Minutes of the March, 2017 Heralds Meeting

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MINUTES OF THE MONTHLY MEETING – March 19, 2017
(11:15 am to 2:05 am)

The March 2017 meeting was held in San Leandro, CA.

ATTENDEES:

Aasa Thorvaldsdottir, Vesper; Krysta of Starfall, Green Crown; Hirsch von Henford, Golem; Anne FitzRichard, Banner; Astrið of Swansvale, Latimer; Frederick of Holland, PaL; Gwenhwyfaer ferch Gwilym, PaL/Archivist; Edith of Swanesdale, PaL.

COLLEGE OF HERALDS MEETINGS
Heralds’ Meetings for 2017: May 21, July 2, September 17, November 19 (in conjunction with and at the location of the Herald’s Collegium), January 7, 2018 (Sunday of Twelfth Night). Meetings usually begin at 11:00 AM and will be held at Green Crown's home. “Road show” meetings, if any, will be announced well in advance.

The DEADLINES for submission forms and documentation are: 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.


REPORTS

Vesper (Aasa): College of Heralds is still here. Quarterly report was sent in. Responded to a question concerning how to handle payment for submitters from South Korea: requesting the Society Exchequer to approve a variance to allow bank transfers; the WKCoH will only charge the Laurel fees. Payment will come in to WKCoH, then send on to Laurel with the rest of the submissions. In the quarterly report, Vesper requested suggestions for this situation and has not yet heard back.

Seawolf (Kean): The Principality continues to be. Courts have been run, and event reports have been filed. Evaine Ni MacGreger has replaced me in the role of Black Mark.

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

Stellanordica (Rodrigo): (no report)

Exchequer (Angus): (no report) Domesday report balanced and was filed.

Matins (vacant – Edith/Krysta reporting): Backup in training and ready to take over Matins once personal life considerations are worked out.

We had one submission this meeting that was on the old form and cannot be accepted. Please keep the conversation going and remind submitters to go to the WKCoH website and pull the current form. Additionally, please ensure that all submitters to the WKCoHs use a West Kingdom address on their form.

November Meeting is currently scheduled with the Heralds Collegium on Sunday, November 19, the day after West Collegium. Do we want to move them both to occur during Collegium? What classes will be offered and by whom? Baldric (Lucius) to start an online conversation and then make final decisions at the May meeting.

Green Crown (Krysta): Meetings have been added to the calendar on the West Kingdom website; there is a link to the Herald’s webpage, which shows the deadlines. Attending Wreath and Wreath Designate meetings, there may be some changes in decisions as new deciders take their positions. Laurel King of Arms is advertising for his successor.

Banner (Anne): Court reports are coming in, Royalty are approving, only a couple have required extra follow-up recently. Hirsch is tinkering with the reporting process. Found an error with the listing of a baronial award, which has now been fixed.

Training a new herald in Tarnmist and working to update their award ceremonies. Request from Golem a simple Word document of an award layout to combine with the wording generated in Tarnmist to create official ceremonies. There are also new participants in Tarnmist that are interested in registering names and devices, Banner provided a variety of links for communication with the WKCoHs to help.

Banner would like to review some of the ceremonies and consider revisions (possibly Master of Defense wording in some). Question: is there a process within the Peerage Orders where the ceremonies are provided to individuals offered a Peerage? Answer: the ceremonies are available online to anyone, it is up to the individual or someone in their sphere to seek it out.

Baldric (Lucius): Conversation around Collegium (see notes above).

Brachet (Michel): (no report)

Greencloak (Aine): She will be at March Crown and will be at the May Heralds Meeting. Na’arah is backup for March Crown, just in case.

Latimer (Astrið): No consultation tables since Twelfth Night Meeting. Edith will run Table at March Crown, neither Astrið nor Edith will be at Mists Coronet, so if there is to be a Table, someone else will need to volunteer. Flieg offers that he always has his device on site and is willing to consult at any time he is not occupied with other business.

Golem (Hirsch): Aine and Lucius have as yet provided no updates on creating a new Heralds Handbook, this is something that Senior Heralds should consider and work on. Email has been sent to the senior staff heralds to please review and comment/edit/etc.

Please contact Golem when issues are found on the website or other areas under his purview. He continues to update the Awards List, working towards an eventual conversion of the database used to generate the website.

