My wife and I are excited about starting a new family together and want to symbolize that with a family shield. We’re looking to incorporate elements of our “actual” family shields (i.e. historical shields according to genealogy websites). We’ve uploaded images of what we were able to get off some those sites, so we don’t own the images we’ve uploaded, please only use them for inspiration.
We’re excited to see what this community comes up with but what we’re looking for something that incorporates the two key pieces of symbolism from the two uploaded images. On the husband’s side, it’s the “harnessed” bear. In the uploaded image the bear looks more like a dog, which we don’t love, we’d like it to be a more recognizable bear but still with the muzzle on it. And then for the wife’s side, we want to incorporate the ox.
We’re looking for a fairly traditional family shield, something that might show up on wine glasses or on the wall of our home. But we’re also interested to see what spins the community can put on it.
This part isn’t necessary but you could include some of these optional elements in the design:
* The constellation Boötes
* [Relating to the husband] Sailing symbolism, comes from a few generations of sailors
* [Relating to the wife] Symbolism from the medical profession, comes from a few generations of doctors.