Every year the heralds of the East (and the Known World) do their best to come up with silly, hilarious, ridiculous and generally foolish – but completely documented – names and armory. We’re pleased to share this year’s efforts with the Gazette and the whole Kingdom.

The names of consulting heralds frequently have been changed to protect the guilty.

Hugs and kisses from the College of Heralds Imaginary, Eastern Branch

1: Bogus Viking – New Name & New Badge  Elmer

Per fess argent and sable, a human male affronty armored vert bearing a spear and magic helmet proper

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Sound (BOW-gus) most important.

Consulting Herald: Refr refr

Bogus is a male given name dated to 1222 in Wickenden’s “Russian Names Database”

(http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/bl.html).

Viking is the Lingua Anglica form of the Old Norse byname vikingr, found in Geirr Bassi’s The

Old Norse Name at p. 29, where it is marked as coming from the Landnámabók.

Russian and Old Norse can be combined as long as the elements are within 300 years of each other, per Appendix C. As the events of the Landnámabók span between 870 and the 11th century, the submitter should get the benefit of the doubt that the names are within the the necessary time period.

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2: Bruce le Hulke – New Name & New Device

Or, a pair of breeches purpure  Purple Pants

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting Heralds: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

Bruce is a saint’s name. The Middle English Dictionary s.v. lūt(e) (n.(1) dates the following quote to 1445: “For þis holy daunce, mynstralcy ys goode: Now, Seynt Bruce! helpe with þy sounded lute.”

le Hulke is a surname probably meaning “huge, clumsy fellow” is found dated to 1323 in the

Middle English Dictionary s.v. hulk.

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3: Calomaria de Mare – New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Consulting Herald: Octa Pode

Calomaria is a female given name dated to 1003 in “A handful of early southern Italian feminine names” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael

(http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/earlysouthitaly.html)

de Mare is an Italian byname dated to 1228 found in “Masculine Names from Thirteenth Century Pisa” by Juliana de Luna (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/pisa/pisa-bynames-alpha.html).

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4: Chilax Doode – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting Herald: Gunðormr Ech Mir ein Herald Imaginary

Chilax is the name of a human character in the play The Mad Lover which was performed at some point prior to 1619. The play is reprinted in Miracle to Masque. Predecessors of Shakespeare. Minor Elizabethan Dramatists at pp. 333-364

(https://books.google.com/books?id=IwJKAQAAMAAJ).

Doode is a surname found in “Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/engsurlondon1582a-m.html).

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5: Crafft Beer – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Language (German) most important.

Culture (German) most important.

Consulting Herald: Iwan de Best

Crafft is a German male given name found in “German Names from Nürnberg, 1497” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/nurnberg1497.html)

Beer is a German surname found in the Family Search Historical Records: Hans Beer; Male; Marriage; 12 Oct 1579; Neuenbürg, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: M93230-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NCGF-8YN)

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6: Donn Dona – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Client requests authenticity for 15th century Gaelic.

Consulting herald: Badde Idea Beare

Donn is a Gaelic male given name found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada’s “Index of Names in Irish Annals” (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Donn.shtml) with a relevant Annals date of 1488.

Dona is a Gaelic descriptive byname meaning “[the] Unfortunate/Unlucky/Wretched,” found in Mari’s “Index” (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Dona.shtml) with an Annals date of 1468.

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7: Egon Spengler – New Name & Badge Print Dead

(Fieldless) On an open book argent, the phrase “Print is dead” sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting Herald: Harold Ramis

Egon is a male given name found in gray-period Germany:

Egon De Weyer; Male; Marriage; 06 May 1640; Sankt Pankatius Roemisch-Katholische, Anholt, Westfalen, Prussia; Batch: M99207-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JHD3-MYB) Spengler is a German byname found in “German Names from Nürnberg, 1497” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/surnamesnurnn-z.html).

Although he has submitted a badge, the submitter does not yet have a device design because he is attempting to document whether spores, mold or fungus were used in period armory.

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8: Gendulphe Le Gris – New Name & New Device  Fireballs

Azure, a pilgrim’s staff argent and in chief two fireballs Or enflamed proper

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Language (French) most important.

