Swedish/Scandinavian name suggestions plus tricky initial issue

Looking for Swedish/Scandinavian name suggestions for a boy. [name_u]Elias[/name_u] and [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] are out (I love them but a cousin’s baby has those names). Also have to watch out for spelling things with the initials. Middle name will be [name_m]Andrew[/name_m] and last name starts with an O. I liked the name [name_m]Magnus[/name_m] but the initials would spell MAO so that was a no go. So…names like [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], [name_u]Elias[/name_u] & [name_m]Magnus[/name_m] that work with [name_m]Andrew[/name_m] and don’t spell anything bad with the initials- help! For style tips- I love [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], [name_u]Elias[/name_u] and [name_m]Magnus[/name_m]. Not a fan of [name_m]Lars[/name_m], [name_m]Axel[/name_m], or [name_m]Olaf[/name_m]. Thanks in advance!

[name_m]Soren[/name_m], [name_m]Thorin[/name_m], [name_m]Sven[/name_m], [name_m]Kirk[/name_m], [name_u]Tate[/name_u], [name_m]Frederick[/name_m], [name_m]Gunnar[/name_m], [name_m]Hanson[/name_m], [name_m]Leif[/name_m]

These are some of my favorites, SAO, TAO, KAO, TAO, FAO, GAO, HAO, LAO, I do not see any issues with these initials

[name_m]Viggo[/name_m] (VAO)
[name_u]Jensen[/name_u] (JAO)
[name_m]Halden[/name_m] (HAO)
[name_m]Ivor[/name_m] (IAO)
[name_m]Knute[/name_m] (KAO)
[name_m]Bjorn[/name_m] ([name_f]BAO[/name_f])

[name_m]Stellan[/name_m], [name_m]Sven[/name_m], Tollak, [name_m]Tor[/name_m], [name_m]Valentin[/name_m], [name_m]Viggo[/name_m], [name_m]Viktor[/name_m], [name_m]Vidar[/name_m], [name_m]Asmund[/name_m], [name_u]Alva[/name_u], [name_m]Canute[/name_m], [name_m]Haldor[/name_m], [name_m]Ragnar[/name_m], [name_m]Arto[/name_m], [name_m]Lars[/name_m], [name_m]Niels[/name_m], [name_m]Axel[/name_m], [name_m]Casper[/name_m], [name_m]Clemens[/name_m], [name_m]Emanuel[/name_m], [name_m]Enok[/name_m], [name_m]Fenno[/name_m], [name_m]Gregor[/name_m], [name_m]Erik[/name_m], [name_m]Esa[/name_m], [name_m]Harold[/name_m], [name_m]Aki[/name_m], [name_m]Bard[/name_m], [name_u]Bo[/name_u], [name_m]Christer[/name_m] / [name_m]Krister[/name_m], [name_m]Emil[/name_m], [name_m]Frodi[/name_m], [name_m]Ivar[/name_m] / [name_m]Iver[/name_m], [name_m]Joakim[/name_m], [name_m]Klaus[/name_m], Klas, [name_m]Lauritz[/name_m], [name_m]Nels[/name_m], [name_m]Noak[/name_m], [name_m]Otto[/name_m], [name_m]Ralph[/name_m] / [name_m]Ralf[/name_m], [name_m]Ruben[/name_m], [name_u]Sander[/name_u], [name_m]Rune[/name_m], [name_m]Sindri[/name_m], [name_m]Soren[/name_m].

This website is amazing for Scandinavian names:


I like [name_u]Isak[/name_u], [name_m]Viktor[/name_m], [name_m]Casper[/name_m], [name_m]Erik[/name_m], [name_m]Oscar[/name_m], [name_m]Emil[/name_m], [name_m]Linus[/name_m], [name_m]Ivar[/name_m], [name_m]Felix[/name_m]… Not all Nordic in origin but all used in modern [name_u]Sweden[/name_u].

I love these names:

Metias [me-[name_m]TI[/name_m]-us]; or [name_m]Matthias[/name_m] [ma-[name_u]TAY[/name_u]-us] (this won’t help the initial problem :frowning: )
Andras [AHN-dras] (won’t go well with [name_m]Andrew[/name_m] as a MN but since it completes the set…)
Greggor [[name_m]GREG[/name_m]-ger]
[name_m]Breccan[/name_m] [BREK-ken]
Gethyn [GETH-in]
[name_u]Asa[/name_u] [[name_m]AH[/name_m]-suh]
Jorik [JOR-ick]
[name_m]Oren[/name_m] [OR-en]
[name_u]Joss[/name_u] [Johss]
[name_m]Jaron[/name_m] [[name_m]JAIR[/name_m]-en]
Jorenn [JOR-in]

The majority of these names aren’t directly Scandinavian but have a Nordic sound to them. Some of them are even Jewish, some I’ve formed myself. I really love the name Metias, although it won’t solve the initial problem. Have you considered adding a second middle name? That would open up more options starting with M. [name_f]Hope[/name_f] it helps!

As a speaker of a Nordic (although not Scandinavian) language, I really have to strongly disagree. The ones that are vaguely reminiscent of names actually used in the Nordic countries look like misspellings (Metias???) or like they are on the wrong sex ([name_u]Asa[/name_u]), some look like misspellings of names from other languages (e.g. the Welsh [name_m]Gethin[/name_m]), some just are names from other cultures ([name_m]Oren[/name_m], [name_u]Joss[/name_u]) and look like it, the rest look like they are out of some fantasy novel… Pro-tip, J is pronounced as Y in all Nordic languages, and the Nordic languages are real and if you don’t speak one of them you will not be able to create something that ‘sounds Nordic’. Skyrim did a better job…