Lyle H. Gray

16 January, 2000

Unto the heralds and pursuivants of the East Kingdom College of Heralds does Lyle FitzWilliam, Eastern Crown Herald, send due commendations and greetings!

Herein are the submissions for the first ILoI of 2000 (2000-01). There are 19 entries.

I’d like to have comments in hand on this letter by Monday, February 28th. As before, comments can be either in writing or submitted electronically.

Standard abbreviations used in this ILOI:

In Service to Crown and College,

Lyle Eastern Crown

1. Abel of Regnesfolke (m) — new name & device
Herald of Record: Ignatia Snowflake

Azure, two spears per saltire and three temple bells between the spear heads, two over one, Or.

Abel — biblical name

Regnesfolc —household name registered to Sir Mord the Green.

2. Aldrich von Bremen (m) — new name & device
Herald of Record: Miles of Whitewood Hall

Vert, a bear's head erased Or.

Aldrich — cited as from Old German, meaning "old, wise ruler". Source: The Jonathan David Dictionary of First Names, by Alfred J. Kolatch, p. 11. PCA

von Bremen — "of the city of Bremen". Bremen is given as a city in NW Germany, situated on the banks of the River Waser, 40 miles from its mouth on the North Sea. Historic sites include a Romanesque–Gothic cathedral built in the 1000s. Source: The World Book Encyclopedia. NPCA

3. Branwen ferch Gwythyr (f) — new name
Herald of Record: Ignatia Snowflake

Branwen — myth-daughter of Llyr, sister to Bran the Blessed (king of Wales). Ref: The Children of Llyr, translation + retelling by Evangeline Walton, (c) 1971 Ballantine Books (NDP). A Welsh Miscellany, THE COMPLEAT ANACHRONIST #66, by Heather Rose Jones. p 31, listed as a Welsh woman's name.

ferch — Welsh for "daughter [of]", used as both matronymic and patronymic. A Welsh Miscellany, pp 28, 30.

Gwythyr — in Celtic mythology Gwythyr is Lord of the Light Fairies. Celtic Magic, by D.J. Conway. (NDP)

[Can anyone provide me with better documentation for Gwythyr? The only other documentation provided is that one of the current Board nominees uses the name "Rhodri ap Gwythyr" — ECH]

4. Briana de Luna (f) — new name & device
Herald of Record: Harold von Auerbach, Pantheon

Azure, a dragonfly displayed Or and a chief wavy argent.

Briana: From the Spanish romance, Espejo de Principes y Cavalleros published in 1562. PCA

de Luna: The Catholic Encyclopedia cites Pedro de Luna, b. 1422/1423., PCA

5. Carillion, Barony of — resub badge
Herald of Record: Bartholomew Knolles

Sable, a bell Or.

Badge for the Award of the Chime.

From the consulting herald: "The initial registration was rejected since Laurel felt the church bell conflicted with a hand bell. Since they were both fieldless, this may be so. The new submission attempts to correct this by including a field of black — the inversion of the Baronial Arms. This should clear the conflict."

This is apparently in reference to a conflict with An Tir (Sep 1997), (Fieldless) A hand bell Or. If Laurel judged that there was no CD for the bell type, then there is only one CD for the field. Changing the field to sable does not clear the conflict, and may introduce other conflicts as well. Please check for new conflicts, so that we can provide as much conflict information as possible for Carillion's next badge submission for this award.

6. Catherine Peacock — new device
Herald of Record: Aine Granite

Azure, a peacock in its pride within a bordure invected Or.

7. Ceri filia Reys (f) — new name & device
Herald of Record: Aine Granite

Azure, a dragon dormant and in chief three mullets argent.

Ceri — Welsh woman's first name, from (PCA)

filia — latin, "daughter of"

Reys — alternative form of "Rhys",

8. Elze von Finkenaü (f) — new name
Herald of Record: Migel Gneuyle de Normandie

No documentation provided for the name. The submitter desires a name that is approprirate for 12th-14th century German, meaning "Elizabeth of Finche in Glade".

9. Garret Feinsod (m) — new name
Herald of Record: Migel Gneuyle de Normandie

No documentation provided for the name. The submitter desires a name that is approprirate for 12th-14th century German.

10. Hans Raichle (m) — new name change
Herald of Record: Eleazar ha-Levi

Name change from "Hans Ingvarsson från Uppsala", registered 1992, via the East.

Hans — from Johannes; many examples in "German Given Names from Silesia", by Talan Gwynek (NPCA).

Raichle — appears in Etymologishe Wörterbuch de Deutschen Familiennamen, by Josef Karmann Brechenmacher, p. 389 (NPCA).

11. Iain Macquarrie of Ulva (m) — new name & device
Herald of Record: Iain Macquarrie of Ulva

Quarterly vert and sable, on a tower argent a fret gules.

According to the submitter:

'Because of the vast varieties of cultures that made up the Scots, there was no real standardization with naming practices in Scotland (Grimble, pg. 11). It has also been noted that variations in the use of the prefix "Mac" (Mac, Mc, M') has very little significance towards the identity of a person (Munro, pg. 6).