Archivist (Gwenhwyfaer): Personal life has changed, complications continue, but she is already more active than she was able to be over the past year. Plans in process to fully index all files, already aware that some were missing when handed over from the previous Archivist. Next, she will work to scan all the files and create a digital archive.


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.

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

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


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.

November 2016 LoAR (printed January 25, 2017) (No West LOI)

Cover Letter

From Laurel: A New Wreath!

The time nears when Dame Brunissende's tenure as Wreath will end. Accordingly, after a careful review of the applicants, we have selected Master Cormac Mor of Caid as the next Wreath King of Arms. Cormac is no stranger to heraldry, and will be an excellent asset to the College of Arms as Wreath. Dame Brunissende has my gratitude for her long service. The office will transition formally at KWHSS in June. A more complete transition schedule will be published when finalized.

From Pelican: inghean mhic and ingen meic in Gaelic

Over the last several months, there has been some confusion about the pattern inghean mhic B in Gaelic. Although it does not appear in Appendix A, it is a registerable pattern for female Gaelic bynames because it is found throughout the various pre-1650 Gaelic Annals. This pattern is used either in simple patronymic bynames when the father's name starts with Mac- or to state a grandparent relationship. Thus, Sorcha inghean Mhic Beatha denotes Sorcha, daughter of a man with the given name Mac Betha. Sorcha inghean Mhic Cuinn could be either the grand-daughter of a man named Conn or the daughter of a man named Mac Cuinn.

The standard post-1200 form is inghean mhic B, where B represents the male ancestor's name. The pre-1200 form is found in the Annals as either ingen meic B or ingean mic B.

From Ragged Staff: Call for Applicants

The time has come to seek a replacement deputy for Ragged Staff Herald. I must say that this has been the most challenging but rewarding experience of my SCA career. Please review the Ragged Staff job description and requirements. Do you have an administrative bent? Know how to make the trains run on time and enjoy doing it? Then this is the perfect job to learn more about the inner workings of the College of Arms. This is an unpaid position requiring around 15 hours of work a month. Letters of intent should be sent to ragged-staff@heraldry.sca.org and copy laurel@heraldry.sca.org before Friday, March 17th. If you have any questions at all about the position, please do not hesitate to ask. I will be happy to answer. Think you're not qualified? I bet you are!

Thank you for your time and consideration. It has been the greatest pleasure working with the College of Arms. In Service, THL Wu Yun, Ragged Staff

Job Description: Ragged Staff Herald (Ragged Staff) is the file clerk for the Laurel office. Ragged Staff ensures that all submission paperwork from each kingdom's submissions herald is present in OSCAR, follows up with kingdom submissions heralds for omissions or discrepancies, checks forms for consistency with LoIs, assists with uploading additional material, summarizes forms for Pelican and Wreath meetings (at the behest of Pelican or Wreath as needed).

Job Requirements: Computer with reliable internet access, reliable phone.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualities:


December 2016 LoAR (printed March 11, 2017) (West September LOI)

Cover Letter

From Laurel: Job Opening - Laurel Sovereign of Arms

The Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms (Laurel) is the principal heraldic officer of the Society and the head of the College of Arms. Laurel is responsible for fostering the study and practice of heraldry, supervising the processing of submissions, and overseeing the heraldic activities of the Known World.

Laurel is an unpaid position, currently requiring approximately 20 hours a week. The position requires considerable tact and patience, armory and onomastic knowledge, supervisory ability, the ability to work within tight deadlines and coordinate closely with Wreath, Pelican, and other staff to produce a Laurel Letter of Acceptance and Return monthly, computer literacy and word processing skills, reliable e-mail and telephone access, and time and ability to travel.

Resumes must be sent in both hard copy to Laurel Resume, SCA Inc., Box 360789, Milpitas CA 95036 and electronically to bids@heraldry.sca.org. Resumes must be received by May 15, 2017. The present Laurel's warrant expires in September 2017. Once the application period closes, the names of the candidates will be posted in a cover letter for the review of the College.

From Pelican: Capital cities and presumption

This this month we considered whether the name of the capital of a province or similar political sub-division of a larger country should automatically be protected from presumption. SENA NPN4D1 states:

Names of important non-SCA entities are protected from presumption. Entities that we protect include places (countries, regions, and cities), chivalric orders and heraldic titles, and the names of organizations (colleges, businesses, and other such entities).

