It turns out IKEA can do more than just inspire people's interior design!
One mum is considering naming her baby after some flat-pack furniture and has urged other expectant parents to seriously consider it too.
When you’re trying to think of baby names, people often say that everything suddenly becomes a source of inspiration. Whether it’s a flower that is starting to blossom, a herb you noticed in the supermarket or perhaps it’s just the month of the year.
However, this mum is seriously thinking of using IKEA’s ready-to-assemble furniture names for her baby’s moniker.
The Scandinavian store helps thousands of people transform their interiors and who doesn’t love a plate of those famous meatballs? But helping to name a baby could be a new achievement to add to IKEA’s list.
Taking to BabyCentre one mum offered several suggestions for boys or girls names and said although it might seem crazy at first, the names are pretty cool. And if you’re always on the look out for unusual baby names, you should definitely give the IKEA brochure a browse.
The BabyCentre user wrote: ‘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. Take a look at some name ideas I found in the IKEA catalogue – quite a few could work for a baby girl or a baby boy.’
The BabyCentre user’s suggestions include: Malm, Tarva, Stig, Fredde, Ingo, Mata and Norna.
Another user commented and said that many of the names listed are actual names, such as Stefan, Ivar and Elly. Therefore calling your baby after IKEA furniture might not be as weird as it first sounds. Many of these names are already very common in the UK and could easily feature in the top baby names list.
Someone else wrote: ‘Haha, some of them are a bit mental, but I quite like Malinda – sounds like something from GoT [Game of Thrones]’.
Would you consider using an IKEA furniture name for your baby? Let us now in the comments section below as well as any other unusual sources of inspiration you have used!