Abigail Pinel. Device. Quarterly argent and azure, on a bend sable between two domestic cats sejant argent three fleurs-de-lys palewise Or.
This was pended from July, 1999.
Adriana Hambleton. Name.
Agripina Argyra. Name change from Gillian Esmond of Dragon’s Ley.
Submitted as Agripina Argyros, the byname must agree in gender with the given name. Her current name is released.
Alan M’Bain. Name.
Beatrix d’Angoulesme. Name change from Jane Middleton of Northumberland and device change. Gules, a lion’s jambe erased fesswise within a bordure embattled Or.
Submitted as Béatrix d’Angoulême, the submitter requested an authentic 15th century form. Such a form would have used neither accents nor circumflexes. Because the circumflex is used to indicate an old ‘s’ that is no longer pronounced, once we remove the circumflex we must add back in the ‘s’.
Please instruct the submitter to draw more and more even embattlements.
Her current name and device, Azure, a lion’s jambe fesswise erased and on a chief argent, two rapiers inverted in saltire gules, are released.
Ceinwen ferch Rhuel. Alternate name Owen ap Llywelyn.
Crossrode Keep, Shire of. Branch name and device. Argent, on a saltire gules a tower Or, overall a laurel wreath vert.
Dvora Beloselskaia. Name.
Submitted as Dvora Belosel’skaia, the submitter originally requested the registered form, which is equally acceptable.
Faoileann Ruadh. Name and device. Vert, three oak leaves conjoined in pall and in chief three acorns Or.
Geoffrey Biedermann. Name change from Matt Biedermann.
His current name is released.
Gisele Maria Overton. Name.
James Francis Navarre. Device. Gules, a lion passant, in canton a mullet of six points, a bordure embattled Or.
Katherine Rose Oliver. Device. Per chevron ployé argent and vert, an ivy leaf bendwise, another bendwise sinister vert, and an owl Or.
Kein MacEwan. Device change. Counter-ermine, a griffin segreant gules gorged of a ducal coronet inverted and on a chief indented Or three mullets sable.
His current device, Counter-ermine, a griffin segreant gules, on a chief indented Or, three mullets sable, is released.
Màiri M’Donnyle. Device. Vert, a chevron between three cushions argent, a bordure Or.
Mikael Colquhoun. Name.
Octavia de Verdon. Name and device. Argent, on a bend cotised between two fleurs-de-lys sable a feather argent.
Raedwulf Burke. Alternate name Robert Wolfe.
Richard MacRichie. Device. Argent, a salamander vert enflamed proper, on a chief triangular vert a Bowen knot argent.
Rosamunde del Shore. Name.
Santiago Ramirez. Name.
Stargate, Barony of. Order name Order of the Silver Nail.
Suzanne de la Ferté. Device. Argent, in pale three artist’s brushes and a pair of flaunches azure each flaunch charged with a feather argent.
Valeria Marcella Martínez. Name change from Ceara Ríona Murphy.
Her current name is retained as an alternate society name.
Alban of York. Name and device. Per pale Or and purpure, three Pierrot masks counterchanged.
Aurelia of Whitebrook. Device. Per fess sable and purpure, a hound couchant reguardant and a fret throughout issuant from the line of division argent.
Bjarki Hvítabjarnarson. Device. Per pale azure and sable, a bear statant erect affronty and on a chief argent two bears dormant respectant gules.
Cicilia Deldanza. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Daibhidh MacRaibeirt. Name.
Francesca da Bari. Badge (see RETURNS for device). (Fieldless) A swallow volant sable.
The badge does not conflict with Shire of Ravenshore, reblazoned elsewhere in this letter, Per fess argent and azure, a raven volant wings addorsed sable sustaining an escallop Or, or Urien Pen-an-vre, Per chevron argent and vert, in chief a chough volant proper bearing in its claws a nugget of tin ore proper. Ignoring for the moment whether there is a CD for type of bird, in both cases, the wings are addorsed. Furthermore, in the case of Ravenshore, the escallop is large enough to count as a co-primary. The badge is also clear of Miscel de Lyonesse, (Fieldless) A duck volant sable. There is a CD between a swallow and a duck
Genevieve la Chaste. Name.
Gregor Walensis of Selkirk. Device. Per bend sinister sable and argent, a wolf rampant contourny and a rose leaved bendwise sinister counterchanged.
Griffin Blackthorne of Bristol. Name change from Connor Blackthorn.
His current name is released.
Gwenhwyvar ferch Tewdrig. Name.
Johannes of Artemisia. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Argent, on a fess azure between three dumbeks purpure a lit Arabian lamp Or.
Submitted under the name Johannes von Kreuzzung.
John FitzGerald de Clare. Device change. Gules, a chevron embattled ermine between three Latin crosses bottony argent, each enfiled bendwise of a county coronet Or.
His current device, Purpure, a chevron embattled ermine between three Latin crosses bottony argent, is retained as a badge.
Katerine MacDonnell. Name and device. Azure, a pegasus segreant between flaunches argent.
The submitter requested an authentic 12th century Irish Gaelic name. We were unable to change the name, however, because we lack any evidence for any form of Katerine being used in Ireland in the 12th century (the name was brought to Ireland by the Normans). If Katerine would like an authentic late period Gaelic form of her name, she could use Caitríona inghean Dhomhnaill.
Kathryn of Castelleone Nuovo. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Or, a thistle proper within an orle of shamrocks vert.