Places and organizations that are not important enough to have an entry in a standard print encyclopedia, such as the Encyclopedia Britannica, are not important enough to protect. Entities that do have an entry must be further considered to determine if they merit protection. In general, entities recognized (without having to look in a reference) by a significant number of people in the Society as the name of a single unique place or entity are likely to be important enough to protect. Historical places or entities that are still influential today or significantly shaped the course of world history, science, or the arts are generally important enough to protect.

Precedent decided under the old Rules for Submissions stated:

The household name is returned for conflict with the real-world place San Sebastián, capital city of the province of Guipuscoa in the Basque Country, Spain. The Administrative Handbook III.A.5 notes that "a geographical location will be considered significant if it is associated with important administrative, social, political or military events (e.g., a capital city, the site of a major treaty or battle, etc.)." As a capital city, it is important enough to protect from conflict. [Eadric Anstapa. Household name Company of Saint Sebastian, May 2009, R-Ansteorra]

After carefully considering commentary, we are overturning the above ruling.

Automatically barring registration of names of capitals of entities that are less than independent sovereign nations, such as U.S. states or Canadian provinces, unnecessarily forecloses a large number of period names and is inconsistent with our treatment of other presumption issues under SENA. For example, PN4D1 states:

Sovereign rulers of significant states are generally important enough to protect. Some historical city-states are not considered significant states. Provinces or regions integrated into larger units like the Holy Roman Empire are not generally considered significant states. Sovereigns of small states that did not give rise directly to modern countries will not be protected under this clause, nor will legendary kings of any state (though these kings may be individually important enough to protect).

Similarly, on the July 2011 Cover Letter, we limited the protection of historical sovereigns to only those rulers of nations "that give rise to currently existing countries (including entities like England, Castile, and Aragon) and of nations that play an important role in medieval history but did not survive (Burgundy, Scotland, the Holy Roman Empire, and the like). Sovereigns of small period states that did not give rise directly to modern countries (Deheubarth, Asturias, Valencia, Connacht, Urbino) will be protected only if the individual's fame rises to the point that they personally are important enough to protect."

Going forward, the only capital cities that will be automatically protected from presumption are the capitals of modern independent sovereign entities and historically significant states. All other cities will be assessed on a case-by-case basis for significance. Thus, the capital of a U.S. state (such as New Jersey) or a Canadian province (such as Alberta) will not automatically be protected. Likewise, Dinefwr, the capital city of the kingdom of Deheubarth (a kingdom within Wales that ceased to be independent by that late 12th century), is not automatically important enough to protect. While the fact that a city such as Trenton or Edmonton is a capital should be taken into account when considering the significance of the place, a city that has little historical significance apart from being the capital of a political subdivision will not be protected from presumption.

From Pelican: Irish "Clan Affiliation" bynames for women

Many questions have been raised about when and how women can use Irish Clan Affiliation bynames using O, such as O'Connor or O Brien. Such names can be used by women, but only in Anglicized Irish. As explained in the October 2010 Cover Letter, Anglicized Irish is not the same language as Gaelic:

Anglicized Irish is defined by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (in "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents") as "Irish Gaelic words rendered in a phonetic or pseudo-phonetic form in historical documents written by an English speaker." In other words, they're the names of Gaelic speakers written down by English speakers using the rules for English writing (we often refer to this as "orthography" which is a fancy term for the rules a language follows in writing down sounds).

"Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/) shows multiple examples of women using Clan Affiliaton bynames, including Katherine O'Shiridan, Margarete O'Connor, and Dorothy O Toole. Such names are found both with and without apostrophes after the O.

In Gaelic, Clan Affiliation bynames for women are formed using the markers ingen Uí (pre-1200) or inghean Uí (post-1200) before the gentive form of the clan ancestor's name. For a more detailed explanation, see Sharon Krossa, "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names," http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/). Gaelic women did not use O or Ó to mark Clan Affiliation bynames; that construction was used only by men.

West Acceptances - December LoAR

Alice Bardeslay. Name and device. Argent, a serpent erect, on a chief vert four G-clefs argent.

Nice 15th century English name!

Derelei filia Uoret. Device. Azure, on a chevron cotised Or three crescents pendant palewise azure.

Nice device!

Fergus mac Éda. Name and device. Sable, a chevron inverted gules fimbriated, in base a mallet argent.

This name originally was submitted as Fergus MacKay. Unfortunately, this form of the name conflicts with the registered Fergus MacCain (Nov. 2002, Outlands). The difference between -Kay and -Cain is not substantial, as it merely adds a terminal -n.

