.

June IL: July 24th, at the home of Anthony Hawke, 4390 Tyndall Avenue, Victoria, BC. We encourage everyone to come to Canada with us as we take the Lions Blood meeting north of the border for a weekend! The meeting will start at 1:00 and go until we are finished. Then we are at Anthony's mercy... :)

July IL: August 28th, at Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn's house, 1218 NE Conroy Pl. Corvallis, OR. The meeting begins at 1:00 and we'll go until we're finished. Summer picnic to follow! Bring something to share; Lions Blood will provide the meat.

August IL: September 26th, at the Emprise of the Black Lion in Wyewood (http://antir.sca.org/Upcoming/?Event_ID=2362). Heralds are encouraged to attend the event and show off their skills on Saturday, then attend the meeting on Sunday.

FROM LIONS BLOOD

Greetings unto the College of Heralds from Elizabeth Lions Blood!

THANK YOU to Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn for stepping up as Boar Pursuivant! Please offer her congratulations on her new position.

I encourage everyone to attend Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium, June 11-13, in the Shire of Dragon's Mist (http://antir.sca.org/Upcoming/?Event_ID=2454). Not only will it be an excellent opportunity to meet your counterparts from other Kingdoms, but it will be an amazing educational environment. I hope to see many of you there!

Please try and make time in your schedules to attend Lions Blood meetings. I am deeply appreciative of those who have made time to come down so far, but I would love to see more of you involved in the process. I don't want to do this job alone; I love teaching about the process and how things actually work in the Lions Blood office. Don't be shy! Come and see how it works. The meeting dates are always listed on our Internal Letter, and you may always e-mail me at lions-blood@antir.sca.org and ask for directions. You don't need to know a lot about heraldry to attend - you simply need to be willing to learn.

The December meeting will take place on December 18 at my house in Corvallis. More details to follow.

Much love to all of you who comment on the letters! It is vastly appreciated. What I most need to see, right now, is that folks have looked at the documentation provided for a submitter's name and made sure it checks out. Right now there are many names that, by the time the meeting rolls around, have either no comments or one comment of a conflict check. If this is the only way you feel that you can contribute to names on the letter, please do! Oftentimes, submitters will provide links, and sometimes this means all you need to do is click and make sure the site works and that it says what the submitter claims it does. I do not always have time do that at the meetings, and I haven't had time to always do that while putting the letter together. I don't want to put this burden entirely on our brand new Boar Pursuivant either. Please help us help our submitters by providing this invaluable assistance. You will have my eternal gratitude :)

For Crown, Coronet and College,

Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle

Lions Blood Herald

LAUREL ACTIONS

The following is an excerpt from the cover letter of the February 2010 LoAR:

From Laurel: Office Changeover

Effective April 20, 2010, Aryanhwy merch Catmael has resigned as Pelican Queen of Arms. We would like to thank her for all the time and effort she put into the job, and look forward to her continued activity within the heraldic community. We wish her the best in all her future endeavors.

Juliana de Luna will be assuming the duties of the Pelican sovereign at KWHSS in June. Until that time, Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (who served as Pelican from 2001-2004 as Mari Elspeth nic Bryan) will be serving as interim Pelican Queen of Arms.

From Wreath: Alternate Blazons and Multiple Diminutives

This month, we are changing the way multiple ordinaries are considered for conflict. We have precedent which says that ordinaries of the field are not registerable. We have precedent which says that 'an ordinary charged with an ordinary' is equivalent to an ordinary of the field fimbriated, and thus not registerable. Since those two blazons are not registerable, under the precedent from the June 2006 Cover Letter which says that unregisterable blazons do not need to be considered for conflict, multiple diminutive ordinaries do not need to be conflict checked as a single underlying ordinary charged with an ordinary of the same tincture as the field.

Argent, two bendlets gules should not be interpreted as Argent, a bend argent fimbriated gules. Nor should it be interpreted as Argent, on a bend gules a bendlet argent. However, Argent, a bend Or fimbriated gules should be interpreted as Argent, on a bend gules a bendlet Or. It should not be considered equivalent to Argent, a bend Or between two bendlets gules because the Or bend cannot lie on an argent field.

Please see the ruling on Bella Emiliana da Monte under the Atenveldt acceptances section of this LoAR for more details

From Wreath: Crosses of Cerdaña

A submission this month included a Cross of Cerdaña. This cross is an SCA-invented cross. It has never been documented to period. Barring evidence for the use of this cross as a period charge, we will cease to register these crosses after the August 2010 Laurel meeting.

