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Minutes of the 15 June 2003 Meeting

Notes and Announcements

In attendance were: Jeanne Marie Crescent, Lachlan Dolphin, Su Battlement, Bruce Oak Leaf, Brynhildr Vilhjamsdottier, Cormac Mór, Erik Flame, Honour Silver Trumpet, Hrorek Chevron, Kean Trident, Kurt Sommelier, Skara Skye.

The next heraldry meetings will be: July 13th, August 3rd, and September 14th.

The February LoAR had some items of interest:

1. "Rules Change Proposal: Extension of RfS X.2 to Cover Substantial Changes to Posture as well as to Type" - a proposal to consider change in posture (but not orientation) to be an X2 difference. If you are interested in commenting on this issue, please send Crescent the commentary July 20th.

2. From Laurel: Trends in the Number of Items Processed by the College of Arms

Master Alaric MacConall, who has done the Laurel finances for the last two Laurel tenures, has provided the number of items the College has processed in the last few years. He went through LoARs and counted acceptances, returns, transfers, and administrative items (reblazons, protected items, and such), whether paid or unpaid. He omitted pended items. We thought these numbers might be of interest.
  • 1999 Jul through Dec: 1465
  • 2000 Jan through Jun: 1500
  • 2000 Jul through Dec: 1606
  • 2001 Jan through Jun: 1092
  • 2001 Jul through Dec: 1865
  • 2002 Jan through Jun: 1781
  • 2002 Jul through Dec: 2016

3. "From Pelican: A Clarification Regarding the Legal Name Allowance". Please see the cover letter for the complete discussion. In summary:

  • Therefore, a name which falls in the category of "non-period names allowed under the Legal Name Allowance" (emphasis added) described in the ruling cited above carries a weirdness.
  • If the name element can be documented as being used in the submitted position in period, there is no weirdness for use of this name element
  • In some submissions, multiple elements from the submitter's legal name are used. In these cases, there is only a single weirdness for invoking the Legal Name Allowance, not one weirdness for each element submitted from the submitter's legal name.
  • It is important to note that we have traditionally ignored the language of the legal name element, just as the language of a branch name is traditionally ignored when of [branch name] is used as part of a personal name. The exception, in the case of the Legal Name Allowance, occurs when the legal name element is excessively obtrusive when combined with other elements of the name... The combination of a legal name element from one language with elements from a different language in an SCA name will be judged on a case by case basis. Only if the combination is felt to be excessively obtrusive, will the submitted name be returned. The standard of whether or not a name combination is excessively obtrusive is, of necessity, a subjective standard. The best description of this level of obtrusiveness was provided by Bruce, Laurel, in regards to the different topic of joke names:

    Intrusively modern names grab the listener by the scruff of the neck and haul him, will he or nill he, back into the 20th Century. A name that, by its very presence, destroys any medieval ambience is not a name we should register. (Porsche Audi, August, 1992, pg. 28)

    While joke names are a separate topic from the Legal Name Allowance, the standard described by Bruce is appropriate in this case. If the combination of a legal name element when combined with other elements of the name produces a name that will "grab the listener by the scruff of the neck and haul him, will he or nill he," out of any medieval ambience upon hearing the name, it is not a name we should register.

The March LoAR cover letter includes a discussion from Wreath on period rolls of arms and armorials, including a number of references (books and urls).

As a reminder, please e-mail submission summaries to Jeanne Marie () prior to each CoH meeting. For names, this means a summary of the documentation and of the boxes marked on the form. For armory, this means a blazon. Sending the names only is of minimal help. Folders will be pulled (or created) prior to the meeting for all submissions that are sent to Jeanne Marie.

Submissions from Potrero War are marked *. Forwarded submissions will appear on the July 5, 2003 Caidan Letter of Intent.


Altavia, Barony of

Artemisia di Serena - New Device Change:
Or, a Russian firebird displayed per fess gules and azure maintaining in its beak a quill pen argent.

