IKEA inspo: Would you name your child after a bookshelf?

Kinderling News & Features

Known for its affordable, and interestingly named furniture, Swedish company IKEA is a household name. And now, that is quite literal. One blogger reckons you should grab some baby name inspo from their latest catalogue.

A startling choice

Naming your baby after IKEA furniture might seem ridiculous at first glance, but don’t dismiss the idea!” blogger LucyBC wrote on UK parenting website Baby Centre. “IKEA is known for the charming Scandinavian names it gives its products and many work surprisingly well as baby names.”

We love her positivity, but Lucy didn’t stop there. Oh no. She’s provided proof, nutting out a list of IKEA names she thinks might look good on your baby.

She settled on monikers like Tobias, Stig, Franklin, Ingo and Fredde for boys. Norna, Cilla, Malinda, Elly, Henrika and Johanne were a few on her list for girls. (We came up with Billy all by ourselves, because who hasn’t bought a Billy bookcase at one time or another?!)

Are we ready?

We’ve got to say we don’t hate this concept. A lot of the IKEA names really do seem like they’d look great on a skinny-jeaned, nut-milk swilling toddler. That said, this is probably because a lot of the IKEA product names are actually … names! Shock horror! Of course, names are good names for babies, y’all. Sheesh.

While some media outlets are loudly proclaiming IKEA baby names to be The Next Big Thing, we are – as yet – unconvinced.

The fact that little Elly, Tobias, Billy and Cillas are sitting in day-care centres and schools across the globe is not really scientific proof that IKEA are the hottest baby-name inspirers going around. 

More to the story

While there are some cute ones to pick from there, even more entertaining are the IKEA product names that you don’t want to call your baby. We’ve spent many seconds combing the IKEA catalogue to create our own list inspired by the Baby Centre one. Here it is, without further ado!

Names from Ikea to AVOID (unless they are a Viking)

  1. Bygel
  2. Snoig
  3. Blomster
  4. Urskog
  5. Format
  6. Charmtroll
  7. Dokument
  8. Voxnan
  9. Fubbla
  10. Horda
  11. Poppig
  12. Ypperlig

Gosh. Which one won’t you choose?!

This post originally appeared on Babyology.