Æthelmearc, Kingdom of. Badge (see RETURNS for order name). (Fieldless) A caltrop per pale argent and sable.
This badge was submitted with the order name Order of the Caltrop.
Æthelmearc, Kingdom of. Order name Order of the Scarlet Guard and badge. (Fieldless) A tassel per pale gules and argent.
Almeric Wolfgang von Ristau. Name and device. Argent, on a bend raguly sable between two wolves rampant purpure collared and chained with a broken chain each maintaining a sword gules four paw prints argent.
Caitlin Donegal. Name (see RETURNS for device).
The submitter should be informed that mixing Gaelic and English spellings was vanishingly rare in period. Placing the name completely in English, as in Catelin Donegal, would be considerably more authentic.
Danielle de Froideau. Name.
We find no evidence of Danielle in period. However, it follows a pattern of feminizing masculine in France, and Daniel was found in "An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris" by Colm Dubh.
Douglass Grayhart de la Feld. Name and device. Per pale purpure and vert, a hart springing contourny argent.
Egill the Dane. Device. Azure, a cross swallowtail gyronny Or and gules, a chief indented Or.
Isabel Kelsey de Cameron. Device. Per pale argent and gules, two unicorns combattant, a bordure counterchanged.
Marguerite Louise de la Marche. Name change from Morgaine Royse ferch Nesta and device change. Vert, a sun in his splendor, on a chief embattled argent three fleurs-de-lys sable.
Her current device, Vert, a sun and on a chief embattled Or three lozenges purpure, is released along with her name.
Mary MacLeod. Name and device. Gyronny wavy argent and azure, a cup and on a chief Or three crosses fleury azure.
Submitted as Maura MacLeod, no documentation was given showing that Maura was a period given name. The Irish Gaelic form Maire appeared so late in Irish as a solitary given name that we are doubtful that English diminutives appeared within our period. We therefore replaced the given name with a documented form.
Maurya Etain Sableswan. Badge. Argent, a cross of four ermine spots within a bordure sable.
Muireadhach MacBheathain. Device. Per chevron ermine and vert, in base a lion’s head cabossed Or.
Pádraig Ó Branduibh. Name.
Rose verch Catrin. Device. Gules, a bend wavy between two roses argent, barbed and seeded proper.
Saint Swithin’s Bog, Barony of. Order name Order of Saint Swithin.
Saint Swithin’s Bog, Barony of. Badge for the Order of Saint Swithin. Purpure, a stalk of three cattails slipped and leaved Or.
Saint Swithin’s Bog, Barony of. Badge for the Order of Saint Swithin. Gules, a stalk of three cattails slipped and leaved Or.
Saint Swithin’s Bog, Barony of. Badge for the Order of Saint Swithin. Azure, a stalk of three cattails slipped and leaved Or.
Saint Swithin’s Bog, Barony of. Badge for the Order of Saint Swithin. Sable, a stalk of three cattails slipped and leaved, a bordure Or.
Saint Swithin’s Bog, Barony of. Badge for the Order of Saint Swithin. Sable, an armored sinister fist argent emerging from a ford proper.
Ulrich Wulfson. Name and device. Argent, a Maltese cross, on a base sable a decrescent and an increscent Or.
Æðelfrið se hluda. Badge. (Fieldless) Two ragged staves in saltire azure.
Alexander Petrovich. Name and device. Vert, a bear rampant maintaining a sword and on a chief Or a quill pen nib to dexter vert.
Blatha an Oir, Barony of. Order name L’Ordre du Guant d’Or.
Blatha an Oir, Barony of. Order name L’Ordre du Lis Vert.
Clarice de Grisdale. Name and device. Per saltire azure and sable, a domestic cat sejant contourny argent within a bordure ermine.
Effric Campbell. Badge. (Fieldless) A butterfly sable, its fore wings Or and rear wings vert.
Ekaterina Filippiia. Name.
The submitter should be informed that while two given names were used in medieval Russia, one of them was invariably Slavic in origin. In this case both given names are Christian, which is currently a registerable weirdness. A considerably more likely name would use the masculine name Filip as a patronymic; for example, Ekaterina Filipova.
Eogan Mac Muirinn. Name.
Submitted as Éogan Mac Muirinn, the submitter’s form did not include the accent. Since the name is equally valid without it, it has been dropped.
See the cover letter for a discussion on matronymics in Irish Gaelic names.
Guenièvre de Lyons. Name.
Ian MacHenrik. Name.
Submitted as Ian MacEanruig, that name contains two weirdnesses: it uses a post-period anglicization of a Gaelic name and mixes Gaelic and English orthographies. Therefore, we have changed this to an entirely anglicized name. If he wants a fully Gaelic name, we recommend Eoin mac Eanruig.
Iohann Folcwulfes sunu. Name and device. Per pale sable and gules, two wolves combattant argent, a chief embattled erminois.
Submitted as John Folcwulf, the submitter requested an authentic name for 7th through 11th century Old English. This is not possible because there is no evidence that John was used as a given name in England outside of religious contexts until after the Norman Conquest. We were, however, able to derive a form of John from the Latin and correct the patronymic, thus constructing the most likely form for Old English.
Johannes Vagus. Name.
Olivia Whytrose. Name and device. Per saltire gules and sable, a rose within an orle argent.
Richard de Grisdale. Name and device. Quarterly vert and purpure, a natural tiger passant Or marked sable, a bordure erminois.
The submitter should be informed that the primary charge should be drawn more like a tiger.
Sciath ingen Chaennaig. Name.
Silviana da Zara. Name.
Submitted as Silviana de Zara, Zara is a place. Therefore we replaced the preposition to make it correct for Italian.
Sterling de Seincler. Badge. (Fieldless) A panther courant facing dexter argent.
Sveinn Harðfari. Name and badge. (Fieldless) A python erect gules sustaining with its tail a sword bendwise sinister proper.
Submitted as Sveinn HarÞfari, the documentation used an ‘ð’.
Tangwystyl verch Rhiwallon Ogwr. Name and device. Azure, a dragon rampant, on a point pointed ployé Or a rose azure.
Submitted as Tangwystyl verch Riuallaun Ogwr, the submitter asked for a form consistent with 15th or 16th century Wales. The spelling Riuallaun dates to somewhere in the 8th through 10th century; therefore we replaced it with a late period form.
Theresia von Villach. Device. Per bend sinister azure and vert, a bend sinister dancetty argent between a sun in splendor and an acorn inverted Or.
Amauri de Clovis. Name and device. Argent, a double-headed phoenix sable rising from flames gules, a bordure sable platy.
The name was submitted as Amariah de Clovis. While there was a pattern in 16th century England of using Old Testament names, we know of no such pattern in medieval French names. Barring such evidence and barring any direct evidence of Amariah as a French name, we cannot register the combination. The submitter indicated that she was more interested in the sound of the name than the meaning and requested a male name, therefore we replaced it with the similar French given name Amauri, taken from Colm Dubh, "An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris".
