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I wondered if you could maybe give me some pointers....

I need to find a suitable Norwegian surname that rhymes with first name of Martin.

There are so many nice Norwegian Surnames though which suits best is hard to decide.

People have different tastes/preferences.

I like the following....

Dalen, Sørensen, Bergseng, Johansen, Knutsen, Mikkelsen.....

there is more...

what would you suggest that Norwegians would say is a nice name to go with Martin??

All of the suggestions you have given are perfectly suitable. Martin is a common first name in norway and all the surnames you have given are also very common. Either in combination with Martin will be perfectly suitable.

In this link you can check how many persons share any given name in norway.


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Roy Helge Rasmussen


I live in the southern part of norway and can find my way around most of the country. I will answer questions about social life, culture, language and politics to the best of my knowledge. I am not so good at travel tips outside the south-eastern parts, although I will try to answer.


I live here and have been guiding members of my family around when they visit from abroad for years.

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