Old English names please....

(57 Posts)
FriggFRIGG Mon 03-Dec-12 12:29:51

I don't mean William or Mary,
I'd like to hear some old English names,like Ethelbert or Elfleda...

FriggFRIGG Mon 03-Dec-12 12:31:18

Hmm,I like Aldith...

nellyjelly Mon 03-Dec-12 12:36:02

Alfred.
Egbert.
Alfreda
Cuthbert
Oswald
Oswin
Mildred
Stanford

FriggFRIGG Mon 03-Dec-12 12:37:01

Ooooh lovely!
thanks

StellaNova Mon 03-Dec-12 12:40:42

Aethelstan
Alfege
Matilda
Edith
Aetheric

StellaNova Mon 03-Dec-12 12:42:01

Or what about some knights/ ladies of the round table - Bors, Bedevere, Guinevere, Linnet, Gawain, Gareth, Agravain, Gaheris, Galahad....

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 03-Dec-12 12:45:34

Frig? grin

'Tis Old English name of Anglo-Saxon goddess and where the word Friday (Frigedaeg) comes from.

badtime Mon 03-Dec-12 12:53:42

I think there is a rule that on these threads someone has to suggest Sexburga.

www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=5826

(St Sexburga's dad was called Anna!)

Emma
Godiva
Hereward
Beowulf

FairyArmadillo Mon 03-Dec-12 13:34:17

I remember a thread about Leofric a couple of years ago. I loved Leofric.

Nivet Mon 03-Dec-12 13:34:42

My SIL is called Gytha which apparently is Old English and means war, it suits her grin

More here

OpheliasWeepingWillow Mon 03-Dec-12 13:36:44

Bede
Baldrick
Fenmore

goralka Mon 03-Dec-12 13:38:50

Ethelburger

Fifis25StottieCakes Mon 03-Dec-12 15:10:43

Ethne, some sites say English and others dont

Fifis25StottieCakes Mon 03-Dec-12 15:11:09

crispin

Edmund.

Are you intending to use any of these, or just write a novel set in Saxon England? grin

MolotovCocktail Mon 03-Dec-12 15:30:46

Wilona.

Its an Old English girls name as means 'desired, wanted.'

I absolutely love it and think it's beautiful smile

EldritchCleavage Mon 03-Dec-12 15:38:40

Ulric
Wolfric
Wulfstan
Cedric
Alban
Humphrey
Hugh
Hild/Hilda
Guy
Harold
Godfrey
Godwin
Giles
Gerard
Geoffrey
Winifred/Freda
Botolph
Benet/Bennett/Benedict
Basil
Jocelin/Joscelyne
Kenelm
Meriel
Oswyn/Oswald

FriggFRIGG Mon 03-Dec-12 16:43:01

Thanks guys,some of these are fantastic... some I will be ignoring

Really like Ethne,Meriel,Ulric,Alban,Aetheric,Alfrieda,Mildred,Gaheris,Oswin...

Frig/Frigga,is obviously a fantastic name,but I fear the world is not quite ready for it yet wink

FriggFRIGG Mon 03-Dec-12 16:44:15

Ooooh love Jocelin/Joscelyne

StellaNova Mon 03-Dec-12 18:15:50

I know a Meriel, she is very beautiful and so is the name.

There's an Aetheric Road in the town I was born which is why I know it!

Alden (DS4s Middle name)
Alric
Addison
Blake
Bliss
Blythe
Braxton
Darwin
Dexter
Emerson
Emmett
Flint
Kipp
Lincoln
Quinton
Rudyard
Warren

FriggFRIGG Mon 03-Dec-12 20:52:14

Ooooh I love lots of those!

Adding

Alden
Blythe
Darwin
Emmett
Kip
Quinton
Rudyard

FriggFRIGG Mon 03-Dec-12 20:57:55

Girls;

Aldith
Ethne
Meriel
Blythe
Alfreida
Mildred

Boys;

Ulric
Alban
Aetheric
Gaheris
Oswin
Alden
Darwin
Emmett
Kip
Quinton
Rudyard

Have I got those right?!

FriggFRIGG Mon 03-Dec-12 21:00:22

Oops,forgot Jocelin/Joscelyne...girls,obv's grin

goralka Mon 03-Dec-12 21:04:51

not that obvs though, I have known both male and female Jocelyn...not sure how the boy spelt his tho'

FriggFRIGG Mon 03-Dec-12 21:34:08

Hmm,interesting....

Edmund is lovely.

