[ANSTHRLD] Double checking Norse Name 'Uma Bjarnardottir' (perhaps)
jds at randomgang.com
Sun Oct 18 21:58:39 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?
Oh yes, my favorite kind!
> 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-.
I can find Una in Geirr bassi, but not Uma.
> 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.
Seriously, it works that way. One of the reasons I really like Norse names
-- very simple and straightforward construction, all the name elements in
one handy dandy booklet.
So aside from the Uma/Una thing, they all look good to me.
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