Thursday, April 21, 2011

Iceland or Ingolfsland?

File this under "random thought for the day":

According to Islandic tradition, the first Nordic settler in Iceland was a man named Ingolf (or Ingolfr) Arnarson who settled there in AD 874. His son, Ingolfsson, was said to have founded the first parliament in Iceland.

But "Iceland" is such a harsh and cold name. Who wants to live in an Ice land?

Wouldn't it sound better to re-name the country "Ingolfs' land"?  ;-)

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