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Outlands College of Heralds

From the office of the Rampart Herald
Lady Alia Marie de Blois

UNTO Francois la Flamme, Laurel King of Arms, Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, Pelican Queen of Arms, Zenobia Naphtali, Armory Queen of Arms, Daniel de Lincoln, Laurel clerk, and the College of Arms, upon this 23rd day of April, A.S. XXXVII (2004 CE),

DOES Lady Alia Marie de Blois, Rampart Herald, send greetings and fond thoughts.

On behalf of Mistress Tatiana Pavlovna Sokolova, White Stag Principal Herald, I offer the following submissions for registration:

  1. Adriana Maria Presley. Resubmitted Device. Sable, on a rose Or seeded and barbed vert, a dragon salient sable.
    Her name was registered in December 1986 via Trimaris. Her original device submission, Sable, in pale and a chevronel between in chief three escallops and in base a frog sejant to sinister argent, was returned at that time.
  2. Berold de Gilbert. Change of Name from Berold Blackwolf de Gilbert.
    His name was registered in April 1988 via the Outlands. He requests that "Blackwolf" be dropped from his name.
    If this name is registered, he wishes the default action - the old name to be released.
  3. Caer Galen, Barony of. New Heraldic Title. Rayon de Soleil Pursuivant.
    The barony's name was registered in May of 1980. This heraldic title is intended to follow the pattern of heraldic charges as heraldic titles, with the meaning "ray of the sun". It is probably worth noting that in Parker's Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry, on page 490, under the header "Ray", it says that "a ray of the sun is found in one or two cases in early rolls, and in each case is blazoned gules", and mentions the arms of Sire Fraunceys de Aldam as "d'aszure a un ray de soleil d'or", on a roll contemporary to Edward II.
  4. Catherine Beaujen. New Device. Per bend sinister azure and argent, on a cross fleury counterchanged, a bezant.
    Her name was registered in January 2001 via the Outlands.
  5. Damiana al-Andalusiyya. New Name and New Device. Gules, a Latin cross clechy and a bordure rayonny Or.
    Damiana is found in Elsbeth's article "16th Century Spanish Names" ( al-Andalusiyya is a locative byname meaning "woman from Andalus", as found in "Andalusian Names: Arabs in Spain" by Juliana de Luna (
    Submitted as Damia al-Andalusiyya, no solid documentation was presented or found for Damia as a period name, so it was changed to the closest documented spelling.
    She cares most about the meaning "from Andalusia".
  6. Diana Doria. New Name.
    Diana is found in de Felice's Nomi, on page 127 under the header Diana, listed as a classical and mythological name. Doria is listed in de Felice's Cognomi, on page 116 under the header Doria, apparently used in Genova about 1100 and apparently more popular near Venice as Doria (in other areas as D'Oria), possibly as a matronymic.
    I am slightly concerned with the similarity to her legal name, Dianne Doria, although the consulting herald at Estrella (an experienced herald) apparently didn't find it a problem. Opinions requested.
    She cares most about "keeping Doria intact as spelled".
  7. Elissent of Silverleaf. New Name and New Device. Vert, a winged oak tree eradicated and in chief three mullets of four points argent.
    Elissent is found in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek ( under the header Elisant, although it is an undated secondary header form. Silverleaf is a constructed byname. Reaney and Wilson's A Dictionary of English Surnames had Greenleaf (p 205, 1327, 1577), Blackhill, Blackbrook (p 47, 1279), Whitefield (p 486, 1237), Silverside (p 409), Silver Eye (p 409), Silvermouth (p 409). From these examples, "Silverleaf" seems a plausible construction.
    She will not allow any changes at all and cares most about the sound.
    Although there are acorns on the oak tree, we did not blazon this as "fructed" since they are the same color as the tree itself (argent).
  8. Faelan mac Cian. New Name.
    Both Faelan and Cian are found in the "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) ( Faelan (Masculine/Faelan.shtml) is dated as a masculine given name to Old Irish 700-900 and Middle Irish Gaelic 900-1200. Cian (Masculine/Cian.shtml) is dated as a masculine given name to Middle Irish Gaelic 900-1200, and no genitive case for the name is given. The standard form for a simple patronymic byname in Gaelic is given as <single given name> mac < father's given name (in genitive case & sometimes lenited)> per "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" 3rd Ed. by Sharon L. Krossa ( in the section on simple patronymic bynames (#simplepatronymicbyname) which also states, "...even in dialects that did normally lenite the father's given name, they did not do so if it started with the letter < C> or a vowel."
