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An Tir IL dated 2011-11-04 (Jump to Submissions)

Unto Anthony Black Lion, Oddr Lions Blood, and the esteemed heralds from An Tir and elsewhere to whom this missive comes, Rhieinwylydd Boar sends greetings. Many, many thanks to Mericke Midhaven who has volunteered to help with preparation of the internal letters! This will go a long way towards protecting my sanity. :)

A few reminders for heralds and submitters....

  1. do NOT send cash through the mail. Checks or money orders only.
  2. Staples are NOT your friend. More importantly, they are not mine.
  3. When preparing name submissions, please do your best to document BOTH personal name and byname.
  4. Please remember that photocopies/printouts of Non-Appendix-H sources must be included (see http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/admin.html#APPENDIXH for the list of App H sources). This means webpages, too! The only webpages that are App H are anything hosted at heraldry.sca.org, and Academy of St. Gabriel REPORTS - not S. Gabriel articles!

Thank you!

Commentary on this letter is due DECEMBER 16.

FROM LIONS BLOOD

Welcome to feast season!

The September IL was discussed on 23 Oct; Basil Dragonstrike and Alan Gorges were in attendance. With their help, we made shorter work of things than I had expected, and managed to locate a critical precedent for one item.

The October letter will be discussed on Saturday, 19 Nov, at Rivers Bend's Autumn Gathering, time TBD.

This letter will be discussed on Sunday, 18 Dec, at my house in Aquaterra. Email me for directions.

I would like to urge consulting heralds to ensure their clients' forms are complete and legible. I recommend using the PDF form and typing the information directly. Boar, Sinister Gauntlet and I transcribe the information both for OSCAR as well as for mail notifications, and much time and eyestrain could be saved if we didn't have to research missing postal codes and unreadable names.

And without further adieu, I remain, humbly,

Oddr Lions Blood

lions-blood@antir.sca.org

LAUREL ACTIONS

The following is excerpted from the August 2011 Cover Letter

From Laurel: KWHSS

I know it is early still, but I wanted to give everyone a heads up on thinking about bidding for KWHSS 2013. We will be calling for bids in December, they will be due on March 31, 2011, and must be entered into OSCAR by the March 31, 2011 due date.

From Pelican: Some Name Resources (a series)

This month, we're turning our attention to other languages and naming pools in the British Isles. In Scotland, there are a variety of languages spoken across time and space. For the later Middle Ages and Renaissance, the two major languages are Gaelic and Scots.

Scots is a close relative of English, spoken in Scotland. The first Scots texts appear in the mid-14th century. The lack of earlier vernacular writing means that the exact relationship between ancestral forms of English and 14th-century Scots is a little unclear. But some form of English or Scots was spoken throughout this period. Most names that are written in ways that look familiar, like William Abernethy or Duncan Makneill are Scots (as opposed to the Gaelic Donnchadh mac NÈill). Of course, some of the names recorded in Scots are not the names of individuals who were Scots speakers; some were Gaelic speakers.

Names in Scots are generally even simpler than English names. We have no evidence that anyone had two given names in Scots, and second bynames are exceedingly rare as well. When a second bynames is added, it's usually a literal description, like of Glasgow or elder. There are also examples of Gaelic names written in Scots with two bynames (two generations of patronymic or a descriptive byname followed by a Mac name).

The main source for Scots names is a print book: George Black's Surnames of Scotland. Not surprisingly, many masculine given names are used to create surnames, so that men's given names are reasonably well indexed. Feminine given names are found in Talan Gwynek's "A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/scottishfem.html), which indexes women's names from that book.

In addition, there are a group of articles that give lists of Scots names. The one I find myself using the most is Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/). Other articles are found at the Academy of Saint Gabriel's section on Scottish names (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/scottish.shtml, the section "Scoto-Norman, Scots-Language, and Lowland Names" is what you want).

From Wreath: On Demons

A submission this month included a demon. We have only registered a demon nine times, most recently in July 2000. Further research has not shown any instances of a demon as a period heraldic charge. Depictions of demons in period medieval art vary wildly: generally shaggy, but occasionally more dragon-like, feet usually cloven but occasionally clawed like a dragon, sometimes with wings, sometimes without, sometimes with horns, sometimes without, sometimes with a very bestial face, sometimes with a more human face. Demons do not appear to have a standard depiction.

