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Subject: Some notes about Scandinavian names
Author: Rebecka   (guest, 131.104.242.187)
Date: March 10, 2002 at 11:03:22 AM
Hello! Just a few notes...

The name Karin that you have here has a differnt pronunciation than you may think, in Sweden and Finland it is pronounced as 'Car-in'
(it's very phonetic). You may want to note this is your next update. In North America it is commonly mis-pronounced as Karen. I know this because this was my grandmother's and also my sisters name. Karen is the Danish version that came to America and got all the variants.

A few other things. I am glad you have the name Astrid listed here, it is a wonderful name with a rich Scandinavian heritage. But you should have Astrid Lindgren, writer of the Pippi Longstocking stories listed as a famous bearer. She is probably the most universally known person with this name and given the fact that she passen away recently we should honour her in this way

Thank you for your time!

Rebecka :) :) :)

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