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Minutes of the 8 April 2001 Meeting

[Note: These submissions appear on the Sep 2001 LoAR, Bjorn Svarthár's pended device is on the April 2002 LoAR]

Notes and Announcements

Juliana de Luna, autocrat for the upcoming Pennsic War, would like some help; if you're going to the war, please consider assisting her.

The proceedings editor for the KWHS has issued an appeal for additional papers; copies of what is being requested are available from Crescent. Copies of the flier for the KWHS itself are also available, but note that it conflicts with Caidan Coronation

Jeanne-Marie's compilation of Dame Elspeth's precedents are available on-line at http://www.drakesheight.com/jeannemarie. (NOTE: These are now at http://home.earthlink.net/~mranc/)


Angels, Barony of

Simon the Virtuus (Resub kingom device)

Vert, a Celtic cross elongated to base within a bordure embattled argent

Name:
Name registered by Laurel in October 2000
Device:

This device was submitted and returned in June 2000 for conflict. This resubmission includes a letter of permission to conflict from Theron De Cameron (mka Theron Goudeau).

Unfortunately, this conflicts with Ceridwen Dafydd (8411C-8604C) Vert, a Celtic cross potent Or within a bordure embattled argent.

DEVICE RETURNED FOR CONFLICT


Calafia, Barony of

Aaron Chlodovech (New primary name and device)

Gules, a chevron inverted enhanced between a hammer fesswise reversed and a boar passant argent

Name:

Submitted as Aeron Chlodovech.

Aeron is intended to be a variant spelling of Aaron, a Biblical name found in several sources, including Farmer, p. 280. The submitter will accept the alternate spellings Eron or Aaron; since we cannot document the submitter's desired spelling, we have changed it to a documentable spelling.

Chlodovech is found in Woulfe, p. 183 as a given name, dated to ca 511 (as an entry in a genealogical table). A photocopy of this table is included with the submission.

Device:
Precedents of Baldwin of Erebor, Aastasia Gutane, 10/99 indicates that a chevron inverted must not intersect the edges of the field (returning the submission for redraw).

NAME APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL (AS CHANGED)
DEVICE RETURNED FOR REDRAW

Bjorn Svarthár (New Name and Device)

Gyrony argent and gules, a winged bear rampant collared Or, a bordure dovetailed sable

Name:
Bjorn is found in Geirr Bassi, page 8. Svarthár is constructed from elements found in Zoega, "A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic" from svartr, page 419, meaning "black", and hár, page 187, meaning "hair". Based on the the following nicknames found in Geirr Bassi: svartkollr = "black pate", on page 28, and rauðskeggr, rauðrefr, rauðkinnr, rauðfeldr, on page 26, (all derived from "rauðr" = "red"), we believe that in this case the adjective should drop the final "r" when attached to the noun it describes.
Device:
This device is clear of Gyronny arrondy gules and argent, a lion salient within a bordure embattled sable (B: Rising Waters, dec. '92). We argue X.2 based on complete difference of primary charge, with one displaying a beast and the other a monster, one having four appendages and the other six.

NAME AND DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL

Killian Quinn (Kingdom Resub Device)

Sable, on a bend cotised argent between six fleurs de lys Or, a winged lion salient azure

Name:
Killian Quinn was forwarded to Laurel at the Caid's CoH July 2000 meeting.

DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Dun Or, Barony of

Rohe Khalila as-Sadafiyya (Laurel Resub Name)

Name:

(orig. sub. Drachenwald 1994), submitted as Rohe Khalila as-Sadafi

Rohe is the feminine form of Rohi in Ahmed, "Dictionary of Muslim Names", page 175. Schimmel notes on page 42 that many feminine names are often "simply feminine forms of male names, formed by adding the Arabic feminine ending -- a (-e)." Khalila is found in Cowan, "Arabic-English Dictionary", page 292, and means "female". as-Sadafiyyah is found in Cowan, page 593, and is a laqab (nickname) meaning "the seashell". Schimmel describes on pgs 50 ff that feminine alqab (nicknames) begin in "as" if the following consonant is an "S". He also indicates on pages 42-43 that a laqab (e.g. Taqi ad-din, shortened in common parlance to Taqi), is feminized by the addition of "yya" (e.g. Taqiyya). The submitter has marked the box requesting a name appropriate to the female gender. She will accept both minor and major changes. Her primary interest is in the final name element, Sadafi.

