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September 24th, 2013 01:20 PM #6
I've never been able to get on board with Freya.
All I hear is 'fraidy and frayed and frail, it has a gasping feel to me and feels insubstantial.
I agree that the meaning and mythology are lovely, but I just can't get past the sound. Maybe if I met one it would change my mind.Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
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September 24th, 2013 02:00 PM #8
The sound is just ok. I too am usually a stickler for sound, but I love the vibe/imagery of Freya/Freyja so much that I don't even care about the sound. It's such a lovely, curling-wisps-of-smoke name, and sort of magical and evening-y. I heard a little boy call his adorable redheaded sister Freya in Target the other day and was like "yes! It's crossing the pond!"Gwen
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September 24th, 2013 02:49 PM #10
I love it spelt Freyja or Freja - I think it just loses its magic without the 'j'!
September 24th, 2013 04:58 PM #12
I love Freja/Freyja. Freja is the Danish spelling of it, so obviously that's close to my heart, but I prefer Freyja. In 2012, 514 girls were given the name Freja and it came in as #3 on the most popular names in Denmark in 2012. Freja is also the most well-known Norse goddess in Denmark. It isn't my favourite girls name from the Norse mythology (Sága is), but it's definitely up there.Exporting beautiful old Danish names, exotic Greenlandic names and Greenlandic sibling names.
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September 24th, 2013 05:33 PM #14
I've always loved it. It was on my list for so long, but I foresee it going onto the U.S. top 1000 soon, it's so popular in the UK, and I can't imagine it on a dark haired girl. Otherwise it would still be on my list. And even though it's so short, I could see Fey working as a nn.