Submitted under the name Cait inghean ui Flannagain.
Lucia Ilaria Malatesta. Badge. (Fieldless) A winged serpent nowed vert maintaining in its mouth an apple Or.
Maeve M’Crimmon. Name and device. Argent, a lion-headed merman between three escarbuncles azure.
Several commenters were concerned that putting a lion head on a merman blurred the distinction between a merman and a sea-lion. Changing the head, however, was a period technique of forming composite monsters. Therefore we feel that this monster is within the range of acceptable constructions, although it would be far better if it were in a standard posture for mermen.
Morgan ferch Cennydd. Badge. Argent goutty-de-sang, a hawk’s head erased contourny sable.
Ruth the Timid. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Please inform the submitter that the name is highly unlikely; at the time the word timid was in use, descriptive bynames were not being created. See the cover letter for a more thorough discussion about late period words as bynames.
Rycharde de Bruce the Fowler. Name and device. Gules, on a lozenge argent between four Maltese crosses Or a falcon rising wings addorsed sable.
Symonne de Clare. Name and device. Sable, a lion ermine and on a chief argent three roses gules barbed and seeded vert.
Tadgg Derg ua Ciarain. Name and device. Argent, an equal-armed Celtic cross gules and on a chief sable three triquetra argent.
Tearlach MacMillan. Name and device. Azure, a natural tiger statant contourny argent striped sable within a bordure argent semy of card piques sable.
The submitter should be informed that mixing English and Gaelic spellings in a single name was extremely rare in period.
Tuathflaith inghean ui Thighearnain. Name change from holding name Agnes of One Thousand Eyes.
Aidan O Coileain. Name.
The submitter should be informed that mixing English and Gaelic spellings in a single name was vanishingly rare in period. The name would be considerably more authentic as a fully Gaelic Aodhán Ó Coileaín or fully English Aidan O’Culane.
Annabelle Phair. Device. Argent, three butterflies sable winged azure, on a bordure gules three mullets argent.
This was pended from July, 1999.
Eliza O’Culane. Name and device. Sable, two lions combattant Or, on a chief triangular argent a triquetra inverted sable.
Submitted as Eliza O Coileain, while mixed Gaelic/English spellings are allowed, we still require that the grammar of the Gaelic patronymic be correct. We have therefore substituted an appropriate Anglicized form of the byname.
James de Lancastre. Name and device. Sable, on a pall inverted raguly Or between three pawprints argent a rose gules.
Morgan O Cinneide. Name (see RETURNS for device).
The submitter should be informed that mixing English and Gaelic spellings in a single name was vanishingly rare in period. The name would be considerably more authentic as a fully Gaelic Muirgen inghean uí Chinnéide or fully English Morgan Kennedy.
Andrew Grey of Blakehethe. Device. Sable, a cross crosslet fitchy within a bordure embattled argent.
Please instruct the submitter to draw the cross smaller; the arms of the cross should not encroach upon the embattlements.
Aron Niedźwiedź. Badge. (Fieldless) In pale a cross couped between and conjoined to two chevronels couped sable.
Aron Niedźwiedź. Badge. (Fieldless) In pale a cross couped between and conjoined to two chevronels couped Or.
Atlantia, Kingdom of. Badge. Per pale argent and azure, a fess wavy cotised counterchanged.
Bethoc ingen Alpin. Name change from Bethoc MacAlpin.
Her current name is released.
Dunstan le Heryngmongere. Name.
Isabel Ulfsdottir. Device. Argent, on a closed scroll palewise vert a wolf’s paw print argent.
Isabel Ulfsdottir. Badge. (Fieldless) On a closed scroll palewise vert a wolf’s paw print argent.
Jared the Potter. Name.
Sajah bint Habushun ibn Ishandiyar al-Hajjaji. Name.
Volodymyr Mykhailovych Dolhoruko. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Volodymyr Mikhailovich Dolgoruki, the submission used two different transliterations from Cyrillic. We have thus converted it to a Ukranian form, which seems to be the form the submitter would prefer.
Willem of Bruges. Alternate name Willem Bruegel.
William the Traveller. Name.
Agatha of Tintagel. Device change. Argent, in pale a rose azure charged with the letter "A" Or and a dolmen purpure.
The submitter’s current device, Azure, on a fess between four mullets of four points, three and one, argent, two roses azure, barbed and seeded proper, all within a bordure embattled Or, is retained as a badge.
André de la Mer. Device. Quarterly vert and azure, a seahorse within a bordure Or.
Angus le Todde Mac Donnell. Name and device. Per bend sinister engrailed argent and azure, three sprigs of three cherries proper and a comet bendwise sinister inverted argent.
Please instruct the submitter to draw the engrailing more boldly.
Angus le Todde Mac Donnell. Badge. Per bend sinister engrailed argent and azure, a sprig of three cherries proper.
Ariana Irene de Caro. Name.
Submitted as Ariana Irene De Caro, the capitalization was removed to match documented forms.
Astrid Thorkelsdottir. Name change from Arianrwydd of the Mists.
The submitter’s current name is retained as an alternate name.
Bartholomew Marchant of Studley Green. Release of name.
Basil von Köln. Badge. (Fieldless) A bell argent.
Brigid Findlater. Device. Argent, on a bend azure four Hungerford knots palewise Or.
Caid, Kingdom of. Heraldic title Astrolabe Herald.