Her name was registered February 2002. She wishes to retain her current device, Vert, a sea-fox guardant between in chief two tripod pipkins argent, as a badge.

This must be redrawn either as a proper phoenix or a Russian firebird in order to be registered.

Device returned for redraw.


Eleri ferch Morien - Change of Holding Name

Her previous name submission, "Ifanwy ferch Morien" was returned by Laurel February 2003 for lack of evidence of the name Ifanwy used in period. Her armory was registered 02/03 under the holding name Katherine ferch Morien.

No preferences were indicated by the submitter.

Eleri is found in Gruffudd on pp. 38 as the name of 5th century saint in Y Camseriad #1 on pp. 36 ("Given Names from P. T. Barnum") as a feminine name.

Morien is found in Gruffudd on pp. 73 and in Y Camseriad #1 on pp. 36 ("Given Names from P. T. Barnum") as a masculine name.

Name approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Angels, Barony of

Skara Skye - Laurel Resub. Name Device:
Azure, a schnecke issuant from sinister chief and in canton an annulet argent.

Her previous name, Rayne of Skye, was returned February 2003 for presumption. At the same time Laurel returned Azure, a schnecke issuant from sinister chief and in canton an annulet argent for a redraw stating "A schnecke should fill most of the field. This schnecke is constrained almost entirely in the sinister chief quarter of the field." The submitter has redrawn the device as Laurel instructed. The submitter doesn't care about the gender of the name. She will allow all changes. If the name must be changed she cares most about the initial sound "ska-" and the location Skye.

Skara is found in "Nordiskt runnamnslexikon" by Lena Peterson (http://www.dal.lu.se/runlex/htm/runlex.htm), apparently in the accusative case. The reference is Lind and we ask for help in documenting this name. If this is not registerable she will accept Skári, which is found on the same page as a masculine Old West Norse given name. Her third choice is Scáthdercc, which is documented from the Academy of S. Gabriel report 1599. It "appears in an early Irish genealogy, so it was presumably used by a real person before the early 12th century. [2]." The reference is Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, "Feminine Names from the Index to O'Brien's 'Corpus Genealogiarum Hiberniae'" (http://www.us.itd.umich.edu/~ximenez/s.gabriel/docs/irish-obrien.html) [Note: Now at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/irish-obrien.html].

According to precedent [Cáel of Skey, 04/02, A-Caid]:

... the spelling Skye has only been found dated to circa 1610 (in Speed's The Counties of Britain, p. 266, map of Scotland, map drawn 1610). Johnston (p. 296 s.n. Skye) dates Skey 1292.

The submitter prefers Skye but will accept Skey if necessary. Old Norse/Scots is not registerable (Ulvar MacVanis, 07/00). Old Norse/Gaelic is a weirdness (qv. Murchad inn digri, 03/01) as are Gaelic/Scots (qv. Elspeth O'Shea, 02/00) and Old Norse/English (qv. Oddr ölfúss the Tanner, 01/02). It appears that Skara Skye is registerable with a weirdness if Skye is English or that Scáthdercc Skye is registerable with a weirdness if Skye is Scots. We ask the College's help in determining a registerable form of this name.

Name and device approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Alaric Sartiano - New Device Change:
Per chevron inverted purpure and ermine, an eagle displayed counterchanged, in base a crescent sable.

His name was registered January 1993 via Atlantia. This blazon (specifying the eagle's posture) matches his currently registered device, Per chevron inverted purpure and ermine, an eagle displayed counterchanged, in base a crescent inverted sable (Registered January 1993). He wishes to retain his current device as a badge.

Device approved and forwarded to Laurel.


* Gareth Bearcroft - New Name.

The submitter is interested in a masculine name authentic for 12th-14th C. English. He will accept no changes, and cares most about the language/culture.

Bearcroft is found in Reanny & Wilson, (s.n. Barcroft, Bearcroft, p 27 [form says p 34]), with the example of "William de Bercroft, 1274".

