October 15, 2005

Greetings unto Master Rory mac Feidhlimidh, Dragon, Lady Phebe Bonadeci, 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.

All comments are due by November 25th.

As warned, this is a second of two long letter. Those items with a * in front of the name are *NOT* Pennsic Submissions. I want to thank Lady Aryanhwy merch Catmael and Mistress Margaret Makafee for proofing this letter. They were a big help. Also, I want to thank The Frau of Talonval for help with the postcards and for moral support.


1) *Brigid of Kerry -- Device Change -- Per bend sinister argent and purpure, a bend sinister counter-compony sable and argent between a slip of cherries proper and a cross of St. Brigid argent.
(Terre Haute, IN)
(Name reg'd Dec '00)

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Client submitted the following paperwork: " "From: A Collation of Laurel Precedents Regarding Crosses," by Alanna Volchevo Lesa, . . . [Cross of St. Brigid] The question was raised in commentary regarding banning this cross, since it is an SCA invention and relies on its identifiability from the woven straw internal detailing. However, there are period charges that dojust that, for instance moons in their plenitude, so we see no reason to ban this cross. (JoA, LoAR, May 1999, p. 4)" from: http://www2.kumc.edu/itc/staff/rknight/Cross1.htm

Client wishes that her old device: Argent, three sprigs of cherries proper, a chief counter-compony azure and argent, also registered Dec '00 to be released.

 

2) *Carthach mac Cn (M) -- New Name
(College of St. Joan)

Client will accept all changes and wants authentic pre-12th century Celtic (either Irish or Scottish)

According to the paperwork: "Carthach: This was the name of 21 different people in a collection of historic Irish masculine names listed in M.A. O'Brien's "Corpus Genealogiarum Hiberniae" (Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1976), a collection of Irish genealogical material from the pre-Norman period (i.e., roughly pre-12th century).

"Cn (genitive): This was the name of 20 different people in a collection of historic Irish masculine names listed in M.A. O'Brien's "Corpus Genealogiarum Hiberniae" (Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1976), a collection of Irish genealogical material from the pre-Norman period (i.e., roughly pre-12th century).

"This information came from the document "100 Most Popular Men's Names in Early Medieval Ireland" compiled by Heather Rose Jones (ska Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvyrn)."

(Esct Note: The url for this documentation wasn't provided but you can find it at: http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/irish100/)

 

3) Castell Gwent, Shire of -- New Badge -- [Fieldless] A panther rampant reguardant tail nowed vert incensed gules sustaining a wheat stalk vert
(Name reg'd Apr '05)

(Esct. Note: This submission was pended in the Sept '05 ILOI for lack of petition at support which I now have and include in this ILOI.)

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4) *Collette du Valois (F) -- New Name and Device -- Purpure, a stag trippant and in chief three crescents Or
(Rimsholt)

Client will accept all changes and wants authentic 15th century French.

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[Collette] -- "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, and 1438," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/paris1423.html) lists Collette three times.

[du Valois] -- St. Gabriel Report 2080 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2080): <Valois> is the name of a historical region of France. [3] The surname <de Valois> means "of Valois." Though this surname was associated with the ruling family of <Valois>, we find no evidence that it was restricted to the royal family; <Chrestien de Valois> is a perfectly reasonable choice for a name. " (Esct. Note: The footnote reads: [3] Britannica Online (WWW: Accessed May 21, 1998) s.n. Valois )

 

5) Danehl Leonhardt (M) -- New Name
(Falcon's Quarry)

Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for German sounding name.

[Danehl] -- Bahlow, "Gentry German Names," p. 69, lists this as a variant of Daniel and cites Daniel to 1268.

[Leonhardt] -- Brechenmacher, "Etymologisches Woerterbuch der deutschen Familiennamen," v.2, p. 174, "This is the header form, "Joh, Leonhardi aus Olm" dated to 1479."

