August 22, 2005
Outlands College of Heralds
27 August 2005
From the Office of White Stag Principal Herald
Lady Sorcha MacLeod (Tammy Ackerson)
UNTO Elisabeth de Rossingol, Laurel Queen of Arms, Margaret MacDuibhshithe,
Pelican Queen of Arms, Jeanne-Marie Lacroix, Wreath Queen of Arms, and the
College of Arms, upon this 27th day of August 2005, A.S. XXXX (2005 CE), does
Lady Sorcha MacLeod, White Stag Principal Herald, send greetings.
Unless otherwise noted, submitters accept all changes, desire a name with
the common sense gender, and have no requests for authenticity. I was assisted
on this letter by Lady Alia Marie de Blois and Dominus Meradudd Cethin. My
deepest gratitude to those who took time to send internal commentary: Gawain
of Miskbridge, Green Anchor, Lord Einarr Grimsson, Flinthyll Pursuivant; Lord
Giudo di Niccolo Brunelleschi, Deodar Pursuivant; Lady Jacqueline de Meux,
ex-Cabochard Pursuivant; Lady Pipa Sparkes, ex-La Grande Tente Pursuivant.
Letter of Presentation
2005 Letter of Response
2005 Letter of Intent
2005 LoAR Results
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- Art the Scot. New Name and New Device. Or, upon a roundel vert four
pheons arrayed crosswise, points outward Or.
Originally submitted as "Airt the Scot," "Airt" is the
genitive form of "Art," and the spelling has been changed to correct
the grammar. "Art" is cited from O'Corrain and Maguire's Irish
Names, under ART, which says, "The name
is borne by many of the early legendary kings
such as Art Oenfer, father of Cormac mac Airt and
Art Corb, legendary ancestor of the Deisi". Black's Surnames of Scotland
lists "the Scot" under SCOTT, dated to 1219.
- Alianora de la Forest. New Name and New Device. Azure, a nude demi-maiden
arms outstretched proper crined issuant from a base wavy Or.
Alianora" is found in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of
English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/reaneyintro.html,
dated to 1428. Morlet, D. E. de Noms de Famille SN: Forest pg 420, indicates
that this would normally be found with the definite article, such as delaforest
and that it is " a very rare and ancient form of Foret."
- Anton von Strassburg. New Name and New Device. Azure, on a fess wavy
argent a bridge sable, in chief three mullets of eight points Or.
Anton: From "Late Period German Masculine Given Names" by Talan
Gwynek, http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/germmasc.html, listed as
name 1501-1550. (Names from 16th Century Plaven). Strassburger is the header
in Dauzat, so we have added an "s" to the byname originally submitted
as "von Strasburg."
- Briana du Bois. Change of Holding Name from Briana of Nahrun Kabirun.
The originally submitted "Briana Bronwen Du Bois" was returned
from Laurel Jan 2004 for combining Welsh, English, and French. It was suggested
that the name could be submitted as "Briana du Bois", since Briana
is literary feminine name in English late period and du Bois is a French
Briana is documented using the Cover Letter of the December 2001 LOAR, in
which Laurel says: "The first part of the Espejo was translated into
English in 1578. The complete title (of the English version) is The mirrour
deedes and knighthood: wherein is shewed the worthinesse of the Knight of
the Sunne, and his brother Rosicleer, sonnes to the great Emperour Trebetio:
the strange loue of the beautifull and excellent princesse Briana, and the
valiant actes of other noble princes and knightes. Now newly translated out
of Spanish into our vulgar English tongue, by M.T. Therefore, since Briana
is the name of a human character in period literature available in English,
the name Briana is registerable as an English feminine given name. In addition,
since we now have evidence that the name Briana was known in period literature
and is registerable as such, it no longer needs to be SCA compatible."
- Caíreach inghean uí Giolla Phádraig. New Name and
New Device. Purpure, two natural panthers rampant addorsed, tails nowed,
on a chief
argent three falcon's heads erased vert.
