Monthly Archives: January 2016

New site: Baby Names Generator

Here it is: Baby Names Generator .

This is something I’ve been thinking about doing for a long time (from what I’ve seen, I did some initial work on it in May 2015!), but haven’t had the time to finish it until now.

In technical terms, it’s not very far from the other sites, though some code has been simplified. This is not just the old Fantasy Name Generator with all options other than English modern names removed, by the way — the database is completely new, names are separated by genders, and the “first name beginning with letter X” feature is new.

I’m curious about the kind of public it’ll generate. FNG is a “geeky” site, with naturally “geeky” visitors (interested in RPGs, video games, fantasy, etc.), while BNG should appeal to a different population segment. I’m also interested in seeing whether it can compete in a relatively established field, where sites not only look (arguably) a lot better and more professional (as I’ve said often here, I’m no designer), but also seem to offer every feature but the kitchen sink (name meanings! popular names by country! by state! by year!). While I’m sure those features are interesting, I believe baby names can work the same way as fantasy names: you look at a list, and either one name jumps at you and you say “it’s perfect!”, or one name makes another one come to your mind, and that’s the one. Sometimes, all you need is a little inspiration, after all.

Portuguese version coming soon…