Andri de Chartres. Name and device. Per chevron argent and Or, a chevron sable.
Submitted as André de Chartres, the name was changed to make it authentic for late 12th century France as requested.
Briana Dolfin. Name and device. Azure, three dolphins haurient contourny Or.
Briana is SCA-compatible.
Catrin Brynmorgan. Name and device. Argent, two dolphins haurient respectant and on a chief gules three hearts Or.
Charles MacKinnon. Device. Per pale azure and argent, two alligators rampant contourny each maintaining a sword inverted and a tower counterchanged.
This device is clear of Wynflaed of Hawksmir, Per pale azure and argent, a tower and in chief two hawk’s heads erased addorsed counterchanged. After examining the emblazon, it is clear that the hawk’s heads are secondary charges.
Dominic MacNamara. Name.
Donatien Delaborde. Name (See RETURNS for device).
Eleanor de la Zouche. Name.
Elric Dracwine. Device. Per fess sable and argent, two swans naiant contourny counterchanged.
Faustus of Antioch. Device. Pily bendy azure and argent, a roundel and a bordure sable.
Gavin MacIain. Name.
Arval Benicoeur’s article, "Concerning the Names Iain, Ian, and Eoin" mentions the name Eithne ingen Iain i nOchtur Aird in a 12th century Irish Gaelic document. There are other references to Iain (as a genitive form), but they were part of religious names. Nevertheless given the single citation, combined with the fact that Iain is otherwise SCA compatible, we will registered names containing mac Iain or inghean Iain.
Jadwiga de Palanga. Name and device. Gules, on a bend between six crosses Lorraine Or, a bow vert.
Submitted as Jadwiga Palangiene, the submitter requested an authentic name for a female in the 12th-14th century Lithuanian/Baltic region. At that time Lithuanian was not a written language, so the most likely form for her name would be a Latin form. Furthermore, we have no evidence that the suffix -iene was used for anything but patronymics in period. Therefore we registered a Latin form of the locative.
Katla Óláfsdóttir. Name.
Marianna le Fey. Name.
Muge Ebugen. Name change from holding name Conrad of Stargate.
Damaris Saint Cloud. Name.
Submitted as Damaris St. Cloud, we do not register scribal abbreviations.
Igor of Throckmorton. Name.
Karen Olivet. Name.
Rebecca Taylor of Caerleon. Device. Argent, on a bend sinister cotised between two unicorns courant contourny bendwise sinister purpure, a unicorn courant contourny argent.
Selene O’Malley. Device. Argent, in pall three dragonflies conjoined at the tails azure, a bordure purpure.
Anne of Carthew. Badge. (Fieldless) A sword inverted proper surmounted by a letter ‘C’ azure.
Asbjorn Berbeinn. Device change. Gules, a dragon involved head to chief argent, on a bordure Or six quatrefoils slipped vert.
His current device, Gules, a dragon volant in annulo, wings elevated and addorsed, head to chief within a bordure Or charged with six quatrefoils slipped vert, is released.
Beatrice von Staufen. Name change from Beatrice Brandon.
Her current name is released.
Beatrice von Staufen. Alternate name Lütolf von Staufen.
Daria of Stierbach. Name and device. Quarterly gules and sable, a bull’s head jessant-de-lys argent, a bordure argent semy-de-lys sable.
Deirdre Fallon. Name and device. Per chevron azure and argent, three card-piques argent and a horse’s head contourny sable.
Deirdre is SCA compatible.
Deirdre of Boolteens. Badge. (Fieldless) On a crescent sable a butterfly argent.
Because the crescent is simple enough to fimbriate, this is clear of Tigranes of Bezabde, A crescent sable fimbriated, charged with a sun Or winged argent with a CD for fieldlessness, and another for substantially changing the type of the tertiary charge (even if one ignores the additional color change).
Dun Carraig, Barony of. Household name Company of Wayfarers of Dun Carraig (see RETURNS for badge).
Submitted as an order name, Company is a designator that applies only to household names.
Edmund Sharpe. Name.
Eibhlín níc Raghailligh. Device. Per pale purpure and Or, two maunches counterchanged.
Highland Foorde, Barony of. Badge (see RETURNS for order name). Gules, a lark rising, wings elevated and addorsed, sustaining in its beak an open scroll Or.
This was submitted as a badge for the Order of the Mountain Lark.
Ilse Brenner. Device. Azure, on a pile vert fimbriated a tower, a bordure argent.
John de Ellsworth. Name and device. Vert, three chevronels braced, in chief a stag lodged Or, a bordure Or crusilly formy sable.
Karsten Werner. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Stierbach, Barony of. Badge for the Baronial Cartographer. Gules, a pair of compasses in base between its arms a compass rose, a bordure embattled argent.
Tiberius Caelianus Severus. Name change from Neachtan Kay O’Denroche.
Submitted as Caelenus Tiberius Severianus, the name is registerable as a late medieval name, but the submitter requested an authentic name for classical or early medieval Rome. For that he needs a proper praenomen, which were taken from a highly restricted name pool in his desired period. As one of them was Tiberius, we made it the first element. A good nomen is Calianus which is very close to his requested first element. Lastly Severus is a cognomen meaning "stern, severed, reserved" as was quite popular in the early imperial period. Therefore we used it as the cognomen. A more imperial version using the similar elements is Tiberius Severianus Caelianus.
Annalies Grossmund. Name and device. Per pale vert and argent, a snake nowed in a Hungerford knot inverted counterchanged.
Colm Dubh found a citation of Annalies in 1634 (Wilfred Seibicke, Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch), which is in our "gray area" of documentation. Therefore we will allow the compound given name. We will, however, only allow it in the listed spelling (barring documentation that another spelling is a valid period variant). Therefore we have changed the submitted form, Anneliese, to the documented spelling.
Anthun Breathnach. Device. Argent, a fess between three horses heads couped azure.
Bianca Caterina da Siena. Name (see PENDS for device).
Submitted as Bianca Caterina di Siena, Siena is a place name, so we corrected the preposition.
Bianca Drake. Name and device. Or, a lion rampant maintaining a sword purpure, a bordure wavy purpure mullety Or.
This name is close to but clear of Bianca Drago. There is one less syllable in Drake, and we believe that the difference in sound and appearance is sufficient to make these clear.
Bjorn Torvaldsson. Name and device. Per bend sinister gules and Or, a bend sinister fusily between two roundels each charged with a wolf’s head erased contourny all counterchanged.
Submitted as Bjorn Torvaldson, we have corrected the form of the patronymic.
Caillin Ó hIcidhe. Device. Argent, a cat sejant contourny, on a chief purpure three suns argent.
