Vethild, Ovaegi, Avaldamon, and Valdida

Eirik the Red’s Saga mentions the names of the parents of two young boys captured by the Norse in Markland and brought to Greenland where the boys learnt to speak the Norse language. The father is Ovaegi and the mother Vethild. The boys also tell the Norse that they are ruled by two kings, Avaldamon and Valdida. These are the only Aboriginal names recorded by the Norse. Scholars have tried but not succeeded in figuring out to what linguistic family the names belong.