 

6) *Dulcia Wylde (F) New Name and Device -- Azure, a cauldron between two squirrels combattant, each maintaining an acorn argent.
(Cleftlands)

Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for sound and prefers 12th-14th century English. She also will *not* accept a holding name.

[Dulcia] -- latinization of <Douce> "Feminine Given Name in "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames"," by Talan Gwynek, (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Douce) s.n. Douce: [Dulcia] 1275

[Wylde] -- "An Index to 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England," by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/LincLSR/BynW.html) c. Gilbert Wylde

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7) *Dycon Gestour (M) --New Name and Device -- Azure, on a gauntlet maintaining a kerchief, semy of gouttes vert.
(Ravenslake)

Client will *not* accept major changes and prefers English, time period not given.

[Dycon] -- "Yorkshire Given Names from 1379," by Talan Gwynek (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/yorkshire/yorkm.html) s.n. Richard(us) lists <Dicon> as a diminutive.
Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," p. 240-241, s.n. Dicken lists [Dicun Malebiss] 1207; [John Dycon] 1327

[Gestour] -- Reaney and Wilson, p 255; s.n. Jester, [Gestour] 1377

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8)*Eleanor Ravenild -- Device Resubmission -- Vert, a Lacy knot argent
(Hammond, IN)
(Name reg'd Sept. '04)

Her device: Per bend sable and gules, a unicorn's head couped Or, was returned for conflict by RS in March '05.

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9) Elsbeth Leonhardt (F) -- New Name
(Falcon's Quarry)

Client will accept all changes and prefers German and sound.

[Elsbeth] -- Bahlow, "Gentry German Names," p. 102, variant of Elisabeth, dated to 1600.

[Leonhardt] -- Brechenmacher, "Etymologisches Woerterbuch der deutschen Familiennamen," v. 2, p. 174. This is the header form "JoH. Leonhadri aus Ulm" dated to 1479.

10) *Etienne Saintier -- Device Resubmission -- Per fess Or and azure, an open book proper inscribed "ES VERUS IPSO", three bells Or (Translation: "To thine own self be true" intended as/implying "Ring true.")
(Cynnabar)

The device Per fess Or and azure, in chief an open book inscribed "ES VERUS IPSO" in base three bells on the first was returned by RS Feb '05 for violation of R.f.S VIII.2.b and not having a translation of the wording on the book.

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11) Isabelle Aquinus (F) -- New Name
(Gleann Iaruinn)

Client will *not* accept major changes but *will* allow the surname to be changed to Aguinas.

[Isabelle] -- dated to 1327 in Talan Gwynek's "Fem. Given Names in 'A Dic. of Eng. Surnames'," s.n. Isabel (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/)

[Aquinus] -- s.n. Acquin in Morlet, "Dictionnaire tymologique des Noms de Famille," (ac-, voir ACHART; -win, ami, lment quia t confondu trs tt avec le suff.
-inus> in, var. Achin, Achain

 

12) Isabella van Naersen (F) -- New Name
(Garrettsville, OH)

Client will accept all changes and prefer 14-15th century Dutch

[Isabella] -- Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "Dutch Names 1358-1361 Feminine Names" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch/earlydutch14.html)

[van Naersen] dated 1422 in "Locative Surnames," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "15th Century Dutch Names," (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch/dutch15.html)

 

13) *Isleifr Arnors son -- Device Resubmission -- Argent estencelly, an anvil and three eagles sable.
(Shipshewana, IN)
(Name accepted by RS Apr. '05 and is currently at Laurel)

The device (Argent estencilly, an anvil and three eagles sable) was returned Feb. '05 as his name was returned the month before.

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14) Jessyca of Rivenvale (F) -- Name and Device Resubmission -- Azure, a wolf's head erased between three maple leaves argent.
(Rivenvale)

Client will accept all changes and likes Jessica. She did try to register 'Brenda of Rivenvale's for lack of documentation by RS, Dec. '04 and the device (Azure, a wolf's head erased between three maple leaves argent) was also returned.