Catriona Faireye of Ayrshire. Name and device. Or, on a bend between two wolves couchant reguardant vert each maintaining in its mouth a sword inverted gules, three Celtic crosses palewise Or.
The submitter should be informed that mixing the Gaelic Catriona with a Scots byname was vanishingly rare in period. The name would be considerably more authentic as Catrina Faireye of Ayrshire.
Ealhwynna MacDonald. Device. Argent, on a heart azure a mullet of eight points argent, a bordure vert.
Emma of Abingdon. Device. Vert, a portative organ between three Latin crosses Or.
Friederich von Blumenkamp. Name and device. Per chevron argent and vert, two columns and a cross patonce within a bordure counterchanged.
Gareth of Exeter. Name and device. Per pale sable and argent, a cross formy counterchanged, on a chief azure two birds rising wings elevated and addorsed each maintaining a spear argent.
Garin of Aston Tor. Name and device. Per chevron purpure and vert, a chevron and in chief two caltrops argent.
Geoffrey Visick. Device. Or, a pall inverted engrailed between two sea coneys respectant azure.
The number of engrailings on the pall is right at the limit of acceptability. Fewer and larger engrailings would be better.
Iosobail inghean Dhubhain. Name.
Jehanne de Cigne. Name and device. Vert, on a bend between two swans rousant argent three crosses potent palewise vert.
Johanne of Fisher Gate. Name and device. Per pale wavy Or and vert, three thistles in pale proper and a rabbit rampant Or.
John of Kingspont. Name and device. Per pale sable and gules, a lamp flammant within a bordure rayonny Or.
Submitted as John of Kings Point, all of the submitter’s examples used a single compound word. Also, we were unable to find any examples of place names that included the "i" in "point".
Kezia von Holzenhaus. Badge. Or, a cross of four pheons sable within a bordure gules.
Kimberly of Lost Moor. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per pall inverted gules, Or, and azure, two hearts counterchanged and a dove volant contourny Or.
The device was submitted under the name Lindsay MacBean
Leandra de Levet. Name.
Lora Ann Ros. Name and device. Per chevron argent and azure, two roses and a dragon rampant, a bordure counterchanged.
Submitted as Lora Ann Roos, the forms listed Lora Ann Ros. Since Ros is also registerable, the name has been changed back to the submitter’s desired spelling.
Lorenzo Guasparre. Name and device. Azure, on a chevron Or three mullets azure, in chief two bells Or.
Luigsech ní Ifearnáin. Device. (Fieldless) On a lion passant guardant contourny azure a crescent Or.
Luke Dunswald. Name.
Magdalena Bischoptre. Name and device. Vert, on a cross quadrate Or a thistle proper.
This is clear of Podraigh Cine O’Hurthile, Vert, on a cross nowy Or a shamrock vert. There is a CD between a cross nowy and a cross quadrate. There is also a substantial difference between a shamrock and a thistle, thus giving a second CD for the change of type to the tertiary charges.
Maire of Cúm an Iolair. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Or, on a pale between four harps vert a harp Or.
The device was submitted under the name Maire O’Brien.
Malcolm of Applecross. Name and device. Argent, on a chevron argent fimbriated vert between three Celtic crosses fitchy sable three apples vert.
Marjorie Honor Rose. Name and device. Per fess wavy azure and argent, two roses and a seahorse contourny counterchanged.
Miguel de Majorca. Device. Or, on a fess between two lions statant azure a closed scroll Or.
Mongke Gal. Name and device. Per pale gules and argent, a phoenix within a bordure wavy charged with mullets counterchanged.
Qara Chinua. Name and device. Sable, on a bend argent between two pheons Or three wolves salient palewise sable.
Rhiannon of Lough Derg. Name and device. Per bend azure and vert, a bend sable fimbriated between three apples Or.
Rhiannon is SCA compatible. While the submitter indicated that she wanted a 9th century Irish name, it is impossible to alter this name to fulfill that criteria, as Rhiannon is neither a name used by humans in period nor is it Irish.
Rhieinwylydd Cyfeiliog. Device. Vert, on a chevron between two horses combattant and a griffin passant argent three lozenges sable.
Róise ní Ullacháin. Name and device. Per bend sinister azure and argent, a bell argent and a rose inverted azure barbed, seeded, slipped, and leaved vert, a bordure gules.
The name appeared on the letter of intent as Roise ni Ullachain, but the forms included the accent marks.
Rory McGowan. Name and device. Per fess argent and vert ermined argent, in chief three Lacy knots gules.
The name appeared on the letter of intent as Rory Mc Gowan, but the forms did not have a space in McGowan.
Ruairidh MacDuncan. Name and device. Per saltire Or and azure, six thistles proper and two rams heads erased respectant argent.
Listed on the letter of intent as Ruairdhi MacDuncan, the forms list the Scots Gaelic form Ruairidh. The submitter should be informed, however, that the Scots Gaelic spellings were used after period and that mixing Gaelic spellings with English or Scots spellings is exceeding rare in period. The name would be considerable more authentic as either the fully Gaelic Ruadhri mac Donnchaid or fully Anglicized Rory MacDuncan.
Sophia de Verdun. Name and device. Or, a dove volant azure, a chief dovetailed azure ermined Or.
This is clear of Aryana van Wyck, Or, a dove volant, wings addorsed, azure bearing in its beak an olive branch vert. There is a CD for the chief, and another for the posture of the bird, as the change in wing position is significant.
Steimhin mac Dhubhghaill. Name.
Stephen Blackwolf. Name and device. Per chevron sable and gules, in chief a sun Or, a bordure erminois.
Svana Grímarsdóttir. Name.
The name appeared on the letter of intent as Svana Grimarsdottir, but the forms included the accents.
Tadhg MacCollough. Name and device. Azure, three horses heads couped, on a chief argent a goblet between two roundels azure.
While registerable, the submitter should be informed that the combination of a Gaelic spelling for the given name and an English spelling for the patronymic was vanishingly rare in period. The name would be substantially more authentic as a fully Gaelic Tadhg mac Colla.
Uilliam MacAmhlaidh. Name and device. Or semy of thistles proper, a tower gules within a bordure sable.
Submitted as Uilliam MacAmlaidh, the forms contained the documented spelling MacAmhlaidh.
Wiktorzyja Adalbertowna. Name.
Submitted as Wiktorija Adlbertalisowna, the submitter’s source for the name, The Writer’s Digest Character Naming Sourcebook, is not by itself a good enough source for names, especially as its information is contradicted by better sources. Slownik Staropolskich Nazw Osobowych dates Wiktorzjya to 1398 (vol. 6, s.n. Wiktorzyja) and Adalbert in period (vol 1, s.n Adalhert), so we change the name elements to documented forms. Also, the byname was corrected to use a documentable ending.
Winifred of Rosemere. Name and device. Sable, a single-headed chess knight contourny argent, on a chief erminois three roses proper.
