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Baby Names Generator: from Amelia to Zebedee

Spring is fast approaching, and with this comes new life (in the animal and plant world anyway), so what better season than spring to launch our fantastic new Baby Name Generator! Our generator has been specially designed to help you choose the perfect name for your future baby, boy or girl, hypothetical or about to be born. It is always fun and interesting to predict a baby’s name, and our handy tool is free and easy to use. You can even share your results on Facebook and Twitter!

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With material taken from the revised and updated A-Z of Baby Names, which has over 2,500 first names with their meaning and origins, our Baby Name Generator takes a wide range of information into consideration, and offers a result specific to you and the answers you provide. All of the names are individually selected from this most authoritative compendium of baby names, and if you’re not happy of your result, just have another go!

If you’re not expecting a child, why not have a go on someone else’s behalf? What, for instance, will the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge name their future child? A-Z of Baby Names spans traditional names, from Anne and Albert to Victoria and William, to more modern names from Azalea and Bryn to Brooklyn and Zanna, and every name in between – and the Baby Name Generator reflects this variety. What are you waiting for? Find out what you should name your baby – and what your friends should name theirs!

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1. Which of these men do you think is the most inspirational?

Peter Andre

Wilfred Owen

Julius Caesar

Winston Churchill

2. Which of these could you not live without?

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

Your reputation

Twitter

Your religion

3. Which of these sporting activities would you like him to take up?

Triathlon

Chariot racing

Rambling… whilst pondering the poems of William Wordsworth

Cheese rolling

4. What do you hope will be your child’s favourite choice of reading material?

A non-fiction book on war strategy

A good novel

The latest music magazines – Kerrang, NME etc.

Ovid’s Metamorphoses

5. Which TV programme do you hope your son will watch with you?

Match of the Day

Ancient Greece

The Culture show

The Wire

6. Which of these films would you take him to see?

Gladiator

Braveheart

The Dark Knight Rises

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

7. Which of these professions would you want for your future child?

Professional football player

High-ranking soldier

Award-winning novelist

Doctor

8. Which of these qualities would you most value in your future child?

Wisdom

Sensitivity

Spirituality

Popularity

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1. Which of these women do you think is the most inspirational?

Emily Brontë

Kim Kardashian

Boudicca

Elizabeth I

2. Which of these could you not live without?

Your mobile phone

Gold

Your family

The poems of Sylvia Plath, obviously

3. Which of these professions would you want for your daughter?

Literary academic

Archaeologist

Doctor

Soap star

4. What do you hope will be your child’s favourite choice of reading material?

A good novel

Catching up on the latest celebrity gossip with a pile of magazines

Fact-finding with a historical biography

Virgil’s The Aeneid

5. Which TV programme do you hope your daughter will watch with you?

The Only Way is Essex

Who Do You Think You Are?

Gods and Monsters: Homer’s Odyssey

The latest adaption of Pride and Prejudice

Which of these productions would you take her to see?

The Bacchae by Euripides

Richard III by William Shakespeare

The Nutcracker ballet

Shrek: The Musical

7. Where would you most like to take your future daughter on holiday?

Angkor Wat – the largest religious monument in the world

Dorchester, UK – to the humble setting of Thomas Hardy’s poetry

Olympia, Greece – the birthplace of the Olympic Games

Las Vegas, USA – the location of Celine Dion’s residency

8. Which of these qualities would you most value in your future child?

Strength

Likeability

Knowledge

Creativity

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