October 15 2002 

Greetings unto Mistress Elena de Vexin, Dragon; THL Paul Wickenden of Thanet, Rouge Scarpe; and the commenting members of the Midrealm College of Heralds; from Lady Angharad Rhos Tewdwr of Pembroke, Escutcheon. 


Here are the September 2002 submissions for your consideration and commentary. All submissions will allow major and minor changes unless otherwise noted. All commentary should be sent to the Rouge Scarpe Herald, THL Paul Wickenden of Thanet, early enough to arrive by December 1, 2002, with copies to Dragon, and myself. Special thanks to Lord Khahlil al-Hazrad and Lady Adêle d’Eaubonne for their help with scanning and typing. 

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1) Alfred Gatebreaker. (M) New Name and Device. Per fess argent and azure, a Thor’s hammer inverted to chief gules, a two towered gate Or.

(Barony of Whitewaters)

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Alfred~ Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, E.G. Withycombe, p. 14

Gatebreaker~ Middle English Nicknames, Jan Jonsjo, p.31-32 

2) Anna Lyse Warwick.(F) New Name.

(Cuil Cholium) 

Anna~ Medieval German Given Names from Silesia, Talan Gwynek, found online at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/bahlow_v.htm dated to1 4th century.

Lyse~ ibid.

No documentation of Warwick provided whilst documentation for the surname [von Marburg] was, but must go by the name on the form. Client cares most about sound and wants a 14th century name. 

[Esct. Comment: Bardsley (p. 795 s.n. Warwick) dates John de Warrewyc, Matilda de Warewyck, and John de Warewyc to 1273.] 

3) Beathag Corwyna the Corsair .(F) New Name and Device. Per chevron argent and sable, two daggers in chevron and a lymphad under full sail counterchanged.


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Beathag~ Some Scottish Gaelic Feminine Names, Arval Benicoeur, online at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/scotgaelfem/ dated to the 16th century.

Corwyna~no documentation provided.

Corsair~Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary,p.294 [MF & OIt; MF corsaire pirate, fr.OProv corsair, fr. OIt corsaro, fr. ML cursarius, fr. L cursus course—(1549)]

Client cares most about sound and doesn’t care about gender. 

4) Border Keep , Canton of New Group Name.


Border Keep is a constructed byname intended to mean either “keep on the border” or “keep of the man named Border” [Border] is dated to 1201 as a surname in Reaney and Wilson (s.n Boarder)p. 54. [Keep] was explicitly ruled SCA compatible in 11/01. 

Petition of Support included. 


5) Brandrmeir Grimeau de Mortaigne . (M) New Name and Device. Per pale azure and sable, three fleurs-de-lis in pall bases to center argent

(Lincoln Park, MI)

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No documentation for name. Client cares most about sound.

[Esct. Comment: Client also did not supply a blazon for this unusual arrangement of fleurs-de-lis, so any blazon fu is mine] 

6) Domnall Ó hOdhráin. (M)New Name.

(Cuil Cholium)

Domnall~Medieval Names Archive (1301-1400) Irish Annals online at http://www.panix.com/~mittle/names

Ó hOdhráin ~ Irish Names and Origins found online at http://gaelicdreams.tripod.com/id112.htm

Client is interested in a 14th century Irish name. 

7) Elinor Larke le Dauncer . (F) Device Resubmission. Argent, two natural leopards combatant guardant azure spotted argent between in pale a mullet gules and a sun purpure.

(Grosse Pointe Park, MI)

{Name reg: 4/02)

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Original submission returned by Rouge Scarpe 12/01 for redraw to equalize the sizes of the mullet and the sun. This new drawing does so. 

8) Flaithrí Ó Cearnaigh . (M) New Name and Device. Or, three chevronels interlaced sable, overall a fox rampant gules.


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Ó Corráin, Donnchadh,& Fidelma Maguire; Irish Names, 2nd Ed. p. 105

MacLysaght, Edward; The Surnames of Ireland, 6th Ed p. 171 (under (O) Kearney) Client cares most about having a name authentic to Irish language/culture and will NOT accept MAJOR changes. 

[Esct. Comment: Client did a nice job on drawing the chevronels (many I’ve seen are too low and skinny)]

9) Galen the Mad.(M) New Device. Argent, upon a saltire nowy quadrate sable cotised gules, a hawk’s head erased argent.

(Hudson, MI)

{Name reg:6/87}

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10) Galen the Mad. (M) New Badge. Azure, a saltire nowy quadrate argent cotised Or.

(Hudson, MI)

{Name reg:6/87}

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11) Galen the Mad. (M) New Badge. Argent, a saltire nowy quadrate sable cotised gules.

(Hudson, MI)

{Name reg:6/87} 

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12) Iosobail inghean Uilliam mhic Leoid. (F) New Name and Device. Quarterly checky azure and argent and Or, a frog salient vert.

  (Carey, OH)

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Iosobail~ http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/scotgaelfem

inghean~ http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/simplescotgaelicnames12.shtml and e-mail from Arval with correct spelling for 1400’s.

Uilliam~ http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/SymonFreser/scottish14/scottish14_given.html

and e-mail from Arval with correct spelling for 1400’s.

mhic~ http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/

and e-mail from Arval for correct construction for 1400’s.

Leoid~ http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/simplescotgaelicnames12.shtml

E-mail from Arval for correct spelling.

Client will NOT accept MAJOR changes, cares most about language/culture and wants a name authentic to 1400’s Celtic/Gaelic. 

13) Otto Helmsmid. (M) Device Resubmission. Gules, an amphisbaena between three anvils Or

(Belleville, MI)

{Name reg: 05/02}

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Original device returned by Laurel 5/02 for redraw because the amphisbaena did not match period examples. New drawing corrects this problem. 

14) Rhonwen ferch Tewdwr. (F) Device Resubmission. Azure, three chevronels interlaced argent overall a wyvern displayed Or.

(Washington, IN)

{Name sent to Laurel 6/02}

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Original device returned by Rouge Scarpe 6/02 for redraw as the wyvern was small and hard to identify. The new drawing has him big and bold and definitely overall..

15) Roana de Hauekrig. (F)New Name and Device. Per chevron azure and vert, in base a hawk migrant to chief argent.


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Roana~ Feminine Given Names in a Dictionary of English Surnames, Talan Gwynek online at http://www.panix.com/~mittle/names/talan/reaney/ dated to 1212 s.n Roan

de Hauekrig~ Reaney &Wilson, English Surnames p. 222 dated 1280 s.n Hawkley. Client will NOT accept MAJOR changes, and cares most about sound; she is looking for a name sounding close to Rowan.

In Service to the Dream,

Angharad Rhos Tewdwr of Pembroke, OW

Anne Krone
3846 S Wayne Dr.
La Porte IN 46350


Elena de Vexin
Joann E. Peek
306 Lively Lane
Burns Harbor IN 46304

Rouge Scarpe:

Paul Wickenden of Thanet
Paul Goldschmidt
3071 Cimarron Trail
Madison WI 53719

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