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Parents Get Baby Name Inspiration From IKEA Furniture

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A parenting resource blog compiled names of IKEA furniture for baby name inspiration, according to a Daily Mail report Monday.

Baby Centre created a list of unique baby names inspired by the furniture. The names include Malm, Tarva, Ivar, Stig, Ingo and Sommar for boys. Baby girl names include Norna, Cilla, Elly, Mata, Mydal and Mata. The name Malm is an IKEA bed style.

“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,” LucyBC wrote on the Baby Centre blog.

This is not the first time a blog suggested naming babies after the popular Swedish retail brand. The blog MyDomaine compiled a list of possible IKEA baby names in 2016. The blog suggested names from many fabric and chair selections such as Sofia, Emmie, Hermine, Dorthy, and even Reidar, which is a Nordic name that means “warrior from the start,” Gabrielle Savoie wrote.

“It turns out the Scandinavian brand follows strict guidelines of product and word category association. Some products (like lights, for instance) are named after Scandinavian islands. Others—chairs and fabric, respectively—are named after Scandinavian boys’ and girls’ names,” Savoie wrote in 2016.

There has been a rise in gender-neutral baby names such as Riley and Sigrid.

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