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Subject: Tjorven and Skrållan are nick names
Author: Ylva   (Authenticated as Ylva)
Date: October 15, 2005 at 6:05:44 AM
Reply to: Talking about Astrid Lindgren … by Andy ;—)
Maybe Astrid made them up, but they are not used as names for persons (but for pets and dolls). Pippilotta is not used as a name either. But Madicken (originally a nn for Margareta) is used.

Pelje I don't know of. Do you mean Pelle, an old nn for Per? "Tomte" means either brownie or Father Christmas, not used as a name.

Interesting that Ronja existed as a nn in another language.

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