[Jessyca] -- Mundane name (photocopy of driver license is included.)

[Rivenvale] -- Branch name, registered Oct. 02 via Middle.

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15) Jocelyn de Lutterwurth (F) -- Name Change from "Rhiannon Jocelyn"
(Tree Girt Sea)
(Name Rhiannon Jocelyn reg'd Jun '94)

Client will accept all changes and "is *not* requesting increased authenticity." She is also requesting that she retains her old name to be used as an alternate name.

[Jocelyn] -- Withycombe, "Oxford Dic. of Eng. Christian Names," 3rd ed., p. 177, s.n. Jocelyn, Josceln, [Jocelin] dated to 1196 and [Joscelin] dated to 1199. Submitter desires the header form.

[de] -- meaning 'of'

[Lutterwurth] -- Ekwall, "The Oxforc Dic. of Eng. Place-names," p. 293, s.n. Lutterworth; [Lutterwurth] dated to 1242

 

16) Jolicia atte Northclyf (F) -- New Name
(Cleftlands)

Client will *not* accept major changes.

[Jolicia] -- Talan's "Fem. Given Names in Reaney and Wilson," d. in this spelling to 1214
(http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/)

[atte] -- Reaney and Wilson,"A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," s.n. Nunn -- 1325 [John atte Nunnes]

[Northclyf] -- R &W, s.n. Northcliffe: 1307 [Henry de Northclyf]

 

17) Juliana Spencer (F) -- New Name and Device -- Per pale argent and vert, a dance counterchanged.
(Cattenden)

Client will *not* accept major changes.

[Juliana] -- dated to 1275 and 1388 in "Feminine Given Names in 'A Dic. of Eng. Surnames'," by Talan, KWHSS, A.S. XXIX

[Spencer] -- Bardsley, "A Dic. of Eng. and Welsh Surnames," (s.n. Spencer) attests to John le Spencer, Co. Southampton, dated to 1273 and Thomas Spenser in 1379.

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18) Kaall beytill Bjarnarson (M) -- New Name
(Fenix)

Client will *not* accept major changes and wants to keep the first two name elements.

[Kaall] -- "The Old Norse Name"; Geirr-Bassi Haraldsson; p. 12; s.n. Given names; shows [Kaall] as a given name (m);

[beytill] -- Geirr- Bassi, p. 20 s.n. Nicknames; gives [beytill] meaning 'banger' or 'horse penis'.

[Bjarnarson] -- Geirr-Bassi, p. 8 s.n. Given names; [Bjorn] as a given name and p. 18 s.n. Patronymics gives the proper patronymic form as [Bjarnarson]

 

19) Katerine Morgane de Montrevel (F) New Name and Device -- Per bend Or and sable, on a bend gules between a natural panther dormant sable and a peacock pavonated three fleurs-de-lys Or.
(Starleaf Gate)

Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for sound.

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[Katerine] -- Reaney and Wilson, s.n. Katerin: [Katerina filia Johannis] 1208; [Caterina] 1214; [Robert Katerine] c. 1286

[Morgane] -- R&W, s.n. Morgan: [John Morgane] 1419

[de] -- french article 'of'

[Montrevel] -- Dauzat and Rostaing, "Noms de Leiux" s.n. mons: Montrevel: [Montrivel] c. 1198, castri Montis Revelli 13th century.

 

20) Lewana de Panton (F) -- Quarterly azure and argent, in bend sinister two domestic cats rampant sable.
(Dragon's Vale)

Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for sound.

[Lewana] -- "Feminine Given Names in 'A Dic. of Eng. Surnames'," by Talan Gwynek dated to 1198 It is
(http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/)

[de Panton] -- Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," p. 337, s.n. Panton; [Ralph de Panton] 1190; [Thomas de Panton] 1255.

