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Scandinavian names. Inspire me.

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argylesocks Wed 06-Feb-13 19:28:43

Starting to browse names for an as-yet-unconceived DC2. (also having a crap day and need the distraction)

Boys or girls please. Can't use any C's or K's and we tend to like shorter names. thank you!

weegiemum Tue 05-Mar-13 22:43:57

My step mum (her father was Swedish) is Elna. I love it, I'd use it if in had another dd but I won't.

My stepbrother (wevlived together since I was 14, he was 4) has named his son Thorsson. It was my step mums maiden name. At first I was all hmm but now I love it!

MTBer Tue 05-Mar-13 22:39:33

I grew up in a Swenglish home and my parents went for names that worked in both countries.

We chose my son's name as it works in both languages even though he's only 1/4 Swedish ... Anyway here are the top names from last year in Sweden. The most popular are Alice and William!

CrayolaLola Thu 21-Feb-13 16:33:03

Have a look at the Wiki profile for Morten Harket - there are some really unusual norwegian names in amongst his friends and family details!

eachtigertires Thu 21-Feb-13 16:18:34


devoncreamtea Thu 21-Feb-13 12:06:15

OOh yes, Soren is wonderful!

devoncreamtea Thu 21-Feb-13 12:05:50

Hello, congratulations! I called my Son (now 2) Rafe, which is an old Norse word meaning 'wolf' or 'wolf counsel'.
I was a controversial choice at the time amongst family etc but I love it.

If I had had a girl I had chosen Ingrid, which I think is an understated but beautiful name.

Good luck and have fun choosing, it's a one of the pleasures of parenting...!

CaptainNancy Wed 06-Feb-13 21:09:33

Espen, I really like this.

barnet Wed 06-Feb-13 21:03:55

In my dd's class
Girls: Tiril, Ebba, Angeline, Eline, Rikke, Marte, Mathea, Embla, Sunniva, Synnøve
Boys: Jonas, Tobias, Sindre, Jesper, Marius, Lucas, Olav, Eivind,

bunnysmummy Wed 06-Feb-13 20:59:41


Leeds2 Wed 06-Feb-13 20:48:03

Tomas Gunnar

AuntieMaggie Wed 06-Feb-13 20:22:09

I love Finnish names like Suvi, Sanna, Esa, Minna, Terhi and Mirva

CruCru Wed 06-Feb-13 20:17:51


sleepyhead Wed 06-Feb-13 20:17:46

Kjartan or Eirik for a boy, Frida or Solveig for a girl.

AngelaCatalano Wed 06-Feb-13 20:12:48

I like Torben for a boy

surroundedbyblondes Wed 06-Feb-13 20:10:39

DH is Swedish and our DDs have names which are typically popular both here and in the UK!
If I look at their contrmporaries (aged 2 & 4), then names are:

Moa, Tilda, Alicia/Alice, Josefin, Isabella/Bella, Livia, Alma, Ella, Vilma, Svea, Nelly, Isolde, Tova, Ingrid, Ida, Signe, Felicia, Maja/Meja, Hanna, Nova/Novalie, Lova, Stella, Emma, Agnes, Ester

Noel, Alexander, Elias, Nils, Hugo, Tage, Oskar, Leon, Anton, Viktor, Kelvin, Karl, Teddy, William, Alfred, Gillis, Tage, Ville, Ludvig, Melvin, Albin, Theo, Simon, Vincent, Adam, Sebastian

SchroSawMargeryDaw Wed 06-Feb-13 20:08:12

I know he was, I wouldn't actually use it. smile

It is a lovely name though if the person using it didn't mind the history. although I did have a bearded dragon named this so probably best saved as a pets name.

Snusmumriken Wed 06-Feb-13 20:05:29

Loke was a very badly behaved Norse God, google him before consider giving a child his name.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Wed 06-Feb-13 20:00:25

I have another thread on here asking about the name Tor, this seems to be the name we are going for for DC2 if a boy. Already have an Eirik.

I love Scandinavian names. smile

I also like Vidar, Viktor, Tyr, Frig, Loke, Frej (mostly sent to me by Swedish family member).

I love Freja for a girls name and Astrid.

Peggotty Wed 06-Feb-13 20:00:00


vikinglights Wed 06-Feb-13 19:58:05

Mille (mill-eh)
Oline (oh-leen-eh)
Vilja (vil-ya)
Tuva (Too-va)
Una (oo-na)
Ida (ee-da)
Siri (see-ri)
Sigrid (sig-ree)
Ingrid (ing-ree)


Snusmumriken Wed 06-Feb-13 19:56:54

And Titti!

Snusmumriken Wed 06-Feb-13 19:56:07

Oh and please consider Fanny!

Snusmumriken Wed 06-Feb-13 19:55:09

Embla, Alma, Tove, Tova, Moa, Signe, Hulda, Saga, Annika, Ulrika, Ulla, Britta, Sofia, Louise, Elsa, Lisa, Tora, Marika, Ingrid, Christina, Elisabet, Klara, Ester, Nora, Ullabella, Maj, Gun, Siv, Sigrun, Flora,

Fritjof, Torsten, Torbjorn, Esbjorn, Ulrik, Bjorn, Sten, Marten, Stig, Soren, Svante, Agaton, Sixten (my favourite, although it doesn't work in English), Lars, Emil, Jon, Bertil, Nils, Hakan.


BarbieDahl Wed 06-Feb-13 19:51:12


raisah Wed 06-Feb-13 19:45:21

Norwegian names, my colleague is called Brita & her SIL is Bina.

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