“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare once mused.
If he’d ever crossed path with a Swede or two, even he might have been left scratching his head looking for an answer.
Besides the name Odd being perhaps the oddest of them all, we’ve collected our favourite examples of where a common Swedish name simply looks weird to a set of English eyes.
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People named after animals, body parts, and even small parents… they’re all here in our top ten and they’re all fairly common too, at least according to the figures we consulted from Statistics Sweden (SCB), the country’s official statistics agency.
Without further ado, check out the top ten here, and be sure to let us in on any we may have forgotten.