Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fact of the Day: Adam Robertson

In Iceland, there are usually no traditional family names like the American equivalents such as "Smith" or "Miller". Instead a person's last name is usually determined by a person's father and sometimes the mother. For example famous Icelandic singer Björk is the daughter of a man named Guðmundur, so her last name is Guðmundsdóttir meaning "Guðmundur's daughter". If the same rule applied to English, my name would be Adam Robertson as my father's name was Robert. 

25 comments:

  1. Wow, Adam, I never knew that. Fascinating!

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  2. cool



    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  3. And now you run a very hard chance of dating a cousin or a sister.

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    1. makes me glad my fiancee is not only a different race than me, but with parents born outside the US. My father was known for many things as a young (and old) man, I wouldn't be surprised if I have some half-sibling out there somewhere.

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  4. Thanks for your sweet comment!
    I didn't know that!

    Have a wonderful week,
    -Kati

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  5. My name follows this rule . I am Pilar Dominguez( Domingo´s daughter) and Rodríguez ( Rodrigo´s daughter) very typical Spanish names. Kisses, Adam:)

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  6. Imagine learning to spell those last names in kindergarten.

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  7. I would be Keith Jerry-ston. Doesn't have a very nice ring lol.

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  8. Very interesting! Every place has its own unique traditions.

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  9. That's a really cool fact. Thanks, Adam. Happy Tuesday!

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  10. I would be Dezzy Ivanovich then :)

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  11. Interesante información!!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  12. That's cool, though those are some hard names to pronounce!

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  13. Actually in Swedish, the word for son is the same as in English=son, so if you're the son of Christian, your last name could have been Christiansson :) The Nordic countries are the best!
    Thank you for your comment on my blog! For what are you saving money, if I may ask? Any big plans coming up?

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  14. Very interressant Adam ! :)

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  15. I really enjoyed this, very interesting, thanks Adam.

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  16. I think in Norway was like that before, but now it is changed.

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