Caid, Kingdom of. Heraldic title Silver Abacus Herald.
Ceara ingen Chonaill. Name.
Submitted as Ceara ingen Conaill, lenition was always explictily written for voiceless letters. Therefore, we have corrected the patronymic.
Constantia Maria von Köhl. Name and device. Sable, a sun in its splendor Or between three sun bursts in pall rays to center Or issuant from clouds argent.
Cormac mac Seamuis. Device. Or, a Greek helm vert and on a chief enarched azure five mullets of four points Or.
Darius von Tannenberg. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Elayne MacKay. Name.
Elspeth Avelyn de Lacy. Name.
Emrys FitzRainold de Venoix. Badge. Azure, three vanneaux Or.
Faílenn Lonn inghean uí Thighearnaigh. Name and device. Per bend sinister purpure and azure, three dolphins haurient argent.
Geoffrey ap Aneirin. Name.
Gregory de Saville. Name.
Listed on the letter of intent as Gregory de Savel, the name was originally submitted as Gregory of Saville. This is also acceptable, and with a change of preposition, is a Norman form as the submitter requested. Thus we are changing the name to a version closer to the original name.
Guy Rand Gallandon. Name.
Honorée la Charmante. Name.
Charmant is dated to 1550 in Dauzat, DuBois, and Mitterand, Nouveau Dictionnaire Étymologique. The feminine Charmante therefore is acceptable as a descriptive byname.
Ismay of Giggleswick. Device. Gules, two squirrels sejant erect respectant vair en point maintaining in chief a nut Or.
Jeanne Marie Lacroix. Badge. (Fieldless) A unicorn’s head couped sable.
Madeleine Ashbury. Name.
Michael Patrick Morgan. Device. Per bend sinister embattled argent and azure, a rapier bendwise inverted counterchanged, overall a heart counterchanged gules and argent.
Mons von Goarshausen. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Padraic the Fierce. Badge. (Fieldless) On a quatrefoil argent a demi-griffin issuant from base sable.
Pádraig MacMurtagh. Device. Sable, a phoenix Or rising from flames proper and on a chief Or three dumbegs sable.
Peter of Dun Calma. Badge. Per pale embattled gules and Or.
Richard Clerke of Rowanwood. Name and device. Per bend sinister argent and azure, a tree vert and chess knight Or.
Sarah Kilpatrick. Name change from Sarah Winterbourne.
Her original name is released.
Sciath ingen Chuain. Name change from Sciath Ni Chúanachtaigh of Clan MacRath.
Submitted as Sciath ingen Cuain, lenition was always explicitly written for voiceless letters. Therefore we have corrected the patronymic.
Her original name is released.
Serena Nickolei. Name.
Nickolei is the submitter’s mundane last name.
Siwan ferch Rhys ap Hywel. Name and device. Per fess argent and sable, a sprig of three holly leaves vert fructed gules and a daisy Or seeded sable.
Tadhg O’Murchadha the Wanderer. Badge. (Fieldless) A harp reversed sable.
Please inform submitter that the strings of the harp are incorrectly drawn (they should emerge from the soundboard).
Tyra Stewart of Moray. Reblazon of device. Azure, a python erect wings addorsed gorged of a collar trailing three links of chain argent.
Æthelwulf Stealcere. Badge. (Fieldless) On a fireball argent flamed proper, a theow’s head issuant from base gules.
Aurelia da Calabria. Name.
Baildrin MacEinri. Name (see RETURNS for device).
The dated documentation for Baildrin only lists it in the genitive form; however, no one could determine the nominative form and it is possible that the name was a foreign borrowing and has the same nominative as genitive form. Therefore, we are giving the submitter the benefit of the doubt.
Deonysia Crowell. Name and device. Sable, a triquetra between two narwhals haurient respectant horns crossed in saltire argent.
Elsa de Lyon. Device. Azure, a lion’s jambe erased bendwise shackled and chained with a broken chain within a bordure embattled argent.
Please instruct the submitter to draw the embattlements on the bordure more prominently.
Emrys Ransom. Device. Per chevron gules and sable, in sinister chief a rose in base a mullet voided argent.
Ghazalah al-Badriyyah. Name and device. Vert, in pale a crescent inverted and on a hand of Fatima inverted argent a torteau.
Submitted as Ghazelleh al-Badriyyah, valid transliterations of the name lack the double "l" and either have all "e"s or all "a"s. We have thus corrected the given name.
Gruffydd the Innocent. Name.
Ingvar Thorsteinsson. Name.
Katarina la Juste. Device. Or, a butterfly within a bordure azure.
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Nunavut, Territory of. Device. Or, in fess a qullic abased sable enflamed gules and an inuksuk and on a chief azure a mullet above five roundels enarched to base, the center roundel issuant from base Or.
Bartolomeo Giancristoforo Agazzari. Name and device. Sable, a pomegranate slipped and leaved Or seeded gules, on a chief Or three cinquefoils gules.
Katya Ivanova. Device. Per pale purpure and vert, a spider argent, a chief ermine.
Rathnait inghean ui Chairealláin. Device. Azure, a pair of shears and on a chief Or three bobbins sable.
Saint Malachy, College of. Device. Argent, a tower sable within a laurel wreath, on a chief wavy vert an open book argent bound Or.
Uberto Renaldi. Name change from René du Bon Bois.
His current name is released.
Godric the Gallant. Badge. (Fieldless) A mullet within and conjoined to a decrescent Or.
