I was born in the 80s when The Beatles were very popular. My parents loved them so much that I ended up being named after one of their most memorable songs – Michelle. And I bet that the number of baby girls who were named Michelle during that time will amount to thousands. You might think I absolutely hate the fact that my name’s too common, but I’m actually happy about it because if my mom didn’t pick something popular, I could’ve probably be named Maria Theresa Annabella or something else that I know I’ll hate eventually. 😀
Though coming up with a unique name for your baby seem to be the best thing to do, parents, most especially those who welcome their first baby in the family, find the task a little daunting. You don’t want the name to be too different that other people, even your kid, will have a hard time writing, spelling or pronouncing it. Naming a person is one of the first responsibilities of parents and it can be overwhelming because of the wide number of choices. Thankfully, there are websites and even a baby names app, like Bounty for IOS, that aim to help parents choose a name for their child.
The app gives you the origin, meaning or etymology of the name to help you decide. Most people would say that you should pick the ones that are more popular and common, and if you want to add some identity in there, you can select a middle name too. They have a list of favourites by the users of the app. You can check the Top 100 or use the random picker if you don’t want to spend all your time going through a ton of choices. It’s a pretty nifty tool for soon-to-be parents or those who are waiting for the newest addition to their family. 🙂