"Naming your baby after Ikea furniture might seem ridiculous at first glance, but don’t dismiss the idea," wrote Lucy BC of parenting website BabyCentre at the time. "Ikea is known for the charming Scandinavian names it gives its products and many work surprisingly well as baby names."
"Finding the name of the child can be both difficult and fun," writes Ikea Norway on its website. "We at Ikea have given names to products for more than 70 years. So, if you are completely stuck, or just want some inspiration, here you will find over 800 boys' names and girls' names."
Many of the names in the bank come with a photo of the Ikea product it was attached to. Some like Daphne and Doris date back to the 1950s, so they're pretty retro, whereas others were used by Ikea in the last few years. And yes, many of them do work really well as baby names: think Alba, Bettina and Bea, plus Felix, Magnus and Remi.