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Thread: Eulalia, Zosime, Nephele
August 28th, 2013 05:13 AM #6
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"
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
Istevier - tall willow
Maigull - marigold
Morell - wild cherry
Reinrose - white dryas
Ryllik - yarrow
Selje/Selja - willow
Soleie - buttercup
Solsikke - sunflower
Villin – fairyfax
Vivendel - honeysuckle
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.
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August 28th, 2013 06:53 AM #8
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:
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and Myrthild, I have heard them used but as I have never been to Scandinavia, I don't know if they are stylish or just outdated and tricky.--------Olympia----------
Constance Helena|Gwendolen Minerva "Gwen"|Victoria Wildrose "Vi"|
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August 28th, 2013 12:45 PM #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
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.My little wolf cubs :: Julian Artemus & Leonidas Zarek
August 28th, 2013 04:05 PM #12Zelia/Elja • Nineteen • Name and history nerd from an early age • I have a blog.