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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.Cordelia Eilonwy Snow | Thisbe Wildrose ● Damian Sparrow | Malachi Tristan Bjorn
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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.Freyja Elísabet - 4 June 2015Possible future brother: Benedikt - Elías - Emil - Jóhann - MatthíasPossible future sister: Elsa - Elva - Inga - Salka - SóleyOther loves: Erlingur - Ingimar - Kjartan - Óskar - Róbert - Ingunn - Rósa - Sólveig - Svala - Ylfa - Þórunn
July 22nd, 2014 12:07 PM #7
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