Tuesday, January 10, 2006

St. Erik (Eric) in the Stadshuset


St. Erik in the Stadshuset
Originally uploaded by erasmus.
As an Ameican-born Eric who occasionally wishes that his name was written Erik, I was surprised to see St. Erik written as Eric on this mural in Stockholm's Stadshuset. Generally, Swedes spell my name with a k at the end.

My favorite spelling is probably Eirik, which is how Ira used to pronounce my name (ear-ik) when we first met. After living in the States, her pronunciation of my name has become Americanized (air-ic). She tells me that this was not intentional on her part.

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