Struggling to agree a name for your new arrival? We round up the ingenious new tech that's helping you find the perfect selection of baby names for your little one
Image: Jamal Khan
From planning baby showers to creating birthing plans, you may already know what you want throughout your pregnancy and leading up to the big day, but when it comes to choosing a name for your little one you may be less decisive.
If you're struggling to find the perfect name for your baby, did you know that there's an app for that? In fact, there are a number of different baby naming apps that can help even the most undecided parents-to-be choose the perfect name. We round the best five on the market.
Baby Names by Schzatzisoft
Baby Names is a free app with a collosal accumulation of boys and girls names - 60,000 to be precise - which are easy to flit through and save to a 'favourites list'. Like Namey, this app delves into the finer details of each name suggestion, including uncovering its origin and meaning.
Other unique features of the app contain Christmas, seasonal, strong name suggestions, a pronunciation guide, name trends and popularity, as well as giving parents the ability to see what their favourite names look like against a middle and last name.
Baby Names by Nametrix Premium
Fun, unique and powerful the Baby Names app by Nametrix Premium is trendy widget packed with thousands of name choices derived from real-world, data-driven analysis making it more rigorous than any other baby naming app on the market.
For £1.99 you can view name origins and meanings, hear pronunciations and see recommendations based on your favourites. The app also allows parents-to-be the option to view countries where each name is most common, and has 100 year popularity graphs, name rankings by year, names for brothers/sisters, and a wide selection of name variations.
Baby Names!! by Sevenlogics
Free of charge and brimming with over 30,000 names, Baby Names!! makes it fun and simple to name's meanings, pronunciation and origin. This app also has the functionality to check any name's popularity for any year dating back to 1880.
Similarly to other baby naming apps, Baby Names!! allows users to search names by gender, original and initial, as well as sharing suggestions across social media platforms. The app also has a feature called Genie, that finds baby names that go perfectly with their mum's and dad's names.
Image: Jamal Khan
Choosing a baby name has taken a new twist with the baby naming app Namey, founded by Jamal Khan, offering parents the ability to poll family and friends about potential names for their baby.
Namey is the only mobile baby naming app on the market that uses artificial intelligence and algorithmic matching to enable searches for boys’ or girls’ names based on origin, first name letter, characteristics, name meaning and other family members’ names.
Namey is also unique in its use of social collaboration, allowing users to save favourite baby names and then create polls to send to friends and family, inviting them to vote for the names they like the best - and at 99p it's a bargain!
Stork - Baby Name Generator by Damien Hogan
mage: Damien Hogan
Stork is the free baby name generator that allows parents-to-be to get name suggestions with a simple tap. The app also allows you to see how names look with your surname, so you will be asked at the start to add it so each new name can be generated alongside it.
If you see a name you're fond of, you can add it to your favourites list and start building a collection of names. Happy tapping!