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An Tir April 1 IL dated 2011-04-01 (Jump to Submissions)

The An Tir College of Heralds takes no responsibility for the following letter, but invites you to enjoy the silliness and take the learning opportunity. Fun with heraldry!

1: An Tir, Kingdom of - New Order Name

Order of the Green Beer

• No changes.

The branch name <Kingdom of An Tir> was registered in December 1981 via the West.

This order name follows the pattern of 'heraldic charge' as demonstrated in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

The OED, s.n. green adj. and n., dates the spelling 'greene' to 1590: Spenser Faerie Queene iii. v. 40 A dainty place‥Planted with mirtle trees and laurells greene. Dropping the terminal /e/ is unremarkable for this time period in England.

The OED, s.n. beer n., dates the spelling 'beere' to 1574: R. Scot Perfite Platf. of Hoppe Garden (1578) 6 If the controuersie be betwixt Beere and Ale, which of them two shall have ye place of preheminence? Again, dropping the terminal /e/ is unremarkable for this time period in England.

The submitters feel that green beer is distinctly different from any other sort of beer. Seeing as we register mugs (and even frothed mugs as is demonstrated in the device of Berek von Langental [December 1987 via An Tir], Azure, ermined argent, on a cross argent a walnut wood mug proper, headed argent), we feel that a glass full of green beer would make a suitable and lovely heraldic charge.

1: An Tir, Kingdom of - New Badge

Argent semy of shamrocks vert, three harps purpure

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Green Beer

2: Barekr in oborna - New Name

• No major changes.
• Language (Old Norse) most important.
• Culture (Viking) most important.

<Bárekr> is found twice in "Viking Names found in Landnamabok" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) [http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html].

<in óborna> is found once in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnamabok" by the same author [http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html] as a byname meaning 'unborn, illegitimate'.

Old Norse names may be registered either with or without the accents per precedent; the accents are omitted consistently from this name.

2: Barekr in oborna - New Device

Azure mulletty argent, a base barry argent and gules

3: Beatrix Lestrange - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Language (magical) most important.
• Culture (Harry Potter) most important.

<Beatrix> is found dated to 1446 in "Monumental Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/brasses/women.html).

<Lestrange> is found dated to 1485 in the same article (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/brasses/lastnameIP.html#L).

4: Conan O Bhrian - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No changes.

<Conan> is found in Reaney & Wilson, s.n. Conan, dated to 1198.

<Bhrian> is found in "Scottish Given Gaelic Names" by Sharon L. Krossa (http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/gaelicgiven/men/brian.shtml). This article shows <Brian> as the nominative form and <Bhrian> as the genitive form.

In Gaelic, the <O> delineates clan membership. Accents have been dropped consistently in this name.

4: Conan O Bhrian - New Device

Gules, a loom argent and a bordure Or

5: Jenna Jameson - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No changes.
• Culture most important.

<Jenna> is found in the IGI Parish Extracts dated as early as 1574.

<Jameson> is found in Reaney & Wilson, s.n. Jameson, dated to 1440.

Inherited surnames for women in this time period in England is uncommon, but not impossible.

5: Jenna Jameson - New Device

Argent, three saltorels gules

6: John Pykyng - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Sound (as close to 'Jonti Picking' as possible) most important.

<John> has 494 instances in "Monumental Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/brasses/men.html).

<Pykyng> is found in Reaney & Wilson, s.n. Picking, dated to 1311.

6: John Pykyng - New Device

Argent semy of badgers sable, in fess two mushrooms between three serpents glissant two and one gules

7: Poopi Runne - New Name

• Language (Old High German) most important.

<Poopi> is found in the oldest "Liber Confraternitatum" of the monastery of St. Peter in Salzburg, p. 42, col. 106.

<Runne> is found in "Some Early Middle High German Bynames" by Talan Gwynek (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/Early_German_Bynames.html) - Heinrich Runne 1095×1147 (*).

7: Poopi Runne - New Device

Sable goutty d'Or

8: Ranould MacDonald - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No major changes.
• Meaning (Ronald son of Donald) most important.

<Ranould> has one occurance in "16th C Names from Ormskirk" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/ormskirk/mascchristen.html); it is found under the header 'Ronald'.

<Donald> appears in "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents" by Kathleen M. O'Brien (http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Masculine.shtml) with 146 instances.

<Mac> is a connector meaning "son". It appears in many Anglicized Irish surnames, as demonstrated in "16 & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe" also by Kathleen M. O'Brien (http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/Woulfe/).

8: Ranould MacDonald - New Device

Gules, two chevronels braced Or

9: Richbrat Doll - New Name

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

<Richbrat> is found in a 786 document from Sankt Gallen: Richbrat cum uxore sua Traganta cum infantes suos, Radbrat (Richbrat with his wife Traganta with their child Radbrat).

<Doll> is found in "German Names from 1495" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/surnames1495a-g.html).

There is only a single SFPP for the 700 year gap between the given name and the byname; the submitter inquired how much money he could donate to the College of Arms to make the SFPP go away.

10: Samuel Jackson - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No changes.

<Samuel> appears once in "Given Names in Chesham, 1538-1600/1" by Kathleen M. O'Brien (http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/Chesham/masculine.shtml).

<Jackson> appears with 95 instances in "Surnames in Durham and Northumberland 1521-1615" by Julie Kahan (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juetta/parish/surnames_ijk.html).

10: Samuel Jackson - New Device

Argent, on a woodcarver's plane proper in fess two serpents glissant Or

11: Vyncent Valentine - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Culture (gothic) most important.

Both <Vyncent> and <Valentine> are found in Julian Goodwyn's "Monumental Brass Enscriptions" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/brasses/men.html); the former is dated to 1558 and the latter to 1442. <Valentine> is intended as an unmarked patronymic byname.

11: Vyncent Valentine - New Device

Argent semy of hearts sable

12: William O Riellie - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Sound (spelling) most important.

<William> has 230 instances in "Monumental Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/brasses/men.html).

<O Riellie> appears in "16 & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe" by Kathleen M. O'Brien (http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/Woulfe/SortedByAnglicizedSpelling_O8.shtml) as an anglicization of Gaelic Ó Rag.aillig., Ó Rag.allaig. (Ó Raghailligh, Ó Raghallaigh).

12: William O Riellie - New Device

Argent, a dexter wing gules

13: William the Bloody - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No major changes.

<William> has 230 instances in "Monumental Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/brasses/men.html).

The submitter presented no evidence for his byname, but told the College he'd be happy to provide present documentation of why he had earned the epithet unless we sent it forward.

13: William the Bloody - New Device

Pily argent goutty de sang and gules

We now return you to your regularly scheduled heraldic activities.

In gleeful service,

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An Tir OSCAR counts: 12 New Names, 1 New Order Name, 10 New Devices, 1 New Badge. This gives 24 new items. Resub Counts: There are no resubmissions on this letter.

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