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An Tir IL dated 2007-07-28 (Jump to Submissions)

Unto Christopher Black Lion and the esteemed members of the An Tir College of Heralds to whom this missive comes, Li Ban ingen Echtigeirn, Boar Herald, sends greetings and felicitations.

The following items are presented for your consideration.

Unless otherwise noted, all submitters will accept the creation of a holding name, if appropriate; has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

Commentary on this letter is due on September 10th, 2007.

1: Arion the Wanderer - Resub Device

Gules, on a pile azure, fimbriated or, a trident or

The submitter's name was registered in July of 2006.

His previous submission of Azure, a triskelion of dolphins argent was returned in February of 2007 for conflict with the device of Caitilin inghean Eoin, Azure, in pall three natural dolphins embowed tails to center within a bordure argent. There is a single CD for removing the bordure. This also conflicts with the badge for Order of the Triskele of Trimaris, Azure, a triskele argent. There is a significant difference, or CD, between a triskele and a triskelion of dolphins but not a substantial (X.2) difference.

This device does not conflict with the badge for the Order of the Dolphin of Caid, Azure, a dolphin embowed uriant to sinister argent. There is a CD for changing the number of dolphins. As none of Arion's dolphins are uriant, there is also a CD for posture.

The combination of the name Arion with a dolphin is not presumptuous. A single reference to a god or saint has not been considered presumptuous since August 1992. We see no reason why a single allusion to a legendary hero should be treated any differently than a single allusion to a god or saint.

2: Basil Dragonstrike - New Badge

(Fieldless) A cutlass and overall a skull argent

The submitter's name was registered in November of 1980. He currently has a device and two badges registered.

3: Jessica Creaven - New Device

Argent a cockatrice statant sable armed, combed and wattled gules charged on the shoulder with a rose argent barbed vert and seeded gules between three roses sable barbed vert and seeded gules

The submitter's name was registered in December of 1993.

4: Mairghread Murdoch - Resub Device

Argent, a thistle proper between 3 arrows conjoined in triangle inverted sable fletched gules.

The submitter's name was registered in October 2006.

Her previous submission of Argent, a sheaf of arrows inverted sable flighted gules, overall a thistle proper was returned in March 2007 for identifiability issues.

5: Muriel qui porte les chaperons - New Device

Vert, three whelks argent.

The submitter's name was registered in October of 2002.

6: Regina O'Duncan - Resub Device

Argent masoned sable, a flowering plant in natural, bordered purpure

The submitter's name was forwarded to Laurel in May 2007.

Her previous submission of Argent masoned sable, a violet plant of two buds and a blossom, purpure slipped and leaved vert was returned in May 2007 for unidentifiability of the violet, violating the sword and dagger rule, and conflict with Galina de Keri - March of 1978: Sable, a violet [viola odorata] slipped, leaved, and eradicated, within a wreath of flames of many colors, proper for the following reason:

"While this is a complex form of fimbriation, no matter how complex it is, fimbriation is still fimbriation, and not worth difference."

This submission addresses the conflict.

7: Shannan O'Duncan - Resub Device

Purpure, a mushroom centered argent, two rapiers in saltire or.

The submitter's name was registered in August of 2006.

His previous submission of Purpure, a sword bendwise Or between a mushroom and a floppy chef's hat argent was returned in April of 2006 for identifiability problems and for the use of a non-period charge.

8: Tristram ab Emrys ab Iago - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No major changes.
• Language (none specified) most important.
• Culture (none specified) most important.

<Tristram> is found on the webpage "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" by Talan Gwynek at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/eng16/eng16alpha.html with a frequency of 5 and a note, which reads "None of the entries is Welsh."

<Emrys> is found on p. 30 of The Complete Anachronist #66.

<Iago> is found on p. 30 of The Complete Anachronist #66.

The same issue of CA indicates the modern form is `ap' before consonants and `ab' before vowels in later period, which the submitter prefers.

The style of a double patronymic is supported by the webpage "Late Sixteenth Century Welsh Names" by Talan Gwynek at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/talanWelsh16.htm which records 48 instances of three-element names, 12 of which followed the pattern of <given name> + <patronymic> + <patronymic>.

8: Tristram ab Emrys ab Iago - New Device

Sable, semy of mullets of four points a phoenix issuant from base Or rising from flames proper.

9: Volchok Voislavov - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No major changes.
• Sound (Note states: "The given name is the important one (Volchok) to keep.") most important.

<Volchok> and <Voisalavov> were found in "Russian Personal Names: Name Frequency in the Novgorod Birch-Bark Letters, Men's Names" by Marsha Gedilaghine Holl (Predslava Vydrina) http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/predslava/bbl/men.html#Men&#039;s%202.

<Voislav> appears in the list of Old-Russian Names as a dithematic name with a frequency of 2, dated to 509 for the earliest occurrence and with a meaning of war/warrior+glory.

<Volchok> appears in the list of Old-Russian Names as an animal or bird name with a frequency of 1, dated to 336 and with a meaning of wolf cub or little wolf.

<Voislavov> is specified in the same article as the patronymic form of <Voislav>.

9: Volchok Voislavov - New Device

Azure, a demi wolf couped salient Or, Above a chevron inverted Or, in chief 2 crows close respectant Or.

10: Winefred of the Wode - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No holding name.
• No major changes.
• Meaning (none specified) most important.

<Winefred> is found with a frequency of 1 on the College of Arms Education Articles page at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/eng16/eng16alpha.html. [The article is "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" by Talan Gwynek. - Lí Ban]

No documentation was provided for the byname.

The submitter includes the following note at the bottom of the form: "I submitted this 5/9/05 but after 8 months contacted you to find it was lost, so hopefully the herald is still available."

An Tir OSCAR counts: 3 New Names, 4 New Devices, 1 New Badge. This gives 8 new items. Resub counts: 4 Resub Devices. This is a total of 4 resubmissions on this letter, for a total of 12 actions.

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