Minutes of the January, 2017 Heralds Meeting

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(10:05am to 11:37am)

The January 2017 meeting was held in Reno, Nevada in conjunction with Twelfth Night Coronation.


Aasa Thorvaldsdottir, Vesper; Anne FitzRichard, Banner; Astrið of Swansvale, Latimer; Angus Duncan Cameron, PE for Cloondara and Exchequer for CoH; Safiya bint Zakariya al’Tayyib, Cornet for Champclair; Frederick of Holland, PaL; Gwenhwyfaer ferch Gwilym, PaL/Archivist; Edith of Swanesdale, PaL; Moira O'Connor, PaL; Maxen ap Morgan, Caer Darth Pursuivant; eilis o'boirne, PaL; Jared of Castlewood, PaL; Na'arah bat Avraham, PaL; Africa nic Shíomha nic Ghill'onfhaidh, Cornet; and guests: Khalid al Jaraad; Derelei filia Uoret; Iacobo ibn Daoud; Bianca Tiepolo; Dagmar the Red; Etain ingen Chellara; Robear de Perceful.

Heralds’ Meetings for 2017: The March 2017 meeting will be held at Green Crown’s home. Future meetings TBA. Meetings begin at 11AM, with walk-in processing no later than 10:30AM. “Road show” meetings, if any, will be announced well in advance.

PROPOSED DATES FOR 2017-18: March 19 NOTE: changed from previously published date of March 12, May 21, July 2, September 17, November 19 (in conjunction with and at the location of the Herald’s Collegium), January 7 (Sunday of Twelfth Night). (Approved by Compline, will be sent to Chronicller, Calendar and Web Minister)

The DEADLINES for submission forms and documentation are: December 20, 2016; March 1, May 10, June 21, September 6, November 8, December 20, 2017. Submission forms must be complete, and received either via EMAIL or hardcopy by the deadline date at midnight to be considered at the next meeting (which is about 11 days later, except December due to holidays and the roadshow meeting prep time needed). If the forms are EMAILED, then payment must arrive by the meeting day. WALK-IN submissions will only be considered if there is time, but in most cases will be delayed until the next meeting so that each submission can be reviewed fully.

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


Vesper (Aasa): Coronation happened. Vesper will not be at June Crown, but instead at the Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium.

Seawolf (Kean): Seawolf is up and running. He has the roster. He is still looking for a replacement for the Black Mark Herald.

Sable Swan (Miach): Deputy: Margaret Pye; no report

Stellanordica (Rodrigo): no report

Exchequer (Angus): The College has money in the account. He is in-process to contact one submitter whose check did not clear.

Matins (vacant – Krysta reporting): Lots of Submissions from Oertha this month; none that followed the submissions procedures as described on the WKCoH web page. Most of the submissions needed some kind of correction (either to the submission, or to the size the form printed out), and none of the forms are filled out completely and correctly.

At such time as Krysta is no longer able to fill the post of Matins, Edith has volunteered to do so. This is not an official appointment to the office, as she cannot make that commitment at this time. Vesper has agreed. Meetings will continue to occur at the residence of Green Crown.

Green Crown (Krysta): Thanks to Aine (for trying to get more training on OSCAR, but life happens) and HUGE thanks to Edith, for taking that leap of faith and drafting the minutes AND the KLoI this time. I will work with Edith to get the external LoI completed and posted, and getting the packet to Laurel staff on time.

Banner (Anne): Courts happened. Thanks to everyone who contributed during Twelfth Night from court heralds to back-ups to runners. The populace commented that everyone looked coordinated and smooth despite many dances of heralds. Because of their efforts, a monster court was completed in only 2.5 hours. Her former Majesty Eilis conveys her thanks and appreciation of this, as well.

The College has agreed to order two new leather binder/books for the King's and Queen's side court heraldry. This order was commissioned at Twelfth Night.

Baldric (Lucius): no report

Brachet (Michel): no report

Greencloak (Aine): Vesper has report. Additional report from Deputy N'arah regarding Twelfth Night: Please be aware for future events that Herald's Point at 12th Night is an information station that is manned throughout the event, including during court. Many thanks to the people who assisted.

