Desperately Seeking Danish Names

Me again! First of all, to explain all of my needs. I am a student. But I enjoy writing a lot. I want to be a serious writer, but the problem is, I am extremly fickel. The second I decide something, I get reallyl excited and start planning and ti turns out well, and then that ittle voice of doubt creeps in, and I start rethinking everything. Of course, this is not why I am posting, I am just stating why I am always seeking your marvelous help.
At the moment, I’m working on a WWII drama-piece, and I’m stuck between two cultures, as usual. Instead of my normal “British or Belgian” argument, I’m stuck between Danish and French. I already have a proposal for a French draft, along with names, but I’m not feeling terribly happy about it. I’m like “Yeah, okay, this could possibly be good, but Denmark seems like an interesting country!” And there’s more to it then that, but I want to try to make this brief.
So, in the family there are five daughters, and a son. The main character of this story is the second to last daughter. In the French version, the siblings are named:

Brother: [name]Anton[/name] [name]Pierre[/name]
Sister1: [name]Lucille[/name] [name]Mirabella[/name] (became a nun, changed her name to [name]Sister[/name] [name]Bernadette[/name])
Sister2: [name]Annamaria[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
Sister3: [name]Sadie[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
Sister4: [name]Martha[/name] [name]Clair[/name]
Sister5: [name]Marianne[/name] [name]Jeanne[/name]
Main Character named: [name]Violette[/name] [name]Amelie[/name]
Now I’m still criss-crossing between ideas, but if there are any Danish/Scandinavian names you can think of, it would be really appreciated. Thanks for reading!

  • [name]Athena[/name]

For boys:
[name]Jesper[/name] (I’ve adored [name]Jesper[/name] since I was 11 and found out that I have a second cousin named [name]Jesper[/name] in Denmark)
[name]Thor[/name]
[name]Viggo[/name]
[name]Christian[/name]
[name]Anton[/name] is quite commonly used in Denmark, too.
[name]Anders[/name]
[name]Magnus[/name]
[name]Frederik[/name]

For girls:
[name]Freja[/name]
[name]Astrid[/name]
[name]Else[/name]/[name]Elsa[/name]
Clady (clah-[name]DEE[/name])
[name]Marit[/name]
[name]Eva[/name]
[name]Signe[/name]
[name]Ingrid[/name]
[name]Inga[/name]
[name]Gilda[/name]
[name]Lisbet[/name]
[name]Sigrid[/name]
[name]Thora[/name]
[name]Frieda[/name]
[name]Tilde[/name]

Brother: [name]Anton[/name] [name]Pierre[/name]; it’s [name]Antoine[/name] [name]Pierre[/name] in French.
Sister1: [name]Lucille[/name] [name]Mirabella[/name] (became a nun, changed her name to [name]Sister[/name] [name]Bernadette[/name]); I’m pretty sure it’s Mirabeille in French but you would need to check the sp.
Sister2: [name]Annamaria[/name] [name]Louise[/name]; [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Marie[/name] [name]Louise[/name]. [name]Annamaria[/name] is Italian.
Sister3: [name]Sadie[/name] [name]Jane[/name]; I know many French women but none named [name]Sadie[/name]. It’s [name]Sara[/name] in French; [name]Jane[/name] is [name]Jeanne[/name].
Sister4: [name]Martha[/name] [name]Clair[/name]; [name]Marthe[/name] [name]Claire[/name].
Sister5: [name]Marianne[/name] [name]Jeanne[/name]; [name]Marianne[/name] is often [name]Marion[/name]; two Jeannes?

I had a Danish student last year whose name was [name]Rasmus[/name], which was awfully cute.

Maybe this could be of use? : )

http://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Main_Page

This link shows the most common names in Denmark in 1920s-1930s:
http://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Danish_Statistics_of_1920-1929
http://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Danish_Statistics_of_1930-1939

And here’s the top list for 2010:
http://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Danish_Statistics_of_2010

Good luck! : )

Here is our complete list of Danish names: 69 Danish Names | Nameberry.