The following items have been registered by Laurel in February 2010:

Acacia Griphi. Name and device. Per saltire argent and sable, four dragonflies counterchanged.

Listed on the LoI as Acacia Gryphi, a timely correction was issued changing the name to Acacia Griphi.

The given name Acacia was previously ruled unregisterable:

Acacia was documented as an undated feminine given name found in Francisca Arana de Love, Nombres Propios Españoles. Unfortunately, this book is a "baby name book". Undated names in this source are likely modern. While evidence was found of the masculine names Acacius in Latin and Acacio in 16th C Spanish, no evidence was found that a feminine form of this name, such as Acacia, was used in period. Further, Metron Ariston found that acacia was a type of tree in period, specifically that "acacia is primarily in Latin and thence in English a botanical term. The acacia tree or Egyptian pod-thorn was described by Pliny in antiquity and many medieval and modern plants drew their name from their similarity to that plant."

Not all Latin masculine names had feminine equivalents that were used in period. In this case, given that we were unable to find evidence of Acacia used as a feminine name in period, combined with the use of acacia as a botanical term in period, it is unlikely that Acacia came into use in period. Therefore, lacking evidence supporting the use of Acacia as a feminine name in period, this name is not registerable. [Acacia D'Navarre, Lochac-R, LoAR 07/2003]

The LoI argued that Acacia should be registerable as a Latinization of the Greek feminine name Akakia:

The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names (LGPN) shows both masculine <Akákios> and feminine <Akakía> used by real people in our period (http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/database/lgpn.php + search "Name starts with" <akaki>, display results in Unicode). According to the OED, Greek <Akakía> is the origin of Latinized <Acacia>. Since the masculine form of the Greek, <Akákios>, made it into the naming pool as <Acacius>, it stands to reason as possibly plausible that the feminine version, <Acacia>, also entered the naming pool. The MED dates the spelling of <Acacia> to 1398 in the medicinal sense.

On the basis of this evidence, Acacia is registerable as a Latinized form of a Classical Greek given name.

This device is clear of the device of Andrew of Elm Cottage, Per saltire argent and sable, four bats displayed counterchanged, by Section X.2. of the RfS. Bats and dragonflies are substantially different from each other.

Basil Dragonstrike. Badge. Per bend Or masoned sable and sable.

This badge is clear of the badge of Cormac Mór, Per bend Or and argent, by complete change of tincture under section X.4.a.ii.(b) of the Rules for Submissions. Precedent says:

Note that the masoning is considered part of the field tincture (like the ermine spots on an ermine field). [Culién Ó Cinnéide, February 2004, R-Atlantia]

Since masoning is part of the tincture, the two pieces of armory share no tinctures.

Please instruct the submitter to use thicker masoning that is easier to see.

Bernadette Árd. Name and device. Argent semy of shamrocks, on a roundel vert four hearts in saltire conjoined at the base Or.

This name combines French and Gaelic, which is a step from period practice.

Please instruct the submitter to draw fewer and larger shamrocks.

Ella atte Okenrode. Name and device. Azure, in fess two oak trees fructed and eradicated and in base three bars engrailed on the upper edges Or.

The submitter requested authenticity for 13th-14th C England. The given name was dated to 1196 and 1200 on the LoI, whereas the byname was dated to 1323, but we can push the given name later: Ella appears in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. even dated to a1387. Thus, this name is fine for the 14th C.

Gabriella Marguerite Simonetti Rucellai. Badge. (Fieldless) A horse's head erased argent collared gules.

This month, we are partially overturning a precedent elsewhere and declaring that collars on canines are artistic detailing, not worth difference. Research into the use of collars on horses revealed no collared horse heads. Therefore, collars on horse heads will still be considered tertiary charges as long as they have good contrast with the charge on which they are placed.

Macha of Mountain Edge. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Argent, a dolmen gules surrounding a roundel azure.

Submitted under the name Macha the Determined.

Marcus Andronicus. Device (see RETURNS for badge). Lozengy gules and Or, two griffins addorsed with tails entwined sable.

Nice device!

Reme the Burgundian. Device. Per pale argent and gules, a fleur-de-lys counterchanged within a bordure sable semy-de-lys argent.

Steinbj{o,}rn of Coeur du Val. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Bendy argent and vert, on a pile sable a bear's paw print argent.

The use of a paw print is a step from period practice.

Submitted under the name Steinbj{o,}rn seiðrmund.

Summits, Principality of the. Order name Ordo Aerie.

