Tired of looking around for a unique name for your baby? Well, if you own a smartphone, there are a host of apps to make the task at hand easier and more interesting. Let’s have a look at the ones that really help…
Did You Know?
Some baby naming apps allow your unborn baby to choose its own name!
Choosing a name for your baby is perhaps one of the most challenging decisions to make, and many parents are confused when it comes to naming their bundle of joy. While it may help asking friends and family for suggestions, perhaps the easiest way out is to ask your smartphone!
With smartphone applications designed to perform almost every task you can think of, it is not surprising that there are apps that help you find a name for your baby too. Cool, right? Definitely. The question is, are all such apps the same? Not quite.
So, which are the most popular apps that people use to help them name their newborn baby? Let’s find that out right away.
8 Most Useful Apps to Choose a Name for Your Baby
While some apps present you with a database of names from across the globe, others help you choose one as per the meaning you want your baby’s name to have. This AptParenting article tells you a little about the most useful ones around.
1. Baby Names!!
Developer: Sevenlogics, INC
Compatible With: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Requires Android 2.1 and up.
This free app is one of the best you can get when it comes to baby names. With a built-in database of more than 30,000 names, it helps you choose a name on the basis of its meaning and origin. You also have the option to choose a name as per the baby’s gender, and sort and rate your favorite names. The premium version is free of ads. The app allows you to share the names with your friends and family through Facebook.
2. Baby Names(TM)
Compatible With: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
This app boasts of a user-friendly interface, and helps you find a name based on its meaning and origin, and also the gender of the baby. The app can even tell you how popular a name is, and once you have a list of cool names, the app lets you match them with a middle name and a last name, just so that you get a feel of how it sounds. The app provides detailed information about each name.
3. Pregasaurus: Baby Names FREE
Compatible With: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Requires Android 1.6 and up.
This app comes in a basic and Pro version, and has a database of more than 50,000 names. What’s more, it allows you to share your ideas with your friends, making the process of choosing a name for your baby a fun process. If you like the way a name sounds, you can browse the app for similar sounding names. You can sort the names in alphabetical order, and learn about the origin and popularity of each name. The app allows you to sort names based on the different countries of the world.
Download From Google Play
Pro Version $0.99
4. 50,000 Baby Names
Compatible With: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Perhaps the coolest thing about this app is that it’s free! It has all the features common to other apps in its category, including a database with more than 50,000 names, search filters, meaning and origin of names, list of similar sounding names, alphabetical scroll option, and so on. The app allows you to add your own custom names to its database.
5. Baby Names by Winkpass
Developer: Winkpass Creations
Compatible With: iOS, Android
It is a rather special app with unique features that allow you to choose from a list of innumerable baby names and allow you to share the same on all the social networking sites. This is especially useful if you are the kind of person who like a lot of public opinion, or rather finds it difficult to take decisions quickly. You will also know if the name is common or unique or has already been taken.
6. Million Baby Names
Compatible With: Android 2.1 and up.
This apps provides you access to half a million baby names, along with their origin and meaning. Also, you have the option to choose from more than 250 origins, and save the names you like as favorites. The app allows you to create a Facebook poll using your list of chosen names, thus, helping your friends and family to be a part of the process of choosing the right name for your baby.
7. Kick to Pick
Developer: Nathan Parks
Compatible With: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Similar to the Windows app above, Kick to Pick makes the process of naming the baby a delightful and interesting one. It is designed to monitor the movements of the unborn baby, and uses it to decide on a name. All you need to do is select the gender of your baby, and place the smartphone on your baby bump, and your baby will do the rest.
Download From iTunes
8. Baby Names Mania
Compatible With: iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Baby Names Mania is a universally-used app. You have innumerable baby names in this app, and what’s more, you can add the names you like as ‘favorites’. You can create name lists that rank according to popularity. This is one of the unique features of this app. The app is totally visual, and you can narrow down your favorites based on different factors.
So, you see, there are a host of interesting apps out there that you can use to name your baby. Do you still feel you’re at a loss of names for your little one? Well, just download the app you like and get started.