Scandinavian Baby Names

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Scandinavian Baby Names
Fri, 12-21-2012 - 10:27am

Come 2013, baby names will take a turn to blonder, Nordic climes. This year the hottest names will be Scandinavian inspired -- think Soren, Axel and Magnus. (In fact, we're already starting to see the uptick: Country crooner Jennifer Nettles and The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks both recently chose Magnus for their newborns.) This comes on the heels of everything Scandinavian -- design, food -- being hot, plus the popularity of The Avengers' hunky superhero Thor. American parents are warming to the sound of these strong, unfussy names -- especially for boys, says Linda Rosenkrantz of So look for Scandinavian monikers -- including the exotic-but-not-too-weird Axel, ViggoLeif and Lars -- to hit as hard as Thor's mighty hammer.

What do you think of this up and coming baby name trend?  Anyone planning to use a Scandinavian name for baby?

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Sun, 02-24-2013 - 11:17am

Well I  live on the Scandinavian peninsula  so  I used an old tradtional girlname for my daughter.

One word of warning, dont belive every thing you read about Swedish names, these are not name  Flicka, Trinda and  Fisk, they are words meanings girls,  fat/ plump and juicy  and  fish  but you can find them on sites as Swedish names.

Tindra how ever is a girlsname and it means sparkle.