Minutes of the July, 2015 Heralds Meeting

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MINUTES OF THE MONTHLY MEETING – July 12, 2015
(10:17 am to 4:45 pm; break from 11:30am to 11:55am; 15 minute internet broken/bio break at ~3PM)

The meeting was held at Green Crown’s home. In general, all future meetings will be held at Green Crown’s home (564 Broadmoor Blvd., San Leandro, CA 94577; email greencrownwest@yahoo.com for directions).

ATTENDEES:
Frederick of Holland, Vesper; Krysta of Starfall, Green Crown; Aasa Thorvaldsdottir, Seawolf; Hirsch von Henford, Golem; eilis o’Boirne, Banner; Astrid of Swansdale, Latimer; Dafydd Waleis, Nebuly P. and CoH Exchequer; Gwenhwyfaer ferch Gwilym, PaL; Cosma Drago, PaL; Kean de Lacy, PaL; Aine inghean Tuathail, PE; Carrick MacBrian, PE; Edith of Swansdale, Cornet; Margaret Pye, Cornet; Alys Durivau.

COLLEGE OF HERALDS MEETINGS
Heralds’ Meetings for 2015: September 20, November 15 (the day after Herald’s Collegium), January 3, 2016 (tentative based on 12th Night). Meetings begin at 11AM, with walk-in processing no later than 10:30AM. “Road show” meetings, if any, will be announced well in advance.

Walk-in submissions may be held over until the following meeting at the discretion of Matins.

We are conducting some preliminary name research through the West Kingdom heraldic consultation mailing list wkheralds_consults@yahoogroups.com. This list is open to all those interested in West Kingdom book heraldry: both names and devices, and either to contribute or to ask questions. To join the list, please subscribe through Yahoo or at wkheralds_consults-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. If you subscribe by e-mail, you can complete the process by replying to the confirmation e-mail; it is not necessary to log in to Yahoo. Please note that initial posts are moderated and thus may not appear on the list immediately.


REPORTS

Vesper: Attended a meeting at the Known World Heraldic Symposium via Go to Meeting.com.  Hard to tell who was speaking because no identification or microphone misuse.  Laurel has grand plans for the College of Arms.  Educational videos will be put up plus other things.  Nothing that involved submissions particularly.  Laurel wants to institute continuous notification of the process.  Feels that the populace of the Known World are shareholders, not clients.  Vesper disagrees, people are clients, we owe it to treat them professionally.  Wants push but hasn't required it yet. 

Seawolf: We have a principality, and a new prince and princess.  Seawolf herald is now receiving emails sent to Seawolf herald.  Awesome deputy is still awesome.

Sable Swan: not present (no report)

Stellanordica: not present (no report)

Exchequer: We have money.  New system is crazy. we need to send additional funds to Laurel.  Send $500 to Laurel for submissions. Will get signatures and mail check this week before all of the signatories are out of town for a month.

Matins (vacant - Green Crown reporting): Submissions processing and review of commentary on West Kingdom submissions on OSCAR continue. We had a substantial uptick in submissions for this meeting, we have a bunch that are wrong and need to be updated and some that will be processed for next meeting.  The September meeting will be a monster as well.  Aine & I are working on finding ways to crowd source the work.  No problems with main kingdom people paying, the problems are with form size again.

Green Crown: Happily chugging along and doing what is asked of it by people who are needing the help. Regarding the board meeting yesterday, one of the action items was that Laurel King of Arms made a policy decision (which, to become permanent, requires a change to the CoA handbook) to require that “forms of address” be registered and regulated by the CoA. The action item had a motion, but was not seconded No action will be taken, and the Board will not uphold the policy decision.

Banner: Thank Vesper for filling in at times when Banner is unable to do so.  Vesper is filling in as their majesties primary point of contact.

Baldric: not present, report from Banner Believes that Laurel will be at the collegium in November.

Brachet: Vesper looked over OSCAR comments from bratchet.  Everything looks good.

Greencloak: not present (no report from Greencloak) Lists reports that Crucible happened and no one died.  Lists got a report at the crucible on one of the fields, the herald’s replacement did not show up at the rounds break, so the herald would not call the fights until the replacement was there. Policy is to either keep going or find another replacement – Greencloak should have been looped in on this.  Green Crown suggests that we need a quartermaster on each field.  Direction on flag protocol needed to be clearer.

Latimer: Edith has been hauling the books around and seeing that consultation has been happening.  Latimer will be at October Crown.  Lots of people are consulting. Somehow we are getting them to submit as well.  If you are consulting with people and they want a name that you can't find in your documents or on line, please reach out for help from us. We have some language specialists that sometimes have resources not generally available.

Golem: West kingdom Heralds website, still there, still running, reports coming in and royalty are pretty good at their turnaround.  Overall running pretty well, couple of glitches with the Kingdom mail forwarding.  Award recommendations page only got partially fixed, but that is all working at this point.  Former Seawolf hasn't done several reports, current Seawolf to follow up.  Can we get the minutes updated to an easier place to find, like a link at the top of the main page.  As for Laurel’s request re. notification to clients, maybe we can post a chart that shows “if your device was considered in X month the Laurel result is likely to come out in Y month.”


ANNOUNCEMENTS / Other Business

Laurel requires now 0 (zero) paper submissions – we need only one copy and Matins doesn’t mail anything to Laurel, just sends scans. Effective immediately we will only require from submitters:

Name submission: one copy and documentation
Device submission: one line drawing, one colored drawing, with documentation if needed
Badge submission: one line drawing, one colored drawing, documentation as needed
Money: $10 for name+device or name+badge, $6 for individual submissions.

Colored submissions are still required to be hand colored using markers, not crayons or pencils, and must be colored with “quality markers” so colors don’t change; we encourage the use of Crayola Classic markers. If the submission is not colored in true colors, the College is required to send it back.

