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Ivar? Søren? Any more Scandinavian name suggestions?

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whizzyrocket Sat 07-Feb-15 21:48:25

It's early days yet, but I've been thinking names.

My surname is Scandinavian and I quite like the idea of a subtle nod towards my new baby's roots. My elder boy has Axel as his middle name.

What do we think or Ivar? Or Søren? And would you use it as a first or a middle name?

barnet Sat 07-Feb-15 22:01:02

Søren is sweet, but i would avoid using 'Ø' if in the UK.
Other nice names in my kids class(norway):
Ulrik
Tor Fredrik
Odin
Ludvig
Viktor
Hadrian
Magnus

whizzyrocket Sat 07-Feb-15 22:36:03

We already have an ø in our surname, another wouldn't phase us. You end up dropping it on all forms, but the accent has helped remind people that our surname cannot be pronounced the way it is spelt.

I quite like Magnus, but it could be tricky if he doesn't live up to the name, size-wise!

Fredrik is also nice, but Freddie is getting a bit common over here. It's still on my list but...

BestIsWest Sat 07-Feb-15 22:39:34

I love Søren.

calzone Sat 07-Feb-15 22:41:06

Olaf
Kris toff
Nan's

calzone Sat 07-Feb-15 22:41:37

Hans

BikeRunSki Sat 07-Feb-15 22:43:05

Anders
I like Soren, despite Charlie and Lola
Jan - but could cause gender confusion!

mousmous Sat 07-Feb-15 22:44:44

britta
madita
emil
nils
pia
mads
mette

mousmous Sat 07-Feb-15 22:45:56

sorry, some female names in th list smile

Sophronia Sat 07-Feb-15 23:39:04

I like Rasmus and Jesper.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 07-Feb-15 23:42:14

Love Magnus !!
In my family there is Sigmund , Torvil and Finn .

Blahia Sun 08-Feb-15 05:54:18

Are you only looking for boys' names?

How about:
Asbjørn
Bjørn
Bo
Buster
Kasper
Emil
Falk/ Falke
Geo
Gregers
Ludvig/ Ludwig
Mathias
Morten
Noor
Storm
Sofus
Sune
Valdemar
Viggo

Blahia Sun 08-Feb-15 05:55:16

Oh, and I like Magnus! Wouldn't worry about the size association at all! X

Sunnysideup5883 Sun 08-Feb-15 06:04:10

Magnus is great. There's also Thor

AmericasTorturedBrow Sun 08-Feb-15 06:06:08

My Scandinavian friends are called:

Anna
Sif
Arnar
Briet
Selma
Liv

whizzyrocket Sun 08-Feb-15 09:09:06

Some good suggestions there. I like Kasper and Mathias- although my other half isn't so keen on the latter as it can be shortened to Matt. Some of them are good but a bit too different for a child who will be brought up in England.

I'm only looking at Scandinavian names for boys because if I have a girl I have the name all sussed- Iona, my side of the family have celtic roots and I love the name. I love Caoimhe too, but that would be dooming a child to forever be spelling their name for people and explaining how it is pronounced.

Does no one like Ivar?

TheyLearnedFromBrian Sun 08-Feb-15 11:11:42

Leif
Gustav
Magnar if not Magnus?

Love Thor!

No to Ivar. Just not very interesting.

Blahia Sun 08-Feb-15 12:19:29

Ivar is alright, I neither love it or hate it ;) it's not a very contemporary choice, but it's lovely nonetheless!

Here are a few more suggestions:
Elias (Eli)
Carl/ Karl
Alfred (Freddie/Alfie/Alfred/Alf/Fred)
August (Gus)
Jonas (popular name age group 30-35)
Silas
Also Casper with a C is completely fine -maybe even more normal than with a K...

Love your girls' name Iona too smile

Blahia Sun 08-Feb-15 12:20:23

Oskar/ Oscar....

APotNoodleandaTommy Sun 08-Feb-15 12:21:10

Thorfin

I've recently heard of a baby Lasse, which is nice.

Thelovecats Sun 08-Feb-15 18:25:44

Stellan? Paul Bettany's son is called this and I always thought it was nice.

Saralyn Sun 08-Feb-15 18:39:52

Erlend
Eivind
Eirik
Marius

bitofanoddone Sun 08-Feb-15 18:43:50

I know a Rasmus, 2 x Jens and a Marius. A dane called Thomas and an Anders.

bitofanoddone Sun 08-Feb-15 18:44:18

And Lars!

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