Submitted as Winifred of Rosemier, no one was able to document or justify the byname, so we changed it to a name that was justifiable and sounds nearly identical (if with a different meaning).
Ivan Mikhailovich. Badge. (Fieldless) A cross bottony within and conjoined to an annulet erminois.
Ivana zhena Nataliia. Device. Per saltire azure and argent, a saltire counterchanged between two ferrets statant argent.
Anne von Talstadt. Name and device. Vert, a horse passant argent, a bordure argent semy-de-lis vert.
Submitted as Anne Von Talstadt, the preposition should not be capitalized.
Christiana Macnamara. Name and device. Gules, a winged snail, on a chief argent two apples gules leaved vert.
Conz von Talstadt. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Conz Von Talstadt, the preposition should not be capitalized.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Badge (See RETURNS for order name). Gules, a hand between flaunches Or.
This was submitted for the Order of Manus
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Acceptance of transfer of heraldic title Afon Fawr Herald from the Kingdom of the Middle.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Acceptance of transfer of heraldic title Bucina Herald from the Kingdom of the Middle.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Acceptance of transfer of heraldic title Calygreyhound Herald from the Kingdom of the Middle.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Order name the Order of the Crucible (see RETURNS for badge).
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Acceptance of transfer of heraldic title Gopher Pursuivant from the Kingdom of the Middle.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Acceptance of transfer of heraldic title Green Mantle Pursuivant from the Kingdom of the Middle.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Acceptance of transfer of heraldic title Inland Seas Herald from the Kingdom of the Middle.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Order name the Order of the Lyra and badge. Purpure, an Irish harp, on a bordure Or five mullets purpure.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Order name the Order of Orion (see RETURNS for badge).
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Acceptance of transfer of heraldic title Pentland Herald from the Kingdom of the Middle.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Order name the Order of the Scarlet Banner (see RETURNS for badge).
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Acceptance of transfer of heraldic title Seeblatt Herald from the Kingdom of the Middle.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Acceptance of transfer of heraldic title Stave Pursuivant from the Kingdom of the Middle.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Acceptance of transfer of heraldic title Trillium Herald from the Kingdom of the Middle.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Seal for the Trillium Principal Herald. (Tinctureless) Two straight trumpets in saltire between four trilliums.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Order name the Order of the Wain and badge. Argent, a saltire pierced, on a bordure gules in cross four mullets argent.
Gavin Cambell. Name (See RETURNS for device).
Josephine of Ben Dunfirth. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Josephine is her mundane middle name.
Kille Dere Silverwolf. Name and device. Sable, a wolf’s head cabossed argent and in chief a coronet Or, a bordure argent semy of hawks striking gules.
The submitter is a viscount.
Maeve MacKellar. Name and device. Sable mullety, on a bend Or a lion rampant gules.
Submitted as Meave MacKellar, the given name is documented as Maeve and we have no evidence that the switch in letters is reasonable. Therefore we registered the documented form.
Percival de la Rocque. Name.
Submitted as Percival de LaRocque, the submitter requested an authentic 14th century name. Therefore we corrected the locative to a likely 14th century form.
Valentina Sempronia. Name.
Anastasia of the Oaks. Name and device. Or, a cross vert fretty argent between four weaver’s tablets azure.
Submitted as Anastasia of Whispering Oaks, no evidence was presented, nor was any found, that Whispering is an adjective used in place names in period.
Brangwayna Morgan. Name change from Bronwyn Morgan o Aberystwyth and device. Lozengy sable and argent, a chevron Or.
It was unclear if the citation of Brangwayna in Reaney and Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames referred to a given name or a surname. Harpy Herald, however, tracked down the original source and confirmed that the name was used as a given name and speculates that the name was derived from Arthurian legend. The name, however, is definitely 13th century English, not Welsh.
Dorio of the Oaks. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Dorian of Whispering Oaks, the submitter’s source apparently changed the Greek names into similar English names. No other documentation for the use of Dorian in period could be found. We therefore substituted its Italian form, Dorio. Furthermore, no evidence was presented, nor was any found, that Whispering is an adjective used in place names in period. Therefore, that element was dropped.
Edward MacGyver. Device. Per pale azure and argent, two scorpions tergiant counterchanged.
Éireannach O’Hanley. Name and device. Per pale argent and azure, a unicorn rampant between three increscents counterchanged.
Submitted as Éireannach Ó Háinle, the submitter originally requested O’Hanley, which is currently registerable, if a "weirdness." Furthermore, the name as submitted was masculine, and the submitter requested a feminine name. To correct the name to the correct Gaelic feminine form required more changes than she allowed. The submitter should be informed, however, that mixing Gaelic and English spellings was vanishingly rare in period, and the correct late period Irish Gaelic form of her name is Éireannach inghean uí Áinle.
Juan Lázaro Ramirez Xavier. Name and device. Or, a furison gules, a bordure gules bezanty.
Submitted as Juan Lázaro Xavier Ramirez, the name has been modified to reflect the standard order of Spanish surname elements. In all known period examples of multiple surnames consisting of a patronymic and a locative, the patronymic invariably appears before the locative.
Kat’ryna Neblaga Volchkova. Device. Vair, flaunches gules.
Ragnar MacHardy. Badge. (Fieldless) A pheon Or within and conjoined to an annulet sable.
Sarra Fina MacDonald. Name (See RETURNS for device).
Seónaid inghean Lachlainn. Name.
Suleiman ibn Ghazi abdal Rahim al Andalusi. Name and device. Per pale argent and sable, a crescent within a bordure rayonny counterchanged.
The submitter should be advised to draw a thinner crescent and draw considerably fewer rays on the bordure.
Aine ingen Chuimín. Name and device. Argent, a unicorn sable between two flaunches vert each charged with a tower argent.
Submitted as Aine ingen Comyn, the name mixed two languages in the same patronymic phrase. We have therefore made the entire name consistent with early Irish Gaelic.
Alessandra di Pietro Cavaliere. Name.
Anastasiia Novgorodskaia. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Asad ibn Zayyan al-Baghdadi. Device. Purpure, a domestic cat couchant guardant within a arch Or.
Astrid of Wyrmgeist. Holding name and device (See RETURNS for name). Vert, a narwhal haurient and on a chief indented argent three ravens close sable.
Originally submitted under the name Astrid Ravenlocks Thorvaldsdottir.
Celestria de Laudre. Device. Quarterly gules and sable, a quill pen bendwise sinister Or between two pegasi segreant argent.
Juliana de Florey le Ymagour. Name and device. Argent, a triskelion of arms vested each hand maintaing an artist’s brush azure, within an orle of carnations gules slipped and leaved vert.
Submitted as Juliana de Florey, called The Imaginour, no evidence was presented or has been found that the use of called is a valid documentary form for English. We have substituted a documented form of the occupational surname.