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

MAILING LIST: The West Kingdom College of Heralds has a mailing list for internal communication. Any herald is welcome to join by request. To join the list, please subscribe at wkheralds-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES: Many interesting heraldic links can be found through the SCA Heraldry web page at http://www.sca.org/heraldry, including the Laurel home page, the on-line Armorial and Ordinary (with search capabilities) and The Academy of St. Gabriel (an onomastic and heraldic consultation service). The West Kingdom Heraldry site and the West Kingdom Awards List can be accessed through the West Kingdom site, http://www.westkingdom.org. Heraldic queries may also be addressed to Vesper at herald@westkingdom.org -- answers may take a few days.

West Kingdom College of Heralds Minutes are published on the web. They may be read at or printed from the heralds' website at http://heralds.westkingdom.org/Minutes.htm.

BRACHET MEETINGS
The office of Brachet Herald was filled as of the September meeting; no commenting meetings are being held, but Brachet is brainstorming to try to do e-meetings. More news soon.


EXCERPTS FROM THE LOARS

The cover letters, acceptances and returns for the past can be found at http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/. If you are interested in responding to some of the calls for commentary put out by the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, please be sure to visit the site.

April 2015 LoAR (printed June 7, 2015) (West LoI January 8, 2015)

Cover Letter

From Laurel: A Call for Proofreaders

We have recently had a shortage of proofreading comments for the drafts of the Letters of Acceptances and Returns. Less proofreading makes the process slower and introduces more chances for error. Proofreaders help identify heraldic consistency, grammar, and spelling issues. They are an integral part of our getting the LoAR out on schedule.

We need relatively senior heralds conversant with SENA, the Admin Handbook, the commentary process, and who have some knowledge of precedents and how the decision process works. In addition, we also need people highly skilled with written English, who can provide comments on grammar, spelling, where commas go, etc.

Proofreaders are expected to maintain confidentiality of all draft material, as decisions can change between proof passes and press time. If you have an interested in serving as a LoAR proofreader, please contact Laurel for more information.

From Wreath: On Augmentations of Arms

A return this month prompted us to give a few reminders about augmentations of arms. The Administrative Handbook covers the topic in section IID3 and SENA in section A3A3. An augmentation is an addition to the registered device given as an honor. Thus the base coat for the augmentation must be the correct blazon of the registered device, not a badge, not a variant of the device. We recommend heralds working on augmentations to check the registered emblazon of the registered device to ensure that the blazon is correct. Also, although the right to an augmentation is given by the kingdom, its suitability for use and registration with a specific device must be approved by the College of Arms. An augmentation adds complexity and augmented devices are often allowed to violate certain style rules, such as allowing charges on tertiary charges or a complexity count of greater than eight, as long as the identifiability of the design is maintained. However, augmentations may not violate the rules on contrast.

From Wreath: Badge Submissions for Groups

We want to remind groups that the Admin Handbook, section IA, says "submissions [for groups] should be limited to meet current or identified need; excessive submissions with no clearly identified purposes may be returned." Thus, we recommend groups to register only the armorial designs they plan to use rather than trying to block heraldic space by registering designs that they might need some day in the future.

West Acceptances - April LoAR

Blase di Angelo. Badge. Gules, a wine amphora within a mascle Or.

Brodie MacMorrow. Device. Argent, a lion and on a chief embattled gules a sword reversed argent.

Please advise the submitter to draw the embattlements with more amplitude.

Cathal Maclae. Name and device. Per pall Or, gules, and sable, a pall argent between an owl wings displayed azure and two axes addorsed Or.

This name combines a Gaelic given name and Scots byname. This is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.

Cynthia Fayrfax. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Nice 16th century English name!

Danaë FitzRoberts. Transfer of badge to Moira O'Connor. Azure, a castle issuant from base argent within a bordure argent mullety of eight points vert.

Diana Listmaker. Reblazon of device. Vert, a cross gules fimbriated, overall a pegasus segreant argent, in canton an increscent Or.

Blazoned when registered in January 1973 as Vert, on a cross argent, a cross gules, overall a pegasus argent and in canton an increscent Or, we are clarifying the posture of the pegasus. The cross is also distinctly fimbriated.
Jeronimus von Wallenfels. Name.

Lei Shou. Device. Per pale sable and gules, a nine-tailed queued fox sejant contourny regardant Or.

The submitter has permission to conflict with the device of Sara of Salaparuta: Per pale sable and vert, a talbot sejant contourny Or collared gules maintaining a roundel Or.

Moira O'Connor. Acceptance of transfer of Badge from Danaë FitzRoberts. Azure, a castle issuant from base argent within a bordure argent mullety of eight points vert.

Stafngrimr of Agaricus. Reblazon of device. Per fess enarched rayonny sable and Or, a phoenix issuant from base gules.

Reblazoned in August of 1991 as: Sable, on a demi-sun issuant from base Or, a phoenix issuant from base gules, the field is divided per fess rayonny rather than showing a sable field with an identifiable demi-sun issuant from base.

West Returns - April LoAR

Christopher Ephesou. Name.

Submitted as Christopher of Ephesus, the name was changed to Christopher Ephesou on the submission form, apparently by the submitter.

The given name Christopher is an English form of the Greek Christophoros. The combination of English and Greek is not an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA. According to the submission form, Christopher is the submitter's legal given name. However, proof of the legal name was not provided in the submission packet. Without such documentation, we are unable to register this name using the legal name allowance. Upon resubmission, the requirements for documenting a legal name are found in the July 2012 Cover Letter.

The Letter of Intent stated that Ephesou is a locative surname meaning "of/from Ephesus". However, the correct form of the byname is Ephesios, which was noted in commentary by Metron Ariston. Therefore, a wholly Greek form of the name is Christophoros Ephesios. Christopher of Ephesus would also be registerable if the submitter provides proof of his legal name, as of Ephesus is a lingua Anglica form of the Greek Ephesios.