Hulegu Naran. Name and device. Argent, on a bend sinister between two lutes bendwise sinister sable, three tankards Or.
Muriella Donaldson. Name and device. Gules, a stag springing argent within a bordure quarterly Or and azure.
Natalya Berkutova Voronina. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Natalya Berkutov Voronin, we feminized the surnames as required by Russian grammar rules.
Osprey, Barony of the. Badge for the Order of the Opsrey’s Jess. (Fieldless) An osprey’s jamb erased a la quise, belled and jessed fesswise, talons to dexter, argent.
This does not conflict with Freydis Thorunnsdatter, A falcon’s leg fesswise, embowed and couped a la quise, argent, maintaining an acorn proper.There is a CD for fieldlessness, and the bells are drawn substantially enough that they are worth a CD.
Owain ap Euen. Name and device. Argent, six dragons passant two and one and two and one gules.
Qara Moridai. Device. Argent, a chevron gules surmounted by a sea-dragon erect vert all between three roses slipped and leaved proper.
Ysemay Ranenshagh. Device. Argent, a pegasus segreant, on a chief sable a roundel between a decrescent and an increscent argent.
Adriana Lynette Noel. Name.
The client requested an authentic 13th century French name, but such a name would only have one given name. As the submitter did not allow major changes, we could not make the name authentic for her time.
Edward Montague. Name.
This is not in conflict with Edward Montague, second Earl of Manchester. He only appears in a biographical dictionary (and then under his title), and currently we require an appearence in sources such as general encyclopedias before we consider them important enough to protect.
Eliahu ben Itzhak. Household name Household Griffone d’Oro and badge. (Fieldless) A griffin segreant contourny Or atop a billet fesswise purpure charged with three bezants.
Sadhbh of Falcon’s Keep. Name.
Asher der Jäger. Name.
Deirdre the Wench. Name and device. Per fess indented gules and sable, a dance argent and in base a tankard Or.
Deirdre is SCA compatible.
Edric de Mounteyne. Name.
Submitted as Edric Mounteyne, the forms had Edric de Mounteyne. As either version is acceptable, we have restored the name to the submitter’s requested form.
Elizabet Fergus Morrison. Device. Per bend wavy azure and argent, a turtle counterchanged.
This is pushing the limits of a complex charge counterchanged across a complex line of division.
Frithuric Ullman. Device change. Azure goutty d’Or, in fess three cups and in chief a cloud argent.
His current arms, Argent, on a chevron purpure between three fox’s masks azure jessant-de-lys purpure, three suns in splendor argent, are released.
Gareth of Falcon’s Keep. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Garath of Falcon’s Keep, no one was able to show that the switch from "e" to "a" was reasonable in this name, particularly as Gareth first appears in the 16th century.
Gautrek the Christian. Name and device. Sable, a chevron fracted Or between three wolf’s heads cabossed and a Thor’s hammer inverted argent.
Submitted as Gautrekr the Christian, the submitter wanted Gautrek if possible. It is possible, although not very authentic — by the time the form Gautrek was in use, being a Christian was common enough that the byname would be unlikely.
Justinian de Quéry. Device. Pean, on a pile dovetailed Or a continental panther rampant contourny sable.
Please instruct the submitter to draw the dovetails deeper.
Khadijah bint Lu’lu al’Qadisi. Name.
Kiena Munro. Badge. (Fieldless) In pale a moon in her plentitude argent sustained by a crab sable.
Lorcan Mac Colla. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Medhbh O’Duibhdabhoireann of Clontarf. Badge. Azure, on a fess between a lozenge and fleur-de-lys argent, an Arabic pen-box azure.
Mikhailovskaia Ladonessa. Name.
The order <patronymic> <given> is a period name order in Russian and is therefore registerable.
Rognvaldr Byrgisheraðingr. Name and device. Azure, a wolf salient and a base engrailed Or.
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Afghanistan. Flag. Per fess vert and sable, a fess argent surmounted by an arch within a wreath environed of two shamshirs crossed at the hilts tips in chief Or.
As we protect national flags, both current and past, this is a new flag for Afghanistan, but the original flag, Per fess vert and sable, a fess argent surmounted by an arch within a wreath environed of two scimitars crossed at the hilts tips in base gules is still protected as well.
Belarus. Flag. Gules, a base vert, overall a dexter tierce argent charged with an indigenous embroidery pattern gules.
As we protect national flags, both current and past, the original flag, Argent, a fess gules, is still protected.
Democratic Republic of the Congo. Flag. Azure, a mullet and in dexter six mullets in pale Or.
Haiti. Flag. Per fess azure and gules, on a billet fesswise argent the arms of Haiti (a Palmette surrounded by and under the palms a trophy with the legend: L’Union Fait la Force).
Macedonia, Republic of. Flag. Gules, a sun of eight straight rays throughout Or.
Panama. Flag. Quarterly first and fourth argent, second gules and third azure, in bend a mullet azure and another gules.
Seychelles. Flag. Gyronny from dexter base azure, Or, gules, argent and vert.
Venezuela. Flag (former). Per fess Or and gules on a fess azure an arch of seven mullets argent.
