Any parent will tell you that having a baby is the one of the greatest moments in a couple's life. Although then there is the task of choosing a name for your baby. Many people will already have a name in mind whereas some will wait a while until choosing the name for their baby. Danish names are typically Scandinavian, however many of the more popular Danish names do not originate from Denmark. The Danish names mainly originate from Germany and other Scandinavian countries excluding themselves.
Danish names are not very popular in other countries; there are not many Danish names that have been popular abroad. There are of course a few Scandinavian countries that have adapted to a few Danish names, but many names Scandinavian do not originate from Denmark. Norway name seems to be taking to Denmark's lead and they are taking many German Scandinavian names. The resemblance between the two countries choice of baby names is a good boost for names Scandinavian. Norway name is increasingly being used between the two countries certain names such as: Henrik, Mathias and Emma. These are just but a few of the similar names found in both countries.
The Scandinavian countries however seem to be forming a rather disturbing trend, there has been an increase of the number of babies born out of wedlock. In Norway half of all children are born to unmarried parents or parents who have split up. 82% of couples in Norway have their first child out of wedlock. The numbers are also equally high in Sweden and Denmark, but many couples seem to marry after they give birth to their second or even third child. That doesn't mean to say that every marriage in Scandinavia is doomed to fail, there are still many couples who have been more than able to keep their marriage successful and enjoy their lives together.
However it seems that some of the Scandinavian countries still seem to be doing very well for themselves either single or in a relationship. Norway and Sweden were ranked first and second in the United Nations quality-of-life survey in 2004. The survey rates per capital income, health care, education levels and life expectancy. There has also been a noticeable downside for single women. Women have not been able to rise to management ranks in the private sector of jobs, because companies feel that they will need more time off work to raise their children.
Many Scandinavian families will give birth to children, that is an obvious fact of life; millions of couples give birth everyday across the globe. But the increasing numbers of children who are born out of wedlock is worrying for Scandinavian countries and can be seen as a problem for the countries. Many couples will have babies despite these facts, but the Scandinavians need a new generation of couples who can be happily married and have children without the horrible task of breaking up or divorcing.
Children need a stable family in their lives, that can show them how happy their parents are together and bring them into the society knowing that. Children who don't have that pleasure are not going to be horrible people, but they will have a small bit of childhood missing that many people feel should be there.