[ANSTHRLD] Double checking Norse Name 'Uma Bjarnardottir' (perhaps)

John Atkinson johnmatkinson at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 18:05:40 PDT 2009

Clients are so much easier when they start by picking a period/culture
and then looking at references and THEN pick the name, no?

She's got it down to two choices for given name, Jutta and Uma.  She's
set on making a patronymic of Bjorn, which appears to be
Bjarnardottir.  And she's considering using the byname meaning Raven,
which according to Geirr bassi is the prefix Hrafna-.

So I told her I'd check the various permutations

Jutta Bjarnardottir
Uma Bjarnardottir
Hrafna-Jutta Bjarnardottir
Hrafna-Uma Bjarnardottir

Question on formation of the prefix-given name.  Seriously, does it
work that way, or some other way?  All I've got handy is Geirr bassi.

They all appear to be clear of conflict as near as I can tell.

This is too easy--I must be missing something.

"Thousands of Sarmatians, Thousands of Franks, we've slain them again
and again.  We're looking for thousands of Persians."
--Vita Aureliani

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