Invitations for Naming Celebration

07/06/2017

Invitations for naming celebration designed by Anja Mulder, via Scandinavian Love Song
Invitations for naming celebration designed by Anja Mulder, via Scandinavian Love Song

I starten af august har vi inviteret familie og venner til Saxo's navngivningsfest. Invitationerne endte med at se sådan her ud, og jeg er virkelig glad for resultatet. Illustrationerne er tegnet af hollandske Anja Mulder. På forsiden står Saxo's fødseldata flankeret af to blomsterranker med blomster, der har en særlig betydning for os: vild geranium, kaprifolier og brombærgrene. På bagsiden er selve invitationen med en lille sovende ulveunge foroven. 

Mads og jeg havde længe vidst, at hvis vi fik en dreng, så skulle han hedde Saxo. Det kan bare noget, det navn, og så passede det heldigvis perfekt til vores lille basse. Navnet Saxo kender man selvfølgelig fra Saxo Grammaticus, der i sin tid var den første til at nedskrive danmarkshistorien, men Saxo er faktisk også et krigernavn, der på oldnordisk betyder både ulv og sværd. Så altså en god blanding af viden og styrke.  

In the beginning of August, we are throwing a naming celebration for Saxo. The invites ended up looking like this, and I'm so thrilled about the result. The illustrations are drawn by Dutch Anja Mulder. On the front you find Saxo's birth data, flanked by two flower illustrations with flowers that carry a special meaning to us: wild geranium, honey suckle and black berries. The invitation is on the back with a small wolf cub resting in the top. 

Mads and I had known for a long time that if we ever had a son, he's name should be Saxo. For us, it's such a strong name and fortunately it fits our little boy so well. The name deviates from a well-known person in Danish history, who actually was the first to write down the Danish history. But it's also an old Norse worrier name meaning both wolf and sword - so a nice combination of both wisdom and strength.  

Sorry about the grainy pictures, I'll upload some better ones, when I get the chance :-)

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