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

By Nancy L. Coleman,Olav Veka

Are you having a look for

•    A Scandinavian identify on your baby?

•    The names of Norse gods and heroes?

•    The background and which means of Scandinavian first names?

•    Variations and exchange spellings for universal Scandinavian names?

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

A guide 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. every one access presents a consultant to pronunciation and the starting place and which means of the identify. Many entries additionally comprise adaptations and utilization within the Scandinavian nations and well-known bearers of the name.

    Adding enticing context to the dictionary part is an in depth comparative consultant to naming practices. The authors talk about immigration to North the United States from Scandinavia and the methods given names and surnames have been tailored within the New international. additionally integrated within the booklet is a background of Scandinavian names, details on “Name Days,” and dialogue of important names from mythology and heritage, together with naming traditions in royal families.

Winner, Reference e-book of the 12 months, Midwest ebook Awards

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


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