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Nordic Names

by CountVlad Posted 23rd Aug 2014 at 4:42 PM - Updated 24th Aug 2014 at 2:47 AM by CountVlad
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This is a mod designed with the Aurora Skies world in mind but doesn't require it.
Aurora skies has a Scandinavian theme and many of the Sims the world starts with have Scandinavian style names, so I thought it would be good for new sims to have names used in Scandinavia as well.

Most of the names are names that are common in Norway but there are a few names thrown in from Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland. (Main source: Statistics Norway)

This won't change the names of any of the existing sims in your game but it will give new sims Scandinavian style names.

Important
This is an override mod which replaces strings in the FullBuild0.package (TGI:220557DA-00000000-000F16B00BA8342F) and will conflict with other name mods, so you can only use one name mod at a time.

Examples

Male Names:


Female Names:


How to Install
Simply put the package file into your Packages folder. To uninstall, just delete the package.
Please keep in mind that sims created with this mod running will keep their Scandinavian names after you have uninstalled the mod.

Additional Credits:
chann - For his "stblizer" tool and CSV templates.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 10:02 PM
I was working on such a mod... Well, now I don't have to :D
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 10:41 PM
Awesome!! Where were you when I was playing in Aurora skies?! I hated how new sims were being given names that made absolutely no sense for the community...
Test Subject
#4 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 11:15 PM Last edited by flammen : 23rd Aug 2014 at 11:31 PM.
Hm, neither Felix, Ivan, Caroline, Therese, Elea nor Delina are Nordic names. Felix is Latin, Ivan Slavic, Caroline French, Therese is derived from Spanish/Portuguese Teresa, which is derived from Greek, Elea is English, derived from French and Delina is either the female form of the Albanian name Delin, or an example of the creativity in disguising the heritage of the French name Adèle by the English.

You might want to use a source like this, this, this, this and this. Those names, that are also used in every other language, usually tend to be of Hebrew/Latin/Greek origin.
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#5 Old 24th Aug 2014 at 2:39 AM Last edited by CountVlad : 24th Aug 2014 at 2:50 AM.
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Originally Posted by flammen
Hm, neither Felix, Ivan, Caroline, Therese, Elea nor Delina are Nordic names. Felix is Latin, Ivan Slavic, Caroline French, Therese is derived from Spanish/Portuguese Teresa, which is derived from Greek, Elea is English, derived from French and Delina is either the female form of the Albanian name Delin, or an example of the creativity in disguising the heritage of the French name Adèle by the English.

You might want to use a source like this, this, this, this and this. Those names, that are also used in every other language, usually tend to be of Hebrew/Latin/Greek origin.

Thanks for the feedback. Most of the names are Nordic in origin, but the mod isn't necessarily intended to only contain names that are Nordic in origin, it's just to give a better impression of your sims being somewhere Scandinavian. I'll update the mod description to better reflect that (the description may be a bit misleading).
Originally I started by using Behind the Name but I found it a bit too time consuming. It's great for finding individual names using the generator but they really need to make a generator that will produce a list. Most of the names come from lists found on Statistics Norway.
Test Subject
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#6 Old 24th Aug 2014 at 2:18 PM
I'm sorry but there's no names from Finland and it made me sad and i have a Finnish name and it's Saara and it's just not there....
Inventor
#7 Old 24th Aug 2014 at 11:55 PM
I am from Norway and I know several people called Felix, Therese and especially Caroline (that is used a lot)! Most people write it "Karoline", but there's many people who chose the more international form. Just like "Kristoffer = Christoffer", "Christian=Kristian" etc.

Alexander is not a Nordic name either, yet almost every person knows about 5-10 of them up here Personally I think the mod is ok with common names USED in Scandinavia, and they do not necessarily have to have their origin here.
Test Subject
#8 Old 25th Aug 2014 at 1:25 AM
If I already have a name Mod will they work together or will this cancel the other one out?
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#9 Old 25th Aug 2014 at 3:07 AM
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Originally Posted by rusty1411
If I already have a name Mod will they work together or will this cancel the other one out?

I think only one will work.
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 25th Aug 2014 at 7:13 AM
Oh-ho! I was waiting for this for a long time. :3 Yay~ Thank you for this!
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#11 Old 6th Sep 2014 at 12:48 PM
Tusen takk :D
Test Subject
#12 Old 14th Dec 2014 at 12:27 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by flammen
Hm, neither Felix, Ivan, Caroline, Therese, Elea nor Delina are Nordic names. Felix is Latin, Ivan Slavic, Caroline French, Therese is derived from Spanish/Portuguese Teresa, which is derived from Greek, Elea is English, derived from French and Delina is either the female form of the Albanian name Delin, or an example of the creativity in disguising the heritage of the French name Adèle by the English.

You might want to use a source like this, this, this, this and this. Those names, that are also used in every other language, usually tend to be of Hebrew/Latin/Greek origin.


Take it from a swede, Felix is an incredibly common name in Sweden, not depending on whether it originally is Latin or not. I mean it's not like we're all named Björn and Erik here, right? And a bunch of names that has to do with Christianity came to us in like the 12th century and then it stayed with us here, Maria for example is one of the most common names in Sweden.
But if you want names that derives from Norse mythology then Freja, the male counter part Frej, Vidar, Ulf, Tova, and the classical Sven are some tips.

Oh, I checked that Swedish source of yours, there are like ten names in that list that are common names for people under the age of 30 in Sweden. Also nobody is named Kay here, seriously, that name doesn't belong in that list at all.
Guest
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#13 Old 10th Jan 2015 at 5:33 PM
Thanks, this is great!
Test Subject
#14 Old 23rd Feb 2015 at 5:37 PM
All the last names or Norwegian and Danish, no Swedish, Finnish or Icelandic. So I wouldn't exactly call it Nordic names. More like Danish and Norwegian.
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#15 Old 31st Mar 2015 at 6:52 AM
What about Dovahkiin?

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#16 Old 22nd Jul 2015 at 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by justinpatrick1011
What about Dovahkiin?


We don't have dragons in the nordic countrys only trolls so no Dovahkiin.
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#17 Old 15th Jan 2018 at 5:06 PM
The game does not start with this mod. Does anyone know how to fix it?