Report via Vesper:
Last event was October Crown which went really well. We had enough heralds overall to handle both the field and duty. Over the winter we will be repairing stakes and ropes for the heralds point dragon wing. Looking forward to March Crown and the beginning of the season. There is a trend of there being more double elimination tourneys happening on Sundays. Please consider planning in extra time if you're close to the event site for Sunday heralding duties. I hope everyone had a fabulous 12th Night!

Latimer (Astrið): There have been no consultation tables since the last meeting, but she has reviewed and commented on all KLoIs, especially on name documentation.

Latimer expects to be absent from March Crown. There is currently no volunteer to run Consultation Table for this event.

Golem (Hirsch): no report

NOTE: Meetings need to be added to the West Kingdom Calendar with the Submissions Deadline in the info of the event.

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-in copy of the line drawing, with documentation if needed
Badge submission: one line drawing, one colored-in copy of the line drawing, documentation as needed
Money: $6 per item. An item is a name, a device, or a badge.

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. If the line drawing and the colored-in drawing are different, the College is required to send it back. PLEASE make a copy of your line drawing and then color it in; do not draw the design twice.



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.


Contact brachet@heralds.westkingdom.org for external commenting participation. A central Cynagua external commenting meeting may begin soon, so watch this space!


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.

September 2016 LoAR (printed November 23, 2016) (West June 2016 LOI)

Cover Letter

From Pelican: Greetings

To the heralds of the Known World, greetings and every good thing. I am Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, OP, OL, and I started my term as Pelican Queen of Arms (or, in period Scots, Pellicane Quene of Armys) on November 1st. My thanks to Andrewe Laurel, Lillia Pelican Emerita and Emma Temperaunce for all of their help and guidance during the transition. I also extend grateful thanks to Juliana Siren and Istvan Non Scripta for encouraging me down the path that led here.

For those who don't know me, I reside in the East Kingdom, in the Barony of Settmour Swamp (northern New Jersey), where I work as a litigation attorney. I have been active in book heraldry for a little over ten years (longer for vocal heraldry). I served as the East Kingdom's submission herald and heraldic education deputy, as well as being on Pelican staff under Juliana and Lillia. I generally attend KWHSS and Pennsic every year, but I am more than happy to travel to other places to teach and promote heraldry. Generally, the best way to reach me is by e-mail.

I look forward to working for the College, to meeting more people, and to supporting the practices of heraldry and onomastics in the Society.

West Acceptances - September LoAR

James Onn Hinge. Name and device. Argent, a pale embattled-counterembattled azure.

The submitter has permission to conflict with the device of Conor Sigmundsson: Argent, on a pale bretessed azure a daisy proper.

Þórunn mj{o,}ksiglandi. Name and device. Sable mullety of eight points argent, a drakkar Or charged on the sail with an estoile sable.

Submitted as Þórunn mj{o,}ksiglanda, the Letter of Intent documented the byname mj{o,}ksiglandi ("much-sailing, far-travelling") and noted that the submitted form mj{o,}ksiglanda was a feminine form. However, the attested byname is a verb, not an adjectival form, and did not need to be modified. We have changed the byname to the attested form mj{o,}ksiglandi in order to register this name.

The submitter has permission to conflict with the badge of Killian Bryce: Or, an estoille between three dragon's heads couped sable.

Þórunn mj{o,}ksiglandi. Badge. Or, an estoile sable.

The submitter has permission to conflict with the badge of Killian Bryce: Or, an estoille between three dragon's heads couped sable.

West Returns - September LoAR


October 2016 LoAR (printed January 2, 2016) (West July, 2016 LOI)

Cover Letter

From Pellycan: Farewell, and thanks for all of the fun!

This is my last month as Pelican, and I would like to thank all of the commenters, submissions heralds, decision meeting attendees, and proofreaders who made sure that I looked good. Without your hard work, I could not have done my job. I appreciate every email, comment, and documentation summary that you provided. My thanks also to the heralds of Northshield, Caid, Æthelmearc, Ealdormere, and Artemisia who welcomed me at KWHSS and other heraldic events.

