What Nordic Name Matches Your Personality?

By: Emily Maggrett
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
What Nordic Name Matches Your Personality?
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About This Quiz

Many Americans today are fascinated by the Nordic countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. Perhaps it's because the Vikings once made their home there, or maybe it's because of our national obsession with IKEA. Either way, all things Nordic are trending in the U.S. The Swedish horror film "Midsommar" was a recent box office hit, while Danish modern furniture has never been more popular. The Danish/Norwegian concept of "hygge," or coziness, has been featured on dozens of home and garden websites, while Netflix users across the globe are streaming Nordic noir shows like "The Bridge."

If you can't get enough of Scandinavians and their culture, you're going to love this quiz. We're going to ask you some penetrating psychological questions in order to determine which Nordic name you'd be known by if you'd been born and bred in Northern Europe. From Scandinavian pagan holidays and symbolic Viking animals to your deepest fears and most hilarious quirks, we're covering it all! By the end of the quiz, we'll have provided you with a new Nordic name that perfectly matches your spiritual and emotional essence.

Are you ready to embark upon a Scandinavian-themed journey of self-discovery? Then hit pause on whatever you're doing and come take this quiz!

1 - Viking Are you as tough as a Viking?
Almost
Definitely not
Yes. I'm a modern-day Viking!
Actually, I'm much tougher than a Viking.

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2 - late at night What keeps you up late at night?
Questions about the nature of reality
Money worries
Anxiety that my dear ones aren't happy
Anger at injustice

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3 - best moments Your best moments are spent...?
Going on long walks by myself
Excelling at work
Hanging out with my family
Playing sports with my friends

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4 - seeking revenge Do you think seeking revenge is worthwhile?
Revenge isn't important, but fixing systemic problems is.
The best revenge is living well.
Revenge turns YOU into a bad person, so I steer clear of it.
My motto might as well be, "Vengeance will be mine!"

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5 - family How do you feel about your family?
They're okay, but they don't understand me.
I feel closer to my chosen family than my blood family.
I would die for my family.
Although I love them deeply, we don't see eye-to-eye on many topics, which strains our relationship.

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6 - lost your job Let's say you just lost your job. What's your first move?
Polishing up my resume
Checking the want ads
Letting all my friends and family know about my job search
Contacting a recruiter

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7 - cope with boredom How do you cope with boredom?
I'm never bored.
When I'm bored, I usually take on a new and frightening challenge.
I pick up a book or call a friend.
Jogging or walking my dog usually jolts me out of a funk.

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8 - how religious On a scale of 1 to 10, how religious are you?
7. I don't subscribe to any particular religion, but I think about morality, death and spirituality quite a bit.
1. I'm not religious at all.
5. I'm neither more nor less religious than most people I know.
9. Pretty religious

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9 - favorite Nordic country What's your favorite Nordic country?
Sweden
Norway
Finland
Iceland

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10 - tattoos Do you have any tattoos?
I have a small tattoo on my ankle or shoulder.
I have several tattoos on my arms.
Nope!
I have a lot of tattoos — so many that they can't be hidden.

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11 - Viking animal Which symbolic Viking animal do you identify with the most?
Raven
Wolf
Bear
Horse

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12 - believe in magic Do you believe in magic?
I believe supernatural forces may exist.
No. That's a notion for children.
Well, I believe in astrology, herbalism and reiki...
I think when people work together their pooled energy can have magical results.

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13 - feel insecure What makes you feel insecure?
Accusations that I'm cold
The fear that others are more talented than me
Having my mistakes pointed out to me
The wealth of others

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14 - ancient Viking society If you were a member of an ancient Viking society, what would your job be?
Mage
Royal advisor
Farmer
Warrior

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15 - spend your birthday How do you usually spend your birthday?
Alone, meditating on how well (or poorly) the past year went
With a few close friends
At a big party, surrounded by friends and family
Out on the town with my best friend

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16 - raise a large amount of money If you needed to raise a large amount of money very quickly, what would you do?
Pawn my electronics
Ask a friend for a loan
Go to my bank
Sell plasma

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17 - Karl-Ove KnausgaÌŠrd Who's your favorite Scandinavian writer?
Henrik Ibsen
Karl Ove Knausgård
Astrid Lindgren
Steig Larsson

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18 - run a marathon Do you think you could run a marathon?
Maybe ... but I wouldn't want to.
No, nope, nah.
Of course. I've run marathons before.
Yes, if I had a few months to train.

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19 - IKEA What's the most recent item you bought from IKEA?
I don't shop at IKEA.
Billy bookcase
Ektorp sofa
Rens sheepskin rug

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20 - winter sunshine If you were a type of weather, what would you be?
Winter sunshine
A fine autumn rain
A balmy summer day
A summer storm

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21 - most fear What do you most fear?
Being trapped in a terrible job
Losing my social status
The death of my loved ones
Illness

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22 - Scandinavian pagan holidays Do you find any of these Scandinavian pagan holidays intriguing?
Midsommar (a summer solstice festival)
Påsk (a Halloween-like Easter festival)
Elf-Blessing (a harvest festival)
Charming of the Plow (a late winter festival)

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23 - control do people have over their lives In your opinion, how much control do people have over their lives?
Far less than they think they do
In my opinion, our fate is in our own hands.
Life is a mixture of things you can control and things you can't.
Systemic forces like poverty and racism interfere with people's free will.

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24 - closest to Who are you closest to?
My partner
My best friend
My mother
My coworkers

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25 - Freyja If you were a Norse god, you'd definitely be...?
Frigg
Loki
Freyja
Odin

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26 - superstitions Which of the following superstitions do you believe in?
I believe bad luck comes in threes.
I'm afraid to break a mirror.
I steer clear of black cats.
I have faith that beginner's luck is real.

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27 - Nordic food Your favorite Nordic food is...?
Lingonberries
Gravlax
Lefse
Herring

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28 - unreasonable quirk What's your most unreasonable quirk?
I refuse to eat dinner with people who are looking at their phones.
I don't eat cheese.
I can't concentrate unless my home is completely clean.
I don't like sitting in chairs the right way.

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29 - camping Imagine you're in the mood to go camping. What kind of outdoor experience will you embark upon?
A solitary stay at a friend's beach cabin
One word: glamping
A visit to a KOA campground with my buddies
A week in Alaska without a tent or any companions

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30 - significant other When it comes to a significant other, what are you looking for?
Someone mysterious and powerful
A warm, helpful partner
Someone strong, who will stand with me in the bad times
An attractive partner I'm irresistibly drawn to

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