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21) Liesel von Schleswig (F) -- New Name
(Drachenstein)

Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for sound.

[Liesel] -- Bahlow, "Gentry German Names," "Vornamen," s.n. Liese gives Liesel (undated) as a diminuitive. Name is a form of Elizabeth.
Talan's article "15th C. German Women's Given Names," (http://www.s-gabriel.org/docs/german15f.html) cites one instance of <Lyse>.

[von] -- German locative marker "from"

[Schleswig] -- Bahlow, "Geographishe Namenwelt," s.n. Schleswig, undated.

 

22) Little John of Hamilton (M)-- New Name and Device -- Per chevron vert and argent, two trumpets in chevron inverted Or, a bull passant sable, on a chief argent the word "Sexton" sable.
(Starencodha)

Client will *not* accept major changes.

[John] -- Withycombe, "The Oxford Dic. of Eng. Christian Names," states that "John was a fairly common English name in the 12-15th Century . . ." s.n. John

[Hamilton] -- Hamilton is a header in Eckwall, "The Oxford Dic. of Eng. Place-names," states that the original form is doubtful, but dates variants: [Hamelton] 1125; [Hameldon] 1220-35

[Little] -- header form in Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," dated variants: [Little] 972-1095; [Thomas le Lytle] 1296.

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(Esct. Note:      This name is not a conflict with Little John, the character from the Robin Hood legend. RFS V.1.b.ii says "A personal name containing at most two name phrases does not conflict with any personal name containing a different number name phrases." As the character from the Robin Hood legend is only known by his given name and the descriptive byname, adding a locative here clears conflict. However, this raises the question of whether the name is presumptuous of this character. We believe that it is not. For a name to be presumptuous, the names must either be in conflict or the allusion must be so strong that there is no doubt that the name is an attempt to be the person it presumes on. The addition of the locative, which is not associated with the Robin Hood character, is sufficient to clear both conflict and presumption. [LoAR 06/2005, Gleann Abhann-A]")

23) Lynette Silverlock (F) -- New Name and Device -- Vert, on a bend azure fimbriated flory Or a linnet volant maintaining a paintbrush argent.
(Alliance, OH)

Client will accept all changes and cares for sound.

[Lynnette] -- Withycombe, "The Oxford Dic. of Eng. Christian Names," p. 197, s.n. Linnet, Lynette, "The medieval French form of Welsh 'Eluned'"
Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," p. 280, s.n. Linnet has surname/byname forms [Linet] 1275 and [Lynot] 1389 partly derived as diminutive of "Lina". s.n. Line -- [Lina] 1181 (given) and [Lyne] 1296. [Lynes] 1340 both as surnames/bynames from"Lina", a pet-form of "various female names ending <-lina>.

[Silverlock] -- Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," p. 401 s.n. Silverlock [Silverloc] 1268.

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24) Mel Din mac Gilla nnae -- New Household Name “ The Knot and Dragon Tavern” and Badge -- [Fieldless] On a mug contourny Or, a dragon nowed vert.
(Shadowed Stars)
(Name passed RS, Aug ‘05 and is at Laurel)

Client will *not* accept major changes.

[Dragon] -- dated to 1374 in “English Sign Names,” by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/inn).

According to the paperwork: “This name follows the patterns of tavern names in the same article. (example: Bear and Harrow, temp to James 1, Ewen, "A History of Surnames of the British Isles," p. 230)

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25) Malicke Leonhardt (M) -- New Name and Device -- Per pale gules and Or, a lion rampant counterchanged, on a chief sable three fleurs-de-lys argent.
(Falcon’s Quarry)

Client will accept all changes and prefers German, time period not given.