In particular, I would like to thank my predecessor, Juliana de Luna, as well as the other Sovereigns and Laurel staff members: Andrewe Laurel, Brunissende Wreath, Gabriel Kjotvason, Emma de Fetherstan, Ursula Georges, Reis ap Tudor, Marie de Blois, Herveus d'Ormonde, Istvan Tanzos, Wu Yun, Shauna of Carrick Point, and everyone who did packet checks for us. I'd also like to thank Alys Mackyntoich, without whom I could not step down. I learned many things in my tenure, and am happy to call all of you friends.

From Laurel: Farewell Lillia

The College of Arms has a rank of Herald Extraordinary that has a long and honored history. The rank was formally created and defined in the July 1981 cover letter by Wilhelm Laurel. The intent of the rank is to recognize and reward "... those heralds who have greatly served the College of Heralds and/or the College of Arms and have achieved the highest level of competence in heraldry."

In light of her considerable contribution to the College of Arms through her efforts as Pelican Queen of Arms, I confer upon Lillia de Vaux the rank and style of Herald Extraordinary. I charge her to register a title of her choosing with the College of Arms.

I am very grateful for Lillia's service, and I wish her the best in her future endeavors both within the College of Arms, and without.

From Laurel: KWHSS 2018 Bids Requested

For those considering bidding on the 2018 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium, the deadline to have your bid entered into OSCAR is April 1, 2017. This will give the College of Arms time for consideration so that we can announce the bid's award at the 2017 KWHSS in the Barony of Thor's Mountain, Meridies, on June 23-25 at the Road Show.

Please remember that bids posted to OSCAR are publicly readable. Because of this, any personal information, such as legal names, addresses, phone numbers, and email, should not be included in these bids without signed written permission. Such information as is necessary for the entire College of Arms to see should be posted as a comment after the bid is finalized; such information as is necessary for the Sovereigns only to see should be included as a Sovereign Note.

Please send a copy of the full unredacted bid to Laurel at laurel@heraldry.sca.org.

As a reminder, there is a KWHSS domain and web hosting space available on the SCA's servers. Please do not register a new domain.

Please see http://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/ or contact Laurel if you have any questions.

From Wreath: Where the Wild Foils Grow

Often enough we see submission with flowers of X petals blazoned as X-foils. It is not clear where this originated from, but foils are heraldic depictions of clovers and their leaves have a fairly defined shape (with some minor variations). Using the blazon of an X-foil to describe the emblazon of a flower with X petals, where the petals are typically round and attached to the center at a single point or in such other manner that there's obvious "seeding", does not necessarily ensure the reproducibility of the submitted charge from that blazon. SENA A.1.B states that We register the emblazon, rather than the blazon. Any discrepancies between the image and the description will be resolved by changing the description to match the image. To allow for reproducibility of what the submitter has submitted, we have been and will continue reblazoning X-foils that do not look like actual X-foils as the closest known period flower of X petals, or returning for redraw if no accurate blazon can be found.

West Acceptances - October LoAR

Angelo Sidoti. Device change. Per pale azure and sable, a stag's head erased and in chief two attires, stumps to center argent.

The submitter's old device, Or, an orca urinant proper and in chief two ducks rising addorsed wings displayed vert, is retained as a badge.

Arthur Baynbridge. Name and device. Azure, on a chevron argent three crosses patonce palewise sable, in base a goblet argent.

Nice 16th century English name!

Ástríðr Þórudóttir. Name and device. Per bend sinister argent and Or, a phoenix vert rising from flames gules.

Submitted as Ástriðr Þórudóttir, the byname was inadvertently spelled using the letter wynn instead of thorn in the Letter of Intent. We have restored the spelling of the byname. In addition, we have added an accent to the given name in order to use them consistently throughout the entire name: Ástríðr.

Bietrix Chat-Blanc. Name and device. Argent, a domestic cat rampant contourny sable and a chief vert.

Nice late 13th century French name!

The submitter has permission to conflict with the device of Lydia Wynne: Argent, a domestic cat rampant contourny sable, a bordure vert.

Eleanor atte Walter de Liverpoole. Device. Argent, in bend two pawprints, a chief sable.

There is a step from period practice for the use of pawprints.

Ellisif Gyðadottir. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Eveline Potter. Name and device. Gules, a chameleon argent.

Farleigh de Grey. Device. Per chevron azure and argent, two thistles argent and a griffin gules, a bordure counterchanged argent and sable.

