Baby Name Wizard

Wondering what to name the baby? Or just interested in naming trends? Check out the Baby Name Wizard and—its coolest part—the Name Voyager, which maps, in a pink and blue interactive graph, the popularity of names from the 1880s to now. With the cool little app, you can watch how names with similar starting letters stack up against each other: See Henry rise again, while Henrietta sinks into oblivion! Marvel as Kaden triumphs over Karl! The linked Name News Blog comments on naming trends with plenty of fascinating social analysis on topics such as why some old-fashioned names (Emma, Oliver) become popular again, while others (Myrtle, Pervis) don’t. Best use: checking popularity trends so your kid doesn’t become one of 10 same-named classmates, like all you Jennifers of yore.