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What a Lovely Name

Easy Baby Name Search

Published 05/16/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

What a Lovely Name is a baby name search tool that helps parents come up with the best names in a new way. The application associates names with various categories. Parents can search for names by traditions and dispositions or explore celebrity baby names or names in other worlds. Two simple buttons at the bottom of the page let the user filter search results by gender. A search bar allows parents to seek out specific names to discover the meaning behind the name as well as related tags and alternate versions. An elegant name tag is presented on the page and can be customized with unique backgrounds, colors and fonts to make the experience even more fun and personalized.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

What a Lovely Name was designed and created by Jackson Fish Market. The application was designed to give parents a fun, interesting way to discover names for their newborns. Many users have tried the service and discovered a number of appealing names. It was featured on a handful of websites, including KillerStartups. What a Lovely Name continues to provide internet users with a visually stimulating and interesting way to research potential baby names.

What are the differences to other apps?

What A Lovely Name takes a unique approach to the name search process. Rather than give parents an alphabetical list, What a Lovely Name lets parents search by unique characteristics. Parents can discover athletic names or outgoing names. Traditions allow the user to browse names by origins, which include English, Hindu, Spanish, Welsh, Native American, Chinese, Armenian, Christian and many more. The Other Worlds list allow the user to explore names by fantasy universe, with options like Star Wars, Narnia, Harry Potter, Star Trek and Middle Earth.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

What a Lovely Name is also a lovely website. The application offers users a gentle design that has a playful feel to it, adding to the friendly atmosphere. The layout is clean and well-organized. Subtle design elements, such as light scrollwork and traditional frames create a charming backdrop without distracting the user from the task at hand. What a Lovely Name has created a handsome, user friendly place to look for baby names.

How does the registration process work?

What a Lovely Name does not ask the user for any personal data. Anyone can stop by the homepage and start searching for the perfect baby girl or baby boy name. All features and search options are presented right on the homepage. The user doesn’t have to create a separate account to use What a Lovely Name. The user can mark favorite names, which are saved in their browser.

What does it cost to use the application?

What a Lovely Name does not require a subscription. All access to all features is provided for free. The user can return as often as they like to explore name options. The site has included a merchandise button on each name profile page. This shows the user where they can buy personalized name merchandise through The user can ignore this if they wish and is not required to make any purchases to continue using What a Lovely Name.

Who would you recommend the application to?

What a Lovely Name is a great resource for new parents who want to find the best baby names. The application helps parents by providing keyword-based searches rather than plain alphabetical name listings. Users are not required to pay anything and can return anytime to look for more names. The browser favorites feature lets users bookmark names so they can return to them later, a nice touch that can help parents share the names they find with one another.

  • Search for specific names
  • Browse names by disposition or tradition
  • Explore popular celebrity baby names
  • Customize name tags on the site
  • View names from other worlds, including Star Wars and Narnia

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What a Lovely Name pricing

FREE - Permanently free version