Greetings to All,
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In Service,
Gunnar Thorisson
Vert Hawk Herald
CALONTIR acceptances  
* Ćlin Kausi. Name.

* Arina cea Tân{au}r{au}. Name.
Submitted as Arina cel Tinar, the byname cel Tinar ("the young") needs to be feminized. Therefore, we have changed it to cea Tân{au}r{au} in order to register this name.
* Ása Ottósdóttir. Name.

* Ffelix Ćskelsson. Device. Per fess sable and Or, an increscent Or and a penguin sable marked argent maintaining a sword bendwise sable.

* Gobbán Mac Roibeáird. Device. Vert, a chevron inverted sable fimbriated between two pairs of smith's tongs fesswise handles to center and a brazier argent.

* Káta in bareyska. Name change from Mairi Rose (see RETURNS for device).
The submitter requested authenticity for an unspecified place and time, presumably Old Norse. The given name Káta was documented from Viking age runic inscriptions in Sweden (cited in Nordiskt Runnamnslexikon), and the byname in bareyska ("woman from the Hebrides") was documented in Viking age Iceland in the Landnámabók. Therefore, this name may be authentic, but we do not know for sure.
The submitter's previous name, Mairi Rose, is retained as an alternate name.
* Kathryn McLain of Faire Haven. Household name House of Kinross and badge. Argent, three thistles conjoined at the stems in pall proper within an annulet purpure.
The real-world Kinross House, built in 1660s, is not important enough to protect.
* Philip of Crescent Moon. Device. Or masoned purpure, in pale a horse's head cabossed and a pair of gauntlets clenched in saltire, a bordure vert.

* Vitaros Czygan. Name.
In commentary, Kolosvari Arpadne Julia noted the following:
Czygan (modern standard spelling Cigány) means "Gypsy, Roma" in Hungarian. It was used both as a literal ethnic term, and as a more generic descriptive for someone who was like a Gypsy in some way, such as dark coloring or frequent travel.
Commenters asked if it is a slur, and whether this name submission should be pended until a decision is made on the name Richard the Gipsy, itself pended in November 2014 to discuss whether the byname the Gipsy is offensive and cannot be registered under PN5B3 of SENA, which states, "Names which include ethnic, racial, or sexuality-based slurs and references to derogatory stereotypes will not be registered. This is not dependent on the period associations of the usage. It is an issue based on modern understandings of the offensiveness of terms. General references to ethnic, racial, or sexual identities are not offensive and may be registered."
Julia, a native Hungarian speaker, noted:
In modern Hungary, there's a lot of politics involving accusations of discrimination and sensitivities about proper terminology for Gypsy/Roma people, and yes, calling someone a gypsy can be perceived as an insult, depending on context -- but it's a common surname (most often preserving the slightly archaic spelling Czigány), so the name can hardly be considered inherently offensive. It falls into the same category as Bastard, I think, except for being much more frequent as a family name.
She also quoted Hajdú Mihály, Családnevek enciklopédiája: Leggyakoribb mai családneveink [Encyclopedia of Family Names: Our most frequent family names today]:
Origin: a conflation of two names. The earlier source is likely an Old Turkic-origin personal name Sďq{.a}n, which developed from the expression sď{.a}n s{.a}{cv} meaning 'smooth haired'. In Hungarian, the initial sz- [s] became c- [ts], following a normal pattern of sound changes (affrication) (such as for example szirok > cirok 'sorghum'). The personal name Cigán ~ Cigány became a common family name, and its diminutive in -d is found as a placename (Cigánd).
The other origin is the name of the ethnic group, now called Roma, that settled in Hungary in greater numbers starting in the 15th century. The term cigány is of southern Slavic (Bulgarian) origin, transmitted via Romanian. Earlier use was metaphorical, based on a cigány-like inner or external characteristic (behavior, wandering, dress; darker skin, black hair, beard, etc.), but especially after the law requiring the use of surnames (1787), it was used as a family name with its literal meaning as well.
As forms of Czygan are used as common inherited surnames today, and not considered to be slurs or inherently offensive in Hungarian, Czygan does not have the same modern connotation of the literal descriptive byname the Gipsy. Rather, it has the same connotation as the modernly accepted term (and acceptable lingual Anglica form) Roma. Therefore, we rule that Czygan is an allowable general ethnic reference and are registering this name.
CALONTIR returns   
* Halldóra Guđrřđardóttir. Device. Gules, a cameleopard rampant contourny Or spotted brown and a sinister gore Or.
This device is returned for tincture issues. Although the submitter has addressed most of the causes of the previous return, we had stated previously that, despite an older precedent stating otherwise, there is currently no proper coloration defined for cameleopards. The reason is that period depictions of these creatures show them in a range of colorations, from the modernly expected yellow marked brown to gradients of blue (with no markings). Here, brown not being part of a "proper" tincture, and not being a registerable heraldic tincture, we must return this device.
We apologize if the wording of the previous return was somehow unclear.
On resubmission, that problem would be solved by replacing the brown spots by sable markings.
* Káta in bareyska. Device change. Per fess purpure and vert, a tierce argent.
This device presumes upon the important non-SCA flag of Madagascar: Per fess gules and vert, a dexter tierce argent. There is a single DC for the change to the field.
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