January 15, 2006

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 February 25th.


1) Amy Goldwin (F) -- New Name and Device -- Per pale purpure and Or, two dragons sejant respectant counterchanged, a chief barry wavy counter counterchanged

Client will accept all changes and is interested in 15th C. British Isles --"specific culture not important."

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[Amy] -- "Faire Names for English Folk: Late Sixteenth Century English Names," by Chris Laning (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/christian/fairnames/givennames.html) lists [Amy] in "The top 50 women's names listed by Scott Smith-Bannister for the 1560s and 1570s follow this trend fairly well."

(Esct. Note: Also it is the client's given name as per the contact information on the name form.)

[Goldwin] -- An email from St. Gabriel from Arval: "Nothing like <Goldwen> is possible in Welsh: The element <gold> is English, not Welsh: . . .The best guide we can offer to Welsh women's names in your period is this article: http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/welshWomen16/ . . . We can probably support <Goldwin> (or sometime very like it) as a 16th century English surname; so one possibility may be a woman of English descent living in Wales with a name like <Elizabeth Goldwin>."

(Esct. Note: Photocopies of the email are included. Also, I am sorry about the quality of the line drawing. It was faded and very hard to scan.)

2) Asuir Auarson -- New Device -- Or, two wolf heads erased affronty, in base a drakkar sails furled sable.
(Boyne City, MI)
(Name reg'd Jan '97)

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3) Cleftlands, Barony of -- New Badge for Archery -- Per bend sinister nebuly argent and azure, in bend two pheons inverted counterchanged.
(Name reg'd Aug 1979)

(Esct. Note: No petition was included with the submission. This will be pended if petition doesn't arrive in time of mailing.)

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4) Kenneth Muntsorell (M) -- New Name

Client will accept all changes and is interested in sound.

[Kenneth] -- Client's legal first name and a copy of his driver's license is included.

[Muntsorell] -- is a placename found in Ekwall's "The Concise Oxford Dic. of Eng. Place-names," s.n. Mountsorrell. It is dated to 1190 in the "Pipe Rolls."


5) Pierre de Montereau -- New Badge -- Per fess embattled grady azure and argent, a tun barrel and a portcullis counterchanged.
(Windsor, ON)
(Name reg'd Mar '04)

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6) Philippa of Otterbourne -- Device Resubmission -- Azure, an otter rampant Or, and on a chief wavy Or, three harps azure
(Name reg'd Sept '03)

Her device: Azure, an otter rampant and on a chief wavy Or, three harps azure was returned by Laurel Dec. '04: "The tincture of the field and the harps is halfway between purpure and azure, and as such cannot be registered. This appears to be the result of color photocopying; it should be noted that the color was beginning to flake off already at stress points."

(Esct. Note: This time she used the correct crayola markers.)

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7) Thom off Loch Levin (M)-- New Name

Client will accept all changes and is interested in 14th C. Scottish Highlands.

According to the paperwork: "Historical basis for society name comes from the historical poetry of John Barbour 1320-1395. The specific work from which the style for my society name comes from is (sic) "The Bruce" written in 1375."

(Esct. Note: No photocopies were submitted.)




In Service to the Dream,

Lady Ana Linch


Rouge Scarpe Phebe Bonadeci P.J. Reaney
4831 W Roscoe #3
Chicago, IL 60641
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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