Most of the time when I meet a Swedish man, I feel introducing myself and then saying, “So are you Johan or Anders?”
I’m not kidding when I say these names constantly show up. I can’t keep up with who my husband is talking about. We know so many.
“So I was talking to Johan….”
“Which Johan? Work Johan? Friend Johan? Boss Johan? Neighbor Johan?
Currently we know at least 5 Anders that often come up in conversations.
For the women, a lucky guess for age 35 and up is Maria or Anna. When I can’t remember one of my kids’ teachers names, I just try one of these 4. Half the time, I’m right.