Cynthia Fayrfax. Device. Or, a wingless dragon passant contourny sable.
This device is returned for conflict with the device of Arian Rhyindelas of Aldalome: Argent, a six-headed, double-tailed, wingless hydra counterstatant sable. There is a DC for changing the field but nothing for the type of monster and nothing for the number of heads or tails.

May 2015 LoAR (printed June 25, 2015) (No West LoI)

Cover Letter

From Wreath: Of Polypus' and Calamarie's Tentacles

A precedent from 2012 states:

The tentacles of a polypus should be to base, not both to base and to chief, as we grant difference for tentacles to base, as with a polypus, versus tentacles to chief, as with a calamarie. [James Bacon, 12/12, R-West]

This precedent seems to be occasionally misinterpreted as meaning that a correct depiction would have the tentacles pointing towards the base for a polypus and towards the chief for a calamarie. This is incorrect. The intent is to render the orientation unambiguous and thus the tentacles should be arranged in both cases around the section of the cephalopod that is opposite the head, with less than half going over the midsection and none going further than the head itself.

From Wreath: No More Billets with Complex Lines

Due to lack of documentation and identifiability issues, billets with complex lines will not be registered after the November 2015 decision meeting without evidence of period practice.

From Pelican: Proposed Changes to Scandinavian Alternate Titles

Starting late last year, Orle Herald proposed changes to Table 4 of the list of alternate titles (http://heraldry.sca.org/titles.html#table4). The proposal was split into four Ansteorran Letters of Intent dated November 23, January 23, February 4, and February 28, all of which were considered at the May 2015 Pelican decision meeting. The full list of changes is at http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/Stars/Titles/Scandinavian_Titles.htm.

Due to the lack of commentary on this proposal, additional time to write the decisions is needed. Any resulting changes to the Alternate Titles list will be discussed in the August Cover Letter. If anyone has further comments pertaining to this proposal, please send them directly to Pelican (pelican@heraldry.sca.org) no later than August 1, 2015 in order to meet the publishing deadlines.

In Service,
Krysta of Starfall,
Green Crown Pursuivant


SUBMISSONS – July (2015)

ITEMS SENT TO LAUREL

Angela Marina Castillo de Guzman (NEW device – resub to Kingdom, Name in process May 2015 LoI West)

Argent, a chevron cotised gules between two English panthers combatant guardant vert enflamed gules and a pomegranate tree fructed, blasted and eradicated proper.

In May, 2015 her submission was returned at Kingdom: Argent, a chevron gules between two English panthers combatant guardant vert enflamed gules and a pomegranate tree blasted vert fructed gules. We found the following conflict: Alyna of the Ilex (Sept. 2002): Argent, a chevron throughout gules between three sprigs of holly vert fructed gules. Also Leonardo Phenix (Feb. 2011): Argent, a chevron gules between three gryphons' heads erased vert.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.


Belogora, Shire of (CHANGE name - resub to Kingdom)

Will not accept Major or Minor changes; no importance or preference boxes marked.

Belogora – “white hill” in Russian. Two examples of similar formation of Russian placenames are found at heraldry.sca.org/names/toprus.html: Belogorod (white city); Beloozero (white lake). In “A Dictionary of Period Russian Names” by Paul Wickenden of Thanet  http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/ba.html, [Belogorskoi] is translated as "white hills". [-skoi] is apparently a variant spelling of [-ski], meaning "of the" http://www.columbia.edu/itc/history/wortman/courseref.html. So the person of that name in the article was so-and-so "from the white hills".

Currently registered group name “Crystalmist” (March 1984) will be released (official Branches may only have one registered Branch Name). Signed petition per Admin Handbook IV.C.5 is included in Laurel’s Packet. Prior name change submitted to Kingdom: “Skathi’s Gate” (formation of placename not documented, no petition, wrong forms) in March 2015.


Brogan Mer O Brogan (NEW name, NEW device)

Important – Sound “Brogan” to sound right; Gender: unmarked; no authenticity request.

Brogan – “Eilis says so”. Also, because [O Brogan] is the anglicized form of [Ó Brógáin], we believe it to be sufficient documentation for [Brogan] as a given name. However, we don't know if the patronymic form is changed enough that anglicizing it would give a different spelling.

Mer – found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Descriptive Bynames” by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O’Brien) meaning “swift”; http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Topic.shtml.

O Brogan – found in “16th & 17th C Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O’Brien) under “O Brogan”; http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Woulfe/SortedByAnglicizedRoot.shtml

The Early Modern Gaelic name formation [given +descriptive byname + patronymic/clan byname] is referenced in Appendix A in SENA, and shown in Quick and Easy Gaelic Names by Sharon L. Krossa <http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames /#descriptivewithpatronymic>.

Armory:
Per chevron purpure and vert.

We considered Finn mac Láebáin: Per chevron purpure and vert, a chevron inverted argent (East LoI, 2015-06-10); this is clear due to the addition of the chevron, a Substantial Change. No other conflicts were found.


Carlo of Darkwood (NEW name, NEW device)

Will not accept Major or Minor changes Important – nothing marked; Gender: male

Carlo – found in “A Sample of Jewish Names in Milan 1540-1570,” Compiled by Yehoshua ben Haim haYerushalmi (Zachary Kessin); http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Jewish/milan_names.html.

of – locative article required by “SCA placename” rule

Darkwood – registered name of a Barony in the Kingdom of the West (LoAR September 1988)

The name formation [given + anglicized locative article + SCA locative byname] is appropriate for names formed using the Branch Name Allowance, as shown in PN1.B.2.f in SENA.

Armory:
Per fess wavy argent and azure, goutty counterchanged.

Device appears to be clear of conflict. Letter of Permission to Conflict with Michiele l’encriere (also submitted on this letter) included although we do not believe the devices are in conflict.


