Sept 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.

Unless noted, clients will accept minor changes and a holding name.


1) Geertruyt Robertsdochter (F) -- New Name
(Bailena Scholairi)

Client wishes authenticity for 14th -16th century Dutch/Flemish

[Geertruyt] -- Aryanhwy merch Catmael’s “15th Century Dutch Names” http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch15.html lists "Geertruyt c. 1478-81"

[Robertsdochter] -- Aryanhwy merch Catmael’s “15th Century Dutch Names” http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch15surnames.html sites "Robbert c. 1518" and an example of "Ghijsbrechtsdochter c. 1478-81" . In a side note written in client's handwritting: "example of a patronymic naming as a daughter."

 

2) Gunnolf Muir (M) -- New Name and Device --Argent, a wolf rampant and on a bordure sable three crosses patonce argent
(Mugmort)

Client wants authenticity for 14th century Scots/Norse.

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[Gunnolf] - "Norsk-Islandska Dopnamn," E. H. Lind p. 420 "Gunnfir (header) Gunn-olfuer, -olf 1322

[Muir] - Black, p. 617, under Muir lists [Mur] 1508, [Muyr] 1539, [Mwyr] 1525. [Muir] is a plausible variant spelling.

According to the Pennsic worksheet attached to the paperwork the device has a possible conflict with "potent, a wolf rampant sable", "Per chevron sable and argent, a wolf rampant sable, in a conton s/b canton a plate", "Argent, a saltire purpure, overall a wolf rampant sable", "Argent, a wolf rampant, in chief two roundels sable."

3) Gunnolf Muir (M) -- New Household Name: House Muir
(Mugmort)

Client wishes Scots (no time period was listed)

[Muir] - Black, p. 617, under Muir lists [Mur] 1508, [Muyr] 1539, [Mwyr] 1525. [Muir] is a plausible variant spelling.

RfS III.2.b.iv says “Household names must follow the patterns of period names of organized groups of people. Possible models include Scottish clans (Clan Stewart ), ruling dynasties ( House of Anjou ), professional guilds ( Bakers Guild of Augsburg , Worshipful Company of Coopers ), military units ( The White Company ), and inns ( House of the White Hart)” and precedent from 12/2002 (Middle-R, Nonna the Midwife) says “Examples of House + [inherited surname] are found in English and other languages in late period. In these cases, the house name refers to the inherited surname shared by members of this family.”

4) Gunnolf Muir (M) -- New Household Name: Wolf Company
(Mugmort)

Client cares more for meaning.

[Wolf] - Reaney and Wilson p. 498, "John le Wolf c. 1279"

RfS III.2.b.iv says “Household names must follow the patterns of period names of organized groups of people. Possible models include Scottish clans (Clan Stewart ), ruling dynasties ( House of Anjou ), professional guilds ( Bakers Guild of Augsburg , Worshipful Company of Coopers ), military units ( The White Company ), and inns ( House of the White Hart)” and precedent from 12/2002 (Middle-R, Nonna the Midwife) says “Examples of House + [inherited surname] are found in English and other languages in late period. In these cases, the house name refers to the inherited surname shared by members of this family.”

The OED s.v. company has this spelling dated to 1548-9.

5) Heinrick van der Hooft -- New Name
(Bailena Scholairi)

[Heinrick] - Aryanhwy merch Catmael’s “15th Century Dutch Names” http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch15.html lists Heinrick 1478, 1478-81(S), 1481-88, 1518

[van der Hooft] - Aryanhwy merch Catmael’s “15th Century Dutch Names” http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch15surnames.html lists van der Hoef c. 147-8. The submitted spelling is not dated.

Client cares more for the spelling of [Hooft] but will take [Hoeft] if documentation can't be found.

6) Isleifr (M) -- New Name
(White Waters)

[Isleifr] -- Client did a web search for the name [Isleifr]. He included the page that resulted in his Yahoo Search which includes the following urls: Aryanhwy’s "Viking Names found in the Landnamabok" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/landnamabok.html) and "Dorothy Dunnett - Questions - King Hereafter" (http://www.dorothydunnett.co.uk/dunnettqa5.htm)

“Viking Names found in the Landnamabok" (www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/landnamabok.html) sites [Isleifr] 3 times.

Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, "The Old Norse Name" p. 12

 

7) Isobal Mhic Leoid (F) -- Name Resubmission and Device Quarterly checky azure and argent and Or, a frog tergient s/b tergiant vert
(Cattenden)

[Isobal] - http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/scotgaelfem
correction from the Midrealm College of Heralds 12/15/02

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(Esct Note: The documentation is as it appears on the paperwork. I went to the url and got: This page has been removed by the Academy of Saint Gabriel (Last updated 2 Jan 2002). This article has been superceded by Sharon L. Krossa's Scottish Gaelic Given Names for Women.)

[Mhic] Effrick’s “Quick and Easy Gaelic Names” http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames
email from Arval with correct period spelling The email was not included in the paperework.

