Greetings and well-met!
Here are the results of Laurel's Letter of Acceptances and Returns
dated August 2013:
Caius Equitius Rectus Xerxis. Name and device. Sable, on a plate a sun
gules, in base a pair of stag’s attires argent.
Elizabeth Anne Draper. Name and device. Per bend azure and vert, a
threaded needle bendwise sinister and a three-legged pot argent.
Maaline of Coeur d’Ennui. Device. Ermine, a domestic cat sejant
guardant queue-forchy collared and chained sable, an orle purpure.
Mór Glasscock. Name and device. Argent, on a goblet purpure between
three daisies sable a cock argent.
This name mixes a Gaelic given name and an English byname; this is an
allowable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.
Please advise the submitter to draw the daisies with internal
Rohese de Dinan. Alternate name Casilda Manrique de Lara.
Nice 16th century Spanish name!
Zachariah Lochrie. Device. Gules, an inescutcheon Or, in chief two
plates and a base enarched argent.
Pended until January 2014 meeting:
Lonely Tower, Barony of the. Order name Order of the Keystone of the
Barony of the Lonely Tower.
The clearly registerable form of an order name using a place name like
the Lonely Tower would not use the designator Barony of . This is pended
to discuss whether or not the designator Barony of can be registered as
part of an order name. We note that the submitter does not allow major
changes, so that if the phrase Barony of is not registerable, this name
must be returned (barring changed instructions from the submitter).
There are period citations of order names that use phrases like Stola
Aragoniae Regis "[Order of the] Stole of the king of Aragon." However,
none use words like "kingdom." We look forward to further discussion of
This was item 3 on the Calontir letter of May 13, 2013.
Also, here are the results of Laurel's Letter of Acceptances and
Returns dated September 2013:
Alcynon of Aston Tor. Name and device. Per chevron azure and Or, a
comet fesswise Or and a crequier azure leaved gules.
Submitted as Alson Nonne, the submitter indicated that she preferred
the name Alcynon if it could be identified, and authorized the addition
of the byname of Aston Tor (the registered name of an SCA branch) if the
given name could be identified.
Commenters were able to document Alcynon and Alcinon as names in late
period French romances, including the early 15th century Histoire de la
première destruction de Troie
(http://books.google.com/books?id=wWZfAAAAMAAJ) and the 1610
Histoire du siège des muses, ou parmi le chaste amour
(http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k63136911/f187.image). It appears
to be a variant of the better attested classical name Alcyoneus, which
was the name of both a giant and several human figures.
Thanks to Diademe and Eastern Crown for the research. Thus, the name
Alcynon is registerable under the literary name allowance. We have thus
changed the name to the submitter’s preferred form in order to meet her
request. Aston Tor is the registered name of an SCA branch.
Commenters discussed whether or not there was a unity of posture issue
under SENA A3D2c with this design. There is not, as while a comet as
depicted in the SCA falls into the long skinny inanimate charge
category, a crequier does not. This is a
Alcynon of Aston Tor. Badge. Per chevron azure and Or, two crequiers
azure leaved gules and an otter’s head cabossed Or.
Ambrogio di Dionisio Acciaiuoli. Reblazon of badge. Per bend sinister
ermine and counter-ermine, a rose counterchanged sable and
argent, a bordure gules crusily formy argent.
Blazoned when registered in November 1983 as Per bend sinister ermine
and counter-ermine, a rose per bend sinister sable
and argent, barbed and seeded proper, within a bordure gules, crusily
patty argent, we no longer use the term patty as it is
Arne Sørensen. Name and device. Per pale gules and sable, a Thor’s
hammer argent within a torque Or.
A previous submission, Arnórr Sørensen was returned at kingdom because
the elements were too far apart in time and space. However, this return
was in error. All the elements in this name are within a single naming
pool under Appendix C and within 500 years. Therefore, this could have
been registered in the original form. If the submitter prefers that
form, he may make a request for reconsideration. However, he would have
to release this name to do so, as you can only get one name for each fee
Crespin de Laon. Name.
Nice 13th century French name!
Faustus Cantilius Lupus. Name.
The submitter requested authenticity for the 1st or 2nd century CE. The
name is not authentic for that time, but it is registerable. The
praenomen and the cognomen are dated to the 1st century BCE, while the
nomen is dated to the late 3rd century BCE.
Hadassah filla de Solomó. Name.
Inga in danska. Device. Azure, three annulets interlaced one and two
argent between three roses Or.
Miklos Farma. Device change. Gules, a tower argent goutty de sang, an
orle of gouttes d’eau.
His previous device, Per pale argent and Or, an ypotryll rampant to
sinister within a bordure vert, is retained as a badge.
Morgana of Raglan. Device change. Or, a winged mermaid proper crined
gules wings displayed crowned of a county coronet, a bordure
Her previous device, Per bend sinister vert and Or, two melusines
counterchanged, is retained as a badge.
The submitter is a countess and entitled to display a county coronet.
Returned at Laurel for further work:
Ximena Etxeberria. Name.
The spelling Etxeberria is a modern Basque spelling of a place name
normally spelled Echeberria in Castillian contexts. The spelling
Echeberria is dated to before 1600; commenters could find no evidence
that Etxeberria was found as a spelling before the mid-20th century
spelling reform of Basque. Barring evidence that this is a period
spelling, this name cannot be registered as submitted. We would change
the byname to Echeberria in order to register the name, but the
submitter allows no changes. Thus, this name must be returned.