Oct 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. This letter has the first batch of submissions that were accepted at Pennsic by Mistress Elsbeth Anne Roth, Clarion Herald, who was in charged of the Point this year. She graciously did the ILOI for them. All Pennsic Submissions will have a # by the number. The Pennsic Fee Letter will be separate from regular fee letter as they paid at the Point. Elsbeth sent one check to cover all the fees. Laurel has requested that the Pennsic work sheets not be included in the documentation.

All comments are due by Nov. 25th.



#1) Aédán mac Cáeláin uí Shúileabháin (M) New name and new device -- Argent, a chevron vert between three yales rampant azure spotted vert.

Submitter will accept all changes except that she does not want "Aodh\'an." She desires a name authentic for 8-10th century Irish Gaelic; in particular, she asks to change uí Shúileabháin to the early period spelling if it can be found.

[Aédán]: Ó Corráin and Maguire, p 13, s.n. [Aédán], lists it as the pre-1200 spelling and notes that the name is "relatively common in early Ireland".

[mac Cáeáin]: Ó Corráin and Maguire, p 40, s.n. [Cáelán] cites 2 saints of the name. It was made into a genitive form per Woulfe, p.451, s.n. Ó Caoláin uí Shúileabháin: Woulfe, p 648-649, s.n. Ó Súileabháin notes that in 1192 the family was moved from Tipperay to Cork Kerry. It was put into remove genitive according to advice from Mari.

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Submitter notes the precedent from June 2000: "...by the precedent set in Nov 1995, the spots on a yale can be drawn or left off at the artist's discretion and thus do not generate difference." This was used (arguing that the spots are artistic license) to argue that low-contrast spots should be acceptable. We were unable to find any precedent either way, but we were also unable to find any prior case of a yale with low contrast spots.

#2) Aédán mac Cáeláin uí Shúileabháin (M) New badge -- (Fieldless) A yale rampant azure spotted vert

See note on prior entry for the issue about the low contrast spots.

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#3) Ailleann ingen Roibeáird mhic Conchobhair (F) New name

The submitter wishes an authentic 8th-10th century Irish Gaelic name. The submitter cares most about the sound of the first name and the meaning "daughter of Robert" for the first byname.

[Ailleann]: Ó Corráin and Maguire, s.n. [Ailleann], dates the name to 943.

[Roibeáird] The name is the genitive form of [Roibeárd], which is a header form Woulfe and lists it as "one of the commonest names among the early Anglo-Norman settlers in Ireland

[Conchobhair]: Woulfe, s.n. Conchobhar, lists it as "an ancient and very common Irish name". This is the genitive form.

ingen is the pre-1200 form of "daughter" and mhic is the genitive form of "son". The name overall means "Ailleann the daughter of Roibeárd mac Conchobhair."

#4) Áine ingen Bharddáin (F) New name and new device -- Per pale gules and argent, a lion passant counterchanged

The submitter would like the name made authentic for pre 10th c. Irish and requesting that changes be made as necessary to the surname for the genitive case.

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[Áine]: Ó Corráin and Maguire, pg. 19, s.n. [Áine], states "as a male name Áine occurred among the Ciarraige and other peoples but it became obsolete at a very early period. However, it retains its popularity as a female name." They also mention a saint by this name.

ingen: "daughter of"; early Irish patronymic marker for female names

[Bharddáin]: Ó Corráin and Maguire, pg. 29, s.n. Barddán, notes the name as "not very common in the early period." The partronymic was formed using the rules in the article "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names," changing the name to the gentive case and leniting it.

# 5)Áine ingen Bharddáin (F) New badge -- (Fieldless) A lion passant per pale argent and gules

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# 6) Anastasia inghean Súileabhain (F) New name and new device -- Vert, a dragonfly within a mascle throughout argent

The submitter will allow any changes to the name. She would prefer the form "Anasta_c_ia" if it could be found.

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[Anastacia]: Withycombe, s.n. Anastacia, lists this spelling in 1219-1220.

inghean: the post 1200 Gaelic feminine patronymic marker

[Súileabhain]: Woulfe, s.n. Ó Súileabhain, notes a family of this name in 1197.


