name "Freya" (was: Name help?)
- Emily Davis wrote:
> what's really holding me up is not knowing how to find out whether orI wrote a separate post about the more general question of how to find
> not a name was truly used back then. . .
> My favorite name-possibility is Freya (Or Freyja). . .
out what names were used in period. Here's the skinny on the
particular name "Freya":
In May of 1997, Laurel Sovereign at Arms wrote
> There is no documentation for the name Freya/Freyja being used forSo far as I know, nothing has come to light since then.
> anyone but the Goddess in our period.
There are some feminine Scandinavian names reminiscent of "Freya",
however. "Fregerðr" is found in the Landnamabók (an Icelandic source),
"Frelgis" was used in the 12th century and "Fridha" in the 14th in
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra