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, Escutcheon Herald.

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 fructed proper.
(Wyoming, MI)
(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.

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2) Áine the Dream Seeker (F) -- New Name and Device --Vert, a Celtic cross Or and on a chief embattled Or, three trefoils vert
(Three Towers)

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

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[Áine] -- “Book of Irish Names,” Ronan-Coghlan, p 10

  • “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Áine” by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Aine.shtml c1200-c1700
  • [The Dream Seeker] -- “Heroes of the Dawn -- Celtic Myth,” by Fergus Fleming, according to the copies submitted:

  • “The Dream of Macsen is based on the true story of Magnus Maximus, a fourth-century AD Roman general stationed in Britian who made a failed bid to become Roman emporer. . . .’The Dream of Macsen’ . . . The story storys in Rome, where Macsen dreams that he has met the most Beautiful woman in the world.”

    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
    (Three Towers)

    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.'

  • From "Romano Lavo-Lil Word-book of the Romany," by George Barrow
  • [Drina] -- http://www.miniclan.org/pathrell/romany.html: "Gypsy Names, Words, and Some Customs" lists Drina no date given.

  • According to the paperwork: "Email confirmation from author of the website of the info cam from - Bury me Standing. Also, according to MK-heralds list Romany names can pretty much be anything because they had public names and private Rom. names. Rom names do not have very much documentation except for some last names."

    4) Dúnchadh Mac Gabhann -- New Device -- Per bend vert and Or, a sheaf of arrows Or and a single-horned anvil sable.
    (Chillicothe, IL)
    (name reg'd Oct '01)

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    5) Elayne Thorne -- New Device -- Vert, semy of thistles argent, a bordure raguly Or
    (Sparland, IL)
    (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.

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    6) Eleanor Ravenild --Device Resubmission -- Per bend sable and gules, a unicorn’s head couped Or.
    (Hammond, IN)
    (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.

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    7) Elizabethe Alles (F) -- New Name

    Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for 15th-16th century English

    According to the submitted paperwork:

  • [Elizabethe] can be dated to 1568 in Suffolk, England, where there was a woman named 'Elizabethe Aves.' Baron Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names" in "A Dictionary of English Surnames," http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/reaneyintro.html

    [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.
    (Three Towers)

    Client will accept major changes and wants a byname meaning 'ax'. This is a Pennsic submission.

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    [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.
    (Chillicothe, IL)
    (name reg’d Apr ‘98)

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    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.
    (Shadowed Stars)

    Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for 14th century French.

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  • [Sabina] - Latin feminine form of Sabinus. Sabinus is found in Morlet, "Les Noms de Personne sur le Territoire de l'Ancienne Gaule du VI au Siécle," p 175

    [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

  • [de Maine] -- Morlet, "Dictionaire Etymologigue des Noms de Famille," 1991 ed., sn Dumaine
  • 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'

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  • [Sorcha] -- "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Sorcha" Mari Elspeth nic Bryon (Kathleen M.O'Brien) http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Sorcha.shtml
    "This article entry gives "Sorcha" as an Irish feminine name dating to 1530."

    [an 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 azure
    (Mansfield, OH)
    (name in the Nov ILOI)


    The blazon is how it appears in the paperwork. --Esct.

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    13) Yllaria bas Levi --New Name

    Client will accept major changes and cares for English 1150-1250.

  • [Yllaria] -- Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames, http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Eulalia s.n. Eulalia: Yllaria c. 1200 Hillary; 1203, 1205, 1210

    [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
    1106 Woodsum
    Jackson, MI 49203
    Dragon: Rory mac Feidhlimidh Kevin L. Conlin
    820 E Monroe Bloomington, IL 61701




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