Caíreach - O'C and M, pg. 44 and Giolla Phádraig - Woulfe,
pg. 378. Unfortunately, I can't put hands to these sources as of this writing
check for dates or header spellings - assistance is greatly appreciated.
- Caer Galen, Barony of. New Order Name. Order of the Arch.
Based on "Project Ordensnamen" by Meradudd Cethin, http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/order/,
Order of <Thing> is consistent with period order names and the tangible
object of an arch was certainly known in our period. e.g. Oak, ship and the
- Caer Galen, Barony of. New Order Name. Order of the Foal.
Based on Project Ordensnamen by Meradudd Cethin, http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/order/,
Order of <Creature> was a well-established order naming structure (e.g.
Dragon, Dove, etc.) Dictionary.com traces the word "foal" to ME "fole" and
OE "fola" so this term for a young horse is definitely period.
- Caerthe, Barony of. New Badge Fieldless, on an aspen leaf Or, a frame
saw sable. for the Woodworkers Guild
Originally blazoned as a "fret saw," commentary indicates that
this is a "frame saw."
- Ceara inghean Rónáin. New Device. Argent, a dragon rampant
vert and on a chief purpure two mascles fesswise argent.
This submission somehow missed being included on the July 2005 Letter of
Intent - my apologies to the submitter.
- Einarr Skallagrmsson. New Name and New Device. Per bend sinister wavy
sable and vert, a triskelion of dragon's heads Or.
Einarr (p.9)and Grmr
(p.10) are found in GB. Construction of a patronymic is found in GB, p. 17
Skalla is a prefix from GB, pp. 18, 27. [Jaelle of
Armida, August 1997, p.11] gives in part, " Lind, Norsk¬Isländska
Dopnamn ock Fingerade Namm från Medeltiden, s.n. Skallagrímr
notes that there is at least one instance of the compound Skallagrímr
as a forename in its own right: a Skallagrimr Audvnar son died in 1353. Egils
is thought to have been written c.1220; Egill himself was a contemporary
of Eirík Blóðøx, so he can be dated to the 10th
c. A 14th c. Úlfr Skallagrímsson is therefore entirely possible."
- Elijah Tynker. New Name and New Device. Per Pale sable and argent,
a sickle and roundel counter changed.
Elijah is submitter's given name, copy
of birth certificate included.
Tynker is found in "An Index to the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire,
England" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/LincLSRl)
in the section of full names sorted by byname under "T", which
Tynker". Tinker is also a header form in Reaney and Wilson's "Dictionary
of English Surnames" with spellings dated to 1240.
- Jannah al-Ghazaliyyah. New Name and New Device. Per fess indented
gules and argent, a gazelle courant Or and a lotus blossom in profile gules.
respect to the ism, Jannah, Da'ud, al-Jamal wrote in comment on the original
submission of Jennah an-Nur al-Ghabi on the Outlands March 2002
Letter of Presentation, "Well,
even if 'Da'ud could help document this one', and I'm having trouble doing
so, the name has gender and construction problems. 'Jenna' is _not_ found
in Ahmed's A Dictionary of Muslim Names; the name found there is 'janna'
accurate transliteration of the Arabic would be 'jannah'). There is a slight
pronunciation difference. It is undated, and many (if not most) of the names
in Ahmed are modern." If "Jannah" is not registrable, the
submitter provides a copy of her driver's license indicating that her legal
is "Jenna," and she will accept that spelling if necessary.
that the cited article for the laqab has been supplanted by a new version.
However, I do find a listing for Ab¬u Hamid al-Ghazali in Islamic
Names by Annemarie Schimmel. I am unfamiliar with Arabic naming practices,
so I do not know the worth of the source, and feminizing the ending is my
best guess. "PERIOD ARABIC NAMES AND NAMING PRACTICES" by Da'ud
ibn Auda (David B. Appleton, 2003), http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/arabic-naming2.htm,
indicates that there are several legitimate ways to transliterate Arabic
and since the submitter has indicated that she prefers an "h" on
the end of the ism, I have added one to the end of the laqab for consistency's
- Kathryn Brian Chevreuil. Change of Device. Per pale sable and ermine,
two swans rousant respectant counterchanged.
