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Leibring, Katharina, DoentORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1131-1993
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Leibring, K. (2016). Animal names. In: Carole Hough (Ed.), Oxford handbook of names and naming: (pp. 615-627). Oxford: Oxford University Press
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2016 (English)In: Oxford handbook of names and naming / [ed] Carole Hough, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, p. 615-627Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016
Series
Oxford Handbook in Linguistics
Keyword
animal names; cattle names: dog names
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-277688 (URN)978-0-19-965643-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-02-22 Created: 2016-02-22 Last updated: 2016-02-22
Leibring, K. (2016). Names in European Naming Systems. In: Carole Hough (Ed.), Oxford handbook of Names and Naming: (pp. 199-213). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Names in European Naming Systems
2016 (English)In: Oxford handbook of Names and Naming / [ed] Carole Hough, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, p. 199-213Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016
Keyword
anthroponomastics; personal names; names history
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-277691 (URN)978-0-19-965643-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-02-22 Created: 2016-02-22 Last updated: 2016-02-22
Leibring, K. (2016). Namn och namnbärare: Om könsneutrala, könskonträra och könsöverskridande namn. In: Red. Martin Sejer Danielsen, Birgit Eggert og Johnny G.G. Jakobsen (Ed.), Navn og navnebærer: Rapport fra NORNAs 45. symposium i Skagen 1.–4. oktober 2014. Paper presented at Navn og navnebærer. NORNAs 45. symposium 1-4 oktober 2014, Skagen, Denmark (pp. 129-152). Uppsala
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Namn och namnbärare: Om könsneutrala, könskonträra och könsöverskridande namn
2016 (Swedish)In: Navn og navnebærer: Rapport fra NORNAs 45. symposium i Skagen 1.–4. oktober 2014 / [ed] Red. Martin Sejer Danielsen, Birgit Eggert og Johnny G.G. Jakobsen, Uppsala, 2016, p. 129-152Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Names and Name-Bearers: On Unisex and Gender Inconsistent Names  In many cultures, one of the more important properties of a name is that a first name should indicate the bearer’s sex. This is even compulsory in some countries. Until a few years ago in Sweden, children and adults were not allowed to have first names traditionally borne by the opposite sex (genderinconsistent names). Some political parties and interest groups (e.g. LGBTQ-groups)6 regarded this attitude as discriminatory and have worked against it. After a court decision in 2009, the Swedish Tax Agency (where decisions on first names are taken) no longer regards genderinconsistent names as inappropriate for either adults or children. Gender-neutral or unisex names have, however, been in use for a long time. In the first major part of this paper I examine, through the results of three attitude surveys whether this new and more liberal view has any popular support among the Swedish people, i.e. whether people consider it okay to give boys’ names to girls and vice versa. All three surveys show that a majority of the respondents are against giving gender-inconsistent names to babies but that the attitude towards adults adopting such names is more allowing. In the second part of the paper, the results from an empirical study on the current use of unisex and genderinconsistent names for babies are discussed. My findings confirm earlier American studies showing that more unisex names have a background as male names than female names, that they are often without a long tradition in the country, and that many of them are short forms or pet forms stemming from different names, both male and female. However, my findings differ from those in the American studies in that most of the names used for children of both sexes are rather uncommon in Sweden. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2016
Series
NORNA-rapporter, ISSN 0346-6728 ; 93
Keyword
first names; gender and names; teenagers; gender neutral names; attitudes
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-320367 (URN)978-91-7276-093-6 (ISBN)
Conference
Navn og navnebærer. NORNAs 45. symposium 1-4 oktober 2014, Skagen, Denmark
Available from: 2017-04-19 Created: 2017-04-19 Last updated: 2017-04-19Bibliographically approved