Justinus Fletcher. Name.
Mágnus Kormáksson. Name and device. Per bend sinister azure and sable, two scarpes dancetty Or between a sinister hand bendwise-sinister and a mullet of four points argent.
Originally submitted as Magnus Kormáksson, the name must have both accents or neither accent.
Meridies, Kingdom of. Reblazon of flag. Argent, on a fess sable, a crown of three points between two mullets argent.
The original blazon, Argent, on a fess sable, between two mullets, a crown of three points argent, did not make it clear that the mullets were also on the fess.
Richard of Locheil. Name.
Seth of Newcastle. Name (See RETURNS for device).
Thóra Úlfsdóttir. Name and device. Per chevron argent and sable, two hammers sable and a sun in splendor Or.
Listed on the letter of intent as Thóra Úlfsdottir, the forms included all three accents.
Aleksandra Drakonova. Name.
Angharad ferch Tangwystl. Badge. (Fieldless) A butterfly sable mullety Or.
Béibhinn Kendrick. Name.
Submitted as Bébhinn Kendrick, the name was modified to a documented spelling. The submitter should be informed that mixing Gaelic and English spellings was vanishingly rare in period; the name would be far more authentic as a fully Gaelic Béibhinn inghean Eanraig or fully Anglicized Bevin Kenrick.
Beornmann on Ceaster. Name and device. Argent chapé counterermine, a brown bear’s head cabossed proper, a base vert.
Brigette de Sainte Mere-Église. Name and device. Azure, on a pale argent a rose azure barbed and seeded proper, overall a dragon involved head to base Or.
Ceanntighern Macgillechallum. Badge. Or, a chevron azure between two thistles and a castle gules.
This is clear of Gottfried von Beringen, Or, a chevron azure between a key fesswise, a quill bendwise sinister, and a tower gules. There is one CD for change of type of two thirds of the secondary charges, and a second for changing the orientation of two thirds of the secondary charges.
Ehrenfried Schertenleib. Name and device. Quarterly gules and sable, a tricorporate bull argent.
Ehrenfried Schertenleib. Badge. Per pale gules and sable, a bull’s head caboshed argent.
Hawk’s Keye, March of. Device. Sable, on a bend between two hawks Or, a laurel wreath palewise sable.
Maria Vincenté de Castilla. Name.
Maximilian der Zauber. Name and device. Gules, a cogwheel, on a chief argent a dragon passant sable.
Submitted as Maximillian der Zauberer, the forms had Maximilian with only one ‘l’. Furthermore, Zauberer only appeared in the documentation as a definition of the documented byname Zauber.
Micheline Elphinstone. Device. Azure, six roses, two, two and two, Or.
Middle, Kingdom of the. Transfer of heraldic title Afon Fawr Herald to the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
This was pended from the September 1999 LoAR.
Middle, Kingdom of the. Transfer of heraldic title Bucina Herald to the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
This was pended from the September 1999 LoAR.
Middle, Kingdom of the. Transfer of heraldic title Calygreyhound Herald to the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
This was pended from the September 1999 LoAR.
Middle, Kingdom of the. Transfer of heraldic title Gopher Pursuivant to the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
This was pended from the September 1999 LoAR.
Middle, Kingdom of the. Transfer of heraldic title Green Mantle Pursuivant to the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
This was pended from the September 1999 LoAR.
Middle, Kingdom of the. Transfer of heraldic title Inland Seas Herald to the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
This was pended from the September 1999 LoAR.
Middle, Kingdom of the. Transfer of heraldic title Pentland Herald to the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
This was pended from the September 1999 LoAR.
Middle, Kingdom of the. Transfer of heraldic title Seeblatt Herald to the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
This was pended from the September 1999 LoAR.
Middle, Kingdom of the. Transfer of heraldic title Stave Pursuivant to the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
This was pended from the September 1999 LoAR.
Middle, Kingdom of the. Transfer of heraldic title Trillium Herald to the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
This was pended from the September 1999 LoAR.
Mirabella Christian du Lac de la Forest. Device. Azure, a unicorn rampant reguardant argent maintaining an oak sprig, a bordure engrailed Or.
Óláfr Grímólfsson. Name (See PENDS for device).
Originally submitted as Ólafr Grimólfsson, the documentation included all four accents.
Osanna d’Argentan. Correction of name and device. Argent, a standing seraph proper winged azure vested Or, a bordure nebuly azure.
Her name was registered in October, 1998, as Ossana, but the forms and the documentation had Osanna.
Signy Kyrre Rikardsdottir. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Signy Kyrre Rikarardottir; we corrected the formation of the patronymic. Signý inn kyrra Ríkarðsdóttir would be an older Norse form.
Sixtus Aufunddahin. Name.
Toke Magnusson. Device. Purpure, a triskelion of bull’s heads argent.
Broinnfind Munro. Name and device. Per pale sable and azure both estencely argent, a tree blasted and eradicated and in chief a cloud Or.
Colgrin Tallhelm. Name.
Constance le Royer de la Tour. Transfer between badge and device.
Her badge was Azure, a tower argent issuant from a heart Or and her device was Azure, within the center quarters of a cross treble parted, four hearts, points to center, Or.
Emmeline Duncan. Name.
Kynan of Wyre Forest. Name and device. Per pale azure and sable, a sword inverted proper and a demi-sun issuant from base Or.
Morgan and Morgan, Welsh Surnames, dates Kynan as a given name to 1602. Please inform the submitter to draw the sword bigger and to draw the sun so that the straight and wavy rays have the same length.
Meadhbh Daingen int Slébhe. Device. Per bend sinister sable and azure, a bend sinister engrailed between a wolf’s head erased and a thistle, a bordure argent.
Morgan Cheyney. Name.
Outlands, Kingdom of the. Order name Order of the Silver Stirrup and badge. Vert, a stirrup argent within a bordure embattled Or.
Patric of Blackthorn. Device. Azure, a Celtic cross argent between in base two annulets Or, a chief embattled argent.
Wilhelm Altmann. Name.
Constance Morley. Name.
Edmund Morley. Name.
Kateline Condron. Device. Argent, a fess between two lutes fesswise reversed vert.
Kyrstyan of Danegeld Tor. Holding name and device (See RETURNS for name). Azure, a Lacy knot and on a chief argent, three musical notes azure.
The device was submitted under the name Kyrstyan the Songmaker.
Malachias von Morgenstern. Name and device. Purpure, on a chevron between three compass stars argent, a sinister hand sable.
Malachias von Morgenstern. Badge. (Fieldless) On a sinister hand sable a compass star argent.
THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN RETURNED FOR FURTHER WORK
Æthelmearc, Kingdom of. Order name Order of the Caltrop.