However, the submitter also asked for authenticity for the 12th century. An authentic 12th century Gaelic form of the submitted name is Fergus mac Éda. With the submitter's permission we made that change.

Fergus mac Éda does not conflict with Fergus MacCain under PN3C1 as mac Éda has three syllables and MacCain has two. Therefore, the name, as changed is registerable.

Please advise the submitter to draw the mallet slightly smaller so the chevron inverted can move to a more central position on the field.

Hindrek Keuenpoeyck. Name.

This name combines Estonian (Baltic) and Swedish (Scandinavian), an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.

Jesse MacKinnon. Name change from Wulfgar Wartooth.

The submitter requested authenticity for "Scottish 15th-16th Century." Unfortunately, this name does not meet this request because we have no evidence that the name Jesse was used in Scotland during this time. This name could be appropriate for a late 16th century or early 17th century Anglo-Scot, however.

The submitter's prior name, Wulfgar Wartooth, is retained as an alternate name.

Jørgen Rasmussen. Alternate name John Dawe.

This name does not conflict with the protected name John Doe under PN3C3. Not only is vowel sound of Dawe significantly different from that in Doe, the two elements are also substantially different in appearance.

Nice 16th century English name from Gloucestershire!

Juliana of Sunsetshire. Device. Per fess gules and vert, a demi-sun issuant from the line of division Or and a sea-coney argent.

Korwyn Marius Velis Ariannaid. Device change. Azure, a phoenix close affronty face to sinister Or within an annulet, in chief two pearled coronets argent.

The submitter is a court baron and thus entitled to use coronets as charges.

The depiction of the phoenix in this posture is grandfathered to the submitter.

The pattern "a primary charge within a secondary charge, with another secondary charge group" is also grandfathered to the submitter.

The submitter's old device, Azure, a phoenix close affrontée, head to sinister, Or within an annulet between in fess two greatswords palewise reversed argent, is retained as a badge.

Krysta of Starfall. Badge. Argent, a coronet sable, a bordure engrailed azure.

The submitter is a viscountess and thus entitled to use a coronet as a charge.

Margaret Graham. Device. Quarterly gules and argent, a wyvern erect contourny and on a chief sable three mullets argent.

Perrin Loðinsson. Device. Gules, on a pale between two dragons combattant Or a sword sable blade enflamed vert.

Please advise the submitter to not have the quillions touching the sides of the pale.

Rianorix Alaunana. Name change from holding name Amanda of Southern Shores.

Submitted as Rianorix civis Alauna_, the submitter requested authenticity for "Roman Britain" and also requested the meaning "Rianorix, from the town/fort of Alauna." In commentary, Metron Ariston advised that Rianorix Alaunana was the most likely authentic form to have this meaning. Metron Ariston advised dropping the element civis because the term indicated not only residence at a place but also that the person was a Roman citizen, "possibly a citizen who derived citizenship from their association with that particular city. (Citizenship was bestowed by town or city not infrequently in the Republic and that was still the case in some areas under the Empire.)." As the submitter allowed all changes, we have changed the name to the form recommended by Metron Ariston as most probable for a Roman British persona.

If the submitter desires the specific meaning associated with civis, the documentation supports the following forms of the byname: civis Alaunensis or civis Alaunana or civis Alaunae. If the submitter prefers one of these forms, she may make a request for reconsideration.

Sophie Brandeis. Name.

The submitter requested authenticity for "Late 13th - early 14th century Germany/HRE." Unfortunately, although the name is registerable, we were unable to document the surname Brandeis to the requested time period. The submitter may be interested to know that Sophie Brandis is an authentic late 14th century German form. If the submitter prefers this form, she may make a request for reconsideration.

Steffan van Hees. Name and device. Quarterly azure and argent, two winged boars passant counterpassant counterchanged.

Submitted as Stephan van Voorhees, no reliable documentation was found for the byname. In addition, the submitter requested authenticity for "14th Century Dutch." We were unable to make the name authentic for that time period. However, with the submitter's permission, we have changed the name to Steffan van Hees, an authentic form for early 17th century Dutch.

Stephen Corvinus. Device. Argent, a raven rising, on a chief sable three crescents argent.

Tóki blá-eygr. Name and device. Gules, a chevron inverted sable fimbriated argent between three bezants one and two.

