It may not have the catchiest name (ironically), but at long last Australian parents have access to a tool that uses UK baby name data in the same way as the feted US Baby Name Voyager.
We welcome the England & Wales Baby Names site to the fascinating arena of baby name search engines. Australians have a different naming style to the USA; we are much more in line with the baby names of the moment in the UK and often look to emerging UK trends in order to stay abreast of what’s in and what’s not. We all have different reasons for doing this, whether to discover that rare gem or ensure that our little ones will be one of the crowd.
Pop in the name your heart desires most and you can see its popularity ratings over the eras. I’ve spliced together two of my own searches up there and I can see the rankings for particular years and the way the name has travelled in and out of favour over time. Get over to the England & Wales Baby Names engine to find that perfect moniker for your baby-to-be.
Baby names and their etymology is a lifelong favourite topic of mine and you can see some other posts with handy tools in our baby name archive. If you’re interested in looking at the US version, head over to the Baby Name Voyager.
(via Bambino Goodies)