The principality has permission to conflict with the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann's Order of the Aries.

Summits, Principality of the. Order name Order of the Wings.

Tomas Boniface. Name.

The following items have been returned for further work in February 2010:

Basilius Fuchs. Name.

The byname Fuchs (meaning 'Fox') was ruled unregisterable on the April 2007 LoAR, as it violates RfS IV.1, which states "Pornographic or scatological terms will not be registered" because of the similarity in sound of Fuchs to a particular modern English word.

It is worth noting that a version of this byname has been ruled to be different enough in sound to clear this issue:

There was some question whether the byname in the form der Fuchs falls afoul of RfS IV.1, which states "Pornographic or scatological terms will not be registered." We believe that in this form it does not. The article makes it clear that the word is used as a noun and not as a verb or gerund for a sexual act. [Gawin der Fuchs, 10/2007, A-Gleann Abhann]

The byname der Fuchs means 'the Fox'. In addition to this option, Metron Ariston also found zem Fuchse 'of the Fox' (referring to a house name) in Bahlow (p. 150 s.n. Fuchs).

Based on this information, Basilius der Fuchs or Basilius zem Fuchse should be registerable. However, as the submitter allows no major changes, we are unable to add a word to this name in order to register it.

Gustav Man Lorn. Name and device. Argent, a bend vert and overall a catamount's head couped contourny sable.

Commenters found several ways to look at this name, all of which produced options for the submitter to consider, but none of these variants was registerable without a major change to the submitted name, which he does not allow.

No support was found for a name construction of a inherited surname or the unmarked patronymic byname followed by an unmarked locative byname. However, support was found for an inherited surname followed by a marked locative byname. Following this pattern, this name would be registerable as Gustav Man de Lorn or Gustav Man of Lorn.

Support was also found for two inherited surnames joined by alias, e.g., John Johnston alias Jonston 1463, John Gray, alias Barbour 1463, William Oughtre alias Parker 1475, and John Borelle alias Steward 1482, in Black, The Surnames of Scotland, pp. li-lii. These examples support the form Gustav Man alias Lorn.

The element Man can also be viewed as a given name. Black (p. 574 s.n. Main) gives one origin of the surname Main as being from the Norse given name Magnus. In this entry, he includes examples of Mane as a surname form of this name, though all the examples of that spelling are categorized under the alternate origin. Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue", s.n. Mane, dates Mane as a given name to 1534. Black (p. 581 s.n. Manson) gives Manson as an assimilated form of Magnusson but includes an example of Mans as a given name: Mans Magnussonn to 1602. Based on these examples, it is may be plausible that Man was in use in the 16th C as a variant of Mane, Mans. However, viewing the submitted name in this manner results in two given names with a Scots byname, which is a step from period practice [Robert Cory MacPherson, 08/2008, R-Calontir]. There is also a step from period practice for combining Swedish and Scots. Together these two steps from period practice result in the name being unregisterable.

Noir Licorne found an entry for a burial of Jerom Lorne in Somerset, England on 01 Jan 1585 (Somerset: Bruton Parish Registers 1554-1680, "Burialls" book, extracted at ancestry.com). This record, combined with the documentation in the LoI for Man as an English surname, allows us to view this name as having two English surnames. Because we register names with two surnames in this manner in English, the example found by Noir Licorne would support Gustav Man Lorne as a registerable form of this name. However, a change in language is a major change, which the submitter does not allow. Therefore, we are unable to change Lorn to the documented English form Lorne in order to register this name.

In addition to these options, the name is also registerable with either byname dropped; as Gustav Man or as Gustav Lorn. However, since dropping an element is also a major change, we are unable to drop an element to register this name.

It is our hope that this information proves useful to the submitter and that one of these options may appeal to him.

Since Gustav does not allow the creation of a holding name, we are forced to return his device.

The device is clear of the device of Cedric Helmcleaver, Argent, a bend vert, overall a Norman helm sable cleaved by an axe fesswise reversed gules. The axe is a sustained charge, so this has three CDs: for the change of type, number, and tincture of overall charges.

Macha the Determined. Name.

This name is returned for problems with the byname the Determined.

We have long declined to register English bynames formed from adjectival past participles, barring evidence for their usage:

While the LoI documented the word "distract" to very late period, no evidence was presented, nor could any of the commenters find any, to demonstrate that epithetical nicknames were constructed in this way from a fairly abstract past participle. Without such evidence, we are unable to register this. [Deirdre the Distracted, LoAR 04/1994, Ansteorra-R]

Submitted as Elisabeth the Brown-Eyed, English bynames were not formed from adjectival past participles. [Elisabeth Browneye, LoAR 09/1994, East-A]

No new evidence was provided for the use of abstract adjectival past participle bynames in English, so they continue to be unregisterable.

