A Handbook of Scandinavian Names by Nancy L. Coleman,Olav Veka

By Nancy L. Coleman,Olav Veka

Are you having a look for

•    A Scandinavian identify to your baby?

•    The names of Norse gods and heroes?

•    The heritage and which means of Scandinavian first names?

•    Variations and trade spellings for universal Scandinavian names?

•    Naming traditions and customs in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark?

A instruction manual of Scandinavian Names encompasses a dictionary of greater than fifteen hundred given names from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, plus a few from Iceland and Finland. each one access offers a consultant to pronunciation and the starting place and that means of the identify. Many entries additionally comprise diversifications and utilization within the Scandinavian international locations and recognized bearers of the name.

    Adding enticing context to the dictionary part is an intensive comparative advisor to naming practices. The authors talk about immigration to North the US from Scandinavia and the methods given names and surnames have been tailored within the New global. additionally incorporated within the booklet is a historical past of Scandinavian names, info on “Name Days,” and dialogue of important names from mythology and background, together with naming traditions in royal families.

Winner, Reference e-book of the yr, Midwest ebook Awards

Finalist, united states most sensible Books Award for Parenting/Family Reference

 

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