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Viking names

An in-depth analysis of what the internet has to offer in finding your inner viking.
Beginning with scanning the web for a source of "Viking Name Generators".
(listed randomly)

1. Full link here.
Input: Tora, Female
Output: Hallfrid the Gimp
Verdict: This is actually funny. Names are original and strange, not exceptionally accurate, but enough to give you the basic guidelines on the road to complete vikingizing.

2. Full link here.
Input: Tora, Unshaven
Output: Tora Hairy-Cheek
Verdict: This is dull and very poor, you don't even get to mention the gender related to the name. Back to the drawingboard!

3. Full link here.
Input: Tora, Mace, Pillaging.
Output: All hail Meldun the Cruel. May Odin and Grungir smile upon you.
Verdict: As the previous site, this name is not gender related, but you get to choose from several alternatives what you want to affect your name. The outcome is very viking. Not bad, not bad.

4. Full link here.
Input: Tora, My bruises have bruises. And I like it that way. Wolf. Rare meat. One of them sissy drinks with a paper umbrella and a slice of pineapple. Other people can occasionally be useful, especially as minions. I want lots of minions. I'm courteous to people who are courteous to me. Geeky.
Output: Þóra Foeflattener
(Well, actually, that wouldn't really be your name -- since you're female, your name would be something like "Þóra Björnsdottir".
But this is the twenty-first century, and you want to be known for who you are, not for who your father was, right? Right.)
Your Viking Personality: You're a fearsome Viking, but you aren't completely uncivilized. The other Vikings make fun of you for that. You have a thirst for battle, and tend to strike first and think later. You're not a "berserker", but you're among the toughest sane Vikings around.
You might grumble a bit at the lack of amenities on board a Viking longboat, but you can handle it. Vikings make fun of you all the time. Not always behind your back, either.
You have a fairly pragmatic attitude towards life, and tend not to expend effort in areas where it would be wasted. Other people tend to think of you as manipulative and conniving.
Verdict: ... this is.... amazing <3>

We continue our quest - next time. Tune in, same place, and certainly a different time!

7 Comments!:

Smylexx said...

I'm pretty sure that the word for tiger in Japanese is pronounced "tora" too!

How exciting for you!

Now ROARRRRRRR!!!

Foss said...

That's right, Tora is Japanese for tiger.

My viking name: Fálki Moosewrestler

Your Viking Personality: You're a fearsome Viking, but you aren't completely uncivilized. The other Vikings make fun of you for that. You have a thirst for battle, and tend to strike first and think later. As a Viking, you're one of the "berserkers", and rush into battle with no clothes on. If the sight of you naked isn't enough to disable the enemy, your sword certainly will be.

You can handle long sea voyages easily, despite the lack of amenities. You possess some skills which other Vikings respect.

People tend to treat you like a doormat, generally because they know they can get away with it. Other Vikings would be calling you "tree-hugging hippie peacenik" if the phrase had been invented.

Tora said...

"tree-hugging hippie peacenik"

XD hihihihih

Coody Blunt said...

Your Viking Name is...
Auðun Foecrusher

Your Viking Personality: You're a doughty, stalwart Viking. You have a thirst for battle, and tend to strike first and think later. As a Viking, you're one of the "berserkers", and rush into battle with no clothes on. If the sight of you naked isn't enough to disable the enemy, your sword certainly will be.

A long sea voyage aboard a Viking longboat would be difficult for you, but you might be able to manage it. Other Vikings consider you "one of the guys".

You don't have a lot of tact, so it's lucky Vikings never cared much for diplomacy. Other people tend to think of you as manipulative and conniving.


But the part in your result, saying "toughest among the sane vikings", the people who wrote this test were obviously not vikings.

Sanity and vikings doesn't match. Ever.

The few sane people that were borned during the viking age were taken down to Europe on the viking-raids, and left there.

Today, we send them to the Parliament and things like that.

mischief said...

Andy mischief returns "Vika the Terrible"

I'm not sure I'm cut out for this Viking life...

Audun said...

Ooo, I am also known as "Arnkell the Dreadful" (Audun, axe, pillaging)

English Muffin said...

Mmmm! I'm Ingibjorg Stronghawk..I think I'll remain a tactful Anglo-Saxon! :D

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