If registered, release previous
device of Per pale purpure and argent ermined purpure, two swans rousant
- Kymma Godric. Change of Name from Ceolwyn aet Axanbrycge.
Kymma - Found
as a given name in Reaney/Wilson (SN:Kemm) dated to 1311 (Kemma Scriuener)
and as a byname dated to 1276 (John Kymme) and 1332 (Thomas
Reaney states name originates from the Anglo-Saxon Cymme as a possible
pet-form of Cyneburh. Given the relative frequency of the e/y shift in this
similar names (q.v. ibid., SN: Kember, SN: Kenward, SN: Kenyon), the desired
spelling appears not to be an issue. This is especially true considering
that the submitter has not expressed a desire for authenticity.
Goodrich, "Ralph Godric 1199.
If registered, submitter wishes to retain Ceolwyn aet Axanbrycge [Feb 2005,
A-Outlands] as an alternate.
- Lyonnete du Soliel. Change of Name from Lyonnete la Rousse.
Per the June
2002 LoAR, for "Suzanne du Soleil" (Atenveldt) "Clarion
found support for this byname: Morlet, Dictionnaire Etymologique des Noms
de Famille (the updated Dauzat), pg. 905, s.n. Soleil, gives Soleil as a
name, which makes du Soleil plausible." It is important to note that
this entry in Morlet lists le Soleil, as a variant of this placename. Therefor,
du Soleil (du beingn a contraction of de le) is a valid locative byname based
on the placename referenced in Morlet." Submitter wishes to use the
registered given name of Lyonnete. The submitter wishes to retain her previous
la Rousse, registered June 2002, West, as an alternate per e-mail contact.
- Magdalene de Saint Benoit-sur-Loire. New Name and New Device. Per bend
sinister vert and gules, a dragon displayed rampant, in chief two compass
stars elongated to base Or.
Magdalene is found in "Given Names from Brittany, 1384-1600" by
Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (Heather Rose Jones) at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/latebreton.html,
dated to 1527 as a feminine name. Saint Benoit-sur-Loire was built between
1067 and 1108, per a travel guide at http://www.2hwy.com/fr/s/saintben.htm.
- Mari the Far Travelled. New Device. Per bend azure and vert, a winged
horse's head couped at the shoulder reversed betwen three compass stars
Returned in-kingdom on the Outlands January 2005 Letter of Response for
a redraw, the new forms address the previous issues.
- Michael MacQuillan. New Name and New Device. Per pale sable and argent,
two natural seahorses, respectant counterchanged.
Michael is found in Black,
Surnames of Scotland, under MacCracken, pg. 479. Michael Makcraken was a
follower of the Earl of Cassilis reported for
MacQuillan is found in Black, Surnames of Scotland, under MacQuillan as
the modern form of MacCoilon/MacCailin/MacCailein - 'Son of Colin' page
- Ramon the Chronologer. New Badge. Fieldless, an hourglass gules between
four compass stars saltirewise in saltire azure.
- Ulrik Skytte. New Name and New Device. Per pale chevronny counterchanged
Or and gules a bull's head couped and a bear's head couped respectant within
a bordure sable.
S. Gabriel report 2024 is attached, dating Ulrik to 1460
Kortfattad svensk sprakhistoria, and Lind, E.H., Norsk-Islandska Dopnamn
ock Fingerade Namn fran Medeltiden), and Skytte to 1387 and 1483 (Knudsen
et al. Danmarks Gamle Personnavne.)
Thus ends my Letter of Intent. I count 11 new names, 12 new devices, 2 new
badges, 3 name changes, 1 device change, and 2 new order names, for a total
of 31 items requiring payment to Laurel. A check for $124 will be sent separately.
In service and duty,
Sorcha, White Stag
Letter of Presentation
2005 Letter of Response
2005 Letter of Intent
2005 LoAR Results
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