[ANSTHRLD] name help

Bob Wade logiosophia at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 2 18:07:03 PST 2010

What is the source for <Kolbrunaskald>?  It looks like a descriptive epithet and shouldn't be capitalized.

--- On Thu, 12/2/10, HerrDetlef <herrdetlef at gmail.com> wrote:

From: HerrDetlef <herrdetlef at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [ANSTHRLD] name help
To: "Heralds List, Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <heralds at lists.ansteorra.org>
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2010, 7:51 PM

Can Kolbrunaskald be documented as an Old Norse given name?

The documention you're referring to suggests that Kolbrunaskald is a byname,
and not a given name. I do not know if patronyms can be constructed from
bynames; I've only seen Old Norse patronyms constructed from given names.

Kolbrunaskald by itself should be a registerable byname. Should it not?


On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 5:38 PM, Brett Chandler-Finch <
naturemakeswell at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am currently working with HL Svan Coldbrowskaldsson to register his name
> I can document svan
> I can document Kolbrunaskald
> Thormoderr Kolbrunaskald (the poet of the women with coal black eyebrows)
> was a poet in the employ of King Olaf who was quoted by Snorri Sturrleson
> He understands there is probably no way to document coldbrowskaldsson  but
> wanted to know if Kolbrunaskaldson would be a passable name.   I don't
> think
> it fits within normal practices as it would most likely be skaldson or
> kolbrunaskald but not both.  I'd like the advice of those with more
> experience with norse/icelandic naming practices
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