Gareth is in Withycombe (p.125) as the header spelling. It appears to date in this spelling to 1593.

Submitted as gareth Bearcroft, we have changed this to Gareth Bearcroft with the submitter's permission.

Name approved as changed and forwarded to Laurel.


Mariam al-Barran - New Name

The submitter is interested in a feminine name. She will not accept major changes.

Mariam is a feminie Arabic given name found in A Dictionary of Muslim Names by Salahuddin Ahmed, p. 286 (no copy included). It is also dated to the 8th century in "Attested Medieval Arabic Names of Women" by Michael of Safita and Neathery of Safita (KWHS, 2003, p. 62). "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" by Da'ud ibn Auda (KWHS, 2003, p.51) lists "Mayam (Mariam) [Mary]" as a feminine given name.

The surname was originally submitted as "Albarran" with a reference to "Melcon - section V (De origin Arabe)". Photocopies were not provided and the College does not have this volume. However al-Barran, Barony of, was registered in August 1983 in this variant spelling (originally al-Baron, Shire of was registered in July 1974 by Atenveldt). We have changed the surname to this spelling, as it is reasonable as an unmarked locative.

Name approved as changed and forwarded to Laurel.


Rowen Seer - Laurel Resub. Device:
Per chevron inverted argent and azure, an Orca embowed sable and three double-bitted axes argent.

Her name was registered March 2000. At that time her previous submission, Per chevron inverted argent and azure, an Orca embowed sable marked argent and three double-bitted axes argent, was returned by Laurel with the comment "The argent portions of the orca cannot be placed on an argent field." The outline of this submission is identical, but the orca has been made completely sable.

Device approved and forwarded to Laurel.


* Tomaso da Barbiano - Laurel Resub. Device:
Quarterly sable and gules, in bend two goblets palewise Or.

The name was registered in September 2002. At that time, Laurel returned his device submission, Per pale argent and sable, in pale two sets of three heads of barley conjoined in pile Or, due to low contrast. In February 2003, Crescent returned Azure, a bend sinister between two sheaves of wheat Or for conflict. This is a complete redesign.

Device approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Canyons, Canton of (Angels)

Elspeth Colquhoun - Laurel Resub. Device:
Purpure, two panthers passsant-counter-passant guardant argent incensed proper spotted of roundels of diverse tinctures.

Her name was registered September 2001. At that time, her previous submission, Purpure, a panther passant guardant argent incensed proper spotted of roundels of diverse tinctures, was returned with the comment:

This is in conflict with the badge of Sterling de Seincler, (Fieldless) A panther courant facing dexter argent. There is one CD for fieldlessness. There is no CD for the difference between passant and courant, per the August 2001 LoAR. As of the LoAR of October 1999, the spots of a panther do not contribute to its tincture. Moreover, Sterling's panther is detailed with the outlines of spots, which increases the resemblance. Unfortunately, this beautiful armory must be returned.

The addition of the second panther clears this conflict.

Device approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Vivienne Duval - New Name.

The submitter is interested in a feminine name and is interested in, but does not request authenticity for 15th century French or English. She will accept all changes, and if the name must be changed, she cares most about the sound.

From the May 2002 LoAR

Vivienne de Lampérière. Name. There was some question about the plausibility of Vivienne in period. Morlet, Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de famille, (p. 969 s.n. Vivien) gives Vivienne as a matronymic form. Combined with the example of Vivien le serjant in Colm Dubh's article "An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris" (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/paris.html), Vivienne is a plausible period form.

Duval is found in Dauzat (p.230) and in R&W (s.n. Duval, p.147) where William Duvel is dated 1224.

Name approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Calafia, Barony of

* Albert de Moulton - New Name.

The submitter is interested in a masculine name and is interested in, but does not request authenticity for "1420 English-held France. 100yrs War". He will accept any changes, and if the name must be changed, he cares most about the sound.

Albert is from Dauzat, (s.n. Albert, p.5 [form says p. 2]), where it is listed as a first name. It is also found dated to 1189-1205 under this spelling on pp 9-10 in Withycombe.