Roland is German iirc but had the right ring to it
Bartholomew also has the right ring but isn't English
Wilfrid is the old English of Wilfred
Wilheard (who's that guy in Footloose? Is he something like that?)
Almund
Bertram -love this
Edgar
Edward
Elwin (much nicer than Edwin imho)
Gladwin - prob not use-able really but sweet
Godric
Graham - probably due a revival
Theodric

rezzle Mon 03-Dec-12 22:07:22

Tostig!

SnowMuchToBits Mon 03-Dec-12 22:09:44

Athelstan, Edith, Aelfreda, Raedwald....

rezzle Mon 03-Dec-12 22:11:57

Also - Harold/Harald, Edward/Edmund/Edwin and Alfred

invicta Mon 03-Dec-12 22:14:00

Merlin
Gwain
Arthur

VictorAndBarry Mon 03-Dec-12 22:53:00

Any character in a Brother Cadael book.

FriggFRIGG Tue 04-Dec-12 00:46:47

Bartholomew
Bertram
And Elwin all going on The List grin

hatsybatsy Tue 04-Dec-12 09:16:59

aelfwen - girls name - met one on holiday - very sweet

FriggFRIGG Tue 04-Dec-12 10:36:30

Aelfwen...pronounced Alf-when or Elf-when or something else entirely?

EldritchCleavage Tue 04-Dec-12 11:20:37

My BIL is friends with a Jonquil (male) which may not be old English but is completely brilliant.

GreeenFingers Tue 04-Dec-12 11:24:31

Malcom and Eric are pretty ancient

FriggFRIGG Tue 04-Dec-12 11:51:15

I love Merewen....I'm pronouncing it 'MEH-reh-win' in my head,does that seem right to everyone else?

FriggFRIGG Tue 04-Dec-12 11:51:41

She could be Merry for short grin

ghosteditor Tue 04-Dec-12 12:01:17

Hrothgar
Aethelred
Beowulf(!)

If you like the OE type then Cornish names might appeal - I think Merryn is rather lovely smile

oohlaalaa Tue 04-Dec-12 12:02:29

Morganna

hatsybatsy Tue 04-Dec-12 12:04:49

aelfwen was pronounced elf-wen. elf for short! not sure if that is historically accurate though as aelfred became alfred?

ladymontdore Tue 04-Dec-12 12:09:15

Great names! Take care about meanings though - Emmett means 'ant' in Cornish, they still use the term to describe tourists on the beach!

FriggFRIGG Tue 04-Dec-12 12:20:14

Merryn is lovely,already on the list,but I think I prefer Merewin...Aelfwyn is lovely too...
I do like Cornish names,Jago was a favorite,but we already have an Arlo.

Cwtchbach Tue 04-Dec-12 15:43:25

I was going to suggest Ailith and Lettice. Found this when I went to check the spelling of Ailith.
http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/category-old-english-names.html#continue

Cwtchbach Tue 04-Dec-12 15:46:09

Sorry don't know how to put a link in sad 500 names on that list, not sure how many are old old but a quick glance showed that there were more than a few.

goralka Tue 04-Dec-12 20:10:55

grin imagine calling your DS Hrothgar or Beowulf!! Perhaps in north London ?

Clawdy Tue 04-Dec-12 22:15:35

Fritha is a beautiful Anglo-Saxon girl's name. Wanted it for DD but was talked out of it. angry

FriggFRIGG Tue 04-Dec-12 23:17:49

Oooh!
Fritha is lovely smile

ghosteditor Wed 05-Dec-12 09:41:23

goralka I did know a (very old) Wolfie once - not sure it was from Beowulf though wink

RooibosWithMilk Wed 05-Dec-12 15:37:55

Lovely names smile

Don't forget about Caedmon (first poet in the English language!)

Usually ae would have been written as ash (æ - not sure if that will show up properly - a digraph of a and e). Pronounced 'a' as in 'hat'. We think!

Also Dunstan, Wilfrid, Cedd (Chad)... and of course not forgetting the most popular Anglo-Saxon girls' name, Aelfgiefu.

FriggFRIGG Wed 05-Dec-12 19:38:24

How do you pronounce Aelfgiefu?
I like Caedmon...if I'm pronouncing it correctly...

RooibosWithMilk Thu 06-Dec-12 11:10:48

Aelfgiefu is pronounced Alf-yiv-oo.
Caedmon is pronounced Cadmon.
Roughly speaking!

We toyed with Caedmon but went with Aidan.

Mumpster Thu 06-Dec-12 22:01:17

Is Willow an old english name or am I just thinking of romanticised US films of Olde England? eg The Princess Bride..

I only ask as I am expecting a girl and hubby loves this name but I'm not sure, even though I bloody well suggested it -durp...

serin Sat 08-Dec-12 22:43:19

Bede
Gabriel
Arthur

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