7) Aoki Kentarou Tadamitsu (M) New Name and Device - Azure, in a pale three triquetras each within and conjoined annulet argent

He cites "Name Construction in Medieval Japan," Revised ed. by Solvieg Throndottir.

[Aoki] (family/clan) p. 159, 184, 315 c. 1568 meaning "Tree"

[Kentarou] (zokumyou), p. 211, meaning "first son"

[Tadamitsu] (nanori) p. 181, 300, 357, c. 1183 meaning "bright/shining; faith/loyalty."

According to Solvieg Throndottir's "Japanese Formal Masculine Given Names," (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/solveig/nanori/) "A nanori is a given name. Members of the noble class in period Japan used three-part names, consisting of a family name, a yobina, and a nanori." The client used the term "zokumyou," I can't find a reference for it.

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#8) Ayla Volquin (F) New name
(Falcon's Quarry)

The submitter *will not* allow any changes.

[Ayla]: found in the article "15th-Century German Women's Names".

[Volquin]: Bahlow (English version), pg. 527, s.n. Volkwein dates Volquin in 1372.

#9) Berengiers de Viennois (M) New name and new device -- Barry azure and argent, a dolphin haurient gules

The submitter will allow all changes and would like the name to be made authentic for 14th century Savoi.

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[Beregiers]: The article "French/Occitan Names from the XII and XIII century lists this name as the Occitan from found in the period documents.

[de Viennois]: Morlet, _Noms de Famille_, pg. 964, s.n. Vienna, notes the name as "de localité d'origine...Dér ethnique Viennois. I suspect this actually means that [Viennois] is the ethnic descriptive form (i.e, German vs. Germany), so the "de" may not be appropriate.

The device is clear of Ivar Hakonarson (September 2002), Barry azure and argent, two pike haurient gules. There is a CD for the number of primary charges plus a CD for type (fish to heraldic dolphin) as per the following precedent:

We grant a CD between a dolphin and a generic fish. (Deirdre of Shadowdale, September, 1992, pg. 18)

#10) Brenda of Rivenvale (F) New name and new device -- Azure, a wolf's head erased between three maple leaves argent

[Brenda]: Withycombe, s.n. [Brenda], notes that the name was used in England until the 12th century.

[Rivenvale]: A branch in the Midrealm; the name was registered in October 2002.

Against George of Glen Laurie, Azure, a St. Bernard dog's head couped at the neck bearing a cask at its neck, all proper, I was able to check the original emblazon (since the scanned archive was at Herald's Point) and George's dog is mostly brown, so there is a CD for adding the leaves and a second CD for the tincture of the primary charge.

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#11) Bríghid inghean Chonmhaoil (F) New name and new device -- Per saltire vert and azure, four dragonflies argent

[Brighid ]- Ó Corráin and Maguire, pg. 341, s.n. Brigit, notes this as the name of a saint. By current policy (see the September 2001 cover letter), the name is thus registerable.

[Chonmhaoil] - Woulfe, pg. 341, s.n. Mac Conmhaoil, shows [Conmhaoil] to be the genitive form. Chonmhaoil is the lenited gentive form.

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#12) Castell Gwent, Shire of , Resubmission of name and new device -- Vert, a garb and on a chief Or three laurel wreaths vert

The former name, Shire of Caer Byrbyrd, was returned by Laurel in March, 2004 with the following comments:

Castell Gwent: Gelling, The Names of Towns and Cities in Britain (photocopies included), pg. 71, s.n. Chepstow, cites the name "Castell-gwent" as an early Welsh place name (meaning "castle in Gwent") and dates the form "castell guent" in 115- and "Kastell gwent" to 1566; the submitted form should be an acceptable interpolated variant.

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This submission has multiple problems.

First, no evidence was presented that either element was dated to period. While evidence was presented of modern Welsh placenames beginning with Caer 'fort', the College looked and could find no evidence that Byrbryd (meaning 'snack' or 'luncheon') was used in period.

Second, no evidence was presented that the construction was plausible. The justification presented referred to modern English placenames and local industries, not to period Welsh placenames. To be registerable, the submitters would need to demonstrate that Byrbrid was used in Welsh placenames in period and could be reasonably combined with Caer. Barring such evidence, this name cannot be registered.

The group *will* allow all changes. They included separate petitions for the name and device.