Faun Woods. Name and device. Per pale argent and vert, a set of panpipes attired counterchanged.

Faun Woods. Badge. (Fieldless) A set of panpipes vert attired argent.

Hannah Story Teller. Badge. (Fieldless) A hound sejant argent maintaining in its mouth an open scroll Or.

Hannah Story Teller. Badge. (Fieldless) An open scroll per fess embattled sable and argent masoned sable.

James Kristof. Name and device. Per pale azure and argent, a bear's head affronty erased counterchanged, a bordure sable mullety of four points Or.

James is the submitter's legal given name. It is also an early 17th century German given name found in the FamilySearch Historical Records, so the submitter need not rely on the legal name allowance.

Jason Esfenn fitz-Rolf. Name and device. Sable, between the tines of a massacre a goblet, a base argent.

Jason is the submitter's legal given name. It is also an attested English given name dated to 1570 in the FamilySearch Historical Records, so the submitter need not rely on the legal name allowance.

Esfenn is the registered name of an SCA branch. However, under SENA a locative byname using a branch name requires the use of the preposition of. The submitter did not allow this change, so we cannot register this name using the branch name allowance.

Luckily for the submitter, we can construct this locative in Middle English. The prototheme Es- ("East") is found in the place names Eston (1160x72), Es(t)cote/Escott (1298 and 1327/1640), and Es(t)hamstede (1284) in Watts, s.nn. Eston, Eastcott, and Easthampstead. The deuterotheme meaning "fen" is found in various forms. Examples include G- Yedefen(n) (1160-1265) and Pendefen/Pennefynne (1275/1542) found in Watts, s.nn. Edvin Loach and Pinvin, and Swynefen (1252), found in Ekwall, s.n. Swinfen. In addition, the byname atte Blakefenne (1296-7) is found in the MED. Therefore, we are able to register this name as submitted.

The byname fitz-Rolf is the registered byname of the submitter's wife, Gwyneth fitz-Rolf, and is grandfathered to the submitter.

The pattern given name + unmarked locative + patronym is not found in Appendix A of SENA for English. However, as the second byname is grandfathered, this name can be registered.

Jitka Pavlova. Name and device. Per pale Or and azure, three calamaries counterchanged.

The submitter may wish to know that Jitka is a Czech given name. Czech is part of the North Slavic regional naming group and Russian is part of the East Slavic regional naming group. This combination is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.

Jón inn stórh{o,}ggvi. Name and device. Gules, a double-bitted axe and in chief three dice Or spotted sable.

Juan Alvaro Sanchez Erasmo. Name and device. Sable, a fox rampant argent and in chief four lozenges Or.

The submitter requested authenticity for a 16th century Spanish name. This name does not meet this request because it is unlikely to find the given name Erasmo used as a family name. However, this name is registerable as a double given name and double family name.

Morwenna Wild. Name and device. Azure, a sea-lion and on a chief argent three ships azure.

Morwenna is the name of a Cornish saint venerated in period.

Rys Kynith. Name.

Nice 13th century Welsh name!

West Returns - October LoAR

Ellisif Gyðadottir. Device. Per chevron gules and azure, a simurgh rising to sinister wings displayed argent.

This device is returned for a redraw, for violating the guidelines set forth on the May 2011 Cover Letter for a properly drawn per chevron field division; the field division here is too low. Please see that Cover Letter for further discussion and details of how to properly draw per chevron lines of division.

There is a step from period practice for the use of a simurgh.

In Service,
Edith of Swanesdale, PaL,
For the Green Crown Pursuivant

SUBMISSONS – January (2017)

Angela of Eskalya (NEW Name and Device)

Submitter cares about sound (none noted) and the gender of the name (female). No authenticity request. She will accept changes and the creation of a holding name.

Angela – modern name allowance; also [Angela] is listed as the feminine Latin form of [Angel] in Given Names c. 1450-1650 from the OLD-ENGLISH list at ancestry.com [http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~oel/givennames.html#A]. The actual source of this citation is not provided there.

of – lingua Anglica article required by the Branch Name use rule in SENA

Eskalya – Eskalya is a registered official branch name (via the West, August 1979) SENA PN1.B.2.f Branch name allowance

The name formation [submitter's modern given name + of + registered SCA group name] is correctly formed per SENA PN.1.B.2.e [Legal Name Allowance] and SENA PN.1.B.2.f [Branch Name Allowance].