NAME APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Gyldenholt, Barony of

Mikhail of the Kuma (Laurel Resub Name)

Name:

The is a combination resubmission & appeal. The name Bjorn of the Kuma was returned by Laurel Sovereign of Arms on the LoAR of Aug 1999. In her return, Laurel said: "No evidence was given that a locative taken from a river name is a valid byname in either Norse or Russian." The accompanying device (Sable, on a pile between two lightning bolts in pile Or, a brown bear's head cabossed proper) was registered under the holding name Bjorn of Gyldenholt.

We have found evidence that locatives were taken from river names in Russian names, and therefore appeal the return. The byname is being used as an element in a new name, Mikhail of the Kuma: this is a change of holding name, but not a resubmission of the original.

From Paul Wickenden of Thanet's "Dictionary of Period Russian Names", 3rd ed., we find Mikhail on page 211, dated to 1262. Kuma is a river in Russia, from CLG, page 989, undated.

We note as examples of river names being used as bynames the following examples from Thanet:

  • - River Dnepr (p.68): The byname Dnepr, 1213, and Diubim Dneprovskii, 1610. Though Wickenden cites these as meaning "of the Dnepr region", this refers to the region of the Dnepr river.
  • - River Don (p.73): Dmitrii Donskii, c.1375.
  • - River Volga (p.400): Ivan Fedorovich Volga Alekseev-Morozov, 1536.
  • - River Neva: And perhaps the most famous example, though not from Wickenden: Alexander Nevskii, d.1263, named for the Neva river, where he won a battle against the Swedes (Webster's Biographical Dictionary, p.29).

From this we assert that a byname such as Kumaskii, "of the Kuma river", would be a valid Russian byname. The lingua franca translation "of the Kuma" is likewise registerable as an SCA byname.

NAME APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Isles, Shire of

Stefen Winter von Rosenheim (Kingdom Resub device)

Quarterly sable and vert, three wolves courant argent

Name:
Name registered by Laurel in February 2000.

DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Lyondemere, Barony of

Lyondemere, Barony of: Order of the Lion's Paw (Kingdom Resub order badge)

[Fieldless] In pale a garter buckled in annulo, buckle to chief vert and a lion's paw escallop Or dependent therefrom

Name:
The barony's name was registered in January 1980. The name Order of the Lion's Paw was originally registered to the Kingdom of Caid in 1982, and transfered to the Barony of Lyondemere in August 1984.
Device:
The order of the blazon was chosen to emphasize the fact that the garter and escallop are of approximately equal visual weight. The type of escallop, a lion's paw escallop, is explictly blazoned due to the association with the Order of the Lion's Paw. This escallop is gradfathered to the Barony.

BADGE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL

Conrad von Würzburg (New Name and Device)

Gules, a wolf's head erased argent, and on a chief Or three fleurs de lys sable

Name:
Conrad von Würzburg is a wonderful name, found in Webster's Biographical Dictionary on page 834 as Konrad von Würzburg, a poet who died in 1287.

NAME RETURNED FOR CONFLICT
DEVICE RETURNED FOR LACK OF NAME

Garrett O'Doherty (New badge)

Per pale argent and azure, a compass star within a bordure counterchanged

Name:
Name registered by Laurel in March 1998.
Device:
Returned for conflict with Hays of Border Vale Keep, Per pale argent and azure, a mullet of four greater and twelve lesser points between in bend two tankards within a bordure counterchanged (Jul 87). We also note that reversing the tinctures, while it would clear this confict, would introduce other conflicts.

BADGE RETURNED FOR CONFLICT


Naevehjem, Barony of

Angus Stormsbrooke (Kingdom Resub Name, New Device)

Azure, a bat-winged tyger sejant affronty head to dexter and in chief a cloud argent

Name:

The submitter's name returned for lack of documentation at the Caidan chapter meeting of February 01. Based on discussion at this meeting, the name is being treated as an effective resubmission.

Angus is found in Withycombe, p. 25, dating to the 9th Century as the name of a saint. Black, p. 24 dates the spelling Angus as a surname to 1470, and (on p. 23) shows Angus mac Dunec' c 1204.

Stormsbrooke is a constructed byname, from the personal name Storm and the geographical feature.

Bardsley, p.721 notes Storm, Sturm as ?Bapt. 'the son of Storm.', indicating an apparent belief that the name Storm was a given name, although all of the dated examples he provides are for bynames (in this spelling, dated to 1273). Reaney and Wilson (3rd ed), p. 430 date John Storm to 1206.