The name conflicts with Caltrop Pursuivant, which is registered to the Kingdom of Calontir. Æthelmearc has a letter to conflict from the King and Queen of Calontir. However, current practice allows someone owning Order of the X to use X Pursuivant and vice versa. Therefore two such items are effectively identical. Since we cannot register two identical items even with permission, the order name must be returned.
Brandric of Rhydderich Hael. Badge. (Fieldless) An eagle-headed torc opening to chief Or.
This conflicts with Weyland O’Faoláin, Per fess embattled vert and Or, in chief a torque, opening to chief, Or. There is a CD for fieldlessness, but we do not give a CD for position when one of the pieces of armory is fieldless, and there is nothing for the opening decoration.
Caitlin Donegal. Device. Purpure, two seahorses combattant, tails crossed, within a bordure engrailed argent.
This is being returned for a redraw. The engrailing on the bordure needs to be drawn much bolder.
Elaine Flamme. Device. Azure, three open books within a bordure invected argent.
This is being returned for a redraw. The bordure is too thin, and the invections need to be bigger and bolder.
Magnus Jager. Device. Or, a ram’s head cabossed sable enflamed proper.
These are not flames proper, they are flames Or fimbriated gules. This has been disallowed for some time.
Trinity Munro. Name.
I can do no better than to quote Palimpsest (in an after-the-meeting comment):
The problem I have is twofold: the lesser problem is that the feast is generally referred to as "Trinity Sunday," presumably to distinguish from the theological concept. This is not an insurmountable problem. So far as I can tell the official name is the Feast of the Holy Trinity (or, in my pre-Vatican II breviary, "Festum sanctissimae Trinitatis"). Abbreviating this down to "Trinity" is believable enough.
The greater problem is that the feast isn’t in the same class as the ones with attested names. It wasn’t even instituted generally until the early 14th century by Pope John XXII, though it apparently had been instituted locally by John Peckham, Archbishop of Canturbury (d. 1292). It was classed as a duplex feast of the second rank. (The duplex refers to to how elaborate the ceremonies are. Below duplex are semiduplex and simplex.) (The feast was promoted to the first rank in 1911, but this does not apply here.) In other words, it was a major feast but not in the top rank. Most of this information is from the Catholic Encyclopedia. The relevant page is at http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15058a.htm.
By way of contrast, Christmas, Easter, and Pentacost are the Big Three. (Pentacost’s status is less obvious to modern Americans, but this is largely because it has escaped commercialization.) Epiphany is close behind, and very ancient. It was celebrated in the western church as early as the 4th century.
So we have given names derived from four great ecclesiastical feasts. (Withycombe mentions also Midwinter and Loveday, which are also day names but not ecclesiastical feasts.) The striking thing is that this is a very short list. This is not enough to constitute a plausible productive pattern, much less extended to nouveaux lesser feasts like Trinity Sunday.
False Isle, Shire of. Device. Per chevron argent goutty de poix and vert, in base a mermaid tergiant head to dexter with sinister hand open and raised Or, crined and tailed maintaining in the dexter hand an axe all within a laurel wreath argent.
No petition was received with this submission; a petition is required for all group device submissions. In addition, the mermaid is in a non-heraldic posture. We know of no examples of humanoids or other mammals with their backs facing the viewer.
Natasha Orionova Zateeva. Badge. Azure, an amphora Or.
This device is in conflict with the badge of the College of Scribes of the Kingdom of the West, Sable, an ink flask Or. A comparison of emblazons shows that the charges are virtually identical.
Arnaud de Gournay of Dragonsley. Device. Per saltire vert and Or, an eagle displayed counterchanged.
This device conflicts with Leonie de Civronnay, Per saltire vert and Or, a mockingbird displayed head to sinister proper perched on an ocotillo branch fesswise vert, flowered gules. There is one CD for change in tincture of the charge. While it is true that birds do not always conflict with other birds, only eagles were displayed in period. Therefore there is not a CD for change in type. Examination of the emblazon shows that the branch is not significant, so there is no CD for its removal.
Donatien Delaborde. Device. Per fess argent and azure, two ferrets statant counterchanged.
These are not ferrets; several commenters and Laurel staff thought these looked like cats. Ferrets have pointed faces, do not have a prominent breastbone, and have their neck entering the back of their head rather than the bottom.
Asagiri Tetsuo. Name and device. Azure, a reremouse displayed argent maintaining a sword fesswise proper.
No evidence was given to indicate that Asagiri, meaning "Morning fog", is a reasonable surname, which are primarily based on geographical features, not weather phenomenon. Furthermore the submitter’s given name was incorrectly spelled as Tetsuo instead of Tatsuo. While not a reason for return, the submitter should be informed that men in the samurai class invariably has a nanori as well as a surname and given name.
The submitter has a letter of permission to conflict with Chabi of Burkhan Khaldun, Per bend sinister sable and vert, a reremouse argent; however, as he did not allow the formation of a holding name, we must return the device as well.
Cunradt Schöll von Frankonia. Name and device. Argent, a bend azure between two domestic cats salient respectant sable.
We were unable to find any evidence for Schöll as anything but an element used in parts of other names, although Bahlow, A Dictionary of German Names, does list the name Scholle in 1207. Furthermore, we were unable to find any evidence that the German form of Franconia could have been Frankonia instead of Franken. Thus Cunradt Scholle von Franken would be registerable, but the submitter allowed no changes.
The device conflicts with Honor of Restormel, Argent, a bend azure between two lozenges sable. There is a single CD for the change to type of secondary charges. In addition, please advise the submitter to draw the cats as cats instead of kittens.
Dun Carraig, Barony of. Badge. (Fieldless) On a compass star gules a cross botonny argent.
The badge conflicts with Drstha Maida of the Lowara, Argent upon a sun gules a dexter hand apaumy couped argent. There is only the CD for fieldlessness.
Gunther von Lindenwald. Device. Barry bendy argent and azure, a trident bendwise sinister sable, overall a dolphin hauriant gules.
The sable trident was unidentifiable at any distance against the field.
Highland Foorde, Barony of. Order name Order of the Mountain Hart.
No evidence was given that "mountain" is a reasonable adjective to apply to a hart. While there are no doubt harts in the mountains, we know of no particular mountain variety.
Highland Foorde, Barony of. Order name Order of the Mountain Hawk.
No evidence was given that "mountain" is a reasonable adjective to apply to a hawk.
Highland Foorde, Barony of. Order name Order of the Mountain Lark.
No evidence was given that "mountain" is a reasonable adjective to apply to a lark.
Karsten Werner. Device. Sable, a saltire between in pale two roses Or, flaunches ermine.
This is being returned because the flaunches are too small. They should extend to the corners of the device. This may not be possible with saltires, despite the example from Glovers Ordinary of Mosylton, Argent, three pallets azure over all two square flaunches or flanks gules. The difference is that Mosylton’s device is also blazoned with the pallets between the flaunches and it may be virtually indistinguishable from Paly argent and azure, two flanks gules. Therefore we would like to see examples of flaunches used with saltires, bends or bends sinister before we are likely to register the combination.