No conflict found for the name.

Argent, an oak tree purpure within an orle of hearts gules.

No conflict found for the device.

Dagmar the Red (NEW Name and Device)

Submitter cares about language and/or culture (Norse) and gender (female). She will accept the formation of a holding name. No authenticity request.

Dagmar – From LoAR 04-11-2011, under the Submission from Ealdormere for Dagmar Halfdan (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2011/04/11-04lar.html ): "Dagmar is the typical modern form of a name which appears as Daghmar (in Latinized context), Dagmer, and Dagmey (from Lind). The name Dagmær is the standardized Old Norse form of the name. The DGP reports that it appears in the spelling Dagmar in the Annales Danici Medii Ævi, edited by Ellen Jørgensen. Given these documentary forms, Dagmar can be registered."

If this is not sufficient, Danmarks Gamle Personnavne, volume 1, column 183, under the header [Daghmar], has Margrét Dagmér with a date of death 1212. The [é] in [Dagmér] is formed from (ę (Da'ud encoding: {e,}) combined with é), but that's a character I don't have. This name is followed by a long list of variant spellings, including [Dagmar], all of which are undated. The submitter has agreed to this variant spelling, if necessary.

the - lingua anglica descriptive byname article

Red - Bassi, on page 26, shows the byname [inn rauði], meaning "red". Per the lingua anglica name allowance, the English translation of this element may be registered with a Norse given name.

Per SENA PN.1.b.2.c, the lingua anglica name allowance, the English translation of the byname may be registered with a Norse given name. The Scandinavian name form for both Old Norse and Danish, [given + byname], is shown in SENA, Appendix A.

No conflict found for the name.

Quarterly gules and sable, a polypus within an orle Or.

The submitted device, Quarterly gules and sable, a polypus Or, is in conflict with "Lina Kolladottir - March 2012(via Caid): (Fieldless) A polypus Or." and "Bridget Popham - March of 2012 (via Ansteorra): Per pale purpure and sable, a polypus Or." Submitter was present at the meeting and approved the addition of the orle, which clears the previously found conflicts.

No conflict found for the (revised) device.

Dan’slav Medvednikov (NEW Name and Device)

Submitter cares about sound (none noted) and the gender of the name (male). He will accept changes and the formation of a holding name. No authenticity request.

Dan’slav – found under the spelling "Dan'slav" dated 1118 in "Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section D" by Paul Goldschmidt [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/d.html].

Medvednikov – found dated 1495 in "Occupational Bynames in Medieval Russia" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet [http://goldschp.net/archive/jobnames.html].

The Russian formation [given + locative byname] is found in SENA Appendix A. SENA Appendix C, Russian names from 1100 to 1600 are compatible.

No conflict found for the name.

Barry Or and sable, on a base sable six bees volant Or marked sable.

No conflict found for the device.

Elena verch Rhys (RESUB Device to Kingdom; Name registered August 2016)

Purpure, on a pale between two enfields combatant argent three pomegranates gules slipped and leaved vert.

In May 2016, this design was returned at Kingdom: Purpure, on a pale between two enfields combatant argent three pomegranates proper. The pomegranates were too close to a garden rosebud, which is not a registerable charge. This emblazon followed our recommendation about redrawing.

No conflict found for the device.

Jadwiga Dombrowska (NEW Name)

Submitter cares about language and/or culture (1400 - 1600, Late Period Polish) and gender (female). She requests authenticity to 1400 - 1600, Late Period Polish. She will accept changes and a holding name.

Jadwiga – found dated 1612 as female given name in "Polish Feminine Given Names, 1600-1650" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael [http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/polish/polishfem.html].

Dombrowska – Hoffman's Polish Surnames has [Dombrowski] on page 159 under the header "Domb-". The derivation is also discussed on page 39 of the same book. No dates are given. Formation of Dombrowska from: "Collected Name Resources from LoARs (2010-present) Articles from Juliana de Luna and Lillia de Vaux" [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/resources/polish.html] "Locative surnames are either formed by using a genitive (possessive) form of the place name with the preposition z, or by using an adjectival form (ending in -ski for men or -ska for women)."

