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    So his name is Himdallir?

    To me it sounds like Heimdallr says his own name like Him-Dallir and to me that is super weird cause I thought his name was "HaimDahl" (like how you say hello / Hi! followed by an M) . Or if the R really needs to be there HaimDallar sounds better to me.

    Nothing serious but if you make some skin in future maybe he can say HaimDahl or smth instead on pick screen.
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    From my admittedly limited understanding of Old Norse grammar the "r" is a singular nominative, basically stating that this is something or someones given name. As such it is not pronounced and the correct way to pronounce Heimdallr (based on English pronunciation) is rightfully as you put it "HeimDahl".
    So to summarize: yeah someone dropped the ball on the pronunciation of this one. I do find it a bit odd though, as they did not make that mistake with Ullr.
    Any typo or misspelling in the post above was done to emphasize my point and was therefore done on purpose, as such they will not be corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armaroz View Post
    From my admittedly limited understanding of Old Norse grammar the "r" is a singular nominative, basically stating that this is something or someones given name. As such it is not pronounced .
    I did not know, thanks. And yes Ullr even his skins sounds more like Olle/Ulle, which is very common name in Scandinavia even today, well or it was among the people born in 50ths like my father.

    I looked a bit more into it and seems like it probably was pronounced Heim-Dall. (Like how you say "Hey" not "Hi" as I wrote in first post and with a short "a" not a long as I tried write out as Dahl).
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockerBaby View Post
    Olle/Ulle, which is very common name in Scandinavia even today, well or it was among the people born in 50ths like my father.
    Mine aswell
    Quote Originally Posted by RockerBaby View Post
    I looked a bit more into it and seems like it probably was pronounced Heim-Dall. (Like how you say "Hey" not "Hi" as I wrote in first post and with a short "a" not a long as I tried write out as Dahl).
    I was going with the English pronunciation not the Scandinavian, in which it would be more accurate to pronounce it like "Háim-dall" Meaning a short a instead of an e in the begining and an a like in "Dali lama" for the second a.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Armaroz View Post
    Mine aswell

    I was going with the English pronunciation not the Scandinavian, in which it would be more accurate to pronounce it like "Háim-dall" Meaning a short a instead of an e in the begining and an a like in "Dali lama" for the second a.
    I thought some more about it.

    I think it means in homevalley. "Dahl" is valley in swedish. And Heim well close enough to "Hem" which means home. Hej means Hi and pronounced Hey. So HejmDal gives off a tone of welcoming, home and valley in one word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockerBaby View Post
    I thought some more about it.

    I think it means in homevalley. "Dahl" is valley in swedish. And Heim well close enough to "Hem" which means home. Hej means Hi and pronounced Hey. So HejmDal gives off a tone of welcoming, home and valley in one word.
    I do believe you have the right idea

    The home part is right, I could be wrong but isn't heim still used as "home" in Icelandic and Norwegian? Danish is a bit far removed from the other Nordic languages so it gets confusing sometimes.

    Dall(r) on the other hand means shining or luminous, so the complete translation would be something along the lines of home-shine. If we then expand on that it could be something along the lines of "The light that guides the way home".
    Any typo or misspelling in the post above was done to emphasize my point and was therefore done on purpose, as such they will not be corrected.

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