January 15, 2005
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,
I hope everyone has had a better holiday season then I.
Unless noted, clients will accept minor changes and a holding name.
All comments are due by Feb. 25th.
|1) Agnes Van Kouwenhoven --
Device Resubmission-- Argent, on a chevron gules, a
doe lodged overall proper and in base a strawberry plant
(name reg'd Jun '01)
The forms says this is a new submission but in fact this is a resubmission. The last one was: Per pale azure and vert, on a cross formy throughout argent, a rose gules, leaved vert returned Feb '01 by Rouge Scarpe was returned for a redraw.
The blazon is as it appears on the form. I can barely read it. --Esct.
|2) Áine the Dream Seeker
(F) -- New Name and Device --Vert, a Celtic cross
Or and on a chief embattled Or, three trefoils vert
Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for meaning: Celtic for Áine the Dream Seeker and for authentic Irish/Scottish, or the British Isles Area
[Áine] -- Book of Irish Names, Ronan-Coghlan, p 10
[The Dream Seeker] -- Heroes of the Dawn -- Celtic Myth, by Fergus Fleming, according to the copies submitted:
According to the paperwork: Dreams were a prevalent part of Celtic Society. Seeking out dreams or searching for dreams is something that was done then as today. It is like following your dream.
[Dream Seeker] is a description of Áine and what she does. After all, being in the Society and doing certain things is called in service of the Dream, so we are all Dream Seekers. Included are examples of important Celtic Dreams Heroes of the Dawn.
3) Drina Petulengro (F) -- New Name
Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for 1500-1600 Romany-Gypsy
[Petulengro] -- http://www.20000-names.com/gyspy_names.htm -- "... these names are expressed in the English Gyspy dialect by 'Vardomescro' and 'Petulengro'. . . . Petulengro, the other trade name, is borne by the Gypsies whoare known to the public by English appellation of Smith...." The articles also states that "petali" or "petata" signifies in Gyspy 'a shoe shoe' and 'engro' is a Greek affix so that 'Petulengro' can be translate as 'horseshoe-maker.'
[Drina] -- http://www.miniclan.org/pathrell/romany.html: "Gypsy Names, Words, and Some Customs" lists Drina no date given.
|4) Dúnchadh Mac Gabhann --
New Device -- Per bend vert and Or, a sheaf of arrows
Or and a single-horned anvil sable.
(name reg'd Oct '01)
|5) Elayne Thorne --
New Device -- Vert, semy of thistles argent, a bordure
(name reg'd Jan '97)
She used the wrong escutcheon form. I'm not sure with all the current discussion to send it on or not. So here it is. --Esct.
|6) Eleanor Ravenild --Device
Resubmission -- Per bend sable and gules, a
unicorns head couped Or.
(Name sent to Laurel May 04)
Device was returned for conflict with Saerlaith nic Uilliam O'Ceallaigh (reg. 06/90 via Calontir), "Per bend paly argent and azure and azure, in dexter base a unicorn's head couped argent," and for violation of AH V.B.2.e.: The blazon and drawings do not match.
7) Elizabethe Alles (F) -- New Name
Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for 15th-16th century English
According to the submitted paperwork:
[Alles] -- is dated to 1571 in London when a woman named 'Agnes Alles' and a man named 'George Haynes' received a marriage license. This is listed under the entry for 'Allis, Alliss' in Charles Bardsley's "A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames," p. 49
|8) Jargeirr bíldr (M)
-- New Name and Device -- Per pale sable and argent, a
double billed axe counterchanged.
Client will accept major changes and wants a byname meaning 'ax'. This is a Pennsic submission.
[Jargeirr] from "Old Norse Men's Names, " http://www.vikinganswerlady.com" (You can get to it through Daily Life, then "Old Norse Names) The Viking Answer Lady cites
The first element in this name is formed from OW.Norse jara "battle." .... Runic examples include the nominative form iar-eiR and the accusative form iarkiR. ... The second element -geirr is identical with Old Icelandic geirr, "spear".
[bíldr] a byname meaning "ax, a-blade," from Geirr-bassi Haraldsson, "The Old Norse Name," p 20, col. 1
|9) Marguerite le Reed --
New Device -- Gules, a candle argent in a candlestick
enflamed Or within an orle argent.
(name regd Apr 98)
|10) Sabina Isabella du
Maine (F) -- New Name and Device --Per saltire
argent and gules, in pale two roses purpure slipped and
leaved vert and in fess two butterflies argent.
Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for 14th century French.
[Isabella] -- 14th c., in Juliana de Luna's "Occitan Townspeople in the 14th Century - Women's Names http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/occitan/occitan-given-women.html
No dates were given with the documentations. --Esct.
|11) Sorcha an Chomraic --
New Name and Device -- Purpure, a chevron ermine
between three dragons dormant addorsed argent
Client will accept major changes and cares for meaning: 'Sorcha of the Combat'
Chomraic] -- "Index of Names in Irish
Annals: Descriptive Bynames: an Chomraic," http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/anChomraic.shtml
"This article entry dates "an Chomraic" to 1582 as an Irish name meaning "of the combat of duel."
|12) Ulf des Vandrer --
New Device -- Argent, on a bend sinister azure three
naked feet couped inverted argent between two anchors
(name in the Nov ILOI)
The blazon is how it appears in the paperwork. --Esct.
13) Yllaria bas Levi --New Name
Client will accept major changes and cares for English 1150-1250.
[bas] -- Glossary for titles and Bynames http://www.yucs.org/~jules/names/titles.html means 'daughter of'
[Levi] -- Names for Hebrew Chronicles of the 10th to 13th Centuries http://www.yucs.org/~jules/names/crusades.html c. Levi in Neuss, Germany, 1096
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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