August 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 September 25th.

1) Alanna Goodheart -- Device Resubmission -- Per pall inverted argent, sable and gules, in chief a sun counterchanged, in base a heart argent.
(Indianapolis, IN)
(name reg'd in An Tir Aug 93)

Her device (Per pall inverted argent and sable a sun in splendor counterchanged on a mount gules a heart argent) was returned by Laurel July 04 for a redraw.

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2) Andiwulfs sunus A{th}alamun{th}is -- New Name and Device -- Per chevron inverted sable and argent, a wolf's head cabossed argent and three wolves' teeth issuant from base gules.

Client will accept all changes and cares for language. Clients wants a Gothic name that means 'Andiwulfs son of A{th}alamun{th}is '

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[Andiwulfs] -- is found in Report 2820 of the Academy of St. Gabriel ( accessed on 1/06/06. It is beleived to be a plausible Ostrogothic name.

[sunus] -- is Gothic for 'son.' Wm. H. Bennett, "An Introduction to the Gothic Language" s.n. sunus

[A{th}alamun{th}is] -- is the genitive form of <A{th}alamun{th}s> Jospeh Wright, "Grammar of the Gothic Language" ch. 10.

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3) Ása at Hrafnavatni (F) -- New Name and Device -- Azure, a bordure nebuly, three ravens rising wings elevated and addorsed argent

Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for meaning "Asa from Ravenslake" in Viking/Norse

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[Ása ] -- "Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 2930," (

"The name, pronounced \AH-sah\, was used throughout the Scandinavian world, though it was most common in Norway ("Nordiskt runnamnslexikon"

"Viking Names found inthe Landnamaabok," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael lists Ása appearing less then five times.

"Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 2778," ( "(Á sa) was used in Norway by the end of the 8th century and remained there throughout the Middle ages. . . . In short, we are confident that <A/sa> is good historical re-creation for a 10th century woman in Iceland or Norway and probably in Denmark and Sweden as well; it was pronounced roughly \AH-sah\."

[at Hrafnavatni ] -- "Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 2930," (

" . . . so we are quite comfortable recommending <Hrafnsvatn>, which can mean either "raven's lake" or "Hrafn's lake". . . Placenames in <-vatn> are more likely to be combined with <at> "at; by; by the side of." Viking Age example include: <Helgi at Helgavatni> . . . This is the pattern we recommend for your name: <A/sa at Hrafnsvatni> or <A/sa at Hrafnavatni>."



4) Boris Movila (M) -- Name and Device Resubmission -- Quarterly argent and azure, in bend two ox heads affronty azure
(Flaming Gryphon)

Client will *not* accept major changes and wants authentic Wallachia/Moldavia 15th-17th century Romanian late period

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[Boris] -- "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names," by Paul Wickenden (

"Names from the Royal Lines of Moldavia and Wallachia," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (

According to the paperwork: I was able to find several examples of names from the 15th century that are present in both Russian and Rumanian cultures. . . . While not conclusive there is a correlation given the influence of the cosmospolitan nature of the nearby Hungaria/Polish courts and the similar languages it is possible that a baby boy in Romania in the 15th Century could have been named Boris."

[Movila] -- Acording to the paperwork: "This is the surname of the boyar class Movilesti family that ruled Moldavia from 1595 to 1611. In Romania it means of the hills or knoll.

The device had been returned with the name.



5) Caitriona Mac Dhonnachaidh -- Device Resubmission -- Sable, a winged cat passant wings addorsed plumetty Or and vert.
(Belleville, IL)
(name reg'd Feb '90)

Her device (Or, a cat couchant to sinister regardant sable, on a chief sable, a quill pen between two inkwells, or) was returned on Dec '03 by kingdom.

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6) Dulcia Wylde -- Device Resubmission -- Azure, an acorn argent, on a chief argent two squirrels combattant azure.
(Garfield Heights, OH)
(Name sent to Laurel Dec '05)

Her device (Azure, a cauldron between two squirrels combattant, each maintaining an acorn argent) was returned with the name. The client used metallic gold marker.

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7) Erik Erikson the Scout -- Badge Resubmission -- Per pale ermine and Or, on a flame gules a pheon inverted Or

(Springfield, OH)

His device (Per pale ermine and Or, on a flame gules a pheon inverted Or) was returned by Laurel Aug '04 for conflict. He's resubmitting his original badge with a letter to conflict with Malgar Thorvik ([Fieldless], On a flame gules, a round buckle, pin to chief, Or).