Her device has been registered under the holding name Macha of Mountain Edge.

Marcus Andronicus. Badge. Sable, on a lozenge throughout per pale Or and gules a griffin's head erased sable.

Conflict is valid under any registerable blazon, not just the submitted blazon. This submission can also be blazoned as Per pale Or and gules vêtu sable, a griffin's head erased sable. Under that blazon, it is a conflict with the badge (ensign) of the Kingdom of Artemisia, Or, a gryphon's head erased sable, with a single CD for the change of tincture of the field.

Steinbj{o,}rn seiðrmund. Name.

The byname seiðrmund has several problems, all of which are reason for return.

First, seiðrmund was documented as a constructed byname meaning 'spell hand' or 'magic hand'. No evidence was provided, and none could be found by the College, that 'spell, magic' + <body part> is a plausible construction in Old Norse.

Second, the compound seiðrmund is not grammatically correct; in compounds, seiðr becomes seið-.

Third, even if a byname with this meaning were documentable, it would violate RfS VI.2 Names Claiming Powers, which says that "Names containing elements that allude to powers that the submitter does not possess are considered presumptuous."

His device has been registered under the holding name Steinbj{o,}rn of Coeur du Val.

LIONS BLOOD ACTIONS

These items will be forwarded to Laurel, and are tentatively scheduled to be decided on in September of 2010.

Adiantum, Barony of. New Order Name. Order of Courtesy of Adiantum

This Order name was originally submitted as Order of Courtesy. During the commentary process, it was discovered that there was a direct conflict with Legion of Courtesy, registered to the Kingdom of Caid. The submitters contacted Caid and allowed the locative of Adiantum to be added to the Order name to clear the conflict if permission was granted. Permission to conflict was given by Caid and we have amended the Order name to clear the conflict.

Alvar Guerrero. New Name and New Device. Gules, on a chevron between three bulls courant argent a cross flory sable

The given name was submitted as Álvar, but the accent does not appear in the submitter's documentation. We have removed it to comply with the source.

We forward the device and ask Wreath to clarify the May 2009 Cover Letter cross conflict table, which does not include the key cross. We note the armory of Emelyne le Tresor (May 2002): Gules, a chevron argent semy of key crosses sable between three fleurs-de-lys argent. There is one CD by RfS X.4.e for changing the type of the secondary charges from fleurs-de-lys to bulls courant. There is not a CD by X.4.j.ii for only changing the number of a tertiary charge, and if there is not an X.4.e difference between a key cross and a cross flory, there is not a second CD between this armory and Emelyne's. We offer that the PicDic says of the key cross that it was based on the "cross of Pisa" which in turn was based on the "cross of Toulouse", and that the May 2009 Cover Letter says that there is an X.2 difference granted between a cross flory and a cross of Toulouse.

Andrew Williams. New Name and New Device. Sable, on a saltire vert fimbriated Or a skull sustaining a serpent argent

Basil Dragonstrike. New Request for Armory Reconsideration. Checky of nine, each pane per bend Or and sable

Brendan Strongbow. Resub Name and Resub Device. Or, on a bend sinister gules between two drawn bows nocked of an arrow sable fletched gules a spear Or

Brendan Strongbow. New Badge. Or, a drawn bow nocked of an arrow sable fletched gules

Dezzriane Dragan'ova doch'. New Name. (See RETURNS for device.)

The byname was submitted as Dragan'ová doch. The submitter's documentation did not include the accent mark, and included an apostrophe after doch. We have made these corrections to match the documentation.

Ellias Silver. Resub Device. Pily bendy sinister argent and sable

Grimólfr Griótgarðsson. New Name and New Device. Sable, a stag's head erased contourny and in base a Thor's hammer argent, all within a bordure compony vert and argent

Hjálmtýr Úlfvaldsson. New Name and New Device. Per chevron argent and sable, on a chevron gules between two ravens and a wolf's head cabossed counterchanged three crescents argent

Kaðlín in stórráða. New Name.

Magdalena Arts. New Name and New Device. Or, on a pall nowy azure a mullet of four points Or

The byname was submitted as de Arts, but no documentation was provided that this was a period construction in Dutch. Documenation was found during the commentary process supporting the byname without the de. We have therefore dropped it to match the available documentation.