Evidence shows that the flag for Venezuela we currently protect, Per fess Or and gules, on a fess azure an arch of seven mullets and in canton the state arms (An escutcheon per fess enarched, per pale gules and Or and azure, a garb Or, a sheaf of weapons proper surmounted by two banners in saltire per fess Or and gules, a fess azure, and a horse courant regardant contourny argent atop a base vert; the escutcheon ensigned with two cornucopias in saltire proper and environed of a wreath vert bound with a ribbon per fess Or and gules, a fess azure charged with the words 19 DE ABRIL 1810 INDEPENDENCIA REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA FEDERACION 20 DE FEBRERO DE 1850 Or), is the current flag of Venezuela. The submitted form, however, is an older flag, and we protect both current and former flags.
Æðelwulf Omundes sunu. Name and device. Per pale vert and sable, an oak tree eradicated and in chief two acorns argent.
Submitted as Æthelwulf Omund, there is no evidence that unmarked patronymics were used in Old English names. Furthermore, the submitter requested an authentic 9th century name. Our best guess at such a form is the one registered. The submitter should also be told that Omund appears to be a borrowing from Old Norse and is not natively Old English.
Aubrey de Vaux. Name.
Břetislava Jeřábek. Device. Per bend sinister vert and sable, an arrow bendwise argent.
Constance de Barfleur. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Darkwater, Barony of. Badge. Barry wavy sable and argent, a trident head gules.
This was listed as a badge for the Defender of Darkwater, which was returned as an order name.
Gylys MacEwan. Name.
Khorijin Tatar. Name and device. Gules, a horse’s head couped between the points of a yak’s horns argent.
Submitted as Korjin Tatar, the forms and the documentation gave the given name as Khorijin. We have, therefore, returned the name to the submitted form.
Leannán Mac Aleer. Name.
Submitted as Leanńan Mac Aleer, the accent falls on the ‘a’ not the ‘n’.
The submitter should be informed that mixing English and Gaelic spellings in a single name was extremely rare in period. The name would be considerably more authentic as a fully Gaelic Leannán mac Giolla Uidhir or fully English Lennan Mac Aleer.
Lorcan McEoin. Name and device. Argent, on a pall inverted gules seven Celtic crosses Or, in sinister chief a winged stag segreant vert.
Please inform the submitter that the crosses on the lower limbs should be either palewise or rotated so that the long arm of the cross follows the arm of the pall.
Paulina of the Northwood. Name and device. Per bend indented gules and argent, a mullet argent and a tree eradicated proper.
Reaney and Wilson, Dictionary of English Surnames lists examples of de la/del North<object>; for example, they list a William de la Northalle in 1280 and a Henry del Northeclif in 1307. Therefore we will allow the article in the name. The byname, however, would be considerably more authentic as de Northwode.
Valgard inn Rauði. Name and device. Ermine, issuant from base a dragon’s head contourny and in chief two Thor’s hammers gules.
Ravenshore, Shire of. Reblazon of badge. Per fess argent and azure, a raven volant wings addorsed sable sustaining an escallop Or.
THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN RETURNED FOR FURTHER WORK
Cait inghean ui Flannagain. Name.
Conflict with the registered name Catairiona ní Fhlannagáin. By rule V.1.a.i (Difference of given names), "Irrespective of differences in sound and appearance, a given name is not significantly different from any of its diminutives when they are used as given names." Furthermore, no documentation was given, nor was any found, showing that Cait is a period diminutive.
Cicilia Deldanza. Device. Gules, on a bend sinister argent between a sun in his splendor and an increscent Or, three mullets sable within a bordure argent mulletty sable.
This has a complexity count of nine. "While it is true that armory exceeding this ‘rule of thumb’ has been registered on rare occasions, these exceptions have only been made for particularly elegant proposals" (Da’ud ibn Auda, January 1994 LoAR, p. 16). "Particularly elegant" generally means that otherwise it is typical of a style of complex period armory, such as Tudor armory. With the use of dissimilar secondary charges and a bend sinister, this is not "particularly elegant".
Francesca da Bari. Device. Vair, a swallow volant sable and a mountain of three peaks vert.
The sable swallow is unidentifiable on the vair field.
Iain MacConmhaoil. Device. Per pall inverted sable, azure, and argent, in base a hammer and an axe in saltire proper.
The hammer and the axe were completely brown. An axe does not have a proper coloring, and a hammer proper is sable hafted of brown wood. In neither case are the heads brown.
Johannes vom Kreuzzung. Name.
No evidence was given, nor was any found, to show that Kreuzzung ("crossing") could have be used in period as part of a German byname. The submitter may want the consider the related bynames in dem Vurte ("at the ford"), dated to 1272 in Bahlow, Diction of German names, s.n. Förther, or zu Cruce "at (the) cross", dated to 1297 in Brechenmacher, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der Deutschen Familiennamen.
His armory was registered under the name Johannes of Artemisia.
Robert le Raven MacLeod. Device. Checky Or and vert, a raven displayed sable.
Conflict with numerous armory of the form <field>, an eagle displayed sable, including Germany, Or, an eagle displayed sable, and Andrei de Sevastopol (registered 1973), Gyronny argent and gules, a double-headed eagle displayed sable. Even though ravens and eagles were different birds in period, only eagles were ever displayed. Therefore there is not a CD for type.
Ruth the Timid. Device. Vert, a garb argent.
Conflict with the badge for Ygraine of Kellswood, (Fieldless) A garb argent. There is only one CD for fieldlessness.
Gethyn Tal mab Cadwygaun. Badge. Vert, semy of gendy flowers Or, a tower argent.
