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    Welcome to F*cked Up Country: Icelandic Names No Longer Gendered

    "Icelandic names will no longer be classified as “male” or “female” in the naming registry, which in effect allows anyone to take virtually any name. The law applies to both parents naming their children and to adults who want to officially change their names, Icelandic broadcaster RÚV reported."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blutwölfin View Post
    "Icelandic names will no longer be classified as “male” or “female” in the naming registry, which in effect allows anyone to take virtually any name. The law applies to both parents naming their children and to adults who want to officially change their names, Icelandic broadcaster RÚV reported."


    https://sputniknews.com/europe/20190...es-crazy-move/
    LOL. I would love to have -sdóttir ending family name (in Swedish ... sdotter) ... instead of my family name with -sson ending.

    That would be much cooler ... I think .

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    It's about FIRST names. So you can call your son now Sigrún and you daughter Jón.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnish Swede View Post
    LOL. I would love to have -sdóttir ending family name (in Swedish ... sdotter) ... instead of my family name with -sson ending.

    That would be much cooler ... I think .

    By the way: It's not "sdóttir" or "ssón"; we bent names here different.
    If your father would be called "Bragi" your name would be "Bragadóttir", if you wanted to be names after your mother which would for example be called Herdís it would be Herdísardóttir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blutwölfin View Post
    By the way: It's not "sdóttir" or "ssón"; we bent names here different.
    If your father would be called "Bragi" your name would be "Bragadóttir", if you wanted to be names after your mother which would for example be called Herdís it would be Herdísardóttir.
    That's only the case with first names ending with a, i and s, no? There's plenty of Icelandic surnames ending with '-sson' and '-sdóttir'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blutwölfin View Post
    It's about FIRST names. So you can call your son now Sigrún and you daughter Jón.
    Oh well; I see...

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    Isn't there an intersex patronymic -bur now as well? The whole new law is pretty strange. Some of the previous rulings by the naming commission were a little odd (like only allowing Alex for men, but not for women) from continental perspective, but opening the whole thing to complete abuse is simply crackpot.
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    -sson works with e.g. Harald, Magnús, and Sigurð, although there is also Sigurðarson which would be the grammatically correct form.
    You also have -sson, but have to bent the name before, like Óli becomes Ólasson, Eiríkur becomes Eiríksson, and so on.
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    Exactly, intersex -bur, which just means descendant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blutwölfin View Post
    -sson works with e.g. Harald, Magnús, and Sigurð, although there is also Sigurðarson which would be the grammatically correct form.
    You also have -sson, but have to bent the name before, like Óli becomes Ólasson, Eiríkur becomes Eiríksson, and so on.
    But you don't have names like Erik((s)son), Lar((s)son), Per((s)son), Johan((s)sson), Ander((s)son), Karl((s)son), Nil((s)son), Sven((s)son), Gustaf((s)son), Olaf((s)son), Bengt((s)son), Jon((s)son), Jan((s)son), Han((s)son), Petter((s)son), Carl((s)son), Magnu((s)son), Axel((s)son) etc.?

    Needs to skip Iceland from my list .

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