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BabyNameGenie

Online Baby Name Community


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Published 05/15/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

BabyNameGenie is a baby naming website that assists new parents in the search for the perfect name. The application includes baby first and middle names as well as polls to help parents refine their search. A baby name generator is included that lets parents “Ask the Genie” by providing the baby’s last name and gender. Users can also test drive a first and last name combination. The test drive feature presents parents with a list of statements and questions that use the name they provide so they can get a feel for how daily life would be for a child with that name. BabyNameGenie also includes an active community and forums that allow users to talk about baby names, get to know other parents and learn about newsworthy baby names.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

BabyNameGenie was created to help parents find names for their children. The application provides fun and entertaining methods. The current version includes numerous features as well as an active user community that frequents the BabyNameGenie forums daily. The application hasn’t received significant attention but has been mentioned on sites like KillerStartups. BabyNameGenie has a lot to offer new parents looking for a good name for their babies.

What are the differences to other apps?

BabyNameGenie takes the process of searching for a good baby name and adds a layer of entertainment to the process. The application is both practical and interesting. Parents can receive random recommendations based on their last name or see what others think about various name combinations. The forum, polls and Genie’s Mailbag also give parents a place to air out their naming concerns or the concerns of family members while receiving good advice on whether or not to go with a certain name.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

BabyNameGenie has a lighthearted feel that works exceptionally well for the site’s intended purpose. The color scheme stays soft with earth browns and greens and a hint of mystic detail in the form of small star bursts and sparkles. The layout is well organized so a new visitor can work on potential names without spending time learning the interface. BabyNameGenie gives users a fun, original environment that nurtures good baby name choices.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can join the BabyNameGenie community by clicking the white “Join Us” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The next page presents the user with the community rules and terms. The user must check the box below the rules before clicking the small “Register” button at the bottom, center of the page. The form appears on the following page and asks for a username, display name, password, email address and Captcha code entry as well as a simple math problem entry (to prove that the user is human). The next page advises the user that they must check their email for a message with instructions to complete registration.

What does it cost to use the application?

BabyNameGenie provides its services to all visitors for free. There are no subscription fees and the user doesn’t have to pay for access to any content or features. All users receive the same level of access. Most features are available to the user without an account. The site contains a few advertisements to help generate revenue and keep access free for users.

Who would you recommend the application to?

BabyNameGenie is an excellent resource for parents who are searching for a great baby name. The application includes a number of unique features that let users generate potential names or hold polls comparing names. Users can also test drive a name or talk about names and related topics in the community forum. BabyNameGenie makes the search for a good name fun, interesting and social.

  • Visit the forum to participate in name-related discussions
  • Receive name recommendations based on last name and gender
  • Test drive a potential name to see how it would work in daily situations
  • Review popular boy and girl names on the homepage
  • Ask for name input using a name poll


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