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    Posted: 12-Jul-2017 at 10:07
Yes, they have very interesting namesSmile
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Princess Margrethe (future Queen Margrethe II) of Denmark was born April 16, 1940.     
Her paternal grandfather was King Christian of Denmark. He was also King of Iceland.     
Margrethe was given the Icelandic name of Thorhildur as one of her middle names.
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  Quote Serge L Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Jan-2006 at 15:40
Isn't the same for the French "De ...", Paul? For sure, it is for the Italian "Di ..."  or "D'...".
In fact most of the surnames around the world are patronymics that eventually got "freezed" in a certain form. Apparently, this "freezing" never happened in certain North-European countries, which is quite surprising, considering their climate ;p
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  Quote Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Dec-2005 at 17:44

It use to be the same with most of Northern Europe.

Surnames like Davidson, Johnson and so on in English began this way. Also the 'O' in Irish means son of, so O'Kelly, O'Malley ect. In Scottish it's Mac, so MacDonald is son of Donald. MacDonaldson's a bit of a mess up.

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  Quote Jorsalfar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Dec-2005 at 15:21

Its like this in Scandinavia to. In Denmark and Norway it is sen and in sweden son.

There is datter and dotter to.

 

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  Quote Mila Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Dec-2005 at 13:55
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  Quote ulrich von hutten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Dec-2005 at 13:54
this must be the long expected.....

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The same tradition existed in Iran until official surnames became mandatory for everyone in the 19th century.

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  Quote ulrich von hutten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Dec-2005 at 13:51
okay ,people from iceland have actualy only christian names. behind your name , as you said it the fathersname. this name ,whether you are dottir or son stays for your whole life. the only ecxeption is ,when you go foreign countries and marry someone else, but this is a different chapter.
so everybody calls everybody in iceland with his firstname ,no ecxeption , even the prime minister.

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  Quote Mila Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Dec-2005 at 13:40
Names in Iceland are based on gender.

If a man named Bjorn has a son, Ivan, and a daughter, Julia, their full names will be:

Ivan Bjornsson (Bjorn's Son) and Julia Bjornsdottir (Bjorn's Daughter).

My question is, say Julia marries Mark Georgesson. Does she change her name to Julia Georgesdottir, or Julia Georgesson? Or does she remain Bjornsdottir her whole life?

If it changes, say I married Mark Georgesson - an outsider. Do I become Mila Georgesson, or Mila Georgesdottir, or stay as I am?
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