Barring evidence for the use of demons as a period charge, we will cease to register demons after the February 2012 Laurel meeting. This explicitly overturns the precedent set in September 1992: "The demon is a period heraldic charge, as found in the arms of the city of Brussels (Gules, the archangel Michael Or vanquishing a demon underfoot sable). [Asher Truefriend, Sep 1992, A-West]". It has since been determined that the arms of the city of Brussels are post-period.

This does not affect the registerability of demon heads, which have a far more standard depiction.

Laurel registered the following items in August 2011

Alys Lakewood. Household name Boar Mountain Hold (see RETURNS for badge).

The placename Boar Mountain would have to be constructed. Precedent says:

[T]here is a pattern in English, during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, of placenames formed by appending a toponymic to a surname. Siren found some examples of this type of placename in A. D. Mills, Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names, including: Aldborough Hacche c. 1490 (s.n. Aldborough Hatch), Culling Deepe 1584 (s.n. Colindale), Coanie hatch 1593 (s.n. Colney Hatch), Fygmershe c. 1530 (s.n. Figge's Marsh), Gallion Reache 1588 (s.n. Gallions Reach), and Gallion Nesse 1588 (s.n. Gallions Reach). [Desert Sands, Stronghold of, 07/2003 LoAR, A-Drachenwald]

There is ample evidence of <Mountain> as a generic toponym: the Middle English Dictionary (s.n. mountain(e)) dates John de la Mountayne to 1310 and [Walter] atte Mountaygne to 1325, as well as a pasture called le Mountaynes to 1378. The spelling mountain is not found in the MED, but it can be interpolated between the dated spellings mountaine, mountayne, and mountayn.

Boar is a surname, found in grey period England in the IGI Parish extracts. Therefore Boar Mountain is a plausible constructed placename.

The MED (s.n. hold) demonstrates that hold was used after placenames, as in durham halde c. 1450. It is also found in similar constructions, such as Doddendenes Holde, c. 1460, and Willelmus Attholde, 1325. Thus hold can be used as a designator for a household name or within a placename (in a branch name, for example).

We want to remind the submitter that this name probably could not be registered as a branch name, given the local Boer Mountain. However, households are not considered to be geographic groups. As such, there is no requirement that they create an identity separate from all important places within a region. As such this can be registered.

Diana de Winterton. Name.

Nice 13th century English name!

Jade Redstone. Device. Vert estencely, an owl argent perched on and maintaining a sword fesswise reversed proper handled sable.

The Letter of Intent stated that a Letter of Permission to Conflict with the device of Pipa Sparkes was provided, but none was included with the packet to Laurel. Fortunately, this device is not in conflict with Pipa's device, Vert estencely, a simurgh close and a chief nebuly argent. There is at least a CD between a simurgh and an owl and another CD for removal of the chief.

Precedent on maintained and sustained charges generally requires the longest dimension of the two charges in question be compared, without taking into effect visual weight. The sword here is longer than the owl is wide. However, the sword is just slightly shorter than the longest dimension of the owl, including the tail. Thus the sword is considered a maintained charge in this case.

Kaðlín in stórráða Device. Sable, on a bend argent three butterflies palewise vert.Æ

The submitter has permission to conflict with the device of Siegfried von Hoflichskeit, Sable, on a bend argent a mullet of four points elongated to base gyronny Or and sable, and with the device of Marieke van de Dal, Sable, on a bend argent a bendlet voided azure, therein five beech leaves palewise vert.

Margarita Harris of Sheffield. Name and device. Per pale purpure and argent, a tree eradicated counterchanged and a chief embattled sable.

Rashid al-Qasim. Device. Pean, three serpents nowed Or.

Tamora Webb. Name and device. Sable, a horse rampant argent and a bordure Or semy of spiders sable.

Tamora is the submitter's legal given name.

Timothy ap Caradoc. Name and device. Sable, a mullet of six points elongated palewise and on a chief dovetailed argent two boars statant contourny sable.

Timothy of Sherwood. Name and device. Gules, a sheaf of three arrows and on a chief Or an open book sable.

Laurel returned the following items for further work in August 2011

Aine inghean ui Chonchobhair. Name.