We forward the device and ask Wreath to clarify that there is a CD between a pall and a pall nowy. A CD currently exists by Laurel precedent between a cross and a cross nowy, but we could find no applicable precedent regarding palls. We note the armory of Thomas Wilkinson (May 2004 via Meridies): Or, on a pall azure a trefoil knot Or and the armory of Beorstan Hunigbin (September 1985 via the West): Or, on a pall vert a mullet of three greater and three lesser points Or. Without the CD granted by X.4.e between a pall and a pall nowy, we feel these pieces of armory would both conflict with the submitted device.

Malie Rennick. New Name. (See RETURNS for device.)

Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaern. New Badge. Sable, an elephant statant bearing a tower and on a bordure argent the words 'aut age aut tace' sable

The Latin is intended to mean "Either take action, or be silent."

These items are being returned for further work:

Dezzriane Dragan'ova doch'. New Device. Sable, a sun Or eclipsed sable between four crescents in cross points outward argent.

The device is returned for multiple conflict: Ursula die Taube (April 1998 via the Outlands): Sable, a sun in glory Or between five crescents in annulo points outward argent and Kourost Bernard of the East Woods (December 2000 via the West): Sable, a sun Or eclipsed sable. Between this armory and Ursula's there is a single CD via X.4.i for adding the tertiary eclipsing on the sun. Between this armory and Kourost's, there is a single CD by X.4.b for adding the crescents. We also note that the eclipsing is not drawn correctly; the sun's rays should all touch each other and they should be the only thing showing on the eclipsed sun. There should be none of the disc itself visible.

Isabel of Oxeneford. New Device. Counter-ermine, a horse passant regardant argent

This device is returned for redrawing. The standard form has been significantly altered and the shield no longer complies with the required measurements. In addition, there should be less ermine spots on the field and they should be much bigger. In addition, this device conflicts with the following registered armory: Gwyneth Lynette Dennys (May 1998 via the Middle): Per chevron inverted vert and pean, a horse passant argent, Phoebe MacGregor (July 2000 via Atenveldt): Quarterly vert and Or, a horse passant argent caparisoned azure, Westphalia (December 1994 via Laurel): Gules, a horse courant argent, and Rohan (December 2007 via Laurel): Vert, a horse courant argent. In each case, the only difference between the submitted armory and the registered armory is the one given by X.4.a for the differences to the field.

Juana la Christiana. New Name and New Device. Vert, a badger's head proper cabossed and on a chief Or three crosses gules

This name is returned because no documentation for the byname was either provided by the submitter or found during the commentary process. The device is returned for lack of a name to associate it with. We encourage the submitter to find proper documentation for the byname and resubmit in a timely fashion because the device appears to be free of conflict.

Malie Rennick. New Device. Per chevron azure and Or, a raven grasping in its talon a shuttle sable

The device is returned for redrawing. This shuttle matches neither of the examples of a shuttle in the PicDic, as it is too thin on its edges, not thick enough at the top and bottom, and not the correct shape. No documentation was provided that the type of shuttle depicted here existed in period. In addition, the raven is lacking any internal detailing to know where the shuttle ends and the raven's talon begins.

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

• None.

NEW SUBMISSIONS

1: Alden ap Owain - New Name

The submitter's branch is Ramsgard. This submission is from Estrella 2010.

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

Alden - A Dict. of Eng. Surnames 3ed Reaney & Wilson s.n. Alden gives Gamel filius Alden, 1196

ap Owain - welsh "son of Owain", Welsh Surnames, Morgan & Morgan s.n. Owain seem not to date this spelling! A Dict of Eng Surnames, 3ed Reaney & Wilson s.n. Owen gives John Owain, 1242

Submitter prefers form with "ap" but will accept "Alden Owain"

1: Alden ap Owain - New Device

Argent, three ravens in annulo within an annulet gules

2: Berte le Webbere - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Sound most important.

The submitter's branch is Terra Pomaria.

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

A Dictionary of English Surnames, Reaney & Wilson

Heading: Webber - Huge Le Webbere 1327

http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Bertha

[Note: Article is "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek. The form is not dated, but the header says that English Bertha came from Old French Berte. - Elizabeth]

2: Berte le Webbere - New Device

Argent, a wingless dragon embowed to sinister nowed vert, a bordure embattled sable

3: Eadric Aethelwulf - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No changes.

The submitter's branch is Valley Wold.

