From Gunnar Thorisson, Vert Hawk Herald:
- Adalyde bint Yunus al-Zarqa’. Name. This name combines a Catalan given name and Arabic byname. This is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.
- Aleksandr Yaroslavovich Vyetcikov. Augmentation of arms. Sable, a pall of chain Or between three bezants, and for augmentation on the bezant in chief a pellet charged with a cross of Calatrava Or.
- Ástríðr Bersadóttir. Name and device. Per pale vert and azure, two domestic cats sejant addorsed, tails entwined Or. Submitted as Ástriðr Bersadóttir, accents must be used consistently throughout the entire name. Therefore, we have changed the name to Ástríðr Bersadóttir to add the second accent to the given name.
This device is not in conflict with the device of Ailitha ingen Chathail: Per bend sinister wavy azure and vert, a cat sejant and a cat sejant contourny Or. There is a DC for changing the field, and a DC for the position of the cats, Ailitha’s cats being in bend. Although the position of the cats has changed with the field division, it is not a forced change (i.e. the cats could have been in fess on Ailitha’s device or in bend in the current submission).
- Damhán Ó Conghalaigh. Name and device. Argent, on a saltire sable five escallops palewise argent.
Submitted as Damhan Ó Conghalaigh, accents must be used consistently throughout the entire name. Therefore, we have changed the name to Damhán Ó Conghalaigh to add the accent to the given name. The submitter preferred this form to Damhan O Conghalaigh (without any accents), which is also registerable.
- Da’ud ibn Ibrahim al-Sisari. Name (see RETURNS for device).
- Einarr Grímsson. Badge. (Fieldless) A boar rampant contourny argent.
- Elizabeth nic Dhiarmid. Augmentation of arms. Azure, a hawk close and on a chief Or two roses gules, barbed and seeded proper, and for augmentation the hawk maintaining an escutcheon purpure charged with a cross of Calatrava within a bordure Or. Purpure, a cross of Calatrava and a bordure Or was registered by Calontir in Feb 2008 to be their standard augmentation.
- Erich Hlodowechssun fon Hocheichhallu. Augmentation of arms. Or, an oak tree eradicated gules fructed Or within a bordure engrailed sable semy of annulets Or, and for augmentation, in base on a golpe a cross of Calatrava Or. Purpure, a cross of Calatrava and a bordure Or was registered by Calontir in Feb 2008 to be their standard augmentation.
- Gwendolyn A’Brook. Badge. (Fieldless) A lobster Or sustaining in chief a county coronet sable.
The submitter is a countess and thus entitled to display a county coronet.
- Isengrim sleggja. Release of device. Or, on a chevron gules two cross-peen hammers, heads to center argent, in base a double horned anvil sable.
- Már í Miklagarði. Name and device. Quarterly gules and argent, four ravens in annulo counterchanged.
Submitted as Már i Miklagarði, the submitter requested authenticity for a “10th century name appropriate to a member of Varangian Guard”. Accents must be used consistently throughout the entire name. Therefore, we have changed the name to Már í Miklagarði to add the accent to the preposition í (“from/of”).
Both the given name and byname are found in the Landnámabók, so are plausible for a settler in Iceland around the 10th century. As the Varangian Guard included men from Iceland prior to the 12th century, the name may meet the submitter’s request for authenticity, but we do not know for sure.
There is a step from period practice for the use of charges in annulo not in their default palewise orientation.
- Mell MacAlpin. Name and device. Or, a dragon’s head couped and on a chief gules, a lightning bolt Or.
There is a step from period practice for the use of a lightning bolt not as part of a thunderbolt.
- Ragnheiðr Refsdóttir. Name and device. Sable, a fox courant and on a chief Or three increscents sable.
- Róise ní Ullacháin. Augmentation of arms. Per bend sinister azure and argent, a bell argent and a rose inverted azure barbed, seeded, slipped, and leaved vert, a bordure gules, and for augmentation, in sinister chief on an escutcheon purpure a cross of Calatrava and a bordure Or. Purpure, a cross of Calatrava and a bordure Or was registered by Calontir in Feb 2008 to be their standard augmentation.
- Siobhan MacKee. Name change from Siobhan MacAoidh (see RETURNS for device).
This name combines a Gaelic given name and Anglicized Irish byname. This is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.
The submitter’s previous name, Siobhan MacAoidh, is released.
- Solange de Grimfells. Name.
Grimfells is the registered name of an SCA branch. P1B2f of SENA states:
Name phrases may be created from the registered forms of SCA branches. Only the exact registered form of the branch name may be used, and they are registered in the lingua Anglica form, ‘of Branchname’.
Translated forms will not be registered under this allowance, even if it matches the intended origin of the submission or of the branch.
We note that SENA supersedes the Rules for Submission and earlier precedents that allowed the use of de with English branch names. We would change the byname to of Grimfells, but the submitter does not allow changes. However, if we can document the branch name independently as a plausible place name in English, then the submitter does not need to rely on the branch name allowance.
Several Middle English place names can be found in Watts that support Grim- + toponym, where Grim- is usually derived from the name Grimr or Grim and potentially does not use a genitive form: Grynthorp, Grymsted(e), and Grym(e)stan(e), found s.nn. Grimesthorpe, East Grimstead and Grimstone. The term fell is a toponym meaning “A hill or mountain; also, an upland waste or pasture; a moor or down” (Middle English Dictionary). Examples of plural toponyms or toponymic bynames in the same source include de Stanes, Atte stunnes, del Quitstones, Le Stones, Upstones, Le Wasshyngstones, Smerhilles, Amtehelles, Les haythes, Hillemedwe havedes, and Merehades.
Therefore, a place name constructed from Grim- and -fells is plausible in Middle English (although Grimesfell is a more likely construction), and we can register the byname de Grimfells without using the branch name allowance.
This name combines a French given name and English byname. This is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.
- Tamar bat Avraham. Name and device. Azure, a squirrel dormant argent maintaining a date Or.
Please advise the submitter to draw the date larger to improve its identifiability.
- Tola Rufusdóhtor. Name.
- Xorazne Artsruni. Name and device. Per saltire argent and Or, a sun in splendor and an orle gules.
- Da’ud ibn Ibrahim al-Sisari. Device. Gyronny vert and azure, a senmurv contourny Or.
This device is returned for using a field gyronny of two colors. SENA A3B3d states “Elements not already mentioned must have good contrast between their parts. These include fields or charges evenly divided into four parts other than quarterly or per saltire, fields or charges evenly divided into more than four parts of two different tinctures, and fields or charges unevenly divided into multiple parts of two different tinctures; all of these must have good contrast between adjacent parts of the field.” Thus gyronny of two colors, or two metals, is not allowed.
- Siobhan MacKee. Device change. Vert, in pall three rabbits courant contourny in annulo conjoined by the ears, and a bordure engrailed argent.
This device is returned for conflict with the device of Eoin Cerd: Vert, in pall three rabbits courant conjoined by the ears argent. There is only one DC for adding a bordure.
However, it is clear of the badge for Karl Braden von Sobernheim, Vert, three hares courant in annulo and a bordure argent, with a DC for adding the bordure and another for the orientation of the hare: Karl’s hares have the feet inward while Siobhan’s rabbits have the feet outward.