IKEA launches a catalog of baby names

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IKEA has launched a bank of 800 first names inspired by its famous kit furniture.

Posted on the IKEA Norway website, the ‘Name Directory’ AZ is inspired by popular products sold over the years. From a wooden table (Fredrik), to a vintage light from 1952 (Aladdin) and a chest of drawers (Nelson), there are names for each.

If you’re not sure whether to name your child Kallax or Malm, you’ll be pleased to know that the included suggestions are pretty normal, including Albert, Amanda, Betsy, Benjamin, Doris, Dennis, David, and Fred. Parents-to-be will also find an image located next to each baby’s name, indicating which product it is named after.

“Finding the child’s name can be both challenging and fun. At IKEA, we’ve been naming products for over 70 years,” writes the Swedish retailer. just want some inspiration, you’ll find over 800 boy and girl names here, everything from the popular Ivar to rarer names like Moalie.


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According to IKEA, the name directory comes after a recent baby boom in the Scandinavian country. “In Norway, nearly 3,000 more children were born in 2021 than the previous year, which is an increase of more than 5%, and this presents challenges in finding unique names,” Apartment Therapy report.

In other news, IKEA has just launched a national design competition challenge children to create eco-responsible initiatives to make their schools more sustainable. From recycling methods to uniform exchange workshops, the Let’s Go Zero Contest will encourage children to consider the many ways their schools may be able to reduce their carbon footprint.

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