27 April 2020
In March and April 2020, nine names were submitted to the Icelandic naming committee for approval. Five of them were approved and four rejected:
- Lein: We are not sure about this one. Our best guess is that it is an Arabic variant form of Lina 2. The name was approved.
- Rosemarie: This name was already liste as 'rejected' without a date given. When it was submitted to the Icelandic name committee again this March, it was rejected once more. Acceptable forms of that name would be Rósmary or Rósmarý.
- Aldan: This male form of Alda (meaning 'wave') has been used in Iceland quite a while already and was now officially approved.
- Brettingz: This creative spelling of the Old Norse name Brettingr was rejected. The traditional Icelandic form is Brettingur.
- Dylan: This Welsh name was rejected one more time this March after it had been rejected 5 years ago.
- Finni: This name was used in Old Norse times and fell out of use later. Now it was approved as an Icelandic given name again.
- Krákur: This younger form of the Old Norse name Krákr ('crow') fell out of use in the 19th century but was now approved again so maybe it will become popular again?
- Nátthrafn: This new combination of NATT and HRAFN was approved. Both name elements are old Nordic elements forming a meaning of 'night raven'.
- Theo: This name was rejected for the third time this March. Also Theó is not allowed. The problem here is the "th" for a "t"-sound which is not traditional Icelandic.
For more information and new Icelandic names of other months see Icelandic Approved Names.