May 15 2003 

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


Here are the April 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 incoming Rouge Scarpe Herald, Master Rory mac Feidhlimidh, early enough to arrive by June 25, 2003, with copies to Dragon and me. Many thanks to Lady Adêle d’Eaubonne for (wo)manning the scanner, and to Lord Degary Golafre for typing and the chocolate covered cherries; also, my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to THL Paul Wickenden of Thanet for his service as Rouge Scarpe and a hearty welcome to Master Rory who is stepping into the office.  

1) Andris Richart der Mailleschmidtt. (M) New Name.


Names found in “Medieval German Given Names from Silesia Men’s Names” by Talan Gwynek online at . [Andris]~three occurrences 1370, 1386-97, 1497. [Richart]~1347-56. 

Client cares most about having a German language/culture name. 

[Esct. Comment: The client listed [der Mailleschmidtt] in parentheses. I am not sure if he intended this to be part of the registered name or not. He did not include documentation for it.]


2) Brice Colquhoun for Fellowship of the Oaken Blade. Household Badge Resubmission. ( Fieldless)In cross points conjoined in center four rapiers proper and in saltire stems conjoined in center four oak leaves gules.


{Household Name reg:11/02}

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The badge was returned by Rouge Scarpe July 2002 for violating RfS VIII.5 Fieldless Style. The original emblazon did not have the charges truly conjoined. He has redrawn the swords and leaves so that they are all truly joined at the center.  

3) Cellach macCormaic. (M) New Name and Device. Per pale and per fess dancetty argent and azure, in bend two stags springing counterchanged.


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[Cellach]~ found in “Irish Names”, Donnchadh O’Corrain Fidelma Maguire, p. 48. Several uses one of which was [Cellach Ua Máel Corgais], principal poet of Connacht, who died in 1000.

[Cormaic]~ ibid, p. 60. listed as the tenth most popular name in early Ireland. The client constructed the genitive from the article, “100 Most Popular Men’s Names in Early Medieval Ireland” by Tangwystyl. 

Client will NOT accept MAJOR changes, cares most about language/culture and wishes a name authentic to 11th century Ireland.

4) Douglas of Ravenslake. (M)Device Resubmission. Quarterly gules and vert, a bull statant and in chief a sword fesswise Or.

(Grayslake, IL)

{Name sent to Laurel 03/03}

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Original device (Quarterly gules and vert, a bull statant Or) returned by Rouge Scarpe March 2003 for conflict with Michael of Shattered Crystal [reg: 9/99] (Gules, a bull passant guardant Or). Client has added another charge in this submission.  

5) Estrilda Le Siffleur. (F) New Name.

(Dark River)


“Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names”, E.G. Withycombe, p 51 s.n.[Estrild] from OE [Eastorhild] survived as [Estrild] to the 12th century. “A Dictionary of First Names”, Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges, Oxford University Press, 1990, p.109, s.n. [Estrild] lists [Estrildis] as a name for a German princess in a legend narrated by Geoffrey of Monmouth. “First Names First” by Leslie Alan Dunkling, lists [Estrilda] as an OE name still in use in the 12th century. “Feminine Given Names in a Dictionary of English Surnames” by Talan Gwynek online at , lists [Estrilda] multiple dates-- 1201 earliest and 1327 latest.

[Le Siffleur] ~

“Larousse Concise Dictionary” French/English section p.484-485 lists [siffler] vi to whistle; (serpent) to hiss <>vt 1. (air de musique) to whistle-2. (femme) to whistle at-3.(chien) to whistle for-4.(acteur) to boo, to hiss-5. fam (vere) to knock back. “Les Familles dans l’ascendance de Isabelle Chédeville” online at lists[Lesuffleur, Marguerite] 1644, and [Lesuffleur, François] 1643.  


6) Irial Féasruadh ó hIarnáin. (M) Device Change Resubmission. Per saltire Or and vert, three oak leaves in pall, counterchanged.


{Name reg: 11/00}

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Original submission (Lozengy Or and Argent, a bear salient gules) was returned by Rouge Scarpe in March 2003 for conflict and lacking good contrast in the lozengy. This submission is a wholly new design. If passed he would like his original device (Ermine, three bendlets sinister enhanced azure and in base a sun in splendor gules eclipsed Or) registered 11/00 (via the West) released. 

7) Kastenstadt, Canton of. New Branch Name.


The name [Kastenstadt] is made up of two elements. According to (,html ), German place names are very commonly a compound of a determinant word (Bestimmungswort) and a common root (Grundwort), usually in that order.

