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•    A Scandinavian name for your baby?
•    The names of Norse gods and heroes?
•    The history and meaning of Scandinavian first names?
•    Variations and alternate spellings for common Scandinavian names?
•    Naming traditions and customs in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark?

A Handbook of Scandinavian Names includes a dictionary of more than fifteen hundred given names from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, plus some from Iceland and Finland. Each entry provides a guide to pronunciation and the origin and meaning of the name. Many entries also include variations and usage in the Scandinavian countries and famous bearers of the name.
    Adding engaging context to the dictionary section is an extensive comparative guide to naming practices. The authors discuss immigration to North America from Scandinavia and the ways given names and surnames were adapted in the New World. Also included in the book is a history of Scandinavian names, information on “Name Days,” and discussion of significant names from mythology and history, including naming traditions in royal families.

 

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Pronunciation Guide
  2. pp. ix-xv
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  1. Abbreviations and Symbols
  2. p. xvii
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  1. Dictionary of Scandinavian Names
  2. pp. 1-
  1. Girls Names
  2. pp. 3-21
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  1. Boys Names
  2. pp. 22-52
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  1. A Guide to Scandinavian Naming
  2. pp. 51-
  1. Scandinavian Immigration to North America
  2. pp. 53-68
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  1. Naming Traditions in Scandinavia
  2. pp. 69-79
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  1. Namesakes in the Scandinavian Tradition
  2. pp. 80-84
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  1. Adapting Names in Scandinavian America
  2. pp. 85-119
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  1. Scandinavian Given Names in Historical Perspective
  2. pp. 120-134
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  1. Name Laws
  2. pp. 135-138
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  1. Top Names in Scandinavia Today
  2. pp. 139-145
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  1. Names from Norse Mythology
  2. pp. 146-148
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  1. Name Days
  2. pp. 149-158
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  1. Naming Tradition in the Royal Families
  2. pp. 159-172
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  1. A Scandinavian Name for Your Baby
  2. pp. 173-182
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  1. Definitions
  2. pp. 183-184
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  1. References
  2. pp. 185-188
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 189-195
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780299248338
Related ISBN
9780299248345
MARC Record
OCLC
798295781
Pages
195
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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