I used ander as the first part because my previous last name was Andersson, which is a patronymic derived from Anders, a frequent male first name in Sweden. I used bok as the second part because tree names are in accordance with Swidish name tradition and it can be written with the English alphabet (many Swedish names contain the letters å, ä and ö). I opted for the final name also because it sounds and looks good, and the beech is typical for the south of Sweden where I live, as opposed to the middle and north of Sweden where e.g. pine, fir and birch trees are more common.
My first name Mats is a short form of Mattias/Matteus. It corresponds to the English Matt (short for Matthew).
© Mats Anderbok 2004