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  1. #6
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    Jan 2014
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    I love Solveig (pronounced SOULvay)! I live in MN and have met a couple of women named Solveig, I imagine it would be hard to use outside of the upper-Midwest though.

  2. #8
    I love Viveka/Viveca, Kaia, Lisbet, Lena, Ulla, and LOVE Linnea. How well do you think those names will work? Is Ulla usable in the U.S.? How do you think Viveca would be pronounced?

  3. #10
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    Probably either vih-vih-ka (Like Vivica Fox) or vih-vee-ka. It's not so different from Vivian that I see people absolutely melting down about it.

  4. #12
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    Haven't ever heard of it here in Denmark, but I would say that it's pronounced VIH-veh-ka - somewhat like Vibeke.
    Zelia • 20s • Exporting names from Greenland & Inuit mythology
    Alexander Adelin Lórien "Sasha" • Henry Ásgeirr Saxo • Asa Bjørnstjerne Ivik • Nor Valdemar Cosimo • Dante Endymion Sejr

    Vilde Ivalo Zenobia • Asta Cosima Gro • Léa Ingrid Cleopatra • Aviaaja Oona Lúthien "Avi" • Noor Galadriel Nanna

    And currently loving: Bertil, Folke, Julian, Pemba, Ville, Johanna, Karen, Madicken, Magda, Maru

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
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    The main thing that confuses English speakers about Scandinavian names is how to pronounce the traditional spelling. So a name like Signe looks confusing but its just Sina. So maybe just change the spelling to be phonetic.
    Eg.
    Signe/ Sina
    Matilde/ Matilda
    Silje/ Celia
    Sonja/ Sonya
    Kathrine/ Katrina
    Nadja/Nadia


    Other names...
    Astrid (ah-streed)
    Marit
    Lotte
    Heidi
    Helle
    Ida (eeda)
    Cecilie
    Vibike (vee-bih-kah)

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