Moulton is a header form in Ekwall, p. 333 where Multon is dated to 1260 and Molton to the Domesday book. Moulton is also the undated header spelling in Reaney & Wilson, p. 315 which has "Thomas de Moleton, de Multon 1166".

Name approved and forwarded to Laurel.


* Alys Tyrrell - New Name.

The submitter is interested in a feminine name, and is interested in authenticity for "~14th C. English". She will not accept major changes, and if the name must be changed, she cares most about the language/culture.

Alys is found in Withycombe (s.n. Alice, p.14-15), dated 15th C.

Tyrrell is from Bardsley (s.n. Terrell, p. 742) dated in this spelling to Henry III through Edward I and to 1641. We have also found that it is one of the undated alternate header spellings for Tirrell in Reaney & Wilson p. 449.

Name approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Anne du Beausoleil - Administrative Action.

We are withdrawing her device, Per pale azure and Or, a sun counterchanged, which appears as item 2 on Caid's May 28th LoI. This is identical to Malcolm Fraser the Impatient's device, Per pale azure and Or, a sun counterchanged, which was registered on the October 2002 LoAR.

Device withdrawn.


Arion Hirsch von Schutzhundheim - New Badge:
Azure, two bendlets sinister argent.

His name was registered June 1992. He requested that the badge be associated with the Company of St. Martin, however that name is not registered. There is a conflict with Deirdre Ruadh NicChonmara, Azure, two scarpes and in chief a mullet of four pointsargent. There is one difference for adding the secondary, but is nothing for scarpes vs. bendlets sinister.

Device returned for conflict.


* Clare von Ravensburg - New Name.

The submitter is interested in a feminine name, and is interested in, but does not request authenticity for early 16th Century German. She will accept no changes.

Clare is from Withycombe (s.n. Clara, Clare, p.67), dated in this spelling to 379 and 1610.

von Ravensburg is listed as a German city name in the Columbia-Lippencott Gazetteer on page 1560 as having been founded in the 12th Century. It is also listed in Siedbacher, "Wappenbuch" (of 1605), in Plate 219 under the variant spelling of "Ravenspurg".

We are unable to document Clare as a German given name; but English-German names are registerable as a weirdness; see Lilian von Wolfsberg (November 2001).

Name approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Gwerith Vran - New Name.

The submitter does not care about the name's gender. She will allow minor but not major changes, and if the name must be changed, she cares most about the sound.

As documentation she has attached Academy of S. Gabriel report 1195, which specifically supports Gweryd Vran as a Welsh name of somewhat dubious gender. Gwerith is listed as a 13th Century Latin form of the name. References: Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasfryn, "Names and Naming Practices in the Merioneth Lay Subsidy Roll 1292-3", (Known World Heraldic Symposium Proceedings, 1991.

Bartrum, P.C.; "Early Welsh Genealogical Tracts" (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1966).

Name approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Jessica Clark - New Device:
Argent, a domestic cat sejant regardant sable and in base three roses purpure barbed and seeded proper alternating with two hazel leaves vert (in an unblazonable position).

Her name appears on Caid's February 21st LoI.There are multiple problems: the rose and leaf combination has the apperance of being a wreath of roses. The position of the rose and leaves are unblazonable. We recommend that the submitter use a lighter shade of purple (the last is not a reason for return). We did not conflict-check this submission. Most of the problems could be solved by removing of the leaves.

Device returned for redraw.


Jordan of Marlborough - Kingdom Resub. Device:
Per chevron sable and gules.

His name was registered February 2003. His previous device, Per chevron gules and sable, was returned by Crescent in May 2003 for conflict with Eliza O’Donegan, Per chevron vert and sable. Reversing the tinctures clears this conflict.

We believe this is clear of Per chevron sable and gules, in chief a bezant (Robartach Ó Sluagháin, July 2001) and Per chevron sable and gules, in chief a crescent argent (Wulfgar of al-Barran, December 1997) by X.1, removal of primary charge.

