May 15, 2006

Greetings unto Master Thorvald Redhair, 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 June 25th.



1) Bernhard Stürm{ae}re (M)-- New Name


Client will *not* accept major changes and is interested in authentic German.

[Bernhard] -- "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia," by Talan Gwynek ( "Bernhard 6: 1253, 1352, 1374, 1423, 1528, 1583"

[Stürm{ae}re] -- "Some Early Middle High German Bynames with Emphasis on Names from the Bavarian Dialect Area," by Talan Gwynek ( "STURMĂRE, ST▄RMĂRE: 'a fighter'. Wernherus Sturmere 1161 Wernh. Sturmere 1197 (ST▄RMER) Herbord Sturmere 1227 (ST▄RMER) "


2) Deenys Fitz Alan -- New Device -- Erminois, a wolf rampant reguardant gules, on a base embattled sable, a ciquefoil argent.
(Mason, MI)
(name reg'd Feb '05)

He would like his old device: Erminois, three wolves rampant reguardent gules released.

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3) Dycon Gestour -- Device Resubmission -- Azure, a sinister gauntlet maintaining a handkerchief argent.
(Waukegan, Il)
(name passed kingdom Dec 05)

His last submission Azure, a sinister gauntlet maintaining a handkerchief argent goutty d'huile was returned Apr '06 by RS for a redraw. The gouttes were still too small to be identifiable. This time, he eliminated them.

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4) Elsebeth Wilhelm Trostlerin (F) -- New Name


Client will *not* accept major changes and wants a name authentic for 13th-15th century German/Bavaria-Austria

[Elsebeth] -- "15th-Century German Women's Names," by Talan Gwynek (

[Wilhelm] -- "Women's Surnames in 15th- and 16th-Century Germany," by Sara L. Uckelman ( According to the paperwork: "The woman uses both her husband's or father's given name and his surname in the feminine or possessive form." [Helena Wilhelm Rumlin] 1497

[Trostlerin] -- "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497: Surnames N - Z," by Sara L. Uckelman (



5) Elspeth Maeve of the Woods (F) -- Name Change from "Anastasia von der Wilgenhalle " and New Device -- Tierced per pale inverted embowed argent, sable and ermine, in dexter chief a trillium flower sable
(Name reg'd Jul '88)

Client will accept all changes and cares for sound.

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[Elspeth] -- Black's "Surnames of Scotland," s.n. Panton [Elspeth] can be dated to 1539-48

[Maeve] -- Ó 'Corráin & Maguire, p. 135 s.n. Medb: "Maeve is a currently-popular anglicisation of Medb, one of the 20 most popular late-medieval Irish names, but give no dated examples. Other (also undated) spellings listed are Meadhbh, Meadhbha, and Méabh."

According to the paperwork: "The Letter of Decision (which quotes the originally provided information along with whatever turned up in commentary) can be found here: 'Maeve of Abbeydorney is item 22 on this letter.'

(Esct Note: Maeve of Abbeydorney was reg'd Sept. 2004 (via the East))

[of the Woods] -- no documentation was provided.

6) Elspeth Maeve of the Woods (F) -- New Badge -- [Fieldless] A trillium flower sable

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7) Foxvale, Shire of -- Device Resubmission -- Per pale vert and azure, a fox's mask within a laurel wreath Or
(Aurora, Il)
(name reg'd Sept '04)

Petition is included with the submission.

(Esct. note: This is listed as a resubmission but I can't find any record of the original submission. Last month, when I pended this submission, it was listed as accepted by RS. I am one confused herald as I do remember the original submission coming through my office at one point last year. So I'm sending it on.)

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8) Jocelin de Montjoie -- New Device -- Azure, a horse courant to sinister, in chief three estoiles argent.
(Flint, Mi)
(Name Jocelin de Monte Joi reg'd Oct. 03)

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9) Mariana de la Mar -- New Badge -- Argent, a sea-unicorn contourny vert and a bordure purpure.
(St. Clair Shore, Mi)
(name reg'd Dec 01)

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10) Templemead, Canton of -- Device Resubmission -- Argent, a cross gules surmounted by a laurel wreath argent and on a chief embattled sable, three chalices argent
(Kentwood, Mi)
(Name passed kingdom Feb '06)

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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: Thorvald Redhair Ron Sargent
1673 Cove Ct
Naperville, IL 60565












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