Rasmus, Severin, Annelie and ???

(43 Posts)
SpicySwedishMeatBalls Fri 17-Mar-17 17:40:06

My husband is half Norwegian/half Danish, I am Swedish. Just 3 weeks ago we moved to England and will be here for at least 2 years (husbands work)

I am 32 weeks pregnant, sex unknown.

We have 3 children- Rasmus is 9, Severin is 7 and Annelie is 4.

We need names that are good in Swedish, Norwegian and Danish and now English. Which of these sound good to the English ear?

BOYS:
Peer
Ebbe
Gerhard
Konrad
Viggo
Niklas
Lasse
Lars
Gustav
Helge
Knut
Gunnar

GIRLS:
Dagmar
Magda
Gunda
Hildegard
Gudrun
Ester
Inga
Brita
Hella
Ingrid
Thora
Helga

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 17-Mar-17 17:43:07

❤️ Lars, fabulous name !
Inga is very nice too.
How is Brita pronounced ?

whereiscaroline Fri 17-Mar-17 17:43:15

Even, Lars, Magda and Ester for me! Lovely names.

user1483387154 Fri 17-Mar-17 17:44:17

For boys I like Gerhard, Lars and Konrad. I would avoid Knut as too close to a swear word and kids can be cruel.

For girls I like Magda, Hidegard (I had a lovely Noreweigan friend called Hilde) and Inga

whereiscaroline Fri 17-Mar-17 17:44:41

Ebbe not Even! Whoops.

NaturWilde Fri 17-Mar-17 17:45:10

Love Scandinavian names! Your first three are wonderful!

Boys:
Konrad
Lars
Gunnar

Girls:
Hildegard (on my list!)
Brita
Ingrid
Ester
Love Gudrun but have a feeling it wouldn't go down so well to English ears.

EssentialHummus Fri 17-Mar-17 17:45:28

For boys I like Gerhard, Lars and Konrad. I would avoid Knut as too close to a swear word and kids can be cruel.

Exactly this for me too.

BigGreenOlives Fri 17-Mar-17 17:46:21

Berenike to add another option

melonribena Fri 17-Mar-17 17:46:42

Konrad or Viggo
Brita or Inga

Lovely names!

mouldycheesefan Fri 17-Mar-17 17:46:47

I like karsten although it's not on your list.

Not Knut! 😂

Chewbecca Fri 17-Mar-17 17:46:55

BOYS:
Konrad
Niklas
Lars
Gustav

GIRLS:
Magda
Ester
Inga
Brita
Hella
Ingrid
Thora
Helga

maitaimojito Fri 17-Mar-17 17:50:08

I really like Konrad and Ebbe for a boy.

Magda and Thora for a girl.

ZombieApocalips Fri 17-Mar-17 17:50:44

Fab names!
I'd avoid Ester because people will assume the English spelling of Esther but I'll contradict myself and say that love the spelling of Niklas. Knut is too close to the word cunt.

I love Lars, Niklas, Konrad for boys and Inga, Brita and Magda for girls. I think that once the current fashion for French names end, we'll be seeing more Scandinavian names. So many names 😍

knowler Fri 17-Mar-17 17:52:11

Konrad and Magda would probably be the most recognisable to the English ear. Ones which i would probably advise against (but others might disagree):
Knut (like a swear word), Brita (could make people think of water filters of this name), Helga (might sound a bit ungainly with an English accent) and Gudrun and Gunda might not sound great here.

Love the others. Enjoy your time in the UK smile

TheHiphopopotamus Fri 17-Mar-17 18:00:29

Boys:
Gerhard
Lars
Niklas
Gunnar

Girls:
Hildegard (especially love this)
Gudren
Inga

Gudren reminds me of 'Women In Love'. Nice name and I always wanted Ursula if I ever had another girl.

FartnissEverbeans Fri 17-Mar-17 18:38:25

Not Hella. All the others are fine in English.

NuffSaidSam Fri 17-Mar-17 18:53:29

I like Viggo best from the boys list. I'd avoid Peer just because it's a word not a name here and Knut because it's too easily mistaken for Kunt (although it does remind me of that little polar bear which makes me kind of love it).

From the girls list I like Thora and Inga. I'd avoid Brita because of the water filter and Hella because it's a slang word meaning 'very' or 'much' as in 'Thora is hella better than Brita as a name for a baby girl' or 'Inga is a hella good name for your baby'.

user1459464195 Fri 17-Mar-17 18:59:27

Ooh I love Konrad or Lars. Ester or Ingrid are my favourites of the girl options.

1horatio Fri 17-Mar-17 19:22:17

First of all, I love Severin!

Konrad: would work in English
Viggo: Very Viggo Mortensen, that's really cool
Niklas: sure
Lasse: Love the name (my father is Swedish. IMO that doesn't work in English)
Lars: yes!!

What about Erik, Nils, Alexander, David, Lennart, Gabriel or Elric?

GIRLS:
Dagmar: no
Magda: yes, that's lovely
Gunda: well, I imagine that name has similar issues as Gun and Gunilla, it sounds like gun if somebody has an English accent...
Gudrun: sounds horrible with an English pronunciation imo
Ester: I honestly LOVE this name. It also sounds lovely in German
Inga: Great
Brita: Eh...
Hella: nope. Very hell-ish.
Ingrid: lovely
Thora: Why not

Clara/Klara, Erika, Erica, Frida, Greta, Hannah or Helen would probably work as well... (Ok, Danish is admittedly a very confusing language. So, maybe they don't work in Danish. Sorry...)
Helga: I really really like this name smile

Of your girl's name Ester, Ingrid and Magda are my favourites smile

Sophronia Fri 17-Mar-17 20:42:03

Love your children's names!

I think these ones work in the UK...

Konrad
Viggo
Niklas
Lars

Magda
Inga
Ester
Ingrid
Thora

IamScarfaceClaw Fri 17-Mar-17 20:46:03

Niklas or Dagmar

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 17-Mar-17 22:01:57

Any thoughts OP ?

Janiston Fri 17-Mar-17 22:05:37

would you like to be called any of the names you have already chosen ? Sometimes it's ok to have names that people recognise and know - your children will make their own mark without you doing it for them

Veterinari Sat 18-Mar-17 07:06:37

Janiston You do realise that the names the OP has listed are all completely recogniseable Scandinavian names don't you?

What's your point ?

BarInSpace Sat 18-Mar-17 11:37:09

I like these:

Konrad
Niklas
Lars
Gustav

Magda
Hildegard
Ester
Inga
Hella
Helga

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