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  1. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
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  2. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006

    Omar?


    It’s a new world. For all we know the kid is Brynjar Dagnyson
     
  3. blissett

    blissett Member+

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    Well, correct me if I am wrong: Brynjarsdottir in Icelandic should mean "Brynjar's daughter", so I assume Brynjar is the name of Dagny's father. This should mean that she gave her newborn child the same name of her father (his grand-father).

    And I am afraid all Icelandic family names are patronymics, not matronymics: so I don't think the baby's name is Brynjar Dagnysson, but Brynjar (insert the name of Dagny's husband/partner, that I am not aware of)sson. :)
     
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  4. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006
    It was a little joke. But they aren’t married yet, so without knowing the legalities of Icelandic law, i don’t know what the name should be.

    Her partner is Omar Pâll , so the other “traditional” naming convention we expect might be Brynjar Omarsson
    Looking at the Iceland Men’s National team, every player is somebody’s son except a goalkeeper named Schram. He was born in Denmark.
    I know a couple of folks from Iceland that don’t follow that system at all. Maybe they have “Americanized” their names.
     
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  5. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

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    Jan 10, 2008
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    In any event, Brynjar is Brynjarsdottir's son. Sounds like Aeschylus has been doing some new writing.
     
  6. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006
    #206 Cliveworshipper, Jan 20, 2019
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    One of the Icelandic player’s middle names is Flôki, who if you have read the sagas or watched the Vikings TV show, is
    Hrafna-Flóki Vilgerðarson who is credited with discovering, or at least naming Iceland.

    Kinda cool.

    hrafna means raven, two of which were magical companions of Odin.

    It could also refer to a dark haired person, which in ancient times was associated with thievery in the sagas.
     
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  7. kernel_thai

    kernel_thai Member+

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    If it hasn't been mentioned on a previous page
     
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  8. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

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    I'm interested in how this kid Olivia Moultrie is doing with the Thorns? Wow, 13 years old and playing with the Thorns first team in the pre-season tourney. That to me is amazing.

    cpthomas, were you able to watch her play on Wed 3/27? If you can, please let us know a little about her abilities on the field among much older and more experienced teammates and competition.
     
  9. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

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    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
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    I blew it and didn't notice she went in. I didn't notice anyone completely out of her level, so that's pretty impressive. Jon Lipsitz noticed her go in and said she played above 13 but below U23.
     
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  10. luvdagame

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    #210 luvdagame, Mar 29, 2019
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    i think she plays the #10 behind the forwards for this concacaf girls' u15 championship game against mexico last year.



    some good passes - considering she was 12 turning 13 at the time.

    still don't know if she's just hype.
     
  11. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

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    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
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    I doubt she's just hype, although whether she will pan out over time is unknown. I don't think the Thorns would be doing what they're doing with her if they didn't think she is for real. That isn't the nature of the Thorns organization. I suspect they think she's a potential mega star and are doing whatever they can to have her in their system.
     
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  12. Emily Richards

    Emily Richards New Member

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