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Freya? Freyja? Freja?

(17 Posts)
WinnieF Mon 26-Aug-13 16:05:56

We've just about settled on the name Freya/Freyja/Freja for our DD who is due any day now, but we cannot decide on which spelling to go with. What do you think?

justmuddlingalong Mon 26-Aug-13 16:09:19

Love the name, prefer the traditional Freya spelling.

MyBootsAreMuddy Mon 26-Aug-13 16:09:26

Freya or Freja. It dosent look right with the y and j together.
I know an 8yr old Freja, her mum is Dutch so I presume that is the Dutch way of spelling it?

nooka Mon 26-Aug-13 16:14:07

I think in the UK Freya is easiest. The other two variants right or wrong will get misspelled all the time.

SirChenjin Mon 26-Aug-13 16:14:08

I like the traditional Freya. Not keen on Freyja.

Freja is one of the largest privately owned transport and logistics companies in the Nordic countries (according to Google!) if that bothers you?

Frikadellen Mon 26-Aug-13 16:16:29

I think it is one of those where you pick what you prefer they are all fairly common in use imo.

I know one of each.

squoosh Mon 26-Aug-13 16:28:09

If you're Dutch/Scandinavian I'd go for Freja otherwise Freya will be the easiest option.

ThePeppermintHippo Mon 26-Aug-13 22:24:55

I would go for Freya. Gorgeous name!

riskit4abiskit Mon 26-Aug-13 23:13:24


littlemog Mon 26-Aug-13 23:14:40


DalmationDots Mon 26-Aug-13 23:27:03

After my DD I wished I had used the more common spelling as it is always spelled wrongly or mispronounced

DramaAlpaca Mon 26-Aug-13 23:27:48


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heidihole Mon 26-Aug-13 23:32:04


WinnieF Tue 27-Aug-13 12:14:16

Thank you all !

AlfalfaMum Tue 27-Aug-13 12:15:21

Another for Freya smile lovely name btw

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 27-Aug-13 12:19:56

Depends. DD1's half Norwegian friend is Freyja but every other one I know is Freya.

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