October 15, 2000

Greetings unto THL Clarissa Wykeham, Dragon; Lady Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Rouge Scarpe; and the commenting members of the Midrealm College of Heralds; from THL Paul Wickenden of Thanet, Escutcheon.

Here are the September 2000 submissions for your consideration and commenting. All commentary should be sent to Rouge Scarpe Herald, Aryanhwy merch Catmael, early enough to arrive by December 1, 2000, with copies to Dragon and myself. Unless otherwise stated, all name submissions will accept minor and major changes to grammar and/or spelling.

1) Andrea di Pellegrini. New Name and Device. Per pale argent and sable, two fish in annulo gules.

(Flaming Gryphon)

Andrea is found in Withycombe (1st ed) (13) and also in the "Florentine Catasto of 1427" (http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/ catasto/overview.html). Pellegrini is in Fucilla (241) and means "the Pilgrim" or "the traveller." An alternate spelling of Pellegrino is in ibid (165). The name Domenico Pellegrini is dated to 1379 in Brucker, Society of Renaissance Florence (97). The client cares most about having an Italian language/culture name and would like it to be authentic for that language/culture.

I do not feel that the "di" is necessary or supported by the documentation. Andrea Pellegrini would probably make a better name.

2) Anna Mailander. New Badge. (Fieldless) A sewing needle bendwise sinister surmounted by a ladybug proper bendwise sinister.

{Name reg'd 9/95}

(Curtice, OH)

3) Friedrich von Augsburg. Device Resubmission. Purpure, a griffin rampant Or and on a chief sable three crosses formy Or.

{Name submitted on 7/00 MK ELoI}

(Appleton, WI)

The client's previous submission (Quarterly purpure and sable, a cross formy Or) was returned by Rouge Scarpe on 7/00 for conflict with Edmund Cavendish (Per bend azure and gules, a cross formy Or). This resubmission will have to be returned for contrast problems.

4) Giles fitz Alan. Device Resubmission. Per pale sable and gules, a wyvern passant coward, in chief two mullets of six points Or.

{Name reg'd 6/00}

(Mansfield, OH)

The client's previous submission (Per pale sable and gules, a wyvern counterchanged, on a chief embattled azure, two mullets of six points Or) was returned by Rouge Scarpe on 2/00 for poor contrast. This redesign addresses that problem.

5) Joseph Griffin. New Name and Device. Gyronny argent and sable, a patriarchal cross fitchy gules.


Joseph is found in Withycombe (180). Griffin is in Black (329) and dated to 1226. It is an English form of a Welsh personal name. The client cares most about meaning and time period and will NOT allow MAJOR changes.

6) Liora eishet Yehoshua. New Name and Device. Argent, a swan niant to sinister, a bordure azure.

(Lake Zurich, IL)

Liora is the client's modern Hebrew given name. A copy of her naming certificate (roughly equivalent to proof of conversion) is enclosed. "eishet" was used to indicate that a woman was married and translates as "wife of." While no proof of its use in the Middle Ages is provided, the client asserts that it was used and can document its use in Biblical times through the Book of Numbers (in the discussion of Aaron and Moses). Yehoshua is a Biblical name and the name of her modern husband (Yehoshua ben Yisrael [reg'd 4/96]) and thus (at the very least) grandfathered to her. She cares most about sound and having a Hebrew name and would like it to be a period Jewish name. She will NOT permit MAJOR changes.

The client was advised at Pennsic that Liora would be covered under the Modern Name Allowance. I see no reason to doubt that this would be true, but am simply not familiar enough with Laurel practice to say if religious names are included or not in the Allowance.

7) Sadh ingen Séaghdha. New Name.

(Inner Sea)

Sadh is dated to 1048 in Ó Corráin & Maguire (160). It is also found in Flanagan (no page given). Séaghdha is found in MacLysaght, Irish Families (no page given). She cares most about having an Irish name that means "the hawklike" and wants a period 11th century Irish name.

I believe that ingen requires the genitive case. Is Séaghdha nominative or genitive? Grammar doctor?

8) Olaf Skytja. Badge Resubmission. Or, a pheon inverted and a bordure sable.

{Name reg'd 9/90}

(Floodwood, MN)

The client's previous submission (Or, a pheon inverted sable) was returned by Rouge Scarpe on 8/00 for conflict with Hreodbeorth MacBeath ([Fieldless] A pheon inverted sable). Given the extreme thinness of the bordure on this design, I would consider it to be identical to the previous design and would suggest that it may need to be redrawn.

9) Semeeah bint al-Khayyat. New Name.


Semeeah is documented from a website (http://www.panix.com/ ~mittle/names/daud/arabic-naming). al-Khayyat is also documented from a website (http:// www.panix.com/names/mustapha/futuwwah.html [sic]). No copies were included. No further information was provided.

10) Vargávík, Shire of. New Group Name and Device. Gyronny arrondi Or and gules, a laurel wreath in canton sable.

(Boyne City, MI)

The name is intended to mean "wolf bay" in Old Norse and is constructed from two elements. The first theme is "varg" and means "wolf." The second is "vik" and means "bay or inlet." Both of these derivations are from Glendening, Teach Yourself Icelandic (no page numbers given). No copies are enclosed and no indication of how the two themes were combined to create the final product. A petition of support for the name and device are included. The clients care most about meaning and sound.

The following submission has been RETURNED and the client notified:

P1) Ingileif Ketilsdóttir. New Name and Device. Vert, a reindeer statant and a chief engrailed argent.


These items were pended on the July 2000 ILoI for lack of payment. No payment was provided. The forms are being returned to the client unprocessed.

Yours In Service,

Paul Wickenden of Thanet

c/o SCA -- MK College of Heralds
P.O. Box 44623
Madison WI 53744-4623


Clarissa Wykeham
Nancy Rivers
404 S State Rd, Apt 4
Davison MI 48423

Rouge Scarpe:

Aryanhwy merch Catmael
Sara L. Friedemann
213 N Paterson
Madison WI 53703

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