#13) Cathal mac an Phearsoin (M) New name and new device -- Per chevron argent and sable, three bull's heads caboshed counterchanged and a chief embattled gules

The submitter will allow all changes.

[Cathal]: Ó Corráin and Maguire, pg. 47, s.n Cathal, note a Cathal in the 13th century. Black, s.n. Cathal, cites the Scots form Kathil mac Murchy in 1239.

[Mac an Phearsoin]: Would, pg. 316, lists a mac an Phearsúiin and a mac an Phearsain as Irish Gaelic forms. Black, s.n Macpherson lists Mac a' Phearsoin as the modern Gaelic form and lists a Donaldus M'Inpersuyn in 1355.

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14) Cleftlands, Barony of, New Order -- Order of the Lodestone

[Lodestone]: Oxford English Dictionary, p 1066 s.n. loadstone lists [Lodysshetone] c. 1548 [lodestone] c. 1579

This is all that was send me was a photocopy of the page in the OED. Also no petition was sent. According to the Handbook this is optional anyways.

#15) Collette de St. Angela de Helleville (F) New name change from Cerridwen of Crowford (registered January 1994)
(Red Spears)

The submitter will accept all changes and requests a name that is a "spoof on Collette the angel from hell."

[Collette]: The article "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, 1438" lists Collette as a feminine give name.

[St. Angela]: Noted as a feminine form of St. Angelo. Dauzat and Roistang, s.n. St. Angelo, dates St. Ange-et-Torçay in 1184.

[Helleville]: Dauzat and Roistang, s.n. Helleville list Herardivilla in 1000, Hetrevilla in 1020, and Herrevilla in 1100.

#16) Conláod MacUilliam (M) New name and device -- Gyronny arrondy of six gules and argent, on a chief sable two triquetras argent

The submitter allows only minor changes and cares most about having an "11th century Celtic" name.

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[Conláod]: Ó Corráin and Maguire, pg. 58, s.n. Conláed, notes the name as belonging to a saint.

[MacUilliam]: Ó Courráin and Maguire, pg. 174, s.n. Uilliam, notes Uilliam as a name brought by the Normans from Englang. Woulfe, pg. 414, s.n. MacUilliam, lists the genitive form.

The post-1200 form of Conláed is Conláodh; the submitter probably got Conláod from that form (which is written with dots instead of h's in Woulfe). A likely pre-1200 form should be Conláed mac Uilliam.

#17) Cristobal Corvacho (M) New name and device -- Or, a winged monkey rampant sable winged maintaining a skull and on a chief invected vert three mullets argent
(Vanished Wood)

Submitter allows all changes and cares most about sound.

[Cristobal]: The article "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" lists the name as a male given name.

[Corvacho]: The same article lists Corvacho in the category "Other Surnames."

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The submitter originally wanted a brown winged monkey but changed it to a monkey sable winged vert when it was pointed out to him that we do not registered monsters in proper tinctures.

#18) Damian d'Acheron (M) New name and device -- Argent goutty de sang, on a point pointed sable a fleur-de-lis argent

The submitter will accept only minor changes and cares most about the sound and being a French crusader.

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[Damien]: Morlet, Noms de Personne sur le Territoire de l'Ancienne Gaule du VIe au XIIe Siecle, vol II, pg. 39, s.n. Damianus lists the name as a male give name (dated to sometime before the 12th century).

[d'Acheron]: Constructed to mean "from the plain of Acheron," based on names like d'Acre (a place in the Holy Land) in the 1292 Census of Paris. Acheron is a plain just south of Nicopolis in Greece; the 4th crusade (1204) as well as the Burgundian crusade (1396) went through the area, so it seems to be a plausible byname for a French crusader.

#19) Dana Grochenydd (F) New badge-- Gules estencely argent
(Name reg'd Aug '00)

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#20) Desiderata del Rio () New badge -- Azure, a wolf's head ululant erased winged elevated and addorsed Or

Her name was on the March 2004 ILoAR.

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#21) Elsa du Kleine (F) New name and new device -- Per chevron azure and argent, two musical notes and a mouse statant counterchanged
(Caer Byrbyrd)

The submitter will allow minor changes to the byname only and cares most about the sound of the name.