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8) Khadagan Jocin (F)-- New Name and Device -- Sable, on a pile inverted Or, a cinquefoil gules

(Belleville, IL)

Client cares for authentic Mongolian and cares for the meaning "Khadagan the Traveller"

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Khadagan -- "The Secret History of the Mongols: The Origin of Chingis Kahn," by Paul Kahn. page 26 "and ordered their sister Khadagan, to take care of him, telling her: . . . "

Jocin -- "The First Mongolian-English Diskette Dictory" ( Meaning 'traveller'


9) Kjartan Hakonarson -- Device Rebsubmission -- Per chevron azure and argent, in base a mullet of four points sable.
(Indianapolis, IN)
(name sent to Laurel Jun '06)

Device was returned for a redraw.

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10) Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn -- Device Resubmission -- Argent, a pale endorsed sable charged with a lion's face argent, in chief three lazenges counterchanged.
(Chicago, IL)

Her device (Argent, a lion's head caboshed sable) July '01 for conflict.

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11) Rickjaert van Utrecht (M) -- New Name and Device -- Per fess azure and vert, a bezant and a plate scaly sable

Client will accept all changes and cares for sound.

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[Rijckaert] -- "15th Century Dutch Names," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( [Rijckaert 1478-81]

[Utrecht] -- According to the paperwork:

"From the Map Collection of the Library of the University of Amsterdam:;med=1;q1=carto;rgn1=carto_all;size=20;c=carto;lasttype=boolean;view=entry;lastview=thumbnail;subview=detail;cc=carto;entryid=x-248429299;viewid=OK188.TIF;start=1;resum=7

(Esct Note: The url in the documentation is broken.)

This map has north to the left rather than thetop of the page, so Utrecht is about in the middle of the image (though it is labeled Vtrecht) directly tot he right of the "scroll" of the word "Hollandt". I have printed off a copy of the map zoomed in to Utrecht. The library states that the map dates to 1656."


12) Stephen le Freman -- New Name
(White Waters)

Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for authentic early 14th century English

According to the paperwork:

"An Index to the 1296 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Rutland, England,: by Karen Larsdatter ( "


13) Tamu al-Andalusiyya (F) --New Name
(Grey Gargoyles)

Client will accept all changes and cares for authentic Moroccan or Southern Spain name.

According to the paperwork: "

(Women's given names found in these lists include:) first name (locative names recorded in al-Andalus:) Last name"


14) Uglugar{dh}r, Household of -- Household Name Resubmission
(Newburgh, IN)

Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for authentic 11 century Norse.

According to the enclosed email from Talan dated Oct. 1997:

"<Ugla> is the Old Norse for 'owl' [1]; its genitive (singular & pural is <uglu>, which is also uts usual combining form. <Gar{dh}r> has a variety of meanings, one of which is 'stronghold'. . . . <Uglugar{dh}r is therefore also interpretable as 'stronghold of a man called "Owl"'.

[1] "An Icelandic-English Dictionary," by Cleasby, R., G. Vigfusson, & W. Craigie "


15) Uglugar{dh}r, Household of -- Household Badge Resubmission-- Argent, on a pale between two Danish axes palewise, blade to the edge, sable, an owl affronty argent all within a bordure azure.
(Newburgh, IN)

The badge was returned by RS June 16, 1997 for a redraw.

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16) Ursula Crichton (F) -- Name Resubmission

(Hawkland Moor)


Client will *not* accept major changes and wants authentic 13th century, no country was listed.

[Ursula] -- "Ursula,"

"Legendary princess, the daughter of a Christian British king." No dates given.

"St. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins," New Advent, Catholic Encyclopedia. ". . .the martydom of St. Ursula is placed in the third, fourth or fifth century. . . .The Order of Ursulines, founded in 1535 by St. Angela de Merici, and especially devoted tothe education of young girls, has also helped to spread throughout the world the name and the cult of St. Ursula."

Crichton -- "Scottish Clan and Family Encyclopedia," by George Way of Plean and Romilly Squire, p. 114 [Thomas de Crichtion 1296]

"Scottish Surnames," David Dorward, p. 57, [Robert Crichton 1585]

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In Service to the Dream,

Lady Ana Linch



Rouge Scarpe:






Phebe Bonadeci





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4831 W Roscoe #3
Chicago, IL 60641
Rouge Scarpe







Ana Linch





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1106 Woodsum
Jackson, MI 49203



Dragon: Thorvald Redhair

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1673 Cove Ct
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