This conflicts with the registered Ana ingen Chonchobair. By precedent, the particles ingen and inghean UÌ are too similar in sound and the patronyms are identical. Therefore any difference must come from the given names. However, the given names are too similar in sound, as they essentially only differ by the middle consonant (n vs. ny); this is not enough to make them significantly different in sound.

Alys Lakewood. Badge. Per chevron Or and azure, three pine trees couped one and two gules and a boar rampant argent.

This badge is returned for a redraw. The position of the trees here is neither one and two nor in fess. Please instruct the submitter to pick one or the other. Properly drawn, one and two would have the two outer trees further down on the field than they are in this submission. Additionally, this is not an adequate depiction of a per chevron line of division: ideally a chevron should issue from the sides of the field, not the lower corners. This is not a pile inverted, as that would issue entirely from the base, nor is it a point pointed as the point rises far too high on the field. Please see the May 2011 Cover Letter for more guidelines on how to draw chevrons.

LIONS BLOOD ACTIONS

In general, these items are from the September 2011 Internal Letter of Intent

The following items have been forwarded to Laurel and are tentatively scheduled to be decided on in January 2012:

Ætta Surt - New device, Vert, a weeping willow tree eradicated and on a chief embattled argent three dragonflies azure.

Alessandra Donato - New Name (see RETURNS for device)

Sable, in saltire a rose slipped and leaved proper and quill pen, a chief invected Or.

Submitted as Alasandra Donato, it was changed at Kingdom to address the request for authenticity.

Andromácha Pollá Prósoupa - New Name (see RETURNS for device)

Submitted as "Andromacha Many Faces (Ανδρομάχη Πολλά Πρόσωπα)", on consultation with the submitter we have transliterated the byname to match her intent.

Angharat Wyth - New Name Change

Submitted as Angharad Wyth, it was changed at Kingdom to a purely-13th century name in consultation with the submitter.

Aquaterra, Barony of - New Badge Associations

Per pale wavy barry wavy argent and azure and vert. This submission is to be associated with Populace Badge.

Gules, a sea-urchin contourny Or sustaining a plate within a bordure nebuly Or. This submission is to be associated with Order of the Plate.

Azure, a butterfly Or marked sable within a bordure nebuly Or. This submission is to be associated with Order of the Butterfly.

Argent, a stag lodged contourny azure attired Or and a bordure nebuly azure. This submission is to be associated with Order of the Blue Stag.

Or, a seahorse and a bordure nebuly vert. This submission is to be associated with Order of the Green Seahorse.

Azure, an estoile within a bordure nebuly Or. This submission is to be associated with Order of the Golden Estoile.

This was an administrative request not included in a prior ELOI. It is a request to associate several pieces of baronial armory in the O&A.

Clare O Tarran - New Name

Cristiana de Huntington - New Name & New Device, Per chevron gules and azure, two crosses patonce Or and a fleur-de-lys argent.

Dagmær in hvassa - New Device Change, Sable, a bull rampant guardant contourney argent wearing a coronet Or, a bordure argent semy of oak leaves sable

Eadric Æthelwulf - Resub Device, Sable, a unicorn statant and in chief two acorns slipped and leaved within an orle Or.

Ermelina de Carville - New Name & New Device, Azure, an open book Or, on a chief argent a torc sable.

Finn Grim - New Name & New Device, Sable, a tree blasted and eradicated and on a chief embattled argent three tankards vert.

Johanna Trewpeny - New Device, Per bend sinister argent and paly argent and azure, on a bend sinister sable an arrow inverted Or, in canton a Latin cross moline gules.

Johanna Trewpeny - Resub Badge, (Fieldless) On a Latin cross argent a cinquefoil azure, slipped and leaved vert.

Kesa of Atel Kuzu - New Name

Laurs surtr - Resub Device, Per bend sinister argent and sable, in fess three swords inverted counterchanged.

Nogg Gabryel - New Name (see PENDS for device)

Phillip de Mantel - New Name (see PENDS for device)

Rouland Feret - New Name & New Device, Argent, a sea lion erect to sinister azure within a bordure azure ermined argent.

Sarra de Glen - New Device, Argent, a crow and in chief three hearts sable.

The following items have been returned for further work:

Aerngaldra Hrafnskald. New name and device, Per chevron sable and azure, a wolf passant guardant and in chief two crescents argent.

