Naming kids, while fun, can be hard. There are so many names to choose from, they’re rather permanent, everyone’s got an opinion on how well you, the parents, did with this first act of taking on another person’s life.
Wouldn’t it be great if the person being named could give an opinion? Well, guess what: they can.
A guy named Nathan Parks (enh. Average name …) is selling a 99-cent app for iPhones, iPod touches and iPads that allows your unborn baby to voice — actually, kick — his or her feedback on potential names.
According to Tecca’s Mike Wehner, the “Kick to Pick” iPhone app works like this: mom well into her second trimester fires up the app, lays down on her back, sets Apple device on her belly and starts scrolling through names (which can be pre-culled either by gender or organized into a list of parental favorites). “Kick to Pick” scans through the names. When it detects a fetal kick, the scanning stops and parents can either accept or dismiss it.
This baby names app could also be used to settle baby name disagreements. Or to pass the time during labor if you’re having second thoughts on settling for such unique baby names. After all, silk pillows shouldn’t be the inspiration behind too many baby names.
Also, tip: Moms, if you want to stack the odds in favor of your favorites, be sure to drink a glass of juice 10 minutes before hitting start. That’ll get the little one kicking.
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