May Heraldic Decisions

The May Letter of Acceptances and Returns has been published. Here are the decisions for the Middle Kingdom. The letter can be found online here:
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Middle Acceptances

Aturdokht of Dark River. Badge. (Fieldless) A wyvern erect vert breathing fire proper charged on the haunch with a pawprint argent.
There is a step from period practice for use of a pawprint.
Artist’s note: Please draw the tongues of flame conjoined and not free-floating. A flame proper has alternating tongues of red and yellow flame; these should all issue from the wyvern’s mouth.

Bj{o,}rn inn viðf{o,}rli. Device. Azure, a drakkar per pale argent and Or, in chief a sun Or and an increscent argent.

Brigit ingen Nialláin. Device. Per chevron azure and vert, two sheaves of arrows and an owl Or.

Einarr Ginnfastsson. Device. Per saltire argent and gules, two Thor’s hammers, hafts to center gules.

Emma Foxe. Device. Per pale argent and purpure, in bend sinister an escarbuncle Or between two violets counterchanged, an orle of ivy vert.

Gwydion Glyndour. Name.
This name was submitted as Gwydion Glyndwr. However, precedent states that Glyndwr is not a period spelling, [Llywelyn Glyndyverdwy, 3/2010 LoAR, A-Middle], and no evidence was presented to justify overturning that precedent. All of the instances of Glyndwr cited in commentary referred to modern spellings of the name. For registration, we have changed the byname to Glyndour, an early 15th century spelling found by Juliana Siren during commentary.

Hakon Hrafnsson. Badge. Per pall inverted Or, sable, and paly argent and vert.
Artist’s note: Please draw the point where the lines of the field division meet a bit higher on the field to more equally divide the shield into three portions.

Hanß Leiland Adelbrecht. Device. Per chevron inverted argent and azure, an enfield rampant to sinister gules and two crescents Or.

Katarzina of Foxvale. Holding name and device. Azure, three chevronels braced argent and in chief three trilliums two and one Or.
There is a step from period practice for use of New World trilliums.
Submitted under the name Katarzina Celjska, that name was pended on the December 2016 LoAR.

Lil Lith of Shadowed Stars. Name and device. Per bend azure and argent, a willow tree eradicated counterchanged.
The submitter may be interested to know that the spelling Lileth was documented in commentary as a gray-period English name. If she prefers Lileth of Shadowed Stars to the registered form, she may make a request for reconsideration.

Máirghréad inghean Ruadháin. Name.
Submitted as Mairghread inghean Rúadáin, Gaelic names must use markings consistently throughout the name. As the submitter specifically requested the “accented version” of the byname, the given name needs to be registered as Máirghréad with all markings.
In addition, the byname was originally submitted at Kingdom as inghean Rúadhán, but Kingdom commentary correctly pointed out that the byname needed to use the genitive (possessive) form of the father’s name, Rúadháin. The submitter consented to that change. For some reason, the heading in the Letter of Intent did not include that change (although the summary did). In addition, the name Ruadhán does not have an accent mark on the u. Accordingly, we have put the byname into the correct spelling of inghean Ruadháin for registration.

Marushka Stanislawowiczowa. Name.
This name combines a Russian given name with a Polish byname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.

Milisandia MacGreghere. Name and device. Per chevron argent and vert, a chevron sable and in base a squirrel Or.

Roana Aldinoch. Household name Gylden Broc Hus.

Toth Bálint. Badge. (Fieldless) A loop of rope with ends crossed in chief gules.

Middle Returns