Device approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Medb ingen Mathgamna - Request for Reconsideration.

Laurel registered her name, Meadbh inghean Mhathghamhna in February 2003 with the comments:

Listed on the LoI as Medb ingen Mathghamhain, this name was submitted as Medbh inghean Mathghamhain and was changed at Kingdom to match documented forms.

The byname ingen Mathghamhain combined the Middle Irish (c. 900 to c. 1200) ingen with the Early Modern Irish (c. 1200 to c. 1700) Mathghamhain, and so violated RfS III.1.a, which requires linguistic consistency in a name phrase. Additionally, Mathghamhain is a nominative form, not a genitive form as required by Gaelic grammar in a byname. The fully Middle Irish form of this name is. The fully Early Modern Irish form of this name is Meadhbh inghean Mhathghamhna. As the Early Modern Irish form is the closer of these to the originally submitted form of this name, we have changed this name to that form in order to register this name.

She wishes to register the Middle Irish form Pelican recommends rather than the Early Modern Irish form. If this is registered, please release Meadbh inghean Mhathghamhna. If the request for reconsideration is not granted, please correct the spelling to Meadhbh, which was the form Pelican said was registerable.

Request forwarded to Laurel.


Méabh Gwynedd - New Name and Device:
Sable, two wings in vol argent between three estoiles Or.

The submitter doesn't care about the gender of the name. She will not accept major changes. The name form is unsigned; however, she signed the accompanying armory forms and check.

Méabh is a feminine given name found in Ó Corrain and Maguire (s.n. Medb, p. 135). The submitter believes that this is the correct spelling for late period Ireland.

Gwynedd is found in Morgan & Morgan p. 118 as an unmarked locative. It is the name of an ancient principality in Wales. The byname is not presumptuous as precedent states:

There is Laurel precedent:

The evidence indicates that the usage "given name + kingdom name" is regularly used in Welsh to indicate a member of the ruling family of that kingdom (e.g., Owain Gwynedd). (LoAR 14 Jun 87, p. 6)

However, more recent research (particularly Morgan & Morgan, p. 118 s. n. Gwynedd) has provided evidence of use of this byname by non-royals. As such, we are overturning that precedent and registering this name. [Myfanwy Gwynedd, 08/01, A-Meridies]

Gaelic-Welsh is not registerable (Anton Cwith, 08/01).

Device not conflict checked.

Name returned due to lingual incompatibility. Device pended for lack of name.


Méabh Gwynedd - New Badge:
(Fieldless) A water bouget conjoined to two wings in vol azure

Her name is returned above. Badge not conflict checked.

Badge pended for lack of name.


*Stephen O'Leary - New Name.

The submitter is interested in a masculine name, authentic for 13th Century Irish. He will accept minor but not major changes, and if the name must be changed, he cares most about the language/culture.

Stephen is from Withycombe p.273. It is undated in this spelling, though it is the header spelling.

Woulfe's "Irish names and Surnames", p.581, sites Conner O'Leary in 1642.

O'Leary is from MacLysaght, (s.n. (O) Leary, p.192), but is not dated.

Submitted as Stephen O'leary we have changed it to the documented form Stephen O'Leary.

Name approved as changed and forwarded to Laurel.


Sarah Deibhiosdan - Kingdom Resub. Name.

Her previous submission, Sarah nic Deibhiosdan, was returned March 2003 by Crescent for improper construction. She has solved the problem by removing "nic." The submitter is interested in a feminine name. She will accept minor but not major changes and, if the name must be changed, she is most interested in meaning, though there is no meaning listed.

Sarah is from Withycombe (s.n. Sara(h), p.263). Sarah was the usual spelling after the Reformation.

Deibhiosdan is from Black (s.n. Davidson, p.202). Black notes that this is the Gaelic spelling.

Name approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Thomas Joseph de Lacy - New Name.