Banba McGowen. Name and device. Per fess vert ermined argent and argent, in base three hedgehogs azure.
The name and device are returned for lack of paperwork. Additionally the documentation for Banba indicates that it was used only as a place name or as the wife of a god. Lastly, while not a reason for return anymore, the submitter should be informed that mixing Irish Gaelic and English spellings in a single name is a vanishingly rare practice. If the submitter is interested in the period Irish given name Banbnat, pronounced roughly \BAHNV-nitch\, then Banbnat ingen in Gobann would be an authentic Irish name meaning "Banbnat, daughter of the smith."
Bianca Fioretta da Ravenna. Device. Purpure, a cross moline disjointed within a bordure Or.
Listed on the letter of intent as a resubmission, at the Laurel level, the device is actually a new device. Therefore we cannot register it without a fee.
DeWayne of Locks. Name and badge. Per pale sable and vert, a mullet of four points within a bordure engrailed argent.
Listed on the letter of intent as DeWayne Locks (actually DEWAYNE LOCKS), the forms had the preposition.
DeWayne is the submitter’s middle name, not his given name. A Middle name is treated by type: if it is structurally a given name it can be used as a given name, but if it is structurally a surname it can only be used as a surname. DeWayne is structurally a surname so cannot be used as a given name. Also we would need to see documentation showing that Locks can be used with the preposition of.
The badge requires a redraw; the bordure is much too thin and needs to be a least three times thicker.
Diana of Silverton. Name.
No paperwork was included with the submission.
Lindsay MacBean. Name.
We were given no evidence that Lindsay was a given name in period.
Maire O’Brien. Name.
Conflict with the registered name Mara O’Brien. There is insufficient difference between the given names.
The submitter should be informed that Maire was considered too holy to use as a given name by the Irish for much of our period, and that mixing Gaelic and English spellings was vanishingly rare. Lastly a Gaelic feminine name should use a feminine form of the patronymic. Thus a much more authentic name would be Máel Muire ingen Bhriain (for up to about 1200) or Maol Mhuire inghean Bhriain (for 1200 to the end of period), where Máel Muire is a name derived from "devotee of Mary" and was what the Irish often used instead of Maire.
Miles Blackmoor. Device. Checky azure and Or, an eagle displayed within a bordure argent.
The device, as it appeared on the forms, lacked a bordure. Therefore, it still conflicts with the house of Este and the arms of Modena, Azure, an eagle displayed argent crowned Or among others.
Samhthann ni Giolla Mhuire. Device. Gules chaussé Or, a seahorse sejant counterchanged.
Conflict with Chandos, Or, a pile gules. By long standing precedent, chaussé fields can alternatively be blazoned as having a pile, and both forms must be considered for conflict. Or, on a pile gules, a seahorse sejant counterchanged conflicts with Or, a pile gules, with only one CD for the addition of the tertiary charge.
Xristiana Fraser. Name.
The documentation for Xristiana, as confirmed by checking with Fause Lozenge, indicates that Xristiana is a scribal abbreviation, which we do not register. This would be registerable as Christiana Fraser, and Xristiana Fraser can be used by the submitter as a scribal abbreviation. The submitter, however, allowed no changes so we must return the name.
Saarennon Katariina. Device. Azure, three garbs and a base dovetailed Or.
This was pended from the June LoAR. It conflicts with Cumming (important non-SCA arms), Azure three garbs Or. This was added to the list of important arms in August, 1999.
Conz von Talstadt. Device. Or, an open book between three waterwheels sable.
The book was drawn at far too much of an angle; the device must be returned for violating RfS VIII.1.c.i, Armorial Depth: "Armory may not employ depth of field as a design element." Additionally, as this would be the defining use of the charge, we would like to see evidence that this depiction of a waterwheel is a reasonable one for use in armory.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Badge for the Order of the Crucible. Per pale argent and sable, an athanor enflamed counterchanged.
The flames were drawn as fimbriated, which has not been allowed for some time. Additionally, we would prefer that the athanor be drawn in the usual flat style and not in three dimensions. Furthermore in this depiction, the athanor was not distinguishable from a tower; in all previous registrations, the athanor had a retort atop it, which immediately identified it as an alchemical tool. We are not certain if the athanor requires the retort, but it is definitely a helpful aid. If a retort is not added and the flames are drawn properly, then there will not be a CD between the athanor and a tower, so the device will conflict with the following: Cynthia Lloyd of Hightower, Per pale argent and sable, a tower and in chief three roundels counterchanged, Dierk zem Grauen Wolf, Per pale argent and sable, a tower between in chief two swords counterchanged, and Gunter Wahlstedt, Per pale argent and sable, a tower between three crescents counterchanged.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Order name The Order of Manus.
The name "of hand" does not make any sense and does not follow any pattern for order names. Either Order of the Hand or Ordo Manus would be acceptable, barring conflicts.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Badge for the Order of Orion. Or, on a fess sable three mullets Or.
Conflict with the flag of Meridies, Argent, on a fess sable a crown of three points between two mullets argent (reblazoned elsewhere on this letter). There is a CD for the field, but as less than half the type of the tertiary charges have changed, we cannot only count the tincture which is insufficient for a second CD.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Badge for the Order of the Scarlet Banner. Argent, a pile wavy gules.
Conflict with Bronwen Ruath, Argent, a pile wavy gules surmounted by a panther salient guardant sable, spotted argent, incensed Or. The spots of panther are part of its tincture, so there is only a CD for removing the overall charge. The badge is also in conflict with Chandos (important non-SCA arms), Or, a pile gules, with only a single CD for changing the pile to wavy.
Ealdormere, Kingdom of. Acceptance of transfer of heraldic title White Mantle Pursuivant from the Kingdom of the Middle.
This was not listed in the titles transferred from the Middle.
Gavin Cambell. Device. Azure, on a bend sinister rayonny between two gouttes Or three acorns slipped and leaved azure.
There are far too many rayons on this bend; we would normally expect to find between five and seven and there were more than twice that many.
Josephine of Ben Dunfirth. Device. Argent vêtu ployé vert, a ladybug proper.
Conflict with Sheherezon Sequora Maximilian, Argent, a ladybug [Coccinella novemnotata] proper. There is only a single CD for the field.
Welfengau, Canton of. Augmentation of device. Or, a tower triple-towered sable within a laurel wreath and on a chief gules a griffin passant Or, as an augmentation, surmounting the tower an inescutcheon gules charged with a sun in his splendor Or.
Augmentations are required to by themselves be free of conflict, as noted in the October 1998 LoAR (James Eldon of York, Kingdom of the Outlands). This augmentation conflicts with the flag of Macedonia, Gules, a sun Or, and Wendryn Townsend, Azure, a sun in glory Or.
