October 15, 2001

Greetings unto Mistress Elena de Vexin, 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 2001 submissions for your consideration and commenting. All commentary should be sent to the Rouge Scarpe Herald, Aryanhwy merch Catmael, early enough to arrive by December 1, 2001, with copies to Dragon and myself. Unless otherwise stated, all name submissions will accept minor and major changes to grammar and/or spelling.

Many changes around here. Northshield submissions no longer appear in these ILoIs. Starting on September 1, 2001, all Northshield submissions were to be sent to THL Moraig Anne Dummond (Sarah Fowlston, 3436 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55406). After a good spell in the office, we bid farewell to THL Clarissa Wykeham, who has served this Kingdom and her office very well. She is replaced by the equally experienced and qualified Mistress Elena de Vexin.

1) Aidan of Aran. Device Resubmission. Per bend sinister argent and sable, a martlet displayed and a boar, a bordure all counterchanged.

(Hinckley, IL)

{Name reg'd 9/00}

The client's first submission (Per bend sinister argent and sable, a martlet displayed and a hog statant counterchanged) was returned along with the name by Rouge Scarpe on 1/00. The client's next submission (Per bend sinister argent and sable, a martlet displayed and a hog statant, a bordure counterchanged) was returned by Laurel on 1/01 for redrawing. The client has generally stuck to the same design.

2) Angelline la Petita. New Name and Device. Per fess vert and azure, a bear salient contourney, a bordure embattled Or.


Angelline is dated to 1528 in Scott, "Late Period Feminine Names from the South of France" and la Petita is dated to 1521 in ibid. The client would like to have a period French name from the 1520s.

3) Dicun of York. New Name and Device. Per chevron azure and argent, two wake knots argent and a single-bitted axe sable, hafted proper.

(Roaring Wastes)

Dicun is found in Reaney & Wilson (133, under "Dicken") in "Dicun Malebiss" and dated to 1207. York is dated to 1086 in Mills (399). The client cares most about sound and will NOT accept MAJOR changes.

4) Elinor Larke le Dauncer. New Name and Device. Argent, two natural leopards combattant guardant azure spotted argent between in pale a mullet gules and a sun purpure.

(Roaring Wastes)

Elinor is found in Withycombe (96-97) and dated to 1604. Larke is in Reaney & Wilson (272, under "Lark") with a "Ralph Larke" dated to 1275. Le Dauncer is found in ibid (125, under "Dancer") and dated in this spelling to 1327. She will accept the dropping out of "Larke" if necessary, but otherwise will NOT accept MINOR changes.

5) Elisabeth Fairchild. Device Resubmission. Purpure, a sheep rampant, on a chief embattled argent, two ermine spots sable.

(Dayton, OH)

{Name submitted on 7/01 MK ELoI}

The client's previous submission (Purpure, a sheep salient, on a chief embattled argent, three ermine spots sable) was returned by Rouge Scarpe on 7/01 for redrawing.

6) Irene Elise Brabant. New Name and Device. Per pale Or and azure, two increscents counterchanged, on a chief triangular gules a sun Or.

(Toledo, OH)

Irene is found in Dauzat, Noms et Prenoms (336, under "Irène") as a baptismal name based upon a series of martyred saints from the 1st, 3rd, and 7th centuries. Elise is found in ibid (234, under "Elisée). It is also found in Withycombe (100, under "Elizabeth") as Élise - a French form of Elizabeth. Brabant is in Dauzat (62).

7) Isabetta del Pomati. New Name and Device. Azure, a pomegranate slipped and leaved, a chief Or.


Isabetta is found in "Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427." del Pomati ("of the apple") is in Fucilla (86). While not dated to period, the aforementioned "Feminine Given Names" gives Mei (apple), Bruni (plum) and Pesce (peach). The client cares most about having a 14th century Italian name and would like the name to be authentic. She will NOT accept MAJOR changes.

8) James Cunningham. Admin Action/Transfer of Badge.


{Name reg'd 1/99}

The client has requested that his badge (Per pale argent and Or, a Norse H [hagall] rune gules, overall an arrow inverted sable) [reg'd 1/01] be transferred to the March of Havenholde (reg'd 1/92).

9) Lamorak A' Dunsinane. New Name and Device. Per chevron sable and purpure, three descrescents argent.


Lamorak is a character in Malory's Morte Darthur [sic] (179) and is supported by several different sources that all cite the same fictional character. Dunsinane is a header in Johnson (166) with a spelling of Dun Sinoen dated to 970. The client wants to have an authentic name for an unspecified language/culture and will NOT accept MAJOR changes to his name.

Unfortunately, no evidence has been provided by the client that the name was used by non-fictional persons in period. There is also no supplied evidence for the A' construction of the patronymic.

10) Leopold von Lothringen. New Name and Device. Or, a saltire gules between four fleurs-de-lys vert.

