Happy Namnsdag, Torsten!
We’re in love with the European tradition of name days—popular in Nordic countries such as Sweden and Finland. It works like this: You have a name. Your name has a day. On your name’s day, you celebrate!
In Sweden, many day planners or calendars include “namnsdagar,” along with the usual holidays. You can look up your name—or at least a Swedish approximation of it—online. This will require working through a little svenska, but we’re sure you’re up to it. Try www.dagensnamnsdag.nu. Swedish Wikipedia has a good list too, divided into male names and female names.