There are enough stresses that come with expecting a child, disagreements over what to name your newborn needn’t be one of them. And that’s what makes Babyname such a great app.
It’s not extravagant. It’s not elaborate. What it is, however, is a great simple idea, brilliantly executed, and one that will stop unwanted arguments and let you and your partner settle on the perfect name for your little bundle of joy.
Swiping left rejects potential names while swiping right puts them on your like list. Utilising a similar swipe-based mechanic to Tinder, potential baby names pop up as you swipe left to discard and right to like. As well as adding these ‘liked’ names into a list of appealing possibilities, if your partner also downloads the app, you can sync up your phones using a shareable link or AirDrop and set about making your own disagreement free lists.
The hook? When you both like the same name, you’ll get a match alert. All of this mutually agreeable names then populate a list all of their own and you can narrow things down together, free from the worry of suggesting a name that will get you that look. You know that one.
Names are joined by meanings and information on their origin. With more than 30.000 names to pick from, you can filter suggestions based on sex, or keep things together if your new arrival will be a surprise. You can even expand your options with collections inspired by celebrities, athletes, and even hipster-based names (yes, really).
What’s more, if ridding your home life of any added stress and unwanted arguments wasn’t enough, Babyname also gives context to your choices, revealing the origins and meanings behind the names. For instance, did you know that Sara means a noble lady or a princess? Or that Lorelei is an alluring enchantress? How about that Cecilia means blind, grey eyes, and Maria is a sea of bitterness? No? Well, now you do.
(GET) Babyname iOS App on the App Store.