Meaning (the gray) most important.

Consulting Herald: Gunðormr Ech Mir ein Herald Imaginary

Gendulphe is the name of a French saint, mentioned at p. 31 of “Le Théâtre des antiquitez de Paris” by Jacques Du Breul, published in 1639 (http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6457319v/f53.item.r=Gendolphe).

Le Gris is a surname found in “French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423surnames.html).

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9: Human de la Place – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Meaning (person from the place) most important.

Consulting Herald: More Cheseandbrede

Human is a male given name found in “Names Found in Commercial Documents from Bordeaux, 1470-1520” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/bordeaux.html). de la Place is a French byname found at p. 5 of “Names from the Rôle des taxes de l’arrière-ban du Bailliage d’Evreux, in 1562,” by Brunissende Dragonette (http://st-walburga.aspiringluddite.com/docs/TaxEvreux.pdf).

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10: Ivanna Peach – New Name

Language (Russian) most important.

Consulting Herald: Iwan de Best

Both elements are found in Wickenden’s Russian Names Database.

Ivanna is a given name dated to 1618 s.n. Ioann (m) (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/h-j.html).

Peach is a surname dated to 1530 s.n. Peach (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/pa.html).

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11: Jack Harkness – New Household Name & New Badge Torchewood

Torchewode Halle

Argent, on a hexagon voided a capital letter T sable

Consulting Herald: Gwen Cooper

The pattern of [place name] + Hall is found in the Middle English Dictionary, with examples including Westmynster Hall dated a.1500 s.v. attǒurnẹ̄ (n.).

Torchewode is a compound English place name based on the pattern of “family name followed by generic toponymic” set out in “Compound Placenames in English” by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/EnglishCompoundPlacenames/).

Torche is a surname dated to the reign of Edward I (1272-1307) in R&W s.n. Torch.

-wode is a generic toponym referring to a group of living trees, a grove, copse, woods, forest, woodland. The surname atte Wode is found in the MED s.v. wọ̄de (n.(2)) dated to 1346. The MED s.v. wọ̄de (n.(2)) also lists the compound bynames Estwode (1151-54), Cherchwode (1380), Campwode (1380) and Quenewode (1475).

The spelling Halle for “hall” is found in the MED dated to 1225 and later.

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12: Jokeford, Shire of – New Branch Name

No major changes.

Language (English) most important.

Culture (English) most important.

Consulting Herald: Gytta Klew

Jokeford is a place name dated to 1203 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. yōke (n.).

13: Jokeford, Shire of – New Heraldic Title

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Effing Pursuivant

Consulting Herald: Gytta Klew

This heraldic title follows the pattern of creating heraldic titles using English surnames, found in “Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Overview,” by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/). Effing is an English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records: Richard Effing; Male; Marriage; 1627; Swaffham-Prior, Cambridge, England; Batch: M13535-6 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6QK-KVS)

14: Justa Doll – New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Culture (Iberian) most important.

Consulting Herald: Rogue Flamenco

Justa is a given name found in “Portuguese Feminine Names from Lisbon, 1565” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/portuguese/fem1565.html)

Doll is a surname found in “Catalan Names from the 1510 census of Valencia” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/spanish/survalencia1510.html)

Portuguese and Catalan are both part of the Iberian language group under Appendix C.

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15: Kylo Ren – New Alternate Name

Ben Solo

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Both elements are found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Ben Sare – christened 6 April 1578, Fairstead, Essex, England

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J7W4-WMQ

Robtus Solo – christened 1544, Devon, England

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCS5-W41)

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16: Manly Man – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

No changes.

Sound (Man-lee) most important.

Consulting Herald: Badde Idea Beare

Manly Man is found in the gray period, in England, in the Family Search Historical Records: Manly Man; Male; Christening; 13 Jul 1647; SAINT DUNSTAN,STEPNEY, LONDON, ENGLAND; Batch: C05576-7 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JW88-CDZ)

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17: More Cheseandbrede – New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Sound (given name like ‘more’) most important.

