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Outlands College of Heralds

August 4, 2011 From the Office of the Castle Herald
Sayyidah Khalidah bint Yahya'a

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 this 4th day of August, A.S. XLV (2011 CE), does Sayyidah Khalidah bint Yahya'a send greetings on behalf of Sheik Omar Mohammud Mirzazadeh, White Stag Principal Herald.  We would like to thank Baron Randal Carrick for his assistance with this month's LoP.


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 August 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 September 15, 2011, for the decision meeting tentatively scheduled for September 21, 2011.  As a reminder, the College of Arms requests commentary on all items, including appeals.

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1. Ailleann inghean Fhiodhbhuidhe. New Household Name, Domus Marius, and Badge. Azure, a caltrop within a bordure embattled argent.

(Caerthe) Submitter cares most about the sound of the name 'Domus Marius'. Will NOT accept MAJOR changes. Submitter's name was registered on the June 2004 LoAR via the Outlands.


[Domus] - a direct Latin translation of "house of" and has precedence in the SCA as a household designator.


[Marius] - a common cognomina for Romans. It can be found on page 88 of "A Study of the cognomina of  soldiers in the Roman Legions" by Lindley Richard Dean (1916) ( Soldiers with this name were dated from 194 to 225 AD, it can be found on page 182. The upper-class often used cognomen to refer to one another.


2. Biket fil Benjamin de Canterbury. Name and Device Resubmission (Kingdom).  Gules, a chevron inverted and in chief a Star of David Or.

(Unser Hafen) Gender: Female. Submitter cares most about the sound of the name 'Biket'. Changes accepted.


Submitter's previous name submission, Rivkah ha Cantor bat Benjamine, was returned on the October 2009 Outlands LoR ( stating:

    Need documentation for the name element [Cantor] that it is either an occupational byname that can be held by females, or that  it was an inheritable occupational byname. Also, the submitter needs to provide dated spellings for the surname [Benjamine]. 


Jewish Naming Conventions in Angevin England by Eleazar ha-Levi ( documents the form of 'name, daughter of father, of place'. The actual names are documented between 1070 and 1290.


Submitter's previous device, Gules a fillet Or, a black wolf sejant head erect proper and in chief three shofars Or, was returned on the same letter stating 'Device is returned for color-on-color; the the sable wolf on a gules field has insufficient contrast, and must be returned.' This submission is a complete re-design.


3.  CŠelainn ingen ChŠemgein hui Thaidc. Device Resubmission (Laurel). Per pale, argent and purpure, two annulets conjoined in fess and a bordure counterchanged.

(Caerthe) Submitter's name was registered on the May 2009 LoAR via the Outlands.


Submitter's previous device, Per pale argent and purpure, two annulets conjoined in fess counterchanged, was returned on the April 2010 LoAR ( stating: This device is a technical conflict with the device of Ursula of Teufelberg, Per bend sinister purpure and argent, two annulets counterchanged. There is a CD for changing the line of division on the field. Unfortunately, the SCA does not grant difference for conjoining, and the changed position of the annulets on the field is forced. Section X.4.g of the Rules for Submissions only grants difference for changes "not caused by other changes to the design."


Submitter added a counterchanged bordure to clear the conflict.


4. Caerthe, Barony of. Order Name Resubmission (Laurel). Order of the Arbor of Caerthe.

(Caethe) Submitter's name was registered on the January 1973 LoAR via Laurel.


Submitter's previous submission, Order of the Sapling of Caerthe, was returned on the June 2009 LoAR ( stating:

    This is returned for lack of documentation that it follows patterns of period order names. The only possible meta-pattern from the August 2005 Cover Letter that this order name could follow is the heraldic charge meta-pattern: "orders named for heraldic charges or for items that, while not found in period as heraldic charges, may be used as heraldic charges." While there are some very early registration of saplings in SCA armory, there have been none since Laurel ruled on the March 1994 Cover Letter that baby flora are not generally registerable. A sapling is a baby tree, and hence falls under this stricture, so this order name is not registerable under the heraldic charge meta-pattern.


[Arbor] a commonly used word in mid-1400s meaning a "a shaded nook" or "tree" (


(Castle Note: Submitter requests assistance in finding documentation.)


5. Galfrid de Blakemere. New Name and Device. Per fess urdy purpure and argent, two crosses fleury argent and a cross fleury sable.

(al-Barran) Gender: Male. Submitter cares most about the language/culture, defined as "English". Changes are accepted.


[Galfrid] - Found in "Yorkshire Masculine Names From 1379" by Talan Gwynek (


[de Blakemere] - A Dictionary of English Surnames by Reaney and Wilson, 3rd Ed., p. 47, header "Blackmer" gives a Kateryna de Blakemere dated to 1296 PN.


6. Rowland of Lincolnshire. New Name and Device.  Or, on a chief embattled gules a compass star Or, a key reversed and a base gules.

(Drygestan) Gender: Male.  Submitter cares most about the meaning of the name, defined as "colony by the spring".  Will NOT accept MAJOR changes.


[Rowland] - found on "1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England"  by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (


[Lincolnshire] - a county in Mid-east England that has existed in some form since the 10th century (,_England)


7. Veroniqua d'Avignon. New Name.

(Fontaine dans Sable) Gender: Female. Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes.


[Veroniqua] - Legal Name. Submitter provided photocopy of her Drivers' License


[d'Avignon] - "Draft: Names in the 1292 census of Paris" by Sara L. Uckelman. (



Thus ends the August 2011 Letter of Presentation.


Yours in Service


Sayyidah Khalidah bint Yahya'a 

Castle Herald



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