Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

  m800afc 13:57 16 Jul 2008

I think we all know the Disney version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. I read the Grimms' Fairy Tale before I saw the film. The question is, the dwarves were named by Disney, but un-named in Grimms'. I have a vague recollection of a version (derivative) of Grimms' in which the dwarves were named after the days of the week. I have tried trawling t'interweb, but am unable to discover when the dwarves were first given names, and what those names were.
Can anyone enlighten me?

  Seth Haniel 14:29 16 Jul 2008

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Maybe or the German equivalent -

more on Snow White here click here

  Cymro. 15:41 16 Jul 2008

Why not name them after people on this forum? There must be someone you can think of to be "Grumpy" then who could you have as "Sleepy"? I suppose that "Dopey" would be easy enough!

  m800afc 15:59 16 Jul 2008

I suppose I would be Dopey...for asking the question.

  Cymro. 16:02 16 Jul 2008

Exactly, you got it in one.

  Bingalau 17:21 16 Jul 2008

There's a few of us vieing for the "Grumpy" slot, me included, that's according to my grandchildren.

  Bingalau 17:38 16 Jul 2008

Maybe we can relate the Seven Dwarves to the days of the week, Looks like Mittwok's child is "Grumpy".

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go.
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child born on the Sabbath Day,
Is fair and wise and good and gay.

  wiz-king 17:49 16 Jul 2008

"But the child born on the Sabbath Day,
Is fair and wise and good and gay". That wont go down well at the Lambeth conflab!

  Bingalau 18:02 16 Jul 2008

I wasn't going to mention that last line in case it wasn't PC.

  Weskit 18:35 16 Jul 2008

Thought the last line was "bonny and blithe and good and gay" ? click here

  laurie53 19:55 16 Jul 2008

Never mind the names.

Is it dwarves or dwarfs, and why?

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