If you look at my phone, you will find a baby name app. Although many people use baby name books and apps to name new bundles of joy, it doesn’t mean baby ants will be arriving on this blog. I actually use baby name generators for other things than pregnancy and newborns.
I’ve been writing stories since I was six. Characters names have come from several places: favorite books or movies, people I’ve met, or a random name. If I get stuck and want a name with a particular meaning, I just consult my handy dandy baby name book. Some baby name apps will also allow me to look up names by origin, in case I want a character from another country.
C’s favorite activity is typing words list of words. They are always from A to Z and always have a theme: animals, vegetables, shapes, etc. I thought I would help him with a new theme and downloaded a baby name generator for him. He loves looking through the names, although he gets frustrated if certain letters are missing.
We have a number of toys that have been named: Snakey the snake, Heart the caterpillar, and Annie the Anaconda. Notice a pattern? When a new doll joined our family recently, we wanted to give her a name that was unique. I pulled out my phone and C requested that we pick a “Q” name. So she became Quilla. It’s a name that definitely fits her.
Just because you see someone perusing a baby name book doesn’t mean you need to congratulate them any time soon. She may just be looking for a name for a character in a story or a new baby doll.
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