Thursday, January 29, 2015
Baby Naming: The good, the bad and the Beyonce.
Picking a name for your baby is one of the hardest and biggest decisions you will probably ever make. Unless you have a boy in a family full of Jrs, IIs and IIIs, you are going to have to dip your toe into the pool of THOUSANDS of possible baby names out there. Let alone the made up names. My husband teaches in an urban school so he sees some doozies. Like Asthma, Asija (pronounced Asia), Rhavyn, Sin'Cere, Jazzmyn, Cesarion and Sexalene.
I named my kids Josephine and Harvey with their future in mind. I wanted them to have names that made it possible to succeed if they ever decide to make it big in the world. Because, let's face it, there probably is never going to be a president named Prince or Princess. Or, Christ on a bike, that poor kid whose parents named her Hashtag. Seriously. Can you see it: "All rise for a special announcement from President Hashtag Jameson." Not going to happen.
But for those of you who don't want to raise a kid doomed to mediocrity thanks to the moniker you bestow on them, there is Baby Name Genius. It's an app that helps you narrow down names you like, kind of like Pandora helps develop stations you like. You give names it suggest the thumbs up or down, and the more you tell it what you like, the smarter it gets. You can also save a whittled down list of favorite once you find some so you and the hubby can get into a fight about whether or not Lewis sounds like he will grow up to be an asshole. The best part> It's FREE! You can learn more about the app and all its cool features here.
I wish this app was around when I was round. I could have used an easier tool to peruse names while I was stuffing my face with Candy Cane Joe Joes in bed...
If you share this post, I will buy you a pony. I suck at Twitter. I am OK at Facebook. Pinterest is my bitch. I am also on Bloglovin' and Instagram.
This post was sponsored by Baby Name Genius but you Boozehounds know I would NEVAH EVAH subject you to anything I didn't think was amazeballs on my own. I promise if I ever procreated again (no chance in hell), I would use this app to help find my next baby's name (If we didn't have another girl and name her Adele Louise). For realzies.