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

Eadric of Laxfield(d in or after 1066), magnate OBIN 101052350 Primary authority: Oxford DNB(Dictionary of National Biography)

Eadric [Edric] Streona (d1017), magnate OBIN 101008511 Primary authority: Oxford DNB

Eadric [Edric] the Wild [Eadric Cild] (fl. 1067-1072], magnate OBIN 101008512 Primary authority: Oxford DNB

[Note: None of the relevant pages of the Oxford DNB were included with this submission. There are 112 records of men named Eadric in the PASE database (http://www.pase.ac.uk/pase/apps/index.jsp). - Elizabeth]

Aethelwulf

The Origin of English Surnames; by P.H. REANEY

Chapter 5 Surnames of Relationships

Second paragraph: page 75 "From the Norman Conquest onwards, we find a different type in which the name of the father or of ancestor is added as an attribute to the Christian Name: William Leuric (1086) from Leofric, now Leverich or lovefidge: ..."

[Note: Photocopies of this source was not included. There are 50 records of men named Æthelwulf in the PASE Index of Persons (http://www.pase.ac.uk/pase/apps/persons/index.html). No documentation for the spelling Aethelwulf was provided. - Elizabeth]

3: Eadric Aethelwulf - New Device

Sable, a unicorn statant and in chief a pair of acorns slipped and leaved Or

4: Geoffroi FitzGeorge - New Device

Argent, a scorpion fesswise contourny, on a chief gules three sheaves of arrows inverted Or

The submitter's branch is Aquaterra.

The submitter's primary name was registered in August 2002 via An Tir.

5: Gwyneth Blackthorne - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Sound most important.

The submitter's branch is Terra Pomaria.

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

Gwyneth Blackthorne.

Gwyneth

Morgan & Morgan s.n. Gwynedd P. 118

Gwineth is dated to 1577

LoAR November 1997 Registration of Gwyneth de Gray. "Gwyneth is acceptable as a plausible spelling of that name" as referenced to the Morgan & Morgan citing.

Blackthorne

Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 2863

"Either <blackthorn> or <Blackthorne> seems appropriate for your period."

5: Gwyneth Blackthorne - New Device

Purpure, in pale a dragon dormant and a domestic cat dormant to sinister argent

[Note: One copy of the device form seems to have water spots on it. The other copies received were fine. - Elizabeth]

6: Harðænni inn rauði - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Language (Norse) most important.
• Culture (Norse) most important.
• Meaning (hardhead the red) most important.

The submitter's branch is Coeur du Val.

Harðænni - Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (The Dictionary of Norse Runic Names), by Lena Peterson (http://www.sofi.se/images/runor/pdf/lexikon.pdf), p. 91 (note - main page for lexicon project is http://www.sofi.se/servlet/GetDoc?meta_id=1472)

inn rauði - "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) - http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html

6: Harðænni inn rauði - New Device

Per saltire sable and gules, a boar dormant contourny argent

7: Hauksgarðr, Canton of - Resub Device

Argent, a hawk stooping to sinister and on a chief sable a tower argent, in base on a mountain of two peaks vert a laurel wreath argent

The submitter's name was registered in December 2009 via An Tir.

The previous submission of Per fess indented argent and vert, a hawk striking contourny sable and a laurel wreath Or, on a chief sable a tower argent was returned in July 2009 for redrawing:

The device is returned for redrawing. The per fess indented line needs to be less severe with more indentations to give space for the hawk with the presence of the chief. The chief needs to be wider with more space for the tower. The hawk is also pixillated as if printed out on a color printer. Any one of these issues would probably warrant an artist's note, but together they should be redrawn so that the emblazon can be properly reconstructed.

A petition of support from the members of the Canton was included with the forms.

8: Hraði inn rakki - New Name

• No changes.

The submitter's branch is Lions Gate. This submission is from Estrella 2010.

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

The Old Norse Name by Geirr Bassi Haraldson

Hraði given name p. 11

inn rakki (straight, upright) p. 26

8: Hraði inn rakki - New Device

Quarterly sable and gules, in bend sinister two triangles inverted Or

9: Jenne la Joyeux - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Meaning most important.

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Laire. This submission is from Estrella 2010.

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

Jenne: given name

"Feminine Given Names from Artois, 1601" Aryanhwy merch Catmael

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/1601fem.html

la Joyeux: "the merry, the cheerful"

[Note: No documentation for the byname was given. - Elizabeth]

10: John de Rokyngham - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Meaning most important.

The submitter's branch is Cragmere.

