Township: Cornaigmore

Map Reference: Cornaigmore 15

Name Type: shore

Meaning: A fishing rock

This is ON brim ‘surf’ (CV, 80), with ON nes ‘promontory’ (Nicolaisen 1976, 116): Brimnes. This is presumably a sailor's name for a headland surrounded by rough seas and best given a wide berth.
Brim Ness occurs three times in Shetland; there is a Brimnes in Eidfjord, Norway that derives from brim (NS); Brimnes occurs four times in the Faroe Islands (KO); and Brimnes occurs eight times as a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms: Brimminis - ONB p37, "no meaning got."

Related Places:

A fishing rock - AMcK.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse

Informants: Archie MacKinnon, Cornaigmore, 8/1994

Informant 2: Willie MacPhail, Clachan, 6/1995

Informant 3: OS