August 13, 2010

Greetings unto Master Dafydd Blaidd, Dragon Herald, Barun Rory mac Feidhlimidh, Rouge Scarpe Herald, and the commenting members of the Midrealm
College of Heralds; from Brynn Herleifson, Escutcheon Herald.

Herein please find submissions received in July 2010. Unless noted, clients will accept minor changes and a holding name.

All comments are due to Rouge Scarpe and Dragon by September 25, 2010.

This is my first letter as Escutcheon and I would greatly appreciate a private e-mail with any commentary or feedback you may have for me.

1) Brigitta the Weaver (F) – New Name and Device – "Plain English" blazon given as "Left side: white background 3 green ivy leaves in a verticle row, right side: green background white fretty"


Escut. Notes : Desired gender of the name is female.

A good amount of documentation was given, but the most significant and appropriate source ( details lists St. Brigid and other forms of the name. Source is a text online about the saint.

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2) Isabel Inghean Gregor (F) – New Name and Device – Per pale vert and or, two ferrets salient respectant regardant counterchanged argent and sable

Escut. Notes : Cliente cares most about sound and language/culture (Scottish). Desired gender of the name is female. She also indicated she would ask for changes to be made to make the name authentic for the 1200-1300 Scottish Highlands

Name References:

Academy of Saint Gabriel Reports 1194 and 2354

Reference material is from Clan Gregor's website indicating the clan was in existance "sometime prior to 1390" and detailing clan events to well past our period (1770s).

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3) Colin MacRath (M) – New Name and Device – Or, a bend sable between two crosses pattee sable


Escut. Notes : Client will not accept either Major or Minor changes. The desired gender of the name is male.

Name documentation:

[Black] pages 7,130, and 161

[Black] pages 479
"Manx names, or the surnames and place names of the Isle of Man" (Arthur William Moore), page 40.

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4) Mary Coleta Rose (F) – Resubmitted Device – A semy of roses gules, on a chief embattled sable three owls argent


Escut. notes:

Name registered in March of 2010 via the Middle

Client enclosed a letter from Rouge Scarpe detailing the earlier rejection based on her use of rosebuds, which have not been registerable since LoAR 11/94 and suggesting the use of roses, as she has done.


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5) Ulrich Rickher and Christoph Rickher (M) – Resubmitted Household name and Badge – "Haus zum Rickher" and "Argent, a sea unicorn azure within a bordure purpure mullety argent"


Escut. notes:

The badge is to be associated with Ulrich or Haus zum Rickher with Christoph as the co-owner. Ulrich's name was registered in February of 2003 via the Middle. Christoph's name was registered August 2007 via the Middle.

From the August 2007 LoAR, they attempted to register the household name "Haus Rickher zu dem Walde" which was rejected. Laurel indicated in the letter that "Haus zum Ricker" was acceptable and would have been registered except the clients indicated they would not accept major changes. Clients are resubmitting with this version and accepting changes, noting that the intended meaning is "The House of Rickher" and is desired to be "14th century Germanic"



Client also named a new source with the resubmission that they could not include (and which I could not find). This source was provided by Laurel in the LoAR and, since this name was registerable without this documentation, its absence didn't seem to be worth rejecting the submission. The reference is:
Karl Schmidt, Die Hausnamen und Hauszeichen im mittelalterlichen Freiburg (pg. 15)

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6) Christoph Rickher (M) Resubmitted Device Paly wavy or and azure, a unicorn's head erased purpure


Escut. notes:

Name registered in August 2007 via the Middle

The badge was previously submitted with the same blazon. Laurel said:
"While the field is neutral and technically has sufficient contrast for a purpure charge, in this case - in conjunction with the particular rendition of the unicorn's head - the unicorn's head is unidentifiable and must be returned. " The resubmission is a correction in the appearance of the unicorn's head.

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In Service,

Lord Brynn Herleifson

Rouge Scarpe:

Rory mac Feidhlimidh

Kevin L Conlin
820 E. Monroe St.
Bloomington, IL 61701


Brynn Herleifson

CJ Miller
6702 Old Porter Rd
Portage, IN 46368


Dafydd Blaidd

Dave Majors
4906 Silver Arrow Dr
Riverside, OH 49424



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