This item is returned for lack of supporting documentation. We were unable to find evidence supporting the hypothesis that the individual elements comprising the given name are compatible with each other. Sable Chime, however, was able to locate major-change alternatives in the Runnamnslexikon. The submitter, however, indicated no major changes.

Regarding the byname, we have consistently failed to find uses of <-skald> attached to possessives that are not, for example titles: we find jarlsskald, but not Torunnskald. Assuming that the intent, however, is "the poet associated with some raven", the form "hrafn-skald" might be plausible.

This item is returned for lack of name to register it to. For the purposes of resubmission, however, we strongly suggest a redraw to bring the chevron line into conformance with recent guidance from Laurel.

Green Anchor suggests this may force the wolf to shrink, bringing it into co-primary relationship with the crescents. While the present item appears clear of conflict, Green Anchor's suggestion would require a different conflict check.

Alessandra Donato - New device, Sable, in saltire a rose slipped and leaved proper and quill pen, a chief invected Or

This item is returned for a variety of style and identifiably issues.

First, the rose depicted runs afoul of contrast issues. We recommend choosing a high-contrast tincture, or providing evidence to support a documented exception.

Second, the quill is marginally identifiable as such. Adding internal detail would greatly alleviate this issue.

Third, the invection of the chief should be made even.

Fourth, and importantly, the black and white drawing needs to match the color. While some leeway is granted, it was felt that the submission went beyond reason. We recommend starting with the black and white, making additional copies, and coloring those.

Andromácha Pollá PrósoupaNew Device, Gules, a harpy displayed Or

This item must be returned for conflict with Jiliana Emlin: Gules, a harpy statant erect, wings addorsed, Or, maintaining in its talon a rose, slipped and leaved, its slip nowed, argent.

There's one CD under X.4.h, which states "Multiple changes to the posture or orientation of the same charges may not be counted separately,...". Maintained charges contribute no difference.

We note that there appear to be slight modifications possible which should be clear, and urge the submitter to consult with the Heralds in such a redesign.

Killian Flynn - New Device, Per saltire sable and gules, on a saltire counterchanged in saltire two rapiers inverted proper.

This item is returned for contrast issues involving the saltire as well as the odd detailing landing the saltire a fretted appearance. We also note the emblazon's shield has obviously been redrawn, and strongly urge against that.

William Jakes - New Device, Argent, in fess between two thistles a boar's head cabossed affronty proper.

This item is returned for conflict with Malcolm of Strathavon: Argent, five thistles, three and two, slipped and leaved vert.

The following precedents specify that difference for changes to a single change in a group of three changes is only available to the bottom-most of charges arranged two and one:

"Changing the tincture of the topmost of three charges one and two is insufficient for [a CVD]" (LoAR 8/91 p.18).

[Or, in fess a sword inverted gules between two dragons combatant sable.] This device conflicts with Thomas Rumboll, Or, three dragons segreant sable. There is a CD for the arrangement of the charges. When comparing the registered and submitted armory there is not a CD for changing the orientation of one of the three charges (the dexter dragon). Nor is there a CD for changing the type and tincture of one of three charges (dragon to sword) when the changed charge is not the bottom-most of three charges arranged two and one. [Osgrim Schrˆkeisen, 09/05, R-East]

The following items have been pended until additional/updated paperwork is received:

Nogg Gabryel - New Device, Per bend gules and sable, a bend argent and overall in pale an annulet enflamed sustained by a gauntlet aversant Or, the gauntlet charged in base with a compass star sable.

This item is pended for redraw. We cite the following regarding the compass star:

The compass star is not just "of sixteen points", but of "four greater, four lesser, and eight even lesser points". Basically, it is a variant of a non-period charge, the compass star. Variants of non-period charges have been disallowed before, as being not one but two steps from period practice. [The submission was returned.] (Robert Brockman, 1/99 p.16)

Commentary about the annulet enflamed revealed the following registration we may refer to: Julia da Brescia, "Vert, an annulet argent enflamed on the outer edge proper and a chief engrailed argent." (February of 2008 via Calontir).

Archives showed an annulet with red and yellow bits of flame distributed more or less evenly around the annulet.

Phillip de Mantel - New Device, Per bend sinister sable and Or, a bend sinister counterchanged, in canton a lion dormant Or and overall in base a label gules.

This item is pended for redraw. Aside from the obvious color printing used, the pixelation in the charges was significant, particularly on the label.