The submitter is interested in a masculine name. He will accept minor but not major changes, and if the name must be changed, he cares most about the culture (Irish).

Thomas is the header spelling from Withycombe, p. 279, dated in this spelling to 1086, 1199-1220, and 1273.

Joseph is the header spelling from Withycombe, p. 180. It is undated in this spelling, although the name is Biblical and dated in other spellings to our period.

de Lacy is from MacLysaght (s.n. (de) Lacy, p.187), which states, "...some descendants of the de Lacy lords of Meath remained there [after the twelveth century]. The de Lacys of Co. Limerick...first appears in the thirteenth century as del Essé, which became de Lees and eventually Lacy" It is also found in Reaney & Wilson, (s.n. (de) Lacy, p. 269) which lists, "Ilbert de Laci, Roger Laci 1086 DB; Henry de Lasci 1185".

Name approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Dun Or, Barony of

Halldorr Thorhalsson - New Name.

The submitter is interested in a masculine name, authentic for 10th century Viking. He will accept all changes, and if the name must be changed he cares most about the language/culture.

Halldórr appears as a masculine given name on p. 10 of Geirr Bassi. According to the submitter (no copies included with the submission and we were unable to access the URL) Halldor appears in "A Collection of Viking Names" by Stephen F. Wyley (http://www.angelfire.com/wy/svenskildbiter/vikingviknames3.html) [Note: URL not found; found in "A Collation of Viking Names" at http://www.angelfire.com/wy/svenskildbiter/Viking/viknams3.html]; in "The Saga of Halldor Snorrason", Hrafnkel's Saga and Other Stories (ed/trans Hermann Palsson, New York: Penguin, 1971); and in Laxdœla Saga (trans. Magnus Magnussen, New York: Penguin, 1969).

According to the submitter (no copies included with the submission and we were unable to access the URL) Thorhal appears in "A Collection of Viking Names" by Stephen F. Wyley (http://www.angelfire.com/wy/svenskildbiter/vikingviknames3.html) [See above note on URL.] and in "The Saga of Halldor Snorrason", Hrafnkel's Saga and Other Stories (ed/trans Hermann Palsson, New York: Penguin, 1971). Geirr Bassi; "The Old Norse Name" pp. 16 has Thorallr and on pp. 17 on forming a patronymic taking the "r" off and adding "sson".

According to the submitter, Iss (ice) is listed in "English-Old Norse Dictionary" ed. by Ross G. Arthur (http://www.yorku.ca/inpar/language/English-Old_Norse.pdf); however, no copy was provided and we were unable to access this URL. According to the submitter Island (Iceland) is listed in "A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic" (http://www.northvegr.org/zoega/index002.html); however, no copy was provided and we were unable to locate this entry. According to the submitter Troda (Tread) is listed in in "English-Old Norse Dictionary" ed. by Ross G. Arthur (http://www.yorku.ca/inpar/language/English-Old_Norse.pdf); however, no copy was provided and we were unable to access this URL. According to the submitter Treðja [treð, tradda, tradr] (v. to tread) is listed in "A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic" (http://www.northvegr.org/zoega/index002.html). The actual meaning is listed at that site as "to tread down, trample".

Submitted as Halldor Thohalsson Isslandredr we have changed the given name and patronymic to match the documented forms from Geirr Bassi. The byname "Isslandtredr" was dropped as being undocumentable. The name is being forwarded as Halldorr Thorhalsson.

Name approved as changed and forwarded to Laurel.


Kolfinna k{o,}ttr - New Household Name:
Skialdmær Hus

This name was registered as an alternate name to Ciana Masina della Luna in September 2002. Caid's April 30th LoI includes a request to make Kolfinna k{o,}ttr her primary name (item 14). If the name must be changed, the submitter cares most about the meaning of the name "House of the Shieldmaiden". If the name is registered, she would like her badge, (Fieldless) A maiden statant affronty maintaining a crescent and sustaining a spear argent, associated with the household. The badge appears as item 11 on Caid's April 20th LoI (under the name Ciana Masina della Luna).