Submitted as Tóki blá-auga, the submitter requested a byname meaning "blue eyes" or "blue-eyed." With the submitter's agreement, we have changed the byname to blá-eygr, which correctly renders the requested meaning.

The submitter requested authenticity for "Old Norse." Both name elements are Old Norse, but it is not clear that they are from the same time period, so we cannot say with certainty that this name is authentic.

West Returns - December LoAR

Hannah Story Teller. Badge. Per pall inverted gules, Or and vert, a bull passant argent pied sable.

This badge is returned for conflict with the badge of Weltschin von Wertheim: (Fieldless) A buffalo courant argent. There is a DC for the difference between fielded and fieldless design but no DC for changing the type of bovine, nor for the difference between passant and courant and no difference for tincture, as Hannah's bull is considered argent.

It does not conflict with the badge of Willow de Wisp, reblazoned elsewhere on this letter as Vert, a bull passant gules pied argent. There is a DC for changing the tincture of the bovine and another DC for changing the tincture of the field.


In Service,
Edith of Swanesdale,
for the Green Crown Pursuivant


SUBMISSONS – March (2017)

ITEMS SENT TO LAUREL
Absalone Wyscard (NEW Name sent to Laurel)

Submitter cares about language and/or culture (none noted) and the gender of the name (male). No authenticity request.

Absalone – found in "Names from 13th Century Scottish Parliamentary Records" by Alys Mackyntoich (Alissa Pyrich) [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Namesfrom13thCenturyScottishParliamentaryRecords.html].

Wyscard – found in “Names from 13th Century Scottish Parliamentary Records" (same source as above).

The Scots name formation <given + family name or inherited surname> is found in “Names from 13th Century Scottish Parliamentary Records,” same URL as the name citations.


Adrian Thorne (NEW Name, NEW Device sent to Laurel)

Gender: male. All changes ok, holding name ok, no authenticity request, no “cares about” boxes or notes.

Adrian – found in Withycombe, page 5, dated to 1539

Thorne – found spelled as submitted, dated to 1570 in the Brass Enscription Index by Julian Goodwyn [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/lastnameIZ.htm#T].

The Middle/Early Modern English name formation <given + byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.

Armory:
Sable, a triskelion of spirals within and conjoined to a serpent in annulo vorant of its tail, a bordure argent.

Concerning the snake and triskelion: despite a lack of a delineating line between the two, each charge is clear and there is no blurring between the two: well drawn. The triskelion of spirals is a step from period practice. The bordure on the submitted form was a bit irregular in width, and narrow overall. Submitter approved a redrawing of the bordure via email during the meeting.


Angelo Sidoti / Úlfarr veiðimaðr Eysteinsson (OTHER: Name Swap sent to Laurel)

Currently registered names:

Primary: Angelo Sidoti (registered August 2016).

Alternate: Úlfarr veiðimaðr Eysteinsson (registered July 2011)

Submitter requests that his current registered primary name (Angelo Sidoti) become an alternate name, and his current registered alternate name (Úlfarr veiðimaðr Eysteinsson) become his primary name.


Anys Wynter of Oertha (NEW Name sent to Laurel)

Submitter will NOT accept Major changes to her name. Submitter cares about meaning, sound and language and/or culture (none noted) and the gender of the name (female). Submitter will NOT allow the creation of a holding name. No authenticity request.

Anys – found in "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions - Female Given Names" by Julian Goodwyn [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/women.html] dated 1525.

Wynter – found in "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions - Surnames I - Z" by Julian Goodwyn [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/lastnameIZ.htm] dated 1470

of - locative article required by "SCA placename" rule: SENA NPN.1.C.2.f

Oertha - registered name of a principality in the Kingdom of the West (March 1985)

The Middle/Early Modern English name formation <given + byname + locative> is found in SENA Appendix A. The locative [of Oertha] is correctly formed per the Branch Name Allowance, SENA B.2.f.


Beatrice de Moreby (NEW Name sent to Laurel; See RETURNS for NEW Device and NEW Badge)

Submitter cares about sound, language and/or culture (1300-1500 Britain. She is not particular about the sound of the last name, just the first.) and gender (female). She will accept changes and a holding name. Submitter has no authenticity request.

Beatrice – found in "Yorkshire Given Names From 1397" by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/yorkshire.html].

de Moreby – found in "Names from 15th Century York" by Karen Larsdatter (Karen Harris) [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/york-15/surnames-alphabetical.htm].