Meaning (where’s the dayboard?) most important.

More is an Anglicized Irish female given name dated to 1586 and later in “Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents” by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Feminine.shtml).

Cheseandbrede is a byname found in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. chẹ̄se (n.) dated to 1303. English and Anglicized Irish are part of the same Language Group under Appendix C and thus can be combined despite the 283-year gap between the elements.

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18: Octa Pode – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Sound (given name like Octa) most important.

Consulting Herald: same

Octa is an Anglo-Saxon male name dated to 731 in Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum.

Pode is a surname found in R&W s.n. Poad dated to 1230. Because both elements are English, this name just squeaks by with less than 500 years between the given name and the byname.

19: Original Sinne – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting Herald: Eve atte Gardyne

Original is a male given name found in Bardsley’s Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature at pp. 128-129, dated to 1606 and 1619.

Synne is an English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records: Mary Synne; Female; Marriage; 16 Jan 1614; Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devon, England; Batch: M00183-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N23M-TY7)

The i/y swap is well-established in late-period English.

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20: Petit Prince – New Name & New Device Elephant

Azure, on a serpent argent an elephant passant contourny proper

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Petit is an English surname dated to 1591 in “English Names found in Brass Enscriptions” by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/lastnameIZ.htm#P). Such surnames can be used as given names by precedent. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East].

Prince is an English surname found in “Names from 15th Century York” by Karen Larsdatter (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/york15/surnames-alphabetical.htm#P).

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21: Polly Puss – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Client requests authenticity for 16th cen. Baden, Germany.

Language (German) most important.

Consulting Herald: Octa Pode

Polly is a German male given name found in the Family Search Historical Record:

Polly Hauser; Male; Death; 14 Jan 1608; Wintersweiler, Loerrach, Baden, Deutschland; Batch: B06196-4 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J4HB-5PT)

Polly Winter; Male; Marriage; 27 Apr 1594; Evangelisch, Haltingen, Loerrach, Baden;

Batch: M93574-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VCYV-Z41)

Puss is a German surname also found in the Family Search Historical Records: Martinus Puss; Male; Christening; 08 Nov 1597; DOMPFARREI KATHOLISCH, FREIBURG, FREIBURG, BADEN; Batch: C93394-1(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VHW7-NWM)

As both name elements are found in Baden within 3 years of each other, this name meets the submitter’s authenticity request.

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22: Poole Boy – New Name & New Device Poole

Argent, a cartouche azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Language (Anglicized Irish) most important.

Culture (16th cen. Ireland) most important.

Consulting Herald: Frend MacEnemy

Poole is an Anglicized Irish male given name dated to 1601 in Mari ingen Briain meic

Donnchada’s “Names found in Anglicized Irish Documents” (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Masculine.shtml) s.n. Paul.

Boy is a descriptive byname, probably from the Gaelic Buide meaning “yellow.” Mari’s “Names found in Anglicized Irish Documents”

(http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Masculine.shtml) contains numerous examples of this byname, including:

Teig boy O Mollan (1599)

Tho. boye (1600)

Phelim boye (1598)

Mortagh boy O Birne (1600)

Hugh Boy (1614).

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23: Refr refr – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Meaning (Fox) most important.

Consulting Herald: Badde Idea Beare

Refr is a male given name found at p. 14 of Geirr Bassi’s The Old Norse Name. refr is a descriptive byname meaning “fox” found at p. 26 of Geirr Bassi.

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24: Rogue Fave – New Name

Rogue is a Spanish male given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Rogue Garcia Rodriguez; Male, Christening; 26 Sep 1593; SANTA MARIA LA MAYOR, TORDESILLAS, VALLADOLID, SPAIN; Batch: C87369-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5W5-277)

Fave is a French byname found in the Family Search Historical Records: Marie Fave; Female, Baptism; 09 Mar 1603; Mazamet, Tarn, France (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG93-R4J) While there is no batch number, an image of the document is available and the name is visible onthe far right of Line 2, Paragraph 2.

Spanish and French elements can be combined under SENA Appendix C.