Leibring, K. (2015). Namn på sällskapsdjur -: nya mönster och strukturer. In: E. Aldrin, L. Gustafsson, M. Löfdahl. (Ed.), Innovationer i namn och namnmönster.: Handlingar från NORNA-symposiet i Halmstad 6-8 november 2013.. Paper presented at Innovationer i namn och namnmönster. NORNAs 43 symposium i Halmstad 6-8 november 2013 (pp. 134-152). Uppsala: NORNA-förlaget
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Namn på sällskapsdjur -: nya mönster och strukturer
2015 (Swedish)In: Innovationer i namn och namnmönster.: Handlingar från NORNA-symposiet i Halmstad 6-8 november 2013. / [ed] E. Aldrin, L. Gustafsson, M. Löfdahl., Uppsala: NORNA-förlaget , 2015, p. 134-152Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Names of companion animals – new patterns and structures

In this paper, contemporary given names in Sweden to dogs and cats, the two most well-known species of companion animals, are presented and examined. Some of their morphological and semantic features are discussed. The author shows that a majority of the animal names are loans from the anthroponomasticon, mostly first names and pet forms of first names. The correspondence between the popular names for female animals and the popular names given to baby girls is striking. In contrast, popular names for male animals are chosen from a larger and more varied pool, which includes names of well-known personalities, both real and fictitious. The stock of traditional animal names is also larger for male animals. A tendency to give out-dated boy names to dogs is discussed and the author presents, through statistics of new baby names, the tentative explanation that this is a way of making these names acceptable as names for little boys again. The contemporary habit of giving companion animals in Sweden hitherto unknown or rare personal names is also discussed, and it is argued that this usage functions as a trial balloon for these names so that they later can be given to babies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: NORNA-förlaget, 2015
Series
NORNA-rapporter ; 92
Keyword
animal names; baby names; companion animals; cat names; dog names; new names
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-273530 (URN)
Conference
Innovationer i namn och namnmönster. NORNAs 43 symposium i Halmstad 6-8 november 2013
Available from: 2016-01-15 Created: 2016-01-15 Last updated: 2016-01-15
Leibring, K. (2015). Variantformer eller olika namn?: Vid lemmatiseringens vägskäl. In: B. Eggert, R. S. Olsen & B. Jörgensen (Ed.), Navne og skel. Skellet mellem navne.: Rapport fra den XV nordiske navneforskerkongres. Paper presented at XV nordiske navneforskerkongres på Askov Höjskole 6.-9. juni 2012. (pp. 83-103). Uppsala: NORNA-förlaget, 91
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Variantformer eller olika namn?: Vid lemmatiseringens vägskäl
2015 (Swedish)In: Navne og skel. Skellet mellem navne.: Rapport fra den XV nordiske navneforskerkongres / [ed] B. Eggert, R. S. Olsen & B. Jörgensen, Uppsala: NORNA-förlaget , 2015, Vol. 91, p. 83-103Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Variant forms or different names? At the crossroads of lemmatisation.

The aim of this article is to present and discuss some different ways of dealing with the problem of how to handle different spellings of personal names in older texts, i.e. how to lemmatise them. The methods discussed are drawn from several Scandinavian studies (dating from 1967 to 2011) on first names in sources from the 16th to the 19th century. Different criteria of lemmatisation are analysed and some comparisons of these earlier results are made. Some areas where the analysed studies differ are: the importance of the names’ etymology, the importance of name rhyme, the importance of pronunciation, the intentions of the name givers and if the actual name-users’ views on names are of any importance for studies of personal names in historical contexts. This article also discusses the consequences which the use of disparate methods for lemmatising can have for the prospects of comparing and combining several name studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: NORNA-förlaget, 2015
Series
NORNA-rapporter, ISSN 0346-6728 ; 91
Keyword
personal names; lemmatisation: Scandinavian names; onomastic methods
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-273525 (URN)978-91-7276-090-5 (ISBN)
Conference
XV nordiske navneforskerkongres på Askov Höjskole 6.-9. juni 2012.
