April 15 2003 

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 March 2003 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 May 25, 2003, with copies to Dragon and me. Many thanks to Lady Adêle d’Eaubonne for her assistance with this month’s letter. 

1) Catell filius Matuc. (M) New Name and Device. Sable, on a plate three Norse runes, “sigel”,”tir”, and “vrvz” purpure.

(Youngstown, OH) 

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Name and structure taken from “The First Thousand Years of British Names” appendices IV and V online at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/british1000/appendix4_5.html#app4

Client is interested in having a name authentic for 4th Century Wales and cares most about language/culture.


2) Catell filius Matuc for teaghlach Cathail Vi Mael Maedoc. New Household Name. .

(Youngstown, OH)

Name after [teaghlach] is the name of the head of the household “Catell filius Matuc”. The client has translated this into Gaelic to the best of his ability.

[Cathail}~ found in “Medieval Gaelic Clan, Household, and Other Group Names” by Sharon L. Kossa. Found online at http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/households.shtml

[Mael Madoc]~ found in “Index of Names in the Irish Annals” online at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/AnnalsIndex/masculine/901-100.shtml  

Client cares most about meaning and specifies that [teaghlach] must be retained. He does not care about the specific form of Gaelic.  

3) Cu-Connacht O’Tighernain. (M) Name and Device Resubmission. Bendy sinister vert and erminois.


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[Cu-Connacht]~ from “Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition:T100001B The Annals of Ulster.”

Is mentioned several times in the text and translates as “hound of Connacht”

[O’Tighernain]~ is found in “Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition:”Annals pf Loch Cé AD 1014 to 1590”. The name is listed as [Mac Tighernain], but additional information found at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/irishnam.html allows for the change to [O’Tighernain]  

Client will NOT accept MAJOR changes and wants his name authentic for 12th-14th Century Irish language/culture.  

Client’s previous name submission of Connacht O’Tighernain returned by Rouge Scarpe Nov 2002 for lack of documentation for [Connacht] without the [Cu]. The client has added the [Cu]. Device returned same letter for conflict with Brenna the Disinherited (Bendy sinister of four vert, argent, purpure and argent. reg’d 7/98). He has secured a letter from Brenna granting permission to conflict.

4) Eideard an Gobhainn. (M) New Device. Per pale gules and sable, four swords interlaced in square argent hilted Or.

(Athens, OH)

{Name reg: 9/95} 

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5) Érennach ingen uí Rónaín. (F) Device Resubmission. Argent a domestic cat couchant contourny vert, a chief nebuly azure.

(Owensboro, KY)

{Name reg: 2/02}

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Previous devious submission, Argent vetu ploye azure, a domestic cat couchant contourny vert, was returned by Rouge Scarpe October 2001 for various stylistic considerations with the drawing of the cat . The client has dropped the vetu ploye of the field, added a chief and redrawn the cat more “couchant”. 

6) Fiore Giovanni. (M) New Name.

(Toledo, OH)

[Fiore]- found in the “Online Catasto of 1427” online at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ferrante/catasto/ 1 occurrence.

[Giovanni]~ ibid. 785 occurrences (as a patronymic)

Client wishes a name authentic to Florence, Italy 14th to 15th centuries. 

7) Hallkell surtr. (M) Name and Device Resubmission. Gyronny of 8 purpure and Or, a dragon’s head argent issuant from flames azure.

(Walbridge, OH)

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Both names found in “Viking Names Found in the Landnámabók” by Sara L. Friedemann dated circa 11th century latest.

Client does not care about authenticity.  

Original name (Hall Kell Surtr-thorn) and device returned by rouge Scarpe August 2002. He has adopted Ary’s suggestion for his resubmitted name and simplified his device to a Gyronny of 8 (original submission was a Gyronny of 22) as well as simplifying the azure flames and putting his dragon more in profile-- (original was trian). 

8) Helmut von Reineck. (M) Device Resubmission. Per pale gules and Or, a cross crosslet fitchy counterchanged engraved sable.

(Rock Island, IL)

{Name reg: 10/02}

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Device ( Per pale gules and bendy gules and Or cotised sable, to dexter a cross crosslet fitchy Or engraved sable) returned by Rouge Scarpe June 2002 for presenting a “marshalled” appearance. Client has simplified his field and centered his primary charge which should clear this problem. 

9) Jocelin De La Montjoie. (F) New Name and Device. Per bend sinister argent and azure, sea-lion erect Or maintaining a goblet and two arrows sable in his sinister paw, an orle of cross crosslets fitchy counterchanged.

(Iron Oak)

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[Jocelin]~found in “The Origins of English Surnames” by P.H. Reaney p.294 dated to 1210

[Montjoie]~ibid p. 72 under the heading: Surnames from French and Continental places, dated to 1219. 

