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  1. #6
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    Oooh, I was the one who suggested Sylvaine and Delphine, so happy you liked them! I'm half Norwegian so hopefully I'll be of some help here too.

    Ellisiv - Norwegian form of Elizabeth
    Freyja, Freydis - Norse Goddess, Freydis is a variant
    Frida - "peace"
    Gry -"dawn"
    Hulda - sorceress, "hiding, secrecy"
    Idunn/Idony/Idonea - the Norse Goddess of youth
    Iselin - Norwegian form of Aisling, "dream, vision"
    Livny - "new life"
    Maren - "of the sea", also a children's story.
    Saga - Norse Goddess
    Sol - "sun", Norse Goddess
    Solgull - "sun" + "gold"
    Solvei - "sun strength"
    Sonja - "wisdom". A special name to Norwegians; the queen, a famous ice skater/actress and a character in a beloved yule story.
    Sunniva/Sunneva/Synneva/Synneve - the saint, "sun gift" (Synnøve is also a Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson story)
    Tiril - not sure about this one
    Tuva - "beautiful"
    Vilda/Vilda - "battle"

    Some Norwegian words:
    Himmel - sky/heaven
    Lerke - lark
    Lykke - happiness
    Lys - "light" or "candle"
    Stjerne - star
    Vinter - winter


    Norwegian plants:
    Istevier - tall willow
    Maigull - marigold
    Morell - wild cherry
    Reinrose - white dryas
    Ryllik - yarrow
    Selje/Selja - willow
    Soleie - buttercup
    Solsikke - sunflower
    Villin – fairyfax
    Vivendel - honeysuckle

    Also:
    Aurora - obviously not a Norwegian name, but it's got a long use over there, and one of the best children's books is about a Aurora. And the northern lights!
    Ylajali - From Knut Hamsun's Hunger. But it's pretty out there.
    Venevil - from Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's poem.
    Last edited by ottilie; August 28th, 2013 at 05:35 AM.
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  2. #8
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    Hello Eira! I like your sons' names, by the way. I
    I am not familiar with Norwegian culture, unfortunately, but I guess previous posters made great ideas and I can help with Greek names, I almost got a master degree long ago.
    Paired your options with Greek ones, what about:
    Eulalia Helen
    Eulalia Areti
    Eulalia Iole
    Eulalia Aoide
    Zosime Sophronia
    Zosime Olympia
    Zosime Eos
    Zosime Anastasia
    Nephele Rhea
    Nephele Isis
    Nephele Glykeria
    Nephele Zephyra/Zephyrine
    My favorite Norwegian girl names are Lotte, Sigrid, Ingeborg, Amalie, Gerda, Andrine and Myrthild, I have heard them used but as I have never been to Scandinavia, I don't know if they are stylish or just outdated and tricky.
    Olympia
    Russian Lit student, bookworm, and arts geek.

    Serena Elowen LivEmmeline Twila AliceSibyl Jemima IrisEsme Helena Mazarine
    Nathaniel Silvius Wilde Grover Elijah St JohnOscar Ignatius Cosmo Robin Hector Barnaby

  3. #10
    @ Otillie :: I never thought about using words! I like

    Iselin :: maybe Eulalia Iselin
    Sonja :: Nephele Sonja
    Sunniva :: Nephele Sunniva
    Lerke :: Zosime Lerke
    Reinrose :: Eulalia Reinrose
    Selje/Selja :: Nephele Selje
    Vivendel :: Eulalia Vivendel
    Venevil - love the poem :: Zosime Venevil

    @handsallover :: I like

    Zosime Sophronia
    Zosime Anastasia
    Nephele Isis :: though Isis is Egyptian

    Thank you both. All of you feel free to give me un-Greek and Norwegian things too. Words, uncommon names of other origins, whatever.
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  4. #12
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    Some Norwegian/Scandinavian names:
    Aija
    Agda
    Alfrida
    Alvilde
    Bergdis
    Bjørg
    Frøydis
    Kajsa
    Katinka
    Lilja
    Linn
    Malin
    Othelie
    Ronja
    Siri
    Tindra
    Tiril
    Tuva
    Veslemøy
    Vilde
    Zelia • Twenty • Film, history and royalty connoisseur • I have a personal blog and one about royalty
    Exporting old Danish names, Greenlandic names and Greenlandic sibling names
    Henry Ásgeirr Edmund • Amaury Charles Théoden "Theo" • Alexander Adelin Lórien "Sasha" • Asa Edouard Ivik
    Cosima Ingrid Zenobia "Mimi" • Johanna Ivalo Galadriel "Anna" • Gaia Margaret Undómiel • Asta Catherine Françoise

    And for the moment: Atticus Aksel Inigo • Aviaaja Cleopatra Hero "Avi" • Fabiola Agnes Lúthien

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