May 15, 2004
Greetings unto Master Rory mac Feidhlimidh, Dragon, Mistress Elena de Vexin, Rouge Scarpe, and the commenting members of the Midrealm College of Heralds; from Lady Ana Linch, Escutcheon Herald.
Please excuse the lateness of this month's letter. My scanner fried and I had to get an early birthday present, and then I got the sasser worm.
|1) Ivegard Sask (F) -- New Name and Device -- Vert,
on a fess argent a yew branch proper fructed gules
between two horses passant argent
According to the client: "Literally, Ivegard the Saxon, per conventions in the low countries circa 800 AD. [Ivegard] is comprised of prothema 'Iv' -- meaning "yew" and deuterothema - 'gard', meaning "fenced court, young descendant, or branch" (feminine deuterothema in the low countries in this period). So the first name could mean 'Yew branch." I have relied entirely on the onomastic research done by Kees Niewenhuisjen, and I have included our correspondence. All my reference information came directly from his web pages."
The client has included several pages of emails from Kees
Nieuwenhuijsen plus several pages of a biography. Also the
following webpages: http://www.koeblergerhard.de/afrieswbhinw.html
2) Jonet of Keyth (F) -- New Name
(Barony of Illiton, Midlands)
[of Keyth]: Before 1375 A.D. 13th
& 14th Century Scottish Names, by
Symon Freser of Lovat (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/symonFreser/scottish14/scottish14_sur.html
The Bruce: The Book of the Most Excellent and Noble Prince, Robert de Broyss, King of Scots completed in 1375.
Client cares for 14th Century Lowland Scots.
3) Kastenstadt, Canton of--
(Last submitted 8/03)
According to the client: The name [Kastenstadt] is made up of two elements.
According to genealogy.net (http://www.genealogienetz.de/misc/etym/ortsnamen.html) [Kasten] which is Modern German for box. [Kasten] was used as a determinant word in the following German place names: Kasten, Kastendiek, Kastenreuth, and Kastenseeon. In old german: Kasten means grainery, or grain-box.
The root of the name is - stadt meaning town or city.
When putting these two elements together: City where there are Graineries.
The group isnt that attached to meaning as much as the name.
A petition is included with the submission.
|4) Mystic Straits, Canton of--Resubmission
Name and Device -- Azure, between two mullets argent a
bend enbowed counter-embowed of the second, overall a
laurel wreath counterchanged.
(Grosse Pointe Park, MI)
(Last time submitted 1/03)
According to the paperwork, the canton has been into existence in 1971 as the Canton of Northwoods. The canton became dormant for several years and became a part of the Barony of Roaring Waste. The name "Roaring Waste" refers to the 'roaring waste" that poured into the Detroit River. Mystic Straits refers to the huge billows of steam when the steel tailings dumped into the river.
"The name would have been consistent with the medieval naming practices of a population that lived near a largely unexplainable natural phenomenon. We feel that it is important to maintain this continuity with our Barony's past, and hope that we may continue to use a name that has a document able history in the kingdom from before the time when names needed to be registered."
Included in the documentation is a Pale announcement dated October 13/14, 1973 for Crown Tournament.
A petition is also included for both name and device.
Client cares more for meaning.
|5) Osric Edwardson (M) -- New Name and Device
-- Per bend sinister purpure and sable, over all a
chimera passant with a head and body of a lion, head and
foreleg of a goat, head of a dragon, and the tail of a
snake Or, armed argent and langued with fire issuing from
its mouth azure.
According to the client: Osric also appears in Wm Shakespeare;s play Hamlet as a very small background character. It may be safe to assume that the name, though maybe not in vogue at the time, would have occured anywhere inbetween and would be recognized by thepopulous of the times as an appropriate name for a person.
According to the client: Edward has been a popular British name throughout the ages and so has the practice of using son/father relationships as surnames.
Client wants late 15th century English name.
|6) Philippa of Otterbourne (F)-- New Device --
Azure, an otter rampant and on a chief wavy Or, 3
(Oak Brook, IL)
(Name regd Apr 94)
|7) Richard of Stokesley (M) -- Device
Resubmission -- Argent, a chevron and three boars
(Grand Haven, MI)
(Name sent to Laurel Nov 03)
Device was returned for conflict. The client has since gotten permission to conflict with Basileios Philanthropenos Philomathes: Argent, a chevron between three crosses of Jerusalem gules.
(Esct. Note: There is a typo in the permission which the herald has written to explain. The type reads John Vandenburg and it should read John Stockley.)
In Service to the Dream,
Lady Ana Linch
|Rouge Scarpe||Elena de Vexin||Joann E. Peek
306 Lively Lane
Burns Harbor, IN 46304
|Escutcheon:||Ana Linch||Jo Ann Ewbank
Jackson, MI 49203
|Dragon:||Rory mac Feidhlimidh||Kevin L. Conlin
820 E Monroe Bloomington, IL 61701
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