[Malicke] -- Bahlow, “Deutshes Namealexicon,“ p. 328, s.n. Mahlke, [Madlung - Mai, May]

[Leonhardt] -- Brechenmacher, "Etymologisches Woerterbuch der deutschen Familiennamen," v. 2, p. 174 (1479 Joh Leonhardi aus Ulm), [Leong(e)ler - Leonharter]

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26) Mathgamain Sotal (M) -- New Name and Device -- Gules, a sword inverted surmounted by two shephard’s crooks in saltire Or
(Starleaf Gate)

Client will *not* accept major changes and prefers sound.

[Mathgamain] -- O’Corrain & Maguire, “Irish Names,” p. 135. This is the first header spelling and dated to 1019.

[Sotal] -- O’Corrain & Maguire, “Irish Names,” p. 50 s.n. Cernach, [Cernach Sotal], son of Diarmait ( d. 665) byname means: “the arrogant.”

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According to the paperwork: “This is one step from period practice for 400 year gap between dates.”

 

27) Mathieu de Merle (M)-- New Name and Device -- Per pale argent and sable, a knight maintaining in dexter hand a sword and in sinister hand a shield counterchanged, on a chief Or, a dragon statant sable.
(Garrettsville, OH)

Client will accept all changes and prefers 13th cen. French.

[Mathieu] -- Benicoeur, Arval, "French Names from Two Thirteenth Century Chronicles," Mas. Names. (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/crusades/crusadesHommes.html)

[de] -- element used locative surnames per articled cited.

[Merle] -- Benicoeur, Arval, "French Names from Two Thirteenth Century Chronicles," section: "Place Names Used in Locative Surnames." (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/crusades/crusadesLieux.html)

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28) Matildis du Bois (F) -- Per pale argent and sable, a phoenix head to sinister and a chief rayonny counterchanged gules and Or.
(Cleveland, OH)

Client will *not* accept major or minor changes.

[Matilda] -- Withycombe, "Oxford Dic. of Eng. Christian Names," 3rd ed. s.n. Matilda, p. 213, [Matildis] 1082

[du Bois] -- Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," p. 143, s.n. Dubois, du Bois, [John du Boys] 1275 "from old French 'du bois'."

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29) Melisenda Leonhardt -- New Name
(Falcon's Quarry)

Client will accept all changes but doesn't want "any <-ent> ending."

[Melisenda] -- De Felice, "Dizionario dei nomi italiani," p. 259, cites this as originating from Germany and France in the 10th century.

[Leonhardt] -- Brechenacher, "Etymologisches Woerterbuch der deutschen Familiennamen," v. 2, p. 174, this is a header from, "Joh. Leonhardi aus Ulm" in 1479.

 

30) *Mei Li (F) -- Name Resubmission
(Swordcliff)
(Name X n M i Li was returned by Laurel Aug '04 for ". . . in the SCA a Chinese name is currently registered in one of its Romanized forms, rather than with its written Chinese characters, or with any requirement to identify them. Registering one name protects all others that would be Romanized the same way, no matter how truly different and distinct those names would be in China. Chinese characters and/or their meaning are only relevant if one is trying to demonstrate that a constructed name is consistent with period practice. Due to this practice and the many homophones in the Chinese language, it is possible to document and register a name that is Romanized as Hsn Mei Li [Xun Mei Li], but which is spelled differently in Chinese (uses different Chinese characters) and therefore has a different meaning.")

Client will *not* accept major changes and prefers Chinese.

[Mei] -- www.zhongwen.com "M i - means plum"

"In Search of Your Asian Roots," by Sheau-yueh J. Chao, p. 128, "Mei -- According to "T'ang shu tsai hsiang shih hsi piao," the surname Mei branched from the surname Tzu and its founder was the Earl of Mei. . . . He was a brother of T'aiting (1194-1191, B.C.) and was bestowed with the feudal territory Mei by his brother during the Shang Dynasty."

