When we were trying to come up with a name for our third child, I browsed a ton of baby name sites. I thought I’d share my favorites with y’all. They’re in no particular order, since there is something to love about all of them! 🙂
1. http://www.babynames.com/ I love that this site gives the meanings, similar names, popularity ranking and a ton of search options to choose from. It’s super easy to navigate, too, which is a huge plus when you’re suffering from pregnancy brain!
2. http://www.babynamewizard.com/ This site is awesome if you want particular sounds in your child’s name or want to avoid certain sounds you don’t like (i.e. wanting it to start with “Sh” and not to end with “lee” or whatever your little heart desires) or looking for a particular type of name (i.e. Biblical or Jewish or traditional or a variety of other types).
3. http://www.thinkbabynames.com/ One of the neatest features on this site is that you can actually search for names by meaning, which I find totally fascinating and unique. I don’t know about you, but it was extremely important to me that none of my children have negative meanings to their names.
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For my older children, I searched online a little, but I mostly went with the conventional baby books. Want to know a few I recommend?
Best Baby Name Book In The Whole WorldThis has a lot of different names, and helps you think of things that may inspire you in a direction for choosing your child’s name.
The Complete Book of Baby Names: The Most Names (100,001+), Most Unique Names, Most Idea-Generating Lists (600+) and the Most Help to Find the Perfect NameThis one is huuuuuuuge! You are sure to find something to tickle your fancy in a book with this many names!
The Complete Book of Baby Names: The Most Names (100,001+), Most Unique Names, Most Idea-Generating Lists (600+) and the Most Help to Find the Perfect NameThis book even has lists divided by type, so there are many options for ways to choose in here. I really like this!
What is most important to you in choosing a name for your little one?
For a creative announcement for a fall pregnancy or third baby, please look at my last pregnancy announcement here: Another Thanksgiving Blessing. It was featured on Parents.com! 🙂