Anastasia Gutane. Device. Purpure, a chevron inverted ermine between three weasels couchant guardant argent.
"The chevron [inverted] should not intersect the corners of the chief" (Baldwin of Erebor, LoAR 7 July 1986, p. 6). The device needs to be redrawn with the ordinary issuing from the sides of the shield.
Caitlin MacKenzie. Name (See PENDS for device).
Conflict with Caitlin nicCoinnich. MacKenzie is an anglicized form of mac Coinnich, making the two identical for the purposes of conflict. The submitter should also be told that mixing Gaelic and English forms in period is vanishingly rare. It would be better to have a name in either totally English or totally Gaelic forms.
Dorio of the Oaks. Device. Sable, an oak tree eradicated argent charged with a lozenge gules.
Conflict with Cherie Ruadh MhicRath of Locksley, Vert, on a tree eradicated argent, a cat herisonny guardant gules and Phillip MhicRath of Locksley, Vert, on a tree eradicated argent, a crescent gules. There is one CD for the field, but nothing for changing only the types of the tertiary charges.
Havre des Glaces, Shire of. Device. Azure, a lymphad Or charged on the sail with a laurel wreath vert, in chief 3 fleurs-de-lys argent and in base a ford proper.
The petition lacked either a description or a picture of the device.
Mirabel of Foxrun. Name and device. Per fess argent and vert, two foxes courant counterchanged.
No evidence was provided, and no one could find any, that -run is a reasonable terminal element to combine with Fox-. The element -run does not refer to where something runs or is hunted. The submitter may want to consider the documented surname Foxtun, derived from the documented Foxton (1202) and Foxtune (both from Reaney and Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames, s.n. Foxton).
The foxes are neither passant nor courant, but somewhere in between, blurring the distinction between them. Therefore the device is returned for a redraw as one or the other.
Sarra Fina MacDonald. Device. Purpure, a thistle Or.
Conflict with the Order of the Sable Thistle of Ansteorra, A blue thistle sable, slipped and leaved Or. There is one CD for the field, but none for the blue flower; the bulk of the flower is Or for both devices.
Anastasiia Novgorodskaia. Device. Per chevron wavy sable and azure, a decrescent, an increscent, and a sea-griffin argent.
The contrast between the two halves of the field is so low that the line of division is not distinguishable. Past Laurels have returned extremely low-contrast lines of division even when there is not an overall charge (for an example, see the return of Isabel d’Avignon’s device, June 1997 LoAR). Please inform the submitter that if she must have a sea-griffin, it should have prominent ears to distinguish it from a sea-eagle (not that the difference is sufficient for a CD).
Astrid Ravenlocks Thorvaldsdottir. Name.
Ravenlocks does not follow any pattern for Norse names; "raven" refers only to the bird. We cannot drop the element because that would bring it into conflict with the registered name Astrid Thorvardsdatter. We recommend that the submitter consider using in hásvarta, "the black-haired woman."
Her armory was registered under the holding name Astrid of Wyrmgeist.
Beau Fort, Shire of. Badge change. (Fieldless) A yale rampant sable, armed and spotted Or, maintaining an escutcheon sable charged with a fleur-de-lys Or.
The yale is not touching the escutcheon and by rule VIII.5 fieldless badges must contain only conjoined charges. Moreover, the yale is drawn midway between passant and rampant. If the yale is drawn as rampant, it will conflict with the badge of Alejandra Mercedes de Rosanegra, A yale rampant sable platy, with a CD for fieldlessness, but nothing for changing the tincture only of the tertiary roundels.
Beau Fort, Shire of. Badge. Sable, a fleur-de-lys within a bordure Or.
Conflict with Catarina della Zimarra, Sable a fleur de lys within the horns of a crescent Or. A check of Catarina’s emblazon shows that the fleur-de-lys is definitely the sole primary charge. Therefore there is only one CD for changing the type of the secondary/peripheral charge.
Seth of Newcastle. Device. Purpure, a chevron rompú sable fimbriated, between two crosses potent and a vol argent.
A chevron rompú is too complex a charge to fimbriate.
Úlfr Skallagrímsson. Badge. Per pale sable and argent, a horned helmet counterchanged.
Conflict with Robert of Carlisle, Per pale sable and argent, three helms affronty counterchanged. There is one CD for number of helms, and nothing for type of helm.
Katerine MacGregor. Name.
Conflict with the registered name Caitlin MacGregor. The two names sound almost identical when pronounced correctly.
Signy Kyrre Rikardsdottir. Device. Azure, on a plate a talbot sejant sable.
Conflict with Rhithyn yr Gwlad yr Hav, Azure a plate charged with a cauldron and a domestic cat in its curiosity sable. There is only one CD for the accumulated changes to the tertiary charges.
Citadel of the Southern Pass, Barony of the. Badge for War Ensign of the Citadel of the Southern Pass. Pily bendy sinister azure and Or, a chalice gules.
Conflict with Phelim Gervase, Quarterly Or and argent, a cup gules. There is only one CD, for the change to the field.
Martim Ruiz do Porto. Badge. (Fieldless) A cross crosslet fitchy gules.
Conflict with William de Rouen, Per pale argent and Or, a cross crosslet fitchy gules. There is only one CD for fieldlessness.
Kaaren Elspeth Wyld. Name and device. Per chevron argent and Or, in base an estoile, an orle purpure.
The name is returned because no proof was provided that Kaaren was the submitter’s given name. Additionally, this name would be returned because it has multiple weirdnesses: the use of an undocumented legal name and the use of double given name in Scotland.
The device is not per chevron; it is a point pointed. Therefore the point must have good contrast with the field. Additionally, the orle overlying the point violates the rule prohibiting overall charges over peripheral charges. Furthermore, the section of the point outside the orle is argent, not Or. Finally, the device was submitted on an attached sheet of paper, and we require that the device be placed on the form.
Kyrstyan the Songmaker. Name.
No documentation was given for Songmaker, and the name does not follow any known pattern of occupational surnames.
Her armory was registered under the holding name Kyrstyan of Danegeld Tor.
THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN PENDED UNTIL THE FEBRUARY, 2000 LAUREL MEETING
Bianca Caterina da Siena. Device. Per bend sinister vert and argent, an escallop and an escallop inverted counterchanged.
The tinctures in the blazon were reversed.
Caitlin MacKenzie. Device (See RETURNS for name). Per bend sinister argent and purpure, a bunch of grapes slipped and leaved proper and two needles in saltire argent.
The tincture of the needles was mistakenly blazoned as purpure.
Óláfr Grímólfsson. Device. Azure, a winged wolf rampant, on a chief rayonny argent a battle-axe sable.
No tincture was given for the wolf or the chief.