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June 12th, 2001, 12:08 AM
I need norwegian,irish and/or german names for a story i'm writing but there seems to be a surprising lack of them where i live and i don't know where to look. i got desperate enough to look through a book about the countries so i could see if there were any pictures of people with names under them. Pleeeaaaase help!

June 12th, 2001, 12:22 AM
That is the best name-creator I have found in the net: http://ebon.uni.cc/
Hope it helps! http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif

June 12th, 2001, 03:04 AM


WILL ask my dad and answer more tommorow!

June 12th, 2001, 05:17 AM
Quick suggestion, buy a baby name book. Most have various versions of names. I donít have my book with me or Iíd give you some examples. Perhaps when I get home tonight Iíll add some examples.

June 12th, 2001, 12:01 PM
My roommate's first name:


(Pronounced BEER*gur)

June 15th, 2001, 04:43 AM
German names..hmmm...let's see:
Dieter, Willhelm, Frank, Carl (Also Karl)Hanz, franz, Dietrich, Ulaf, Wolfgang, Michel, Tomas, Ulrich, Helmut, Erwin, Rudolf, Adolf, Josef, Jochim, Peter, Johann (also Johan), Frederik, Gregor, Stefan, Arnulf, August,Heinrich, Jorge, Konrad, Otto, Peter

Eva, Anna, MAria, Ingrid, Heidi, Stefani, Franzia, Katarine, Agnes, Marie, Amalie, Clara, Elisabeth, Elise, Elsa, Frieda, Teresa, Sofia (sofie), Gertrud, Julia, Katarina, Margit

Most of these are straight from my family tree (very german family). I don't know many scandinavian names, personally.
But if you need more, Look through immigration records or something- for example, find a norwegian last name, go to
www.ellisislandrecords.com (http://www.ellisislandrecords.com)

and search for that last name, record al lthe interesting first names for immigrants that come up in the search. You can do this for any nationality if you find one common last name. These are all actual names of immigrants who came through Ellis Island.

If you need more, get a book on Vikings and use names from the index.

June 18th, 2001, 04:29 AM
Norwegian names:

Digitalarkivet (The Digital Archives) holds the Norwegian National censuses of 1801, 1865, 1900 and other sources.


June 18th, 2001, 04:48 AM
You will also find some info about Norwegian names at the URL below. Just press the Guttenavn and Jentenavn links on the left.
(...and if you wondered, Gutt = Boy and Jente = Girl). http://www.ssb.no/emner/00/navn/

I would of course also suggest that you call your hero Dag http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif

June 18th, 2001, 05:21 AM
(ancient) German names usually consist of two syllables.

common 1st syllables: Adal-, Adel-, Adol-, Ans-, Arn-, Bern-, Bert-, Dank-, Diet-, E(h)r-, Fried-, Gan-, Ger-, Gunt-, Hart-, Her-, Lud-, Luit-, Ort-, Rat-, Rein-, Sieg-, Volk-, Wil-, Wolf-.

common 2nd syllables: -olf, -ulf, -rich, -gar, -helm, -mar, -ram, -bald, -win, -(h)er, -wig.

Try out various combinations, maybe you come across one you like (e.g.:Ans-gar, Lud-wig). Combinations of two syllables from the first group were also quite frequent (e.g.: Adal-bert, Wil-fried).

June 18th, 2001, 11:43 PM
You're all geniuses - I just thought I'd let you know.