[Leoid] - Effrick’s “Simple Guide to Constructing 12th Century Scottish Gaelic Names” http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/simple_scotgaelic has [Lod] as a reconstructed standard form. (Esct Note: The current URL for this web page is http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/simplescotgaelicnames12.shtml )

Client cares for Gaelic/Celtic 14th century. Client also cites conversation with Middle Kingdom Herald concerning the change from previous submission but failed to include the paperwork. Also, included in the paperwork is letter from Opinicus Herald dated Aug. 1, 2003 stating the reason her original name "Iosobal inghean Uilliam mhic Leoid" was returned by Laurel in April 2003 for violation of R.f.S. VI.3

Also, she includes the letter from Rouge Scarpe dated Dec. 15, 2002 stating her original device "Quarterly checky azure and argent and Or, a frog salient vert was returned in kingdom for conflict and redrawing.

She enclosed a check of $16 as the year grace period for resubmission is over. Her black and white copy of the device is very poor quality.

8) Issobell de Montchrestien (F) -- New Name
(Sternfeld)

[Issobell] - Talan’s “Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnameshttp://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Isabel lists Issobell c. 1579

[de Montchrestien] - Cateline’s “Sixteenth Century Norman Names” http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/cateline/norman16.html lists [de Montchrestien] as a 16th century Norman Ssurname

Client cares for sound and middle 16th century Tudor with French influence.

 

9) Jemma Blakeney (F) -- New Name and Device -- Argent, a bordure vert mullety argent
(Fenix)

Client wishes English name (no time line was listed).

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[Jemma] -- "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames," by Talan (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/) [Jemma] c. 1283

[Blakeney] -- Used as an unmarked locative. Eckwall. s.n. Blakeney p. 45. [Blachen] c. 1185, [Blakenia] c. 1196, [Blakenye] c. 1242, [Blakene] c. 1248.

 

10) Katriina Turkulainen -- Device Resubmission - Per bend sinister azure and gules, a sun of twelve straight rays and a reindeer’s head argent erased.
(Lakevilla, IL)
(name sent to Laurel May '04)

Per bend sinister azure and gules, sun of twelve straight rays and reindeer head argent erased was returned by Rouge Scarpe May '04 because the client used a Calontir submission form and not Middle.

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11) Lefsune lfstan (M) - New Name and Device - Azure, two wolves combatant argent maintaining a cross potent Or and a bordure embattled argent
(Hunter's Home)

Client cares for a name from 11th century British Isles

[Lefsune] -- Reaney & Wilson p. 277, under Leveson, dated (as a single, given name) to 1066 DB.

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[ lfstan] -- found in Searle dated to 1062 (among many others), p. 21. The use of unmarked patronymics is shown in Tengvik p. 209

 

12) Wilhelm von Wolfsburg (M) -- New Household Name and Badge: Legion of the Snake -- Sable, a snake argent between four mascles Or
(Henderson, KY)

(Esct. Note: The client didn't fill out his name form or sent documentation. I talked to Ary and she provided the following documentation. )

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"[Legio Ursi] There was some discussion regarding the use of Legion as an order designator versus as a household designator. The following items containing Legion have been registered: <Legion of the Black Fist> is registered to the East (July 1974), but there is no indication in the O & A if it was registered as an order name or a household name. As the East Kingdom OP does not list it as an order, it is almost certainly a household name. <Legion of Athene's Sword> was registered as a household name to Rosemounde of Mercia (August 1979), Legion of Courtesy was registered as an order name to Caid (April 1981), Legion of Gallantry of the Outlands was registered as an order name to the Outlands (November 1993). Given that at least two registrations of Legion are in order names, this order name is registerable. [Meridies, Kingdom of, 10/01, A-Meridies]"

This implies, at the very least, that <Legion> is an acceptable designator for a household.

R&W s.n. <Snake> have the surname [Snak] 1327, from OE snaca 'a snake'.

[Snake] -- And the OED online s.v. snake has <snakes> dated to 1154:

"O.E. Chron. (Laud MS.) an. 1137, Hi dyden heom in quarterne {th}ar nadres & snakes & pades wæron inne."

The OED is a no-copy source

RfS III.2.b.iv says “Household names must follow the patterns of period names of organized groups of people. Possible models include Scottish clans (Clan Stewart ), ruling dynasties ( House of Anjou ), professional guilds ( Bakers Guild of Augsburg , Worshipful Company of Coopers ), military units ( The White Company ), and inns ( House of the White Hart)” and precedent from 12/2002 (Middle-R, Nonna the Midwife) says “Examples of House + [inherited surname] are found in English and other languages in late period. In these cases, the house name refers to the inherited surname shared by members of this family.”

 

 



In Service to the Dream,

Lady Ana Linch

 

Rouge Scarpe Elena de Vexin Joann E. Peek
306 Lively Lane
Burns Harbor, IN 46304
rougescarpe@midrealm.org
Escutcheon: Ana Linch Jo Ann Ewbank
1106 Woodsum
Jackson, MI 49203
submissions@midrealm.org
Dragon: Rory mac Feidhlimidh Kevin L. Conlin
820 E Monroe Bloomington, IL 61701
klconlin@ilstu.edu

 


 

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