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Thread: Astrid Lindgren Names!
July 21st, 2014 09:57 PM #1
Astrid Lindgren Names!
Here's a list of the original Swedish names that have been used in Astrid Lindgren's wonderful literature which I have loved since I was a small child.
I'd love to know what these names translate to in your languages- which names have the books and characters where you live?
Any favourites, name or character-wise?
I'm sure I forgot a few but here's the list:
* I think it's quite interesting that there are quite a few repeats of names in her works, thoughts?
Pippi (Pippilotta Viktualia Rullgardina Krusmynta)
Bosse (Bo Vilhelm) / Mio
Tjorven (Karin Maria Eleonora Josefina)
July 22nd, 2014 04:31 AM #3
Love it! I read Pippi, Ronia, and Children of Noisy Village. Pippi and Ronia were my favorites. I don't have the books with me (mum's attic) but I'll see if I remember what their names were in the English books I have.
Pippi- Pippilotta Provisiona Garbedina Dandeliona, had to look that one up!
Annika- no change
Tommy- no change
Efraim- Ephraim (had to look that up, too, couldn't remember if his name was changed)
Ronia the Robber's Daughter
and... I don't recognize any of the other names. Her friend was Birk. Oh, I looked it up and found this. No wonder I don't recognize them, they're quite different in some cases. I only remember Ronia and Birk really well.
Labbas- not sure, can't remember or find it, who was this character? Maybe I'll remember.
Lovis- no change
Undis- no change
Children of Noisy Village (The Six Bullerby Children)
Britta- no change
Anna- no change
Lisa- no change
the other names I either don't remember or they're too different for me to recognize as characters. Lisa's brothers were Lars and Pip.
I also read Madicken, but I don't remember it well at all. I think she was Meg here. I do remember a Matti and a Mia... and a maid named Alma. Gosh, what a trip down memory lane. Makes me want to dig though mum's attic and find these books.Considering...
Annika, Artemis, Bianca, Catherine, Evadne, Felicity, Gwendolen, Isabeau, Isadora, Juniper,
Lorelei, Lyra, Octavia, Pandora, Petra, Sunniva, Thisbe, Thora
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Caspian, Conrad, Damian, Desmond, Evander, Everett, Ezra, Griffin, Gwydion, Malachi,
Peregrine, Phineas, Theodore
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July 22nd, 2014 11:25 AM #5Senior Member
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I love Emil and Ronja! These are names very much identified with Astrid Lindgren in Iceland (she is very much loved here). I have only read Ronja Ræningjadóttir in Icelandic, and I remember Ronja is unchanged, her parents are named Matthías and Lovísa (both names I also love), and her friend is named Birkir. In most of these cases it is quite easy to 'translate' from Swedish to Icelandic.Baby #1 due May/June 2015Emil - Ingimar - Kjartan - Matthías - Óskar - Róbert
Elísabet - Elva - Rósa - Sólveig - Svala - Ylfa
July 22nd, 2014 12:07 PM #7
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July 22nd, 2014 11:54 PM #9