[Li] -- http://www.zhongwen.com "Li - means Tree offspring"

"The Art of War," by Ralph D. Sawyer, p. 83, "The view that Sun-tzu simply vanished of his own volition was commonly held in later centuries, possibly reflecting the famous example of Fan Li, the great Y eh strategist and commander who eschewing further service despite the impassioned entreaties of King Kou-chien. . ."

(Esct. Note: Photocopies of documentation was included and no dates were given. )

According to the paperwork: (http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Chinese%20name) "Generation name is half of the two-Chinese character given name given to newborns inthe same generation of one surname lineage. . . .Chinese given names are made up of one or two characters. Unlike Western personal names, there is great variety in assigning Chinese given names. Chinese names con consist of any character and contain almost any meaning. Unlike the Western convention, it is extremely frowned upon to name a person after someone else, and cases where people have the same name are almost universally the result of coincidence then then intention."

 

31) Owen Haythorn (M) -- New Name and Device -- Quarterly per fess indented azure and argent, on a lozenge sable between two towers in bend argent, a crescent argent.
(Cleftlands)

Client will *not* accept major changes.

[Owen] -- dated to 1200 in Withycombe, "Oxford Dic. of Eng. Christian Names," s.n. Owen

[Haythorn] -- dated to 1332 in Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. Eng. Surnames," s.n. Haythorne

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32) Pierre de Montereau -- Device Resubmission -- Vert, a dolphin naiant to sinister, a chief urdy argent charged with two roses gules seeded argent and barbed vert, and a base urdy charged with a rose gules seeded argent and barbed vert
(Windsor, ON)
(Name reg'd Mar 04)

His resubmission "Vert, a dolphin naiant to sinister, a chief urdy argent charged with two roses gules argent and barbed vert, and a base urdy argent charged with a rose gules seeded argent barbed vert was returned Sept '04 by Laurel for "To quote Metron Ariston: ". . . As it is, this makes it impossible for us to determine if the depiction of the urdy is actually urdy or wavy or what and whether the it is feasible to use the alternate proposal of Argent, on a fess urdy between three roses gules, seeded argent, barbed vert, a dolphin naiant to sinister argent." There is no evidence that a corrected miniature emblazon was ever sent out, so this must be returned."

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(Esct Note: The fee of $8 is included with the submission.)

 

33) Ragnarr Blx -- New Name and Device -- Sable, a lion's head cabossed Or, on a base argent, a heart sable.
(Rivenstar)

Client will accept all changes.

[Ragnarr] -- "Old Norse Names," Geirr-Bassi p. 14

[Blx] -- "Old Norse Names," Geirr-Bassi p. 20

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34) Robert atte Northclyf (M) -- New Name
(Cleftlands)

Client will accept all changes.

[Robert] -- Withycombe, "Oxford Dic. of Eng. Christian Names," s.n. Robert; [1086 - Robert(us)]

[atte] -- Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," s.n. Nunn, Nunns; 1325 [John atte Nunnes]

[Northclyf] -- Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," s.n. Northcliffe -- 1307 [Henry de Northclyf]

 

35) Rowena Macara (F) -- New Name and Device -- Or, on a pile inverted azure, a dragon stantant erect affronty wings displayed argent, between two towers purpure.
(Rivenvale)

Client will accept all changes and prefers English, no time period given.

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[Rowena] -- Withycombe, 3rd ed., "Oxford Dic. of Eng. Christian Names," p. 259, s.n. Rowena; "this name seems to originate with Geoffrey of Monmouth, who gives it to the daughter of Hongist."