There has been only one registration of a gendy flower, and that was in 1979. Therefore, before I am willing to register the charge again, I need proof that either it is a reasonable heraldic charge or that Gethyn can register it under the grandfather clause, i.e, that Gethyn is a close relative of Alma Tea av Telemark.
Morgan O Cinneide. Device. Per chevron purpure and vert, in sinister chief a mullet argent, in base a moon in her complement per pale sable and argent between five fleurs-de-lys in annulo, points outward, Or.
This has a complexity count of eight, which is just at the limit. However, combined with the highly unusual arrangement of both primary and secondary charges and the poor contrast of half of the moon, the armory as a whole must be returned for non period style.
Jared the Potter and Sajah bint Habushun ibn Ishandiyar al-Hajjaj. Joint household name House Open Hearth and badge. Argent, a fireplace gules masoned argent enclosing flames proper all within an annulet vert.
No documentation was given to show that Open Hearth was a reasonable inn or sign name. Sign names of the form <adjective> <noun> tend to have adjectives that can be easily displayed on a sign. "Open" is not such an adjective when applied to hearths.
The flames are poorly tinctured; flames proper should have alternating tongues of Or and gules. The flames here are Or fimbriated gules, which has long been grounds for return. Also, the only registered instance of a fireplace was from 1986, therefore we would prefer proof that this form of fireplace was known in period.
Rieinmelt of Dun Carraig. Name.
The submitter withdrew the name.
Volodymyr Mykhailovych Dolhoruko. Device. Or, a bear statant gules, on a chief sable three Ukrainian sun crosses Or.
No documentation was provided that Ukrainian sun crosses were used as anything except an artistic motif in period. There are many artistic motifs that were never used in heraldry, even in areas that used heraldry. Therefore, being an artistic motif is insufficient. As there is not period Ukranian heraldry it may be difficult to show that the sun crosses were use in heraldry; however, it may be sufficient to show examples of a sun cross used as a form of iconic identification similar to armory.
Wolfgang the Gamesman. Name change from Wolfgang the Gamener.
The letter of intent justified gamesmen as a "modernized singular form" of gememen. While we do accept modern English forms of bynames through the lingua anglica rule, the documentation given lists the modern form as game-man. As the submitter allowed no changes, we must return the name.
Blóð-Úlfr inn Berserki. Name change from holding name John Norris of Dreiburgen.
No documentation was provided for Blóð-Úlfr as a given name; the previous Laurel return mentioned that it was possibly a valid byname but not a given name.
Calafia, Barony of. Order name Order of the Serpent’s Fang.
No evidence was presented that fang meant "tooth" in period. Barring conflict, the Order of the Serpents Tooth would be acceptable.
Darius von Tannenberg. Device. Argent, five piles inverted in point throughout gules overall a cross clechy fitchy sable.
The identifying portions of the cross lie primarily on the gules piles making the type of cross unidentifiable.
Eilidh Og. Name.
The documentation provided is not adequate to demonstrate that the name Eilidh was used in period. The documentation only listed Eilidh as a modern name and did not address its historical use.
Flora Monswife. Name and device. Gules, on a chamfron argent a thistle slipped and leaved proper, in chief three compass stars elongated to base argent.
Mons is Danish; therefore it cannot be combined with the English -wife. Furthermore, there does not seem to be a way in Danish to indicate that Flora is Mons’s wife, therefore we could not correct the byname. Lastly, the documentation for Flora is borderline; it would be better to use Floria, dated to the 13th century England, or Flore, dated to Renaissance France.
The thistle is not a standard heraldic thistle. Furthermore, the chamfron is a sufficiently difficult charge to identify that charging it makes it unidentifiable.
Lachlann Wick of Brindle Myre. Device. Argent, a caucasian mermaid in her vanity proper crined Or tailed and a scarp enhanced azure.
A caucasian mermaid cannot be placed on an argent field, as human (caucasian) flesh proper was somtimes depicted as argent in period sources. In addition, we do not register overly enhanced ordinaries, barring evidence of their use in period, as they are inherantly unbalanced.
Luther Anshelm. Badge. (Fieldless) A dog passant Or collared gules sustaining in its mouth a flagstaff flying a banner of the Cross of St. George.
This fieldless badge appears to be a supporter maintaining a flag with arms on it. As we do not register supporters, we cannot register this. Moreover, we could not register Argent, a cross gules to the submitter because he does not have the right to display the Cross of Saint George as his own armory.
Mons von Goarshausen. Device. Per saltire vert and purpure, a satyr maintaining a sword in its dexter hand and maintaining a tankard in its sinister hand Or.
We do not register rampant humanoids. Additionally, the satyr was drawn with the torso affronty and the legs to dexter, which is an unblazonable and three dimensional posture.
Seónaid inghean Sheathain. Badge. (Fieldless) A thistle Or.
Conflict with the Order of the Sable Thistle (Kingdom of Ansteorra), A blue thistle sable, slipped and leaved Or. Ansteorra’s thistle is mostly Or, so there is no CD for the different color of the flowers.
Ursella of Rowantree. Device. Vert, on a bend sable fimbriated, three suns in their splendor palewise Or.
Conflict with John Peregrine of Restormel, Azure, on a bend sable fimbriated three mullets bendwise sinister Or. There is one CD for the change of the color of the field, but, as suns and mullets are not substantially differer, there is nothing for changing the type only of the tertiaries. The submitter should also be informed that charges on a bend were invariably oriented along the bend, not palewise.
