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The "Considering This Name?" section

  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I just have to say, I LOVE the “Considering this name?” section on this site. I used it back when I was pg with my boys, and I just directed a friend to it last night since she and her husband were torn between two spellings on their baby girl’s name and wondering which was more likely to have spelling and pronunciation problems. It rocks. :) If you have been checking out names on here and haven’t noticed it yet, check it out!

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  • Myosotis
    Myosotis
    Participant

    It’s a brilliant resource, but I can’t seem to be able to get the actual responses up, I just end up on the article about the section. The only one I can read is the ‘Descriptions of Bullying’ section, but that in itself, is really helpful. It might be because I’m using a tablet.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Interesting! The full thing comes up for me, but I’m on a laptop.

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
    Participant

    I don’t use it a ton, but sometimes I do. I know people who don’t have PC accounts stinkin’ LOVE it, though–I hear random people on the other name site I go on plugging away PC’s name database because of the surveys. I think it’s a great, marketable tool, and probably the greatest thing this whole website’s got going for it.

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    I didn’t know it existed. Thanks for the heads up!

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    I remember that was one of the coolest things back when I first found this site, in whatever form it was in back then. And it still is super handy. I wish there was a way to get more people with some of the trendier, uncommon, currently popular names to go fill it out, though. That’s where I think it would be the most useful.

    lcd1912
    lcd1912
    Participant

    I don’t know about it either.. how do you get to it? Or can you post the link? Thanks!!

    Anabel Conner
    Anabel Conner
    Keymaster

    I didn’t know it existed. Thanks for the heads up!

    @yellowwatts ..lol…WHAT??? It was on the original BNW from years back. I’m super surprised you didn’t know about it.

    I don’t know about it either.. how do you get to it? Or can you post the link? Thanks!!

    @lcd1912

    Its really simple. For every single name in our database that has at least 5 “name surveys” filled out for it, there is a “considering this name” section on the page for that name. For instance, we’ll use Emily:

    Click on the name Emily and you will be brought to this page:
    http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/meaning_of_Emily.html

    Once there, you will see the page with all of the collected info on Emily. Pronounciation, origin, meaning, and some interesting facts about the name. Scorlling further down, there are “similar names” to Emily and there is also a graph with popularity info.

    However, if you go to the top of the page, where is says:
    Name: Emily

    Right underneath you will see 4 tabs: General (which is the default), Considering this Name, Popularity, and Similar Names.

    Clicking any one of these tabs takes you to even MORE information about the name. “Considering this Name” gives real info from real people with the name (in this case Emily) on how often their names get mispronounced, how do they like their own name, what nicknames they get called, if they are teased…and if so, how are they teased or bullied. It also gives the number of people who have taken the survey so far for each name…and of course, you can take the name survey from the name detail page of your own name when you find it in the database.

    Popularity tab takes you to more in depth information about the popularity of the name going all the way back to 1880. There are several charts to illustrate this…more than on the General tab.

    Similar names gives you names that SOUND like Emily, Names that people who like Emily also like, Names with similar popularity, and then there is a little game on the name where you can vote on names that are similar…so you get to contribute to the data in this section. anyone can who decides to vote.

    As far as Name sites go, ours is the has the most in depth info of all. That is why our site is favored by a worldwide audience over most…because we are constantly collecting data, and then showing the results of that data in realtime.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Anabel Conner Anabel Conner.
    lcd1912
    lcd1912
    Participant

    Cool, thanks!!

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    It is definitely a wealth of info; I love it. :)

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    And I have to say, I’m glad I posted about it if some of you hadn’t noticed it yet! ;)

    Anabel Conner
    Anabel Conner
    Keymaster

    Me, too @TwoSapphires!

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