My New Obsession: Baby Names

Move over social security site, there is a new baby name site that has caught my heart. It’s part of Babble, which is a good parenting site as well. I’m a bit flummoxed by picking a boy’s name, so this is my latest sounding board. I don’t want to pick a super-trendy name and this site has graphs that tell you the peak popularity of names so your kid is not one of 40 in his preschool with his name. For instance, my husband’s name, Mark, reached its peak popularity in 1960. His name, along with the name “Linda,” is probably due for a comeback in 20 years.

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You can also put in names you like and it will give similar names. Not that I have a name yet, but at least I have a new fave web destination for after Viv goes to sleep.

6 thoughts on “My New Obsession: Baby Names

  1. Babble is a great website!! I love it — best web-rec I’ve had in ages. I foresee an upcoming sharp dip in personal productivity — thanks Daphne.

  2. I am totally obsessed with baby names. I have a list and every now and then I add one to it – and that is despite the fact that I am not sure if we’ll have another baby! But when I run into cool names, I almost want to have another one just so I’ll have one more chance to pick cool names! I know, I’m insane. So what else is new?

  3. Have you looked at the Baby Name Wizard? It’s totally worth installing the Applet it requires. It tracks name popularity over time. The Name Mapper on the same site allows you to see what names are popular in different parts of the country.

    I became obsessed with this site when naming my kids.

  4. It was a great blog. In the stage of searching a baby names, all who are willing to know the names of their baby are also called obsessed, to know and to find the right name of the baby. When my friend gave birth to her son we search in the internet and books to find the exact name that she want for her baby.

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