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Creators of Acclaimed NameVoyager Release Powerful New Baby Name Tool Suite announces the release of powerful new online baby naming tools that use proprietary algorithms and software to analyze complex data on tens of thousands of names and provide personalized guidance to name-seeking parents.

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Parents hunting for the perfect name have a new class of weapons., the website that created the NameVoyager™, today announced the release of Baby Name Wizard Expert, a suite of tools that serve as a “virtual naming consultant” for name-seeking parents.

According to Laura Wattenberg, the site’s founder and author of the bestselling book The Baby Name Wizard, the Expert tools meet a new demand in a revolutionized baby-naming culture.

“Baby names are wide-open today,” says Wattenberg. “There is no such thing as ‘normal’ anymore – even today’s top names are only a fraction as popular as favorite names of past generations. That means your name sends more signals about you than ever before. Parents are focused on finding creative choices that reflect their tastes and values, and they’re looking for new inspiration.”

The Baby Name Wizard Expert Edition includes three premium tools:

  • Name MatchMaker™ – The Name MatchMaker lets users enter names they like, then suggests names with a similar style and feeling based on proprietary name-specific search technology. Users can fine-tune their suggestions by indicating popularity, stylistic and cultural attributes that matter to them.

    Wattenberg compares the MatchMaker’s intuitive approach to the Pandora radio service, which guides listeners to music that fits their tastes. “Name style is complicated and mysterious,” says Wattenberg. “We all know that we like certain names and dislike others, but it’s hard to pinpoint why — or find other names with the same qualities. The Name MatchMaker performs a sophisticated analysis of your taste, while keeping you in control of the elements you know you care about, like preferring unusual names or names that match your religious background.”

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  • NameVoyager™ Expert –’s original interactive NameVoyager, which was honored by TIME magazine in its 2009 list of 50 Best Web Sites, lets users “surf” animated graphs of popular names by letter from the 1880s to the present. The new NameVoyager Expert uses the same engaging interface to let parents surf names in new ways. Searching for combinations of letters anywhere in a name reveals amazing patters, like the recent surge of the letter X. Users can also filter their Expert voyages by level of popularity and by era of peak popularity.

  • Expert NameFinder – The Expert NameFinder allows users to perform custom searches of the tens of thousands of names in the Namipedia™ database using filters like first letter, syllables and popularity. Plus, Expert NameFinder takes advantage of rich data to allow style- and culture-based searches.

Baby Name Wizard Expert edition is being offered by paid subscription, with “trimester” blocks beginning at $12.95 for one-trimester (3-months). Annual recurring membership is $34.95.

For a video demonstration of the new BabyNameWizard Expert Tools visit us on Facebook:!/video/video.php?v=473482021406


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