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Scandinavia unite:Sofas, coffee tables, bookshelves, media storage and doorknobs -- I agree, that last one is random -- are named after places in Sweden; beds, wardrobes and hall furniture after places in Norway; and carpets after places in Denmark. And don't think Finland gets left out; Finnish cities and places are the namesake for dining tables and chairs.
In the kitchenKitchens themselves -- no, cooking in an all-Scandinavian setting does not require you to make meatballs -- are normally named after Swedish grammatical terms. Going with the theme of cooking, kitchen utensils are named after spices, herbs, fish, fruit or berries. And just because Scandinavians are such believers in functional things, great words like Burken (meaning "the jar") describe a line of spice jars.
Vad heter du? What's your name?Men's names tend to go to chairs and desks while materials and curtains are women's names. My mother has a nice set of place mats and chair pads named after her. I however, with a standard Scandinavian name like Anna, am far too common and get nothing.