(Esct Note: "...as well as those names, apparently not used by human beings in period, that have been declared `SCA-compatible', e.g., Briana, Ceridwen (in several variants), Gwendolen/Guendolen, R(h)onwen, and Rowena. (Talan Gwynek, Cover Letter to the January 1996 LoAR, pp. 3-4)")

[Macara] -- Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," p. 290; s.n. Macara; [John M'ra] 1614 "son of the charioteer"

 

36) Sideke Edye (M) -- New Name and Device -- Per bend argent and ermine, a bend gules and in sinister chief an acorn vert.
(Alder Ford)

Client will accept all changes and cares for sounds (ie Sid-lk or SED-lk, EE-DEE)

[Sideke] -- Bahlow, "German Names," 2002, s.n. Sddig, p. 466 "Frisian personal names; Sideke"; [Sideke] 1310

[Edye] -- Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," 3rd ed.; p. 151; s.n. Edith, Edey, Edy, Edye; Client wants header spelling. [fulius Edihe] 1188; [filius Edithe] 1210; [Edyth] 1279

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37) Stefanus O Miadhaigh (M)-- Name Resubmission and New Device -- Vert, a lyre Or, on an embattled chief, three bears' heads contourny gules.
(Drakelaw)
(Stefanus Wicferth was returned by RS, May 05.)

[Stefanus] -- Searle, "Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum," p. 430, dated to 718 as an abbot's name

[O Miadhaigh] -- MacLysaght, "The Surnames of Ireland," s.n. May p. 211 cites this as a form found in Medieval Westmeath.

(Esct. Note: According to the paperwork, there is no accent on the O. I doubled check with the Pennsic worksheet and it gives the book, page and s.n. but no details were given.)

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38) Stefanus O Miadhaigh (M) -- Household Name "House O Miadhaigh" and New Badge -- Per pale gules and vert, a bear's head erased contuourny Or
(Drakelaw)

[O Miadhaigh] -- MacLysaght, "The Surnames of Ireland," s.n. May p. 211 cites this as a form found in Medieval Westmeath.

(Esct. Note: According to the paperwork, there is no accent on the O. I doubled check with the Pennsic worksheet and it gives the book, page and s.n. but no details were given.

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39) Susanna Merribourne (F) -- New Name and Device -- Per bend sinister argent and vert, a thistle proper and a heart argent.
(Palatine, IL)

Client will *not* accept major changes and wants 'Susanna Merry-bourne.'

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[Susanna] -- Withycombe, 3rd ed., "Oxford Dic. of Eng. Christian Names," p. 273-4; s.n. Susan(nah) dates [Susanna] CUR 1200, 1201, 1203, 1205, 1213.
"A List of Feminine Names Found in Scottish Records ; Part III, Post 1400," by Talan Gwynek; (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/scottishfem/scottishfemlate.html) dates [Susanna] to 1584.

[Merribourne] -- <Merri-> Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," 3rd ed.; p. 307; shows numerous surnames with the first element <Merr-> including Merrylees, Merryweather, Merrimouth, Merriman and Merrikin.
"Eng. Place-Names Elements, Vol. II"; Smith; p. 47; s.n. Myrigh meaning "Pleasant"; shows Merryvale (Herefordshire) and Merrifield (Cornwall).

<-bourne> "Eng. Place-Names Elements, Vol. I.I"; Smith; p. 63-4; s.n. burna, meaning "stream"; ducments its use as a second name element with a word descriptive of its water."

According to the paperwork: "If Merrifield and Merryvale are documentable as English Place-Names, we feel that Merribourne also should be plausible."

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40) Ta'naka Kiyoko -- New Name
(Falcon's Quarry)

Client will *not* accept major changes.

[Kiyoko] -- listed as a feminine given name. Dated to 1392, p. 378 in "Name Construction in Medieval Japan," by Solveig

[Ta'naka] -- listed as an ancient clan name in Solveig's Name Construction in Medieval Japan," p. 397

(Esct. Note: This threw me into a panic as the given and by names were transposed on the forms. I contacted the client and this is the form she wanted.)

 

41) Tobias Okenrode -- New Name and Device --Vert, on a sun Or, a brown bear passant proper, on a chief embattled Or, three acorns proper.
(Cynnabar)

Client will *not* accept major changes.