Baildrin MacEinri. Device. Per pale indented azure and gules, a lion passant and on a chief argent, three roses gules.
The lion obscures the low contrast line of division to the point where identifiability is significantly reduced. Such cases have been the cause for return for some time.
Dafydd Ó Nuallain. Badge. Or, in pale a fleam inverted and a roundel vert within a bordure rayonne azure.
This is returned for several reasons. First, the rayons on the bordure are too small and too numerous. Second, the fleam is poorly drawn, and with the inversion it is not recognizable as a fleam. Finally, the combination of the fleam inverted and the roundel creates the appearance of a single charge — a question mark — instead of two separate charges.
Jan van Ghent. Name change from Lyssandre le Téméraire.
This conflicts with John of Gaunt, father of Henry IV of England, listed in theEncyclopædia Britannica Online. There is little difference in the sound of the two names.
Michael of Caernarfon. Device. Sable, two bendlets embattled counter-embattled between two unicorn’s heads erased Or.
The bendlets are not bendlets embattled counter-embattled, nor could anyone come up with a blazon for them. In the words of Clarion herald:
This is one of those artistic design problems that are hard to describe in words and easy to say in pictures, but basically a bendlet embattled counterembattled doesn’t squiggle back and forth -- if you draw a line down the middle of a bendlet embattled counterembattled, it doesn’t ever touch the field. If you draw a line down the middle of one of these charges, it touches the field about 1/3 to 1/2 the time. This kind of square zigzag does seem to be used as part of a lightning flash, or the lightning flash part of a lightning bolt, which is where the confusion might arise
Godric the Gallant. Device. Per chevron sable and azure, a pall inverted argent between two mullets each within and conjoined to a decrescent Or and a unicorn’s head couped contourny argent.
The device uses three different charges in the same group of secondary charges and therefore violates RfS VIII.1.a, Armorial Simplicity.
Gwendolyn of the Isle of Wight. Name and device. Per bend sinister sable and azure, a bend sinister argent between a mullet within and conjoined to a decrescent Or and a unicorn rampant contourny argent.
No evidence was given to show that of the Isle of Wight, as opposed to of Wight was a reasonable form of the locative. The locative itself is dated to 1332 in Reaney and Wilson, Dictionary of English Names in the form de Wight. As the submitter allowed minor but not major changes, we cannot correct the locative. Furthermore, as of the LoAR cover letter of August, 1995, we do not accept the spelling Gwendolyn, although we do accept Gwendolen.
The device uses three different charges in the same group of secondary charges and therefore violates RfS VIII.1.a, Armorial Simplicity.
Morgan of Osprey. Device. Vert, a pawprint bendwise sinister Or within a bordure Or lozengy sable.
As far as we know, a pawprint with three evenly spaced toes is not found in nature. Barring documtation for this form of pawprint, we must return it.
Natalya Berkutova Voronina. Device. Argent, a vol sable, on a chief triangular azure a wolf’s head caboshed argent.
The chief descends below the per fess line. This is far too low for a chief triangular, but still far to high for a pile, even without the vol beneath it.
Ariadne la Noire. Device. Sable, three swans rousant wings displayed within a bordure Or.
The original submission was returned for redrawing, as it blurred the distinction between rousant and displayed. The posture of the swans in the current submission is identical to the previous submission, except that it is less clearly drawn, and therefore the device must be returned again for redrawing.
Bastian Wolfhart. Device. Argent, a wolf statant gules atop a mount vert.
The wolf appears to be neither on nor atop the mount; a blazon which more accurately reproduces the emblazon is Argent, a mount vert, overall a wolf statant gules. However, we do not register charges that overlap peripheral ordinaries.
Undewyn de Maccuswell. Device. Argent, a saltire sable, overall on a Celtic cross throughout gules nine Wake knots Or.
In November, 1994, Laurel registered a device containing multiple conjoined knots, but indicated that was borderline:
There was much commentary on the issue of whether the charge runs afoul of our long-standing ban on knotwork; the consensus here seems to be similar to that of several years ago when we were considering three Wake knots conjoined in pall : "The question is whether the conjunction of the knots diminishes their identifiability to the point where they should not be allowed. In this case, the answer seems to be ‘no’. Note, however, that this would not be the case were the knots not of themselves clearly defined period heraldic charges, were the knot itself complex or requiring modification in shape to produce the conjunction (as would be the case with a Lacy knot) or were the numbers so increased ... as to diminish the size seriously." (Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane, LoAR of 26 November 1989, p. 9) It should be noted, however, that this badge is probably pushing right to the limits of the allowance; an increase of number would probably begin to reduce the identifiability of the separate knots (Da’ud ibn Auda, November 1994 LoAR, p.8).
While the knots are not quite conjoined in this armory, one must look closed to tell, even with the large emblazon. Furthermore, there are more than twice as many knots as in the borderline case. Lastly, the saltire has been pushed upwards to underlie the center of the elongated Celtic cross, which is not period style either. Altogether this must be returned.
Charles Roberts. Name and device. Gyronny sable and Or, a cross rayonnant gules.
Conflict with Sir Charles Roberts Canadian nationalist writer and naturalist, who has his own listing in the Britannica Online.
The device conflicts with flag of England, Argent, a cross gules. We cannot give a difference for the rays because at least half of them have low contrast with the field and because they are drawn relatively small.