This name is well clear of previously registered and/or submitted Rogue Panda, Rogue Espada, and Rogue Flamenco.

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25: Studley Greathead – New Name

Submitter has no desire as to gender.

Meaning (the name speaks for itself) most important.

Consulting Herald: Badde Idea Beare

Studley is an English given name found in the gray period in the Family Search Historical

Records:

Studley Hawes; Female; 08 Feb 1619; LITTLE BADDOW, ESSEX, ENGLAND; Batch:

C03600-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMNQ-4M4)

Greathead is an English surname dated to 1592, 1596 and 1607 in “Surnames in Durham and Northumberland, 1521-1615” by Juetta Copin (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juetta/parish/sur_faves.html)

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26: Sweinchild in the dich – New Name & New Device Boar

Per chevron inverted argent and sable, a boar passant gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting Herald: Bunny Ditchborne

Sweinchild is a personal name found in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. chīld (n.) dated to 1195. in the dich is a surname found in the MED s.v. dī̆ch(e) dated to 1327.

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27: Úlfr inn illi – New Name & New Device  Wolf

Sable semy of domed ovens argent vented semy, a wolf dormant Or and in canton a hand one

finger extended to sinister base Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Meaning (Bad Wolf) most important.

Consulting Herald: Roesia Tygheler

Úlfr is a male given name found at p. 15 of Geirr Bassi’s The Old Norse Name.

in illi is a descriptive byname found on p. 23 of Geirr Bassi, meaning “evil, bad.”

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28: Victory Lapp – New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Consulting Herald: Ama Panda

Victory is an English given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Victory Milles; Female; Christening; 22 Mar 1553; Wartling, Sussex, England; Batch: C14798-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NY45-LY1)

Joanna Lapp; Female; Marriage; 29 Nov 1544; Ugborough, Devon, England; Batch: M05177-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2TL-253)

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29: Walt de Iseny – New Name

Submitter has no desire as to gender.

Consulting Herald: Butterscotch Crampet

Walt is a given name found in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. bōst dated to 1327. de Iseny is found as part of a manor name, (glossed as “Norton held by the d’Isney family”), dated to 1299 in Watts, s.n. Norton~Disney.

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30: Werwulf of London – New Household Name

Hellepit House

No changes.

Sound (‘Hell Pit’) most important.

Consulting Herald: Roland Thompson Gunner

The submitter’s personal name appears on the April 1, 2012 East Kingdom LoI, which is due to be decided “any day now.” The pattern placename + House in English is established in the Dec. 2007 LoAR: “we would recommend late period household names following either of these patterns [surname] + [house or hall], [surname]+s + [house, hall, or lodge], [place name] + [house, hall, or lodge].” [Sythe Blackwolfe, Calontir-R]

Hellepit is a place name dated to 1240 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. pit (n.)

The spelling house is dated to 1398 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. hǒus (n.)

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31: Yo Dawgs – New Name

Language (16th century English) most important.

Culture (16th century English) most important.

Consulting herald: Supp Doode

Yo is a feminine given name in FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NYD2- C7Z), but only in an I-batch: Yo Bygges Female Christening Date 02 Feb 1605 Christening Place Brumstead, Norfolk, England Batch: I03226-9

Names found in I-batches are generally not registerable without additional documentation. However, Yoe is also a 16th century English surname found in ‘Henry VIII: July 1535, 1-10’, in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 8, January-July 1535, James Gairdner, editor (pp. 379-402; http://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol8/pp379-402). 16th and early 17th century English surnames are registerable as given names.

Examples of -oe/-o pairs can be found in FamilySearch: Joe/Jo, Fardinandoe/Fardinando, Noe/No, Barbaroe/Barbaro, and Mungoe/Mungo. Therefore, the spelling Yo appears to be a plausible variant of the surname Yoe.

Dawgs is an English surname found in the FamilySearch Historical Records (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPST-RQ4): Giles Dawgs Male Christening Date 19 Jan 1587 Christening Place CHIGWELL,ESSEX,ENGLAND Father’s Name Wm. Dawgs Batch: C04186-1

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