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[Elsa]: Bahlow, Unsere Vornamen im Wandel der Jarhunderte, pg. 28, s.n. Else, lists Elsa as a variant form. The article "15th Century Cerman Women's Names" by Talan Gwynek lists two instances of Else. The article "Medeival Given Names from Silesia", dates Else to 1374. Socin, pg. 53, s.n. Elsa, cites Elsa Tochter des Gartnerto 1299.

[die Kleine]: Brechenmacher, pg. 55, s.n. Klein, dates a Herolf der Kleine to 1185 and a Waltham der Kleine to 1209. The byname der Kleine is the masculine form; the feminine from is die Kleine

#22) Enoch Mustelis (M) New name and new device -- Sable, a weasel salient reguardant contourny Or between in bend an axe reversed and a rapier both bendwise sinister argent
(Three Hills)

The submitter wants a name for a 14th century Byzantine mercenary, with the meaning "Enoch the weasel(-like)."

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[Enoch]: from the Old Testament (Genesis 5:18-24). Enoch was also registered without comment in October 2002. The letter of intent for that submission found Enoch in the article "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names."

[Mustelis]: The submitter, based on his background in zoology, states that mustelis means 'like a weasel.' He wants a byname with this meaning. The New College Latin-English Dictionary, pg. 189. lists 'mustellinus' with the mean 'of a weasel' and is an acceptable alternative to the submitter. The submitter was told by a senior herald (not identified) that Latin bynames were used in "that region of the world". The submitter would also accept a byname with the meaning 'energetic' since he received his nickname ('weasel') for be an energetic person. The submitter (and the point) request help documenting the byname.

23) Ephraim ben Shlomo (M) -- New Badge -- Per bend sinister nebuly azure and vert, in bend two lions couchant Or
(Cleveland, OH)
(name reg'd Nov. '94, Middle)

This is actually a resubmission. He submitted (Fieldless) A lion couchant Or in '94. Nothing is known that happened to that badge. It is listed in the March '94 LOI according to Ary but can't find anything after that.

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24) Leta da Padova (F) --New Name and Device -- Gyronny argent and azure, a cross clechy vert

Client cares for Italian 13th/14th century.

[Leta] "Feminine Given Names from Thirteenth Century Perugia," by Arval Benicoeur http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/perugia/perugiaFemAlpha.html

[da Padova] "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names" by Arval Benicoeur http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html cites "da Padova locative. Padova or Padua is 30 miles W of Venice."

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25) Marion Forester (F) New Name and Device --Vert, semy of dragonflies argent

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[Marion]: Talan Gwynek, "Feminine Given Names in _A Dictionary of English Surnames_" http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Mary
cites "13° Bowerman; 1379 Marion"

[Forester]: Mari neyn Brian, "An Index to the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England" http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/LincLSR/BynF.html cites many instances of [Forester] or [le Forester]."

26) Tura Struffaldi (M) -- New Name and Device -- Gules, a harp between three Syrian knives in annulo Or
(March of Three Towers)

Client cares more for Italian 12th-15 century.

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[Tura] "Italian Names from Florance, 1427," by Ferrante LaVolpe from online castasto of 1427 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ferrante/catasto/names.txt)

(*Esct. Note: you can also access the site at: "http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/catasto/newsearch/first_names.html")

[Struffaldi] -- Herlihy, R. Burr Litchfield and Anthony Molho "Florence Renaissance Resource: Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532," "List of Family Names": http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/TLSURNAM1.html

27) Waryn de Ashley (M) -- New Name and Device --Per pale argent and sable, a griffin segreant and on a chief vert three mullets argent

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[Waryn] "Court Rolls of the Lordships, Wapentakes, and Demesne Manors of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster in the County of Lancaster, 1323-4 AD," edited by Wm Farrer. c. 1901, p. 62 lists "John, son of Warine"

I checked online and found: "An Index to the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England," by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (mka Kathleen M. O'Brien) http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/LincLSR/GivV.html lists [Warin] several times

[Ashley] "A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely," vol X edited by A. F. Wareham and A. P. M. Wright, c. 2002, p. 29, "Ashley cum Silverly, usually called Ashley .... 1066"

The client submitted photocopies of his sources. The client wants "Waryn" but submitted "Warine" in the documentation. He will allow for minor changes in his name for authentic 14th century English.


In Service to the Dream,

Lady Ana Linch


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