Greetings to All,
The Armorial has been updated to reflect the items in this LOAR.
Vert Hawk Herald
Submitted as Adelheid Fröhmke, the byname was documented as an undated form in Bahlow. However, undated forms (including header forms) from Bahlow are not usable documentation unless they are shown to be consistent with period spellings. In this case, Fröhmke appears to be an entirely modern spelling; the spellings of this surname found in period are Vromeke or Vrameke. As the former is closest to the submitted spelling and the submitter allows all changes, we have changed the name to Adelheid Vromeke for registration. This change does not affect the meaning of the surname, which the submitter stated was most important to her.
This is the defining instance of a dividing iron in Society armory. A dividing iron was a tool used by glaziers to cut stained glass pieces: the pointed tip was heated, then applied to the glass, which would crack and separate where the point touched. It's a period artifact, seen in the Ständebuch of Jost Amman, 1568, and therefore acceptable for Society use. We here define its default orientation with the handle to base, as in this submission.
The submitter's previous device, Or, in bend two capital letters "B" azure within a bordure gules, is released.
The curved haft of this depiction of the Lochaber axe does not appear to have any documentable period source, either in heraldic/artistic depictions or in extant weaponry of any pole axe. To date, the only heraldic depiction of a poleaxe with a curved haft is the Danish axe, as seen in late-period depictions of the arms of Norway. We will give the submitter the benefit of the doubt in registering this device, but absent documentation, we will cease allowing other poleaxes with curved hafts after the May 2018 LoAR.
The submitter's previous device, Argent, a swallow displayed guardant azure, on a chief sable three mullets of seven points argent, is retained as a badge.
Nice English name for the 15th century onwards!
The submitter's previous device, Argent, a sea-horse azure within a bordure sable, semy of mullets of four points argent, is released.
Rauša- is a prepended Old Norse descriptive byname meaning "iron ore," and Smišr is an attested Old Norse given name.
The construction of the element Kameko was documented in the Letter of Intent from An Online Japanese Miscellany: Japanese Names by Anthony J. Bryant, updated by Joshua L. Badgley. (http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/miscellany/names.html). We remind heralds and submitters again that this website is not a reliable source. Indeed, in the case of this particular name, this source incorrectly stated that the suffix -ko means "son."
The submitter requested a masculine name. Although the element -ko originally (8th century C.E.) was a masculine suffix, by the 13-14th centuries it had become a feminine suffix. According to Name Construction in Medieval Japan (2d Ed.), the element Kame- does not begin appearing in Japanese names until the 14th century. Thus, while Kameko is a correctly constructed Japanese given name, it is not a masculine one. As the submitter has no objection to having a feminine name, we are registering the name as submitted.
There is a step from period practice for use of a compass star.
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