(Toledo, OH)

Leopold is found in Bahlow (Eng trans) (333, under "Leopld[t]") as a "scholarly form for Germanic Liutbald." Scott, "Medieval German Names from Silesia" lists Leupold. Bahlow (344, under "Lothar") gives the name of a region called "Lothringen" hence the byname.

11) Leopold von Lothringen for Khalid al-Hasan. New Alternate Name.

(Toledo, OH)

{Name submitted on this ILoI}

Both elements are found in Appleton, "Arabic Naming Practices and Period Names List."

12) Marie Joyeux. New Device. Per pale gules and sable, a phoenix between three roundels Or each charged with an annulet sable.

(Birmingham, MI)

{Name reg'd 12/94}

13) Marion Catherine. New Name and Device. Azure, an escallop inverted argent, a ford proper.

(McCutchenville, OH)

Marion is a header in Withycombe (209) and is dated to 1379 in this spelling. Catherine is found in ibid (186, under "Katherine"). It is also found in O'Brien, "Feminine Given Names Found in the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire." The client will NOT permit MINOR changes.

There is no indication that either element could be used as a byname. Will we assume that one of the elements is an unmarked metronymic?

14) Milica of Varna. New Name and Device. Azure, four quill pens in fret and on a chief Or two mullets azure.


Milica is cited in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (1197, under "Lazar") dates the name to the 14th century. Ibid(2153) dates Varna to the 12th century as the name of a fortress and earlier as a coastal region and river. Wickenden (n.p.) has Militsa dated to 1204. As this is simply a different transliteration of the same name, it reinforces the other documentation. The client would like to have an authentic 14th century Byzantine name.

15) Milica of Varna. New Badge. (Fieldless) Four quill pens in fret Or.


{Name submitted on this ILoI}

16) Tangwystl verch Rhys. New Name and Device. Purpure and sable, a pale between a lion rampant and a dragon rampant to sinister argent.

(Baile na Scolari)

For Tangwystyl and Rhys and the grammar of the name, the client cites Jones, "Constructing 16th Century Welsh Names" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/welsh16.html); Jones, "Women's Names in the First Half of 16th Century Wales" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/welshWomen16/given.html); and Jones, "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/welsh13.html) [and she also cites from the same docs on the Laurel website, apparently believing they are different documents]. She cares most about having a Welsh name and wants it to be an authentic Welsh name.

The pale needs to be fed.

17) Tighearnán Dikeman. New Name and Device. Quarterly azure and vert, four wolves' heads caboshed Or.

(Aurae Ripae)

Tighearnán is found in Ó Corráin & Maguire (170, under "Tigernan"). Dikeman is dated to 1206 in Reaney & Wilson (134, under "Dickman"). The client cares most about having a byname that means "ditch-digger" or something similar. The client would like an authentic Irish name and will NOT accept MAJOR changes.

18) Tomaltach Brus. New Name and Device. Per pale argent and purpure, a chief gyronny Or and gules.

(Red Spears)

Tomaltach is found in Ó Corráin & Maguire (n.p.) who note that "this name was particularly favored by the Connachtmen in the Middle Ages." Brus is found in Black (n.p., under "Bruce") and dated to the 11th century. The client would like to have an authentic 14th century Irish name and will NOT accept MAJOR changes.

19) Vachlav Rodacki. New Name and Device. Gules, a lion queue-fourchy maintaining a tankard, on a chief Or three towers gules.

(Falcon's Quarry)

Vachlav is found in Wickenden (2nd Ed, 383) as a header spelling. The var Vaczlav is dated to 1215. Rodacki is found in Hoffman, Surnames (424). The client cares most about sound and would like to have an authentic 13th century Eastern European name.

As the client has requested a period name (and permits changes), I would propose Rodaky, which is dated to 1472 in the Slownik Staropolskich Nazw Osobowycz (IV: 469). Ibid (VI: 84) has Waczslaw dated to 1305 and Waczlaw dated to 1390. I suggest that Waczlaw Rodaky would be a lovely Eastern European name.

20) Valla Lúta Kolladóttir. New Name and Device. Azure, a garb between three crosses bottony.

(Frankfort, IN)

Valla is in Haraldson (29) as a descriptive byname. Lúta is in ibid (13) as a feminine given name. Kolli is in ibid(12) and becomes Kolladóttir as a patronymic, according to the grammar section (17). The client would like to have an authentic 10th century Norwegian name.

21) Yehuda ben Maimon. New Device. Per pale Or and gules, a roundel counterchanged.

(Blue Ash, OH)

{Name reg'd 1/96}

The following submission has been RETURNED and the clients notified:

R1) Vonspring, Incipient Canton of. New Group Name and Device Resubmission. Argent, a fess wavy azure, and overall a cedar tree gules.

(Charlotte, MI)

This item (pended on the 7/01 ILoI) was returned because the clients never contacted us to rectify the problems that led to the pend.

In Service,

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



Elena de Vexin
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Burns Harbor IN 46304


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