These Ikea Collections Can Double as Unique Baby Names

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If you're into unique baby names, boy do we have a goldmine for you: Ikea. We're not kidding. Many Ikea collections actually sport Scandinavian human names — you know, those ones that no one around here can pronounce. But if "unique" is your baby name priority, they're exactly what the doctor ordered.

Blogger LucyBC on the UK parenting site Baby Centre recently listed some of the best Ikea baby names, as spotted by UK newspaper The Mirror.

"Naming your baby after Ikea furniture might seem ridiculous at first glance, but don't dismiss the idea," LucyBC said. "Ikea is known for the charming Scandinavian names it gives its products, and many work surprisingly well as baby names."

Here are the options she cites as baby-name approved:

Malm

Tarva

Stefan

Ivar

Tobias

Stig

Franklin

Ingo

Fredde

Sommar

Norna

Cilla

Malinda

Elly

Henrika

Johanne

Mata

Mydal

Not bad, if you ask us! What do you think?


Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.

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