To clear a few things up; here’s a compilation and explanation of why you all need to calm down with the whole “All the Nordics hate Denmark” thing [because I see it too often GDI]
[He’s a good guy everyone]
I felt like I needed to Draw Norway again x3 I’m gonna finish it sometime
Finland has excellent eyesight (the best of them all in both short and long distance) but his sense of smell and taste is fairly poor. Hearing is slightly above average.
Norway has really good eyesight for long distance stuff but requires glasses for really close up reading or other minute tasks. He has an average sense of smell and taste, but his hearing abilities are incredibly good - hence why he likes peace and quiet.
Denmark has a good sense of taste and smell, with good eyesight. His hearing, however, is a little below average.
Sweden has terrible eyesight but really good sense of hearing. His taste buds and sense of smell are pretty lacking too (Surströmming anyone?)
Iceland has average sense of smell, a good sense of hearing and good eyesight. Taste-buds are lacking quite a lot.
The recent world economy (2009).
for some reason… we aren’t in such a bad shape…
late :C but still….. oh Norway, no doubt he became my favorite
when I stop to think much about what I’m doing…. I end up liking the outcome >w<
Bondevik ….a Norwegian surname. Sounds familiar? Probably, if you’ve stumbled across enough Norway-human-names, for both genders. I just came across a fem!Norway called “Lene Bondevik”, and please let me rant about this choice of a last name for a Norway.
Would you name England Arthur Cameron or Arthur Brown? How does Ivan Putin or Ivan Medvedev sound? Maybe America as Alfred Obama or Alfred Bush, or Germany as Ludwig Merkel or Ludwig Schröder? How about Kiku Koizumi? Ana Caldéron for Mexico, Mohammad Ahmedinejad for Iran?
Then please have a look at this guy:
His name is Kjell Magne Bondevik. He was the Norwegian Prime minister from 1997 to 2000 and from 2001 to 2005. Bondevik is a pretty rare name, unlike for example Bush. So basically you make “Norway” “this certain prime minister”. Which… to me it is a lot like reducing the whole country to this one man’s views and political actions etc, which seems just rude and weird because like all the nations, Norway is a sum of many people with many different opinions, and not a single one of them, not Kjell Bondevik and not anyone else, is 100% Norway. (Plus the character “Norway” has his own personality).
Just… think about it. Alfred Obama sounds ridiculous, and there are a lot of Norwegian last names that are much more common out there that the really rare Bondevik. “But Hetalia has a lot of ridiculous names!” Yes. But (Lukas/Lene) Bondevik isn’t official, like the first name Berwald, Eduard von Bock for an Estonian, or the last name Vargas for the Italies. You don’t have to use it to live up to canon because it is not canon.
You have every possibility in the world to find your own name. For a first bout of inspiration, look here for example.