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

Hartshorne, C.H. (1852): Rokingham Castle - its Antiquity and History, drawn from the National Records, private publication

Huffman, J. (1998): Family, Commerce and Religion in London and Cologne c. 1000 - c. 1300, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, p. 179

Keene, D.J. and Harding, V. (1987): Historical Gazetteer of London before the Great Fire, Cambridge, Chadwyck-Healey, pp. 444-447

Maxwell-Lyte, H.C. (1916): Calendar of the Patent Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office, temp. Edward III, London, HMSO, p. 255

[Note: The submitter included no copies of these sources, but sent them to me when I requested them. Included with these copies were images of his Canadian Driver's License, indicating that John is his legal given name. - Elizabeth]

10: John de Rokyngham - New Device

Party of six argent and gules, three crosses patonce two and one gules

11: Madyn Bach - Resub Name

• Submitter desires a male name.

The submitter's branch is Tir Bannog.

The submitter's previously submission of Madyn Vach was returned by Laurel in October 2009 for using the mutated form of the surname Bach in a masculine name.

The following is gathered from the submitter's enclosed documentation:

"A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names" by Tangwystl verch Morgant Glasvryn lists the masculine given name <Madyn> as having occurred at least five times in the source material. Under "Bynames Based On A Personal Nickname" in this same article is listed the nickname Bach, meaning 'small'.

11: Madyn Bach - Resub Device

Vert, an arrow palewise Or surmounted by a boar's head cabossed argent

The submitter's previous submission of Per pale vert and argent, a boar's head caboshed counterchanged, in base two arrows in saltire counterchanged Or and gules was returned by Kingdom in April 2009 for redrawing:

Your submission was returned because the College of Heralds had a hard time identifying the charges. The arrows are too small to readily make out the counterchanged tincture and the boar's head is more feline or dragon like than that of a boar.

12: Mecia Raposa - Resub Device Change

Purpure, a cameleopard passant Or marked sable and on a base enarched Or a mullet of seven points vert

Old Item: Per fess purpure and vert, a Celtic cross and in chief a mullet of seven points Or, to be retained.

The submitter's previous submission of the same emblazon was returned in February 2010 for redrawing:

The device is returned for a blurring of the difference between a straight-line base and a base enarched. Upon resubmission, please instruct the submitter to let us know what she wants done with her currently registered armory (Per fess purpure and vert, a Celtic cross and in chief a mullet of seven points Or). Her options are to either retain it as a badge or release it. Please also instruct the submitter that upon redrawing, the line on the base should either be straight or clearly enarched, and that the cameleopard should either be spotted clearly brown or black.

The submitter's previous armory was registered in August 2007 via An Tir, and she would like it retained as a badge if this armory is registered. Her primary name change of Mecia Raposa was forwarded to Laurel in March 2010.

13: Mergret Dyer - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Language most important.
• Culture most important.

The submitter's branch is Mountain's Edge.

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

The persona Mergret Dyer was born at Chippingcampden in Gloucestershire, in 1528 of an 'on residence' weaving and dyeing family in service to Lord Campden.

The given name, Mergret is is found in records of Saint Mary at Hill in 1498 as a permissible variant of Margaret (E.G. Withycombe, The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, p. 197). It is also one of the several spellings used in the 1502 marriage contract between King James IV and Princess Margaret of England (copy attached). It is also found in many vital records in multiple periods in England, too many to list here.

The surname Dyer is a common occupational name in origin from Old English to current times (P.H. Reaney, The Origins of English Surnames, p. 185).

13: Mergret Dyer - New Device

Azure, a garb Or and on a chief argent three bees volant sable marked Or

14: Míceál de buitléir - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Language most important.
• Culture most important.

The submitter's branch is Mountain's Edge. This submission is from Estrella 2010.

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

Míceal - Woulfe, p. 49

de buitléir - Woulfe, p. 233

14: Míceál de buitléir - New Device

Sable, a quatrefoil knot within an annulet embattled on its outer edge argent

15: Nicole Hardel le Noreys - New Name Change

Old Item: Nicolas Hardel le Noreys, to be retained.

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Language most important.
• Culture most important.

The submitter's branch is Ravensley.

The submitter's primary name was registered in October 2009 via An Tir. She wishes it to be retained as an alternate if her new name is registered.

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

ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 2479

http://www.s-gabriel.org/2479 lists the name Nicole and variants

http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/Rutland/bynamesalphabetically.htm lists Noreys

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/surlondon1292.html lists Hardell, Hardel, Le Noreys and Lenoreys

attached is photocopy from British History Online. The Subsidy Roll for Vintry Ward

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=21922&strquery=Hardel

16: Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn - New Household Name

House Lion and Lily

The submitter's branch is Coeur du Val.