Gareth of Falcon’s Keep. Device. Azure, a pall inverted argent between two garbs Or and a barrel palewise argent.
Conflict with Kelwin Ratslayer, Azure, a pall inverted argent between two panthers rampant addorsed Or, marked sable, and a rat couchant argent. There is only a single CD for changing the type of the secondary charges
Kér Béla. Name and device. Per pale bevilled argent and sable, a pale bevilled between a hawk volant to sinister and a skull all counterchanged.
There is no evidence, and none could be found, that tribal names, such as Ker, were used in Hungarian names.
There is no evidence that bevilling was used with a per pale line of division.
Kiena Munro. Badge. (Fieldless) A covered cup argent.
Conflict with Kathleen Erin-go-burne-the-Bragh, Vert, a chalice argent containing flames Or. There is one CD for fieldlessness, but the flames are not large enough to count for difference.
Lorcan Mac Colla. Device. Per chevron argent and purpure, two cows statant respectant sable, and in base a carpenter’s square, point to chief, and a hammer in saltire Or.
The device uses three different charges in the same group of primary charges and therefore violates RfS VIII.1.a, Armorial Simplicity.
Órfhlaith ní Dhubháin. Device. Per bend sinister Or and sable, a horse’s head couped counterchanged gorged of a chaplet of shamrocks vert, an orle counterchanged.
This uses trian aspect; the line of mane shows that the neck is twisted. Please also advise the submitter that the mane should not obscure the couping of the horse’s neck.
Volker Ælfwine. Device. Sable chaussé papellony vert and argent, a pithon displayed argent.
Conflicts with Reynald il Bianco, Per chevron inverted sable and gules, overall a winged serpent erect displayed argent with a CD for the change of field. The pithon on Reynald’s device has bird wings, but as both types of wings are used in period this is not worth a difference. It also conflicts with Artus Falconieri, Quarterly pean and purpure, a wyvern displayed argent; in period a heraldic pithon was a variant of a wyvern. It is clear of Tyra Stewart of Moray, reblazoned elsewhere in the letter, Azure, a pithon erect wings addorsed gorged of a collar trailing three links argent; an examination of the blazon showed that the wings in Tyra’s device were addorsed, not displayed.
SAEWYNN AND CLARION LETTER OF INTENT TO PROTECT
Aruba. Flag. Azure, a bar gemel abased Or and in canton a mullet of four points gules fimbriated argent.
Aruba is not a sovereign nation so its flag is not automatically important enough to protect, and no evidence was given to indicate why it should otherwise be protected.
Bermuda. Flag. Gules, on an escutcheon the state arms (Argent, a base vert, a lion sejant erect affronty crowned gules holding a shield showing the sinking of the ship Sea Venture off Bermuda in 1609) and a canton of the Union Jack.
Bermuda is not a sovereign nation so its flag is not automatically important enough to protect, and no evidence was given to indicate why it should otherwise be protected.
Hong Kong. Flag. Gules, a cinquefoil argent, each foil charged with a mullet gules.
Hong Kong is not a sovereign nation so its flag is not automatically important enough to protect, while some evidence was given to show that it is more important than the other submissions, the evidence was insufficient to show that its flag is important enough to protect.
Netherlands Antilles. Flag. Argent, a pale gules, overall on a fess azure five mullets in annulo argent.
Netherlands Antilles is not a sovereign nation so its flag is not automatically important enough to protect, and no evidence was given to indicate why it should otherwise be protected.
Puerto Rico. Flag. Barry of five gules and argent, overall on a dexter tierce triangular azure a mullet argent.
Puerto Rico is not a sovereign nation so its flag is not automatically important enough to protect, and no evidence was given to indicate why it should otherwise be protected.
Constance de Barfleur. Device. Quarterly Or and vert, in bend two frets and in bend sinister two mullets of nine points counterchanged.
This is a clear violation RfS XI3.b, Marshalling; the arms appear to be a quartering of Or, a fret vert and Vert, a mullet of nine points Or.
Darkwater, Barony of. Order name Defender of Darkwater.
This name has no designator, such as Order or Award. It needs a designator to be registerable, under RfS III.2.b. Note that it is appropriate to name someone the Defender of Darkwater without registering the name; it is a reasonable generic description similar to Champion.
Meadhbh ní Shiobhán. Device. Per pale embattled vert and gules, a harp Or and a wolf sejant ululant argent.
The embattlements on the large form are even smaller than as drawn on the mini-emblazon, thus making the line of division unidentifiable. Furthermore, please inform that submitter that harp strings should be angled to attach to the soundbox instead of straight up and down.
THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN PENDED UNTIL THE MARCH, 2000, LAUREL MEETING
Isabelle MacLeod. Device. Per pall inverted gules, vert, and argent, two unicorns combattant argent and a tree eradicated vert.
The device was blazoned with a per pall inverted gules, vert, and azure field.
Edith of Arbroath. Badge. (Fieldless) A crescent inverted and overall an arrow fracted in chevron, inverted, Or.
The emblazon on the letter of intent was inverted.
THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN PENDED UNTIL THE JANUARY, 2000, LAUREL MEETING
Rosamund von Bardowiek. Device. Argent, a chevron gules, overall a caltrop sable.
This is in conflict with Earl of Carrick, Argent, a chevron gules. In the September, 1999 LoAR, we raised the question whether the arms of the Earl of Carrick are important enough to protect. As this will be decided in January, 2000, Rosamund’s device is pended until then.