The Polish formation [given + locative byname] is found in SENA Appendix A.

No conflict found for the name.

Lala of Oertha (NEW Name)

Submitter cares about language and/or culture (none noted) and gender (female). She will accept changes and the formation of a holding name. No authenticity request.

Lala – found dated 1293 as female given name in "Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section L" by Paul Goldschmidt [heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/l.html].

of Oertha – SENA PN1.B.2.f Branch name allowance; Oertha was registered via the West in March 1985.

The Russian/Branch Name formation [given + lingua anglica article + branch name locative byname] is found in SENA Appendix A and PN1.B.2.f.

No conflict found for the name.

Loðhottr austmannaskelfir (Resub Device to Laurel, Name registered March 2011)

Per chevron ployé throughout gules and Or, in base a battleax inverted sable and on a chief Or two ravens respectant sable.

Submitter’s most recent return from Laurel (March 2011) states, “Per chevron ployé gules and Or, two ravens respectant argent and a flanged mace inverted purpure. This device is returned because the charge in base is not identifiable, either to the commenters or to those who attended the Wreath meeting. This is a violation of section VII.7.a of the Rules for Submissions, which requires that "Any charge ... used in Society armory must be identifiable, in and of itself, without labels or excessive explanation."”

No conflict found for the device.

The resubmission addresses the comment from Laurel.

Orraca Afonso (NEW Name)

Submitter cares about gender (female), language (none noted), and culture (none noted). Will accept changes. Will accept a holding name.

Orraca – Dated to 1214 in "Early Portuguese Names" by Juliana de Luna [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/earlyportuguese.html].

Afonso – found dated to 1214 as a male given name in "Early Portuguese Names" by Juliana de Luna [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/earlyportuguese.html]; found as "Affonso" as a patronymic dated to 1350-1450 in "Portuguese Names 1350-1450" by Juliana de Luna [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/portuguese.htm].

The Portugese name formation [ given + unmarked patronym] can be found in SENA Appendix A, which states “Portugese: … Patronyms may also be formed by using an unmodified version of the father's name …”.

No conflict found for the name.

Sevastian Agafangilovitch Golytsin (NEW Name and Device)

Submitter cares about sound (none noted) and the gender of the name (male). Will accept changes and a holding name. No authenticity request.

Sevastian – Variation of Sevast'ian, found in [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/sa.html] citing to Bukharev, I. Zhitiia vsekh sviatykh. Moscow: Tipografiia Vysochaishe utverzhdennogo T-va I. D. Sytina, 1896.

Agafangilovitch – Agafangel found in [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/a.html] citing to Bukharev, I. Zhitiia vsekh sviatykh. Moscow: Tipografiia Vysochaishe utverzhdennogo T-va I. D. Sytina, 1896. Agathangelos (with variant Agafangil) also found here: [https://thesaurus.cerl.org/record/cnp00286559] Formation of the patronymic according to [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/zgrammar.html] would be Agafangel becomes Agafangelov, following the rule that '-ov' follows a name ending in a hard consonant. Agafangelov becomes Agafangelovich with the addition of the 'ich'.

Golytsin – Found in Славянская энциклопедия А-М: Kievskai︠a︡ Rusʹ-Moskovii︠a︡ By Владимир Вольфович Богуславский, pages 294-96 [https://books.google.com/books?id=kNNEiqIIouwC&pg=PA121&lpg=PA121&dq=%D0%AE%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B9+%D0%9C %D0%B8%D1%85%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87+%D0%91%D1%83%D0%BB%D0%B3%D0%B0%D0%BA%D0%BE%D 0%B2-%D0%93%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%86%D1%8B%D0%BD&source=bl&ots=cvumpsvP0U&sig=SkDs_pVU_iVrHH1Cw6bx-1 SAYBI&hl=en&ei=iuQeTIb_GIP_OfTLlKwP&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CB0Q6AEwBA#v=onepag e&q&f=false].

The Russian name formation [given + multiple patronymics] is found in SENA Appendix A. Frederick of Holland confirms that the cited sources (all in the Cyrillic alphabet) do document the names and dates submitted.

No conflict found for the name.

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