1: ELEANOR DE MARTINEAU - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Language (not specified) most important.
• Culture (not specified) most important.

The submitter's branch is not given; her address suggests Madrone or one of the nearby groups. She will not accept major changes, cares most about language/culture, and desires a female name.

No documentation was included for the personal name. For the byname, the submitter has included a printout from http://www.houseofnames.com/de+martineau-family-crest:

"Of all the French names to come form Normandy, martineau is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Normandy.

...this webpage shows only a small excerpt of our martineau research. Another 266 words... covering the years 1066, 1139, 1204, 1358, 1419, 1562, 1576, and 1593 are included...."

The webpage cites a number of references, none of them period, and it is not clear which aspects of the above quote are supported by the references.

NB from Boar: the all-caps is original to the submission form; I was not certain if the 'de' should be capitalized or not, or if it mattered, so I left it as is for others to sort out!

2: Emma Compton - New Device

Per fess azure and Or, two cats passant addorsed with tails entwined Or and a rose azure barbed and seeded proper

The submitter's branch is Aquaterra. Her name was submitted through An Tir and was forwarded to Laurel as of 8/30/2011.

3: Killian Flynn - Resub Household Name

Clan Mac Thoye

• No major changes.
• Sound (not specified) most important.
• Language (not specified) most important.
• Culture (not specified) most important.

The submitter's branch is Lyonsmarche. His name was submitted through An Tir and was forwarded to Laurel as of 8/30/11. He will not accept major changes, cares most about sound (not specified) and language/culture (not specified), and does not desire a specific gender. He will not accept the creation of a holding name. NB from Boar: this is presumably a household name, but was submitted on the name form for individuals.

His previous submission, The MacThoy, can be seen here http://antirheralds.org/oscar/index.php?action=145&id=7358 and was returned by Lions Blood in September 2011:

This household name lacks an acceptable designator. SCA Rules for Submission III.2.b, Non-Personal Names, states:

"... and household names must consist of a designator that identifies the type of entity and at least one description element."

The rule goes on to say:

"Household names must follow the patterns of period names of organized groups of people. Possible models include Scottish Clans (Clan Stewart), ruling dynasties (House of Anjou), professional guilds (Bakers Guild of Augsburg, Worshipful Company of Coopers), military units (The White Company), and inns (House of the White Hart)."

Dropping the element 'The', which is not an acceptable designator, and adding another designator, such as 'Clan' or 'House', would be a major change, which the submitter does not allow. Therefore, we must return the name for further work.

In addition, the submitter did not provide adequate documentation of the spelling 'MacThoy'. Documentation was provided of the existence of a Greek word, mochthoi (Μοχθοι), but no documentation was provided that Greek words were used in this manner to construct household names. Further, the existence of the Greek word does not provide documentation of the spelling of Scots 'MacThoy'. The submitter also provided documentation from Woulfe for the spelling 'O Toye' as an Anglicized Irish version of 'ui Tuataigh'. It is unclear if the element 'Tuataigh' also appears as a personal name (here, it is a family name). Therefore, it may not be suitable for use with the patronymic element 'Mac'. Again, the spelling documented is 'Toye' and not 'Thoy'.

The submitter should be advised that there is an excellent article for household formation of this sort available: Medieval Gaelic Clan, Household and Other Group Names, written by Sharon L. Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/households.shtml). The forms detailed in this article should provide some help when restructuring this submission into a registerable format. Upon resubmission, the submitter should choose from the acceptable designators listed in either the rule or article referenced above and either submit solid documentation for the spelling 'MacThoy' or use a suitable documented spelling.

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

Woulfe gives <O Toye> as a form dated to the time of Elizabeth I or James I (under header O Tuaith) and <O Thuoty> and <O Towie> (under header O Tuataigh, derived from the same root).

The names are closely related - we think that Thoye is a reasonable interpolation.

Sharon L. Krossa at (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/households.shtml) offers the following... "Most commonly the name used for the eponymous clan ancestor was his given name only, but sometimes his simple patronymic byname only or his given name plus descriptive byname would be used. For example: Clann Mhic Dhuibhne: a late medieval Scottish Gaelic clan named after a man with the simple patronymic byname mac Duibhne. (Mackechnie)"

Based on Krossa's webpage, we think that Mac is suitable with the element "Thoye," given that we found only forms with O for both it and <O Tuathail> in Woulfe, despite the fact that the latter is clearly documented as a sixteenth century name in Mari's Annals index. Woulfe is unclear as to whether <Tuataigh> was used as a given name or not.