[Tobias] -- Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," p. 449; dates "Tobias prior 1142-50" male given name

[Okenrode] -- Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," p. 327 s.n. Oakenroyd; [Hugh del Okenrode] 1323.

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42) Tristram Thorne -- New Name and Device -- Azure, on a chevron throughout between three wolves courant argent, a thorny vine vert.
(Brackendelve)

Client will *not* accept major changes and prefers 12th Century English.

[Tristram] -- Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," p. 455; [Tristram Cementarius, 1204]

[Thorne] -- Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," p. 444; [Magge de Thornes] 1275.

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43) Tristram von Schleswig -- New Name
(Drachenstein)

Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for sound.

[Tristram] -- Bahlow, "Dic. of German Names," s.n. Tristram dates this spelling to 1409, 1412

[von] -- German locative marker 'from'

[Schleswig] -- Bahlow, "Geographische Namenwelt," s.n. Scleswig, undated.

 

44) Uadahlrick von Sassmonnshausen (M)-- New Name and Device --Azure, a semi of grenades Or within a bordure argent.
(Fenix)

Client will accept major changes.

[Uadahlrich] -- Odalrichus is a header name in Morlet, "Les Noms de Personne sur le Territoire de l'Ancienne Gaule du VIe au XIIe Siecle", p 176, left column. Several spelling follow, including Ou delrich. Hinadalrichus, Huodelrich and Uadalrichus, Uadahlrich seems a likely variant. (Esct. Note: no volume was listed.)

[von] indicates a German locative byname

[Sassmannshausen] -- the attached web-page indicates, we believe, that that name Sa {SS}mansugin, is found in 1344. We believe Sassmannshausen is likely.
See http://www.genealogienetz.de/reg/NRHE-WFA/wittgenstein/sassmannshausen/dorFname~sassmanns.htm

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45) Ulfheir Vigdsdottir (F)-- New Name and Device -- Per pale sable and argent, a wolf's head cabossed counterchanged maintaining a rose gules stemmed and leaved vert.
(Red Spears)

Client will accept all changes and cares for meaning "bright wolf."

According to the paperwork: "Both names are found in Geirr-Bassi's "Old Norse Names":

[Ulfheir ] -- p. 15

[Vigdsdottir} -- p. 16

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According to the paperwork: "The submitter wants to ensure she gets a given name meaning 'bright wolf' as close as possible to the name submitted."

 

46) Vashti bint Da'ud (F) -- New Name and Device -- Argent, a horse's head couped countourny sable within a bordure engrailed sable, a semy of lyres argent.
(Drakelaw)

Client will *not* accept any changes and prefers "Vashti" as a given name.

[Vashti] -- Bible, book of Esther

[bint Da'ud] -- Da'ud's Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices.

(Esct. Note: There was a copy error when the herald transferred the documentation. According to the Pennic worksheet: "[bint] -- Da'ud's Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices." Sorry, that's all that was given.)

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47) Vincenzo di Bartolomeo da Brescia -- New Device - Azure, three guavers argent.
(Cincinnati, OH)
(Name reg'd Jul 04)

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48) William of the Wod -- New Name and Device -- Quarterly wavy Or and vert, in saltire two bows bendwise and two stags heads affronty erased all counterchanged.
(Westmere)

Client will *not* accept major changes and prefers English, no time period given.

[William] -- masculine English given name, Bardsley, "A Dic. of Eng. Welsh Surnames," p. 815; s.n. Willoughby; dates "William de Wilughby" to 20 Edw. I (circa 1290)
Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," p. 493; s.n. Williams dates "Richard William" to 1279

[of the Wod] -- English locative byname; Reaney and Wilson, "A Dic. of Eng. Surnames," p. 499; s.n. Wood dates [Alexander of the Wode] to 1285 and [William le Wod] to 1221.

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According to the paperwork: "Submitter wanted the form "of the woods" but we could not document it at the Pennsic consult table. If documentation is found, please change byname to "of the woods."

 

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