Dante de Collino (NEW name, NEW device)

Important – Spelling; Gender: male; no authenticity request

Dante – found in “Italian Names from Florance, 1427” by Ferrante LaVolpe http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ferrante/catasto/.

de – Italian locative article per SENA Appendix A; also found in the data of “Italian Given Names from the Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532: Collino” http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/tratte/collino; Note that the Tratte doesn't exactly document [de], but does list DEGLIORIUOL, DEGLISTATUT, and DEGRASSO. The common locative form for Florence was [da], but [de] was found in northern Italy in rare instances.

Collino – found as the header of “Italian Given Names from the Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532: Collino” http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/tratte/collino; dated 14th C: 1347 (1), 1351 (1), 1353 (1), 1354 (2), 1355 (1), 1356 (1), 1357 (1), 1359 (1), 1361 (1), 1362 (1)

The Italian name formation [given + locative article + locative] is shown in Appendix A in SENA.

Armory:
Sable, a hammer entwined with a snake argent between flaunches embattled Or.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.


Denis of New Forest (NEW name, NEW device)

Will not accept Major changes; Important – Language and/or culture: 13th/14th C England; Gender: male; no authenticity request

Denis – Found as a header in Withycombe, p. 81, which says that the name [Denys] was introduced in England about the end of the 12th century. The Withycombe citation suggests that both [Denis] and [Dennis] were used, but gives no dates for these. [Denes] is dated to 1379.

of – locative article

New Forest – New Forest: Ekwall, p. 340 as header [New Forest]. Originally [Nova Foresta] in the Domesday Book (1086)  and [Noveforest] 1154. Note that this "forest" was created about 1079 by William I and has been known as the "New Forest" ever since.

The English name formation [given + locative phrase + locative] is shown in Appendix A in SENA.

Armory:
Per pale gules and argent, a cross counterchanged, in canton a ram’s head cabossed argent horned Or.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.


Dietrich Dominikus (NEW name, NEW device)

Important –Language and/or culture: none noted; Gender: male; no authenticity request

Submitter supplied the following documentation:

Dietrich – s.n. Dietrich, Dieterich […]: with numerous sh.fs such as Diede, Thiede, […] etc., which bears witness to the former popularityVern (Verona) and to the Dietrich legend; in the background looms the figure of the King of the Goths, Theodetrich the Great (5th C.) […] from Hans Bahlow’s Dictionary of German Names (Translated and Revised by Edda Gentry, 2nd Ed.), p. 78. Entry for Dietsch (p. 78) references Dietreich, Villingen, 1577. Entry for Dieter (p. 77) references Dietrich of Rossriet, 1287 and Dietrich Roder, Wurt, 1486.

Dominikus – s.n. Domick (E. Ger – Sil) = Dominik founder of Dominican Order. Common f.n and surn. In Breslau around 1350. From Hans Bahlow’s Dictionary of German Names (Translated and Revised by Edda Gentry, 2nd Ed.), p. 82.

We find no support in this documentation for the –us suffix, and ask the CoA for assistance with this byname formation.

The German name formation [given + byname] is shown in Appendix A in SENA.

Armory:
Or, a double-headed eagle gules, on a chief sable embattled four crosses of lozenges Or.

Device appears to be clear of conflict. We did find Adelrich Falke: Or, an eagle gules and on a chief sable five crosses formy fitchy Or. We count a DC for straight line to embattled, and a DC for change of type of cross, formy to “of lozenges.”


Eibhilín inghean Uí Martain (NEW name, NEW device)

Important – Language and/or culture: none noted; Gender: female; Authenticity request for “Irish”

Eibhilín – Found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals” by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O’Brien) <http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Aibhilin.shtml dated 1498 through 1583>; also OCM (p. 84, s.n. Eibhlín)

inghean Uí – shown in Quick and Easy Gaelic Names by Sharon L. Krossa http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames “daughter of the clan of ___”

Martain – Found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals” by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O’Brien) http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Martan.shtml as the genitive form of Martan, dated 768 to 1188 in this source.

The Early Modern Gaelic name formation [given + patronymic article + clan affiliation byname] is shown in Appendix A in SENA.

Armory:
Purpure a wolf’s head contorney erased, in chief two triquetra argent.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.


Elynor Palmer (NEW name, NEW device)

Will not accept Major or Minor changes; Important –Spelling (Name exactly as submitted); Gender: female; no authenticity request

Elynor – found in this spelling in “English Names Found in Brass Enscriptions” by Julian Goodwyn http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/women.html dated to 1566. Elyenora is dated to 1273 in Withycomb, p. 96. Richard, Elynoreson is found in R&W, p. 153 dated to 1375; Withycombe, pp. 96-97 has [Elinor] dated to 1604 under the header [Eleanor(a), Elinor].

Palmer – found in “Dictionary of Tudor London Names”, by Sara L. Uckelman http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/tudorlondon.pdf shows Palmer Breadstreet dated 1541; also R&W p. 336, Sagar Palmer dated to 1176.

The English name formation [given + byname] is shown in Appendix A in SENA.

Armory:
Per pale argent and azure, a compass star, on a chief wavy three escallops counterchanged.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.


Erik Larsson (NEW name, NEW device)

Important – Language and/or culture: Norse; Gender: male; no authenticity request

Erik – found in “Finnish Names” by Rouva Gertrud http://heraldry.sca.org/names/FinnishNamesArticle.htm, Erik Skynnare 1432, Eerich Andersson 1482.

Larsson – found in “Finnish Names” by Rouva Gertrud http://heraldry.sca.org/names/FinnishNamesArticle.htm, Gudze Larsson 1502.

The Finnish name formation [given + byname] is shown in Appendix A in SENA.

Armory:
Vert, a phoenix Or rising from flames gules, on a chief argent a brown boar passant proper.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.


Finn the Bald (NEW name, NEW device)

Important – nothing marked; Gender: male; no authenticity request

Finn – Found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals” by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O’Brien) http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Finn.shtml. dated 718 through 1490.

the – lingua anglica descriptive byname article.

Bald – “Maol” meaning “Bald”, is found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals” by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O’Brien) http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Maol.shtml.

