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Re: So you want to bear an authentic Norman name
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2012, 02:34:06 AM »
Thanks, Úlfr!

I edited the info on the definite article in the OP, introducing the typically Norman article lu.

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Re: So you want to bear an authentic Norman name
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2012, 12:04:47 PM »
Proud to be Norman !

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Re: So you want to bear an authentic Norman name
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2012, 12:18:26 PM »
Proud to be French !

Corrected that for you. ;)

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Re: So you want to bear an authentic Norman name
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2012, 04:12:35 PM »
HOW DARE YE, HERGER! INSULTING MY NORMANS IN SUCH A WAY!


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Re: So you want to bear an authentic Norman name
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2012, 04:30:27 PM »
haha you normanz hiding behind the fact that youre french.

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Re: So you want to bear an authentic Norman name
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2012, 04:42:04 PM »
Engle-Killer dislikes you, he will run you over


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Re: So you want to bear an authentic Norman name
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2012, 05:33:10 PM »
Will, lets make a deal, you don't run over me by your pony and i don't eat your pony  :D

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Re: So you want to bear an authentic Norman name
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2012, 09:27:34 PM »
Will, lets make a deal, you don't run over me by your pony and i don't eat your pony  :D

That still means Uga can kill it and send it to me, directly to my mailbox, in very small pieces, right?

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Re: So you want to bear an authentic Norman name
« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2012, 12:18:47 PM »
Fun fact! "Herger" could be a perfectly legit (if unattested, as far as I know) Norman name!

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Re: So you want to bear an authentic Norman name
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2012, 01:16:59 PM »
Pff. It's stolen from the 13th Warrior, though the appropriate version would be Hergeirr, with the same meaning as Heregar (Army Spear), so don't you come around and thinking that I'm a Frenchie.

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Re: So you want to bear an authentic Norman name
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2012, 02:28:28 PM »
I know the meaning of your name, that's why I occasionally call you Harjagais (which is the Gothic translation) :P. Still, you're Herger, not Hergeirr. And Herger would be the Norman equivalent. YOU FRENCHIE.

I want to use Gothic names for all of you.

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Re: So you want to bear an authentic Norman name
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2012, 02:44:37 PM »
you dont just become french if youre name is french :P you are french if youre from france or live there (speaking theyre language)
bet you all knew, just wanted too bring it up Hrotha ; )

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Re: So you want to bear an authentic Norman name
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2012, 02:53:06 PM »
That's true now, not so much back then, because if you were living there normally you'd use the local form of your name, regardless of what you were called originally. That's why the vast majority of Norman names have Frankish, not Norse forms.

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Re: So you want to bear an authentic Norman name
« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2012, 03:12:29 PM »
youre right Hrotha but i guess not all nordic pepole had Nordic names, becuse some may married pepole from other places in the world that came as sellers or settlers if you know what i mean ?

(My opinion)evan tough i would guess 97%-98% of most nordic pepole or vikings had nordic names ; ) so Herger still may be one.

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Re: So you want to bear an authentic Norman name
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2012, 03:13:34 PM »
you dont just become french if youre name is french :P you are french if youre from france or live there (speaking theyre language)
bet you all knew, just wanted too bring it up Hrotha ; )

Doesn't quite work like that everywhere in the world, though. It's not all clear cut as that everywhere. Just a warning.

(My opinion)evan tough i would guess 97%-98% of most nordic pepole or vikings had nordic names ; ) so Herger still may be one.

I'd say much less than that! For example almost as soon as Norseman or Dane came to Ireland for Western Scotland they adopted a Gaelic name (I'm ofcourse excluding Gaelic names of Norse origin here). And within a generation they took the languange and the religion (Celtic  Christianity).
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