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Outlands College of Heralds

March 12, 2011 From the Office of the Castle Herald
Lady Tatiana Moskovskaia

Unto the Outlands College of Heralds, our respected friends and colleagues who give freely of their time to provide commentary, and all others who come by these letters, on this12th day of March, A.S. XLV (2011 CE), does Lady Tatiana Moskovskaia send greetings on behalf of Sheik Omar Mohammud Mirzazadeh, White Stag Principal Herald.


It would assist Castle Herald greatly in the future if you would e-mail a copy of the documentation summary for name submissions along with the paper copies;  It saves having to re-type everything again.  Also, please be sure that you include dates of registration and return for armory for previously registered names and resubmissions of any kind.  If Castle can't find where an item was returned, it may be pended until the information is provided or payment is made for a new submission.


Here follows the Kingdom of the Outlands Letter of Presentation for March 2011. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Errors found herein are my sole responsibility.  Anyone may comment upon the items found herein, and e-mail commentary to the herald's commentary list is encouraged. Please have comments on items contained herein to Rampart Herald by April 19, 2011, for the decision meeting tentatively scheduled for April 20, 2011.  As a reminder, the College of Arms requests commentary on all items, including appeals.

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1. Aloisia of the Amber Coast - New Name.

(Drygestan) Gender: Female. The submitter cares most about the language/culture (Slavic). Changes accepted.


[Aloisia] - Withycombe, p.17. Header Aloysius, dated 16-17c.


[Ambercoast] - a locative byname found similarly to such names as River Amber. Amber from 1235, also Ambergate, Amber Hill.

Found in Watts, p.12.

The submitter states that she will accept Amber Shore if necessary.


(Castle note - the form is handwritten and difficult to decipher. Unsure where the surname came from.)



2. Barekr Úlfhéðinn -  New Name and Device. Per fess Urdy sable and argent.

(Dragonsspine) Gender:Male. Submitter cares most about language/culture of the name (left undefined). No major changes accepted.


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[Úlfhéðinn] -



3. Beatrice de Craie - Device resubmission (Kingdom). Sable two chevrons rompu ermine.

(Al-Barran)  The submitter's name was registered in January 2009, via Outlands The submitter's previous Device Chevronelly sable and ermine,  was  returned  on September 2008 LoR due to conflict,



4. Ildaria de Saragossa -  New Name and Device.  Per bend engrailed purpure and argent.

(Villaleon)  Gender: Female.The submitter cares most about the language/culture of the name (13c Spain). No major changes accepted.


[Ildaria] - A partial List of Leonese and Castilian Given Names 1050 - 1200, by Diego Mundoz (Robert Huff)


[Saragossa] - Locative byname.



5. Llewellyn y Saethwr - Name resubmission (Kingdom).

(Drygestan)  Gender: Male. The submitter cares most about the meaning and language/culture of the name (13-15 c Welsh meaning Llewelyn the Archer). No major changes accepted.

The submitter's previous name submission Llewellyn Gwynedd. Was returned on May 2010 LoR for the following reasons: The name is RETURNED for presumption vs all the Kings Llewellyn of Gwynedd. Llywelyn the Great, aka Llywelyn ab Iorwerth (c. 1173-1240), was Prince of Gwynedd and ruler of most of Wales. According to the W*******a entry for "Llywelyn", there were at least three other Welsh rulers who bore that name.


[Llewellyn] - Late Sixteenth Century Welsh Names, by Talan Gwynek


[y Saethwr] - an occupational byname meaning "the archer". A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names, by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn lists Cynydd (huntsman) among the occupational bynames. Archer should be an acceptable byname using this pattern.



6. Morgan Cheyney - New Device. Per chevron vert and argent, three dogwood flowers counterchanged.

(Caerthe) The submitter's name was registered in October 1999 via Outlands



7. Rioghan mac an Ghabhan - New Name and Device. Azure, a winged fox argent, on an embattled chief argent three dogwood flowers azure.

(Caerthe) Gender: Male. No major changes accepted.


[Rioghan] - Irish Gaelic for "little king"


[mac an Ghaban] - mac an Ghaghain means "son of the smith" It is included by the chronicles as one of the principal septs of Breffny. Faelan mac an Ghabhan was one of the scribes of the Book of Ui Maine (1394).


8. Villaleon shire of - New Name and Device. Argent a lion passant purpure, in chief sinister a sun Or surrounded by a laurel wreath vert.

(Villaleon) Submitter cares most about language/culture of the name (Spanish, post 1400). No major changes accepted.


[Villa] - the element for a compound-word name is heavily attested throughout Spain, but particularly in Leon and Castille, the region of interest.

Some examples include: Villapando ( N of Zamora), Villalar (NE of Zamora), Villacastin (S of Segovia), Villarutia (E of Toledo), and no less then five different sites named Villarea or Villareal.


[Leon] - an animal element, either as a compound word or as an object noun in a name phrase is less frequent, but similarly broadly distributed.

Some examples: Aguilar (SE of Cordoba and NW of Saragossa), Olmedo (NW of Segovia), Villacanas (E of Toledo, Colmenar (NE of Plazencia), Puerte de Toros (Mediterenian coast E of Malaga). There is Villalon (mod. Villalon de Campos), between Leon and Zamora, which may be a contraction of Villaleon; however, because of the spelling difference and the frequency with which place names are recycled with slight variations throughout the Spanish-speaking world, we submit that this does not constitute the conflict.



9. Walter aet Defenascire - New Device. Azure, in pale a scorpion inverted and a bear passant, a bordure Or.

(Drygestan) The submitter's name was registered in January 2009, via Caid.







Thus ends the March 2011 Letter of Presentation.

Yours in Service


Tatiana Moskovskaia
Castle Herald



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