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Nymbler

Online Baby Name Finder


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Published 05/18/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Nymbler is a baby name finder that helps parents find and organize potential names. The application lets users filter by gender or view names for both genders. The application includes an inspirations feature that lets user select up to six names to influence name suggestions. The user can also enter a specific name that is no presented on the list. A favorites list can be maintained as well as a blocked list of names the user doesn’t like or knows they will not use. The application narrows down options by choosing names based on the names the user likes. The user can continue to refine their inspiration name list to generate more fitting suggestions.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Nymbler was created by the team at Icosystem. The application was created to improve the tools currently available to new parents searching for baby names. The Icosystem team along with author Laura Wattenberg began collecting names and improving the way users could search them. The application has a lot of appeal and can help parents find names that sound appealing and have an appropriate meaning or tone.

What are the differences to other apps?

The way Nymbler generates name suggestions makes it unique from other name applications. The user doesn’t have to browse a long list of names. Instead users can enter up to six names from the list provided or manually. The application uses those names to determine what other names the user might like. The user is provided with a refined list of name suggestions that can be further refined by adding or removing inspiration names.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Nymbler shines in most areas except when it comes to design. And it’s not really the fault of the application. The user interface is generally clean, with nice baby-inspired colors and clear, bold icons. The problem lies just outside of the main application to the advertisements that take up space beside it. Some of these are very distracting with sound and video that begins playing as soon as the user arrives. The user must manually stop the video clip. A few less advertisements would be beneficial. At the very least ads that don’t begin playing audio and video as soon as the user arrives would be an improvement.

How does the registration process work?

A new user is not required to sign up to use Nymbler. Anyone can visit the homepage and start looking for fitting names. The application doesn’t ask for any personal information. The user can submit a name that is not on the list if they want to using the blue “Submit a Name” link in the upper, right hand corner. The user is not required to submit names or make any purchases to use Nymbler.

What does it cost to use the application?

Nymbler offers up its name services for free. There are no subscription fees and the user doesn’t have to make any purchases. There are numerous advertisements on the page, which help generate revenue for the site. While it is understandable that the site’s creators would want to trade free access for a few advertisements, it goes a little overboard with audio and video ads.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Nymbler is a helpful name finding resource for new parents. The application has a lot of potential, however some users may find the inspiration system a little restrictive. Nymbler makes an excellent supplementary name finder to help users find potential names that match the names they like. The format is unique and available to all users for free with no limitations.

  • Choose up to six names to use as inspiration
  • Add a new name to the list
  • Filter name suggestions by gender
  • Create a list of favorite names
  • Hide unwanted names on the blocked list


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