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Aldrin, Emilia
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Aldrin, E. (2011). Namnval som social handling: Val av förnamn och samtal om förnamn bland föräldrar i Göteborg 2007–2009. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsala: Institutionen för nordiska språk, Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Namnval som social handling: Val av förnamn och samtal om förnamn bland föräldrar i Göteborg 2007–2009
2011 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
Naming as a social act : Parents' choices of first names and discussions of first names in Göteborg 2007–2009
Abstract [en]

The aim of this doctoral thesis is to examine how parents in Sweden at the beginning of the twenty-first century use the process of naming as a resource to contribute to the creation of various identities for both themselves and their child. It is based on a two-component study — a postal survey and qualitative group interviews, both conducted in the city of Göteborg, Sweden — and includes parents with children born during 2007 and 2008. By combining different sources (names, surveys and interviews) and different methods (quantitative and qualitative), this study attempts to elucidate how first names and choices of first names can be given various social meanings. In contrast to previous socio-onomastic studies, this study considers not only whether naming contains any social variation, but also how and why such variation arises. The theoretical framework is a combination of onomastic, sociolinguistic, identity-theoretical and interactional theories. The results demonstrate that parents’ choice of first names for their children is an important social act. Through name choices and discussions of these choices, parents create what is known as social positioning, which in turn contributes to the creation of certain identities both for themselves and their child. A number of resources are identified which are used by parents to create different social positionings. This study also demonstrates how both macro-societal structures and interactional aspects influence this social positioning. Finally, this study argues that the observed social variation is best explained by the parents’ desire to identify with and contribute to the creation of different models for society, in which varying social values and attributes are important.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Institutionen för nordiska språk, Uppsala universitet, 2011. p. 297
Series
Namn och Samhälle, ISSN 1404-1790 ; 24
Keywords
onomastics, socio-onomastics, naming, personal names, first names, socio-linguistics, identity, social positioning, discourse analysis, onomastik, socioonomastik, namngivning, personnamn, förnamn, sociolingvistik, identitet, social positionering, diskursanalys
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-148635 (URN)978-91-506-2195-2 (ISBN)
Public defence
2011-04-29, Ihresalen, Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H, Uppsala, 10:15 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2011-04-07 Created: 2011-03-08 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Aldrin, E. (2010). Die wunderbare Welt der Namen von Rosa und Volker Kohlheim. [Review]. Studia Anthroponymica Scandinavica, 28, 157-158
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Die wunderbare Welt der Namen von Rosa und Volker Kohlheim.
2010 (German)In: Studia Anthroponymica Scandinavica, ISSN 0280-8633, Vol. 28, p. 157-158Article, book review (Other academic) Published
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-139001 (URN)
Available from: 2010-12-21 Created: 2010-12-21 Last updated: 2018-01-12
Aldrin, E. (2010). Eva Brylla: Andersson, Pettersson, Lundström och... Beachman: Om nordiska efternamn i sin europeiska omgivning [Review]. Namn och bygd, 98, 1959-160
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Eva Brylla: Andersson, Pettersson, Lundström och... Beachman: Om nordiska efternamn i sin europeiska omgivning
2010 (Swedish)In: Namn och bygd, ISSN 0077-2704, Vol. 98, p. 1959-160Article, book review (Other academic) Published
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Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-138999 (URN)
Available from: 2010-12-21 Created: 2010-12-21 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Aldrin, E. (2010). Om förnamn som identitetsbärare. In: Staffan Nyström (Ed.), Namn: en spegel av samhället förr och nu (pp. 136-153). Stockholm: Norstedts
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Om förnamn som identitetsbärare
2010 (Swedish)In: Namn: en spegel av samhället förr och nu / [ed] Staffan Nyström, Stockholm: Norstedts , 2010, p. 136-153Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Norstedts, 2010
Keywords
Förnamn, identitet, social, namnforskning
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-138998 (URN)978-91-1-303081-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-12-21 Created: 2010-12-21 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Aldrin, E. (2009). The choice of first names as a social resource and act of identity among multilingual families in contemporary Sweden. In: Wolgang Ahrens, Sheila Embleton & André Lapierre ; with the assistance of Grant Smith & Maria Figueredo (Ed.), Names in multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic contact.: Proceedings of the 23rd International congress of onomastic sciences. August 17–22, 2008, York University, Toronto, Canada.. Paper presented at ICOS (pp. 86-92). Toronto: York University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The choice of first names as a social resource and act of identity among multilingual families in contemporary Sweden
2009 (English)In: Names in multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic contact.: Proceedings of the 23rd International congress of onomastic sciences. August 17–22, 2008, York University, Toronto, Canada. / [ed] Wolgang Ahrens, Sheila Embleton & André Lapierre ; with the assistance of Grant Smith & Maria Figueredo, Toronto: York University , 2009, p. 86-92Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Toronto: York University, 2009
Keywords
first names, naming, multi-lingual, identity
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-121321 (URN)978-1-55014-521-2 (ISBN)
Conference
ICOS
Available from: 2010-03-22 Created: 2010-03-22 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Aldrin, E. (2009). Äldre väljer ärvda namn.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Äldre väljer ärvda namn
2009 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Keywords
förnamn, namngivning, identitet
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-121322 (URN)
Available from: 2010-03-22 Created: 2010-03-22 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Aldrin, E. (2008). Finns det sociala skillnader i modern förnamnsgivning?. In: Guðrún Kvaran, Hallgrímur J. Ámundason, Jónína Hafsteinsdóttir & Svavar Sigmundsson (Ed.), Nordiska namn - Namn i Norden.: Tradition och förnyelse. Handlingar från den fjortonde nordiska namnforskarkongressen i Borgarnes 11-14 augusti 2007. Norna-rapporter 84.. Paper presented at NORNA (pp. 13-19). Uppsala: NORNA
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Finns det sociala skillnader i modern förnamnsgivning?
2008 (Swedish)In: Nordiska namn - Namn i Norden.: Tradition och förnyelse. Handlingar från den fjortonde nordiska namnforskarkongressen i Borgarnes 11-14 augusti 2007. Norna-rapporter 84. / [ed] Guðrún Kvaran, Hallgrímur J. Ámundason, Jónína Hafsteinsdóttir & Svavar Sigmundsson, Uppsala: NORNA , 2008, p. 13-19Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: NORNA, 2008
Keywords
förnamn, namngivning, social variation
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-121323 (URN)978-91-7276-083-7 (ISBN)
Conference
NORNA
Available from: 2010-03-22 Created: 2010-03-22 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Aldrin, E. (2007). Namn, namntyper och namnfunktioner i Klas Östergrens filmmanus En decemberdröm: En fallstudie i litterär onomastik. Studia Anthroponymica Scandinavica, 25, 75-93
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Namn, namntyper och namnfunktioner i Klas Östergrens filmmanus En decemberdröm: En fallstudie i litterär onomastik
2007 (Swedish)In: Studia Anthroponymica Scandinavica, ISSN 0280-8633, Vol. 25, p. 75-93Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Namn, namnforskning, litterär onomastik
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-14677 (URN)
Available from: 2008-01-31 Created: 2008-01-31 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
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