The English name formation <given + byname>, when the byname is a locative in the form <de X>, is found in SENA Appendix A.


Deva Dragonova (NEW Name and NEW Device sent to Laurel)

Submitter cares about language and/or culture (12th - 14th century Russian) and gender (female). She will accept changes and a holding name. Submitter has no authenticity request.

Deva – found in "Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section D" by Paul Goldschmidt, dated 1239. [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/d.html]

Dragonova – formed following Feminine Patronymics section from "Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Grammar" by Paul Goldschmidt [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/zgrammar.html]; the element “Dragon” is found in the same source as “Deva.”

Masculine Patronymics: not ending in '-a' or '-ia', "the patronymic ended in '-ov' or '-ev'." Feminine Patronymics, Section 1: "used the same patronymics as men ... they had to add an '-a' on the end."

Name formation: <given + patronymic> formed following the same "Grammar" article: "Russian names started as only a given name, adding the patronymic around the 10th century, and finally the surname ... in the late 15th ..."

Armory:
Azure, a drinking horn embowed to sinister argent and in chief three bezants.


Esmeralda of the Lakes (NEW Device sent to Laurel, Name registered September 2000)

Per saltire sable and purpure, a bat Or and a chief potenty purpure and Or.

The submission’s field division was redrawn with submitter’s approval prior to the Kingdom herald’s meeting.



Gianetta Mare da Venezia (NEW Name and NEW Device sent to Laurel)

Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes to her name. Submitter cares about meaning (all mean or connect with the sea), language and/or culture (Italian) and gender (female). She will accept minor changes and a holding name. Submitter has no authenticity request.

Gianetta – found in "Italian Renaissance Women's Names" by Rhian Lyth of Blackmoor Vale (Jo Lori Drake), Italian feminine names from Florence in the 14th and 15th centuries. [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/italian.html]

Mare - found in "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names" by Arval Benicoeur (Josh Mittleman) and Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) Table of Surnames [http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html#table].

da Venezia – found in Academy of St. Gabriel report #3138, referencing a woman living in the early to mid 16th century: "If you and your wife are currently living in Florence, then <da Venezia> 'of Venice' is a fine choice." [http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?3138+0]. Because the citation for <da Venezia> is a numbered report from the Academy of St. Gabriel, no copy is required.

The Italian name formation <given + family/inherited surname + locative> is found in SENA Appendix A.

Armory:
Per chevron vert and azure, two six-petaled flowers and an anchor argent.

This device is clear of Serafina Alamanni, registered in April of 2011 (via Meridies): Per chevron vert and azure, three cinquefoils and a lion couchant argent. A review of the submission shows that Serafina’s cinquefoils are in fess in chief, not one and two as one would expect three “blob-shaped” charges to be on the top half of a per chevron divided field, if the four charges on the field were co-primary. So, Gianetta’s co-primary flowers and anchor in their default arrangement, compared to Serafina’s primary lion and tertiary charge group “three cinquefoils” are clear, change of number and type of primary charges, addition of tertiary charge group. (Serafina should be re-blazoned: Per chevron vert and azure, in fess in chief three cinquefoils and in base a lion couchant argent.)


Gisla Œðikollr (Da'ud Encoding: {OE}{dh}ikollr) (NEW Name, NEW Device, NEW Badge all sent to Laurel)

Submitter cares about meaning and language and/or culture (none noted) and does not have a gender preference. She will accept minor changes and a holding name. Submitter has no authenticity request.

Gisla – found in Nordiskt runnamnslexikon, by Lena Peterson, pages 79, 287 & 288.

Œðikollr – found in Geirr Bassi Haraldsson's The Old Norse Name, p. 30. Meaning "mad-head, wild man"

The Old Norse name formation <given + descriptive byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.

Armory -- Device:
Argent, in pale a domestic cat sejant vert and an anvil sable.

Armory -- Badge:
(Fieldless) Atop an anvil sable, a domestic cat dormant vert.


Halla in mjóva (NEW Name and NEW Device sent to Laurel)

Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes to her name. Submitter cares about language and/or culture (Norse), meaning ('the slim') and gender (female). She will accept a holding name. Submitter has no authenticity request.

Halla - found in Geirr Bassi Haraldsson's The Old Norse Name (no copy source), page 10.

in – “in” is the feminine form, with “inn” being the masculine

mjóva found in Geirr Bassi Haraldsson's The Old Norse Name (no copy source), page 26.