4: Killian Flynn - Resub Device

Per saltire gules and sable, on a saltire counterchanged fimbriated Or, two rapiers inverted proper, a bordure Or.

The submitter's branch is Lyonsmarche. His name was submitted through An Tir and was forwarded to Laurel as of 8/30/11. His previous device submission, Per saltire sable and gules, on a saltire counterchanged in saltire two rapiers inverted proper can be seen here http://antirheralds.org/oscar/index.php?action=145&id=7405 and was returned by Lions Blood in November 2011 for violating the rule of tincture; in the return the submitter was advised to avoid the odd detailing on the saltire and not to redraw the shield shape on the submission form.

5: Midhaven, Shire of - New Household Name

Company of the Tulip

The submitter's branch is (unsurprisingly) Midhaven. The shire name was registered in July 1991 via An Tir. A petition signed by the branch officers was included. They will accept changes as follows: "will accept any required changes to the designator (Company) but will NOT accept any changes to the 'of the Tulip' portion." In the event must be changed, the submitter cares most about spelling.

The following is summarized from the documentation section of the forms:

The 'company of Saint George,' 'the noble company of the Gold(en) Fleece,' 'the Knights of the Company of the Holy Spirit of Right Desire,' 'Company called of the ship,' 'Company of the star,' 'the company of the knightly society of the Blessed Mary of the Noble House at Saint Oeun near Saint Denis in France,' and 'the company of the spool' are cited in Medieval Secular Order Names: Courtly Orders and Awards by Juliana de Luna at http://www.medievalscotland.org/jes/OrderNames/Courtly_Orders_and_Awards.shtml

'Tulip' is documented from the Online Etymology Dictionary, http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=tulip, which dates the word to the 1570s with a Dutch or German origin.

5: Midhaven, Shire of - New Badge

(Fieldless) A tulip slipped, leaved and conjoined at the base within a mascle argent.

This submission is to be associated with Company of the Tulip

This badge is to be associated with the Company of the Tulip.

The submitter's branch is (unsurprisingly) Midhaven. The shire name was registered in July 1991 via An Tir. A petition signed by the branch officers was included.

6: Midhaven, Shire of - New Household Name

Inn of the Silver Tulip

The submitter's branch is (unsurprisingly) Midhaven. The shire name was registered in July 1991 via An Tir. A petition signed by the branch officers was included. They will accept changes as follows: "will accept any required changes to the designator (Inn) but will NOT accept any changes to the 'of the Silver Tulip' portion." No preference in the event the name must be changed.

The following is summarized from the included documentation:

The pattern 'Inn of the color + flower' is documented from English Sign Names by Mari ingen Briain at http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/inn. The website lists a few inns named after a flower (rose), several of the pattern color+animal (Greyhorse, Red Lyon...) and one of the pattern color+human (black boy).

'Silver' is documented from the Online Etymology Dictionary, http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term==silver, which lists a number of older forms for the word (eg OE, OS, ON) and identifies the verb form 'to cover or plate with silver' as recorded from the mid 15th c.

'Tulip' is documented from the Online Etymology Dictionary, http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=tulip, which dates the word to the 1570s with a Dutch or German origin.

7: Midhaven, Shire of - New Badge

Per chevron azure and sable, a tulip slipped and leaved argent.

This submission is to be associated with Populace Badge

This badge is to be the Shire's populace badge.

The submitter's branch is (unsurprisingly) Midhaven. The shire name was registered in July 1991 via An Tir. A petition signed by the branch officers was included.

8: MUIREAGÁIN THE KEITH - New Name

• No major changes.

The submitter's branch is not given; her address suggests Aquaterra or Madrone. She will not accepte major changes, cares most about language/culture (scotland - mid 12th c.) and does not care about the gender of the name.

No documentation was included for the personal name; for the byname, the submitter has included a printout from http://www.houseofnames.com/keith-family-crest which states

"A family in the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Keith. They lived in the lands of Keith in the county of East Lothian. Traditionally the Keiths were descended from Robert, an early Chieftain of the Catti tribe, and possibly one of the earliest settlers in Scotland. Robert joined King Malcolm II at the battle of Panbridge in 1006....

