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What are some good resources to help select a name for your baby?

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BabyCenter, The Bump and Parents.com are good resources to help select a name for a baby. BestLittleBaby.com and Baby Names Etc are baby name generators that may also provide ideas.

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BabyCenter provides tools that allow the user to learn information about a particular name and to find names by gender and country of origin. It offers lists of top baby names sorted by year and provides articles on such topics as hot baby names and baby-naming pitfalls.

The Bump provides links that allow the user to search for baby names by country of origin, popularity and uniqueness. The user can also browse lists of names and get help in choosing the ideal name.

Parents.com helps the user search for popular and classic baby names. It includes articles to assist parents in selecting names for twins and deciding if a name is too unusual.

Baby name generators come up with baby name suggestions based on the user's answers to certain questions. BestLittleBaby.com asks the user to supply the name of each parent, the baby's gender and desired country of origin for the name, and it allows the user to specify if the baby name should have a similar meaning as the parents' names, sound like the parents' names or be a mixture of the parents' names. Baby Names Etc suggests baby names based on parents' favorite seasons, types of music, scents, pies, colors and astrological signs.

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