Need a Baby Name? Uncle Sam Has App for That

Social Security Administration's 'Baby Name Playroom' is free
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2011 7:40 AM CDT
Need a Baby Name? Uncle Sam Has App for That
In this April 28, 2011 photo, a customer holds a white iPhone at the Apple store on New York's Upper West Side.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Why bother with a baby name book when you can go straight to the Social Security Administration … via your iPhone? The SSA, of course, releases an annual list of the most popular baby names in the US, and its new (and free!) Baby Name Playroom app can suggest names for you based on the last 130 years of naming history. (Want to be trendy? The app could inform you that last year’s most popular names were Jacob and Isabella.) It will also direct you on filing for disability and acquiring a Social Security number for your little one, Time reports. (Read more baby name stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.