Icelandic/Scandinavian names

(34 Posts)
eltsihT Tue 19-Feb-13 08:05:18

My hubby is icelandic, and we have a really boring British surname. We have agreed to give our kids icelandic names so that they arn't called John Smith.

Being a school teacher I have been a little grumpy and ruled out any names that I can't pronounce correctlty by reading them and any with non English characters (ð etc)

We have a son called Ragnar and a yellow bump, pretty set on Lilja for a girl, but would love some suggestions for boys (and girls too), been thinking about Ólafur for a boy but if we shorten the names our boys would be raggi and oli (rags and holes) am I over thinking this???

FatJasper Mon 25-Feb-13 23:13:32

Love Smilla and Hedda.

OddFrog Mon 25-Feb-13 23:31:33

I like Espen for a boy.

HeffaFlump Mon 25-Feb-13 23:57:23

Danica is a lovely Scandinavian name for a girl & works well in England with the pronunciation etc

Marmom Fri 08-Mar-13 08:32:55

Icelandic/Old Norse

"Ari" meaning "eagle" or "fast flying one". Etymologically closely related to the Icelandic word "ör" (arrow).

I love this name for a boy, but Ari is a unisex name.

Littleniff Sat 09-Mar-13 23:39:56

Jonsi

forevergreek Sun 10-Mar-13 18:18:56

my (female) friend is kolbrun (kolla)

otherwise girls:
Anika
Agnes

boys:
Abel

Jonsi, how do you pronounce that? Yon_see? Is it male or female?

mathanxiety Mon 11-Mar-13 05:16:45

For a girl:
Pernilla (Swedish)
Dagmar
Elin
Erla
Eva
Lara
Margret
Fjola
Sigrid (Siri)
Ros
Sigrun
Rakel

For a boy:
Ari
Einar
Hannes
Jens
Jonas
Hakon
Finnur
Gunnar
Geir
Oskar
Gisli
Sindri

No accents included in my spellings, sorry.

eltsihT Wed 22-May-13 09:39:28

Thanks everyone for the replies, we have settled on Einar Henry for a boy, or Hazel Ingunn for a girl.

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