Verdandi, usually translated as the Present, has an even deeper meaning.
They are Urd (the past), Verdandi (the present), Skuld (the future).
They are named Urd the past, Verdandi the present, and Skuld the future.
1770, from Old Norse norn (plural nornir), one of the female fates of Scandinavian mythology, related to Swedish dialectal norna "to warn, to communicate secretly," perhaps ultimately imitative of low murmuring (cf. Middle High German narren "to growl, snarl").