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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 04:35 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.
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  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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    Some Norwegian/Scandinavian names:
    Aija
    Agda
    Alfrida
    Alvilde
    Bergdis
    Bjørg
    Frøydis
    Kajsa
    Katinka
    Lilja
    Linn
    Malin
    Othelie
    Ronja
    Siri
    Tindra
    Tiril
    Tuva
    Veslemøy
    Vilde
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