The Irish name formation [given + descriptive byname] is shown in Appendix A in SENA. Submitter would prefer the lingua anglica formation, which requires the addition of the article.

Armory:
Argent a dexter hand couped appaume sable, thumb gules, within eight pommes in annulo.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.


Francisco de Hinojosa (NEW name, NEW device)

Will not accept Major changes; Important – Language and/or culture: 1400+ Spain; Gender: male; no authenticity request

Francisco – Found in Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/index.html .

de – locative article per SENA Appendix A. We find “the Marquis of La Hinojosa” in the footnotes of “The Count – Duke of Olivares”, page 296, which dates this spelling, as a placename, to 1627.

Hinojosa – Per SENA PN1.B.2.e, this is submitters modern legal surname, shown on his state-issued driver license (included in Laurel’s packet).

The Spanish name formation [given + locative article + locative] is shown in Appendix A in SENA. Per SENA PN2.C.2.d. “Hinojosa” is neutral in language and time.

Armory:
Per fess argent and azure, a boar dormant sable and a silphium argent flowered Or.

Period depictions of this plant can be seen at https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/Silphium.jpg and http://i-cias.com/e.o/ill/silphium01.jpg. Cyrene was a Greek and Roman city, founded in 630BC and abandoned in the 4th century AD. Cyrene's chief local export through much of its early history was the medicinal herb silphium, used as an abortifacient; the herb was pictured on most Cyrenian coins. Silphium was in such demand that it was harvested to extinction.

Out of our period, In modern Italian military heraldry, Il silfio d’oro reciso di Cirenaica (Silphium of Cyrenaica, smoothly cut and printed in gold; in blazon: silphium couped or of Cyrenaica) was the symbol granted to the units that fought in the campaigns in North Africa during World War II.

Our appreciation to Lord Madog Hir of Aire Faucon for the artwork and finding the more heraldically pleasing herb (client originally requested a fennel plant; he likes the look of the silphium MUCH better).

Device appears to be clear of conflict.


Golden Playne, Canton of (NEW device, name registered June 2010)

Vert, a five-headed Naga glissant to sinister, heads erect, Or, within a laurel wreath argent.

Petition from the officers and populace of this official branch is included in Laurel’s packet. Period examples of this motif are shown below and included on OSCAR and in Laurel’s packet. Device appears to be clear of conflict.

Portuguese Jesuit priests visited Thailand in the mid 16th Century. An account of the journey of one priest was published, translated to English, in 1614. A scan of the front page of that work, (together with commentary) and a page from that work are included as evidence.

Period examples of this motif are shown below and included here and in Laurel's packet. (see OSCAR for documentation)

(Note: this is the SCA branch in Thailand.)


Hrothgar Uthersson (NEW Device - resub to Kingdom, name registered July 2013)

Per saltire gules and sable a tankard inverted bendwise Or.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.

His original device submission was returned at Kingdom: Sable vetu ploye gules, a valknut Or. Device has color on color, so will be returned. There is “fieldless, a valknut Or”, so there will need to be a divided field and something else to clear it. “Per pale gules and sable, a vulknut and a border Or” is also already registered. This is a complete redesign.


Märda {O,}lfúss (Ǫlfúss) (NEW name, NEW device)

Important – none marked; Gender: don’t care; no authenticity request

Märda – found in “Swedish Feminine Names from ca. 1300” by Lindorm Eriksson (Christer Romson) http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/swedish1300female.html.

{O,}lfúss (Ǫlfúss) – found at Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html, a byname meaning "desirous of beer". Because it is a descriptive, it can take the lower case, but the rules no longer require it to be lower case.

The Norse name formation [given + descriptive byname] is shown in Appendix A in SENA.

Armory:
Argent a tankard azure, on a chief sable a spoon reversed argent.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.


Marie de Roelent (NEW name, NEW device)

Will not accept Major changes; Important – Spelling; Gender: female; no authenticity request

Marie – Found in “Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames” by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyHZ.html – s.n. Mary, dated 1186 through 1297; p. 258 under header [Jumble] 1186, p. 82 under header [Cane] 1242, and p. 63 under header [Brewis] 1296. Also Withycombe, pp. 211-212 under header [Mary]. Maria 1203-1210.

de – locative article per SENA Appendix A

Roelent – Found in “A General Introduction to Domesday Book…” by Sir Henry Ellis (circa 1833) p. 138 shows “…Robert de Roelent holding, beside a moiety of the castle and burg of Roelent…” The Domesday Book referred to by the cited documentation dates to 1086.

The English name formation [given + article + locative byname] is shown in Appendix A in SENA.

Armory:
Argent, three seahorses to sinister azure, a bordure parted wavy argent and azure.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.


Michael of Fox Wood (NEW badge, name registered August 2014)

Quarterly azure and vert, a sheaf of three arrows Or, in chief five spearpoints inverted argent.

Badge appears to be clear of conflict.


Mícheál Ó Foghladha (NEW name, NEW device)

Will not accept Major changes; Important – Meaning, Language and/or culture (none noted); Gender: male; Authenticity request: 1300’s Irish

Mícheál – Dated to 1284-1288 in “Index of Names in Irish Annals”, by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) [http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Michael.shtml].

Ó – Per SENA Appendix A, “male descendant of” patronymic article

Foghladha – found in “16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe” by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O’Brien) http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Woulfe/SortedByAnglicizedSpelling_O4.shtml under [O Folowe].

The Irish name formation [given + pat. Article + patronym] is shown in Appendix A in SENA.

Armory:
Per chevron azure and gules, two mullets and a hammer fesswise reversed Or.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.


Michiele l’encriere (NEW device, Name in process March 2015 LoI West)

Per fess wavy argent and sable, goutty counterchanged.

Device appears to be clear of conflict. Letter of Permission to Conflict with Carlo of Darkwood (also submitted on this letter) included although we do not believe the devices are in conflict.