    Submitter accepts all changes, cares most about (unspecified) language/culture, and desires a masculine name.
  9. Harold the Elder. New Name and New Device. Or, a bend sinister cotised gules between a bear's head erased and a lymphad sable, sails furled, flying pennants gules.
    Harold is found as a header form in Withycombe's Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, on page 146, dated to 1086. Elder is found in Reaney and Wilson's A Dictionary of English Surnames, on page 152, in the form Ricardus ye Elder. The addition of "the" clears this of the client's use name Harold Elder (Harold being his legal middle name).
    He cares most about the unspecified language/culture.
  10. Mærwynn of Holme. New Name and New Device. Or, three hunting horns conjoined in pall gules between three torteau one and two.
    Mærwynn is found in Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum by William George Seale as a header form on page 346. It is also found in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which apparently says "There was an abbess of Rosey Mærwynn in 975. it also appears Latinized as Merewenne and Merwenna in 10th century charters". Holme is found in Reaney & Wilson's A Dictionary of English Surnames, on page 236 under the header Holm. Roger de Holm is dated to 1186, and John atte Holme to 1296.
    She cares most about the language/culture, and is interested in authenticity for "10th-11th C. Anglo-Saxon" time period and language/culture, and notes that she would prefer 'of Holme' to 'atte Holme'.
  11. Mærwynn of Holme. New Badge. Gules, three hunting horns conjoined in pall Or between three bezants one and two.
    Her name is submitted on this Letter.
  12. Mór inghean Chathail. Device Change. Or, in pale two tygers passant contourny queue-forchy purpure.
    Her name was registered August 2002, and her device was registered in September 2002. If this change of device is registered, she wishes to retain the old device as a badge.
  13. Philippe de Gilbert. Blanket Permission to Conflict (device).
    Phillippe de Gilbert's name and device (Argent, a palm tree couped sable between in base two fleurs-de-lys, on a point pointed flory at the point gules, a fleur-de-lys argent.) were registered in June of 1992. As he is not currently active in the SCA, he wishes to give a blanket permission to conflict. A signed letter (following the standard format in the Administrative Handbook) was received.
  14. Seuilla de Córdoba. New Device. Per pale gules and sable, two owls respectant guardant argent and a sun Or.
    Her name was registered in August of 2003. These charges are in a two-and-one arrangement, which should be the default.
  15. Thomas Eisenmann. New Name and New Device. Per pale gules and sable, in pale a lion dormant argent and three mullets of seven points Or two and one.
    Both parts of this name are found in German Names by Bahlow (Edda Gentry translation). Thomas is found on page 506 as a header form, and Eisenmann is found on page 100, also as a header form.
    He cares most about the "14th Century German" language/culture. (Yes, that's the "care about", not a request for authenticity.)
  16. Tristan de Gilbert. New Name and New Device.Argent, a palm tree couped sable and two vols, on a point pointed fleury gules a vol argent.
    Tristan is found in Withycombe under Tristram on page 282, with this spelling from the early French romances (but not specifically dated). Gilbert is a French given name found in Dauzat's Dictionnaire Etymologique des Noms de Famille et des Prénoms de France on page 292 as a header form, where it is listed as a baptismal and family name.
    He has letters of permission to conflict from Berold Blackwolf de Gilbert (Argent, a palm tree couped sable and in base between two Latin crosses fourchy, on a point entee fleury gules, a Latin cross fourchy argent.) and Roger de Gilbert (Argent, a palm tree couped sable and two roses proper one and two, on a point pointed fleury gules a rose argent barbed and seeded proper.), and Philippe de Gilbert's blanket letter of permission to conflict is earlier in this Letter.
  17. Wilhelm Altmann. New Device. Vert, in pale a crab Or and a sword bendwise ermine.
    His name was registered in October 1999 via the Outlands.

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