Thursday, August 7, 2008

Talulah does the Hula with Nymbler

Nymbler has stored in its memory banks over 6600 names, each accompanied by interesting information such as its origin. That's a lot of names, and a lot of information! Yet even Nymbler will, from time to time, reply with a "huh?" when one inputs an unusual name.

Recently some parents from New Zealand were in the news because they decided to name their child "Talula does the Hula From Hawaii." The child, now 9 years old and traumatized by her name, was placed into court guardianship by a firm judge. Rumor has it that the child has a new name, not released of course due to her tender age.

We were curious about what Nymbler would say. We quickly learned that Talula, or in its longer form, Talulah, is not, as it turns out, in Nymbler's database.

But fear not, Nymbler can grow, and you can help! If you by chance input a name that Nymbler does not know, simply click "Add Name" and fill out, as completely as you can, the requested information. Through the wonder of the Internets your name will speed along to the Nymbler development team, and we'll get to work on adding it. Give us time though, we'll want to consult with our naming experts in order to provide you with the most accurate information and the best inspiration!

Now off to see about adding "Talulah"...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Inspiration from the Jewel Box

A few of us around here at Nymbler have had kids of our own and know first-hand that prolonged confusion and uncertainty can permeate the babynaming process. Where to start? There are so many places to begin and yet once one gets started it can be difficult to keep inspiration flowing long enough to find that name that somehow -- works.

Today's source of inspiration: the jewelry box (of all places). But why not? One's baby is indeed precious. The name "Jewel" itself is a start, and plugged into elicits a wonderful collection of names that are jewels, or sound like jewels, or are related to nature in other ways. For boys: Flint, Sterling, Stone - strong names, those! And girls: Jade, Crystal, and the sweetly old-fashioned Coral. And of course this being Nymbler there are many, many more to choose from or to select as favorites and feed back in!

So have fun- this is one jewelry-shopping trip that won't set you back!

Monday, August 4, 2008

July's Most Popular Baby Names

Here are the names that were popular on Nymbler in July:

Top 10 favorite names:
1. Ava (same)
2. Charlotte (same)
3. Jack (+1)
4. Anna (+1)
5. Owen (+4)
6. Ella (-3)
7. Lily (-1)
8. Oliver (new)
9. Benjamin (-1)
10. Elizabeth (new)

Top 5 blocked names:
1. Vaughn
2. Lena
3. Victoria
4. Reid
5. Anna

Top 5 emailed names:
1. Ava
2. Jack
3. Oliver
4. Benjamin
5. Owen