"First found in Haddingtonshire where Harvey Keith... inherited the office of Marshal late in the 13th century, but was imprisoned by the English unt 1304."

The webpage cites a number of references, none of them period, and it is not clear which aspects of the above quote are supported by the references.

8: MUIREAGÁIN THE KEITH - New Device

Sable, on a chevron Or between two doves volant and a stag's head erased in base argent, three Latin crosses gules

9: Nigel Compton - New Device

Lozengy argent and azure, a lute gules

The submitter's branch is Aquaterra. His name was submitted through An Tir and was forwarded to Laurel as of 8/30/2011.

10: Riese von Landesehre - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Meaning (not specified) most important.

The submitter's branch is Aquaterra. He will accept all changes, cares most about meaning (not specified), and desires a male name. The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form:

<Riese> is listed in Bahlow and is German for giant. As for Landesehre, it is an Austrian/Hungarian castle used as a landmark designator to denote my origin. It is currently known as the Ruins of Landsee... http://www.landseeaktiv.at/burgruine/ruine/ruine.htm... Per my herald's input it was decided that Landsee was a modern translation and that Landesehre would be more period correct.

The cited webpage is in German; the included translation (via Google translate?) says, in part, "This instrument is called by the witness of a Gotscalcus Landsee (en honor the country). Also, the deed book of Styria in 1173 called for a "Erchenger honor of landing," which is also mentioned in the rhymed chronicle of the poet and historian Ottokar of Styria as the 'lord of the land Erkenger honor.'"

10: Riese von Landesehre - New Device

Paly azure and argent, a wolf rampant Or and a chief embattled sable

11: Sibilla Chantrelle - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Sound (not specified) most important.

The subitter's branch is Tymberhavene. She will accept all changes, cares most about sound (not specified), and desires a female name.

<Sibilla> is documented from Withycombe s.n. Sibyl: Sibilla HR 1273, York Poll Tax 1379

<Chantrelle> is documented from R&W s.n. Chantrell: Chanterel 1177, 1221. Source does not document spelling <Chantrelle>, except to say that the name may derive from the Old French Chantrelle, 'a small bell.'

11: Sibilla Chantrelle - New Device

Gules, a horse passant contourny and on a chief argent a fleur-de-lis between two crosses formy gules

12: Tola Séamestre - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Client requests authenticity for late 11th c. England.
• Meaning (byname meaning 'seamstress') most important.

The submitter's branch is Three Mountains. She will accept all changes, cares most about meaning (byname meaning 'seamstress'), and desires a female name. She requests authenticity for late 11th c. England.

<Tola> is dated to 1058 in 'Anglo Saxon Women's Names from Royal Charters' by Marieke van de Dal, available at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/marieke/anglosaxonfem/

<Séamestre> is intended as a descriptive byname meaning 'seamstress;' the word is cited in 'A Concise Anglo Saxon Dictionary' by John R. Clark Hall; the page for this citation is available at http://lexicon.ff.cuni.cz/png/oe_clarkhall/b0258.png

12: Tola Séamestre - New Device

Per chevron vert and azure, a pawprint and in chief three threaded needles bendwise sinister argent

13: Volk the Grey - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Client requests authenticity for late 15th c. Russia.
• Meaning (Nicholas, son of Karl Wolf) most important.

The submitter's branch is Glymm Mere. He will accept all changes, cares most about meaning (Nicholas, Son of Karl Wolf), and desires a male name. He would like his name made authentic for late 15th c. Russia.

NB from Boar: the form has a personal name crossed out and replaced with 'Volk the Grey,' as if the submitter changed his mind. I am guessing the 'meaning' listed is associated with the original name, Nikolai Karlovich.

<Volk> is documented from A Dictionary of Period Russian Names by Paul Wickenden of Thanet (http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/) s.n. Volk.

No documentation was included for the byname.

Thus ends the November 2011 Internal Letter of Intent.

I remain,

yours in service,

Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn

Boar Pursuivant

An Tir OSCAR counts: 6 New Names, 2 New Household Names, 6 New Devices, 2 New Badges. This gives 16 new items. Resub counts: 1 Resub Household Name, 1 Resub Device. This is a total of 2 resubmissions on this letter, for a total of 18 actions.

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