Available from: 2016-01-15 Created: 2016-01-15 Last updated: 2016-01-15
Leibring, K. (2015). Zoonyms in the onomasticon: Names of cattle, dogs and cats from a Scandinavian perspective. Beiträge zur Namenforschung, 50(1), 37-75
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Zoonyms in the onomasticon: Names of cattle, dogs and cats from a Scandinavian perspective
2015 (English)In: Beiträge zur Namenforschung, ISSN 0005-8114, Vol. 50, no 1, p. 37-75Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keyword
animal names, zoonyms, Sweden, onomasticon
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-246856 (URN)
Available from: 2015-03-11 Created: 2015-03-11 Last updated: 2017-12-04
Leibring, K. (2014). Från Trogen till Tyson.: Hundnamn i Sverige i förändring. In: Anne-Sofie Gräslund, Ingvar Svanberg (Ed.), Från renhållningshjon till modeaccessoar: 10 000 år av relationer människa-hund i Sverige (pp. 121-137). Uppsala: Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Från Trogen till Tyson.: Hundnamn i Sverige i förändring
2014 (Swedish)In: Från renhållningshjon till modeaccessoar: 10 000 år av relationer människa-hund i Sverige / [ed] Anne-Sofie Gräslund, Ingvar Svanberg, Uppsala: Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur , 2014, p. 121-137Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur, 2014
Series
Acta Academiae Regiae Gustavi Adolphi, ISSN 0065-0897 ; 133
Keyword
hundar; hundnamn; personnamn
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-239537 (URN)978-91-87403-09-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-12-29 Created: 2014-12-29 Last updated: 2014-12-29
Leibring, K. (2014). Lodjuret i språk och litteratur. In: Roger Bergström, Kjell Danell, Ingvar Svanberg (Ed.), Lodjuret: (pp. 81-98). Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlantis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lodjuret i språk och litteratur
2014 (Swedish)In: Lodjuret / [ed] Roger Bergström, Kjell Danell, Ingvar Svanberg, Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlantis, 2014, p. 81-98Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlantis, 2014
Keyword
lodjur: ortnamn; personnamn; dialekter
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-239538 (URN)978-9107353-654-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-12-29 Created: 2014-12-29 Last updated: 2014-12-29
Leibring, K. (2014). Naming as a mirror of social structures: The usage of women's names in Early Modern Swedish official records. In: Joan Tort. (Ed.), Els noms en la vida quotidiana. Names in daily life.: Proceedings of the 24th ICOS Congress in Barcelona, 5-11 Sep. 2011.. Paper presented at 24th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Barcelona, 5-11-Sep. 2011.. Barcelona: Biblioteca Técnica de Política Lingúistica
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Naming as a mirror of social structures: The usage of women's names in Early Modern Swedish official records
2014 (English)In: Els noms en la vida quotidiana. Names in daily life.: Proceedings of the 24th ICOS Congress in Barcelona, 5-11 Sep. 2011. / [ed] Joan Tort., Barcelona: Biblioteca Técnica de Política Lingúistica , 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Referring to a person by his or her name is only one of several ways of identifying a person. In this paper, I will discuss some examples of different identifying means and, in particular, the usage of names, especially for women, in official records collected from several geographical areas and different socio-economic strata in 17th century Sweden. In accordance with the patriarchal and hierarchical society of that time, women were mostly denoted by their relationship to men, e.g. to their father, husband or son, and their own name isn’t always given in the notice. However, several women are recorded with their own name with no reference to any man. Some questions about this phenomenon are: Who were named? Why and when was she identified only by her name? Can the fact that a woman named on her own be seen as a sign of either high or low social status? Which women were unnamed in the records? What do these identifying strategies communicate? To penetrate these questions, I will apply a dialogical perspective in combination with gender aspects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Barcelona: Biblioteca Técnica de Política Lingúistica, 2014
Keyword
women's names; Early Modern Sweden
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-239539 (URN)10.2436/15.8040.01.82 (DOI)
Conference
24th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Barcelona, 5-11-Sep. 2011.
Note

www.gencat.cat/llengua/BTPL/ICOS2011

Available from: 2014-12-29 Created: 2014-12-29 Last updated: 2014-12-29
Leibring, K. (2014). Namnet Tindra: Från djurnamn till flicknamn. Studia Anthroponymica Scandinavica, 32, 199-201
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2014 (Swedish)In: Studia Anthroponymica Scandinavica, ISSN 0280-8633, Vol. 32, p. 199-201Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keyword
personal names; animal names
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271367 (URN)
Available from: 2016-01-07 Created: 2016-01-07 Last updated: 2017-12-01
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