And Milford Haven, the 'harbour of the sandy fiord' from Scandinavian 'melr
' sand-hill, sand bank and 'fjord' for fiord or inlet - aka Aberdaugleddau, 'the estuary of the two (rivers called) Cleddau'.
Latin elements, Bassaleg (basilica), Radyr (oratorium), Dyserth (desertum); Old English, Prestatyn (priest farm), Betws (bead house), Holt (wood), Chepstow (market place); as well as many other Scandinavian elements, Skomer (cloven island), Milford (melr
, fiord meaning sandy inlet), Flat Holm (floti, holmr meaning fleet island); Modern English, Grovesend, Queensferry, Cross Inn, Newbridge; Old Irish, Clydach, Ysgiach, Lleyn, Clarach; Hebraic, Carmel, Bethesda, Bethlehem, Saron, and the hundreds of Welsh place names that collectively reflect our own unique culture and heritage.
Professor Harding said that after their expulsion from Dublin in 902 AD the Wirral Vikings, initially led by the Norwegian Viking Ingimund, would have landed in their boats along the north Wirral coastline probably between what is now the lighthouse at Lingham (Old Norse lyngholmr), Hoylake/Meols (Melr
), West Kirby (vestri Kirkjubyr) and Thurstaston (Thorsteinn's tun).