Muirgel ingen Gáethíne (NEW name, NEW device RETURNED)

Will not accept Major changes; Important – Meaning: Gaelic for “wind”; Gender: female; no authenticity request

Muirgel – found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Feminine Given Names” by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O’Brien) http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Muirgel.shtml dated 852 through 928.

ingen – Per SENA Appendix A, “daughter of” patronymic article for Old/Middle Gaelic (before c.1200)

Gáethíne – found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Torccán” by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O’Brien) http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Gaethine.shtml dated 864 through 1016.

The Old/Middle Gaelic name formation [given + pat. article + patronym] is shown in Appendix A in SENA.


Roric Skaghen (CHANGE of primary name, NEW badge)

Currently registered primary name: Hroerekr í Skaginum (March 2009); retain as alternate. Will not accept Major changes; Important – Sound (none noted); Gender: male; no authenticity request.

Roric – Found in Danmarks Gamle Personnavne, Vol 1, Part 2 (DGP) under the header of Rørik in column 1188. The two possible spellings are Røric and Rorik, this shows the usage without the “slash-o”.

Skaghen – Found under the header Skaghen dated to 1338 in DGP Vol 2, Part 2, column 959.

The Scandinavian/Danish name formation [given + byname] is shown in Appendix A in SENA.

Armory:
Badge:
Or a bull’s head cabossed, a bordure gules.

We find no conflict for this badge.


Seán Ó Labhradha (NEW name, NEW device)

Will not accept Major changes; Important – Spelling: “Seán”; Language and/or culture: Irish Gaelic; Gender: male; Authenticity request: Irish and/or Scottish Gaelic

Seán – found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals” by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O’Brien) http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Sean.shtml dated from 1316 through 1602.

Ó – patronymic article “son of” per 16th & 17th C Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O’Brien) under “O Labhradha”; http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Woulfe/SortedByGaelicRoot_L.shtml.

Labhradha – found in “16th & 17th C Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O’Brien) under “O Labhradha”; http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Woulfe/SortedByGaelicRoot_L.shtml.

The Irish Gaelic name formation [given + article + patronym] is shown in Appendix A in SENA.

Armory:
Per chevron gules and sable a snake nowed between three spear points inverted argent.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.


Sextus Aurelius Ricimer Fortunatus (NEW name, NEW device admin. RETURNED)

Important –Language and/or culture: none noted; Gender: male; no authenticity request

Sextus – Praenomen.

Aurelius – Nomen.

Ricimer – Cognomen; from Flavius Ricimer, general who acted as kingmaker in the Western Roman Empire from 456 to 472; likely originally Gothic-Suevic. Documented using Encyclopedia Brittanica and “Historia: Zeitschrift fur Alte Geschichte – The Birth of Ricimer” by Andrew Gillett (copy included).

Fortunatus – Cognomen.

This name construction follows standard tri nomina structure noted in “Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html with an extra cognomen. All elements except [Ricimer] from “Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names.”


Sibéal inghean Alaxandair (NEW name, NEW device)

Will not accept Major or changes; Important – Sound (none noted), Spelling (box not checked, but spellings noted on form), Language and/or culture: Irish/Gaelic; Gender: female; Authenticity request: Irish/Gaelic “Isabel, daughter or granddaughter of Alexander”

Sibéal – Found in Academy of St. Gabriel report http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?1955+0 as 11th to 14th C given name for an Irish woman (St. Gabriel footnote on this: “OCM s.nn. Ricard, Sibe/al. We actually aren't sure whether <Sibe/al> was used by Gaelic-speakers: It might have been used in Gaelic documents only to identify English-speaking women named <Elizabeth> or <Isabel>. However, we can recommend the name with that slight reservation.”)

(alternate) Isibéal – found in OCM p.165 – s.n. Sibéal, Isibéal, Isabel, the medieval French form of Elizabeth, first appeared in England in the 12th C and became extremely popular. It was brought to Ireland by the Anglo-Normans. Also found in Woulfe p. 53 – s.n. Isabella, Isibéal; undated.

inghean – per SENA Appendix A, Early Modern Gaelic patronymic article.

Alaxandair – Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form; found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals” by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O’Brien) http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Alaxandar.shtml dated to 1124-1577. In that article, Ragnall mac Alaxandair oigri Clainni Alaxandair, dated to 1366, shows that this is also the genitive form.

The Early Modern Gaelic name formation [given + pat. article + patronym] is shown in Appendix A in SENA.

Armory:
Per bend sinister purpure and sable, an arrow bendwise sinister Or enfiled of two natural dolphins haurient embowed respectant argent.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.


Sigrdrif Hæilgæirsdottir (RESUB name to Kingdom, RESUB device to Kingdom)

Name submitted on form: Sigrdrif Hæilgæirrsdottir; Important – none marked; Gender: none marked; no authenticity request

Sigrdrif – In the “Nordiskt runnamnlexikon”, found on p.8, under the header [Aldrif].

Hæilgæirsdottir – Hæilgæirr- is found in “Nordiskt runnamnlexikon” p.84. According to Bassi, p. 17, when you add the possesive [s] and [-dottir] to a name ending in a double-r, you drop one [r] and add one [s]. So the correct form would be [Hæilgæirsdottir].

The Norse name formation [given + patronym] is shown in Appendix A in SENA.

Submitter’s previously submitted name (May 2014) was Sigrdrifa Volundrsdotir. “Sigurdrifa” is formed from “Sigr-“ and “–drifa”, however, “Drifa” is a whole name and not a name element. The properly formed name would be Sigrdrif, which is submitted here. “Volundrsdotir” was not documented and we could not find documentation.

Armory:
Argent a wolf-headed horse sable between flaunches vert.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.

Submitter’s previous device submission, Vert, on a plate a wolf-headed horse rampant sable, was found to be in conflict with Anne of the Golden Mantle (July 1981): Vert, on a plate a swan naiant. This design clears that conflict.