The determinant word in this case is [Kasten] which is German for “box”. This is a reference to the Box Bar, a favorite place in our area, where our members meet after our meetings. Furthermore, it was used as a determinant word in the following German place names: [Kastendiek], [Kastenreuth], and [Kastenseeon]. The root of the name is [-stadt] meaning “town’ or “city”. Some examples of German place names with this root are: [Kallstadt], [Karlstadt]. [Karstadt].[Freistadt], and [Darmstadt]. Combined the name means “city of the box” or “box city”.  

Clients will NOT accept MAJOR changes, care most about meaning and wish a German name. Petition of Support included. This canton will be beholden to the Barony of Cynnabar. 

8) Katerine del Val. (F) New Name and Device. Vert, in bend three hawk’s lures palewise argent.


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[Katerine] is listed in “An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris” online at .

[del Val]~ client says “Talan will provide”

Client will NOT accept MAJOR changes, cares most that her name mean “Katherine of the Valley” in French and if a change must be made to the surname would most prefer [du Val]. 


9) Katerine del Val. (F) New Badge. (Fieldless)A tower azure. winged Or, transfixed palewise by a sword proper .


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Name submitted this letter. (item 8) 

10) Lassar Fhina ingen Niell (F) New Name .

(Three Walls)

Name found in various spellings in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Lasairfhíona” by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan online at

Client will NOT accept MAJOR changes and care most about an Irish language/culture name. 

11) Lulach Cauldwell. (M) New Name and Device. Azure, a bend sinister between two hands apaumy argent.


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[Lulach] found in “Scottish Gaelic Given Names” by Sharon L. Krossa at dated to 11th-12th century.

[Cauldwell] Reaney & Wilson p. 80 s.n. [Caldwell] dates to 1381.

Client will NOT accept MAJOR changes, cares most about sound, and wants a name authentic to a 12th to 14th century English-Scot. 

12) Nicolaa de Bracton of Leicester. (F)Badge Resubmission. Or, a mullet gules.

(Columbus, OH)

{Name reg: 4/94}

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Original badge submission (Fieldless) On a mullet gules, another Or) returned by Rouge Scarpe Nov. 2002, for conflict with Astra Christiana Benedict ([Tinctureless] On a mullet a cross crosslet) (reg’d 6/86). Client has added a field and uncharged her mullet.  

13) Raphael de Cernia. (M) New Name.

(Marche of the Marshes)

[Raphael]~Italian painter born 1483. “WebMuseum, Paris” at

[de Cernia]` “Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names” by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek online at

“locative, probably based on some Slovenian or Croatian place name. De Felice, Cognomi, s.n. Cerne, derives that surname from Slovene {c^}rn or Croat crn or crnac 'black'.” 

Client will NOT accept MAJOR changes and cares most about sound. He is interested in having and Italian name.  

14) Sarah Wright. (F) New Name.

(Hawkes Keye)


Reaney, P.H., & R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames (London: Rutledge, 1991; Oxford University Press, 1995); s.n. Sara

Withycombe, E.G. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. 3rd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988); s.n. Sara


Found in “Surnames in Chesham:Q-W, 1538-1600/1” by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan online at dated to 1561. 

Client wants a name suitable for 16th century England cares most about language/culture and will accept any spelling variant of [Sarah] or [Wright] if necessary for registration. 

15) Valla Lùta Kolladóttir. (F) New Name and Device. Azure, a garb between 3 crosses bottony argent.

(Frankfort. IN)

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[Lúta]~ Geir Bassi Haroldson, p. 13 woman’s name

[Valla]~ Geir Bassi Haroldson p.29 descriptive byname

[Kolli]~ Geir Bassi Haroldson p.12 man’s name, p.17 says [Kolli] becomes [Kolladóttir] 

Client wants a name authentic to 10th century Norway and cares most about language/culture. 



16)Wulfgar Hlotharius von Aachen. (M) Badge Resubmission. (Fieldless) A sea-unicorn erect sable maintaining a sword proper.

(Parma Heights, OH) 

{Name reg:1/98}

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Client’s original badge submission (Per bend sinister embattled Or and sable, a unicorn's head couped argent) returned by Rouge Scarpe Sept 1999 for conflict with Isabella d'Hiver,( Azure, a unicorn's head couped argent collared gules). This badge is a new design.  


In Service to the Dream,

Angharad Rhos Tewdwr of Pembroke 


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:
Rory mac Feidhlimidh
Kevin L. Conlin
820 E Monroe
Bloomington, IL 61701

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