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Subject: Talking about Astrid Lindgren …
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest,
Date: October 14, 2005 at 11:13:11 PM
Reply to: Names invented by poets/playwrights/authors by Ylva
A.L. made up a number of names for her books: Pelje, Pippi(lotta), Tomte. I'm not sure about Tjorven and Skrållan. Ronja she made up from a map of northern Sweden - and later found out that it existed before: as a Russian pet form of Weronika or else a pet form of Roxana.

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