The Old Norse name formation <given + descriptive byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.

Armory:
Quarterly sable and vert, a Bowen cross within an orle argent.


Rolf orðlokarr (NEW Name and NEW Device sent to Laurel)

Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes to his name. Submitter cares about language and/or culture (Norse), meaning ('word-plane') and gender (male). He will accept minor changes and a holding name. Submitter has no authenticity request.

Rolf – found in E.H. Lind's “Norsk-Islandska Dopnamn ock Fingerade Namn fran Medetiden,” column 587 under Hrólfr - has many variations including Rolfr dated to 1290 and Rolf dated to 1439 and 1476. (Within the 500 year allowance.) Also found in Nordiskt runnamslexikon (The Dictionary of Norse Runic Names) by Lena Peterson. Alternate spelling for Hrólfr, page 105.

orðlokarr - found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's (Sara L. Uckelman) Viking Bynames found in the Landnamabók, meaning 'word-plane, one who shapes his words carefully' [http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html]. By precedent, the byname need not be capitalized.

The Old Norse name formation <given + descriptive byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.

Armory:
Argent, a sun in his splendor and in chief two crosses crosslet gules.


Senan Wray of Lymricke (RESUB to Kingdom, Name and Device sent to Laurel)

Submitter cares about sound (none noted) and has no gender preference. Will accept changes and a holding name. Submitter has no authenticity request.

Senan - found in FamilySearch as a surname dated (marriage) to 1620: "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch batch I03906-9 [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NF2W-F93], Willyam Bweget and Emlyn Senan, 30 Nov 1620; Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England. By precedent, late period surnames may be used as given names (Alton of Grimfells).

Wray - found in Reaney & Wilson as <Wrey> page 504. Derived from the place name Wray Barton. Robert de Wrey 1275. Stephen le Wrey, 1313. Found in Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names, p. 538, as <Wra> 1227,- and <Wreye> 1535.

of – locative article

Lymricke - found in Calendar of the Carew Manuscripts preserved in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth, 1601-1603 on page 451 dated 1603.

Previously submitted the names: LaShaun O'Wray and Senan O'Wray of Limerick.

The English name formation <given + byname +article + locative> is found in SENA Appendix A.

Armory:
Per saltire wavy argent and sable, two swans naiant contourny sable.


Won Cheol of the Wonju Won Clan (NEW Name sent to Laurel)

Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes to the name. Submitter cares about language and/or culture (Korean) and gender (male). Submitter has no authenticity request.

See documentation pages. The McCune-Reischauer is the academic standard for Romanized Korean, but the Revised Romanization, adopted in 2000, is the government endorsed standard, and can make the name easier to pronounce for those not familiar with the diacritic marks used in McCune-Reischauer.

Submitter is open to dropping 'of the Wonju Won Clan' if it will help the name pass, but it is a designation that would have been written down in legal documents pertaining to rank and achievement within the Joseon Neo-Confucian system.

We are requesting assistance with documentation of the formation of this name. As far as we can tell, the documentation is accurate.


Yang Hyojeon (NEW Name sent to Laurel)

Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes to the name. Submitter cares about language and/or culture (Korean) and gender (male). Submitter has no authenticity request.

See documentation pages. The McCune-Reischauer is the academic standard for Romanized Korean, but the Revised Romanization, adopted in 2000, is the government endorsed standard, and can make the name easier to pronounce for those not familiar with the diacritic marks used in McCune-Reischauer.

We are requesting assistance with documentation of the formation of this name. As far as we can tell, the documentation is accurate.


RETURNS

Beatrice de Moreby (NEW Device and NEW Badge RETURNED for conflict; NEW Name sent to Laurel)

Device:
Purpure chausse ploye, a trillium flower argent.

There is an SFPP for use of a new world trillium. This device is returned for conflict with the badge of Gabriella Maddelena Pisano, registered in October of 1985 (via the East): Argent, on a pile purpure, a houndstooth burnisher argent. There is one distinct change to what is visually the “tertiary” charge (burnisher to trillium) but no change to what is the field in the submitted armory (the pile in the called conflict) as they are both purpure, and the chausse ploye in the submitted armory (the field in the called conflict) are both argent. So, although by strict rules count there is a complete difference of primary charge (type – trillium to pile, and color, argent to purpure) these designs are too visually similar.

Badge:
(Fieldless) An increscent moon azure.