The word brooke is found in Ekwall, p. 69 as a name element dating to 1254, and in the OED. However, examples of names constructed from a surname plus a topographic feature (as opposed to a given name) are difficult to find. There are a number of examples of bynames of various types attached to topographic features, however. From Ekwall, we find Athelingflet dated to 1230 (p. 3), meaning Stream of the Prince; Briseworde, found in the Domesday Book, p. 59; the first element is the OE briosn meaning gadfly, used as a nickname; Aldermannestun, dated to 1107 (p. 5) meaning the enclosure of the alderman; and Byscopesbyri, dated to 996 (p. 78) meaning the Bishop's manor. While none of these directly support surname+brooke, they appear to provide enough evidence that this submission should be given the benefit of the doubt.

Device:
The submitter has been advised that it would be better heraldic style to draw the tyger's head so that it does not overlay the wing (to make it more visible against the field).

DEVICE PENDED FOR LACK OF NAME
(NOTE: Both name and device were ruled on on the Sept. 2001 LoAR.)

Katrina Celeste Rosehearty (New Name and Device)

Azure, a heart within an orle of roses argent

Name:

Katrina is found in Talan Gwynek, A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records, found in the Caidan Heraldic Symposium, Volume II, March 1996, p. 60. Talan dates the spelling to 1548, [from Black sub Drumbreck].

Celeste is found in Withycombe, p. 61 (undated) with reference to a Saint Celesta. Talan (op. cit.) notes that Reaney and Wilson date Celestria to 1206. The submitter explicitly approves the deletion of this name element if necessary to register the name (despite not, in general, permitting major changes).

Rosehearty is an undated header spelling in Johnston, Place Names of Scotland; the dated spelling Rossawarty is from 1508.

NAME AND DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL

Rasha al-Badr (New Name)

Name:
Rasha is a feminine given name from Ahmed, page 311. Al-Badr is a laqab based on the given name Badr from KWHS June 1993, Da'ud, page 23, meaning "of the full moon". A related laqab is listed in Schimmel, on page 45 in his discussion of feminine name construction, al-budur meaning "of the full moons", and we believe that the submitted laqab in the singular is correctly formed.

NAME APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Nordwache, Barony of

Katherina Alisha de'Mosher: Katherina Elyscia de Mosher (Kingdom resubmission name and device)

Argent, a bend gules, overall a wyvern passant vert maintaining a rose gules barbed and seeded sable

Name:

Katherina can be found in the Burnet Psalter, on-line at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/heritage/collects/bps/text/026r.htm. Similar spellings (Katherine andKaterina) are found in earlier references from the same area (see Withycombe, pp. 186-187 under Katherine, which suports this spelling.)

Elyscia is found in Talan Gwynek's Feminine Given Names in a Dictionary of British Surnames, found in the Trimaran KWHS, AS XXIX p. 87, indicating that this name is found in Reaney and Wilson, under Constins, dated to 1311, 1324.

The byname de Mosher is based on the submitter's legal surname, and appears acceptable based on that justification.

NAME AND DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL

Mariia Elisiova Zezemina doch' (New Name)

Name:
All name elements are documented from Thanet. Mariia is found on page 202, and dates from the 12th C. Elisiova is the feminine form of the patronymic of Eliseev derived from the given name Elisei, page 81, dated to the 16th C. Zezemina is similarly the feminine form of the patronymic Zezemin derived from Zezema on page 417, dated to 1172. doch' means "daughter of". The submitter supplied the example name Ol'ga Ivanova Gubina doch' from page xxv. The attested meaning is "Maria, daughter of Elisei Zezemin".

NAME APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL

Symeon ben Tobias (New Name and Device)

Azure, on a cross between in chief two boars statant respectant argent, a palm tree azure

Name:
Symeon was found under Simeon in Withycombe, page 270, dated to 1273. ben is the Hebraic patronymic. Tobias is found ibid., page 282.

NAME AND DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Bibliography

Ahmed, Salahuddin. (1994.) A Dictionary of Muslim Names. New York University Press, New York.

Bardsley, C. W. (1988). A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames. Heraldry Today, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, originally published (London) 1901.

Black, George F. 1946. The Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin, Meaning, and History. New York: The New York Public Library. Ninth printing, 1989.

Da'ud ibn Auda. "Arabic Names and Naming Practices." Known World Heraldic Symposium Proceedings, Middle, AS XXVIII, June 25-26, 1993, pp. 23 - 35.

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Talan Gwynek. (1996) "A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records", Caidan Heraldic & Scribal Symposium, March 1996, V2, p

Thanet, Paul Wickenden of (1996). A Dictionary of Period Russian Names. SCA Inc. --Free Trumpet Press West, Mountain View, CA, 3rd edition.

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