Faith Sanders


IKEA baby names are a thing now, and surprisingly, some aren’t that bad

And to be honest, they’re not bad options

Thinking about naming your baby something classic and timeless? Or naming them after a realative who impacted your life in wonderful ways?

The coolest parents don’t go classic and simple. They go trendy, selecting names that fit into the specific cultural times in which their baby is born.

Never fear – you no longer have to put up with a boring, old school name like Charles or Rachel.

Naming Kids After Furniture?

According to parenting website BabyCentre, mums and dads-to-be shouldn't be above scouring the IKEA catalogue.

"Naming your baby after IKEA furniture might seem ridiculous at first glance, but don’t dismiss the idea!

IKEA is known for the charming Scandinavian names it gives its products and many work surprisingly well as baby names."

Some are even gender neutral, she says, and could work equally well for a baby girl or boy, so you can kill two baby name trends with one stone.

The most eligible IKEA-inspired baby names, according to BabyCentre:

  • Malm
  • Tarva
  • Stefan
  • Ivar
  • Tobias
  • Stig
  • Franklin
  • Ingo
  • Fredde
  • Sommar
  • Norna
  • Cilla
  • Malinda
  • Elly
  • Henrika
  • Johanne
  • Mata
  • Mydal

If none of these matter, you could even name your baby after a piece of baby property from the store. Choosing for a baby Lättsam (baby bath), Lilla (potty) or Gonatt (cot) would save both time and energy and really, er, set him or her apart from the crowd.