Syele Thorsdottir (CHANGE of primary name, NEW badge)

Currently registered primary name: Syele von der Rosen (April 2004); retain as alternate. Will not accept Major changes; Important – Language and/or culture (none noted); Gender: female; no authenticity request

Syele – “…is already registered; dated to around 1480 in a Nuremburg census.” It can be found in 15th-Century German Women's Names by Brian Scott (Talan Gwynek) [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/germ15f.html]

Thorsdottir – In the Dokumentasjonsprosjekte (http://www.dokpro.uio.no), Thor is found in a reference to a farm in a document from 1570. The specific document can be found at http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst.prl?b=17969&s=n=Thor. In Norwegian, we find from Bergen dated to 1565, two "-dottir" spellings (http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst.prl?b=10437&s=n), and there are 37 documents total that come up in a search for -dottir in the text between 1400 and 1600.

Per SENA, Appendix C, German is compatible with Scandinavian languages. In both German and Scandinavian, the name formation [given + byname (patronym)] is shown in SENA Appendix A, although a German patronym would be unmarked. However, in this case, the patronym is formed from the Norwegian.

Armory:
Badge:
(Fieldless) Atop a birdcage Or a bird gules.

At http://mistholme.com/dictionary/birdcage/ , Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme states, “... but it must have a bird, as it’s otherwise not possible to tell it’s a birdcage” – we feel that having the bird atop the cage maintains the identifyability of the “cage.” We find no conflict for this badge.


Theodericus Sturmere (NEW name, NEW device)

Important – none marked; Gender: male; no authenticity request

Theodericus – from “Some Early Middle High German Bynames with Emphasis on Names from the Bavarian Dialect Area” by Brian M. Scott, [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Early_German_Bynames.html], The example under the header [Alt] is Theodericus Senex 1178.

Sturmere – from “Some Early Middle High German Bynames with Emphasis on Names from the Bavarian Dialect Area” by Brian M. Scott [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Early_German_Bynames.html], under STURM?RE, STÜRM?RE, dated 1161, 1197, 1227.

The German name formation [given + byname] is shown in Appendix A in SENA.

Armory:
Azure a unicorn Or charged on the shoulder with a fleur de lys azure.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.


Thomas de Roelent (NEW name, NEW device, NEW household name)

Will not accept Major changes; Important – Spelling; Gender: male; no authenticity request

Thomas – Found in “A General Introduction to Domesday Book; ...” by Sir Henry Ellis (circa 1833) p. 19 shows “…Thomas abbas de Persors…” Also, Withycombe, p. 279-280, under the header [Thomas] as Thomas, dated 1086.

de – locative article per SENA Appendix A

Roelent – Found in “A General Introduction to Domesday Book; ...” by Sir Henry Ellis (circa 1833) p. 138 shows “…Robert de Roelent holding, beside a moiety of the castle and burg of Roelent…” The Domesday Book referred to by the cited documentation dates to 1086.

The English name formation [given + article + locative byname] is shown in Appendix A in SENA.

Armory:
Argent, in pale a sword fesswise reversed azure and a cloak gules, a chief indented azure.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.


House Roelent (NEW household name, NEW badge RETURNED - Thomas de Roelent)

Will not accept Major changes; Important – Spelling; Gender: don’t care; no authenticity request

House - is the designator per SENA NPN.1.A. Note that this is not actually part of the registered name and does not cause or remove conflict.

Roelent – Found in “A General Introduction to Domesday Book; ...” by Sir Henry Ellis (circa 1833) p. 138 shows “…Robert de Roelent holding, beside a moiety of the castle and burg of Roelent…” The Domesday Book referred to by the cited documentation dates to 1086.


Vittorio Bardasano (NEW name, NEW device)

Name on form: Vittorio Bardesono; Important – Sound (none noted); Gender: male; Authenticity request: 15th-16th C Italian language and time period

Vittorio – Found in Names from Sixteenth Century Venice by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/16thcvenice.html.

Bardasano – We find a census record for a Jose Alesson Bardasano from Cartagena, Spain dated 1500-1505 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KNFQ-N3X.

The name formation [given + byname] is shown in Appendix A in SENA for both Iberian and Italian. SENA Appendix C allows combinations of Iberian and Italian name elements.

Armory:
Per pale sable and argent, a chess knight affronty between two swords inverted, a bordure embattled counterchanged.

Device appears to be clear of conflict.


Yasmin al-Dimashqiyyah (CHANGE of name, CHANGE of device)

Currently registered primary name: Blase di Angelo (January 2006); release old name. Important –Sound (none noted); Gender: female; Authenticity request for 14th C Persian

Submitted as “Yasmin Damascusi”, we could not document the formation of the name in Persian at all; Astrid, Latimer consulted with the client, and client requested we change the submitted name.

Yasmin - The Arabic name was adopted from Persian. Yasmin (Persian: yâsamin) is a feminine given name per Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasmin]. Some Persian Feminine Names and Etymologies From the Timurid Dynasty by Ursula Georges [http://yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/timuridpersian.html] demonstrates the use of Persian flower names for women, with [Gul = rose, Nar Gul and Gul Nar = pomegranate flower]. This article is posted at the Academy of Saint George.

al-Dimashqiyyah - In Period Arabic Names and Naming Pratices by Da'ud ibn Auda (David B. Appleton) [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm], Yaqub al-Dimashqi is translated as Jacob of Damascus. This is Arabic, not Persian. According to Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damascus], [Dimashq] is the Arabic form of Damascus, which agrees with Da'ud's article. According to SENA, Appendix C, post-1100 Arabic can be combined with Persian. Feminine versions of masculine cognomens that end in [-i] generally take an [-iyya] or [-iyyah] ending according to the examples in Da’ud’s article.

So this name could be transliterated as Yasaman al-Dimashqiyya,  Yasaman al-Dimashqiyyah, Yasmin al-Dimashqiyya or  Yasmin al-Dimashqiyyah for a late period name in Arabic that incorporates a Persian flower name. The submitter prefers the form: Yasmin al-Dimashqiyyah.

