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aniara Sun 13-Oct-13 11:57:19

Hello, MN:ers! waves

DP and I both love the name Sigrid for a girl. Recently I was browsing an American name website where you can read people's opinions on names and apparently Sigrid sounds like cigarette? I don't get that at all, neither does DP. It is See-grid, not Sig-rid, so how does it sound like cigarette? What do you think? And also, which are your favourite Norse names (either gender)? smile

JuniorMint Sun 13-Oct-13 11:59:28

Similar to Sigrid, how about Sigrun? Also Gudrun.

reelingintheyears Sun 13-Oct-13 12:01:30

Sounds like Hagrid's sister.

aniara Sun 13-Oct-13 12:07:40

Sigrun is kind of cool, but isn't that worse for the cigarette problem? Like: I soo can't wait, time for a cig-run! Or am I just being paranoid now?

Gudrun is one of my guilty pleasure names, but it's one of those old people's names children make fun of where I am from.

Thanks for your help! smile

aniara Sun 13-Oct-13 12:10:52

Sigrid and Hagrid: twin names sorted! grin

It's a very strong name that not everyone likes, but as long as it doesn't sound like something bad we don't have a problem with that.

nicename Sun 13-Oct-13 12:12:03

I've not heard of it before. I was thonking "Sigfried for a girl!?'.

It's quite harsh sounding though. Where's it from? I love the idea of Siggy/ziggy for a nickname though. Very cute. On reflection, maybe not Siggy (ciggy). I like Ziggy though.

aniara Sun 13-Oct-13 12:17:56

nicename, it's an old norse name meaning beautiful victory. Definitely not too out there for us as DC will be half Swedish. Ziggy is a cool nickname, especially since DP is a Bowie fan smile

nicename Sun 13-Oct-13 12:23:24

I like the meaning. It is vv cool!

Cremolafoam Sun 13-Oct-13 12:25:26

Signe or Siri?

Cremolafoam Sun 13-Oct-13 12:25:49

Or Seintje

ItWasLightCreamCheese Sun 13-Oct-13 12:29:31

Sigrid Thornton is the only one I can think of, she is lovely.

aniara Sun 13-Oct-13 12:30:49

Not too fond of Siri, but Signe is nice. Would it work in the UK though?

QOD Sun 13-Oct-13 12:30:58

I hve an Aunty Sigrid and she is Sig rid

Scandinavian to boot

aniara Sun 13-Oct-13 12:35:52

QOD is she Norwegian? Ours would definitely be a See-grid smile

ProphetOfDoom Sun 13-Oct-13 12:37:15

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Yika Sun 13-Oct-13 12:40:44

I love Sigrid but I'd pronounce it with a short i - anyhow I'd never think of 'cigarette'.

I also like Gudrun! I think it's time for a comeback.

Cremolafoam Sun 13-Oct-13 12:41:09

Yes pronounced
Seenya = Signe

ProfondoRosso Sun 13-Oct-13 12:44:08

Sigrid is lovely. And tbh, to talk about it sounding like cigarette is like choosing not to name you child Alice because it sounds a bit like anus - everything sounds a bit like something!!

I had a Norwegian friend called Solveig, which is gorgeous.

aniara Sun 13-Oct-13 12:46:12

Matilda is awesome, but taken.
Halla is cool.
Aldis is cool, but DP thinks all -is names are old people's names.
Sibbe sounds like it's short for something.
Signy would be difficult to pronounce in English. Or am I wrong?

What about:
Edda - name of the Icelandic saga.
Eira - god of healing (Eir) and means snow in Welsh.
Hedda - from Hedwig, which is cool, but too Harry Potter-y.

aniara Sun 13-Oct-13 12:53:49

Nice to hear you don't get the cigarette thing smile

Solveig is nice, but I have met too many old ones to imagine it on a baby. Gudrun makes all Swedes think of a feminist politician. Awesome according to me, but aweful according to others, so I'm not too sure.

ilovepicnmix Sun 13-Oct-13 12:56:39

When I was a kid we had a German aupair called sigrid. We called here sigi, pronounced ciggy, but I've never associated the name with cigs until this thread!

QOD Sun 13-Oct-13 16:21:58

She is norwegian yes!

LondonInHighHeeledBoots Sun 13-Oct-13 16:35:16

I like it. I have two cousins with similar nns, Ziggy/Zig and Siggy and despite being a smoker I had never made the ciggy connection until about 20 seconds ago.

Signy is nice, would that be Sig-ne or See-gny based on your pronunciation of Sigrid? Eira is lovely.

I love Astrid which I think is similar but no idea if it is actually Norse of just sounds it to me grin

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