Academy of S. Gabriel report 2224 includes:

The singular <skjaldm{ae}r> means "shield maiden, female warrior" [4]. It seems to be an appropriate nickname for your period: It was used almost as a byname for human women in the sagas [5]. Also spelled <skialdm{ae}r>, the word was pronounced \SKYAHLD-mair\. The \Y\ in the first syllable is a consonant, as in <yes>. The second syllable is pronounced just like the English word <mare>.

[4] Zoe"ga, Geir T. A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1987 [1910]), s.v. skjaldm{ae}r. The word is also glossed <amazon>, uncapitalized; we interpret this as the generic use meaning "female warrior" rather than an reference to the mythological Amazons.

Reference [5] includes quotes for sagas (copies included, cited URLs: http://www.forn-sed.org/n-text/fornaldars/sogubrot.htm and http://www.forn-sed.org/n-text/fornaldars/hervarsaga.htm). We note

[Wælsinges Hus] ... submitted as Hûs Wælsinges ... The argument was made that the submission conflicts with the Wælsinges of Beowulf, which indeed were used as documentation. However, they don't have their own entry in general encyclopaedias, and the opinion of the College was sufficiently mixed that we don't feel compelled to protect them despite this. A similar argument was made about the Volsunga. However, it does not matter whether they are important enough to protect, as translations of a name do not by default conflict with each other. We feel that the difference in this case is, while close to the limit, still significant enough. The documentation for the name is scanty, but the Wælsinges of Beowulf were human; also, Ekwall (s.n. Walsingham) notes that the names of Great and Little Walsingham in Norfolk are derived from the name. We have changed the word order and removed the modern vowel length mark to be consistent with period usage. [Lupus of Arundel, 04/00, A-Caid]

Submitted as Hus Skialdmær, the above precedent seems to indicate that the form should be Skialdmær Hus and we have thus changed the name.

Household name approved as changed and forwarded to Laurel.


Gyldenholt, Barony of

*Gwenhwyfar ferch Dafydd - New Name and Device:
Argent, a panther rampant sable, incensed gules, and on a chief azure in saltire a sword argent and an artist's brush inverted Or.

The submitter is interested in a feminine name, authentic for Welsh. She will accept minor but not major changes, and if the name must be changed, she cares most about the sound.

Both elements are from Morgan&Morgan: Gwenhwyfar on p.109, dated to 1597; Dafydd on p.81, dated to 1350. ferch means "daughter of."

Name and device approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Jules De La Croix - New Devce:
Argent, a corbie and in sinister canton, a cross lorraine sable.

The form indicates that the name was submitted with the device, but in fact is not present. We are therefore pending this device awaiting the arrival of a completed name submission form.

Device pended for lack of name.


Heatherwyne, Shire of

Ciar ingen Dáire - New Badge:
Sable, an oak leaf argent

Her name appears on Caid's March 1st LoI. There is a conflict with Andreas of Green Village (03/94), (Fieldless) A holly leaf argent and Canada (non-SCA, 12/94), (Tinctureless) A maple leaf.

Badge returned for conflict


Ciar ingen Dáire - New Badge:
Gules, an oak leaf argent

Her name appears on Caid's March 1st LoI. There is a conflict (of this and the following badge) with Andreas of Green Village (03/94), (Fieldless) A holly leaf argent and Canada (non-SCA, 12/94), (Tinctureless) A maple leaf.

Badge returned for conflict


Lorccán ua Conchobair - New Badge:
(Fieldless) A mullet vert pierced argent.

His name appears on Caid's November 10th LoI. We believe that a mullet is simple enough to void and thus this is clear by X.4.j of conflict with Astra Christiana Benedict (06/82), (Tinctureless) On a mullet a cross crosslet, and Ciarnat ferch Cynan (01/94); Argent ermined vert, on a mullet vert a fox's mask argent for changing the type only of the tertiary.

