This item was on the 10-2012 LoAR
1: Bryniólfr Hrafnsson - New Name (NP)
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language/Culture (I am looking for the Old Norse version of this name) most important.
Culture (Old Norse circa the mid to late 9th century) most important.
The name Bryniólfr is derived from the Icelandic Sagas. A summary of its useage can be found on the website http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html . On that website, it is noted as having come from the Landnámabók. It is also mentioned in Egil's Saga. While these sources date into the 13th Century, the original use of the name is the name of one of the initial settlers of Iceland during the 9th century. The modern usage of the name survives to this day.
Hrafnsson is simply the name Hrafin (meaning Raven) as patronimic name honoring my father (the meaning is key to me, and any changes to this part of my name *must* include that meaning. Hrafn is a common name in the Icelandic Sagas, and widely documented as an Old Norse name. I was a little unclear on whether one or two "S"es needed to be used. My main source (the same webiste as above) has a complied list of names and naming practices of the Old Norse language taken from "the Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson (G. Fleck). It says that any name ending with two N's (i.e. "nn") drops on N and adds a double S. I have opted for the double S, as Hrafn ends in an N. Whether this is correct or not, I have been unable to determine. I will accept either spelling (single or double S).