Currently registered device: Checky argent and gules, a legless wyvern displayed and a chief sable. (July 2006); release old device.

Per bend sinister purpure and vert, in bend a five-petaled flower bendwise sinister argent slipped and leaved vert and a scimitar bendwise sinister argent.

Device appears to be clear of conflict. Submitter wrote that the flower is a “jasmine flower” but we were not sure this depiction accurately reflects that bloom.


PENDING

Hans Shaffer (Device resub to Kingdom PENDED, name registered November 2014)

Per bend sable and vert a three-headed talbot rampant to sinister argent.

His first submission, Per bend sinister embattled vert and sable, a three-headed talbot rampant to sinister, one head reguardant, argent, was returned for redrawing (the center head was to sinister instead of affront) and for conflict with Judith Jehane di Ettore (Per bend sinister gules and sable a fox rampant to sinister argent). His second submission, Per bend sinister vert and sable, a three-headed talbot rampant to sinister argent, was drawn with the center head correctly positioned, but the per bend sinister division left the conflict with Judith unaddressed. This submission correctly divides the field per bend, but the submitter has now reversed the field colors, so it will need a full conflict check. Judith has agreed to a Letter of Permission to Conflict, which we expect to receive before the September meeting. If we receive it, we will forward this at that time.


RETURNS

Muirgel ingen Gáethíne (NEW device RETURNED)

Or, on a chief sable three calamarie Or.

This device was found to be in conflict with Graham, Duke of Montrose: The following device associated with this name was registered in December of 1994 (via Laurel) Or, on a chief sable three escallops Or. There is only one CD for change of type of tertiaries. The simplest change to clear this conflict would be a change of the chief line from plain to “not plain.” It is suggested that the best line would be indented.


Savina Shimonova (RESUB name RETURNED, RESUB device RETURNED)

Important – Meaning: “Simon’s daughter”, Sound: “for first name to have nickname Savi”; Gender: female; no authenticity request

Savina – St. Gabriel report #3100 states the Savina is the Latin form of [Sabyn] and is dated to 1186 through 1303. [Sabyn] seems to be English.

ASG report #630 mentions that [Sabina] was used in France as early as the 8th century as [Savina]. But note that this is one of the early reports and may contain errors. The report cited Morlet and Dauzat for the statement about [Savina].

Dauzat p. 533, under the header [Sabin], shows [Sabina] and [Savine], both undated, but not [Savina]. Morlet volume 2 (personal names from Latin) has the header [Savina] following [Sabinus], but the names under [Savina] seem to be undated. [Sabinus] does have dates from 506 to 955 for the spelling [Savinus].

Sabina is listed in Paul Wickenden of Thanet's "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names" [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul] on the same web page as the below [Shamon, Shimon], but Wickenden does NOT list [Savina] as a variant spelling in Russian.

Shimonova – St. Gabriel report #3081 states “…the most common Biblical names beginning with that were used by Jews are , , and . We found examples of all of these names used by Jewish men living in Iraq in the 8th through 11th centuries. Per St. Gabriel report #2063, -ova is the correct Russian patronymic suffix. In Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section SA http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/sa.html, we find [Ivan Shimonov] listed under [Shimon], which documents the use of this patronymic.

This name does not have a unifying language using the currently supplied documentation (English, Jewish from the Middle East, Russian).

Submitter’s previous name submission (Sept. 2014), Savina Schimonova, could not be documented. Savina can only be found as Latin or French given name. “Schimonova” could not be documented in any language; the basis documentation was “Shimon” which is Russian/Jewish. Dropping the “c” from “Schimonova” clears up that problem, but…Latin/French are still not compatible with Russian/Jewish…

Submitter is advised that [Sabina] is the only name similar to the name she has submitted that we can document as compatible with [Shimonova]. Both names can be documented as Russian, from Wickenden.

Armory:
Per pale gules and Or, two candles counterchanged.

No conflict check was done because we cannot send on a device with no name and we are not permitted to form holding names. When the issues with the name are resolved, we will check again before sending it on.


Sextus Aurelius Ricimer Fortunatus (NEW device RETURNED)

Gules, in pall three rabbits courant contourny conjoined by the ears, argent orbed gules, on a chief gules three hearts argent.

This was administratively returned; the forms were not printed the correct size and were received too late to consult and get them reprinted.


Thomas de Roelent - House Roelent (NEW badge RETURNED)

Argent, three piles en pointe azure.

This badge is in conflict with Isaac Masters, registered in September of 2011 (via Ansteorra): Or, three piles in point azure.


Thomas de Roelent - The Black Swan Guard (NEW warband name RETURNED, NEW badge RETURNED)

Will not accept Major changes; Important – Spelling; Gender: don’t care; no authenticity request

[The] would appear to be neutral per SENA NPN.1.A. That is, it is neither part of the designator [Guard] nor part of the substantive name [Black Swan]. We do not find an example of including [the] in the name this way. The submitter will probably have to drop that element.

Black - compact OED (1972, a reprint of the original 1933 edition) p. 223 (= p. 889 of that volume of the original). [blaca] dated to 890, [blaec] dated to 1000, [blacke] dated to 1611.

Swan - compact OED (1972, a reprint of the original 1933 edition)  p. 3185 (= p. 280 of that volume of the original). Dated in the plural of this spelling to 1050.

Guard - is the designator per SENA NPN.1.A. Note that this is not actually part of the registered name and does not cause or remove conflict.

SENA NPN.1.C provides examples of the pattern [color + animal].

This warband name is in conflict with Black Swan, Order of the, registered to Cynagua, Principality of in August of 1987.

Armory:
Badge:
Quarterly sable and Or, in sinister canton a swan naiant sable.

Badge appears to be clear of conflict, but will not be sent on because the name that the submitter requested the badge be associated with is in conflict and must be returned.


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