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"Bra namn borde rulla av tungan".: Svenska tonåringars attityder till förnamn
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages, Scandinavian Onomastics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1131-1993
2017 (Swedish)In: Namn och identitet.: Handlingar från NORNA:s 46:e symposium i Tammerfors den 21-23 oktober 2015. / [ed] Unni-Päivä Leino, Mona Forsskåhl et al., Uppsala, 2017, 23-49 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Results from an Internet-based survey on names in 2014, aimed atSwedish teenagers in secondary education are discussed. A total of 314youngsters, more boys than girls, did respond. Focus is on the teenagers’attitudes to first names, and on factors that make names attractive orunattractive. The main purpose is to gain more knowledge on youngsters’thoughts about choice and use of first names. The answers are analysedprimarily from gender aspects but also from socio-geographic aspects. Amodel of social positioning, as introduced by Aldrin (2011), is applied.Many Swedish teenagers prefer the same names as today’s parents, butthere are some indications that the teenagers are looking elsewhere. Espe-cially the girls prefer international names. Regarded as unattractive arenames popular 50 to 70 years ago, hyphenated first names and some na-mes of recent popularity. The names considered most attractive are Aliceand Erik, while Bert, Britta and Margareta are the most unattractive.More female names are mentioned as attractive, while there are moremale names given among the unattractive. There are no clear differencesbetween the attitudes from teenagers in big cities and those in smalltowns in this survey.

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Uppsala, 2017. 23-49 p.
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NORNA-rapporter, ISSN 0346-6728 ; 94
Keyword [en]
first names; attitudes; teenagers; Sweden
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Scandinavian Languages
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-334863ISBN: 978-91-7276-094-3 (print)ISBN: 978-91-7276-097-4 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-334863DiVA: diva2:1160940
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Namn och identitet. NORNA:s 46:e symposium.
Available from: 2017-11-28 Created: 2017-11-28 Last updated: 2017-11-28

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