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Kría= Artic Tern. Can be a girl's name. Also used as a term for taking a nap.

Valentína has a brand new sister, born June 8th, 2005 at 3 am (the magic hour). Welcome to the world, little baby girl!

In Iceland, parents usually don't present the name of the child until they are baptized (or formally named at a naming cermony) two or three months after their birth. Until then they are often simply called Stulka (Girl) or Strákur (Boy). This hearks back to the days, not so long ago, when survival, especially for brand new little humans, was often tenuous. Today, the tradition lives on in the form of a superstition.

By the way, for the curious, here's a post you should read if you wnat to understand our convoluted Icelandic social world... ;-)


L said...

what an adorable photo!

Anonymous said...

aww so Kria is her name ? how is it pronounced ..I saw this name and really liked it but wanted to be sure it was a legit icelandic name and not made up... is it pronoumced KREE-uh ?