This badge is in conflict with the device of Grant of Glaedenfeld, registered in December of 1994 (via Meridies): Per bend sinister azure masoned argent and argent, an increscent azure. There is one distinct change, for fielded to fieldless, but no other difference can be generated from the field. No change is given from an increscent to an increscent moon, and the change of position of the increscent on the field is forced by the tinctures of the called conflict, so does not generate a difference.


John Angelus Akritai (NEW Name RETURNED, NEW Device ADMIN RETURNED)

Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes to his name. Submitter cares about language and/or culture (Eastern Byzantium/Cappadocia) and gender (male). He will accept minor changes and a holding name. Submitter has no authenticity request.

John - found in the form <Ioannes> in Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the Later Byzantine Era - Masculine Given Names, dated to 1088, at [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/masc_given_names.html].

Angelus - found in the spelling <Angelos> in Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the Later Byzantine Era, Family Names, dated 1110, at [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/family_names.html#family_names]. Per the note on spelling in the same article at [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/spelling.html], many spelling variations are found in both primary and secondary sources.

Akritai – a Byzantine military class which were eastern border guards. The epithet “Akritas” is found in the title “Digenes Akritas” a song or tale from the 10th C about the hero Basil, who was of mixed Byzantine and Arab blood, and was called “two blood border lord.” This tale was originally written in early Demotic Greek.

The Byzantine Greek name formation <given + family name + family name> is found in Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the Later Byzantine Era at [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/structures.html#masculine_names]. This source also documents the Byzantine Greek name formation <given + family name + descriptive byname>, but there apparently should be a preposition preceding the descriptive byname. Perhaps the spelling change is the equivalent of the preposition; we would appreciate the College of Arms assistance in more correct formation of this name.

‘John’ cannot be documented to fit with ‘Angelus’ and ‘Akritai’. Changing from ‘John’ to ‘Ionnes’ is considered a Major change, and submitter specified only Minor changes. Therefor this name is returned to submitter. Additionally, the documentation found by the West Kingdom College of Heralds for ‘Akritai’ is limited and potentially not sufficient to show use as a name.

No conflicts found for ‘John Angelus Akritai’ or ‘Ionnes Angelus Akritai’. There are registered versions of ‘Ionnes Angelus’ that require the name to have the third element.

Armory:
Gules a winged bear segreant wings displayed argent, with a nimbus Or about the head, grasping in dexter forepaw four arrows inverted sable, a bordure counter-compony sable and argent.

Drawing note: the front of the two hind legs must be lifted up to fit the posture of segreant in future submissions.

ADMIN RETURN - Device submission was completed on the old, disallowed form. The submitter was contacted and asked to resend the submission on the current form. Matins Office has not received a new form, therefore the Device submission from this client is returned.


SonJa inGVARSDotteR (NEW Name and NEW Device RETURNED)

RECEIVED AFTER DEADLINE with NO EMAIL in advance – ADMIN RETURN

Submitter will accept all changes to the name. Submitter cares about sound (none noted) and gender (female).

SonJa - Wickenden [Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section SI] has Sonia, but not Sonja. Sonia is a masculine name dated to 1539. Since it is masculine, it is incompatible with <-dóttir>. [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/si.html] – SO WE NEED DOCS for Sonja.

inGVARSDotteR - “Ingvarr” is found in Bassi page 12, and this formation is documented in Bassi page 17.

The Old Norse name formation <given +patronymic> is found in SENA Appendix A. The language combination Russian/East Slavic and Old Norse is acceptable per Appendix C.

Sonja is a modern Slavic version of Sophia. Current documentation shows 'Sonia' as a masculine name, which cannot be combined with '-dóttir' (a man cannot be someone's daughter). Additionally, using 'Sonia' through masculine documentation does not match the submitter's request for a feminine name.

This name is being administratively returned. Names must be written as they are meant to be registered, with appropriate capitalization. Both the given name and the byname here have irregular capitalization. Submitter is asked to neatly print the name being submitted, with only the appropriate (usually the first) letter written as a capital. Please do not submit with all capital letters.

Armory:
Argent, a fox gules marked argent and on a chief sable a decrescent, a roundel and an increscent argent.

A gules fox marked excessively with argent provides no contrast between too much of the tail and the argent legs against the argent field. Visually, from a distance, the fox will be unrecognizable. While an argent-tipped tail might be acceptable, too much of this fox is indistinguishable from the field.


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