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Baby names concierge: hospital creates app for undecided parents

Baby names can be tough for prospective parents--do I want to be trendy? Classic? Unique? One Kentucky hospital aims to help undecided parents decide, with a handy mobile naming app and online generator that even simulates potential baby blankets.

By The Associated Press / April 30, 2012

Baby names can be tough for prospective parents. One Kentucky hospital aims to help undecided parents decide, with a handy mobile naming app and online generator. Twins Braxton and Brayden Erdner, 2 and triplets Faith, Hope and Joy Radojicic, of Dana Point, finish the annual March of Dimes March for Babies walk in Newport Beach, Calif.

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Lexington, Ky.

Parents looking for the perfect name for a new addition to the family can get some online help from Central Baptist Hospital.

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The medical center in Lexington now offers a mobile app and a website that allows parents to search a variety of categories for monikers for a newborn.

Some of the name categories users may choose from are top baby names, biblical, athletes, food, artists, comedians, country music stars, celebrity baby names, Disney, sci-fi and social media influences and tech stars.

Facebook users can use the app to create virtual "baby blankets" with various combinations of baby names.

The blankets can be pinned on Pinterest, tweeted about on Twitter or can become the subject of a Facebook poll so that followers can rank their favorite names.

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