Artist's note: Please draw the hearts in a more uniform manner, filling the available space evenly.
There is a step from period practice for charges in orle not in their default position.
Greydale is a reasonable constructed English place name based on, among other things, the attested surname Graydale found in the FamilySearch Historical Records.
Husbergen was not dated in a German context in the Letter of Intent. Fortunately, heralds at the Pelican decision meeting were able to date the spelling Husbergen in German to 1381-1400 at p. 432 of Johannes Fritz ed., Urkunden und Akten der Stadt Strassburg: Bd. Politische Urkunden von 1381 (https://books.google.com/books?id=e2c8AQAAIAAJ).
There is a step from period practice for the use of a gusset with other charges directly on the field.
Eoin Roy gives permission to any future submitter to register a name that is not identical to his registered name.
This Roman name combines the feminine form of a nomen with feminine forms of two attested cognomina. This construction, which first became common around the reign of Emperor Hadrian (117 to 138 C.E.), is discussed in Paul Gallivan, "The Nomenclature Patterns of the Roman Upper Class in the Early Empire: a Statistical Analysis," Antichthon, Volume 26 November 1992 , pp. 51-79.
Upon her death, Finola leaves to Jenna of Southwind Hall her registered name and the following armory: Argent, a cock statant azure within a bordure gules charged with three fountains.
This name combines an Italian given name with a Spanish byname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.
There is a step from period practice for use of a New World raccoon.
The byname of Ipstones is the registered byname of the submitter's parent. However, the submitter does not need to rely on the Existing Registration Allowance because Ipstones is a period English place name found in Watts dated from 1310 onwards.
Submitted as Hector Juan Valdes, because Spanish allows for unmarked patronymics, this name could be read as a claim to be the son of Juan Valdes. The Juan Valdez character has been used as the symbol of the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia since 1958. Fortunately, we do not have to determine whether that character is important enough to protect from presumption, as the submitter actually uses Juan Hector Valdes but was under the impression that this name could not be registered. Juan Hector Valdes is not a claim to be the character Juan Valdez and does not conflict with or presume upon any registered personal names. With the submitter's permission, we have changed this name to Juan Hector Valdes for registration.
Nice 16th century Spanish name!
This name combines a French given name and a German byname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.
The submitter's previous device, Quarterly argent and gules, two cats sejant contourny gules, is retained as a badge.
There is a step from period practice for the use of a monarch butterfly, which is New World fauna.
Although Roderick was documented on the Letter of Intent as the submitter's legal given name, he does not need to rely on the Legal Name Allowance because Roderick is also an attested English given name dated to 1588 in the FamilySearch Historical Records.
The double bynames Noise Maker are not obtrusively modern because the OED cites the phrase "noise-maker" to 1574, referring to people who make noise.
Submitted as Non Nobis Herald, the Letter of Intent argued for construction of this heraldic title based on the attested period Latin phrase Non Nobis, which was used as, among other things, the battle cry of the Knights Templar. However, precedent states:
Latin mottoes are now known to be vanishing rare in period; their use in heraldic titles is a step from period practice under the Rules for Submissions. We decline to rule on their registerability under the Standards for Evaluation. Any future submission based on a Latin motto should include a discussion of the suitability of such a motto for a heraldic title. [Tanczos Istvan. Heraldic title Non Scripta Herald, 10/2012 LoAR, A-East]
Although we now know Latin mottos to be more common than was thought in 2012, we still have no evidence that such mottos were used to create heraldic titles. Our current best evidence of period heraldic titles does not include Latin elements at all, whether in the form of religious phrases or secular mottoes.
Fortunately, Nobis is a 16th century English surname. The creation of heraldic titles from English surnames is well established. Therefore, with the submitter's permission, we have changed this title to _ Nobis Herald.
This submitter combines a German given name and a Swedish byname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.
This device is returned for violation of SENA A5E3, which limits complexity of devices. The complexity count on this device is 10, with four charges (magpie, dandelion, chief, mullet) and six tinctures (Or, argent, azure, sable, vert, and gules). Even if the azure portions of the magpie's wings were tinctured sable, in keeping with a more standard depiction of the charge proper, the complexity count would still be at 9, higher than is allowed without an Individually Attested Pattern.
This badge is also returned for lack of reproducibility of the tinctures of the central charge. As noted above, the standard depiction of a magpie proper is argent and sable; a competent heraldic artist would not think to depict a magpie this way with the prompt of "proper," nor would any reasonable blazon reliably reproduce this tincture set.
Finally, this device is returned for lack of documentation of a dandelion in seed. Last seen in the February 2017 LoAR, the badge of Ana Ximenez de Hume, (Fieldless) On a flame gules a dandelion in seed slipped and leaved argent, was returned with the following note: "This badge is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters were unanimous in their inability to recognize the tertiary charge as a dandelion in seed. Absent period documentation of a dandelion in seed, the submitter is encouraged to draw individual seeds and tufts, relatively few in number, to assist in recognition of the charge. We decline at this time to comment on whether dandelions in seed are registerable if depicted recognizably." As documentation still has not been provided, this is still grounds for return.
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