The submitter's primary name was registered in November 2001 via the Middle.

'animal + object' pattern dated to between 1485-1600 from "Comparison of Inn/Shop/House names found in London 1473-1600 with those found in the ten shires surrounding London in 1636" at http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~grm/signs-1485-1636.html - relevant pages attached

17: Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn and Galeran Chanterel - New Badge

(Fieldless) On a lion's face argent a fleur-de-lys azure

This submission is to be associated with House Lion and Lily

The submitters' branch is Coeur du Val.

Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn was registered in November 2001 via the Middle.

Galeran Chanterel was registered in March 1998 via AEthelmearc.

This badge is to be jointly owned.

18: Solbella Tayer - New Name

• Submitter has no desire as to gender.
• No major changes.

The submitter's branch is Coeur du Val.

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

Solbella - from "Jewish Women's Names in 13th to 15th Century Navarre" by Julie Kahan, http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juetta/nav_intro.html and subpages

Tayer - from "Medieval Jewish Names Research" (subpage: Glossary of Title and Bynames - http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juetta/titles.html)

18: Solbella Tayer - New Device

Sable, a gurges argent, overall a two-legged wingless hydra doubly queued Or

19: Summits, Principality of the - New Badge

(Fieldless) On a chalice azure two trumpets crossed in saltire argent

This submission is to be associated with Summits College of Heralds

The submitter's name was registered in November 1992.

[Note: This submission was verbally approved by Rustam and Suvia, current Prince and Princess of the Summits, but a letter of intent to register has not been signed yet. It will be procured in short order and posted to commentary when it is received. - Elizabeth]

20: Taisiia Volchkova - New Device

Per fess dancetty sable and argent, a fess dancetty between a crescent and a wolf courant counterchanged

The submitter's branch is Wastekeep.

The submitter's primary name was registered in October 2008 via An Tir.

21: Ymanya Blackeye - Resub Device

Azure, a peacock in its splendour argent, in chief three bezants

The submitter's branch is Borealis.

The submitter's primary name was registered in July 2009 via An Tir.

The submitter's previous submission of Azure vêtu ployé argent, a peacock in his pride argent and in chief two bezants fimbriated azure was returned in April 2009 for redrawing:

This device is being returned for style violations:

1. Charging a chape or vetu as per the following precedent: "The device was blazoned on the LoI using a lozenge ployé throughout rather than the originally submitted vêtu ployé. We have been asked whether one can reblazon using a lozenge ployé throughout to avoid stylistic problems with placing charges (in this submission, the estencely) on the "vested" portions of a field (in this submission, the portions of the field outside the "lozenge"). There is explicit precedent stating that placing charges around a lozenge ployé throughout (also known as a lozenge concave throughout) is not allowable style:

Vêtu fields should not have charges in the "vested" portions of the field --- and although this was blazoned on the LOI as a lozenge concave throughout, the latter two adjectives almost mandate this be considered a vêtu field. (LoAR December 1992, pg. 15)

Some commenters noted that we allow fields per chevron throughout to be charged with three charges two and one. Such fields could conceivably be blazoned as chapé with charges on the "vested" portions of the field. Yet we do not return these arms for using charged chapé. This is because a "per chevron" design with three charges on it is relatively common in period, and "per chevron throughout" is a period artistic variant of "per chevron". Chapé with any charges on it is extremely rare. The most likely interpretation of such a design is per chevron, and thus that design is acceptable. The design in this submission is one for which the most likely interpretation is of a vêtu field, rather than some design using a variant lozenge, and absent documentation to the contrary, will be considered to be a vêtu ployé field.

We have had a few previous registrations of charged lozenges ployé throughout between charges, but they were registered without explanatory stylistic comment. One cannot draw any firm conclusions about heraldic policy from registrations without comment. [Brigitte MacFarlane Red, 02/02, R-∆thelmearc]".

2. The Rule for Submission III states: Voiding and fimbriation may only be used with simple geometric charges placed in the center of the design.

Thus ends the June 2010 Internal Letter of Intent.

I remain,

In service to Crown and College,

Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle

Lions Blood Herald

An Tir OSCAR counts: 11 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Household Name, 12 New Devices, 2 New Badges. This gives 27 new items. Resub counts: 1 Resub Name, 3 Resub Devices, 1 Resub Device Change. This is a total of 5 resubmissions on this letter, for a total of 32 actions.

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