Outermountain comes from my own last name. As it was described by my father, ytre translates to “outer” in Norwegian while berg means “mountain.” I played around a little on Google Translate and did manage to get it to agree with me but wanted to make it a “small mountain” which I’m fine with.
Anyway, the story goes that my father’s great grandfather had a farm on the west coast of Norway near Skodje. The farm happened to be situated on the side of a mountain which was one of two peaks in the area. The mountain in question was the outermost of the two (I assume this was the one closer to the ocean) and thus the family took the name of the land where they lived as their surname.
When it came time to name my website, I could think of no better name than that which my family used long ago. It’s somewhat fitting that they took the name of the land that they worked long ago, and I transposed that name into a literal translation for work that I am doing today.
In the words of the great Paul Harvey, “now you know the rest of the story.”
Thank you to my father for setting the record straight about where Outermountain TRULY came from.