Client cares most about sound and wishes her name authentic to 13th-16th century French. 


10) Katherin verch Rhys (F) New Name and Device. Per fess argent and sable, in pale a dragon couchant gules and a lacy knot argent.

(Euclid, OH)

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“Women’s Names in the First Half of 16th Century Wales (with particular attention to the surnames of married women)” by Heather Rose Jones online at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/welshWomen16/welshWomen16.html#data

[Katherin] is listed in the “given Names” section.

[Rhys] is listed under “Elements appearing in Women’s Surnames”. 

Client will NOT accept MAJOR changes, cares most about sound and wants a Welsh name. 

11) Konrad Mailander. (M) Release of Registered Badge. Per fess sable and argent, two feathers fracted in chevron counterchanged. Registered 10/96

(Red Spears)

{Name reg:6/94} 

12) Konrad Mailander for Haus Mailander. New Household Name and Badge. Per bend gules and sable, a bear passant bendwise Or.

(Red Spears)

{Name reg: 6/94}

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[Haus]~ German for ‘house’. Found in any German-English Dictionary.

[Mailander]~ name is already registered to client and grandfatherable.  

13) Mathias of Westlake. (M) New Name and Device. Per pale embattled vert and Or, a hand clenched argent a sinister hand apalmy sable.


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[Mathias]~ Withycombe s.n. Matthew lists Matthias as a header form and dates Matheus to 12th-14th century.

[Westlake] Reaney & Wilson p. 483 s.n. Westlake lists Westlake in the header [Martin de Westlak’] to 1211. 

Client cares most about sound. 

14) Matilda Hanscombe. (F) New Device. Vert, a hand sustaining a comb Or.

{Name reg:2/98}

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[Esct comment: perfect cant!} 

15) Orianna De L’Isle. (F) New Name and Device. Argent, a Talbot counter-passant sable between three lilies azure, a bordure gules.

(Aurea Ripae)

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[Orianna] Withycombe’s “Oxford Dictionary of English Names” p.234 cites [Oriana} as a header “Madrigal writers applied the name Oriana to Queen Elizabeth…”Oriana Palfreyman of W.Toynto, Lines., was excommunicated in 1602”  

Client wishes to maintain her current spelling, cares most about sound and isinterested in having her name authentic to early 14th century England specifically Yorkish. 


16) Ötwin Glantz. (M) New Name and Device. Per fess argent and gules, a Latin cross sable and a Gorgon’s head cabossed argent, a bordure vert semé of oak leaves Or.

(Aurea Ripae) 

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J.K.Brechenmacher, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der Deutschen Familiennamen; s.n. [Ot(t)win]

Hans Bahlow, Deutsches Namenlexikon; s.n. [Öttwein] cites [Ötwin v[on] Homessingen] 1290 and same as Brechenmacher [Benz Ötwin] 1356.Brechenmacher; s.n. [Glanz], [Hans Glantz] 1402.

Client will NOT accept MAJOR changes, cares most about meaning, and wishes a name authentic to 14th century Bavaria. 

17) Sean Dryw. (M) New Name and Device. Gules goutty de flame argent, on a fess argent a salamander passant contourny sable enflamed proper.


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[Sean]~ O’Corrainm Donnchadh and Fidelma Maguire, “Irish Names” (Dublin: The Lilliput Press 1990) p.163.

[Dryw]~Reaney, P.H. & R.M. Wilson, “A Dictionary of English Surnames” p. 107 under “Drew” header [William Dryw], 1275 

Client’s primary concern is that he retains the name [Dryw] as spelled in the submission. 

18) Shammus Blackhart the Smith. (M) New Name and Device. Argent, a heart and an anvil in pale within a bordure sable.

(Three Walls)

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[Shamus]~Withycombe p.266

[Black]~P.H. Reaney, “Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames”, p.46

[Hart]~ Reaney, p. 219 

19) Stonecroft, Shire of. Device Resubmission. Gules, a fess embattled argent masoned sable between three laurel wreathes argent.

(Vincennes, IN)

{Name sent to Laurel Jan 2003}

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Previous device submission (Argent, masoned sable, a mallet and feather in saltire gules, on a chief argent three laurel wreathes vert) returned by Rouge Scarpe 1/03 for metal on metal. New device redesign clears this problem. Petition of Support included. 

20) Úlfr Hákonarson. (M) New Badge. Or, wings conjoined within a bordure sable.

{Name reg: 6/01}

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Badge to be co-owned by Maryam bint Wahib ibn Ahmad. {Name reg’d:??}  

In Service to the Dream,

Angharad Rhos Tewdwr of Pembroke 


In Service to the Dream,

Angharad Rhos Tewdwr of Pembroke 

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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