'The name "Iain" was and still is used extensively through Scotland. Since I still haven't decided on an exact time for my persona, I searched for references to the name "Iain" between the 13th and 16th Centuries in Scotland.

'In my references, the names "Iain", "Eoin", and "John" are all used, which indicates to me the books are not just Anglicized or use whatever name looks best, and should be considered good references.

'The capitalization of the "q" is not really important, as I have seen "Macquarrie" spelled at least a dozen different ways during the Period. This is the way I wish to spell it (lowercase "q") as that seems to be the most common.

'According to the Academy of St. Gabriel, place-names were almost never used in Scotland, "Iain Macquarrie of Ulva" being a good example. My research has indicated that this is not necessarily true. On nearly every page of my resources, there is a reference to "Name of Place", with given names a swell as surnames. If the College desires, I will be happy to send copies of these references as well.'

Note: there is an extensive bibliography included with this submission, as well as several pages of photocopies.

12. Isabel Jimenez de Gaucin — ? device
Herald of Record: Eleazar ha-Levi

Purpure, three trillium argent and on a pile from chief Or, a trillium gules.

The name was registered in April 1998, via the Middle. It is unknown if this is a new device or resubmission. Please suggest reblazon. Submission needs to be recolored from "pink" to purple.

13. James Jacob Talbot — resub device
Herald of Record: Brita Mairi Svensdottir

Ermine, two talbots sejant regardant [respectant] gules.

Previous device submission, Argent, two talbots sejant reguardant respectant gules, was returned by Laurel in June 1999, for conflict with Sigrun Magnusdottir, Argent, a red fox sejant to sinister reguardant proper. There was no difference between a dog and a fox, so there is was one CD for the addition of the second dog. This submission adds a second CD for the ermine.

14. Lili of Eastham — resub device
Herald of Record: Harold von Auerbach, Pantheon

Vert, a fleur-de-lys argent.

Previous device submission was returned at kingdom level.

15. Marié José de Champain (f) — resub name & device
Herald of Record: Aine Granite

Argent, a lute and on a chief azure three fleurs-de-lys argent.

Marié — first name, "Noms et Prenoms", p 416, Dauzat.

José — last name, "Noms et Prenoms", p 346 under "Joseph", by Dauzat.

de — of (locative)

Champain — place name, "Noms de Lieux", Dauzat et Rostaing, p 149, under camps.

Previous name submission, "Marié-José de Champain", was returned at East Kingdom (1999-02) for lack of documentation. Note the removal of the hyphen in the resubmission.

16. Marina Francesca Giovanna De Caro (f) — new name
Herald of Record: Miles of Whitewood Hall

Marina — Feminine form of the Latin Marianus, a derivative of Marius. Norman, Teresa, "A World of Baby Names", Oxford University Press, 1988. p. 329. PCA. [Note: This is not what the photocopied page says; it says 'Derived from the Latin marinus (of the sea), which has its root in mare (the sea).' The explanation given on the form is associated with the name "Mariana", not "Marina". ECH]

Francesca — Feminine form of Francesco, the Italian cognate of Francis. Norman, p. 327. PCA.

Giovanna — Feminine form of Giovanni, the Italian cognate of John. Norman, p. 328. PCA

De Caro — Italian and Spanish: nickname from It., Sp. caro dear, beloved (L carus). Patrs.: It.: De Caro, Di Caro (S Italy). Hanks & Hodges, "A Dictionary of Surnames", p. ?. PCA.

[I'd like some opinions on this submission. Can anyone provide documentation for an Italian feminine name constructed of three parts? Does anyone know anything about Norman's "A World of Baby Names"? Does anyone have other documentation for the names "Marina", "Francesca", and/or "Giovanna"? Note: The submitter will not allow any changes (major or minor) to the name as submitted. If we cannot support all of it, we cannot support any of it.]

17. Michael MacCalluim of Edinburgh (m) — new name
Herald of Record: Migel Gneuyle de Normandie

No documentation provided for the name.

18. Nanesh Carraco (m) — new name & device
Herald of Record: Cahan Kyle

Gules, on a chevron between three wolves rampant to sinister argent, two swords points to center sable.

Nanesh — 1124 [Mor 134] — Paul Wickenden Russian Dictionary (NPCA)

Carraco — Name used in the Pyrenees to refer to Gypsies. PCA, but no information on source.

19. Úna ingen Ranald (f) — new name & device
Herald of Record: Lyle Eastern Crown

Checky sable and argent, a bend vert.

Úna — Woulfe, "Irish Names and Surnames", p 54 as "Una". Ó Corraine and Maguire, "Irish Names", p 176

ingen — "daughter of"

Ranald — form of "Ronald" — cited in Barbour, John, 1375. "The Bruce; or, The Book of the most excellent and noble prince, Robert de Broyss, King of Scots.", .../scottish14_given.html

Submitter would prefer 12th–13th century version of "Ronald".