Badge approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Reinhardt Metbrauer - New Name and Device:
Sable, an eagle per pale argent and gules.

The submitter is interested in a masculine name authentic for 14th century German. He will accept minor but not major changes, and if the name must be changed he cares most about the language/culture.

Reinhard(t) is the header form in Bahlow/Gentry (1st edition) on p. 449, where it states that the name "was a popular personal name in the Middle Ages".

Metbrauer is found in Bahlow/Gentry (1st edition) (s.n. Brauer, p. 61) where it states "Cf. Medebruwer (Metbrauer = 'brewer of mead'), Frkf. 1263". He will accept Medebruwer if necessary.

Name and device approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Lyondemere, Barony of

Cristal Fleur de la Mer - Laurel Resub. Badge:
(Fieldless) A natural cat's head erased affronty sable collared Or.

Her name was registered April 2002.Her original badge submission, (Fieldless) A domestic cat's head caboshed sable issuant from a collar Or, dependent from the collar a fleur-de-lys azure was returned by Laurel in February 2003 because:

When an animal's head is collared, the neck shows above and beneath the collar, and the collar is treated as a tertiary charge. In this armory, the cat's head rests atop a disproportionately wide and deep collar. The cat's neck is not visible beneath the collar. This does not appear to be a period way of depicting a collared animal's head, and the size of the collar raises questions both about period depiction and about charge groups; it is too large to be a small maintained charge, but is too small to be co-primary. Without documentation for this design, it cannot be accepted.

If the submitter redraws this design with the cat's neck showing beneath the collar, the collar will count as a tertiary charge. However, if the submitter removes the collar entirely, this will be in conflict with Lenore of Lynxhaven, Or, a lynx's head cabossed sable, orbed Or. There is one CD for fieldlessness but no difference between a lynx's head and a cat's head.

This design fixes the cause for return.

Badge approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Gareth Marcellus von Köln - New Badge:
(Fieldless) A sword surmounted by a horse's head couped.

His name was registered as Gareth Marcellus of Camalodunum 11/89. He has a name change in progress to Gareth Marcellus von Köln, which appears on Caid's February 21st LoI. This is blazoned in a manner similar to his device (01/03), Sable, a sword surmounted by a horse's head couped all within a bordure argent.

Badge approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Gerhart von Altenberg - Name Change.

His name was previously registered as Gerhart of Cynnabar. He is interested in a masculine name authentic for early 1300's Germany. He will accept minor, but not major changes, and if the name must be changed, he cares most about the sound and language/culture. If the name is registered, his previous name, Gerhart of Cynnabar, should be released.

Gerhart is the submitter's previously registered name.

von Altenberg is documented from Siedbacher's "Wappenbuch" (of 1605); Plate 114 shows the arms of "die Alten von Altenberg". It also appears in the Columbia-Lippencott Gazetteer on p. 53 with the remark that "mining begun in 15th Century."

Name approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Wylds, College of (Lyondemere)

Caitilin inghean Eoin - Kingdom Resub Device:
Azure, in pall three natural dolphins embowed tails to center within a bordure argent.

Her name appears on the May 28, 2003 Caidan LoI. Her device was pended by Crescent on May 4, 2003 to provide time to consult with the client whether she wishes to proceed with her submission, or make changes to clearly avoid the following possible conflict: Mikhail the Varangianin (badge, Nov 1993 via Atenveldt) Azure, three drinking horns interlaced in a triskelion, pierced by their own tips within a bordure argent. The device is technically clear by X2; this was pended for a possible X5 conflict. After consulting with her via the College of the Wylds herald Cormac Mor, she wishes to proceed with her submission as-is.

Device approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Southron Gaard, Barony of

Griffin de Novum Castrum - Administrative

This name is withdrawn. Crescent has received an e-mail indicating that the submitter will not accept the change from Gryphon de Nova Castria to Griffin de Novum Castrum. This appears as item 8 on Caid's May 28th LoI.

Name withdrawn.


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